Port and the Ashes

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Port and the Ashes

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Anyone else enjoying the fact Sky have lost their monopoly?

I’ve opened a Smith Woodhouse 1982 LBV to keep me going through the opening overs!


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benread wrote: 01:13 Thu 23 Nov 2017Anyone else enjoying the fact Sky have lost their monopoly?
No, the opposite here. While competition is generally better than a monopoly, the current consequence is that my wife (the sports fan) now wants us to pay for both BT Sport and Sky Sports because they now have half-each of the wanted events, doubling the costs - since the loss of the monopoly does not as yet seem to have reduced the cost of Sky Sports, and BT Sport charge just as much as well.
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I get BT Sport included with my Virgin Media subscription so it feels ‘free’!


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I tuned in on Wednesday night to watch the opening overs only to find it wasn't on Sky. Luckily I hadn't had enough to drink to persuade me to instantly upgrade to include BT Sport so I am going to have to give this series a miss.
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I hadn’t realised that the Ashes were on BT Sport. Since I am a BT Broadband customer on an old contract, I get BT Sports thrown in with my line rental.

I had a very happy couple of hours last night watching cricket while finishing off a bottle of Taylor 1997.
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I am very annoyed about it having upgraded my Sky package only to find it is on BT Sport....I am resisting the extra payment but not sure how long I can hold out...I love watching cricket from down under and by two tests in I usually feel quite 'jet lagged' without leaving my lounge.
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I'm feeling distinctly less grumpy abut cricket this morning. But perhaps I shouldn't be. We're still 135 runs behind and only have 18 wickets left before defeat.
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Glass half empty?
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The commentators are attempting to rustle up some hope about the first Test. Presumably this is merely to allow us to be disappointed all over again.
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And we were. A lot.
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 00:35 Mon 13 Dec 2021 And we were. A lot.
But perhaps not quite as disappointed as this week.
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Not the Ashes, but after England’s valiant efforts in Manchester over the last three days I have just bought my ticket for day 2 of the third test against South Africa.

A ticket for Day 4 might be purchased if the game lasts that long!
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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 23:09 Sat 27 Aug 2022 Not the Ashes, but after England’s valiant efforts in Manchester over the last three days I have just bought my ticket for day 2 of the third test against South Africa.

A ticket for Day 4 might be purchased if the game lasts that long!
Might see you there! My seats are on the Laker Balcony.
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flash_uk wrote: 11:12 Mon 29 Aug 2022
Alex Bridgeman wrote: 23:09 Sat 27 Aug 2022 Not the Ashes, but after England’s valiant efforts in Manchester over the last three days I have just bought my ticket for day 2 of the third test against South Africa.

A ticket for Day 4 might be purchased if the game lasts that long!
Might see you there! My seats are on the Laker Balcony.
I'm on the Pavilion Terrace. I'll give you a shout when I get to the ground.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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