Share Sponsored Links When broadcasters put down billions of pounds to secure rights to the world's biggest sporting competitions, consumers who aren't able to afford or don't want pay-TV subscriptions often miss out. In the past, companies like Sky and BT have laid on a free day or weekend of access to show people what they're missing, but more recently, online video services have proved to be popular alternatives. With the Premier League season kicking off tomorrow, Sky has confirmed it will stream its Soccer Saturday show completely free of charge on Facebook and YouTube. It'll build on Sky's commitment to share goals and other important match events directly on Twitter and in its official apps. Although Sky has a record number of live matches this season -- including the first Friday night games -- the company is keen to show that its programming isn't all just cameras at the ground.
The programme updates viewers on the progress of association football games in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Saturday afternoons. A streambed with flowing water. It is all right for the mugs in their executive boxes and expensive seats to moan about football hooliganism.
They've never had to defend their end against rival fans or fight their way back to a train station after an away game. But skinhead Paul West and his skinhead crew don't care what others think of them anyway.
They live in a violent football hooligan world that sees them do battle with football casual gangs, other skinheads and rival supporters. A world that is slowly torn apart by football violence, a certain girl, and betrayal.
Richard Allen style pulp fiction! Soccer Saturday We had an early game today, and will have a repeat of that for the next two weeks. Up at , out the door at , on the fields by and game started at And we WON!
The kids did great today. Soccer Saturday Using your head!
Then Jeff will begin The universally-loved, award-winning host of Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday and Channel 4's Countdown, and author of the bestselling Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly, returns with a Jackanory-style, football-flavoured narrative which gathers together the funniest, weirdest, most tragic, most heart-warming, under-the-radar stories of the football season.
The book is stuffed to the gunnels with behind-the-scenes revelations, opinions and personal anecdotes from Jeff, and has a strong leaning towards the absurdities of both the highest levels and the grass-roots of the game. From the Macclesfield goalkeeper booked for using a golf tee to take his goal kicks, to the unintelligible ranting and raving of South American dictator chairmen.
Let Jeff be your trusted guide through the madness of the football season, and let Jeffanory supply you with a veritable treasure trove of great anecdotes to take to the pub.