How much better is it to go to a football match compared to watching it on TV ?

Watch
timexdelivers
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#1
What are the pro's and con's of each ?
0
reply
ltaylor1987
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#2
Report 6 years ago
#2
I can actually get to watch it on TV whereas getting a ticket to go is damn near impossible?


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
Mackay
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#3
Report 6 years ago
#3
Pros of TV: being able to turn over if the game is ****.

Pros of actually being there: literally everything else.
0
reply
RESS1804
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#4
Report 6 years ago
#4
Pros of TV:
Usually cheaper
Guaranteed a good view
May be more comfortable
Don't need to travel


Pros of going to the match:
Better atmosphere
If you support a certain team you'll see them play more compared to waiting for them to be on TV
0
reply
Mackay
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#5
Report 6 years ago
#5
I very rarely watch a Liverpool game on my own on the TV. I'll have a few others with me rarely, but the majority of the time we head down the pub. Football should be enjoyed surrounded by others imho.
0
reply
moggis
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#6
Report 6 years ago
#6
In case anyone reading this has never been to a top flight match then I'd like to point out that if you go to a game your tv experience will be enhanced because you will remember the intense feelings you had at the match while watching TV games.

( The same thing applies to watching porn.)


One very important advantage to watching at home rather than at the game - if White Hart Lane* is anything to go by- is the extra leg room.

I can't emphasise this enough.



*I presume the modern stadia have more legroom but I like to be able to slouch during the first half and stretch my legs.

Edit : HA.How could I have missed the other main advantage which follows on from this....the ability to stand at will!
0
reply
Makashima
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#7
Report 6 years ago
#7
Going to watch a match > TV : is only significantly better when you have those executive club packages, provided with top hospitality in suites rooms.
Starting from £1,995 per person! Leeeel

If you watch by TV, you can chill with a lot of friends together ^O^
0
reply
ffs murray
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#8
Report 6 years ago
#8
Please read my post in the second teams thread, nothing can replicate the feeling of seeing a live game
0
reply
The_Mighty_Bush
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#9
Report 6 years ago
#9
(Original post by ltaylor1987)
I can actually get to watch it on TV whereas getting a ticket to go is damn near impossible?


Posted from TSR Mobile
For what club? There is no team that sells out every single home game.
0
reply
Bill_Gates
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#10
Report 6 years ago
#10
1. depends on the seat - view - atmosphere
2. depends on the food, drinks available

cons
- chavs and mixing with undesirables but can be overcome with a box.
0
reply
Zürich
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#11
Report 6 years ago
#11
Major benefit is being surrounded by other fans, it's just a shared experience and going through the emotions of a fan together is special.Even through the atmosphere is usually pretty mild it's still nice. And then of course sometimes the atmosphere is just electric and your spine tingles. In terms of the game, you appreciate football much more in terms of what's happening off the ball and if you fancy you can just focus on a certain player for a few minutes.

Main benefit of watching at home is the ability to have a beer if you like. That's basically it aside from the £700 you save every year.
0
reply
SarahLund
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#12
Report 6 years ago
#12
Atmosphere and feeling at a match is great, but Arsenal tickets are so bloody hard to come by if you're a non or red member and they're the most expensive in the premier league, I think.

I like watching on TV, especially if in a pub or somewhere more public rather than in my own home.
0
reply
TaintedLight
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#13
Report 6 years ago
#13
(Original post by timexdelivers)
What are the pro's and con's of each ?
Football TV

Pro
1) Can watch replays
2) Multitask
3) Room for tactical discussion

Con
1) Connection Disrupting
2) Girlfriend priorities
3) Prolong sitting

Fotball Statdium

Pro
1) Shahreholder's source of Income
2) An atmosphere of like-supported peers aka "Fans"
3) Probability of appearing on live television

Con
1) Rich gets richer. Poor gets pathetic
2) Lack of quality alternative options for food and beverages
3) Unwanted radiation of disgusting odour
0
reply
Zezo
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#14
Report 6 years ago
#14
Buying tickets for big teams is annoying, e.g Arsenal you have to buy online and it's expensive, lol just show up at Leyton Orient and watch them play for £10 on the day
0
reply
username1628823
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#15
Report 6 years ago
#15
The main benefit is the atmosphere. However, if you're an Arsenal fan, there's no benefit at all.
1
reply
Olie
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#16
Report 6 years ago
#16
(Original post by Zürich)
Major benefit is being surrounded by other fans, it's just a shared experience and going through the emotions of a fan together is special.Even through the atmosphere is usually pretty mild it's still nice. And then of course sometimes the atmosphere is just electric and your spine tingles. In terms of the game, you appreciate football much more in terms of what's happening off the ball and if you fancy you can just focus on a certain player for a few minutes.
This is a great explanation of why actually being at the match is so much better than watching it on tv. For me there is little better than, say for example, enjoying the sheer jubilation of a crucial late goal in a big match being surrounded by fellow fans at a match, even at the non league club I support with less than 1000 people the atmosphere then can be fantastic and that's a feeling that can't be replicated watching the match in your living room (not that I would ever be able to watch my team at home lol).
0
reply
Zürich
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#17
Report 6 years ago
#17
(Original post by Jasaron)
The main benefit is the atmosphere. However, if you're an Arsenal fan, there's no benefit at all.
Yer. Wish the atmosphere was as good as at Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, WHL or Anfield.

Those grounds are absolutely rocking.
0
reply
mojojojo101
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#18
Report 6 years ago
#18
(Original post by Mackay)
I very rarely watch a Liverpool game on my own on the TV. I'll have a few others with me rarely, but the majority of the time we head down the pub. Football should be enjoyed surrounded by others imho.
I HATE, HATE, HATE watching football with others, especially in places like pubs. Maybe its me but I find peoples constant nattering, whining, shouting, etc, etc, etc. I just prefer to watch a little more quietly so I can focus on what is actually happening on the pitch.


As for the question at hand the main benefit as far as I'm concerned of live vs TV is that you get a much, much better appreciation of both how much and where the space is and how much certain players (full backs especially) do off the ball, work that is normally out of the frame of the TV camera.
0
reply
username917703
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#19
Report 6 years ago
#19
(Original post by Makashima)
Going to watch a match > TV : is only significantly better when you have those executive club packages, provided with top hospitality in suites rooms.
Starting from £1,995 per person! Leeeel

If you watch by TV, you can chill with a lot of friends together ^O^
It is the opposite for me. Would rather watch at home than in the exec boxes where you can't make noise.

Telly gives you a better understanding of the game imo, replays in twenty camera angles in HD as opposed to seeing incidents once in real time.
0
reply
toddman10
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#20
Report 6 years ago
#20
Soccer can be quite a boring spectacle, in the lower leagues anyway, I am used to attending Gaelic Football games you see, things get very tense at those games.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How are you feeling about starting university this autumn?

Really excited (58)
21.8%
Excited but a bit nervous (122)
45.86%
Not bothered either way (34)
12.78%
I'm really nervous (52)
19.55%

Watched Threads

View All