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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    It feels more authentic on Channel 9..
    Who cares?! As far as I'm concerned give all the matches home and away to Foxtel. We can get Fox Sports active and can watch highlights whenever we want, get the scorecard whenever we want & you can turn off the commentators if you want. And on Foxtel you don't miss anything because of other commitments, they stay with the cricket no matter what!
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    Damn you!! I want foxtel active
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    Who cares?! As far as I'm concerned give all the matches home and away to Foxtel. We can get Fox Sports active and can watch highlights whenever we want, get the scorecard whenever we want & you can turn off the commentators if you want. And on Foxtel you don't miss anything because of other commitments, they stay with the cricket no matter what!
    Exactly! The only problem is people who can't afford it.
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    I'd love it if there was a Fox Cricket Channel.

    Would never happen, but it would be great.

    And anyway, Fox Active is a waste of money, hyped up but does nothing.


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    They have a channel for the AFL, and that doesn't go for anywhere near the amount of time as cricket and isn't on for half the year!! A cricket channel would be fantastic, I've thought about that before as well!

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    Channel 9 has better commentators too. As much as I dislike listening to Lawry and Taylor, the likes of Richie, Holding and Nicholas make up for them, and anybody is better than the hacks they get on Fox Sports. Dean Jones? Jeff Thompson? Just shoot me instead, thanks.

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    ^ Sky Sports has the best commentators but.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    Who cares?! As far as I'm concerned give all the matches home and away to Foxtel. We can get Fox Sports active and can watch highlights whenever we want, get the scorecard whenever we want & you can turn off the commentators if you want. And on Foxtel you don't miss anything because of other commitments, they stay with the cricket no matter what!
    I care. I feel like Im watching another country.

    Well actually, I dont care all that much. At this stage, Im hoping to be in England during that time, so i dont give much of a stuff.

    Still... in should be on some form of the Tv. Im rambling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    I care. I feel like Im watching another country.

    Well actually, I dont care all that much. At this stage, Im hoping to be in England during that time, so i dont give much of a stuff.

    Still... in should be on some form of the Tv. Im rambling.
    As far as I'm aware the rights for England's coverage is on Pay TV. So unless you are planning to go to every game you might not see much. However I could have it wrong and that deal may only be related to England's overseas tours.

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    I don't have fox, can't afford it. I still owe my last months subscription after i lost my job hehe.

    Howard claims he's a cricket tragic, lets see him put his bloody money where his mouth is. Give the ABC the money. I can't imagine not being able to watch the ASHES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    As far as I'm aware the rights for England's coverage is on Pay TV. So unless you are planning to go to every game you might not see much. However I could have it wrong and that deal may only be related to England's overseas tours.
    Either way, Ill make sure I see it!

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    Either way, unless people in England can't see one of the biggest sporting events going in their own back yard, I don't have loads of sympathy for you guys.. Its a disgrace either way, but we have never had free to air ashes from Australia... I guess we will be getting the 2005 ashes, but from then on it all stops
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    very happy to have fox these days, i dont see why the free to air stations dont show it, most of what they show at that time is rubbish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    very happy to have fox these days, i dont see why the free to air stations dont show it, most of what they show at that time is rubbish.
    The difference is the Ashes is on during Prime Time. I think the days start about 7pmish our time, which is usually when the free to air stations have their big rating shows on.

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