john@staustell wrote:I looked up once about when this alleged great 'rivalry' actually took place. I think there were about 2 seasons in 50 years when these two dregs were actually competing with each other for the title. First Scum were shit then the last 25+ years Dippers have been shit. It's all about Taggart racking up the titles to knock them off their perch etc and from that manufactured by the media. Expect the usual bore fest
Nail on head mate, this is not a natural born rivalry, it was one instigated by Sky and played out by Taggart. Sky needed more than football, they wanted rivalries to provoke the viewer to part with their cash. Rags were their cash-cow but it's no good them running away with it for years, there had to be something more to get others to tune in.
Look at how Murdoch has now taken over TalkSports, which gives even more promotion to the Rags than it did before, and that's saying something! If anybody thinks it's for the good of the game, think again, as Sky don't do anything other than for their own purpose. They know they need the old Sky 4, now Sky 6 or 7, tuning in, and what better way than to promote that to the masses who don't tune in to their channels?
I do wonder of Sky are exerting pressure elsewhere, creating an 'opportunity' for the likes of the Rags to compete for the title. They were given many decisions last season and still finished sixth, maybe those decisions will make a difference this term?