Setanta Replay coming to Virgin Media: football on demand


In the ongoing battle of cable and telco providers against each other and the big, bad Sky, Virgin Media has announced that it’s done a deal with Setanta to bring Setanta Replay to its cable TV customers.

In basic terms, this means that a range of football, including Premier League, FA Cup, England home friendlies and World Cup qualifiers will be available to watch not-quite-live – up to seven days after the game, in fact.

XL customers will get the package free, while M or L subscribers must stump up seven quid a month. If golf, racing and Scottish football is more your bag, you can catch live action via a Setanta Sports package…

Sky HD reveal the worst ever football kits of all time

hull_city_footie_strip.pngWith the Premiership kicking off this Saturday, Sky is proudly boasting about all the matches it’s squeezed money out of its subscribers to be able to show in high definition.

They’ve also found time to compile the top 10 worst football kits of all time, based on a survey of one thousand UK footie fans.

In first place is the 1992-93 season home shirt for Hull City, whose creator took their “tigers” nickname too literally.

In second place, the infamous grey “our players are camouflaged” 95-96 away strip for Manchester United, which was blamed for their 3-1 defeat at Southampton.

In third place, a variety of strips used by Mexico in the 1990s.

mexico_1990_football_strip.jpgRead on for four to ten.