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Live Streaming Away

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It’s not easy being a live streamer,
not easy at all,

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 when hapless camera crews seem
incapable of following the ball
or wiping rain drops from the lens
while we can see nothing at all
or zoom so far from the action
we could be up a mountain in Nepal.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It’s not easy being a live streamer,
not easy at all,

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 when enjoying such poor sound, plus
punditry so partial it’s funnier
than the late Bobby ‘Rock on Tommy’ Ball.
To add insult to injury, the gall,
they’re charging us £9.99 to watch
this live football.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 It’s not easy being a live streamer.
No, not easy at all.

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Notes

During the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 non league clubs have instituted live streaming services. These vary widely in quality and cannot boast the resources of the main broadcasters but, nevertheless, the worst offer a very poor service. Worst so far Yeovil Town whose service prompted my lament.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/live-streaming-away/