UK time is: 06:30:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Free The Fixtures Campaign

A new group have set up to protest at 3rd parties such as independent websites having to pay for the publication of fixture lists.

All newspapers, sites etc have to pay the fee and 'free the fixtures campaign' question why us fans should have to pay for the 'privilege' of advertising (which is what fixtures basically are) the fixtures for the games we all pay our hard earnt money to go and watch. Vital Football have had to take the stance that we won't publish fixtures due to the costs involved and most independent sites take the same position. For us to do it across the network we would be looking at a fee in the region of 13 000 + VAT, something that just isn't economically viable!

So, if you have an interest, these are the details of the campaign set up. This isn't run by anyone involved with Vital Football but I think like most football fans, we echo the sentiment, we should be able to publish the fixtures as the fans are what makes this game and without us it would collapse.

Free the fixtures campaign:

www.freethefixtures.com

On Thursday 14th June the fixtures for the 2007/08 football season were published. However most fan run websites will not be displaying them....

Football DataCo Ltd is a British company that grants licenses to third parties allowing them to reproduce certain intellectual property such as fixture lists and statistics. Football DataCo is wholly owned by FA Premier League and The Football League. The standard fee for the reproduction of a single team`s fixture list currently stands at 266 plus VAT.

This fee is charged to all 3rd parties including independently owned football fan sites and fanzines. Numerous fan sites have been closed as a result of legal action initiated by Football DataCo Ltd.

We the fans should be free to publish our teams fixtures on our sites.

Please sign the petition and we will present it to the people that are responsible for charging the fans to publish THEIR fixtures!

Sign Here




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 18 2007

Time: 2:58PM

Your Comments

i have signed and i agree full heartedly (if thats even a word) the league cant possibly be allowed to get away with this its extorsion. I'm so sick of being ripped off by people like this
pandapops
there are alot of signatures on there, but i just have this feeling that it wont make an inch of difference, these big organisations have a knack of getting exactly what they want, and you can guarantee that the price will go up year on year
pandapops
its a case of strength in unity. if everyone just ignores it and publishes the fixtures anyway then they can't track everyone down and prosecute them all. its like illegal MP3 file sharing. its rife and its global and impossible to control. power to the people!
Dales_Dad
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Barnsley Articles

Stats: Barnsley v Notts County (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Reds Ratings (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Barnsley Blow It (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Peterborough v Barnsley (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Barnsley v Bradford (Monday October 13 2014)

Reds Ratings (Monday October 13 2014)

Stats: Rochdale v Barnsley (Monday October 6 2014)

Reds Ratings (Monday October 6 2014)

Stats: Barnsley v Swindon (Monday September 29 2014)

Swindon Town v Barnsley, 27 March 2004 (Friday September 26 2014)

Archived Barnsley Articles

List All Vital Barnsley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Crawley 14 5 2 7 -10 17
14. Colchester 14 4 4 6 -1 16
15. Leyton Orient 13 3 6 4 0 15
16. Barnsley 13 4 3 6 -2 15
17. Doncaster 12 4 2 6 -8 14
18. Port Vale 14 3 4 7 -6 13
19. Gillingham 14 3 4 7 -7 13

Breaking League News

Former Academy Coach Passes Away
Walsall : 24/10/2014 20:48:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v MK Dons - History
Doncaster : 24/10/2014 20:00:00
DRFC Can Doncaster dump the Dons?
Doncaster : 24/10/2014 19:18:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v MK Dons - Match Officials
Doncaster : 24/10/2014 19:17:00
Davies Leaves On Loan
Fleetwood : 24/10/2014 18:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where Will Barnsley Finish?
Suggested By:  
Top 6%
Top 2 2%
Play Offs 12%
Top Half 31%
Bottom Half 30%
Relegation 14%
Bottom 5%