Live SC Stats in 2012

Written by Motts on March 7 2012

The Hairy Cat has his say:

Have you guys read this? http://anthillonline.com/the-herald-sun-paywall-the-nitty-gritty-on-how-australias-largest-daily-newspaper-is-going-freemium/

Buried in the article is the fact that for $2.95 a week there will be a SuperFooty Live HQ component which will be marketed as premium content. This is a new initiative which contains a fully interactive match centre featuring scores, stats, live SuperCoach points, news, video etc, etc etc. For more details and a screenshot go to http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/futureofjournalism/herald-sun-digital-subscriptions/8 – This also states that this will be the ONLY place for live scores which backs up earlier claims that the SC app will NOT contain live scores.

To me this means that the old quarter-by-quarter live stats that were available on the Herald Sun website are a thing of the past.

It also mentions that all premium news content/articles will be behind a ‘paywall’ but you will be able to view up to 5 premium articles a day (via google/search engines/social media links) without having to pay. So perhaps there is a way to still get the live scores for free (but I seriously doubt it).

Couple this with the fact they also sell Supercoach Gold which is separate to the above AND the paid Supercoach app contains ads then it sure does start to stink.

If you ask me this has the potential to push people away from Supercoach and move them to Dreamteam where they provide a free app which contains live scores plus all the free Dreamteam articles via the AFL website/twitter etc.

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55 thoughts on “Live SC Stats in 2012”

  1. I think this will be the straw that breaks the camels back. I could understand a fee the covers all, but double (triple) dipping is going too far. On top of that, the paid Supercoach app has ads as well, which you generally pay to not have.

    This time next year I could well be typing this on ‘DreamTeam Talk’. Not a good sign of things to come and it really disappoints me as I love the Supercoach system and the community that has been built up.

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  2. What I can’t really understand is what we are actually getting if we pay. It is saying that we get 5? articles but about what? The same things we discuss here? We as a collective group know more than these knobs. You get live SC scores like you already get for free from DT. Realistically speaking…who cares! It’s not as if you can change a player at half time cos he is not scoring well or injured. It is the score at the end of the match that matters and I don’t think they are going to make us pay to see that. I personally don’t need there “pay for it” crap and neither do any of us because we have something much better…SC TALK.

    If they start making us pay to play SC however……..

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  3. Herald sun are a business so I don’t have a issue with paying the $2.95 a week especially if I can get live sc sores and more footy articles . I have also purchased the gold subscription and I love it but will not bother with the sc app.

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  4. But you can’t get live sc scores anywhere they only provided quarter time scores if I can get live scores then I am happy to pay for it

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  5. I can understand paying for articles (that no one really gives two hoots about) but keeping 400,000+ coaches live scores “hostage” is a complete outrage.

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  6. KARMA………………….Supercoach, the enviable is coming!

    These money grabbing actions will always upset the greater community, especially that without the greater community & everyday people playing Supercoach…
    ……..it is NOTHING!

    I’ve never been a big fan of DT, but that is now subject to change!

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  7. What’s to stop one person from copying and pasting the scores on this or any other website for all to see? Any ramifications of that?

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  8. What the?! Theyre absolutely takin the piss now. The Herald Sun is exploiting its Supercoaches by makin sure it grabs every single dollar it can from our pockets. I havent & never will pay to subscribe to their packages but its the principal of the whole thing. The dreamteam format may not be as good as Supercoach but at least they take care of its users. The HS should be ashamed of tryin to profit off those who keep them greedy hacks in business. Ill always love the game of Supercoach but they have soured what was once a fun (& free) fantasy football competition. Massively disappointed.

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  9. Off thread but would you say that if a rookie doesn’t get a run this weekend, then you can pretty much rule him out for a start in Round 1? The Bombers team only has Luke Davis (def). The Swans have Tommy Walsh (fwd). Harry Cunningham (mid) and Nathan Gordon (mid). Adelaide is going with Josh Jenkins (ruc), Sam Kerridge (fwd/mid) and Sam Shaw (def). The injury hit Pies have a few in there Jackson Paine,Jamie Elliott, Kirk Ugle, Peter Yagmoor, Paul Seedsman, Marley Williams, Michael Hartley, Caolan Mooney and John Ceglar. Realistically speaking though None of the Collingwood rookies are expected to start in round 1 due to the depth of those black and white sooks list.

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  10. the more i think about it juddy, the more i feel your right, with the rookies that were missing there isnt any real standouts is there…

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  11. Great that you are finnally bringing live scores to supercoach but why $2.95, dreamteam is free?

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  12. To me this echoes the fleecing culture in Australia,no pun intended. AS IF I”D PAY FOR STATS THAT DON”T AFFECT THE WAY I PLAY THE GAME.
    And if I have to pay for things that will affect the game – adios dreamteam here I come.
    Live stats, me’h, you can do the math yourself -roughly – at least…. I used to sit there watching the herald sun updates for the live stats and now I”LL GO SOMEWHERE ELSE as I have no cause to visit the herlad sun website anymore. Bar monday night when it’s done and dusted and friday morn.

    Nice move wankers.

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  13. It’s not just the live scores it’s now all the latest sc wrap & sc sizzlers & virtually anything to do with sc. If u go onto superfooty there’s not much u can read without
    joining up. Not happy Jan!!!!

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