UK time is: 03:26:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Villa Kick Off Season v West Ham Away

The great fixture rip off continues!

If we wanted to publish fixtures on Vital Network Ltd it would cost us nearly 20 000 (with no commercial gain) or 200 ish per individual site + VAT.

These are OUR fixtures! The games that we readily advertise for our clubs who make much needed revenue from us giving free ticket information with no advertising costs.

And yet Dataco are still fighting the courts who have twice now ruled this charge not to be right.

See: www.bbc.co.uk

European Judges said: 'A football fixture list cannot be protected by copyright when its compilation is dictated by rules or constraints which leave no room for creative freedom."

The case was referred from the High Court in London to the European Court to "assess, in the light of the considerations set out by the [Luxembourg] court, whether the football fixture lists concerned are databases which satisfy the conditions of eligibility for copyright protection'.

The European judges added: 'However, the court adds that unless the procedures for creating the lists concerned as described by the national court are supplemented by elements reflecting originality in the selection or arrangement of the data contained in those lists, they do not suffice for those lists to be protected by the copyright laid down in the directive.'

However, the Premier League said there were elements of the case which indicated that football fixture lists were 'capable of database copyright protection'.


So the fight goes on.

So, for fixtures, go to the official site: http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/FixturesAndResults

The first game is away to West Ham, be a good trip that!

The first home game is v Everton.

And the one Paul Lambert might well have looked at is the home game v Norwich which is Oct 27th.




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: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 18 2012

Time: 9:43AM

Your Comments

New manager, new kit, new fixtures...it's all getting very exciting! All we need now is a new first team - lol.
Lee282
and we're 2nd in the league :)
MrZeus
The Premier League is just about making as much cash as possible isnt it? Why has the trend been in recent seasons that you play all the big clubs in patches? I know Martinez likes it for Wigan but I think it hampers our form massively every season as we lose 3 in a row and cant kick the habit! Hopefully Lambert can address that
Chelt Villan
Slightly off topic: I reading a great book by Simon Jordan former Crystal Palace Chairman, called Be Careful What You Wish For. This shows the greed inside the game as well as how many complete 'chancers' there are living off the game. Its a great read and will put anyone off buying a club in future! The former Brum owners are also shown for what they are - great read and fully recommended.
Gordonsleftboot
Why do we always have Man Utd at home around the same time of the year? I was thinking about before the fixtures went out and boom, there it is November 10th. Is there a reason for it or just purely coincidental?
Stephen Jay Hawkings
i've noticed that too SJH, maybe an attempt to revive them before christmas as we never beat them at VP? .. PL will change that of course;)
beardofolof
Is it my imagination or do the fixtures look harder this season?? November will be interesting.
Gordonsleftboot
Pumped! Can't wait to see the crowd at hold to Everton, time to make it a ground to fear for the opposition
AdzVilla11
HOME* dam phones
AdzVilla11
Hate having a newly promoted team first game up, it makes it tougher than at any other time of the season. Outside of that the three games in the middle of november and the three in the middle of december all look tough but the rest of the list doesn't hole any great strings of games to be worried about.
AVbornandbred
I tend to agree with Lee282........
Pride of Lions
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Drennan Returns - So Time For A Round Up (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Lambert Hoping Everton Was A Blip (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Sanchez Now Ready To Be Relied Upon (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Grealish Back To Nottingham? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 661
2. The Fear 623
3. ClivetheVillan 566
4. thefacehead 438
5. HeathfieldRoad1874 231
6. sirdennis 209
7. kefkat 206
8. Villan Of The North 149
9. Clubpaver 126
10. DeanoVilla 115

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Hull City 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
13. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9

Breaking League News

Now! That First Penalty Against Maribor!
Chelsea : 23/10/2014 02:00:00
Could the Improbable Happen?
Chelsea : 23/10/2014 01:00:00
Isn't It The Sign Of A Great Team?
Arsenal : 23/10/2014 00:45:00
Captain Cescy?
Chelsea : 22/10/2014 22:23:00
Liverpool : 22/10/2014 21:51:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which kick off time do you hate the most?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Saturday 3pm 5%
Saturday 12.30/12:45 etc 10%
Saturday 5:30/5:45 etc 4%
Sunday early 8%
Sunday 4pm 4%
Monday 8pm 23%
All are fine with me 2%
All of them accept Sat 3pm! 44%