Among other things, it is most definitely to subscribe to live EPL telecasts. In peaceful times, there is too much testosterone in everybody, so footie is a good outlet. Never mind that you cannot become a hooligan in your own house (not anywhere anyway!). Never mind that the commentary is devoid of Martin Tyler and at most times it is either frustratingly incomprehensible or innoyingly emotional, or both. Never mind it cost me a bomb to pay 6 months subscription upfront... tsk.
At the moment, with my limited understanding of the language, I suspect that the quality of the narration is no better than our own Hasbullah. Which is a lot to be desired really.
The good thing is, ALL of the matches are shown either live (2 or 3 simultaneously) or delayed. Better than Astro's limited and selective matches, those non-fans of MU/Chelski/Arse-scum/Pool quartet like me will be Jolly happy!
By the way, Mido has got a big fan base in this region and has his own footie show called "Mido@London". I guess, as purported, he is really the Becks of Arabian soccer then.
COYS!! Martin, Martin Jol! He's got no hair, but we don't care!