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RL Challenge cup to be removed from protected TV list


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#1 Mark Ashton

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:42 AM

http://news.bbc.co.u...age/8358364.stm

Could all RL be sky only soon?

#2 Phil Stone

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:06 AM

If it is removed from the list it will be interesting to see if the BBC can be bothered to try and retain it. Personally I haven't watched a cup final for years so either way it wouldn't affect me.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE (Mark Ashton @ Nov 13 2009, 10:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://news.bbc.co.u...age/8358364.stm

Could all RL be sky only soon?

Mark, have I read it wrongly? I read the article to mean that the sports mentioned would be coming back to terrestial broadcasting. Further to my phone call are you going to the club tonight?

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 12:36 PM

This is not untill 2017 if I read it right, SKY may have ditched RL by then

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#5 Robin Evans

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:29 PM

it would be interesting to see how the game would progress if that was the case ernie.
We would feel the impact down here in the world outside the 'holy grail', but I would suspect it would nothing in comparision with the impact it would have on SL!

We'll see!!

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#6 LOWFIELD

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Nov 13 2009, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it would be interesting to see how the game would progress if that was the case ernie.
We would feel the impact down here in the world outside the 'holy grail', but I would suspect it would nothing in comparision with the impact it would have on SL!

We'll see!!

Sky my fat ginger ######!


Your a hypocrite man you have just had sky installed, and i bet your favourite number is 10 Maggies den, and i bet your fav read is the sun, but not in public eh


#7 Phil Loxton

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Nov 13 2009, 02:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it would be interesting to see how the game would progress if that was the case ernie.
We would feel the impact down here in the world outside the 'holy grail', but I would suspect it would nothing in comparision with the impact it would have on SL!

We'll see!!

Sky my fat ginger ######!

I think that if SKY should ever ditch rugby league it would probably benefit the lower leagues more. The fair weather fans would stop watching the super dooper sides. The sport would wholly return to part time again. The money men would be forced out of some clubs. Fans of our league teams would drift back because p and r would be reinstated and clubs like FEV would win the Rugby League challenge cup again and everyone would once again feel really refreshed and elated ARRGH UTOPIA

#8 Sportbilly

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (Phil Stone @ Nov 13 2009, 12:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it is removed from the list it will be interesting to see if the BBC can be bothered to try and retain it. Personally I haven't watched a cup final for years so either way it wouldn't affect me.


So why would you be interested then? rolleyes.gif
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#9 Chris Taylor

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:23 PM

If sky ditched Rugby League it would hinder our league in quite a way, don't they give our league X amount to help pay for chief exec? How many times have people on here moaned that we never get any publicity, we do now! Sky have shown us several times, Orange TV have done too. Shouldn't we all be striving for full time clubs?

Lets turn the situation around and be positive, help ourselves, championship/1/amatuer/grass roots etc.

Why do a vast majorty of followers of the game have a beef about something even when they get something they ask for.

We need as much TV air time as possible, get the game spread out as far and wide as possible. imo every club, league and organisation within the RFL have a terrible marketing setup, we need all the help we can get. There is so much potential with this game its unbelievable.
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#10 Phil Stone

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:32 AM

QUOTE (Sportbilly @ Nov 13 2009, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So why would you be interested then? rolleyes.gif

Curiosity.I don't watch it so that is why it doesn't make a difference to me where it is broadcast but other people do so I am interested in the reaction of the BBC.

#11 Kirkie

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (Mark Ashton @ Nov 13 2009, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://news.bbc.co.u...age/8358364.stm

Could all RL be sky only soon?

frankly i have no faith in the bbc they only seem to be overly interested if its rugby kick and clap union or damn football so if they do take our game off their air time it would not worry me

#12 Robin Evans

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 11:18 AM

QUOTE (LOWFIELD @ Nov 13 2009, 04:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Your a hypocrite man you have just had sky installed, and i bet your favourite number is 10 Maggies den, and i bet your fav read is the sun, but not in public eh
anyone caring to look at my house will note the only dish in our house has fruit in it!
You are nothing if not predictable my little bouncey friend. The need to keep trying to prompt a response suggests some effective disorder similar to ASD! I'd go and get that checked if i were you, you small ovoid oaf!




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#13 HaroldShand

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Nov 14 2009, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anyone caring to look at my house will note the only dish in our house has fruit in it!
You are nothing if not predictable my little bouncey friend. The need to keep trying to prompt a response suggests some effective disorder similar to ASD! I'd go and get that checked if i were you, you small ovoid oaf!


Ovoid oaf? Thats a new one on me Robin!
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#14 Kirkie

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Nov 14 2009, 12:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anyone caring to look at my house will note the only dish in our house has fruit in it!
You are nothing if not predictable my little bouncey friend. The need to keep trying to prompt a response suggests some effective disorder similar to ASD! I'd go and get that checked if i were you, you small ovoid oaf!

i would rather have coverage than just seconds

#15 Robin Evans

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 05:53 PM

each to their own kirkie.
I would rather not have sky! C'est la vie. I'll live with that. I wouldn't expect anyone to do as i do. I'm just a grumpy old sod who will not support murdochvision.
Firstborn however......


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#16 jamescolin

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Nov 14 2009, 05:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
each to their own kirkie.
I would rather not have sky! C'est la vie. I'll live with that. I wouldn't expect anyone to do as i do. I'm just a grumpy old sod who will not support murdochvision.
Firstborn however......


Youth today eh! Won't even support my grumpiness!


In my opinion RL would all but dead if Sky hadn't supported it. Ok we got a rough deal but overall the game would not have had the money put into the sport without Sky. A lot of the grumbles are parochial but you can only play the cards you are dealt. I have Sky and watch any cover that is given including Boots n All. Whatever your feelings if you are a RL supporter you will support the game in whatever guise it comes in. Taking your bat home achieves nothing but a bit of self satisfaction maybe but the end result is you go with the flow if you wish to achieve something. Grumbling from outside is a waste of time.

#17 Robin Evans

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 06:36 PM

it may be a waste of time colin, it may not. My angst against sky goes much deeper than rugby league, but nevertheless, is a contributing factor. I am a supporter of fev, not super league!
Taking my bat home? Perhaps.

My lad, born 1983 doesn't totally understand my view point. Then not many others do either.
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#18 jamescolin

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Nov 14 2009, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it may be a waste of time colin, it may not. My angst against sky goes much deeper than rugby league, but nevertheless, is a contributing factor. I am a supporter of fev, not super league!
Taking my bat home? Perhaps.

My lad, born 1983 doesn't totally understand my view point. Then not many others do either.

Thank God we live in a democracy Robin. All the major sports rely on Sky money now, hence the panic about the latest proposals.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Nov 14 2009, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it may be a waste of time colin, it may not. My angst against sky goes much deeper than rugby league, but nevertheless, is a contributing factor. I am a supporter of fev, not super league!
Taking my bat home? Perhaps.

My lad, born 1983 doesn't totally understand my view point. Then not many others do either.

I'm 100% with you on the Sky issue Robin and like you the reasons go back further than their involvement in RL.
My only interest in RL is FEV. i couldn't give a flying fig about SL, grand finals, internationals or Challenge cups.
If other people think that attitude is a waste of time i don't give a flying fig about that either.
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#20 PJT

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:09 PM

Whether you're a fan of sky or not, their coverage is far superior than anything else in the UK.

Could I live without the BBC?.... probably so.

Could I live without Sky?...... probably not.




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