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#1 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:11 AM

Well here we have it ladies and gents, the Sky Sports October highlights taken from this months (allegedly prestigious) Sky magazine.

In the eyes of Sky Sports this coming Saturday the most important event that they (yes it's on ESPN but the Sky/ESPN partnership exists) are showing isn't the Grand Final but Scottish Football and Hearts vs Rangers.

See here:



I find it disgusting that Sky should not mention the Grand Final at all.

Also disgusting is for Sky to rate the Leeds Carnegie vs Sale Sharks game over the New Zealand vs England Four Nations game.

Not one mention of Rugby League at all.

So if anyone would like 90 sheets of toilet paper for free, please drop me a line asap as this is going in the bin in five minutes time.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 06:47 AM

I noticed that too and part of me was fuming and part of me wasn't surprised and just thought "nothing new here" but then went back to fuming because Rugby League deserves better converage.

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#3 markleeds

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 06:49 AM

Sky know that its going to draw a massive audience so they probably don't need to advertise it. They do need to push the sports that they have paid loads of money for that don't get the audiences.

Anyway, print media is on its ######, social media is the most effective form of marketing now. I have mentioned the Grand Final every day on Twitter, I don't have many followers but they are spread all over the world.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 06:55 AM

QUOTE (markleeds @ Oct 1 2010, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyway, print media is on its ######.

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#5 The Parksider

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Oct 1 2010, 01:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So if anyone would like 90 sheets of toilet paper for free, please drop me a line asap as this is going in the bin in five minutes time.


Mick,

Thanks for the offer of toilet paper, I actually print off your posts about referees and tear them into strips for that purpose.

Interesting thread this one Mick like all your welcome non ref threads biggrin.gif


#6 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 07:25 AM

You should also read the "when wigan ruled the world" article in the magazine,the amount of typos is unreal.
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#7 EastLondonMike

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 07:55 AM

i actually emailed the magazine about a few things in that issue of the mag.. along with the October snub, there were further snubs in the top ten rivals (which i mentioned in another thread), and also the awful artucle with shaun edwards, ellery and martin offiah, an article that contained awful typo after awful type.. for instance the mention of former wigan and GB fullback 'steve hamsden' and former captain, coach and kiwi international 'graham wets'. for someone like myself who works on a magazine, and knows the production process of magazines, such mistakes are unacceptable.

but like its been said i didnt expect anything less.

on a slightly adjascent tangent, todays copy of 'sport' picked up on the way to work, featured an interview with Stuart Fielden.. and also featured a lovely question about two 'northern' teams, playing ain a 'norethern' venue and how it will be a great day for 'northern' sport. pr!cks.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE (EastLondonMike @ Oct 1 2010, 08:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i actually emailed the magazine about a few things in that issue of the mag.. along with the October snub, there were further snubs in the top ten rivals (which i mentioned in another thread), and also the awful artucle with shaun edwards, ellery and martin offiah, an article that contained awful typo after awful type.. for instance the mention of former wigan and GB fullback 'steve hamsden' and former captain, coach and kiwi international 'graham wets'. for someone like myself who works on a magazine, and knows the production process of magazines, such mistakes are unacceptable.

but like its been said i didnt expect anything less.

on a slightly adjascent tangent, todays copy of 'sport' picked up on the way to work, featured an interview with Stuart Fielden.. and also featured a lovely question about two 'northern' teams, playing ain a 'norethern' venue and how it will be a great day for 'northern' sport. pr!cks.


http://www.sport-magazine.co.uk/.

He answered the question quite well. No need for a question like that though.

#9 Amber Avenger

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE (markleeds @ Oct 1 2010, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sky know that its going to draw a massive audience so they probably don't need to advertise it. They do need to push the sports that they have paid loads of money for that don't get the audiences.


Maybe, but it's not like Chelsea vs Arsenal is going to be struggling for viewers so it's not particularly balanced in that sense.

Also just as a piece of information - I think Sky's magazine is one of the biggest print publications in the country reaching more homes than any other magazines just by the sheer number of subscribers. Regardless of if you think print media is currently relevent or not, or however many people chuck it straight in the bin - the magazine reaches an impressive number of people and coverage in there can do only good
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#10 Dave T

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:18 AM

QUOTE (Old Frightful @ Oct 1 2010, 07:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You've taken up Mick's offer then? huh.gif
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Since I moved home 12m ago I haven't subscribed to Sky or read thee mag, but I always used to find a decent RL presence in there. Wonder if the editor has changed?


#11 Futtocks

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE (markleeds @ Oct 1 2010, 09:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.sport-magazine.co.uk/.

He answered the question quite well. No need for a question like that though.


This is, may I remind you, the very same rag that reported the RWC thus: "Well done to New Zealand for becoming the champions. Shame it was the wrong Rugby World Cup." Which does rather give you the idea of where they stand.

The magazine has slipped downhill since a quite promising launch. This week's pig-ignorant editorial by Simon Caney, about the Commonwealth Games is a case in point.

To be fair, once in a while they put out an issue with some readable stuff in it... just not very often.

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#12 hindle xiii

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 09:39 AM

Sky Sports News seems to be giving the Grand Final a decent push when they're not yapping on about rain in Wales. D'uh.

If you use "should of", "would of" or "could of", you are a moron.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 10:55 AM

Chris Irvine covers the issue of print coverage very well in the new RLW, it needs to be taken further though. If our primary paymaster can't be bothered to promote our Grand Final above a fairly run-of-the mill Scottish football game on ESPN then we're in real trouble.

I've not seen one single advert on Sky in the last couple of weeks for the game yet I've seen far too many for football games, the Ryder Cup and union.

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#14 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE (markleeds @ Oct 1 2010, 07:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sky know that its going to draw a massive audience so they probably don't need to advertise it. They do need to push the sports that they have paid loads of money for that don't get the audiences.

Anyway, print media is on its ######, social media is the most effective form of marketing now. I have mentioned the Grand Final every day on Twitter, I don't have many followers but they are spread all over the world.


But to not even get a mention on the main sport page is nothing short of a disgrace.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:15 PM

Yeah, I noticed the lack of coverage too. I emailed the Editor the following, a couple of days ago, if more people did maybe something will happen? I do apologise for the opening bull****, but I didn't want to appear too narrow minded.....

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Hi Lysanne,

I've just received my Sky magazine, as usual a reasonably good read.

I was a bit surprised though when scanning through the sports 'October highlights' section on page 12, that one of your keynote sports events in October doesn't even merit a mention, namely the engage Superleague Grand Final on October 2nd.

Instead, the recommended sports viewing on that day is Hearts Vs Rangers - I understand that soccer is our 'national sport' (much to my dismay) but I cannot understand why such a fixture (Hearts' average home gate barely scrapes over the 10,000 mark) would be in the 'highlights' over the dramatic climax to the rugby season to see which team will be crowned champions in front of 75,000 plus sell-out crowd at Old Trafford.

And, later on in the month, I don't see any mention of the four nations tournament either!! I presume that Sky have at least some of the rights to the four nations tournament, though the deafening silence in October highlights would appear to indicate otherwise.

I think my preferred sport needs a fair crack of the whip!

Yours disappointedly,

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#16 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (Rob_merged @ Oct 1 2010, 03:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I noticed the lack of coverage too. I emailed the Editor the following, a couple of days ago, if more people did maybe something will happen? I do apologise for the opening bull****, but I didn't want to appear too narrow minded.....

lysanne@bskyb.com
dateWed, Sep 29, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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Hi Lysanne,

I've just received my Sky magazine, as usual a reasonably good read.

I was a bit surprised though when scanning through the sports 'October highlights' section on page 12, that one of your keynote sports events in October doesn't even merit a mention, namely the engage Superleague Grand Final on October 2nd.

Instead, the recommended sports viewing on that day is Hearts Vs Rangers - I understand that soccer is our 'national sport' (much to my dismay) but I cannot understand why such a fixture (Hearts' average home gate barely scrapes over the 10,000 mark) would be in the 'highlights' over the dramatic climax to the rugby season to see which team will be crowned champions in front of 75,000 plus sell-out crowd at Old Trafford.

And, later on in the month, I don't see any mention of the four nations tournament either!! I presume that Sky have at least some of the rights to the four nations tournament, though the deafening silence in October highlights would appear to indicate otherwise.

I think my preferred sport needs a fair crack of the whip!

Yours disappointedly,

Rob


Great stuff Rob.

I'm just going to send them an email now.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:55 PM

The Sky mag usually goes straight into the bin (recycling) seconds after it hits the mat. Just like the Sunday paper sports mags, it's a total waste of decent quality paper.
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