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What would happen to Super League if Sky pull out?


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#21 Lesmets

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Is it a crime to want this game to be as big here as State of Origin is in Australia ,that's how you capture people's imagination Super League headed down this road in 97 but that was with heavy Australian influence but after the reached a peace the looked inward ,I just think the administrators here and at international level have taken us backward !

#22 gingerjon

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

I,m not disputing that but isn't it a record attendance for a RL international in this country?


Manchester United's record attendance is at Manchester City's ground.

Should they move to Eastlands?
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#23 gingerjon

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

Is it a crime to want this game to be as big here as State of Origin is in Australia ,that's how you capture people's imagination Super League headed down this road in 97 but that was with heavy Australian influence but after the reached a peace the looked inward ,I just think the administrators here and at international level have taken us backward !


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#24 Johnoco

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

I,m not disputing that but isn't it a record attendance for a RL international in this country?


I think so. But they also had 9400 -ish at Wembley, it doesn't prove anything picking out certain games.

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#25 keighley

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

Manchester United's record attendance is at Manchester City's ground.

Should they move to Eastlands?


Seeing as we are talking International RL here and we have never had a home ground, WTF are you talking about?

#26 Blind side johnny

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:13 PM

What would happen to the Premier League if Sky pulled out?


(Another daft question)
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#27 RSN

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

If we're adding to the daft questions what would happen too coronation street if itv pulled out?

#28 Johnoco

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

If we're adding to the daft questions what would happen too coronation street if itv pulled out?

Norris would take to twitter describing ITV as a farce and a joke.

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#29 Futtocks

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

i would like someone to tell me how much each sport receives per minute of coverage

i think RL is worth twice what it currently gets, and BT are now market contendors too


More to the point, you could ask how much each sport costs the broadcaster per rated viewer - that would be a question whose answer would show RL in a very good light, compared to many other sports.

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#30 Father Ted

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

If SKY ever did look like they were pulling out of RL then I'm Sure the RFL would try and seek out an alternative.
Bein Sport, the Al Jazeera owned outfit could well be interested.
AJ lost out on Premiership soccer which is SKY's most watched and lucrative deal. They may well look to taking over the 2nd best watched sport on SKY. Which would not cost a lot for them!
As if SKY would just sit back and allow AJ to take Super League off them. It won't happen.
Best think the RFL/SL can do is get them both to bid against each other for SL.
That might be lucrative!

#31 tonyXIII

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

Manchester United's record attendance is at Manchester City's ground.

Should they move to Eastlands?


Just to be pedantic, it wasn't at Eastlands. It was long before Eastlands was built. It was before even I was born! (and City's record crowd was bigger :P)

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#32 BringbackGB

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

‘What would happen to Super League if Sky pull out?’

RL Super League consistently tops the viewing figures for sport, apart from soccer, on Sky I can only assume that Sky would ‘pull out’ if they were outbid by another broadcaster. So, in answer to the original question Super League would be even better with a higher salary cap and more money trickling down to fund junior development.

#33 Old Frightful

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

Are you actually cradling a photo of Eddie Waring right now?

Simon Barnes would be my guess.

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#34 gingerjon

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Just to be pedantic, it wasn't at Eastlands. It was long before Eastlands was built. It was before even I was born! (and City's record crowd was bigger :P)


Yes, but "should they move to Maine Road" doesn't work when Maine Road has (I presume) been knocked down.
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#35 Lesmets

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

Simon Barnes would be my guess.


Na Ray French and Ray Warren where more my voice of Rugby League!

#36 Just Browny

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

Sometimes you need a good troll to reunite the forum behind the game of RL. In fact, I think we've missed a good influx of bridge-dwellers.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#37 Old Frightful

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Sometimes you need a good troll to reunite the forum behind the game of RL. In fact, I think we've missed a good influx of bridge-dwellers.

Not sure about the first use of the word "good" here.

"Obvious" might have been more appropriate.

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#38 Padge

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:06 PM

I think that if Sky pull out then SL (even RL) will cease to exist all the clubs will turn to union where all the big money is and all the fans will embrace line-outs, rucks, mauls and eight man penalty ravaged scrums.

Now he's got the answer he wants will he begger off.

Edited by Padge, 06 November 2012 - 09:06 PM.


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#39 Celtic Rooster

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

I would love to see Sky pull out of Super league. Maybe then, all Rugby League clubs would be treated equally. Then we would see who runs their business well. Suddenly Halifax, Dewsbury, Leigh etc would be the big noises!

#40 1976PMJwires

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Crowds would go up !!

A new broadcaster would bid to cover the game.

Who knows what would happen, but league is a far better game than union tennis

Hope my response meets your approval, now #### off back to trolling on another forum




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