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#21 oldhamer

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:25 AM

Most RU are a bore, but I don't agree with the skill sets of players behind that of league. O'Driscoll, Halfpenny, Warburton, Farrell, Genia, Ashley-Cooper, O'Connor, Croft etc to name a few aren't bad at all.



#22 herbie

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:34 AM

Of course there are some outstanding players in RU but compared to the very best RL players they are way behind. I watched a game that Kyle Eastmond played in a few weeks ago what a waste of a skill set that was!

#23 The Art of Hand and Foot

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:52 AM


And yet the game is still a total bore and the skill sets of the players are miles behind Rugby League players.

yes, however, oldhamer is right, the rfu has got its strategic marketing right. Just think with a more exciting game like RL, how much easier it should be for the RFL.

#24 oldhamer

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

Spot on TAOHAF. We learn nothing due to ignorance and poor managment.



#25 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:57 PM

yes, however, oldhamer is right, the rfu has got its strategic marketing right. Just think with a more exciting game like RL, how much easier it should be for the RFL.

 

Yes how much easier it should be for the RFL with 10% of the newspaper coverage, 10% of the finances and 100% less people who will watch anything. 

 

Don't see many union fans complaining about England's 2nd team playing the Barbarians 2nd team at the weekend.  Compare to England Vs. the Exiles.... Or compare the fans who turn out knowing that England (or wales or Scotland) are going to lose against South Africa, NZ or Australia with the RL fans who refuse to watch England Vs Aus cause we will lose, or England Vs. France cause we will win. 

 

Soooo much easier for the RFL...


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#26 oldhamer

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

So much easier for the RFU as the RFL constantly keep shooting themselves in the foot. Look how they are messing the junior game up to see that they haven't a clue whats going on.

Who is responsible for the press coverage the RFU get? They get their coverage through a well run media network and know how to use it their full potential. Yet we can only get small column inches, whose fault is that? Is it because of our own problems we are deemed a lesser sport now? Or is it because we have a poor product now?

 

With regards to fans turning up, they did for internationals when they meant something for the fans and players. Full houses for the Ashes tests, no players giving a poor excuse for not making themselves available to play or travel. The RFU would fill Twickenham if the 4th 15s played the Dog and Duck blind 15, yet we cannot learn anything from them Bedford?

The RFL are good if you are from an area from outside SL heartlands or you are a club in SL, as that's all they focus on - their funding to those and the communities they represent show this. When did the RFL give Oldham or its amateur clubs anything worthwhile? Apart from destroy its oiled production line of its Service Area.


Edited by oldhamer, 29 May 2013 - 08:33 PM.





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