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#61 Scubby

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Has anybody actually considered that the BBC has offered to broadcast a warm-up game if it was played locally to Media City? It is not a co-incidence that the Autumn final in 2012 was also at Salford. This is not a game the BBC has to cover.

 

So let's baulk at the RFL getting the England side (and pundits) onto national television a week before the biggest competition here in over a decade. Two hours of free publicity for the World Cup! :sclerosis: Rugby League fans would find an excuse to avoid attending anything.


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#62 Dave T

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:16 PM

Yes, my original post was pretty negative, and whilst I don't think the venue is the right one, it is at least a great step forward that we are playing a 'new' team finally. 

 

I'm not sure this game on the BBC would be the best build up - a low-key friendly with unlimited subs, but it may be an interesting one for Premier.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:50 PM

I cannot agree cedars should have been there, Italy has a lot of potential they have around 30 clubs playing game.


Don't believe the hype. Italy's foundations are nowhere near 30 clubs strong. Lebanon however has a burgeoning Club, Junior and University scene that makes Italy look pale in comparison

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:58 PM

yet they are playing in the world cup and lebanon are'nt......oh well

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:20 AM

yet they are playing in the world cup and lebanon are'nt......oh well

Good work pointing out the obvious.

I was just correcting someone who has the wrong idea on Italy's domestic scene

#66 thirteenthman

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:43 AM

Is the BBC actually showing this match? I keep reading people mentioning this, but there was no reference to it in the press release.



#67 winnyason

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:12 AM

Both leagues peanut if you really think Lebanon is going to take off your in another world Italy have some interest in game Lebanon is very minor.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:58 AM

EDIT: Ignore that


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#69 deluded pom?

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:45 PM

a low-key friendly with unlimited subs, but it may be an interesting one for Premier.

The unlimited subs bit puts me off big style. I understand why both teams want to give their squads a run out but I don't attend pre season club games for the same reason, they are just glorified training runs. Ah well, England might play Italy in a full blown international one day.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

Any news on the kick off time for this game ?

I will be coming up to Barton for this but would like to know if it's a day -trip or overnight stay required which depends on the kick off time.


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#71 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

Any news on the kick off time for this game ?
I will be coming up to Barton for this but would like to know if it's a day -trip or overnight stay required which depends on the kick off time.


Will be an afternoon kick-off I expect, as the key World Cup matches for England are in the afternoon too.




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