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#1 bedlam breakout

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

so we have taught sl stars how to respond to cameras?

alex murphy style? no mr meek style

lets have some mouthpieces ruffling feathers in the sporting arena "randy savage style"

 

"british lions? never heard of em mate! tell em to come have a crack at a real game"

 

"southerners need to toughen up and see if they are made of the same metal as us"

 

"people are afraid of the intensity of our sport" join us don't be scared!

 

or just more "humble interviews" thanks for the watch.

 

 

 

 


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#2 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

a good point well made

 

we know our place too much


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#3 Dave T

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

I don't think we need to lower ourselves.



#4 bedlam breakout

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

I don't think we need to lower ourselves.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:27 PM

 

lets have some mouthpieces ruffling feathers in the sporting arena "randy savage style"

 

 

lol, yeah:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=42u00jqhRbY



#6 Methven Hornet

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

so we have taught sl stars how to respond to cameras?

alex murphy style? no mr meek style

lets have some mouthpieces ruffling feathers in the sporting arena "randy savage style"

 

"british lions? never heard of em mate! tell em to come have a crack at a real game"

 

"southerners need to toughen up and see if they are made of the same metal as us"

 

"people are afraid of the intensity of our sport" join us don't be scared!

 

or just more "humble interviews" thanks for the watch.

 

A bit like Stevo (but younger and more athletic)?


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#7 Methven Hornet

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

 

I was thinking a little less camp (although don't tell him I said that!).


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:03 PM

I agree to a point, problem is most of the quotes from the likes of Murphy were only read in newspapers, these day Television is the media of choice for news, our players, in the main, do not come across well on TV.

 

What I do hate is the rent a quote "quality opposition", "its always hard when you come here" etc.

 

We have a media management problem at clubs, clubs think media management is about controlling what people say, it isn't, its about managing 

where what people say appears.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:52 PM

Like it



#10 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:03 PM

I agree to a point, problem is most of the quotes from the likes of Murphy were only read in newspapers, these day Television is the media of choice for news, our players, in the main, do not come across well on TV.

 

What I do hate is the rent a quote "quality opposition", "its always hard when you come here" etc.

 

We have a media management problem at clubs, clubs think media management is about controlling what people say, it isn't, its about managing 

where what people say appears.

yes

I speak from personal experience


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#11 Dave T

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

I quite liked the David Ferriol quotes that he was going to smash Adrian Morley in the Cup Semi's a couple of years ago - which it turned out were made up by the RFL media dept!  :aggressive:



#12 Padge

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

I quite liked the David Ferriol quotes that he was going to smash Adrian Morley in the Cup Semi's a couple of years ago - which it turned out were made up by the RFL media dept!  :aggressive:

Most quotes put out in press releases these days are from the media department and the player/coach etc. never said them, even when they appear on club TV its all scripted by the media department.

 

The media department shouldn't be about creating the message it has to be about delivering it.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:09 PM

Finally... The Rock, HAS COME BACK, to St. Helens!!!

 

 

 

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#14 Johnoco

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:20 AM

We need to issue a challenge: RL fans v RU & soccer fans (both gay) outside school gates on last day of term.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:22 AM

I'm all for this - gerrintoum


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#16 Just Browny

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:15 AM

Jamie Jones Buchanan: 'I can't wait to eat Paul Gallen and Sonny Bill for breakfast'

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.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:31 AM

I quite liked the David Ferriol quotes that he was going to smash Adrian Morley in the Cup Semi's a couple of years ago - which it turned out were made up by the RFL media dept!  :aggressive:


I don't know what's more surprising, that the above quote was made up or that the RFL actually have a media department.

#18 john in oz

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:52 AM

But seriously, we don't want to get down to the depths of, say,  boxing's "pre fight hype" rubbish do we ?



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:19 AM

But seriously, we don't want to get down to the depths of, say,  boxing's "pre fight hype" rubbish do we ?

 

Maybe not quite that far, but boxing does seem to attract plenty of viewers so there must be something in it.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

To be honest, I kind of agree. I was thinking about this the other day. I think RL is becoming a bit too sterile. Too clean. We keep trying to be the most morally superior sport and personally I think it holds us back. I think it's great that we have these high values, but as the saying goes "controversy creates cash". There's a reason why we get in the papers for the frowned upon things!

 

 

There's a balance obviously, but I don't think sitting on our high horse is going to help with promoting the game IMO.


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