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#1421 Banbury Wolf

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

 

Looks good to me (and no union)  :O

 

Formula One, rugby league, cricket: Must-not-miss on the BBC

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/17151954



#1422 faithfulbyname

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:23 PM

We won't get a look in now....

 

looks like England RU clubs are going to be out of the Heineken Cup going forwards - no guessing what will be headlines tomorrow after the Ashes.....



#1423 tigersfan

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:31 PM

Doubt it. The BBC only really care about internationals. They have never covered the club game

#1424 GeordieSaint

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

Pretty decent article about Rangi Chase in the print version of the Daily Mail here in London...


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#1425 Saintslass

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

The RLWC2013 office tweeted a photo of one of the massive digital advertising boards around London on which there is a rather bright advert for the Big Hit.  Looks like the semi finals have been getting a good airing around the capital even if the BBC is still reticent to give the same game the build up it deserves (especially since they are actually televising half of it!).



#1426 Jim from Oz

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:04 AM

Thursday morning's Sydney Daily Telegraph gave a grand total of 4 small paragraphs to the RLWC ... grrrrr



#1427 Heritage XIII

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:21 AM

The Australian today had zilch news on league full stop. More on the stupis A$L draft.



#1428 faithfulbyname

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:18 AM

Choked on my cornflakes when we got a mention on BBC Breakfast news at 6:30am, second after the cricket.  It was only 15 seconds about Chase being dropped, so nothing too exciting, but progress of sorts.

 

Guardian online has nothing new - plenty of ####### about St Jonny's kick from 10 years ago though.... :rtfm:



#1429 gingerjon

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:34 AM

BBC article on SBW


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#1430 Just Browny

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

BBC article on SBW


Yep, good piece that. Dirs has been less than complimentary about RL in the past, so a decent effort.

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.


#1431 Dave T

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:29 AM

Riley just tweeted that they were due to do a feature with Sinfield this morning in 5live but England pulled it last night.

#1432 gingerjon

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:51 AM

Yep, good piece that. Dirs has been less than complimentary about RL in the past, so a decent effort.

 

I had a very brief twitter chat with him after England lost the Four Nations match at Wembley vs Australia.  I'm not sure if it was the first time he'd watched league but I got the impression he hadn't quite grasped how pervasive the NRL is nor quite why the Kangaroos always sodding win.  Since that game he's clearly watched a bit more and seems to have moved from a "I don't know why they bother" stance to at least being able to find players and aspects of the game to admire.


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#1433 Griff9of13

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:57 AM

Riley just tweeted that they were due to do a feature with Sinfield this morning in 5live but England pulled it last night.

 

I've just seen that. What's the story there? If we don't make key players, in this case the team captain, available for things like this how do we expect the media to take us seriously and give us column inches/air time? 

 

We are our own worst enemy at times, we really are.  :angry:


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#1434 Banbury Wolf

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

Choked on my cornflakes when we got a mention on BBC Breakfast news at 6:30am, second after the cricket.  It was only 15 seconds about Chase being dropped, so nothing too exciting, but progress of sorts.

 

Guardian online has nothing new - plenty of ####### about St Jonny's kick from 10 years ago though.... :rtfm:

 

When I saw the sports 'bulletin' around 7:30am on BBC Breakfast news, there was just an extended Cricket Ashes discussion then nothing else.

 

**HAVE THERE BEEN ANY ADVERTS FOR THE GAME ON BBC1 or BBC2 IN THE EVENINGS THIS WEEK?**

I don't watch tons of telly, but would have expected to have come across something this week!

(I'm resigned to the fact that an action clip with atmospheric music is way too much to ask).


Edited by Banbury Wolf, 22 November 2013 - 10:39 AM.


#1435 Futtocks

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

Thursday morning's Sydney Daily Telegraph gave a grand total of 4 small paragraphs to the RLWC ... grrrrr

In today's Metro, 49 words. This bloody country's media... :rolleyes: 

 

Sport magazine had a pretty decent piece on Sam Burgess.


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#1436 jacksy

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

We need to win this bloody cup


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#1437 Futtocks

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:36 PM

Nigel Wiskar on the nitwit Rothfield and other World Cup subjects: Petero piles in, Bosc in panto, McIlorum says bottom and 10 other things from the world of rugby league this week.


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#1438 Larry the Leit

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:38 PM

We need to win this bloody cup

 

Yes.  It would make a decent difference.

 

I don't see us getting past NZ tomorrow, but let's see.



#1439 Griff9of13

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

 

I liked his tweet for this:

 

Nigel Wiskar
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It's Friday and I've got two semis on. Plenty of @RLWC2013 madness here mirror.co.uk/sport/rugby-le…

 

:)


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#1440 Cowardly Fan

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:43 PM

Email I wrote to the Telegraph and the response.  From experience (albeit in the sport industry not journalism), a v.small amount of complaints can have a significant impact.  Isn't there some quote about how 10 angry housewives could change.  

 

"I am writing to you to appeal for you to address the sustained imbalance in your sporting coverage.  
 
Rugby Union and Rugby League have roughly equal levels of support and interest in the UK.  The Rugby League World Cup semi-final is tomorrow, but when I view your sport homepage more coverage is given to the Union World Cup from 10 years ago.  This even stretches, quite ludicrously to a minute-by-minute.  
 
I am aware of the main reason that Rugby Union consistently enjoys greater press - the vast majority of your sport writers will be from Rugby Union schools.  However, as journalists it is their job to follow the interests of your readership and not try to impose your own."  
 
"Many thanks for your email regarding coverage of the Rugby League World Cup in the Telegraph. I accept that we have occasionally slipped in the amount we have done but we are pleased and proud that we have given more support to the tournament than any other newspaper.
 
This has included devoting far more resource and space to it in the build-up than anyone else, leading our section with it on the day it started, having a committed correspondent covering matches, news and features, a weekly column from the England captain, coverage away from the big three teams including match reports and features and committing some of our top writers to the big matches.
 
The debate about how much rugby league cuts through when it is up against football, rugby union and cricket is one we regularly have and for which there is no scientific answer. But we feel the scale of our coverage - with a few exceptions when we have wrongly neglected it - has been balanced and fair. Anecdotally we know that there has been very positive feedback from organisers and people in the England camp about our coverage.
 
That is not to say we are resting on our laurels and feel we have cracked it - we are daily having to make calls about how much space we give to different sports all of which are very important in their own right and we cannot and do not please everyone with our decisions. But I hope you will give us another chance and enjoy our coverage of Saturday's very important matches from Ian Chadband and Paul Hayward.
 
Your feedback and support are greatly appreciated."





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