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#1481 Jim from Oz

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:01 AM

Any idea of TV ratings for NZ v Eng?



#1482 Copa

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:26 AM

Any idea of TV ratings for NZ v Eng?

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#1483 Cookiepuss

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

Just looks like something knocked up by a first year student journalist. Or something for the school mag.

 

I thought that.

 

Unsurprisingly poor effort from the Sunday Times. No attempt at any analysis. No colour piece. Better from the Telegraph who at least had their chief sports writer Paul Hayward pen a piece about the game to run alongside the match report.



#1484 Futtocks

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:36 PM

A rather better effort from the Mail here: http://www.dailymail...am-Wembley.html


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#1485 Dave T

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

A rather better effort from the Mail here: http://www.dailymail...am-Wembley.html

Great quote:

 

It is hard, though, to tag Steve McNamara’s side with the same label. This was competitive sport at its most glorious, savage best, a thrilling game of expansive, courageous rugby and, on the balance of play, England narrowly deserved to win.

 



#1486 jpmc

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:54 PM

Is he a Rugbyleague man or is he a southern based reporter who is finally learning the errors of his ways

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:03 PM

Nice double spread in today's Mirror. 3 separate bits, main match report, Sam Tomkins' column and a little piece on Shaun Johnson.

 

Report

http://www.mirror.co...cnamara-2848261

Tomkins column

http://www.mirror.co...-defeat-2848284

 

Half page in the i but that doesn't have the largest sports section. Presume there's more in the main Independent as they have two larger pieces online. Again main report plus a piece on Widdop and McNamara. Nice shot of Widdop upending Nightingale too. Coverage from all corners may not have been perfect but photography has been outstanding for the whole world cup. Would be quite happy not to see that shot of a forlorn Sam Burgess with the Kiwis celebrating in the background for a while though. Great photo, not great memories.

 

Report

http://www.independe...es-8961039.html

Widdop's view

http://www.independe...nd-8961751.html



#1488 Futtocks

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:06 PM

Is he a Rugbyleague man or is he a southern based reporter who is finally learning the errors of his ways

His job is the 'Northern Football Correspondent' for the Daily Mail.


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#1489 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:11 PM

A rather better effort from the Mail here: http://www.dailymail...am-Wembley.html

That is one if the best pieces of sports writing I've read in a long long time

Thanks for posting it

Cracking photography too


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#1490 Futtocks

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:22 PM

That is one if the best pieces of sports writing I've read in a long long time

Thanks for posting it

Cracking photography too

Just show the Mail can do a good job if they can be bothered.


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#1491 Futtocks

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

I see Tony Kemp has penned a Rothfield-esque hatchet job on the RWC. I'm not going to dignify it with a link.


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#1492 latchford albion

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

People can pen all the hatchet jobs they want.  There were nearly 3 million who saw the match on TV and at the ground, and they won't be fooled.  I work in a primary school in North East London and this morning kids were talking about Sam Burgess with awe.  Before the start of the tournament I doubt if one of them had even heard his name.



#1493 Futtocks

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:34 PM

People can pen all the hatchet jobs they want.  There were nearly 3 million who saw the match on TV and at the ground, and they won't be fooled.  I work in a primary school in North East London and this morning kids were talking about Sam Burgess with awe.  Before the start of the tournament I doubt if one of them had even heard his name.

Actually, the hatchet jobs have been few and far between for this tournament. And the quantity of proper, honest, intelligent journalism on the subject has rarely (if ever) been higher.


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#1494 Scubby

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:36 PM

Just show the Mail can do a good job if they can be bothered.

 

TBF this article was tucked away near the back of the Southern edition with a single photo - so work still needed. They made far more of the Ireland v NZ union game.



#1495 Saintslass

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:10 PM

I thought that.

 

Unsurprisingly poor effort from the Sunday Times. No attempt at any analysis. No colour piece. Better from the Telegraph who at least had their chief sports writer Paul Hayward pen a piece about the game to run alongside the match report.

And that was in their print edition too.  The Paul Hayward article was a good one. 



#1496 Saintslass

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

People can pen all the hatchet jobs they want.  There were nearly 3 million who saw the match on TV and at the ground, and they won't be fooled.  I work in a primary school in North East London and this morning kids were talking about Sam Burgess with awe.  Before the start of the tournament I doubt if one of them had even heard his name.

This is encouraging.

 

I think the Olympics have worked in our favour this year because so many people tried out new sports and/or went along to the Paralympics and so having a go at watching rugby league, a new sport to many down south I should think, was probably not as big a stretch as it was prior to the Olympics/Paralympics taking place (and being so successful).



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:09 PM

Nice double spread in today's Mirror. 3 separate bits, main match report, Sam Tomkins' column and a little piece on Shaun Johnson.

 

Report

http://www.mirror.co...cnamara-2848261

Tomkins column

http://www.mirror.co...-defeat-2848284

 

Half page in the i but that doesn't have the largest sports section. Presume there's more in the main Independent as they have two larger pieces online. Again main report plus a piece on Widdop and McNamara. Nice shot of Widdop upending Nightingale too. Coverage from all corners may not have been perfect but photography has been outstanding for the whole world cup. Would be quite happy not to see that shot of a forlorn Sam Burgess with the Kiwis celebrating in the background for a while though. Great photo, not great memories.

 

Report

http://www.independe...es-8961039.html

Widdop's view

http://www.independe...nd-8961751.html

 

The Mirror there seems pretty sure that McNamara is leaving: "He will leave his post, almost certainly when his contract ends in a few weeks, with head held high and possibly work a job as defensive coach for Bath rugby union."



#1498 flyingking

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 05:52 AM

Well he's been a very defensive coach in his press interviews.
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#1499 mt smart

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 06:19 AM

Monday this week there was no story on the world cup played on TV  news here in NZ on the most popular news show ( TV three news ).

No surprises from a station who's chief sports reporter is the self titled " Senior Rugby Editor "   twit.

 

TV one News tonight had a world cup story right after the lead in stories ( Cricket then Rugby Union ).

 

That's the way it is in Sheepland.

 

If they lose the final the networks will be effusive in their proclaim of the 'Australian equivalent of the All Blacks "  ( a quote from tonights lead in about the Kangaroos ).


Edited by mt smart, 26 November 2013 - 06:20 AM.


#1500 Cherry and White

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:22 PM

New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams relishing RLWC final against Australia

http://www.theguardi...alia?CMP=twt_gu


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