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#1 weloveyouwakefield2

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:47 AM

For those of you on twitter can't we get the super league grand final trending before the game tonight? Should be a great game, does anyone know if there is an official hahtag? Or is it #slgf ? Get tweeting :-)
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#2 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

I think #SLGF is the most commonly used.

RL trends quite regularly these days but Saturday evening is not the best time with Premier League, Strictly and X Factor.

#3 Mistress_Marlowe

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

Won't it be something like #SLGFWarWig if it follows the usual formula?

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#4 Johnoco

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

I'll go with #SLGF or just a general #rugbyleague generally does well.


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#5 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:13 PM

Won't it be something like #SLGFWarWig if it follows the usual formula?


It doesn't need to.

The reason that each game has a unique code is because of the way Twitter trends. Things trend if they see a sudden surge of popularity. The reason we don't just use #rugbyleague all the time is because it is difficult to get trending as it has quite a regular amount of traffic and would require a much bigger upsurge for it to be recognised by Twitter. However, if you create a unique hashtag like #SLLeeWar it will go from almost no usage to a large amount of usage and is more likely to be picked up.

#SLGF is a unique code in itself so doesn't need the unique club names.

When we first started a couple of years ago I became a little disillusioned by the RFL/SL's approach to it. In a matter of a week we successfully got a game trending and I had contacted the RFL, Sky and League Express about this, even getting an article published in LE about them. Super League has a designated person responsible for social media and he had shown no interest in them when I had contacted him. That was until about 2 hours before the SL Grand Final when he released a separate one to the one that we had been promoting through players, media and LE of course. He has rarely used them since.

There was a lot of opposition to it at the time but it has since become accepted and is regularly used and fairly regularly trends. We also see that now other sports in this country use them like Football and RU. It wouldn't take a lot to release the weekly hashtags under the official banner for people to use when watching Sky, even Sky could show them.

After all, anything that promotes people to talk about RL is surely a good thing.

#6 weloveyouwakefield2

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:34 PM

Not trending yet... :( loads of tweets about it though..


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#7 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:11 PM

Not trending yet... :( loads of tweets about it though..


Don't get your hopes up. If it will trend it will be during the game but like I said earlier, we're up against much bigger events like Strictly and the Premier League.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:47 PM

 

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"#SLGF" trending 5th in the UK; "#GrandFinal" trending 2nd in Manchester. "Warrington" TOP trend in London (above #MUFC Moyes & X Factor).

 


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#9 Saintslass

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 08:07 PM

According to Ian Ramsdale, 'Warrington', 'Pat Richards' and 'rugby league' were all at various points in the top ten trends in London just after the grand final.  He reckons he has never seen rugby league trending before in London.

 

World Cup effect?



#10 Mikeyg

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

According to Ian Ramsdale, 'Warrington', 'Pat Richards' and 'rugby league' were all at various points in the top ten trends in London just after the grand final.  He reckons he has never seen rugby league trending before in London.

 

World Cup effect?

He just hasn't been paying attention. I've seen Rugby League things trending in London plenty of times.


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#11 Larry the Leit

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:07 AM

Anyone see the Garry Schofield tweet? The miserable, negative, clueless weapon.

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#12 Saintslass

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:49 AM

Anyone see the Garry Schofield tweet? The miserable, negative, clueless weapon.

I don't follow him (coz he annoys me).  What did he say?



#13 Larry the Leit

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

“@GarrySchofield6: Game over Warrington win easily now”

#14 Saintslass

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:35 AM

“@GarrySchofield6: Game over Warrington win easily now”

Ha!  What a plonker. 



#15 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:37 AM

“@GarrySchofield6: Game over Warrington win easily now”


To be fair he was saying what many people thought. I certainly thought that Wire were in total control and not just on the score front, it was nearly switched over in my house!

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:43 AM

When we first started a couple of years ago I became a little disillusioned by the RFL/SL's approach to it. In a matter of a week we successfully got a game trending and I had contacted the RFL, Sky and League Express about this, even getting an article published in LE about them. Super League has a designated person responsible for social media and he had shown no interest in them when I had contacted him. That was until about 2 hours before the SL Grand Final when he released a separate one to the one that we had been promoting through players, media and LE of course. He has rarely used them since.

 

Compare this to the NRL approach - they had #NRLGF painted on the pitch at the half way line for the Grand Final. Who is the clown who thinks hashtags are not a good way of promoting the game?



#17 Larry the Leit

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:43 AM

To be fair he was saying what many people thought. I certainly thought that Wire were in total control and not just on the score front, it was nearly switched over in my house!


Wigan were still full if life, and were creating far more than wire.

#18 Saintslass

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:44 AM

To be fair he was saying what many people thought. I certainly thought that Wire were in total control and not just on the score front, it was nearly switched over in my house!

Seems a bit crackers though to be thinking Wire had won it when the halftime hooter hadn't even sounded?  We all know how momentum shifts in rugby league.  I enjoyed Warrington's purple patch solely because it was pretty much the only period of the game where some real attacking skill was on show but it never crossed my mind that they had won it.  There was way too much of the game still left to play and in recent years I have not seen a Wigan team of any description capitulate.  They aren't the most entertaining of Wigan sides but they are very determined and that can go a long way in any game, especially a knock out game.


Edited by Saintslass, 06 October 2013 - 10:45 AM.


#19 Saintslass

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:46 AM

Compare this to the NRL approach - they had #NRLGF painted on the pitch at the half way line for the Grand Final. Who is the clown who thinks hashtags are not a good way of promoting the game?

I think it's fairly well agreed that the RFL is hopeless when it comes to marketing our sport. 


Edited by Saintslass, 06 October 2013 - 10:46 AM.


#20 YCKonstantine

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:48 AM

I highly doubt, even if they had asked, they would have been able to do anything similar on the OT pitch.

It's time to park the camels.





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