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Spoiler or Avoider - If you miss the match?


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#1 Scubby

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:40 PM

I must admit I am a big avoider and will go to great lengths to steer clear of a result if I miss a game and want to watch it on TV. For the World Cup, I missed the Eng v Fiji game due to a work trip and had to lie low for 24 hours before I could watch it. Watched the GF at around 11pm the same day and just about got away with it. About half of the WC games I watched were on delay.

 

I struggle to enjoy the game if I know the result. This is often difficult as I only get to watch around 20% of games live on TV. Some of my family members and friends think I am stupid and say we live in a spoiler culture now. Anyone else in the same boat or simply not bothered about knowing results beforehand?

 



#2 RLDave

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:45 PM

I try to be an avoider but sometimes no matter how hard you try you can't always avoid it. Even if you tell someone you don't want to know the score they accidently give it away half the time.
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#3 Scubby

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:48 PM

I try to be an avoider but sometimes no matter how hard you try you can't always avoid it. Even if you tell someone you don't want to know the score they accidently give it away half the time.

 

Yeah, the hints are the worst. My son said the Eng v Fiji game was pretty much as expected without even thinking about it. :girlwerewolf:  



#4 Just Browny

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:58 PM

Try to be an avoider but it can be difficult, especially when your instinct is to check the news/Facebook etc on your phone. I'm not one of these people who'll come onto a rugby league website and moan when people post the result they were trying to avoid though.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 03:36 PM

I try to avoid. It's easier to do living where I am, but I do tend to forget to not look at FB or Twitter.


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#6 RLDave

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:33 PM

Yeah, the hints are the worst. My son said the Eng v Fiji game was pretty much as expected without even thinking about it. :girlwerewolf:

My grandad is equally as good as that
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#7 Futtocks

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:54 PM

TRL members are usually quite good at keeping spoilers out of thread titles. But of course, nothing is 100% reliable, and an over-enthusiastic post can always spill the beans.


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#8 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:25 PM

Definitely avoid.

I blew up at my eldest during the World Cup, when I'd just got back from PNG v France to watch NZ v Samoa on catch-up. I'd just paused it to go make a brew and she came down and said "That was a good result for the Kiwis, they won 22-0". Once Samoa scored, I fortunately realised she'd got it wrong and went and apologised for blowing up!

Once went away down South on the Challenge Cup weekend, and avoided listening to the radio in the car, or looking at a paper whilst we were away, or watching any news on TV, just in case, so I could watch the matches when we got back. The one advantage of RL having such a low media profile!

Got home to find we'd had a power cut, so the video hadn't recorded. The papers on Monday were talking about the Leeds semi as an absolute classic!

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:59 AM

I tend to do ok, sometimes if there's a clash at Odsal with a tv game (rarely) I'll ask the two behind not to say the score, but other than that I've no real issue as I don't have a internet phone.

 

There was the occasion I went to see Micky Flanagan at Leeds arena and it was during the Wigan v Leeds final eliminator and I overheard someone mentioning Wigan had won, so that was a bit of a downer.


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#10 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:22 AM

I try to avoid the score. But I'm not one of those people that expect others to go out of their way to keep it from me on places like RL forums! If you want to avoid the score, stay off the RL websites!
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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:49 AM

I tend to do ok, sometimes if there's a clash at Odsal with a tv game (rarely) I'll ask the two behind not to say the score

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#12 Amber Avenger

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:18 AM

There was the occasion I went to see Micky Flanagan at Leeds arena and it was during the Wigan v Leeds final eliminator and I overheard someone mentioning Wigan had won, so that was a bit of a downer.

 

And then you had to watch Micky Flanagan. Bad night all round.


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#13 St Reatham

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:29 AM

I try to avoid the score but usually can't help myself and find out the result. I then watch the game knowing who has won and curse myself for finding out.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:45 AM

as someone who has just caught up on the last regular rounds of super league on my sky box this week  didn't really bother me as I had forgotten the results


ah a sunday night in front of the telly watching old rugby league games.
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