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Odsal Outlaw

Member Since 22 Apr 2004
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#3271237 New RFL website

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 10 February 2016 - 08:20 PM

Makes sense to have one portal with all the info. rather than lots of different websites. Good move.

Even a sensible web address!

#3271008 TotalRL Fantasy League

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 10 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

After the first round I'm 36th! Computer error I assume :(

I've added my team to cheer u up!

#3269832 A puzzle of life

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 08 February 2016 - 03:11 AM

I think Koukaah is great, both for Salford and the total sport of RL. Beaumont just seems a bit of a n*b.

#3269205 Auckland Nines

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 07 February 2016 - 08:09 AM

Highlights of all games YouTube. Below is link for the final between Parra and Warriors.

#3268258 2016 four nations venues

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 05 February 2016 - 06:47 PM

I'm less bothered about the venues to be honest, just let us know ASAP so we can start making plans.


One of the reasons RLWC13 was successful was because of the long build up and steady tickets sales. Die hard RL fans will go to games wherever they are, but we're competing for the sports fans and the 'events' fans before they spend money elsewhere. Late announcements don't help this.

#3264803 Wayne Bennett to coach England?

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 31 January 2016 - 05:00 AM

I wonder if Danny Brough may be brought in from the wilderness ........ that could be exciting!! (Not for Scotland obviously!)
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#3264312 NRL on talktalk tv

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 30 January 2016 - 08:39 AM

Does anyone watch the NRL through talktalk?

I can get Premiersports as an add-on to my package but wanted to know how many of the games are shown each week. Premiersports seems to have everything under the sun on the one channel and made me wonder if other sports are given priority or not.

Also cannot get an answer on talktalk forum about any games being available as catchup where early afternoon in Australia means crack of dawn viewing in UK.


Premier show all NRL games each week, plus origin and Auckland 9's as well as weekly magazine shows. They also have plenty of re-runs and an on demand service for catch up. The downside is whine you record games and it sometimes chops the end off which is what caused me to cancel. They also now have HD.

#3260341 This is our time?

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 21 January 2016 - 01:12 PM

I think need to agree on a longer term marketing campaign and stick with one theme for a few years (changing the content every season).

For example I though the extraordinary rugby league super hero-esq campaign of a few years ago had potential and some none RL fan appeal (although poorly executed at the time). Additionally, the video ad where the camera followed a hooded man into an old building were we saw a variety of RL players (Tomkins, Crarbtree) performing various activities had a very good dark feeling to it and could have been part of a super hero esq advertising campaign in a batman-esq way.

With say 3 year plan and a bit of foresight this type of campaign would provide a story which could be built on every year, catch peoples attention, could have some actual footage included within it (big hits, unbelievable finishes, etc!). You could even build it into the magic weekend as an advertising tool.

The problem being that the only advertising tools we use are those that work at the RFL!

#3259128 This is our time?

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 17 January 2016 - 10:29 PM

I used to like an old ARL promo for the Winfield Cup, used to be on the start of videos my dad got in the 80's when you could get games sent on VHS, I knew all the words off by heart!

#3257303 C.T.E. and RL

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 12 January 2016 - 06:38 PM

I think toam a degree though you know the risk when you play the sport. I personally think things like the shoulder charge should return to RL and we just need to punish head contact harder to discourage it. All walks of life have risk we just need to try and limit it without sanitising the game.

#3253774 RFL.

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 03 January 2016 - 09:22 AM

The rest of your post, I think, stands up well but I'm curious as to why Magic Weekend lacks appeal to you.

I love the concept and have attended every one which I reckon is not bad seeing as I'm a Hull FC fan and their record is pants.

Hopefully answered above, but it's basically that as much as I love RL I can't watch full game after full game. I know I could leave the ground etc. But just doesn't excite me.

#3253773 RFL.

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 03 January 2016 - 09:20 AM

but mate what does that even mean? What does this even look like? I'm not sure what they can add to make the major events more attractive to the fans? Beyond spending millions on advertising that the rfl doesn't have then what?

But this is the point, in the current guise the events are not attractive enough, they are therefore the wrong type of event. I put one suggestion in post above which I think would help attract more club fans but also the casual fan who goes to internationals etc. But equally appreciate this may just be a format that appeals to me!!!

#3253772 RFL.

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 03 January 2016 - 09:18 AM

Well, there's a point to address - what would make you more likely to attend a multi-team festival weekend like Magic or the Bash? What is missing that would appeal to you (and other fans with a similar lack of interest)?

I appreciate Magic appeals to a number of fans who go regularly and enjoy it. Personally I think watching 3 RL matches in a row is too much, I'm not even a fan of double headers (I know you don't have to watch all the games).

In terms of what would raise the appeal for me ......

Convert Magic to a 9's comp for SL, top Championship Clubs and a maybe a few other development teams (Developing nations?). Then include a fully fledged England Test as the final match on the Saturday (vs France?) and on the Sunday you'd have the final of the 9's as last game.

This would also stop the additional fixture which seems less fair when their is now a form of P&R in SL.

What I do like about Magic is they've stuck with the concept for more than a couple of years which is a refreshing change!

#3253589 RFL.

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 02 January 2016 - 06:49 PM

He's got a fan base too tight to pay full whack for major events, and still look for every excuse not to attend things like magic and the challenge cup final. Bit hard too generate serious revenue streams in that context

It's not fans fault for not attending, it's the events fault for not attracting the interest. I don't go to magic weekend for example, has no appeal to me. I do go to every international though. We need events that attract the casual fan and don't just try and get the same people to go to magic, cc, super 8's, gf etc. The first test is an example of an event that attracts the casual fan. This is what they are not good at doing on a regular basis.

#3249255 Kevin Sinfield

Posted by Odsal Outlaw on 20 December 2015 - 09:08 PM

What a SPOTY for RL.

Nominations for SPOTY, team of year, coach of year. Lizzie Jones on stage. Kev comes second.

I think BBC did us proud as they often have this year.

I'm sure some will still moan and there in lyes our problem, but let's look at the overwhelming positives!!!