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In Topic: BBC Rugby League survey

23 April 2015 - 06:35 AM

Frankly,that wouldn't help,unless you are in some way constructive.Personally,I think their coverage is fine and as we have all discussed,their commentary/analysis/presentation,is far better than Sky nowadays.


They are under no obligation to show rugby league and no doubt you would be the first to complain if they decided to stop showing it.

In Topic: Magic Weekend - Newcastle Thunder vs York City Knights Fri 29th May 8pm KO

21 April 2015 - 06:56 AM

Hope you make a big success of it with kids,juniors,students,local sides,sponsors,corporates etc.


What are your targets/priorities? - money,numbers,exposure,media,awareness,future.Try and give/offer,as well as take.

In Topic: Rod Studd

21 April 2015 - 06:52 AM

It is true that none of us totally agree but it is equally true that the overwhelming concensus,is that Stevo has the least support - virtually none - Hemmings at best could be regarded as tolerable,especially if his exposure is drastically reduced,Terry and Barry have very limited support and the others have their pros and cons - Wells and Carney have most support.


What is undoubtedly true is that there is overwhelming support for radical change.Most people now prefer the BBC coverage to that of Sky.There are numerous people from the BBC and BBC local radio who would improve the overall shambolic standard of Hemmings and Stevo.Frankly,I'm amazed that the RFL haven't 'requested' that they be removed.

In Topic: Rod Studd

20 April 2015 - 07:23 AM

It's been mentioned on here in passing and is also mentioned on another site,that both Hemmings and Stevo are leaving at the end of the season.However,I can't find any confirmation/link of this.


Stevo seems to have virtually no support what so ever.The best I've seen for him,was along the lines of 'he was a very good player,is passionate about the sport so leave him alone.Not a great endorsement for a tv commentator/analyst.Frankly,he is far and away the worst analyst on British tv sports.For the sake of the game Stevo,just go,graciously.


Hemmings is ludicrously over exposed.Basically he is/was a regional news presenter,who was massively over promoted - well done to him,bad news for rl.


We just need to be like every other sport in the country.One commentator,one analyst and one presenter per game.A couple of other experts/analysts before and after the game and the job is done.There are far too many people,trying to justify their existence.


I could even just about put up with Hemmings as the studio presenter,with Studd and Arthur each doing one game per week.Wells and Carney are fine,Clarke isn't everyones cup of tea but at least adds seems intelligence and professionalism,whilst Tez and Bez are an embarassment to the British education system.


Hopefully,the rumours for next year are correct.Certainly,the presentation needs a shake up one way or another.

In Topic: Postponed SL Games Due to the Cup...

20 April 2015 - 07:05 AM

I wondered what people would find to moan about this monday morning - as usual,I wasn't let down.


Obviously,whenever the games are played,there will be another moan.