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#3170642 69% increase in TV viewers for St Helens v Leeds Challenge Cup semi final.

Posted by cookey on 04 August 2015 - 06:39 AM

One has to smile.I seem to recall numerous postings prior to the semi finals saying that it was a disgrace/crisis that one game was being played on a fri night,the other on a sat lunchtime.No one would go,no one would watch,the RFL should be sacked,the BBC don't care etc,etc.Now it seems that every rl game should be on the BBC and that if it isn't the game will be in a crisis/disgrace and that the RFL should be sacked.


I really can't understand,why you can't chose your lottery numbers,after the draw has been made.

#3170276 69% increase in TV viewers for St Helens v Leeds Challenge Cup semi final.

Posted by cookey on 03 August 2015 - 01:12 PM

I hope Sky Sports watched the two games and saw what viewing figures can be produced,when you employ professional,intelligent,literate individuals,rather than the lazy,shoddy,amateur garbage they have been offering for the past five years.It says something for your production,when you have to employ a former referee,because your commentator and 'analyst' don't know the rules of the modern game.Maybe they also noticed the benefit of separating the presenter from the commentator?Not one 'contraversal' moment,because the commentator and expert concentrated on what was actually happening,rather than what two OAP thought they may have seen for 100m away,largely because they can't think of anything intelligent,relevant or incisive to say.

For the sake of rugby league,go and go now before you do further damage to our game.

#3169314 1 Aug: CCSF2 - Hull Kingston Rovers v Warrington Wolves KO 12.45pm

Posted by cookey on 01 August 2015 - 02:31 PM

Two terrific games,well done the RFL,the BBC,the players,refs and supporters.

How good is rugby league,when it's not ruined by Hemmings and Stevo.

#3168992 31 Jul: CCSF1 - Leeds Rhinos v St Helens KO 8pm

Posted by cookey on 01 August 2015 - 09:24 AM

Terrific game,great entertainment,well referreed,super production from the BBC,with intelligent,articulate commentary/analysis - very refreshing.


If Sky don't get the message that their stale production and illiterate analysis is desperately out of date,they never will.An enthusiastic presenter,who doesn't commentate,a literate analyst who knows the modern game and doesn't merely randomly shout out forward pass and a professional commentator,who actually does research and doesn't just read out notes provided for him.


Well done the players,RFL and BBC,shame on you Sky Sports.

#3164716 When you need a spead sheet to explain its time to rethink

Posted by cookey on 26 July 2015 - 07:34 AM

Give up,it's idiot proof,all your post confirms,is that you are indeed that idiot.

#3164197 Have we just made it simple for the top 4/5 clubs to dominate?

Posted by cookey on 25 July 2015 - 08:09 AM

Don't you people ever tire of complaining about anything and everything?


Same system,complain,change the system,complain,too much,too little,blame him,his fault,crisis - utterly tiresome and tedious.It seems the only thing that keeps you going is complaining about someone or something,for the sake of a moan,from behind your keyboard ofcourse.


90% of the entrants to The Open last week were never going to win,95% of the entrants to Wimbledon wouldn't even get on Centre Court,,16 clubs in the Premiership might as well not bother,do you want to know who will win the next Grand Prix.


Get a life,try doing something constructive for a change,instead of waking up in a morning,thinking who or what you can criticise next.

#3146855 Vote for North Wales Crusaders Wheelchair Team - National Lottery Awards

Posted by cookey on 25 June 2015 - 06:43 AM

Voted,any update on our Cramlington success?

#3138002 Lionhearts return from successful Greek tour

Posted by cookey on 10 June 2015 - 06:13 AM

Another significant effort from the 'amateurs' to help spread the game abroad.Always nice to hear.I hope there is some sort of follow up to these trips to determine how effective these tours are in progressing the development of the game.

#3133016 Why don't the fans like rugby league?

Posted by cookey on 01 June 2015 - 07:07 AM

Why don't users provide accurate headings to their threads?

#3131094 Update on Magic?

Posted by cookey on 29 May 2015 - 06:27 AM

The schedule is down to the time of trains returning to the north west on sunday evening - it's easier to get back to Yorks.

#3128148 Blackpool Summer Bash (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 24 May 2015 - 07:41 AM

Excellent day for the Championship.The Clubs,players and sponsors should all have enjoyed it.It's truely amazing how much any game seems better without hearing Hemmings/Stevo trotting out their usual garbage - Studd very refreshing again,together with Wells and Kear.

#3127462 Cornwall v Devon (merged threads)

Posted by cookey on 23 May 2015 - 08:19 AM

Well worth supporting for anybody not in Blackpool.

#3125001 BBC

Posted by cookey on 19 May 2015 - 06:43 AM

The BBC's coverage of rugby league is far more intelligent,interesting,informative and entertaining than that of Sky.Kear and Noble are streets ahead of Stevo,whilst Peacock,Wilkin and Crabtree are equally miles ahead of the amateur clowns of 'Tez and Baz'.So much better,like all other sports,to have one professional introduce the match and another to commentate on it,whilst the BBC don't fill their commentary box with numerous 'experts' all trying to justify their presence.


Perhaps most importantly,they separate the roles of commentator and expert analyst,whilst frankly Sky have a free for all,with apparently Stevo not understanding his job description,even if he had the power of language/vocabulary to fulfill it.The two speedway commentators/analyst to a better job of talking about four blokes following each other around a track four times,than Hemmings/Stevo do!

#3121724 Vote for Portico Vine ARLFC

Posted by cookey on 12 May 2015 - 03:28 PM



it would be nice if someone from the club could advise us,what we have helped secure for them.

#3120966 North West English Lionhearts vs Serbia Kick off Today at 4pm

Posted by cookey on 11 May 2015 - 06:46 AM

Great effort,shame such threads don't create the interest of the usual 'crisis' threads - terrific effort by all involved.