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#3203498 No tv coverage of championships final

Posted by OMEGA on 30 September 2015 - 11:33 AM

How much backbone would you show given that the choice is really the #1 Sports provider versus a very minor option.
Now if you could get BT Sport interested, I think there's a different conversation.

Do you honestly think SKY would drop Super League if The RFL said no to having the Championship.

SKY had no designs on showing the Championship and merely wanted to deprive Premier Sports of it. It was never going to be a game breaker, all the RFL had to do was play hardball.

The result would have been either SKY paying for and showing Championship Rugby League. (Win Win)
Premier Sports showing Live Championship Rugby League and the Championship clubs raising more sponsorship for themselves because they have TV exposure to offer their clients.

#3203397 No tv coverage of championships final

Posted by OMEGA on 30 September 2015 - 08:43 AM

Another slap in the face from SKY TV

if they didn't want to broadcast Championship games then why buy the rights from The RFL and why didn't the RFL insist on regular coverage.

Premier Sports had built a good following and we're doing an ever improving job of presenting the Championship in a positive and vibrant manner. That type of exposure is good for the game but vitaly important for the Championship clubs who use the prestige of TV exposure to sell advertising and marketing opportunities.

How many times are we going to take the short term view and blow our own toes off in the process!
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#3200535 25 Sept: Super 8s - Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos KO 8pm

Posted by OMEGA on 25 September 2015 - 09:04 PM

Andersons kidding himself there Hicks didn't get much wrong certainly didn't cost them the game.

Without that penalty inside their own 10, Leeds don't win the game, Simple as that!

#3194205 Eloi Pelissier is angry

Posted by OMEGA on 16 September 2015 - 08:23 AM

As a Wakefield fan I'm probably cutting my own throat here but I think a second French club is needed!

Surely the reason behind including Catalan was to help improve the French game by raising the profile of RL in France while also providing French players with an opportunity to play at a higher level. If Catalan continue down the road of signing overseas players then they're defeating part of the reasoning for their inclusion in the SL.

Beyond that, a second French Club would instantly start a local rivalry which if stoked up could see a mini boom in the popularity of the game, higher attendances, more media interest and more youngsters wanting to play Rugby League.

The new French club could position themselves as the real France representative by having more Frenchmen in their side but more importantly they could fuel the rivalry big style by boasting that Catalan aren't really French they're Basque, Catalonian or even Spanish.

The same ethos could be applied to a good extent in London, Rugby Leagues heartland clubs thrived on a local rivalry that isn't present in France and London.

#3191810 11 Sept: Super 8s - Wigan Warriors v Hull FC KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by OMEGA on 12 September 2015 - 08:52 AM

Watts has become a superb front rower who offers something different from the trendy behemoths that currently get selected. He's not small himself but hits the line hard and has a cultured offload which is better than any other front rower in SL with the exception of Cuthbertson.

If England decided to throw something different at NZ they could do worse than selecting Watts

#3183462 Jarryd Hayne in the NFL (merged threads)

Posted by OMEGA on 28 August 2015 - 08:49 AM

Wayne Bennett is encouraging the NRL to play games in the U.S. in order to maximise the exposure for Rugby League and prevent Union from hijacking the story and steal the progression off the back of it.


I'd like to see the IRLF work with the US RL to ensure they get a strong association with Haynes background as a Rugby League player. We should unashamedly attach ourselves to this with a level of vulgarity if necessary.

Time for Russell Crowe to get loud and proud again too, he's ploughed a lonely furrow for a couple of years but Haynes success could amplify his message. Coupled with his decision this year to watch Souths play Sts instead of presenting at the Oscars it could really help the sports profile in the US and finally help Americans separate the two Rugby codes.

One thing I know is the Union authorities will unashamedly hijack this for their own gain if we let them, who knows they may even have Hayne arrested for fraud!

You snooze you lose!

#3181417 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by OMEGA on 23 August 2015 - 06:42 PM

And yet some seem to think Wakey were ' hard done to ' , with all that in their favour they won by 1 point
But we lost and are actually now bottom of the table on goal difference , next up Sheffield , our biggest and most important match of the season

Hey, don't go moving the goal posts now!

My comments were nothing to do with Wakefield being hard done to and everything to do with your bleating about how Leigh, what was it?
"Came close to blowing Wakefield away"
Which is quite simply ridiculous!

#3181197 22 Aug: Middle 8s - Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by OMEGA on 23 August 2015 - 02:05 PM

You need to watch it again and count the number of line breaks Leigh made 1 st half that almost came off , again , check out Brierleys interception from the scrum
Wakey scored from 1 gifted try early doors and 2 individual steps from Miller , hardly ' domination '
As for Riley , you can't kick a ball out of somebody's hands , in fact he actually tackled players 3 times without the ball including when Kay scored , could have easily been binned himself

Perhaps I was wrong

I underestimated what biased, one eyed bigotry can lead some to say

#3178584 15 Aug: Middle 8 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by OMEGA on 18 August 2015 - 01:05 PM

Well it seems I owe Koncrete an apology because the Wakefield Club have released a statement about chanting at the game on Sat.

I was in the North stand but didn't hear it at all and didn't hear it on the TV when watching it back but it seems to have definitely happened.

Unacceptable and I hope the club route the culprits out and ban them for life.

#3176722 15 Aug: Middle 8 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Bradford Bulls KO 3pm (TV)

Posted by OMEGA on 15 August 2015 - 03:05 PM

Great news here at Belle Vue, the beer is £2pp and sinks have been installed in the bogs since my last visit.
So, apart from the score and the racist chanting, nowt else to mention.

I haven't heard any racist chanting from either set of fans!

Why not stop being bitter and S4!t stirring and just watch the game!

#3171150 Wembley statue begins to come to life

Posted by OMEGA on 04 August 2015 - 11:47 PM

Though I am pleased at the recognition Rugby League is getting as a part of Wembleys history, I am incensed at the omission of Neil Fox from the statue.

There are no representatives of Yorkshires teams and in Fox you have a man who won numerous Wembley finals and holds the individual points in a final record.

#3158218 Smith Leaves Wakefield

Posted by OMEGA on 14 July 2015 - 04:16 PM

Only shock to me is leaving now I was told of a family member he signed a 3 year deal at end of the year that was 2 months ago but fair play to Dan I hope get on with is carrier now.


I sort of get what you're trying to say, I think!

#3152752 Cas stadium NOT being called in...

Posted by OMEGA on 05 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

The same Yvette Cooper who has stubbornly and consistently failed to engage with Wakefields Stadium Trust but now wants to jump on the back of the Castleford stadium bandwagon. Her use of the word "we" is nauseating but also reveals the favouritism shown by the Castleford centric political power base within the Wakefield area which also runs to the leader of the council being a Castleford shareholder and season ticket holder at Castleford.

Wakefield Trinity never had a chance whilestever this was the status quo, rd blocks, political reluctance and downright underhandedness was/is always going to keep the City of Wakefield behind the Town of Castleford in the stadium race.

None of which, post Richard Wright, is the fault of Castleford Tigers though and I wish them well in their stadium quest.

#3150770 Wakefield Stadium

Posted by OMEGA on 01 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

They didn't really. Crusaders withdrew their application, I think Halifax were the other potential candidate for a place on SL. So Wakey stated at the expense of Fax.

The RFL laughed at Halifaxs application and described it as atrocious or something like that.

Blake Solly stated that Wakefield were not the worst candidates or even the 2nd worst

With regard the number of fans being just 3,000.
When we put a half decent and competitive team on the field we get around 7,000 or 8,000 which isn't bad for a club that's been through disaster after disaster for 30 odd years and plays out of a terrible stadium

#3150354 Number of Academy Players

Posted by OMEGA on 30 June 2015 - 08:52 PM

I didn't say that they were.

I know you didn't, I'm just continuing what you were saying.