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BenGilesRL

Member Since 31 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2016 10:09 AM
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In Topic: Cancelation of sky

15 January 2016 - 10:09 AM

I'm mixed on this one - whilst it is a lot of money, you pretty much get Sky Movies for next to nothing if you have the sport - so that makes it worth while in itself.

 

There's also two other things worth considering.

 

At the end of last season's Boots N' All they had a history reel of Eddie & Stevo's time together on the show.

 

Now that came across as meaning one of the following:

Eddie and Stevo will no longer be involved this season, or

Boots N' All has been axed, or

Eddie and Stevo will take a 'commentary only' type role due to the strain of getting from the box to the studio.

 

The other thing worth noting is during the play-offs Sky had many extra games on Sky Extra on the website, and I'm hoping they continue this throughout the whole of this season, with Super League and Championship games.

 

This would be a major boost.

 

So let's wait 3 weeks and see before making any decisions - seems like the worst time to decide right now, unless its purely for financial reasons.


In Topic: BBC 2016 preview, no Rugby League

09 January 2016 - 01:09 PM

The BBC Sportsday trailer has 5 clips of Rugby in its opening titles. Guess how many codes of rugby in those 5 clips......

 

Rugby league used to be represented by Tom Lineham hairing down the wing I think it was, and then scoring - looked explosive.

 

I think someone must have had a word.


In Topic: Premier Sports

09 January 2016 - 01:05 PM

Have to say now that I've gotten in to the NHL Premier Sports is matching Sky for my demands.

 

If it wasn't for Super League I would be asking why i have to pay for sky to get Premier Sports on my box - and then would probably just pay for premier player and put that through the tele instead.

 

If Premier Sports growth continues off the back of their HD channel, NRL and NHL coverage now looking spot on, i wonder if they might one day be a force

 

Will probably take at least 10 years to rival the big boys though


In Topic: Radford proposes Super 8's change

15 December 2015 - 08:59 PM

I actually quite like the 4pts for a win idea (2 for a draw, 0 for a loss) but think people would be confused.

I still think we should be aiming for less games in the first stage so the gap wouldn't be as great anyway and allows for more internationals - even if we have an England v Celtic Nations origin as qualification for GB tour or matches.

That should fill the space nicely before an end of year England tournament with antipodeans and Euro Nations as usual.

In Topic: ferres and O'Loughlin to widnes

15 December 2015 - 08:07 AM

Didn't see this one coming.

If it happens - O'loughlin to make room on the cap/budget for Sam Burgess might the something they know that we don't?

Or another big signing?