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Tetley's Challenge Cup Fifth Round Draw (merged threads)

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There are at least 7 or 8 teams I'd rather not face in that draw above London so it's certainly not the worst draw we could have had by a long shot

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With the London RU 7s on over the road on both the Saturday and Sunday, it'll be interesting to see what happens with the London - Bradford game, as I can't see the authorities being happy about having the two at the same time.

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With the London RU 7s on over the road on both the Saturday and Sunday, it'll be interesting to see what happens with the London - Bradford game, as I can't see the authorities being happy about having the two at the same time.

Don't think the extra 1000 people are going to have a huge impact...

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I was embarrassed to be a Rugby League fan listening to the draw on Radio 5 live,the BBC people were clueless all through the draw and the RFL should ask for some sort of an apology.

 

BBC a national treasure somebody must be joking.

 

Absolutely agree. As a Workington fan I was really excited for the draw and had it on in my office with non-RL fans, and it just made the whole thing sound like a joke. People were just laughing at it. I had TalkSport on driving home and Adrian Durham actually referenced it being a shambles and volunteered for TalkSport to do it next time and do it properly. I thought TalkSport was supposed to be trash radio not 5 live!

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Huddersfield v Leeds to be televised

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Huddersfield v Leeds to be televised

really disappointed that Sky appear to have dropped most of their Cup coverage. 

 

Apparently they will only broadcast a QF game - hopefully they will do two though?

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London v Bradford likely to be Friday 10th May, 8pm. This is because of the aforementioned Twickenhan 7's tournament.

 

Not ideal.

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On Twitter, @richardpbacon has been a bit busy in the last couple of days. At least he's responded to the criticism.

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London v Bradford likely to be Friday 10th May, 8pm. This is because of the aforementioned Twickenhan 7's tournament.

 

Not ideal.

Not ideal for anyone, to be honest. It'll be awful for London fans who leave work and have to travel across the city for an 8pm start - are many going to bother? I'd guess many, probably the majority, just won't have the time.

Same applies to Bulls' fans in spades - anyone who can't take a day off is goosed before they start and then, the between 2 and 3 am homecoming is enough to put everyone but the most diehard fan off.

Candidate for the lowest attendance at any cup game anywhere??

I was going to say in any sport, but hopefully I'll be there, so if someone else can bring the dog??

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On Twitter, @richardpbacon has been a bit busy in the last couple of days. At least he's responded to the criticism.

Yeah but it was just the same tweet over and over, which one TRL-er picked up on twitter...

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Yeah but it was just the same tweet over and over, which one TRL-er picked up on twitter...

Well, it was a small selection of different wordings, but should you expect a completely different wording for each response? I'm not excusing him, but there are limits to his vocabulary. And broadcasting talent.

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On his Wednesday shows, he has a section called the Moan-in, where members of the public phone in to complain about things that annoy them. Just a suggestion... ;)

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Same applies to Bulls' fans in spades - anyone who can't take a day off is goosed before they start and then, the between 2 and 3 am homecoming is enough to put everyone but the most diehard fan off.

 

Yeah, I was thinking about going had it been Saturday or Sunday but now I'm really struggling and think I'll probably knock it on the head. Big shame. Don't think it'll be the lowest cup attendence ever, but it could be the lowest in-competition game between two sides currently in the top flight.

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I'm led to believe Catalan Dragons v York City Knights is on Sunday 12th May, 3pm.

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Billy is 78 and not been in the best of health on and off for some time. A great figure to have involved but to expect a lot from him these days is a bit much.

I have to agree with that didn't mean to disrespect Billy, i never had the pleasure of seeing him in his prime but my father told me several times he was a true legend of our game. Like you say padge maybe people expect too much. Apologies. 

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I can remember, when I was quite young, Billy Boston's last match at Odsal - he was applauded all the way down from the old changing rooms and onto the field and all the way off it after the game. I can honestly say I've never seen so much respect shown by a crowd to any other visiting player.

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I'm led to believe Catalan Dragons v York City Knights is on Sunday 12th May, 3pm.

I think they've moved it because of the Lord Derby Cup Final in Carcassonne between Avignon-Limoux on the Saturday 6pm. The Federation organise an impressive schools of rugby jamboree during the day and everybody then moves on to Stade Domec on its conclusion.

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Had this reply from the bbc complaints about the draw

Reference CAS-2067621-DP73Q7

Many thanks for getting in touch about Richard Bacon’s BBC Radio 5 Live programme on Monday 22nd April which including the live draw for the Tetley's Challenge Cup 2013 fifth round

Recognising your concerns and unhappiness about the draw, we reviewed the programme and discussed points raised by listeners with the station’s senior editorial team

The team have asked us to personally thank you for getting in touch and to assure you that BBC Radio 5 Live and sister station BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra are absolutely committed to coverage of Rugby League

They explain that thus far in 2013, the stations have broadcast some 36 hours of live coverage of the sport and that they’ve secured the rights to broadcast this year’s World Cup with an aim to offer live coverage of all 28 matches

BBC Radio 5 Live’s commitment to the sport was further demonstrated by their desire to undertake the Challenge Cup fifth round draw live on air from our Salford studios on Monday

However, the team responsible do acknowledge in light of your points that they didn’t get the tone of the draw right on air

The team have discussed this with Richard Bacon himself along with his production team and Richard acknowledges that he got the tone wrong thus he apologises to listeners as he genuinely didn’t mean to upset any Rugby League fans

Thank you again for getting in touch and allowing us to investigate your concerns with the team directly involved, and to respond.

We very much hope that you will feel reassured as to the BBC’s on-going commitment to Rugby League across BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, and that you will agree that we have taken your points on board.

We appreciate your concerns on this matter and would like to assure you that we’ve registered your concerns on our audience log. This is a daily report of audience feedback that's made available to many BBC staff, including our Executive Board and senior management.

The audience logs are seen as important documents that can help shape decisions about future programming and content.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us.

Kind Regards

Robin MacDonald

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If that's a form response (and I'm not saying it is until I get my reply from them), it is at least extensive, comprehensive and they admit a bollock was dropped. Aliens have obviously taken control of the Corporation.

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If that's a form response (and I'm not saying it is until I get my reply from them), it is at least extensive, comprehensive and they admit a bollock was dropped. Aliens have obviously taken control of the Corporation.

Just received the same response. Still, they shouldn't be expected to draft a different wording for each complaint (and I'm sure there were a fair few), so it'll do for me.

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Dear Ms Hilton


 


Reference CAS-2067524-QJWDLH


 


Many thanks for getting in touch about Richard Bacon’s BBC Radio 5 Live programme on Monday 22nd April which including the live draw for the Tetley's Challenge Cup 2013 fifth round


 


Recognising your concerns and unhappiness about the draw, we reviewed the programme and discussed points raised by listeners with the station’s senior editorial team


 


The team have asked us to personally thank you for getting in touch and to assure you that BBC Radio 5 Live and sister station BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra are absolutely committed to coverage of Rugby League


 


They explain that thus far in 2013, the stations have broadcast some 36 hours of live coverage of the sport and that they’ve secured the rights to broadcast this year’s World Cup with an aim to offer live coverage of all 28 matches


 


BBC Radio 5 Live’s commitment to the sport was further demonstrated by their desire to undertake the Challenge Cup fifth round draw live on air from our Salford studios on Monday


 


However, the team responsible do acknowledge in light of your points that they didn’t get the tone of the draw right on air


 


The team have discussed this with Richard Bacon himself along with his production team and Richard acknowledges that he got the tone wrong thus he apologises to listeners as he genuinely didn’t mean to upset any Rugby League fans


 


Thank you again for getting in touch and allowing us to investigate your concerns with the team directly involved, and to respond.


 


We very much hope that you will feel reassured as to the BBC’s on-going commitment to Rugby League across BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, and that you will agree that we have taken your points on board.


 


Kind Regards


 


Marie-Therese Gibson


BBC Complaints


www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

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