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Steve McNamara on BBC Radio 2

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Good to hear Steve McNamara on Radio 2 with the World Cup Trophy.

 

Came across very well, Chris Evans also extremely enthusiastic about the tournament at the end of they year and mentioned John Bevan and Brian Bevan as his all time favourite RL players.

 

Described the World Cup Trophy as the biggest trophy he has ever seen! Really bigged up the major games, and the semi double header at Wembley, commenting on the cost of attending as being extremely good value!

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Heh, I just stuck this on the WC tickets thread, great minds!

 

That's what 6+ million listeners there in one fell swoop?

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I did consider putting it on there, plumped for its own thread though to hopefully counteract yesterdays slightly less successful Radio 5 live cup draw!

 

I think Chris Evans should be a focus for promotion, a Warrington lad, loves getting involved in big sporting events, and his enthusiasm for nearly everything is quite contagious! He said he was already excited about the World Cup, and he sounded very genuine about it too!

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I did consider putting it on there, plumped for its own thread though to hopefully counteract yesterdays slightly less successful Radio 5 live cup draw!

 

I think Chris Evans should be a focus for promotion, a Warrington lad, loves getting involved in big sporting events, and his enthusiasm for nearly everything is quite contagious! He said he was already excited about the World Cup, and he sounded very genuine about it too!

He does a lot on his show for Children In Need (auctions and stuff), which is 15th November, and is slap bang in the middle of the tournament. Tenuous I know but maybe something to look at.

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This is where we should get the high profile RL fans involved for some kind of Children in Need sporting contest.

 

Rooney, Giggs, Ferdinand, Wiggins, and if you could manage to get Russell Crowe or Hugh Jackman involved too, along with past and present RL players we could raise some cash for charity whilst also getting a bit of free publicity for the World Cup.

 

Its all these little guest appearances and small features that help build the profile of the sport.

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Heh, I just stuck this on the WC tickets thread, great minds!

 

That's what 6+ million listeners there in one fell swoop?

 

Closer to 9/10 million

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Good to hear Steve McNamara on Radio 2 with the World Cup Trophy.

 

Came across very well, Chris Evans also extremely enthusiastic about the tournament at the end of they year and mentioned John Bevan and Brian Bevan as his all time favourite RL players.

 

Described the World Cup Trophy as the biggest trophy he has ever seen! Really bigged up the major games, and the semi double header at Wembley, commenting on the cost of attending as being extremely good value!

 

 

Listen and learn Richard Bacon

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Chris Evans is much more entertaining now he has calmed down. He was too annoying back in the 90s, but I suppose that was the trend back then.

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My only annoyance with him; he's never too far from telling us how rich he is. He's too ostentatious at times.

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Chris Evans is much more entertaining now he has calmed down. He was too annoying back in the 90s, but I suppose that was the trend back then.

He was very shrill, and I never warmed to him at the time, but he's improved now he's older and more laid-back.

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Glad to hear that; at various time Evans has acted like a bumhole towards both Warrington and rugby league.

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Just had a snippet with McNamara on BBC London local TV news, saying he was confident Wembley would be sold out and that Londoners would love the product.

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Half page with big pic of Steve holding the trophy in front of Wembley Stadium in today's Metro (London edition), including a paragraph on the Wigan news about Mossop, Hock and Powell.

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Half page with big pic of Steve holding the trophy in front of Wembley Stadium in today's Metro (London edition), including a paragraph on the Wigan news about Mossop, Hock and Powell.

Crikey.  London is getting more exposure to the world cup in the media than we are Up North.

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Crikey.  London is getting more exposure to the world cup in the media than we are Up North.

I think the world cup (especially the semis) is seen as a platform to really promote the game down South.

 

As for the evans feature, I find myself saying this more and more this year...well done to the RFL/marketing

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