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uk rl needs to mouth off

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so we have taught sl stars how to respond to cameras?

alex murphy style? no mr meek style

lets have some mouthpieces ruffling feathers in the sporting arena "randy savage style"

 

"british lions? never heard of em mate! tell em to come have a crack at a real game"

 

"southerners need to toughen up and see if they are made of the same metal as us"

 

"people are afraid of the intensity of our sport" join us don't be scared!

 

or just more "humble interviews" thanks for the watch.

 

 

 

 

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a good point well made

 

we know our place too much

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I don't think we need to lower ourselves.

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so we have taught sl stars how to respond to cameras?

alex murphy style? no mr meek style

lets have some mouthpieces ruffling feathers in the sporting arena "randy savage style"

 

"british lions? never heard of em mate! tell em to come have a crack at a real game"

 

"southerners need to toughen up and see if they are made of the same metal as us"

 

"people are afraid of the intensity of our sport" join us don't be scared!

 

or just more "humble interviews" thanks for the watch.

 

A bit like Stevo (but younger and more athletic)?

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I agree to a point, problem is most of the quotes from the likes of Murphy were only read in newspapers, these day Television is the media of choice for news, our players, in the main, do not come across well on TV.

 

What I do hate is the rent a quote "quality opposition", "its always hard when you come here" etc.

 

We have a media management problem at clubs, clubs think media management is about controlling what people say, it isn't, its about managing 

where what people say appears.

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I agree to a point, problem is most of the quotes from the likes of Murphy were only read in newspapers, these day Television is the media of choice for news, our players, in the main, do not come across well on TV.

 

What I do hate is the rent a quote "quality opposition", "its always hard when you come here" etc.

 

We have a media management problem at clubs, clubs think media management is about controlling what people say, it isn't, its about managing 

where what people say appears.

yes

I speak from personal experience

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I quite liked the David Ferriol quotes that he was going to smash Adrian Morley in the Cup Semi's a couple of years ago - which it turned out were made up by the RFL media dept!  :aggressive:

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I quite liked the David Ferriol quotes that he was going to smash Adrian Morley in the Cup Semi's a couple of years ago - which it turned out were made up by the RFL media dept!  :aggressive:

Most quotes put out in press releases these days are from the media department and the player/coach etc. never said them, even when they appear on club TV its all scripted by the media department.

 

The media department shouldn't be about creating the message it has to be about delivering it.

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Finally... The Rock, HAS COME BACK, to St. Helens!!!

 

 

 

... I like it!

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We need to issue a challenge: RL fans v RU & soccer fans (both gay) outside school gates on last day of term.

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I'm all for this - gerrintoum

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Jamie Jones Buchanan: 'I can't wait to eat Paul Gallen and Sonny Bill for breakfast'

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I quite liked the David Ferriol quotes that he was going to smash Adrian Morley in the Cup Semi's a couple of years ago - which it turned out were made up by the RFL media dept!  :aggressive:

I don't know what's more surprising, that the above quote was made up or that the RFL actually have a media department.

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But seriously, we don't want to get down to the depths of, say,  boxing's "pre fight hype" rubbish do we ?

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But seriously, we don't want to get down to the depths of, say,  boxing's "pre fight hype" rubbish do we ?

 

Maybe not quite that far, but boxing does seem to attract plenty of viewers so there must be something in it.

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To be honest, I kind of agree. I was thinking about this the other day. I think RL is becoming a bit too sterile. Too clean. We keep trying to be the most morally superior sport and personally I think it holds us back. I think it's great that we have these high values, but as the saying goes "controversy creates cash". There's a reason why we get in the papers for the frowned upon things!

 

 

There's a balance obviously, but I don't think sitting on our high horse is going to help with promoting the game IMO.

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If we stick to sport related ballsier banter/interviews then we'll be fine and it'll be fun

 

The only caveat it that it is only done by those with no dirt to dig / skeletons in closets / hypocrisy 

 

Even I, taught by nuns, grammar school educated, never broken a law in my life, would have to be careful on telly ha ha

 

Best left to ex players, respected coaches, and none playing fans of the game - eg the celeb followers - the current squads need to be careful and only let seasoned, educated ones loose

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I'd rather be in Blackpool than Bondi...

 

That kind of thing? :D

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I'd rather be in Blackpool than Bondi...

 

That kind of thing? :D

classic quote- that got the aussies rattled

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Interesting subject this one.  I've often thought we don't actually come out and say how tough, quick, intense and tactical our game is.

 

We have just seen a Rugby Union Lions Tour where very mediocre players are described as "world class", "have superb skills" or "terrific athletes".  Why don't we talk up our game as well?  We actually have a product worth getting excited about!

 

When players, coaches or commentators are asked a question about our game they should be encouraged to say things like "he's the best centre in the world, in either code". "This is the toughest team sport in the world - bar none",  "He made 200 metres in that game, ten times further than Sam Warburton runs for Wales" etc, etc...

 

 

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Anti-RU comments are preaching to the choir.  They'll do nothing to sell our sport more broadly.

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