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Casfan1978

What an absolute tool ! I have no words.........

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That the BBC prefer RU to RL is no shocker.

 

More disappointed that yet again some moronic RL fans chose to get in front of BBC cameras that will always be more than willing to show them.

 

Great game of RL by the way. Well done to both teams for such a spectacle of sport. 

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Consdering the BBC have just singed up to cover the Rugby League World Cup and the Four Nations and have taken the rights off Sky can people stop claiming that the BBC has some sort of anti League bias.

Not only has the BBC TV committed to covering the international game they also cover club Rugby League with the Challenge Cup. Something they don't do with the cricket, Union or any other sport that isn't soccer.

In terms of picking out undesirable elements in the crowd in the first half it was something that was noticeable and the undesirables all seemed to be Hull supporters. I imagine words were had at half time as they stopped cutting to the crowd. It seemed to me to be an honest mistake to me but it gave off a bad image for the game whilst the play on the field was excellent.

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You know what you could be right let's make sure all games are as passionless as the debacle yesterday.

You're right, forgot the only alternative to drunken nobs making lewd hand gestures at the camera was a 70 point walkover

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If you're offended by that then TBH you should probably re-evaluate your priorities in life.

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I watched the game and thought it was funny, a bit of passion doesn't hurt, a finger salute is nothing compared to some of the stuff that goes on and what's wrong with saying up yours to one of your rivals in sport when you are used to being on the receiving end all the time?

 

I personally can't wait till the day I get to tell Canterbury or Manly fans to stick that one where the sun don't shine, been waiting a while  ;)

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I thought the fact that they didn't switch camera angle instantly was more disappointing. Someone certainly wasn't on the ball at that moment. But it wasn't the first time and it certainly won't be the last time that some div seizes a chance to make an ###### of himself. Most teams seem to carry at least a small box of tools with them. Although if that was a Widnes fan I dare say they'd make him the Mayor :P

plank!!!

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I find it absolutely amazing that the thread was merely to provoke a discussion about alcohol in grounds and the state that people seem to get themselves in.

 

Do you think this bloke got drunk only on booze sold at the ground? It was a 6pm Kick Off on a Sunday, even if there was no beer sold there yesterday, something tells me he would have been in a state anyway. It's an interesting debate, but a bit of an over-reaction IMO

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The BBC camerawork was strange on this issue. They seemed to go all out to find Hull fans swearing or making offensive hand gestures. This doesnt seem normal tbh, why would the director say to go to that camera? Dont they normally go looking for the good looking people?

I wonder which Union club the director follows once a flood.

 

It's just another way to bring our game down to where the old school tie brigade believe we should be. Unionist's don't miss a trick and are always looking for cheap shots at League simply because the product on the field is far superior to what is on offer with kick and clap.

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I think yesterday's camerawork was misrepresentative though.

 

Because I swear on my life Lee Briers was on that pitch.

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? Dont they normally go looking for the good looking people?

normally yes, but this was hull and warrington

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If you watch soccer matches they rarely have lingering shots and close up shots on the crowd. I think the directors over estimated the capacity for an alcohol fuelled supporters to behave themselves.

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What's wrong, a young guy out following his club having a few beers with mates getting loud and boisterous, or a young guy out with his mates drinking, into smoke or whatever, looking for their next good time? 

 

Wake up you silly old grump, not like the guy was running around in a gang with a gun selling dope to 9 year olds.

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What's wrong, a young guy out following his club having a few beers with mates getting loud and boisterous, or a young guy out with his mates drinking, into smoke or whatever, looking for their next good time? 

 

Wake up you silly old grump, not like the guy was running around in a gang with a gun selling dope to 9 year olds.

What's wrong? Supporters aggressively gesticulating towards the TV cameras and flicking the middle finger. It isn't a great look to be honest.

Again the directors that cover soccer matches have learnt long ago not to linger on the crowd is the same way they do at cricket or tennis.

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What's wrong? Supporters aggressively gesticulating towards the TV cameras and flicking the middle finger. It isn't a great look to be honest.

Again the directors that cover soccer matches have learnt long ago not to linger on the crowd is the same way they do at cricket or tennis.

 

Because no one ever gets ###### up at the cricket, do they?

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The guy concerned was clearly a berk and it is unfortunate that the TV cameras lingered on him for as long as they did. But that really shouldn't put anyone off rugby league. The 80 minutes of fantastic action are surely the talking point here? What a game.

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Because no one ever gets ###### up at the cricket, do they?

Well I have never seen a cricket crowd aggressively responding to the presence of TV cameras. The directors must have worked on Wimbledon because they got very up close and personal with the crowd in the way someone who was experienced in covering soccer or Rugby League wouldn't have done.

It only takes one idiot to give across an aggressive and negative image. The director learnt pretty quickly and stopped the Wimbledon style combing of the crowd in the second half.

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Still, we might get a slot on Points of View.

Why not complain to points of view actually? Something along the lines of how it's disappointing the BBC decided to linger upon an image like that which risks alienating people from a game which is so inclusive, family friendly and community based. You could throw in a mention of the state of mind round coming up (something very good which paints us in a good light) and the match Leeds did to raise awareness for Stonewall (I can't think of any major sport doing something so positive and high profile to tackle homophobia).

Might work and get BBC to explicitly acknowledge what a great sport we are.

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The guy concerned was clearly a berk and it is unfortunate that the TV cameras lingered on him for as long as they did. But that really shouldn't put anyone off rugby league. The 80 minutes of fantastic action are surely the talking point here? What a game.

Completely agree with this.

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Why not complain to points of view actually? Something along the lines of how it's disappointing the BBC decided to linger upon an image like that which risks alienating people from a game which is so inclusive, family friendly and community based. You could throw in a mention of the state of mind round coming up (something very good which paints us in a good light) and the match Leeds did to raise awareness for Stonewall (I can't think of any major sport doing something so positive and high profile to tackle homophobia).

Might work and get BBC to explicitly acknowledge what a great sport we are.

It was a mistake. A mistake that was quickly rectified by an inexperienced director. No doubt it will be discussed during the post production review and taken into consideration when they cover the final which will have a much bigger audience.

No lingering close ups of the crowd unless they are celebrating a try being scored.

The "BBC" didn't decide anything. A relatively junior member of staff made a mistake.

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