Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

weloveyouwakefield2

twitter

29 posts in this topic

For those of you on twitter can't we get the super league grand final trending before the game tonight? Should be a great game, does anyone know if there is an official hahtag? Or is it #slgf ? Get tweeting :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think #SLGF is the most commonly used.

RL trends quite regularly these days but Saturday evening is not the best time with Premier League, Strictly and X Factor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Won't it be something like #SLGFWarWig if it follows the usual formula?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll go with #SLGF or just a general #rugbyleague generally does well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Won't it be something like #SLGFWarWig if it follows the usual formula?

It doesn't need to.

The reason that each game has a unique code is because of the way Twitter trends. Things trend if they see a sudden surge of popularity. The reason we don't just use #rugbyleague all the time is because it is difficult to get trending as it has quite a regular amount of traffic and would require a much bigger upsurge for it to be recognised by Twitter. However, if you create a unique hashtag like #SLLeeWar it will go from almost no usage to a large amount of usage and is more likely to be picked up.

#SLGF is a unique code in itself so doesn't need the unique club names.

When we first started a couple of years ago I became a little disillusioned by the RFL/SL's approach to it. In a matter of a week we successfully got a game trending and I had contacted the RFL, Sky and League Express about this, even getting an article published in LE about them. Super League has a designated person responsible for social media and he had shown no interest in them when I had contacted him. That was until about 2 hours before the SL Grand Final when he released a separate one to the one that we had been promoting through players, media and LE of course. He has rarely used them since.

There was a lot of opposition to it at the time but it has since become accepted and is regularly used and fairly regularly trends. We also see that now other sports in this country use them like Football and RU. It wouldn't take a lot to release the weekly hashtags under the official banner for people to use when watching Sky, even Sky could show them.

After all, anything that promotes people to talk about RL is surely a good thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not trending yet... :( loads of tweets about it though..

Don't get your hopes up. If it will trend it will be during the game but like I said earlier, we're up against much bigger events like Strictly and the Premier League.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to Ian Ramsdale, 'Warrington', 'Pat Richards' and 'rugby league' were all at various points in the top ten trends in London just after the grand final.  He reckons he has never seen rugby league trending before in London.

 

World Cup effect?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to Ian Ramsdale, 'Warrington', 'Pat Richards' and 'rugby league' were all at various points in the top ten trends in London just after the grand final.  He reckons he has never seen rugby league trending before in London.

 

World Cup effect?

He just hasn't been paying attention. I've seen Rugby League things trending in London plenty of times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone see the Garry Schofield tweet? The miserable, negative, clueless weapon.

I don't follow him (coz he annoys me).  What did he say?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

“@GarrySchofield6: Game over Warrington win easily now”

Ha!  What a plonker. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

“@GarrySchofield6: Game over Warrington win easily now”

To be fair he was saying what many people thought. I certainly thought that Wire were in total control and not just on the score front, it was nearly switched over in my house!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we first started a couple of years ago I became a little disillusioned by the RFL/SL's approach to it. In a matter of a week we successfully got a game trending and I had contacted the RFL, Sky and League Express about this, even getting an article published in LE about them. Super League has a designated person responsible for social media and he had shown no interest in them when I had contacted him. That was until about 2 hours before the SL Grand Final when he released a separate one to the one that we had been promoting through players, media and LE of course. He has rarely used them since.

 

Compare this to the NRL approach - they had #NRLGF painted on the pitch at the half way line for the Grand Final. Who is the clown who thinks hashtags are not a good way of promoting the game?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair he was saying what many people thought. I certainly thought that Wire were in total control and not just on the score front, it was nearly switched over in my house!

Wigan were still full if life, and were creating far more than wire.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair he was saying what many people thought. I certainly thought that Wire were in total control and not just on the score front, it was nearly switched over in my house!

Seems a bit crackers though to be thinking Wire had won it when the halftime hooter hadn't even sounded?  We all know how momentum shifts in rugby league.  I enjoyed Warrington's purple patch solely because it was pretty much the only period of the game where some real attacking skill was on show but it never crossed my mind that they had won it.  There was way too much of the game still left to play and in recent years I have not seen a Wigan team of any description capitulate.  They aren't the most entertaining of Wigan sides but they are very determined and that can go a long way in any game, especially a knock out game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Compare this to the NRL approach - they had #NRLGF painted on the pitch at the half way line for the Grand Final. Who is the clown who thinks hashtags are not a good way of promoting the game?

I think it's fairly well agreed that the RFL is hopeless when it comes to marketing our sport. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I highly doubt, even if they had asked, they would have been able to do anything similar on the OT pitch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I highly doubt, even if they had asked, they would have been able to do anything similar on the OT pitch.

Oh I dunno.  We have a good relationship with OT.  Just extended the GF contract there until 2017.  If we (RL) offered to clean up the pitch afterwards then it's quite possible they would have gone with it.  But even if we didn't paint the thing on, there could have been a big sign held up on the pitch prior to the match. They held up big signs of the Wire and Wigan logos plus club colours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Compare this to the NRL approach - they had #NRLGF painted on the pitch at the half way line for the Grand Final. Who is the clown who thinks hashtags are not a good way of promoting the game?

I'm not sure it's the same person but his attitude to them was bewildering.

They aren't just a good way to promote the game. We often see TV programs incorporating tweets into their on-screen discussions but we don't seem to want to do this in RL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems a bit crackers though to be thinking Wire had won it when the halftime hooter hadn't even sounded?  We all know how momentum shifts in rugby league.  I enjoyed Warrington's purple patch solely because it was pretty much the only period of the game where some real attacking skill was on show but it never crossed my mind that they had won it.  There was way too much of the game still left to play and in recent years I have not seen a Wigan team of any description capitulate.  They aren't the most entertaining of Wigan sides but they are very determined and that can go a long way in any game, especially a knock out game.

I don't think it's crackers at all. Last night was the biggest ever comeback in a Grand Final, so it wasn't crackers to suspect that it wasn't going to be the biggest ever comeback, especially given the way the game was going.

As for Schofield, he made a comment and then later put, "Game over the other way now! Amazing from Wigan," followed by "Yep bring it on. I deserve everything I get!!"

It's a bit harsh to call him a miserable, negative, clueless weapon for that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think it's crackers at all. Last night was the biggest ever comeback in a Grand Final, so it wasn't crackers to suspect that it wasn't going to be the biggest ever comeback, especially given the way the game was going.As for Schofield, he made a comment and then later put, "Game over the other way now! Amazing from Wigan," followed by "Yep bring it on. I deserve everything I get!!"It's a bit harsh to call him a miserable, negative, clueless weapon for that.

I disagree. He was bemoaning it as being over after 30 mins. He's ALWAYS focussing on the negative. He is miserable, he's often clueless as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think it's crackers at all. Last night was the biggest ever comeback in a Grand Final, so it wasn't crackers to suspect that it wasn't going to be the biggest ever comeback, especially given the way the game was going.

As for Schofield, he made a comment and then later put, "Game over the other way now! Amazing from Wigan," followed by "Yep bring it on. I deserve everything I get!!"

It's a bit harsh to call him a miserable, negative, clueless weapon for that.

It's that plus just about everything else he ever writes!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



League Express - Mon 10th April 2017

Rugby League World - April 2017