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#61 Scubby

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Has anybody actually considered that the BBC has offered to broadcast a warm-up game if it was played locally to Media City? It is not a co-incidence that the Autumn final in 2012 was also at Salford. This is not a game the BBC has to cover.

 

So let's baulk at the RFL getting the England side (and pundits) onto national television a week before the biggest competition here in over a decade. Two hours of free publicity for the World Cup! :sclerosis: Rugby League fans would find an excuse to avoid attending anything.


Edited by Scubby, 04 July 2013 - 10:14 PM.


#62 Dave T

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:16 PM

Yes, my original post was pretty negative, and whilst I don't think the venue is the right one, it is at least a great step forward that we are playing a 'new' team finally. 

 

I'm not sure this game on the BBC would be the best build up - a low-key friendly with unlimited subs, but it may be an interesting one for Premier.



#63 Sports Prophet

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:50 PM

I cannot agree cedars should have been there, Italy has a lot of potential they have around 30 clubs playing game.


Don't believe the hype. Italy's foundations are nowhere near 30 clubs strong. Lebanon however has a burgeoning Club, Junior and University scene that makes Italy look pale in comparison

#64 roughyedspud

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:58 PM

yet they are playing in the world cup and lebanon are'nt......oh well

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#65 Sports Prophet

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:20 AM

yet they are playing in the world cup and lebanon are'nt......oh well

Good work pointing out the obvious.

I was just correcting someone who has the wrong idea on Italy's domestic scene

#66 thirteenthman

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:43 AM

Is the BBC actually showing this match? I keep reading people mentioning this, but there was no reference to it in the press release.



#67 winnyason

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:12 AM

Both leagues peanut if you really think Lebanon is going to take off your in another world Italy have some interest in game Lebanon is very minor.

#68 brooza

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:58 AM

EDIT: Ignore that


Edited by brooza, 05 July 2013 - 10:00 AM.

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#69 deluded pom?

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:45 PM

a low-key friendly with unlimited subs, but it may be an interesting one for Premier.

The unlimited subs bit puts me off big style. I understand why both teams want to give their squads a run out but I don't attend pre season club games for the same reason, they are just glorified training runs. Ah well, England might play Italy in a full blown international one day.

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#70 THE RED ROOSTER

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

Any news on the kick off time for this game ?

I will be coming up to Barton for this but would like to know if it's a day -trip or overnight stay required which depends on the kick off time.


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It was a shock to hear how the BBC persistently denigrated everyone who voted to Leave.

They have managed to accuse, judge and convict the majority as racist, drunk and irresponsible.

On the other hand I did not hear the BBC question the decision of Remain voters. 

It just goes to show how the BBC, like Sky News and Fox News, did not really tell us the news, but tried to influence us with their opinions, which goes against the moral duty of the news networks.


 

 

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#71 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

Any news on the kick off time for this game ?
I will be coming up to Barton for this but would like to know if it's a day -trip or overnight stay required which depends on the kick off time.


Will be an afternoon kick-off I expect, as the key World Cup matches for England are in the afternoon too.




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