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Dave T

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  1. It would appear to be a late sponsor as somebody else mentioned. It looks like they had the kits made without sponsors and then they signed this. Particularly as they say you can have a blank one now and then upgrade to a sponsored one if you want one when they are ready. That hardly suggests it is them catering for no sponsor shirts. They also stress that it is this year only.
  2. I look forward to Wigan making a complete balls up of next year's release. I do enjoy the 'creative' years they go with Agree, these are the best Wigan kits for a while.
  3. Nice kits from Wigan. I always see people complain about sponsors, and I get it, but I must admit I find shirts without sponsors a bit weird nowadays. Like something is missing. The whole Iqoniq thing seems weird though, didn't they get pulled off other club shirts during the season last year?
  4. Because they have away games? needless waffle to make it seem more complex than it is. It seems a pretty simple message, they want to relay the pitch and fitting it in as part of a crazy busy schedule means there will be a few weeks without home games. There is an argument that they maybe need to schedule things a bit better, but I dont see the big issue - I assume they are still playing the games at Headingley?
  5. I always think Hull KR home games come across well on TV too, good atmosphere and a nice balance between knackered old ground and modern stand.
  6. Yeah, I realised afterwards which para you meant.
  7. Yes, and I'm genuinely not being obtuse, a small part of my role involves signing off press releases and online content and this would have been sent back instantly - as would pretty much everything the RFL team does! But I struggled to understand the point of the opening post in this thread and followed it up by reading the link and it all made little sense. I don't know why there are references to Magic Weekend and Toulouse away etc - it's waffle.
  8. The first paragraph of the article doesn't mention scheduling dilemmas. Para 1: Leeds Rhinos fans are getting excited about the new Betfred Super League campaign after the new fixture list was revealed this morning but the mens first team is just part of an exciting year ahead at Headingley Rugby Stadium.
  9. Nice to see C4's social media covering this a fair bit. Things like that are a positive sign, I'd encourage people to interact with it as much as possible. In general the announcement has been massively positive, with only the odd weird exception, and C4 will absolutely be monitoring the online sentiment.
  10. On the actual subject, surely there is little issue here. The decision is theirs, as long as it can be accommodated, I don't see the problem. Even Man Utd are making their stadium unavailable on certain weekends each year, and in 2022 they are staging the Grand Final and two World Cup Finals RL games. Nowt to see here.
  11. You are the niche population. As Gav proved when he also claimed that streaming was the bigger channel. It isn't.
  12. It seems an odd change, as we specifically moved to 7.45pm a couple of years ago to make it slightly more family friendly and make sure the games finished a touch earlier.
  13. There is literally no mention of a 6 week block in this article prior to this paragraph. Could you quote it for me, because it is genuinely missing from the article I am reading? The thread didnt make sense, so I read the article, and that didn't make sense. "The six round period which excludes a home game..." is really not clear what it is saying.
  14. Leeds are an impressive club, but I think they've borrowed the RFL's work experience kid for that update. Ive read it a couple of times and I don't know what it is saying. The last paragraph refers to a six week period as though that has been mentioned elsewhere in the article, and I still have no idea whether any games are being moved or whatever. If not, why is this news? It really does read like the RFL guff we see a lot of at the moment.
  15. Are flights to Toulouse only available from London? Any other options for travelling that you know of?
  16. They would see the difference between a 10 to 15k crowd and a 1 to 2k crowd. It can all be enjoyable, but the event status would look different. And that also goes for top of SL vs bottom of SL, which is part of Matts point.
  17. First couple of rounds fixtures released. Four live games in round 1 (including Toulouse home opener) 3 in round 2 - disappointing that Catalans home game is not on TV.
  18. I'm going to stay in Edinburgh with family as will be haeding back to Newcastle for the Scotland game on the Sunday. The train journey from Edinburgh to Newcastle is very pleasant indeed.
  19. I mean, it's still there in black and white, and that isn't what happened. You actually suggested Championship goes to the likes of ITV4, Quest and Prime, before mentioning C4 in Leeds. And then kept asking about have the negotiators spoken to other providers on the back of the Sky reduced deal - most people suggested yes, they will have. They obviously were. There wasn't anybody making the point that RL wasn't good enough for these channels, but there was some challenge around whether they would see value in SL. You appeared to take the mild disagreement in opinion very personally.
  20. For years, when we have had 'fantasy RL' kind of conversations we have talked about things like terrestrial coverage, quality coverage of every game, video refs at each game, another French team. If the above is delivered and done well, 2022 could be a very important year for SL. Then we also have 40 Championship games on Premier. And 61 World Cup games on BBC. We need to put everything we have into 2022.
  21. I hope that their expectations are realistic as a starting point of 500k-1m per game - but they are determined to grow it through advertising. They generally advertise their own stuff really well and take it seriously, it would be great to have a supportive partner on board.
  22. I think the BBC in general do a good job with their coverage, and Sky get much right, but let themselves down with their pundits. But there is plenty C4 could do to present it in a fresh way. I often feel we don't get the atmosphere of the fans and the event across on TV and I'd like to see them getting in there at ground level and showing off the events. The one very slight worry is that they go down the RU route where it was the same coverage as you got on BT sports (I believe as I never actually watched it fully - just based on what I saw in passing).
  23. Apparently Sky will be lending C4 Baz n Tez for games.
  24. Yes, this needs to be the start of an opportunity that we need to make the most of rather than the end game.
  25. We'll now have around 16 to 17 live club games per year on terrestrial TV each season. Do any other major mens sports get that kind of coverage?
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