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Dave T

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  1. Was just about to post similar. These 10 games should be handpicked and we go all out to make them events. Mind you, the same goes for Cup games and we are happy for them to be on BBC with poor crowds. Seems they won't just be getting the rubbish too if the opener is anything to go by. Showing big clubs like the Wire and whoever they happen to play is great.
  2. I'm interested to know who has the highlights, I couldn't see it mentioned. I think it makes sense to have this on C4 so they have the narrative of the whole season.
  3. Absolutely lovely stuff. For all the doom and gloom, the new TV deal looks to be an excellent deal from a content point of view. Even if this means a bit of short term financial pain (or badge it as investment), it feels worth it for the opportunities that this presents. If we can confirm things like every game filmed to broadcast standard then it is very, very good. There is a real opportunity to relaunch SL in a very positive manner here.
  4. https://www.totalrl.com/ken-davy-secures-channel-4-deal-to-broadcast-super-league-in-2022/ Outstanding news.
  5. Newcastle hotels for the opener are very expensive, but I know you can get packages including hotels through the rlwc site. They weren't stupid prices when I looked previously.
  6. It seems to be a phrase that a few people here have started to use that doesn't mean anything tbh.
  7. Whilst Cava has always been around it never became anything like as mainstream and popular. It was always just seen as cheap bubbles in my experience, whereas Prosecco is treated as a credible drink in its own right. When I was younger we used to get free cava from the dj in the pubs if you claimed it was your birthday. God knows what was in that I'm somebody who enjoys trying the different drinks that are on trend. At home I'm happy to drink lager, wine or gin, ales or Prosecco. It's all good. People like what they like. When I go out drinking, I like the effort that goes into making these drinks, although they do come with a hefty price tag.
  8. We are talking different things though here. We aren't talking fine wines or people being experts we are talking mainstream bubbles being available in bars and restaurants at a decent quality as an alternative to champagne. It shouldn't be compared to other whites or reds, it is doing a different job imo. Personally I don't mind a glass or two when I am out, but I find it too drinkable and I drink it like juice, gone in seconds!
  9. The emergence of Prosecco is a good thing. It is quite unusual in that a cheap alternative has become fashionable and that should be welcomed. In many cases it tastes nicer than champagne, and is a fraction of the price.
  10. Let's not go so over the top with absolutely everything.
  11. Just noticed the France v Greece game that was going to be a Monday afternoon game during holidays is now an evening game. Will be interesting to see if those Monday night games do well. Opening weekend for me looks like both Newcastle games, meaning I'll miss the Kiwi opener at Warrington, but Scotlands opener takes priority.
  12. It's weird that they have released the kit with pro photoshoots that distort the shirt to the point that you don't actually know what colours they are. That's really poor.
  13. I'm beyond excited about the opener. It's great that we should have a 50k crowd and a huge event that doesn't feature the traditional giants. Hopefully England will win but Samoa will show enough to demonstrate to the wider public that these nations are well worth watching.
  14. The Home Bargains sponsorship is a far better look than Cash Converters. I thought the announcement was quite clever - it was clear that the sponsorship would get some jibes, but they announced the turnover to give it credibility, and the Saints fans have repeated this in almost every post. It nipped a lot of the negativity in the bud.
  15. I think there's a lot of nostalgia at play tbh, particularly when it comes to Wire. Wilderspool was like a library for a standard game tbh. The Halliwell Jones is far better imho.
  16. The one worry I have here, and I hope this is alleviated on Friday is that they highlight that there are 4 event days affected - we know of the two in Liverpool, but the other two are likely to be football grounds - I can't see the HJ or Headingley not being available for example - so I really hope that we don't have an issue with the other marquee events.
  17. Yes, that would have been a better way of demonstrating unity and commitment and giving buyers confidence. Instead we have this which doesn't mean anything as this kind of thing should never be in doubt.
  18. technology is great and the choice we have is brilliant - but we shouldn't think everybody has just switched over to streaming and casting.
  19. Yeah I'm not a fan tbh. I'm a bit of a browser of channels (much to my wife's annoyance) and I do like to watch TV, including live sport on a standard box - particularly if there is a chance of me moving rooms. I'm not a technophobe and have all sorts of streaming options, but I can see why people are nervous of being pushed down this route before they are ready. Being able to record, pause, watch in chunks etc. are easier with a box, despite being doable with streaming.
  20. Actually Gav, you weren't. You said: The season ticket offer isn't available on Virgin, but it is available for Premier Player (where I and the majority of viewers now access the channel) - I hope that clears things up! You explicitly referred to Premier and talked about accessing 'the channel' and claimed it was a majority. I would suggest blatantly making things up to dismiss another posters concerns isn't fair game. It is a bit rubbish that the offer is not available on Virgin, it'd be good if they manage to sort something before the start of the season.
  21. That doesn't mention Premier, and doesn't support that streaming is bigger than TV.
  22. Has any sport ever released something as embarrassing as this?
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