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Dave T

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  1. 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.

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  2. 1 minute ago, PREPOSTEROUS said:

    Great stuff, hopefully they get enough of an audience to encourage them to take more in the next tv package. 

    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. 

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  3. 8 minutes ago, Damien said:

    Excellent news. This is huge for the game.

    It is great to finally see the game shown on another FTA broadcaster. The more broadcasters interested in showing the sport the better. I am also  really excited to see what Channel 4 can do and to see if they add a bit of freshness to the presentation. They could force the BBC and Sky in particular to up their game.

     

    2 minutes ago, iffleyox said:

    all depends on the production company really - Sunset+Vine revolutionised cricket on C4 but that was really smashing up probably over 30 years of the same way of doing things, and arguably you've got more scope with cricket - given the breaks in play, length of matches, etc. Not sure what can be done (but then again I don't work in this field so why would I?) to change an 80 minute match.

    That's not knocking it by the way, I think it's great news.

    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). 

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  4. 8 minutes ago, cookey said:

    Delighted, looks a good deal, well done Ken Davy.

    Should be good news for our main Sponsor Bet Fred and our other leading sponsors and for the various local sponsors.

    The home Clubs absolutely MUST make an event out of each and every home game. Anyone who sits back and hopes people come to the 10 gamesshould be shot.

    BBC, Channel 4, Sky Sports - impressive and I have to say, a surprise to me.

    Yes, this needs to be the start of an opportunity that we need to make the most of rather than the end game. 

  5. Just now, M j M said:

    It would be weird/disappointing for this not to be the case.

    Up to the clubs to really focus on getting big crowds for these live terrestrial games.

    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. 

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  6. 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. 

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  7. 30 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

    Prosecco trailed Cava into the market for affordable bubbles that tasted nicer than Lambrini or Asti Spumante. Now Prosecco's success means that supermarkets are encouraged to stock the occasional Cremant or Blanquette. This is a good thing.

    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. 35 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

    In many cases????

    I'm not a huge lover of sparkles. They have their place on a warm summers day in the garden, but I do prefer a chenin blanc from vouvray to the three grape mix from Marne.

    I much happier drinking and discussing reds rather than whites. However, I can't ever imagine a Prosecco getting anywhere close to the taste, nose, quality and enjoyment that a Vouvray or sparkles from Reims or Épernay. Certainly my experiences they don't.

    Just my opinion. As you attest, other opinions are available.

     

    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. 1 hour ago, Robin Evans said:

    Enjoyed by the cliteratti. 

    They've taken less than ordinary sheeite sparkling white. Thrown zillions of pounds marketing a crapola product and convincing folks that it's posh .... or special.

    As Goosey says earlier, those that love it have always loved it despite it not being widely available on supermarket shelves until early years of this century.

    What then irritates even more is if I'm seen enjoying a white sparkler I've brought back from Catherine Derouay in Vouvray and someone asks.... "is that p-sec love"?

    I rarely contain myself when asked.

    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. 1 hour ago, M j M said:

    I wouldn't go quite so far as saying they kill the atmosphere but you look at new or upgraded grounds and compare to their predecessors and there's none I can think of where it's as good.

    The HJ does ok but it's still not exactly The Zoo, New South Stand is quieter for sure and when we get to things like t'Wicked or the AJB the contrast between old and new in terms of atmosphere is just bad.

    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. 

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