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12 hours ago, Eddie said:

Well yeah, the BBC with their 35,000 staff and £5.1bn revenue could do it Far be it from them to show what licence payers want though, there’s BBC3 programmes to be made. 

"What licence payers want" 😄

How many England fans are expected to travel out for this international?

Given that the team has not played an international match since 2018, you would imagine loads will be travelling. Yet for some reason on this forum, inhabited by supposed 'diehard' fans of the game.... It appears that almost none of the English contributors are travelling over. 

If people on a dedicated rugby league forum aren't even going, then will anyone else be going?? And therefore more to the point..... What on earth makes you think that the "licence payers want" this match televised??

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3 hours ago, The Frying Scotsman said:

"What licence payers want" 😄

How many England fans are expected to travel out for this international?

Given that the team has not played an international match since 2018, you would imagine loads will be travelling. Yet for some reason on this forum, inhabited by supposed 'diehard' fans of the game.... It appears that almost none of the English contributors are travelling over. 

If people on a dedicated rugby league forum aren't even going, then will anyone else be going?? And therefore more to the point..... What on earth makes you think that the "licence payers want" this match televised??

Not sure that the 100 or so regular contributors to this forum are a significant sample, yet a fair few are travelling from what I’ve read (flights booked etc), and are tickets even on sale? 

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6 hours ago, The Frying Scotsman said:

"What licence payers want" 😄

How many England fans are expected to travel out for this international?

Given that the team has not played an international match since 2018, you would imagine loads will be travelling. Yet for some reason on this forum, inhabited by supposed 'diehard' fans of the game.... It appears that almost none of the English contributors are travelling over. 

If people on a dedicated rugby league forum aren't even going, then will anyone else be going?? And therefore more to the point..... What on earth makes you think that the "licence payers want" this match televised??

The numbers travelling will not be high, they never are when they travel to France for their own club games, but you knew that anyway.  

This Forum can’t be used as a comparison either considering the number of RU agitators and those going through double identity crisis we have.

 

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On 22/09/2021 at 08:03, Dave T said:

I think it shows the challenges all round tbh. Surely if the cost is only £35k to cover it, we should have the BBC or Sky paying us more than that for UK rights?

It highlights a real issue we have in the game that may other sports wouldn't even have to consider - they would have somebody queuing up to show an England international. Even with all the issues that the RFL have created themselves around the England brand, we really should be able to get coverage for this.

Those other sports aren't confined mostly to some small, unfashionable, economically disadvantaged towns in the north of England and similar small towns in the south of France though, so they can draw audiences from a lot bigger segment of the populations of both countries than RL can do.  Consequently they have more appeal to broadcasters.  Playing the match in a small town like Perpignan won't help with that either.

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28 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

Those other sports aren't confined mostly to some small, unfashionable, economically disadvantaged towns in the north of England and similar small towns in the south of France though, so they can draw audiences from a lot bigger segment of the populations of both countries than RL can do.  Consequently they have more appeal to broadcasters.  Playing the match in a small town like Perpignan won't help with that either.

Where does it matter where the game is played, do you honestly think people are more likely to tune in if the game is in for example Marseille rather than Perpignan? Perpignan (metro area population 260k, so not a small town) is the best place to get a full stadium, which will attract more tv punters than 10,000 rattling around the Velodrome. 

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21 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Where does it matter where the game is played, do you honestly think people are more likely to tune in if the game is in for example Marseille rather than Perpignan? Perpignan (metro area population 260k, so not a small town) is the best place to get a full stadium, which will attract more tv punters than 10,000 rattling around the Velodrome. 

It matters a lot.  Playing in a small town like Perpignan (2017 population 120,000 making it 30th in the ranking of French cities by population) is likely to reinforce the negative stereotypes about the sport.  Big time sports play their Internationals in big cities and they're big events which draw big crowds, playing an International in a place like Perpignan conveys the image that game is small time and lacks broad appeal.

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9 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

It matters a lot.  Playing in a small town like Perpignan (2017 population 120,000 making it 30th in the ranking of French cities by population) is likely to reinforce the negative stereotypes about the sport.  Big time sports play their Internationals in big cities and they're big events which draw big crowds, playing an International in a place like Perpignan conveys the image that game is small time and lacks broad appeal.

Would you rather a full Brutus on tv, or 10,000 in a massive stadium in Paris or Marseille? Also as this is so hastily arranged are you sure the big stadia were available? 

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13 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Would you rather a full Brutus on tv, or 10,000 in a massive stadium in Paris or Marseille? Also as this is so hastily arranged are you sure the big stadia were available? 

Your question assumes that the former would hide the fact of the crowd being only 10,000 in that case.  Why do you assume that?

What I would like is a crowd of over 25,000 in one of those big cities, as happened in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  That's what the game should have and what it needs to have to break down the negative views of it among the population at large.

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9 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

Your question assumes that the former would hide the fact of the crowd being only 10,000 in that case.  Why do you assume that?

What I would like is a crowd of over 25,000 in one of those big cities, as happened in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  That's what the game should have and what it needs to have to break down the negative views of it among the population at large.

I’d like to see Brazil play Argentina at rugby league in a packed Maracana too, but it isn’t going to happen. 

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1 hour ago, Big Picture said:

Your question assumes that the former would hide the fact of the crowd being only 10,000 in that case.  Why do you assume that?

What I would like is a crowd of over 25,000 in one of those big cities, as happened in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  That's what the game should have and what it needs to have to break down the negative views of it among the population at large.

Have you forgotten how the game was decimated in France due to German and France’s own, cowardly, Vichy government?  Still now, prejudices remain.  Some French will not speak about those times.

The most obvious place to hold the game,imo, would be Toulouse, for a larger capacity, but GB will be a full house and that’s all we can ask for.  Marseilles, Lyon are too far out for a last minute arrangement anyway.

Is there a day when your posts aren’t negative?

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22 hours ago, ATLANTISMAN said:

Latest news is that maybe just local TV but at least one will be able to watch online

Crowd prediction is 6/7000 however if the Dragons get to the SLGF and win it I think personally it will have a real positive effect.

 

Paul

 

I see the French Prime Minister is attending the SL semi final.  

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22 hours ago, ATLANTISMAN said:

Latest news is that maybe just local TV but at least one will be able to watch online

Crowd prediction is 6/7000 however if the Dragons get to the SLGF and win it I think personally it will have a real positive effect.

 

Paul

 

I know none of this is fact yet as it hasn't happened, but so far, this is all sounding....  underwhelming. 

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The problem with the FFR13 is basically its a voluntary organisation working in the passed.

Voluntary bodies of all kinds tend to attract the wrong kind of people (Not all but most) which leads to jealousy and bitter infighting.

I wonder sometimes if the new president realises what he has taken on.

The Elite 1 tried to break away from the FFR13 around 20 years ago to form a professional set up however it was blocked legally at the time. 

 

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9 minutes ago, ATLANTISMAN said:

The problem with the FFR13 is basically its a voluntary organisation working in the passed.

Voluntary bodies of all kinds tend to attract the wrong kind of people (Not all but most) which leads to jealousy and bitter infighting.

I wonder sometimes if the new president realises what he has taken on.

The Elite 1 tried to break away from the FFR13 around 20 years ago to form a professional set up however it was blocked legally at the time. 

 

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Apart from the voluntary bit, somewhat like Super League then.

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2 hours ago, Lowdesert said:

I see the French Prime Minister is attending the SL semi final.  

He has attended matches before when he was the mayor of nearby Prades. Guasch gets his name around for sure. When he was putting the Camp Nou project together received the President of the Occitaine Region (pop 6 million) Carol Delga.

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"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"  - Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."  - Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

Si tu( Remi Casty) devais envoyer un fax au Président Guasch? " Un grand bravo pour ce que vous avez fait,et merci de m 'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure"

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1 hour ago, audois said:

He has attended matches before when he was the mayor of nearby Prades. Guasch gets his name around for sure. When he was putting the Camp Nou project together received the President of the Occitaine Region (pop 6 million) Carol Delga.

Politically, it’s all good.

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Yes definitively. Also  Madame Hermeline Malherbe leader of the Pyrénées-Orientales Department  is often seen next to the  Guasch group at the matches at Brutus. He is very well connected in the town and beyond I think.

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"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"  - Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."  - Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

Si tu( Remi Casty) devais envoyer un fax au Président Guasch? " Un grand bravo pour ce que vous avez fait,et merci de m 'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure"

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3 hours ago, audois said:

Yes definitively. Also  Madame Hermeline Malherbe leader of the Pyrénées-Orientales Department  is often seen next to the  Guasch group at the matches at Brutus. He is very well connected in the town and beyond I think.

I hope Gordon that the current fascist leader of Perpignan Council is NOT seen St Brutus.

 

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2 hours ago, ATLANTISMAN said:

I hope Gordon that the current fascist leader of Perpignan Council is NOT seen St Brutus.

 

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 Hermeline Malherbe (PS) the Department seems to be  closer than the ville who look possibily more towards to USAP

 

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"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"  - Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."  - Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959

Si tu( Remi Casty) devais envoyer un fax au Président Guasch? " Un grand bravo pour ce que vous avez fait,et merci de m 'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure"

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On 23/09/2021 at 16:20, Eddie said:

Would you rather a full Brutus on tv, or 10,000 in a massive stadium in Paris or Marseille? Also as this is so hastily arranged are you sure the big stadia were available? 

You're wasting your time Eddie, he has nothing of any value to contribute, pure negativity and the Chip Fat Jock is just a troll. 

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17 hours ago, fighting irish said:

You're wasting your time Eddie, he has nothing of any value to contribute, pure negativity and the Chip Fat Jock is just a troll. 

I wasn't trolling anyone. 

Some misguided northerner was bleating on about "giving the licence payers what they want" when there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that "the licence payers" want to watch this friendly international rugby league match. The fact that it is only likely to sell about 7000 tickets backs this up, as does the fact that hardly any fans from the UK will be bothered traveling to watch it live. 

There are 26 million TV licences in the UK. That population clearly does not "want" on average to sit down and watch this Rugby League friendly!!!

Get a grip FFS. The wider public couldn't care less about this game.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, The Frying Scotsman said:

I wasn't trolling anyone. 

Some misguided northerner was bleating on about "giving the licence payers what they want" when there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that "the licence payers" want to watch this friendly international rugby league match. The fact that it is only likely to sell about 7000 tickets backs this up, as does the fact that hardly any fans from the UK will be bothered traveling to watch it live. 

There are 26 million TV licences in the UK. That population clearly does not "want" on average to sit down and watch this Rugby League friendly!!!

Get a grip FFS. The wider public couldn't care less about this game.

 

 

What do the wider population care about, there are few if any tv programmes that get the majority of people watching. The fact is enough people would watch to make it something the bbc should show, let’s face it RL just isn’t woke enough for them to be interested in. 

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