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3 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

The positivity continues…

“With Channel 4 now based in Leeds, I think we will be talking about all sorts of things moving forward. Already we feel part of rugby league.”

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/channel-4-rugby-league-sky-23096706

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There`s a brief survey at the end of that article, probably worthwhile filling  out, the more responses to these sort of things the better.
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22 hours ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

I think the sport would benefit from a structured series of announcements on a regular basis to shine a positive light on the sport.

This is akin to a PR campaign and I think we saw good evidence of it by the people who built up the RLWC originally (and will need to do so again).

Although we often bemoan our sport at times it has been very innovative at times.

Im sure there is a Herculean effort possibly going overworked and underpaid behind the scenes to make rugby league newsworthy but more could be done.

You know what,  it hadn't occurred to me but one hopes they'll start doing promos for the world Cup on channel 4, that hopefully gets some entirely new supporters to the world Cup games

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Let's hope Hull fans are just last minute buyers and Saints bring a decent following, because at the minute my guess would there will be about 10-11k rattling around in that stadium which won't look quite as impressive on TV as last week did. 

https://hullfc.talent-sport.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/VisualSeatSelection.aspx?stadium=HR&product=202201&campaign=&type=H&productsubtype=&productIsHomeAsAway=N

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14 hours ago, Dunbar said:

Adam Hills sounded a bit nervous to me, which is understandable considering it is a different format.

Just caught a replay of the last twenty minutes of last weeks episode of `Last Leg`, you`re dead right he was very nervous about hosting C4 League`s coverage and if he would be able to pull it off. One thing for sure there is no way the audience wouldn`t have known it`s on, gave it a big plug in their sports wrap-up, to very loud applause and he was mentioning it repeatedly, Gave it a big rap at the end of the programme and said to the audience see you all tomorrow midday on channel 4. Rugby League ball with the channel 4 logo displayed prominently on his desk as well. I think we can safely say he`ll be plugging it every week.

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My take from the coverage was simply how much better it is when there's a commentator who's actually capable of commentating on the game. Compared to C4, Sky's coverage from Toulouse was like watching the game in a pub with 2 blokes next to you chatting about the match (who you wished would shut up), while the occasional commentary amounted to "Fages..(10 second gap)...he's given a try". Truly abysmal.

We don't need a Vossy, just someone who can do a proper commentary. It makes the game seem more exciting, which is great for C4, and any new viewers. Anyone watching RL on Sky for the first time would think it was the dullest game in the world.

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27 minutes ago, Human Punk said:

My take from the coverage was simply how much better it is when there's a commentator who's actually capable of commentating on the game. Compared to C4, Sky's coverage from Toulouse was like watching the game in a pub with 2 blokes next to you chatting about the match (who you wished would shut up), while the occasional commentary amounted to "Fages..(10 second gap)...he's given a try". Truly abysmal.

We don't need a Vossy, just someone who can do a proper commentary. It makes the game seem more exciting, which is great for C4, and any new viewers. Anyone watching RL on Sky for the first time would think it was the dullest game in the world.

In fairness, they weren't really comparable commentary positions.

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1 hour ago, The Rocket said:

Just caught a replay of the last twenty minutes of last weeks episode of `Last Leg`, you`re dead right he was very nervous about hosting C4 League`s coverage and if he would be able to pull it off. One thing for sure there is no way the audience wouldn`t have known it`s on, gave it a big plug in their sports wrap-up, to very loud applause and he was mentioning it repeatedly, Gave it a big rap at the end of the programme and said to the audience see you all tomorrow midday on channel 4. Rugby League ball with the channel 4 logo displayed prominently on his desk as well. I think we can safely say he`ll be plugging it every week.

He’s plugged the game on the last leg most weeks for years now mate.  Absolutely top man, nice bloke “in the flesh” too 👍

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18 hours ago, The Rocket said:
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There`s a brief survey at the end of that article, probably worthwhile filling  out, the more responses to these sort of things the better.

Filled out and signed up to the newsletter boss 👍

Really positive article that by the way 👏 

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On 04/02/2022 at 12:50, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

 

It looks as though plenty are happy with a Saturday at 12:30pm, it’s certainly more of a family friendly time than 8pm on a Friday 

Saturday at 12.30pm is my favourite kick-off time. I also like Monday night. I detest Thursday night, don't like Friday night either. There's usually more passing during afternoon rugby, I think some of that is psychological. Most the best RL and RU matches seem to start in the early to mid afternoon.

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59 minutes ago, LlanWests said:

Saturday at 12.30pm is my favourite kick-off time. I also like Monday night. I detest Thursday night, don't like Friday night either. There's usually more passing during afternoon rugby, I think some of that is psychological. Most the best RL and RU matches seem to start in the early to mid afternoon.

Interesting points regarding passing the ball about 👍

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3 hours ago, Smudger06 said:

Interesting points regarding passing the ball about 👍

You often hear it talked about over here as well, the reason cited is because often in the evening the dew starts to settle and even that little bit of moisture can make ball-handling more difficult, I suppose players are a little less confident of throwing the ball around because of that as well. I agree with the previous poster though in that there may well be a psychological element to more open style of play you often see in day-time League as well.

Evening games are often preferred though because of T.V., also often easier to get a crowd and a lot of people say that the atmosphere is better when you have that enclosed feeling of a game played under lights.

 

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On 15/02/2022 at 20:42, Smudger06 said:

735k C4 v 750k ITV......sounds like our sport is already on the up 👏👍 Saints & Hull players must keep the show rolling and fans in fine voice, loud as can be.....let's gooooo......

What was the 750k game for ITV ?

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On 15/02/2022 at 10:51, hunsletgreenandgold said:

Let's hope Hull fans are just last minute buyers and Saints bring a decent following, because at the minute my guess would there will be about 10-11k rattling around in that stadium which won't look quite as impressive on TV as last week did. 

https://hullfc.talent-sport.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/VisualSeatSelection.aspx?stadium=HR&product=202201&campaign=&type=H&productsubtype=&productIsHomeAsAway=N

I think more Saints fans would be making the trip if Hull FC weren’t ripping them off 

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On 15/02/2022 at 11:50, Human Punk said:

My take from the coverage was simply how much better it is when there's a commentator who's actually capable of commentating on the game. Compared to C4, Sky's coverage from Toulouse was like watching the game in a pub with 2 blokes next to you chatting about the match (who you wished would shut up), while the occasional commentary amounted to "Fages..(10 second gap)...he's given a try". Truly abysmal.

We don't need a Vossy, just someone who can do a proper commentary. It makes the game seem more exciting, which is great for C4, and any new viewers. Anyone watching RL on Sky for the first time would think it was the dullest game in the world.

I spoke to one of our regular fans about the coverage on Channel 4. He is blind but follows Rugby League live and on TV and radio.

He gave a fantastic assessment on the Channel 4 commentary; he said the game was described like it would have been on a radio broadcast and found it really easy to follow what was happening.

 

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1 hour ago, hunsletgreenandgold said:

It says they're getting charged £28 - a pound less than the equivalent seats in the opposite (home) stand, unless i'm missing something? 

I believe tickets for home fans are from £20 for adults and even special offers for this game beyond that. To not make £20 tickets available to Saints fans and only offer them £28 is poor, most fans opt for the cheapest ticket not the most expensive.

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