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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:26 am
Posted by Thetalentboy on Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:26 am
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I know we all hear negatives thoughts towards RL in this country ....

But Saturday is huge and would get much needed exposure and sponsorships would suddenly go through the roof as world cups are big news no matter what the sport esp in this country
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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:19 am
Posted by barham red on Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:19 am
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Thetalentboy wrote:
I know we all hear negatives thoughts towards RL in this country ....

But Saturday is huge and would get much needed exposure and sponsorships would suddenly go through the roof as world cups are big news no matter what the sport esp in this country


I agree it should be but the coverage that we are in the final has minimal. Was listening to talk sport on Monday and they were talking about the England RU game and there was only Joey Barton going mad that we they were talking about a meaningless friendly and not mentioning we are in a world cup final. Fair play on Barton he was like a dog with a bone and made sure every opportunity he got he mentioned it, much to the disdain of the other presenters.
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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:23 am
Posted by PrinterThe on Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:23 am
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Thetalentboy wrote:
I know we all hear negatives thoughts towards RL in this country ....

But Saturday is huge and would get much needed exposure and sponsorships would suddenly go through the roof as world cups are big news no matter what the sport esp in this country


Whilst it would help a bit I think people are mistaken if they think exposure and sponsorship will go through the roof.
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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:23 am
Posted by wire-quin on Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:23 am
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there was only Joey Barton going mad


Its just a pity such a despicable character has to champion our cause. Anything is better than nothing though ;)
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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:00 am
Posted by cravenpark1 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:00 am
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IF and a BIG IF we do win it will be the best thing to happen to rugby league in this country for years and the gates when we play New Zealand next year will be sky eye :)
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Posted by bramleyrhino on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:23 am
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It's easy to see the right result as some sort of silver bullet, but it won't solve the fundamental problems with the sport.

It won't solve the fact that the top talent in Super League has to go overseas to earn their worth. It won't address the fact that clubs are generally poor at marketing and aren't growing their gates or revenue. It won't address the fact that the sport isn't appealing to the sorts of audiences that sponsors and broadcasters want to reach and it won't improve the geographical spread of the sport.

The sport is strongest in places where the local High Streets are filled with bookmakers, pawnbrokers and fast food takeaways - that's why the sport is sponsored by online bookies, payday loan firms and tinned mushy peas. Winning on Saturday doesn't change that.
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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:11 am
Posted by ninearches on Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:11 am
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Marketing is the key...we need to get away from the image of a sport run by Labour club ,flat capped pigeon fanciers. We need national & international brands to be supporting the game & throwing our lot in with sky is not helping in terms of spreading the word about our game. Sky advertising is more concerned with promoting sky than superleague.
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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:20 am
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It would give us something big to take to sponsors, and help attract new fans. It wouldn't fix RL in this country but surely it would help. Even if nothing at all changes, I'd still bloody love it!
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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:48 am
Posted by barham red on Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:48 am
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wire-quin wrote:
Its just a pity such a despicable character has to champion our cause. Anything is better than nothing though ;)


I agree but to be fair to him was talking very passionately about it, saying the journo on there was an ex public school boy with an anti northern agenda. He then went on to say how big a deal it should be and how if it was the RU world cup it'd be splashed all over the place.
Brazil had been in oz and only after coaxing admitted Brisbane had been buzzing with the RL and no one was even bothered (or knew that) that the ozzies were playing RU somewhere in the world. Saying that they are dire right now so they may be trying to ignore it.
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Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:03 pm
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bramleyrhino wrote:
It won't solve the fact that the top talent in Super League has to go overseas to earn their worth. It won't address the fact that clubs are generally poor at marketing and aren't growing their gates or revenue. It won't address the fact that the sport isn't appealing to the sorts of audiences that sponsors and broadcasters want to reach and it won't improve the geographical spread of the sport.


This. The people running this sport and it's clubs would still have to make the most of it and capitalise on it and I don't really think they'd have it in them. The idea that we just win this and they'll come flocking to us is wrong.
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