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Posted by Mr Dog on Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:36 pm
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Call Me God, whilst making his point in the wrong way, does actually have a point though.

We can live in a little RL bubble sometimes and not realise how little attention most people pay to RL.

Whilst there’s lots we need to do in RL, I think it’s worth realising the same is true for other sports. Even football is losing some of its wider appeal in my opinion. People don’t sit down and watch the FA Cup Final for instance like they used to.

Most people’s exposure to sport is on tv and tv viewing is becoming much more compartmentalised as people cherry pick what they watch rather than just watching what is on. They also want to watch it when they want, not just when it’s on.

So it’s not just RL that’s losing some cross appeal but we’re not able to withstand it well or make it up elsewhere. The only exception to this appears to be international sport. That seems to still appeal. Which is why I think we need to prioritise internationals over the domestic game.


So true, and to be truthful, it's not actually even paid that much attention in the 'heartlands'. It is, I believe, one of the reasons the game struggles to expand and grow and is most definitely the reason for the vast majority of pie in the sky, fantasy expansion posts.
Posted by rollin thunder on Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:43 pm
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Todays news on the BBC at 6 sport had a report on the irish amateur womens hocky game, (not even our country) but failed to mention Rl at all, this us how far down the pecking we have become that a womens team from another country who are amateurs gets reported and we dont.
Posted by WIZEB on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:25 pm
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rollin thunder wrote:
Todays news on the BBC at 6 sport had a report on the irish amateur womens hocky game, (not even our country) but failed to mention Rl at all, this us how far down the pecking we have become that a womens team from another country who are amateurs gets reported and we dont.


It's a disgrace!!!!
Why aren't they at home, cooking the family Sunday dinner?
Posted by majorhound on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:45 pm
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rollin thunder wrote:
Todays news on the BBC at 6 sport had a report on the irish amateur womens hocky game, (not even our country) but failed to mention Rl at all, this us how far down the pecking we have become that a womens team from another country who are amateurs gets reported and we dont.


Very true. When the Super League deal was done in 1995, it led the 6-00 pm BBC news.
Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:47 pm
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rollin thunder wrote:
Todays news on the BBC at 6 sport had a report on the irish amateur womens hocky game, (not even our country) but failed to mention Rl at all, this us how far down the pecking we have become that a womens team from another country who are amateurs gets reported and we dont.

Absolute joke that
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Posted by UllFC on Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:26 pm
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To give the RFL some credit I thought today's double header was a great idea, it gave the games a 'big game' feel and helped secure a BBC1 slot.

If the games were played separately I reckon we'd have seen about 8k for Saints - Catalan at Leigh or Widnes, and 12/13k at Hudds or Donny for Leeds - Wire. And at least one game would have been shoved on BBC2.

Can imagine that a double header in good weather was good for the stadiums beer sales, so hopefully we can get some rival stadiums competing in future years and paying a fee to host the games.
Posted by Call Me God on Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:03 pm
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Psychedelic Casual wrote:
Absolute joke that

Actually, no it isn't. The Irish ladies Hockey team had just featured in the World Cup Final, played in London at the end of a 14 day festival of Hockey played in front of enthusiastic crowds in the Capital.
The last official stats had RL participation in the UK sitting at 67,200.....same company, same stat, same year for Field Hockey was 142,600.
https://www.statista.com/

Again, we have the RL bubble coming to the fore. Just because I look for the London Broncos results on a Monday morning or watch all the NRL I can, I am fully aware that the game of RL has a dwindling profile in the English public's conciseness. Because I want the game to be better covered, doesn't mean it should be and the media in this instance see the "fairytale" of Ireland making the final on a budget that is a tiny % of that of bigger nations is more newsworthy than the CC Double header...because it's not just a sports news story, there a human interest side to it.
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Posted by RLRealist on Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:52 am
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Call Me God wrote:
Actually, no it isn't. The Irish ladies Hockey team had just featured in the World Cup Final, played in London at the end of a 14 day festival of Hockey played in front of enthusiastic crowds in the Capital.
The last official stats had RL participation in the UK sitting at 67,200.....same company, same stat, same year for Field Hockey was 142,600.
https://www.statista.com/

Again, we have the RL bubble coming to the fore. Just because I look for the London Broncos results on a Monday morning or watch all the NRL I can, I am fully aware that the game of RL has a dwindling profile in the English public's conciseness. Because I want the game to be better covered, doesn't mean it should be and the media in this instance see the "fairytale" of Ireland making the final on a budget that is a tiny % of that of bigger nations is more newsworthy than the CC Double header...because it's not just a sports news story, there a human interest side to it.


Are you an accountant by any chance? You are often quoting numbers.
Posted by Call Me God on Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:37 am
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RLRealist wrote:
Are you a C^nt by any chance? You are often quoting numbers.

EDITED....
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Posted by RLRealist on Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:35 am
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Call Me God wrote:
EDDY TED....


Don't beat yourself up Barnaby, I enjoy your responses to the flatcappers.
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