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Post Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Posted by Ruune Rebellion on Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:24 pm
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It’s a good idea. Does the average joe really want to see Saints steamroller yet another supposed top team? They are more likely to tune in and stay tuned in to watch 2 teams fighting for their super league safety
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Re: Saints Wigan not on TV?
Post Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Posted by ThePrinter on Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:07 pm
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TBF the decision was made a few weeks ago before Wigan found form which MIGHT make that game closer than it looked a few weeks ago. On the other hand Leeds have found form which MIGHT make their game less close than it was looking a few weeks ago.
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Re: Saints Wigan not on TV?
Post Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Posted by Wigg'n on Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:13 pm
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Imagine Sky picking Cardiff v Newcastle instead of Man City v Man Utd. Hilarity.
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:30 am
Posted by ThePrinter on Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:30 am
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Wigg'n wrote:
Imagine Sky picking Cardiff v Newcastle instead of Man City v Man Utd. Hilarity.


Not quite the same as Newcastle aren’t the big city biggest attendance name in the game. More like them showing Msn It’d vs Bournemouth instead of Liverpool vs Chelsea
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Re: Saints Wigan not on TV?
Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:17 am
Posted by infamous grouse on Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:17 am
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Relegation = Sudden Death

Top of the table is just qualifier for an end of season play off.

With their recent signings it is unlikely that Leeds will go down but they have provided some comic relief before the serious business starts
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:05 am
Posted by bewareshadows on Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:05 am
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Does anyone really care.

Those who want to watch the game will turn up and watch the game.

Its never a sell out like good Friday so there will be plenty of space for those who want to watch.
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:33 am
Posted by infamous grouse on Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:33 am
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bewareshadows wrote:
Does anyone really care.

Those who want to watch the game will turn up and watch the game.

Its never a sell out like good Friday so there will be plenty of space for those who want to watch.


It is usually one of the stand out fixtures of the season and it's a reasonable assumption that the standard of the rugby between two sides near the top of the table will be better than watching a bunch of rejects and journeymen flounder around for 80mins.
I'm sure there will be some elderly or disabled fans who will be disappointed it isn't being shown.

A recent report said there is about 500 tickets left
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:04 am
Posted by [Gareth] on Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:04 am
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Id rather not watch us get a tonking from Saints to be honest although, should a miracle happen and we win, id be disappointed I didnt see it
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Re: Saints Wigan not on TV?
Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 am
Posted by Wigg'n on Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 am
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ThePrinter wrote:
Not quite the same as Newcastle aren’t the big city biggest attendance name in the game. More like them showing Msn It’d vs Bournemouth instead of Liverpool vs Chelsea


Pretending they're only showing it because it's Leeds is a bit silly. They probably would've chosen London v Hull KR over it as well.
Re: Saints Wigan not on TV?
Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 am
Posted by bramleyrhino on Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 am
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Judder Man wrote:
Well they certainly are not interested in promoting our game for both parties. If SKY insist on showing basement games from now on with poor standards of play then could SKY be devaluing our next TV deal.


For years we've had fans on this board arguing that we need P&R because "jepoardy" pulls in the viewers. That mentality leads to decisions like this.

In general its also those same fans who argue that we need loop fixtures for clubs to survive and again, it leads to decisions like this. Why would Sky be interested in the 19th (and a pretty inconsequential) meeting between these teams in five years?

The Wigan-Saints is of very little consequence in the scheme of the season. St Helens will probably win the game, they will almost certainly win the LLS and the top seed in the play-offs. Nothing that Wigan do is likely to put that in any real jepoardy and they themselves will probably finish in 3rd-5th irrespective of the result on Friday. The result at Headingley has much greater consequence for both teams and generates a much more interesting story for Sky to tell.

If we work on the basis that forums like this are representative of the fan base, and that the prevailing view is that we need the 'jepoardy' of P&R, then Sky are giving the fans exactly what they've asked for.

Sky aren't stupid. They know which games put bums on sofas and I suspect that the only people with any real problem with this are all currently sat within a ten mile radius of Billinge Lump. That's how significant it is.
I wish everyone would read bramleyrhino's post two or three times just to get it through some thick skulls


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