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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Posted by Angelus on Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:47 pm
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Wigg'n wrote:
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.


Although it is at least the 6th game in a row that Leeds have been on TV. and one of those games was Leeds Vs Hull KR, which was one of the worst games I've seen in ages. At least if Saints batter Wigan there will be one decent team on display, with a bit of decent rugby. Add into that that Saints Vs Wigan nearly always produces a good game no matter where both sides are in the table. I get its a relegation battle, but its going to be hard to justify this decision if its as bad as the last time these two teams met. Time will tell.
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Posted by Judder Man on Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:09 pm
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number 6 wrote:
majority of thursday night games, including tomorrow nights game were picked before the season begun, nobody has a crystal ball to see how the likes of leeds/wigan were going to be doing this weekend!

saints v wigan dont have a divine right to be shown! irrc the last meeting wasnt that entertaining anyway!

get over it


But its not rocket science for SKY to plan the first 20 league games, then go into a concurrent scheduling phase as the league table takes shape as regards to who is battling for the top 5 play off and who is battling in the bottom 4 to avoid relegation.
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:56 pm
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It's Sky's game, hence we have to play on a Thursday and Friday night (and sometimes a Monday too). They pick and choose, and as far as I'm aware, there's a minimum number of times they have to show each team. Other than that, they do what they want.
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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Posted by UllFC on Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:06 pm
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Nothing wrong with giving it a rest and means it should be a sellout in the ground.

What SL needs to be doing is banning games taking place while a SKY game is on. That would disrupt my club, but it would be for the greater good as viewing figures would increase and in turn the SKY deal. Clubs used to like playing Fridays for the corporate sales but im not convinced that is as big as a factor in the austere 10's as it was the 90s and 00s.
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Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:14 am
Posted by The Ghost of '99 on Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:14 am
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UllFC wrote:
Nothing wrong with giving it a rest and means it should be a sellout in the ground.

What SL needs to be doing is banning games taking place while a SKY game is on. That would disrupt my club, but it would be for the greater good as viewing figures would increase and in turn the SKY deal. Clubs used to like playing Fridays for the corporate sales but im not convinced that is as big as a factor in the austere 10's as it was the 90s and 00s.
It is at Leeds but probably not as much at other clubs.

Ground availability/Sky demands/club preferences make planning the SL fixture list very complicated.
Re: Saints Wigan not on TV?
Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:48 am
Posted by Angelus on Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:48 am
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number 6 wrote:
majority of thursday night games, including tomorrow nights game were picked before the season begun, nobody has a crystal ball to see how the likes of leeds/wigan were going to be doing this weekend!

saints v wigan dont have a divine right to be shown! irrc the last meeting wasnt that entertaining anyway!

get over it


Thats not correct. The first half of the season is picked before the season starts. the rest, including tomorrow, are picked a few weeks in advance based on how the season is playing out.
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Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 am
Posted by bramleyrhino on Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:02 am
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Angelus wrote:
Thats not correct. The first half of the season is picked before the season starts. the rest, including tomorrow, are picked a few weeks in advance based on how the season is playing out.


Isn't the rule that Sky have to give a minumum of 28 days notice, up until the last few weeks of the season?
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Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:23 am
Posted by tad rhino on Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:23 am
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cant Wigan play Thursday? or Leeds?
the fact is given the table Leeds v rovers is a must. hull v London is a damn stupid choice.
Re: Saints Wigan not on TV?
Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:05 am
Posted by Angelus on Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:05 am
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bramleyrhino wrote:
Isn't the rule that Sky have to give a minumum of 28 days notice, up until the last few weeks of the season?


Something like that, if i remember rightly. If, like number 6 says, this was decided before the season started, everyone would have complained then. Instead they complained a few weeks ago (probably 27 days ago :D ) when sky announced they would be televising Leeds Vs Hull KR over Saints Vs Wigan.
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Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:54 am
Posted by Willzay on Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:54 am
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tad rhino wrote:
cant Wigan play Thursday? or Leeds?
the fact is given the table Leeds v rovers is a must. hull v London is a damn stupid choice.


Wakey/Cas would be a good choice. :wink:

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