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Delayed Telecast

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    I can't believe the Aus v NZ game is delayed until 8:30? WTF Nein?

    Then I read in some thread on the RWLC site that the English are getting the games live.

    What can you say? How disappointing.
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Nine are neanderthals.  I see they're making a big song and dance about re-signing Sam Newman for another 3 years for $3m.  They are seriously stuck in the 80s where they could get away with this delayed telecast rubbish.  If it wasn't for porn I doubt their boys' club would even know the internet existed.
     
  3. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    I guess if it meant getting 35k to the game and having it delayed, then that is a good outcome.
    Better than having 20k at the game and having it live, imo.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, because 15,000 Sydneysiders are far more important than millions around the country.
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    15,000 at $30+ dollars a head are a lot of funds for a struggling international game. I don't like it any more than you but the only people really badly affected were those who wanted to listen on radio and watch telly with the sound down.
     
  6. willstyles

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    Of those 35k who went, I think more than 20k were sold before it was even announced that the game wasn't going to be live (which I didn't hear about until earlier this week).

    It was a low move from nine, and shows complete disrespect for rugby league fans.
    I hate it mostly because of the ads. Rather than a flowing contest, we get stuck with 6-10 ads twice or more in a half of football. It's f*cking infuriating.
     
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good point about the ads Will. If I see another one of those pure blonde ads I will put a can of Manly Premiers 2008 Tooheys New cans through the TV screen!!
     
  8. Matabele

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    Its a false economy.  With the game ending at 11am before a work day I'd wager there were hundreds of thousands of people who went to bed early and just checked the score before they did. 

    I wonder if the advertisers realise?
     
  9. DSM5

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    I can't believe they didn't broadcast the Koori v Maori game.  That would have been excellent.  I guess 9 stopped Fox from covering it. 
     
  10. willstyles

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    They did show the Koori/Maori game, and they showed it LIVE!

    It was on at 4pm. Good game too, although I missed the end of it because I wanted to watch Scotland/France.
     
  11. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Well I am in Perth right now, so **** all for me to watch!
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

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    How good were the pre match war dances in the Maori v Abbo game !!!
     
  13. DSM5

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    The A v M game on at 4pm?  I looked for it in the TV schedules in all the papers and it wasn't advertised.  Christ. 
     
  14. Matabele

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      Must have been a late decision.  I missed it too - was too busy watching a recording of the Currie Cup final. 
     
  15. QldEagle01

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    Well this household will not be watching any more of the RLWC after that showing by Channel9, what a disgrace. Well find something else to do, but channel 9 can go take a running jump.
     
  16. willstyles

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    Was awesome aye.

    I thought the Aboriginal spearman were actually going to throw down at one point and just start stabbing Taumata and Craig Smith.
     
  17. Berkeley_Eagle

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    I hate it mostly because of the ads. Rather than a flowing contest, we get stuck with 6-10 ads twice or more in a half of football. It's f*cking infuriating.
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    62 ads from kickoff at 9:07pm till 11:05pm
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention another 21 or so before there was any action (but we waited).  The 21st being the rubbish for that overblown Australia movie that is probably horrific crap but will be lauded here as another gone with the wind while the rest of the world laughs down its sleeve.
     
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