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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    I think Adam Hills is a great shout
    As long as he gets rid of those ridiculous sideys

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    Vital that C4 get the presentation of this right.....balls it up with any kind of stereotypes and it will be a golden opportunity missed.......
    "The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom." Danny Blanchflower.
    Might have been written by a footballer about football - but never a truer word............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    I think Adam Hills is a great shout
    Hills would be good,he would bring knowledge and enthusiasm. Not sure he would do it though as he goes back to Australia to be with his family once the last leg finishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warringtonsaint View Post
    Vital that C4 get the presentation of this right.....balls it up with any kind of stereotypes and it will be a golden opportunity missed.......
    We also need to get the game played in the right way as well to give the presenters something to promote in this new venture with C4. The usual 5 drives and a kick won't do it, we need fast open rugby, the RFL need to get everyone on board to go in that direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warringtonsaint View Post
    Vital that C4 get the presentation of this right.....balls it up with any kind of stereotypes and it will be a golden opportunity missed.......
    A lot more vital for us than for them though, I think. I'm as thrilled to see RL back on FTA tv as anyone, but we need to be realistic. My hunch is that, for now, C4 see it as a toe in the water/schedule filler. I'm sure they will present it decently, but we can't expect them to push the boat out on a top of the range presenter etc until the game has shown it can deliver for them. So I'd say that, at the moment the onus is more on RL than on C4 to make it work. If it's as good as it can be it will sell itself and they will put more into it. But if it's as turgid as it has been for a bit too long now we can't really expect them to polish it up for us. I have endless belief that, when it is allowed to be, RL really is 'the greatest game' but experience has taught me not to expect too much, so I'm content to hold my breath, cross my fingers and hope it shows C4 (and other broadcasters) that it's worth investing in. (Which means I'm agreeing with Stiddy!)

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    Got to wonder why the BBC didn't go for this. I've just turned the TV on and they're showing Buxton v Morecambe live on BBC 1. Surely RL must be better than that?

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    You forget that association football is the sport that everyone in the Uk is fanatical about (apparently), we at least it is because the bbc has list all rugby union content.

    I can remember watching St Helens Town Play Morcambe in one of the qualifier rounds of the FA cup(think we got a draw and they won the replay, in the days of Phil Layhe and Brian Rigby up front)

    But yes rugby league holds much more national relevance that non/lower league football. But I do thjnk channel four will present our game free from stereotypes and in an honest way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealHarryPinner View Post
    Got to wonder why the BBC didn't go for this. I've just turned the TV on and they're showing Buxton v Morecambe live on BBC 1. Surely RL must be better than that?
    That is just part of their FA Cup contract though, and with it they are committed to showing games from the early rounds. Later in the season they will be showing FA Cup games that pull in 5-6 million viewers, and also the Final. If the deal means they have to include the likes of Buxton v Morecambe in the early rounds they'll take it. I would also guess that this game probably pulled in more viewers than any SL live game they may have ended up getting.

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