Crusaders v Catalans

Discussion in 'Super League / Northern Hemisphere' started by Bullitt, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Watching the build-up now: Haha @ Sky Sports Rugby League coverage... Gareth Thomas was good player (WAS being operative), but in no way was he a "legend", "the best ever", "a superstar" or any other superlative you wish to throw at him.
     
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  3. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Bullitt @ Mar 19 2010, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Proof that League "experts" know sod all about Union.
     
  4. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    C'mon Catalans!

    Thomas just gone off injured after 30mins, didn't do too bad on the pitch, nothing great, nothing really bad

    Only 6 - 0 to the crusaders, so it's still up for grabs, and the Dragons have been attacking well in the last few minutes
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz so far....
     
  6. I watched this earlier, it wasn't a great match, especially not with 17,500 on at Knowsley Road for Saints vs. Warrington.
     
  7. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    A win is a win!
     
  8. I think the big problem people had with this game was that it wasn't Saints vs. Warrington, which was on at the same time and was always going to be an infinitely better match.
     
  9. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Ye I do agree with that, they should have looked to move one of the games to ensure that there was no clash / Sky should have covered both games.
     
  10. I don't understand why they didn't show it and I never will.
     
  11. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Gareth Thomas - His debut would bring alot of people who aren't normally interested in league
     
  12. To the actual ground, yes, I'd agree. On TV? Barely. Trust me, league fans would rather see St Helens vs. Warrington before Gareth Thomas.
     
  13. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Oh i agree completely, but the casual viewer on tv is more likely to think "Oh, that ex-Wales captain is playing in this isn't he?" then show interest in any other league match,
    I agree that it was an odd choice to show a match between the two teams with the smallest fan base, when there was a match between two teams with two of the biggest fan bases
     
  14. It's not even necessarily down to fan base. Saints - Warrington games have a reputation over the last 5 years of being the best games of the season and it was a classic this time around as well. I was and still am staggered it wasn't shown. Don't get me wrong it doesn't bother me, a 17,500 lock out at Knowsley Road is precisely what I want to see, especially in the last season, but it was mystifying.

    Not that Gareth Thomas lasted long, anyway....
     
  15. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    It was more about attracting casual viewers: The people who don't watch Super League and may have a nose because a familiar name is playing.

    Much like half of Wigans population suddenly took an interest in the 2007 World Cup...
     
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