Phase 1: Brainstorming

Discussion in '2017 British & Irish Lions Tour' started by Steve-o, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Alright this thread is just basically where we'll throw our ideas together and get on the same page as to how we want this blog to be.

    I'll be adding my list soon, I've been really busy recently with work and studying.

    Talk away!
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  3. munross

    munross Guest

    Will we be focusing on 1997's tour and the upcoming one only or how far back are we gonna go with the history of the Lions Tour of SA?
  4. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    I was think we can focus on all of the previous Lions tour, the earlier ones will have less content and the content of the more recent tours will build up. I think 1997 should get alot of content on it.

    I really want videos, so keep a look out of ANY Lions video you have against SA. It will be the best medium to show our members while also take a bit of work away from us as videos speak better than paragraphs if you get my drift.

    So far, basically we'll need: (1) A video collector/composer (2) history researchers (3) article writers & (4) layout/editor.

    When we get more material we can adapt those roles or completely change them, it'll all be very flexible.
  5. munross

    munross Guest

    Well Wikipedia has tons of info on the Lions Tour dating back to 1896!

    here is a preview:

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  6. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Just checked through a bit of info on wiki and other sites and there doesn't seem to be a lack of info on the previous tours.. I think we need to filler out what is important. For example, the Lions very 1st series victory, their biggest win and biggest loss.
    Stuff that people want to read, some controversy also . The 99 call should be in there as well. I see there's a vid on it on youtube so we got that one covered already.

    What I dont want happening is people copying and pasting, which will eventually make the blog 'wikipedia part 2'. Add a bit of your own writing flair, a bit of edge.

    Quality over quantity must also been taken into account. We dont want a 5 page blog that reads like a history book. It must be short(ish) with the very best that Lions tours vs SA have to offer. The traditions, the rivalry and of course the epic battles on the field.
  7. It shouldnt be to difficult to get the videos, i'll go and have a look for a few videos now. I know theres definetely one of Jim Telfer arguing with a Bok fan :lol:
  8. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    So it sounds like everyone has the video part covered. What i think we need is a comprehensive program guide, with some info on all the teams participating, as well as the stadiums and locations all the games will be played in. Kind of like a really nice tour program. Tell me what you guys think, and i will start gathering info on all of the teams, venues, fixtures, and locations.
  9. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    I like that idea Jer1cho! The idea has been bouncing around in my head as well, I remember we also touched on it in our phone call the other day. I don't think any forum members are going come down south but we have plenty of guests lurking around so I think its perfectly relevant.

    I check there is, again, ample info so focus on it being light hearted and informative. And like I said before, add a little bit of personal 'flavour flav' :p .

    Ok so, so far we got:

    (1) Venue Reviews: General info, history with Lions games, small guide or something like that?

    (2) Video Clips: There's so many out there we need to decide what must go in. Personally I think the 99 call is a MUST. That Telfer clip is an absolute peach as well. Guscotts last minute drop must be in as well. We need to search for more relevant ones as. Create a Word doc with links of the videos or bookmark them so after the brainstorming process we can get looked at.

    Remember guys time is on our side so just keep plugging away at this in your free time and we'll be set by May easily.
  10. Right heres all the videos i got

    Lions vs Natal

    Lions vs Northern Traansval

    Lions forward meeting

    Jim Telfer arguing with a fan :lol:

    Guscott winning drop goal

    Lions pre match 1st test meeting

    Thats all i could find, so just take whatever.
  11. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Thanks IS, every little bit helps.
    I'm finding it quite hard to exclude any vids, imo all of them are perfect for this. I'm sure any real rugby enthusiast will love them all.

    Sorry I haven't paid much attention to this recently. I won't bore you with details but after work and studying I have about 1 and a half hours free time, which as you can imagine I don't really want to spend in front of a pc. Things haven't been too hectic at work lately so I'll try sneak a few articles through this week off the work pc.
  12. I'll get started on my reading of the last Lions tour B)
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