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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:38 pm 
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Very disappointed by the total lack of coverage of the Challenge Cup this year. All these sports channels and I don’t think a single match has been shown live. BT can’t be bothered to report on the scores. Meanwhile they’re quite happy to show dead rubber pool games between clubs on the slide for the main one.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:42 pm 
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Yeah it's a joke, especially when you consider a lot of these teams are well followed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:44 pm 
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We did warn you.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Yup. Spivs wreck everything


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:47 pm 
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I pay an awful lot of money to BT not to be able to watch my team. The spiv twats.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:53 pm 
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Lady P wrote:
I pay an awful lot of money to BT not to be able to watch my team. The spiv twats.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:54 pm 
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Don't understand the logic either as I used to love watching Connacht or Worcester play Pompidou de Merde or whoever


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:55 pm 
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EverReady wrote:
Don't understand the logic either as I used to love watching Connacht or Worcester play Pompidou de Merde or whoever


Saints beat some furriners 111-3 last night. That would have been excellent viewing.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:57 pm 
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Exactly


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:05 pm 
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Lady P wrote:
EverReady wrote:
Don't understand the logic either as I used to love watching Connacht or Worcester play Pompidou de Merde or whoever


Saints beat some furriners 111-3 last night. That would have been excellent viewing.


Sevens fans will probably have loved it with the half- and full-length field runs semi-opposed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:08 pm 
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Promises of a new and great third tier were made.

What we get instead is a smaller top tier, contracting the market, and an almost complete abandonment of the second tier.

Let's not forget the whole sponsorship fiasco.

Who wouldn't want to be run by spivs?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:11 pm 
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CM11 wrote:
We did warn you.


You did indeed. I thought the wankers said they were going to improve coverage.


Porker P - the games tend to be shown live on the epcr site. You need to register to get the links, and probably keep re-registering each time you want to access the page, bizarrely. On that note, SOTIC are truly f*cking awful at building websites and I have zero idea why so many rugby clubs use them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:16 pm 
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I’m sure it’s worse this year though? Or whenever it stopped being shared with Sky.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:26 pm 
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Really is ridiculous. As stated, plenty of these clubs have decent followings.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:55 pm 
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But why not even sub it out, I'm sure ch4, tg4, s4c or FreeSport etc would be more than happy to show them if BT don't want to


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:46 pm 
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TheBouncer wrote:
Yeah it's a joke, especially when you consider a lot of these teams are well followed.

Tbf, it was always a tough sell. It only ever used to get coverage on a Thursday night and in the knockouts.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:50 pm 
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I'm sure there was a match on last week?

Clermont v Northampton.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:51 pm 
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paddyor wrote:
TheBouncer wrote:
Yeah it's a joke, especially when you consider a lot of these teams are well followed.

Tbf, it was always a tough sell. It only ever used to get coverage on a Thursday night and in the knockouts.


Wasn't it regularly available via the red button? And one or two matches over the weekend?


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Saints v Clermont last week was amazing, but then you rarely get teams of ASM's class in the Challenge Cup. This week Saints won 113 -3. I'm not sure even their fans want to watch that.

If it were a better competition, it'd be shown.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:12 pm 
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I agree with Lady P, to a point, that it’s nonsensensical especially in the latter stages. I fail to see why dead or mortally wounded rubbers in the final stages are preferable to a few significant matches from the Challenge Cup Thingy.

Maybe we will get a few matches from the Knockout phases - sounds more than feasible to me.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:16 pm 
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Supposedly all the knockout stages will be shown


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Saints v Clermont last week was amazing, but then you rarely get teams of ASM's class in the Challenge Cup. This week Saints won 113 -3. I'm not sure even their fans want to watch that.

If it were a better competition, it'd be shown.


Having just watched the "highlights", I'd tend to agree. Basically a bunch of 18-25 year old full time pros showing that they have much more gas than a bunch of 25+ year old amateurs. Most tries were scored from 70m out, and the only real value was in demonstrating the difference between being an enthusiastic amateur and a pro


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