I'm not saying it won't work - like anything it's going to be given a chance - but how would Foxtel get good ratings?
I'd say the pirates could crack 20k.....oh hang on maybe not.Well I wil watch the game on replay on fox as it will be 3pm live here! I can see the fox late replay of the 6pm game being more popular than the fox live coverage of it. I pres e they will replay the 6pm game after the later Friday night game on fox?
Oh and which games in rd1 do you think will break 20k other than potentially Souths?
Very disappointing that this situation has been allowed to happen, just shows the administrators priorities and decisions are on a different planet to the fans needs. bottom line they just don't care.
We wouldn't know what Sky have paid because the NRL didn't even release a press statement announcing a deal had been agreed to, despite sky announcing to the market that a deal had been made. Makes you wonder why the NRL would be so quiet about a Tv deal worth at least $100 million dollars to the game.NZ viewers are the big winners from this new timeslot.
Although Foxtel signed this, I wonder if Sky TV in NZ has any persuasion with the money they pay for the NZ rights.
You'd think so, given the NRL has it's own dedicated channel from February.Well I wil watch the game on replay on fox as it will be 3pm live here! I can see the fox late replay of the 6pm game being more popular than the fox live coverage of it. I pres e they will replay the 6pm game after the later Friday night game on fox?
Both Titans and Cowboys should realistically break 20k, Warriors *should* nudge it, and Souths v Tigers more than likely will.Oh and which games in rd1 do you think will break 20k other than potentially Souths?
half the crowd won't have even arrived in time for kickoff at Belmore for the first 6pm friday game id say , with many arriving after kickoff right up until halftime.
the idea of using suburban grounds in Sydney for this time slot ... will... actually help the attendance for this timeslot as opposed to the SFS or ANZ if thats what they're thinking , in the warmer months it might do okish
itll wear thin very quickly , fans are being treated very poorly here & its time to tell broadcasters
these are the time slots youll broadcast in , no Thursday , 1 Friday night , no stupid friday time slots
exceptions for public holidays falling on or near any of these days of course
these are the games in those time slots
you don't like it
theres the door .....
I know Ill be torched with a flamethrower here, but trying to be positive if its done with some thought maybe this time can work. One of the biggest whinges on here is that the time slots don't allow kids to get to games because they finish too late. To me it seems a great opportunity to get kids to some twilight/night footy especially in the warmer months and thinking about the next gen of supporters. Kids will be stoked to finish school friday then off to the footy. I know the counter is parents can't get home in time, but if your suburban team had one of these time slots per season, could you finish work early one time to get the kids out... surely with notice and planning you could get home early one Friday in the year.
There's always a counter side to every point... a few people here have commented on the storm away game first up, and not FTA, but maybe its a chance to expose Storm in that after Friday drinks time in the Melbourne pubs when they're playing away, then maybe drag some of that interest to the ground when they play at home. If they aren't getting much fta coverage, maybe its a good slot to see them before the kick and giggle starts. I dunno, but got to be some positive thought process to why and how this time can work, instead of endless bleating.
Rugby league fans truly are the f**king Goldilocks of the world where nothing is ever just quite right. We whinge we don't get our team on FTA, then when we do the same people whinge they can't get to the game, or it finishes too late, or its too cold in winter. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Anyway, flame on.