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Thread: What puts you off watching Rugby on the telly?

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    Re: What puts you off watching Rugby on the telly?

    Quote Originally Posted by I.8.POLITICAL.CORRECTNESS View Post
    If we are honest , football fans are much more well behaved than rugby fans
    its just rugby fans have a better public relations officer
    I am being serious mate
    forgive my cynicism

  2. #42

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    My barber's an egger and a miserable fecker to boot. Whenever feasible I have haircuts in the days following a defeat for the Allbright swillers. At other times I have to remind him on how many successive occasions his beloved TV heroes have lost to New Zealand.

    Men throughout South Wales have their gum shields in hand as they listen with trepidation for their Doris' return from the pub.

  3. #43

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    Just remembered something else... the seemingly arbitrary rules.
    The last Wales 'try'. They were just checking whether or not there was downward pressure on the ball, well what about the fact that the corner flag was touched even before the ball hit the ground?

    That said, I quite enjoyed the game.

  4. #44

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian gibson View Post
    Plenty of empty seats at the Wales vs Australia game.
    I noticed that I wonder why?

  5. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH63 View Post
    If I wanted to watch a game of rugby Iíd nip along to my local club and watch from the touch line.
    I can relate to that.

    Watching an international feels fake.

    Itís like watching a band in a small club against watching X factor.
    Why doesn't that apply for football then?

  6. #46

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    Not a rugby fan at all, but after yet another defeat to southern teams where it seems they just weren't good enough (again), we still get brave Wales, Wales played well etc. Why don't they ever get criticised.

  7. #47

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    At rugby internationals the players wear adverts and other ads are on the pitch. It's far more commercialised than football internationals.

  8. #48

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bloop View Post
    Queuing to get in cos of the extra security.

    I wonder what the attendances would be if the national football team were playing 4 friendlies at home on consecutive weekends, especially with tickets for all 4 costing about £200.
    To be fair in their friendlies they are playing teams in the top five in the world, if Wales footy were playing the top five footy teams people would watch especially as the footy team would have a chance of winning.

  9. #49

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    Eddie Butler putting on his best Dylan Thomas, we're a nation of poets stereotyped bullshit

  10. #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llanedeyrnblue View Post
    To be fair in their friendlies they are playing teams in the top five in the world, if Wales footy were playing the top five footy teams people would watch especially as the footy team would have a chance of winning.
    Being equally fair, it's pretty obvious they play teams in the top five in the world because f*ck all nations play it seriously.

    Compare and contrast the euro, world cup qualifying standard in Europe with that of qualifiers for the egg "world" cup.

  11. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gillis View Post
    Eddie Butler putting on his best Dylan Thomas, we're a nation of poets stereotyped bullshit
    The real analogy was that Dylan Thomas was a pisshead.

  12. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccfc_is_my_life View Post
    Yes, it is. As in egg chasing pissheads knowing security has been increased and decide to turn up at the last minute as that 92nd beer is far more important.
    If city had 74000 fans watching them I'd imagine it would be more noticeable that many of our fans are the same. There are plenty in my circle of friends who miss kick off due to not leaving the pub, but with less than 20000 fans ismt doesn't get noticed.

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    Re: What puts you off watching Rugby on the telly?

    Being in a pub surrounded by people who have never put a pair of rugby boots on and they keep shouting he's offside

  14. #54

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    So what if you Don't like rugby I my self want wales to succeed in everything. And what a load of bullshit rugby fans worse than football I've seen ***** on both sides

  15. #55

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    Egg fans are worse due to getting away with it, the old excuse of "hijinks".

  16. #56

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandy View Post
    Being in a pub surrounded by people who have never put a pair of rugby boots on and they keep shouting he's offside
    No idea what offside means in rugby, can still enjoy the spectacle as is the case with the vast majority watching in the Millennium stadium and pubs round Wales.

  17. #57

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    8k fans for panama and apparently welsh rugby is hemorrhaging support hahahaaaaaa

    sad I've got to laugh at the football but people on this forum just turn me off

  18. #58

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    If the eggers played the equivalent at rugby, say an Austria, they'd get less than 8k...

  19. #59

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    Wales play minnows Georgia in Cardiff next Saturday and up to a month ago they had sold over 40,000 tickets

  20. #60

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandy View Post
    Being in a pub surrounded by people who have never put a pair of rugby boots on and they keep shouting he's offside
    Does putting on boots teach you the rules 😁

  21. #61

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    Georgia are 12th in the world rankings, above Italy. One of the sides just outside the "elite". Shows the eggers disappear in droves when its not quality opposition.

  22. #62

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordKenwyne View Post
    8k fans for panama and apparently welsh rugby is hemorrhaging support hahahaaaaaa

    sad I've got to laugh at the football but people on this forum just turn me off
    I remember there being tiny crowds for games such as samoa years ago. Me and my mates as kids had the run of the stadium sat in about 50 seats each more or less doing full laps of the stadium.

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    Re: What puts you off watching Rugby on the telly?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken smith View Post
    Why doesn't that apply for football then?
    Itís difficult to explain, I guess it just feels like a typical rugby international is too much razzmatazz these days, an event to be seen at. A club game is more about the game.

  24. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH63 View Post
    Itís difficult to explain, I guess it just feels like a typical rugby international is too much razzmatazz these days, an event to be seen at. A club game is more about the game.
    Yes. Jonny Owen summed it up saying that it is an "event" and you and he are correct.
    The six (5) nations is an institution which many countries worldwide are envious of.
    It has its place in the sporting calendar and long may it continue.

    People just need to get some perspective.

    By the way apart from the off few clubs, club rugby is shite. RU has not coped well with going professional.

  25. #65

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    Wales played well , some exciting youngsters coming through

    Kurtley Beale is a world class player who can play anywhere in the backs and hooper is quality

    As for the Aussie scrum half ? Best number 9 in the world

  26. #66

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    Yes they only sold 65 thousand for a friendly,I wonder how many theWales FA will sell for their friendly against Panama 15 thousand if they're lucky?

  27. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianto13 View Post
    Yes they only sold 65 thousand for a friendly,I wonder how many theWales FA will sell for their friendly against Panama 15 thousand if they're lucky?
    You're seriously comparing Australia in rugby with Panama in football?

  28. #68

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianto13 View Post
    Yes they only sold 65 thousand for a friendly,I wonder how many theWales FA will sell for their friendly against Panama 15 thousand if they're lucky?
    In rugby Wales are a relatively big fish in a very small pond so have been fairly successful through our entire history.
    In football we have punched above our weight recently in being in and around the top ten in the world but, 1958 and 2016 aside, we have been constantly starved of success. No wonder we donít pull consistently big crowds.

    If the situations were reversed, ie the football team playing in and regularly winning a European 6 Nations tournament every year, playing a series of home games against top world sides every autumn, playing in every World Cup without having to qualify, local media saturation, and a general culture of going on an all dayer for the rugby, then Iím sure things would be very different.

  29. #69

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    Lets face it. A Wales Rugby International is and always has been an excuse for a p!ss up.

  30. #70

    Re: What puts you off watching Rugby on the telly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ianto13 View Post
    Yes they only sold 65 thousand for a friendly,I wonder how many theWales FA will sell for their friendly against Panama 15 thousand if they're lucky?
    In fact, let's do a true comparison.

    Australia - 3rd in egg chasing rankings. Football, that would be a game against Portugal.

    Panama in football are ranked 49th. In egg chasing, that's the MIGHTY Guyana.

    I bet you'll now claim the eggers would get more than 15k playing the MIGHTY Guyana, having stated they'd play youngsters. Quite frankly, a second team wouldn't be needed to stuff Guyana, sixth/seventh would do...

  31. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Shitpeas View Post
    In rugby Wales are a relatively big fish in a very small pond so have been fairly successful through our entire history.
    In football we have punched above our weight recently in being in and around the top ten in the world but, 1958 and 2016 aside, we have been constantly starved of success. No wonder we don’t pull consistently big crowds.

    If the situations were reversed, ie the football team playing in and regularly winning a European 6 Nations tournament every year, playing a series of home games against top world sides every autumn, playing in every World Cup without having to qualify, local media saturation, and a general culture of going on an all dayer for the rugby, then I’m sure things would be very different.
    And even with all that, more people play football, more people watch football domestically, more football teams... christ, even Warburton wanted to play football rather than egg but wasn't good enough to play for us...

  32. #72

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    Lets face it. A Wales Rugby International is and always has been an excuse for a p!ss up.
    True, but for a lot of city fans the same applies, I don't think I've seen a city game sober in the last 43 years. It's all part of the day out, meeting your mates in the pub in the morning, having a good swig, off to the match and back to the pub after, I fecking love it. Take that part away from the matchday experience and it's not half the fun.

  33. #73

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    A mate had a spare ticket and dragged me to an egg game a few years ago.

    Got bloody covered in spilt alcohol due to muppets popping off to bar every few minutes one guy went and came back with beer 6 times! it does make you wonder what was the point of even getting a ticket, he could have stayed home and got bladdered for less - not like he was watching the game.

  34. #74

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccfc_is_my_life View Post
    A mate had a spare ticket and dragged me to an egg game a few years ago.

    Got bloody covered in spilt alcohol due to muppets popping off to bar every few minutes one guy went and came back with beer 6 times! it does make you wonder what was the point of even getting a ticket, he could have stayed home and got bladdered for less - not like he was watching the game.
    Why would what someone else does bother you sp much?

  35. #75

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccfc_is_my_life View Post
    A mate had a spare ticket and dragged me to an egg game a few years ago.

    Got bloody covered in spilt alcohol due to muppets popping off to bar every few minutes one guy went and came back with beer 6 times! it does make you wonder what was the point of even getting a ticket, he could have stayed home and got bladdered for less - not like he was watching the game.
    This is the reason a lot of true rugby supporters don't bother going to internationals anymore, the drinking during the match spoils it for them. I never ever drink in the ground down the city, plenty of time for that before and after the game.

  36. #76

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    Quote Originally Posted by dembethewarrior View Post
    Why would what someone else does bother you sp much?
    Well, having been covered in alcohol was kinda the problem...

  37. #77

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccfc_is_my_life View Post
    Well, having been covered in alcohol was kinda the problem...
    You've made about 50 posts on it before mentioning that mind..

  38. #78

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    Quote Originally Posted by dembethewarrior View Post
    You've made about 50 posts on it before mentioning that mind..
    And? What does that have to do with the price of fish?

  39. #79

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccfc_is_my_life View Post
    And? What does that have to do with the price of fish?
    You hate rugby. So you'll nwver have a positive view if it...every experience thereafter will be a shit one.

  40. #80

    Re: What puts you off watching Rugby on the telly?

    Hardly; my view was shaped by the disproportionate attention given to a second class sport over the real sport of Wales well before then.

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