WELSH BIAS IN TELEVISING OF ANGLO-WELSH CUP?

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Post by WharfedaleTiger » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:37 am

Not to mention there all on WELSH TV. I had to watch the Tigers game in Welsh!
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Post by Big Dai » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:46 am

.........................so did I! Didn't seem to matter that I couldn't understand the best part of it. It was just like listening to Stuart Barnes...............................but he speaks English!! :lol: :lol:
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Post by Rlinksteve » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:50 am

It is the Anglo-Welsh cup and it only seems fair that the matches involve a team fromm each nation.

Cardiff v Wasps was shown on Grandstand.

Tigers v Dragons was shown on S4C which is a regular rugby slot for the Welsh.

I would just be thankful that people could see the rugby, even if the commentary was in Welsh.

Switch the volume down on the TV and listen to Radio Leicester. See if Bleddyn is watching the same game!!! It woudl be interesting.

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Post by Gate » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:33 am

I don't think it's Welsh bias, more that the regional Welsh Beeb has its act together (and naturally is going to show games with Welsh interest) and the "main" (i.e. English) Beeb can't be bothered. I can't see a Rugby Special listed today, for example - you'd have thought they'd run one because they'd have all the footage.

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Re: WELSH BIAS IN TELEVISING OF ANGLO-WELSH CUP?

Post by Osprey in Leicester » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:55 am

BelperJon wrote:According to the Radio Times website, of the nine matches televised or to be televised this weekend and the next, only one of them is an-all 'English' game, i.e. Wasps v Irish on Sun 08 Oct. All the other eight feature one of the Welsh clubs. The Glaws v Brizzle game on Sat 07 Oct could be a cracker going by their current league form but instead we have the Bath v Ospreys match to look forward to (unless, of course, you're off to Wuzza :) ).

GAMES TELEVISED OR COMING UP:

Fri 29 Sep
Ospreys v Gloucester
Sat 30 Sep
Cardiff v Wasps
Tigers v Dragons
Sun 01 Oct
Scarlets v Harlequins
Fri 06 Oct
Newcastle v Scarlets
Sat 07 Oct
Bath v Ospreys
Dragons v Northampton
Sun 08 Oct
Wasps v London Irish
Saracens v Cardiff

Is it just me or is too much bias being placed to accommodate our Celtic friends from the other side of Offa's Dyke? I appreciate it is an Anglo-Welsh tournament but, since the GP clubs outnumber the Magners League clubs by three to one, shouldn't the televised games reflect this?
Its because BBC2 Wales have bought the rights to it, its the same as Doctor Who, The BBC didnt want to bring Doctor Who back but BBC2 Wales did and thats why its now made in Wales !

So its nowt to do with being bias, Guiness prem is on Sky, Welsh teams are on BBC Wales and S4C.

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Post by Gate » Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:25 pm

I didn't know that about Dr Who. Puts a new spin on the Daileks. :wink:

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Post by unohoo » Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:26 pm

end of?

You said your piece and no-one else should?

Didn't your mother teach you any manners?

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Post by Osprey in Leicester » Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:13 pm

unohoo wrote:end of?

You said your piece and no-one else should?

Didn't your mother teach you any manners?
Did I say that !?
There is no bias being shown so there is no point in raving about something that doesnt exist.

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Post by sammy » Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:14 pm

Let the Welsh have there god-awful cup. Lets face it, they're not exactly going to win anything else, except maybe the Scarlets in the CL.

I'll enjoy the European cup.

As for Welsh bias on Welsh TV, what do you expect?

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Post by Osprey in Leicester » Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:56 pm

sammy wrote:Let the Welsh have there god-awful cup. Lets face it, they're not exactly going to win anything else, except maybe the Scarlets in the CL.

I'll enjoy the European cup.

As for Welsh bias on Welsh TV, what do you expect?
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Post by Rizzo » Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:58 pm

I'm told that if you tuned to BBC Wales via satellite instead of S4C - you got commentary in English anyway. (Not that I can vouch for that personally since I was actually at the game).

Please let's not have any of the English-v-Welsh abuse starting again, I will nip it in the bud, believe me.
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Post by madoqua » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:06 pm

Ah bless. Poor darlings.

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Post by Osprey in Leicester » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:12 pm

madoqua wrote:Ah bless. Poor darlings.
Didnt think it would be long before you got involved in your favourite pastime.
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Post by Rizzo » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:28 pm

Okay, give over please. Discussion is fine, silly childish name-calling is not.
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