Tag Archives: BT Sports

Everything is Awesome

So that is that…the problems that have beset the European club rugby are all but sorted out and we can all go back to enjoying the game we love. So says Owen Slot in today’s Times newspaper. In this gushing … Continue reading

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The one issue that was not talked about was who would have the TV rights…

So the cavalry has come charging over the hill, in the form of the International Rugby Board (IRB), and everything has changed in the clash of money v tradition in professional Rugby. To read the articles about this it would … Continue reading

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Playing the fiddle whilst Rome burns

So now we have to wait until the New Year before any solution is found for the great Rugby melt down. Whilst this is happening the whole of professional rugby in Wales is collapsing before our eyes and there doesn’t … Continue reading

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Rugby, Rugby RUGBY

It has been a while since I ventured into the murky world of professional Rugby Union in Europe. My main beef in the past has been how the Murdoch controlled media, in my case The Times, has represented the conflict … Continue reading

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Make sure you shoot the messenger

Last night just before I went to bed I switched on Sky Sports and saw the banner headline that the Heineken Cup had been saved as the national Rugby Union’s had signed a deal. I thought I would have to … Continue reading

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The never ending story

Storm clouds must be gathering over the celtic rugby nations and Italy today – BT Sports has just bought the exclusive rights to European Football matches from 2015. The realisation that BT mean business must be a real wake up … Continue reading

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News Corp Reality Distortion Field

Most of the time News Corp is able to hide it’s own self interest but there are times, no matter how much they try, the need to spin things in News Corps favour wins out. One such occasion is the … Continue reading

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The fascination of watching a train crash

We all suffer from that morbid curiosity of wanting to see a car crash or train wreak. Some of us may well protest that we find this all too distasteful but always turn our heads to see what is happening … Continue reading

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Just follow the money

Yesterday saw the launch of this year’s Heineken Cup competition for the best rugby union clubs in Europe. By all accounts it was a strange affair with no one really concerned with this season’s competition but rather what the following … Continue reading

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European Rugby

I have been following the story of the withdrawal of the English and French rugby teams from the now probably defunct Heineken Cup with great interest. Not because of the rights or otherwise of the arguments on either side but … Continue reading

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