Foundation Cup Trial Match Finally To Be Televised

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Foundation Cup Trial Match Finally To Be Televised

Post by Aladinsane » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 3:08 pm

After years of ringing up the Fox Sports Programming Dept to televise the Foundation Cup, insisting to them it would be a ratings winner, they are finally doing this year.
My angle this year , was that it would be the first time that the notorious Sonny Bill Williams would be seen on TV since his return , but Matt from Fox Sports said that wasn’t the reason or that my continual calling every year to televise it…..it’s just part of the new 5 year deal to televise more trial games.

Now, all our team has to do, is get revenge for the pathetic display they put up in round 25 at the same ground.
I am looking forward as always, to going to this match and now finally been able to watch the taped match when I get home.
Happy New Year All…..


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Post by Yossarian » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 3:19 pm

That's awesome news! Good to see Souths and St Geo-Ill aren't the only ones who can get a trial on TV!! I am a bit surprised it has taken this long - I'd have thought WT would be one of their better rating teams, the game is in a convenient location, and they're always desperate for filler.

Good work Aladinsane for your persistance!!

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Post by LaT » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 3:23 pm

Money Bill isn't likely to play in R1 let alone a trial.

But its good to see them televise the game.
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Post by Aladinsane » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 3:41 pm

Yeah Sorry LaT, forgot that SBW is injured ATM.......still I can see this game now being a 5 year part of the lead in into the NRL season with the Souths/Saints Charity Cup game on the Friday night , followed by the Foundation Cup on the Saturday night..
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Post by tigermaniac » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 3:42 pm

WT fans are happy once more. We deserve it after last year. 2013 bring it on.


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Post by Tiger Watto » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 4:37 pm

This is awesome news and long over-due....

Keep Up the Good Work Alad!
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Post by cusschops » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 5:15 pm

I only just told the misus and young fella the other day that we would go up for the game. Main reason being I didn't think id be able to watch it on tv. Oh well, better set the iq to record so we can see all the action I may have missed. Great news though.


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Post by Winnipeg » Tue 08 Jan, 2013 9:19 am

this is great news!

it's always hard work trying to watch the action and work out who is who in the trials, when they usually swap players around so freely (and use a larger squad than normal)

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 08 Jan, 2013 1:18 pm

Aladinsane wrote:After years of ringing up the Fox Sports Programming Dept to televise the Foundation Cup, insisting to them it would be a ratings winner, they are finally doing this year.
My angle this year , was that it would be the first time that the notorious Sonny Bill Williams would be seen on TV since his return , but Matt from Fox Sports said that wasn’t the reason or that my continual calling every year to televise it…..it’s just part of the new 5 year deal to televise more trial games.

Now, all our team has to do, is get revenge for the pathetic display they put up in round 25 at the same ground.
I am looking forward as always, to going to this match and now finally been able to watch the taped match when I get home.
Happy New Year All…..
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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Thu 10 Jan, 2013 8:30 am

Thanks A Lad in Sane for your persistence over the years with Foxsports. I was just yesterday talking to myself as I was working asking myself why isn't the foundation cup televised? I was baffled & disillusioned. Now this - this morning. The best news for years to come. Awesome- now i can finally watch Wests Tigers lift up some silverware before the premiership kicks off.


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Post by innsaneink » Sun 13 Jan, 2013 8:42 pm

Aladinsane wrote:After years of ringing up the Fox Sports Programming Dept to televise the Foundation Cup, insisting to them it would be a ratings winner, they are finally doing this year.
My angle this year , was that it would be the first time that the notorious Sonny Bill Williams would be seen on TV since his return , but Matt from Fox Sports said that wasn’t the reason or that my continual calling every year to televise it…..it’s just part of the new 5 year deal to televise more trial games.

Now, all our team has to do, is get revenge for the pathetic display they put up in round 25 at the same ground.
I am looking forward as always, to going to this match and now finally been able to watch the taped match when I get home.
Happy New Year All…..
I read elsewhere that the Souths Saints Charity shield trial, on the same w/end as the foundation cup and usually the same day....is being played on the Friday prior because ANZ Stadium is hosting a music festival on the sat....if Souths Saintsplayed as per usual on the saturday, our game probably wouldnt be televised

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Post by quintus » Sun 13 Jan, 2013 9:29 pm

Quite true Inko.... :sign:

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 13 Jan, 2013 9:41 pm

Just wondering if the FOX bloke is being really up- front, or just giving themselves a rap when its not earned.....wont know till next year I guess

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Post by Tiger Watto » Mon 14 Jan, 2013 9:08 am

Does it really matter Ink???

It is great we have the chance to televise this game... If it is a great spectacle, and both Clubs make it a serious game (instead of a trial/musical chairs), we have a case to ensure it becomes an annual event and in doing so, a marketable option for the Club to increase revenue!

I hope plenty choose to go to the game still... Having a sizable crowd is just as important for TV.
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Post by foreveratiger » Mon 14 Jan, 2013 11:20 am

Great game to watch and potential players coming through ....
Season feels around the corner now.
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Post by innsaneink » Mon 14 Jan, 2013 11:37 am

Tiger Watto wrote:Does it really matter Ink???

It is great we have the chance to televise this game... If it is a great spectacle, and both Clubs make it a serious game (instead of a trial/musical chairs), we have a case to ensure it becomes an annual event and in doing so, a marketable option for the Club to increase revenue!

I hope plenty choose to go to the game still... Having a sizable crowd is just as important for TV.
Dont shoot the messenger....just relaying what Ive already read elsewhere



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Post by Aladinsane » Tue 15 Jan, 2013 5:57 pm

Ink , I would be very disappointed if Matt from programming just said that too me , just because he knew that's what I wanted to hear.
The Monthly Fox magizine Program comes out in 10 days or so , so we will know 100% then .

He is a great link , stating the trial games & the draw for 2013.

http://dazrl.awardspace.info/dr_2013.htm

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Post by snowleopard » Tue 15 Jan, 2013 6:06 pm

A bit off topic but just wondering if Innsane Ink could be the lovechild of A Lad Insane..or the other way around?

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