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Raiders Miss the Limelight Again

By che - 22 December 2008 26

Once again the Canberra Raiders are getting snubbed by Channel 9/WIN according to this FoxSports article without a televised game for at least the first 15 rounds of the season.

Someone in programming at Channel 9 must like St George as they’re getting 4 games televised in the first 5 weeks. I guess they just want people in Canberra to get pay TV or go to the pub to watch the Lime Green.

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Raiders Miss the Limelight Again
H1NG0 3:06 pm 22 Dec 08

I’m a Sea Eagles fan and there was about a 4 year period where we never got any FTA televised games. That all changed a couple of years ago when we started looking like a top 4 team. Raiders had a bloody good season this year and I think 2009 looks promising as well, too bad Channel 9 have snubbed them once again.

Thumper 2:52 pm 22 Dec 08

Filed… hehe

Idiot, ‘field’.

Thumper 2:51 pm 22 Dec 08

They played some of the best footy one could hope to see. Length of the filed stuff, excellent.

If they changed their jerseys to green and red or red, white, blue they would be on WIN every weekend.

justbands 2:42 pm 22 Dec 08

> Hopefully the lack of Raiders games on free to air teev gets inspires more folks to head
> over to Bruce to see the games LIVE.
>
> I don’t think there was a more entertaining team than the Raiders in 2008 and yet the
> douche bags in Channel Nine’s programming department have made yet another blunder.

They were quite entertaining…they played some good footy (hard for me to say about a mungo team as a Rugby purest). That in itself should see some more bums on seats at home games I reckon.

Spitfire3 2:18 pm 22 Dec 08

I could be wrong, but my understanding is that the Raiders are being passed over for only the first 5 rounds (at this stage at least). The “15” being quoted refers to the number of games on Channel Nine. Three games per weekend x 5 rounds = 15 raiderless games.

But I do agree with the above comments about the quality of channel nine’s commentary. Ray Warren, Phil Gould? Please! Pack of knobs. Laurie’s the only one worth broadcasting, the rest of it’s rubbish and is only outdone by the Fatty Vautin Idiot Hour (and the day that show gets canned will be declared a national holiday for NRL fans everywhere).

My clan and I will be at all the games in Bruce Stadium this year. I’m excited already!

peterh 1:54 pm 22 Dec 08

is that lime green?

New Yeah 1:45 pm 22 Dec 08

Hopefully the lack of Raiders games on free to air teev gets inspires more folks to head over to Bruce to see the games LIVE.

I don’t think there was a more entertaining team than the Raiders in 2008 and yet the douche bags in Channel Nine’s programming department have made yet another blunder.

Like Thumper, I listen to most games on the radio (if I’m not at Bruce) and the ABC coverage far exceeds most of the reconstituted crap served up by Channel 9.

Thumper 12:15 pm 22 Dec 08

I tend to listen to the games on the radio.

Ian 11:33 am 22 Dec 08

I’d much rather watch Fox than the crap Nine serve up – where do they dredge their sporting commentators up from? However, that said, it would benefit the Raiders in seeking sponsors to have more commercial TV exposure.

Growling Ferret 11:29 am 22 Dec 08

Best news I have heard all year – I have no reason to watch any game that the Channel Nein tossers will commentate on until Round 15!

The Fox Coverage is 100 times better than anything a channel with Gould, Warren and Ikin could ever generate.

astrojax 11:05 am 22 Dec 08

i have no time at all for this game, less for the raiders, but this seems to highlight the sort of ineptitude and inequity that hallmarks the rugby league – this is so unprofessional, no wonder the nrl has issues…

willo 10:45 am 22 Dec 08

st george are the only team worth watching anyway…….and it’s probably got something to do with wanker bennett taking over as coach i’d say……

Thumper 10:33 am 22 Dec 08

If the Raiders won the grand final they still wouldn’t get coverage…

Cameron 10:32 am 22 Dec 08

The Raiders averaged just shy of 12,000 people at home games last year, which is on par with plenty of other clubs.

Besides, I think crowd figures at Bruce is the last thing considered by Channel 9 when determining which games get TV time and which don’t.

Stung 10:28 am 22 Dec 08

Maybe if Canberra got behind them a bit more they would have better luck with TV… It just looks embarrassing showing Raiders games on TV when there’s only 9,000 people there..

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