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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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Mess 11:46 am 23 Mar 12

13/4/12 – Round 7 – Raiders v Broncos is televised. Against the Broncos it is probably the delayed game, but it’s better than nothing.

Raiders need to start winning more and then they will attract more people to the games. Canberrans love a winning team.

Kerryhemsley 11:17 am 23 Mar 12

The answer is simple for Channel 9. They look to the clubs that rate well. Unfortunately for the Raiders they attract low crowds for home games and low numbers at away games.

justjbhere 10:01 am 23 Mar 12

Still the same problem in 2012. Round 4 and still not a tv game for the Raiders on Free to air. I have rung WIN TV, the Raiders Club and Channel 9 and no one can tell me when there will be a FTA game for the Raiders. It is getting to be a really annoyance with Raiders fans. Personally I would love to be able to afford Pay TV or to get out to the games but I cannot do that.

Genie 10:30 am 26 Dec 08

@Spitfire – that was an AWESOME game !!!!! Was there really only 6500 there… wow I thought it was less…..

But I do agree that people need to get out there and support the Raiders more… the boys in green aren’t my number 1 team I support but funnily enough I have season tickets with quiet a large group of people… and according to Raiders HQ when we got tickets we are a larger group than the Raiders Army….

DJ 10:11 am 26 Dec 08

Cameron said :

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.

Was that for the full season?

2604 11:37 pm 25 Dec 08

F430 said :

bring the raiders back home to seiffert oval, their spiritual home i hate bruce such a shit drive

Seiffert has a great history, but sadly the facilities aren’t those of a 21st century stadium.

Bruce has an awesome atmosphere and is a place where other teams (NRL at least) fear to tread. If the food vendors were better it’d be just about perfect.

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