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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Tobar » Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 20:07

Will there be a stream of this game?

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Re: Spanish rugby

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Re: Spanish rugby

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 17:12

FT Spain 29-7 Hong Kong

Unsurprising but nevertheless disappointing attendance. But would you pay 15€ to see Hong Kong when FER fed the idea we were going to host MAB or Barbarians and when Spain v Wales women's game was free three weeks ago?

Result is misleading, Hong Kong had its opportunities and Leones still needs to improve a lot. Gimeno at 10 is a no-go, a waste of a huge talent.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 17:57


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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Tobar » Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 18:57

Armchair Fan wrote:FT Spain 29-7 Hong Kong

Unsurprising but nevertheless disappointing attendance. But would you pay 15€ to see Hong Kong when FER fed the idea we were going to host MAB or Barbarians and when Spain v Wales women's game was free three weeks ago?

Result is misleading, Hong Kong had its opportunities and Leones still needs to improve a lot. Gimeno at 10 is a no-go, a waste of a huge talent.


Would be great to have either of those two teams - if Brazil can get them then so can Spain. And Spain can benefit a lot more from that matchup, you could get loads of 6N fans to travel for that matchup and I can see it having a bigger impact on the game in Spain.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 19:25

Nah, I don't think that many foreigners would make the trip for a Barbarians fixture. But Maori All Blacks would be great for internal promotion.

Anyway if we didn't host any of them it's exclusively our fault. If the game in Toulouse was better promoted than today's it's exclusively our fault. It's time to stop complaining about everything when a lot more can be done on our side.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Thomas » Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 19:48

HK should have scored in the first half, the Spanish pack look average I would have thought they do better

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 19:54

The whole team looks average. Results collected in the last 55 weeks don't match what we are really delivering on field except for Montevideo. One can only hope that staff realises that because next REC schedule is terrifying.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Thomas » Sat, 23 Nov 2019, 19:56

Just finished watching the first half, they need to make lots of changes from what I have seen thus far.

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Re: Spanish rugby

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 07:36

Tobar wrote:
Would be great to have either of those two teams - if Brazil can get them then so can Spain. And Spain can benefit a lot more from that matchup, you could get loads of 6N fans to travel for that matchup and I can see it having a bigger impact on the game in Spain.


The Barbarians are also a financial risk. The German centenary match in 2000 nearly bankrupted the Lower Saxony Union (Hannover's state).
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 25 Nov 2019, 19:46

Opposition candidate to FER elections, 'Hansen' will host a press conference this Thursday in Madrid (not Valladolid).

He launched his website and social media profiles this evening, claiming he's open to all kind of questions and suggestions: http://www.valorderugby.es

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby rugbyfanspain » Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 10:17

Armchair Fan wrote:FT Spain 29-7 Hong Kong
Gimeno at 10 is a no-go, a waste of a huge talent.

Agree, but worth the try. I saw Alvar play some games as fly-half at Cisneros and was already convinced but others were not. Hopefully we will have a starting center for many years to come.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 22:18

Armchair Fan wrote:Opposition candidate to FER elections, 'Hansen' will host a press conference this Thursday in Madrid (not Valladolid).

He launched his website and social media profiles this evening, claiming he's open to all kind of questions and suggestions: http://www.valorderugby.es

Link to watch their presentation live from 12:00 CET
https://facebook.com/valorderugby/posts/127680825340639

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 27 Nov 2019, 23:04

The biggest sports show in Spanish radio just announced a Classic All Blacks side is coming to Spain next May and that the game will be played in a Madrid football stadium:
https://twitter.com/partidazocope/statu ... 6408880128

Presentation next week, apparently the excuse is a humanitarian project in Kenya:
https://www.cope.es/deportes/mas-deport ... 127_561777

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 13:06

Main goals from Hansen presentation:
- Establishing a professional rugby competition in Spain
- Working with World Rugby
- Working with clubs and regional unions
- Increasing incomes and visibility
- Long-term strategic plan, documents for the next 6 and 20 years
- Insuring teen players will reach senior rugby through training centres
- Beating the kinds of USA, Canada, Tonga
- Multiplying x3 current rugby players (37,000 right now) in six years
- Allowing any Spanish player to reach the top of the sport, whatever his origins

In his team there are lots of people from business world, including two colleagues of his from Banco Santander.

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MARCA checked Classic All Blacks match info with FER and says it will be either at Santiago Bernabéu or Wanda Metropolitano

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 28 Nov 2019, 17:34

Friday May 29th at Wanda Metropolitano (68,000 seats) according to As, yet TBC though:
https://as.com/masdeporte/2019/11/28/po ... 99717.html

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 12:31

It's official now, looks like Vern Cotter will be coaching:
http://ferugby.es/leones-vs-classic-all ... ropolitano

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby tryman » Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 19:53

That’s pretty amazing in fairness. Dearly hope the game sells well, will be a great platform for Spanish rugby.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby ihateblazers » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 01:38

If they could get Dan Carter and Kieran Read to play that would help sell some tickets

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 08:49

Do you really think it matters? Most people will just go to watch guys wearing black shirts do a haka, regardless of who comes.

Main obstacles to a great attendance are the date and the hour. A Friday at 19:00 is awful in a country where many work until late. But I doubt rugby could afford to be very picky when choosing the date...

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Tobar » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 12:56

How late do people work on a Friday?

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 13:19

It depends on what is your job. Offices may close at 15:00 instead of 19:00 during the rest of the week. But shops are open until 21:00 and shopping malls until 22:00, restaurants and bars until midnight...

I do work until 22:00, I will have to ask my clients for a day off or cross fingers and trust I will be able to do all by phone.

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Re: Spanish rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 30 Nov 2019, 14:49

División de Honor 2019-20 - Week 9 - Live Streaming
Saturdat 16:00 CET - Hernani v SilverStorm El Salvador


It looks like Hernani has given up on its 100% amateur approach and signed a couple of islanders...

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