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    SOCCER REPUBLIC 11pm!!

    I'm sure this has been discussed here before but is there any hope RTÉ may reconsider the scheduling of this excellent highlights program to a prime time slot. Some way to promote the league to kids having the highlights program on in the middle of the night.

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    And also a Monday night is rubbish nearly 100 hours afterwards.

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    Swap it with that muck Apres match of the day.

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    Was with you up to 'excellent'.

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    Friday night at midnight ....perfect just coming in from the post match pints. Kids can watch Saturday morning ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Was with you up to 'excellent'.
    It's not bad in fairness. Definitely an improvement on previous incarnations.

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    True. It's just the lightweight analysis that does my head in. There's a few clubs the pundits know about, and outside of that they tend to rely on clichés as analysis. So many of the pundits lack any real depth of knowledge about the teams in the league, never mind knowing the challenges facing clubs.

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    I record it most weeks, watch it back on Tuesday. The question on time slot was asked by Daniel McD of the Indo a few years back, he was told it was a case of use the slot (11pm) or lose the slot !!

    When you have a guy running RTE sport who’s prime interest is Rugby, this is going to be a hard sell, even though RTE are not strictly paying for the show, its funded out of the overall FAI deal for the international rights I think.

    The ideal time would of course be 7pm / 8pm on either Sunday or Monday.
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    oriel - no offence mate but you're wrong on almost every count in that post. Good interview with Ryle here which covers most of it and puts many cherished LOI fan shibboleths to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    True. It's just the lightweight analysis that does my head in. There's a few clubs the pundits know about, and outside of that they tend to rely on clichés as analysis.
    Maybe its just random coincidence, but anytime I actually watch Soccer Republic's analysis about Limerick the words "money", "cash" and "spend" are used liberally, and it drives me mad. You'd think we were Man City.
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    To be fair the bafflement comes when they'd rather show Clongoes under 12s Vs Blackrock under 12s or a 170 times repeated repeat of a 15 year old National Geographic show. The Nuge is a decent skin but he's an avowed and unashamed rugger bugger. He's banjaxed from next year though with Liberty Global/ TV3 getting the rights to all the rugby so it'll either be more schools rugby or we might actually see some promotion of domestic football outside of the bare minimum.

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    There's also the AIL. There was a time RTE used to show one live game from that a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreRovers View Post
    oriel - no offence mate but you're wrong on almost every count in that post. Good interview with Ryle here which covers most of it and puts many cherished LOI fan shibboleths to bed.

    http://www.intallaght.ie/rte-explain...land-coverage/
    I must have missed that interview for some reason when it came out, to be fair RTE have provided reasonable responses to each question posted.
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    I just hate the name. A soccer republic we most certainly are not.

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    True: neither soccer nor a republic.

    With all the off-field drama so far this season (restructuring the divisions, Athlone, Kenny's penalties hissy-fit) they could cut the football bits out completely, repackage Soccer Republic as a soap and show it in the Fair City slot.
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