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Topic: A Championship Podcast?
Posted By: Trailfinder
Subject: A Championship Podcast?
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2021 at 12:45
Has anyone considered starting a Championship podcast? It’s certainly something I would listen to and I’d be happy to contribute. With all the discussions in the press regarding the future of the Championship, the voice of the fans goes unheard. 

I’m not a media person though so have no experience in this area. There must be some players or ex players who would be willing to contribute. What sort of numbers would be needed to make it viable?



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Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2021 at 19:09
It would be good to interview players , coaches and support staff from all clubs . They all seem trained in presenting to the camera and never seem to say anything out of turn. The clubs would have to submit each interview to the blog but I believe it takes some considerable input . 

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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2021 at 07:32
I think it would be good. There are some decent rugby podcasts out there - The Ruck by The Times is my choice - and having a dedicated focus on this division would be really good. Hopefully this may be picked up as we move forward...


Posted By: Raider999
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2021 at 11:38
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

I think it would be good. There are some decent rugby podcasts out there - The Ruck by The Times is my choice - and having a dedicated focus on this division would be really good. Hopefully this may be picked up as we move forward...<div id="ypm-extension" ="ypm-extension">


Could be a good selling point for future negotiations on Sponsorship and TV coverage of the Championship.

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Posted By: Mark W-J
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2021 at 11:35
Doncaster fans (and rugby fans in general!) might be interested to hear from Clive Griffiths on the latest London Welsh podcast:
http://www.londonwelshrfc.com/news/london-welsh-podcast-clive-griffiths-2595858.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.londonwelshrfc.com/news/london-welsh-podcast-clive-griffiths-2595858.html

He talks about growing up in Wales, playing for Llanelli and Wales, going north, and the influence of some of the greats in rugby league on his coaching career.  There's obviously a big focus on his time with London Welsh, but he also talks about his experiences at Donny and gives his thoughts on the Championship and professional rugby in England, as well as the tragic death of Ian Williams.

This week's guest (podcast out later today) is another man with links to both clubs - Ed Jackson.



Posted By: KnightsBoy
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2021 at 16:09
Really enjoyed listening to Griff again, great guy.


Posted By: Taffy
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2021 at 21:55
Thoroughly enjoyed that Mark. Great guy for someone from the wrong side of the Loughor Estuary Clap


Posted By: Benfairclough
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2021 at 12:43
I co-host a podcast called Boots2Suits which is available on all platforms. Myself and the host discuss all life outside of the premiership but more importantly life after sport and the difficult transition from boots2suits highlighting how 98 percent of professional players are left in the dark when their playing days are over. 

We have managed to speak to some unbelievable characters in our first season of episodes who have years of experience in the champ including Dan Temm, Grayson Hart, Mark Tampin, Chris Walker and Ben Mercer. (Would recommend listening to the Dan Temm or Mark Tampin episodes first as they’re our most downloaded episodes) 

We have also managed to speak to some high profile names in Jerome Kaino, Topsy Ojo and Dom Waldouck.

Let me know if you manage to have a listen with any feedback you have.

Hope everyone is well 
Ben Fairclough (ex Otley player)



Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2021 at 16:09
I think that the idea of  a Championship only podcast would be pretty niche, though I personally would definitely listen. I was wondering which sources of media people use for the Championship?
My top 3 are:
1. The Rugby Paper - gives a lot of time to the Championship, and usually backs it against PRL/RFU. At least a few articles/mentions each week, and did great team overviews last year of many Champ teams.
2. Talking Rugby Union - I've found some great long form pieces on there. There was a good one last year on Andrew Durutalo leaving Ealing to go back to the US and start his non-Rugby life. They also have done a lot of coverage this year, with Guy Thompson coming in as a columnist.
3. Rugby World magazine - A little coverage now and again. They did a nice Championship preview recently.
 
 


Posted By: Richard Lowther
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2021 at 19:09
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

I think that the idea of  a Championship only podcast would be pretty niche, though I personally would definitely listen. I was wondering which sources of media people use for the Championship?
My top 3 are:
1. The Rugby Paper - gives a lot of time to the Championship, and usually backs it against PRL/RFU. At least a few articles/mentions each week, and did great team overviews last year of many Champ teams.
2. Talking Rugby Union - I've found some great long form pieces on there. There was a good one last year on Andrew Durutalo leaving Ealing to go back to the US and start his non-Rugby life. They also have done a lot of coverage this year, with Guy Thompson coming in as a columnist.
3. Rugby World magazine - A little coverage now and again. They did a nice Championship preview recently.
 
 

Didn't you mean 1. ROLLING-MAUL? 


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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2021 at 21:58
Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

I think that the idea of  a Championship only podcast would be pretty niche, though I personally would definitely listen. I was wondering which sources of media people use for the Championship?
My top 3 are:
1. The Rugby Paper - gives a lot of time to the Championship, and usually backs it against PRL/RFU. At least a few articles/mentions each week, and did great team overviews last year of many Champ teams.
2. Talking Rugby Union - I've found some great long form pieces on there. There was a good one last year on Andrew Durutalo leaving Ealing to go back to the US and start his non-Rugby life. They also have done a lot of coverage this year, with Guy Thompson coming in as a columnist.
3. Rugby World magazine - A little coverage now and again. They did a nice Championship preview recently.
 
 

Didn't you mean 1. ROLLING-MAUL? 
Goes without saying!


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2021 at 08:33
Talking Rugby Union did a podcast with about 35 minutes of discussion on the Championship  including Ampthill's Charlie Beckett. Very good listen.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2021 at 12:10
https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod" rel="nofollow - https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod

Here is a new podcast starting up that will discuss all things Championship Rugby


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Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2021 at 14:51
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod" rel="nofollow - https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod

Here is a new podcast starting up that will discuss all things Championship Rugby

Well worth a listen. Three top men who show what a great competition it is and full of great rugby people.

 




Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2021 at 17:14
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod" rel="nofollow - https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod

Here is a new podcast starting up that will discuss all things Championship Rugby
A great listen. Hope this continues regularly.


Posted By: Dotcom
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2021 at 18:38
A Must listen/watch podcast - excellent


Posted By: Trailfinder
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2021 at 23:19
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod" rel="nofollow - https://linktr.ee/Champclubspod

Here is a new podcast starting up that will discuss all things Championship Rugby

Absolutely fantastic, well done to everyone involved. Looking forward to the next episode. Clap


Posted By: Dalesman
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2021 at 12:06
Could have listened to Alan Paver all day. A very informative and amusing guest to start off with.
This is a great initiative.


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2021 at 10:14
I listened to the whole podcast ( very long ) and found it very interesting. The dedication and committment was obvious and real insight into what it takes to be competitive in the Championship. 
There are some real characters within Championship both players , coaching  and backroom staff I am looking forward to the next installment.
I would like to see Mark Bright interviewed and some of the players who have come through the Championship to the Premiership. I wonder how 'safe' they will play with both subject and guests. Dan Temn was very vocal about his treatment by Yorkshire Carnegie. Will they discuss racism, Saracens forced demotion to the Championship and cheating the current system. low wages for young players who are playing against an opposite number earning five times the amount they are earning.

We will see.
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Posted By: Trailfinder
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2021 at 21:06
Really enjoyed episode 2 of the Championship Clubs Podcast, especially enlightening was Pete Lydon’s insight and comparison of the Champ and ProD2. 


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2021 at 14:54
A great listen. I would love to see a competition against the ProD2 as Lydon suggested.


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2021 at 14:59
Given that there are only two sides (for the time being) with a budget to compete with ProD2, I can't see it happening.

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Posted By: Trailfinder
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2021 at 18:22
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Given that there are only two sides (for the time being) with a budget to compete with ProD2, I can't see it happening.

What was enlightening for me was that Lydon thought the gap wasn’t as great as I’d previously assumed. Apparently the pace and skills of the backs are greater in the Champ. Up front the ProD2 has the edge. 

I’d imagine any competition between the two leagues could garner a reasonable tv deal...


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2021 at 20:58
Originally posted by Trailfinder Trailfinder wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Given that there are only two sides (for the time being) with a budget to compete with ProD2, I can't see it happening.

What was enlightening for me was that Lydon thought the gap wasn’t as great as I’d previously assumed. Apparently the pace and skills of the backs are greater in the Champ. Up front the ProD2 has the edge. 

I’d imagine any competition between the two leagues could garner a reasonable tv deal...
Having watched level two (with a break or three) since1988, I'm afraid I'm doused in pessimism.
Probably just me though...


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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2021 at 23:28
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Trailfinder Trailfinder wrote:

Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Given that there are only two sides (for the time being) with a budget to compete with ProD2, I can't see it happening.

What was enlightening for me was that Lydon thought the gap wasn’t as great as I’d previously assumed. Apparently the pace and skills of the backs are greater in the Champ. Up front the ProD2 has the edge. 

I’d imagine any competition between the two leagues could garner a reasonable tv deal...
Having watched level two (with a break or three) since1988, I'm afraid I'm doused in pessimism.
Probably just me though...

Iron sharpens iron. Japan played around a dozen meaningful tests in the run up to the 2019 world cup, getting games against a higher level of competition than usual. This meant that when it was time to perform, they were able to reach the knock out stages.

I think if Championship teams are given the opportunity to play against tougher challenges, some of the teams will rise to it, and they'll be more prepared for future challenges.


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 09:52
Italy.

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Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 14:09
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Italy.
Touche, and whata mistakea to makea...


Posted By: Isithalftimeyet
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 20:19
Jersey played RC Vannes (currently 2nd in ProD2) a couple of years back in two pre-saeson friendlies home and away.  Two very entertaining games with a victory for Vannes in France and Jersey in the home leg.  Would love to see that repeated.


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2021 at 09:57
Episode 3 up, featuring Ali Price (Bedford) and Tomas Francis (Donny and Scottish). Once again, an interesting listen. Ali Price was saying that the Scottish 2nd tier is roughly mid-Championship level. Not sure, but without the B&I I guess we'll never know.


Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2021 at 13:18
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Episode 3 up, featuring Ali Price (Bedford) and Tomas Francis (Donny and Scottish). Once again, an interesting listen. Ali Price was saying that the Scottish 2nd tier is roughly mid-Championship level. Not sure, but without the B&I I guess we'll never know.

Hi Greg

I just recall the Scots teams being weaker as a general rule of thumb back in the day of the B&I cup, I thought Ali was being kind. It may be different now though, but this may be because of a lot more loannees from the Pro 14 clubs.....


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