No Wembley & No TV
#11

The biggest splurge of national publicity I can remember happened in the late 50s when the team was 'hypnotised' by Henry Blythe. Made the nationals and TV iirc.
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#12

By my reckoning we have been live on TV 28 times. The first was the FA Trophy Final in 1998 and the most recent was in February 2023 in the Papa John's Trophy semi-final.

Of the 28, 18 have been on Sky, 1 was ITV Sport Channel, 2 were ESPN, 5 were BT Sport and 2 were BBC.

We were also the main highlight game on Sportsnight in 1996 and the main FA Cup 1st round highlight game on Match of the Day in 1998

If the site I've just read is correct, FGR have been on live TV 25 times. 12 on BT Sport, 10 times on the Sky and 3 on the BBC.
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#13

That was a rhetorical wonder.

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#14

(20-02-2024, 07:35 PM)Delta Papa Wrote:  The biggest splurge of national publicity I can remember happened in the late 50s when the team was 'hypnotised' by Henry Blythe. Made the nationals and TV iirc.
For our younger and overseas viewers (we were playing in tones of grey and white back then) : https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=shar...BTQ4b15oRQ
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(20-02-2024, 07:45 PM)Paul Wrote:  For our younger and overseas viewers (we were playing in tones of grey and white back then) : https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=shar...BTQ4b15oRQ

Thanks for finding that Paul, I was there as a very young teenager and still remember it quite well.

If it was done purely as a publicity stunt then it certainly worked. The crowd size alone would've earned the club a few bob..
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#16

(20-02-2024, 07:45 PM)Paul Wrote:  For our younger and overseas viewers (we were playing in tones of grey and white back then) : https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=shar...BTQ4b15oRQ

Thanks for this, I've popped it on the Trust Twitter account for all to see!
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#17

(21-02-2024, 11:22 AM)Kitto Wrote:  Thanks for this, I've popped it on the Trust Twitter account for all to see!
I showed it to my dad who is in his 80s and a tad forgetful but he remembers going to Longlevens games, including the Spurs one with his brothers. The crowd size is quite something - considering it was a SL game against Merthyr. If we end up playing them next season I doubt we'll get those numbers. It makes you think how things might have turned out if we hadn't had all the ground moves and ownership changes.
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(20-02-2024, 07:45 PM)Paul Wrote:  For our younger and overseas viewers (we were playing in tones of grey and white back then) : https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=shar...BTQ4b15oRQ
Great stuff, thanks for sharing. I'm sure Henry's long passed over but it might be worth having another go. Desperate times and all that. These days only certain fans seem to feel the need to get " prepped up" before a match. How times have changed.

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#19

what a crowd for what must have been an amature game.
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#20

(22-02-2024, 09:15 AM)GME Wrote:  what a crowd for what must have been an amature game.

Semi-professional I think.
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