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mccanmat445 posts since 15 Jul 2005
It's not a really big story- there's only
One article on the BBC news app about it
Thats The Weather For Now *Nod* *Point Hand*

"Good Evening and here is an illustrated summary of the news it will be followed by the latest film of events and happenings home and abroad"
Brekkie26,514 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
It's not a really big story- there's only one article on the BBC news app about it

It's a massive story and don't be fooled into thinking it isn't. That's exactly what the Tories and Brexiteers want - they want you to think leaving the single market and customs union isn't a big deal.

The BBC have pushed it down the list now (surprisingly) but up until just over an hour or so it was getting the big story treatment, dominating the home page with about nine related stories.

Anyway, back to the sport and in the end the BBC got lucky with a last minute goal meaning a bit of a cup upset.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
DVB Cornwall6,469 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Either Crystal Palace or Bolton v Manchester City
or Manchester United v Wigan Athletic

I can see arguments if either Palace or Bolton win the replay, but for the life of me can't resolve them. Bizarre.


Well it's Manchester United v Wigan, the BBC's logic being ,,,,

The third tie was confirmed after Crystal Palace's third-round replay victory over Bolton on 17 January - had Bolton progressed, their match against Manchester City would have been televised.

(BBC Sport)
Brekkie26,514 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Either Crystal Palace or Bolton v Manchester City
or Manchester United v Wigan Athletic

I can see arguments if either Palace or Bolton win the replay, but for the life of me can't resolve them. Bizarre.


Well it's Manchester United v Wigan, the BBC's logic being ,,,,

The third tie was confirmed after Crystal Palace's third-round replay victory over Bolton on 17 January - had Bolton progressed, their match against Manchester City would have been televised.

(BBC Sport)

Still don't get how Millwall v Watford wins out over Bolton v Man City.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Hatton Cross2,054 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Me neither, Brekkie.
The only thing I can think of, is that the 'head of fixture choosing' logic has worked out, that that there is a greater chance of Millwall beating Watford, than there is of Bolton doing one over Manchester City.
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
toby lerone 2016172 posts since 13 Jul 2016
UTV Newsline
To be fair this time the BBC all went for Premier League v Lower League matches, the BBC are damned if they do and damned if they don't. For example they pick West Ham v Man City and people say it's not showing the romance of the cup just a standard Premier League game and now are picking Man U v Wigan and it isn't picking the best tie available.

I think the BBC most of the time get the balance right usually picking an all Premier League tie (bear in mind not everyone has BT or Sky) and picking Lower League v Premier League and to be fair to them they picked Lincoln v Ipswich as their replay when they could easily have picked Crystal Palace v Bolton or Southampton v Norwich.
MY8354 posts since 16 Nov 2016 Recently warned
BBC also must walk a fine line because attendances at some FA Cup matches have been appalling so far this season. If they put a lower league team on the telly, they would be accused of decimating home crowd levels in favour of TV ratings. No danger of doing that at Old Trafford. If anything it'll cause less traffic jams on the M40.