Do Unionists watch RTE?



between the bridges

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Basically No, back in the day when RTE was the '5th' channel it might have got a look in and Gaybo and the xmas toy show were popular but the only other thing I can remember were repeats of Ironside...

Today it might get an odd gawk at election time or champions league game, other than that lets be honest it's pretty sh!te...
 

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Semi-serious question.

It depends on what you mean by a unionist and what time period you are on about. Historically unionists in Tyrone would have watched RTE. It would depend on what show was and their interest like everyone on the topic. Films/sport for example would have been a big driver for getting rte .

With the advent of streaming I would think this would have dropped.
 

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Today it might get an odd gawk at election time or champions league game, other than that lets be honest it's pretty sh!te...
You're too busy secretly watching GAA on Sky? :) That attitude to RTE is indistinguishable from anyone else in Ireland. RTE's problem isn't a declining Unionist audience but rather a declining audience as more people watch Netflix and Prime.
 

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You're too busy secretly watching GAA on Sky? :) That attitude to RTE is indistinguishable from anyone else in Ireland. RTE's problem isn't a declining Unionist audience but rather a declining audience as more people watch Netflix and Prime.
A declining Unionist audience isn't a problem of any kind.
 

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You're too busy secretly watching GAA on Sky? :) That attitude to RTE is indistinguishable from anyone else in Ireland. RTE's problem isn't a declining Unionist audience but rather a declining audience as more people watch Netflix and Prime.
pffft, setting aside the abhorrent nationalist socialist politics of the made up sport, I have had no interaction with it, other than playing football on a slap ball pitch which brings three questions to mind-

- could ye make the pitches any fecking bigger? although my forte is creating space by standing still it's still knackering...

- As above is it 20 aside?

- Wtf are the parallel lines for? none of the tea eggs I allow to play on their pitch with me were able to give a coherent or satisfactory explanation...
 

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pffft, setting aside the abhorrent nationalist socialist politics of the made up sport, I have had no interaction with it, other than playing football on a slap ball pitch which brings three questions to mind-

- could ye make the pitches any fecking bigger? although my forte is creating space by standing still it's still knackering...
I thnk that one ofthe ancient Greek or Roman writers claimed that the Irish were eight feet tall. Perhaps he'd been on the same kind of pitch when nobody was playing.

- As above is it 20 aside?
Only seems like that when you are losing.

- Wtf are the parallel lines for? none of the tea eggs I allow to play on their pitch with me were able to give a coherent or satisfactory explanation...
That may have been the parking lot. :)
 

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pffft, setting aside the abhorrent nationalist socialist politics of the made up sport, I have had no interaction with it, other than playing football on a slap ball pitch which brings three questions to mind-

- could ye make the pitches any fecking bigger? although my forte is creating space by standing still it's still knackering...

- As above is it 20 aside?

- Wtf are the parallel lines for? none of the tea eggs I allow to play on their pitch with me were able to give a coherent or satisfactory explanation...
You are actually qualified to be a Pundit on the Sunday Game ! You talk a Good Game anyway ! ! !
 

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pffft, setting aside the abhorrent nationalist socialist politics of the made up sport, I have had no interaction with it, other than playing football on a slap ball pitch which brings three questions to mind-

- could ye make the pitches any fecking bigger? although my forte is creating space by standing still it's still knackering...

- As above is it 20 aside?

- Wtf are the parallel lines for? none of the tea eggs I allow to play on their pitch with me were able to give a coherent or satisfactory explanation...
As opposed to soccer which was handed down by the gods.

All sports are ‘made up’ you doofus.
 

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As opposed to soccer which was handed down by the gods.

All sports are ‘made up’ you doofus.
Pffft, if Thor had wanted man to slap balls he wouldn't have called it a football...
 

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pffft, setting aside the abhorrent nationalist socialist politics of the made up sport, I have had no interaction with it, other than playing football on a slap ball pitch which brings three questions to mind-

- could ye make the pitches any fecking bigger? although my forte is creating space by standing still it's still knackering...

- As above is it 20 aside?

- Wtf are the parallel lines for? none of the tea eggs I allow to play on their pitch with me were able to give a coherent or satisfactory explanation...
Bridgey is GAA to complicated for ye?:rolleyes:
I heard that alot of Unionists watch the rugger on Taig Republic Telly because the analysis was so far ahead.
I often used to watch the commentary on The Beeb but the analysis on RTE, in particular if Ryley was doing the commentary!:sneaky:
 


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