I’m not Cardiff born, nor am I Cardiff bred, but I do live there and have done so for 16 years or more. And for many of those years I’ve followed Cardiff, and sometimes the Blues in all their efforts. But tonight I was faced with the choice of Cardiff v Glasgow on S4C, or Harlequins v Bath on Sky both at the ridiculous time of around 6pm.
S4C is kinda the default option for our house especially when the Blues are involved. And I started watching, but gosh: it was dull, just as previous games have been.
But this was made worse often by quite stupid decisions by players who frankly ought to know better.
So channel surfing: what a game between Bath and Quins! Passion, speed, determination, commitment, pace, passing, tackling, aggression – it was great to watch.
The Magners League has been diluted to a dull event whilst the Guinness league gets my vote from hereon. It definitely touches every corner of the game in such a positive way and as a result draws good crowds with great atmosphere.
Given the choice it’s Guinness for me when it comes to choosing matches on the box.