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Some Bits of Forty20 TV - The 2020 Edition

Some Bits of Forty20 TV - The 2020 Edition

December 31, 2020

2020 is a year we'll never forget, but if you have, and who can blame you, here's some of the key moments of the year on Forty20 TV, starting with the arrival of Sonny Bill Williams, ending with two modern day greats saying goodbye, and plenty of talking points, on and off the pitch, in between.

Thanks to all our guests for giving up their time across the year, and to you for watching, listening and interacting. We really do appreciate it.

Have a happy, and safe, 2021....we hope to see you again soon!
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Forty20 NOT LIVE: 21st December 2020

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 21st December 2020

December 21, 2020

We're ending the year with another pair of guests to talk some Rugby League.

 

First up, Dave Musson from the Bear Necessities podcast, and author of the updated book Forward joins us to talk about life in League One with the Coventry Bears, as they look forward to getting back on the pitch after a very short 2020 season.

 

Then, Forty20's Editor-at-large Tony Hannan makes his debut on the show, showing there's no room for nepotism on this programme.

 

He's got a book out as well, The Wicket Men, and we look back on the formation of the magazine, why it's still here, and what Eddie Waring would make of the sport today.

 

As we say on the show, we appreciate everyone who has read the magazine, watched our shows and listened to our podcasts this year. We hope we have given you some escapism, as it has for us.

 

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2020. It's been a year, hasn't it? One none of us will forget, good and bad. We've all adapted, we've all changed, and, we'll celebrate those who remain, and those we have lost.

 

Stay safe, we'll see you again in 2021.

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 10th December 2020 with Barrie McDermott & Grant Millington

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 10th December 2020 with Barrie McDermott & Grant Millington

December 10, 2020

A bonus show for you, as two prop forwards join us to talk Rugby League.

First, Castleford Tigers' Grant Millington tells us about the 2020 season at The Jungle, the trials and tribulations of their year, on and off the field, signing a new deal at the club, and how he first found the town when he joined up at the Tigers.

Then it's former GB & Ireland international Barrie McDermott as the Sky Sports pundit gives us the inside story on fund raising efforts for Motor Neurone Disease in the name of his friend and former teammate Rob Burrow, on Kevin Sinfield's marathons, the Burrow Seven racehorse, plus RL across the Irish Sea and more.

There's also news on a new side in the Championship, and the potential on an NRL takeover of Super League.

Thought provoking stuff.

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 7th December 2020

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 7th December 2020

December 7, 2020

Back again to talk Rugby League, and it's another debutant on the show this week as author and St. Helens fan Andrew Quirke joins us, alongside his current writing partner, our good friend Danika Priim.

 

As well as talking about their forthcoming book, and their thoughts on 2020, we've got plenty to discuss on how lucky we all are to be involved in this great sport, and who proud we are of Kevin Sinfield, and his 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for MNDA and his mate Rob Burrow.

 

Something for everyone, we hope!

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 1st December 2020

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 1st December 2020

December 1, 2020

"The Greatest Thing I've Ever Seen."

That's Steve Mascord's verdict as the author, podcaster, and much more joins us to talk about St. Helens Super League Grand Final win over Wigan, thanks to a dramatic final play.

 

We discuss the issues coming out of that game and more, as the Rugby League season finally comes to a close, the race to replace Toronto continues, there's some brief transfer innuendo, and other news from the past week.

 

Steve's also writing a new book - Two Tribes - on the Super League War in Australia, so we talk about that, and how you can support it, and his plans for the future.

You can find out more, here: https://twotribes.substack.com/

Forty20 NOT LIVE EXTRA: 25th November 2020

Forty20 NOT LIVE EXTRA: 25th November 2020

November 25, 2020

As it's Grand Final week, we shine the spotlight on St. Helens this time with a bonus podcast starring film director, podcaster, Forty20 magazine columnist and Saints fan Ian Boldsworth.

 

We talk about Saints season, how excited Ian is for the match on Friday, James Graham's retirement, fans over reactions to every thing and much more!

 

Recording flew by, so hopefully you enjoy it, and if you want to check out Ian's Patreon, be our guest: https://www.patreon.com/ianboldsworth

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 23rd November 2020

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 23rd November 2020

November 23, 2020

It's Grand Final week, and we're talking about the League Leaders in the company of Phil Wilkinson from the Wigan Post and Wigan Observer to talk all things Cherry and White, as they head to the KCOM, including the retirement of Sean O'Loughlin, the future of Tommy Leuluai and transformation of Adrian Lam from stop gap to main man in the DW hot seat.

 

Plus, on the back of the Dream Team, and ahead of the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award being annoucned, we ask if the current methodology works.

 

And, as usual, Phil and Richard also round up what they can remember has happened in the world of Rugby League: Ian Watson's move to Huddersfield, Queensland's win in Origin and more good news from the World Cup!

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 16th November 2020

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 16th November 2020

November 16, 2020

We're back as the Super League season continues to head to its conclusion, and say goodbye to Warrington and Leeds, as Hull FC and Catalans continue on on the Road to Clive Sullivan Way, and the Grand Final.

Plenty of talking points from those matches, and off the field as well, as Robert Elstone faces the media, there's a fund set-up for former employees of Toronto Wolfpack, and much more news besides.

Not just that, but we're also joined by Halifax's Director of Rugby Ian Croad to look at life in the Championship, the non-start of their bid to return to Super League, the effects of Covid-19 and when they will play again. Lots to discuss, with plenty still up in the air, for clubs outside the top flight.

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Forty20 NOT LIVE: 6th November 2020

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 6th November 2020

November 6, 2020

Remember, remember the 6th of November, as Forty20 NOT LIVE is back, as we assume there'll be no more news on a VERY busy week in Rugby League. 

Peter Smith, from the Yorkshire Evening Post, makes his debut, alongside the returning Paul Bennett, as we look back on a week where Toronto Wolfpack lost their bid for a place in the 2021 Super League, and the fight to become the 12th team in the competition began.

There's plenty to talk about there, with the ramifications of short termism to discuss, and where the sport moves forward from here.

As well as that, Salford have a pointless penalty, could there be a new player on the TV scene and Wigan's rebrand are all up for debate.

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 28th October 2020

Forty20 NOT LIVE: 28th October 2020

October 28, 2020

As the Super League season reaches it conculsion, one way or another, those in charge of the sport will shortly make a decision on whether Toronto Wolfpack will be back, having left the competition midway through the season.

Joining us to talk about Rugby League in Hogtown (according to Wikipedia) is sports broadcaster and the most fashionable person we've had on the show, Avry Lewis-McDougall, who has been covering the club from inception, and brought his style to our screens on Inside Super League before the pandemic.

A fun hour!

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