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Republic of Rugby bought by Off the Ball?

  • 16-02-2018 5:17pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ PMC83


    Just wondering if any of the other Facebook users out there have noticed that the Republic of Rugby ( formally Rugby Banter)Facebook page is now 'Off the ball Rugby'.

    Its defo part a of a wider discussion, but have OTB bought a private FB page off someone? I like off the ball but a bit of a shame to see this happen really,I wonder will the content now be more directed to OTB podcasts


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,715 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    Can you link to the page in question?

    The OTB Rugby page has posts going way back so are you sure it's the same page?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    Can you link to the page in question?

    The OTB Rugby page has posts going way back so are you sure it's the same page?

    They definitely acquired republic of rugby page I saw the change on Facebook the other day


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,585 irishfan9


    Republic of rugby... sounds like awful crap like the majority of rugby discussions on facebook


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ PMC83


    They broke some interesting stories and covered a few things you wouldn't see on balls or the 42. A shame to see it go.
    Its just interesting to me that the likes of OTB can go out and acquire/buy a page off someone that has with 30k + followers.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    irishfan9 wrote: »
    Republic of rugby... sounds like awful crap like the majority of rugby discussions on facebook

    Yes. The quality of rugby discussions on internet forums is so much better.

    ;)


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,312 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine


    IIRC, initially there was Rugby Banter Page which had over 100,000 followers worldwide. That was deleted. Not long after, a new Rugby Banter Page popped up and then changed its name to Republic of Rugby a few months later. Their content got more serious and they got back up to like 30,000 followers. And now Off The Ball has just bought the page and its followers from them. Not sure how I feel about that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,641 Dog Botherer


    I mean, they're Facebook groups. They're all, without exception, utter ****e. The world will keep on spinning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,542 ✭✭✭ delta_bravo


    Peregrine wrote: »
    IIRC, initially there was Rugby Banter Page which had over 100,000 followers worldwide. That was deleted. Not long after, a new Rugby Banter Page popped up and then changed its name to Republic of Rugby a few months later. Their content got more serious and they got back up to like 30,000 followers. And now Off The Ball has just bought the page and its followers from them. Not sure how I feel about that.

    I believe that Banter Page was closed due to copyright issues regarding content.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    I had never even heard of it. I can't imagine OTB actually paid any significant amount of money for it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,133 ✭✭✭ Patty O Furniture


    I do hear the name mentioned on the sports slots a lot, "from offtheball.ie" on both newstalk & todayfm, have they become all independent of the stations??


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