Ok lets compare wires crowds to hull kr
kr share the city of hull, play in an older ground and have a strong local soccer side and only average 2000 or so less than warrington
and good luck to them.. but this is a thread about warrington and how the last couple of years hve seen an upward trend in the way the club is going..
warrington just arent a big club
they're one of hte biggest we have here.. it may not be anything to compare to australia but we are in two very different countries with two very different public profiles.. they are doing things right ad growing in a sustained way.. this is something to be pleased and proud of for the warrington club
this recent run of success is due to a sugar daddy and isnt sustainable
it is sustainable, just becuase it is due to a sugar daddy does not mean it always has to be such. If you can get the club on a sound finanial footing then ifsaid sugar daddy pulls away you have a team that can either look after itself and so doesnt need a sugar daddy or you hae left the club in a much better position and one where another sugar daddy would be interested in buying into the club meaning that it coninues on.. there are clubs based on sugar daddy;s who are not doing this and so will be unsustainable if htey ever pull out, but warrington are going about it in the right way to make it so that they dont need one.. thi is intelligent and again something to be proud of.
you cant build a strong SL side on crowds of just over 10,000
agan you may not be able to in australia where the average crowds of your competitors are higher but when this average is in the top ends of hte super league average tables then yes you can, by being one of the best supported it "should" (if everything is done right) mean you have more money to attract players, you have more cudos with players as you start to win things and you have a good ground and atmosphere that players want to play infront of..
wires crowds were just as high a few seasons back. the CC hasnt done much.
which is a fair argument.. back it up wit the fact and have THAT argument becuase the one you are having has as many holes in as a culinder.
it should be sold out each week
it should be in your opinion, and it is moving in that direction.. it is right for warrington to pat themselves on the back fr moving towards this situation in a time of financial difficulty unprecedented.
yeah so if the latics got relegated, there wouldnt be a massive rise in the warriors gates?
course there would
some clubs are stronger than others
warrington strike me as a lazy club
Why would there be? Wigan is a Rugby town and the League comes first still (this may change over the years while wigan stay in the top flight).. there may be some people who walk away from wigan football but that doesn mean they go and support a different sport they may well just go and support another football team (if they were that fickle..) one thing you have either forgotten or ignored.. the two seasons dont overlap that much so the people who want to watch the league can still do so without it damaging their ability to watch the football and vice versa... The uplift would not be massive.. there would be some i am sure but it would not be massive..
Warrington are taking huge strides in the community they aer not a lazy club they are just using their limited resources in the best way they believe they can be used.
Ok, lets look at wigans crowds :
1. wigan 15,793
2. warrington 10,500 approx.
so much for winning the CC final being a big boost.
a club with a history second to none vs a club of underachievers for so long where the fans have only just started getting the success they have felt they have deserved for the past x number of seasons. no supprise that there is a difference in the crowds.. winning the CC can still be a boost even if the numbers are smaller than the most succesful Rugby team in this country in history..
all the more reason that the attempt to brag about warrington is pointless.
nothing to brag about
just becuase someone has a stronger history than you does not mean you shouldnt congratulate yourself (in your words brag) about the advancements that you have made in trying to catch up..
This is a good news story FFS we dont seem to have that many of them.. but trust league fans to try and make it bad news!