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and the crusaders or harlaquins are getting a licence when the attendence tonite was 1122


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#21 deluded pom?

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:22 PM

Pfft. I don't know what the attendance was at the Galpharm today but one stand running the length of the pitch was totally empty! This for a Challenge Cup semi final too. We should kick Leeds and Saints out of Super League if they can't do better than this.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE (skep155 @ Aug 7 2010, 09:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You do realise it was played in Neath right?

Please improve your grammar, capital letters go at the beginning of sentences and full stops go at the end.



so what if it was last week was in Wrexham just over 2400 the week before in Neath just over 1400 the home game V Wakefield 2800 with 800-1000 from Wakefield your point is ?

If this was Salford Wakefield Cas Huddersfield we would never hear the last of it

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE (Derwent @ Aug 7 2010, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, but 6pm on a workday seems a strange time to rearrange it for IMO. Not the best bit of planning I've ever seen.


Couldn't agree more, crazy time to play, I presume the RFL have to agree to it or are clubs free to kick off at any time they please with no parameters at all?

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:06 PM

"If this was Salford Wakefield Cas Huddersfield we would never hear the last of it"

whereas no on has mentioned the crowd of 1122 at Crusaders V harlequins. I wonder if some will start a thread about it?

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (NEIL FOX IS GOD @ Aug 7 2010, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so what if it was last week was in Wrexham just over 2400 the week before in Neath just over 1400 the home game V Wakefield 2800 with 800-1000 from Wakefield your point is ?

If this was Salford Wakefield Cas Huddersfield we would never hear the last of it

Really??

Why don't they take that many to Saints, Wire or Wigan then?
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (Derwent @ Aug 7 2010, 09:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nil, mainly because they wouldn't be daft enough to do it, and certainly not at 6pm on a weekday evening........


What was the reason for this?

Do they have floodlights at Neath?
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:51 PM

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I suspect, as with so many people on here who are quick to point the finger at expansion teams, this is all boils down to self-interest. Let's throw out the interlopers so we can keep RL a 'northern' sport so it can remain like it's always been. So long as my club can get into SL, I'm alright. Never mind the consequences for the long term future of the sport. Small clubs who have had over a century of support, money and most importantly time, to build a strong business but who, for the most part, have failed.


I'd agree with that.

However, cynic that I am, I suspect that the fans of a club, say Warrington for instance, might be far less inclined to look at the bigger picture should it be their own ar$es on the line.
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:52 PM

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Wakefield 2800 with 800-1000 from Wakefield your point is ?

They don't take that many to Cas. laugh.gif

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE (Jill Halfpenny fan @ Aug 7 2010, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What was the reason for this?

Do they have floodlights at Neath?


According to another forum Brian Noble said in a radio interview that the 6pm kick off was at his personal request.

Maybe it was due to his broadcasting commitments today ?

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE (NEIL FOX IS GOD @ Aug 7 2010, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so what if it was last week was in Wrexham just over 2400 the week before in Neath just over 1400 the home game V Wakefield 2800 with 800-1000 from Wakefield your point is ?

If this was Salford Wakefield Cas Huddersfield we would never hear the last of it

Did the cru have a small crowd? Blimey not seen it mentioned every bloody everywhere or anything.
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:04 PM

QUOTE (Jill Halfpenny fan @ Aug 7 2010, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd agree with that.

However, cynic that I am, I suspect that the fans of a club, say Warrington for instance, might be far less inclined to look at the bigger picture should it be their own ar$es on the line.

Fair enough. Hence the importance of the rfl making decisions in the strategic interests of the sport as a whole.
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE (Derwent @ Aug 7 2010, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
According to another forum Brian Noble said in a radio interview that the 6pm kick off was at his personal request.

Maybe it was due to his broadcasting commitments today ?

He did mention being knackered after travellng up from neath as an excuse for mispronouncing calibre on the beeb today!
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE (westhuller @ Aug 7 2010, 07:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Crusaders total home attendances have broken last years already with still two home games to go. I would say that was a positive step in the right direction. With HKR and Saints good away support there total will be well up.


So the success of a clubs attendances and ability to attract fans should be based on the number of away fans that travel to a ground that is well over 100 miles closer than the ground where the equivalent game was held last year?

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (NEIL FOX IS GOD @ Aug 7 2010, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so what if it was last week was in Wrexham just over 2400 the week before in Neath just over 1400 the home game V Wakefield 2800 with 800-1000 from Wakefield your point is ?

If this was Salford Wakefield Cas Huddersfield we would never hear the last of it


Don't be so silly. the record is absolutely clear that when there's rubbish crowds along the M62 they are largely accepted. When there's rubbish crowds in expansion land they are villified.

The complete irony is that the expansion sides have a damn good excuse, whilst the M62 clubs do not.

So here goes.

Wakefield Trinity formed in 1873 played in a Rugby City for 137 years, no opposition from the soccer, mainly a top half team with a purple patch of success in the early sixties, generations of RL players/fans produced in and around the city posted gates of 4807, 5037, 4721, and 5079, all in Superleague last year when they actually finished fifth.

Wakefield.v.Salford 2002 attendance 2475.

What will Wales gates be in 100 years when they are playing winning rugby??.

I'd like to bet not as pathetic as some of Wakefield's crowds. You want to stop throwing stones in glass houses.

Don't get me wrong, I think Wakefield will go places, and hope they do, I have been many times to watch them.

You'd do well to support your club and support the game, rather than try to knock fellow clubs down.


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:56 PM

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And the attendance for wakefield v quins 130 miles from their home ground would be?



didn't catalans get something like 18,000 in barcelona against warrington, about 200 miles from their home ground??
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:05 PM

Wigan played Brisbane at the ANZ in Australia and 54,220 turned up. rolleyes.gif

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:10 PM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Aug 7 2010, 11:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
didn't catalans get something like 18,000 in barcelona against warrington, about 200 miles from their home ground??


Yes they did and Crusaders got a whopping crowd for their opening game, and I think the Broncos at the Stoop once got 10,000 for a game against an aussie clubs side.

When the game is as strong in London, Wales and France as it is along the M62 their crowds will be just as good.

Nice point in support of expansion sides Vw.



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Posted 07 August 2010 - 11:12 PM

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Wigan played Brisbane at the ANZ in Australia and 54,220 turned up. rolleyes.gif



How many were away fans though ?



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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:00 AM

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How many were away fans though ?

All of them

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:13 AM

QUOTE (The Parksider @ Aug 7 2010, 11:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't be so silly. the record is absolutely clear that when there's rubbish crowds along the M62 they are largely accepted. When there's rubbish crowds in expansion land they are villified.

The complete irony is that the expansion sides have a damn good excuse, whilst the M62 clubs do not.

So here goes.

Wakefield Trinity formed in 1873 played in a Rugby City for 137 years, no opposition from the soccer, mainly a top half team with a purple patch of success in the early sixties, generations of RL players/fans produced in and around the city posted gates of 4807, 5037, 4721, and 5079, all in Superleague last year when they actually finished fifth.

Wakefield.v.Salford 2002 attendance 2475.

What will Wales gates be in 100 years when they are playing winning rugby??.

I'd like to bet not as pathetic as some of Wakefield's crowds. You want to stop throwing stones in glass houses.

Don't get me wrong, I think Wakefield will go places, and hope they do, I have been many times to watch them.

You'd do well to support your club and support the game, rather than try to knock fellow clubs down.


Ditto, minus the two Neath games Crusaders have a higher average than Salford this year, and a better stadium, and a better team, yet we don't have weekly posts deriding Salford for making a mockery out of the competition.

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