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#21 jannerboyuk

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 01:51 PM

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Compared to the big clubs, yep, its awful, taken in context to what crowds were 10/15 years ago its a decent increase in % terms considering the quality of competition right on the door step and its an increase I am sure many in our sport would jump at.

percentages schementages. its the bloody premier league!

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE (jannerboyuk @ Aug 16 2010, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
percentages schementages. its the bloody premier league!


But thats irrelevant given the quality alternatives right on the door step. I'd say as an absolute maximum potential the club could hit the 20k mark on a regular basis if it was top 6 and had form for doing reasonably well in the cups, without that current crowds are about as good as they are going to get.

Its nothing to do with it being a so called rugby town, I'd be willing to wager there are more fans of other football clubs living in Wigan than there are Wigan fans, but then people are drawn to success. You only have to analyse the make up of the rugby crowd in Wigan to see that people are attracted from far and wide.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (shrek @ Aug 16 2010, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But thats irrelevant given the quality alternatives right on the door step. I'd say as an absolute maximum potential the club could hit the 20k mark on a regular basis if it was top 6 and had form for doing reasonably well in the cups, without that current crowds are about as good as they are going to get.

Its nothing to do with it being a so called rugby town, I'd be willing to wager there are more fans of other football clubs living in Wigan than there are Wigan fans, but then people are drawn to success. You only have to analyse the make up of the rugby crowd in Wigan to see that people are attracted from far and wide.

quality alternatives that sell out. Fact is that in wigan the easiest way to watch the biggest league on the planet is the dw stadium. and they dont. plenty of people in cardiff and even plymouth follow other teams but if either team got into the prem they would say out. pure and simple
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Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

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http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE (jannerboyuk @ Aug 16 2010, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
quality alternatives that sell out. Fact is that in wigan the easiest way to watch the biggest league on the planet is the dw stadium. and they dont. plenty of people in cardiff and even plymouth follow other teams but if either team got into the prem they would say out. pure and simple


True, although I believe you could have picked up a United season ticket in the off season just passed with little problem should you have wished. You can also take your pick of any number of pubs and watch your choosen successful side play whilst spending what you'd have spent on the gate on beer as plenty do.

Alternatively you can watch two poor quality teams battle out against each other in a vastly over hyped league or one attempting to hold onto the coat tails of a vastly superior side hoping to cling on and knick one on the break. Either way its not a quality product!

The appeal of setting out the season with a 40 point goal and hoping only two or three players move on each transfer window is very limited! Charles N Zogbia's antics on the eve of this season sum up the attitude of players towards the club!

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (shrek @ Aug 16 2010, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
True, although I believe you could have picked up a United season ticket in the off season just passed with little problem should you have wished. You can also take your pick of any number of pubs and watch your choosen successful side play whilst spending what you'd have spent on the gate on beer as plenty do.

Alternatively you can watch two poor quality teams battle out against each other in a vastly over hyped league or one attempting to hold onto the coat tails of a vastly superior side hoping to cling on and knick one on the break. Either way its not a quality product!

The appeal of setting out the season with a 40 point goal and hoping only two or three players move on each transfer window is very limited! Charles N Zogbia's antics on the eve of this season sum up the attitude of players towards the club!

oh mate the entire product is a big pile of ######- premier legue or world cup. awful - but people do believe the hype. it still strikes me that a little corner of the world doesnt and surely league, the far better and more honest and breathtaking product, has something to do with that?
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Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

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#26 shrek

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE (jannerboyuk @ Aug 16 2010, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh mate the entire product is a big pile of ######- premier legue or world cup. awful - but people do believe the hype. it still strikes me that a little corner of the world doesnt and surely league, the far better and more honest and breathtaking product, has something to do with that?


Agree about the hype, but if your thinking that little corner of the world is Wigan, then sorry, but the pubs and bars here were rammed full of the same idiots you'd find in every other town for the world cup and the place is full of United fans!




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