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#1 Bleep1673

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 03:55 PM

Even though it was billed as a sell-out there seemed to be a LOT of empty seats when the BBC did low level shots, also after the result was decieded there seemed to be a lot of supporters who have left the stadium. Would you leave a Pantomime if you knew Cinderella was going to get the Glass slipper? Would you leave the Cinema if you knew the ending of Alien? You have paid a lot of money to watch 65 mins of rugby? Stay to the end, watch the presentation, Cheer the losers, then go home if you don't support the winners.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (Bleep1673 @ Aug 28 2010, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even though it was billed as a sell-out there seemed to be a LOT of empty seats when the BBC did low level shots, also after the result was decieded there seemed to be a lot of supporters who have left the stadium. Would you leave a Pantomime if you knew Cinderella was going to get the Glass slipper? Would you leave the Cinema if you knew the ending of Alien? You have paid a lot of money to watch 65 mins of rugby? Stay to the end, watch the presentation, Cheer the losers, then go home if you don't support the winners.
Agreed, but can't stop anyone leaving early, look at Wigan (bait for Hanners!) wink.gif

Some may argue at least they paid their money...

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#3 dkw

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:28 PM

People complain that we get bad press coverage, yet literally minutes after the end of the game someone posts this. We really dont help ourselves at times do we.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:35 PM

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Agreed, but can't stop anyone leaving early, look at Wigan (bait for Hanners!) wink.gif

Some may argue at least they paid their money...

Like I always say, to have thousands of fans leaving early, you have to have thousands of fans there in the first place.



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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:45 PM

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Like I always say, to have thousands of fans leaving early, you have to have thousands of fans there in the first place.

I've never read that from you before, then again I'd probably gone by then... tongue.gif It was only a joke anyroad.


But that was the point, it's not ideal but what can be done about people leaving early? Nowt. Just one of those things. I remember only leaving a game early once, 2006 at Knowsley Road but as an example I know a few who regularly leave Bradford City games early, win, lose or draw. Whether those want to miss the traffic or hit the bars early to drown their sorrows but they've paid their money. I reckon even some Wire fans will have left once the outcome was never in doubt.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Aug 28 2010, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've never read that from you before, then again I'd probably gone by then... tongue.gif It was only a joke anyroad.


But that was the point, it's not ideal but what can be done about people leaving early? Nowt. Just one of those things. I remember only leaving a game early once, 2006 at Knowsley Road but as an example I know a few who regularly leave Bradford City games early, win, lose or draw. Whether those want to miss the traffic or hit the bars early to drown their sorrows but they've paid their money. I reckon even some Wire fans will have left once the outcome was never in doubt.


I actually think that this shows that a lot of people care about what happens on the field and that they are not just there for the social jolly (i.e. Rubgy Union events). Leeds took a beating, their fans were hurt and many took up the right to leave at the end. It is their choice. It also happens in football - I have no problem with it personally.


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (Scubby @ Aug 28 2010, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I actually think that this shows that a lot of people care about what happens on the field and that they are not just there for the social jolly (i.e. Rubgy Union events). Leeds took a beating, their fans were hurt and many took up the right to leave at the end. It is their choice. It also happens in football - I have no problem with it personally.


We are not soccer - in Rugby League you stay to the end to applaud the victors even if it's not your team.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:26 PM

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We are not soccer - in Rugby League you stay to the end to applaud the victors even if it's not your team.

The day that happen is the day Quins win the title...

I've been to a few finals in my time, and seen even more, and never have more than a few of the losing supporters stuck around right to the end of ceremonies.

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#9 tommyvoll

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:46 PM

I left when Westwood kicked the goal to make it 20, but that's cos I didn't want to end up with a parking ticket from the robbing gits who run the car park in Northwood. That was about the 62nd min, and an ever-increasing stream of Leeds fans was with me.
As to attendance, excepting the Club Wembley area, which looked fuller than usual to me, empty seats were negligible. You've got to account for last minute illnesses, and other unexpected happenings which might prevent ticket holders from attending.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 07:06 PM

Att given out as 85200 odd, maybe there looked a few more than 5k empty seats, but pretty full.
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#11 Wolford6

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 07:13 PM

I think one of those seats might have been bought by Kevin Sinfield. I didn't see him on the pitch either.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 07:46 PM

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I think one of those seats might have been bought by Kevin Sinfield. I didn't see him on the pitch either.

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#13 hindle xiii

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE (paley @ Aug 28 2010, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
he was excellent in the first 5 minutes

Indeed, he did well to step out of the way of the coin at the toss...!

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#14 Jerry the Berry

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:34 PM

I thought there were far more than 5'000 empty seats. There were gaps everywhere.

And no, I'm not knocking a fantastic attendance of 85'000 - more the fact that RFL events have posted the 'house full' sign a few times now when clearly they aren't when the day comes.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (Jerry the Berry @ Aug 28 2010, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought there were far more than 5'000 empty seats. There were gaps everywhere.

And no, I'm not knocking a fantastic attendance of 85'000 - more the fact that RFL events have posted the 'house full' sign a few times now when clearly they aren't when the day comes.


There are always people who can't make it on the day.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (Jerry the Berry @ Aug 28 2010, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought there were far more than 5'000 empty seats. There were gaps everywhere.

And no, I'm not knocking a fantastic attendance of 85'000 - more the fact that RFL events have posted the 'house full' sign a few times now when clearly they aren't when the day comes.


I agree but I noticed that whenever I went for a beer there were plenty people in the back just drinking. Made me wonder if there were quite a few people who were in the stadium but who never bothered taking their seats cos they were just there with friends, partners etc and had no interest in the game. I know that sounds terribly rugby union but it was noticeable where I was.

#17 Jerry the Berry

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE (paley @ Aug 28 2010, 09:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are always people who can't make it on the day.


I know, but there seemed to be a few 'blocks' of empty seats. There wasn't a single section that didn't have some empty red seats in it, and to be honest you don't normally see that at events at Wembley like the FA Cup final (apart from segregation purposes of course).

There seemed to be such a demand for this game that it's a shame some couldn't make it on the day when so many wanted to.

#18 Jerry the Berry

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE (the punt @ Aug 28 2010, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree but I noticed that whenever I went for a beer there were plenty people in the back just drinking. Made me wonder if there were quite a few people who were in the stadium but who never bothered taking their seats cos they were just there with friends, partners etc and had no interest in the game. I know that sounds terribly rugby union but it was noticeable where I was.


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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE (WearyRhino @ Aug 28 2010, 06:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We are not soccer - in Rugby League you stay to the end to applaud the victors even if it's not your team.


TBH if I'm there as a neutral I'm out of the door as soon as the final hooter goes, but I do stay to the end whatever the score.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (Black Country Wire @ Aug 28 2010, 11:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TBH if I'm there as a neutral I'm out of the door as soon as the final hooter goes, but I do stay to the end whatever the score.

As a Leeds fan, I just made it to the final hooter, but I was tempted to leave long before then

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