Message for John Drake
Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:05 AM
Could you or one of your team make some enquiries at the RFL Headquarters to try to discover the "spread" of ticket sales for major events such as Saturday's Grand Final, Magic Weekend, Challenge Cup Final etc?
In today's computer age it must be fairly easy for the RFL ticketing people to produce a listing of sales against postcodes (every ticket has the buyer's name on I believe) and then come up with a graph showing which areas buy tickets for these events.
In the past I have tried to get this information but (as is their norm) I have received absolutely no response from the RFL to my emails.
Maybe with your "clout" John they will be more forthcoming.
Or could it be that the publishing of such information would destroy the myth that Rugby League is spreading its wings to all areas of the British Isles faster than the Black Death .
My personal view is that probably 95% of those in attendance on Saturday will have postcodes in the heartlands and will have spent their childhoods eating tripe and learning to juggle whippets LOL.
Seriously, I think the publication of such information (especially if viewed against similar information from say ten years ago) would go a long way to indicate how much interest is growing in the sport.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 10:23 AM
Posted 04 October 2010 - 10:34 AM
Raising money for Prostate Cancer UK - ran the Spire 10 mile in August and the Worksop Half Marathon in October - more to come in 2013
Posted 04 October 2010 - 10:37 AM
Posted 04 October 2010 - 10:38 AM
A good comparison would be comparing the geographical spread of ticket sales from the Challenge Cup Final, compared to the Grand Final, so we can see what effect holding a match in London or Manchester has on the spread of ticket purchases.
Edited by Rob_merged, 04 October 2010 - 10:44 AM.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:10 AM
Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:36 AM
I think Sky Sports spread is most useful. The younger Exile watched the game in a pub in Cornwall which he tells me was packed with interested locals.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 06:34 PM
Posted 05 October 2010 - 06:59 PM
Me for one.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:02 PM
Me for one.
Me another, for Wembley anyway, and I muddy the water by sourcing my tickets on here the last 2 years, so RFL don't know I was there.....
Captain Morgan Trophy Holders.(I still think we have the British Coal 9's trophy hidden somewhere, too...)
Ooooh, the Challenge Cup!!! Thank you Tony.....
Tipping Competiton Challenged Shield Winner 2010
Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:14 PM
As someone with a TN!0 postcode, I would sincerly like to apologise for gatecrashing this Northern festival....
I would also like to pay tribute to the maligned staff of the RFL who when I 'phone them for tickets for Finals and Internationals always manage to sort me out wth a decent view which I suspect is because they know I come from the other side of the Country. Here posts one satisfied customer.
Sam Tomkins - Rugby League Week 14.03.12
I was sat on the Underground train, and there was a girl looking at me. She was pretty good looking,too, I thought, "something's wrong here - girls as hot as that don't take an interest in me".
Then she came over and said - in a really strong Cockney acent - "excuse me, are you Sam Tomkins?".
She asked me for my autograph, and I was made up...until she asked me to make it out to her boyfriend. I was gutted, I thought she wanted my number
Benji Marshall discovering about Sydney "fan" loyality (Benji - page 245)
After we were well beaten by South Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2010, a coupl;e of kids maybe eight or nine years old took their Wests Tigers jerseys off as I was walking off the field and threw them at me. "What's this" I said "You can have the jersey" one of them said "we don't go for West Tigers anymore". Then they ran back to their parents who were laughing. That was difficult to take, having kids who look up to you do that. I just dropped the jerseys on the ground and kept walking. It's not like we go out and lose by 50 points on purpose
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