But it does not alter the fact that Wire v Huddersfield Semi Final was shunned by the Wire fans and the main reason is the poor transport links.
We played Catan at Widnes in 2010 and sold 12,000 tickets
We played Hudd's at Salford in 2012 and sold 4,000 tickets
Did I mention that the 100 bus, after stopping hard by the Reds Stadium, carries on to, er, Warrington? What did they want, a personal taxi each? It's not as if Salford RLFC had an unlimited choice of sites for their new stadium; in an ideal world they might have liked one right next to a rail station (you know, like Swinton used to have), but the site they were offered is where it is. Possibly you could blame the RFL for choosing the ground for a major match, but as far as access by private transport goes the Reds stadium beats pretty much anywhere else (car park problems aside!), and the percentage of fans coming by other means isn't that great: you're not trying to tell me 8,000 Wire went to the Galpharm by train, are you?
Edit: thinking about it I reckon the number of pubs in Hudds v the number in the scrag end of Peel Green might have had something to do with it ...
Edited by D9000, 22 October 2012 - 03:54 PM.