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#41 Just Browny

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

I have the same wedding problem (?) as Dave but am looking forward to the big games none the same. Hope there are 30000 like us and we can sell these big games out. I also hope the dodgy SL crowds we are seeing are because folk are saving up for the World Cup at the end of the year.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:40 AM

I have the same wedding problem (?) as Dave but am looking forward to the big games none the same. Hope there are 30000 like us and we can sell these big games out. I also hope the dodgy SL crowds we are seeing are because folk are saving up for the World Cup at the end of the year.

It's why I haven't been to a match this season. I'd usually have made it to a couple by now


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#43 Derwent

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:46 AM

 

I remember going there for the 2000 World Cup. Lashed down with rain all the way there and back. Best bit was seeing the two teams doing the haka. One team did it, then the other responded,then the first team had another go. Wasn't sure there was going to be time to fit a game in as well!

Samoa v NZ Maori, cracking game that given the conditions, the players would have been better off with flippers than boots that night.

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#44 Dave T

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:50 AM


It's why I haven't been to a match this season. I'd usually have made it to a couple by now

same here. also means i'll be missing only my 2nd magic weekend.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

The Football fixtures for next season are due out on June 19th. 

Once the fixtures are known i will know which weekends my team are away and therefore when i am free to attend some World Cup games. This will be when i buy some tickets, not before.

There must be many (hundreds maybe) season tickets holders at Football clubs that like myself also follow RL and are in the same position.

Until we know the Football fixtures we can't commit to buying tickets.

Point i am getting to is there should be a big push on ticket publicity (again) during the latter part of June and July with a money off deadline of say July 31st and targeted at Football fans.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

The Football fixtures for next season are due out on June 19th. 

Once the fixtures are known i will know which weekends my team are away and therefore when i am free to attend some World Cup games. This will be when i buy some tickets, not before.

There must be many (hundreds maybe) season tickets holders at Football clubs that like myself also follow RL and are in the same position.

Until we know the Football fixtures we can't commit to buying tickets.

Point i am getting to is there should be a big push on ticket publicity (again) during the latter part of June and July with a money off deadline of say July 31st and targeted at Football fans.

So if there's a clash, which takes priority?

 

Slightly separately but as the World Cup fixtures are already out, any clash can't be blamed on the RLWC organisers*, although I wouldn't put it past some people... Finders keepers innit! :P

 

(*not that you would)


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#47 Bazz

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

i'd be really disappointed if they only got that. The capacity is about 75000 so if the ground is only half full I think it wouldn't look great on tv.

 

Why are RL fans so negative.

 

As I have posted here previously, I went to the Millennium Stadium to watch Sale v Leicester/Cardiff v Scarlets double header and the crowd was about 32 000 and everybody was saying ,what a good crowd'-not 'this won't look good on TV.'



#48 MattSantos

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

The QFs look a bit silly.

 

10.30pm train home from Wigan...That's not working.

 

Other than that, buying tickets this week.

 

Whoop.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:48 AM

So if there's a clash, which takes priority?

 

Slightly separately but as the World Cup fixtures are already out, any clash can't be blamed on the RLWC organisers*, although I wouldn't put it past some people... Finders keepers innit! :P

 

(*not that you would)

Which takes priority? That depends, for example for a Man U fan (which i am not btw)  Man U v Man City would take priority where Southampton away would not. Point is till the fixtures do come out many people will not commit to buying tickets.



#50 steveparker007

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:53 AM

Why are RL fans so negative.

 

As I have posted here previously, I went to the Millennium Stadium to watch Sale v Leicester/Cardiff v Scarlets double header and the crowd was about 32 000 and everybody was saying ,what a good crowd'-not 'this won't look good on TV.'

Twickenham looked terrible on TV this weekend for the 7's, big mistake opening up the whole stadium. The bottom tier facing the tv  should always be sold first. When Salford were last on TV most the crowd were the same side as the tv as also happened at London. It makes the sport look bad, empty looking stadium on tv



#51 Dave T

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

Twickenham looked terrible on TV this weekend for the 7's, big mistake opening up the whole stadium. The bottom tier facing the tv  should always be sold first. When Salford were last on TV most the crowd were the same side as the tv as also happened at London. It makes the sport look bad, empty looking stadium on tv

I disagree actually. Day 1 was on in the pub and I was really surprised by the number of people in there even in the top tier. Let's be honest, it's a festival, people want the space to be able to nip in and out, or sit in larger groups, so you need to open more seats than you need, a little like Magic Weekend.

 

They were expecting over 110k over the two days which is unbelievable.






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