Yes disappointing at Catalan with their drop after a record in 2012. Their total was 118,000 at all games. In their debut season 2006 it was 93,000 with the novelty factor and impressive support across the Channel. They had particular bad weather too for Leeds Easter Monday and for Wire fixtures which didn't help. The away support seems to have dropped off some what with the recession.
Also I think that the comps attractiveness has been reduced by the problems at Crusaders, Trinity, Salford, Bradford & London. The latter pulled 8-9000 in seasons 2007-8 to Brutus.
Locally the arrival of Bein Sport has to my mind reduced French support from outside the Catalan region. Some putting money (€11 a month for SL,NRL & now WC) in the television companies pocket rather than the clubs. And why a rights deal with Bein Sport is so important.
Edited by audois, 30 September 2013 - 12:38 PM.
si tu (remi casty) devais envoyer un fax au president guasch?
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