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Rugby League World Issue 402

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The Play-offs Issue - pictured (out 12 Sept) – Covering the climax of the Super League & Championship seasons
The Grand Finals Issue (out 17 Oct) – Grand Final excitement from both sides of the world plus Four Nations preview
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Member Since 27 Dec 2007
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In Topic: Scotland independence / GB / Catalans (merged threads)

Today, 10:10 AM

I don't know where I said differently?


Post 34.  Compare what you said to the front of your passport.

In Topic: RL fans mentality helping kill a dying sport.2

Today, 09:55 AM

There is always the possibility that most people just don't think RL is quite the spectacle that the hardline heartland fans think it is. Just a thought.  :ph34r:


So it's just the play-off games that "aren't quite the spectacle".  League games are fine.

In Topic: RL fans mentality helping kill a dying sport.2

Today, 09:53 AM

yes, apologies, i misread


Accepted, Dave.  Though not necessary.

In Topic: davis joins eagles

Today, 08:19 AM

Oh i get it , it,s because you get bored with debating topics with the other two sheffield fans on your own board . But i am a bulldog always will be thats why i debate on the bulldog board. So you are wrong !.


Well, it's good to get different views.


What's the Bulldogs' average attendance again ?

In Topic: RL fans mentality helping kill a dying sport.2

Today, 08:14 AM

Why are you assuming that it is the season ticket holders who aren't turning up?  Saints only pulled in a crowd of 7,500 at their game on Friday yet all the people I hang out with, all season ticket holders, all turned up.  The queue for tickets was on the one day when season ticket holders could buty their seat for the match.  There were no queues on the general sale days.


I would suggest that one reason the play offs and challenge cup* games have such low numbers is because what you are seeing are mainly the core supporters paying the extra.  The more casual supporters won't want to spend the money.  They'll appear again at the final, if the team they more casually support gets there.


*A further complication for the Challenge Cup is that its biggest rounds take place in the summer, when most people go on their holidays.


Interesting comment as the generally held wisdom is that crowds are down because season ticket holders don't like getting their wallets/purses out for all pay games.