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In Topic: 2015 General Election predictions

Yesterday, 09:57 PM

Anything is possible between now and next May. It's what happens next Feb, March and April that really counts. Plenty of time for electoral bribes from both sides. Burnham is already planning on his: putting his hand in your pocket to the tune of £25k whereas Cameron is engaging in fruitless gestures designed to retain the Daily Mail readers. However, given there are 20 times more of them than there Guardian readers for Miliband to bribe, the result could be not quite what you may think or wish for.

In Topic: The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate thread

Yesterday, 08:23 PM

Yes, I'm sure... I am absolutely sure about that. Really really sure.


Hull FC home attendances 2014

v Catalans 10,178

v Bradford 11,307

v Widnes 10,286

v Salford 9,821

v Huddersfield 9,515

v London 9,538

v Wakefield 10,088

v Wigan 10,539

v Warrington 12,328

v Castleford 9,959

v Salford (Challenge Cup) 5,963


Total 109,522 / 11 fixtures = Avg: 9,957



Warrington home attendances 2014

v St Helens 13,157

v Hull 10,276

v Wigan 11,550

v Hull KR 8,778

v Widnes 10,500

v Catalans 8,816

v Leeds 10,312

v Salford 10,120

v Bradford 9,003

v London 9,381

v Wakefield 9,252

v Doncaster (Challenge Cup) 3,002


Total 114,147 / 12 = Avg: 9,512


if you've time on your hands to do all that, there's a lawn here that needs cutting!!

In Topic: The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate thread

Yesterday, 06:33 PM

Really?  Are you sure?  Are you absolutely sure about that?   Really really sure? Total attendance at games divided by number of games.


 see http://www.skysports...,,12210,00.html  and http://www.skysports...,,12209,00.html

In Topic: The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate thread

Yesterday, 05:17 PM

The number of SL fans commenting on here by their very nature of going on here are interested in P&R.v.Licensing it's a site for RL fans interested in such things. The sample size itself also makes it irrelevant too. 


See scotchy's reply an add up without the two new clubs shows crowds "collapsed" from 9518 to 9431 2009-2012. Crowd averages were stable under licensing.


2013 hit a bad year as collapses at Bulls and Salford dragged attendances down, how you or anyone can put that down to licensing in the form it took I don't know? 


Saints took a big tumble 2012-2013 - any Saints fans explain why in detail - were you all fed up with licensing?


But the bottom line is that RFL/KPMG were the ones who said that relegation battles would rescue crowds - PeteM's figures show quite the reverse for London and Broncos.


Pete- thanks for the figures, do you have Wakefield and Salford's attendances for this year??



 Salford so far this season =  4,698


see http://www.skysports...,,12207,00.html

In Topic: The all-new never-ending League Restructure debate thread

Yesterday, 04:33 PM

Hull's are also peeling away year on year since relegation stopped. 14k in 2007 to 10.5k this year.


10.5k this year? Can't be. Mr K says in post # 332 that Hull and Warrington average less than 10K.  :yes:......  :rolleyes: