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In Topic: Crowdwatch 23

30 July 2015 - 07:41 PM

Many thanks. Any idea why these problems happen?


Not really.


The official figures are announced at the ground and the club's media manager Yannick Rey includes the figure in his match report posted on the web site soon after the game.

In Topic: Crowdwatch 23

29 July 2015 - 01:32 PM

I've got Catalans at 8849 (there seem to be problems with the way they amend their numbers after a game, so that might be why) and Wire at 9671. Not Bilbo, but I've always seen myself as more orc than hobbit.



total - 98,172

av - 8,925


from club web site

In Topic: French Update

29 July 2015 - 11:57 AM

I was under the impression that the Dragons weren't forking out a lot or even anything for the U19s Academy players.They have far higher costs to cover than the other English Academys with travel and accommodation bills to cover. With the latter including billeting lads with familys in the Perpignan area.


Avignon U20s won both cup/league comps last season. Its a great nursery for the code in France. Guigue, Khattabi, Duport, Pala, Garcia and Yaha started up there. 17,000 there for Kiwis in WC. Its a fine balancing line to make sure top lads can progress and the existing set-up continues to produce. Yaha and Romano came from the Vaucluse in the first wave.

In Topic: Wigan-Catalans in London

28 July 2015 - 12:48 PM

They're talked about going up to the capital for a while now. Some where expecting it to happen this year. They've already played Wigan twice in the regional capital Montpellier and last time out where rewarded with a 13,000 turn out. Wonder whether they'd play it at Stade Charlety where the first ever Super League game took place PSG-Sheffield. Other alternative the new Stade Jean-Bouin where Stade Francais now play.


In Topic: Have we just made it simple for the top 4/5 clubs to dominate?

27 July 2015 - 01:17 PM

I think it's dangerous to assume that this system is even good for the big clubs. Sure it gives them a monopoly on the best players and the trophies but the shrinking profile of the sport with such a dud elite league is bad for them in the long-term. Our best are already streets behind the Aussies and I can only see this getting worse under this system with its lack of focus on youth development, financial stability and expansion.


In essence the smaller teams will drag them down to their level in time.


They (the few big boys) copped out like everyone did, presumably out of fear of a fair fight. 


Premier League big boys now look increasingly to Champions League so as to cross Real, Barca, PSG, Bayern etc regularly. Thats their focus now. If Leeds, St Helens and Wigan et al continue to dominate will they want to expand more with NRL involvement to satisfy their rising aspirations?