11K at Saints
10K at Wire
8K at Hull
For me there was a good crowd for a top four tussle at Saints
An average crowd for a poor out of form Wire not too attractive this season
A poor crowd for nowt too much play for Hull against player resting Leeds
Anything to do with the Format? Not for me unless you have an agenda like the shock horror "down 21%" stats last week.
We are generally down from past years of that there is no doubt but there are several sensible probable reasons combining for that, I've set out before nobody argued with.
Still await the trend in the Middle eight where the danger is they all become mismatches, so I hope RFL up the cap for the championship, but that probably wont help for next year as players are signed already aren't they???
One other thought finally is that if some late season crowds hold up over the appalling SL play off crowds September last year, then all well and good more pints and burgers sold. But if these games are effectively free because they are on the season ticket, then what's the advantage. The poor crowds last year in the play off were all but one around 7,000 but they were "all pay" so money wise surely a 7,000 crowd aall pay beats a 10,000 crown on the season ticket?
We want the crowds for the money primarily don't we??