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About Padge

  • Birthday 11/11/1958

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    Rugby league, obviously, I support Wigan and St.Judes.<br />Photography, keen amateur.<br />Rugby league's social history.<br />Local history.<br />Travel.

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  1. Padge

    Attendance Obsessives....

    JB doesn't get where I come from on attendances, though these days he doesn't seem to get much at all. I am an 'obsessive' about showing the attendance obsessives wrong and highlighting why attendances shift and why if you want more people watching don't rely on just winning.
  2. The cowbell was there, the Wigan fans drowned out later, not bad for two blokes chanting.
  3. Go back to your amusing style JB, you really have become a crashing bore.
  4. The conditions haven't helped but in general it isn't a great advert.
  5. Padge

    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    Some semis in the 60s were down to around 12k-13k. There was a massive range of attendances.
  6. Padge

    New league structure revealed

    No it becomes harder to go up and easier to come down,
  7. Padge

    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    I think you are right, why would someone casually buy games unless they were already an interested party. Nobody sits at home and it suddenly pops into their head I'll pay for a random rugby game. But they may scan channels and think this looks interesting I'll hang around.
  8. Correct, at the moment we have about a third of the season with unknown fixtures, its insane. Goodbye and thanks for all the fish.
  9. Padge

    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    They were released on Thursday and pubs and clubs would be packed in Wigan to watch the game. Thursday night rugby on telly, it'll never catch on.
  10. It didn't help in that we didn't call it "The World Cup", it was titled "The World Championship".
  11. Padge

    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    There is a pub in Wigan called The John Bull Chop House, the pub had a legendary landlord Harold Burgess, I always remember when I worked there and the bar, which is very small, was about four deep. One customer said to Harold, "bloody hell 'H', you must be coining it in", Harold quickly replied, "you are joking I have a load of punters who haven't a drink and can't get a drink, some bloody use that is".
  12. Padge

    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    Not true when Plan A doesn't work they use Plan B, PANIC.
  13. Padge

    Rugby League Viewing Figures Down Again

    Why? Like everything else he posts he will have just made it up. Has he ever been right about anything.