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Average home crowds?

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so far this year we're averaging just over 900 a game (800 if you dont include the Giants in the Challenge Cup). This is not good enough to sustain a top 5 side. we need to promote the club in better ways. Get into schools and junior Rugby Clubs etc. offer promotional tickets and even just advertise the club better.

 

i cant help but think that Dual Reg could be a factor in the drop in crowds as I very nearly didnt buy a season ticket myself this season as I was going to pick and choose games to goto. P&R will hopefully breathe new life into the championships from 2015 onwards.

 

What have our average home attendances been over the last few years?

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I found the answer to my own question - It looks like this year could be our worst in 6 years (dont have info from before that).

 

2012 - 1013

2011 - 1098
2010 - 1058
2009 - 895
2008 - 1030

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after we have played the local Derby against Dewsbury , the average should go up. we usually get around a 2000 crowd for that game.

we have around 800 tops . they bring around 1200.

 

ooops....weve played them....sorry

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Averages are difficult things to compare especially if you include all games - cups, NRC etc - and I've always felt that league attendances reflect the best indicator of the popularity of clubs at any one time. just looking at the league then yours have been:

 

2012      1013

2011      1065

2010      992

2009      856

2008      970

2007      1023

2006      927

2005      1037

2004      914

2003      856

2002      979

2001      837

2000      800

 

 

 

 

Analyse away!

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Is the data online?

 

 

If it is I haven't found it.

 

Books came first before PC's!

 

 

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after we have played the local Derby against Dewsbury , the average should go up. we usually get around a 2000 crowd for that game.

we have around 800 tops . they bring around 1200.

 

ooops....weve played them....sorry

 

I get the distinct impression that one or two Batley posters believe that the larger than usual crowds associated with the local derbies is almost solely attributed to the Batley support. I have my own theory on this - you only see what you want to see. In reality, I doubt there is much difference in the numbers of supporters each club takes to the away fixture, but of course we don't all wear repro shirts - pretty sensible if you want to avoid the taunts and insults. What can't be denied, is the effect the financial crisis is having, and whereas a few years ago you might have been able to persuade a few otherwise uncommitted mates and family to go to the local bloodbath for a laugh and a bit of banter, they now have more pressing ways of giving away their cash - in other words it is the reduction in "floating voters" that is causing the drop in attendances at the local derbies. Curiously attendances are still pretty good for the totally meaningless lottery that is the Boxing day fixture, but then even the most cash strapped mates would prefer go to the slugfest rather than help their wives with the BD dinner. ;)

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I get the distinct impression that one or two Batley posters believe that the larger than usual crowds associated with the local derbies is almost solely attributed to the Batley support. I have my own theory on this - you only see what you want to see. In reality, I doubt there is much difference in the numbers of supporters each club takes to the away fixture, but of course we don't all wear repro shirts - pretty sensible if you want to avoid the taunts and insults. What can't be denied, is the effect the financial crisis is having, and whereas a few years ago you might have been able to persuade a few otherwise uncommitted mates and family to go to the local bloodbath for a laugh and a bit of banter, they now have more pressing ways of giving away their cash - in other words it is the reduction in "floating voters" that is causing the drop in attendances at the local derbies. Curiously attendances are still pretty good for the totally meaningless lottery that is the Boxing day fixture, but then even the most cash strapped mates would prefer go to the slugfest rather than help their wives with the BD dinner. ;)

 

 

So it's only blokes who watch RL is it GOR?

 

 

I hadn't realised that until now.

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So it's only blokes who watch RL is it GOR?

 

 

I hadn't realised that until now.

 

It is among my close circle, however, apologies if I have offended female supporters, feminists or blokes who have to cook the Boxing day dinner while their wives are gallivanting up at the mount - like Piggy's mate. :onthequiet:

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It is among my close circle, however, apologies if I have offended female supporters, feminists or blokes who have to cook the Boxing day dinner while their wives are gallivanting up at the mount - like Piggy's mate. :onthequiet:

 

 

 

like piggy's mate.

 

Probably. ;)

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Averages are difficult things to compare especially if you include all games - cups, NRC etc - and I've always felt that league attendances reflect the best indicator of the popularity of clubs at any one time. just looking at the league then yours have been:

 

2012      1013

2011      1065

2010      992

2009      856

2008      970

2007      1023

2006      927

2005      1037

2004      914

2003      856

2002      979

2001      837

2000      800

 

 

 

 

Analyse away!

The spike in attendances in 2005 and 2007 co-insides with Castleford being in our division and bringing over their travelling army of bookworms.

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