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21/07/13 - Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers KO 3pm

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I am amazed people keep up all the posts about the Giants crowd, There is nothing they can say that hasn't been said a thousand times, and in any respect they are saying it to the wrong people, The Giants posters on here are not the one's who are staying away.

Perhaps the ones who are on about it all the time get to make themselves better about the shortcomings in their own club.

The crowd today did nothing to spoil the game for me, I went to watch the Rugby not count the crowd.

Well done to Cas today in the second half, that was a class performance from Chase backed up well by others.

Sorry not a dig intended possibly should have worded it better, the owner of Giants must wonder what he has to do to get people in, the team are doing it on the pitch you must admit the board at Huddersfield must be disappointed with all there effort and investment with a crowd like that. Pearson has invested a lot of money at Hull and the crowds are going down, but you can understand it with us at the minute.

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Did I hear something about a mass brawl at this game?

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Yep.

2 sin binned.

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What was the attendance?

5,733

Maybe TGG isn't TGG.

5,733 for the 'Birthplace of TGG'

Discuss?

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5,733

Maybe TGG isn't TGG.

5,733 for the 'Birthplace of TGG'

Discuss?

 

 

What happened in 1895 in Huddersfield is hardly relevant now.  If you read the postings of Padge and others on the recent historical thread you'll see that it wasn't formed there by design.

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Sorry not a dig intended possibly should have worded it better, the owner of Giants must wonder what he has to do to get people in, the team are doing it on the pitch you must admit the board at Huddersfield must be disappointed with all there effort and investment with a crowd like that. Pearson has invested a lot of money at Hull and the crowds are going down, but you can understand it with us at the minute.

Not taken offence mate, It's just the Giants posters on here would be the first to sort it ,were it in their power.

 And there are those on here that revel in it,  I've been going for 60 years, some of those when there were 300, at games, I'd love to have 10,000 but we don't so i just keep going.

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Not taken offence mate, It's just the Giants posters on here would be the first to sort it ,were it in their power.

And there are those on here that revel in it, I've been going for 60 years, some of those when there were 300, at games, I'd love to have 10,000 but we don't so i just keep going.

Good on you. It is difficult to figure out though isn't it? In its current form the club looks good and play some great stuff. It's a decent catchment area so you would expect 8k plus.

Perhaps a barometer of the game as a whole...?

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What happened in 1895 in Huddersfield is hardly relevant now.  If you read the postings of Padge and others on the recent historical thread you'll see that it wasn't formed there by design.

True.

The Birthplace of Rugby League is an irrelevance to the current Huddersfield club. It's just a marketing gimmick.

So, why do Huddersfield have such poor attendances for a team at the top of the Northern Hemisphere version of the TGG?

Discuss?

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Did Mason play, if so how was he treated by the crowd and his former teammates?

No.

Didn't play because he missed too much of the training / planning due to court attendances this week.

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No.

Didn't play because he missed too much of the training / planning due to court attendances this week.

 

Didn't Mason draw out the tickets for the Golden Gamble winners today though?  ;)

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No Giants think of Huddersfield as the birthplace of League they are just as aware as everyone it just happened to be the George hotel in Hudderfield. It's just people like to quote it as the birthplace when they are trying to embarras us over crowd numbers.

 

A few samples of the regular snippets

 

We don't deserve a team, with crowds like we get.

We don't deserve to be in Super league, with crowds like we get

We don't deserve to have a stadium like we have ,with crowds like we get

We don't deserve to have a so called sugar Daddy with crowds like we get

We are an embarrassment to Super league

 

 You get the sort of thing, the best part is a lot, if not most of it come from fans whose own clubs are perpetually struggling Financially and playing in grounds that truly bring the game into disrepute , or at best Embarrass it on TV

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Apparently "it's how the team does on the pitch" which we had slung at us for years doesn't apply now they are table toppers

Go figure.

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I think it'd be great if they were getting bigger crowds. I'd guess it'll take a generation of relative success to really start getting the numbers in. Most of us can still remember the woeful sides of the 80s at Fartown, and that will take years to disassociate with the game in the town.

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Well I enjoyed the game, though the cliché 'a game of two halves' applied perfectly here. And Giants fans should be glad they didn't do it in a canter.

 

When Hudds were carving up Cas in the first half, they started to develop some bad habits, by which they spread the ball to the outside backs at almost every opportunity from any position in the game. They didn't use their forwards at all, which has been their primary strength. While it looked good on the scoreboard, the reality is they won't be able to do it against better teams, which is what Huddersfield should be building for. So a 50-60 point win would have glossed over the deficiencies in their performance.

 

From what I've seen of their coach Anderson, he never seems happy with the performance (a good trait for a top-class coach- look at Bellamy and Hasler). So I'm sure he will have them working overtime over the next fortnight to ensure a better and smarter performance against Salford.

 

I think the game against Wigan in a few weeks (which I'll be going to) will decide who wins the league-leaders shield. Huddersfield are capable of winning their first major title in more than 50 years, so it will be interesting to see.

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Well I enjoyed the game, though the cliché 'a game of two halves' applied perfectly here. And Giants fans should be glad they didn't do it in a canter.

 

When Hudds were carving up Cas in the first half, they started to develop some bad habits, by which they spread the ball to the outside backs at almost every opportunity from any position in the game. They didn't use their forwards at all, which has been their primary strength. While it looked good on the scoreboard, the reality is they won't be able to do it against better teams, which is what Huddersfield should be building for. So a 50-60 point win would have glossed over the deficiencies in their performance.

 

From what I've seen of their coach Anderson, he never seems happy with the performance (a good trait for a top-class coach- look at Bellamy and Hasler). So I'm sure he will have them working overtime over the next fortnight to ensure a better and smarter performance against Salford.

 

I think the game against Wigan in a few weeks (which I'll be going to) will decide who wins the league-leaders shield. Huddersfield are capable of winning their first major title in more than 50 years, so it will be interesting to see.

 

I'd agree with most of this. Hudds need to be composed and complete more of their sets, rather than trying to play champagne rugby when they have got a decent lead. Parts of the second half were dreadful but two points were won. It was good to see Blackmore and Wood having decent games.

 

The Wigan game is the stand out one from the run in but I won't be able to get to that. Hudds could do with Lunt, Chan and Fielden back pretty soon to help make a decent challenge in the playoffs.

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I think the Giants will finish top regardless of the result of the Wigan game, given possible Wembley distractions elsewhere.

The crowds are what they are. I wonder whether one reason people feel free to comment because crowds are used as a stick to beat development clubs with, and so it feels fair to make the point that crowds can be disappointing elsewhere.

Like GS, I think a fat better point to make than the Bitthplace of RL is how low the club had sunk for so long. Compared to those days they are in clover.

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I think it'd be great if they were getting bigger crowds. I'd guess it'll take a generation of relative success to really start getting the numbers in. Most of us can still remember the woeful sides of the 80s at Fartown, and that will take years to disassociate with the game in the town.

I've said this all along and think it's as relevant now as it was 10 years ago. We haven't even won anything yet and until we do I can't see attendances changing that much. I can understand Ken Davy's frustration being top of the league but until there is some tangible success unfortunately I can just see more frustration for him re attendances. As long as he keeps attracting young kids and their mums and dads the crowds should grow organically - but as you say that's going to take a generation or two.

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