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12,000 at Leeds is par for the course really... similar to last few years.

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Nothing to do with away support either. The Saints end was absolutely packed. Bad job when the current Champions and arguably SL's biggest club can't attract more home fans to a crucial match. Surely Leeds supporters aren't getting bored by success?

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This is disastrous. Too many games a season in my opinion has fans bored. Still, I would have expected in the region of 20 for such a big game at Leeds

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Something mentally wrong with the mindset. In no other sport would people attend all year, surely in the hope of winning something, then not turn up when they have a chance of the prize. Baffling. Never understand it and don't buy the cost argument either

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Something mentally wrong with the mindset. In no other sport would people attend all year, surely in the hope of winning something, then not turn up when they have a chance of the prize. Baffling. Never understand it and don't buy the cost argument either

I agree. It's not as if it's just a small number who take this stance or genuinely can't afford the extra games either. The percentage drop compared to regular season games is quite substantial and not just at Headingley either.

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Something mentally wrong with the mindset. In no other sport would people attend all year, surely in the hope of winning something, then not turn up when they have a chance of the prize. Baffling. Never understand it and don't buy the cost argument either

 

Nobody's bored, and there's nothing wrong with people's minds.

 

A number of enthusiastic season ticket regulars didn't take up their seats around us in the Carnegie, there's no disaster and customers of the game aren't garbage IMHO.

 

RL fans in general have a tendency to pay to watch RL at the ground via season tickets then watch on Pay to view TV when cup and play off games come up.

 

TV pays the clubs handsomely to televise the games (£90,000,000) so despite seats being empty the SL clubs are still getting their money and the fans are still paying and watching the games, just in two different ways.

 

This is the deal with a made for TV sport.

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Knowing Leeds it was well promoted. A lot of Rugby League fans are fickle, and it doesn't take some long to find an excuse not to attend a game.Washing the car, taking the Dog/Cat to the vets,painting the mother in laws front room. Its funny to me that they can only do these things on match days.

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Nobody's bored, and there's nothing wrong with people's minds.

 

A number of enthusiastic season ticket regulars didn't take up their seats around us in the Carnegie, there's no disaster and customers of the game aren't garbage IMHO.

 

RL fans in general have a tendency to pay to watch RL at the ground via season tickets then watch on Pay to view TV when cup and play off games come up.

 

TV pays the clubs handsomely to televise the games (£90,000,000) so despite seats being empty the SL clubs are still getting their money and the fans are still paying and watching the games, just in two different ways.

 

This is the deal with a made for TV sport.

I still can't see that logic Parky. If you're right then why wouldn't those same people just sit at home and watch all of Leeds' games on telly with none of the inconvenience and extra expense incurred with actually attending the match? Unless of course they actually enjoy attending games so the question again is why do fans stay at home when the big games come around? The big games are usually the more enjoyable ones to attend.

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I still can't see that logic Parky. If you're right then why wouldn't those same people just sit at home and watch all of Leeds' games on telly with none of the inconvenience and extra expense incurred with actually attending the match? Unless of course they actually enjoy attending games so the question again is why do fans stay at home when the big games come around? The big games are usually the more enjoyable ones to attend.

The same reason they don't attend the early stages of the CC. It's not included in the season ticket I don't understand the mindset but that's obviously why. As money from the play offs is split between the clubs I'd like to see £5 or £10 put on the price of all season tickets that then goes into a pot to cover the playoffs. Then if your team makes them your season ticket covers it.

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Like it or not money is extremely tight in a lot of families, seasOn tickets are saved up for, bought on early bird discounts and given as christmas presents. Day to day cash is not there to find 2 or more extra matches plus world cup plus grand final.

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What is the problem the crowd looked good on tv and isn't it the biggest gate of the play offs so far?

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I still can't see that logic Parky. If you're right then why wouldn't those same people just sit at home and watch all of Leeds' games on telly with none of the inconvenience and extra expense incurred with actually attending the match? Unless of course they actually enjoy attending games so the question again is why do fans stay at home when the big games come around? The big games are usually the more enjoyable ones to attend.

 

What we are missing is a survey of all the people who we sit next to week in week out but when the cup quarter final game, or the play off games come around don't turn up.

 

I only assume that they will say they didn't attend because of the extra cost, or the extra cost and it was on telly anyway.I also assume that these people who we sit near to and talk to season on season do not have anything wrong with their minds, and I can assure you they aren't bored as they are very enthusiastic through the regular season.

 

Yes I think as you say there are a lot of fans who follow their clubs just on telly, because they can't even afford the season tickets so it takes all sorts and it seems wrong to me to expect all people to think and act like you and me.

 

The fact is that Leeds seem to get 17,000 in for the little games paying discount prices via season tickets, and 12,000 for the big all pay games in the later rounds of the cup and play off. To me it's cost, and consistent with cost driving sales.

 

DAZ - no problem... massive game, massive atmosphere, best of the season......

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Whilst I don't understand the logic in not attending games like this either, there are worse examples than this game to pick on.

I did quite a bit of searching on twitter last night (yes, I do have nothing better to do) and there was a very big reaction to the game amongst non RL fans or even people who had absolutely no idea about the sport. ..from Cornwall, Peterborough. ..Edinburgh. ...all saying how much they enjoyed it. As did Michael Carrick....Who I thought was actually a cricketer lol, but none of them mentioned the crowd so how bad could it be?

I'm guilty of criticising attendances myself but last nights was not one to flap about.

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In 2007 Leeds played Saints in the play-offs at Headingley, attendance 12,064., so last nights was around 150 up on that.

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, I would have expected in the region of 20 for such a big game at Leeds

 

Sorry, are you thinking of Huddersfield?  :ph34r:

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Maybe this top eight playoff after Hudds clearly won the league doesnt float everyones boat perhaps?

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I can't say I noticed the crowd myself.  Headingly is good at hiding 'poor' crowds as it's a series of sheds.  The only give-away was the second tier, but during a match that is hardly noticed anyway.  I think the image was helped by the packed away end.  I know Saints took loads over but that was probably because Saints fans could hardly believe we were actually in the second round!  Not long ago most of us were concerned we wouldn't even get in the top 8. 

 

Rugby league fans just don't want to pay any more for their product than they do already.  I don't think it's all about poverty.  Some will be struggling obviously.  But on the whole I just think it's about choice.  It's an attitude, much like the moaning is an attitude. 

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its not.....

the nrl are getting hammered in the aussie media over the way the playoff have been staged this year

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