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So what we're seeing is that the last 3 years have seen the highest aggregate crowds in the past 35 years? What we also see is that aggregate crowds go up when we have 3 divisions?

So suggests to me that in RL terms, things aren't as black as most league fans paint them. We seem to be so obsessed with worrying that we're not other sports, rather than accepting our sport for what it is.

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It is, I'm enjoying myself.

 

Put some headings on your graph you miserable sod :biggrin:

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Can you back up exactly what you consider is magnificent?

I was looking at a tube map earlier.

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Put some headings on your graph you miserable sod :biggrin:

 

I haven't watched enough YouTube videos yet. 

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I was looking at a tube map earlier.

 

I keep expecting Phill Clarke to produce something like that, showing all the lines run by different players.

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I haven't watched enough YouTube videos yet. 

 

Before we had distractions like You Tube, nobody ever missed a game. I'm sure there is a direct correlation between the emergence of the internet and the demise of the Regal Trophy.

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Why are the Leeds attendances getting it in the neck?like Padge said it was about right

 

Its the usual doom-mongers not looking at the reality.

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It is, I'm enjoying myself.

But missing the gist....do one for ALL games and see how its looks with regards total numbers..

 

A press snippet from 68...3.3 million plus, all but 2 of the 30 professional clubs well into 4 figures ..

 

 

 

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But missing the gist....do one for ALL games and see how its looks with regards total numbers..

 

A press snippet from 68...3.3 million plus, all but 2 of the 30 professional clubs well into 4 figures ..

 

If you go back to the mid-fifties you'll find the figure is even higher.

 

how far do you want to go back, crowds are a lot higher now than in 1895.

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If you go back to the mid-fifties you'll find the figure is even higher.

 

how far do you want to go back, crowds are a lot higher now than in 1895.

So we are in agreement then , TOTAL attendees at live RL matches are not at a high point...

 

And could you do the graph for all matches for balance...

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So we are in agreement then , TOTAL attendees at live RL matches are not at a high point...

 

And could you do the graph for all matches for balance...

 

I'll tell you what, you do the graph as you are making a claim without backing it up with evidence.

 

When you post the figures I'll check them.

 

Could you also define the time period you want to compare, 1895 until now, or some arbitrary year in between that suits your argument.  OMEGA chose to compare figures for the last twenty years. I posted figures for 35 years, would you care to post all the full figures from 1895 until now.

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So what we're seeing is that the last 3 years have seen the highest aggregate crowds in the past 35 years?

What we might have is the average number of people passing through Barkingside underground station between the hours of 1 and 3 PM on any given day.

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What we might have is the average number of people passing through Barkingside underground station between the hours of 1 and 3 PM on any given day.

The first part of your name is correct.  ;)

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I'll tell you what, you do the graph as you are making a claim without backing it up with evidence.

 

 

See the press cutting above for starters, over 3.3 million total spectators in an unexceptional, very average year...

 

If you can show me 3.3 million spectators attending all matches during a SL era season i would be most interested...

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See the press cutting above for starters, over 3.3 million total spectators in an unexceptional, very average year...

 

If you can show me 3.3 million spectators attending all matches during a SL era season i would be most interested...

Why have you chosen that year, you have just found a random figure from some time in the past and you only want to compare it to SL.

 

That smacks of an agenda, figures after that time until the early eighties plummeted massively, that decline had nothing to do with SL.

 

What has SL got to do with a decline when it didn't exist. 

 

Attendance figures are increasing. from a low in the seventies. 

 

Would you care to post the figures for lets say 1968 until 1978?

 

Whilst your at it can you give me breakdown of that figure, does it include any cup finals or internationals?

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Jim?

 

Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me... Jim.

 

:biggrin:

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Are you sure? I thought that the traditional way for 1 division was by play-off and grand final - until the mid-1970s when 2 divisions came in.

There was also an "experiment"with 2 divisions first past the post championship for a couple of seasons from 1963

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Interesting looking at those 1968 numbers was the much higher number of games.most teams getting around 20 home matches n some as high as 25 -more competitions county cups,floodlight,john player,challenge cup and a 30 game regular league season.

Perhaps we can all agree

1.Overall attendances are at their highest in at least 40 years

2. The average attendances at the top clubs are at their highest since the early 60s.

3.The spread of average attendances has widened significantly with more going to the top clubs and fewer to the lower clubs.

4. Challenge cup attendances are much lower since the advent of Super League.

5.Championship play off attendances,while below regular round averages,are higher than in the premiership era and (without Rothmans to hand) the top 8 and top 16 eras.

6. The Championship final has been restored to the type of attendances seen in the post war boom and far above anything from the top 16/8/premiership times.

Definitely more reasons to be positive than negative I think.

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Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me... Jim.[/size]

 

You mean they don't call you smug mug?

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That could be a graph for anything. There's no reference to rugby league at all.

It could be a graph showing the size of Padge's ego over the years. Mods may class this as abusive but may I first point out that Padge accused someone of being drunk.

Crowds are supposed to be booming yet quite a few clubs are or have been in serious financial trouble, things just don't add up.

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Crowds are supposed to be booming yet quite a few clubs are or have been in serious financial trouble, things just don't add up.

 

We've always had clubs in severe financial trouble though - regardless of aggregate attendance.

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We've always had clubs in severe financial trouble though - regardless of aggregate attendance.

Correct, although the so called elite clubs have never had as much money thrown at them and crowds supposedly have never been as good. Something is not quite right.

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