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43 minutes ago, JT RL said:

If I recall correctly, the final televised rounds of the JP/Regal Trophy in Jan/Feb were quite well supported. 

For the time.

They're quite a way behind what would pass as 'good' crowds now.

But then you are talking over a quarter of a century ago.

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On 28/12/2021 at 15:30, Fevrover said:

£25 for a friendly? Ridiculous imo.

It was £10 for the Western Terrace.   However ridiculous the price may be to some, it always pulls in a good crowd.

On 28/12/2021 at 16:14, Fevrover said:

Well Wakefield's team wasn't their premium team.

The Leeds team is usually a similar mix but for some reason they put out a very strong squad this year.

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7 hours ago, Wollo Wollo Wayoo said:

 

It was £10 for the Western Terrace.   However ridiculous the price may be to some, it always pulls in a good crowd.

The Leeds team is usually a similar mix but for some reason they put out a very strong squad this year.

Yes but it’s a bit like suddenly contesting a scrum in that it’s a surprise once. Boxing Day encounters between the two are usually more balanced and that makes for a better match. If one side puts out nearly a first XIII and the other the usual development/triallist mix then longer term the appeal will wane if they keep doing it.

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3 minutes ago, iffleyox said:

Yes but it’s a bit like suddenly contesting a scrum in that it’s a surprise once. Boxing Day encounters between the two are usually more balanced and that makes for a better match. If one side puts out nearly a first XIII and the other the usual development/triallist mix then longer term the appeal will wane if they keep doing it.

For whatever reason, I think the Leeds decision was untypical and maybe a sign of Agar's sense of insecurity?

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9 hours ago, Wollo Wollo Wayoo said:

 

It was £10 for the Western Terrace.   However ridiculous the price may be to some, it always pulls in a good crowd.

The Leeds team is usually a similar mix but for some reason they put out a very strong squad this year.

We know it does and if people are prepared to pay it that's fine , i wouldn't.

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7 hours ago, Fevrover said:

We know it does and if people are prepared to pay it that's fine , i wouldn't.

So you won't be attending either of Fev's friendlies at home to Leeds and Wakefield then?  Same price but chances are both opponents will field less experienced squads than on Boxing Day.

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20 minutes ago, Wollo Wollo Wayoo said:

So you won't be attending either of Fev's friendlies at home to Leeds and Wakefield then?  Same price but chances are both opponents will field less experienced squads than on Boxing Day.

It's not £25 .

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4 minutes ago, Fevrover said:

It's not £25 .

It's £10 for standing on the terracing, same as I paid for Headingley.

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I don't know who makes the decisions at other clubs but I do know that at Saints the coach (and I think also the players leadership team) get a say in the pre-season preparations. Holbrook said he was never a fan of  playing many pre-season games and it appears Woolf isn't either. 

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