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New stadium, poor crowd

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Talking about WIN Stadium here, Darren. Tens of millions spent on it yet the so-called mighty Dragons could only muster 10,000 people last night. And watching on TV it looked even sparser than that.

    Like to rethink your criticism of Brookie and the crowds we get?

    Personally I think it is a sign that getting to these night matches is a pain, and an expensive, often uncomfortable, one at that. Why bother when you can watch it on TV? There is the hard-core fans who will always attend, then a lot of others who will only come along if it suits them.

    Sunday afternoon matches at Brookie would increase crowds by 30% imo.
     
  2. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Excuse me. Darren? Are you alive?

    No, he only surfaces when he can bash our history.

    It must be due to the hill at the gong. If they could trap people in ****ty little plastic seats all around the ground like at skilled or sfs, it would be packed like those grounds every week.

    You have to understand that people who like stadiums can't just sit in the half of brookie or two thirds of the gong that suit them. There has to be plastic seats everywhere so they can look out and admire the blandness.
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    on a winters night Win stadium would have to be the coldest place to be
     
  4. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not colder thn England Berk & they show up in greater numbers than any aussie club.

    Anyone in this country that lets "cold" weather prevent them from doing anything needs a massive slap accross the head.
    First world problem to the greatest extent.
     
  5. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    It showed that the Drag supporters only pack the place when they are on a roll. It looked very empty last night.
     
  6. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    As I have said many times, tomorrow should (but probably won't) shut up Darren when we get a poor number of Manly fans to SFS.

    I hope I am wrong about the crowd numbers and we have heaps of fans, but we'll see.
     
  7. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Leeds cold is an all new definition in my books
     
  8. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    England cold is cold mate. The night we went to Bradford I was 3/4s cut but it was so could I jumped off the beers and on to the coffee.

    I went for a slash and was scared I thought my mate was on fire because I was urinating smoke.
     
  9. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That might be related to something you picked up in Thailand.
     
  10. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Lol u idiot it was 3 years before I went to Thailand you como lefty :)
     
  11. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Same
     
  12. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    The cold is an issue at night, for sure. It further reinforces the need for more afternoon matches. I don't 'buy' the Brookie facilities as being the reason. It is much more about scheduling. Our largest crowds at Brookie - up to 27,000 in the 1980's from memory - were on a Sunday afternoon and the ground was in worse shape in those days. Obviously Fox coverage is another reason for crowds staying away.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Harden up about the cold it is why you buy warm clothes ;)

    Come over here for a game in winter and you will know cold haha
     
  14. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Guys, just because someone doesn't agree with exactly what you want someone to say, or is allowed to say, isn't the point. I have over 2000 posts so I have been around awhile. I don't get on here as much and when I do it's basically the same stuff going round and round. I used to write about the junior games but fair few people had shots so I stopped.

    I do agree that the low Dragons fans is noticeable. The weather and night games are a big factor. Kogarah packs them in. I don't really know any "local" Wollongong fan that actually goes to Dragons games and I have lived here all my life. Mt Ousley (road out of the Gong) can go for miles after Gong games. Maybe that's why Doust is wanting more games at Kogarah.

    For the record, I'd much rather sit comfortably in an SFS facility with all the benefits than Brookie. I remember Brookie jammed pack and it was great. The oval now is past its use by date.
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So you will be there tomorrow then Darren
     
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  16. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Should be, have some very nice seating there and good view. Foods always spot on, the Thai sate is great!
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't get a better view than from the hill at Brookie ;)
     
  18. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Do agree there KE! But I'm digging myself into a whole! :rolleyes:
     
  19. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Atleast the roof of the new grandstand didn't collapse like it did last year.
     
  20. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Goes to show the the Titans and NQ will never get a good crowd when playing in Sydney.

    There are going to be maybe six to eight games a season that any club can really capitalise on. These are the ones that should be at the bigger grounds or played away.
     

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