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News: Ballpark figures: clubs 'inflating attendances'

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by nita, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. nita

    nita Member

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    <p>OFFICIALS at NRL clubs have been accused of inflating crowd figures, with serious discrepancies found between the annual reports of some venues and the attendances announced at matches.</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4114-ballpark-figures-clubs-inflating-attendances.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. nita

    nita Member

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    This doesn't surprise me tbh.

    What does surprise me is that SFS crowds wasn't one that was mentioned  ???
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I remember sitting at a game with Ryan having a few beers way back when....

    You could have fit the entire crowd in a greyhound bus I reckon, and they announced that there were 7000+ Ryan commented that they must be counting the sea gulls
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    10 thousand at Shark Park last Saturday night. Even if that's correct, it's a pathetic number for a club looking to say in the comp.  I think 8 thousand at Penrith.  Very bad figures.  But does it really matter?  It's a TV game.
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Interesting to note that the two clubs that latched onto SuperLeague for survival - both are struggling with crowds and support. It is a joke that Penrith and the Sharks ever thought they had a case to survive ahead of the more long-term established clubs. Only the Dogs of the Sydney based SL clubs boast any support at all really.
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Let kids in for free, if accompanied by an adult.
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Canteen that's such a long bow.  It's got nothing to do with SL.  I'd say that the Rorters are struggling for support, as is Newcastle as well.  I agree Rex, kids under 12 in for free.  Many do already with the footie players cards given to schools to give out, but it should be open to all.  The NRL are like the Labour Party in never looking after its own.  Look at the demographics of the clubs, working class people with kids.  $100 bucks for a family would be difficult to dredge up, especially in these straightened times and tat doesn't include something to eat, drink and transport.. 
     
  8. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not to mention all the night games. The NRL needs to find a balance between

    TV money = the driver in most sports

    and

    crowd needs = day games for families etc

    At the moment the primary driver is television therefore a 5:30 Saturday game......and a Monday night game!
     
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sunday arvo is a great time to watch footy. Play all games then and the grounds would be more full.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Unfortunately it's a TV thing.  I don't know if they would care if no-one turned up.  They could just conjure a virtual reality crowd and no-one at home would notice.. 
     

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