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Manly crowds over the years

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by smirny, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. smirny

    smirny Active Member

    +59 /6
    I've done a little research and I have found that manly crowds have fallen for the 4th consecutive season. In 2011 we averaged 15,296 and that has decreased each year with this season having an average of 10,955. It's hard to argue the team's performance being the main reason for the fall, as in 2011 we won the GF, but crowds for 2012 decreased by 1000. In 2012 we finished 4th but crowds still decreased by 1000 the following year. In 2013 we were in the grand final but crowds still decreased by 1000 the following season. In 2014 we finished 2nd but crowds still decreased by 1000 in the following season.

    Our average crowd for the past 5 years is 13,400.

    How do we reverse this trend?
  2. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +631 /12
    Well,I guess a start is asking who on here used to go but has stopped at some point in the last 5 years?
    And I don't mean people who've moved overseas or had a baby or now have an inflexible job.
    I mean who of you who are in the same situation and have the same ability to get to games as you used to just don't bother any more?
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,246 /173
    Throw a big tarp over the Hill in inclement weather!
  4. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +190 /2
    the amount of wet weather matches we have in a season would affect the figures I would think. The 6000 crowd we had in Albury wouldn't have helped this year. Averages only mean so much.
  5. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,650 /39
    Raising membership prices for next season on the back of punting Tooves... some of my friends & family have already said they won't be renewing. That won't help with reversing declining crowd figures.
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    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +13,307 /117
      Manly fans don't travel!!!! *

      * to their home games.

    • brad

      brad Well-Known Member

      +4,317 /160
      I remember going to 2 brookvale games in 1990 one was against the broncos and one against the bulldogs . Not sure which game was first but the scores were manly 20 dogs 0 and manly 26 broncos 0. The bloody ground was busting at the seems absolutely packed and it was the cliffy Lyons show . He got the state Bank big game mom both games . God I'll never forget those days the crowd was worth half the points. Bella. Iro. Iro. Ridge . Lyons . Toovey. Hasler. Cunningham. Dunford. Roberts. Wow.
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      • Shoe1

        Shoe1 Well-Known Member

        +7,201 /105
        Would love to play more Sydney teams at brookie. The out of towners bring no fans.
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        • Brissie Kid

          Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

          +1,176 /19
          NRL scheduling Manly playing on Sunday afternoons more than once a year will help.
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          • Brookie Brawler

            Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +475 /7
            Biggest home crowds are usually dogs and purple scum, who we played in rounds 2 & 3 after getting smashed by parra first up and the massive blows of losing DCE and then Foran in back to back weeks.

            10k for both those games instead of 17-20k that we might get in other years.

            The worst ever first half of a season didn't help either.
          • HoldenV8

            HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

            +10,491 /173
            Did you know (I researched this about 3 months ago) that our average home crowds at Brookie have actually gone down every year after we've won a premiership......except 1973.

            Edit: make that 1972
            Last edited: Oct 10, 2015
          • Shoe1

            Shoe1 Well-Known Member

            +7,201 /105
            I believe that. A premiership win satisfies many. Not me though, I need the next one as soon as we win one.
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            • cherry_poppins

              cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

              +1,548 /187
              Public transport infrastructure half as good as Melbourne would be step one

              Step 2 is create more superstars

              Play against Sydney teams more

              Play Sunday afternoon

              Lessen the television experience and enhance the Brookvale experience

              Local bands as halftime entertainment
            • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

              PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

              +1,520 /114
              You all make good points & drop the entrance pricing to.You need almost $100 to accomodate a family of 4.
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              • Fluffy

                Fluffy Well-Known Member

                +5,615 /203
                its almost as expensive as going to the movies now and only twice the entertainment time.
              • smirny

                smirny Active Member

                +59 /6
                We've also had the 2nd worst average crowd attendance this year, beating only Canberra.
              • manlywarringah

                manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                +1,256 /40
                I've been going to every home game since 1980 so I can't tell anyone why people don't go.

                The weather would be a factor and most games either had some rain or at least forecast for rain this year.

                The Albury game with 6000 would've dropped the average a little and on 3 Sunday games at home as well.

                Manly fans need successful teams to support otherwise they tend to drop off (like most teams supporters).

                While we've had a consistent drop in attendances, I think it's like that across the board for Rugby League. Attendances have dropped for a lot of teams and it's only the broncos crowds and the odd bumper dogs v souths etc crowds that have helped the overall averages.

                I just hope we have a decent start to the year otherwise an average of 10,000 is on the cards again.

                On another note, does anyone know about the 2 interstate games for 2016?

                Are they both in Brisbane or 1 Brisbane and 1 another state?

                Seems Gosford is off for next year.....unless the other 10 are there!

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