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Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Posted by pandamonium on Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:39 pm
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Shame their crowds haven't picked up as the 8s gains momentum (yes, I'm aware they pull more than Leigh, Wakey, London, whoever) but I'd be more convinced of their future if their was real evidence that the city was increasingly getting behind them


Context is sometimes helpful. The first weekend in September, across North America, is the biggest of the holiday weekends. Everywhere, kids go back to school on the Tuesday. So it's the final blowout weekend for families to do stuff. People with holiday cottages leave the city. Many families in Toronto go to the Exhibition (fairground, food and ag fair, live music, etc), which is where the air show takes place and why there were F-16s zooming over Lamport Stadium during the game.

We were actually delighted that we got so many fans out on the holiday weekend, given there were so many other choices for people. Personally, two of my friends entirely new to RL came back on Saturday for a second game, and one is considering season tickets for next year.

Picking apart attendance at every Wolfpack game has become a spectator sport all its own even though, as you correctly note, we pull more than most other Champ and some SL teams.
Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Posted by Joff on Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:41 pm
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pandamonium wrote:
Context is sometimes helpful. The first weekend in September, across North America, is the biggest of the holiday weekends. Everywhere, kids go back to school on the Tuesday. So it's the final blowout weekend for families to do stuff. People with holiday cottages leave the city. Many families in Toronto go to the Exhibition (fairground, food and ag fair, live music, etc), which is where the air show takes place and why there were F-16s zooming over Lamport Stadium during the game.

We were actually delighted that we got so many fans out on the holiday weekend, given there were so many other choices for people. Personally, two of my friends entirely new to RL came back on Saturday for a second game, and one is considering season tickets for next year.

Picking apart attendance at every Wolfpack game has become a spectator sport all its own even though, as you correctly note, we pull more than most other Champ and some SL teams.


The council estate culture on these forums is often rooted in envy and resentment of those who have done better. Ignore them mate.
Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:00 pm
Posted by pandamonium on Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:00 pm
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Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:07 pm
Posted by terrykelly on Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:07 pm
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I loved the national anthems before the game (what on earth !) ...brought a tear to my Japanese Eye ! :lol:
Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:10 pm
Posted by Budgiezilla on Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:10 pm
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Joff wrote:
The council estate culture on these forums is often rooted in envy and resentment of those who have done better. Ignore them mate.


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Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:21 pm
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pandamonium wrote:
https://twitter.com/Norris1975/status/1036000706493214720


That looks like a great crowd, well done to all involved.
Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:24 pm
Posted by captaincaveman on Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:24 pm
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Surely that is 75,000 with another million watching on TV right?.

Two massive City clubs going head to head in one of the most important games either has ever played.
Re: 7,557 in Toronto
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Posted by RoyBoy29 on Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:29 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
7,557 was the attendance in Toronto for the Toronto Wolfpack vs London Broncos. The scan of the stands by the TV cameras shows that this announced attendance is highly credible.

This attendance, which English M62 clubs like Salford and Wakefield can only dream of, shows that the Toronto fans are loyal to the team and the game. Bright days ahead for Canadian rugby league, especially if Toronto can get promoted into Super League.



You just cant help yourself with the digs at other clubs can you.

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and for our fantastic coach; who is a man of high integrity and doesn't deserve the classless treatment he has received from many on this forum: a real gentleman Rowley is.

Just so you know, Paul Rowley is highly thought of here in Toronto.
Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:57 pm
Posted by Clearwing on Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:57 pm
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Joff wrote:
More there than your club. That's all that matters....

Oh, and may I share with you this delightful Facebook page that may suit the type of person you are? :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1197913303653937/


Dunno what the Headingley attendance was yesterday but it looked more than 7k to me.

I'll give the facebook page a miss as I doubt you have the first clue about the type of person I am. I think a few on here have got you sussed though.... :D
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“Leeds just wander around looking like they’re doing nothing” (Jon Wilkin)

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Re: Toronto Hang On For London Win
Post Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Posted by EastHullUTR on Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:59 pm
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Joff wrote:
The council estate culture on these forums is often rooted in envy and resentment of those who have done better. Ignore them mate.

Nice of you to make the argument about social class...
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