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Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:49 pm
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fancy a trip over for this, can see a few neutrals from the uk heading over to sample the noucamp. bit ambitious to mention a sellout though i can see a decent attendance if they do their marketing.

bonus points to the first one to use the phrase 'a few thousand rattling around in a 99000 capacity stadium'.

barca has always had a little bit of a RL presence, i remember seeing copies of open rugby in the newsagents over there in the mid 90s
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Re: Superleague to return to Barcelona
Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Posted by wire-quin on Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:19 pm
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barca has always had a little bit of a RL presence, i remember seeing copies of open rugby in the newsagents over there in the mid 90s


Not forgetting the mighty Wire played there, long before the pies were invited.

Im sure Leneghan will put a different spin on it.

They couldn't break Millwall so let's now try and take on Spain.
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Re: Superleague to return to Barcelona
Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:30 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:30 pm
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If Barcelona could attract some 15,000 - 20,000 of their football fans to attend on top of the Catalans and Wigan fans then it is possible to have 30-35,000 attend. That would be a great success. And so long as the stadium was open only in the lower tier then there could be a decent atmosphere.
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:53 pm
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Well Barca's chairman seems to be supporting it actively so could well see lots of publicity at their home matches. Going to be played on a saturday evening, good time as barca play around that time a lot i think so their supporters will be used to it.

do the spanish catalonians have a strong affinity with their french counterparts?
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:04 pm
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One thing I would say (and I know people will say it’s being negative) but they could’ve scheduled it a little bit better by having it later in the summer.

The match takes place the night before Barcelona’s final league game (away from home) if they’re playing for the league title then the club and city’s focus will be on that and not promoting and attending a RL match they night before. That’s why a couple of weeks later would’ve made more sense. Might only seem a little thing but little things can add up to an event not being as successful as it could be.
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Re: Superleague to return to Barcelona
Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm
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3000 fans in a 90000 stadium is going to look stupid
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:41 pm
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3000 fans in a 90000 stadium is going to look stupid


18k for Cat v Wires in the smaller ground, Why would there only be 3 k for this?
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:51 pm
Posted by kobashi on Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:51 pm
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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
3000 fans in a 90000 stadium is going to look stupid


Always one rugby league fan who likes to put a negative on great news. How can anyone say this is a bad move?
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Posted by Budgiezilla on Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:23 pm
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Always one rugby league fan who likes to put a negative on great news. How can anyone say this is a bad move?


Who said it's a bad move, but it's only exciting for Wigan fans who want to go to the game.
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Re: Superleague to return to Barcelona
Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Posted by HXSparky on Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:46 pm
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For any Wigan fans who want to / are able to make the trip, a visit to Barcelona is possibly more a) more attractive, but b) more expensive than Perpignan. 120 miles away for Catalans fans, and I don't see how the football mad locals in Barcelona will flock to the game?

I'm sure that Catalans have done the sums and agreed the fixture with Wigan, so there must be some sort of financial sense behind the decision.
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