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Leigh and Hull
Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25 am
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5000 at Leigh with dirt cheap tickets for England v France.

17000 at Hull for a test against New Zealand.

Both of these crowds are terrible. Neither Leigh or Hull should host an international again.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:29 am
Posted by Durham Giant on Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:29 am
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I doubt the Hull one would have be bettered anywhere in the UK.

The problem is not with the fans it is with the game, the running of it, the Clubs ad the RFL.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:37 am
Posted by Mild mannered Janitor on Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:37 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
5000 at Leigh with dirt cheap tickets for England v France.

17000 at Hull for a test against New Zealand.

Both of these crowds are terrible. Neither Leigh or Hull should host an international again.


17k is about the combined core fan base of the Hull Clubs. As a matter of interest, where abouts were you sat in the ground? The marketing drive on this game and series has been woeful. It’s only three years ago that the same venue got over 23.5k. Also, the pricing was unreasonable. £55 for a ticket close to the half way line.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:51 am
Posted by BiltonRobin on Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:51 am
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Some 24 hours before the game I got an email offering discounted tickets in the near empty corners of the ground.
In hindsight the RFL should have been offering these much sooner.
Someone in the marketing department should be a little worried about going into work on Monday morning.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:08 am
Posted by MorePlaymakersNeeded on Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:08 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
5000 at Leigh with dirt cheap tickets for England v France.

17000 at Hull for a test against New Zealand.

Both of these crowds are terrible. Neither Leigh or Hull should host an international again.

17k is hardly a disaster given the decline in crowds in SL over the last couple of years. Before we start blaming the clubs, was there any incentive (such as a percentage of the gate receipts) for them to sell the tickets?

I have a suspicion that this time, next week, you'll be blaming LFC for their poor effort.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:19 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:19 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
5000 at Leigh with dirt cheap tickets for England v France.

17000 at Hull for a test against New Zealand.

Both of these crowds are terrible. Neither Leigh or Hull should host an international again.


And as usual, you are talking nonsense, although the attendances were mickey poor
Although Leigh is not renowned for hosting internationals, I've been to plenty at Hull (including yesterday) and unless i'm mistaken, it's not the host club that is responsible for ticket sales or any pre match entertainment.
What is desperately needed is some advertising/promotion for the matches. :IDEA:
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:48 am
Posted by Mike1970 on Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:48 am
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The advertising was nonexistent locally. The night before the match a bloke in my local asked me if there was a match and if he’d known he would’ve bought some tickets.

Also, tickets were not available to purchase locally, only through the RL website.

To expect people to know about a match that wasn’t advertised and to then make them hunt for tickets was never going attract a good crowd.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:59 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:59 am
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MorePlaymakersNeeded wrote:
17k is hardly a disaster

This fixture had 24k at Huddersfield in 2016 and 44k at the Olympic Stadium London in 2015. 17k is a disgrace.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:07 am
Posted by UllFC on Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:07 am
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France are an absolute joke, so I don't blame the punters of Leigh and Lancashire for staying at home, even with dirt cheap tickets, games with France just dont offer the right entertainment.

The KCOM attracted crowds of over 20k for every international before yesterday, with several 25k sellouts. The decline in crowd shows the general decline in RL over the last few years. The marketing is non-existent, and as others have commented the pricing was all over the shop.
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:15 am
Posted by ColD on Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:15 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
This fixture had 24k at Huddersfield in 2016 and 44k at the Olympic Stadium London in 2015. 17k is a disgrace.


So where should it have been played in your opinion, with Hull having 2 SL teams in there it seems an obvious choice - clearly it needs someone of your thinking to grow the sport, so let's hear your pearls of wisdom
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