WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - The Art of Spin.....

Board index Welcome to RLFANS The Virtual Terrace The Art of Spin.....

The Art of Spin.....
Post Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Call Me God User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 806
Rep Position: 4th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:14 am
Posts: 2673
43,865 for the games on Monday.......... A bit of a drop from the last round of fixtures.....average of 7,311 which was what the competition average was before the weekend. Whilst the attendances that were rightly lauded were great, it does look like they were simply papering over the cracks and the question has to be asked, "where were the 35,308 fans who rocked up on Thursday/Friday on Easter Monday?

30 minutes by car from Wigan to Salford yet only 4,017 bothered?
Wakefield is a 10 minute drive from Leeds......6,785....pitiful.....in fact, more than that, disgraceful!



17,247 watched Ipswich Town get relegated to the 3rd tier of football at the weekend.........nearly 7,000 more that watched the 2017 and 2018 SL champions combined....our sport (and the clubs at it's head) need to sort out this issue,because fewer fans at games will have a massive impact on the TV deal ad no amount of selective back slapping will fool those who hold the purse strings
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:59 pm
Posted by ThePrinter on Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:59 pm
ThePrinter Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 514
Rep Position: 16th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:19 pm
Posts: 11124
Location: Behind the picket fence on the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.
Look at the teams who were playing at home on Monday, no real surprise.
"The Golden Generation finally has its Golden Fleece! They have Wembley Cup Final winners medals to add to their collection."

23/08/2014
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Posted by snowie on Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:49 pm
snowie User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 550
Rep Position: 13th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 232

Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:24 pm
Posts: 19006
Call Me God wrote:
43,865 for the games on Monday.......... A bit of a drop from the last round of fixtures.....average of 7,311 which was what the competition average was before the weekend. Whilst the attendances that were rightly lauded were great, it does look like they were simply papering over the cracks and the question has to be asked, "where were the 35,308 fans who rocked up on Thursday/Friday on Easter Monday?

30 minutes by car from Wigan to Salford yet only 4,017 bothered?
Wakefield is a 10 minute drive from Leeds......6,785....pitiful.....in fact, more than that, disgraceful!



17,247 watched Ipswich Town get relegated to the 3rd tier of football at the weekend.........nearly 7,000 more that watched the 2017 and 2018 SL champions combined....our sport (and the clubs at it's head) need to sort out this issue,because fewer fans at games will have a massive impact on the TV deal ad no amount of selective back slapping will fool those who hold the purse strings
I understand your what your saying but comparing football and rugby is chalk and cheese
“The bond between the players is something I’ve never had with any other club. Everyone comes into one and we’re all one group. Whenever we get a new signing, everyone just embraces the culture. It’s what I love about this club and I just can’t wait for the journey ahead.”
the Big Bopper
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Posted by Towns88 on Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Towns88 User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 137
Rep Position: 113th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:34 pm
Posts: 4098
The Monday games are awful. The fixtures are boring and the standard is poor.

As a kid I used to love 2 games in 3 days, now it's an absolute choir and the players hate it. Old saying in life, you can have too much of a good thing. Scrap Easter Monday and maybe expand the Easter weekend so all 6 games are televised with derby games (maybe London v Toronto could be the derby for 2020 over Easter)
"I'm sorry, but I would hope that we would beat Cas with a 1 day turnaround."

An arrogant Wigan fan a few days before we stuffed them 18-4 at the JJB.
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Posted by CM Punk on Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:15 pm
CM Punk User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 96
Rep Position: 147th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:36 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: The Midlands
Don't blame Wigan fans for the Salford attendance, I'd estimate there was around 1k away fans, which isn't bad for the 2nd away game there in a month at £27 a go!
Wigan RLFC
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:20 am
Posted by snowie on Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:20 am
snowie User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 550
Rep Position: 13th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 232

Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:24 pm
Posts: 19006
CM Punk wrote:
Don't blame Wigan fans for the Salford attendance, I'd estimate there was around 1k away fans, which isn't bad for the 2nd away game there in a month at £27 a go!
the way they walked out of the stadium on Friday they probably had enough
“The bond between the players is something I’ve never had with any other club. Everyone comes into one and we’re all one group. Whenever we get a new signing, everyone just embraces the culture. It’s what I love about this club and I just can’t wait for the journey ahead.”
the Big Bopper
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:43 am
Posted by Him on Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:43 am
Him User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 247
Rep Position: 59th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 4

Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2002 9:47 am
Posts: 14440
Location: Campaigning for a deep attacking line
Towns88 wrote:
The Monday games are awful. The fixtures are boring and the standard is poor.

As a kid I used to love 2 games in 3 days, now it's an absolute choir and the players hate it. Old saying in life, you can have too much of a good thing. Scrap Easter Monday and maybe expand the Easter weekend so all 6 games are televised with derby games (maybe London v Toronto could be the derby for 2020 over Easter)

This.

Get rid of the Easter Monday fixture. I can’t justify taking up both bank holidays with watching the rugby. 1 I can get away with.

Plus the quality is understandably lower and it knackers our players out in a league that already plays too many games with not big enough squads.
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:03 am
Posted by bren2k on Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:03 am
bren2k User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 514
Rep Position: 16th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:32 pm
Posts: 14829
Location: Ossett
Him wrote:
This.

Get rid of the Easter Monday fixture. I can’t justify taking up both bank holidays with watching the rugby. 1 I can get away with.

Plus the quality is understandably lower and it knackers our players out in a league that already plays too many games with not big enough squads.


I said the same thing yesterday - this Easter thing has run its course for me; the modern game is far too high impact to expect players to manage 2 games with a 48-72 hour turnaround, and watching them drag themselves out for the Monday game, busted and exhausted, is positively painful - I kept expecting Big Dave Fifita to turn to the North Stand, arms aloft, and shout "Are you not entertained?!"

Get rid for me - it's wrong, and wreaks havoc in terms of player welfare.
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:24 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:24 am
wrencat1873 User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 812
Rep Position: 3rd / 77,598

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:28 pm
Posts: 11354
Him wrote:
This.

Get rid of the Easter Monday fixture. I can’t justify taking up both bank holidays with watching the rugby. 1 I can get away with.

Plus the quality is understandably lower and it knackers our players out in a league that already plays too many games with not big enough squads.


If Sky want something to show on both days, they could spilt the fixtures which, although still meaning some faffing around to get everyone back to their "regular" match days, would still give them the screen filler that they need.

I still dont get why they dont want to include some of the "better" Championship fixtures.
Re: The Art of Spin.....
Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:33 am
Posted by NickyKiss on Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:33 am
NickyKiss User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 485
Rep Position: 17th / 77,598

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:38 am
Posts: 22759
Location: WIGAN
CM Punk wrote:
Don't blame Wigan fans for the Salford attendance, I'd estimate there was around 1k away fans, which isn't bad for the 2nd away game there in a month at £27 a go!


Only had to do a couple of laps of the Stadium to find somebody willing to sell me my £27 ticket as well.

No surprise the crowds aren’t rocking up at the AJ Bell.
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 13rovers, AS108, HuddsRL5, Irregular Hoops, Itchy Arsenal, mwindass, Paddyfc, pandamonium, rollin thunder and 149 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   

Return to The Virtual Terrace


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,893,5621,62677,5984,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
Thu 23rd May 09:50
NRL
PARRAMATTA EELS
v
PENRITH
Fri 24th May 09:00
NRL
MANLY
v
GOLD COAST
Fri 24th May 10:55
NRL
NEWCASTLE
v
SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Fri 24th May 19:45
 CH
SHEFFIELD
v
TORONTO
Sat 25th May 06:00
NRL
CANBERRA
v
NQL COWBOYS
Sat 25th May 08:30
NRL
NZ WARRIORS
v
BRISBANE
Sat 25th May 10:35
NRL
SOUTHS
v
WESTS TIGERS
Sat 25th May 14:00
SLXXIV
WAKEFIELD
v
CATALAN DRAGONS
Sat 25th May 14:30
 CH
TOULOUSE
v
LEIGH
Sat 25th May 15:00
 CH1
WHITEHAVEN
v
LONDON SKOLARS
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)






2