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What do you reckon Wire Quin ? :D
For me, they are the outright winners.

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Kennedy wrote:
What do you reckon Wire Quin ? :D
For me, they are the outright winners.


London.v.Wigan 10,014

London.v.Brisbane 9,846

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Workington - one in ten of the population followed their SL side

Bradford only one in 35 followed Bulls when they were winning everything
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Donnyman wrote:
Workington - one in ten of the population followed their SL side

Bradford only one in 35 followed Bulls when they were winning everything


Its not fair basing ours on the population of Bradford when all Bulls fans are from Halifax!

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Interesting comparing to population are there stats for all clubs based on % of population against average attendance.

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So skew the figures to suit whatever point is trying to be made ?

In that case Saints don't come out particularly well as a % attendance against 1.4m population for Merseyside....... whereas London Broncos seem pretty good as a % of the population of 300k in Richmond (from their data at The Stoop).

(Do the maths and you'll sort of see the point)

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Its not fair basing ours on the population of Bradford when all Bulls fans are from Halifax!


I know thats tongue-in-cheek but it's probably not far from the truth. I'm not sure Bradford has ever or will ever be what you would call a Rugby City. Those bumper gates were swelled by many people from all the villages between us and Halifax (we released "Battleground Shelf" on the Ps2), and probably a lot from Fax itself. Similarly a lot from Huddersfield etc.

Anyway to answer the question, you can't compare London's gate with the population of Greater London, anymore than you can compare Salford's with greater Manchester. It has no meaning.

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Donnyman wrote:
London.v.Wigan 10,014

London.v.Brisbane 9,846


Was it free entry ? :D

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London built up a decent side & following for while in the late 90s when Richard Branson was onboard - with a decent league finish (runners up 1997) and CC Finalist (1999).

Shame it went awry once he sold out to David Hughes around 2002.
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