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Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 12:19 pm  
Where have all the fans gone?
Mon May 09, 2022 12:19 pm  
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DB has put his money where is mouth is and purchased what is potentially the strongest team in the clubs history. This is the first time that Television rights have been available for bidding and Our League and Premier Sports have stepped in to show some Championship entertainment.
Leigh v Whitehaven – 3,334
Leigh v Bradford – 2,706 (TV)
Leigh v Widnes – 2,567 (TV)
Leigh v Newcastle – 3,009
Leigh v Dewsbury – 2,569 (TV)
Leigh v London – 2,587
Leigh v Sheffield – 2,431 (TV)
Leigh v Sheffield – 2,110 (TV)
The attendances are now very poor, considering that Leigh have normally had 3000+ crowds for as long as I can remember.

Is this a television issue, economic or due to the post Super League relegation season?
Can we expect an increase in interest now we have reached a final?
Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 1:05 pm  
Re: Where have all the fans gone?
Mon May 09, 2022 1:05 pm  

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Septimius Severus wrote:
DB has put his money where is mouth is and purchased what is potentially the strongest team in the clubs history. This is the first time that Television rights have been available for bidding and Our League and Premier Sports have stepped in to show some Championship entertainment.
Leigh v Whitehaven – 3,334
Leigh v Bradford – 2,706 (TV)
Leigh v Widnes – 2,567 (TV)
Leigh v Newcastle – 3,009
Leigh v Dewsbury – 2,569 (TV)
Leigh v London – 2,587
Leigh v Sheffield – 2,431 (TV)
Leigh v Sheffield – 2,110 (TV)
The attendances are now very poor, considering that Leigh have normally had 3000+ crowds for as long as I can remember.

Is this a television issue, economic or due to the post Super League relegation season?
Can we expect an increase in interest now we have reached a final?


I think all 3 points you make have contributed tbh, plus performances are not that really exciting to watch either. However, Lammy has said it's where we want to be, so maybe there's more to come.
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Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 1:59 pm  
Re: Where have all the fans gone?
Mon May 09, 2022 1:59 pm  
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I can only speak for myself. As a long time fan, I haven’t been to a single game this season and the reason is purely financial. Choosing between food or a match isn’t a choice.
Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 5:13 pm  
Re: Where have all the fans gone?
Mon May 09, 2022 5:13 pm  
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Why is nobody questioning the official attendance of 2,110? It seemed to be as many if not more than the last 2 matches of around 2,500.
Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 6:47 pm  
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CHEADLE LEYTHER wrote:
Why is nobody questioning the official attendance of 2,110? It seemed to be as many if not more than the last 2 matches of around 2,500.


C L, I noticed that quite a few tickets at the turnstiles was showing access denied. Not sure if that had anything to do with the total.
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Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 6:52 pm  
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Mon May 09, 2022 6:52 pm  
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CHEADLE LEYTHER wrote:
Why is nobody questioning the official attendance of 2,110? It seemed to be as many if not more than the last 2 matches of around 2,500.


In completely and totally unrelated news, gate receipts for league games are retained by the home team, whereas they are shared in the 1895 Cup (barring the final, where IIRC the 1895 Cup teams get zilch from the gate).
Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 9:38 pm  
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Cokey wrote:
C L, I noticed that quite a few tickets at the turnstiles was showing access denied. Not sure if that had anything to do with the total.


Did you stand there and watch.. :lol:
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Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 9:51 pm  
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Did you stand there and watch.. :lol:


I was in the queue and saw it 3 times whilst i was waiting. Others were complaining about it too in the stadium after.
Have you ever got anything intellectual to say about anything?
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Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 10:22 pm  
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Mon May 09, 2022 10:22 pm  
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Cokey wrote:
I was in the queue and saw it 3 times whilst i was waiting. Others were complaining about it too in the stadium after.
Have you ever got anything intellectual to say about anything?


Same is mentioned on facebook several times also :thumb:
I watch every game on DVD (thanks Fred) but it will never beat being behind the sticks.
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Re: Where have all the fans gone? Mon May 09, 2022 11:37 pm  
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Vancouver Leyther wrote:
Same is mentioned on facebook several times also :thumb:


Thanks VL , this thread was going fine until the interruption by atomic.
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