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Re: Not sure what was worse.....
Post Sun May 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Posted by Bostwick on Sun May 19, 2019 6:08 pm
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We will take the train. We can use Castlebar Park Station.
Re: Not sure what was worse.....
Post Mon May 20, 2019 5:43 am
Posted by Call Me God on Mon May 20, 2019 5:43 am
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Bostwick wrote:
We will take the train. We can use Castlebar Park Station.

I'd be talking to a local brewer and putting on a mini beer festival that evening, Get CAMRA on board............if we cant get 2,000 through the doors it's going to look very odd to a national tv audience...
....I have to repeat it, The crowd yesterday was shocking. Well done to those Wakey fans who made the effort, but as a professional club, we should never have to rely on "away" fans.....I suspect there were no more than 350 home fans there yesterday. :DEPRESSED:
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: Not sure what was worse.....
Post Mon May 20, 2019 7:29 am
Posted by nadera78 on Mon May 20, 2019 7:29 am
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Call Me God wrote:
I'd be talking to a local brewer and putting on a mini beer festival that evening, Get CAMRA on board............if we cant get 2,000 through the doors it's going to look very odd to a national tv audience...
....I have to repeat it, The crowd yesterday was shocking. Well done to those Wakey fans who made the effort, but as a professional club, we should never have to rely on "away" fans.....I suspect there were no more than 350 home fans there yesterday. :DEPRESSED:


When you exaggerate like this it diminishes the valid points you are otherwise raising.
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Post Mon May 20, 2019 7:40 am
Posted by Call Me God on Mon May 20, 2019 7:40 am
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nadera78 wrote:
When you exaggerate like this it diminishes the valid points you are otherwise raising.

How am I exaggerating?
There were maybe 700/800 people at Trailfinders yesterday. No, I didn't count them but both "stands" were sparsely populated and IMHO, Wakefield had about 350 fans at the game.
I've yet to see an announced gate for yesterday, but there's not a snowballs it was 4 figures......so if i am incorrect, it'll be by a few dozen, but in no way shape or form am I exaggerating.
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: Not sure what was worse.....
Post Mon May 20, 2019 8:23 am
Posted by RfE on Mon May 20, 2019 8:23 am
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Whatever you suggest Gutters DH isn't going to go anywhere near any brewery or anyone else who might help draw a crowd.
I mean it would be a great idea, something along the lines of Skolars Friday Night Lights - but it won't happen.
I mean how low key was the 94/ 99 anniversary celebrations?

Talking of Skolars, wouldn't Saturday have been a good day for a double header? They're in good from this season with a few LB loanees and a few LB old boys.
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Post Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 am
Posted by jbuzza on Mon May 20, 2019 8:59 am
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RfE wrote:
Talking of Skolars, wouldn't Saturday have been a good day for a double header? They're in good from this season with a few LB loanees and a few LB old boys.


Beats me why there isn't a curtain raiser at every home game. Be it a double header, academy or junior side, why would the club not take advantage of the 4G pitch and attract people in earlier.
Re: Not sure what was worse.....
Post Mon May 20, 2019 10:19 am
Posted by nadera78 on Mon May 20, 2019 10:19 am
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We all know the club won't do anything to promote that game. They sent one tweet last week offering season ticket holders of London football clubs £10 entry for the Wakefield game. But did they actually do anything with that offer? Did they contact those clubs, or supporters clubs, or fan websites, or anything else to publicise that offer? Of course not. The sum total of that offer was one tweet. Even when they have an idea they don't do anything with it.
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Post Mon May 20, 2019 12:44 pm
Posted by jbuzza on Mon May 20, 2019 12:44 pm
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It's pathetic really, a total waste of an opportunity to try and rebuild the fan base.
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Post Mon May 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Posted by Ed3 on Mon May 20, 2019 1:25 pm
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The crowds are disappointed we do have send real on are marketing. But crowds are down across the league I think.
And i know the sport has very little money in it but we have go to a 14 team superleague. These loop fixtures are crazy and don't help attendances in general
Re: Not sure what was worse.....
Post Mon May 20, 2019 2:30 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Mon May 20, 2019 2:30 pm
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You are bang on with loop fixtures, we should play home and away in normal league. Then accept what happens in play offs.
We are still in situation where teams can end up playing each other 5 times in a season
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