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Posted by Phuzzy on Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:47 am
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ThePrinter wrote:
5% sounds fine when you put it like that. But look closer and last years game was on a Thursday night mid season compared to a Friday home season opener. 500-600 more people therefore isn’t really impressive and taking in the above factors I would say in reality it’s not an improvement on last year

Probably true but if the Leeds following had been even remotely close to the one Wigan will take to Headingly in the return fixture it would have been the 2nd highest attendance so far. The first being Saints when they played..... Wigan.

It's all a matter of perspective really. Ateotd it was an increase on the corresponding fixture last season. With a 20,000+ crowd due this weekend I think Wigan are the least of Superleague's problems.
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:26 pm
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Posted by red_death on Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:43 pm
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Well the situation would get better very quickly if the long-promised Metrolink line ever gets built...

Then Salford need to market it more - starting with the crowds that Sale Sharks get.

Having said all of which Salford have taken a prudent financial approach (IIRC they don't spend anywhere near the salary cap) and have done OK over the last 12 months.
Posted by little wayne69 on Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:35 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
I still think that Salford is in a very difficult situation.

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I am not gloating. I am just stating a fact.
Catalans Dragon by contrast, in a much smaller urban environment, regularly draws 8-9,000 fans to home games. Catalans in its pre-professional existence, before Super League, drew 1,000-1,500 per game. Toulouse now draws 1,500 French fans, plus visiting fans, and could be expected to emulate Catalans Super League attendances if it was promoted to Super League.

Just a couple of points here jeannie, first of all your not stating a fact, just an opinion.
Secondly I see what you've done here, this thread is about your opinion of Salford and it's alleged financial difficulties and has nothing to do with catalans and Toulouse, but once again you have managed to turn this into another opportunity to spout your rhetoric about 2 ordinary mid table teams in their respective leagues.
Posted by ThePrinter on Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:02 pm
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Phuzzy wrote:
Probably true but if the Leeds following had been even remotely close to the one Wigan will take to Headingly in the return fixture it would have been the 2nd highest attendance so far. The first being Saints when they played..... Wigan.

It's all a matter of perspective really. Ateotd it was an increase on the corresponding fixture last season. With a 20,000+ crowd due this weekend I think Wigan are the least of Superleague's problems.


This weekend’s game is irrelevant to SL and it’s problems as it’s just a one off fixture that doesn’t hold any baring on the 29 Rounds of regular season action. Wigan were averaging 15/16k 7/8 years ago and getting 17/18k for the Leeds home fixture.

No club has seen worst drops in attendance than Wigan over their last few years so actually yes Wigan are indicative of SL’s problems.
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Posted by Alan Cargill on Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:55 pm
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SaleSlim wrote:
https://www.salfordreddevils.net/ian-blease-hails-the-travelling-red-devils-support/

My bad. Thought I heard them announce 1500 but was just over 1200 apparently.


They don't announce away fans numbers but think it was around 1,000 give or take a few, good turnout.
Posted by Bostwick on Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:09 am
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I AM A London fan who attended last Sundays game at the AJ Bell. We drove up leaving at 7.30 am. We got home at midnight. Okay, we stopped to eat both on the way up and on the way back, but it was over 500 miles for us and I would say it cost us over there hundred pounds for the day for the four of us.
Next weekend we are off to Hull, same again, but then it is what we do on a Sunday.
I might also add, I drive 140 mile round trip to a home game.
Posted by snowie on Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:03 pm
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Bostwick wrote:
I AM A London fan who attended last Sundays game at the AJ Bell. We drove up leaving at 7.30 am. We got home at midnight. Okay, we stopped to eat both on the way up and on the way back, but it was over 500 miles for us and I would say it cost us over there hundred pounds for the day for the four of us.
Next weekend we are off to Hull, same again, but then it is what we do on a Sunday.
I might also add, I drive 140 mile round trip to a home game.
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Posted by ricardo07 on Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:05 pm
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Posted by Ruune Rebellion on Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:38 pm
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ricardo07 wrote:
You are a true fan Bostwick.

Any knockers haven't a clue.


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