2016 season

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  1. AuckMel

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    With two weeks to sell and give out promotional tickets you'd be expecting close or over 60k to the game in Sydney.

    West Coast, Geelong, Sydney and Adelaide the first week winners.
     
  2. horrie hastings

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    With 2 minutes to go with Collingwood leading by 6 pts it looked like the Swans would be playing Adelaide at the SCG but then Hawthorn pulled level then kicked a behind to give them a 1 pt win to jump in 3rd spot and knock GWS back to 4th spot and ensure that it was a Swans vs GWS first week final.

    The real irony is that both the 1st and 2nd place team don't really get a proper home final. The Swans play at ANZ instead of the SCG and Geelong will play at the MCG instead of Simonds Stadium, both games will draw bigger crowds than their home grounds could have hosted.
     
  3. horrie hastings

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    If the Swans vs GWS game doesn't get more than 45, 000 the AFL will look stupid for not allowing the Swans to play this at the SCG but I reckon your crowd prediction of 60,000 should be pretty close to the mark.
     
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  4. horrie hastings

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    Not sure how many tickets were available for the members pre sale but category 1 were already exhausted well before 11am and category 2 had only single seats available. Glad my Swans loving house mate queued up at Ticketek Enmore this morning and got great seats in section 107.
     
  5. alien

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    r20, since there is no afl this weekend, i thought i'd be nice and post this classic afl game for you so you don't go through withdrawal :D



    p.s. go the magpies :D
     
  6. RL The greatest game

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    "Give out promotional tickets" = freebies, like all games that involve gws.
     
  7. StormCats

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    NRL do exactly the same. Melb Storm freebies given out every week on SEN.
     
  8. RL The greatest game

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    For finals games?
     
  9. AuckMel

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    Of course, but it's just a way things are these days. I would think even the most avid AFL fan would admit promotional tickets are vital to the growth of the game in the GWS area.
     
  10. StormCats

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    No need, AAMI only holds 28k
     
  11. alien

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    It's alright to give away free tickets when it isn't going to be a sell out. It's a good idea actually. If people enjoy the game, then they might go to more AFL games in the future. I want the GWS Giants to do well because I want them to survive, because then the Magpies play away games in Sydney more often.
     
  12. sensesmaybenumbed

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    You love a bandwagon.

    Even if nobody is on it, the media hype cons you.
     
  13. AuckMel

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    Looks like it will do 60k+ easily which is hardly a surprise.
     
  14. alien

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    good stuff!
     
  15. AuckMel

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    Fantastic win by the Bulldogs last night. It will be hard, but hope they can win it all.
     
  16. Rabbits20

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    Yeah West Coast got their pants pulled down.
     
  17. alien

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    hopefully hawks lose
     
  18. alien

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    lol r20 did you watch the hawks v cats game. hawks choked with that last kick! :D

    p.s. go the giants tomorrow against your swans! :D
     
  19. Rabbits20

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    I recorded it.

    Saw the end though lol.

    I have to record tomorrow's games too.

    Cmon Swans.

    Won't be angry if the Giants win though.
     
  20. alien

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    are you working this arvo???
     

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