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1908 - The First match.

Discussion in 'Go ahead!...ask us anything!' started by tri_colours, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. tri_colours

    tri_colours Juniors

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    How much did it cost to sit in the Grand Stand?
     
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    One item that would be good for the growth of the game we could learn from the pioneers

    Was how to get fans to games

    They would sell a GA season pass that allowed fans to attend ALL matches. With a womens pass being sold at a discount
     
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    The 1st NSWRL competition game.
    Easts v Newtown was the first game to kick off that day.

    Bonus points if you can tell me the name if the horse that won the Sydney Cup that day.
     
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    Ask us anything?
     
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    and you did
     
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    I don't think Wentworth Park had a grandstand in 1908.
     
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    My understanding is that Souths & Norths played at the same time over at Birchgrove Oval
     
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    You might be right about that. I recall reading the same thing some years ago.

    But Birchgrove Oval, I doubt they had a grand stand in 1908.
     
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    The Wentworth Park game had a grandstand , and you had to pay extra to sit in it.

    Birchgrove oval either didn't have a grandstand (which appears more likely) or you didn't have to pay to sit in it.
     
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    How do know about Wentworth? Got any old pics to share?
     
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    Ian heads book.
     
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    He wrote a few. Which one?

    This really is turning into a questions thread.
     
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    The book was the one where he mentioned how much extra it cost for seat in the grand stand..

    Admission price, at both grounds was 6pence.
     
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    In the famous 1910 photo yes it did

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    Wentworth Park 20 years later

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    Used to love those in the Christmas puddings but not enough left anymore to be able to do it. Found one in the change at work a couple of years ago that was in reasonably good condition and have a very worn out old one in the drawer. Used to love that old Christmas tradition.
     
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    The winner in the Sydney Cup was - Dyed Garments. If that helps.
     
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    Have they turned the pitch around since the 1910 photo?

    If that's the same direction of the oval today, the players would be running east to west, meaning one team would have the sun in their eyes in the second half. Also looks to be barely 100 yards long. Plus the spectators in the grandstand, as well as those in the northern and southern ends are a long way from the action.
     
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    Many grounds ran E-W back then

    Even the old Sports Ground
     
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    Even Leichhardt Oval ran East West up till sometime in the 70s
     

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