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2018 Crowd Watch

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Frederick, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Panther_Daz

    Panther_Daz Moderator Staff Member

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    The Knights are also virtually guaranteed a crowd of around 30k for any finals match held in Newcastle. Which is more than any combination of Panthers, Roosters, Sharks and Manly could get in a Week 1 and Week 2 finals match.
     
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    Eels v Tigers is a finals match I would like to see. Both teams haven't had much recent success so fans of these teams will flock to a finals match between them.
     
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  3. Marlins

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    Let’s be realistic, Manly & the Roosters will never draw big crowds in their current positions. Both in their little corners of Sydney. They should both spread their wings and relocate.
     
  4. Timmah

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    I can't see any evidence to support that.

    http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/matches/Custom/LS0yOS0tLTExLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLS0tLQ==
    Sep 5th 1998 Newcastle 15 Sydney City 26 26,482 [​IMG]
    Aug 5th 2000 Newcastle 30 Melbourne 16 20,597 [​IMG]
    Sep 8th 2001 Newcastle 40 Sydney 6 22,061 [​IMG]
    Sep 14th 2002 Newcastle 22 St George Illawarra 26 21,051 [​IMG]
    Sep 8th 2006 Newcastle 25 Manly Warringah 18 23,752

    Granted, none are in the current era with the redeveloped venue but I couldn't see how 30k is a guarantee given the last time they got near that was v Canterbury in 2012 (late season match from memory)
     
  5. JB04

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    Tbh I’d like to see tigers versus anybody in the finals haha but I do agree that’d be a big drawing game!
     
  6. Panther_Daz

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    The poor period currently being experienced would see Knights fans sell out a home final.
     
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  7. Cumberland Throw

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    Knights guarenteed 30k in Sydney too
     
  8. Tallon Smith

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    Souths v dragons needs 60k to be called above expectation
     
  9. Tallon Smith

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    Split probably Souths 65:35 ratio, depends on dragons fair weather fans
     
  10. Timmah

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    I don't see any evidence to support that sorry. 25-28k maybe, not 30k.
     
  11. unforgiven

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    In fairness he said virtually, so maybe he meant a virtual crowd. lol
     
  12. Differ To The Coifed

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    I’m here and this sharks panthers crowd is going to be abysmal. Get ready for it....
     
  13. SLRBRONCOS

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    Their 24.5k round 25 crowd when running poorly would all but confirm a 30k+ final for me.

    In fact if they finished 1st or 2nd, I would not be surprised if they snapped up the tickets in quick fashion, similar to 2016 Raiders v Sharks.
     
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    I'd be willing to bet the next Knights home final will be a sell out, whenever that may be.
     
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    Love to know how many more people are on the side where the TV cameras face. Anything below 25K is terrible
     
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    Crowd better build...
     
  17. Tallon Smith

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    Sharks panthers 20k or below
     
  18. Tallon Smith

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    Apparently there was an accident outside the stadium, and people have been trapped outside. That was according to channel 9.
     
  19. LineBall

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    Crowd looks ordinary so far. Finals should be played on Sat night and Sunday arvo.
     
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  20. Tallon Smith

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    Totally agree with you on that one
     

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