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2018 Crowd Watch

Timmah

LeagueUnlimited News Editor
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I'm not shocked by 19k last night. Cronulla v Penrith, played nowhere near either team's HQ (~40km+ away for Penrith) and neither side are world beaters when it comes to average attendance in recent years.

For all the hand-wringing about this crowd, we'll all be praising a ground record in 7 days from now at the same venue :eyes:
 

DC_fan

Coach
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Right week 2 finals should be played at suburban grounds now

The year before we decided week 2 and 3 should be home finals we had Knights v Broncos get 22k at the SFS. Now we get people whinging that some all-Sydney finals should be played at suburban grounds because the clubs have f**k all fans.

If Cronulla, Penrith and Manly can't get 20k fans to support them in finals then f**k their home ground advantage. If it's Tigers v Eels week 2 finals would we say play it at Leichhardt? Of course not because there'd likely be 50k+ at ANZ.

Sharks v Panthers were never going to top 20,000 at Allianz, its just too far for their supporters to travel. So we either put up with smaller crowds, and less atmosphere then we want or the NRL allocates finals games to clubs homes grounds.
 

carcharias

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Haven’t read any of the comments about last night
Let me take a stab..
Perth Red has a whinge?
People from qld had a whinge?
Canberra bogans had a whinge?

19k
Still 2k more than what Melbourne could get last week.
I

Why do people think a finals match will get another 25k more people than a normal club game would get?
 

Burns

First Grade
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Haven’t read any of the comments about last night
Let me take a stab..
Perth Red has a whinge?
People from qld had a whinge?
Canberra bogans had a whinge?

19k
Still 2k more than what Melbourne could get last week.
I

Why do people think a finals match will get another 25k more people than a normal club game would get?
Because it’s a Finals match. Simple concept really.
 

carcharias

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You're creating a straw man. No one is saying the game should have sold out.
Bloke on tv commentating jets and panthers just said should have been 55k

Ha

How many do you think on a Friday night at a ground nowhere near where either team fans come from?
 
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