SL Crowds thread

Discussion in 'English Super League' started by Harrigan, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. CC_Roosters

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    12,228 at st helens v leeds. A bit disappointing but the travelling support was limited by chaos on the roads i heard.

    2,333 at salford, not far off my 2,500 prediction

    Sundays games should be reasonably healthy.

    Salford have pretty much bottomed out from the financial crisis, i think its only upwards from here especially with the owner semmingly willing to spend for big name players
     
  2. Harrigan

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    Week 5

    St Helens v Leeds - 12,228
    Salford v London - 2,333
    Widnes v Hull - 5,541
    Catalan v Wakefield - 7,191
    Castleford v Wigan - 7,852
    Hull KR v Warrington - 7,446
    Huddersfield v Bradford - 7,616

    Total: 50,207
    Average: 7,172

    Season Total: 289,276
    Season Average: 8,508
     
  3. Teddyboy

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    Good it's shite how even just 1 EPL can get more to a game then a entire round of SL:x.
     
  4. CC_Roosters

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    Its just the way it is teddyboy. In Australia and the uk we would do well to stop the constant comparisons, remove the chip on our shoulder and focus on improving and expanding the sport.

    For Round 6 i predict

    Hull fc V Cas-10,200
    Leeds V huddersfield- 14.5k
    Wigan V Catalans- 13k
    Wire V Saints- 14k
    London V Hull kr- 2,400
    Wakey V Salford- 8,200
    Widnes V Bradford- 6,000

    Total = 68k
    Average = 9,700

    Perhaps more at widnes after last weeks win. Leeds and huddersfield should get more than i predicted but in recent seasons that seems to be par.
     
  5. Teddyboy

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    Sadly Rugby League will never expand in England in a pro sense and Wales is a lost cause as they can not support there own Rugby Union regions and a year or so ago maybe France might have been ready for some sort of positive change but not sure how League is going outside the Dragons.
    The only 2 places it could expand is in one it's homelands if Whitehaven and Workington could merge as I bet you get 4000 plus if a merged team playing in SL and also Penzance as I think crowds of 2000 plus would work in the summer in Cornwall as the population trebles.
    If anyone is saying you can not have a SL team crowds with 2000/4000 then just look at one heartland club like Salford and one non heartland club like London.
     
  6. deluded pom?

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    Not the Cornwall crusade again.
     
  7. CC_Roosters

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    Firstly thats a rugby union problem not a sport problem, the welsh have shown massive support for the two major soccer sides in cardiff and swansea.

    You seem to have forgotten barrow, a far more likely candidate than whitehaven and workington for inclusion in SL.

    Secondly you cannot be serious! Penzance?? Cornwall??!! where have you pulled this from. London have their problems but a little help from hq in promoting the pro game in london would be a boost, as for salford they are at the bottom of the barrel at the moment but the new owner seems determined to change that.

    I think a club that should be seriously looked at for the super league next time is sheffield eagles. They play at brammal lane a great stadium and have some great history with the challenge cup win. I think they could build crowds and success being close to the heartlands for access to the talent pool and coaching. Not strictly expanding the game but at least its a major city which opens avenues to new fans and sponsorships who at least have exposure to footy. They also quaualify for a tilt at a license having won the championship last season
     
  8. deal.with.it

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    Reduce back to 12 teams and wait for another south or midlands team to be ready. Development is booming. Just need to hold off and consolidate for a couple of years.
    Move 2 struggling heartland teams back to championships.
    There isn't a need for massive change, just a couple and then consolidation.
    The RLWC should see more juniors take up the sport in non-heartland areas.
    By the time of 2017 WC, maybe look at adding a couple of teams to super league, OR, by 2017 a non-heartland team could have been promoted from championship 1 to championship, and then apply for Super League license.
     
  9. CC_Roosters

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/21634020

    RFL looking at their london strategy. I hope this involves some assistance in building crowds. There are way more league players in fans than what turn up at the stoop currently, just a matter of giving them encouragement and a competitive even mid table team.
     
  10. Harrigan

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    A few decent crowds last night:

    Hull v Castleford - 11,825
    Leeds v Huddersfield - 15,013
    Warrington v St Helens - 13,381
    Widnes v Bradford - 5,861
    Wigan v Castleford - 12,149

    Average off 11,646 in these 5. Sadly, it looks like the crowd at London right now will bring it right back down again. 1k or so by the looks of it :?
     
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    London v Hull KR - 1,837

    Thats knocked 1,635 off of the average the first 5 games set.
     
  12. WireMan

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    Warrington with the second highest crowd when Leeds, Wigan and Hull were at home.

    Awesome stuff.
     
  13. Teddyboy

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    Some good crowds but Wigan and Hull look crap on TV unless there is 18000 plus.
     
  14. CC_Roosters

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    Hopefully widnes who look more competitive this year will start to pull more fans in as the season progresses. Should be capable of averaging 8-10k long term

    Hull are a mystery. The pull less against wire and bradford than they do against castleford after coming off a loss and on a friday night.
     
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    Is 5k reasonable for Widnes?
     
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    Did I read that wrong or did Leeds have more there than Warrington did? You should have gone to Specsavers WireMan. Hmm. Cas with a dwindling following. Warrington playing one of their nearest and biggest rivals. let's see what the crowds are like when Warrington play Huddersfield and Hull play a near rival. Hull KR fits the bill.
     
  17. deluded pom?

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    Friday night is Hull's normal KO time.
     
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    Wakefield 23 Vs 23 Salford
    Att: 6,986

    very good crowd on an absolutely freezing, well -4 actually, day and also Mothers day.
    Salford travelled in very low numbers, no more than 100 to 150
     
  19. Clarke

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    yes thats right.
     
  20. nadera78

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    I don't think Widnes ever averaged 8-10k, even when they had a fantastic team and were consistently challenging for honours.
     

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