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Spike Island 90
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I am surprised more isn’t been made out of the poor attendances at RL games. After 12 months of not going to games, are fans realising they no longer need RL in their lives?

And how are we doing for attendances?

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Topic starter Posted : 01/07/2021 12:53 pm
Sinbad
(@sinbad)
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The 300 tickets on general sale for the previous home game were not all sold.Some people out of the habit and some terrified from watching the TV news.

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Posted : 01/07/2021 1:35 pm
Widiot
(@widiot)
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A lot of people can’t be bothered with the Agrocof having to get there nearly 2 hours before KO, not being able to buy a drink etc.  think once all restrictions are lifted most fans will be back.

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Posted : 01/07/2021 1:48 pm
The Ghost Of Ethel
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As an aside, I was reading the Bradford page on RL Fans and somebody asked on there about our game with them "What was the attendance?", they were met with the answer "Mostly disappointed"

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Posted : 01/07/2021 1:54 pm
CJ91
 CJ91
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Think a truer test will be when its open properly and people can get in there for 2.50 having been in the pub before or whatever as opposed to sitting there from 1.45 bored stiff.

 

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Posted : 01/07/2021 5:19 pm
J.Mc
 J.Mc
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Having to get there so early before kick off is a right pain in the arse but me and the Mrs do it because we want to watch the the team.The lack of refreshments tho is unforgivable from the council.

 

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Posted : 01/07/2021 5:44 pm
Farnworth Viking
(@farnworth-viking)
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Refreshments were available at the London game, before and during the game, but not at half time!

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Posted : 01/07/2021 8:38 pm
Macc Viking
(@macc-viking)
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The 300 tickets on general sale for the previous home game were not all sold.Some people out of the habit and some terrified from watching the TV news.

I for one won't attend until all the insanity stops. It's hysterical madness to require fans to turn up so early, and as for the stupid masks. and distancing...If the club later on require certification of my health status that's me and a few others gone for good.

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Posted : 01/07/2021 8:42 pm
ScouseViking55
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Hardly the clubs fault. They’re doing what they’re told so they can operate

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Posted : 01/07/2021 8:44 pm
CJ91
 CJ91
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August 1st we play Batley at home, no Euros, no Prem, if everything goes according to plan end of most restrictions.

Be good to see a push for a big crowd then.

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Posted : 01/07/2021 9:21 pm
MT
 MT
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Would like to think the crowd will be in excess of 3k provided the restrictions have gone.

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Posted : 01/07/2021 9:45 pm
darth vadar
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I think the sport is in for a shock, if they think that supporters are going to come back in their  'ooo's once normality returns.

They won't.

People are creatures of habit, and having been denied live sport (amongst other things) for so long, I suspect many will have simply got out of the habit and found new hobbies and interests that don't involve rugby league.

There will always be the 'die-hards'  but there will be an awful lot of people who have simply fallen out of love with the game never to return.

 

 

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Posted : 01/07/2021 9:49 pm
Royston Vasey
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As an aside, I was reading the Bradford page on RL Fans and somebody asked on there about our game with them “What was the attendance?”, they were met with the answer “Mostly disappointed”

😁😁

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Posted : 01/07/2021 10:49 pm
Royston Vasey
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Think a truer test will be when its open properly and people can get in there for 2.50 having been in the pub before or whatever as opposed to sitting there from 1.45 bored stiff.

And some will have the nerve to tell you that the art of conversation is dead.

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Posted : 01/07/2021 10:50 pm
Royston Vasey
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I think the sport is in for a shock, if they think that supporters are going to come back in their ‘ooo’s once normality returns. They won’t. People are creatures of habit, and having been denied live sport (amongst other things) for so long, I suspect many will have simply got out of the habit and found new hobbies and interests that don’t involve rugby league. There will always be the ‘die-hards’ but there will be an awful lot of people who have simply fallen out of love with the game never to return.

I agree Darth, I think the enforced absence is just another link broken between the game and the local community. As you say, people are creatures of habit and it won’t be that long before the diehard 2.5k will be saying’Do you remember when we used to go and watch Widnes’. With no-one ready to replace them the future looks bleak for the game as it currently stands.

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Posted : 01/07/2021 10:54 pm
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