The GWS membership & crowds myth.

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Here's a lovely article written in the great Melbourne publiction the Herald Sun. I particularly liked the title:

AFL finals: GWS dirty tactics, tiny crowd and bizarre stadium PA chants.

It went on to say "footy fans have gone into meltdown over GWS' physical play and sparse crowd.

Now I haven't seen the game so I can't comment. If there is a replay I will try to catch it and investigate the crowd number given in my normal diligent manner.

For now I can only go on the word of the great AFL fans living in world capital city Melbourne. They seem to think the crowd was tiny and sparse.

Considering the announced crowd was just short of 20k it seems those comparisons do not agree with the announced figure. Surely a ground 4/5th's full would be heaving and look almost full.....you know......like 4/5th's full without any banks or tiers of stands as empty as Fred's encyclopedia book shelves llolololol.

Stand by for more as I gather evidence.



https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/ ... 61e830aaa2


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Here's another article. This time from Fox Sports. They say "the dismal crowd has come under fire with a plethora of seats looking empty".

They don't appear to believe the announced number saying, "The stadium has a modest capacity of 24,000, with the top tier of several stands virtually empty in pictures posted on social media early in the game." Adding, "GWS state on their website that they have 30,108 members."

The picture is very telling. It shows whole top tiers stands totally devoid of people.

Interesting stuff.


https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-fi ... e93d809a6e


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The opinion of one fox journalist! And we all know what you league fans think of them & how credible they are :wave:

Plus league fans are the fans of the last code that can question crowd numbers


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this isnt in the fight club, so your trolling isnt welcome.


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Wookie the thread was started by Terry
Why would he start a thread in the Afl section when he is basically taking the piss out of GWS numbers .
It's baffling why it is in here instead of the FC
If it was originally in TFC then why was it moved .
The thread topic is FC stuff .


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Ok sports fans lets play this fun game again: What will the crowd be at Un-named Stadium for the game between GWS and Essingham.

As usual there are 3 categories. 1) AFL announced crowd. 2) Actual crowd. 3) Paying crowd.

I've just checked the vision and the crowd could be fairly described as small/sparse/tiny. Let's remember the capacity is 24k.

The winner will receive a lifetime pass to attend every game at Un-named stadium. Get ya numbers in folks!!!!


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Terry wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 2:37 pm Ok sports fans lets play this fun game again: What will the crowd be at Un-named Stadium for the game between GWS and Essingham.

As usual there are 3 categories. 1) AFL announced crowd. 2) Actual crowd. 3) Paying crowd.

I've just checked the vision and the crowd could be fairly described as small/sparse/tiny. Let's remember the capacity is 24k.

The winner will receive a lifetime pass to attend every game at Un-named stadium. Get ya numbers in folks!!!!
dunno about guess
it , but it was announced at 8,526



:shock:

:-k

:hmm:


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the fudging scum will never learn [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-( [-( [-( [-( [-( [-(

people have eyes
people can see the rows & rows & rows

& entire stands
of empty seats

crowd
3118
about 1000 freebies :cool:


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Another close game and those who attended for the first time will be back or at least be bitten by the bug that attending and afl game live does. Can’t beat a close game whatever the sport. It’s just enthralling ... and if you win it !!
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baselinepanther wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:50 am
Terry wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 2:37 pm Ok sports fans lets play this fun game again: What will the crowd be at Un-named Stadium for the game between GWS and Essingham.

As usual there are 3 categories. 1) AFL announced crowd. 2) Actual crowd. 3) Paying crowd.

I've just checked the vision and the crowd could be fairly described as small/sparse/tiny. Let's remember the capacity is 24k.

The winner will receive a lifetime pass to attend every game at Un-named stadium. Get ya numbers in folks!!!!
dunno about guess
it , but it was announced at 8,526



:shock:

:-k

:hmm:


:lol: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :(/ :(/ :(/ :(/ :(/ :(/ :(/





the fudging scum will never learn [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-( [-( [-( [-( [-( [-(

people have eyes
people can see the rows & rows & rows

& entire stands
of empty seats

crowd
3118
about 1000 freebies :cool:

Yep. I reckon around 3k tops. At 8.5k it's 1/3 full. That's one in every three seats filled. It wasn't anywhere near that. Not even close. Only an idiot would believe that number.


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Was at the Suns and was thinking about 10 minutes before the bounce it was like a Chinese city that had been built and no one inhabited it . But a lot seemed to arrive where I was just before the bounce. Still only 9300 or so there which was dissapointing.


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Fred wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 10:50 am Was at the Suns and was thinking about 10 minutes before the bounce it was like a Chinese city that had been built and no one inhabited it . But a lot seemed to arrive where I was just before the bounce. Still only 9300 or so there which was dissapointing.
Didn't watch the mess Freddo. But if you say 9k I'd say 4.5k because .................you know...............it's you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And by the way.....................this thread is about the Ginats crowd myth. Thanks Freddo!!!


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No that was the offical crowd Terry. I think on your hastily juvenile attempt to score points on this forum you may have misread the post. Not to worry. And yea, I am not great at crowd estimates.


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9271 at the thuns game

yep
counting legs not heads again here :)


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Fred wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 11:27 am No that was the offical crowd Terry. I think on your hastily juvenile attempt to score points on this forum you may have misread the post. Not to worry. And yea, I am not great at crowd estimates.
that was the official

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Fred wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 10:14 am Another close game and those who attended for the first time will be back or at least be bitten by the bug that attending and afl game live does. Can’t beat a close game whatever the sport. It’s just enthralling ... and if you win it !!
Giants fans were very loud in the last quarter. Sounded like a great atmosphere on tv.


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