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Lol
But but but biggest club but but
But but 60k members. But but 30 k members we are growing but but but
So many lols .


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And all that is true. Australian Rules is growing. Membership numbers are up. It was a good crowd yesterday. And people are talking about the game ... even rl fans on here. Yet to see a thread on the storm game .... or twitter feeds saying this or that. There appears to a be a need to try and put the afl and Australian rules down for some reason.


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Was watching the GWS vs Bulldogs game and noticed that nobody likes sitting up in the nosebleed sections of the ground that GWS use.
Yet when you go to Marvel Stadium General admission seating is in the nosebleed section.


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AFLcrap1 wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:28 pm Lol aren't you cranky .
There's only 2 afl clubs in SYD
We are continually told how big one is & how big the other is becoming .
We are continually reminded of membership numbers .
The gloating the boasting .
But when reality interferes with this you lot get the shits .
& before you go on aRL rant .
Remember .
We are not the ones who rant ..memberships memberships
Crowds crowds .
Look at us .
Reality sucks outside the bubble

Well if you're gunna big note be prepared to have it thrown back in your face when it turns out to be far different .
Lol
I'll await the cranky reply .
funny how the swans gets crowds and nearly double that of the Minnowbourne storm in Melbourne :)))

all the but buts you want still wont change the fact of reality :\: but please do continue on yelling at your computer :)))


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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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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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