How many expected at Leichhardt Oval?

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Re: How many expected at Leichhardt Oval?

Unread post by Telltails » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 8:44 am

hybrid_tiger wrote:Tell you what, anyone who will stop attending games because we don't play at LO or CSS anymore - pretty sad.
More sad - fans who stop going to games anywhere because we are not winning.


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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 9:05 am

Telltails wrote:
hybrid_tiger wrote:Tell you what, anyone who will stop attending games because we don't play at LO or CSS anymore - pretty sad.
More sad - fans who stop going to games anywhere because we are not winning.
That's not sad, its smart. Why waste hard earned money when you know your team will get thumped and you will have a miserable night?

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Unread post by supercoach » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 9:22 am

Their is a pretty easy fix to the crowd situation, start winning games and you will get good crowds at what ever venue and what ever team you play. All the NRL clubs have their fans desert them when they are struggling, even the one team towns. Of course the problem is every week one team wins and another looses.

Anyway the smart teams that continue to recruit quality seem to be up near the top most years and the dumb teams that recruit crap or do not recruit at all are on struggle street most years

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Unread post by Telltails » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 10:03 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Telltails wrote:
hybrid_tiger wrote:Tell you what, anyone who will stop attending games because we don't play at LO or CSS anymore - pretty sad.
More sad - fans who stop going to games anywhere because we are not winning.
That's not sad, its smart. Why waste hard earned money when you know your team will get thumped and you will have a miserable night?
Is it smart? Perhaps it is if you are looking for an excuse for the NRL to question the viability of an already financially struggling club. If fans dont give a rats why should the NRL. I guess the question is what is worse - watching your team lose for a period of time, or not having a team to watch at all?

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Unread post by Staks » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 1:16 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:Tell you what, anyone who will stop attending games because we don't play at LO or CSS anymore - pretty sad.
Sad indeed, and you will find heaps of them. 99% of so called Wests Tigers fans are fickle bandwagoners who base the support of the club on which ground there previous dead club played out of.

Moving all games to ANZS I guess will eliminate all these fickle bandwagoners.. the club might then be able to finally move forward...


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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 1:20 pm

Telltails wrote:
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Telltails wrote:
hybrid_tiger wrote:Tell you what, anyone who will stop attending games because we don't play at LO or CSS anymore - pretty sad.
More sad - fans who stop going to games anywhere because we are not winning.
That's not sad, its smart. Why waste hard earned money when you know your team will get thumped and you will have a miserable night?
Is it smart? Perhaps it is if you are looking for an excuse for the NRL to question the viability of an already financially struggling club. If fans dont give a rats why should the NRL. I guess the question is what is worse - watching your team lose for a period of time, or not having a team to watch at all?
Now you're being melodramatic. Wests Tigers are not going anywhere.

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Unread post by hybrid_tiger » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 1:24 pm

Telltails wrote:
hybrid_tiger wrote:Tell you what, anyone who will stop attending games because we don't play at LO or CSS anymore - pretty sad.
More sad - fans who stop going to games anywhere because we are not winning.
That is the nature of the beast and Sydney is one of the most fickle markets for sport.

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Unread post by gallagher » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 5:19 pm

Fans might feel differently about ANZ if we take home games to Perth next year.

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Unread post by angry ant » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 7:37 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:Angry Any, maybe cash flow is a major contributor to the debate?

Is the $100k ($600k) paid annually, or after each game? Annually would see real benefit to the clubs cash flow, even moreso if it is paid before the season or at the signing of the contract ($3M)

The numbers for games at CSS & LO could also be a cash flow scenario considering 1/2 those 12k attendees have paid up there memberships by February. The club would discard this as game day revenue from a trading perspective. (rightly or wrongly)

Cash Flow is everything when operating any business!
You raise good points, and yes cash flow is a big problem for this club judging from media reports previously about them receiving their grants early.

The problem with abandoning CSS & LO is that a good majority of these supporters will not travel to a venue they don't like. I guess I am one of the fickle group as from when I returned to Sydney in 2002 I travelled to most games within NSW for the best part of 9 years and even followed em to England. Now though I cannot be bothered travelling to Campbo and the hour plus each way to be served up tripe. I have recipricol membership at ANZ but only go to the occasional game, but will go to all Leichhardt games (including standalone NSW Cup, SG Ball, Flegg etc). My excuses are Age, lack of success, not believing in the direction of the club and the disconnect I feel with the team.

I am sure those 5000 'lost' supporters have their own excuses, I just don't think chasing the short term cash will bring them back. If we had a CEO that was respected and engaged the community as to why the move needed to happen and back it up with hard figures then the club could make the move full-time and hopefully take some of the CSS & LO only members with them.

I just do not believe Mayer's statements about the profitability of venues compared to others, I smell a rat (blame NSW politics for my lack of faith )

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Unread post by glebe_tiger » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 8:03 pm

Something similar to this would help cashflow.

http://www.ntnews.com.au/sport/rugby-le ... 7017629747

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Unread post by gallagher » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 8:39 pm

glebe_tiger wrote:Something similar to this would help cashflow.

http://www.ntnews.com.au/sport/rugby-le ... 7017629747
Why are you against a move across town but would be happy with a game interstate?

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Unread post by alexaki » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 8:57 pm

Will there be more than 12,000 at ANZ this Friday?....

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Unread post by gallagher » Tue 09 Jun, 2015 9:20 pm

alexaki wrote:Will there be more than 12,000 at ANZ this Friday?....

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Doesn't really matter does it?

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Unread post by glebe_tiger » Wed 10 Jun, 2015 3:15 am

gallagher wrote:
glebe_tiger wrote:Something similar to this would help cashflow.

http://www.ntnews.com.au/sport/rugby-le ... 7017629747
Why are you against a move across town but would be happy with a game interstate?
For a $1m to play one game interstate that's serious money no one should pass up. I know giving up a home game in neutral territory isn't popular but financially it would be gold.

I'm not against a move across town for the big games, but for all of them? Not now. Maybe down the track or when and if they build a new rectangular stadium out west but ANZ for all our home games in the short term, no.

For the record i've always had the dual stadium membership so i'm not totally anti-ANz stadium. But the place is a dive when crowds are low or you have to watch from an average seat. Add to the fact that ANZ gets flogged in terms of playing surface in recent years, it's had that patchy resurface job done on numerous occasions.

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Unread post by Tiger Watto » Wed 10 Jun, 2015 7:45 am

$1M is huge to play 1 game... Good to see franchises who are competing in a overly saturated environment working at new traffic generators.

Taking a game to Asia is the next smart move... Mayer???

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Unread post by hybrid_tiger » Wed 10 Jun, 2015 1:18 pm

People say ANZ is crap to watch when there's nobody there. While that may be correct in terms of atmosphere, the facilities are still 1000 times better than our other grounds. Toilets that work, a 30 second wait for a beer instead of 20 minutes, undercover seating etc. etc.

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Unread post by Blackpearl » Wed 10 Jun, 2015 2:35 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:People say ANZ is crap to watch when there's nobody there. While that may be correct in terms of atmosphere, the facilities are still 1000 times better than our other grounds. Toilets that work, a 30 second wait for a beer instead of 20 minutes, undercover seating etc. etc.
agree on just about all this and whilst i am and always be a leichhardt oval tragic, i think the time has come to have the one home ground and imo ANZ would be the logical venue with ready access by public transport and parking facilities.
i know ANZ can feel like an empty stadium most times but i was at the 2005 finals game when the tigers towelled up the cowboys in the 4th v 5th match and the atmosphere was pretty damned good that night with a crowd of only around 20k.
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