In today’s Daily Telegraph, there is a small piece on how the Wests Tigers fans face the embarrassment of being outnumbered by double the number of Eels fans this Friday night.
It states that Ticketek have reported than more than 14,000 pre sales of tickets for this game, by yesterday afternoon, indicating a crowd of around 30,000.Their postcode analysis showed that Parramatta fans were snapping up tickets in a 2:1 ratio over Tigers fans, who will find themselves swamped by a sea of blue and gold.
It said that Wests Tigers officials will be privately embarrassed if outnumbered at their"home" game by Parramatta fans.
“There is a call to arms for all Tigers fans”, Chief Executive, Stephen Humpheys said last night….Blah Blah Blah…
Looks like the WT Marketing dept has recuited Dean Ritchie(who took dication of the piece, IMO) to pump up the crowd even more.
I know I have gone on about this for years on here now, but I would feel way more comfortable about the chances of the Wests Tigers needing to win 2 out of their last 3 games, if their 2 last home games against Parramatta and the Bulldogs was being played at one of their true traditional home grounds…Leichhardt Oval.
It just so happens that the last two times the Wests Tigers have beaten Parramatta when it has been their home game advantage was the following…
<big>Rd 12, 2004 @ Leichhardt Oval…33-6.</big>
<big>Rd 2, 2002 @ Leichhardt Oval…22-16.</big>
Now I understand that throw away line( meant to rally up the numbers) used by Dean Richie(and IMO our WT Management) that they will definetely be embarrassed for giving away our teams chances of making the finals by eroding our home ground advantage by playing this game on neutral soil