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Online Bubbasmith

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O.P. « 2017-Sep-09, 08:46 AM »
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Adelaide vs GWS ( local vs interstate team ) 52,000 + ( ground capacity 53,500 )
Richmond vs Geelong ( two Vic teams ) 96,000 + ( ground capacity 100,000 )
Port Adelaide vs West Coast and Sydney Swans vs Essendon ( locals vs interstate teams ) ????
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Roosters vs Broncos ( local vs interstate team ) 21,000 + ( ground capacity 45,000 )
Sea Eagles vs Panthers ( two Sydney teams ) ??????
Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta and Sharks vs Cowboys ( locals vs interstate teams ) ???

In this the first week of the finals both codes have one game between local teams and three games in which locals play interstate teams, so comparative attendances can and will be drawn
148,000 out of a possible 153,500 ( 96.4 % )  have attended two AFL matches whilst in the one NFL game played to date only 21,000 out of a possible 45,000 ( 46.6 % ) have attended.

Melbourne Storm play today and you can bet that AAMI Park will be filled with more than 14,000 ( 46.6% ).of its 30,000 capacity and that the SCG will be filled with more than 18.600 ( 46.6 % ) to watch the Swans game
What's wrong with the NRL or are just Sydney people only interested in watching boats race on the Harbour or attending the Mardi Gras ? 
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« 2017-Sep-09, 09:12 AM Reply #1 »
Bubba
No doubt the NRL would love those crowd figures but sadly sport is about tv  and not bums on seats

For example over 4 million tuned into state of origin 1 this year
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« 2017-Sep-09, 10:17 AM Reply #2 »
Errr,

Sydney has a lot more exciting other options than Melbourne for people to do!

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« 2017-Sep-09, 10:24 AM Reply #3 »
WOD, 100,000 attended the  2016 AFL Grand Final yet Channel Seven's Grand Final coverage still reached more than 6.5 million combined in-home viewers across the day-long telecast.

The siren-to-siren telecast peaked at 5.160 million viewers, which was the highest metropolitan audience for a Grand Final since 2006.

In Sydney alone the audience peaked at 705,000.!!!!!!!
Were there no boats racing on the Harbour that Saturday ?

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« 2017-Sep-09, 10:25 AM Reply #4 »
Errr,

Sydney has a lot more exciting other options than Melbourne for people to do!

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Namely ???? Surely not the races at Randwick or picnicking in the Domain .It's only getting to 19 C in Sydney today so I doubt too many will getting down to Bondi Beach..
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« 2017-Sep-09, 11:01 AM Reply #5 »
Bubba,

Big difference between 19 and sunny and 10 degrees and raining in terms of doing things like the beach.

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« 2017-Sep-09, 11:21 AM Reply #6 »
wrong thread - corrected now
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« 2017-Sep-09, 11:23 AM Reply #7 »
Sydney's annual rainfall is greater than Melbourne.
The annual average in Sydney is 48.1 inches and Melbourne is 23.7 inches
On average it rains on 98 days annually in Sydney and 93 days in Melbourne
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« 2017-Sep-09, 11:54 AM Reply #8 »
During May June July August
Melbourne has 5 hours of day light on average. Sydney has 7.5

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« 2017-Sep-09, 12:02 PM Reply #9 »
All of that weather stuff aside I think a reason Melbourne gets more to the games is due to demographics and the structure of the competition.
I'm a season ticket holder for the Rabbitohs and cue to the way the draw is structured I only got to 1 day game and 2 night games this year

A waste of money to be a member

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« 2017-Sep-09, 07:03 PM Reply #10 »
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What's wrong with the NRL or are just Sydney people only interested in watching boats race on the Harbour or attending the Mardi Gras ?

 :sleep:

Anyone with half a brain and an understanding of both codes know one is very good for TV, play is all centered around the ball while the other has a lot more by play going on elsewhere that the TV just can't capture.

One might ask what is wrong with Melbourne, was down for work a few weeks back and it took me 12 (yes 12!) pages in the paper before I found something other than AFL in the paper.

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« 2017-Sep-09, 07:31 PM Reply #11 »
:sleep:

Anyone with half a brain and an understanding of both codes know one is very good for TV, play is all centered around the ball while the other has a lot more by play going on elsewhere that the TV just can't capture.

One might ask what is wrong with Melbourne, was down for work a few weeks back and it took me 12 (yes 12!) pages in the paper before I found something other than AFL in the paper.
Putting appalling attendances down to better tv coverage...well I have heard it all, that takes the cake !!!.

How on earth does the lack of coverage in the Melbourne press have anything to do with the appalling attendances in Sydney ?

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« 2017-Sep-09, 08:07 PM Reply #12 »
Bubbs

I'm sitting here after a day with the family watching a wonderful game between manly and the panthers.
What does it cost per year to be a season ticket holder with an AFL club.

 I assume, given the nature of stadiums that beer and food is the same cost between codes

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« 2017-Sep-09, 09:27 PM Reply #13 »
WOD there is varying degree of memberships with each club. I paid $700 to have a guaranteed seat at all Essendon's home games (4 at the MCG and 7 at Etihad, on Level Two at each ground which are prime seats ).Included in that price was the option of a guaranteed seat at the Grand Final if they got there, which of course was highly optimistic at the beginning of the season.
One could buy a membership for home games for much less ( $200 ?? )  for general admittance, but that would give you a seat "up in the gods" .

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« 2017-Sep-10, 09:17 PM Reply #14 »
Putting appalling attendances down to better tv coverage...well I have heard it all, that takes the cake !!!.

How on earth does the lack of coverage in the Melbourne press have anything to do with the appalling attendances in Sydney ?

No but your comment does show your ignorance to one of the games.  :bulb:

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« 2017-Sep-17, 10:11 AM Reply #15 »
Gintara, I do not know when you last watched an AFL game , but your ignorance is obvious. AFL football has changed over the past couple of years where all players are at one end of the ground, much like NRL, and possession is 90% of the game, once a side can break clear the whole game opens, somewhat like a winger in NRL running the line to get a touchdown.
 

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« 2017-Sep-17, 01:32 PM Reply #16 »
errrrr..

A womans
'friendly' soccer match
at a restricted size
Penrith venue

drew a bigger crowd than one of the AFL mens quarter finals....

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« 2017-Sep-17, 02:26 PM Reply #17 »
GWS are lucky to get 5000 paying customers to a game in Sydney

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« 2017-Sep-17, 05:41 PM Reply #18 »
But, next week GWS will play at the MCG in front of 80,000 +....not too bad . Which NRL  game will draw anything near half that  that next week ?
Probably only Melbourne Storm

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« 2017-Sep-17, 07:07 PM Reply #19 »
Traffic around the Moore Park area is so bad that no one would voluntarily go anywhere near that. Ruling out Randwick, SCG and SFS.

The future light rail will hopefully provide a mass transit system to alleviate that.

Getting to the Olympic area that GWS border, is reminiscent of crossing the unsealed Nullarbor. Something you would not want to ever repeat.

And there are oodles of better things to do around Sydney. It's easy to reach either the harbour or Bondi by public transport whereupon many priceless free experiences are there for the taking.

I occasionally walk a ~2 hour round trip from home to bridge, mingling with any number of diverse pedestrians from all over the world. There are so many free facilities around that area including 2 art galleries plus historical sites.

Melbourne simply does not have that. It has a sport focus around the MCG but little beyond that.



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« 2017-Sep-17, 07:56 PM Reply #20 »
err, Walk from the MCG over to AAMI Park then onto the Tennis Centre.then follow the Yarra Bank via the Myer Music Bowl into the Botanical Gardens or along Southbank to the Crown Entertainment Centre, or if off to the Grand Final, do it all in reverse from your suite at Crown Towers.

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« 2017-Sep-17, 08:19 PM Reply #21 »
In the late 70s I lived, worked and over imbibed around the South Yarra area, so been there done whatever.

It's a sports precinct.

Sydney is not.

It's a place where , if you make some effort, you'll find something to float your boat.

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« 2017-Sep-18, 10:46 AM Reply #22 »
Since the 1970's Melbourne has changed .
Tennis Centre, AAMI stadium,  Southbank, Crown Entertainment Complex were not there in the 1970's.

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« 2017-Sep-18, 04:27 PM Reply #23 »
How's the weather?

Great up here in Qld.
Something Melbourne can never have😀

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« 2017-Sep-18, 05:18 PM Reply #24 »
Greg, 22 degrees today , but we do not get those hot humid days you get up in Brisbane during the summer. If you move down to the Gold Coast or up to Noosa you will get a sea breeze but not in Brissy. :beer:


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