General Warriors Attendance Thread

bruce

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I wonder if George can improve this. More likely he has been given command of the Titanic.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11914423
Where are the fans? Warriors' crowds one of the lowest in NRL
The Warriors have one of the worst attendance records in the NRL this season, with only the Rabbitohs attracting fewer fans on a weekly basis, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The Warriors had an average attendance of 11,754 fans across their 12 home games this season, placing them 15th out of the 16 NRL clubs, the SMH reports.

The Rabbitohs sit at the bottom of the list with an average home crowd of just 10,903. The Brisbane Broncos easily pull the biggest crowds with an average attendance of 31,372 at Suncorp Stadium, the SMH reports.

The Warriors currently sit in 13th on the NRL table having lost eight straight games which explains the drop in fans however results don't seem to affect the Newcastle faithful with the bottom-placed Knights pulling in the fifth best average crowd of 15,173.

The Warriors failed to top 14,000 fans once during the season, according to NRL.com, with their highest crowd figure coming in the round 12 clash against the Broncos. That game was the Warriors' only Saturday night home game of the season.

According to NRL.com, Sunday's final home game against the Sea Eagles, played on a wet Sunday afternoon, was the Warriors' lowest attended match of the season with 9,167 fans going to the golden point defeat.

In 2016, the Warriors topped 14,000 on seven occasions with a season best of 17,409 against the Rabbitohs in round 23.
 

bruce

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If we get beaten this weekend watch the season tickets drop off, and there will be no rock star like Foran on the phones this time around. Doyle has run out of rabbits in the hat, except running away and leaving it to George. There are whispers George was not a fan of Kearney being signed so if the trend continues things between them could get interesting, won't do much for the club nest season though.
 

FAN

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Mar 17, 2014
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If we get beaten this weekend watch the season tickets drop off, and there will be no rock star like Foran on the phones this time around. Doyle has run out of rabbits in the hat, except running away and leaving it to George. There are whispers George was not a fan of Kearney being signed so if the trend continues things between them could get interesting, won't do much for the club nest season though.

Just on that last part about SK. TBH I hope that is true, so he gives him the boot faster than a David Tua left hook !!!
 
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Tim burgess

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May 20, 2012
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If true, and SK is punted hopefully the best man for job is appointed. This person would then need to be given a remit similar to Nathan Brown.

Personally, if people see such changes it may result in maintaining their alliance to the club.

All what I want see is players having a dig and playing reasonable brand of football.

Normally I would be itching to go to Sunday's game vs Tigers, however I'm currently more inclined to watch it on Fox.
 

snake77

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The attendance dropping isn't a surprise with the results. This years results are off the back of lean results of previous years so it is easy to see why people have either had enough or the walk up crowd has evaporated.

One difference also this year is with the new broadcasting deal we have moved from predominantly Sunday afternoon to having a few Friday night games as our time zone suits it better than rushing home and to the stadium by 6pm or straight to the stadium after work in Australia. It is probably better here but still with Auckland traffic a lot of people probably get through and get home then debate if they should head out again to the cold stadium.

If we were winning chances are the day and time wouldn't be an issue but it is worth bringing up seeing as it is something that is different to previous years.

Even with our time zone advantage Friday night is still a good TV viewing time slot so we may get shifted if we continue to dish up poor displays in front of small crowds.

New owners, new management aside whoever is in charge have their work cut out for them turning things around.
 
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Sledge

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Where are the fans? Warriors' crowds one of the lowest in NRL
31 Aug, 2017 7:04am
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Fans and supporters in the crowd during the Warriors clash with the Knights. Photosport
NZ Herald

The Warriors failed to top 14,000 fans once during the season, according to NRL.com, with their highest crowd figure coming in the round 12 clash against the Broncos. That game was the Warriors' only Saturday night home game of the season.

According to NRL.com, Sunday's final home game against the Sea Eagles, played on a wet Sunday afternoon, was the Warriors' lowest attended match of the season with 9,167 fans going to the golden point defeat.

In 2016, the Warriors topped 14,000 on seven occasions with a season best of 17,409 against the Rabbitohs in round 23.
 
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mt.wellington

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No surprises about the numbers. Fact is people dont support losers and that's exactly what the team are right now.

I reckon there are some 5,000 diehard fans who will show up week in week out regardless of the teams fortunes. Unfortunately the club need 10,000 people walking through the gates to break even at Mt Smart.

The last couple of home games the club have posted on the big screen a crowd number of 9,000 plus. Honestly that was complete rubbish. Standing there looking around there was no way there was close to that figure in the stadium. Calling bullshit on the count...
 
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Hardyman's Yugo

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Jun 2, 2017
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No surprises about the numbers. Fact is people dont support losers and that's exactly what the team are right now.

I reckon there are some 5,000 diehard fans who will show up week in week out regardless of the teams fortunes. Unfortunately the club need 10,000 people walking through the gates to break even at Mt Smart.

The last couple of home games the club have posted on the big screen a crowd number of 9,000 plus. Honestly that was complete rubbish. Standing there looking around there was no way there was close to that figure in the stadium. Calling bullshit on the count...
Do they count season ticket holders who don't turn up on the day?
 

drunk_monk

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May 15, 2014
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That's a great average based on the results. Good on you..
What blows my mind is when Sydney club's drop to the bottom.
 

ejbrenu2

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Aug 3, 2017
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One of the few pleasures left watching The Warriors games is guess the attendance. To be honest a few times I have started counting people our attack is that boring, unfortunately when I get to 10 I struggle and have to restart.
 
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Old Sid

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Nov 8, 2014
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That's a great average based on the results. Good on you..
What blows my mind is when Sydney club's drop to the bottom.
Spot on here.

Nothing to be proud of with our performances this season. But...

Even the Sydney crowds are rubbish when the team's are not in the 8, it's cold and raining.

And when two Sydney teams are playing each other, then the crowd should be halved as far as count is concerned.. 50% each.

It's a joke to claim that they win away from home when they are playing at their home ground...duh?
 

RICHMAN

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Jun 29, 2017
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No surprises about the numbers. Fact is people dont support losers and that's exactly what the team are right now.

I reckon there are some 5,000 diehard fans who will show up week in week out regardless of the teams fortunes. Unfortunately the club need 10,000 people walking through the gates to break even at Mt Smart.

The last couple of home games the club have posted on the big screen a crowd number of 9,000 plus. Honestly that was complete rubbish. Standing there looking around there was no way there was close to that figure in the stadium. Calling bullshit on the count...
They were all in the corporate boxes:). I think you will find even if season ticket holders are not there they are counted
 

Makasene

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May 10, 2012
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It doesn't surprise me one bit.

Following our defeat of the Titans last year we had a home game against the lowly Rabbits in Round 23 - We were in the Top 8 and looking to push for a higher spot.

I had the choice of an event on Waiheke Island, A housewarming party or going a long to the Warriors. I went along and there was a very decent crowd of 17,000 + as was the anticipation.

We trailed 31 - 6 at halftime.

You can only take that shit for so long, the loss to the Tigers a few weeks later only hammered it home further.

What they have dished up this year, I'd say 9,000 is a bloody good crowd.
 

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