TOPIC: Crowd numbers

Quasimodo Crowd numbers 1 month 13 hours ago #1

Our last 2 home games we haven't cracked 30,000

Cmon people you give deserved scorn to the other mob, but at least they turn up. Till 3/4 time.

Come to the game and support your team. Yell scream, tear your hair out, marvel at the stupidity of the "ëntertainment" realize that you could sing the voice better than the hack at quarter time and can learn more than 2 songs on a guitar and thunderstruck can get repetitive. But.....

Then there is the game the sublime skilss of Old dave, the brutal guts of our skipper, the wonderful marking of Tabs and Darcy and the incredible undefinable things that Frederick and Walters do that defy physics and logic. Be there experience it.

Be a supporter not a fan, turn up. Our team needs the crowd they feed off you being there. They need us they need you

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The_Yeti Crowd numbers 1 month 12 hours ago #2


Gollum, is that you?
Egurls Suck!
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Quasimodo Crowd numbers 1 month 12 hours ago #3

ive been hypenated
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exceed Crowd numbers 1 month 12 hours ago #4

I turn up every week hail , snow or sunshine.
After 5 years of going nowhere and last week’s performance I understand some supporter prioritising other activities.

The onus after such a long absence is in the club to woo some members back.

I am a mug I will turn up no matter what , but even my patience is tested especially when the mob down the road keeping making better decisions.
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pollyanna Crowd numbers 1 month 12 hours ago #5

I don't know what the numbers were yesterday but geez it was a fun crowd - almost like the old days. Heaps of cat calling, laughing, FREEEEEOOOing - I think we were having such fun that we completely forgot to start a Mexican wave. A great afternoon - all the better with the win.
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Eggy Crowd numbers 1 month 11 hours ago #6

Not really feeling the love at the new stadium. Our “like for like” is now level 5 whereas we were on the wooden benches about six rows back from the players bench at Subi.

Feel shafted on the move, the team has been pretty ordinary for three years. After 20 years I prefer to watch the game on TV rather than watching it from our seats.

We went but I am not that motivated to go especially late Sunday the worst time for football in my view.. if others feel the same way its not surprising that crowd numbers are down.
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Mushroom Crowd numbers 1 month 10 hours ago #7

Can’t blame punters for being flipped the bird by the AFL lumping more Sunday dusk games at us than flies on a Werribee floater and flipping one back.
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bozza Crowd numbers 1 month 9 hours ago #8

I think you will find we have lost a lot of full paying members.
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purplepower Crowd numbers 1 month 9 hours ago #9

I would like to go back but is a business, a lot will depend on future results and performance management doesn’t come easy u no.... you have to earn it
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hypen Crowd numbers 1 month 9 hours ago #10

The only time you feel like it's a 60k crowd is when you want to empty your bladder.

On another note, are the toilets crowded?
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TheColonel Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #11

I think the weather forecast had something to do with the low numbers.
and wether we show up after last week.
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R34 Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #12

Eggy voiced exactly what I've been feeling.
Access to the new Stadium is a PITA.
For me Subi stadium was more like home. We could window shop, have a real meal/coffee/beer in Subiaco before a stroll to the Stadium.
For us what little atmosphere exists around the Craypot is travelling at 40 knots straight off Antarctica.
Sorry that's how we feel
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Morgan Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #13

There are 10 people in our membership group, and only 4 turned up on Sunday. Some were away on school holidays, some had sick kids, some just couldn’t be bothered.

Sunday games are ok in small doses, but a bit of a drag if that’s all you get. I’m already a bit excited for the Saturday night game against North, even though it’s against North.

The AFL hasn’t done us many favours in the fixturing department, but Foxtel gets good value out of the late (Vic time) Sunday slot, and 3pm Sunday is much more palatable for fans to attend in Perth than 5pm for the Melbourne fans. We’ve played pretty rubbish footy for half a decade, and are at best a mid-tier club. Port and Brisbane have had some good fixture slots this year, which shows if teams are good/entertaining enough they’ll get a decent run.

As for the stadium, it’s a bit cavernous when half empty, and creates some logistical difficulties, but I didn’t love Subi. I’m a big fan of the Sky View Bar, and I’m a bit annoyed the club has closed that for Clubhouse members, because it’s the only reason I pay for the add-on.

The main thing that is missing is stakes in the game. If the games have meaning beyond ‘development’, if there are real consequences for winning and losing, then we’ll get better fixtures, the place will fill up, and the ground will feel a lore more fun.
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Dockermus Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #14

I'm not surprised by the suggestion that enthusiasm for attending games is falling away and I reckon average crowd numbers have dropped by at least 5,000. Probably as a combination of factors, but I don't think I'm alone in grumbling about how awkward getting to and from the stadium can be, but it's (mostly) terrific once you're inside.

I felt we were all buggered about last season with ticketing, and although I don't hold the club completely responsible, I think they could have done more for the genuine go-every-home-game fans and that feeling of disappointment persists this year with issues like electronic tickets.

Scheduling is another problem entirely. Sunday afternoons might suit some, but there's probably going to be far too many Sunday games this season, and the crowd numbers will surely reflect a generalised dislike of this time slot. This all points toward a broad consensus view that the AFL isn't really interested in helping the Fremantle footy club in any way.
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