TOPIC: Crowd numbers

rogerrocks Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #15

We are gradually emerging from 5 years of irrelevance. As we become a power in the AFL, and as our player's profiles improve, attendances will rise. We need good management and luck.
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shane Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #16

Finally you acknowledge it.
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Redned Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #17

In last weekend's round, Fremantle ranked fourth in terms of spectator numbers at 29,490. Season so far Fremantle is ranked 10 out of 18 for numbers at home games. If attendance is a reflection of how well we are going in the season, it is about right
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Bizkit Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #18

There are restrictions in place on attendances over East. We don't have that problem here.
Nathan: When did you get balls?
Simon: I've always had balls you've just never seen them.
Nathan: That's the gayest thing I've ever heard.
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Raglan Matt Crowd numbers 4 weeks 1 day ago #19

Raglan Matt
I would agree on the "perform better and you get better fixturing" mantra, but some more crap clubs than us get better fixturing year in year out.
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Morgan Crowd numbers 4 weeks 15 hours ago #20

It’s been a pretty up-and-down start to the year. The losses weren’t great, and even the wins were a bit frustrating. But all said, I think there is real cause for optimism.

At a high-level, we have weathered reasonably well what is (hopefully) our worst injury run for the year. We’ve been forced to play guys who aren’t quite ready, our key defenders and forwards don’t have the support they need, and we still don’t have a settled line-up. And yet for all but maybe a quarter here and there we have played strong football.

Last year our young midfield got a little overwhelmed. Against our combined opponents, we are winning on clearances, contested possessions and inside 50s per game, which is a really good result and a testament to the work guys like Brayshaw, Cerra and Serong have put in.

We are getting beaten a little on the outside - relative to our opponents, we are in the bottom four for uncontested possessions and meters gained - so there is a little bit of tidying up to do there. We’re only 12th for contested marks, and that should be a strength for us, so I’d expect that stat to turn around with availability.

The real issue remains scoring. Only the Kangas have scored fewer goals. Obviously we’re still short-handed in the forward line, but I think once we get something close to resembling a complete forward line JLo needs to loosen the reigns a little. Given teams are quicker on the outside and our defence is undermanned I get why we’re turning games into a slugfest, but good teams need to be able to score quickly when they get on top, and we haven’t shown any ability to put the foot down when we have momentum.

There’s a good chance we win the next two, setting up a huge back-to-back games with West Coast and Brisbane, in which we play three consecutive games in Perth. I know crowd numbers and the atmosphere is a bit down, but it wouldn’t take much for the wagon to start rumbling.

Get on now, I reckon.
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Straddo Crowd numbers 4 weeks 8 hours ago #21

Oooh, classic Freo, so much potential excitement if we can just string a few wins together!
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Davo Crowd numbers 4 weeks 6 hours ago #22

I've been to the MCG, Adelaide Oval, Marvel Stadium, and also Subiaco Oval for 40 years.

Optus absolutely craps on all of them. Freo are winning (albeit over 13th & 15th on the ladder).

Stay away fans, I get a beer in 1 minute, a slash in 1 minute, and fish & chips in 2 minutes. Plenty of room on the bus home too.

Go and watch footy at one of those magnificent WAFL grounds like Leederville Oval or Moss St. You'd swear you were in some third world country.
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goodie Crowd numbers 3 weeks 6 days ago #23

Agree. Great place to watch the footy and steep sides ensures most seats are close to the action. I can be to the dunny and back in about 60 seconds and get a beer in no time. And women must love it- remember the toilet queue for the females in that block halfway up the three tier stand?
There are aspects of Subi i miss. The noise in the three tier stand could be something else, and there was an old school tribal feel to it alot of the time. But Burswood is better for kids and families and we have found the public transport excellent, especially the buses.

Fremantle don't need to dominate to bring the crowds back, but they need to be far better than they have been if they want to get that 40-45000 that will attend regularly. It is the continually bottoming out that turns people away, as well as the low scoring and injuries. Punters want to be entertained. As a family we have become more selective about what games we attend while still remaining members.
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Raglan Matt Crowd numbers 3 weeks 6 days ago #24

Raglan Matt
Goodie, you talk about loving the tribal feel to Subi, then in the next paragraph, admit you are not a tribal supporter.
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pollyanna Crowd numbers 3 weeks 6 days ago #25

Our next home game is on Saturday night - the Len Hall tribute game against those poor blokes North. We always go hard for the Len Hall games, this one could be a bloodbath on the scoreboard.

All the wowzers will be there Davo, prepare to line up for your grog and whizz breaks.
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goodie Crowd numbers 3 weeks 6 days ago #26

I suppose it comes down to how you define tribal RM. Do you have to have gone to every home game for 25 years to qualify? It's not a pissing contest I go to my share.
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jezzaargh Crowd numbers 3 weeks 6 days ago #27

you don’t have to be a tribal member to enjoy the atmosphere that tribal members can generate...
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Blue1red1 Crowd numbers 3 weeks 5 days ago #28

Back at Subi Goodie it was a pissing contest, part of the game day play was being able to cassete yourself into a spot and Begin the show in the bathroom rifle room.
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