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Re: Bit of fun ..... Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:19 am  

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nadera78 wrote:
We didn't lose 3,000 fans (3/4 of our fan base) simply because we lost more games than we won, although that clearly had some impact.
There is certainly correlation if not causation.
Re: Bit of fun ..... Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:58 pm  

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nadera78 wrote:
We didn't lose 3,000 fans (3/4 of our fan base) simply because we lost more games than we won, although that clearly had some impact. And we certainly didn't lose them post-relegation, they were mostly long-gone before that.

The club has a long history of employing people who took pleasure in alienating fans - "turn up, buy a ticket, maybe a shirt if we get around to selling some, and then go away" has consistently been the attitude from club officials. People who went out of their way to try to help the club were ignored and/or disregarded. We all know of people who'd been following the club for years and years who finally decided they'd had enough of being treated badly and walked away.

If ML wants to chat to us and pass on bits of info, then that's great, but he's also got to show a modicum of professionalism. After a period of pretty abysmal trolling on here, he showed some signs of acknowledging that in recent months - which I said to him recently - but now he's reverted to Billy Big Bollards. He just comes across in exactly the same manner as all those previous club officials - from Paul Blanchard to Gus Mackay - who looked at fans as an inconvenience.


We have not had thousands of fans over the last 15 - 20 years, the large crowds were when we played the likes of Wigan, Leeds, Bradford, St Helens and Warrington. We lost support when we moved from the Stoop to Barnet because of the travel time if you lived south of the river, the final nail in the coffin was the losing streak we had at Barnet and getting relegated to the championship.
Re: Bit of fun ..... Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:25 pm  

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wantawin wrote:
We have not had thousands of fans over the last 15 - 20 years, the large crowds were when we played the likes of Wigan, Leeds, Bradford, St Helens and Warrington. We lost support when we moved from the Stoop to Barnet because of the travel time if you lived south of the river, the final nail in the coffin was the losing streak we had at Barnet and getting relegated to the championship.


The decline started last time around at The Stoop. We averaged 4,000 in the last season at Griffin Park (2005) but by the time we left The Stoop (2013) we were down to 2,380 despite playing against similar teams. The Hive had the dubious honour of halving the average to 1,294 in that notably dismal SL season (2014) and halving it again, though more understandably, in the Championship (2015) to 634.

People in London have a lot of choice about how to spend their time and money. However exciting RL is as a sport, I think the minimum requirement to build a crowd is a competitive and hard working team.
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