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9 hours ago, old dee said:

My daughter and wife decided to have a brunch get together so I could go to the footy. We had a nice time and I left to go to the footy a little later than I would normally. Arrived at Sunbury line to discover no trains. So decided to drive to the Broady line even if I arrived after the start of the game. Mother's Day traffic was heavy. Arrived at Glenbervie  to see the train leave the station. Next train in 20 minutes. By my calculations that would have got me to game well into the second quarter. At this point I admitted defeat and return home. Family was there so we continued mother's Day. Why does the MFC always seem to get these games on mother's Day? Oh well replay tonight will have to do. 

We haven't had a MothersDsy game for  at least 5/6 seasons I don't think.
You can't  assume trains run on weekends and there was parking at the ground I assume today, which you could have used. 

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3 hours ago, 58er said:

You can't  assume trains run on weekends and there was parking at the ground I assume today

So Assume or don't assume?

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I’m going to games more than ever this year and I’m two hours east of Melbourne. Only game played in Melbourne I’ll miss at this rate is the freo game in a few weeks (too slow getting the date in at work 😭)

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Brought 2 pals to the game this week to boost attendance, usually go alone.

Enjoying having a tin at the ground as well. 

 

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18 minutes ago, roy11 said:

Brought 2 pals to the game this week to boost attendance, usually go alone.

Enjoying having a tin at the ground as well. 

 

Those days are long gone Roy. Bloody plastic cups these days.

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2 minutes ago, old dee said:

Those days are long gone Roy. Bloody plastic cups these days.

The last 2 games we've played were day games and they're currently testing/allowing tins for these.

Like all good things, some [censored] will ruin it eventually though. 

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On 5/4/2022 at 2:20 PM, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I'm predicting 25,000 for a game that would attract 50,000 on virtually any other day and timeslot. 

I'm delighted to have been so wrong. A 35,000+ crowd is a fine effort for this particular day and timeslot.

I couldn't attend the game because of family commitments but when I did have the chance to watch it on delay via Kayo the first thing I noticed was the relatively healthy crowd numbers.

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3 minutes ago, roy11 said:

The last 2 games we've played were day games and they're currently testing/allowing tins for these.

Like all good things, some [censored] will ruin it eventually though. 

Well there you go I was not aware of that. It will only take one [censored] to throw one. 

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1 minute ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I'm delighted to have been so wrong. A 35,000+ crowd is a fine effort for this particular day and timeslot.

I couldn't attend the game because of family commitments but when I did have the chance to watch it on delay via Kayo the first thing I noticed was the relatively healthy crowd numbers.

Should have been one more LDC but I fell at the last hurdle.

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16 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

35K is a good crowd considering it’s the average attendance since 2000 between the 2 sides at the MCG, and then you factor Mothers Day.

it was a good crowd indeed!  Vast majority were Demons fans also, i'd say almost 30K

Sitting behind the cheer squad, it was a great atmosphere

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33 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I'm delighted to have been so wrong. A 35,000+ crowd is a fine effort for this particular day and timeslot.

I couldn't attend the game because of family commitments but when I did have the chance to watch it on delay via Kayo the first thing I noticed was the relatively healthy crowd numbers.

I was thinking we’d be lucky to push to up to 30k for the game too! Was a very good crowd considering it was Mother’s Day. 

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I agree it was a decent crowd and atmosphere.

We can't underestimate the effect of covid on reduced numbers. I'm finding the same with other group hobbies - music ensembles and local social events (I live in a regional area). A bunch of people are just choosing not to at the moment, especially older peeps.

But hopefully things will keep improving.

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Which game is going to be our first home game with 60k plus?

I believe the highest attendance of our home games so far was the Opening round?

Could it be the Swans one? 

Otherwise it looks like we may have to wait until the latter part of the season (Collingwood or Carlton).

 

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47 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

Which game is going to be our first home game with 60k plus?

I believe the highest attendance of our home games so far was the Opening round?

Could it be the Swans one? 

Otherwise it looks like we may have to wait until the latter part of the season (Collingwood or Carlton).

 

Carlton will be our only hope of 60K IMO. That game has the potential to have a big crowd but unfortunately won't be on a Friday night as Marvel host three games that weekend. That is unless they do a Friday night double header - St Kilda V Brisbane and Melbourne V Carlton, but they won't do that.

I don't think Collingwood will be in the hunt by round 21 so their supporters won't turn up in droves to our home game. (They will for QBday though).

Sydney game could get 45k

Freo game could get 30K

Brisbane game could get 35K

The last remaining home game is against Port in Alice which will get about 6K.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Carlton will be our only hope of 60K IMO. That game has the potential to have a big crowd but unfortunately won't be on a Friday night as Marvel host three games that weekend. That is unless they do a Friday night double header - St Kilda V Brisbane and Melbourne V Carlton, but they won't do that.

I don't think Collingwood will be in the hunt by round 21 so their supporters won't turn up in droves to our home game. (They will for QBday though).

Sydney game could get 45k

Freo game could get 30K

Brisbane game could get 35K

The last remaining home game is against Port in Alice which will get about 6K.

 

 

I'm hoping some neutrals come along to the Freo and Bris games to see a potential GF matchup - terrible timeslots for both though.

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14 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I'm hoping some neutrals come along to the Freo and Bris games to see a potential GF matchup - terrible timeslots for both though.

Some geniuses there in the AFL HQ, can't believe they are so inept to put a decent fixture together.

 

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20 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I'm hoping some neutrals come along to the Freo and Bris games to see a potential GF matchup - terrible timeslots for both though.

Agreed.

Wished the Brisbane game was on a Friday night, but the AFL were always going to give us the Thursday night slot as both sides have a bye the week before.

I don't mind the 4:40pm Saturday though.

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35,737 is a pretty decent crowd imo.

Third largest on mothers day for the last few decades.

If it wasnt mothers day it would have been 40K and if it wasnt for covid probably 45K.

Also, it was our first mothers day game since 2013, so we cant be complaining about that.

Because of three marvel games in round 22, Carlton game will be a Saturday night I reckon and will crack 70K imo.

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4 hours ago, Spargonicus said:

I agree it was a decent crowd and atmosphere.

We can't underestimate the effect of covid on reduced numbers. I'm finding the same with other group hobbies - music ensembles and local social events (I live in a regional area). A bunch of people are just choosing not to at the moment, especially older peeps.

But hopefully things will keep improving.

I think you are correct, I have improved but there are still somethings that are indoors venues that I am still avoiding. I know a few people with not so good respiratory situations that large still avoid crowds even if only a dozen people.

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