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The empty stands was a really bad look for the Mel v Ess game, as lots of tickets sold for the double header (port v Bullies) and people didn't show up until after half time. Plus how many Mel/Ess fans denied entry because the tickets went to the later game. i

 

 

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Don't have a double header with a local team in the second game. Otherwise, those from their cosy homes won't attend the first game, the players play in a half empty stadium. The fans from the first game will have trouble getting tickets as the locals snap up tickets or have membership access.

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47 minutes ago, layzie said:

Would have liked to see WA get a go as well 

Apparently after the three years in SA, Gather Round will go “on the road” and the other states will have the opportunity to host. 

54 minutes ago, YearOfTheDees said:

Fine but make the two local teams play each other.

Couldn’t agree more because it’s unfair for the two teams who have to play them. No doubt that’ll be us one day.

 

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By all accounts the round will be sold to the highest bidding state so if anyone else wants it they will have to cough up the $$$. I agree with other posters that it's only fair if the two local sides play each other but we know that won't happen. 

That aside I'm pretty ambivalent about the whole thing. I guess they'll look to expand the amount of provincial grounds they play at and perhaps look to do away with the double headers. And just seeing the locals implode when Victoria steals it off them in perpetuity three years from now will make it all worthwhile. 

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1 hour ago, Demon_spurs said:

The empty stands was a really bad look for the Mel v Ess game, as lots of tickets sold for the double header (port v Bullies) and people didn't show up until after half time. Plus how many Mel/Ess fans denied entry because the tickets went to the later game. i

 

 

It looked as if even the Port v Dogs game wasn't at full capacity. Perhaps the weather hindered the attendance?

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15 minutes ago, rpfc said:

What a pack of whingers we are 

Not totally unjustified though.

Despite being described as a *raging success there’s things that need to be avoided at subsequent Gather Rounds. For example: neither local team should be part of a double header. Or if they are, there should be much more time between the two games. Last night when our game finished, trying to leave the ground was bedlam, at our exit anyways. Confusion and bottlenecking created huge problems. Some gate staff were making ppl scan to get out regardless of whether or not they were returning for game 2, and some staff were only scanning those who said they were returning.

Teething problems will happen. But surely this wasn’t unforeseen.

For those of us who’d been in the cheer squad bay this was compounded by the stress of having just been made to pack up all the gear (in the rain) and vacate the home CS bay in less than five minutes, with the Port CS literally breathing down our necks. We were rattled af as it was.

* depends on one’s definition of a raging success. All games sold out, sure. But the SA govt. buying many of the tickets and giving them away for free shouldn’t be included in the rate of success, imo. 

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9 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Not totally unjustified though.

Despite being described as a *raging success there’s things that need to be avoided at subsequent Gather Rounds. For example: neither local team should be part of a double header. Or if they are, there should be much more time between the two games. Last night when our game finished, trying to leave the ground was bedlam, at our exit anyways. Confusion and bottlenecking created huge problems. Some gate staff were making ppl scan to get out regardless of whether or not they were returning for game 2, and some staff were only scanning those who said they were returning.

Teething problems will happen. But surely this wasn’t unforeseen.

For those of us who’d been in the cheer squad bay this was compounded by the stress of having just been made to pack up all the gear (in the rain) and vacate the home CS bay in less than five minutes, with the Port CS literally breathing down our necks. We were rattled af as it was.

* depends on one’s definition of a raging success. All games sold out, sure. But the SA govt. buying many of the tickets and giving them away for free shouldn’t be included in the rate of success, imo. 

Planning issues and traffic are not what the moaners are going on about tho are they?

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1 hour ago, Demon_spurs said:

The empty stands was a really bad look for the Mel v Ess game, as lots of tickets sold for the double header (port v Bullies) and people didn't show up until after half time. Plus how many Mel/Ess fans denied entry because the tickets went to the later game. i

 

 

Because Port was playing later all the port fans snapped up the tickets and didn't turn up for the earlier game. A bad look

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