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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » May 13, 2018, 10:04 am

T_R wrote:
May 13, 2018, 7:06 am
Dr Zaius wrote:My perception of Brumbies games from the golden era, is that a large chunk of the crowd weren't there because of the game, in fact they had little interest. They were there to be seen and to socialise. The novelty of that seems to have dropped off and so have the crowds.
That was certainlymthe case at Reds games. People would literally not look up at the game.

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I went to a Brumbies match once and after about 15 minutes someone commented "oh the Brumbies are running that way"

There's definitely a significant #CorporateWankery in relation to going to Union games.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by raiderskater » May 13, 2018, 10:28 am

-TW- wrote:
May 12, 2018, 9:06 pm
5283 is the crowd
That is a genuine disgrace.

My impression has always been that for some people, as soon as the Brumbies dropped the "ACT" from their name they ceased to be truly "our" team. Whereas the Raiders have a spark about them that only ever needs a little fanning from a string of good results to flare up into a blaze of glory. I mean, look at last year. We still averaged over 10,000 even though we were playing like garbage and the only dip was that Cowboys game which I mean, it was like -6 at kickoff, that's fair.

It wasn't even that cold last night.

I hope we more than double that crowd today. I always get a smug satisfaction out of seeing Raiders crowds obliterate Brumbies crowds. those snobby union pricks think they're too good for Canberra? Well Canberra will just love someone else.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » May 13, 2018, 12:24 pm

Even Raiders finishing 6th and qualifying for a home final has the whole city engaged.

Brumbies had a home final last year and nobody remotely cared. From memory they didn't even crack 9000 to the game.

Dropping the ACT name definitely at started the decline.

There's no identity. Can't see I've noticed that much advertising or marketing either.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » May 13, 2018, 12:26 pm

BTW I remember some home games in 2005 when we probably only had 5000 (vs Brisbane ib terrible weather)

That was Probably the core base back then that would attend no matter what. I'd say that core base has doubled since then while the Brumbies had probably halved.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » May 13, 2018, 1:38 pm

Schifty wrote:
T_R wrote:
May 13, 2018, 7:06 am
Dr Zaius wrote:My perception of Brumbies games from the golden era, is that a large chunk of the crowd weren't there because of the game, in fact they had little interest. They were there to be seen and to socialise. The novelty of that seems to have dropped off and so have the crowds.
That was certainlymthe case at Reds games. People would literally not look up at the game.

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I went to a Brumbies match once and after about 15 minutes someone commented "oh the Brumbies are running that way"

There's definitely a significant #CorporateWankery in relation to going to Union games.
I went to a game and went to the pub afterwards. Princess asked me if I saw Grogan's try. When I asked her who Grogan was she seemed genuinely confused.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » May 13, 2018, 1:42 pm

Geoff Grogan was a gun. All the way back to the Canberra Kookaburras days.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -TW- » May 13, 2018, 2:09 pm

Schifty wrote:BTW I remember some home games in 2005 when we probably only had 5000 (vs Brisbane ib terrible weather)

That was Probably the core base back then that would attend no matter what. I'd say that core base has doubled since then while the Brumbies had probably halved.
I remember that game, only time I can remember the playing surface being water logged at Canberra Stadium

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by bonehead » May 13, 2018, 6:10 pm

game vs tigpies we got pumped by 40 in front of 7000 which were largely tiger's fans

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -TW- » May 13, 2018, 6:19 pm

Thanks, I'd forgotten that.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » May 13, 2018, 8:46 pm

The game where Dugan and McCrone were our halves.

There was a Saturday game vs the Eels a fews year ago that was beyond shocking, think it was 2013?

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Post by raiderskater » May 13, 2018, 9:07 pm

We also had one in 2008 (I think?) against Penrith when it had been snowing early in the day and was sleeting by kick off. There was maybe 700 people there (I was one of those idiots) and they threw the stands open because they didn't want to be responsible for hypothermia. As I recall, we put 70+ points on that day. I felt really bad for the Penrith fans that had made the effort to come down having to sit through that.

Mostly I remember that at hte start of the game, Penrith ran onto the field, then they announced the Raiders, who...didn't appear. Tonguey held our guys in the tunnel for an extra couple of minutes while Penrith were getting drenched in the freezing rain.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » September 15, 2018, 9:57 pm

Caught the last 3 minutes of Australia vs Argentina.

Wallabies down 23-19 in last minute Folau has an unmarked player a few metres out but goes himself and loses it forward.

So glorious :lol:

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by greeneyed » September 15, 2018, 9:59 pm

Someone was going on about the poor crowd on the Gold Coast. Didn’t even know the game was on. What idiots at the ARU play a union match like this against the NRL finals?
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » September 15, 2018, 10:02 pm

greeneyed wrote:Someone was going on about the poor crowd on the Gold Coast. Didn’t even know the game was on. What idiots at the ARU play a union match like this against the NRL finals?
You would have watched it if the nrl wasn't on?

Izzy absolutely butchered that
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by greeneyed » September 15, 2018, 10:07 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:
September 15, 2018, 10:02 pm
greeneyed wrote:Someone was going on about the poor crowd on the Gold Coast. Didn’t even know the game was on. What idiots at the ARU play a union match like this against the NRL finals?
You would have watched it if the nrl wasn't on?

Izzy absolutely butchered that
Only if someone paid me $50 million. I'd do it then.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » September 15, 2018, 10:16 pm

TO be fair no QLD team was ever going to make it to week two of the finals so it made sense to play it there.

Canberra would have gotten a bigger crowd though.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -TW- » September 15, 2018, 10:40 pm

The wallabies absolutely stink ATM, doesn't matter where they play noone is going

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » September 15, 2018, 11:16 pm

https://twitter.com/BlockaDutton/status ... 9250396160

Gets even worse.

Bloke looks a bit like Nickman to tbh.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » September 16, 2018, 7:58 am

Schifty wrote:https://twitter.com/BlockaDutton/status ... 9250396160

Gets even worse.

Bloke looks a bit like Nickman to tbh.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by reptar » September 16, 2018, 9:25 am

greeneyed wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
September 15, 2018, 10:02 pm
greeneyed wrote:Someone was going on about the poor crowd on the Gold Coast. Didn’t even know the game was on. What idiots at the ARU play a union match like this against the NRL finals?
You would have watched it if the nrl wasn't on?

Izzy absolutely butchered that
Only if someone paid me $50 million. I'd do it then.
What about $4999999?
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by greeneyed » September 16, 2018, 9:43 am

reptar wrote:
September 16, 2018, 9:25 am
greeneyed wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
September 15, 2018, 10:02 pm
greeneyed wrote:Someone was going on about the poor crowd on the Gold Coast. Didn’t even know the game was on. What idiots at the ARU play a union match like this against the NRL finals?
You would have watched it if the nrl wasn't on?

Izzy absolutely butchered that
Only if someone paid me $50 million. I'd do it then.
What about $4999999?
Nope $50 million.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by gergreg » September 16, 2018, 12:45 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:
Schifty wrote:https://twitter.com/BlockaDutton/status ... 9250396160

Gets even worse.

Bloke looks a bit like Nickman to tbh.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » September 16, 2018, 2:05 pm

Ban him GE!
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by reptar » September 18, 2018, 7:40 am

greeneyed wrote:
reptar wrote:
September 16, 2018, 9:25 am
greeneyed wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
September 15, 2018, 10:02 pm
greeneyed wrote:Someone was going on about the poor crowd on the Gold Coast. Didn’t even know the game was on. What idiots at the ARU play a union match like this against the NRL finals?
You would have watched it if the nrl wasn't on?

Izzy absolutely butchered that
Only if someone paid me $50 million. I'd do it then.
What about $4999999?
Nope $50 million.
$5000001?
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by greeneyed » September 18, 2018, 11:20 am

reptar wrote:
greeneyed wrote:
reptar wrote:
September 16, 2018, 9:25 am
greeneyed wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:
September 15, 2018, 10:02 pm
You would have watched it if the nrl wasn't on?

Izzy absolutely butchered that
Only if someone paid me $50 million. I'd do it then.
What about $4999999?
Nope $50 million.
$5000001?
I’d take that.


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