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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby bazza » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:18 pm

Boba Fett wrote:GOing on your first graph, apart from a standout year in 1994, there really wasn't much variation in the Sydney NRL crowds from 87-97. It was really from 1999 that there was a significant and sustained crowd boost. So what could have been the reason for that? Probably the opening of the Olympic Stadium.


From the graph crowds gradually rose from 1987 from 10,000 to about 14,000 then dropped down in 96-98
'99 would have had a spike due to the olympic stadium with a few 100k plus crowds
Sustained growth from 2000 onwards would be due to:
a. winning back fans lost in that 95-98 period
b. winning back fans lost to mergers/getting rid of low drawing teams (Wests, Balmain, Illawarra)
c. a proper strategy of growing memberships
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby gyfox » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:49 pm

A post on another forum gives some indication of the difficulty AFL has in getting traction in Western Sydney. Of course we don't know how typical this is.

On a small aside - at my local park.

They had erected AFL goalposts but after two years there wasnt enough juniors to make even a single team. The goalposts are now gone.

There are (now) two football fields used by my local team which has over 30 junior and senior teams.
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby St James » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:19 am

gyfox wrote:A post on another forum gives some indication of the difficulty AFL has in getting traction in Western Sydney. Of course we don't know how typical this is.

On a small aside - at my local park.

They had erected AFL goalposts but after two years there wasnt enough juniors to make even a single team. The goalposts are now gone.

There are (now) two football fields used by my local team which has over 30 junior and senior teams.


Not to mention several tarpaulin like signs that have been hung up at prominent roundabouts in the Hills District, promoting the local AFL club, which have been vandalised, repaired, and vandalised once more.
There are many Swans fans in the Hills District. The rest of the populace, couldn't give a sh*t, and probably resent the fact that local fields are being bastardised with four posts instead of two. There aren't enough grounds currently for the indigenous sports, let alone having an unwanted blow-in taking them over.
AD seriously over-estimated AFL's support in this demographic.

Oh, that's right, 20 years. lol.

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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby gyfox » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:56 am

Who is Patrick Smith and does he have targets in the AFL hierarchy?

http://www.sen.com.au/news/gws-growth-u ... cer-threat
But former Socceroo and Fox Sports television commentator Bosnich told SEN those statistics were misleading.
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby yob » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:00 pm

gyfox wrote:Who is Patrick Smith and does he have targets in the AFL hierarchy?

http://www.sen.com.au/news/gws-growth-u ... cer-threat


Patrick Smith writes for The Australian. Typically he's the mouthpiece for "big hitting" issues in aussie rules. Only real bias is popularism. Pretty harmless overall, doesn't have the network and cut through of Caro, Sheahan etc.
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby yob » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:47 am

Giants

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Giants

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Go strategically important region of big city!


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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby Simmo79 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:09 pm

Awesome song. I didn't catch the lyrics apart from the 'Ole' bit at the beginning, middle and end.
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby Spirit of Santos » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:35 pm

Simmo79 wrote:Awesome song. I didn't catch the lyrics apart from the 'Ole' bit at the beginning, middle and end.


I like it actually because it's meant to be "Ale", listen again with this in mind.

It's like they've invented a new letter between "A" and "O". Or could just be the effect of half of them singing Ale and half Ole.

Either way, a fitting if unintended tribute to our uniquely Australian mix of Football cultures. Kevin Sheedy would not approve.

Speaking of, apparently the much vaunted Auburn Giants are on the verge of folding, having struggled to maintain the numbers to field one full team. :lol:

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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby yob » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:54 pm

Spirit of Santos wrote:
Simmo79 wrote:Awesome song. I didn't catch the lyrics apart from the 'Ole' bit at the beginning, middle and end.


I like it actually because it's meant to be "Ale", listen again with this in mind.

It's like they've invented a new letter between "A" and "O". Or could just be the effect of half of them singing Ale and half Ole.

Either way, a fitting if unintended tribute to our uniquely Australian mix of Football cultures. Kevin Sheedy would not approve.

Speaking of, apparently the much vaunted Auburn Giants are on the verge of folding, having struggled to maintain the numbers to field one full team. :lol:

Aussie rules celebrates other elements of culture, such as that bridge.
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby gyfox » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:50 pm

$20m tipped in by the AFL and they still made a loss. Its interesting that they had a strong dip in sponsorship too.

http://www.smh.com.au/afl/greater-weste ... 3mn5e.html
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby dibo » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:53 am

The numbers in he AFL are crazy.
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby Adelaide_United_Red » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:59 am

gyfox wrote:$20m tipped in by the AFL and they still made a loss. Its interesting that they had a strong dip in sponsorship too.

http://www.smh.com.au/afl/greater-weste ... 3mn5e.html



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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby Simmo79 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:22 pm

gyfox wrote:$20m tipped in by the AFL and they still made a loss. Its interesting that they had a strong dip in sponsorship too.

http://www.smh.com.au/afl/greater-weste ... 3mn5e.html


They just front-loaded their sponsorships so they'd look more successful at the start. Funny, cos one of the arguments that their limited number of fans like to run is "well we don't have a lot of fans (yet) but we have one of the strongest sponsorship books in the country. We're bound to be a raging success soon".

Turns out, no.
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby Egan » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:47 am

It's going pear-shaped but nobody within Aussie Rules land will admit it.
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Re: Greater Western Sydney Giants

Postby yob » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:54 pm

The Get Out of Western Sydney Giants are now looking at moving an additional home game to Canberra, for a 7/4 split.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/a ... mj8gt.html
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