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[quote="bcarbonaro"][quote:36c68632d4="bobbyborough"][quote:36c68632d4="bcarbonaro"]I was quite surprised by the lack of people around the ground. From the ABC TV pictures, it looked like most of the crowd was confined to the grandstand.[/quote] You should have been at the ground as the crowd was spread around the oval and I thought the crowd was not bad so instead of watching it on TV you call yourself a VFL person instead of being there supporting them.Go Vics! Go Borough![/quote] There are sometime things that have to take precendence, Bobby Borough. One of these is the fact that I have two university exams next week and have been studying for them, as well as writing some assignments that are due as well. I didn't see every single part of the game due to being at my desk studying and writing assignments. Are you saying education isn't important?[/quote] How did you study & watch the game on TV at the same time would you have gone to see werribee if they were playing today also if you are studying how come you have found time to write posts & answer me & zebraman about our comments about you also you have tommorow to study no excuse. Go Borough!
bcarbonaro
I actually am not just involved in football, Bobby. Netball is another passion of mine and I write match reports as well news articles for a website on the sport. Tomorrow there is a double header being played at the State Netball and Hockey Centre, I have to be there as I am rostered on for reporting duties. Gone to see Werribee play? I actually work for the club so I don't really have a choice and don't exactly get to watch Werribee games all the time because busy plotting everything on paper for coaching staff. Have found time to talk to you guys online during breaks in study for me where I have had something to eat and made myself a coffee.
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OK Benny fair enough as we all have other things in life I have at times unable to go to see Port at the small of times something else important crops up so I see your point of view there.But my comment about yesterdays crowd don't believe what you see on TV they show only what they want to it was a fair crowd. Go Borough!
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[quote="MinkaBeaver"][quote:3810b67f65="Robbo"]It was a good crowd there today, no official figure yet but talking to some AFL Victoria officials a crowd of around 4 to 5 thousand is about the figure I think.[/quote] No way known were there that many. TEAC Oval can only hold about 6,000 before they have to shut the gates, and the ground was only about half full today. Sitting in the grandstand and then having a wander around, I reckon there were no more than 2,500. Very disappointing considering the conditions and the effort that AFL Victoria and the Herald-Sun went to in trying to build the up the match. But then without current AFL listed players being allowed to play, a lot of ordinary footy fans won't take an interest. Pity too - TEAC Oval on days like today has a great ambience for the footy, even allowing for the wind.[/quote] You wouldn't have a clue what TEAC Oval can hold as they have held Grand finals there in the past and had crowds of about 10,000 plus back in the 1970's we got crowds between 8,000-10,000in home & away games against Williamstown so get your facts right so if it was half full yesterday there must had been 5,000. I should know as I have been going to the ground for 47 years. Go Borough!
MinkaBeaver
[quote="bobbyborough"][quote:d5ccf273d6="MinkaBeaver"][quote:d5ccf273d6="Robbo"]It was a good crowd there today, no official figure yet but talking to some AFL Victoria officials a crowd of around 4 to 5 thousand is about the figure I think.[/quote] No way known were there that many. TEAC Oval can only hold about 6,000 before they have to shut the gates, and the ground was only about half full today. Sitting in the grandstand and then having a wander around, I reckon there were no more than 2,500. Very disappointing considering the conditions and the effort that AFL Victoria and the Herald-Sun went to in trying to build the up the match. But then without current AFL listed players being allowed to play, a lot of ordinary footy fans won't take an interest. Pity too - TEAC Oval on days like today has a great ambience for the footy, even allowing for the wind.[/quote] You wouldn't have a clue what TEAC Oval can hold as they have held Grand finals there in the past and had crowds of about 10,000 plus back in the 1970's we got crowds between 8,000-10,000in home & away games against Williamstown so get your facts right so if it was half full yesterday there must had been 5,000. I should know as I have been going to the ground for 47 years. Go Borough![/quote] Actually I would have a clue. It was Peter Harley from AFL Victoria who told me that figure (6,000) last year. That is the reason that the Grand Final was still at Princes Park; TEAC is great for the first three weeks of finals, but just a bit small for the big match. Sean Cusick gave the attendance for yesterday's game as 2,300 in his article in The Age, so I'll take that as a fairly accurate guide. I'm not saying that they didn't get bigger crowds in the past, but public safety concerns mean that they can't get the crowds that they used to in Port's heyday.
SpazzyPC
I really have to question the validity of that crowd figure. They're all only estimates as there is no official figure. My estimate would have been 3,500 to 4,000, but like everyone else, it's only a guess in the end.
bcarbonaro
I have mentioned this elsewhere before, but would the VFL clubs have enough money to install at least onee lectronic turnstile? Not too many of the grounds still use turnstiles.

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