ghs wrote:52,233 people at the match last night. Largest crowd ever for an AFL game in SA.
Can someone please tell me where were all those supporters back in 2011 / 2012 when they were only able to getting 16,000 to there matches ?
I am a Port fan who's missed just one home game since R1 in 2011, and agree with this question. I am a co-founder of supporter group The Alberton Crowd (TAC), who are located next to the Cheer Squad behind the southern goals. We organised our own seating arrangements for our group members, and publicly invited people not in our core group to sit with us. As a result we knew the names of those around us, and have slowly come to know the faces. Last night at AO there was one such face we'd never seen before - a clear bandwagoner twat - who told a TAC member to sit down after he stood up to get a couple chants going. Security sided with our group member. Afterwards this bandwagoner resorted to directing personal insults at a different TAC member. The moral of this story is that bandwagoners are dreadful and quality can, in some particular cases though not all, be better than quantity. 'Where were you when we were shit?'
david.c-s wrote:Better Marketing, improved team, team being competitive and winning, new stadium, new atmosphere, not on "crows turf" (I'm a Crows Supporter and can identify this played a part even if minor), greater accessibility for fans, & somewhere to go before and after the games < just to name a few.
Redeveloping the oval is the best outcome ... We live in the far south of the City and you could here the roar from the stadium and the people in the streets. The city has a whole new vibe
This is pretty much it. Australian sporting 'fans' for the most part have a large bandwagoner mentality, and it applies to any code. While Port may have pulled in the region of 40,000 people or greater if last night's match v. Hawthorn was played at Waste Lakes, the above reasons highlight that extra 12,000 people.
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