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#201 Milly Molly Mandy

Posted 01 October 2019 - 02:51 PM

Surely my comment that people were leaving at quarter time to avoid traffic wasn't taken seriously.

I doubt anyone was leaving at quarter time because of the score or as born.a.girl said even at half time. There was still a potential for a comeback then and grand final tickets are bloody expensive.

I'm somewhat dubious that supporters had thrown the towel in and left at quarter time.

#202 born.a.girl

Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:09 PM

View PostMilly Molly Mandy, on 01 October 2019 - 02:51 PM, said:

Surely my comment that people were leaving at quarter time to avoid traffic wasn't taken seriously.

I doubt anyone was leaving at quarter time because of the score or as born.a.girl said even at half time. There was still a potential for a comeback then and grand final tickets are bloody expensive.

I'm somewhat dubious that supporters had thrown the towel in and left at quarter time.

I think we morphed into something else - sometimes on football threads people will actually seriously say that people left at x time and give it a narrative without having the faintest idea why they left, and even when the score would be the last reason they'd be leaving.

As for 'bloody expensive', at bookgroup a mad Bulldogs fan and I were talking about it, and another member asked us why we hadn't been, given our teams had been in it in recent years.  She said she'd been three times, and didn't even follow football - corporate tickets.  She was astonished that sometimes you can't get tickets at any price.


Shame that the very year any members of GWS who wanted tickets could get them, but were then subjected to their team playing like they were caught in the headlights.

#203 lizzybirdsworth

Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:24 PM

The people we saw leaving were outside watching with us on the big screen and quite close to us. Said stuff this I’m going home and took about 7 people with him. Might have gone because he was surrounded in tigers supporters, went to a different screen. But leaving early because of how the game is going is definitely something a lot of supporters do.

#204 purplekitty

Posted 01 October 2019 - 03:42 PM

See it all the time in rugby.

#205 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 02 October 2019 - 03:13 AM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 01 October 2019 - 06:29 AM, said:

Followers of every single team leave early if their team's doing badly.

That's human beings in general, not followers of any particular team.

Agree, it happens with all teams. ive seen it early and late in games where its obvious its due to poor performance, crap scores
That i dont like, stick it out, support your team
There was a port game where we looked done,  cameras panned to streaming crowds leaving, more than the  just beating traffic crowds. We won in dying minutes. Even the footy shows had a dig at the supporters. I was ashamed of our own supporters doing that

But its not always like that, some would have an emergency, some wanna miss traffic and leave 5 early, some get sick, have to escort the drunk mate out




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