Collingwood and Richmond - who has the greater supporter base

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Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 23, 2006
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Nah mate, just sick of that other pies bloke texting every match. Even on the game day thread he talked about crowd size instead of the game. Talk about being obsessed. You guys obviously don’t know other factors that affect crowd sizes, like the day weather etc. can’t believe you don’t even know 50k is a great number for today, even the fox footy guys said it. I’m arguing with brick walls, it’s a waste of my time.

I was actually at the game. Didn't need to comment on the match. I actually helped tip you over the 50,000 mark.
 

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gopies1981

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 25, 2007
5,655
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Collingwood
I actually really like you as a poster, you have gone up even higher in my estimation. You did not give up for one second. You fought a great fight.
Pies win yet again!! Apparently Richmond tipped over 100,000 members yet only 25,000 of the fans turned up to the game?

Collingwood alone got 50,000 to the queen bday clash.

Afl must of wish is was a Carlton home game crowd may of got to Atleast 70,000!! Atleast Carlton fans would of turned up even on a Thursday night
 

Masotiger

Team Captain
Feb 12, 2020
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Whatever the supporter base of both teams, if I was Collingwood it would be minus 1 on preliminary final day 1973.

In the late 1960's as a young immigrant with no family influence as to who I was going to support when it became evident how big VFL was, it was always going to be either Richmond, Carlton or Collingwood. Youngsters want to be associated with winners. These were the powers at that time.

I thank the Good Lord with all my heart he steered me away from Collingwood. What a miserable, heart-broken child/teenager I would have been. In fact, I don't think I could've taken any more after being 45 points up midway through the 2nd quarter in the 1973 preliminary final and losing - out in straight sets!! No more after that.

Both team have a massive supporter base. So has Essendon.
 

Shane Heard

Norm Smith Medallist
Suspended
Mar 11, 2018
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Essendon
Whatever the supporter base of both teams, if I was Collingwood it would be minus 1 on preliminary final day 1973.

In the late 1960's as a young immigrant with no family influence as to who I was going to support when it became evident how big VFL was, it was always going to be either Richmond, Carlton or Collingwood. Youngsters want to be associated with winners. These were the powers at that time.

I thank the Good Lord with all my heart he steered me away from Collingwood. What a miserable, heart-broken child/teenager I would have been. In fact, I don't think I could've taken any more after being 45 points up midway through the 2nd quarter in the 1973 preliminary final and losing - out in straight sets!! No more after that.

Both team have a massive supporter base. So has Essendon.

You’re a Macedonian marvel you know 😉
 

gopies1981

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 25, 2007
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Richmond have more country Victoria fans than CFC.

They can’t all get to the games

But come finals they pack the trains and get into the city

That’s a fact

You have no proof. Collingwood are the biggest club in Victoria and that’s a fact. Look at every fan survey, social media followers Collingwood is the biggest. Hell even Essendon is bigger then Richmond around Australia.
 

biggiemediums

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 20, 2010
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Are people dense enough to think members are the be-all-end-all argument?

I'm a diehard Pies fan, but I've never been a member because I don't go to many games, being on the spectrum it's too overwhelming for me. Who cares anyway? Richmond are a great huge club (I hate them, but I hate them in a passionate footy way - got a lot of Richmond mates,) Collingwood are a great huge club. I think we're all pretty lucky as fans to be honest.

Why do we always have to dick measure everything?
 

Corn Cobbers

Team Captain
Dec 9, 2015
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Imagine how many members Collingwood would have if we won 3 premierships in four years?!

And there's no way we'd only pull only 50k to a Thurs night game v Carl, Rich or Ess; it would be minimum 65k

The case is closed, the Pies are the biggest and the best, followed by West Coast
 

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Carringbush2010

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Jun 6, 2016
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So it's all about how many fans ya got, not actual relevant things like I dunno, on field performance.

As far as the Pies go, well that's the only thing we can hang our hat on.

We have fans, all hail Collingwood, we have fans. :rolleyes:
 

cub

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Jun 19, 2004
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WGAF Roy smorgan polls Facebook likes lmao - I could just about feel sorry for the Skunks seeing how abysmal they are, Nah!.
I just like them for the laughs and I immensely enjoyed the 2018 GF from the MCC.
 

Coach_Required

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Feb 19, 2008
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This would have to be one of the worst threads on the main board, im surprised it hasnt been closed down.

Who really cares about supporter base sizes FFS.
 

Masotiger

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Feb 12, 2020
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You have no proof. Collingwood are the biggest club in Victoria and that’s a fact. Look at every fan survey, social media followers Collingwood is the biggest. Hell even Essendon is bigger then Richmond around Australia.
Richmond lives rent free in your head. lol.
 
Dec 9, 2006
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You have no proof. Collingwood are the biggest club in Victoria and that’s a fact. Look at every fan survey, social media followers Collingwood is the biggest. Hell even Essendon is bigger then Richmond around Australia.
 

DopeMaster

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Apr 24, 2013
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Great crowd 50k on a pouring Thursday night in the middle of flu season. Even the fox footy people praised the crowd. Idk what you pies supporters are on about lol
Your posting in this thread emits a stink of desperation.
 

PetterdHoisted

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 27, 2014
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why do we keep doing this?

There is only one pure test case - attendance to the MCG in cutthroat finals against fanless GWS in recent years

Tigers pulled 85-95k, Pies pulled 75-85k

Case has been closed.
 

gopies1981

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 25, 2007
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why do we keep doing this?

There is only one pure test case - attendance to the MCG in cutthroat finals against fanless GWS in recent years

Tigers pulled 85-95k, Pies pulled 75-85k

Case has been closed.

Richmond played there first preliminary final since 1982 at the mcg and the weather was dry and sunny

Collingwood played gws in pouring rain all day yet drew almost 78,000!

Richmond play in pouring rain against one of the big clubs in Carlton and drew 50,000 😂

Collingwood have drawn 9.2 million more fans during the home and away season dating back to 1921 while Richmond had a 35 year advantage of playing at the mcg.

Collingwood have drawn over 1.2 million people through the gates on 6 occasions with the last one in 2019 in Richmond’s premiership year.

Richmond have never done this even during there 3 premierships.

Case closed
 

GhostofJimJess

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Jan 14, 2002
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Richmond played there first preliminary final since 1982 at the mcg and the weather was dry and sunny

Collingwood played gws in pouring rain all day yet drew almost 78,000!

Richmond play in pouring rain against one of the big clubs in Carlton and drew 50,000 😂

Collingwood have drawn 9.2 million more fans during the home and away season dating back to 1921 while Richmond had a 35 year advantage of playing at the mcg.

Collingwood have drawn over 1.2 million people through the gates on 6 occasions with the last one in 2019 in Richmond’s premiership year.

Richmond have never done this even during there 3 premierships.

Case closed
I was at that game. It wasn't pouring rain - I actually walked to GB straight afterwards for a gig and didn't even get (what's left of ) my hair wet.

But if you want to accuse the Pies supporters of being fair weather supporters, knock yourself out. I personally don't think they're any more fair weather than any other club.
 

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