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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Big Bash cricket flops, Aussie Tennis hyped but football is the winner......

Now we know the coverage the tennis gets, even the cricket on Free-To-Air but it was the hidden A-League that gets the biggest crowd in Melbourne last night.

What would we get if we could increase the media coverage, fta coverage etc etc.

A-League Melbourne Victory Vs Melbourne Heart Crowd: 32,231
Twenty/20 Big Bash Victoria Vs New South Wales Crowd: 17,118
Australia Open Rod Laver Arena night session Crowd 26,000 (approx according to Channel Seven)

And I reckon the 20/20 Big Bash will soar - then die - as crowds reject the novelty. Cricket fans like cricket, test cricket and the rest of us will follow the one day or 20/20 until it all becomes a blur...as they eventually do.

3 comments:

Roarchild said...

20/20 loomed as a bit of a threat to the A league not long ago. The tickets are cheap, there's lots of promotion .... but that was a bad result crowd wise for NSW vs Vic.

I would be surprised if moving away from the traditional state teams goes smoothly. Indian influence also unlikely to be a good thing.

tribina said...

it really does leave a sour note in your mouth... When this great 32k crowd witnesses a fiery derby take place,, and barely gets a mention on the news..

Like we can list the many errors a-league clubs have done wrong (and theres a long list)..But what can be done about this??

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