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Plenty of room

By Almo
October 6 2019

This year a the preview is a little later than normal. This is not because Almo has gone part-time, but actually it is because the Championship Cup format has delayed the first Headers game to next Sunday. As ever, it is useful to remind posters of the rules, which are very simple and summarised below:

· Only Headingley games are considered

· Guesses must be made no later than 20 minutes before kick-off time

· The guess nearest to the official attendance figure will receive three points, second closest two and third-closest one point. It doesn’t matter if you are higher or lower

· If anyone gets the exact number then an Almo bonus of 2 points will be awarded, i.e. the winner will receive 5 points

· Please do not duplicate a previously posted number: if necessary priority will be given to the earlier poster

· If a decider is required at the end of the season, the closest in the last match will be the winner

A few tips:

· You can use the date of a famous landmark (e.g. your house construction date) for inspiration

· Famous dates from history can be amusing

· Do not get too concerned about any discrepancies between the official attendance given and the number of people you count in the actual crowd

· Don’t take too much notice of any advice from Almo as he is usually nowhere near the top of the table.

Last season’s worthy winner was Hornchurch and let’s hope for another scintillating, nail-biting, adrenalin-filled competition this time. I suspect we will be guessing lower figures, however.

So the first Championship home match is against Bedford KO 3.00 p.m. Sunday 13th October and it seems we will be shifting from the South Stand to the sunny North Stand for our touchline viewing.

As ever it falls on me to make the first guess. It has to be said that close-season events, communication issues plus the losing Championship Cup scores are going to have an effect on the crowd but who knows how much? Trying to put some science or logic to my guess, I will assume the official attendance at our West Park home cup game is doubled, making 760.

 

Please post your more considered guesses below on this thread.

 

 

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Guess what! It's the Guess the Attendance preview.
Discussion started by TykesRugby.co.uk (IP Logged), 06/10/2019 16:18
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:10:17:19:59:08 by almostatyke.

Hornchurch
Hornchurch
06/10/2019 16:42
519

yeldor
yeldor
06/10/2019 16:45
No ones house around Yorkshire was built as early as the numbers we’ll get this season. 555.

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opuscoitus
06/10/2019 16:49
420

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almostatyke
06/10/2019 17:16
Quote:
yeldor
No ones house around Yorkshire was built as early as the numbers we’ll get this season. 555.

And in historical terms we will be in the Dark Ages!

leeds_shark
WPL
06/10/2019 17:43
624 - mainly due to Bedford being one of the better travelling support

JDH1
JDH1
06/10/2019 18:49
723

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almostatyke
06/10/2019 18:50
Unless their coach breaks down, which it has done twice in recent years...….

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SideStep
06/10/2019 20:13
619

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

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Wildwillie
07/10/2019 06:28
678....(Sm120)

Bobba
Bobba
07/10/2019 14:05
876 Optimism rules, ok!

Billy ba
Billy ba
07/10/2019 16:22
Better go for 920 then

TykeGeorge
TykeGeorge
07/10/2019 18:38
999 - we could need help.

Coventrian Man
Coventrian Man
07/10/2019 19:33
666 - just playing Devil’s Advocate!

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almostatyke
07/10/2019 20:06
We had that last season from another Coventry supporter!

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Wildwillie
08/10/2019 06:15
(Sm22)

Tower
Tower
08/10/2019 11:12
499

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leemingtyke
08/10/2019 18:01
Year my favourite album was released, divided by 4 and rounded down to the nearest whole number

497

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Albert Fishwick
09/10/2019 20:04
I know I have maundered on about this before, and it's only supposed to be a bit of fun, but I do think a 20 minute cut-off is far too late in these days of internet-enabled mobile devices. I believe that the gates open two hours before kick-off; that seems like a sensible cut-off to me.

That said, I have no idea. 667, the neighbour of the beast.

If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

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almostatyke
09/10/2019 20:26
Albert I am impressed that you are taking the competition so seriously. As previously, I have considered your request but have decided that 20 minutes is OK.
Good luck in your guesses.

sheffieldsmills
sheffieldsmills
10/10/2019 19:43
All the fives for me and I think that's probably being optimistic.

555

yeldor
yeldor
10/10/2019 19:58
Quote:
sheffieldsmills
All the fives for me and I think that's probably being optimistic.
555


You’ll need to guess again Sheffield . That numbers gone .

sheffieldsmills
sheffieldsmills
10/10/2019 20:12
I'll go for 560 then.

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Gelbel
13/10/2019 14:36
399

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almostatyke
13/10/2019 17:31
Message to test the clock, made at 1831

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almostatyke
13/10/2019 17:33
Sorry Gel your punt is too late.

(Sm136)

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Wildwillie
13/10/2019 17:35
According to the offy the attendance was 0!

(Sm124)

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almostatyke
13/10/2019 17:45
No declaration of the official attendance yet, I think it will be just under 800.

Billy ba
Billy ba
14/10/2019 14:23
Heard a rumour that it was 920

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opuscoitus
14/10/2019 14:35
it was nearer 0 than 920

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almostatyke
14/10/2019 17:56
No official attendance shown yet. If nothing appears then my calculation is:
players families, directors and guests, volunteers, people in yellow vests, actual supporters = 780.

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Albert Fishwick
14/10/2019 21:55
I think that's called marking your own homework.

If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.

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leemingtyke
15/10/2019 10:00
You'd have to go with the officially published figure of 0 surely!

Bobba
Bobba
15/10/2019 12:45
Quote:
almostatyke
No official attendance shown yet. If nothing appears then my calculation is:
players families, directors and guests, volunteers, people in yellow vests, actual supporters = 780.

Very clever, and no doubt well thought out calculation! Not quite what you predicted (760), but would anyone notice? As Albert has suggested, a case of marking your own homework!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:10:15:12:48:35 by Bobba.

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almostatyke
15/10/2019 18:11
No, the dog ate my homework.

(Sm100)(Sm100)(Sm100)

Hornchurch
Hornchurch
15/10/2019 18:41
Phoned the office they did not have any numbers to publish.

But they thought the numbers were about 520.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:10:15:18:42:31 by Hornchurch.

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SideStep
15/10/2019 19:27
How the hell don't they have the attendance?
Shouldn't be surprised really.

The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos

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Madtyke
16/10/2019 13:51
Quote:
SideStep
How the hell don't they have the attendance?
Shouldn't be surprised really.

Because they haven't paid the person who checks the crowd for last year yet maybe??

[www.arborfieldoldboys.co.uk]

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almostatyke
16/10/2019 17:46
Sorry guys but if no-one is counting we can't have a competition.

(Sm136)

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Wildwillie
16/10/2019 18:47
(Sm22)(Sm22)(Sm22)

Bobba
Bobba
23/10/2019 08:24
Taking account of all circumstances, the weather, the number of planes flying over the ground, supporters with bums on seats and indeed standing, those in hospitality who have no idea what they are doing at Headingley, players wives, girlfriends and extended families, disappointed students who have turned up just for the beer, a few away supporters turning up out of curiosity to find out what a proper rugby ground should look like, the occasional pigeon still looking for its old roost, and a small allowance for any category of attendee that I have omitted to include, the odd stray dog and indeed the resident cat, I predict the crowd for our home game against Coventry to be: 801

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opuscoitus
23/10/2019 09:49
ill go for 0

just in case they forget to count again

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Wildwillie
23/10/2019 15:58
(Sm20)

(Sm22)

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Beeston Lion
23/10/2019 19:20
The Rugby Paper listed the attendance for Bedford match as 750!

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Wildwillie
24/10/2019 08:32
Quote:
Beeston Lion
The Rugby Paper listed the attendance for Bedford match as 750!

Whoop! That is official then Almo?

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almostatyke
24/10/2019 19:38
Nowt on Offie. I personally do not take TRP as gospel.
If we know nobody is counting how can this high class high-integrity competition continue without devaluing its roots?

Bobba
Bobba
25/10/2019 16:43
Is that something to do with "thou shalt not cut down trees unless they art in thy back yard"?

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