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Guess The Attendance - Coventry in the cup


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By Almo
December 9 2018

Well anyone could be excused for forgetting that the vital "guess the attendance" competition is still going. I know fierce rivals like Strickly and Britain's got Talent have upped their game to take advantage of our "on the road" policy, but we are still going, alive and kicking. So this weeekend we have a very special fixture. It is a Cup game, we have already qualified for the knock-out stages and to be honest, you might think the cup is pretty meaningless. However (trying to sound like Jeremy Clarkson) you'd be wrong. The match will be a combination of resuming the successful relaunch of the team, winning to get a home semi final and, above all, a demonstration of the quality of our new team.

On a personal note I expect the dress code to be Christmas jumpers, and also the acclaimed new team Christmas shirt. I have a particular pedestrian jumper, but it doesn't get much use and, in true Yorkshire style, am determined to get some wear out of it. Sorry to be boring.

Last time out (you will need your history books for this one), in the Dark Ages, we played London Scottish. Closest attendance guess was Madtyke (3 points) followed by Hornchurch (2) and Tower (1). Congratulations to both Madtyke and Hornchurch who have added to a previous score.

The table is below.

So we have an interesting event: the south stand is now open (including the changing rooms for those bringing their boots), first Headingley match in 8 weeks, promised Christmas entertainment plus an U18 match starting way earlier at 1030.

 

My (usually totally wrong) guess is:  1020

 

Please post your more considered guessses on this thread.

Table:

Hornchurch 5 points
Madtyke 4 points
LCSF, Albert 3 points
yeldor, Sidestep, yorkie ba 2 points
Tower, Bobba, WPL 1 point
Everyone else (includes me) nul point

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Guess The Attendance - Coventry in the cup
Discussion started by TykesRugby.co.uk (IP Logged), 09/12/2018 20:14
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:12:29:16:29:13 by Wildwillie .

yeldor
yeldor
09/12/2018 20:33
999.

sent off carried off never backed off

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Albert Fishwick
10/12/2018 06:21
875

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

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Wildwillie
10/12/2018 08:02
888

(Sm124)

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Gelbel
10/12/2018 09:18
1671

Tower
Tower
10/12/2018 10:30
1257

leeds_shark
WPL
10/12/2018 11:58
1503

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AdminBTCov
10/12/2018 18:13
666.
There, that's you hexed winking smiley

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almostatyke
10/12/2018 18:53
We have overcome the curse of Donny so this is nothing to be afraid of!


(Sm138)

TykeGeorge
TykeGeorge
10/12/2018 19:00
1467

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almostatyke
11/12/2018 08:49
Weather looks like it will be appropriate for a Christmas fixture: currently showing 3 degrees and possibly snow!

eye popping smiley

Hornchurch
Hornchurch
11/12/2018 16:22
1399

Grybz
Grybz
11/12/2018 20:36
918

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almostatyke
12/12/2018 21:11
Thinking of adding a bonus for the naffest Christmas jumper.....

Bobba
Bobba
13/12/2018 15:56
777



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:12:15:06:40:29 by Bobba.

John R
John R
14/12/2018 11:39
1298

RedcarTyke
RedcarTyke
15/12/2018 06:53
1515

yorkie ba
yorkie ba
15/12/2018 09:13
1240

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opuscoitus
15/12/2018 09:19
1001

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almostatyke
15/12/2018 21:17
Does anyone have a clue what the attendance was???

(Sm55)

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JDH
15/12/2018 22:33
I won't defend my title if I forget to guess!

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Gelbel
16/12/2018 07:36
According to the Rugby Paper it was 750.

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Wildwillie
16/12/2018 09:37
Looked just over 850 to me.

(Sm134)

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almostatyke
17/12/2018 11:30
The offie has now put up an attendance figure of exactly 1000.

When I worked in pricing building works, if ever I guessed a figure I would make it an odd number...Ö.

yeldor
yeldor
17/12/2018 11:54
Hello caller which service do you require?

sent off carried off never backed off

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almostatyke
17/12/2018 14:50
Equal first 2.5 points

yeldor
yeldor
17/12/2018 14:59
I demand a recount.

sent off carried off never backed off

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almostatyke
17/12/2018 15:01
I could always give priority to the more optimistic of the two close guesses......

yeldor
yeldor
17/12/2018 15:08
You know Iím the most optimistic of supporters always looking for the positive in everything the club attempts. Merry Xmas to all the admins .

sent off carried off never backed off

Bobba
Bobba
17/12/2018 21:22
Typical misinformation from the office. Presumably they also misinformed the reporter from the Rugby Paper advising him of a 750 attendance.
Must be taking lessons in misinformation from Messrs. Putin and Trump!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:12:17:21:36:41 by Bobba.

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AdminBTCov
20/12/2018 18:20
750? 1000? I'm just curious as to how a proper stadium, with turnstiles and everything, can't come up with a real attendance figure.
Is there a reason for that?

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Gelbel
20/12/2018 18:42
It's strange Admin - the club usually announce towards the 3nd of the match but didn't. I did see a soggy bit of paper being handed to the stadium announce - probably rendered useless in the freezing, driving rain. Numbers above are speculation by other sources.

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almostatyke
20/12/2018 19:53
The mysteries of the official attendance figures, and how it is calculated, is part of the magic of the Guess the attendance competition.

As it says in the rules, don't get too concerned by the official attendance and the number of people you count in the actual crowd.

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Gelbel
22/12/2018 07:54
I didn't see any flights going over so that's a reason the attendance was reported low in the media.

Bobba
Bobba
23/12/2018 13:39
Quote:
almostatyke
The mysteries of the official attendance figures, and how it is calculated, is part of the magic of the Guess the attendance competition.
As it says in the rules, don't get too concerned by the official attendance and the number of people you count in the actual crowd.


From what you say, it seems to me, the "official" attendance figure is purely guesswork. So, Who is it that's doing the guessing? Is it you? If so, I can see your plan. Your guesses pre match are not quite spot on, but sufficiently close enough to the "official" attendance, to ensure you pick up a point or two?

I suspect foul play here!

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almostatyke
26/12/2018 20:14
If only I was clever enough, or influencial enough, to affect the official attendances!
Note there were a lot of people in the corporate area at the top of the Carnegie Stand and many of us did not witness the attendees at the U18 match played earlier, but after the turnstiles opened. Surely it was a big mistake to play the matches with such a gap in the KO times?

Alternatively, there is a thought that the new South Stand has a hidden area on the roof, frequented by secret spectators.


[:wor kid:]

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almostatyke
26/12/2018 20:15
If only I was clever enough, or influencial enough, to affect the official attendances!
Note there were a lot of people in the corporate area at the top of the Carnegie Stand and many of us did not witness the attendees at the U18 match played earlier, but after the turnstiles opened. Surely it was a big mistake to play the matches with such a gap in the KO times?

Alternatively, there is a thought that the new South Stand has a hidden area on the roof, frequented by secret spectators?


(Sm100)

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