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Beeno1

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The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 12:57:41

The lions have some pathetic supporters (like taipansy for example). If you doubt this consider the following ex supersport:

PE is not Jo’burg. On Saturday the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium’s turnstiles made that click sound more than 32 000 times. That is a number that would stagger those in charge of all Super Rugby venues, bar perhaps the ones in Cape Town and Pretoria in a good week (And Durban surely). Even more staggering when you consider that a large proportion of rugby viewers in this country feel that the home-side for that match-up shouldn’t even be playing in this competition.

 

In contrast, Ellis Park averaged a mere 8 234 spectators whenever the Force came to face the team representing the world’s biggest city (if you’re willing to believe Wikipedia, and discount settlements situated on a river, lake or coastline.)

32 000 versus 8 000. On the face of things the Kings, in their debut season, can rake in gate-takings that the Lions would have been happy with in four years

The Lions supporters sold their team down the river.  Most are of the fair weather sort.


Sharkbok

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RE: The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 13:53:32

 The Kings played with more passion and commitment than the Lions have done for many years. no wonder no one bothers to turn up at Eliss Park


Beeno1

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RE: The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 14:27:49

Cant really agree Sharkbok. The Lions have played some entertaining rugby. 2012 was very unfortunate for them as they had a good team but were decimated by injury.

However the supporters have been fair weather types who didnt stick with them during the hard times.


bluebok

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RE: The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 14:39:27

Lets not get carried away here. Yes the Kings won, and yes I said they'd lose, but this Force side is weak, even by Force standards! They did not even have a recognised kicker in the team, and they are going to get their asses handed to them countless times this year. Beating the weakest Aussy side in 10 years is hardly a big achievement! As for the Kings,  WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? In a years time when the Lions play their first game of the 2014 Season, I can guarantee you, there will be a lot more than 8000 people at Ellis park.


bluebok

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RE: The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 14:41:33

And as Beans rightly points out, the Lions team last year were ravaged by injuries. Well done to the kings on beating a totally rubish side....but that will be their last victory of the season.


Beeno1

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RE: The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 14:44:05

Bluebok dont get me wrong. I can never support the way the queens got into Super 15 rugby.

The Lions fans never supported them though and that ment they had less money for players. Yes I do hope the Lions are back in 2014 and their supporters return in force.

Like you I still have severe doubts about the abilty of the queens -  in my opinion to be anything but wooden spoonists.

If they earn a Super 15 spot in future on merit I will support them.


Capone

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RE: The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 14:49:21

I've been a Lions man all my life and will remain one ... win or lose ... tantrum or no tantrum ...

 

Things is ... I dunno if you've noticed ... BUT ... they aren't competing in this years super rugby tournament.

 

So it's a little doff walking around in my Lions jersey ... don't you think??

 

I have selected a team that's in fact competing this year ... one I can cheer for with enthusiasm ... got their awesome home strip and all ... and strutted my stuff last week Friday with it on

 

 

 

 

 


Beeno1

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RE: The pathetic Lions supporters put to shame
February 27, 2013, 15:47:36

Good on ya Capone   Gangster


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