The Complete Whither Rugby? - 2004/5


By BrianC
October 12 2005

The complete collection of the 2004/5 'Whither Rugby?' series of articles. This also contains a link to the 2003/4 season archive.

Complete ‘Whither Rugby?’

The Complete

'Whither Rugby?'

'Whither Rugby?' is a series of articles looking at crowd patterns in the English professional game since the start of the professional era. It was first published on 'The Craic' website www.londonirish.org in May and June 2004. These are the articles published at the conclusion of the 2004/5 season.

Introductory Articles

'Whither Rugby?' 2004/5
The first article of this series highlights the significant growth seen in the 04/05 season.

Club Comparison
A look at how the clubs performed agaist each other and against their own numbers in the ¾ season.

The Figures Explained
An explanation of how the figures have been gathered, and how the London Double Header crowd was accounted for.

Club by Club in Detail

Bath
Something has to Give
Gloucester
Gloucester Growing
Harlequins
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Leeds
The Leeds Conundrum
Leicester
Tigers Ground Down
London Irish
Crisis or Correction?
Newcastle
Falcons Forward Move
Northhampton
Saints Soldier On
Sale
Sale Cruise On
Saracens
Watford Woes Continue
Wasps
Whither Wasps?
Worcester
Warriors Make Their Mark

Wrap-up Articles

World Cup Factor
A look at the impact the 2003 Rugby World Cup has had on domestic crowds.
On Field vs. Off
How much does success on field impact crowds off it?
Predictions and Projections
A look forward to next seasons potential numbers.

Archives

Whither Rugby? 2003/4
The first 'Whither Rugby? 'Series of articles.

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