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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2012, 11:46:46 AM »
Todays Crowds

Hearts vs Auchinleck                  8,895 (49% Capacity)
Motherwell vs Queens Park       4,286  (31% Capacity)
Forfar vs Aberdeen                    3,747  (81% Capacity)
Dundee vs Kilmarnock                3,446  (29% Capacity)
St Mirren vs Hamilton                 3,091  (39% Capacity)
Cowdenbeath vs Hibernian        2,670  (51% Capacity)
Falkirk vs East Fife                     2,475  (30% Capacity)
St Johnstone vs Brechin             2,467  (23% Capacity)
Partick vs Queen of the south    2,454  (23% Capacity)
Airdrie Utd vs Dundee Utd          2,434  (24% Capacity)
Inverness caley vs Dunfermline  1,601  (21% Capacity)
Raith Rovers vs Morton              1,581  (19% Capacity)
Ross County vs Stenhousemuir 1,421   (24% Capacity)
Livingston vs Ayr United               932   ( 9% Capacity)

Not a single game in this round will make it into 5 figures ::)

Fucking hell Tom, some pretty damning statistics there.
The two Edinburgh clubs in particular crowds are very poor.
Hearts only would have had about 6,500 if you take away the Auchinleck support, and the HIVS more than a 1,000 less than at our game for what was a very short trip for them.
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2012, 12:07:23 PM »
It looked like there were works / sections of the ground closed yesterday at the HIVs game, but couldn't really tell. Still, pretty depressing reading! The crowd at Dens was pathetic, even if it was on TV.

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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2012, 12:09:16 PM »
Todays Crowds

Hearts vs Auchinleck                  8,895 (49% Capacity)
Motherwell vs Queens Park       4,286  (31% Capacity)
Forfar vs Aberdeen                    3,747  (81% Capacity)
Dundee vs Kilmarnock                3,446  (29% Capacity)
St Mirren vs Hamilton                 3,091  (39% Capacity)
Cowdenbeath vs Hibernian        2,670  (51% Capacity)
Falkirk vs East Fife                     2,475  (30% Capacity)
St Johnstone vs Brechin             2,467  (23% Capacity)
Partick vs Queen of the south    2,454  (23% Capacity)
Airdrie Utd vs Dundee Utd          2,434  (24% Capacity)
Inverness caley vs Dunfermline  1,601  (21% Capacity)
Raith Rovers vs Morton              1,581  (19% Capacity)
Ross County vs Stenhousemuir 1,421   (24% Capacity)
Livingston vs Ayr United               932   ( 9% Capacity)

Not a single game in this round will make it into 5 figures ::)
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2012, 12:44:33 PM »
Other than Hearts and Motherwell, can any of the ground even hold 10,000?

Nae great crowds, but a bit harsh criticising people for not making the 3 hour journey for a midday kickoff for a game on council telly.

Did we manage to sell out our end btw?
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2012, 12:46:47 PM »
Nae great crowds, but a bit harsh criticising people for not making the 3 hour journey for a midday kickoff for a game on council telly.

I was referring more to the yokel fans! Killie, I can sort of understand and their support is generally pish anyway.

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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2012, 01:29:53 PM »
Other than Hearts and Motherwell, can any of the ground even hold 10,000?

Nae great crowds, but a bit harsh criticising people for not making the 3 hour journey for a midday kickoff for a game on council telly.

Did we manage to sell out our end btw?

10000+ stadia
Hearts
Motherwell
Dundee
St Johnstone
Partick
Airdrie
Livingston

Ill admit not making the 5 figures target is affected by the draw but when only 2 games make it to more than 50% capacity including an all spl tie then more questions need to be asked

As for our end the seating was sold out and the terracing was almost full but not so much that you felt claustraphobic. Probably could have squeezed in another 100-200 dons fans.

Just a pity we arent seen as enough of a draw for the local glory hunters for forfar to sell out their end. The home terracing behind the goal was a depressing sight
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2012, 04:02:24 PM »
Cant say i'm surprised by this.  The festive period is over and folk are counting the cost, scottish football is a very poor product at the moment
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2012, 05:25:45 PM »
Cant say i'm surprised by this.  The festive period is over and folk are counting the cost, scottish football is a very poor product at the moment

How many people go for the product though? I only really care how good Aberdeen are in relation to the rest of the league.

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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2012, 06:40:46 PM »
The Weekends Crowds

Hearts vs Auchinleck                  8,895 (49% Capacity)
Arbroath vs Rangers                  5,895 (91% Capacity)
Peterhead vs Celtic                    4,505 (113% Capacity apparently?)
Motherwell vs Queens Park       4,286  (31% Capacity)
Forfar vs Aberdeen                    3,747  (81% Capacity)
Dundee vs Kilmarnock                3,446  (29% Capacity)
St Mirren vs Hamilton                 3,091  (39% Capacity)
Cowdenbeath vs Hibernian        2,670  (51% Capacity)
Falkirk vs East Fife                     2,475  (30% Capacity)
St Johnstone vs Brechin             2,467  (23% Capacity)
Partick vs Queen of the south    2,454  (23% Capacity)
Airdrie Utd vs Dundee Utd          2,434  (24% Capacity)
Inverness caley vs Dunfermline  1,601  (21% Capacity)
Raith Rovers vs Morton              1,581  (19% Capacity)
Ross County vs Stenhousemuir 1,421   (24% Capacity)
Livingston vs Ayr United               932   ( 9% Capacity)

If someone said at the start of the tournament that the 3rd rounds biggest crowd would be at a game featuring a Junior team would anyone have taken them seriously?
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2012, 07:00:02 PM »
Didn't Peterhead add some sort of temporary stand at one of the ends to get more fans in?
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2012, 08:08:38 PM »
The Weekends Crowds

Hearts vs Auchinleck                  8,895 (49% Capacity)
Arbroath vs Rangers                  5,895 (91% Capacity)
Peterhead vs Celtic                    4,505 (113% Capacity apparently?)
Motherwell vs Queens Park       4,286  (31% Capacity)
Forfar vs Aberdeen                    3,747  (81% Capacity)
Dundee vs Kilmarnock                3,446  (29% Capacity)
St Mirren vs Hamilton                 3,091  (39% Capacity)
Cowdenbeath vs Hibernian        2,670  (51% Capacity)
Falkirk vs East Fife                     2,475  (30% Capacity)
St Johnstone vs Brechin             2,467  (23% Capacity)
Partick vs Queen of the south    2,454  (23% Capacity)
Airdrie Utd vs Dundee Utd          2,434  (24% Capacity)
Inverness caley vs Dunfermline  1,601  (21% Capacity)
Raith Rovers vs Morton              1,581  (19% Capacity)
Ross County vs Stenhousemuir 1,421   (24% Capacity)
Livingston vs Ayr United               932   ( 9% Capacity)

If someone said at the start of the tournament that the 3rd rounds biggest crowd would be at a game featuring a Junior team would anyone have taken them seriously?

Well if they said it was going to be at Tyncastle then yes.  I can't imagine that at any time in the last 10years that there would have been a significant difference in numbers.  Largely an insipid draw. Hibs, Aberdeen, United, Rantic all away from home at lower league, and small grounds (Broadwood excepted). ST not valid in the main and in a lot of ties bigger side at home against shite opposition so not huge incentive to get down to the ground.

In any case a fairer judgement would be to compare the crowds to average home crowds

Hearts vs Auchinleck                  8,895 (66% average crowd)
Arbroath vs Rangers                  5,895 (777% average crowd)
Peterhead vs Celtic                    4,505 (882% average crowd)
Motherwell vs Queens Park       4,286  (74% average crowd)
Forfar vs Aberdeen                    3,747  (689% average crowd)
Dundee vs Kilmarnock                3,446  (76% average crowd))
St Mirren vs Hamilton                 3,091  (64% average crowd)
Cowdenbeath vs Hibernian        2,670  (714% average crowd)
Falkirk vs East Fife                     2,475  (73% average crowd)
St Johnstone vs Brechin             2,467  (67% average crowd)
Partick vs Queen of the south    2,454  (98% average crowd)
Airdrie Utd vs Dundee Utd          2,434  (277% average crowd)
Inverness caley vs Dunfermline  1,601  (37% average crowd)
Raith Rovers vs Morton              1,581  (76% average crowd)
Ross County vs Stenhousemuir 1,421   (56% average crowd)
Livingston vs Ayr United               932   ( 56% average crowd)

So from that lot you could say average crowds are shite this year but that's hardly new or surprising.  Only poorish crowds I would say are Livi and County - County always seem to have poor cup crowds but as they are doing so well you would have thought they would have got a few more folk in but how many Stenny fans will have travelled? - and the ICT crowd but again who wants to go see ICT v Dunfermline for one of 5 meetings this season.

Dundee game would have had another 2-3000 if it wasn't on TV while if hibs had been any good recently they would have taken a few more but still reasonable attendances.

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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2012, 10:11:06 PM »
How many people go for the product though? I only really care how good Aberdeen are in relation to the rest of the league.

You would be surprised
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #72 on: January 09, 2012, 08:57:12 AM »
I was hearing Hibs fans being congratulated for bothering to "make the trip" given their poor form. Trip? What trip? It's fucking 20 minutes away!  :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:

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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #73 on: January 09, 2012, 09:01:49 AM »
I was hearing Hibs fans being congratulated for bothering to "make the trip" given their poor form. Trip? What trip? It's fucking 20 minutes away!  :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:

Indeed ::)

Heard them going on and on about that on Radio Scotland
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #74 on: January 09, 2012, 02:12:51 PM »
Draw at 230pm

who do you fancy

Aberdeen
Rangers
Celtic
Hearts
Hibernian
Falkirk
Motherwell
St Johnstone
Queen of the South
Ayr United
Morton
Ross County
Dundee United
St Mirren or Hamilton
Inverness Caley or Dunfermline
Dundee or Kilmarnock

Am away trip to Morton or Ross County would be nice I think
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #75 on: January 09, 2012, 02:28:00 PM »
Home tie so I can not go.

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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2012, 02:38:11 PM »
Home against Queen of the South. :thumbsup:

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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #77 on: January 09, 2012, 02:39:15 PM »
I'll take that. Home game vs the worst side left in the tournament.  Hopefully won't be moved for TV either, although given our last game against them I suppose it could be.

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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #78 on: January 09, 2012, 02:40:43 PM »
Rangers v Dundee United
Aberdeen v Queen of the South
Inverness CT or Dunfermline v Celtic
St Mirren or Hamilton v Ross County
Ayr Utd v Falkirk
Hearts v St Johnstone
Motherwell v Morton
Hibs v Dundee or Kilmarnock
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Re: Willie Hill Scottish Cup 11/12 (Non AFC)
« Reply #79 on: January 09, 2012, 02:42:33 PM »
Rangers v Dundee Utd Tie of the round, good luck to the arabs

Hearts v St Johnstone Tough tie for Hearts and means one of the better SPL sides will be out

Aberdeen v Queen of the South Best draw we could have hoped for

Inverness CT or Dunfermline v Celtic Easy celtic win but gets rid of another spl side

St Mirren/Hamilton v Ross County Would have like a trip to Dingwall but would have been tough. Potential for a shock here

Ayr Utd v Falkirk All 1st Division tie with Falkirk clear favourites

Motherwell v Morton Easy win for well

Hibs v Dundee or Kilmarnock Nice easy tie for Killie or Dundee