AS STAR Trek’s Mr Spock would say: “It’s not logical captain.”
How on earth did a fixture between teams 10th and 13th in a major national sporting championship prove a bigger draw than one between the teams second and fourth in the same competition?
Well if the figures are right, that’s what happened in Super League on Sunday as the Giants against local derby rivals Leeds Rhinos at the John Smith’s Stadium brought in a gate of 7,756, yet Wakefield Trinity against London Broncos, who are not known for their travelling support, was watched by 8,203.
Even less logical is that I paid for three tickets for the Giants game, didn’t even go to the match – and I’m a Trinity fan!
To be honest that’s easily explained away by my kids and their mates being Giants fans and my having to work in the office on a Sunday, but all the same – what is going on?
Paul Anderson has produced a team who look tied on for a top four – if not a top two – finish in Super League and yet there are stats like that cropping up.
Maybe Ken Davy needs to do a ‘Delia Smith’ with a ‘Let’s be having you’ speech!