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Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 840 - 26/05/2020 18:28:10 2279274Link 0 0
The reasons proposed
1) Game days have become too expensive.
2) Pay per view TV deals have led fans to choose one over the other (not paying twice for the same game)
3) TV dictates match times which may not suit younger families
4) Lack of attachment to amalgamated 'super teams' in the pro era. Fans are now consumers not supporters, with frivolous entertainment at half time etc. failing to make up for the drift in supporter's sense of identity around a team.
Transfer of players between regions critical here also.
5) Too many meaningless games due to the format. Competitions not being seen as do-or-die anymore
6) Lack of local rivalries in the format a huge factor in this also
7) Falling participation rates in schools
8) Competition from other entertainments
A lot of potential lessons for the GAA there. The core message for me is that a club sport built on grass roots support and communal effort should not try to turn itself into a slick entertainment 'product'.
Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 699 - 26/05/2020 20:39:02 2279282Link 3 0
Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 840 - 27/05/2020 02:12:59 2279302Link 0 0