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How old are you?

under 18
0 (0%)
19-25
3 (3.3%)
26-30
5 (5.6%)
31-35
9 (10%)
36-40
6 (6.7%)
41-45
7 (7.8%)
46-50
10 (11.1%)
51-55
13 (14.4%)
56-60
11 (12.2%)
61-65
12 (13.3%)
66-70
3 (3.3%)
70+
11 (12.2%)

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Vespula Vulgaris

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A surprising stat, and a poll
« on: February 24, 2020, 03:00:25 PM »
I read a very interesting statistic that surprised me. That globally the average age of a Rugby fan is 36.

I find it hard to believe that that number is the same in the UK, so I was wondering how old the members here are.

Hence the poll.

Thanks!
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 04:08:20 PM by Vespula Vulgaris »
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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 03:08:16 PM »
I am thinking much older. The UK fan base core is of folks who played when young, or their partners and offspring. As so few schools now play rugby, and this has been so since the 1990's, I would expect the average age of 'fans' in the UK to be in the high 50's.

It is why Wasps moved the qualifying age for the Senior tickets up by 5 years, because otherwise I would bet over half the ST holders would qualify.

I expect this to get 'worse' year by year.

If grass roots rugby cannot attract youngsters in sufficient numbers to offset the loss from schools, the game will die.

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 03:10:52 PM »
I agree older than 36, but I'm gonna undercut NWW by guessing early 50's/late 40's

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 03:14:43 PM »
Under the average (by less than a month).

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 03:19:07 PM »
With apologies - I have a thing about apostrophe's.
Numbers in the 70s or any other numbers don't require one.

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 03:23:28 PM »
With apologies - I have a thing about apostrophe's.
Numbers in the 70s or any other numbers don't require one.

I do most humbly apologise. Or is that apologize, as my phone and computer insist?

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2020, 03:24:47 PM »
With apologies - I have a thing about apostrophe's.
Numbers in the 70s or any other numbers don't require one.

Surely "apostrophe's" doesn't either??

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 03:26:23 PM »
Well, this IS susrprising! Did you not spot the Error in the thread title?

... not even funny  :(
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 04:00:20 PM by NellyWellyWaspy »

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 03:53:16 PM »
Well, this IS susprising! Did you not spot the Error in the thread title?

... not even funny  :(

Well done to "sus" it out.

I'll get my coat......

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 04:08:51 PM »
Well, this IS susrprising! Did you not spot the Error in the thread title?

... not even funny  :(

I don't know what you mean...  ::)
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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 04:10:36 PM »
With apologies - I have a thing about apostrophe's.
Numbers in the 70s or any other numbers don't require one.

I do most humbly apologise. Or is that apologize, as my phone and computer insist?

Both are considered correct, "ise" tends to be the version most people consider to be "English", but the OED states "ize" is the older and more correct version.
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Re: A surprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2020, 04:21:18 PM »
I read a very interesting statistic that surprised me. That globally the average age of a Rugby fan is 36.

I find it hard to believe that that number is the same in the UK, so I was wondering how old the members here are.

Hence the poll.

Thanks!

Thank you for starting this poll this week, my last week as a 35 year old!

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Re: A surprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2020, 04:31:07 PM »
I'm the only person in the "Average" bracket (36-40) so far!

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Re: A surprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2020, 10:29:47 PM »
Matelot: thatís what is called a deliberate apostrophe error. Well sípotted  :o

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Re: A susrprising stat, and a poll
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2020, 10:56:37 PM »
With apologies - I have a thing about apostrophe's.
Numbers in the 70s or any other numbers don't require one.

I too have a thing about apostrophes.

And plurals donít have one!!