Fans urged to back Thursday- night clash
Thursday nights are a bit more difficult to get to for our supporters who, as we all know, travel huge distances to support the Cowboys.”
The Cowboys are on track to have their biggest average crowd in six years, with last Saturday’s 18,826 against Cronulla pushing the mean up to 16,390 after eight games but are likely to suffer at the gate on August 13.
North Queensland’s lowest crowd of the season, 11,609, came on a Monday night during the round- four clash against the Melbourne Storm and the Cowboys have another Monday fixture against Parramatta on July 27.
In a double blow, the Thursday- night game comes on the back of a five- day turnaround after the Cowboys take on the Sharks in Cronulla on August 8. Green said the short turnarounds would be tough but was happy the side had Saturday- night clashes in the final three weeks.
“We’ve got a couple of shorter turnarounds but having quite a few Saturday games gets you into the routine of having that seven- day turnaround,” he said.
New Cowboys chief executive Greg Tonner yesterday urged the fans to turn up for the Thursday- night clash against Souths despite the difficult timing.
“I’m issuing a call to rally the troops for the match against the Bunnies,” he said.
“We want to see 1300SMILES Stadium packed to the rafters with our beloved and passionate members and fans.”