I am a Bombers fan and I made a website after the awkward silence of the Round 1 games to connect sports fans who are watching the same game together.
So far the results have been technically successful, but without the level of user adoption I had hoped for. Fortunately we are starting to see a small number of crowds return, which made for much better sound in the showdown on the weekend than during our game against Sydney and many other games. Fake cheering for a draw!?
I don’t know how many of you watch our games from home like me - active in a number of whatsapp groups etc with my footy mates talking about the game. This is a bit more of what my website has been used to replace so far - a group of like-minded fans having more of a pub chat with a bit of cheering every now and then. Not the all-out stadium crowd replacement I had envisioned, but a success nonetheless.
Anyway, I don’t want to give up as I have had a lot of fun building the site and some really positive feedback from strangers. What I would really like though is to have a ‘crowd’ (20+ would be great) on a Bombers game. I am always going to be watching the games, often alone at the moment so an online crowd would definitely improve my viewing experience and hopefully for a few others here too.
The website is https://sofacheer.com/essendon-bombers/.
I have temporarily removed the requirement to have an account for the game this weekend against Melbourne to try and make it easier for anyone on the fence to give it a go.
Happy to field any questions and take advice!