Not sure where to put this post really..
I always keep an eye on the attendances. So far this year we are the highest attended team - 52,231 per game ahead of Collingwood's 51,529.
Last 10 times we have met the Eagles at Etihad we have averaged 35,203 per game. The highest was 48913 in round 11 2007 - the night Hirdy kicked the match winner. This was significantly more than any other game. Can anyone tell me why? We were 6-4 coming in to the game. The next best was 43260 in round 7 2012 coming in at 5-1 so that makes sense. Games in the early rounds tended to attract bigger crowds than those late in the year.
Anyway with all that in mind I'm predicting 39-41k this week given the strong home attendance numbers this year and coming off a win.