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Author Topic: All-time Attendances  (Read 2125 times)

Offline CT

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Re: All-time Attendances
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2019, 05:01:44 PM »
The actual attendance might be clouded by time, but I remember me and a mate going to VP for a Simon Cup game against Bradford.

I'm thinking about 5000 or so. We didn't overly want to go either, so for a laugh, we decided to go in the Bradford end with their travelling few.

Bradford won 5-0!!!

Offline aj2k77

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Re: All-time Attendances
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2019, 05:07:56 PM »
The 86/87 bitters season alone shows them having 16 attendances less than 10,000.

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Re: All-time Attendances
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2019, 01:25:40 AM »
Crowds were poor in the early eighties too, if my memory serves me correctly wasn’t our average gate the year we won the league 33,000 with Liverpool only averaging 32,000 the following season when they won it ?

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Re: All-time Attendances
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2019, 03:48:48 AM »
what explains the severe downturn in attendances generally in the mid eighties? I've just trawled back through history and the lowest attendance I can find in 1970/71 was just over 16,000 so my memory was playing tricks. The following season home attendances were ridiculously high.

They'd been going down for decades but a combination of hooliganism, Heysel, awful conditions and the media saying that if you went to a match you were likely to end up at least dead if not worse all came to a head in 1985-86. Our decline was probably steeper than most because the joys of 1980-83 had stopped it for a bit.

Very true. The other factor was unemployment which was very high especially in the West Midlands during the 80s. Nationally unemployment was above 10% between 1981 (13%) and 1987 so I'd imagine locally the numbers were much higher.

Offline langleylions

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Re: All-time Attendances
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2019, 02:16:00 PM »
[/glo    wasnt the 8ooo against the saints also not helped by a protest about how we had gone fron champoons of europe to virtual relegatoon so qiickly

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Re: All-time Attendances
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2019, 02:32:56 PM »
The old spill chucker is working well I see

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Re: All-time Attendances
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2019, 02:42:35 PM »
Spell checker set to the Policeman off Allo Allo setting?

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Re: All-time Attendances
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2019, 04:41:10 PM »
Also, that text is glowing.  Polonium poisoning. Prolly Putin. Launch the thingummyjigs.