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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Big club or little club? I usually decide by the away following.

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    2,000 Sunderland at Gillingham last week.
    I love that away end at Gillingham, just a mass of scaffolding poles when viewed from the back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS View Post
    I think Lincoln were getting 2000 home crowds at one point. Now it is 10k sellouts every week. There is a natural upsurge and a Johnny come lately effect.
    Indeed,Forest were only attracting crowds of around 12,000(7,000 at the worst)before Brian Clough arrived.
    Two and a half years later the average crowd was 32,000-swelled by plenty of Johnny-come-latelies and 'fans' who
    had never missed a match in 40 years.

    Last edited by Cloughie1975; 25-10-21 at 08:57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Big club or little club? I usually decide by the away following.

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    2,000 Sunderland at Gillingham last week.
    Dedicated fanbase. Not exactly around the block that one.


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    Sunderland have always had a decent following to be fair - mind it helps when there is fuck all else up there to do.


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    Worst bedsheet in history.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed View Post
    Dedicated fanbase. Not exactly around the block that one.
    It's a long way from Sunderland to Gillingham.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    It's a long way from Sunderland to Gillingham.
    Yeah. That's what I meant. That is quite a trip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    Grimsby at Maidenhead.
    That's where I'm off to tomorrow night (via a day at Legoland).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestjones View Post
    That's where I'm off to tomorrow night (via a day at Legoland).
    Enjoy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Indeed,Forest were only attracting crowds of around 12,000(7,000 at the worst)before Brian Clough arrived.
    Two and a half years later the average crowd was 32,000-swelled by plenty of Johnny-come-latelies and 'fans' who
    had never missed a match in 40 years.
    Our average gates 1947-1961 were bigger than they were 1961-1986. 32700 as opposed 32500. So for a 40 year period had ups and downs but averaged similar crowds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS View Post
    Our average gates 1947-1961 were bigger than they were 1961-1986. 32700 as opposed 32500. So for a 40 year period had ups and downs but averaged similar crowds.
    According to thecityground.com our average attendance between 1947-61 was 24,124 and between 1961-86 we averaged
    23,218.
    Incidentally,in the first 13 home league games in 1974/75(before Brian Clough arrived)we averaged 11,634(including
    7,957 for a night match against Millwall-which as I recall was utterly depressing).
    Edit-we only averaged 30,000 or more 6 times in
    that period(57/58,64/65,66/67,67/68,77/78 and
    78/79).

    Last edited by Cloughie1975; 25-10-21 at 17:20.

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    Average attendances & average league positions:

    1957-1974 Pre-Clough 23,844 20th

    1975-1993 Clough Era 22,860 11th

    1994-2012 Post Clough 23,703 32nd

    So are we the opposite of fair weather fans, given our lowest attendances were during our most successful period?

    Or is it an era thing?

    Last edited by gedlingred; 25-10-21 at 19:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gedlingred View Post
    Average attendances & average league positions: (every 18 years)

    1957-1974 Pre-Clough 24,293 20th

    1975-1993 Clough Era 22,860 11th

    1994-2012 Post Clough 23,703 32nd

    So were we a bigger club pre-Clough.

    And are we the opposite of fair weather fans, given our lowest attendances were during our most successful period?

    Or is it an era thing?
    Bear in mind the Clough era included the 1980's,where attendances were generally down due to hooliganism and
    disasters.
    Also worth noting the times we averaged over 30,000 we had a very successful season(except 1957/58 which had the
    novelty value of our first top flight visit for 32 years).

    Last edited by Cloughie1975; 25-10-21 at 21:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    According to thecityground.com our average attendance between 1947-61 was 24,124 and between 1961-86 we averaged
    23,218.
    Incidentally,in the first 13 home league games in 1974/75(before Brian Clough arrived)we averaged 11,634(including
    7,957 for a night match against Millwall-which as I recall was utterly depressing).
    Edit-we only averaged 30,000 or more 6 times in
    that period(57/58,64/65,66/67,67/68,77/78 and
    78/79).
    Yeah misread it. That was average high. Either way our most successful period (by a mile) was still
    A similar average. Lincoln had 5 seasons of average crowds in the 2k’s before the recent success and in 45 years once had an average of 5k or over. So hardly comparable. They took a thousand more away for this league game than they averaged for half a decade and similar or less to what they have averaged at home for years on end until the last three years. There are attracting new fans and quadrupling their gate. Good on them and all that but still Johnny come lately brigade.


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    Reading at Blackburn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    Reading at Blackburn.
    My parents always played 'spot the ball' in the 1970's.
    Perhaps 'spot the fan' could catch on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    Reading at Blackburn.
    For a plastic so called big club Blackburn must be relatively one of the worst supported teams in the top 2 divisions - the empty spaces all around the ground (except the away end when Forest are there) is embarrassing, they’ve won the premier league and been in Europe much more recently than us ffs


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    Quote Originally Posted by redforest View Post
    For a plastic so called big club Blackburn must be relatively one of the worst supported teams in the top 2 divisions - the empty spaces all around the ground (except the away end when Forest are there) is embarrassing, they’ve won the premier league and been in Europe much more recently than us ffs
    The population is small though I guess and it is a poor town. There are also some of the biggest clubs in world football in the north west. All the other small towns in Lancashire also have a club.


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    There are half empty grounds all over the world. I always notice in France and Italy they often have whole stands or tiers empty.

    You’d think it would be beneficial to lower ticket prices and attract a bigger crowd?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS View Post
    The population is small though I guess and it is a poor town. There are also some of the biggest clubs in world football in the north west. All the other small towns in Lancashire also have a club.
    That's right. I was astonished at the close proximity of clubs in that part of the world, all vying for fans from the local area and also struggling against the pull of the giants in their backyard, too.


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    The first time I went to see my Scottish team Stenhousemuir me and my mate counted the Forfar fans in "their end". It was 37


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    Reading at Blackburn.
    State of that, Reading never cease to amaze me at what a pathetic club they are.

    Can’t we get rid of them and bring a proper club back like Wrexham or Stockport?


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    Quote Originally Posted by duncanmckenzie View Post
    The first time I went to see my Scottish team Stenhousemuir me and my mate counted the Forfar fans in "their end". It was 37
    Sat in the Upper Bridgford when Wimbledon visited around 2002 for a night game, I counted a total of 51 supporters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    Reading at Blackburn.
    To be fair that is literally every single Reading fan that exists there so you have to give them credit for that


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    State of that, Reading never cease to amaze me at what a pathetic club they are.

    Can’t we get rid of them and bring a proper club back like Wrexham or Stockport?
    I don’t think there is a team I respect less than reading.


 

 

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