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Shocking Attendances Continue At Villa Park

Updated: Attendance Watch For Villa Games

Update on the Attendance watch this season:

Attendances so far this season and comparison with last seasons corresponding doo dah (technical football term)

PL: Blackburn Rovers home... 32 319 (Blackburn brought 250 tops).... v Blackburn last season at home (Sept): 34 309... our first home game last season was v West Ham with an attendance of 36 604 So down on both + puts pay to me wondering if some of this is holidays etc.

LC: 2nd round v Hereford 21 508... We joined in the 3rd round last season, that was v Blackburn Rovers and attendance was 18 753. So up but for balance, Hereford brought a big following, 3000-4000?

PL: Wolves ... attendance 30 776... Last season (played in March whilst flirting relegation), attendance 38 965. So down BUT it was a 3pm kick off and not on tv.

PL: Newcastle 34 248 last season 37 090 (played April on a Sunday, 4pm for Sky) ((This home game just played, I believe Newcastle had 1000 taken off them for problems at the Darlington game))

LC: Bolton 22 261 last season the second LC game was v Burnley at home 34 18 OUCH, that is some drop and a half.

PL: Wigan 30 744 Last season 36 293 (played May)

PL: WBA 34 152 Last season 37 015

PL: Norwich 35 290 not applicable last season, v Blackpool the then new boys 34 330

PL: Manchester United 40 053 Last season 40 073 so very little change from last season. Under MON`s last season: 42 788 (That was the season we finally beat them away from home and drew at Villa Park).

PL: Liverpool 37,460 last season 42,785

PL: Arsenal 35,818 last season 38,544

PL: Swansea 35,642 They came en masse... not in PL last season.

PL: Everton 31,853 last season 34,725

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First home game last season (West Ham) had 36 604 (this season 32 319 v Blackburn)
Next home last season (Everton) had 34 725 (this season 30 776 v Wolves... on tv)
Third home PL last season (Bolton) 34 655 (this 34 248 v Newcastle)

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According to soccernet.espn.go.com we are currently 9th in the attendance table.

2011/12 season average is...: 34 395
2010/11 season average was: 37,193
2009/10 season average was: 38,573
2008/09 season average was: 39,811
2007/08 season average was: 40,029
2006/07 season average was: 36,214 (DOL days)

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I`ve stopped doing the away fixture watch as we as good as sell out all our away allocations.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday January 15 2012
Time: 10:30AM

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And they will continue to decline as this mug takes us down into the Tampax Unibond midlands division.
juddy
15/01/2012 10:40:00
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Yes the numbers are down - to be objective the review should be set against attendances at other PL grounds. A single set of figures is meaningless. Other factors are also involved, such as the economy. I bought 3 extra tickets for family and they were £34 a piece. Yes the value is important but the economic reality must be taken into account too.
Gordonsleftboot
15/01/2012 10:51:00
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Recession + manager people don't want in charge = this. On top of that Rococo shows most Villa, and with Internet feeds I'm guessing people are thinking the cash can be spent on other stuff while still getting to watch the game
Francobaresi13
15/01/2012 10:54:00
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agree Gordonsleftboot, don't have time to go through them all to work out but the last time someone did, was it Adam Aspinall at the Mercury? We were ... along with Stoke (if memory serves me right... big IF these days, my memory has gone) down further than all others. Wasn't it 12% or something shocking?
The Fear
15/01/2012 10:59:00
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Suprised there was anyone left at half time, it was dire. But the 2nd half we picked up and looked much better, still want Mcleish to do the decent thin g and ***** off!!!! UTV
erv2005
15/01/2012 11:04:00
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The club needs to genuinely start LISTENING to the fans - its customers - once more. The decisions being made show ZERO business or savvy and it is feeding into the whole negative miasma that is suffocating the club. McLeish's appointment (and I like the guy) was one of the most baffling decisions ever. The rumoured Macron deal, likewise, matches the managerial appointment: it all screams of MEDIOCRITY!! Surely the club can see this? Surely they understand this? I'm genuinely worried now about where we are heading under Randy. He seems to have managed the impossible - getting our gates to fall below the gates of the Doug Ellis/DOL era. The thinking and approach behind the scenes is small-time and just not good enough for Villa. The good Villa supporting public are voting with their feet and who can blame them?
donegalvillan
15/01/2012 11:08:00
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True donegalvillan. Think that's what Randy wants though. He knows that there will be diehards that will turn up regardless and realistically, the loss in revenue doesn't compare to the loss he was making in wages outgoing. So he's happy for us to be very mediocre as long as he doesn't lose too much. Not been this season, 3 away games and counting but people have to make a stand along with the fact that the football is barely watchable. I wouldn't consider watching us if I wasn't a fan.
Villan444
15/01/2012 11:34:00
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It is not just the vast swathes of empty seats that are a problem, it is the total apathy of every fan in the ground that is making the club seem like a disaster movie. I have produced an anti McLeish banner but refuse to display it from the top of the Holte whilst we are not losing. I do not want to create a worse negative atmosphere than already exists before the players kick a ball. However it will now be with me every home game and as soon as we are behind in the next home game I will be unfurling it. We can take this mediocrity no more. McLeish out. It would be brilliant if we turned up with our banners at the next game and kept them under wraps until we witness the rubbish that we are being served up game after game. We give our full support to the players but as soon we go behind we suddenly produce a wave on anti McLeish flags.
voiceoftheholte
15/01/2012 12:43:00
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Voice, I was prepared to back this man once appointed as their seemed no point in not giving him a chance especially once the decision had been made...But I have seriously had enough with the absolute dreadful football that is being served up, I mean every manager should be able to build his own team but seeing what he is doing with what we already have is nothing short of woeful and the apathy spreading through Villa park at the minute is frightening and upsetting...I am fed up with unsubstantiated eckscuses, such as transitional period with a squad lacking experience & the constant blame factor of everyone other than himself especially to easy targets such as Mark albrighton...The key for me is everyone outside the club noticing how dreadful and boring we are to watch who can not believe what is happening to us, whether that be pundits, media, fans etc etc...this can not be allowed to continue, we are awful and it is depressing....!
marcobavfc
15/01/2012 13:29:00
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The diehards will eventually stop going as everyone has a breaking point, but also how do we expect to encourage children, the very future of our club to want to support us...My lad told me he was not bothered about going anymore cause its so boring to watch and even though he knows we wont win every game why is it we dont score or have any shots on target....!
marcobavfc
15/01/2012 13:32:00
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