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Attendance Watch - Crowds Dropping

Attendance Watch - Crowds Dropping

Updated: Attendance Watch For Villa Games

Update on the Attendance watch this season:

And off we go again. We have this years attendance figures (under Lambert) last seasons (under he who shall not be named) and the season before (under Gerard Houllier) Just going to do PL (home) fixtures this time around:

PL: Everton 36,565 up on last season: 31 853 season before: 34 725

PL: Swansea 34,005 down on last season: 35 642 They came en masse... not in PL season before.

PL: WBA 34,489 just up on last season and this season it was televised... 34 152 season before: 37 015

PL: Norwich 33 184 down on last seasons: 35 290 Not applicable the season before.

PL: Manchester United 40 538, last season: 40 053 season before 40 073 so a bit up

PL: Arsenal 34 607 down from last season 35 818 season before 38 544

PL: Reading 28 692 not applicable last season.

PL: Stoke 30 110 last season, 30,100 season before 35,235

PL: Tottenham Hotspurs 36 374 last season 36 008 season before 39 411

PL: Wigan 33 374 last season 30 744 season before 36 293

PL: Southampton 32 500 not comparable to last season

PL: Newcastle 30 334 last season 34 248 season before 37 090

According to we are currently 11th in the attendance table. Average attendance 33,771 which is now lower than last seasons low.

2011/12 season average was: 33,873 (Alex McLeish)
2010/11 season average was: 37,193 (Gerard Houllier)
2009/10 season average was: 38,573 (Martin O`Neill)
2008/09 season average was: 39,811 (Martin O`Neill)
2007/08 season average was: 40,029 (Martin O`Neill)
2006/07 season average was: 36,214 (David O`Leary)

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday January 30 2013
Time: 10:34AM


**** support my lord - fickle fans who disappear because we concede a goal
30/01/2013 10:41:00
The overall average may be down, but from the 12 played at home,out of the 10 that are applicable, 6 of those were higher.
30/01/2013 11:14:00
hardly stats your club needs at a time when they havent any money
30/01/2013 11:37:00
I suppose it is also a question of whether you go to support your club or be entertained. At todays prices, it is far easier to justify non attendance
30/01/2013 11:38:00
Not sure they were leaving Nath probably needed a drink after the first half think we all needed a beer.
30/01/2013 11:44:00
It's an entertainment industry as OxfordSpur says. We are only getting entertained for small periods. Although it's more entertaining than last year, there's always a few parts where you want to cover/avert your eyes. It also winds fans up seeing basic mistakes which should not be happening at a club this big so often. Does Randy and Faulkner seriously think people will pay to be *****ed off?? There's always the die hards who will go regardless through habit, lack of any alternative, paid for ST already, want to add to 12th man but we haven't had 40'000 of them for a long time.
30/01/2013 11:52:00
the attendances have been good this season though considering the terrible results, people are still turning up week in week out and giving support but i think this is mostly bolstered by the season tickets sold pre season on the back of eck out and lambert in. i don't see those sales happening next season i suspect averages of mid 20 thous'
Naughtius Maximus
30/01/2013 12:00:00
I just keep hearing Ian Holloway's words ringing in my ears - "Villa are a half-arsed club, that used to be famous".
30/01/2013 12:06:00
And we all slated him for that Gaz. Perhaps hes not such a cock afterall. lol
30/01/2013 12:35:00
Merlin at least 5 or 6 people left by me in the lower holte after the 2nd goal and never returned. Hopefully the kind of 'fans' going down will get rid of. I'd much rather have 25k who supported the team than 40k where half can't wait to boo and complain.
30/01/2013 12:43:00
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