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WappingMariner
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If I had more time (i.e less time in the pub tonight) to do the relevant research, I'd already have come to a conclusion. I would like to know where those 14,225 fans who watched Grimsby beat Exeter in 1991 at Blundell Park have gone? Twenty-four years later we have an average gate of 3/4k and that only swells when we play in a local derby (Lincoln or Scunthorpe).

Is the reason the cost of going nowadays? Have those who were at the game in 1991 lost interest? Have people found better things to do with their time?

Personally, I can't think of doing anything other than watching Town on a Saturday. Is that the general consensus?


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I would say a lot down to cost I would say
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I would put it down to Glory hunters now going to watch Ull , Man U and the like
easier to travel to games than 20 years ago on top of that TV has games on most nights so easier to get your football fix
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How much was it to watch Town in 1991?


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I think 1991 is the key part.

The Premier League and Sky Sports have done a great job of killing watching football live. Back then if you wanted to watch football you had to get off your bottom and get down to your local ground. These days there so much football on TV then a lot of people are quite satisfied vegging at home or in the pub watching.

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I think it's mainly down to performances and league positions, I think back in the 60s we was only averaging just over 2000 at least one season, success breads interest  if we verge on promotion towards the end of season expect to see at least 5-6000 at the park no problem.
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If I had more time (i.e less time in the pub tonight) to do the relevant research, I'd already have come to a conclusion. I would like to know where those 14,225 fans who watched Grimsby beat Exeter in 1991 at Blundell Park have gone? Twenty-four years later we have an average gate of 3/4k and that only swells when we play in a local derby (Lincoln or Scunthorpe).

Is the reason the cost of going nowadays? Have those who were at the game in 1991 lost interest? Have people found better things to do with their time?

Personally, I can't think of doing anything other than watching Town on a Saturday. Is that the general consensus?


This is not a true comparison, the Exeter game was a end of season promotion celebration, I`m sure if we need to win the last home game this season to be champions it will be a full house at BP
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You've got no fans


Wansum?
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I would put it down to a lot of fans remembering Town when they played at a lot higher level, with larger crowds, better opposition and higher quality of football, then gradually drifting away under the alarming decline over the last decade, waiting for the club to rise again, and then return to watch their heroes play at the level of football they believe Town should be playing at.


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