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cmackenzie4
November 21, 2014, 9:37pm

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I would make a lot more games if i wasn't a shift worker, i work three Saturdays out of four so it can be quite difficult for me, i still manage to get to between 12 -15 games a season though due to taking leave.


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We've actually bucked the trend because attendances have gone up nationwide during the same period I think. I think the biggest factor is money, we are competing with areas of the country where people on average have more disposable income to spend on things like football.


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November 21, 2014, 9:43pm
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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


Are you sure about that? Agreed it's difficult to compare, but when Town played Gateshead at home in the first play-off semi the attendance was only 5,234.


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Wansum?


I'll give it ya.


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Are you sure about that? Agreed it's difficult to compare, but when Town played Gateshead at home in the first play-off semi the attendance was only 5,234.


The only way we'll fill BP is if we play a PL side in the cup and there seems little prospect of that for some time.


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November 21, 2014, 10:04pm
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Are you sure about that? Agreed it's difficult to compare, but when Town played Gateshead at home in the first play-off semi the attendance was only 5,234.


The Exeter game wasn`t a play off but a game to get us into what is now the championship, I honestly think that if we have that chance to win this league in our last home game it will sell out
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November 21, 2014, 10:19pm
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Also we could stand and congregate where we wanted also a lot easier paying on gate
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Got to be honest, i'm struggling to understand the question, our home gates  after 4 seasons non league  have more
or less been on par with those when we were still a league 2 FL club and i am old enough to remember FL gates  much less,
i think that considering some of  the stuff we have been served up over those years its a testimony to the loyalty of our fans that
we  are consistently in the top three average home gates and i would suggest that considering our geographical position
our away support betters anyones in this league.
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We've actually bucked the trend because attendances have gone up nationwide during the same period I think. I think the biggest factor is money, we are competing with areas of the country where people on average have more disposable income to spend on things like football.


It's not money, it's success.  Fans of this club have been beaten into the ground over the last 12 years. Far worse than it ever got in the late 80s. Given time, success and good football (ala Buckley's time) you would see crowds like 91 again - ground permitting.
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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.


I don't know if I completely agree with that. It was less than a decade later that we were getting sub 5000 home attendances in the Championship, only 1000-1500 more than we get now.
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