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BIron
February 18, 2020, 5:18pm Report to Moderator
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In 1950 when the club was elected to the league it was called Scunthorpe And Lindsey United which gives an idea of the intended catchment. In those days the average gate would have been a lot lower than GTFC.

Incidentally in the re-election year of 1955 the GTFC gate for the derby game was nearly 20k and for the return at Scunthorpe over 15k. United did the double over Town.




Christ, 15k gates. I could only dream of seeing that. Most i have seen was 9,000 odd when we played United in the League Cup.
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Christ, 15k gates. I could only dream of seeing that. Most i have seen was 9,000 odd when we played United in the League Cup.


I remember being at the Everton game in 1979 when we beat them 2-1 in The League Cup at BP when there was over 23000 in the ground.

Those were the days. The season of our last Championship winning team, 40 years ago this season.



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I remember being at the Everton game in 1979 when we beat them 2-1 in The League Cup at BP when there was over 23000 in the ground.

Those were the days. The season of our last Championship winning team, 40 years ago this season.


The first two games I attended at BP over Christmas 1957 both had over 17k for Div 2 fixtures with Liverpool and Charlton on 25th and 28th Dec. We won both games. In between on the 26th Dec Town lost 3-2 at Anfield. Three league games in 4 days!



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The first two games I attended at BP over Christmas 1957 both had over 17k for Div 2 fixtures with Liverpool and Charlton on 25th and 28th Dec. We won both games. In between on the 26th Dec Town lost 3-2 at Anfield. Three league games in 4 days!


How did the players manage in those days with no winter break.
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How did the players manage in those days with no winter break.


And what would travel have been like? Still the modern player has it much harder with those light balls, less fixtures, no tackling from behind ( or from anywhere in most matches ) luxury coach travel or fly to games.

Remember going to a Forest v Man Utd game in early seventies and when we got on the London to Cleethorpes train at the old St Marks Station in Lincoln all of town’s players were on board following a game at Brentford.
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And what would travel have been like? Still the modern player has it much harder with those light balls, less fixtures, no tackling from behind ( or from anywhere in most matches ) luxury coach travel or fly to games.

Remember going to a Forest v Man Utd game in early seventies and when we got on the London to Cleethorpes train at the old St Marks Station in Lincoln all of town’s players were on board following a game at Brentford.


They would maybe have had a coach to Liverpool, though there might even be a train on Boxing Day in those days on the main Manchester line. Footballers were not the only people who worked over Christmas. My uncle was an engine driver at Wakefield and they would go down to the sheds and light the firebox and do the oiling even if they were not due to run that day.



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All of them clubs you have mentioned are bigger  places than us. However, all them clubs you named have all disappeared out of the football league in modern times haven't they?  

We have remained in the football league since 1950.  I fear that status will come to an end within the next few years though if we aren't careful.  This summer is  vital.

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Its the population in the wider catchment area and history of the club that is material to overall support, not just the population within administrative boundary of the town or city. On population Burnley (73k) is smaller than Scunthorpe (82k) and Scunthorpe is smaller than Morcambe and Lancaster 110k. Even Scunny can muster quite a few more fans than Morcambe. I'd suggest more people in Morcambe and Lancaster support Burnley, Preston and Blackpool than support Morcambe. I expect there will be a  fair few who support Carlisle as well.

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So what you’re saying Limerick is that Scunny are a little club because they have a short history? 😉


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I remember being at the Everton game in 1979 when we beat them 2-1 in The League Cup at BP when there was over 23000 in the ground.

Those were the days. The season of our last Championship winning team, 40 years ago this season.

I was in the Barrett's stand that night, the atmosphere was electric.



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