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Stickied League 2 Away Support Thread 2019/2020

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Average away followings at specific grounds. As you can see Salford has been an attraction this season and Crewe is easy to get to. Plymouth is bottom as it is miles away and Grimsby & Mansfield haven't been to Scunthorpe yet.

868Salford City
668Crewe Alexandra
603Bradford City
599Macclesfield Town
586Walsall
585Leyton Orient
534Northampton Town
526Swindon Town
487Morecambe
481Stevenage
455Forest Green Rovers
447Cheltenham Town
445Mansfield Town
437Cambridge United
429Oldham Athletic
390Colchester United
375Port Vale
368Carlisle United
357Grimsby Town
347Newport County
338Crawley Town
336Exeter City
283Scunthorpe United
259Plymouth Argyle
 

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This is the willy waving league table though based on miles travelled and adjustments made for midweek games. It is a median figure of number of supporters who travel to a game on Saturdays at a distance of 150 miles. As you can see all the tin pot , non brotherhood clubs are at the bottom of the list. Some folk say that the actual league table should be based on this hierarchy.


1599Plymouth Argyle
685Bradford City
677Grimsby Town
667Swindon Town
512Exeter City
489Leyton Orient
470Carlisle United
350Crewe Alexandra
344Mansfield Town
343Northampton Town
302Walsall
301Port Vale
274Newport County
270Colchester United
265Oldham Athletic
261Scunthorpe United
238Cambridge United
189Cheltenham Town
154Crawley Town
146Salford City
131Morecambe
127Forest Green Rovers
120Macclesfield Town
119Stevenage
 

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Could you create a list of Saturday away matches only, especially when we have had a couple moved to mid week because of the FA Cup or those originally planned for that we all would definitely have had considerably more...?
 

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Cheers for posting those 'Northstandexile', some fine numbers there and well done to both Plymouth and Bradford for averaging over 1,000 when there are so many mid-week matches.

Just shows there are more than a few 'proper' football supporters down here.
 

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Why not? Or is it because you have had all local mid week games? :pond:
ok for what it is worth, most clubs unsurprising see their average increase if you don't include midweek night games. The only club to show a decrease is Morecombe (162 to 160)

1134Bradford City
1061Plymouth Argyle
875Swindon Town
855Port Vale
809Grimsby Town
683Walsall
675Leyton Orient
588Oldham Athletic
513Exeter City
504Scunthorpe United
502Crewe Alexandra
482Northampton Town
469Mansfield Town
420Carlisle United
391Cambridge United
354Colchester United
347Newport County
322Salford City
269Cheltenham Town
244Macclesfield Town
241Forest Green Rovers
225Stevenage
166Crawley Town
160Morecambe
 

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ok for what it is worth, most clubs unsurprising see their average increase if you don't include midweek night games. The only club to show a decrease is Morecombe (162 to 160)

1134Bradford City
1061Plymouth Argyle
875Swindon Town
855Port Vale
809Grimsby Town
683Walsall
675Leyton Orient
588Oldham Athletic
513Exeter City
504Scunthorpe United
502Crewe Alexandra
482Northampton Town
469Mansfield Town
420Carlisle United
391Cambridge United
354Colchester United
347Newport County
322Salford City
269Cheltenham Town
244Macclesfield Town
241Forest Green Rovers
225Stevenage
166Crawley Town
160Morecambe

Thank you.
We drop from tenth to 12th but average 140 more with just Saturday games. I thought that there would be more of a difference.
Bradford decrease by over 400?
 

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Thank you.
We drop from tenth to 12th but average 140 more with just Saturday games. I thought that there would be more of a difference.
Bradford decrease by over 400?
Yeah, we drop from an automatic place (third) down to a play-off position (fifth).
 

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here is my list of average away followings , they do contain some estimates, Scunthorpe and Swindon home games are the problem

1026Plymouth Argyle
1009Bradford City
869Swindon Town
767Grimsby Town
710Port Vale
599Walsall
598Leyton Orient
510Oldham Athletic
497Crewe Alexandra
467Scunthorpe United
457Exeter City
449Mansfield Town
439Northampton Town
390Carlisle United
366Cambridge United
323Newport County
321Colchester United
286Salford City
239Cheltenham Town
218Macclesfield Town
214Forest Green Rovers
198Stevenage
162Morecambe
150Crawley Town

I rest my case, Scunthorpe do travel relatively well...

Lincolnshire clubs have so far taken a total average of 2,472 away per game (Lincoln are currently at 1,238) with (my) estimated average home support of Lincoln 8,200, Grimsby 4,300 and Scunthorpe 3,200 = 15,700. That's 15.75% of home support at away games across the three clubs - pretty impressive. It must be the nordic genes and Lincolnshire diaspora...
 

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I rest my case, Scunthorpe do travel relatively well...

Lincolnshire clubs have so far taken a total average of 2,472 away per game (Lincoln are currently at 1,238) with (my) estimated average home support of Lincoln 8,200, Grimsby 4,300 and Scunthorpe 3,200 = 15,700. That's 15.75% of home support at away games across the three clubs - pretty impressive. It must be the nordic genes and Lincolnshire diaspora...
Or we've all left the county and are exiled around the country, often finding it easier to watch away games rather than home ones. That's the case with me and my family, no relations within 160 miles of Grimsby any more.
 

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The biggest problem Swindon have is all of our localish games dont have big away ends and have all been sold out Cheltenham, FGR, Newport, Northampton, Orient(Fast Train to london). The fans are trying to get a 3K to walsall initiative going at the end of the month and as we creep towards Promotion we should see some decent away crowds at northern outposts.
 

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205 Grimsby at Plymouth
157 Crewe at Exeter

No figure for Scunny at Swindon yet
 

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Or we've all left the county and are exiled around the country, often finding it easier to watch away games rather than home ones. That's the case with me and my family, no relations within 160 miles of Grimsby any more.
I've still some distant relations in Nth Lincs. My three children support Town but have never having lived in Lincolnshire. Whether the Mariner lineage will die out after them, who knows? Like you I attend more away games than home.
 

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No figure for Scunny at Swindon yet

I doubt there will have been too many. Most who went first time, but were told the game was off for safety after Swindon's security had started letting supporters in, will not have gone down again. Cost and getting time off work will have worked against them.
 
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I rest my case, Scunthorpe do travel relatively well...

Lincolnshire clubs have so far taken a total average of 2,472 away per game (Lincoln are currently at 1,238) with (my) estimated average home support of Lincoln 8,200, Grimsby 4,300 and Scunthorpe 3,200 = 15,700. That's 15.75% of home support at away games across the three clubs - pretty impressive. It must be the nordic genes and Lincolnshire diaspora...
Yeah, Scunny runs about 15% average (away/home support), which we consider decent for a small town club. Bigger Lincs places of Lincoln and Grimsby have strong away followings too. Places with a lot of shift workers suffer more, I have always thought. No numbers to back it up though. Do agree with BlackHaddock's point about fans spread around the country.
 
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There is certainly a massive imbalance in this division when we are averaging over 1000 fans across the grounds and only 250 odd of you lazy buggers can be assed to travel down to sunny Devon. 750 people at say an average of £10 a ticket works out an awful lot of money over the season.
 

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There is certainly a massive imbalance in this division when we are averaging over 1000 fans across the grounds and only 250 odd of you lazy buggers can be assed to travel down to sunny Devon. 750 people at say an average of £10 a ticket works out an awful lot of money over the season.
Average of £10 is very light as well I'd say!
 
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Like supporting your football team isn't enough? Plastic
 

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Had one of my most memorable awaydays at Plymouth on a Tuesday evening in 1992 in the Old (old) 2nd Division. Towards the end of the season and both teams were at the wrong end of the table so it was a big 6 pointer. Poured with rain all game and "Super" Clive Mendonca scored his first of many goals for the club as we won 2-1 with the 100 or so Mariners fans "singing in the rain" doing the conga around the away end. At the end of the season we stayed up and they were relegated so it was a massive win for us.

That was my 2nd visit to Plymouth as I also went in 1987. That time it was memorable for all the wrong reasons as we lost 5-0 at it turned out to be the final game in a Mariners shirt for our keeper Nigel Batch which was an awful way to end the Grimsby career of such a legendary custodian.
 

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Like supporting your football team isn't enough? Plastic

Supporting my team is the only reason I would go back.

Strange use of the word plastic - anyone who follows any team at this level is certainly not plastic - and I include the fans of cash rich hobby clubs such as FGR and Salford.
 

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Supporting my team is the only reason I would go back.

Strange use of the word plastic - anyone who follows any team at this level is certainly not plastic - and I include the fans of cash rich hobby clubs such as FGR and Salford.

Most Salford fans are United or City fans really! You can't get more plastic than that!
 

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Most Salford fans are United or City fans really! You can't get more plastic than that!

Whilst that's true - at least they're getting off their fat asses and going to watch a game on a Saturday afternoon instead of watching Jeff and the boys on Soccer Saturday every single week.
 

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Whilst that's true - at least they're getting off their fat asses and going to watch a game on a Saturday afternoon instead of watching Jeff and the boys on Soccer Saturday every single week.
Sorry chap, but life is not like that. Some of us have responsibilities and family and jobs that make not going to a game every Saturday afternoon a possibility. I get to 3 or 4 away games a season and have a great day every time cos I’m with my mates having a few beers and usually watching shit football which is immaterial.
jeff is my saviour. He brings me joy and despair week after week. It doesn’t make me less of a fan but gives me options because a. My life is different and b. I have a life outside of football.
each to their own though
 

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