Stickied League 2 Away Support Thread 2023/24

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Reports are saying that tickets weren’t scanned as crowds were building up outside the turnstiles and ticket holders let through an exit gate.

So we lose a bit of an average due to Walsall tinpotness. Are they not aware of the importance of this thread?
 

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Mansfield's supporters that day must also shoulder some of the blame, reports of hundreds turning up at the awat turnstiles just before 3pm demanding they see kick off.
 

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Great following from Wrexham that, decent from Crawley too to be fair.
378 according to Fotmob.
Didn’t we take 900 to Mk midweek despite being shit and not having any tourist fans?

I’d assumed there must have been 5k from Wrexham for MK to declare an attendance of 11k.
 

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Didn’t we take 900 to Mk midweek despite being shit and not having any tourist fans?

I’d assumed there must have been 5k from Wrexham for MK to declare an attendance of 11k.
We’ve played you on a Tuesday night in league two before, and not in Half Term… completely different draw to the kids when you lie to them and tell them Deadpool might be there
 

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We’ve played you on a Tuesday night in league two before, and not in Half Term… completely different draw to the kids when you lie to them and tell them Deadpool might be there
So there were 5k “Wrexham” fans there then…
 
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Didn’t we take 900 to Mk midweek despite being shit and not having any tourist fans?

I’d assumed there must have been 5k from Wrexham for MK to declare an attendance of 11k.
For Artell's first match? Hmmm, no it was more like 500 I think if my memory serves me right. However if we adopt the same extrapolation that MK Dons used for bums on home seats;record attendance then there were easily a good 1000 or so of us there!

We took 900 or so to Oxford in the cup for the next match, maybe that's what you're thinking of?
 

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For Artell's first match? Hmmm, no it was more like 500 I think if my memory serves me right. However if we adopt the same extrapolation that MK Dons used for bums on home seats;record attendance then there were easily a good 1000 or so of us there!

We took 900 or so to Oxford in the cup for the next match, maybe that's what you're thinking of?
610 went in those heady days with the promised land ahead of no more Hurstmehball…
 

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Hollywood or not, that is a seriously impressive following from North Wales on a Tuesday night.
 

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Hollywood or not, that is a seriously impressive following from North Wales on a Tuesday night.
It is, no matter the circumstances. Got back to Wxm at just before 1am, then did a full day in work today zzz.

Another new ground for me ticked off, just got FGR, Gills, Colchester and Donny's 'new' ground to do then i'd have done all of league 2 grounds. Just a shame i'm unable to do Gills though this coming weekend.
 

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Reports are saying that tickets weren’t scanned as crowds were building up outside the turnstiles and ticket holders let through an exit gate.
they did, i was one of them.

A side gate kinda collapsed and fans went through without being scannned, they only originally had 2 openings for the away fans and did this due to unrest in the away crowd.
 

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Grimsby averaging over 1,000 whilst being massively shit. Best support in the league.
Agree. Their away support has always been excellent for a club where the shit times outweigh the good times significantly as of late. Not like Grimsby is near anywhere either.
 

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Grimsby averaging over 1,000 whilst being massively shit. Best support in the league.
I doubt very much we'll finish above 1000, will end up being more like 850ish I reckon. We've got midweek re-arranged trips to Colchester and Wimbledon coming up soon, Harrogate and Barrow with sub-1000 allocations and Crewe who we traditionally don't travel that well to. Morecambe at the weekend, I remember being in crowds of like 900/1000ish there but I reckon we're probably looking at about half of that this time round. I reckon we'll be on three digits before long. Having said that, if we get sucked into a proper all or nothing relegation scrap then our last few aways should be be pretty big followings.
Agree. Their away support has always been excellent for a club where the shit times outweigh the good times significantly as of late. Not like Grimsby is near anywhere either.
Yep. We got to the L2 playoff final in 2005/06 and then after that our finishing positions in this division were 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd followed by 6 seasons in the NL and then after coming back up for the first time our L2 finishes were 14th, 18th, 17th, 15th and 24th. Then we obviously bounced straight back from the NL and finally attained a top half finish in the fourth tier of 11th place and then now we're back spending pretty much the entire season in about 20th/21st/22nd. The two times in the last few decades that we've been blessed with a hint of momentum/upward trajectory we've fallen smack bang flat on our face. The lower reaches of League 2 are draining and it all feels eerily familiar for us right now so there's a lot of talk of people scaling back on the amount of time/money they invest following the club around. There are only so many times you can get excited about going to Gillingham, Walsall, Mansfield, etc.
 
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Almost sold the 375 extra tickets that went on sale yesterday afternoon. So will be 1375, plus however many travel on the day at Notts this weekend.
 

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Almost sold the 375 extra tickets that went on sale yesterday afternoon. So will be 1375, plus however many travel on the day at Notts this weekend.

I'm pleasantly surprised/shocked at those estimated figures. As a result a good chance of yet another 10,000+ gate at the Lane.
 

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It’s a strange one our away support as it seems that the shitter we’ve got, the better our away support.
I can remember being in some really sparse away crowds in our Championship days and back then we had some really good teams too, talk about taking it for granted.
 

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It’s a strange one our away support as it seems that the shitter we’ve got, the better our away support.
I can remember being in some really sparse away crowds in our Championship days and back then we had some really good teams too, talk about taking it for granted.
Loads of clubs had shit away support compared to their current levels, clubs like Wolves and Birmingham were bringing a few hundred to BP if they weren’t challenging. Even the Sheffield Utd didn’t fill the Osmond a couple of times - unthinkable now. And of course Notts were always pathetic travellers…
 

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It’s a strange one our away support as it seems that the shitter we’ve got, the better our away support.
I can remember being in some really sparse away crowds in our Championship days and back then we had some really good teams too, talk about taking it for granted.
Yep I'll have the 1992/93 squad and our 2014/15 fans please.

 

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Loads of clubs had shit away support compared to their current levels, clubs like Wolves and Birmingham were bringing a few hundred to BP if they weren’t challenging. Even the Sheffield Utd didn’t fill the Osmond a couple of times - unthinkable now. And of course Notts were always pathetic travellers…

Well that's an uncalled for and unnecessary pop! :cool1:

Maybe the big clubs didn't bring many to Blundell Park in the 90s because it was a shit hole then, and has only declined since.

Some clubs are pathetic travellers and others always struggle to get fans to go to their home games.
 
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Well that's an uncalled for and unnecessary pop! :cool1:

Maybe the big clubs didn't bring many to Blundell Park in the 90s because it was a shit hole then, and has only declined since.

Some clubs are pathetic travellers and others always struggle to get fans to go to their home games.
Always good to have a pop at not so Top of the Notts…your followings have been very good this season tbf - massive shift from 4 / 5 years ago. Be interesting to see if they stick next season.

We look to have about 500 going to Morcambe tomorrow. As per above when struggling in the championship in the 90’s a non-London 6 hour round trip would have been 250-300 tops.
 

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Happy to receive pops, gives me a great chance to fire back, as you will have seen. All the big Midlands clubs including Wolves and Brum used to bring loads to Meadow Lane close to filling the Kop on regular occasions. Probably enjoyed the seating and nice view.

Trust me nobody is more surprised about both our away and home support than us Notts fans, incredible support.

4/5 years ago our football was awful we we were struggling at the wrong end of the table for most of the season and on the decline. That'll be the reason.

Attendances are seriously on the up for many clubs especially if you have close neighbours in the oh so expensive Premier League
 

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