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Shrimpergarry

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Now we've played our final home league game, it is confirmed that our average home attendance for this season has been 7,001. This compares very favourably with last year's average home gate of 6,024 and shows just how important it is to maintain at least league one status.

With one home game still to play, Colchester's average home gate at the moment is 4,186 (weirdly, this is slightly up on last season).
 

tottenham541

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Good stuff eh, 7,000 average is great, wonder if we can manage or beat it next season ? Think a lot will depend on how we start the season and as long as we don't have a early relegation fight I can see us getting 7,300-7,500 average:thumbsup:
 

Massimo Giovanni

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Burton and Wigan going up - with their small away following - and bigger away followed clubs coming down ought to be a boost to that side of things BUT as t541 puts it, a lot depends on our start.
Does anyone have figures for how many full ST we had this year; and how many bought into the promise with the half ST?
 
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We won't have the derby game obviously but with Northampton and at least a couple more southern based teams coming up along with Charlton coming down (with bolton) the away support should be decent. If millwall stay in league one then that effectively becomes our local derby along with charlton and the gills.
 

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We did have a good jump in budget for our staff this season. Of course next season we won't have any play-off money to put in the pot.

On other threads people are suggesting we need to clear out at least 7 or 8 players, which I don't agree with anyway. Yes we will have some transfer money to spend but we still have to watch wages. Money from Bentley or Payne should not go on wages.
 

Shrimper

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Should beat that next year.

Burton, Wigan going up.

If Scunthorpe go up then that'd mean three smaller followings going. Fleetwood or Blackpool going down and Crewe.

Replaced by Bolton (middle), MK Dons (Should bring nearly 1k) and Charlton (1k)

Northampton (750), Bristol Rovers (500-750), Oxford (500-ish), Accrington (negligible), Plymouth and Portsmouth would bring a good following.

Anyone know where you can find away stats?
 

Shrimpergarry

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Anyone know where you can find away stats?

A guy on One Football Forum collates them, here are the latest numbers:

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The red numbers indicate midweek games, we've had twice as many this season as Gillingham!
 

Csboy

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It's one of the most encouraging things over the last 12 years is out average support since we got to the 1st LDV Final has effectively doubled. Now if we could ever get to the new stadium crowds of over 10000 each game would become the norm
 

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So where does this put us in the table on attendances? I reckon we are under performing now in 14th place.
 

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and there was me thinking we play dross, uninteresting football, the type of football that turns away the fans in droves ...... strange
 

Shrimper

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A guy on One Football Forum collates them, here are the latest numbers:

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The red numbers indicate midweek games, we've had twice as many this season as Gillingham!

I'm a member on there, figured they would have them. Would be interested to see how many Charlton took to clubs nearby, same for MK and Northampton.
 

Up the Shrimpers

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Should beat that next year.

Burton, Wigan going up.

If Scunthorpe go up then that'd mean three smaller followings going. Fleetwood or Blackpool going down and Crewe.

Replaced by Bolton (middle), MK Dons (Should bring nearly 1k) and Charlton (1k)
Northampton (750), Bristol Rovers (500-750), Oxford (500-ish), Accrington (negligible), Plymouth and Portsmouth would bring a good following.

Anyone know where you can find away stats?
Cant see MK bringing 1,000 unless its first game or something like that, they might get good home crowds but their away support is not that good. However Charlton will bring more than 1,000 probably nearer 2,000.
 

Up the Shrimpers

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Now we've played our final home league game, it is confirmed that our average home attendance for this season has been 7,001. This compares very favourably with last year's average home gate of 6,024 and shows just how important it is to maintain at least league one status.

With one home game still to play, Colchester's average home gate at the moment is 4,186 (weirdly, this is slightly up on last season).

We were giving away well over 1,000 tickets for each of the last 5 or 6 home games that has helped push the average over 7,000.
 

Jai

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Northampton never travel well, neither do Franchise as they don't have any real fans. More likely to get decent away support from the likes of Plymouth/Pompey and definitely Charlton. Certainly should be up on last year.
 

Tommy2holes

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Have a good crack at the league and bring in some good quality signings and there is no reason why we can't bring in 7500-8000 as an average next term.
 

Uncle Leo

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AFC Wimbledon are in the playoffs too - they'd bring a few if they came up.

7,001 is decent enough, certainly something to build on. I'll certainly be trying a bit harder to bring that number up next season!
 

OldBlueLady

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All goes to show why the Target 8,000 thing isn't beyond all realms of possibility! :thumbsup:
 

jaffa1

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7,000 is pretty good I reckon. Dutch pals of mine are amazed that the third tier of English football attracts such crowds.....
 

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Now we've played our final home league game, it is confirmed that our average home attendance for this season has been 7,001. This compares very favourably with last year's average home gate of 6,024 and shows just how important it is to maintain at least league one status.

With one home game still to play, Colchester's average home gate at the moment is 4,186 (weirdly, this is slightly up on last season).

That'll be because they played us this season.
 
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