Wigan have something of an issue due to the pubs showing foreign coverage of the Premier League. Every single game involving Wigan is shown and whilst travelling numbers aren't as bad as quoted, they are low but away days are expensive enough at a lower league level, nevermind Prem League level.
What % of your support would be affected if you could just pop to your local and watch the games? I know our's at Dale would be massively hit.
So why folk are expecting Wigan to get thousands through the gate just because they play in the top flight is beyond me.
Top post were that. I think folk are being unrealistic to expect large attendances in the Premier division. Why would they be so presumptuous? Have they no morals? Will my questions never cease?
Well they do say that the imitation is the highest form of flattery our kid but you are coming across as a bit of a weirdo...
Schade schade indeed...
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.
I'm pretty sure if we were in the Premier league that we would average 20k +. Shrewsbury, Shropshire and Mid Wales tend will jump on the band wagon just like the wembley trips. The people that live round these areas are that way inclined. Shropshire and Powys alone is a combine population of well over half a million, there aint much else for the people of these areas to do with regards to football.
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You do make me chuckle
Have you thought about being a stand up comedian ?
Even when Shrewsbury were at the heady heights of finishing 8th in the old Division 2, the average crowd if my usually reliable memory serves me right was between 8250 & 8750, and this included the likes of Sunderland, Newcastle, Birmingham etc bringing away followings of 2000+
You have a highly fantastical view of the pulling power of Shrewsbury Town, there may be the odd gate in 5 figures if the ground was extended, but the vast majority of gates I would suspect not differing from those stated above.
And as for the comment 'that there ain't much more to do with regards to football'
You mean apart from playing in the numerous local leagues ? League of Wales Cymru Alliance Spar Mid Wales Divisions 1 & 2 Montgomery Amatuer League Divisions 1 & 2 Mid Wales South League Shropshire County League Premier & Division 1 West Shropshire Alliance etc etc
I do tend to agree, 20,000 is probably a tad optimistic. However comparing it to the 80`s is a bit unfair. Unfortunately for us the most successful period in our clubs history coincided with some of the lowest average attendances in the 20th century. Here`s some top flight averages from 1986. Man Utd 46,321 Arsenal 23,824 Tottenham 20,859 Aston Villa 15,237 So on that basis when we get to the prem we should average maybe 12/15,000!
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