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« Reply #5595 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 20:34:45 »

Oxfords average seems about their norm - the Manor Ground was only around 10k capacity.

I thought Plymouth would be 14000+ considering how well they've been doing and the numbers they take away.
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« Reply #5596 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 20:41:29 »

It depends on what you are compairing as the metro size of Sunderland was 342.000 in 2020

https://www.macrotrends.net/cities/22881/sunderland/population

However you have places like Durham that could support another football team as well as some bigger Suburbs and areas.
Itís a massive Region is the NE but you are right a real football hotbed.
Equally both Newcastle and Sunderland have a huge following down South similar to Leeds.
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« Reply #5597 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 20:43:18 »

I may be making a bad assumption here, but I have always though the South West teams have been pretty poor at attracting fans relative to their local populations.  Part of that I guess is the origins of the game being much more Northern centric with the heavy industry - I am sure Reg would have known the league list ranked as attendance vs population.

Bristol being a prime example - they are what, two or three times the size of Newcastle? and yet neither club can sustain much more than 15k over the recent long term unless doing really well.
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« Reply #5598 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 20:44:07 »

Newcastle at home in the 3rd round would be nice!
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« Reply #5599 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 20:44:31 »

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« Reply #5600 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 20:46:25 »

You could make a comedy book entitled "The Matchday Musings of a 1950's Football Manager" based entirely around the audio clips he created on the Portsmouth game.  Hearing that ensured there could be no doubt as to his quality, or lack thereof.
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« Reply #5601 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 20:46:32 »

Newcastle at home in the 3rd round would be nice!

Would be my favourite draw away from home.
Love the NE and would make another weekend of that.
Spent my last weekend up there just before the start of this season, absolutely love the City.
Had some cracking weekends up there both as a single lad and married man.
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« Reply #5602 on: Monday, November 29, 2021, 20:47:51 »

I may be making a bad assumption here, but I have always though the South West teams have been pretty poor at attracting fans relative to their local populations.  Part of that I guess is the origins of the game being much more Northern centric with the heavy industry - I am sure Reg would have known the league list ranked as attendance vs population.

Bristol being a prime example - they are what, two or three times the size of Newcastle? and yet neither club can sustain much more than 15k over the recent long term unless doing really well.

Yes that's a very good point you make about the south west teams not attracting as many fans per population compared to Northern teams.
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« Reply #5603 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 08:43:44 »

I may be making a bad assumption here, but I have always though the South West teams have been pretty poor at attracting fans relative to their local populations.  Part of that I guess is the origins of the game being much more Northern centric with the heavy industry - I am sure Reg would have known the league list ranked as attendance vs population.

Bristol being a prime example - they are what, two or three times the size of Newcastle? and yet neither club can sustain much more than 15k over the recent long term unless doing really well.

Industrial working class areas and the 'cradle of the game' is obviously a factor; but I also think Rugby plays a part in this. It was never as popular as football, but in very specific geographical areas it has taken some of the potential support. The North East has never had any real rugby as an alternative, Brizzle, as we know, does. Also compare say Leeds vs Liverpool or Sheffield, or Hull vs Nottingham, or South Wales vs West Midlands for similar case studies.
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« Reply #5604 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 09:18:29 »

Newcastle at home in the 3rd round would be nice!

Newcastle away would be nicer.....
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« Reply #5605 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 09:23:24 »

Newcastle away would be nicer.....
Way to far for Town fans to travel in huge number, Arsenal or Spurs away would be perfect and we would easily get 5,000 going.
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« Reply #5606 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 09:34:47 »

Bristol City away
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« Reply #5607 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 09:35:50 »

Yeovil away.
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« Reply #5608 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 21:42:03 »

Bradford to win the rematch 😀

Cheers, Jimmy !
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« Reply #5609 on: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 04:28:59 »

They were winning just couldnt hold onto it😀
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