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« Reply #60 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:11:31 »

Fuck me, they only get around 10,000 and that includes away fans.

Yes, for sure, they are having a good time at the moment but don't big them up FFS.

That Ruskie will drop them like a hot turd when it suits him
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« Reply #61 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:15:21 »

They might have been referring to saints, Audrey.
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« Reply #62 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:53:34 »

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« Reply #63 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 13:41:54 »

Catchment area may be around the same size.  But there are a lot more people living in it, surely?

Population wise Southampton isn't much bigger than Swindon (i think), but its hard core support is probably because the population has been roughly the size it is for a while, as opposed to Swindon, which was the fastest growing town in Europe and all that....
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« Reply #64 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 13:48:24 »

Spending longer in the top divisions helps too.
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« Reply #65 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 13:51:57 »

Bearing in mind places like Eastleigh (100k) and Winchester (40k) are a knats hair away I think their catchment area is a lot bigger.

Im in North Hants and shed loads of people are Saints fans, they have control over most non-Pompey areas of Hants.
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« Reply #66 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 13:53:34 »

Population wise Southampton isn't much bigger than Swindon (i think), but its hard core support is probably because the population has been roughly the size it is for a while, as opposed to Swindon, which was the fastest growing town in Europe and all that....

Southampton 254,000
Swindon  186,000
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« Reply #67 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 14:21:30 »

Eastleigh 100K? Bugger me.
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« Reply #68 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 14:24:14 »

Bearing in mind places like Eastleigh (100k) and Winchester (40k) are a knats hair away I think their catchment area is a lot bigger.

Im in North Hants and shed loads of people are Saints fans, they have control over most non-Pompey areas of Hants.

North Hampshire is aldershot territory  Wink
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« Reply #69 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 14:33:02 »

Southampton have a healthy fanbase in South and West Wiltshire too.
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« Reply #70 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 17:50:27 »

Im in North Hants and shed loads of people are Saints fans, they have control over most non-Pompey areas of Hants.

I'm probably not that far from you in NE Hampshire.  I'd say the best supported club in these parts is Chelsea, but Shots, Southampton, Reading & Arsenal all get a look in.  It's a real mixed bag.

For such a densely populated and affluent part of the world, there are surprisingly few League clubs.  Guildford, Woking, Bracknell, Petersfield, Winchester & Basingstoke, for example...none of which have ever had League representation (so clubs like Southampton are going to be able to attract a fanbase over quite a large radius).  Contrast that with somewhere like Lancashire, where just about every 50,000+ town has a club in one of the top 4 divisions.
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« Reply #71 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 18:18:47 »

And to illustrate the point...

Map of Premier League & Football League Clubs

Edit: Map appears to be out of date however.  For some reason, it's showing two League clubs in Bristol?!
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« Reply #72 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 18:45:19 »

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« Reply #73 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 19:17:33 »

For such a densely populated and affluent part of the world, there are surprisingly few League clubs.  .... Contrast that with somewhere like Lancashire, where just about every 50,000+ town has a club in one of the top 4 divisions.
Not in the least bit surprising, football is a traditionally working class sport, so is most heavily embedded in working class areas. It's only in the past 20 years or so the poshies have discovered football, since that nice Mr Murdoch invented it in 1992.
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« Reply #74 on: Friday, May 16, 2014, 21:10:44 »

And to illustrate the point...

Map of Premier League & Football League Clubs

Edit: Map appears to be out of date however.  For some reason, it's showing two League clubs in Bristol?!

Like that map, scrolled out and Oxford became Headington. Mind you if Oxford continue their end of season decline they could become Headington again
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