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Wigan took 700 for a section that 1) holds 3200 and 2) faces the TV cameras. So that means just 500 empty seats in the home section, some of which were hospitality (school holidays possibly a factor).Struggling to think of a premier side who will be less well supported away than Wigan
The JDogg - The attendance was actually 29600- The reason it always looks like the ground is more empty than it is on TV is because the cameras are facing the areas that sell out last. The side where the cameras are must have been completely packed - unless the attendance figures were not accurate. Also doesn't help when the away team don't bring anyone
Felt obliged to watch a YouTube 'highlights package', rest assured there won't be another empty seat all seaon at St Mary's - wow!
Talk of many empty seats at the Wigan game is rubbish. The crowd was over 29000 for pities sake!, The ground only holds 32000. Some seats are held back for security. Check the facts before posting rubbish.
I have to sadly agree that there were too many empty seats at St Marys last week but that's more because football has become a form of entertainment rather than the peoples' game. £75 for a single game at Chelsea surely prices people into choosing the games they want to see and, frankly, that isn't Wigan.
jammidave - I guess next time you go the match you will pretend those empty seats are actually red Southampton shirts blending in with the colour. I'm afraid they're not - and unlike your assumptions I am a season ticket holder and know the difference between empty seats in the home supporters areas. Challenge: see if you can spot it this time...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCw_tgXNuPo
In terms of potential and which teams Ramirez could into now this has to be signing of the summer, he will be one of the best attacking midfielders in the world in the next 5 years. What a buy! I just don't see how all the other tops teams didn't go for him
@22. It's a coup with Ramirez because Spurs and Liverpool both wanted him. Done very well with a mid table team in Italy - no pushover league- and 17 caps for Uruguay, so chances are Saints know what they are doing. Plus they signed a great centre half too, Japanese international, so sensible business at the other end of the pitch.
I think Southampton have signed some quality players from abroad but you can't say they will perform on the EPL platform when your all saying these are coups there not exactly coups yet remember Robinho shevchenko veron the list goes on still think Southampton going down but well done for ambition
Great signing for Saints, but as for the optimism about staying up, you have to think that Adkins could have brought in more defenders as opposed to investing in attackers...But Ramirez is a coup almost equivalent to Tevez going to West Ham a few years ago. What an amazing bit of business.
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