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We are responsible for over 1m of that attendance if you count in the tinpot & FA Cup.Thankfully our boys will be back where we belong on whit Monday 27th May - The gift of the Holy Spirit (super Jack) to the church (V Park) on the Day of Pentecost (Play off final).This nightmare chumpionsh league will become a distant memory & our attendances back in the PL.You'll miss us EFL!UTV VTID
The highest attendance in the 3rd tier (old Div3 now League One) :Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United1979–80 Third Division 26 December 1979 Hillsborough 49,309 the game at Bramhall Lane was also a full house:1979–80 Third Division 5 April 1980 Bramall Lane 45,156
106. asbladeYou are spot on! As a Villa fan, I would dearly love my Club to be competing at the highest level, but if money precludes that possibility, then I would rather watch a competitive game of football in the Championship. Thoroughly enjoyed many matches at VP over the past two years and I have had the chance to see some excellent young English footballers ply their trade.
Attendances are almost certain to drop next season though. The crowds at Norwich, Sheffield United and any of Leeds, West Brom, Villa or Derby are higher than those at Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield.
Take your kids to your local EFL/non league club for games instead of buying them shirts for Prem clubs that are miles away.The younger they are the better and they will be a fan for life and watch their new found heroes live.They will be able to interact with the as they are accessible.I did this with my grandson when he was 8 and a Man U fan.Watching the Stags with him last night was amazing.
@112 absolutely, when the EFL has so many big clubs across the 3 divisions, it's almost criminal that Sky got away with paying so little for the TV deal and it's only increased the gap between the Premier League and the Football League.
And still largely ignored by Big Media.
That Sky deal agreed by the EFL is shocking. 72 clubs get less than the club that finishes bottom of the EPL.
When Arsenil get relegated those numbers will tumble because of the small number of fans who attend an Arsenil game at the Emptyrats Stadium.COYS
@109. Brilliant post.Try complaining to the BBC and they do nothing.I have called and emailed and it’s a waste of time.Wednesday played Chelsea away in the cup this season and the bbc coverage was truly appalling.Ex Chelseas Ruud Gullit actually introduced the show.The bias was a new low for the BBC and they have the cheek to ask us to fill out there surveys on how they can improve!
The BBC coverage of the EFL is very poor. Football Focus virtually ignores it, especially in the second half. Radio 5 Live is better at giving up to date EFL scores but unless the team is called Arsenal or Man Utd you are wasting your time listening. The frustrating thing for any EFL club fan is that despite the negative feedback on here you know the BBC will ignore it.
Interesting, and yet the BBC rates the EFL below what is played in Scotland However this is an organisation that sacks people for daft and regrettable mistakes, so PC ness comes before any other values - mustn’t upset the Scots since their two team monopoly might complain. Considering that there is so much more to do now & ticket prices are comparatively much more it is an impressive statistic
As I have said when a team like Blades, Sunderland, Owls and such like land in League 1 teams don't want them to leave and do their best to keep them there. We had 6 seasons there and Ipswich will be in same boat, nice ground big club L1 is not easy.
@104 Lambton WormAgree with you,we'd all be better off if they cleared off.Lambton Worm?..Isn't that a boozer in Chester le Street?
18.4 million?..I think that's more numbers than attend in the Prem which i think is less than 15 million..So correct me if I'm wrong,more people watch the EFL than the Prem..but it gets largely ignored by the BBC.The Championship is a great Division,far more enjoyable than watching what is really a 6 club monopoly,where the rest are cannon fodder making up the numbers because they can't compete.
The Premier League is killing football but there is still life beyond it. What they dont realise is it is not all about six clubs. The clubs in the EFL are important to their communities and it would be much better if the big six cleared off to a European super league and took their reserves and youths with them, permanently.
The BBC let us comment ? We need better links on the football home pages. One from each division in cluding non league. Less pushing of the womans game (hidden for extra clicks by NOT REFERENCING ITS ABOUT womens football) . Football wasnt invented in 1992, get rid of G Linaker et al.
Judging by the limited coverage the BBC now gives the EFL, I can only assume that those attendance figures are tiny in comparison to Women's and Scottish football.
Well Mr Harvey. My team Mansfield Town may end up at Wembley through the play offs, they may end up playing Forest Green, there will probably be about 15000 rattling around Wembley if you're lucky.Why, because of the exorbitant cost of play off tickets and travel to London, families in our poor area of the country are priced out the big one!!!!!
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