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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    I thought you must be an older regular Gordon; naming yourself after arguably the best left winger City ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Dale View Post
    ITS A WIND-UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!...............................the clue was M & S !! On the rugby front have to say I preferred the old County Ground .

    Engendered some heartfelt comments though , ignoring the one or two of limited vocabulary, from the SJP devotees . In that context , I still miss 'the Cowshed'.

    The poster who made reference to the Loos does have a point though....which would benefit from a further re-assessment and hopefully future upgrade.
    Do M&S sell wind up clocks?
    That's a sense of humour? - ha,ha. Oh, I forgot, ha,ha.

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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Dale View Post
    Engendered some heartfelt comments though , ignoring the one or two of limited vocabulary
    Were you hoping for some sparks and MENSAs?

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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    Lincoln City currently getting around 10% of the local population attending home games!
    Wonder if ECFC will get anywhere near that when the ground is redeveloped - a test for the Exonian & Devon locals!!!
    Top of the league getting 3,651 for a Saturday home game........!!!! Does this reflect on the current regime having a distinct
    dislike from many former fans now not attending mainly because of past home form? Interesting.

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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    If we keep getting the results I would hope to see the numbers rise, but the 3600 v Morecambe was affected by the first very low travelling support we have had, and coming off the back of two losses including a much more attractive home game in midweek which had held 4700. Would expect most Saturday's to range between 4000 and 4500, with 5000 plus being the ambition if we are in contention for automatics come the new year.

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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    Quote Originally Posted by ecfctis View Post
    Lincoln City currently getting around 10% of the local population attending home games!
    Wonder if ECFC will get anywhere near that when the ground is redeveloped - a test for the Exonian & Devon locals!!!
    Top of the league getting 3,651 for a Saturday home game........!!!! Does this reflect on the current regime having a distinct
    dislike from many former fans now not attending mainly because of past home form? Interesting.
    Well considering the new capacity will be substantially shy of 10% of the local population it’s a test that will never be passed.

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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    Quote Originally Posted by ecfctis View Post
    Lincoln City currently getting around 10% of the local population attending home games!
    Wonder if ECFC will get anywhere near that when the ground is redeveloped - a test for the Exonian & Devon locals!!!
    Top of the league getting 3,651 for a Saturday home game........!!!! Does this reflect on the current regime having a distinct
    dislike from many former fans now not attending mainly because of past home form? Interesting.
    We have only had an average attendance over 5,000 twice since the 1968-1969 season. The first and second seasons of our most recent 3 year spell in League One, where it was 5,832 and 5,393 respectively.
    Last edited by Pete Martin (CTID); 08 October 2017 at 18:37.

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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Martin (CTID) View Post
    We have only had an average attendance over 5,000 twice since the 1968-1969 season. The first and second seasons of our most recent 3 year spell in League One, where it was 5,832 and 5,393 respectively.
    Now our "local population" has grown, we should be aiming for more next year when we're back in that division.

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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Russell View Post
    Now our "local population" has grown, we should be aiming for more next year when we're back in that division.
    Hope that post doesn't come back to haunt you.

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    Re: The poor facilities at St James Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Russell View Post
    Now our "local population" has grown, we should be aiming for more next year when we're back in that division.
    Agreed, but the 5,800 average we had that year in L1 was bumped up by several big clubs being in L1 that year - Leeds, Pompey, both Sheffields, etc. To get up to (say) 6,000 average is a tall order in the current L1 with few big draws (especially as Argyle may pass us on their way down) as roughly 1350 of our capacity of 8,600 post-redevelopment will be for away fans (they have to be offered 10% of the seats) while away actuals are never likely to average more than 400 or so.

    So home turnout needs to average around 5,400 for us to get to 6,000 total attendance. Not impossible, but a tough ask, we have only got those numbers for games with Argyle and the Carlisle games last season, plus Liverpool in the cup.

    Growing our average gate to 6,000 has to be the long term ambition, but IMO would take more than one year of good results in L1 especially some high scoring home wins.

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