Attendance over the years

ryancooper327

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If you are going to try and quote "statistics" at least try to check the FACTS first.

Under trust ownership attendances have tended to have been at least as high, if not higher, than in most previous regimes. Even during our darkest time.

In fact, despite not quite making the playoffs last season's average gate was nearly 500 up on the previous season.

How about some ACTUAL average attendance numbers for you to suck on
Under Trust Ownership
2018-19 L2 9th 4,480
2017-18 L2 4th 4,004
2016-17 L2 5th 4,166
2015-16 L2 14th 4,008
2014-15 L2 10th 3,873
2013-14 L2 16th 3,701
2012-13 L2 10th 4,142
2011-12 L1 23rd 4,474
2010-11 L1 8th 5,393 (Equal highest finish ever)
2009-10 L1 18th 5,832
2008-9 L2 2nd 4,939
2007-8 Conf 4th 3,705
2006-7 Conf 5th 3,627
2005-6 Conf 7th 3,756
2004-5 Conf 6th 3,389
2003-4 Conf 6th 3,669
Prior to Trust Ownership
2002-3 L2 23rd 3,763 Relegated
2001-2 L2 16th 3,313
2000-1 L2 19th 3,313
1999-0 L2 21st 3,014
1998-9 L2 12th 3,154
1997-8 L2 15th 3,990
1996-7 L2 22nd 3,014
1995-6 L2 14th 3,442
1994-5 L2 22nd 2,482
1993-4 L1 22nd 3,350
1992-3 L1 19th 3,268
1991-2 L1 20th 3,645
1990-1 L1 16th 4,285
1989-90 L2 1st 4,858 CHAMPIONS - UNBEATEN AT HOME
1988-9 L2 10th 2,678
1987-8 L2 22nd 2,505
1986-7 L2 14th 2,657
1985-6 L2 21st 1,976
1984-5 L2 18th 2,349
1983-4 L1 24th 3,376
1982-3 L1 19th 3,235
1981-2 L1 18th 3,861
1980-1 L1 11th 4,554
1979-80 L1 8th 4,575 (Other Equal highest finish ever)
1978-9 L1 9th 4,410
1977-8 L1 17th 4,858
1976-7 L2 2nd 4,616 Promoted
1975-6 L2 7th 3,265
Indeed, one has to go back HALF A CENTURY to the 60s and before for a time when gates, at our current level, regularly held above even 4,000 - apart from the last four years that is.
From the figures posted on the ladies thread I thought I'd knock up a graphical representation. It does show steady growth in attendance.

 

Boyo

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Interesting. The context of course is that in the Trust years we have consistently finished in the top third of the table, which certainly was not the case for the generation or two prior to then. I think it probably also shows a wider trend in football where attendances are increasing. Finally the population of Exeter and surrounding areas has increased noticeably in the last 20 years or so.
 

Pobbop

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Interesting. The context of course is that in the Trust years we have consistently finished in the top third of the table, which certainly was not the case for the generation or two prior to then. I think it probably also shows a wider trend in football where attendances are increasing. Finally the population of Exeter and surrounding areas has increased noticeably in the last 20 years or so.
Yes, but there is also the fact we spent 5 years in the conference, where some of the away support was minimal to say the least. Added to that we now have to contend with a rugby team that takes support away, unprecedented in our history, when football used to be the only gig in town. So we are doing pretty well to not fall tbh.

Context should work both ways really.

I personally think that some of this is due to the Trust model, and bringing through youngsters.
 

InMyBlood

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The years I attended most regularly in the '80's are the lowest averages so I would like to claim some personal responsibility for that.
 
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