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skybluecam

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Will be about the same. Possibly a little less because we may lose some big name teams.

Our biggest attendances this season are Leicester, Wednesday, Birmingham, Norwich and Cardiff. We may lose 4 of those teams to promotion and relegation. Ideally Everton come down as that would sell out easily.
Only Leicester and maybe Birmingham were because of the opposition though?

Wednesday sold out because it was Boxing day. Cardiff attendance boosted by the cup run. Also vastly different away attendances between those.
Just over 4000 if the ground holds 32,609. That's more than the amount of home fans in the South Stand yesterday.

And yes, I know at least half of those 4000 are in corporate spaces.
The usable capacity for the ground is nowhere near 32k. Leicester we had sold out home and away ends and didn't even break 30k.
 

SBT

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Basically NOPM was bigger than people realised because this also coincides with sisu fucking off , the crowds were over 21000 before they came
I personally doubt that NOPM has had much to do with our attendances in the past few years, certainly not in the post-Covid era.
 

Evo1883

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I personally doubt that NOPM has had much to do with our attendances in the past few years, certainly not in the post-Covid era.
Our attendances have risen quite sharply since sisu left
 

Evo1883

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Can you give the stats on that ?

I found the stats on the QPR forum back in 2007 (don't ask) had coventry as the 17th highest average in english football history..

Coventry now have a historical average of 17196 and Leicester is now 19764 , let's bear in mind in the last 17 years leicester have had attendances averaging 22k to 31k every season whilst we've been shagged into the ground some seasons getting 2 and 6000 , 9k etc

So it's swung , but forest and Derby historically were less than us too , now forest all time 18548 , and Derby 18598


It's taken 15 years of sisu to put us below these teams

Before 2007 we were above all of these teams
 

pusbccfc

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Only Leicester and maybe Birmingham were because of the opposition though?

Wednesday sold out because it was Boxing day. Cardiff attendance boosted by the cup run. Also vastly different away attendances between those.

The usable capacity for the ground is nowhere near 32k. Leicester we had sold out home and away ends and didn't even break 30k.

It is if they fix the segregation problems, and/or get some bottle.

I saw a video of Stoke fans celebrating at Hull last week. Hull had the demand for an entire sell out and therefore limited segregation to a foot or two. Yesterday we had nearly 3 blocks of segregation.
 

SBT

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Our attendances have risen quite sharply since sisu left
It also happened to coincide with our first genuine sniff of Premier League football in 20+ years. I doubt many fans would have stayed away for that playoff run if SISU were still in charge.

The surge in fan interest/ST sales came about after the end of Covid restrictions coincided with our improving league status, and it’s snowballed from there thanks to Robins.
 

Evo1883

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It also happened to coincide with our first genuine sniff of Premier League football in 20+ years. I doubt many fans would have stayed away for that playoff run if SISU were still in charge.

The surge in fan interest/ST sales came about after the end of Covid restrictions coincided with our improving league status, and it’s snowballed from there thanks to Robins.

Doug king took full control of coventry city on the 27th January .. since that date we've had just 2 games from 29 under 20k (1 was a night match against millwall )and 4 games under 22k ... we were 15th in the championship and had only had over 20k 3 times in the previous 16 home games


The numbers have risen approximately 5,000 since sisu have left , we also had a horror start to this season but more people than the last 3 or 4 decades were coming still and also paying on the gate


I doubt very much we'd be averaging 25000 this season under sisu
 
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David O'Day

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It also happened to coincide with our first genuine sniff of Premier League football in 20+ years. I doubt many fans would have stayed away for that playoff run if SISU were still in charge.

The surge in fan interest/ST sales came about after the end of Covid restrictions coincided with our improving league status, and it’s snowballed from there thanks to Robins.
it's madness to think that the crowds would be much if any lower at the end of last season id King wasn't in charge
 

SBT

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Doug king took full control of coventry city on the 27th January .. since that date we've had just 2 games from 29 under 20k (1 was a night match against millwall )and 4 games under 22k ... we were 15th in the championship and had only had over 20k 3 times in the previous 16 home games


The numbers have risen approximately 5,000 since sisu have left , we also had a horror start to this season but more people than the last 3 or 4 decades were coming still and also paying on the gate


I doubt very much we'd be averaging 25000 this season under sisu
Well it’s very hard to say it was pro-King/anti-SISU sentiment driving ticket sales, given how well we started playing at the same time - we lost one game at home from that day onwards. That playoff push was electric and I imagine that whoever the owners were, the stadium would have been packed for it. The subsequent boost to ST sales over the following summer meant this season would always see numbers continue to rise.

The success of the team is by far and away the biggest decider of how many people pay to watch us.
 

David O'Day

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Well it’s very hard to say it was pro-King/anti-SISU sentiment driving ticket sales, given how well we started playing at the same time - we lost one game at home from that day onwards. That playoff push was electric and I imagine that whoever the owners were, the stadium would have been packed for it. The subsequent boost to ST sales over the following summer meant this season would always see numbers continue to rise.

The success of the team is by far and away the biggest decider of how many people pay to watch us.
This plus attendances in football being in a boom period
 

Evo1883

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Well it’s very hard to say it was pro-King/anti-SISU sentiment driving ticket sales, given how well we started playing at the same time - we lost one game at home from that day onwards. That playoff push was electric and I imagine that whoever the owners were, the stadium would have been packed for it. The subsequent boost to ST sales over the following summer meant this season would always see numbers continue to rise.

The success of the team is by far and away the biggest decider of how many people pay to watch us.

Reality is its our highest average for 53 years .. there's a culmination of many things and I do genuinley believe sisu leaving has played its part , the numbers are too big a rise to not be , when micky Adams finished 8th the following season crowds went down , so it's not always about how the team did that previous season

We had an awful start this season and people still came in droves , 24/25/26000
 

SBT

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Reality is its our highest average for 53 years .. there's a culmination of many things and I do genuinley believe sisu leaving has played its part , the numbers are too big a rise to not be , when micky Adams finished 8th the following season crowds went down , so it's not always about how the team did that previous season

We had an awful start this season and people still came in droves , 24/25/26000
That Micky Adams season was our first at the Ricoh and the 8th place finish flattered us - we were miles off the playoffs and never in contention.

Season tickets are what keeps the gates up even when performances are sub-par - we’ve sold record numbers every year for the past three years now, two of those while SISU were running the show. Maybe they would have been even higher if the team was the same but SISU weren’t here - we’ll never know, I just don’t think it’s that big a deal.
 

bigfatronssba

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bigfatronssba

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We wouldn't have got over 20k regularly in league 1 every game had we the same results , even without sisu.

I disagree.

In our league 1 winning season we would’ve hit 20k in the second half of the year if we’d been playing at home (and covid hadn’t hit)
 

skybluecam

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It's about the message it sends too.

Maxing out the home capacity in anticipation of a successful season is backing the team to do well.

Holding back 2.5k seats for away fans because we're not sure we can sell out is the attitude of a small club.
 

Boicey

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It's about the message it sends too.

Maxing out the home capacity in anticipation of a successful season is backing the team to do well.

Holding back 2.5k seats for away fans because we're not sure we can sell out is the attitude of a small club.
I think Doug would rather have money in the bank then worry about his attitude.
 

Bugsy

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Apologies if it's been posted already but made me laugh 😂

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mmttww

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It's about the message it sends too.

Maxing out the home capacity in anticipation of a successful season is backing the team to do well.

Holding back 2.5k seats for away fans because we're not sure we can sell out is the attitude of a small club.

mr t dancing GIF
 

Pricey1984

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Remember when sisu talked about building us a 10-15k seater stadium? There is no doubt those clowns had a big big impact on our attendances. This thread alone makes that seem ludicrous now.

I don't care what attendaces Leicester, Derby, etc get. They've been through nothing compared to us. I love how far we have come and how much demand for tickets has grown. Long may it continue
 

Bugsy

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Atmosphere has been shocking ever since the we’ll live and die nonsense started. Sack that off and create something real and not manufactured.

Our catalogue of songs has never been great but it just seems to get worse and that isn’t helping either.

I didn’t think we could get worse than calling a Dutch player Brazilian and singing about playing in sky blue and white but then I heard the Bidwell song. Sigh

what a load of shite.
also the Bidwell song is light hearted fun. cheer up
 

Bugsy

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Calista

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That playoff push was electric and I imagine that whoever the owners were, the stadium would have been packed for it.
That's assuming that the playoff push would have happened at all under Sisu, rather than the rug being pulled from under MR's feet.
 

bigfatronssba

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Atmosphere has been shocking ever since the we’ll live and die nonsense started. Sack that off and create something real and not manufactured.

Our catalogue of songs has never been great but it just seems to get worse and that isn’t helping either.

I didn’t think we could get worse than calling a Dutch player Brazilian and singing about playing in sky blue and white but then I heard the Bidwell song. Sigh

They’re f*cking football songs, not classical opera. What exactly are you expecting?
 

bigfatronssba

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I expect us to not sing ‘he’s Brazilian’ to a footballer from The Netherlands

But he is Brazilian.

He just grew up in the Netherlands.


No different to how we used to sing about McSheffrey “comes from Coventry” whilst he lived in Balsall Common
 

bigfatronssba

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In an interview he reiterated that he dislikes Brazil due to his personal situation and considers himself Dutch. We then persisted to sing ‘he’s Brazilian’ against his wish.

Well I’m sure he’ll survive that hardship
 

SBT

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That's assuming that the playoff push would have happened at all under Sisu, rather than the rug being pulled from under MR's feet.
Well yeah, but that’s a totally different question. The argument being made is that the end of NOPM is part of what’s driven attendances higher, which means they’d presumably be lower if we’d had the exact same results while SISU were still in charge. Personally I doubt that, but it’s all hypothetical anyway.
 

MalcSB

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Just over 4000 if the ground holds 32,609. That's more than the amount of home fans in the South Stand yesterday.

And yes, I know at least half of those 4000 are in corporate spaces.
With the segregation that was in place at the start of the season, the capacity was 30,070. There are 1,071 seats in the upper balcony corporate which hadn't sold. Your calculations are miles out.
 

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