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Sheffield Wednesday had the sixth-highest average attendance in the Championship last season, newly-released figures by the EFL show.

 

The Owls, who reached the Championship play-offs before falling at the semi-final stage to eventual winners Huddersfield Town, had 623,970 fans through the Hillsborough turnstiles all season - an average of 27,129, with a highest crowd of 33,681 on the last day of the regular season at home to Fulham.

 


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1 minute ago, @owlstalk said:

 

Sheffield Wednesday had the sixth-highest average attendance in the Championship last season, newly-released figures by the EFL show.

 

The Owls, who reached the Championship play-offs before falling at the semi-final stage to eventual winners Huddersfield Town, had 623,970 fans through the Hillsborough turnstiles all season - an average of 27,129, with a highest crowd of 33,681 on the last day of the regular season at home to Fulham.

 

Do you have the full list Neil?

 

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Found it.

 

http://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/eng-championship-2016-2017/1/

 

1Newcastle United1.175.4422351.106

2Aston Villa738.4642332.107

3Derby County667.9662329.042

4Brighton & Hove Albion643.9052327.996

5Leeds United637.0532327.698

6Sheffield Wednesday623.9712327.129

7Norwich City606.1322326.354

8Wolverhampton Wanderers496.1122321.570

9Huddersfield Town467.8872320.343

10Nottingham Forest467.6492320.333

11Bristol City442.8922319.256

12Fulham FC441.5732319.199

13Birmingham City430.4962318.717

14Reading FC402.6082317.505

15Ipswich Town390.5522316.981

16Cardiff City380.9812316.564

17Queens Park Rangers336.1592314.616

18Barnsley FC318.7192313.857

19Blackburn Rovers291.8142312.688

20Preston North End289.9602312.607

21Wigan Athletic269.6062311.722

22Brentford FC240.7412310.467

23Rotherham United225.005239.783

24Burton Albion120.235235.228

 overall11.105.92255220.119

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23 minutes ago, archieswfc said:

Ten teams averaged above 20000. Unbelievable really for second tier football.

 

It’s even better this season. Twelve teams are now averaging over 20000 in the second tier.

 

Theres also 9 teams this season averaging over 25000, compared to 7 last season.

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The way our support has stood up coming into this season (I know those figures are for last) is nothing short of remarkable.

 

We have been dreadful to watch for the vast majority of this season, we are massively underachieving, most of our best players have spent lengthy spells on the sidelines and regular season ticket early bird prices (the cheapest prices) can be as much as £640.

 

To be getting the number of fans we still do to Home matches is to the huge credit of our loyal fan base.

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Just shows how small we are really, 6th in the SECOND division after the amazing season of top quality football for scintillating prices is absolutely disgraceful to be honest.

 

The fans have let the club down, this season it’s even worse actually. Sheffield United will finish with a higher average than us with the carp squad they’ve got showing that we aren’t even the biggest club in Sheffield.

 

The mighty Owls? More like the Mundane Owls. Disgrace FFS

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48 minutes ago, Rebowl Yell said:

Just shows how small we are really, 6th in the SECOND division after the amazing season of top quality football for scintillating prices is absolutely disgraceful to be honest.

 

The fans have let the club down, this season it’s even worse actually. Sheffield United will finish with a higher average than us with the carp squad they’ve got showing that we aren’t even the biggest club in Sheffield.

 

The mighty Owls? More like the Mundane Owls. Disgrace FFS

We should set up our own angling club then, maybe that’s the answer? Let’s go for pike though, I don’t want to copy that lot.

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An average of 27,000 isn't bad, especially as the capacity of the ground is now 34,000 and a lot of clubs bring a tiny away crowd. 

 

Besides, all the other teams have their attendances propped up when the wednesday massive descend in their thousands.

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1 hour ago, steveger said:

Newcastle with an average of 51,106 for the second tier is truly Massive.

 

Sunderland only 10 miles away from them too

 

Huge football club

 

The population of Tyne and Weir is 1,128,757.

 

On average, around 10% of the population support football.

 

So you'd expect there to be around 112 000 fans in that region, or 56 000 per club.

 

Add to that the fact that both Newcastle and Sunderland have been in the PL, and suddenly their attendances  suddenly don't look so rosy.

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2 hours ago, Dronfield Blue said:

Found it.

 

http://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/eng-championship-2016-2017/1/

 

1Newcastle United1.175.4422351.106

2Aston Villa738.4642332.107

3Derby County667.9662329.042

4Brighton & Hove Albion643.9052327.996

5Leeds United637.0532327.698

6Sheffield Wednesday623.9712327.129

7Norwich City606.1322326.354

8Wolverhampton Wanderers496.1122321.570

9Huddersfield Town467.8872320.343

10Nottingham Forest467.6492320.333

11Bristol City442.8922319.256

12Fulham FC441.5732319.199

13Birmingham City430.4962318.717

14Reading FC402.6082317.505

15Ipswich Town390.5522316.981

16Cardiff City380.9812316.564

17Queens Park Rangers336.1592314.616

18Barnsley FC318.7192313.857

19Blackburn Rovers291.8142312.688

20Preston North End289.9602312.607

21Wigan Athletic269.6062311.722

22Brentford FC240.7412310.467

23Rotherham United225.005239.783

24Burton Albion120.235235.228

 overall11.105.92255220.119

 

Who keeps bringing .467 of a person? These bag checks are getting ridiculous, you can't count bogeys and dandruff towards end of season attendance figures

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Leeds attendances are very poor relatively.

 

Considering that there are a million more people in West Yorkshire than South, that Leeds is a one-club city, that it's a wealthier area, that there are fewer local rivals, and that the club draws support from further afield because of Don Revie, their gates are bob.

 

Even discounting all the other factors, and in spite of everything, there are 50 000 fans in this city.

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2 hours ago, Athelwulf said:

Leeds attendances are very poor relatively.

 

Considering that there are a million more people in West Yorkshire than South, that Leeds is a one-club city, that it's a wealthier area, that there are fewer local rivals, and that the club draws support from further afield because of Don Revie, their gates are bob.

 

Even discounting all the other factors, and in spite of everything, there are 50 000 fans in this city.

Exactly.

 

This is precisely why I can never converse seriously with anything to with attendances with Leeds fans. Their attendances are good, very good away. But, when you think Sheffield is far smaller, and has two teams, the city as a whole averages FAR more than Leeds (if not double at times). 

 

Leeds is a rugger city, always has been, always will be. Sheffield is a real football city with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle et al. 

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A credible performance by the owls. Newcastle, Villa and Leeds are bigger clubs. There are lots of historical and demographic reasons for that but the bottom line fact is they are. 

 

Brighton are on a roll and have done really well. Derby and Wednesday are very simalar clubs and guess what they get simalar crowds. 

 

Chansari has done well by changing Wednesday into a predominantly season ticket holder club like Derby and as a result our core support should hold up much better in poor seasons like the current one. 

While we are in the second division the only way to make an impact on those figures is to have promotions throughout the season such as kids for a quid to influence the non season ticket holder sales.  

 

 

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