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Match Thread Away vs Swindon Town Sat Oct 23rd @3.00pm

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Carts #CTID, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. Bantam Begins

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    I’ll make more of an effort in future to go to away games but I stand by my point we are not good on the road following wise when it’s a fair distance.
     
  2. Bronco

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    No as you say you don't go and that's fine, but don't then knock those who do, even if its single figures, they loyally attended the game to support their team and got rewarded for it, good for them.
     
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    I did state I was being a hypocrite in my first post. It was a criticism on myself and our fan base, and yes all credit does go to the guys that travel I take my hat off to them. However we have to do better myself included. I’ll try get the mrs on board for the longer trips to make it more of a weekend perhaps.
     
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    You do make a point that generally for the longer away games we don't travel particularly well for numbers. Not sure why but its always been like that.
     
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    Yes I agree I think what Begins meant was, that we get huge and fantastic numbers say if it’s 50 miles away far more than a Swindon would take for the same journey. Yet longer distances we don’t take really anymore than clubs like Swindon. That’s no disrespect to those who make the effort either, it’s just we have a lot of fans but it doesn’t translate into long distance away support. Plymouth are the best example they’d have taken around a 1000 for a similar trip yet we get more home fans and would probably take more away within 50 miles then they would. It’s always been the same.
     
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    Maybe a money issue ? Wages lower etc.
     
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    I think like someone alluded to in the Hartlepool thread, for teams such as Hartlepool et al these kind of trips for games at this level are around as high as they've been competing in for many-a-year, they've been playing at this or lower levels so it's a similar comparison to when we were pushing at the top end of League One.

    If we were around the League One play offs, and not mid-table League Two, we would be taking 1500/2000 to these kinds of away games, as we did when we were at that level.

    Hartlepool probably took half of what they brought to us to similar distance trips in the National League for example.
     
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    I'd glady sit through a 0-5 stuffing by Liverpool than any match win lose or draw in crappy League 2 ! If it meant we were back in the Prem !
     
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    I think we have have travelled well in the past-depends on the division we are in and the game itself- I recall going to Pompey away in the cup late 80s and selling out plus we took well over 7000 to villa park in that league match where we lost 1-0 plus many other games. If we are playing well then we do travel in good numbers.

    Swindon was on the back of a shocking performance and kudos to those that went.
     
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    Grimsby have been taking over 1000 to games quite a distance away, they took over 1200 to Altrincham on a Tuesday night. This after being relegated. I'm not looking at this as a stick to beat the club, its an observation after following us for years.
     
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    I was at both those games you mention and circumstances dictated those away followings as you allude to. Form does play a part in the size of the following.
     
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    If I lived in Grimsby I’d be looking to leave it as often as possible as well.
     
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    BB made a valid point as you say yet some took offence to it even though it wasn't a criticism more an observation.
     
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    The smell is an acquired taste.
     
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    That's why Grimsby are taking over a thousand to Altringham as you mentioned earlier though.

    Big difference to them flying at the top of the league and enjoying games to the complete apathy we have for our club at the minute.

    If roles were reversed we'd be taking those figures.
     
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    Agree. If we were top of the league and flying we would easily have taken 1,500+ to Swindon
     
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    Precisely Dave half of those leaving at half time in Manchester had flights to catch, frigging parasites with half and half scarves on. The real fans stayed until the end!
     
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    Calling out the b/shitters eh, you are the embarrassing one!
     
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    Give over I’m making a valid point.
     
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    I went to Leyton Orient when we were in the playoffs earlier this season and the following was bang average.
     

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