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Away Support 1 year 18 hours ago #1

Keep it short and simple, away supporting numbers for Witton is turning dismal compared to last season. Just putting it out there. Back the lads ffs!!!

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Away Support 1 year 18 hours ago #2

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It's noticeable today's attendance was 184, yet for the corresponding fixture last season there was over 600. Now admittedly, there was more riding on that game last season but playing at a higher level should attract more people.

Yes, it's been mentioned that our attendances have increased but not by as many as was hoped.

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Away Support 1 year 17 hours ago #3

Didn't go myself today so can't comment but generally speaking most clubs at our level can only dream of away support like ours most of the time. Evidenced week in week out at our home games (Alty apart so far this season). UTA
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Away Support 1 year 17 hours ago #4

Different this season Paul. People who work for the club only seem to be going. Everyone can go you know!!!

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Away Support 1 year 16 hours ago #5

Fair comment mate but am more concerned about getting our home attendances up atm. Personally think this is more important than how many we take away. But get the point you are making. UTA
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Away Support 1 year 6 hours ago #6

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Our income is from our home games. Going away is an expensive day out as most teams in our league are miles away. Might go to Alty though.
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Away Support 1 year 2 hours ago #7

Callum99 wrote: Different this season Paul. People who work for the club only seem to be going. Everyone can go you know!!!


No they can't mate. Some people have to work, or they have kids they have to look after at a weekend and so with that can't make as many away games as they'd like to!!!
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Away Support 11 months 4 weeks ago #8

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witton massive77 wrote:

Callum99 wrote: Different this season Paul. People who work for the club only seem to be going. Everyone can go you know!!!


No they can't mate. Some people have to work, or they have kids they have to look after at a weekend and so with that can't make as many away games as they'd like to!!!


And it's just before Christmas, too.

I haven't been to any games in ages, and not because I don't want to.

Working for a local Premier League club means a lot of Saturday's I'm working there, as much as I would prefer to be watching Witton.

If we want to increase attendances, don't go criticising the current fans in any way, as that won't encourage people to go, whether home or away.
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Away Support 11 months 4 weeks ago #9

Hi Thomas - Which Premier Club ?
Don’t go myself for various reasons,one of them being health.
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I work at Stoke City.

Will do
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Away Support 11 months 4 weeks ago #11

Oh well you won't be working for a Premier League club next season then on the evidence of what I saw on Match of the Day on Saturday!


I don't get to games as often as I like due to family commitments. I was looking forward to the Ashton game the other week as I was free for that one and it was flaming Postponed! Ah Well.

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Witton_Albion_fc wrote: Oh well you won't be working for a Premier League club next season then on the evidence of what I saw on Match of the Day on Saturday!


Not bothered whether they are Premier League or Championship, as long as they pay me :laugh:

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Away Support 11 months 4 weeks ago #13

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As I've mentioned before in a previous thread, we used to take a Supporters coach to most away games.

One thing that does concern me although I'm not in a position to use the service these days, is the lack of information regarding coach travel to away games in recent years. I can appreciate the thinking that there is every likelihood that demand isn't there and when coaches are advertised the seats are usually filled before people get to know.

If it was advertised more openly, it might just get the interest and be more beneficial but I understand that it has to be financially viable. I would like to add that this is not a criticism of anyone I'm just putting a suggestion out there.

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Away Support 11 months 4 weeks ago #14

I don't think it is the cost of travelling on the coach, its just that people have other things to do on Saturdays. Last Saturdays game at Shaw Lane, I posted on here that I had up to 4 places in my car for anybody who wanted a free lift there and back. I had no takers! I think the biggest problem is that you can watch Premiership games on TV at 15:00hrs via various firesticks and satellite packages like Mag256, without paying the stupid money that SKY and BT charge.
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Away Support 11 months 4 weeks ago #15

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Televised football has had a major impact on football generally, but particularly in our case with home games. I seem to remember that we've tried moving our midweek match nights but such is the case now that television has become saturated with football coverage, it makes little or no difference to what night we play, you're always battling against it.

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