Saturday, 24 June 2017

NUFC v SAFC***AVERAGE GATES***1893 to 2017 ***124 YEAR RECORD (NOW UPDATED FROM LAST SEASON)

Updated 'high noon bells' Friday 26th May 2017
THE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, LORD BERESFORD
KICKS OFF THE 1904 DERBY MATCH @ ST JAMES' PARK
(LEAZES TERRACE (left) AND ST JAMES' STREET (right) 
ARE IN THE BACKGROOND)

NUFC v SAFC (average league attendances)

'The Geordie Times' haz  published below the average leegue attendances of both clubs from 1893 to 2017, startin' from 1893-1894 season and endin' on the current season, to date.

The SMBs claim that they are az loyal az The Toon fans and that they can match us in crowd figures throughoot the last 124 years of leegue futbaall between us!

Lets see if they are reet?---The SMBs joined The Futbaall Leegue in 1890 and NUFC joined in 1893 and so the average attendance figures are from the 1893-1894 season az we have ne NUFC data before that time.
Attendance figures are independant and are taken from three sources---'The Association of Football Statisticians', 'European Football Statisticians' and the excellent book, 'Through the Turnstiles', which gives every average gate for every club who have ever played in The Futbaall Leegue! (figures may differ slightly, dependin' on where yi look!)

Key: White=nufc best supported in that season
         Pink=safc best supported in that season


The Nineteenth Century---
Seasons 1893-1894 to 1899-1900
1893-1894---nufc 3,525---safc 6,890---0-1 to safc
1894-1895---nufc 4,155---safc 8,250---0-2 to safc
1895-1896---nufc 7,255---safc 6,210---1-2 to safc
1896-1897---nufc 8,130---safc 5,160---2-2
1897-1898--nufc 11,545--safc 10,970--3-2 to nufc
1898-1899--nufc17,390--safc12,540---4-2 to nufc
1899-1900--nufc16,445--safc11,265---5-2 to nufc

The start of the Twentieth Century
to the 1st World War---
Seasons 1900-1901 to 1914-1915
1900-1901--nufc 15,575--safc11,695---6-2 to nufc
1901-1902--nufc 14,450--safc12,905---7-2 to nufc
1902-1903--nufc 17,540--safc15,305---8-2 to nufc
1903-1904--nufc 17,565--safc13,670---9-2 to nufc
1904-1905--nufc 21,605--safc14,510--10-2 to nufc
1905-1906--nufc 22,765--safc13,015--11-2 to nufc
1906-1907-nufc*33,235--safc15,450--12-2 to nufc
1907-1908--nufc 27,875--safc17,470--13-2 to nufc
1908-1909--nufc 29,300--safc15,235--14-2 to nufc
1909-1910--nufc24,825--safc11,615--15-2 to nufc 
1910-1911--nufc25,055--safc16,650--16-2 to nufc
1911-1912--nufc24,995--safc12,555--17-2 to nufc
1912-1913--nufc24,935--safc17,940--18-2 to nufc
1913-1914--nufc24,710--safc20,865--19-2 to nufc
1914-1915--nufc14,545--safc10,230--20-2 to nufc

*WORLD RECORD!---nufc were the forst club in the world to have average gates of ower 30,000!

In the 1914-1915 season both clubs average gates dropped by 10,000 az many fans had went off to fight in the 1st World War!
The leegue waz then suspended from 1915-1916 to 1918-1919 because of the war. 

Inter War Years
Seasons 1919-1920 to 1938-1939
1919-1920--nufc38,390--safc25,580--21-2 to nufc
1920-1921--nufc41,265--safc28,765--22-2 to nufc
1921-1922--nufc34,860--safc24,150--23-2 to nufc
1922-1923--nufc27,085--safc23,070--24-2 to nufc
1923-1924--nufc26,865--safc23,475--25-2 to nufc
1924-1925--nufc24,325--safc20,440--26-2 to nufc
1925-1926--nufc29,957--safc21,399--27-2 to nufc
1926-1927--nufc36,510--safc18,142--28-2 to nufc
1927-1928--nufc30,195--safc21,411--29-2 to nufc
1928-1929--nufc31,667--safc25,196--30-2 to nufc
1929-1930--nufc32,559--safc24,553--31-2 to nufc
1930-1931--nufc26,151--safc22,015--32-2 to nufc
1931-1932--nufc30,336--safc23,131--33-2 to nufc
1932-1933--nufc25,992--safc17,254--34-2 to nufc
1933-1934--nufc24,142--safc18,269--35-2 to nufc
1934-1935--nufc20,081--safc25,397--35-3 to nufc
1935-1936--nufc19,483--safc30,378--35-4 to nufc
1936-1937--nufc24,430--safc28,670--35-5 to nufc
1937-1938--nufc21,276--safc25,132--35-6 to nufc
1938-1939--nufc32,693--safc21,740--36-6 to nufc

From 1939-1940 to 1945-1946 the leegue waz suspended due to The 2nd World War

Mid Twentieth Century
Seasons 1946-1947 to 1969-1970
1946-1947--nufc49,379--safc35,301--37-6 to nufc
1947-1948-nufc*56,283--safc42,888--38-6 to nufc
1948-1949--nufc53,839--safc45,220--39-6 to nufc
1949-1950-nufc46,468--safc*47,785--39-7 to nufc
1950-1951--nufc46,651--safc39,766--40-7 to nufc
1951-1952--nufc50,476--safc39,853--41-7 to nufc
1952-1953--nufc44,521--safc39,767--42-7 to nufc
1953-1954--nufc45,392--safc42,505--43-7 to nufc
1954-1955--nufc42,925--safc43,043--43-8 to nufc
1955-1956--nufc37,666--safc35,888--44-8 to nufc
1956-1957--nufc35,202--safc36,145--44-9 to nufc
1957-1958--nufc36,241--safc36,146--45-9 to nufc
1958-1959--nufc39,458--safc27,772--46-9 to nufc
1959-1960--nufc36,037--safc22,831--47-9 to nufc
1960-1961--nufc26,500--safc26,051--48-9 to nufc
1961-1962-nufc27,946--safc32,986--48-10 to nufc
1962-1963-nufc31,634--safc40,883--48-11 to nufc
1963-1964-nufc29,435--safc41,258--48-12 to nufc
1964-1965-nufc35,659--safc40,637--48-13 to nufc
1965-1966-nufc33,793--safc34,488--48-14 to nufc
1966-1967-nufc32,081--safc31,731--49-14 to nufc
1967-1968-nufc37,239--safc30,873--50-14 to nufc
1968-1969-nufc34,016--safc25,426--51-14 to nufc
1969-1970-nufc37,553--safc21,790--52-14 to nufc

*WORLD RECORD!---nufc were the forst club in the world to have average gates of ower 50,000 (both 'The Arse' and 'Man U' both averaged ower 50,000 az well in that season, but we reached that average, forst!) 
Unbeleeeviblee!, nufc were in the old 2nd Division at the time, and this iz STILL! a WORLD RECORD for any club ootside the 'top flight', to this day!

*safc record average gate 

Mid to Late Twentieth Century
Seasons1970-1971 to 1999-2000
1970-1971-nufc29,735--safc15,780--53-14 to nufc
1971-1972-nufc32,664--safc15,906--54-14 to nufc
1972-1973-nufc27,939--safc22,603--55-14 to nufc
1973-1974-nufc32,861--safc24,409--56-14 to nufc
1974-1975-nufc34,614--safc29,931--57-14 to nufc
1975-1976-nufc33,060--safc31,250--58-14 to nufc
1976-1977-nufc33,599--safc32,743--59-14 to nufc
1977-1978-nufc24,729--safc22,276--60-14 to nufc
1978-1979-nufc20,494--safc25,454--60-15 to nufc
1979-1980-nufc23,345--safc27,119--60-16 to nufc
1980-1981-nufc16,001--safc26,477--60-17 to nufc
1981-1982-nufc17,276--safc19,608--60-18 to nufc
1982-1983-nufc24,116--safc17,370--61-18 to nufc
1983-1984-nufc29,811--safc16,180--62-18 to nufc
1984-1985-nufc26,228--safc18,347--63-18 to nufc
1985-1986-nufc23,434--safc16,052--64-18 to nufc
1986-1987-nufc24,792--safc13,601--65-18 to nufc
1987-1988-nufc21,059--safc17,425--66-18 to nufc
1988-1989-nufc22,921--safc14,878--67-18 to nufc
1989-1990-nufc21,590--safc17,987--68-18 to nufc
1990-1991-nufc16,834--safc22,577--68-19 to nufc
1991-1992-nufc21,148--safc18,390--69-19 to nufc
1992-1993-nufc29,048--safc17,260--70-19 to nufc
1993-1994-nufc33,679--safc16,934--71-19 to nufc
1994-1995-nufc34,690--safc15,344--72-19 to nufc
1995-1996-nufc36,507--safc17,482--73-19 to nufc
1996-1997-nufc36,466--safc20,865--74-19 to nufc
1997-1998-nufc36,680--safc33,492--75-19 to nufc
1998-1999-nufc36,690--safc38,745--75-20 to nufc
1999-2000-nufc36,333--safc41,375--75-21 to nufc

The start of the Twenty forst Century
Seasons 2000-2001 to 2016-2017
2000-2001-nufc51,309--safc46,791--76-21 to nufc
2001-2002-nufc51,373--safc46,744--77-21 to nufc
2002-2003-nufc51,923--safc39,698--78-21 to nufc
2003-2004-nufc51,966--safc27,120--79-21 to nufc
2004-2005-nufc51,844--safc28,820--80-21 to nufc
2005-2006-nufc52,032--safc33,904--81-21 to nufc
2006-2007-nufc50,686--safc31,887--82-21 to nufc
2007-2008-nufc51,330--safc43,344--83-21 to nufc
2008-2009nufc*48,750--safc40,168--84-21to nufc
2009-2010-nufc43,388--safc40,355--85-21 to nufc
2010-2011-nufc47,718--safc40,011--86-21 to nufc
2011-2012-nufc49,936--safc39,095--87-21 to nufc
2012-2013-nufc50,517--safc40,544--88-21 to nufc
2013-2014-nufc50,395--safc41,090--89-21 to nufc
2014-2015-nufc 50,359--safc43,157--90-21 to nufc
2015-2016-nufc*49,790--safc43,071--91-21 to nufc
2016-2017-nufc 51,106--safc 41,287--92-21 to nufc

*WORLD RECORD/and *NEW WORLD RECORD average gates for a relegated club!---
These totals are aalso higher than the safc RECORD average gate of 47,785 in the 1949-1950 season!
"Put THAT! in your pipe and smoke it!"

"CONCLUSION!?---WE LEAVE TO DRAW YOUR OWN! CONCLUSIONS!!!???

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