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    What it does indicate is that LoI and IL are not 'under supported' as is often the attitude (pushed by the FAI too). Both leagues are above the average proportion of a population that goes regularly to games. Sometimes, with this in mind, we can be hard on ourselves in the expectation of bigger average crowds. The point still remains though that bums on seats irrespective of per head of population is what is most relevant. There is potential, especially in LoI, for attendance growth at some clubs due to facilities being under par, but it is only potential and not a guarantee. I'm sure such stats would be considered by the likes of Peak6 if deciding on whether to invest on a new ground rather than improving slowly what is already there.

    Have Linfield crowds grown significantly since the redevelopment of Windsor in to a state of the art facility, or Rovers crowds grown in proportion to the increased capacity of a modern facility in Tallaght. The 2 clubs that buck the general trend for me are Bohs and whatever they are doing off the field and Sligo whose crowds dont collapse when not at the top end of the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Parker View Post
    Great ramble, but doesn't change the fact.
    No it doesnt change the fact either on the relvence of per head of population or that larger attendances are of greater signiicance/benefit regardles of per head of population!

    Which would you rather?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Parker View Post
    Thanks for pointing out that in many ways the article backs up what I was saying. Crusaders put out an official statement post the 1st Dundalk meeting, that contradicts the fans position as outlined in that article.
    I accept your kind apology for your smug presumptious btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    I accept your kind apology for your smug presumptious btw
    Nice spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Parker View Post
    Nice spin.
    At least all this explains the reputation you seem to have on that Irish League Forum on the few times I've had a look there.

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