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    2008 attendances

    Going to start up the all new, all unofficial (except where the figures are official) attendances thread for this year. Bets now open on the first club's fans to take these figures as gospel proof that they're bigger than another, or the first club's fans to accuse Galway of inflating figures.

    Recap of last year's averages -

    Team Average
    PREMIER DIVISION
    Cork City 2,897
    Derry City 2,614
    Galway United 2,199
    Bohemians 1,924
    Drogheda United 1,919
    Saint Patrick's Athletic 1,910
    Shamrock Rovers 1,715
    Sligo Rovers 1,448
    Bray Wanderers 1,200
    Waterford United 1,181
    Longford Town 885
    UCD 663


    FIRST DIVISION
    Dundalk 1,406
    Finn Harps 1,164
    Shelbourne 888
    Wexford Youths 810
    Cobh Ramblers 681
    Athlone Town 670
    Limerick FC 670
    Monaghan United 292
    Kildare County 243
    Kilkenny City 191

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    I'd expect our average to go up by a good bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Going to start up the all new, all unofficial (except where the figures are official) attendances thread for this year. Bets now open on the first club's fans to take these figures as gospel proof that they're bigger than another, or the first club's fans to accuse Galway of inflating figures.

    Recap of last year's averages -

    Team Average
    PREMIER DIVISION
    Cork City 2,897
    Derry City 2,614
    Galway United 2,199
    Bohemians 1,924
    Drogheda United 1,919
    Saint Patrick's Athletic 1,910
    Shamrock Rovers 1,715
    Sligo Rovers 1,448
    Bray Wanderers 1,200
    Waterford United 1,181
    Longford Town 885
    UCD 663


    FIRST DIVISION
    Dundalk 1,406
    Finn Harps 1,164
    Shelbourne 888
    Wexford Youths 810
    Cobh Ramblers 681
    Athlone Town 670
    Limerick FC 670
    Monaghan United 292
    Kildare County 243
    Kilkenny City 191
    We never averaged 810

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    Just renewing my objections to figures that include fan guesses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Just renewing my objections to figures that include fan guesses
    Especially Galways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Just renewing my objections to figures that include fan guesses
    And I'm renewing my objection to Dodge's objection.

    Could we arrange for these things to be taken as read in future seasons?

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    Nope, things may improve.

    Until then...
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    Shelsweb will have an official attendances thread (directly from the stiles) on a sticky in the Shels Talk section of the message board Stu if you want to just take the figures from there

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    I'll be posting the Shels official attendances - but really, the eL/FAI should be issuing/publicising the figures officially reported to them by each club every weekend.

    That would solve all arguments and give us a realtime picture of actual attendances.

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    Galway DO NOT inflate figures.

    i know im probably just biting on the wind up bait here but i have to say it.attendances are annouced midway through the second half over the P.A as offical figures.and besides,its not like anyone connected with galway utd has ever mishandled figures before in their past jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo1 View Post
    i know im probably just biting on the wind up bait here but i have to say it.attendances are annouced midway through the second half over the P.A as offical figures.and besides,its not like anyone connected with galway utd has ever mishandled figures before in their past jobs.
    Now now Eamo don't you know that these lads know better even though they are not the ones there in attendance every second weekend.

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    Yep, and none of us have eyes either...

    Just to emphasise, I've no problem with collecting the info from official club sources (published, no announced)

    I know several clubs have the crowds on their websites. As Fintan said it should be an FAI thing
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    Most of those average's are b******t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Heggy View Post
    Especially Galways.
    I take your concerns on board Heggy but I think that the figure given for Galway is more or less on the money.

    But Jesus did we not all have this arguement all season long last year, and the year before if i'm not mistaken.

    I wonder why clubs can't release official attendance figures in any case, unless they have something to hide? I'm not saying anything, but it would make sense to release them.

    Hopefully GUFC will see a good increase this year. It won't happen so much in the bigger games, IMO. What I would like to see is greater retention of fairweathers from the bigger matches.

    Obvioulsy this is directly tied in with GUFC playing good football and picking some wins at home. Doing so earlier in the season should create greater hope of a good season all round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    I know several clubs have the crowds on their websites. As Fintan said it should be an FAI thing
    Definately, I'm gonna contact the FAI about it to see what answer they have for it...

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    I think Harps' attendances on average will increase significanylt this season despite the probability of being relegated.

    Does anyone know what FIFA's or teh FAI's rules are on keeping attendances and getting accurate attendances? Do the FAI have to do it, do the clubs have to do it, does it have to be done at all? What section of the FAI deals with it?
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    Drogs attendances cannot exceed 2000 due to the safety regulations
    Hunky Dorys Park - could be worse, we could be going to Old Trafford every other week

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    Quote Originally Posted by gufcfan View Post
    I take your concerns on board Heggy but I think that the figure given for Galway is more or less on the money.

    But Jesus did we not all have this arguement all season long last year, and the year before if i'm not mistaken..
    It was a joke (see stu's post) I couldn't care less what other clubs are getting, so long as our own are good then im happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnpark View Post
    Does anyone know what FIFA's or teh FAI's rules are on keeping attendances and getting accurate attendances? Do the FAI have to do it, do the clubs have to do it, does it have to be done at all? What section of the FAI deals with it?
    It is up to the clubs to sumbit attendences. Their is an FAI assesor at every game who estimates the crowd so when they are sent to Noel Mooney by the CPOs they can tell whether they are believable or not.

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    Terryland is RFID enabled for

    The bohs game so not only will we be accuarately able to confirm attendances we will also know the colour of your underwear.

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