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Match Day Followings, 31st August

Week 5 – Away Following

Championship: League One: League Two:
QPR at Leeds: (673) Carlisle at Brentford: (325) Burton at Accrington: (211)
Huddersfield at Barnsley: (3,888) Leyton Orient at Colchester: (1,645) Fleetwood at Wimbledon: (77)
Ipswich at Birmingham: (953) Bristol City at Gillingham: (416) Northampton at Bristol Rovers: (299)
Bolton at Blackburn: (2,200) Rotherham at Notts County: (1,411) Cheltenham at Bury: (167)
Watford at Blackpool: (1,175) Tranmere at Oldham: (586) York at Exeter: (147)
Millwall at Brighton: (1,778) Crawley at Peterborough: (231) Dag & Red at Mansfield: (111)
Leicester at Charlton: (2,210) Wolves at Port Vale: (4,461) Plymouth at Morecambe: (390)
Burnley at Derby: (780) MK Dons at Sheffield United: (353) Rochdale at Oxford: (203)
Bournemouth at Doncaster: (290) Coventry at Shrewsbury: (1,574) Chesterfield at Portsmouth: (957)
Sheff-Wed at Middlesbrough: (2,255) Bradford at Stevenage: (900) Newport at Scunthorpe: (137)
Nottingham Forest at Wigan: (4,100) Crewe at Swindon: (193) Hartlepool at Torquay: (89)
Reading at Yeovil: (2,103) Preston at Walsall: (582) Southend at Wycombe: (859)

The Award for the Best Away Following This Week:

Wolverhampton Wanders take the honors this week, with 4461 Wolves fans travelling the 50 minutes to Port Vale. For the second successive season, Wolves have been relegated. Despite this, they’ve not lost their core supporters, with more fans travelling to this game than the entire away support of League Two (and then 800 more!) Testament to their current success and a form-line reading ‘DWWWW’ to take second place ahead of Peterborough, fans must be on a high and feeling a bounce. This has certainly had an effect on the excellent attendance figures.


Shame of the Week:

We put last weeks SHAMING down as a one-off. However, it may become more permanent with League Two teams taking less than triple-figures to away games. Hartlepool’s attendance of 89 away fans made up 3% of the total attendance at the game, which ended in the second score-bore of the season – their form-line is reading poor at ‘LLDLD’ and possibly contributing to the lack of moral as they tail the league scoreboard. However, a 6 hour drive and a 366 mile trip could also be a point to consider alongside their disappointing form. Well done to the fans who made the trip (or live in Torquay). Shame there isn’t more like you.

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