Even though Sky invented football in 1992, it still exists at lower levels down the pyramid beyond Division Four (League Two). Here Stuart Noel focuses upon attendances in non league and compares them with the worst in Europe. Another great read.
Despite all the grumblings of being a Non-League fan, we have it quite good in England. Down here in the seventh tier of English football we often see crowds break the four figure barrier, even on occasions pulling in bigger crowds than teams in the Football League. In the Evostik League North, FC United of Manchester average nearly 1,900, whilst five other clubs have recorded crowds of over 1,000. In the Ryman Premier League Maidstone United continue to set the standard, averaging over 1,700 whilst both Margate and Dulwich Hamlet can lay claim to gates in excess of 2,000 so far this season. Down at The Dripping Pan we’ve averaged just over 500 so far this season, a figure that would have been much higher if our lucrative game in January against Dulwich Hamlet would have gone ahead. Whilst every club at our level wants bigger crowds and has to…
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