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Last Season, New Season-Some Fans Facts and Stats

Last Season, New Season-Some Fans Facts and Stats

Clarets fans eagerly await news of the fixture list for the new season which will kick-off on Saturday 6th August.

The Npower Championship fixtures will be released later this month on Thursday 16th June.

The club have released figures for season tickets sold so far ahead of the new 2011-12 season. The Early Bird period finished on the 31st March and the club reported back then that sales were already over 10,000. Despite the fact we face at least another season in the Championship following our failure to reach the play-offs, sales have remained steady and according to the club are now over 10,500.

Our average gate last season was 15,088 and this represents a 13.6 % increase over the season we last played in the Championship when we gained promotion to the top flight in 2008-9.

The average gates over the last three Championship seasons have been as follows:

2007-08: 12,385

2008-09: 13,280

2010-11: 15,088

Last season in the Championship, a total of 347013 home and away supporters attended our league games at Turf Moor.

Our lowest gate was against Doncaster Rovers (13,655) and our highest against Leeds United (20,453). In addition to Leeds, another four clubs brought more than 1000 travelling fans to Burnley. These were Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Preston North End and Cardiff City.

All this is very encouraging considering we were relegated from the Premier League after just one season in the top flight and then had to face demoralisation and despair following the Coyle/Laws saga.

I guess we can only dream what might have been had the club tried a little harder financially to stay in the top flight. By now we could have consolidated and been enjoying an average gate of 20,000 or more but ces't la vie!

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday June 6 2011
Time: 5:11PM

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Sorry had to revamp the article and in so doing lost some of the previous comments if you would like to re-post? The true test I guess will come when we learn the average gate for 2011-12. There was bound to be some carry over from the Prem League season and after one season failing to get promotion,how many will still come?
turfmanphil
06/06/2011 17:15:00
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Like anything else Phil - a few early wins and more will go to the game. A few defeats and less will turn up, especially when the weather turns nippy and the opposition is less attractive. Guess quite a lot hinges on the larger away followings and how the games fall - don't expect too many from Southampton if that fixture is on a Tuesday night between October - March.
RickersTwickers
07/06/2011 18:39:00
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Do comments get automatically lost when an article is revised? Any easy way round it? No big, as my American friends used to say. Not sure if we can count on many Saints April-Sept either. Any memories of last time we went there?
Couch Potato
07/06/2011 20:08:00
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Nope CP, there is a bit of a glich in the system at the moment which I am trying to resolve. We will get there! Last time at St Mary's? Oh boy do we remember the fireworks (or firecrackers to be precise )thrown into the Burnley end by rampant Saints fans on the pitch at end of game
turfmanphil
10/06/2011 14:14:00
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