LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:Dingwall has a population of 5,000 and there were 2,578 @ Victoria Park vs. QOS yesterday so they attracted half the town`s population while Fleetwood attracts 7.5% and Bath a fraction over 1%. I`d say Ross are doing rather well.
Skyline Drifter wrote:, I very much doubt 2,578 people were either but that's a whole different story).
LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:Sorry if you consider I`m "lazy" but I DO realise that 100% of the male population of Dingwall were not inside Ross`s ground yesterday and I DO realise that every club attracts people from its home town hinterland(Celtic & Rangers actually attract a very small percentage of their home town`s population) but I`ve still noted a valid set of percentage figures relating to clubs based in towns with larger populations that Ross`s.
scottish wrote:Skyline Drifter wrote:, I very much doubt 2,578 people were either but that's a whole different story).
Having only ever visited once - and that was in the close season - I don't know what it looks like during a game but am intrigued by this point. For decades clubs have routinely been accused of massaging crowd figures down for tax purposes. In more recent times they have been accused of inflating them for reasons of sponsorship. But is that the case here? What reason would they have for submitting false returns?
Skyline Drifter wrote: The club has in the past claimed that inflated figures come about by including all season ticket holders in the crowd regardless of whether they actually attend or not which may well be the case but if it is then they are or were having more than 500 people not attend every time I went there despite having a ticket for it. Seems unlikely. As an exercise it might be worth having a look at County's declared cup crowds for matches against the same or similar level opposition. I think you'll see a notable difference.
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