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Attendances by club/season

Post by 1888games » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:28 pm

I recently released a new historical football management game on Steam, whereby you can manage in the English League from 1888-1998.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/511790/

A number of users have enquired whether we could add the Scottish League. One of the key pieces of data we would need to do this (without rewriting large pieces of code to compensate) is average attendances for each club by season. I have so far been unable to locate this information and wondered if anyone here would know of a source.

Many thanks

Nick

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Re: Attendances by club/season

Post by BMCCOLL » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:30 pm

Roar of The Crowd by David Ross fits the bill
http://scottish-football-historical-archive.co.nf

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Re: Attendances by club/season

Post by 1888games » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:39 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I found that after posting, seems to be out of stock on Amazon. Someone is selling a 2nd hand copy for £35 so that might be the way to go as a last resort.

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Re: Attendances by club/season

Post by Sat31March1928 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:32 am

I can supply the data if you want.
Just a summary?
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Re: Attendances by club/season

Post by 1888games » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:24 am

Hi there,

I got David Ross' book so have scanned in the stats pages into Excel and am just cleaning any mis-reads. But if you have it already to hand that would be great...especially as the book doesn't include some seasons (e.g. 1893 to 1904 and post 2004). It also doesn't include Division C so I'm going to have to estimate/extrapolate those.

All I need is something like:

1912 Rangers 12,121
1912 Queen's Park 5,123
.. ..
1951 Hibernian 8,123
1951 East Stirlingshire 964

From this data I have an algorithm that calculates the relative sizes of each club's fan base, how loyal/fickle a club's fans are depending on improving/declining league positions or promotion/relegation, and the fan's current level of interest for a given season.

You can reach me at help@1888games.co.uk. Thanks!
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Re: Attendances by club/season

Post by 1888games » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:24 pm

Particularly interested in anything anyone has for these clubs:

Beith
Dumbarton Harp
Dundee Wanderers
Dykehead
Galston
Helensburgh
Linthouse
Mid-Annandale
Northern
Peebles Rovers
Royal Albert
Solway Star
Thistle

Have ordered the three Scottish volumes of Rejected FC, hoping these may have some details.

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