5,533 with 501 away please
Friday evening (Matchday Eve)
22 predictions in, including my own prediction which is 5269 with 699 away fans
Average for Total Crowd: 5355
Average for Away Crowd: 652
5,400 with 600 Seasiders
4,755 including 579 Tangerines.
5400 with 700 from Blackpool
5330 with 620 Seasiders
4,903 with 623 Tangerines
5878 with 467 Blackpool supporters
5328 with 512 tangerines
5,388 with 642 Blackpool.
4650 with 250 Blackpool
having arrived I’m tempted to go 300-400 lower but will leave as above!
That’s a bit disturbing to hear. Are you on your lofty FA perch. I remember often feeling concerned about lack of numbers when I was up there. Such a splendid panoramic view.
Been given as 4,691 with 630 Blackpool.
What a great decision. There won’t be many (if any) closer.
Yes, was in Block Q of the Frank Adams. Quite desolate up there today. I didn’t realise Blackpool had brought so many.
certainly bolstered the attendance!
Around 4,000 home supporters today then (& that figure includes no-show season-ticket holders). Probably around 3,500 in reality actually there. Very concerning but not unsurprising.
Spoke to a couple of different people yesterday who’ve moved from the Frank Adams to the terrace due to cost, felt pretty empty in there though so not sure that applies to many
Top Twenty for the Total Crowd: [Actual 4691]
Many congratulations to @Commoner, top of the table and Forecaster of the Week, 41 from the correct total and the only player to predict less than the actual attendance.
Congratulations to @NewburyWanderer the only other forecaster to be within a hundred.
I believe that there will be some changes on the 'Tour de Season' competition.
Top Twenty for the Away Crowd: [Actual 630]
We were more accurate estimating the number of Tangerines attending our show. Many congratulations to @DJWYC14 who was closest and out by only 7. Congratulations to all those who were within fifty, @a40 and @Will_i_ams tied for 2nd, @A_Worboys and @robin who tied for 4th, @Erroll_Sims and @PJS who tied for 6th, plus @Forest_Blue, @micra and @Onlooker.
For the away crowd we were pretty evenly split between overestimating and underestimating.
Top Twenty for the Home Crowd: [Calculated as 4061]
We all overestimated! Congratulations and hats off to @Manboobs who was the only one of us within a hundred - out by just 25.
My own views on the low crowd, although obviously they are with hindsight - no home win on a Saturday since Feb 18th - the two recent away wins looked unconvincing - people may have had other priorities after the recent spell of baking weather - the 'away crowd' numbers improve faster than the 'home crowd' numbers as the Adams Park atmosphere and performance improves.
On the upside that would indicate that barring a deluge we will see more than a little over 4000 home fans for the game against Carlisle on Sept 30th.
@railwaysteve also Family Day against Carlisle so we should be looking at a significant increase based on last season.