Away Days Prove Popular

I was one of 2,880 that travelled to Crystal Palace last weekend. We were disappointed by the result and by a handful of numpties who insist on bringing back the bad memories of the 70s and 80s. But there is no doubt that support is rising with Citys magnificent return to the higher division.

With home crowds higher than they have been for 30 years, many of the 10,000 season ticket holders are deciding to travel in numbers and are watching City home and away. Our average away following to league games this season is 1,352 compared to last seasons average following of 1,204 which includes 4,308 taken to promotion rivals Nottingham Forest. This is despite a disappointing 341 at Barnsley and 263 at Hull. The highest were the magnificent 3,401 that watched us thump Coventry City 3-0 at the Ricoh Arena. We have topped 2,000 on five separate occasions, with the QPR game set to make it six, compared to just three occasions in last years promotion season (figures from

1,500 tickets for the horrendous upper tier at Loftus Road for the QPR game sold out long ago. City have now been allocated 1,399 tickets for the lower tier, they are selling fast with only 795 tickets left for this all ticket match (see By my calculations this means that 2,104 fans are already making the trip and a sell out of 2,899 is expected to be achieved when the ticket office closes on Saturday when we entertain Blackpool for a quid a kid!