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  1. All three home ends looked noticeably emptier than they have for the other league games this season, but I'd be very surprised if there wasn't close to 1,000 in each end. There always looks to be less than you'd imagine....I'm always surprised when a club like Colchester seem to being 14 fans to BP yet it gets announced as spmething like 120. Football fans of all clubs always seem to be obsessed with fiddling of attendance figures. I just don't think it happens these days.
  2. All three home ends looked noticeably emptier than they have for the other league games this season, but I'd be very surprised if there wasn't close to 1,000 in each end. There always looks to be less than you'd imagine....I'm always surprised when a club like Colchester seem to being 14 fans to BP yet it gets announced as spmething like 120. Football fans of all clubs always seem to be obsessed with fiddling of attendance figures. I just don't think it happens these days.
  3. I don't think you could argue much with the estimate of around a 1,000 for the protest and just under 4,000 inside the ground given there were almost 1,000 Hartlepool fans. Maybe the protest estimate was the top end of the range but there was a lot more than 500 I thought. Good few Hartlepool fans at the protest which I thought showed class. They were quite noisy at times during the game as well. Saw a video of them outside Upsteps in Oldham in good voice as well.
  4. Seen a lot lot worse over the years than I saw today. Not much going forward but hopefully that will change when Baham and Hope are playing.
  5. Best way to get to Fulham by car? Would prefer to park on the outskirts and get tube/train in
  6. Typical Latics. You're sat 1 nil up at home watching us play Exeter, up to 5th in the 'as it stands ' table...thinking that 'we aren't possibly going to lose against these' and 'get something out of the Carlisle and Vale games and will be cementing ourselves in the top'... Well.....
  7. Football is a different animal these days. Even Utd, City etc would only get circa 30k back then.
  8. Whilst I think we officially had about 3,300 there, I wouldn't be surprised if it was actually more like 4,000 when you factor in all those in the home ends.
  9. Been going on and off since 88, but unfortunately didn't get taken to the Sheff Weds match! However the Smith goal vs Everton was, for me, a real stand-out moment. I think the atmosphere created by us in the 20 mins or so before Smith scored was something I'd not seen at a home game for a long long time, if ever before. And when the goal came, to me it felt like the fans had really played a part in spurring the team on and getting us back on terms. I'd never really liked The Great Escape chant but it was great how it went on and on and on. Biggest league away following I've been part of was probably Wigan away in the Dowie era. Nearly 4k? Other than that probably the cup game at Anfield a few years ago.
  10. It's crackin' t'flags up 'ere in Morecambe. Bit of a nip in the air, mind.
  11. We hit a bad run of form just at the wrong time. But we deserved to go down. Needed a bit of steel in the team but unlucky with injuries to Gerrard etc. Not sure about the new owner. We seem to just be a shop window for loads of foreign players. Hope AL proves me wrong. Not sure I blame Wellens - we've got a squad of about 50 but just who did he a actually sign himself? Luck has run out this time.
  12. Sad day. Grew up with the Chron in our house. I was smiling to myself the other day when my nine year old was reading up on Latics in the Chron whilst having his supper, just as I did as a 9 year old back in 1990. Only the stories were usually more interesting back then! Gutted for the staff. Thought Matt Chambers was a top reporter. How many miles must he have done this last 12 years following Latics?!
  13. It's a shame that this EU referendum seems to have, for many, been one big protest against immigration on one side and perceived Tory anti-socialist values on the other. For me one of the only politician who's been true and honest in all this is Corbyn and now he's getting it more than anyone. His problem is he's too honest.
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