Snowflake RoyalPat Butchers Ring 13k average would suggest weve had a few attendances over 13k. I can only think of one possibly two (Bristol City).
Feels like weve gone back 20 years to pre Mad Stad days where a 13k crowd was decent
After a decade of atrocious home performances and during a pandemic it's hardly surprising we're down 2 or 3 thousand on average compared to what you might expect for mid-table Championship.
15 - 16 seems about right for us without the pandemic. 18-19 consistently knocking about the edge of the POs.
The pandemic is going to have made plenty of people realise they were only attending out of habit. The break meant others have found different things. And its prevented the incoming churn of new fans to replace the natural loss you get all the time.
On top of that there'll be a fair few people who just aren’t ready to return with infections still so widespread.
A couple of years of mid-table and play offs and we'll comfortably be back to 15 - 16 IMO.
Getting the kids involved with the club in some way from an early age is key. Supporters are on a conveyor belt. When it breaks down requires additional effort to restore what's been lost.
Likewise it is engagement with the club. Clem Morfuni in a matter of two months has transformed Swindon. A visible character that wears his heart on his sleeve, Being an Aussie has no time for bull****.