Highest Midweek attendance?

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Highest Midweek attendance?

by readingbedding » 24 Aug 2006 11:36

Here's one for the stattos out there.

Was yesterdays attendance of 37,000 odd thousand the largest midweek attendance in Reading FC's history playing away?

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by Winchester Royal » 24 Aug 2006 11:41

No.

When we played Sunderland on a Tuesday night in the 1997-98 season and lost 4-1 there were 40,500 people there

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by readingbedding » 24 Aug 2006 11:51

Ah, I remember listening to that game.

Yep, they murdered us.

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by T.R.O.L.I. » 24 Aug 2006 14:51

It'll be beaten by Newcastle v Reading on Wednesday 6th December.

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by Royal With Cheese » 24 Aug 2006 15:03

readingbedding Ah, I remember listening to that game.

Yep, they murdered us.

To be fair, we didn't play that well. Great 12 hour round trip that was.


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by BenReadingFC » 24 Aug 2006 16:51

Winchester Royal No.

When we played Sunderland on a Tuesday night in the 1997-98 season and lost 4-1 there were 40,500 people there

I was there, It's a bloody long car jouney late on a tuesday night after being tonked.

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by igoe agogo » 24 Aug 2006 16:52

T.R.O.L.I. It'll be beaten by Newcastle v Reading on Wednesday 6th December.


Will that not be moved for the UEFA cup or is Europe on its Xmas break then??

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by The Cube » 24 Aug 2006 17:02

The previously mentioned Sunderland game (which I had to miss due to work) is the highest League crowd ever to watch Reading. Had Villa sold out last night, that record might have gone but clearly it's on borrowed time anyway.

Last night's game is the third highest League attendance for a Reading game, with a 1926 game at Fulham being second (and on a Monday, so also midweek but not in the evening). Highest Saturday League game is at Manchester City in 1927.

There are also various Cup games that had a higher attendance, starting with the two play-off finals and Simod Cup final.


Obviously all the above are based on officially recorded crowds, but all of these must have been beaten by the 200000 or so regular fans that Brighton used to get at home games, even against us.

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by Reading Abbey » 24 Aug 2006 17:15

Winchester Royal When we played Sunderland on a Tuesday night in the 1997-98 season and lost 4-1 there were 40,500 people there


Andy Legg scored a corker to make it 4-1 and the home fans still went home unhappy. That was because of the mauling we gave them at Elm Park that season gave us the overall aggregate victory, which meant nothing to us, but it did to many of their fans!


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by Huntley & Palmer » 24 Aug 2006 17:18

igoe agogo
T.R.O.L.I. It'll be beaten by Newcastle v Reading on Wednesday 6th December.


Will that not be moved for the UEFA cup or is Europe on its Xmas break then??


I flipping hope not for the sake of my flight!

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by Royal Lady » 24 Aug 2006 18:27

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igoe agogo
T.R.O.L.I. It'll be beaten by Newcastle v Reading on Wednesday 6th December.


Will that not be moved for the UEFA cup or is Europe on its Xmas break then??


I flipping hope not for the sake of my flight!
:lol: I did mention this possibility a while back when everyone was booking flights/hotels. I'm sure someone said there wouldn't be any change.

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by frimleygreen_shotspur » 24 Aug 2006 19:06

The Cube The previously mentioned Sunderland game (which I had to miss due to work) is the highest League crowd ever to watch Reading. Had Villa sold out last night, that record might have gone but clearly it's on borrowed time anyway.

Last night's game is the third highest League attendance for a Reading game, with a 1926 game at Fulham being second (and on a Monday, so also midweek but not in the evening). Highest Saturday League game is at Manchester City in 1927.

There are also various Cup games that had a higher attendance, starting with the two play-off finals and Simod Cup final.


Obviously all the above are based on officially recorded crowds, but all of these must have been beaten by the 200000 or so regular fans that Brighton used to get at home games, even against us.



FAC 45,500 v Liverpool 02:01:70 3rd

even aldershot f.c. managed more than that away:)

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by Tony Le Mesmer » 24 Aug 2006 19:37

I think the previous best before the Sunderland game was our match at Moss Rose v Chester in March 1991.

I had the misfortune of being at both.


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