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Thread: Average attendance 2016/17

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    Average attendance 2016/17

    Queens saw a drop in their average attendance this season which isn't surprising considering we didn't have the two huge away supports from Rangers this time around

    Here's the last six years crowd averages >

    2011/12 - 1,550 ( 1266 home & 284 away )

    2012/13 - 1,658 ( 1605 home & 53 away )

    2013/14 - 1,723 ( 1544 home & 170 away )

    2014/15 - 2,796 ( 2006 home & 790 away )

    2015/16 - 2,115 ( 1575 home & 540 away )

    2016/17 - 1,857 ( 1472 home & 385 away )

    Biggest home league crowd - 3,703 v Hibs Saturday September 24th
    Smallest home league crowd - 1,147 v St Mirren Tuesday December 6th

    Biggest away league support - 1,410 , Hibs
    Smallest away league support - 42 , Dumbarton

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    Queens away support for 2016/17 >

    Total - 4,221 ( average 235 )

    Biggest away support - 599 v Dundee United 6th August
    Smallest away support - 87 v Morton 11th March

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    Not surprised to see Dumbarton in last place but surprised to see Queens behind Ayr United in 2nd last place.

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    Raith/Dunfermline and Falkirk are derbies as is Morton /St Mirren, might explain some of the reasons why we're behind. Plus a 12 game winless streak while we were awful to watch. And we are that bit further away for away fans. Ayr would seem to have an even more masochistic support than we do....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edqos1 View Post
    Raith/Dunfermline and Falkirk are derbies as is Morton /St Mirren, might explain some of the reasons why we're behind. Plus a 12 game winless streak while we were awful to watch. And we are that bit further away for away fans. Ayr would seem to have an even more masochistic support than we do....
    That's something we sadly miss down here , a good old fashioned derby match that brings in big crowds . We've been extremely lucky in recent seasons with Hearts , Rangers and Hibs in the same league . Their away support is going to be badly missed now they're all back in the premiership. It's interesting though that despite the season we had our own home suppport didn't dwindle away to much . Approximately 100 fans less per week from the previous season

    Massive steps though must be made now and the Summer months to encourage more fans back to Palmerston , in particular the youngsters . Do Queens have any plans in the pipeline ?

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    I heard there are plans for a singing section in the Portland Drive terracing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBERTZ_11 View Post
    I heard there are plans for a singing section in the Portland Drive terracing.
    This was tried before in the East Stand nearest the Portland Road terracing a few years ago and failed for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ftivano1 View Post
    This was tried before in the East Stand nearest the Portland Road terracing a few years ago and failed for some reason.
    This would surely be better in the terracing with Drummer Boy leading the orchestra.

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    Heard Queens are thinking about letting u12's in for free next season . If not the junior blue season ticket at 18 is a bargain and I'd urge every adult on here to buy their kids or grandkids one

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    The worrying thing for me is large decline in both home and away support not just youngsters but middle age guys. The area where I stand in the covered terracing maybe 6 or 7 years ago would have regularly 25 to 30 lads who also travelled to away games this season it's been 4 or 5 of us and even we have been disheartened by the past season. Not sure what the answer is but it needs addressing asap

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    Yes the days of the likes of big Russ Wilson leading the middle - age guys with his long, drawn - out Blue Armmmmy chant have disappeared like snaw off a dyke.

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    We somehow need to get that feel good factor back at Palmerston again . It's really important we get the youngsters back who can help create an atmosphere . A singing section behind the goals is a start and maybe somebody could provide the JB's with a small flag each .
    If the club need any ideas then just look at the atmosphere at games throughout Europe on a weekly basis . Obviously with any pyro

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloreburn View Post
    We somehow need to get that feel good factor back at Palmerston again . It's really important we get the youngsters back who can help create an atmosphere . A singing section behind the goals is a start and maybe somebody could provide the JB's with a small flag each .
    If the club need any ideas then just look at the atmosphere at games throughout Europe on a weekly basis . Obviously with any pyro
    The Queens Trust actually handed out to the Junior Blues members a few weeks ago plastic rattles and maracas but mini - flags is a good idea also.

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    Was that the rattles that were handed out at the free entry game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ftivano1 View Post
    The Queens Trust actually handed out to the Junior Blues members a few weeks ago plastic rattles and maracas but mini - flags is a good idea also.


    Queens could use some of the money from junior blues season ticket sales to buy flags in bulk and issue them to the under 16's . The 5ft x 3ft ones you see for sale outside Hampden at cup finals and international matches are not expensive to produce . It keeps the kids interested and adds some much needed colour to the stadium .
    An official singing section behind the goals is a good idea . It wouldn't work anywhere else

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    I think that if we have some stirring music with sing-along Queens songs before the game as it will get the supporters in the mood to begin with. It will need to be Queens related songs such as the Railway song, when the Queens go marching in etc. with the words printed on sheets and handed to all home fans as they come into the ground. This may require some local talent recording these, some of the fan clubs or even getting schools involved with some choir like efforts. We need to do something to improve the atmosphere which is currently funereal.

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