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[Albion] Least away attendance that you’ve been part of



Marty McFly

Seagulls Over Canada
Aug 19, 2006
3,424
La Pêche, Quebec
Would have been Norwich in the early-mid 00s on Valentine's night. Pretty sure the attendance was around 50-100. Can't really remember the game, but pretty sure we lost.
 






rebel51

Well-known member
Jan 4, 2021
687
West sussex
Swansea away, a Friday night in November 1992.

57 of us for a league game. Andy Kennedy scored and we won 1-0.

Parked right outside the away end. Boulder thrown through side window of van. Covered me in glass. Two hours looking for perpetrators with police. Lock-in in my mum's pub in Neath until 4am.

Great trip.
A few of us went in there seats as we had some freebies of Kennedy.

Bloody nightmare after game, we tried goin in a pub near ground as was promptly chased out by a load in the pub, whilst our mate was playing a frutie in that pub. I think I got chased down to near the dunes.Stayed in their version of grand Hotel, nearly a load of bother in there aswell in their hotel disco. What a trip lol or did I mean tip.
 


Eeyore

Colonel Hee-Haw of Queen's Park
NSC Patron
Apr 5, 2014
23,493
90s at dozens of northern mill towns, very small away attendances then. Recall Bolton after we’d played Utd week before in Cup, counted 70-80 of us only. Nogan scored fabulous goal in the chewit wrapper kit and we won against an excellent Bolton side on the rise. Damp dark and foggy atmosphere! Typical late Jan 3rd division fayre!
Yeah, I remember that one. We had trouble at northwestern matches that year. I'm pretty sure there was a mini spat in Bolton.

I would probably recognise you if I saw you. I think we all knew each other in those days. There was so few of us.
 


rebel51

Well-known member
Jan 4, 2021
687
West sussex
Yeah, I remember that one. We had trouble at northwestern matches that year. I'm pretty sure there was a mini spat in Bolton.

I would probably recognise you if I saw you. I think we all knew each other in those days. There was so few of us.
I concur about this
 




BLOCK F

Well-known member
Feb 26, 2009
6,333
Can’t be sure, but probably 1972 away to Rochdale at Spotland. Sat on wooden benches, I think.
 


rebel51

Well-known member
Jan 4, 2021
687
West sussex
I remember a game at the goldstone midweek v Cambridge and was standing right next to the pen.We counted 12 away fans.Sorry I know it wasn't our fans but I wanted to point this out anyway
 






PeterT

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Apr 21, 2017
2,241
Hove
I think the lowest I was part of was Bradford away, January 1989, but that was still a healthy 2 coaches. We had a police escort to the ground and they ushered us straight in, wouldn’t even let us see the Bradford fire memorial. Some guy approached me on the terraces with his handwritten list of missing Albion programmes and asked did I have any? The chunky chief of police came on the coach and said, in his best Yorkshire, ‘thou coom all this wey t’ watch this, you moost all be blooody mad!’

That year I was trying to knock off new grounds and a few weeks later went to Old Trafford for the first time to see United v Forest in the 6th round of the cup, sell out 56k, 1-0 Forest. I then contacted Forest and Liverpool for tickets to the next round, the semi final. Forest said no but Liverpool said write in and explain you are doing all the rounds and grounds up to the final and we‘ll see what we can do, which is what I’d done for Old Trafford. I don’t know why but it seemed like too much hassle and I didn’t bother in the end - the game was on April 15, 1989 at Hillsborough …..
 


BLOCK F

Well-known member
Feb 26, 2009
6,333
If that was the game we won 2-1 with goals from Kit Napier and Ken Beamish, there was a decent Brighton following, well over 1000 if I remember correctly.
I think we did win 2-1. I went with my girlfriend who lived in Stockport. It was such a long time ago, I can’t recall the crowd, but being a fair old distance away and a funny old ground I thought it was a fair bet for a pretty small following. Sounds like I was wrong!😁
 


ac gull

Well-known member
Jul 7, 2003
1,931
midlands
Halifax away in what is now league two - a freezing cold Saturday - must have been around 1999 maybe 2000 time - maybe 150 there possibly less - away terrace behind the goal
 








Superphil

Dismember
Jul 7, 2003
25,415
In a pile of football shirts
I think we were 2 of about 3 at Steyning Town away at Crawley Down Gatwick a few weeks ago.
 




studio150

Well-known member
Jul 30, 2011
29,600
On the Border
Everton December 1980, the year following all the violence, unless my memory is wrong believe the count was 26.
Everyone missed a great game, although we lost 4-3
 




Weststander

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Aug 25, 2011
63,862
Withdean area
11 February 1995 away at Bournemouth. We were owned by asset stripping crooks and our squad was weak, it was cold and an all day monsoon turned the Dean Court pitch into a lake. The ball would stop dead shortly after each pass. We played the conditions expertly, McDugald and Minto starred.

Possibly 200?
 


mlg57

Active member
Oct 20, 2006
985
Milton Keynes
Can't remember the exact date but it was Carlisle away in the 1980's. They were counting us in on the gate. My mate and I were number 7 and 8. I don't think we made twenty in the end.
 




Sirnormangall

Well-known member
Sep 21, 2017
2,963
I have vague recollections of seeing us play at Villa in the early 70s and hardly any Albion fans there - possibly
because it might have been one of those midweek afternoon games as evening floodlit matches were banned due to power shortages.
 


jcdenton08

Enemy of the People
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Oct 17, 2008
10,648
Great thread. Mine is nowhere near everyone else’s, but my personal one would probably be Doncaster away under Mickey Adams Redux, on the terrace in the rain, we were utter shite and there couldn’t have been more than a few hundred if that.
 


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