With Aston Villa slipping to fourth place in the Championship table following very disappointing defeats to Bolton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers just before the international break, fans should once again take a bow for their own performances this year.
With promotion hopes far from over, even if it looks like the automatic spots will now be a step too far, the fans will be as important as ever as we go into the final matches of the campaign and target a return to the top flight via Wembley Stadium.
With eight games remaining, to date, Villa are officially the best supported side on home soil in the division and on that front we top a number of charts:
- Accumulative attendance total
- Average attendance count
- Highest single matchday attendance
🗣️ We are officially the best supported club in the division on home soil but we still need YOUR support!
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) March 27, 2018
The faithful can take a bow!
So far in 2017/18, 601,284 fans have passed through the turnstiles at B6 in our 19 home games so far this season and that stands as 2,500 more than the second best supported side…Leeds United…and that gives us an average match day total of more than 31,500 which is a Championship best this season.
The game against Birmingham City in the Second City Derby saw an attendance of 41,233 and that is the best attended match of the campaign in the second tier in 2017/18, and we also dominate the top three in that particular table with 37,836 for the Wolves clash and 35,210 for Sheffield United.
The biggest elsewhere stands as Leeds v Hull City back in December where they counted 35,156.
In terms of our regular away dayers, that’s also strong with 59,770 fans having been on their travels so far this campaign and the trip to Hillsborough last month to face Sheffield Wednesday saw 4,630 in attendance and that’s our peak for the season so far.
Every single one of you should take a bow and give yourselves a pat on the back!
Just waiting for all the Leeds and Wolves fans to reply… pic.twitter.com/vt0LUVMie4
— Gary Costello (@B31villa) March 27, 2018
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