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Away support at Hull City games this season

* UPDATED APRIL 23.

Wondered how many away fans there were at a Hull City league game this season? I couldn’t find the information via a cursory search on Google, so I thought I’d type it up from the matchday programme.

How many fans Hull City took to away league games this season:
3070 to Manchester United
2963 to Liverpool
2331 to Bolton Wanderers
2255 to Manchester City
2040 to Sunderland
1892 to Burnley
1851 to West Ham United
1397 to Tottenham Hotspur
1460 to Arsenal
1455 to Chelsea
1449 to Aston Villa
1449 to Wolverhampton Wanderers
1315 to Stoke City
1212 to Portsmouth
1101 to Fulham
1095 to Blackburn Rovers
0744 to Everton
TBC Birmingham City
TBC Wigan Athletic

So, as predicted, the televised capitulation at Everton – Phil Brown’s last away game in charge – saw our lowest away following of the season by a long way. Though, curiously, it was one of our noisiest days out.

Otherwise, we’ve not dipped under the 1000 mark, which is some achievement given we’ve not won on our travels for 14 months.

How many visiting fans came to games at The Circle this season:
2557 Arsenal fans
2521 Wolverhampton Wanderers fans
2512 Manchester City fans
2509 West Ham United fans
2506 Chelsea fans
2163 Manchester United fans
1607 Everton fans
1594 Tottenham Hotspur fans
1454 Stoke City fans
1375 Blackburn Rovers fans
1174 Burnley fans
0932 Portsmouth fans
0912 Bolton Wanderers fans
0870 Birmingham City fans
0808 Wigan Athletic fans
0494 Fulham fans
TBC Sunderland
TBC Aston Villa
TBC Liverpool

Fulham's travelling support at Hull City

European big guns Fulham bring 474 fans to Hull.

It’s galling to see teams comfortably safe in the Premier League with such minimal support. Fulham’s away support must be the lowest we’ve seen for many years, while City took three times as many on a midweek night to Bolton as they brought to our place on a Saturday afternoon.

Obviously, all these figures are skewed by the fact that some were midweek games and some were on TV, which affects how many people travel.

I’ll post a further update at the end of the season.

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Capacity of KC Stadium ‘to be reduced’

THE capacity of Hull City’s KC Stadium may be reduced for the club’s upcoming second Premier League season, chairman Paul Duffen has today confirmed.

Up to 300 seats may need to be removed from the council-owned superstadium after the Tigers agreed a £5million fee with Fulham for striker Bobby Zamora.

Speaking from his yacht in the south of France, Duffen said: “Stadium manager John Cooper has met with Hull City Council and Humberside Police to discuss the signing of Bobby.

“They have told him that, should the deal go through, Row Z in the North and South Stands will no longer be safe for fans to sit on for health and safety reasons.

“However, farmers near our Cottingham training ground can continue to sleep easy, knowing their barn doors will remain undamaged by our footballs and their cows’ arses will not be troubled by banjos.”

If Zamora does sign for the club, Duffen has reassured fans with season tickets in the affected areas they will be placed in a draw for the chance to win a ticket for elsewhere in the ground.

Speaking from his spray tan booth, Hull City manager Phil Brown said: “You know me, I never comment on any signings until the deal is signed, sealed and delivered.”

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