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Norwich City fans pipped for the title of England’s best supporters - (Ipswich are in 40th place)

13:00 10 March 2016

Carrow Road has been 99.71pc full this season but Norwich City’s East Anglian rivals, Ipswich Town, trail in 40th in the rankings with Portman Road only 63.43pc full to capacity for the Tractor Boys.

Carrow Road has been 99.71pc full this season but Norwich City’s East Anglian rivals, Ipswich Town, trail in 40th in the rankings with Portman Road only 63.43pc full to capacity for the Tractor Boys.

Archant

Norwich City have some of the best fans in the country - and now its official.

The Canaries have been pipped by Premier League rivals West Ham to claim the overall title in the survey which worked out occupancy rates at every professional club in the country.

Carrow Road has been 99.71pc full this season, according to the results of research commissioned by MyVoucherCodes, with the average attendance so far 27,030.

West Ham’s farewell campaign at Upton Park has attracted an average crowd of 34,930 to the Boleyn, 99.75pc of capacity.

City’s East Anglian rivals, Ipswich Town, trail in 40th in the rankings with Portman Road only 63.43pc full to capacity for the Championship promotion hopefuls.

Norwich knocked Premier League big hitters Manchester United into third place (99.47pc) with Arsenal and Chelsea making up the rest of the top five.

Only two Premier League sides have seen their stadium less than 90pc full on average so far in 2015/16. With a league average of grounds being 95.86pc full, Premier League stadiums are also fuller than Europe’s other major three leagues, the Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A, Germany is the only other nation with an average of more than 90pc.

39 comments

  • Best supporters or biggest fools in parting with their money when the board in the case of Norwich have failed to do the same.

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    John L Norton

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • Maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick but surely it was Lol Morgan before Ron Saunders?

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    rikki nadir

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • Mad Brewer I thought the capacity figure was a tad low.Canterbury tales if it wasn't for the Barclay and the Snake Pit the ground would be like the Reading Room at the British Museum.As for you Mr. Custard keep up the good work ,talking good sense and believing .Faith but not blind.OTBC.

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    rikki nadir

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • There was no "being on the list" Bru, should have used a (sic). Grammatical error of the century. There we are then! Love it. Bru looks a tvverp and 'at!

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • What does" being on the list" bestow upon the listed ones? Answers to Archant Trolling Services.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • When are they going to expand the bloomin' ground??

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    danpez

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • The headline is wrong - deliberately so. This is nothing to do with the "best" supporters it is just we sell more of our tickets than other teams for reasons mentioned by other posters. Brighton would have been top when they were at the Withdean as it was nowhere near big enough, Ipswich would sell out if they had to close their ground and move to a 10,000 capacity ground, this is pretty meaningless. We should sell more tickets than Ipswich regardless of success on the pitch we have a far greater catchment area (pretty much all of Norfolk, a good chunk of Suffolk and some other counties), Ipswich have the rest of Suffolk and a bit of Essex and some other counties and they are close enough to London to lose support there. Our support should probably be 50% more than theirs. As for quality we always knew we were better, I grew up near Ipswich and you could tell who were the Portman Road regulars just by looking at them

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    JohnnyH

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • ☆ º ♥ `•.No I can't Spazza, you're correct in pretty much everything you say. I won't be throwing toys out of the pram though. Unwavering support, that's what I offer, not blinkered, not rose tinted spectacles, just wishing the recent run will turn around and we climb out of the doldrums. I do question the decisions at the club. No incontinence pads though, just pragmatic.•´ ♥ º ☆ I just think whining to faceless individuals on these boards to join a clique is quite sad. The few positive posters enhance my belief. Don't let the ba$t@rd$ grind you down. ’’›(Ͼ˳Ͽ)‹’’That's what I say. "they we lose"? 61C will flog you for that. Enjoy the game. Not on my list Splazza, respect due, have a double for me ^⨀ᴥ⨀^

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • Morning Tonmy, despite getting it wrong the first time, you are usually well researched, a little too well perhaps. Therein lies most people's problem I think with your blind, unquestioning positivity. It doesn't appear neutral and therefore valid to be on these boards of fans opinions. Although not quite ready for the incontinence pants just yet, I have been following Norwich and reading the Pinkun for 40 years, how long have Archant been paying you to follow NCFC? I don't consider myself to be a MOG Tomny, although every week I've had to pick myself up from the floor to keep believing we can get out of this. Every 'must win' they we lose requires digging deeper and deeper in to my faith and alcohol supply! Unfortunately I believe that we could and should be doing better if the team selection and formation were played. I think it is looking more and more unlikely our Premiership membership will not last long, too many mistakes, but more frustratingly, mistakes repeated from the last time we were in the Premiership, yet DMcN promised we had leant from them! Newcastle sacked McLaren today. I can't see much neutral money being on us getting out of this, can you?

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    Splazza

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • 14th June 2011 . . . . . . . not SO much a newbie. Somethin' to do with Mark Barham. That's right isn't it Bru ?

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • According to the Premier League Handbook, 2013\2014, the ground capacity is 27,244 - making the current occupancy rate "only" 99.23% - dropping us to 4th place. I thought 27,108 was the current attendance record. Where's LincsCan? Of course, there may have been a small reduction in capacity due to the likes of more spacious Corpulent Entertainment Suites for the Creme de la Creme Anglaise. Heaven forbid it was down to ground safety issues, facilities for the frail and elderly or other such unworthy causes. On topic, any which way the loyalty of the Norwich supporters is exemplary. Good points made by SussexYellow & Splazza, though. Shame that after a reported debut on Jan 19th, "newbie" Splazza is already the target of vile insults about incontinence pants.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • It's the business model at Carrow Road - keep the space limited so demand outstrips supply, and charge way more for casual tickets than season tickets. That way ensures that most of the capacity is sold out in advance as season tickets and the rest sells pretty quickly as so-called casual supporters find it difficult to get tickets for big games. Also means the club can sell memberships at inflated prices to give "casuals" a slightly improved chance of getting tickets.. Adding an extra 8000 seats to the capacity would reduce the pressure to buy season tickets and memberships in my opinion and that is why it won't happen.

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    SussexYellow

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • Morning Splazza . . . you're quite new to these boards aren't you (19th Jan actually). Tonmy is ALL about emotion, thought you'd have logged that one. I have no idea what your reply was about, not to one of my posts it seems. Quite a bizarre rant there. Oh well, newbie, that'll learn ya boy. I'm here all week. Feel free to engage. Didn't have you down for a MOG. You must be infected.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • Wow, some of the comments and handbags in this 'Best Supporters' article are almost Steroo-worthy !! Keep the quality up lads, they'll be searching your handbags tomorrow to make sure you are not concealing bricks in them.

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, March 11, 2016

  • The irony of this report is that, rather than something to be proud about, it actually underlines the point that Carrow Road's capacity has long been too small and needs expanding. Something the Board has constantly avoided dealing with, citing reasons why not rather than recognising its necessity for the future of the club and its development. In avoiding doing so the Board has failed to enable the club to take advantage of its unique location, with no competition from another major football club nor in fact from any top professional sport not just in the city but across the county of Norfolk. I bet many clubs like Doncaster Rovers would be envious of our location's advantages.

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Ha! You can show emotion! Well done Tommy! Now hold that thought and watch any or all of the last 10 Norwich games again!! I prefer to stand with the 27,032 fans that DO have an opinion and care enough to share it. Clearly I've hit a nerve with you, about time Tommy! Well done, lesson over! You're welcome!!

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    Splazza

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • The Handbags in the comment section is the most entertaining thing about following this club at the moment. But in regards to the article, it's nice to be near the top of something, but I'd have to agree that the atmosphere has been woeful whenever I fly over for a game. That said I only seem to fly over for defeats.

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    N.I Canary

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • "Betray" . . . . get a life. I'd get the sack if true. You're laughable. Let's all laugh at Splazza ! Worse than de@th.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Splazza. Who's Tonmy?

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Sadly, that's why the club is so complacent & operates in the way it does, what an opportunity for our long term future we have wasted with a Bod so narrow minded & a manager clearly out of his depth

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    never mind the danger

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • And the irony to this is they you have managed to turn a really positive article about our brilliant fans and club in to something negative and in doing so, betray the very lifeblood of our club, the fans. And you call them MOG's!! Of course, you cheer regardless! What a great, no; super-fan you are! What strikes me as strange, is you don't seem to have any opinion about our club, or are bereft of passion for it, yet you have many opinions about the MOG! Without passion, there seems little point in following football to me.

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    Splazza

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • 10.71% eh Tonmy? And you blame the MOG's? Not the bad decisions made by manager and board at the start of the season; selling BJ? Not the lack of ambition at the start of this season? Not the poor team selection? Not playing players out of position? If only there were more fans like yourself who blindly support and cheers loudly, regardless of the performance, apparent lack of effort, individual mistakes, and poor results. If only Tommy. You must feel quite smug as you leave Carrow Road after another poor performance and result, smiling away to yourself, thinking what a great fan you are amongst all the MOG's who are frustrated and bemoaning factors that they believe could have negatively impacted the result. I on the other hand am quite proud they our fans wear our colours with pride, want the best for it and feel frustrated when they see, what they believe as mistakes by people within the club that they feel could or should have been differently. Get real Tommy.

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    Splazza

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • cutty, the away day subsidies were part of a Premier League incentive program. Clubs were obliged to direct a £200,000 sum to help away supporters whether through tickets or travel, or both. Numbers would have been to the max regardless of pricing. I firmly agree NCFC have incredible support (away) and incredible number of bums on seats (home). Shame there can't be the same vocal effort in the Carrow Library tho'.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Apart from relegation it's the only thing City will win this year!

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    KeithS

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Steely, it was Ron Ashman before Saunders.

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    cutty

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • err . . . . McNally. Fully deserved last season. Not so much this.

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • I knew we were the best fans, take into account the number of wins this season and we support City through thick and thin. A credit to us all. Pity the away supporter ticket prices had to be reduced to keep the numbers up.

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    cutty

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Cant, neither do I condone such behavior. It's disgraceful. Yet stewards only police the youngsters in the front rows. Back to atmosphere, this is it, it's how it will remain . . . . just really not very good. Away days are SO much better

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Maybe if you ask nicely someone will make send a nice runners up rosette to adorn the famous Norwich trophy roomshelf.

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    Chris Green

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Maybe if you ask nicely someone will make send a nice runners up rosette to adorn the famous Norwich trophy roomshelf.

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    Chris Green

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Talking about tables yahoo report that a unspecified Norwich director earns 1 .1 million . Who is that ???

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    iMac

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Tommy Buster, I'm in the Jarrold. We all hear the supporters in the Barclay creating their fantastic atmosphere of constant abuse and foul language. Embarrassing for kids. Outside football grounds such conduct is treated as asocial and since the 1980's illegal. Why clubs including Norwich condone it beats me!

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    Canterbury Tales

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • The link to the Independent just links back to his article. FFS...

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    OzzyCanary

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Given OTBC's approach, may I ask at what age .,Tommy , will you stop going to Carrow Road and give up your place for a younger fan.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Mugs the lot of us

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • No I don't know Ole Tommy please tell me , what happens when your ill , is the atmosphere dead , I bet the management love you no fan creates a better atmosphere than you , how do you do it the mind boggles , l am pleased that in my absence you are shouting for me , thanks a. Million Have a nice day

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    iMac

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • And what a travesty that these fantastic fans are given so little of quality to support. What a hugely disappointing and wasteful season this has been.

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    kenfoggo

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Occupancy 99.71% . . overall atmosphere 10.71%. We all know the reason why ! ٩(^‿^)۶ ᵗʰᵉ ᵐᵒᵍ'ˢ

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • That's outstanding and well done to the club for their generous concessions encouraging the old timers to stay loyal. And congratulations Ipswich who are now second best supported in Suffolk after Lowestoft. Btw, is there a reward for coming second - like ten league points?

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

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