Birmingham City’s incredible away following compared to Middlesbrough, Southampton, Ipswich Town & rivals - gallery
The Championship average away attendance table has been collated with impressive travelling support for Birmingham City and others.
There’s a buzz around Birmingham City at the moment, following a change in ownership. Tom Wagner has been clear in his plans for the St Andrews club, and bringing on board NFL legend Tom Brady has given them a real popularity boost.
John Eustace has been backed well in the summer transfer window and whilst there’s been a few hiccups in recent weeks, there’s a feeling amongst the fan base that good times are ahead.
Blues are currently 10th in the Championship standings and are only a point off the play-offs with their next match against Norwich City, who suffered a 6-2 defeat to Plymouth Argyle last time out.
Birmingham have played four league games so far on the road, drawing 1-1 with Swansea City and then beating Bristol City 2-0 at Ashton Gate, but in their last two matches they’ve lost to Watford and to Preston North End.
In English football there’s a chant ‘Is that all you take away?’ that is sung by home supporters to taunt clubs who bring a small following to their ground. Attendances are the craze for a lot of supporters who have fascination as to how their club stacks up against their local rivals, as well as those in the division.
A lot of factors come in to play with away attendances however such as the following the home club has given when in some cases, there has to be a limit of what they can sell, especially when it comes to local derbies. Fans of clubs in the second tier can now have a look at how their away following stack up at the eight-game stage.
Here is how all 24 Championship teams stack up when it comes to away followings, with some surprises and some obvious. These are based on what Football League outlet The 72 has published from the figures they have collated over the course of the season so far.