Friday, 18 November 2011

West Ham's Fantastic Away Support! Thank You 36,086 times

This season's West Ham away support has been amazing!

We have won 5 games on the road, drawn two (Millwall & Palace) and only lost one (Southampton) narrowly.

We have pretty much sold out every allocation given to us by away teams.

I went to Southampton away and the atmosphere was amazing even though I was in a corporate box overlooking the 3,168 West Ham away fans.

At the Southampton match we helped break the stadium record attendance. St Mary's stadium opened in 2000 have had Manchester United visit so to break the record on a cold mid week evening was no easy feat.

West ham fans sang 'You are only here for the West Ham' and 'We filled your ground for you'

Every away game you can hear the West Ham fans out singing the home support with bubbles often being heard over radio and TV commentary.

This weekend comes another record with  6,313 travelling to Coventry, another sell out! There were rumours we asked for more, as many as 10,000 but told the police were not keen to allow an increased allocation around 6,500.

 It will be the biggest travelling following for West Ham United since the 9 May 2004 trip to Wigan Athletic when 7,400 away fans were present.

My fellow season ticket holder, podcast presenter and regular away supporter George (@georgewhufc) on twitter is going to Coventry, he offered me a spare ticket but it is my son's 5th birthday that weekend so I had to decline, but I would love to be among the 6,300 plus crowd.

I am going to Reading away on the 3rd December with 4,221 fellow West Ham supporters which is another sell out of our away allocation. Again we asked for more but were turned down.

David Gold has already paid tribute on his twitter to the amazing West ham fans who travel week in week out to support our push for promotion.

David Sullivan hailed the support. "It's totally amazing," he told "I've never known such amazing away support so early in the season.
"The club is so proud of our travelling away supporters. Not only do they make a massive amount of noise, but they are impeccably well behaved. Every one of them is a true ambassador for the club."

These are the away attendances or sold away tickets for this season.

As you can see an amazing 36,086 by the time we play Reading on 3rd December.

Doncaster                         3,211
Watford                             3,736
Nottingham Forrest           2,696
Millwall Away                    1,883
Crystal Palace                  4,356
Southampton                    3,168
Brighton                            2,401
Hull Away                         4,100
Coventry                          6,313
Reading                           4,222

Total Away Supporters      36,086

Come On You Irons

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