Date:Sunday August 8 2010
Wednesdayites continued to show they're one of the best sets of fans in the country on Saturday with Hillsborough attracting the second biggest crowd of the day in the Football League.
Despite relegation from the Championship last season and a summer which has seen a winding-up petition and transfer embargo slapped on the club, over 23,000 fans still came through the Hillsborough turnstiles to see the season opener against Dagenham & Redbridge.
This despite, with all due respect, the Daggers bringing just 700 fans to bolster the attendance (though that is a huge percentage of their home game, so hats off to the visitors).
Only our Yorkshire rivals Leeds United, playing back in the Championship for the first time in three years, and helped by a bigger travelling support from Derby County, could manage a bigger crowd with 26,761 at Elland Road.
Norwich City, also celebrating promotion back to the Championship, and again helped by a bigger travelling support from Watford, also pipped the Owls' gate on Friday night with just over 24,000 against the Hornets.
It goes to show that Wednesdayites are one of the best sets of fans, certainly outside the Premier League, and probably amongst the top flight teams, too.
Wednesday's League One rivals Southampton saw 21,717 attend St Mary's for their season opener against Plymouth Argyle, while just 16,263 turned up to see Charlton Athletic's 1-0 win against Bournemouth.
The Owls got impressive attendances last time they were in League One, and it helped them to promotion back to the Championship.
Let's hope the trend continues this season.
Wednesday's next home game is in the League Cup on Tuesday night when Bury are the visitors, and the next home league match is against Brighton on Saturday, August 21.
Date:Sunday August 8 2010
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