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Fan Focus Series: Exploring The Relationship Between Football Clubs and Supporters

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ChampionshipTalk will be doing a series of articles in the next few weeks looking at the relationship between football fans and the clubs they support. 

Looking at the impact of the contrast between the economic downturn and the increasing costs of running a football club this series will aim to provide a balanced review of the situation and how it may evolve. 

Since the Taylor report introduced in the early 90’s the reduction in hooliganism and growth of the game has in general seen football attendances rise year on year. 

This year has seen this rise come to an end with the average Championship attendance falling by 2.8% compared to 2009/2010 to just under 17,500. 

Over the next few weeks ChampionshipTalk will look at the current cost of tickets in the Championship and the economic, social and logistical reasons that could affect the league in the next few years. 

This will start  with a look at what the 2010/2011 Championship table would have looked like if it was the fans in the stands rather than points won that determined the final positions. 

A full list of articles in the series will be listed on this page as they are published. 

If you have a view or would like to contribute to this series contact Kristian_uk@hotmail.co.uk or add me on TWITTER

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