18 prior SL visits to the capital delivered 77,196 spectators at an average of 4,289 a pop when Leeds came calling. Like the rest of this season and the few that have gone before, this weekends game delivered the lowest ever gate for their visit, shaving an eye-watering 46% off last years record low in the process.
Unfortunately, we didn't get to play a cup finalist in August 2013, but in 2012, we met Warrington and dispatched a team that bared little resemblance to their CC Final side with ease. This time we have dispatched a Leeds side who will look somewhat different next weekend........and as tedious as it may be, nay.....as fairly unpleasant as it may be, 1,268 people giving the owner of a non-league football club 20 quid is not romantic. What it is, is a sad indictment of how far expectations have fallen in the capital with regards to SL.
By the way......the team that secured our first points today is not the team that will do battle next year in the Championship.......which is a good job really given the coach's comments about them not knowing any victory songs. Losing is a tough culture to break...acceptable failure is rife at the club.