Originally Posted by Ashley In!!
1 point off automatic promotion, yet only 14,000 there today.
Middlesbrough have a population of 140,000 about half that of Sunderland. Catchment area wise they have no where the population to call upon than that of the greater Sunderland area. Also they have Hartlepool and Darlington in their immediate neighbouhood.
As someone who attended Roker Park in 1972 V Swindon in front of a 7000 crowd and previous to that in 1970 (in the top flight) at Roker V Tottenham in front of a 13,000 crowd I have learnt to never gloat over attendences.