Yeah, I'm not actually that surprised about that. I said "mid-80's" before without really thinking about it in true years terms. I tend to think of the Harkness era as being 80's and before but he was in charge right up to about 1994. In fact the 80's weren't that bad with two promotions and four seasons being spent in the first division so crowds were likely to be better than they were in the early 90's on average I expect. Our crowds (and fortunes) picked up after Norman Blount took over in 1995.scottish wrote:Fair point. My error. I can find 39 sub-500 home league attendances (not including Ross County), the first ones coming as surprisingly early as April 1967 - 444 v Queen's Park, 19/4/67 & 392 v East Stirlingshire 22/4/67. There was a crowd of 491 v Stirling Albion on 2/5/1979 and the other 36 were in the 1980s and 1990s. Perhaps surprisingly there were more (22) in the 1990s than the 1980s (14). The lowest - the Ross County match aside - is 310 v Arbroath 20/3/1993
I'll need to have a look at the detail from that Arbroath match and see if I can find out why the gate was that low. I was probably there. I won't have missed more than half a dozen home weekend games since 1991. I'll look at my records at home later if I get time.