How Bristol City’s next 615 at Blackburn compares to Sunderland, Birmingham and Cardiff City

All away tracking from matchday eight of the 2022/23 EFL Championship season

The Robins have faced several trips to Lancashire in recent weeks, facing Blackpool over the Bank Holiday weekend, as well as Wigan Athletic in early August, while a trip to Burnley’s Turf Moor is next week.

More than 1,000 fans turned out at Bloomfield Road last Saturday, enjoying the August sunshine, but a week later at Ewood Park less than 1,000 fans went.

City fans face long journeys in the Championship and often put in the most mileage given their geographic location. It was a 390 mile round trip for fans who attended the game on Saturday, traveling for six hours and 14 minutes, not including gas station stops.

Amid the cost of living crisis, fans had to prioritize which games they would like to go to, but despite a lower number than the previous week, fans were treated to another consistent performance from Nigel’s side. Pearson.

Man of the moment Tommy Conway opened the scoring before Nahki Wells added a brace to beat Rovers 3-2, putting them well into the promotion picture.

At Ashton Gate, where City next play against Preston North End next Saturday, they boast the sixth highest average attendance with an average of 20,523 fans making their way through the turnstiles so far.

Compared to the rest of the division, Sunderland sold out their away allocation at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium with 2,575, or more than 30,000 fans on Monday night.

Birmingham City, also in Lancashire last Saturday, took more than 2,000 fans to Deepdale, earning their 1-0 win over Lilywhites, who tasted defeat for the first time this season.

Burnley, another of the Lancashire clubs, were on a trip on Friday night as they took around 2,000 fans to the Hawthorns for the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Severnside rivals Cardiff City took 1,431 fans to the capital as the Bluebirds tasted a 2-0 loss to Millwall.

Queens Park Rangers were the only other team not to split in four figures as 903 supporters attended a 1-0 loss in South Wales to Swansea City.

Hertfordshire-based Watford had 1,834 fans in Rotherham for the 1-1 draw at New York Stadium.

Continuation of the away championship (Friday September 2 to Monday September 5)

* Figures based on The 72 Football League website

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