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Where Were We? 
Attendances
 
Chelsea 

This is what we've unearthed on this lot so far. If you've got anything more, give us a shout at attendances@nufc.com.

Chelsea's league attendances were a joke in the early 80's:

1980-81 (Division Two) 

12,948  v Bolton 7/3/81
11,569  v Cardiff 4/4/81
11,569
  v Luton 20/4/81

1981-82 (Division Two) 

11,931  v Grimsby 21/11/81
11,768  v Blackburn 19/12/81
11,446  v Shrewsbury 30/1/82
  9,710  v Cardiff 17/2/82  (Days earlier: 41,422 v Liverpool FA Cup)
10,586  v Leicester 9/3/82  (Days earlier: 42,557 v Spurs FA Cup)
11,900  v Rotherham 20/3/82
  8,938  v Oldham 3/4/82
  6,196  v Cambridge 7/4/82
11,005  v Derby 24/4/82
  6,006  v Orient 8/5/82

1982-83 (Division Two)

10,263  v Oldham 18/9/82 
10,019  v Grimsby 2/10/82 
  7,982  v Tranmere 6/10/82 (League Cup) 
  8,690  v Shrewsbury 20/11/82 
  7,808  v Cambridge 15/1/83 

  8,661  v Derby 5/2/83
  6,982  v Blackburn 26/2/83 
  6,677  v Carlisle 12/3/83 
  7,223  v Barnsley 26/3/83 
  8,674
  v Rotherham 30/4/83

1983-84 (Division Two)

12,389  v Swansea 6/12/83 (Won 6-1 and went 2nd!)
12,736  v Oldham 3/3/84 (Won 3-0 and went TOP!)
  9,704  v Gillingham 13/9/83 (Milk Cup)

But the joke continued into the 90's....

1991-92 (Division One)

  7,148  v Southampton 12/2/92

Not a typo apparently.... At the time Chelsea were 7th in Division One 
(NB: this was before the Premier League). Presumably the Chelsea flower 
show was on.... Or perhaps David Mellor and his celebrity chums were still 
at Craven cottage deciding which team could inflate their egos the furthest.
 


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