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Town Top League One iFollow Table
Thursday, 3rd Jun 2021 11:00

The EFL have confirmed that Town were League One's most-watched club on iFollow during 2020/21.

In email to subscribers, the EFL listed the Blues as the most-watched team in League One followed by Portsmouth and Plymouth.

In the Championship Norwich City, Nottingham Forest and Luton Town headed the list and in League Two Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City and Tranmere Rovers were the top three.

Early in the season, Town averaged sales of around 2,300 match passes for home games in addition to season ticket holders. Away from home, the Blues were averaging around 3,300 match passes per game at that point.

More than one fan was able to watch each stream so it was impossible to equate match pass sales and season ticket holder redemptions to an ‘attendance’, although the Blues calculated that around 75 per cent of season ticket holders watched the Rochdale game in September given the number of fans living in the same households.

Match passes cost £10 but with £2 of that figure covering admin costs for the EFL. Clubs agreed how the revenue was split based where possible around the previous season’s away attendance. If the clubs were unable to agree terms the EFL arbitrated.

The EFL say 360,000 fans, including 160,000 season ticket holders, watched their team on iFollow during 2020/21 with 1,659 games streamed, equating to 805 million minutes of live football.


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Cookycrew added 11:04 - Jun 3
We are the best supporters ......bit surprised Sunderland were not at least in Top 3 of L1?
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Stourbridgeblue added 11:15 - Jun 3
Cookycrew - I think Sunderland have their own streaming service so don't use iFollow.
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Cookycrew added 11:19 - Jun 3
Thanks Stourbridge...that makes sense.
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BildestonBlue added 11:22 - Jun 3
I think they had real issues with Sunderland games being illegally streamed, I didn't think the clubs had the rights to stream games via themselves.
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Rimsy added 11:27 - Jun 3
Just goes to show what great support the club has, and how desperate we are to have a team to be proud of again. I'm sure it will equate to bumper crowds and PR rocking again once everything is in place at the club.
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BlueArrow added 11:43 - Jun 3
We are topa league say we are top the league 😂😂😂😂
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TimmyH added 12:01 - Jun 3
I watched god knows how many games on iFollow...believing we must get better the next match, what a mug I was and probably quite a few others by the sounds of it. iFollow showed us just how much we had fallen last season.
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bugblatter added 12:31 - Jun 3
The viewing figures were inversely-related to the entertainment value of games watched.
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SouperJim added 13:25 - Jun 3
Imagine the numbers if we had actually been worth watching...
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algarvefan added 15:40 - Jun 3
All I can say is that as a fan who lives and works abroad ifollow has been a superb addition, I pay for the season and get almost all the games. I hope the service continues for a long time, it's great value for money and I'm help support my team, which I couldn't if I wasn't there!!!!
Looking forward to subscribing again next season.
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Nottsboy added 16:20 - Jun 3
We watched every game Home and away, and still saved about 3k with not having to travel and buy the tickets, mind you we think there's nothing better than been in the North stand having a good shout at the good and the bad play. We cant wait to get back to PR. As for the new signings coming in I will leave judgment till they have played then either get crucified or praised as far as I'm concerned hopefully the latter.
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GeoffSentence added 19:34 - Jun 3
Imagine if we had been any good
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runningout added 22:32 - Jun 3
Not sure it was good for my health watching us on ifollow
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