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Latics Amongst Most Loyal Fans In The EFL

16 April 2018

Stats have proven that Oldham Athletic fans were amongst the most loyal supporters in the English Football League for the 2016/17 season.

Based on stats received by the football club, Oldham Athletic ranked first in Sky Bet League One for the percentage of supporters that travelled to away games who also attended home fixtures.

Latics were also ranked second in the whole of the EFL behind Championship side Burton Albion.

Athletic averaged 17.6% ahead of Rochdale in second place who averaged 17.3%.

Here is the full list:

Name Percentage
Oldham Athletic 17.6
Rochdale 17.3
Northampton Town 16.5
Scunthorpe United 16.2
AFC Wimbledon 16
Bury 15.6
Oxford United 14.5
Port Vale 14.3
Peterborough United 12.7
Bolton Wanderers 12.2
Bristol Rovers 12.2
Sheffield United 11.5
Millwall  10.8
Walsall 10.7
Southend United 10.5
Coventry City 10.2
Gillingham 9.9
Shrewsbury Town 9.1
Charlton Athletic 8.5
Fleetwood Town 8.2
Bradford City 8.1
Swindon Town 7.9
Chesterfield 7.4
MK Dons 5.7

Owner Abdallah Lemsagam said: “We are proud of our fans for travelling in large numbers to away games.

“We have a hardcore group of fans and I have seen how much of a difference they make away from home.

“We want to replicate that atmosphere back at Boundary Park and encourage all supporters to return and support the team."

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