Huddersfield Town fans may be suffering a miserable time of it at the moment but some fascinating new research may cheer them up.
The research by statistics experts shows they are paying the least amount per goal this season – less than any other club in the Championship.
The news comes as Town record one of their worst runs of the season with just three points accrued from the last seven games. Only Leeds United have had an equally miserable run.
The research is based on taking the cheapest season ticket price for each Championship club as per the BBC cost of sport survey to see which club’s fans have been getting the best value for money this season so far.
Terriers supporters have so far paid £6.03 per home goal while Charlton supporters have to pay out £23.08 to see one of their favourites score.
Birmingham fans who have endured a tough season and are currently just above the relegation zone may not be best pleased to hear they have paid a whopping £23.82 a point so far, while Town fans fork out just £6.86.
Steve Mularkey, a father-of-three from Mirfield, and longstanding Town and England fan said: “I’d pay that for another couple of goals so that we don’t get relegated.
“I feel like I’ve paid a lot more than that this season. When did we last score a goal? It seems like ages. £6.03 for a WINNING goal would be nice.”
Town fan Andrew Robinson, 45, of Longwood, Huddersfield, says his son Harry, aged two, has been a lucky mascot this season.
“When I take him to home games, we generally score five - against Barnsley, Yeovil and Bournemouth.
“Though we failed to hit the target when I took him to see Town v Bolton. And I will have to gloss over the away games I took him to at Wigan and Blackburn.
“The cost per goal ratio is an interesting statistic. I like to think that season tickets are fairly priced.
“Any pennies I have left over will buy me a pint of two of Timothy Taylors and an ice cream for Harry. Up the Terriers.”
At least Town fans can console themselves with only having to pay the cheapest season ticket of all – an incredibly tiny £199.
Over the border Wigan’s £8.75 a goal is one of the best in the league while further afield Middlesborough fans who are destined to stay in mid-table mediocrity, this season anyway, are paying a stunning £13.21 for each Boro goal scored at home this season.
Leicester, who have won promotion with several games to spare, have every reason to be proud of their performance in the stats table too.
Their fans have paid just £7.14 per point and just £8.14 per goal scored at home.
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