At this point I usually look at what our neighbours are doing. Respective gates this season will be interesting as we struggle to retain our "number one in south London" tag. Palace got the boost of being saved in the pre-season and having come out of Administration and their four games so far have averaged 15,484) which puts them top of the heap. We are second on 15,171 with a fourth game to come although we are unlikely to make up that difference in just one game (need a 16,423 gate). Millwall trail on 12,150 and it's a real shame there weren't more there at the New Den on Saturday to see Watford hit them for six. I can't see Millwall challenging on the gate front this year.
A look at who Palace have played so far, tells you they have benefited from playing four of the more attractive clubs with decent travelling support (Leicester, Ipswich, Reading and Portsmouth). Certainly when compared with Bournemouth, Oldham and Notts County. I remain hopeful we can overhaul them this season but we need to start playing some football.