It's that time of year again! Time to review the state of the Northern League the competition scene in the North of England.
If you want to read the background to this analysis have a look at this earlier post. In this article I said that "the Northern League is both stable and set fair for the future". This is no longer true as this chart shows:
It's clear that overall attendance is in slow decline and the downward trend from 2011 to 2014 cannot be ignored. The main cause is the steady fall in the numbers playing FOG AM (Field of Glory: Ancients & Medieval). Here's the data: