This (AFL owned) site has me perplexed.
It seems to suggest, for example, that in the 1910 home and away season Collingwood’s average crowd was only 488. This is obviously incorrect. So why is the site still up (I first noticed it this time last year)?
Have a look at the attendances of all clubs in the years leading up to WW1 and you’ll notice very low home and away crowds. Though Melbourne seems to do better than most.
What am I missing?