The lot of the average football fan these days is often an unhappy one. Faced with ever increasing prices for tickets, hot dogs and match programmes, their pocket feels the pinch every time they go to see their beloved team.
Conversely, that big match-day outlay goes towards the inflated wages of the players they are paying to watch, leading to the gap between supporter and star in terms of lifestyle getting wider every year.
That the clubs at the top end of their respective leagues still enjoy big crowds and partisan support is no surprise, but for those sides who are not regularly challenging for honours to have strong support is, in this day and age, something to behold.
Here are five clubs who have an excellent base of fans, even though they do not reward them with regular success (all attendance figures come via Soccernet's statistics section).