And Sunderland and Newcastle have won over the last 30 years???
IIRC correctly many Sunderland fans stayed away at the start of the season up until the Coventry home match, 2 months ago, before that they had 3 or 'big attendances' (not more than 35,000) but the average attendance was 25,000, Now this season Boro are averaging around 26,000\27,000, which is not bad for premiership team playing below par football, and if you cast your mind back to early last season, you'd realise other teams weren’t filing their ground either and its still happening.
Enjoy being a yo-yo club and see if Sunderland can break the 20 points barrier next season when you also get relegated, as you'll get a rude awakening that Premiership football is a lot harder than Championship Football with an inexperience manager in charge.
Oh and you would find that the days when Boro had Ravanelli Juninho Merson Emerson, Boro would fill the ground, the low attendances have just happened over the last 2 to3 seasons cos the fans where sick of McClowns tactics now Southgate's style of play, as no-one knows which Boro team will go and play.