Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Jamie Wyatt, May 5, 2014.
On the official Scottish Premier League website the St. Johnstone attendance is given as 2,933.
But...I'm not told the lower figure quoted is the correct one! so PartisanDulwich is correct in his original posting. Who knows?
I checked this with St Johnstone as a few different figures were quoted on various sites - they confirmed that 2793 is correct.
I believe this could be the first time a Dulwich Saturday home match has had a higher crowd than a SPL/Scottish Premiership Saturday 3pm match (it's something I regularly check for and haven't seen it happen before).
spike due to AFC Wimbledon attendances while in the League
Pretty old this!!
hoping somebody might update
average this year in the Ryman Premier 354 (Dulwich Hamlet 1,255)
The above is an index where the average attendance in 2004/5 (323) is designated as 100.
I already get enough stick for playing about with spreadsheets. If someone wants to update the index using the average attendances they are as follows:
2004/05 - 323
2005/06 - 466 (+44.3%) - on previous season
2006/07 - 491 (+5.4%)
2007/08 - 504 (+2.6%)
2008/09 - 418 (-17.1%)
2009/10 - 349 (-16.5%)
2010/11 - 341 (-2.3%)
2011/12 - 316 (-7.3%)
2012/13 - 297 (-6.0%)
2013/14 - 377 (+26.9%)
2014/15 - 390 (+3.4%)
2015/16 - 314 (-19.5%)
2016/17 - 354 (to date)
Or fill your boots with even more data from as far back as I can easily find - with 2016/7 updated for yesterday's games.
Turns out 1998/99 was peak Ryman:
Season - Average Attendance
*24 teams (remainder 22 teams)
1998/99 would be Aldershot's first season i in the Ryman Premier
That's very interesting stats
it would seem to show attendances across the League have fallen by approx 100 since the 1990's
I think the fantastic achievements of a few clubs like our own in increasing attendances, are obscuring some very worrying underlining trends
infact if you strip out Dulwich hamlets attendances, I fear attendances in Ryman Premier could be down below the 300 mark
Because at the end of the day attendances are a key indicator of the life of a Club at any level
Non-league football has not increased in popularity due to the sky money. Its a myth perpetuated by journalists as writing about people watching football on streams isn't as interesting.
Non-league sides aren't interested in expanding their fanbase beyond men over 40 and the occasional group of young teenagers.
Billericay will get a few more old men and few more teenagers as they get better players.
I guess going to away games gives you much more insight (I am afraid I only get to very few and usually bigger games) into how bad things are (but I did get that vibe at Grays this year or VCD last year)
But those Ryman League attendance stats are horrific for the future of Non-League football and you have to ask yourself why the FA would allow such a situation to continue - why no task force - why no help/advice/resources to help clubs become community orientated and provide adequate facilities
Interesting if its just Ryman or other Leagues - we must assume it is a national trend
FA must be happy with professionalisation of non-league football as National League is basically league 3 now.
No drinking in FA Trophy matches plus no regulation for clubs running massive losses.
No one can tell me that clubs want to reach out into their community. Kingstonian. No. Bognor. No. Leatherhead. No.
Any initiatives. No.
FA are clueless and hopeless. The bottom line is it takes a huge amount of work and a great team. We have that.
I would love to work for FA. Saw football league show earlier. People went on the pitch. There wont be an investigation.
There was a 3000+ crowd at one of the FA Vase semis yeterday.
The northern leagues are much healthier than The south, both regional and national south. Look at South Shields, Sporting, Salford, Darlo, Stourbridge. All growing season on season.
Remember the Ryman Premier is a step lower than in the 90s, going from step 2 (not that I think we called it that back then) to step 3 in 2004 with the formation of Conference North and South.
Yes, I think it took them four seasons to win the league and go up. (No play offs in those days, just champions promoted directly to Conference National.) And there's another spike from 2005-2008 when AFC Norbiton were in this division.
There you go - with added detail on numeric attendances - as well as indexed ones as per original:
Attendance: 2,805.today V Billericay Town
Third attendance over 2,000 in the League this season
should help our averages
That would be our fourth highest ever attendance at the new Champion Hill stadium
(well done to those who helped build the attendance - must never take it for granted)
Shame we lost - but we fight on
We fight on to win? #milk
Have we ever won with an attendance of over 2000?
Haha! Good question. I know what you mean and it may seem that way when the big crowds are in but:
2249 vs Enfield Town 2-0
2012 vs Harrow Borough 4-0
2467 vs Lewes 2-1
2032 vs Worthing 4-1
The only times we've lost with a 2000+ crowd have both been this season: against Bognor and today. (Guiseley in the FA Trophy in 2016 was 1949).
Our league average for this season is now 1285 vs 1254 after the same number of games last season.
This is in spite of the fact that we have already played more mid-week games (7) than last season (6).
We do have another Tuesday game to come though, against Leatherhead. And we did finish last season with a bit of a flourish (crowd-wise) with 2467 at the last home game against Lewes (which we won - see above!).
TOP NON LEAGUE CROWDS (25th March 2017)
Lincoln City 6,798
FC United 3,149
Dulwich Hamlet 2,805
Next highest in the Ryman Premier yesterday:
Bognor 587 (vs Canvey)
Lowestoft 545 (vs Folkestone)
Tonbridge 529 (vs Harlow)
41% of all fans attending the 12 Ryman Premier games yesterday were at Champion Hill.
The average at games excluding ours was 373. With ours it was 576.
Just a pity about the result
Where have those start if the season 'Anti KFH' conspiracy theorists now? I think someone owes me money...
"41% of all fans attending the 12 Ryman Premier games yesterday (25th March 2017) were at Champion Hill."
Stato (aka dcdulwich)
Isn't Statto that fat bloke who lolls around in a dressing gown?
Fair enough. Easy mistake to make.
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