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Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Jamie Wyatt, May 5, 2014.

  1. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    No doubt 4000 Chelsea fans.
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  2. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

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  3. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    You said probably the biggest home midweek since the Fifties...you then quote a bigger one from the Sixties...and a much larger one from the forties! As long as you're happy, and all that, but...GOOD GRIEF! :facepalm:
  4. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    I was really only referring to mid week league/cup games - not friendlies
    and primarily to the new stadium
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  5. Lyham

    Lyham Well-Known Member

  6. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    4 gates over 2000 is surely a first at the new ground?
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  7. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    10.10.1931: 16,254 watched the a 1-1 draw against Nunhead in the first game at the new ground.
  8. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    And the biggest of the season in the FA Trophy too.

    Just for the hell of it our 24 'Ryman League' games had an average attendance of 1367 (vs 1343 in 23 last year).
    Our midweek average bumped up to 922.
    (I won't be using those figures for comparisons in the future ;))
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  9. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    That's really helpful -

    16,254 for Dulwich Hamlet V Nunhead on 10th October 1931 would be a record attendance for League/Cup game at Champion Hill involving Dulwich Hamlet

    especially, if the old Champion Hill record attendance was 20,744 for Kingstonians V Stockton in the FA Cup final held on 8th April 1933

    The highest for a Dulwich Hamlet friendly at Champion Hill would (almost certainly be) 18,000 for Hamlet V Nigeria
    Saturday 17 September 1949
  10. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    The attendance record is almost certainly for the first game. The gate quoted was the paying gate, as I understand. On top of that would have been complimentary tickets, official guests AND season ticket holders. And has always been widely accepted, anecdotally down the years, as our record gate.
  11. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Anyone who's known you for as long as I have would find that quite plausible.
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  12. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Sorry PartisanDulwich just catching up. The answer is 4 more this season - 8 midweek league games in total. We seem to have 4 home midweek games set at the start of the season. The final number played is, of course, invariably higher.

    For the previous three seasons in the Ryman Premier we had 6 home midweek league games. The last time we had 4 midweek league games at home was when we were in Ryman South when there were 2 fewer home league games anyway.
  13. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Fwiw I reckon we’ll have our highest opening game gate for quite a while today. Over 877 will do it.
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  14. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    First home game of the 2017/18 Season and one of the highest for many years - highest in last 50 plus years ?

    Dulwich Hamlet
    v Staines Town - 1,096
  15. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

  16. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Who knows? No records kept really going that far back, but...'possibly'?
  17. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

  18. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I think that's also the first 1,000+ attendance for any Hamlet match in August in modern times.
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  19. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    so since Sky invented Football in 1992 ;)
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  20. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Since our regular 1,000+ crowds dipped into three figures around 1960.

    Actually, with hindsight, I think we had just over 1,000 for another match against Staines two years ago (a 1-2 defeat) on a day that was incredibly hot. Generally our Saturday attendances start low in August and build up through the Autumn, whereas the midweek ones tend to be larger early on when the evenings are mild and dip in the winter months.
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