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

  1. liamdhfc

    liamdhfc Well-Known Member

    How can anybody claim credit for being top of away attendances table? It's hardly like they have the travelling support of Maidstone.
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  2. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That's laughable. They're only there (after two away games) because of our big home crowds. If they'd been playing at Not Police and taken the same number of their own travelling fans they'd be below us, whereas we'd have had over 1,000 against any league opponent that day.
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  3. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

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  4. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Dulwich Hamlets average home attendance presently excellent 1,550 highest in Bostick League

    higher than all Vanarama (Conference) South teams - highest being Chelmsford 918

    National (Vanarama) League
    we have higher average than 8 clubs
    highest National League being Wrexham with 4,696, Tranmere R 4,681, Leyton Orient 4,623

    NOTE: Some high attendances in National League North (York, Stockport, Salford, FC United, Darlington, Kidderminster all higher)
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
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  5. Dulwich Mishi

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

    National League North have some substantially 'underperforming; clubs.

    York City, Stockport County & Kidderminster Harriers are all recent ex-Football League clubs. Salford City have ridden a huge wave of publicity, but not crowed about it too much, boosted by their famous owners, in a polar opposite to Billericay Town, when it comes to rich people investing. Darlo rose from the ashes of an -ex-Football League club & Fc United of Manchester are a 'breakaway' from a huge Premiership club...

    Not surprising they currently all have bigger crowds than us. All of them could, and should, be at least National League National, and higher, if performing to their potential.
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  6. Joe K

    Joe K no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele

    You know what I'm going to say here Mishi, and I know you're going to refuse to agree with me, but this isn't true. It's the same club: the FA demanded that we be treated as if we were a new club, even though this wasn't the case; there was no liquidation, and debts continued to be paid off after we'd gone under the 'Darlington 1883' moniker (by using fan-raised funds). The name has now reverted and - I know this sounds a bit like I'm clutching at straws! - the 1883 Wikipedia page has been merged back into the DFC one.

    I hope you understand that I'm in no way condoning the frivolous/ idiotic financial behaviour of various DFC owners by saying this - we deserved the punishment (although if it had been consistent we'd not have been relegated as far as we were).
  7. otzenpunk

    otzenpunk Well-Known Member

    No reason to getting upset. Just watch their "home & away attendance" decline with every away match from now on. And when the point is reached, where they fall back behind you, paint a nifty graph showing the slow but steady erosion of the Billericay fan base.
  8. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Haha! Agree and it hasn’t taken long. They have already fallen behind us on the laughable “home and away” measure (we are 1050 they are 1013).

    The only attendance “league” they are top of is “away” attendances with, remarkably, T&M second and Staines third.

    Can’t imagine why those three would be top of that league at the moment :facepalm:
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2017
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  9. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    While our attendance last night was in line with early season mid week games, had hoped for slightly higher around 800 mark
    but maybe weather and other factors, that said Billericay Town attendance was no doubt also lower than expected

    659 Dulwich Hamlet v Hendon
    898 Billericay Town v Brightlingsea Regent
  10. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I couldn't care less if Billericay Town's crowd was higher or lower than expected.
  11. Joe K

    Joe K no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele

    I don't want to be mean to anyone, but the fixation on Billericay's attendances is a stunningly embarrassing development in the already quite weird 'Attendances' thread.
  12. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Billericay having a low attendance makes them closer to going bust, sounds like a good thing to keep track of to me.
  13. Joe K

    Joe K no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele

    Every single mention of Billericay makes me a fraction less invested in Dulwich. It's holier-than-thou bollocks for people who wet the bed over an arrogant gobshite being in charge of a non-league club, as though that hasn't been going on for pretty much the entire history of football.
  14. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel Banned Banned

    When considering the attendance figures for matches in which Dulwich Hamlet are a participant, it is surely appropriate to consider attendances at other matches in the league in order to provide appropriate context.
  15. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Nothing worse than people that lose interest in something and keep mentioning it.
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's an awfully strange reaction. I don't recall anything quite like the Billericay circus happening in our league before, and seeing as they are the team to beat, then why shouldn't people talk about them?

    Some people like to see how Hamlet's attendances compare to other team's and given Tamplin's loud and relentless bragging about how his team is going to become the best supported in our league and several divisions above, it's an interesting enough topic top discuss in an idle moment.
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What the hell are you on about?
  18. Lambert Simnel

    Lambert Simnel Banned Banned

    People are complaining about discussion of Billericay attendences.
  19. Joe K

    Joe K no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele

    Margate? I mean, at least Tamplin has done something with their ground.

    Beyond the immediate range of 'things that have happened in the Isthmian League in the last few years', there's Colne, Rushden & Diamonds, St Leonards/ Stamco (whose owner said he was going to take them all the way to the Premier League, iirc), Histon, Leigh/ Horwich RMI/ Genesis, and that's right off the top of my head in terms of ultimately disastrous, noisy, non-league 'projects' that would bear some kind of comparison. Oh, and Whitehawk. Fucking Whitehawk.

    (Sorry, this was meant to feature a quote from Editor's post regarding the uniqueness of the Bliiericay situation.)
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Personally, I'd love to see their crowds fade away as that might prove a lesson to any other wide boy big mouth investors trying to project their ego on to non league football.
  21. Joe K

    Joe K no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele

    I don't really think I have been doing this. If I didn't live fifty miles away, and I wasn't trying to save £££ in the face of imminent parenthood, I'd make far more games than I do.
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes, but none of those have come even remotely close to the God-squad bigmouth PR-pushed bravado of Tamplin's enterprise with his daft graffiti, sexy dancers, street pastors, dressing room singalongs, painted Ferraris and all the other guff he's dredged up into our division.
  23. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    And some people like to point out how bored/embarrassed they are of some other people's Billericay fixations.
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  24. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Not aimed at you it particular :)

    Its a general Dulwich trait that even I do - its because the pull is so strong and yet the experience occasionally very bad :)))
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  25. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Also I think you have been to as many away games as me this season :D
  26. Joe K

    Joe K no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele

    I think it would be more accurate to say that their own specific forms of Billy Big-Bollocksing have been inflected by the times they were operating in. When Colne were splashing the cash, for example, I don't think Tamplin's brand of narcissistic Twitter 'blessed are the entrepreneurs' self-helpism was really de rigeur.
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  27. Joe K

    Joe K no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele

    (I mean, soz to go all Cultural Studies on you, but Tamplin's alchemy of self-pity and winner-loser rhetoric is the water we're all swimming in nowadays. A lot of the Dulwich players, for example, seem fairly committed to all that 'visualise your #goals & pray and all will be well' life coach shit.)
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Let's all get in a huddle and praise the Lord for the ignore thread function. Sing along! Mow!

    I am a forum,
    I am a long thread, oh
    I am a swift post
    Sweeping the internet
    I am a typo,
    Down in the postcounts, oh
    I am a vision
    And I can see clearly
    If anybody asks you who I am, just stand up tall, look 'em in the face and say
    I'm that post on urban
    I'm that most liked post

    etc etc
  29. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    *ignores all threads*
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  30. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Hmm, ok. I already have the Tamplin thread on ignore but obviously the Billericay-based onanism now bleeds over to threads like this. Pretty slim pickings for me here if i'm meant to ignore every thread where I disagree with something you've said.
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