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Attendances....

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

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If you can find a bulletin board where you don't disagree with some of the posts it would be a very boring board indeed. That's kind of how they work. You have to flick past the shit to get to the juicy bits!
     
  2. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Thanks for explaining how these things work. So, putting your condescension to one side, I shouldn't ignore this thread then? Your conflicting advice is causing me some confusion. Actually, forget that, i'm actually boring myself.
     
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  3. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    This post amused me :D
     
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  4. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    I went to Chelsea instead of Dulwich the other night. Loved it.
     
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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not my idea of fun at all. How much did it cost you, by the way?
     
  6. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    For a Cardiff fan I'm hardly surprised. £35 as you ask, Chelsea have always been reasonable (imo) reducing prices for group stages in the CL as well as domestic cups, Forest is £25 next week for example. I can live with that a few times a season, no way would I buy a season ticket though.
     
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  7. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    This has now become another to add to my list, along with the Glenn Tamplin thread, the Moses Ashikodi thread, the Frickley Athletic cyberspace thread etc.
     
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  8. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Might as well put this on here too. If only to get the thread back on topic...

    Our average home league gate so far this season is 1412. This time last year it was 961 with the same split of games - 4 Sat/BH, 1 Tuesday.
     
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  9. Jules P

    Jules P #noprestonnoparty

    Do we have any idea why we've had such a significant jump? The fixtures we've had perhaps?

    Trying to work out if we can expect increased attendances all season (on average). Either way, good to get the additional gate money in early!
     
  10. darryl

    darryl this wasn't supposed to happen

    Well, it's good for Meadow.
     
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  11. Dulwich Mishi

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

    It's good for the Club...because it's the gate money that pays the wage bills, and other income helps to pay other bills.

    If we had low crowds we simply wouldn't have the team we have out on the pitch.
     
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  12. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Yesterday was Mishi and all the people who contributed to the Council day.
     
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  13. clog

    clog have that you c

    Like weeding the ground? Or are Meadow not fussed about that?
     
  14. liamdhfc

    liamdhfc Well-Known Member

    I know it sounds like a broken record but the only way to get action on anything that is not directly football or matchday related is email chris@dulwichhamletfc.co.uk
     
  15. Dulwich Mishi

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

    And, of course, a lot of weeding was done in the summer, by groups of supporters, who responded to a Football Club Committee appeal to do things such as this. If you wish to help out I'm more than happy to arrange another one. That's no slight on you, if you can't help, you may have been busy last time.
     
  16. clog

    clog have that you c

    I'm very grateful to the volunteers who helped out, but I think Meadow could spend some of the extra coin they're getting with £11 entry and all the extra fans on some weedkiller to be honest. I'm not in the habit of supporting property developers to make even bigger profits off the back of people's good will.
     
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  17. liamdhfc

    liamdhfc Well-Known Member

    Meadow will do the bare minimum to the ground pending their appeal and, if unsuccessful, we all need to be ready for whatever may happen. However, I'm pretty sure it won't involve spending money on the football club. So one way or another we may have to pull together to do a bit more than weeding
     
  18. clog

    clog have that you c

    What happens post-appeal is a completely different kettle of fish, particularly with regard to Meadow.
     
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  19. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    We've already played the overwhelming favourites and our main local derby; those two fixtures would probably pull bigger crowds than any others on those specific dates, even if we end up with larger attendances later in the season as is usually the case.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If a day gets organised, I'd be happy to give it a plug on Brixton Buzz - and obvs come down if I'mm around.
     
  21. ForwardHamlet

    ForwardHamlet Well-Known Member

    Liam please, for the love of Dean Lodge, stop suggesting such sensible solutions.
     
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  22. ForwardHamlet

    ForwardHamlet Well-Known Member

    Alliteration stations.
     
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  23. clog

    clog have that you c

    I'm more pointing out where Meadow can't be arsed to fulfil their duties with respect to the football club than I am expecting action to actually be taken... Chris has been told about the loo roll in the ladies' loos multiple times but still on a matchday there's at least one cubicle without any....
     
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  24. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I hadn't noticedthe weeds, but ultimately cutting corners on getting these little things sorted will prove a false economy. Toilet facilities are hopeless for the size of crowds we now get. What happened to the portaloos? For several seasons now I don't drink before home games because it's too inconvenient to have to use the toilets during the match. There are far too may broken seats in the stand, which means the seating capacity is lower than it could be; I'm sure a lot of people, especially those with young children find it difficult to get a good view from elsewhere.

    Whilst the overall average attendances keep rising I can't help wondering how many people who've been to a number of games during the past three years or so have drifted away again due to inadequate facilities, but we haven't really noticed because other newcomers have turned up to replace them. I know there's no scope for major improvements to be made to the ground given the redevelopment proposals, but putting in extra toilet facilities, making basic repairs instead of allowing the place to look shabby and tatty, or even a temporary stand beyond the main stand could help sustain the growth in our crowds, and not to do so could well be a false economy.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Couldn't agree more. Same applies to the food/tea facilities.
    Surely it would make sense to perhaps invite more traders in at a reduced charge because that would make the matchday experience better = more return customers = more money for the club.
     
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  26. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    I was told last season that the portaloos were removed because they were too expensive. This is Meadow.
     
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  27. clog

    clog have that you c

    Maybe people could piss on the weeds, kill two birds with one stone and save Meadow a fortune.
     
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  28. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Doesn't surprise me. Some people need to learn the difference between a luxury and a necessity. When I first began following the Hamlet forty seasons ago the only loos on the terraces were a wall with a gutter and a drain, and the only women's facilities were in the bowels of the main stand, but this is 2017. If we want women and young children to have a comfortable matchday experience this sort of issue is probably going to put some people off coming back.
     
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  29. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Neither am I...and resent the insinuation that is what I do.

    I help my Football Club, in whatever small way I can, no matter who the owners are. I like to think that whatever bits I do to help our Club, that I am doing it for the benefit of the Club itself, our fans and for the team and management.

    So, do you think I should stop what I do because you think it is 'profiting property developers'?
     
  30. clog

    clog have that you c

    I never made any statement about what you should do. You make your own decisions.
     
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