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

  1. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Yep 1073 vs Maidstone in 2013. Seemed absolutely massive at the time and was only topped once that season - our final game vs Burgess Hill Town (1137).

    That single crowd meant that our average midweek gate that season was actually higher than for Sat/BH:
    560 (midweek) vs 474 (Sat/BH)

    If you take that outlier out, the differential was still a lot less marked than now:
    389 (midweek) vs 474 (Sat/BH)

    Current figures for this season:
    Overall: 1467
    Sat/BH: 1798
    Midweek: 803 (606 without tonight)
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
  2. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    I would suggest at least 50 years.

    Attendance stats were patchy until, for us, 1988/89, but there was a league match at Champion Hill on Tuesday 3rd October 1967 vs St Albans with a quoted crowd of 600 - we lost 3-2 btw. Kick-off is given on the Saints archive as 3pm (but not sure about that as the floodlights had been installed 3 years earlier).

    From the figures that are available, it would be hard to imagine that being doubled at any time since.

    St Albans City F.C. Statistics
    The Official Isthmian League Historical Website - Your one stop resource
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
  3. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    Will Magee was the name of the journalist I was talking about, did the I paper article on Eastbourne.
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  4. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    "gates that had been around the 800 mark at the end of last season (1963-64) had dropped back to 200"

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  5. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    FA Cup attendances

    Dulwich Hamlet V Gravesend & Northfleet third qualifying round replay (lost 0-1) Tuesday 24 October 1978 (thanks Mishi for update)
    attendance (quote from programme) near 1,200

    FA Cup first qualifying round Wednesday afternoon (4:30pm) September 1954 V Canterbury
    attendance 2,700
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
  6. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Just been doing some numbers ahead of the Council Assembly tonight.

    Our average league gate in Gavin’s first season (2009/10) was 172. So far this season we are at 1503.

    That’s getting on for a nine-fold increase (8.74x) in eight years. Extraordinary.
  7. Dulwich Mishi

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

    That Gravesend replay was Tuesday 24th October. Bloody ruined my eleventh birthday! Grr! Hated them for years, but have 'mellowed; in old age...
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  8. pinknblue

    pinknblue Well-Known Member

    I remember that Gravesend game. Tony Davies, our goalkeeper - who had looked a top keeper until that game - let a shot into the top corner slip through his grasp when it looked as if he'd initially made a good save. I think it must have really knocked his confidence because he was never quite the same after that.
  9. Dulwich Mishi

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

    He ended up being known as ''Tubbie' Davies.
  10. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Crowd of 599 at Enfield Town today - comfortably beating their season’s best of 514 in the league.

    Great turnout of Hamlet fans. Pity about the shitty result.
  11. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    For people who aren’t Twitterers:
  12. pitchfork

    pitchfork Well-Known Member

    Better average attendnace than Darlington, Macclesfield, Dover and Dagenham and Redbridge.

  13. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Walthamstow Avenue V Dulwich Hamlet FA Cup 1949 (Result 3-3)

    Over 10,000 in attendance according to newspaper report (a season's best at WAFC)

    Not sure of replay attendance at Champion Hill for this ???

    But the highest post war league or cup game attendance I can find reference to is
    12,241 V Walton on Saturday 19th February 1949 at Champion Hill

    Largest crowd Dulwich Hamlet played in front of post war, surely 27,000 at Stamford Bridge in FA Amateur Semi Final on Saturday 10 March 1956 against Corinthian Casuals
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  14. Dulwich Mishi

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

    From vague recollection the Nigeria XI game was around 18,000. I know the West Auckland 1956 quarter final was around 13,000 plus.
    And there would have been a huge crowd at the 1950 London Senior Cup Final, not sure, off the top of my head, if that would have bettered the 1956 Amateur Cup semi.
  15. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Surrey Senior Cup tie January 1958
    at Champion hill
    Dulwich Hamlet 3 Corinthian Casuals 1 (Frank Beard, Leslie Brown, Ron Crisp)
    attendance 3,792
    "a far cry from today when four figure gates are a rarity"
    Source: Dulwich Hamlet programme 13th January 1976
  16. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    surely, some time for some stats #stato dcdulwich
  17. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Vanarama National League attendance table: January 2018

    Vanarama National League attendance table jan 2018 Image11.jpg
  18. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    The 860 attendance yesterday at Margate was well up on their league average this season of 498 (now 526), and comfortably beat their season’s league best of 653.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
  19. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Must have been 300 Dulwich Hamlet fans at Margate (Saturday 13th January 2018) one of our largest away day followings
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  20. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    When we went out at the same stage at home to Guiseley two years ago it was in front of 1949 - comfortably the biggest crowd of the round that day in the FA Trophy...
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  21. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    15th January 1938
    80 years ago
    FA Amateur Cup 1st Round,
    Dulwich Hamlet 7 Woking 0,
    attendance 7,252
  22. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    A crowd of 13,000 watched the @HallamFC1860 v @DulwichHamletFC FA Amateur Cup tie at Hillsborough in January 1953. Among the travelling Hamlet supporters were a group of former players, including Edgar Kail.
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  23. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Fantastic stuff:

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    And let us not forget the bragging Essex windbag:

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  24. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    Hope Glenn didn't budget for 2,500 fans each week, otherwise the new Ferrari might have to wait a while.

    I guess a few clubs will be upset we've gone up as our away following must help the gate and bar takings.
  25. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I keep looking at the figure of 3,321 and remembering it wasn't that long ago that crowds of 1,000 were seen as absolutely massive. Fantastic turnout.
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  26. Lyham

    Lyham Well-Known Member

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    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  28. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member


    to date - David Rogers
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  29. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member


    Mishi posted this 1996-97 attendances

    Highest home attendance 711 against Yeovil
  30. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That 4-1 win was the best Hamlet performance I've ever seen. Joe Odegbami came off the bench at the start of the second half when we were getting battered at 1-1 and completely changed the game. Yeovil lost only one other league match that season and were promoted as champions.

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