Attendances....

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

  1. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Would love to write article but don't have the time - hope some clippings might encourage others - so for example this one on Pink & Blue Brigade and attendance might be useful to the Football & War talk (then again it might not) - But yes would love to right a scholarly article for example on attendances for example - but until time allows this is all I can do (apologies)
     
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  2. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    With Dulwich Hamlet pulling in 3,000 a game amazing to see attendance for the Championship game between Bournemouth V Chelsea game tonight was just 10,227

    If we could build for the Brentford B game could set a new record for the London Senior Cup
     
  3. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That Bournemouth attendance is more than 1,000 below their official capacity, which seems odd.

    I'm sure we must have had attendances of well over 3,000 for London Senior Cup matches in the past when games were played on Saturdays and the competition was regarded as a close second to the FA Amateur Cup in stature so, apart from the fact that I can't see us filling the ground for a midweek match, it won't be possible to break the competition record.
     
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  4. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Whilst our attendances have been nothing short of amazing we are NOT pulling in 3,000 a game. Two of our home games out of the four National League ones at Champion Hill have been three thousand or more.
    As for the AFC Bournemouth attendance... what relevance does that really have to ourselves?
    With regard to the London Senior Cup & your hopes of ‘record attendances’ I’m pretty sure you’ve said this before & it’s been pointed out how inaccurate & pie in the sky your comments are in regard to London Senior Cup attendances...
     
  5. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Stop thinking small people, Spurs v Watford only had 29164...
     
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  6. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    If Carlsberg did forums....
     
  7. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That must be the smallest Premier League attendance as a percentage of ground capacity since Wimbledon were playing at Selhurst Park.
     
  8. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Big club ? My arse.
     
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  9. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Don't Spurs fans get the money back pro rata on their season ticket if they don't attend wembley? I wouldn't go out on such a cold night if it meant I got £80 in my pocket.
     
  10. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Did Chelsea sell their full allocation for the smallest ground in the Premier League last night?
     
  11. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Yep, of course. All clubs sell out their Bournemouth allocation as it's so small.
     
  12. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Bournemouth clearly didn't sell theirs then!
     
  13. gnar182

    gnar182 i am an okay person

    All tickets were sold out, they generally are for every game. No idea why there’s a discrepancy with the attendance figure.
     
  14. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It suggests around 10% of ticket holders didn't show up for a match against one of the big boys. I thought Bournemouth were supposed to be enlarging their ground and assumed tickets for their home games were like gold dust. I think this is their fourth season at the top level and they've never been close to relegation near the end of the season and have a reputation for playing attractive attacking football. Maybe Dorset doesn't really have the demand for a Premier League football club?
     
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  15. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Maybe a run of pensioners keeling over the last couple of weeks.
     
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  16. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Ooh! Poor taste in the midst of the current cold snap.
     
  17. gnar182

    gnar182 i am an okay person

    100% it is a nightmare to get tickets, very odd people didn’t show up.

    I think the attitudes are changing now, when I was growing up there were little to no visible Bournemouth supporters round the area everyone supported Man Utd and Saints! Attendances were very low in the league 2 and 1 eras, you could always turn up on the day and get a ticket in any stand. Now there’s kids everywhere decked out in the gear. I think the demand is definitely there and the fan base will continue to grow.

    A New ground with a bigger capacity is being lined up for 2020/2021 season I think, it got put on hold previously as they stated they had been too ‘ambitious’.
     
  18. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    I'm sorry, but the absolute minimum capacity for a premier league club should be 20,000 especially when you been there for a few years and trouserd approx. 100m a season.

    Financial doping for smaller clubs
     
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  19. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Yes, it might make a good underdog story that Bournemouth are a top ten side in the wealthiest league in the world, but every other club has at least twice their ground capacity and mostly fills it. Their new young star David Brooks cost £11.5 million from a lower league club so how do they afford that (and other relatively big money signings) without financial doping or breaching fair play rules?

    Much like Blackburn, Chelsea and Manchester City, who won about three championships between them in 100 years before the sugar daddies turned up, it might amuse the neutrals to see an underdog punching above his weight, but at least Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United built themselves up to be serial winners through sheer determination and good management.
     
  20. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    I'm all for smaller teams getting promoted and staying there but they could, no should have already made some increase to the stadium capacity. I just checked and it stands at 11,329.

    This is their 4th successive season in the premier
     
  21. gnar182

    gnar182 i am an okay person

    Don’t own the stadium that’s why a new one is being built opposed to expanding this one. We didn’t have a south stand until the championship, you could watch the game from the car park.

    as long as any team is competitive in the league they’re in and they can pull off a hassle free match day I’m not arsed about anyone’s stadium capacity.
     
  22. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    He's just gutted that Arsenal have a soulless stadium at a time when the premier league money allows anyone to compete.
     
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  23. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Just gutted it ain't Highbury
     
  24. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Libraries being closed down by local authorities all over the country sadly.
     
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  25. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Not in Southwark... cuts galore thanks to huge local government funding cuts by the Tory governments but locally we still have a library service to be proud of.
     
  26. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    London's premier borough.
     
  27. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    But it was funny though right? :D
     
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  28. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]

    Forward the Hamlet production
     
  29. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Hamlet V Welling - 2,353 (9th February 2019)
    Fourth highest non league attendance on the day
    only beaten by Wrexham, Chesterfield, Hartlepool (all former League teams)
    This great attendance secure on the back to back home defeats

    It could be that Dulwich Hamlet are the best supported non-league London club in 2019 (so far)
    (overtaking Sutton, Dagenham & Bromley)

    Not taking anything for granted, but shows the huge effort that has gone in to building attendances at Champion Hill
     
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  30. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Don't want to be a wet blanket but you're forgetting Leyton Orient.
     

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