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

  1. Dulwich Mishi

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

    678? Not bad for a club in crisis. Surely that’s their ‘ordinary, loyal fans’ not the ‘glory hunting hangers on’? Shouldn’t you you be praising them rather than having a pop?
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  2. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Don’t think he was necessarily having a pop
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  3. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    178 loyal fans plus 500 hangers on. Not sure you can be in crisis financially while still paying Parkes and Robinson.
  4. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Think always interesting to compare how attendances fluctuate (its not a science is it - just interesting) - if you look at 70s & 80s "generally" Sutton, Bromley and Wimbledon all getting similar attendances (Clubs like Leatherhead & Wycombe had bigger crowds due to FA cup runs) and if you compare them to now - Billericay have had a similar promotion trajectory to us in recent years - so just interesting to compare
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  5. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    He didn't have "a pop", he stated an attendance figure with no comment either positive or negative.
  6. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    I understand that our Bognor Regis attendance might have been over-stated but was still in excess of all those listed above from the latest round.
  7. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Non League Day 12th October 2019
    Top three non league attendances

    Notts County v Torquay United – 5,265

    Yeovil Town v Harrogate Town – 3,237
    Dulwich Hamlet v Weymouth – 2,906

    would surely have been over 3,000 if not for the continual downpour for days prior to the game and on the day

    Vanarama South next highest attendance on the day - Bath City v Maidstone United – 1,387 - lowest Concord Rangers v Chippenham Town – 254 and Oxford City v Dartford – 307

    Never the less great credit to the club

    Now moved to top slot on attendance League South with 1,879 -
    just above Maidstone united 1,861; Havant & Waterlooville 1,402; Weymouth 1,175; Wealdstone 974; Bath 949; Dartford 934
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
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  8. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    1933 (Kingstonian v Stockton at Champion Hill)
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  9. Weymouth Hatter

    Weymouth Hatter New Member

    Not an Umbrella ☂️ in sight
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  10. Jamie Wyatt

    Jamie Wyatt Well-Known Member

    All those people came along when there was no cover...
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  11. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Those heavy brass keys they used to jangle made a hell of a racket.
  12. Dulwich Mishi

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

    No brollies. No keys. Obviously not. Dulwich Hamlet weren’t playing...
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  13. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Of course not. The first two weeks of April 1933 in London were 'dry with plenty of sunshine'. No parasols either though tbf.
  14. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    At one home game a few weeks back on a hot sunny day a young woman standing along the side at the front was utilising an umbrella as a parasol.
  15. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    New record attendance (new Champion Hill): 3,336 vs Carlisle United, FA Cup first round, 8 November 2019 (and 1.3 million watching on TV)
  16. the 12th man

    the 12th man Well-Known Member

    Never was but still a ground record attendance of 3.301
  17. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    so can we clarify is it 3,301
    seen about 4 different figures all around 3,300 mark ?
  18. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    Dulwich initially tweeted 3,336 from memory and then issued a correction saying 3,301 so that seems to be the official attendance.
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  19. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member


    16th December 1931
    need to check actual attendance
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  20. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member


    Daily Herald 28 November 1935
  21. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That should read 1931 of course. Hamlet won this FA Amateur Cup 2nd Round tie 7-1 on the way to beating Marine by the same score in the final at Upton Park to lift the cup for the second time.

    It would be interesting to know how the attendance compared to the record league attendance of 16,000+ set against Nunhead two months earlier.

    In the 3rd Round we beat Stockton 3-0 at home in a replay (attendance 13,577) following a 1-1 draw away, then in the Quarter Finals we beat Ilford 2-1 (attendance 15,535) at Champion Hill. Both attendance figures taken from the book "History of the FA Amateur Cup" by Bob Barton. No attendance figures are given for earlier rounds. (We won 2-1 away to Gorleston in the 1st Round.) In the semi-finals we defeated Kingstonian 1-0 at Selhurst Park in front of "around 30,000 spectators".
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  22. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Dulwich Hamlet V Barnet
    FA Amateur Cup
    19th March 1938

    Dulwich Hamlet first home defeat in the FA Amateur cup for fifteen years
    But record attendance


    (excluding Cup semi finals and internationals)

    source Daily Herald 21 March 1938
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  23. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I assume the match alluded to must have been the FA Cup 1st Round tie at home to Torquay United, which we lost 2-3. The attendance wasn't as big as predicted as the ground record remained the figure for the FA Amateur Cup Final between Kingstonian and Stockton two years earlier, which officially is less than the 23,000 quoted in the article.
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  24. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Pink Panther Thanks for earlier correction - appreciated
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  25. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Attendances - Update

    So looks like the 18,578 for Dulwich Hamlet V Barnet in the FA Amateur Cup held on 19th March 1938 at Champion Hill (old Stadium) is the highest (record) Dulwich Hamlet cup attendance/crowd at Champion Hill

    And the highest (record) League game attendance 16,254 for Dulwich Hamlet V Nunhead on 10th October 1931 (note some reports state 20,000)

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

    The highest post war league or cup game attendances I can presently find reference to is
    12,241 V Walton & Hersham Surrey Cup 2nd round on Saturday 18th February 1950 at Champion Hill - However, a report of Dulwich Hamlet V West Auckland Town 4th round Amateur Cup (replay) 10th March 1956 had a crowd reported at both over 12,000 and Sports Express as 13,000

    (New) Champion Hill record attendance presently stands at 3,301 V Carlisle United set on 8th November 2019

    The long standing record attendance for the new ground was 1,835, Dulwich Hamlet v Southport (14th November 1998) in the FA Cup

    and in the League 1,604 V Enfield 17th February 1996 (Edgar Kail naming ceremony week) followed by 1,523, Dulwich Hamlet V AFC Wimbledon (January 21st 2005)

    Until this record was smashed on non-league day 6th September 2014 when 2,856 attended the game against Hampton & Richmond Borough and in the same season V Maidstone United where attendance was recorded at 3,000

    Presently, record League attendance for a League game is 3,243 V Billericay Town 30th March 2019

    Not forgetting 3,321 for the Bostik League Premier Division Play off final Dulwich Hamlet V Hendon at KNK Tooting 7th May 2018 (also a KNK record attendance)

    The largest attendance at a game involving Dulwich Hamlet was 33,000 for the Dulwich Hamlet (2) V Leyton (0) FA Amateur Cup Final played at Boleyn ground, West Ham held on 3rd April 1937 (beating 27,840 at Selhurst Park for Dulwich Hamlet V Kingstonians in the FA Cup Semi final in 1932)

    Post war 27,000 at Stamford Bridge for the FA Amateur Cup Semi Final against Dulwich Hamlet v Corinthian Casuals 10th March 1956

    * please note very vague attendance reports in the past - and happy for any updates clarifications or corrections
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019
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  26. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member


    Dulwich Hamlet V Barnet 19 March 1938
    record attendance 18,578
  27. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    dulwich hamlet cup 1937 west ham leyton 4588362099_335x458.jpg
    Dulwich Hamlet V Leyton
    FA Amateur Cup final
    3rd April 1937

    Record Attendance 33,000
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  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'm liking the Art Deco styled 'W' in Dulwich.
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  29. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Not sure where I’ve read it, but the Nunhead attendance for the opening game at the old ground was the paying attendance ‘plus season ticket holders and complimentary tickets and guests’, so will be substantially higher. I guess we will never know.
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  30. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    I would agree - still suspect the first game at the 1931 new Champion Hill likely to be highest
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