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Dulwich Mishi

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FA CUP 2019/20

1,834 attendance for Dulwich Hamlet V Eastbourne Borough in the FA Cup 5th October 2019
As scousedom points out probably one of the largest if not the largest attendances in the FA Cup competition this season so far ?? second highest looks like our previous Cup game against Bognor Regis Town 1,689

Today Maidstone got 1,258, Halesowen 1,235, Tamworth (V Hereford) 1,206, Stourbridge 1.048 and for "Ricay" spotters Billericay got 678
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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B.I.G

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

PartisanDulwich

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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
 

dcdulwich

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FA CUP 2019/20

1,834 attendance for Dulwich Hamlet V Eastbourne Borough in the FA Cup 5th October 2019
As scousedom points out probably one of the largest if not the largest attendances in the FA Cup competition this season so far ?? second highest looks like our previous Cup game against Bognor Regis Town 1,689

Today Maidstone got 1,258, Halesowen 1,235, Tamworth (V Hereford) 1,206, Stourbridge 1.048 and for "Ricay" spotters Billericay got 678
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.
 

PartisanDulwich

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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
 
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Pink Panther

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

PartisanDulwich

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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)
 

Pink Panther

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16th December 1961
need to check actual attendance
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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PartisanDulwich

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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

18,578

(excluding Cup semi finals and internationals)

source Daily Herald 21 March 1938
 

Pink Panther

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Daily Herald 28 November 1935
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.
 

PartisanDulwich

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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
 
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Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
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 1,523, 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 report - and happy for any updates or corrections
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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