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PartisanDulwich

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Dulwich Hamlet FC Attendances

2013-2014 average 667

This season to date 888

Higher than all Conference South teams this season bar Ebbsfleet United 891

Maidstone United average this season 1643
 
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Pink Panther

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Dulwich Hamlet FC Attendances

2013-2014 average 667

This season to date 888

Higher than all Conference South teams this season bar Ebbsfleet United 891

Maidstone United average this season 1643
I don't want to be a wet blanket but to keep things in perspective, that average figure is skewed upwards by around 150 due to the one huge attendance against Hampton for the 'pay what you like' initiative (which we didn't have last year) on non-league day, which would otherwise probably have pulled around 700-800 like the other early season Saturday games. However, it's still up on last season, and I reckon we could get a 'genuine' 2,000+ crowd when we meet Maidstone on the penultimate Saturday of the league season depending on the stat of play regarding promotion and play-offs at that time, as well as hopefully a few more around the 1,000 mark in the new year.
 

tasty_snacks

Active Member
It's amazing to see so many more people coming down to CH.

When I first moved to the area in 2008, I popped along to a match on a chilly night, and I reckon there were only 100 or so in the ground. The transformation has been insane and glorious. I thought the Maidstone match a couple of seasons ago would be the pinnacle - over 1000 midweek on the same night as the national side were playing - unbelievable. And now circa 1000 crowds are becoming almost usual for weekend matches.

Bigger attendances just as we hope to secure a new site next door will surely only burnish the importance of the club to the powers that be at Southwark?

Hopefully another bumper crowd come Saturday.
 

gareth taylor

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It's amazing to see so many more people coming down to CH.

When I first moved to the area in 2008, I popped along to a match on a chilly night, and I reckon there were only 100 or so in the ground. The transformation has been insane and glorious. I thought the Maidstone match a couple of seasons ago would be the pinnacle - over 1000 midweek on the same night as the national side were playing - unbelievable. And now circa 1000 crowds are becoming almost usual for weekend matches.

Bigger attendances just as we hope to secure a new site next door will surely only burnish the importance of the club to the powers that be at Southwark?

Hopefully another bumper crowd come Saturday.
its great this club are getting the big crowds,

just think what crowds you could get in conference south !
 

gareth taylor

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I don't want to be a wet blanket but to keep things in perspective, that average figure is skewed upwards by around 150 due to the one huge attendance against Hampton for the 'pay what you like' initiative (which we didn't have last year) on non-league day, which would otherwise probably have pulled around 700-800 like the other early season Saturday games. However, it's still up on last season, and I reckon we could get a 'genuine' 2,000+ crowd when we meet Maidstone on the penultimate Saturday of the league season depending on the stat of play regarding promotion and play-offs at that time, as well as hopefully a few more around the 1,000 mark in the new year.
whats biggest away following that's come to champion hill this season ??
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
I'd say Margate in the league, Bognor are usually well followed but not as many this year as previous. I haven't been to all the matches though.
 

Al Crane

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I'd say Margate in the league, Bognor are usually well followed but not as many this year as previous. I haven't been to all the matches though.
You're probably right with Margate but it's probably fair to say that the biggest away following will be Maidstone in the penultimate match of the season which as things stand could well see a near capacity crowd!
 

PartisanDulwich

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Wow
Just Wow

1,205 today home to Billericay Town (respect to them they brought about 100)

This on top of over 1,163 on New Years Day for the Leatherhead game

average gate so far 922 at Champion hill compared to average for Ryman Premier of 381
Thats higher than ANY Conference South team (nearest is Ebbs Fleet united with 905)

Dulwich Hamlet's average for season 2004/2005 was 316
 
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Monkeygrinder's Organ

Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager
The average doesn't really catch the increase does it. 1000+ is becoming normal for a Saturday game where it was well below that even a couple of months ago. Never mind the attendance in 2004/5, what was it three seasons ago? Not a lot more than 316 I think.

Who knows what we could be getting by the end of the year?
 

pompeydunc

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Numbers aside, it's the mix of people attending that's so pleasing.

That Maidstone match is gonna be a corker - could comfortably be 2k.
If the unthinkable happens and we maintain this form, then could well be a title decider. Could well be a sell out then like non league day.
 

philosophical

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I am a Charlton Athletic season ticket holder, and though quite disillusioned, probably always will be one.
I took my nephew along to the Non League day game, and loved it. Then I took him again to the Bognor Regis Town game, loved it again, and on New Years Day went to Champion Hill with my brother, nephew and son we all loved it.
Chatting later to my son, we agreed that it would be great to go to a nice big away cup tie involving Hamlet, even on a day when Charlton were playing at the Valley (unless, I suppose, it was an even 'bigger' game). I think the attraction is the sheer overall enjoyment factor.
I am certainly looking to go again this season, and if Hamlet make the play offs will probably go to every game they play, even the away one.
All of this makes me a bit fair weather, and not even a proper supporter I suppose, although growing up on Sydenham Hill makes me feel a kind of affinity.
I post this to add a bit of information regarding the growing attendances.
 

Monkeygrinder's Organ

Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager
I am a Charlton Athletic season ticket holder, and though quite disillusioned, probably always will be one.
I took my nephew along to the Non League day game, and loved it. Then I took him again to the Bognor Regis Town game, loved it again, and on New Years Day went to Champion Hill with my brother, nephew and son we all loved it.
Chatting later to my son, we agreed that it would be great to go to a nice big away cup tie involving Hamlet, even on a day when Charlton were playing at the Valley (unless, I suppose, it was an even 'bigger' game). I think the attraction is the sheer overall enjoyment factor.
I am certainly looking to go again this season, and if Hamlet make the play offs will probably go to every game they play, even the away one.
All of this makes me a bit fair weather, and not even a proper supporter I suppose, although growing up on Sydenham Hill makes me feel a kind of affinity.
I post this to add a bit of information regarding the growing attendances.
To be honest if you fancy an away game then league games are the best - next week at Margate for example should be a great one.

And bollocks to all that 'proper fan' stuff. Who gives a shit?
 

Dulwich Mishi

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R.I.P.
Dulwich hamlets average for season 2004/2005 was 316

FFS!!! Use the bloody apostrophe! Grr! Dulwich HAMLET!!!!!!
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
I am a Charlton Athletic season ticket holder, and though quite disillusioned, probably always will be one.
I took my nephew along to the Non League day game, and loved it. Then I took him again to the Bognor Regis Town game, loved it again, and on New Years Day went to Champion Hill with my brother, nephew and son we all loved it.
Chatting later to my son, we agreed that it would be great to go to a nice big away cup tie involving Hamlet, even on a day when Charlton were playing at the Valley (unless, I suppose, it was an even 'bigger' game). I think the attraction is the sheer overall enjoyment factor.
I am certainly looking to go again this season, and if Hamlet make the play offs will probably go to every game they play, even the away one.
All of this makes me a bit fair weather, and not even a proper supporter I suppose, although growing up on Sydenham Hill makes me feel a kind of affinity.
I post this to add a bit of information regarding the growing attendances.
The thing is, with non-league football there is very much a different type of fan, within our fans, but we are all fans...there is really no such thing as a 'proper' Dulwich Hamlet supporter...we are ALL Dulwich Hamlet supporters!
a) There's the fan like me, who goes home & away to as many games as they can make, regardless of where we are in the table, and if we're playing good or bad.
b) There's the mainly home game fans, who go to the more local away games, or just an intriguing 'one off' slightly more distant (Ie: Outside the M25/Oyystercard area)big league game, or an exciting cup tie.
c) Fans who only go to home games.
d) Fans who go to home games, to be honest aren't that interested in the football, but love the buzz, 'getting away from the drudgery of home/work, & mainly drinking and chatting with their mates, the football actually being an incidental backdrop!
e) Fans whose 'first love' will always be a Football League side. But either have become disillusioned with the modern game &/or can't afford to go to support their 'big' side anymore; or their team are too far away to support on a regular basis, so they become regulars at their local non-league side at Champion Hill.
f) Similar to e); but they are season ticket holders at, mainly, London professional clubs. They go to Champion Hill, and even our away games, when they are not using their professional season ticket at home games of their main club.
g)Locals who have had no interest in football at all, but have seen the publicity/hype surrounding The Hamlet, and enjoying coming along, with either their friends, or their own. Enjoyed it, been made welcome..and came back!
h) People who have been enticed in by our community offers of free admission to specific games. And they come back because they enjoy it.
i) And finally... people who have seen the excellent publicity in things like The Independent & Vice, to name but two, actually realised it's not a 'wanky' or that we're not as 'weird' as we're made out to be by lazy journalists, who don't always listen to the fans they interview...and come back too.
I'm sure there are many more 'categories' you could think off, but the most important thing, is that, no matter how you break down our fanbase, no matter how many games you go to, we are all as ONE as PINK & BLUE together!
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
The amount of female fans at yesterday's game was noticeably way higher than what you see at every other ground in this league.
More females, more little kids, more dogs, more beards, more piercings, more beer queues.
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Reminds me of the 'Ols Skool Rabble Re-union' when we lost the play-off at Levred(pre-SCUM days!) in 2011; and it was one of the first games when the new-veau's travelled in numbers to an away match. Us 'Old Skool' sang: "We're getting old, we're getting old; we're getting...The Rabble's getting old!"
 
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gareth taylor

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Wow
Just Wow

1,205 today home to Billericay Town (respect to them they brought about 100)

This on top of over 1,163 on New Years Day for the Leatherhead game

average gate so far 922 at Champion hill compared to average for Ryman Premier of 381
Thats higher than ANY Conference South team (nearest is Ebbs Fleet united with 905)

Dulwich Hamlet's average for season 2004/2005 was 316
the club are getting bigger gates than 1995-1996 season !
 

Mattj09

New Member
I'm a really new fan but really getting into it - am going to try my luck in the rabble tomorrow night. Probably don't fit into the categories above in that:
I used to love football
I really do prefer rugby, mainly for the way the players act and the respect at grounds.

Came to CH to see what it was about and loved the style of play, the attitude of the players and the atmosphere at the ground!

Curious as to the capacity at CH??
 
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