Dulwich Hamlet v Slough Town, Saturday 29 December 2018

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Pink Panther, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    You wait ten months for a Hamlet home game, then two come along at once.

    Another 48 hours and we can do it all again, hopefully with a similar result.
     
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  2. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    3,003 (official)
    57,637 (unofficial)
     
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  3. GregDHFC

    GregDHFC Well-Known Member

    What are ticket sales looking like for this one? Do we expect it to be as busy as yesterday? (My guess would be not quite, but still a decent attendance)
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If I get chance, I'll do a post on Buzz to see if it can help get more people down.
     
  5. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    anything over 1,500 would be good
    worried many still wont know were playing Saturday

    Slough will be no push over won 3-0 away on Boxing day, despite being down the bottom of the League along with us

    Mind a few wins on the bounce and we could be in the play offs
     
  6. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    How are you worried people don't know about it. I have not seen a set of three fixtures pushed harder by any club for a long time?!

    There has been massive coverage in print, TV and online? The Southwark News carried a full page advert for the three fixtures for free.

    What more could have the club done?!

    ...how are online sales doing?
     
  7. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Nearly 1000 online, so I think people know about it.
     
  8. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    Quick question about the entry process: if a season ticket holder is coming with a non season ticket holder, should both enter through reception, or do they need to enter at separate locations?
     
  9. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Have just purchased 5 (4 adults, 1 child) 3 from Harlow, 1 from Bedford & another from Beckenham
     
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  10. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Hopefully the next 2 home games will be above the 2000 mark and nearer to 2500. It'll be a fantastic endorsement of what our club means to the “local community”.

    On another note I was originally bemused by the choice of Eastbourne as our Boxing Day home game, as it’s usually a fixture that you’re pitted against a local rival as to boost the attendance. But after looking around the leagues at other fixtures and the crowds that turned up. I’m rather glad it wasn’t against a more local side, as they would’ve brought significant numbers. Also I very much doubt we would have exceeded half of the 3002 at Tooting.
     
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  11. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    We haven’t got a local rival. Everyone closer is already paired.
     
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  12. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    It’s a good point Matt The Cab. It almost looks like everyone else was paired off and they thought, ‘oh dear, Dulwich and Eastbourne Borough - whatever’.
    As you say though, probably worked in our favour in the end.
     
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  13. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Haha. This is also true.
     
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  14. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    I’m sure I’ll be corrected if wrong but pretty sure it’s only season tickets, officials and guests through the reception entrance. Season tickets don’t have to come in via reception though so you don’t need to be split up for long.
     
  15. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    We will get Haringey is they go up maybe. Or please please please let us have Kingstonian :)
     
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  16. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    ST Holders can come into the ground however they like, either via turnstiles, OR along with guests and officials, via the reception entrance.
     
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  17. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Kingstonian would be perfect, other than it meaning they'd done well this season.
     
  18. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I want then to do well. It costs money.
     
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  19. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Still think we are better paired with Welling and Dartford with Eastbourne. Edge of London is easier for Eastbourne...and Welling obviously much easier for us.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Welling.

    *shudder
     
  22. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Welling get dartford.
     
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  23. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I love Welling. But they hate each other (Dartford) as they are rivals. Im sure the pairs will settle down over time.
     
  24. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Agree and maybe next season we'll have something better. But in these circumstances I preferred Eastbourne rather than having 500 Welling fans rock up as it meant more Dulwich supporters could attend.

    It will be interesting in comparing the return match attendances on New Years day - Chelmsford at Bill n Ricky, Welling at Dartford etc..
     
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  25. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Enjoyed it more the second time this season and not just due to the result. There was a bar on the far side from the main stand, which I think was owned by Erith & Belvedere FC, that was much more convivial.
     
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  26. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    waaaay better bar, lovely club, E+B!
     
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  27. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    But that's not best for Welling and Dartford, which is a genuine local derby with a few decades of being a regular fixture. Eastbourne had Whitehawk last season, whereas now they're about 50 miles away from anyone else so it won't make a huge difference which of the teams on the southern fringes of Greater London they get paired with. Welling got almost 2,000 on Wednesday, almost double their previous best attendance on the opening day of the season. I think clubs are asked for their first preference, so if Welling and Dartford each request the other then it's likely to happen.

    Under the circumstances it worked in our favour to play someone who wasn't going to bring a large following, we're just luck we didn't get the away game on the day with no rail service.

    Most of the pairs have already settled down over time, although obviously some will change depending on who goes up and down.
     
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  28. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I'm not sure who from the Club, as I'm not involved right now, but also included in the top gate are anyone who contacts the Club in advance who has mobility problems, seen or unseen health problems, that sort of thing...
     
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  29. chris gil

    chris gil making football club owners cry since 1893

    I'm thinking about getting shot out of a cannon from the car park onto the centre circle , would that be ok ?
     
  30. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Only if your ticket has been clearly displayed on the way in, otherwise you might get shot back out again!
     
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