Open Meeting at the ground - Monday 13 May 7.30pm

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Pink Panther, May 12, 2019.

  1. Griff_Turnstile

    Griff_Turnstile Agenda confused turnstile operator

    I see it’s been announced that Palace are sending a team to Bristol City the same afternoon as they come to us which is a little disappointing but on the plus side the crowds against them have always proved excellent & I see no reason for that to change.
    Eagles heading to Ashton Gate
  2. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I think they were always planning to send their Under 23 side to us.
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  3. liamdhfc

    liamdhfc Well-Known Member

    The shareholders list needs to be published with the Confirmation Statement and will be filed accordingly with the updated list. For new shareholders, we are awaiting one final transaction to be finalised and certificates will be issued. This is merely to ensure that everything is done at the same time.
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  4. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Completely agree. The higher we go, the higher the prices will get. Surely this completely flies in the face of everything we've tried to build in the last 4/5 years.
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  5. ftg6

    ftg6 Active Member

    Hope all of this comes true. Don't miss mitcham at all but did love them terraces. Even that game that was called off after 10 minutes was a fun experience... behind the goal at Champion Hill it would have been horrendous.
  6. Griff_Turnstile

    Griff_Turnstile Agenda confused turnstile operator

    That’s always been the case though a little bit of me was hoping they’d be off to foreign shores rather than a hop down the M4
  7. Griff_Turnstile

    Griff_Turnstile Agenda confused turnstile operator

    It’s the Catch 22 of creating a successful club... it may be to the exclusion of some fans who were here when nobody was here but sure that has already happened
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  8. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    Worth re-stating just how cheap we are at our level. Lowest prices, lowest concessions, broadest definition of concessions. This is the benefit of depth of support.

    Not disagreeing that prices rise as the level of League rises, but the Club should be commended for keeping things so cheap and accessible. There will be plenty of clubs in the step below charging the same or more.
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  9. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Interesting to see in the Brixton Buzz report of the meeting that the Club was working on the basis of 2,100 average home gates next season

    That will undoubtedly require a lot of hard work to secure, and shows the importance of pricing ( I am a strong supporter of our pricing structure), promotion, community events and whats going on, on the pitch

    Likewise, the fact that we will need to ensure good attendances in bad weather was also seemingly raised (Truro we were 500 down) and that has a significant impact on our takings in attendance and in the bar

    all very interesting and all seemingly things point to things at the Club moving in the right direction - which shouldn't be taken for granted given the times we live in
  10. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Oh absolutely. Not pointing the finger of blame at the club - it's this ludicrous law of the leagues that you have to charge a minimum amount for a ticket. If a club can run sustainably at, for e.g. £8 a ticket, then I don't see why the league a) have the right to bump the price up or b) feel the need to interfere. Complete madness.
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  11. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    Far from a minimum they should be stating a maximum.
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  12. Griff_Turnstile

    Griff_Turnstile Agenda confused turnstile operator

    I believe the whole thing with pricing might well be linked with Financial Fair Play & assuring that the bulk of income is derived from turnover as opposed to cash injections from sugar daddies
  13. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    It really doesn’t rain that much in London.
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  14. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    Thanks to those who took the time to take notes and post them up here - really interesting to read.

    I'm a bit surprised that it seems there was no discussion around what the contingency plan is, if/when planning permission isn't granted for a new stadium. Presumably Meadow will know what they plan to do if this happens, even if the club doesn't? While the club is currently in the position of turning a profit, I'd hope that a decent percentage of that money is being kept in reserve so that there would be a fund to help keep the club alive in the event of a worst case scenario occurring with the ground?
  15. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I think we need to talk as if we hope the planning permission will be granted. To look positively toward the future, anything else will have a negative effect. I am sure the directors have a Plan B contingency but I am also sure it won’t be pretty, not to mention what Meadows would do if they don’t get permission. As far as u am concerned the only way our Club can thrive both on the pitch & off it working with our local community is through a return to us playing in a stadium on Greendale. Without that I one hundred per cent believe our Club is fucked.
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  16. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    We need to remember that early season Saturday home attendances have traditionally been the lowest of the season. We've only had one four figure attendance for the first Saturday home game, which was around 1,100 against Staines two years ago. A home game in early August may well fall short of 2,000, and there are also likely to be one or two midweek league games early in the season which always attract smaller crowds than Saturday fixtures. I'm sure we will make it up as the season wears on.

    As for the pricing structure, I'm all for the single match promotions and initiatives for schools and community groups etc., but I really don't understand the ongoing concessions for people in certain areas of full time employment when we were locking the gates on a capacity crowd at some games. I've no idea what the take up is for these concessions and I'd like to think those on a decent salary are choosing to pay full price.
  17. Griff_Turnstile

    Griff_Turnstile Agenda confused turnstile operator

    To be honest from recollection when I was operating the turnstiles only recall one individual claiming the Red Light Concession for NHS staff etc who might be classified in the “Can afford full price” bracket. Individual was a senior consultant at Kings. From a personal point of view I’ve always regarded the Emergency Services concession more as a “Thank You” anyway.
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