Attendances Queries

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Attendances Queries

Postby barrymaclean » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:35 pm

I have been collating some attendances for matches involving Dundee and have not some discrepancies or indeed no crowds were listed (nor are they listed in London Hearts which seems to have accurate figures for most league games).

I would appreciate any confirmation or comments people have on the following:


1975-76
1st Nov 1975 Aberdeen v Dundee 6,312 or 7,293
London Hearts 7,293 or AFC Heritage.Org 6,312 or Sporting Post 6,313

1st Jan 1976 Dundee v Aberdeen 7,328 or 10,009
London Hearts 7,328 or AFC Heritage.Org 10,009

13th Mar 1976 Aberdeen v Dundee 6,460 or 7,368
London Hearts 7,386 or AFC Heritage.Org & Sporting Post 6,460


1974-75
21st Aug 1974 Hibernian v Dundee 13,913 or 13,391
Fitba Stats 13,913 London Hearts 13,391

30th Nov 1974 Dundee v Motherwell 4,495 or 4,459
Sporting Post 4,495 London Hearts 4,459

12th Mar 1975 Dundee v Hearts (SC) 22,197 or 22,197
Courier 22,197 London Hearts 22,917

2nd Apr 1975 Celtic v Dundee (SC) 40,720 or 40,629 or 40,702
Courier & Daily Record 40,702 Fitba Stats 40,629 They Wore Dark Blue 40,702

1973-74
3rd Apr 1974 Celtic v Dundee (SC) 58,250 or 58,271
Courier 58,250 Fitba Stats 58,271

1970-71
5th Sep 1970 Dundee v Aberdeen 8,091 or 8,521
London Hearts 8,091 but Sporting Post 8,521

1969-70
14th Mar 1970 Celtic v Dundee (SC) 64,546 or 64,519
Sporting Post 64,546 but other papers 64,519

29th Nov 1969 Dundee v St Mirren No Crowd

1968-69
8th Feb 1969 Dundee v Arbroath No Crowd

1967-68
3rd Feb 1968 St Johnstone v Dundee No Crowd

1966-67
25th Mar 1967 Dundee v Stirling Albion 3,500
Figure given as 3,500 but seems a rounded figure?

28th Jan 1967 Dundee v Aberdeen (SC) 23,000
Figure given as 23,000 but seems a rounded figure?
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Re: Attendances Queries

Postby Partick Thistle » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:56 pm

There are almost 500 instances, 1963 to 2007, where exact attendances in the Thistle history book differ from the exact attendances at London Hearts. The 70s to 90s are where they most condensed, in an equally prolific way. I have these isolated on the back burner for future attack, but whatever the problem is, it probably relates to yours Barry, and perhaps the same answer could apply.

I list a 15 game sample of the problem, spanning three decades:

02.01.1971 East Stirlingshire [a] W2-0 (SFL Second Division - game 19) 2,319 (OH) or 2,181 (LH)
06.02.1971 Forfar Athletic [a] W2-1 (SFL Second Division - game 23) 1,370 (OH) or 821 (LH)
27.02.1971 Dumbarton [a] D2-2 (SFL Second Division - game 26) 3,859 (OH) or 3,770 (LH)
13.03.1971 Raith Rovers [a] W2-0 (SFL Second Division - game 27) 3,090 (OH) or 3,006 (LH)
27.03.1971 Alloa Athletic [a] W4-1 (SFL Second Division - game 29) 1,683 (OH) or 1,601 (LH)


03.01.1981 Heart of Midlothian [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 22) 3,904 (OH) or 3,863 (LH)
21.02.1981 Kilmarnock [h] D1-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 25) 4,601 (OH) or 1,601 (LH)
14.03.1981 Dundee United [h] L0-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 28) 3,088 (OH) or 2,754 (LH)
05.04.1981 Celtic [h] L0-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 32) 17,196 (OH) or 17,244 (LH)
08.08.1981 Motherwell [h] W2-0 (League Cup Section 4 - game 1) 3,172 (OH) or 3,145 (LH)


05.01.1991 Kilmarnock [a] W3-2 (SFL First Division - game 20) 5,588 (OH) or 5,508 (LH)
02.03.1991 Forfar Athletic [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 24) 2,554 (OH) or 2,116 (LH)
05.03.1991 Falkirk [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 25) 5,257 (OH) or 4,564 (LH)
16.03.1991 Meadowbank Thistle [h] L2-4 (SFL First Division - game 28) 3,766 (OH) or 3,200 (LH)
30.03.1991 Ayr United [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 31) 3,828 (OH) or 3,571 (LH)
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Re: Attendances Queries

Postby Vasco » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:04 am

Barry,

I've checked old Rothmans books and can submit the following:-

1975-76 6312 - 10009 - 6460

1974-75 13391 - 4500 (v Partick, not Motherwell) - 22197 - 40702

1973-74 58250

1970-71 8000

1969-70 64546 - 5000

That's as far back as Rothmans books go. However, Byrne's book on the Scottish Cup confirms the 28th January 1967 as 23000

Not sure whether this helps or muddles.
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Re: Attendances Queries

Postby barrymaclean » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:39 pm

Vasco thanks for these details and for pointing out my error with Partick Thistle in 1974-75 it helps clarify most of the games.

"Partick Thistle" these conflicts in attendances are so frustrating (although certainly Dundee's list is less than Partick's one you have). I was under the impression that the figures on London Hearts were taken from the official figures referred to by "Scottish" in his articles on average attendances

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3401

It would seem not.
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