One of my favourite features of the season was seeing all the individual personalities grow during the season and gradually come together to form a bigger and more united rabble. As has been alluded to, early season, the rabble was very much lead singing wise by Mishi and Burty. I remember Carshalton at home in August where it pissed down with rain relentlessly for 90 minutes. Mishi was at work and Burt took to the stand. A rendition of the Burt/Erhun song to the Manic Street Preachers 'Faster' was unable to attract our songsmith to join myself, Vornstlye and Joe K (apologies to anybody else who was behind that goal that day but it wasn't many). So we sporadically sang, despite the weather, despite my not knowing all the songs or being generally out of tune with everybody else. We won 3-1 and it was great, even though that was the game where we sadly lost Harry Ottoway for the vast majority of the season, but it was nowhere near the atmosphere we would go on to have for a seemingly routine game at home to Wingate & Finchley for example. This became almost a given when our 'leaders' were not present. Personally, I hated to start songs as didn't want to sing an inappropriate one or for too long. I probably do that now. I preferred to prompt a song so that somebody else would start it. Gradually, I gained the confidence to start even though not even my efforts could cajole the few of us at Lowestoft away to sing for more than a few minutes as it was so fucking cold! But now, It feels as though that from having only a handful of 'characters' with the confidence to lead, we now have a Monty Python style multitude (you're all individuals, you're all different! er, I'm not) who now have the willingness to not only start but to create songs no matter how abject some of the efforts have been. It's been a pleasure to see all the individuals I had the odd chat with on occasion at home games come together and in the last few months of the season the scenes that we've seen at the end of games, especially away, has been truly unique. It's an absolute pisser that we won't be participating in the play-offs with our special fans but we've already won the moral victory and will no doubt win it again next season regardless of what happens. Now, who wants a regular Saturday afternoon kick about somewhere (Peckham Rye Commnon? feel free to suggest) to replace our 3pm Saturday footy diet? I have Concorde Rangers football to play with, my only south London style thievery of the season. It had to be done.