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Dulwich Hamlet FC 2013-2014 season - chat, rumours, reports

PartisanDulwich

Well-Known Member
I think the weather hit our attendances. especially early January , because we seem to build up momentum, The rearrangement of the Maidstone game to mid week also hit us

I have to say when people on this site claimed we would get a thousand for Kingstonians I doubted it very much

But surpassed that by miles

we must be back to 1940s attendance levels at Dulwich

But this can only keep working if our football is good on the pitch (thanks Gavin) and the work off it

contacts local schools, groups, companies, unions, community groups and we celebrate the soectacular event we have ever other Saturday

Urban 75 and Brixton Buzz esp Urban Mike deserve great credit pics and a few words go a long way (I love reading the reports and the photos are always great)
 

timparks

New Member
What is the point of stewards at non-League games? They're only interested in being pedantic ('don't stand in the hatched area') and when actually needed (for segregation, as at maidstone) they're off having a cup of tea. Haven't tried any nipple-rubbing action at Kingsmeadow... Does this also raise their ire?
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
Hornchurch and Lowestoft, the two teams I'd have been most confident of beating, are on the verge of the play-off final. Also, a mere 641 at Kingsmeadow, which is bizarre. Presume there must be hundreds of others banned by the stewards for rubbing their nipples.
Honestly, would you like to be a steward and have your nipples rubbed by a bloke with a voodoo stick next to his mate with a big beard wearing a Hail Satan T shirt. If I was the steward I'd be worried I was being prepared for a human sacrifice.
 

vornstyle76

Vorn Chic Vorn Genre
What is the point of stewards at non-League games? They're only interested in being pedantic ('don't stand in the hatched area') and when actually needed (for segregation, as at maidstone) they're off having a cup of tea.
Ours are very hands-off, very friendly, and lo and behold we're decently behaved, even with an overly-excitable element behind the goal (ahem).
Haven't tried any nipple-rubbing action at Kingsmeadow... Does this also raise their ire?
They absolutely love it, especially if a few of you brought cans of beer in and stepped onto the step you're not supposed to step on.
 

Pink Panther

Well-Known Member
Honestly, would you like to be a steward and have your nipples rubbed by a bloke with a voodoo stick next to his mate with a big beard wearing a Hail Satan T shirt. If I was the steward I'd be worried I was being prepared for a human sacrifice.
I don't think the steward actually noticed the giant wicker man that had been constructed around the back of the stand.
 

Scutta

Live Fast Die Bizarre
Honestly, would you like to be a steward and have your nipples rubbed by a bloke with a voodoo stick next to his mate with a big beard wearing a Hail Satan T shirt. If I was the steward I'd be worried I was being prepared for a human sacrifice.
I don't think the steward actually noticed the giant wicker man that had been constructed around the back of the stand.
These comments have made me smile on a VERY SHIT (I was meant to be on leave) day at work. This club is awesome.
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
First post since Saturday - I was bitterly disappointed by the result. Whilst we're perhaps not yet good enough to go up, I thought we deserved to get in the play offs. But in the second half when I saw the fist of a Kingstonian defender stick out to clear the ball from the penalty box (clear pen, but the ref was unsighted) I knew it wouldn't be our day. Then that ball that looped about 6 inches over the bar with 10 mins to go….agony :(

I thought we played well and were really unlucky. You could see the players were totally gutted too. But I'm pleased the rabble were in a good mood anyway cos it cheered me up - and hopefully the ritual singing humilitation of the players in the bar afterwards cheered them up as well. Glad we got a pic of Erhun with his tribute flag too.

Great season though - thanks to everyone for posting their best bits. My favourite/sexiest goal was Erhun's screamer against East Thurrock when I was going "shoot, shoot!" and he duly obliged and put it into the top corner.

Thanks to all the singers, the flagmakers, the drinkers and all at the club. Can't wait for next season. Hopefully see some of you at the park for a kick about… :)
 

editor

hiraethified
Speaking of which - is anybody free for an inaugural feast of football on the Rye on Sat 10 May? Those who are interested could then head down to the presentation evening at C. Hill...possibly via Brick?
I reckon that's the sort of thing that should go in a New Thread!
 

Brixton Hatter

Home is south London mate
Speaking of which - is anybody free for an inaugural feast of football on the Rye on Sat 10 May? Those who are interested could then head down to the presentation evening at C. Hill...possibly via Brick?
yeah might well be up for that…might be worth starting a separate thread..
 
Only just noticed this:

"Concession Season Tickets are available to those who are aged between 18 and 24 and still in full time education and those who are over 60."

BUGGER.
 

pompeydunc

Well-Known Member
A season of shifting sands for me. I don't recall my first game, but it was probably the 2003/4 season. For the following years, going to DHFC was just a way to catch up with mates, have a drink in the bar, and take a vague interest into the events on the pitch. I didn't want to get into 'it', as I had my team. This has definitely shifted in the last year and a bit! The turning point was when Altona 93 visited last March. I have been going to Hamburg for years to watch St Pauli, and we would sometimes go to Altona if it didn't clash on the same weekend. They have a lovely ground and friendly supporters. So when I saw Hamlet had a friendship with Altona...well, oh my days! So skipped Pompey that day, and came to Champion Hill. That's when I started getting into 'it'. Resistance was futile.

Since then, I have really enjoyed getting to know the Rabble. It's great to find a bunch of people on my doorstep who share so much in common. I've particularly enjoyed mixing a love of sexy football, pissing about and social justice - the solidarity with Ritzy living wage and 43 Group being particular highlights.

I really hate missing DHFC games now. I spent all the Northampton v Pompey game on my phone pressing refresh from scores at Hampton & Richmond and AFC Hornchurch. I don't expect that I will need to do that quite so much next season, as I expect the sands will keep shifting to the pink and blue direction. And considering Pompey have just become fan owned and attendances have gone up since going down to league 2 (averaging over 15,000) then the power of DHFC is clear!

So, my season highlights:
Best home game - Tooting & Mitcham in the Cup. My first derby game (I think, although quite possibly one I didn't pay attention to in the past) and to beat them with largely a reserve team was amusing. This just pips the Leiston home defeat, which was a highlight for the relentless “Gavin Rose’s pink and blue army at the dressing room door post-match and the Ritzy Living Wage march.

Best away game - hands down Margate away in the league. Travelling midweek almost to France. Fantastic micropub almost in the sea. Watching Boxall get pissed on 2 pints of cider. Their nutty Chairman; me – “you’ve got a tie, you must be important”, him “yes, I own the club”. 3 goals in the last 10 minutes. Running down the touchline in celebration for the winner, slightly behind a voodoo stick. Missing the last train due to late KO, but Mishi organising lifts for the train travellers - many thanks to Dr Phil for the lift home. And being entertained by the brilliant Michael on the way back in the car.

Best Goal – Clunes at Maidstone. Just don’t read his tweets – focus on his skills. I wasn’t there, but can’t get enough of watching it on YouTube. It would be a goal of the month contender on MOTD.

Most unexpected goal – Adenyi is on the wing (what?), he looks up, sees the keeper ON his line, what a curler! A goal on the stroke of half time…

Best away ground – Lewes. Any ground with an ancient stone wall as a side gets my vote. Stretches its lead due to great and full clubhouse with focus on real ale. Are you watching Dulwich Hamlet bar manager?!

Best Flag – the tribute to 43 Group and solidarity with Ritzy living wage was fantastic. History is the judge — DHFC is the executioner was brilliant at last game of the season. Well done Yasin, Elliot etc.. So was the Erhun tribute flag by Brixton Hatter. Whoever thought of the This is Tuscany, Dulwich1893Altona friendship, Ian Daly (upside down and inside out) and Erhun 10 Shaman flags is a genius... Well done that person. ;-)

Best chant – “the Dulwich Hamlet will not be televised” at the high-tech camera in our faces during Leiston game.

Best dance - tie between g-man conga and Michael's 90 minute workout.

Best other fans – Guernsey. Lovely bunch of people… "We came on our llamas, llamas, llamas…and now we’re going bananas, bananas, bananas". Gutted we don’t get an away day their next year. 2nd place to Clapton FC who we have a lot in common with. But as they are ALL noveaus, then there is something missing. The dinosaurs at Hamlet ARE our support. In it together comrades.

Best foreign fans – Altona 93. The 60 who rocked up on a coach from Hamburg last year were brilliant. Great that Jan and George have visited us a couple times more this year. I’m up for going there around October / November time to visit them.

Best new supporters group – the ComFast chapter: I love you all. Open to all who aspire for a Communist revolution fuelled by Buckfast.

Worst bar manager – Fox on the Hill. Stopped serving ALL Hamlet fans due to a FEW singing in the corner. Well done, fantastic prejudice. A shame, as it could be the perfect pub for us – cheap, nearby and the best roadsign in London nearby (the triple Champion Hill).

Best bar manager – Ian at the Brick Brewery. Great to have some fantastic locally brewed beer in simple settings a short walk from DHFC. I hope DHFC can stock it by next season – I am doing my best to make this happen!

Roll on pre-season (and the two last reserve games!)
 
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