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

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by editor, May 30, 2013.

  1. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

    I walked out alone, and with the voodoo stick making me a bit of target got a few very similar comments, along the lines of "South London's full of blacks, you're gonna get killed mate." When I reacted a whole group just laughed at the notion what they were saying was wrong. one guy crowbarred some Islamophobia in as well. Bastards.
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What a bunch of wankers.
     
  3. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    The Dulwich fans didn't exactly cover themselves in glory with what they were shouting at the female physio.
     
  4. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Yes felt guilty that (I/we) did not voice concern at sexist remarks made to Physio in first half - not on - we really need to be more brave in the rabble many progressives - we pointed out errors of the South London is full of song - those singing only need gentle reminder the world has moved on a tad
     
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  5. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

    I initially joined in that without looking thinking it was just a surreal comment. When I saw there was a female physio on I shut Michael up.
     
  6. Tudor

    Tudor New Member

    Sorry about a few goons lads, every club has them :mad:. Thought you were the best bunch of supporters we've seen in a while and the best team we've faced at Vauxhall Road this season. You had the better of the first half, especially after we'd scored. If you'd hung on to your lead a bit longer or added a second it would have been interesting. Our manager(s) sorted us out at halftime and we took care of your very impressive No 10 in the second period, he ended up dropping deeper and deeper. Dave Pearce (our equally small right winger) got into the game in the second half to give us the edge and we do have a very good bench, Charlie Mpi, who scored the third goal would be first choice for most teams at this level. Once again, sorry about "the few" who always manage to mess up for the majority. I had a chat with a couple of your lads at the end and they were very magnanimous in defeat and felt the same about "hanging" on to your lead a bit longer. Good game and please dont paint us all with the same brush. Good luck for the rest of the season, and you never know, we may see you in the Conference South (if the FA dont dump us in the North :facepalm:) and if we get promoted, obviously :rolleyes:
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Cheers for that Tudor. It was a good game but your lads just had that extra edge.

    It was good to go to a ground with a bit of atmosphere and I like the ramshackle nature of the edges of the stadium (like the big manure pile!).

    I'll be posting up pics later on so please pop back.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  9. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Just a few observations from an ad hoc (now regular) DHFC fan since 1973.

    willing to be corrected and certainly no criticism

    The away support for Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday was truly incredible (250 ish) made their way to Hemel (not an easy journey).

    Our away support as commented on by many Hemel supporters, who stated it was the best supported away team they had seen for a while.

    Credit really needs to be given to those fans who have built the fan base in recent years and those that kept the flame burning in difficult times.

    Obviously, the style of football under Gavin Rose also helps fuel interest in DHFC as well and the journey to Hemel was worth it just for our goal

    DHFC are building something special (like a number of other non-league clubs) from fans fed up with corporate domination of football and a longing to support a truly local community team (as arguably happens in Ireland with Gaelic football).

    The Rabble is not for every fan, but the vibe it produces really elevates the match to another level - and while we may be "generally" politically right on (proud that DHFC has long commitment to anti-fascism and unwaged) we still need a little work as shown on Saturday (sexism is so 1970's and we can do better)

    Again, The Rabble's wall of sound is recognised in the Ryman Leagues - but not having covered stands behind the goals has maybe stifled the development of our sound of wall - (we could learn from Hemel on this - drums, and obviously a core of supporters knew all the words etc ). In the long term we must ensure any ground development incorporates covered ends, in the short term we need to think how we can amplify our sound

    Our banners are obviously top class and I was surprised Hemel only had 1 large flag (as good as that was) - flags/banners fall on a few devoted supporters (well Rob and Mishi) - need people to give a hand getting these up and taken down

    The home game leaflet's are great works of art in their own right, the social media side is top class thanks to twitter, some good photographers, Southwark News, the Clubs unofficial tweets/webpage as well as Brixton Buzz

    Saturday was disappointing, but lets all take pride in what is being achieved at Dulwich Hamlet FC, we will lose again this year no doubt - but we can build something special at DHFC and we can make Champion Hill a fortress on and off the pitch
     
  10. Tudor

    Tudor New Member

    Nice pictures. The ground at Hemel has come a long way since our current Chairman took over. The pitch had a huge slope on it (even bigger than the present one) and there were no stands behind the goals. We dont own the ground so are somewhat at the mercy of the landlords who would quite like to put a housing estate on it I'm sure, but I think there is some sort of legacy left by its previous owners (Brocks Fireworks) that it remains a sports ground for a period of time, nobody seems to know exactly what period of time that is :confused:. If they do move us they have to give us a ground "like for like" so we have improved the place over the last few years. We have permission to build a £1,000,000+ stand where the ramshackle luxury seating is, hence no point in putting new seats in. We have to get promoted this season to get a grant for the new stand as planning permission runs out next year. Its all about "mucking in" as you know but we are getting there and have come along way since the 90's when it really was one man and his dog watching the club, which for a town of 90,000 was shameful.Good luck fellas and hope to welcome you back in the near future.
    P.S. we have Hornchurch up here on Saturday for the FA Trophy. Good side I'm guessing as they sit top of your league and stuffed Wealdstone 6 - 1 yesterday :facepalm:
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Tonight's game is Hamlet v Hendon in the London Senior Cup at 7:45pm.
    What the chuffin' nugnuts is the London Senior Cup and what purpose does it serve?

    Oh, and is anyone going?
     
  12. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

  13. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    the london senior cup http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Senior_Cup

    looks like we have won it a few times, but tooting have won it more recently than us. therefore it is clear that we need to regain this title to send a strong message to the popular front.
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm tempted but I'm thinking it's going to be an 'intimate' crowd, no?
     
  15. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Domination Snert

    I'd think so. From Gavin Rose's interview at the weekend this will essentially be the reserve team so i think I'll leave it until the weekend.
     
  16. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    i can't go at the weekend and need my pink and blue fix!
     
  17. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Domination Snert

    I wasn't trying to put you off! You get extra fan points for going to reserve games anyway.;)
     
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  18. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    One nil up at half-time, you can tell the reserves are out of form as they're already tiring. Referee is either an idiot or a pacifist cos the lanky north Londoners are getting away with murder..
     
  19. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    One all and the ref and linesman should be shot.
     
  20. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    Two one to the pink and blue with some actual football...
     
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  21. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    Three one and we're probably through. Not pretty though.
     
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Have you a machine capable of taking photographs on your persiom?
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What's the crowd like? Bijou?
     
  24. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    Yes but I didn't because, well the reason why no one ever mentions my photography skills is because I don't have any.
     
  25. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    pretty much. Bigger than I expected tbh - about thirty to forty at the goal end making the best of it.
     
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  26. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    No drums, please. As well as being incredibly annoying they can actually be counter-productive. Drowning out everything else and people tend to solely rely on their lead.
     
  27. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    vuvuzelas then
     
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  28. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Drums are a cancer in modern football. Anyone who carries a drum into a football ground should be banned from each ground for life.
     
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And goal music.
     
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  30. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    awful. doesn't bare thinking about.
     

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