Dulwich Hamlet in crisis: Documenting the wonderful support from other clubs and fans

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by editor, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I don't use Twitter, but I'm sure there's plenty on there too...including that Tweet from Peter Crouch.
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus




    The kind folk at STAND Fanzine are donating funds and copies of this months' fanzine to the 12th Man, which will be on sale at the 12th man stand tomorrow!

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  5. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Very apt considering today is World Kindness Day, apparently.
  6. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Support from Whitehawk, Hendon, Merthyr, West Didsbury & Chorlton and of course our great friends at Altona

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  7. Noss

    Noss Well-Known Member

  8. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Our Friends over in NYC sent us this last night after we wished them well in the NASL final (they lost 2-0 to San Francisco Deltas)

  9. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Glad to see this thread
    We will of course need to record the support we receive from all quarters
    as feel strongly these are all "debts of honour" that will need to be repaid in full and in solidarity

    You know who your real friends are at times of crisis
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  10. HFCJohn

    HFCJohn Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I'm not sure that's necessarily the case.

    When we were suddenly made homeless with 24 hours notice in 2008 (weekend before we played you in the FA Cup, funnily enough), the immediate response from the Non-League Family was unbelievable, particularly locally where we suddenly found ourselves needing to host home matches elsewhere at short notice.

    I think, when other clubs conduct themselves properly, it is noticed. And when other clubs find themselves in trouble, offers of help and solidarity are noted. They don't necessarily need to be cashed in in kind. From experience, mere recognition of what it takes to run a club on the brink, or a club without its own permanent home is enough.

    To be perfectly honest, if your friend and mine, GT, pulled the plug at Billericay, I really don't think there would be the same outpouring of solidarity and support. You reap what you sow. I do have a couple of friends well involved at DHFC and whilst that may make me slightly biased, the offer from Hendon has nothing to do with me. It's simply a case of one club recognising the struggle that may be ahead and wanting to show a bit of solidarity. What comes your way from tomorrow week may not necessarily be that great financially - but everyone at the club is behind you.

    That is the beauty of real Non-League footbll - that a recognition of the day-to-day struggle overcomes the partisan nonsense that afflicts professional football. When we play you tomorrow week, I would give anything for three points. If, however, as we should have done in September, we fall short - I'm not going to offer anyone out. I'm going to share a pint with Hamlet fans in the bar afterwards and wish you well for the remainder of the season - and beyond.
  11. HFCJohn

    HFCJohn Well-Known Member

    Meant to mention - I have started a Hendon fanzine this season and have written a (probably) largely confused and incoherent piece about DHFC's current travails in the latest issue which will be out on Saturday, or on your visit tomorrow week.

    It's £2, and £1 of each sale will go to the 12th man fund at DHFC.
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  12. Scrooge

    Scrooge Well-Known Member

    £15 donation received this morning from a Billericay fan (they put a kind note on the Paypal donation)

    At some point I’ll list the clubs represented by people who have identified who they support on their Paypal donation. It’s a long and varied list!
  13. hackbridgeharry

    hackbridgeharry Well-Known Member

  14. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    I'm not a DHFC fan but have been inspired to follow my local, near equivalent, team here in Spain (Ecija Balompie) entirely because of what I've seen on here about DHFC. I'm sure there's others equally inspired.

    I wish the team all the very best of luck overcoming the current difficulties.
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  16. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Personally I Don't feel it is worth noting. Leave him to it and ignore him.
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  17. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Thank you John!
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    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

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    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

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