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Dulwich Hamlet vs Woking, Mon 22nd April 2019, 3pm - the football thread

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hiraethified
After advice from the league, Woking FC and the relevant authorities, the club has decided to make our last home game of the season ALL TICKET.

The game will be segregated, with Woking fans entering the ground from turnstiles 5+6 at the greendale end.

Woking fans will be accommodated between Blue gate B/The Telecoms Tower, and the end of the Toilets Opposite Stand (Dog Kennel Hill side)

Seating will be available for Woking fans to the far end of the main stand, and Woking will sell these seated tickets at their discretion.

Tickets for HOME fans will be on sale from Friday 12th April from the Bar (opens from 6pm), and will be on sale every day until the game or the tickets are sold out.

Woking fans should look to their club website for ticket information regarding their allocation.
Woking Game Arrangements - All Ticket - Monday 22nd April - News - Dulwich Hamlet Football Club
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
It’ll be interesting reading them moan about the lack of view on their forum afterwards.
 

Red max

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It’ll be interesting reading them moan about the lack of view on their forum afterwards.
Woking fan in peace.
Most of us will accept that as visiting fans we get the shitty end of the stick; if it rains on the day I fully expect to get wet. That's football.
Anyway, there is part of our ground called Moaners' Corner with the worst sightlines and some people actually choose to stand there.
Looking forward to the game, if I can get a ticket :) . Best wishes to all.
 

editor

hiraethified
Woking fan in peace.
Most of us will accept that as visiting fans we get the shitty end of the stick; if it rains on the day I fully expect to get wet. That's football.
Anyway, there is part of our ground called Moaners' Corner with the worst sightlines and some people actually choose to stand there.
Looking forward to the game, if I can get a ticket :) . Best wishes to all.
If you're approximately 6ft 6 inches and above you'll have a great view!

Much as it hurts me to say it, Tooting & Mitcham's ground is infinitely better than ours, with fantastic stands and plenty of cover. If they could teleport it into Champion Hill I'd be a very happy man.
 

Pink Panther

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Much as it hurts me to say it, Tooting & Mitcham's ground is infinitely better than ours, with fantastic stands and plenty of cover. If they could teleport it into Champion Hill I'd be a very happy man.
The two end terraces at Tooting are infinitely better. I don't think there's much to choose between their main stand and ours, they're similar capacity with a different configuration. The opposite side at Tooting is significantly worse than ours and creates a much worse bottleneck with a big crowd.
 

editor

hiraethified
The two end terraces at Tooting are infinitely better. I don't think there's much to choose between their main stand and ours, they're similar capacity with a different configuration. The opposite side at Tooting is significantly worse than ours and creates a much worse bottleneck with a big crowd.
Sure, but even at the play off final I could freely wander about and pick different places to watch the game and take pics. At Hamlet I'm forced to grab a spot by the railings and not move else I'll see bugger all. Those two big Tooting stands are bloody brilliant.
 

Waterintobeer 1

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What’s this Tom foolery about buying tickets at the bar?!? I am in the socialist republic of Vietnam. How come no online ticket sales?
 

pinknblue

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I'd like to buy tickets but I live in Oxford so it's not very practical to buy them from the Dulwich bar! Where can buy them online?
 

Dulwich Mishi

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I'd like to buy tickets but I live in Oxford so it's not very practical to buy them from the Dulwich bar! Where can buy them online?
If you can explain how to sell online tickets for a segregated game I’d be interested to know. May I humbly suggest that if you are known to anyone who you know who is a Club official on here then you send them a private message to explain your predicament...
 

Nivag

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If you can explain how to sell online tickets for a segregated game I’d be interested to know. May I humbly suggest that if you are known to anyone who you know who is a Club official on here then you send them a private message to explain your predicament...
They could have done two different online tickets, one for home, one for away.
Doesn't stop the any interlopers but I'm guessing higher up in the leagues a dedicated link would only be shared with season ticket holders and those with a club membership to the away team.
A home ticket link could be shared the same way.
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
They could have done two different online tickets, one for home, one for away.
Doesn't stop the any interlopers but I'm guessing higher up in the leagues a dedicated link would only be shared with season ticket holders and those with a club membership to the away team.
A home ticket link could be shared the same way.
Higher up the league’s clubs will have full time employees who are used to running both all ticket matches & segregation,this is a huge learning curve for our Club, so hopefully things will work out. As I’ve said before there are Club officials who look at & use this site, so if it’s not practical for you contact them by private message on here & I am sure they will help you. You will of course need to know their nom de plume on here as some are loathe to use their real name on various social media with some having more than one!
 
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hiraethified
You will of course need to know their nom de plume on here as some are loathe to use their real name on various social media with some having more than one!
We're rightfully very big on privacy here. People can use whatever name they choose and it is strictly against the board rules to post up personally identifiable information about a poster without their specific consent. And there's good reasons for that too.

Back to the game, I guess all the faffing about with segregation is going to reduce the maximum gate size which is a shame because we might have ended up with the second biggest average attendance of the season. That said, our crowds have been nothing short of incredible since we got our ground back.
 

BrandNewGuy

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Incidentally, I'm not sure about See Tickets but I know that some online ticket agencies allow you to sell to only those who've bought from you before, as they're signed up with email etc. That might have been a way of allowing online ticket sales for a segregated game, as I'd assume that no (or almost no) Woking fans would have bought a ticket for Champion Hill this season.
 

scousedom

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Systems like that are not ideal imo.
For example, last year I registered with Spurs to try to buy tickets for their group game against Dortmund. It wouldn’t let me, as I was a new user, but it did then allow me to buy tickets for this year’s game because I’d been registered over a year - despite my never having bought anything from them.
Lesson: register with every club you can and leave your account dormant as you never know when you might want to impersonate a home fan.
Now I know not many people will do that, certainly at our level. But I think the Club’s solution to this one has been good. A week is a long time to get down (or get someone down on your behalf) to buy a ticket.
 

Pink Panther

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Incidentally, I'm not sure about See Tickets but I know that some online ticket agencies allow you to sell to only those who've bought from you before, as they're signed up with email etc. That might have been a way of allowing online ticket sales for a segregated game, as I'd assume that no (or almost no) Woking fans would have bought a ticket for Champion Hill this season.
I guess it's all a bit of a learning curve for our club officials. Most Woking fans will be great, just as most Maidstone fans are great, and when we had an all-tickets unsegregated game against them it wasn't a problem that some of their supporters bought tickets from our website. All this bollocks is down to Woking FC being dismal wankers who treat paying customers with contempt.
 

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hiraethified
Question: is this the first time we've ever had segregation at Champion Hill and what is the exact reason it is being implemented? We've had bigger numbers of visiting fans so why are Woking so special?
 

the 12th man

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Question: is this the first time we've ever had segregation at Champion Hill and what is the exact reason it is being implemented? We've had bigger numbers of visiting fans so why are Woking so special?
Yes, this is the first segregation that I know of at Champion Hill for a Dulwich game.

The decision was made on the advise of information received from various sources including other clubs, social media and news articles.
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Yes, this is the first segregation that I know of at Champion Hill for a Dulwich game.

The decision was made on the advise of information received from various sources including other clubs, social media and news articles.
Also, I would hazard a guess, based on projected league positions, there could have been the possibility of Woking winning the title, at one stage, at Champion Hill, & the real possibility of Champion Hill being full of of visiting fans before many of our regulars were even inside the ground. As we progress as a club then like it or not we will have to get used to the ‘modern evil’ of segregation occasionally home or away. There is a sad but simple choice for ourselves: either accept it or pick & choose your games... I didn’t go to Woking away, I knew I would not enjoy it, and took the opportunity to tick the local Combined Counties League Ground at Knaphill, which if/when we progress further up a division or two I would do more & more often as we by necessity come under more stringent safety guidelines. Just be thankful of our locality in the south, with National League North having a swathe of former Football League sides, either directly or as re-formed clubs, where segregation is the norm like at Torquay. It must have been really tough for our Club to arrange and implement this all-ticket segregated one, I dread to think how many extra hours of hard work people have had to put in, all around their day jobs, so well done to everyone concerned. You simply cannot please everyone unfortunately, but these decisions can’t be taken lightly, and these things aren’t done just for the sake of it.
 
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EDC

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I’ve seen the are some for sale in the bar until midday, limited numbers.
 
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