General Dulwich Hamlet chat

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by editor, May 2, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's a thread for general chat, tittle tattle, rumours, and anything vaguely Hamlet related that's probably not worthy of its own thread.

    Let me start with a lovely story and something we should feel proud of. I was talking to the Ritzy workers last night and they said that some of them felt genuinely tearful when we showed up on their picket line - They were really moved by our solidarity.

    I reckon we've got a few more fans there now too :)
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  2. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Can I start by saying one of the most important things we can do as fans committed to the club is to ensure the future generation of kids grow up recognising their local club is as important (if not more so) than the ones they see on TV

    In Ireland everyone gets behind their town/county GAA football team and we need to try and build the same

    Key to this is getting into the schools (now I know we already do this) but somehow we also need to get the kids wearing DHFC shirts

    so for example Christmas school, scouts, brownies (and yes Woodcraft folk) bazaar prizes should include a donated shirt etc

    What would help if this year some extra time was given to the design of the shirt , don't think it has truly matched the elegance of the 1930s shirt

    We also need to get the Shirts from the pre season not closer to Christmas as occurred this year (no blame)
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  3. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Lots of local kids ARE identifying with their local club, more so than in living memory for me. However you CANNOT escape from the fact that we live in a modern society of 'wall to wall' football on television. And that will not in that sense what you are hoping for is a totally unattainable footballing utopia. what we CAN do is carry on with what we are doing, and this is being expanded in the summer with the Supporters Trust leading a presence at both the Dulwich Festival, and the Lambeth Country Show, later in the summer, at Brockwell Park.

    You CANNOT compare to Ireland & the GAA! In Ireland the GAA is one of their national sports, and far outstrips the popularity of football, never mind their non-league football...but all football. To expect us to do the same is 'cloud cuckoo'!

    Yes, the club, through Peter Adeniyi's Football in the Community scheme mainly, does try to get into schools, but there is a limit to this, due to the cost of it. And talking of costs...who do you think will pay for all of these donated shirts? they cost money, and it's money the Club desperately needs to claw back, to pay for the initial cost. There is only finite money in the pot to buy shirts in advance....and the money shelled out is clawed back through sales, so that the initial cost of them can then be 'diverted' into running the Football Club on a day to day basis. If, say 20 shirts are donated, this would cost four to five hundred pounds, which simply is not there to be given away. Despite working with the community, and a more community minded fanbase than we've ever had before, the Football Club is still a business that tries to balance books...which is a struggle to do. We are not a registered charity, able to give things away!

    As for 'elegance' of shirts, well this is 'subjective' really. I understand that next season we are keeping with the same design, but changing manufacturer, and to be honest, the current kit is approximately based on the late 1920's to 1960's kit anyway.
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I reckon I managed to persuade a few more folks in the pub to come down the Hamlet next season.
    I showed them some pics of the fun we have on the terraces and they declared, "we're having some of that!".
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  5. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Great! I think pettyboy sankara Champion_hill and I converted more people at the beer festival and in New Cross on Friday. I have seen randoms we have preached to turn up. If we have a hit rate of 20%, then I think we are doing well. Keep up the outreach!
  6. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    When are the players awards this Saturday ? at Champion Hill ?
  7. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

  8. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

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  9. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Bar opens at 6.30pm, presentations scheduled for 7.30pm; bar prices at pre-match 'happy hour' prices.
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  10. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Got a season ticket today to cheer myself up.
  11. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    do they bollocks. every irish person i know supports liverpool or man u.
  12. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Czech football stadium - when the fans are lost - Modern Football

    ps the music accompanying is crap so you may wish to turn-down the volume #optional
  13. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I love old derelict grounds like this. I wonder if it's still standing? A few years ago I took the train from Prague to Brno. It ooked a nice city, but I only had time to fit in sport, so saw very little of it. I'd love to go back some day, and see that side of the Czech Republic, rather than the Prague side, where I've been to lots of towns watching football hockey.

    On arrival in Brno I saw a local youth game, at a non-league ground:

    Then I saw the top flight Brno first division side, presumably the ground linked above was their old ground:

    And I finished off a very long day by going to the main, also top flight, Brno ice hockey team:
  14. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Not quite sure what this link has to do with the title of the thread, mind!
  15. bacterium

    bacterium Member

    me too.

    The sun made me think about another away weekend at Lewes, except this time we win and I increase the number of pubs visited to 7
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  16. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Out of interest, how many free tickets were taken up by the Ritzy workers for the last game? Naturally some couldn't come as they were working.
  17. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    shouldn't we have a thread on banners/flags for 2014-15 season

    and also one for Altona ?
  18. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Why don't you start a thread?

    I gave my Dulwich 1893 Altona banner to Altona fans at the Kingstonian game. It was good to visit the flag (!) on Sunday. Please do make another one! I have run out of spare bed sheets.
    Last edited: May 15, 2014
  19. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I have booked a hostel in hamburg when I'm over there at the end of the month to watch their fans tournament; and another up in Scotland, when there's the Queen's Park supporters Sixes. I'll see what I can ,ahem. 'acquire' in the bedsheets department! ;)
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  20. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

    A whole thread for banners will lead us down into the dangerous quagmire of democratic decision making. I am an idiosyncratic Leninist cell of one.

    My local haberdashery in lewisham sells its cheapest fabric for £2 a meter. It's around 150cm wide. A choice of pinks. And some lovely sequin trims. Though obviously Mishi's hotel liberations are even better priced.
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  21. vicarofsibley

    vicarofsibley 80087355

    And quite possibly already decorated with questionable fluids...
  22. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

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  23. all to nah

    all to nah Well-Known Member

    I gave the flag to the guys, who will be in Worthing this weekend - probably you can get it back, there...

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  24. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Any questionable fluids I spill in Hamburg will be in questionable, ahem, Hamburg cinemas...not in hostels! ;-)
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  25. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Nah, it's yours to keep. Unless it's a burden to you!
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  26. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    I went to Berlin a few years ago with some Ozzie mates. One of them was quite insistent that going to watch S&M porn in a seedy dive was 'what you do in Germany.' The rest of us let him get on with it and went to the pub.
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  27. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Ah, but I'm a recovering the choice is made for me! ;-) Not too sure about the 'S&M' bit mind... ;-)
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  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

  29. vicarofsibley

    vicarofsibley 80087355

    Does anybody have a good quality image of the DHFC crest? Getting some stickers made for my trip to Barcelona next week. Preferably the PSD file...
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  30. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

    I've been making a large version of the badge on GIMP. Not vector graphics I'm afraid, and a bit 'Commodore 64' overall but it's better image quality than anything I could find online and unless you're getting MASSIVE stickers printed it'll look alright. I can email you the xcf file if you want, or send you a png with any minor changes (i.e. a darker blue). EDIT: oooh, stop press, you can save as psd files in GIMP.
    Last edited: May 24, 2014
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