Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by editor, May 2, 2014.
If we win tomorrow that's two more Saturday League fixtures gone...
There will be a lot of three-game weeks coming up...
We best get some numbers printed on them replica shirts. Your team needs you
...I feel alright as its Dulwich on a Saturday afternoon and Dulwich on a Tuesday, and wednesday, probably Thursday and do the league let you play on a Sunday night? (doesn't scan so well)
Couple of fixture changes:
Mon 20 March Kingstonian HOME
Wed 22 March Havant HOME
I see it being like this until the end of the season!
unless , of course , we can somehow manage to fashion a replay against tranmere
How the heck does he work God into this story?!
think it was the other way around, it was the faith slot (like thought for the day) and he weaved in Dulwich Hamlet
cheeky hipster reference thrown in that Dutch tweet
here's another cheeky reference Ajax 1 Dulwich Hamlet 4
Do they realise pp stands for piss poor ?
Going to do well to get a replay out of a two leg tie but a postponement is a possibility
I wouldn't know...it's all double dutch to me....
Paul Konchesky: Gillingham left-back joins seventh-tier Billericay Town
35 or not thats a bitch of a signing considering we have to play them twice at the end of March, excluding potential cup ties.
Margate revisited. Also a sending off waiting to happen
Dulwich Hamlet Rules 1931
Still love Rule 3
so does the Rabble predate the Rabblers supporters football team ?
Quite early for the internet seeing it wasn't publicly available in 1989 unless I'm mistaken. Forward thinking as ever.
I'm pretty sure the phrase 'the rabble' was around when I first turned up on 1991. If not it was very soon afterwards. Club conmittee man Bill Edwards looked towards a group of fans enjoying themselves behind the goal and exclaimed "look at that rabble."
That is where the rabblers comes from.
In the mid 90's the ground regs specifically permitted the consumption of alcohol in the ground. The Deputy Chairman was asked to re-write them and decided it was going to be a little too difficult to police the rabble on that point and went with the flow.
I got chapter and verse on the origins of the Rabble from Mishi at tonight's game - hopefully he will post later
This from the Club site four years ago
Mishi interviewing Shaun Dooley
But anyone know the date of the Hoddesdon Town game ? and therefore the founding date of "The Rabble"
And talking of the 'Rabblers' tag, I believe you are responsible for the nickname, which comes from 'The Rabble'(behind the goal)...
:"Do you know what, I really can't remember...was it the state of us somewhere, being a drunken rabble?"
It was a rainy day, away to Hoddesdon Town in the London Senior Cup,a certain supporter in shorts...
"Ah,oh dear! Bill Andrews!(Interviewers note: He was a Club Committee member at the time)That was the relegation season! If I remember rightly we met in the Greendale at opening time, the pubs only opened at eleven back then, kids are spoilt nowadays. It was a night game, and I can't remember why, but we were near The Monument later, & one of the players, John Collins drove past in his black cab! It was sardines on the tube to Liverpool Street in the rush hour, & I stripped down to my shorts, under my trousers, it was so hot. We lost at Hoddesdon, 4-2, & back then they were about three or four divisions below us. It was pouring with rain all night, but we stood behind the goal in the mud, & the 'furry hamster' as Big John Hugh-Jones, always called him, apparently looked over in disgust, & said 'look at the state of that rabble behind the goal!'. After that the name stuck, thanks to me in my shorts, Mishi trying to pull the net down to get the game abandoned, & another fan who doesn't go anymore, who we called Manic Mick, covered head to toe in mud, after he kept on slipping over! That is the game really where we all started pulling together behind the goal, and started friendships that last to this day."
It was 1989/90, I am sure, as it was our relegation season. Previously some of us knew each to chat to, or just to say hello to....but adversity in being totally shit & ending up comfortably bottom of the table brought us collectively together.
At the time there was an Isthmian Premier; Division One; Division Two and Division Three. BELOW that was the London Spartan League, which Hoddesdon Town. played in. On a rainy day Shaun took his trousers off on a packed rush hour tube and was wearing only shorts...some things never change!
Yes...we didn't adopt 'The Rabblers' tag until, I'm not sure, but less than ten years ago. Perhaps it was an unlucky nickname, and we haven't played a proper game in two seasons or so now...
I think Bill also remarked "Who's that idiot in the shorts?" And Shaun was probably lucky it was only the net Mishi tried to pull down!
Great just even to see this in black and white (or pink and blue)
(C) Jack McInroy
Big article in yesterday's 'Non League Paper' on The Hamlet yesterday...the 'by-product' of it is, unfortunately, a fair few quotes from me...apologies for that!
Hugely positive article in the Non League Paper - News - Dulwich Hamlet Football Club
Champion Hill links to Refugees goes back a long way
"Huguenot refugees of the family of Crespigny from Normandy, settled at Camberwell. Their house was named Champion Lodge (Love Lane), Descendant included Claude Champion de Crespigny . Champion Hill and De Crespigny Park retain the name of the family estate. The park covered over 30 acres.
The Rabblers 2005 in Paris V Red Star 93
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