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Margate v Dulwich Hamlet, play off semi final

EDC

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Attendance 1073
Pathetic given there were a couple of hundred Hamlet fans there. I give them a couple of seasons in the Conference if they go up and it'll be downhill all the way after. I like the Margate trip and hope they don't win against Hendon, they seem to have picked up a few arseholes along the way though.
 

StephenMac

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Pathetic given there were a couple of hundred Hamlet fans there. I give them a couple of seasons in the Conference if they go up and it'll be downhill all the way after. I like the Margate trip and hope they don't win against Hendon, they seem to have picked up a few arseholes along the way though.
A small band of lairy teenagers in the first half and one utter twat in the second. Nothing worth getting excited about and the average Margate fan was good as gold.
I'd like to see them do Hendon on Sunday, just because the latter seem to have developed a bit of an entitlement thing of late.
 

gringo mfc

New Member
Hey guys, sorry if there was a few idiots in our support last night. We attracted a handful in our conference days. Game could have gone either way last night.
Once again your fans are a credit to your club, as is your team and management. If we were to be lucky enough to win on Sunday. Would be sorry to miss the visit of the swaggering dandies!
 

SDE

Well-Known Member
Clunis our man of the match for me. Quite possibly Nikki Bull in goal for them. Which says a lot. Two saves he made - any other keeper in the league is gonna struggle to pull off. Though they did look stronger in the last 20 mins tbh.
 

B.I.G

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Hey guys, sorry if there was a few idiots in our support last night. We attracted a handful in our conference days. Game could have gone either way last night.
Once again your fans are a credit to your club, as is your team and management. If we were to be lucky enough to win on Sunday. Would be sorry to miss the visit of the swaggering dandies!
Good luck against Hendon :)

If you go up - see you in the cups!
 

Dulwich Mishi

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Hard to judge the attendance given the fiasco, still selling tickets on the gate atm. I would guess around 1700, the rain could put a few off. Our temp stand at the coffin end has now been removed, so standing room only
Attendance given as 1,073 I think...with over 200 Hamlet fans there...
 

Dulwich Mishi

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Really hope the pink and blues can do it tonight and I get a final on Sunday!

Whatever happens, it's a guarantee that the Rabble won't stop singing, in the rain or dry.

Get stuck in lads!!
Singing was very patchy, to be honest, possibly down to nerves of some...Also: some of our fans clamour for cover behind the goals, then don't utilise it by standing under it at places like Margate, so negating the need for a roof....strange.
 

GregDHFC

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Hey guys, sorry if there was a few idiots in our support last night. We attracted a handful in our conference days. Game could have gone either way last night.
Once again your fans are a credit to your club, as is your team and management. If we were to be lucky enough to win on Sunday. Would be sorry to miss the visit of the swaggering dandies!
It was a fun game, Dulwich dominated the first half but like so much of the end of the season couldn't capitalise on it and went in 1-0 down. Second half Margate looked a lot better than they did in the first half, and it was a close 45 minutes. Great goal by Clunis - don't think many keepers outside the Football League would save it from where I was standing - curved around the outstretched keeper right into the bottom corner of the net. Their winning goal was hard to take, but overall an enjoyable game.

There were a handful of idiot Margate fans, but I met plenty who were very welcoming, and generally came away with a good impression. I even got on with the stewards, who I thought did a good job of identifying the trouble makers and isolating them, rather than just blaming the away fans as some stewards do.

I hope Margate win the playoffs, and we win the league next year!
 

GregDHFC

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It was a fun game, Dulwich dominated the first half but like so much of the end of the season couldn't capitalise on it and went in 1-0 down. Second half Margate looked a lot better than they did in the first half, and it was a close 45 minutes. Great goal by Clunis - don't think many keepers outside the Football League would save it from where I was standing - curved around the outstretched keeper right into the bottom corner of the net. Their winning goal was hard to take, but overall an enjoyable game.

There were a handful of idiot Margate fans, but I met plenty who were very welcoming, and generally came away with a good impression. I even got on with the stewards, who I thought did a good job of identifying the trouble makers and isolating them, rather than just blaming the away fans as some stewards do.

I hope Margate win the playoffs, and we win the league next year!
I forgot to add a thank you to Mishi and Shaun for arranging the coaches - it was our first time, but we'll definitely be on them more next season!
 

DonkeyAssessor

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Hey guys, sorry if there was a few idiots in our support last night. We attracted a handful in our conference days. Game could have gone either way last night.
Once again your fans are a credit to your club, as is your team and management. If we were to be lucky enough to win on Sunday. Would be sorry to miss the visit of the swaggering dandies!
All the best on Sunday.
If a team finishes higher on points than , and then beats their opponents in the play off there is no arguing with that.

Yet again another case of a team doing the double over another across the season, but then not winning the play off as well.

Well done to the travel organisation crew as well, for sorting it all out at 52 hours notice.
 

Champion_hill

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Big thanks to mishi, griff, Shaun and anyone else I've forgotten for organising the coach/tickets so quickly.

The coach had a police escort out of Margate. There were so many idiots there, especially the one behind the goal thinking he could say what he liked 'because it's only non league, people shouldn't care that much'.
 

Joe K

no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele
Big thanks to mishi, griff, Shaun and anyone else I've forgotten for organising the coach/tickets so quickly.

The coach had a police escort out of Margate. There were so many idiots there, especially the one behind the goal thinking he could say what he liked 'because it's only non league, people shouldn't care that much'.
Wow. Can someone with some time on their hands say what actually went on? I was just thinking yesterday afternoon, during a brief spell of melancholy about not going (getting back to Brighton would have been unworkable) that there was sure to be some significant dickheadery going on.

Pity Dulwich lost in some ways, but I'm not sure the CS would have been a more enjoyable league to be in. Also, if Margate go up, I think we'll be looking at a very open league next season. Farnborough are among the bigger clubs in the league, but seem to be in a state of perma-crisis these days and shouldn't have much of an advantage; this seems to be a more or less natural level for Staines. Coming up, Needham Market will be Leiston 2.0 - they're not that long out of the Eastern Counties League, and didn't really get successful in that until relatively recently. Haven't got a clue about Brentwood. Will be interesting to see if Burgess Hill keep their momentum, along with the extra fans they seem to have picked up of late. We'll probably have to stop loaning players to Merstham.

Note that Ks have put their season ticket prices down (apparently) so wonder if they're banking on slightly bigger crowds and a push at promotion? Hampton seem to have punched beneath their weight the last few seasons too, and Canvey. It'll be an interesting one regardless.
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
Singing was very patchy, to be honest, possibly down to nerves of some...Also: some of our fans clamour for cover behind the goals, then don't utilise it by standing under it at places like Margate, so negating the need for a roof....strange.
I was discussing this with 000 on the way home, not that he could really comprehend that much, but why does everyone stand scattered along the front when you have a cover you could stand under. Maybe it's easier to get in photos?
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
Wow. Can someone with some time on their hands say what actually went on? I was just thinking yesterday afternoon, during a brief spell of melancholy about not going (getting back to Brighton would have been unworkable) that there was sure to be some significant dickheadery going on.

Pity Dulwich lost in some ways, but I'm not sure the CS would have been a more enjoyable league to be in. Also, if Margate go up, I think we'll be looking at a very open league next season. Farnborough are among the bigger clubs in the league, but seem to be in a state of perma-crisis these days and shouldn't have much of an advantage; this seems to be a more or less natural level for Staines. Coming up, Needham Market will be Leiston 2.0 - they're not that long out of the Eastern Counties League, and didn't really get successful in that until relatively recently. Haven't got a clue about Brentwood. Will be interesting to see if Burgess Hill keep their momentum, along with the extra fans they seem to have picked up of late. We'll probably have to stop loaning players to Merstham.

Note that Ks have put their season ticket prices down (apparently) so wonder if they're banking on slightly bigger crowds and a push at promotion? Hampton seem to have punched beneath their weight the last few seasons too, and Canvey. It'll be an interesting one regardless.
It was nothing really, a few noisy kids stated singing next to the Dulwich fans in the bar end towards the end of the first half and didn't like it when a few went in and started singing amongst them. The stewards sorted it out but maybe ought to have told them to fuck off elsewhere and stop being antagonistic. Then one of the dickheads turned up at the open end in the second half and got escorted away. What I don't know if anything provocative was said, a few Hamlet fans were a bit upset. Duncan's glasses got knocked off too.
 
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Joe K

no al calcio con orchestra di ukulele
It was nothing really, a few noisy kids stated singing next to the Dulwich fans in the bar end towards the end of the first half and didn't like it when a few went in and started singing amongst them. The stewards sorted it out but maybe out to have told them to fuck off elsewhere and stop being antagonistic. Then one of the dickheads turned up at the open end in the second half and escorted away. What I don't know if anything provocative was said, a few Hamlet fans were a bit upset. Duncan's glasses got knocked off too.
Sounds par for the course at a non-league play-off these days. How did Duncan's glasses - and which Duncan, come to think of it - get knocked off? I have an image now of some burly seaside hardman swaggering up and flicking them off the end of his nose now.
 

Scolly

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The guys in the first half were coming out with loads of homophobic stuff, 'limped' wrist gestures and all that middle-ages crap. They should have been marched away straight away as a few fists could have easily been flying and I for one didn't want anyone here getting themselves in the shit because of a few morons (although I did have a 'quiet' word with one of them myself...)

The 2nd half bloke I spoke to him briefly before it all kicked off .... I thought him a little odd.

More than anything it distracted a few of us from what was more important ...... the game.
 

Terry.c

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Thoroughly enjoyed the game last night, especially the first half, even though a little shocked we went in 1 nil down. Nyren's goal in the second half had something special written all over it and I honestly thought we were going to push on and win, but ?, there is always a but. Nice to see Erhan there supporting the team and the fans. Roll on next season.
 

Tony_LeaS

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It was nothing really, a few noisy kids stated singing next to the Dulwich fans in the bar end towards the end of the first half and didn't like it when a few went in and started singing amongst them. The stewards sorted it out but maybe out to have told them to fuck off elsewhere and stop being antagonistic. Then one of the dickheads turned up at the open end in the second half and escorted away. What I don't know if anything provocative was said, a few Hamlet fans were a bit upset. Duncan's glasses got knocked off too.
From what I heard and saw, the bloke came up and originally was just chanting for Margate, realised that he wasnt getting any kind of reaction from us (probably because chanting "Come on Margate" isnt actually irritating, just what fans do) then decided to note on the colour of our home kit being pink, signifying a homophobic attitude towards it. Couple of fans werent too happy and confronted him, which set him off. I dont feel like we were in the wrong, were a proud club of all fans, and if ignorant pricks dont like it then they can fuck off. Thought the stewards done well (sort of) with the situation, and escorted him away from us once they realised he was only there just to be a nuisance. Didnt see everything though so I am not sure about everything else.
 

SDE

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Didn't stick around after the game so don't know if anything happened then but those couple of incidents during it seemed very minor. Margate stewards were excellent in my experience. The few Margate fans I spoke to were pretty sound.
 

SDE

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If you were to retain one player from the current squad into next season who would it be? The new centre half pairing looks good and needs to stay put but I'd go Clunis.
 
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Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
I actually thought the stewards were very good, considering...it was only a few antagonistic dickheads from them...but the stewards SHOULD have picked up on it earlier..
I am hearing they are being reported for a smoke bomb, when they got the second, and for a fan on the pitch after it.
To be honest...I expect a few dickheads in this situation...no worse than one of our fans screaming at their keeper in the second half that he 'wanted to fuck his wife'...swings & roundabouts really...
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
What's all the fuss about Michael & his rum? A bloody scooby snack of a 1.25 lite bottle. Back in the day when the Rabble was a Rabble we'd have had had at least three two litre "50/50" mix bottles of coca cola on the go...plastic cups all round!
 
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