Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Lucy Fur, Sep 14, 2018.
Great research on Woking attendance
Given that we were getting over 2,000 on a Saturday at Champion Hill on a regular basis think we know about crowds
and know how to treat away fans with respect
Here's my match report
Dulwich Hamlet topple the table leaders at soulless Stalag Woking FC, Sat 15th Sept 2018
What exactly did one of our supporters do that would have justified "a slap"? Bearing in mind there was no segregation at Welling, Chelmsford, Bath or Slough, all of which had well over 100 Hamlet supporters in crowds of over 850, and none of the home fans at any of those matches took offence at any of our supporters. It sounds like it's the delicate Woking supporters who need to be isolated from visiting fans in case they get upset by people cheering another team or celebrating a goal against Woking. Personally I've been to around 2,000 Hamlet games, no more than a handful of which have been segregated, without anyone giving me "a slap" so I reckon I can probably take care of myself.
Listen to the Rabble on both TV highlights packages - Fantastic
To be fair, that's just a handful of dickheads on their forum. Most of them are probably alright. Who knows though, what with us not being allowed to meet any of the fuckers.
Same at Chelsea. The only premier league ground where this the case.
Expand please, remember you're already on a yellow card.
The trouble with clubs like Woking is that the result becomes the only thing that matters. We lost at Welling, we lost at Bath, the results were disappointing but I still enjoyed the day out. If you take all the enjoyment out of the matchday experience, and then you lose, the whole day instantly becomes crap.
Yep. The result was just about the only thing I enjoyed about Woking. We were all shunted along one end with no roof (so not much noise), with no prospect of getting behind the goal (so no goalie fun), with no booze (no fun) and a panoply of sour-faced cunty bouncers doing their best to inject as much dour misery as possible into proceedings.
The result was bloody incredible, but I've had far better days out overall when we've drawn or lost.
Why exactly is it disappointing? It's simply a basic simple chant that's been around for decades. Are you saying it shouldn't be sung at our games, if anyone ever starts it up? Never mind 'henchmen stewards' at Woking, how about you volunteer to lead the 'singing police' at our games?
Personally I'd rather hear that than the irritating jangling of keys at corners, and the monotonous shouting of "It's coming keeper" all through the game. Each to their own...
So you prefer to hear the exact same things that are heard at every ground across the country? As you say, each to their own.
I'd rather hear none of the three, to be honest...but I'm not going to go all 'football chant snobby' by criticising something that's heard up and down the country...
I'd say it's more about whether you think it's cool to abuse a keeper or not. I'm not into calling a keeper 'shit', but each to their own, eh?
Are you really saying, or impling that nobody calls a keeper shit, or similar, at Dulwich games? Or match officials? Time to kick anyone out who swears, maybe?
Let me put what I said in bold and in big text so you won't have to misquote or misrepresent it again:
"I'm not into calling a keeper 'shit', but each to their own, eh?"
Personally, I'd be disappointed if the entire Rabble called the keeper shit every time he took a kick.
Is it not true that Chelsea is the only football ground where segregation is in place?
Surely where Woking get it from
Most of the keepers we had this season havs been fucking criminals according to some
Yellow card please
Are you with the Sour Faced Cunty Bouncers Protection League?
Pretty certain there's segregation in every league ground down the the conference no? As for bouncers and stewards, most of those I've seen at Chelsea have been fucking useless rather than surly.
Segregation is just part of football as you go up the leagues, pointless at this level though nobody wants to knock each other out they just want abit of lager and some Bacon Fries you’d think common sense would prevail.
I seem to be in the minority here but I’d always take a win over a ‘lovely day out’ and a bad result... don’t really understand that but each to their own, it doesn’t seem to affect people’s passion at the games though so fair play to you.
I obviously want us to win every game, but not at the expense of a thoroughly miserable matchday experience, which I suspect would be the norm once you hit the heady heights of the Conference.
The beauty of non league football for me is that you're usually free to enjoy the match and explore the ground however you like, rather then be shunted into one end and having no contact with any of the home fans. As a former Cardiff fan I know all about segregation, heavy handed stewarding and fans shouting abuse at each other for 90 mins and I'm really, really over that.
You are right
Is there any reason why we can't have both? Obviously we all want to see the team win when we go to an away game, but it's not always going to happen, and when you go to somewhere miserable like Woking and lose there's nothing else about the day to soften the blow.
All the other clubs we've visited so far have managed to be hospitable and welcoming so I don't understand why it's a problem for Woking to do the same.
If we'd lost at Woking it would have registered as one of my worst ever Hamlet trips. Such a hideous matchday experience but good for S&M football fans maybe.
Yeah, as someone who was/is also a regular attendee and supporter of a league and later premier league side (albeit Bournemouth is nowhere near the supporter intensity of Cardiff) I appreciate what you’re saying and I suppose it’s personal preference and whether you enjoy that environment.
Genuine question though, if you (or any others with similar mentality) felt the match day experience would be hindered say when we’re in League 2 when all the standard rules apply what would happen to you? Would you begrudgingly attend to celebrate the success or reduce your attendance?
it’d be great if every stadium you went to was a non segregated, standing, beery love fest but it’s not going to happen as the team becomes more successful, obviously the restrictions get stricter etc. and you’ll encounter clubs like Woking. As I said the result is my prime concern on a match day anything else is a bonus to me.
Can I just make clear I’m not trying to tell you how you or anyone should enjoy their football.
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