What a contrast.
The crowd for the Needham Market game was in my opinion pathetic, O.K.. we all know that the team are not playing well at the moment but where have the glory glory fans of last season gone.Contast the crowd at the previous week's away game at Dulwich and last Saturday's at Earlsmead,1423 and 125.Sure Dulwich are riding high and fully deserve to be,hopefully if and when the SJP project is given the final green light we can try and emulate their blueprint. We have got Simon,Rob and their team giving it everything behind the scenes and Mr.Hendon Gary,Freddie and Scott doing likewise on the pitch,they deserve better than a crowd of 125 for a League or main Cup match. O come all ye supporters of faint heart.
Re: What a contrast.
We all know Dulwich count the Sainsbury's car park in their figures, declared over a 1000 last year when it was 600 tops.
The fact is, the team's struggles have become another reason on a long list of reasons people don't fancy going on a Saturday. Earlsmorgue being the main one, personally the feeling of walking on egg shells for fear of anyone being "offended" by something I said, the lack of atmosphere or noise that has been the case for years, shit weather, etc etc etc.
SJP, beer on the terraces, a place we can actually call home, I'm confident more people will turn up whether we're good or bad on the pitch. I know personally I'll be making more of an effort.
EDIT - If you think 125 is pathetic, have a look at the attendance for tonight! Half that if you're lucky...
Edited by buts1690 at 17:33:21 on 16th November 2015
Re: What a contrast.
On the flip side, there was easily 1400 plus at Dulwich ten days ago...
I'm not going to get into a mudfight over loyalty etc, all I will say is that there was a point made in the dressing room this evening after the game by someone who everyone who posts on this board respects unreservedly regarding recent attendances.
I won't divulge the contents of the conversation as it's not my place to do so. I think it is fair for me to say though that every effort made by supporters (and of course its recognised that many have commitments that make getting to games very difficult) is noticed and massively appreciated by the players and the management.
What I will say, from my own personal point of view is that my support of Hendon is unconditional. Regardless of where they're playing, what beverages I'm allowed to consume and what the weather is doing, if I possibly can, I will be there supporting Gary, Freddie, Scott and the eleven players selected. Even if there are players I personally wouldn't select, they get my backing during that 90 minutes.
I'm not saying that makes me a 'better' fan than anyone else, it's just my own personal relationship with the club. Right now, the players need every ounce of encouragement and backing they can get. Supporting them was easy last season, they made it easy for me. Now it's time for me to return the favour.