Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dulwich Hamlet FC - Transpontine Team

I have enough troubles of my own supporting a non-league club (one time old First Division) who are not from South London, without taking up the cause of Dulwich Hamlet FC. Still I notice with interest some of the banners that have been adorning their ground in recent times.

There's a Pride of South London banner...

...a banner that combines the emblems of Dulwich Hamlet with Altona 93- the Hamburg  team which some DHFC fans have linked up with (kind of non-league St Pauli):

(this photo and one above from Urban 75)
 ... and a Transpontine banner! Somebody asked if I had a hand in this, but I didn't. I suspect the artist sometimes known as Wolfgang Moneypenny/@vornstyle may have had a role. A source close to the Moneypenny camp told us: '"There are few performances as lurid and melodramatic as those found at a non-league football match". Anyway I know that he is somebody else who has embraced the use of the word Transpontine. So while I can't claim the credit, I like to think this site has helped to reintroduce the word into the local parlance as a synonym for South Londonish.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, all the old South London anarchos are down at Dulwich Hamlet FC now.

James said...

Meant to say I went to see DHFC after seeing this post and it's fantastic, haven't missed a game since. Great atmosphere, good people, an eccentric ultra bunch with at least 20 different chants...what more could you want!

Transpontine said...

Happy to take the credit for increasing crowd at DHFC by at least one!