I can tell you that 2 lads are considering bringing the drum next season, next season we want to create more of an atmosphere. Young dean came up to me and told me hes getting a drum or asked if i could sort him one out and our old drummer says hes coming back next season with his drum... Sorry BSJ and co.. but if people want to get behind the lads then you cant tell us not to bang on a drum and chant because nobody as that right, its helps get alot more younger ones and indeed some adults into enjoying their rams experience far more.. So lets all do our bit and get behind the lads in the best way we can. Its up to you if you chant or not.....
Good post tom by the way, i agree and i have tried in past getting people to the back of the stand but alot of fans wont move. It is however their choice, and not mine to tell them where to stand or sit... Just like nobody can tell the barmy army they cant play a drum or chant.
ONETHING WE ALL AGREE ON THOUGH, IS OUR LOVE FOR OUR CLUB, SO HERES TO A GOOD SEASON...
I would point out that the club did ban drums a couple of years ago. I am not aware that this ban has now been lifted; maybe GFDU could enlighten us?. I know that I speak for many in saying that I do NOT like drums at matches and they considerably detract from my personal matchday enjoyment. I also find that those who wish to "play" them are no more than infantile exhibitionists - but that is simply my humble opinion.
Vocal support/backing doesn't always have to involve singing, by the way; we all get behind the team one way or another, it just sometimes doesn't sound like it, Also, like many other people, I much prefer the freedom that terracing provides to move around and discuss the game with others that you aren't simply sitting next to. I occupied a seat in the main stand at Crown Flatt for years yet much preferred the experience on the long stand, notwithstanding the vagaries of the weather.
Tom's recent post is excellent and quite correct in that the matchday experience is very much more than the game on the pitch. It is also worth understanding that we all like different things and that the enjoyment of one group should not be allowed to become the unpleasant experience of others; everyone needs to be catered for/pandered to in one way or another, as far as the club can accommodate it.
So, what would improve my personal enjoyment? In no particular order:
1. A car park that I can walk across without filling my boots with water.
2. Properly designated turnstiles on the South Stand.
3. A small sign indicating the voucher number for the match so that everyone doesn't have to ask the turnstile operator the same question.
4. Sufficient team sheets available at the turnstiles.
5. School/club matches on the pitch at half time.
6 The team immediately
come to each stand at the end of the game to receive applause/brickbats.
7. Greater variety in the programme content (a thankless task, I know).
8. More Dewsbury fans present at every match.
I am sure that others can add to this list.