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Been to Dagenham today!!!


May 6, 2005
Southend by the sea
My 10 year old daughter wanted to supporter her local club today so I drove down to Dagenham picked her up and went to the game.
To start off with Dagenham have got a brand new away end which is all seater and I must admit the nosie that Morecombe made was fantastic from the 522 away fans.
When i went to pick up tickets the ticket office was under a gazebo!!!
The crowd was 4500 but I would say at least 6000 was in the ground.
Fair dues to the Morcombe fans that travelled down leaving at 5am but the 9 arrests that i saw were really funny the best was 3 Morecombe fans walking down the stairs of the away end past the stewards and jumping into about 500 dagger fans!!!
Anyway the reason I am posting this is because it has made me realise how we would struggle in this league with the players we currently have.
Morecombe were poor but I think we would of struggled against them, big strong players with no nonsense football.
Dagenham chased every ball and never gave up,even when they got a penalty to make it 3-0, 2 players nearly had a fight with who was going to take the penalty and when it was scored the whole team celebrated apart from the number 7 who walked away as he did not take the penalty and John Still went mad at him for not joining in and he shouted "your part of this team now celebrate"
The home fans were funny and kept singing "were just a pub team in essex".
Even though I did not fancy going I must admit I really enjoyed being at a small ground again and now looking forward to league 2 abit more
My next problem is my daughter wants to go to Wembley now, I never thought it would be with Dagenham, I wished it was Southend!!!
Do I lie to her and say Morecombe won 7-0 on thursday and wembley is off??