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Could be interesting. Anyone know what side of the fence they sit on?


Dunno but, if the name is anything to go by, they’re either Czech or artists, musicians and writers.

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I used to live next to the ground and I used to go. They've a few lairy hangers-on - some older generation, but mainly youthful - though they're maybe not Section B class. Games v. Shamrock Rovers usually see disorder. They were traditionally amateur and fairly middle class. Still sort of looked down on by other clubs due to that. More Fine Gael than Fianna Fail and nowhere near as "Up the 'RA!" as Shamrock Rovers. Now they're unbelievably PC. Beards, Palestine, Save the Gay Rhinos, vegan option, soya milk in their capuccinos. I doubt they'll bring many. Maybe 100 if the weather is OK. With all due respect, Airdrie is hardly a day out. They're third in the league just now, but they're part-time - one of only three part-time teams in it. The other pair are the bottom two in the table. Likely pay similar wages to Airdrie!

Here's a dig at them from a Shelbourne fanzine. "Pisser Dignam's Field" was the name of the land on which Dalymount Park was built.  

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5 hours ago, AFC1878 said:

 


Not me personally but I’m sure others do.

 

And those people (and let's not pretend otherwise) are complete and utter morons.

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4 hours ago, Victor von Doom said:

I used to live next to the ground and I used to go. They've a few lairy hangers-on - some older generation, but mainly youthful - though they're maybe not Section B class. Games v. Shamrock Rovers usually see disorder. They were traditionally amateur and fairly middle class. Still sort of looked down on by other clubs due to that. More Fine Gael than Fianna Fail and nowhere near as "Up the 'RA!" as Shamrock Rovers. Now they're unbelievably PC. Beards, Palestine, Save the Gay Rhinos, vegan option, soya milk in their capuccinos. I doubt they'll bring many. Maybe 100 if the weather is OK. With all due respect, Airdrie is hardly a day out. They're third in the league just now, but they're part-time - one of only three part-time teams in it. The other pair are the bottom two in the table. Likely pay similar wages to Airdrie!

Here's a dig at them from a Shelbourne fanzine. "Pisser Dignam's Field" was the name of the land on which Dalymount Park was built.  

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Hi all,

I would not take notice of this post above as it is mostly full of nonsense, I am not sure why political parties or the RA (wtf?) are brought up. There are a couple points that are true, we are from central Dublin just a few minutes outside the city centre and are currently 3rd in the league. We lost our top scorer a couple months ago (he broke his ankle) so our form since then has been very up and down. We played Peterhead away last season in the first round winning 1-0 before our match was cancelled vs East Fife. It’s an interesting fixture and an excuse to go to a new ground in a different country to see our team so there will definitely be a good few Bohs fans going over for this! We haven’t been in Europe for a good few years (fingers crossed this season) so this slightly fills that gap! In relation to side of the fence I’m probably naive in not knowing what yous mean (Celtic/Rangers?!) Will there be much interest in the game from Airdrie fans or is this game more of a hinderance?

If anyone has any tips on best way to get to the game, is it best to fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh and get a train/bus? 

Cheers looking forward to the game!

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3 minutes ago, Bohemian FC said:

 IMOHi all,

I would not take notice of this post above as it is mostly full of nonsense, I am not sure why political parties or the RA (wtf?) are brought up. There are a couple points that are true, we are from central Dublin just a few minutes outside the city centre and are currently 3rd in the league. We lost our top scorer a couple months ago (he broke his ankle) so our form since then has been very up and down. We played Peterhead away last season in the first round winning 1-0 before our match was cancelled vs East Fife. It’s an interesting fixture and an excuse to go to a new ground in a different country to see our team so there will definitely be a good few Bohs fans going over for this! We haven’t been in Europe for a good few years (fingers crossed this season) so this slightly fills that gap! In relation to side of the fence I’m probably naive in not knowing what yous mean (Celtic/Rangers?!) Will there be much interest in the game from Airdrie fans or is this game more of a hinderance?

If anyone has any tips on best way to get to the game, is it best to fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh and get a train/bus? 

Cheers looking forward to the game!

Thanks for your info and I don't get the guys who immediately go to some sort of political questions either. The nature of the Challenge Cup with Colts teams has provoked a lack of interest but the invitation to other Leagues has been less challenged. ( your first round would be our second game)  I know the East fife stuff last year was not popular especially when it seemed that the League dates did not overlap. As to the best way to Airdrie, either Glasgow or Edinburgh has Motorway connections; Edinburgh has a rail connection from Waverley direct to Drumgelloch for a ten minute walk to Stadium, if it is a day visit. The bus connection is not as good IMO.  We were beaten by Sutton united last season at this stage and we don't look much better now. If your top scorer is out then maybe we will make a game of it. Hope you make it over.

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1 hour ago, Bohemian FC said:

Hi all,

I would not take notice of this post above as it is mostly full of nonsense, I am not sure why political parties or the RA (wtf?) are brought up. There are a couple points that are true, we are from central Dublin just a few minutes outside the city centre and are currently 3rd in the league. We lost our top scorer a couple months ago (he broke his ankle) so our form since then has been very up and down. We played Peterhead away last season in the first round winning 1-0 before our match was cancelled vs East Fife. It’s an interesting fixture and an excuse to go to a new ground in a different country to see our team so there will definitely be a good few Bohs fans going over for this! We haven’t been in Europe for a good few years (fingers crossed this season) so this slightly fills that gap! In relation to side of the fence I’m probably naive in not knowing what yous mean (Celtic/Rangers?!) Will there be much interest in the game from Airdrie fans or is this game more of a hinderance?

If anyone has any tips on best way to get to the game, is it best to fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh and get a train/bus? 

Cheers looking forward to the game!

Probably best flying into and staying in either Edinburgh or Glasgow.  Airdrie sits on the trainline & motorway between the 2 - about 50 mins / 30 mins respectively from either.  Trains run every 15 - 30 minutes.

Plenty of choice of pubs in Airdrie town centre for before and after the game, and lots of choice of hotels and nightlife in the cities.

Just don't do what the Sutton Utd fans did and waste your time drinking in the 'Spoons on Sauchiehall St.  Glasgow has a great variety of pubs to offer if you chose to go there.

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1 hour ago, Bohemian FC said:

Hi all,

I would not take notice of this post above as it is mostly full of nonsense, I am not sure why political parties or the RA (wtf?) are brought up. There are a couple points that are true, we are from central Dublin just a few minutes outside the city centre and are currently 3rd in the league. We lost our top scorer a couple months ago (he broke his ankle) so our form since then has been very up and down. We played Peterhead away last season in the first round winning 1-0 before our match was cancelled vs East Fife. It’s an interesting fixture and an excuse to go to a new ground in a different country to see our team so there will definitely be a good few Bohs fans going over for this! We haven’t been in Europe for a good few years (fingers crossed this season) so this slightly fills that gap! In relation to side of the fence I’m probably naive in not knowing what yous mean (Celtic/Rangers?!) Will there be much interest in the game from Airdrie fans or is this game more of a hinderance?

If anyone has any tips on best way to get to the game, is it best to fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh and get a train/bus? 

Cheers looking forward to the game!

I'm just answering the question! I might consider the question irrelevant... even though I'm a bloody H**! (Likely the only H** to be a regular attendee at Dalymount while I lived in Phibsboro.) Others wouldn't consider it irrelevant. Especially in parts of Airdrie. Question was raised about affiliation.  This is important in many areas of Airdrie. You're not going to deny that The Notorious Boo Boys are a mite PC, surely? Or the patrician (in soccer terms) inclination of the club.  

I assume you've not been to Airdrie previously. Not quite as architecturally pleasing on the eye as Dolphin's Barn, but same sort of social level. I was always astounded that John Reid was MP for Airdrie & Shotts. I'm no expert on Airdrie, but I know a couple of very staunch Rangers fans from the town. Most Airdrie fans are of that persuasion. Like almost everywhere else in that part of Scotland, there is a significant Catholic minority and plenty of Catholic churches, but it's a Rangers town.

Travel? It's closer to Glasgow than to Edinburgh, but we're only talking the difference between 20-odd minutes on a direct train & 40-odd minutes on a direct train and trains are frequent - not your 4 a day or whatever from Connolly up to Belfast or down to Rosslare. So wherever you can get a cheaper flight to will do.  

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Like almost everywhere else in that part of Scotland, there is a significant Catholic minority and plenty of Catholic churches, but it's a Rangers town.


There are plenty of Rangers and Celtic fans live in Airdrie but they can f**k off if they think they get to claim the town as theirs. We leave that type of thing to Larkhall.

Coatbridge, on the other hand, is definitely a Celtic town.

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If Airdrie fans are expecting a load of hipsters to turn up from bohs according to victor they are gonna be seriously disappointed! The fans that will make the trip are anything but! I’d expect a couple of hundred to make the trip along with a good few from Glasgow’s good team!

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32 minutes ago, Bill said:

If Airdrie fans are expecting a load of hipsters to turn up from bohs according to victor they are gonna be seriously disappointed! The fans that will make the trip are anything but! I’d expect a couple of hundred to make the trip along with a good few from Glasgow’s good team!

Glasgow doesn’t have a good team. 

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We Airdrie fans do not do sectarianism very well.

I went to St Margarets and I can assure anyone veiwing this page there are a lot of us who did not toe the party line as we are Airdrie!

Any time we play Celtic,  or a Celtic minded team, I'm embarrassed that my fellow fans turn into a toxic parody of Rangers.

Stop All The Sectarian Bollocks!

 

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2 minutes ago, StopAllTheBollocks said:

We Airdrie fans do not do sectarianism very well.

I went to St Margarets and I can assure anyone veiwing this page there are a lot of us who did not toe the party line as we are Airdrie!

Any time we play Celtic,  or a Celtic minded team, I'm embarrassed that my fellow fans turn into a toxic parody of Rangers.

Stop All The Sectarian Bollocks!

I used to rock up to St Margarets for my Sixth Year Physics and got a lot of "Rangers lost at the weekend, haha!" pish for the crime of wearing the uniform of one of the other schools in the town.  It was water off my back since I couldn't give two f's about the Rangers score and I was used to seeing my team lose anyway (being an Airdrie fan is character building).

Never had any real bother there though, possibly because I was reasonably well acquainted with a couple of the school hard men through mutual friends.

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Jesus this page has been fucking awful.  I was looking forward to a bit of interest and something different, similar to last years game against Sutton, but I'm dreading it now. 

and that article thingy about the Boh's fans is incredibly try hard. 

 

This cup is a weird one for me. I'm against anyone other than Scottish senior teams being involved, and if given a vote would vote to go back to how it used to be,  but at the same time when we draw a "foreign" club it is quite interesting on a game by game basis.

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Bit embarrassing that we draw an irish team and instantly folk bring up the rangers and celtic P!sh . Whats next? Singing Rule Britannia and bringing nothern ireland flags to away games?.... 

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 I was always astounded that John Reid was MP for Airdrie & Shotts. I'm no expert on Airdrie, but I know a couple of very staunch Rangers fans from the town. Most Airdrie fans are of that persuasion. Like almost everywhere else in that part of Scotland, there is a significant Catholic minority and plenty of Catholic churches, but it's a Rangers town.

 

I don't know whether to take this seriously. It seems to imply that as John Reid was a Roman Catholic ( and former member of the Communist Party?)that he was unusual in being MP for this constituency. You don't seem to have noticed that Helen Liddell , of similar background, was also the MP for much of the area. Indeed since 1959 James Dempsey was MP for Coatbridge and Airdrie for an even longer period. Even the thankfully departed Pamela Nash had that background! She is of course now a staunch Unionist.   It may well be true that there is  a "significant" RC minority but in 2019 it is just as likely that other religious groups are now minorities. The biggest minority would be more likely to be abstainers from organised church going. As to being a "Rangers town" I suspect now the EPL has as many followers. You certainly are no expert. maybe it was just a wind up.

 

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9 hours ago, Bill said:

If Airdrie fans are expecting a load of hipsters to turn up from bohs according to victor they are gonna be seriously disappointed! The fans that will make the trip are anything but! I’d expect a couple of hundred to make the trip along with a good few from Glasgow’s good team!

True, Bill. I doubt the hipsters will be travelling. They generally don't stretch to paying €5 for a beer at the ground, buying cans at Tesco & sneaking them in if they need a drink to get through a game, so splashing out on a trip to Scotland won't appeal. 

I doubt the lairy hangers-on will travel either, so Section B can save their Sunday best for another day. 

I've not been to a Bohs game for two years, so I'm not up to speed on things. They pull 2,000+ every game now, so maybe a good few will be up for the trip. I'd still guess at 100 rather than 200, but 200's not impossible if a few keen fans can generate some enthusiasm. 

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17 minutes ago, Chapelhall chap said:

 

 

I don't know whether to take this seriously. It seems to imply that as John Reid was a Roman Catholic ( and former member of the Communist Party?)that he was unusual in being MP for this constituency. You certainly are no expert. maybe it was just a wind up.

 

John Reid is/was about as Catholic as Baruch Goldstein was a Mohammedan. It's more his positions as Defence Secretary, Norn Iron Secretary & Home Secretary, his acceptance of backhanders from the likes of Radovan Karadzic, his role as the public, snarling face of those ***** G4S, etc. that made him an odd choice for a sound town. (His inability to handle his alcohol and his fondness for a square go were less unacceptable.)

As with everywhere else these days - rural Ireland included - abstainers from religious services are an overwhelming majority. I'm sure there are other "religious" minorities in Airdrie these days, one of which will attend religious services in impressive numbers.

Where's Baruch Goldstein when you need him? 

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