‘The Crabble’

Mar 07, 15 ‘The Crabble’

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From 1931, onward, Crabble Upper grounds has been the greatest place in Southeastern UK to relax and take in a match of the home Whites, or any football you might play. Set amidst the rolling hills, historic Crabble has defined a football generation in the region, playing host to countless matches. For those who understand the local mentality, set in as beautiful a setting as can be found in the all of England, Crabble defines a life of hard work and excellence in the football pitch. Carved out of a hillside, and laying just a stones throw to the white clfiff’s themselves, the Crabble holds over 1,000 seats and space for thousands more in the standing room only area. With a slightly settled spot among coastal winds, the winds can bluster a bit, but generally play as a home field advantage for those who understand the way the ball conducts itself in the hills. Players have chased the round conductor across the hills assigning more strength and ethic than could comply with any line of Wembley dreams. Crushing defeats and soaring victories, water and alcohol served within a meter of each-other, to players and fans; cigarettes once so stained the grounds, that players would smoke just off the bench, at some time. Neither here nor there, if you don’t know the history of the Crabble, you would even still begin to understand by observing it amongst the rolling the hills. While diminutive in stature, the natural stadium build-up impresses all who...

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Dover and Crabble Stadium

Feb 14, 15 Dover and Crabble Stadium

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The home Whites are a decider for the Dover Athletic Football Club, as they hold a decided advantage at the Crabble stadium, located just outside Dover. It isn’t intimidation that stuns the opponents, but more-so the history of the club and pride in representing the area that so defines the home dominance. Historically, Dover has been well bunkered atop the White Cliffside.  Pictures by Football Stato Amazing Goal in the Whites!! The home-field is no different with the local crowds reigning down with eyes pinned on their opponents. Though opponents need not fear the battle of canons, the barrage of shots on goal is a primary directive of the local squad, dividing the sentiment of attacking from the defensive mid. While the home club enjoyed play-off success in the last year; they are missing the fold a bit this year, despite a number of solid outings which representing the history of the club well. Hard work and fair play defined the mix throughout the year and that served to put the Whites on the cusp this year, but finally settling around the 8thposition. With Crabble grounds mystique swaying the lads on the pitch, the club looked itself throughout and matched grit with the larger signings, which may be more a sign of inflation that results, in the first year. Perhaps they should insider adding a parking spot with the nameplate of the boys, or maybe that’s a bit harsh. But, at times, it seemed the club was attempting to climb it’s own cliff’s when playing abroad. The White cliff’s remain, as the Whites will take to the field where history has long been sought. Dover Athletic F.C. The Dover Athletic F.C., as it stands today, is well beyond the historic tradition of its current formation. Dating back to 1888, the Whites have represented the Cliffside town with grit and determination, defining the community with it’s hard work and sense of community pride. A fair amount of quality players and people have come up in...

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