Before the Hamlet : Football in Dulwich from the 1870s to the 1890s Before the Hamlet: Football in Dulwich from the 1870s to the 1890s...
As some of you will already have seen, we have now gone public on the next Hamlet Historian. This booklet studies why DHFC were able to emerge as the top team locally, through the study of the key teams who went before them
Please be aware this is 60pp not the usual 40pp. Also it is a small print run. We know what the Hamlet based ones sell (not many) so have slashed the print run for this one. If you want a copy, please buy it sooner rather than later.
There is a sister publication, studying the failure of a little known professional team from Nunhead, Southern United, to follow. They briefly rivalled the Hamlet locally.
Theirs is a remarkable tale, including the Russian navy helping to end their first FA Cup campaign, points deductions, sine die bans, bans from all footballing activity and numerous financial crisis.
Ultimately the FA stepped in and disbanded Southern United before their third season was even up. One of their leading figures in the early days was the publican at the Crown & Greyhound.
Not being about Dulwich, this booklet will not be branded Hamlet Historian. Subject to proofreading going ok we hope to launch mid March/April. All profits will again go to 12th Man. (Release will only occur after Before the Hamlet has broken even.,)