Coach to Havant & Waterlooville - FA Cup - 19th October - interested?

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by DHST, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. DHST

    DHST Active Member

    The Dulwich Hamlet Supporters' Trust is checking whether enough people would be interested in travelling on a supporters coach to the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round tie at Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday 19th October.

    As this would be an additional coach at short notice, the cost would be likely to be around £18 adult, £13 concessions. The Trust will almost certainly be subsidising the coach if it runs.

    We expect that the coach would leave Champion Hill Stadium at around 11.30am - to arrive by 2pm.

    If you could reply to this email address as soon as possible - indicating whether you would be interested in going on the coach - that would be very helpful:
    (please provide your name and ideally, a contact number).

    If there appears to be enough interest we will open online bookings on Thursday morning and let people know by Sunday morning (earlier if possible) so that, if the coach can't run due to insufficient bookings, people have time to make other arrangements. If we do open up bookings these would also be taken at the league match this Saturday (12th October) vs Weymouth.

    We hope that there will be sufficient interest but if we do have to process refunds, online payments can be returned quickly and easily.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Up the Hamlet!

    Dulwich Hamlet Supporters' Trust
  2. DHST

    DHST Active Member


    We’ve had a number of expressions of interest from people wanting to travel on the coach.

    We need more to make the coach viable, so if you would like to travel by coach to H&W, please don’t wait until Saturday to tell us – let us know today.

    Just email the Trust at:
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  3. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Why? Will it be cheaper if we book before Saturday? If not what’s the rush?
  4. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    There won't be any bookings taken.
  5. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing it's because they said that they would let people know on Sunday (or earlier) if it was going ahead or not e.g. if only 7 people have expressed an interested by Friday then it's very unlikely that they will get another 40 or whatever the number is required to make the coach viable on Saturday and they can let those 7 people know as early as possible that they should consider making alternative arrangements.
  6. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    The request is for expressions of interest to see if there are enough people interested in travelling by coach. If enough people indicate they are interested the Trust will start to take bookings.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
  7. DHST

    DHST Active Member

    We have had a good response to our request for expressions of interest in coach travel to Havant - thanks to everyone who has contacted us.

    We are now taking bookings online. If the level of confirmed bookings by Sunday evening matches the level of interest expressed, the coach will run (we need to have confirmed bookings by Sunday PM because we have to confirm the booking with the coach company on Monday morning).

    So, please confirm your bookings as soon as possible – preferably online rather than waiting for Saturday (when the shop is likely to be very busy). The sooner seats are booked, the sooner we can confirm the coach will run.
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  8. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    With expressions of interest so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if we have a full house for this one.

    So do make sure you sign up via the online booking system asap (see above) or in person at the club shop for the Weymouth game today.
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  9. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    Supporters’ Coach Travel Update

    Havant and Waterlooville, Saturday 19 October

    The Supporters’ Trust has now taken significant bookings and therefore we can confirm that this coach will run to next week’s FA Cup tie.

    Remaining places on the coach are now extremely limited, but you can still book your seat via our club shop: priced Adults £18 and concessions £13. Departure time will be from 11:30 Champion Hill stadium.

    Chelmsford Town** – 26 October

    The Trust has taken very few bookings so far for this coach. If you would like to travel by coach to Chelmsford, please book online or email us to confirm your interest before 17:00 Thursday, 17 October.

    Bookings for this coach should be made via the online club shop, priced are £16 adults and £11 concessions.

    We will confirm whether the coach will run on Friday, in the event of cancellation online bookings will be refunded straight away.

    Fun Fact 1

    On 14 March 2012, Lord President of the Privy Council and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that Chelmsford was to be granted city status to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II

    Fun Fact 2

    In addition to this, the club decided to add City into their name in 1938, despite them being a Town!!!!!
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019
  10. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

  11. Latahs

    Latahs Well-Known Member

    I’m sure the promise of the bright lights of a larger settlement would have induced more of the rank and file support to sign up. Missed opportunity Trust. Sad.
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  12. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    It’s just pointing out a basic schoolboy error. Surely we should know the names of who were actually playing?
  13. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

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  14. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Drops mic, walks off stage! (exit left)
  15. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

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  16. DHST

    DHST Active Member

  17. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Good work by Scolly in digging out the shocking fact that they had falsely appropriated the name City. I'll carry on calling them Town until the period they erroneously called themselves City has expired - or until Southwark receives its rightful City status.

    Or, more likely, I won't bother.
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  18. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Clearly a typo... I know who we’re playing & where, as well as what they were & are known as.
    English Language was my only ‘O’Level after all...
  19. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Southwark going for ‘city status’ a complete waste of money... though not as big a joke as Croydon doing the same.
    Maybe a joint bid with Lambeth? Well it worked for Brighton & Hove.
  20. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Joint bid.... it was a struggle when they merged the constituencies into Dulwich & West Norwood.... bus routes (no 40 for sure) had to change to help smooth things over.
  21. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

  22. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I always thought having a cathederal meant having city status, in which case Southwark like Westminster (and Chelmsford) would be one anyway, but apparently not as status has to be conferred by the monarch. There are currently 51 cities in England.
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  23. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Indeed... the cathedral status is very much an urban myth. Southwark actually has three... but I assume this city thing only refers to Church of England ones?
  24. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    Well, if I can get back to the initial thread for just a few minutes .... the coach for Saturday is now full.
  25. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    The link between having a cathedrals and being a city was ended when the government they decided to give Belfast and Birmingham city status

    St. Asaph is a city with less than 4,000 population!
  26. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Almost as many people probably live in St Asaph Road in Brockley,alone!
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  27. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    In other good news for supporters, it looks like they've reduced the price from £16 to £12 for the game:

  28. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    IF we're still in the Cup following Saturday's match, we will be ball number 64 in the draw on Monday!

    Also, there will be a bye given to the last team left in the pot due to Bury's absence, but that team will still bank the money they would have got from winning a first round tie (£36,000). Even if we lose on Saturday we will have banked £24,250.
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  29. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    I know that there is a prize fund for the Trophy & Vase, albeit a considerable amount less for each. But I was wondering does anybody know if the FA offer any prize funds for the FA Youth Cup ?
  30. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    No there’s not.

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