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Dulwich Hamlet FA Youth Cup 2019/20 Season

all to nah

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That would’ve been a great away draw!
No, it wouldn't in my opinion. The ground itself is shit and the club just came up in the last years, because they found one man, who spends a lot of money, now. I went there two days before their last round for the first teams FA Vase match against Falmouth Town. The people were quite unfriendly and the match (two 10th division sides - most of the supporters and players seemed to know each other for years) was over-stewarded. I really liked the friendly stuff at the tea and burger hut, though. I recommend to visit one of the nice clubs around, if you fancy a trip to Cornwall.
https://twitter.com/all_to_nah/status/1183020233793122305?s=20
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
No, it wouldn't in my opinion. The ground itself is shit and the club just came up in the last years, because they found one man, who spends a lot of money, now. I went there two days before their last round for the first teams FA Vase match against Falmouth Town. The people were quite unfriendly and the match (two 10th division sides - most of the supporters and players seemed to know each other for years) was over-stewarded. I really liked the friendly stuff at the tea and burger hut, though. I recommend to visit one of the nice clubs around, if you fancy a trip to Cornwall.
Just would have preferred it away as it’s somewhere I’ll probably never go to... either of them!
I wonder how the FA Youth Cup works? Presumably a loss is shared on their travel costs? Could be quite a costly fixture to stage if that’s the case?
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Date just announced for the Second Round Proper at home to Forest Green Rovers.
Thursday 14th November 7:00pm kick off.
Admission £3, concessions £1.
 

JimW

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We already sell them... along with fancy meat ones too.
Blimey, was only joking. Don't know a massive amount about our kids, live abroad now so only see reports and streams of first team. Know we hired a new coach over summer, one of first women at our level and she's done well.
 

Pink Panther

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Apparently they play their games at Bishop Auckland.
That would be a bit disappointing for our players if they beat FGR, although it's a ground I'd like to visit personally. Is there a stage of the competition at which club's have to use their primary ground? I bet they wouldn't play at Bishop Auckland if it was Liverpool or Manchester United or Arsenal.
 

JimW

支那暗杀团
Had a couple of our better youth players start in the Checkafraud cup Tuesday, in which our second string got completely pumped by Walsall six-nil (!) which is probably not ideal prep for tonight.
 

Pink Panther

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Obviously the scoreline is embarrassing but we just got blown away by a very good side. A goalkeeping howler gifted the visitors their second goal immediately after we'd equalised from a brilliant run and strike by Keanan Allassani. Once we were chasing the game we were repeatedly exposed at the back by superb attacking play and ruthless finishing.
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
Every player seemed a yard faster and found so much space.
 

Pink Panther

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Both of our hat-trick lads have had minutes with the first team, mostly in the Checkafraud but some subs bench appearances too.
Every player seemed a yard faster and found so much space.
All the visitors' players had first team squad numbers. They looked physically a bit bigger and stronger than our lads as well as having the technical ability. Some of those players already look ready for men's football, at least at National South level if not above. I was also impressed with our left back Dwayne Clarke, who was still going strong right to the end. I reckon he could certainly do a job for an Isthmian South club right now.

In the past we've competed well with a lot of higher league clubs in this competition including Norwich, Newcastle and Fulham, but I've often felt the players in those teams were just six foot / twelve stone athletes with no greater footballing ability than ours playing to a regimented plan. Fulham especially seemed nonplussed by playing against a team of lightweight "street footballers" doing spontaneous things that weren't part of their own coaching manual. We played them at the height of the Al Fayed era, one of their players had cost a £750k transfer fee from Everton, their team was managed by Steve Kean who later found notoriety as the manager who piloted Blackburn Rovers out of the Premier League. We were very unlucky not to beat them, conceding a stoppage time equaliser before losing a shoot-out after extra time produced no further goals.
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
That 9th goal though, did he actually carry it on his head before it went in?
 
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