Dulwich Hamlet in the National League South - what trips are you looking forward to?

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by editor, May 7, 2018.

  1. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    I like Gloucester (the town) myself and feel for the club being in exile so long(including a season at ours). Younger Cheltenham fans loathe us now.
     
  2. YTC

    YTC Human Man

  3. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    How many go up and down from the National League South next year?
     
  4. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    4 I believe go down :eek:
     
  5. mick mccartney

    mick mccartney Well-Known Member

    I don't think that will happen . it would certainly suit the step3/4 authorities following their reconstruction , but i can't see step1/2 bending over to help them . more likely , i think , to remain 3 down , and inter-league play-offs for promotion . DHFC promoted just in time .
     
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  6. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    1 up plus 1 from the next 6 in a play-off. 3 down.
     
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  7. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Bloody should be 4 down, but maybe good it's not until we've established ourselves back at Champion Hill!
     
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  8. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    It's still not really sunk in. I'm looking forward to all of them! Like Bill though, I can't quite wrap my head around the fact that we're in the same league as Torquay: they're a proper league side!

    It's the first time since I started watching Dulwich in 1999 that we're playing a set of teams that I've never seen us cross swords with before. Bath, Truro, Chippenham, Hungerford, Woking, Weston-Super-Mare, Gloucester, Oxford, Chelmsford are all completely new for me. Even St Albans and Dartford haven't been in our division for yonks. It's so fresh and exciting and it really feels like we're playing with the big boys now.
     
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  9. mick mccartney

    mick mccartney Well-Known Member

    Don't forget , 4 leagues at step 3 next season .

    I must say , this is my favourite ever thread . it's like we're all sat on the Dooley bus , outside Champion Hill , waiting to be told where our 1st away match is .
     
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  10. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    EDC if hampton are promoted then we might be paired for bank holiday matches with Wealdstone.

    Which since they are our only friends. Would be nice.
     
  11. Gullwich

    Gullwich New Member

    As a fan of both Torquay and Dulwich and a long time lurker on here, feel like I've finally got something of value to say!

    Living locally I've been coming to dulwich games since I was 5 or 6 (around 2002-3). I used to be a bit obsessed with the attendances we got back then and was shocked to see in programmes that we'd managed to have one or to in excess of 400! The kind of crowds seen today are beyond what I could've dreamt of. In contrast my first Torquay game was against Sheffield Wednesday when we were last in league one.

    The last few years have been a bit of a mirror image in terms of Torquay and Dulwich, with near misses in terms of relegation/promotion before the inevitable this year. The Dulwich games are one of the few things I've got to look forward to from a Torquay perspective next season, although there's lots from the Dulwich side of things!

    In terms of the ownership things are nearly as bad at Torquay. There’s no real reason to justify moving away from plainmoor. And although the toys haven’t been thrown out of the pram in the same way as Meadow when the council didn’t immediately sell off the ground it’s hard to be optimistic about the future. Another key point I'd trace our decline back to is when under the previous ownership we sacked our manager Martin Ling for 'footballing reasons' (the previous season we just missed out on automatic promotion) after he had to spend some time away from the club after suffering from depression. It was the following season that we were relegated from league 2.

    Anyway bring on Dulwich vs Torquay next year and the dilemma of who I’m going to support!
     
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  12. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    Cool, so we are aiming/dreaming of 7th place and more playoff fun?!
     
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  13. darryl

    darryl this wasn't supposed to happen

  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    A friend of mine is a season Hemel follower... That's vaguely within reach of London.
     
  16. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    I’m quite envious of some of those away days.
     
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'd love a trip to Merthyr with the Hamlet!
     
  18. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Me too, I have a mate in the Fire Brigade there.
     
  19. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    An away day to Westeros? Wow.
     
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  20. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    ....who strangely enough now have to travel to Hendon, Met Police, Harrow and Staines :confused:
     
  21. Dessie

    Dessie New Member

    Dessie from Hendon here. As well as Merthyr we will have the pleasure of visiting Tiverton, Taunton, Weymouth, Dorchester, Frome etc etc
     
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  22. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    I wouldn’t moan at any of them.
     
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  23. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, the shift or Met Police to the Southern League has meant the affable Jim Cooper has resigned as manager of Met Police. He lives in Essex, so these away games are too much for him. He has done a fantastic job there over the last 15 years. Keeping a team up in Isthmian Premier with no fans is quite an achievement.
     
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Posted on FB by Gary McGetrick‎:

     
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  25. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Braintree won the promotion play-off 4-3 on penalties, so Hampton remain in our division for next season.
     
  26. the 12th man

    the 12th man Well-Known Member

    Nice, that' Boxing Day sorted! ;)
     
  27. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    They had Wealdstone last year and Welling played Dartford. Wouldn't surprise me if we get Eastbourne now Whitehawk have gone down.
     
  28. Dulwich Mishi

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

    A budget subsidised by the internal Police Sports Lottery draw....
     
  29. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Hates Meadow Residential

    Pink Panther said:
    And he looked like one of those bloody hipsters with his beard and skinnyfit trousers that didn't reach his ankles.
    I'd like to be a hipster but I might be too old, and I don't have a beard. I could try and put my son's trousers on. They would be about calf length.

    On the Conference South forum National League South Forum - General Chat
    there are some hostile comments about us in the JOINING US FOR 2018-19 thread

    May 8th, 2018, 9:04 am #7 2018-05-08T08:04
    We just got rid of one set of lefty perma-offended student wanker types and now we're lumbered with an even bigger collection

    May 8th, 2018, 9:11 am #8 2018-05-08T08:11
    I'm not sure what Dulwich will make of our feral yoof and also Torquays Stone Island Crew. Do I need to grow a beard to go there ?
    Can't imagine Tamplins 'Loadsa Money' persona sits well with them

    May 8th, 2018, 11:13 am #13 2018-05-08T10:13
    Hipster wank. Won't make much difference to us as like most cockney sides they won't travel to us.

    May 8th, 2018, 12:04 pm #15 2018-05-08T11:04
    Despite their home crowds, not sure that Dulwich travel that well, certainly not too far outside of the capital where quinoa and kale may be in short supply.

    May 8th, 2018, 12:15 pm #16 2018-05-08T11:15
    So that I can 'get with the programme' we'll need to dislike Billericay because of Tamplin, Dulwich because of beardy hipsters and just sit back and watch Wealdstone and Hemel slag each other off ?


    It seems their Jerk Shacks may not have any tofu or falafel !
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2018
  30. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Fucking hell, they've fallen for everything hook line and sinker on there. Beautiful reading.
     
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