Dulwich Hamlet v Billericay Town (Saturday 16th Nov 3pm)

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by bkbk, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. cambelt

    cambelt Well-Known Member

    Been 3 months of bad luck, go figure...
     
  2. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Im not sure. Depends how much of a cunt Mark Baker is?
     
  3. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Been 10 years of good luck, go figure...
     
  4. cambelt

    cambelt Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you're very right. There is nothing to be concerned about, anyone who expresses a little bit of concern is just an enemy of the state. Will wear piss stained jogging bottoms next Sat to prove how much I mean that.
     
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  5. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    To look like me?
     
  6. cambelt

    cambelt Well-Known Member

    Will take a lot of wetting myself but i have a week.
     
  7. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I love stuff like this :D
     
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  8. cambelt

    cambelt Well-Known Member

    Will be a real, authentic, 450 fan then.
     
  9. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    You’ll be an authentic cunt.
     
  10. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Fine when we were talking.
     
  11. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    O'Hara seems to be doing a pretty good job.
     
  12. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Agreed.
     
  13. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    ....at teaching shirt pulling and fouling!
     
  14. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    Bit surprised by the reaction from some on this thread - we weren't great but I actually thought that was one of our better performanes of late and we were really worth at least a draw. I think Clunis and Ijaha coming back in made a difference (although Ijaha's use of the ball is really appalling at times), and Ainsworth looked really exciting when he came on - I saw him play quite a few times for Motherwell and if he can play for us like he did for them he'll make a big difference.

    That all said, though, I think Taylor and Connors should be playing (with Taylor preferably in midfield), and for me our central midfield is really lacking in vision and energy at the moment. We're a division higher now but I felt we were better with Carew, Beaney and Kargbo in the middle of the park than we have been with anyone else since. The way we pass the ball is incredibly ponderous at times - we're great at pressing and holding possession but there's no sharpness or killer instinct (which makes me wonder what difference the new full-time training regime is actually making). Perhaps Ainsworth will make a difference to that though - he certainly added some much needed energy.

    Where was Yussuf? Injured?

    Have to say the ground really struggles to cope with crowds of this size and as much as I know it's great for the club (and I really hope a good portion of this income is being kept aside for the inevitable fall-out when the new stadium doesn't happen), being in that crowd isn't the most enjoyable of experiences. Yesterday I was in the stand and the number of people congregating along the back wall, gathering around the wheelchair area, sitting on steps and blocking the exitways (not to mention the view) made it feel borderline unsafe. I know announcements are occasionally made about clearing these areas but perhaps some of the stewards who are frisking people and searching bags could be diverted to keeping an eye on that situation instead?
     
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  15. J-C-T

    J-C-T New Member

    That was pretty disappointing really. Now that the cup run is over, we really need to sort out our appalling league form and I was convinced that we would get a result against a Billericay side in disarray off the pitch. We looked fairly threatening at times, but really struggled to create chances. Once the goal went in I was resigned to losing as I just couldn't see us scoring. Danny Mills has been one of the only real positives this season, but I think he has looked increasingly ineffective over the last few matches.

    There also seems to be an element of 'throwing shit at the wall' with our team selections. We have a handful of wingers who, on their day, look good at this level, but for various reasons none of them have been able to put together a decent run of games this season. Chapman looked like our best player against Carlisle, but has struggled to get in the team and hasn't looked great at all when he has played in the league. I thought he was going to be a big player for us after watching him in pre-season against Colchester but this has not panned out. I can only echo what others have said about Taylor and Connors too, both have done well this season and it's pretty baffling that they have been unceremoniously dropped for two players who have not made much of an impact since coming into the side.

    We clearly have a decent squad for this level, and having a centre forward who can score goals is a massive plus. We desperately need to get our best players on the pitch though, and decide on a system. It all looked very shapeless and disjointed out there yesterday. I'm not convinced that Vose should be starting either - he is clearly talented but seems to stroll through games and rarely looks decisive.
     
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  16. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    I was thinking more of him steadying the ship post-Tamplin and having a well-organised team that works hard for each other. Doesn't hurt still having the most reliable keeper and striker in the league of course.
     
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  17. MrFouldsy

    MrFouldsy Active Member

    The people behind the goal cheerfully heckling the goalkeeper, Alan. So bloody tedious. Why expend such energy which would be much more effectively directed at Dom Vose?
     
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  18. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    He laps it up too. Alan, that is.
     
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  19. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Or giving better vocal support, Billericay never stopped singing yesterday.
     
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  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I like Alan.
     
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

  22. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    He's an alright fella. Had a ridiculous hat on in the warm-up though.
     
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  23. Don Reid

    Don Reid Member

    Yea you should !!! If that makes you happy
     
  24. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Think I misinterpreted the original post as meaning how about we focus on getting behind our team. Vose has become a convenient scapegoat at this stage. Anyone who thinks our poor form is down to one player is being silly. I saw nothing to suggest that any of our players are realising their potential yesterday.
     
  25. MrFouldsy

    MrFouldsy Active Member

    Yes, was tongue in cheek.
     
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  26. Don Reid

    Don Reid Member

    The main problem with this team is that the strikers/wingers can't put the ball in the net ,should have won by a couple yesterday if we were more ruthless, even against welling should have won with a scrappy 1-0 ,that's why I can't wrong gavin for wanting to refresh the striking options
     
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  27. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    But Gavin's the one that signed and contracted those wingers and strikers. Dipo scored 18 goals last season despite barely being in the side, Mills is a proven striker at this level and arguably the one above, Yussuff averaged a goal every other game at Folkestone, Nyren's been around long to chip in with goals every now and then. Why are these players either not playing or not scoring? They haven't become ineffective overnight. And if they simply aren't up to scratch or don't fit our system, then why did we get them in the first place?
     
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  28. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Genuinely baffled as to how any of this can be laid at the feet of any of the players.
     
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  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It was a strange game really. I thought we defended really strongly, put a lot of work in and dominated the game for long periods but there is clearly something wrong when we can't get the ball in the fucking net when were against a Billericay team that has been busy jettisoning its best players recently.
     
  30. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    All I see it headless chickens.

    90% of balls into box the fail to reach a striker and the other 10% which do are wasted through lack of composure.
     

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