Dulwich Hamlet v Hemel Hempstead Town, 3pm Saturday 16th February 2019

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Son of Roy, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    Redthread official charity partner day. Hoping for another big crowd.
     
  2. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    Can't wait! (although I still don't believe Hemel Hempstead is a real place, I'm convinced it was just a made up basketball team to fill space in the 1980's vidi printer while waiting for football results to come in)
     
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  3. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately it is. Nothing against the football club, but probably my least favourite away day in the division.
     
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  4. Blitzwalker

    Blitzwalker Well-Known Member

    It was grim up there for the away trip last year. The best part of the day was stopping at the Euston Tap on the way home.
     
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  5. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    If you drive there it's probably fine. I've known the town all my life as my dad's mother moved there and he used to take me to visit her on the Green Line bus that runs close to the ground. It's one of the most motorcentric towns I know, useless for pedestrians, and the station is miles from the ground with no direct bus between the two.
     
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  6. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Genuine conversation with a bus driver when I was getting a bus from hemel hempstead station:

    “I need to get to hemel hempstead football club please.”

    “No idea where that is.”

    “Apparently I need to go to Combe Street to change.”

    “Oh yeah? You sure it’s the correct direction?”

    “Yep. Stop F. Do you go to Combe Street?”

    “I dunno where that is.”

    “You don’t? So you don’t know your route?”

    “I’m not a cab driver. I’m a bus driver.”

    “OK. Think it’s 5 stops.”

    “Let’s count 5 stops then...”

    He then just glared at me and shrugged his shoulders with a horrible smirk on his face. I thought he was going to offer me out for a fight.

    The bus broke down a couple of stops later.

    Never want to go back to that place ever again.
     
  7. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Then getting back I waited for 25 minutes at a stop by a dual carriageway before walking 15 minutes to another route’s bus stop. Hell hole
     
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  8. NPDHFC

    NPDHFC NAC-ITM

    Had a lovely trip to St Albans punctuated by a smash and grab taxi visit to Hemel
     
  9. Blitzwalker

    Blitzwalker Well-Known Member

    Shared a cab with DulwichHammer , Cheryl and Dodgy Pete so fortunately didn’t have the bus experience. Even the cab driver didn’t really know where the ground was and we had to look up the street name it was in for him. As Pink Panther says it’s still a very car-centric town designed in the 50s/60s when the car was king. Might give it a swerve next time, or go by horse.
     
  10. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Highly recommended taking Thameslink to St Albans next time. There are many good pubs, and a direct bus from the town centre or station to Hemel's ground. I think we got an eight seater cab for £2 each mind...
     
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  11. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Jørgensen is in goal instead of Edwards. Otherwise it's the same team that beat Welling including substitutes.
     
  12. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    1-0 up, Thompson 5 minutes.
     
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  13. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    1-1, slip up at the back,13 minutes
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Up the Hamlet!
     
  15. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    1-2 down, superb first time shot from the edge of the box.
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Bugger. What's the attendance looking like?
     
  17. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    1-3 now, another blinder from the same bloke, lob from at least 30 yards out.
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Triple bugger :(

    Who's in goal for us?
     
  19. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    2-3 Thompson 36 minutes.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    FIGHTBACK! Up the Hamlet. Please.
     
  21. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Come on Hemel!

    Do it for Johnny Wallace.
     
  22. 3010

    3010 Well-Known Member

    Some right twats on the pallet in this 2nd half.
     
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  23. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    It was always used as a punchline in 1970s British sit coms.
     
  24. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    3-3, Sheriff penalty 89 minutes.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Deep joy.

    Truro and Gloucester are both winning :(
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Attendance: 2,489
    :thumbs:
     
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  27. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Drew 3-3.
     
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  28. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    But the bottom three all lost. I think it's time to stop looking at what the teams below us are doing. We should be good enough to finish a bit higher than our present position. Torquay next week looks tough, but they lost at Welling today.
     
  29. 3010

    3010 Well-Known Member

    Glad that penalty went it as Cook tried to grab the ball off Sheriff to take it - looked like Nyren told Cook to leave it though.
     
  30. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    As long as we defend like we did in the first half I'll keep an eye on the teams below.
     

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