Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by pompeydunc, Dec 11, 2018.
LFA website has this down for 8 January (and no longer TBC).
Other quarter finals are Wingate & Finchley v Brentford, Clapton v Harrow, Welling v Leyton Orient. The LFA website doesn't seem to indicate the semi-final draw for the successful quarter-finalists.
Clapton away would be good if we get through. I've never seen the Hamlet play at The Old Spotted Dog ground, yet we probably played more Isthmian League matches there than at any other away ground in the years before I began attending.
Welling away. I can see it now.
Didn't realise Orient & Brentford were in it
Think this is the first time for both. It's the Brentford B team that played us in pre-season last year, winning 1-0 at Champion Hill, and of course Orient have usurped the Hamlet as the biggest non-league club in proper London since the start of last season.
The DHFC website reports that this match will now be played at Champion Hill on the same date at Barking's request, with half price admission at £6/£3, so that's four home games in 13 days.
Barking was one of those away trips I never looked forward to in all the years we went there regularly, but having not visited for 17 seasons I'd actually been looking forward to it.
Any particular reason for the switch of venue?
Barking asked for it
Yes, I realise that! Just curious as to why they don't wish to host the match. If we'd pulled Orient or Brentford away would we have asked them to host the match?
At a rough guess they're probably hoping a for greater share on a larger gate in a game they think they'll lose...
editor can you edit subject, so it shows Hamlet at home please?
Technically it's still Barking's home game even though it's being played at Champion Hill, so the fixture is written correctly.
They've obviously not seen some of our recent London Senior Cup performances against lower tier opposition
That's correct, but it's going to put people off going if they think the game is in Barking so i will change it. We need the biggest crowd we can get!
For the bar yes...
we will 100% win this as it is our God given right to lose in the semi final
Indeed, five losses in a row in Cup semi-finals against opposition lower than us in the league. The Balham debacle was particularly galling, and demonstrated a complete lack of respect to the competition and to fans with the training intensity that was displayed for most of the game. Let's not even mention the T**ting game...
The night of rage.
Bumping this up. It'd be bloody lovely to win the LSC (and avoid relegation, obviously).
Fingers crossed for a big(gish) crowd.
Crowds have been unreal for the last three games. We had 213 for the last match before the lock out against Harrow Borough in this cup last February, three days after pulling 2,000+ against Enfield Town in the league. Who knows what we'll get on Tuesday? Maybe 200, maybe up to 1,000?
Floodlight nights at Champion Hill!
What’s the Champion Hill record for a London Senior Cup QF then..?
And what’s the record when we’re the away team?!
Completely agree. Wouldn't it be lovely to get a big crowd for this. I've never really understood the apathy towards cup competitions, especially the LSC, the SSC (when we played in it) and the London Challenge Cup (before it was stopped): old, traditional competitions like that are part of the beauty of non-league, in my opinion.
The apathy began in the mid-80s. When we won it in 1984 it was a Saturday competition with replays that took precedence over league matches, and attendances were at least the equal of our league matches. The following season it switched to being a midweek competition and was never the same again.
Genuinely looking forward to it.
Despite our record against lower league opposition in the LSC. Enviable optimism StephenMac.
EDIT: Who am I trying to kid? I'm not as cynical as Mick O. I can't wait for this either.
Floodlights, a bag of chips behind the goal, not having to make small talk with people you vaguely recognise in the bog queue, making tortuous work of lower league opposition. This one's got everything. Two sleeps to go!
This is Dulwich.
I'm just absolutely amazed that the club doesn't think they'll need to sell tickets in advance for this one. The latest storylines in Holby City are absolute horseshit so they've got absolutely no competition from the telly on a Tuesday night.
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