Dulwich Hamlet vs Bognor Regis (Q2, FA Cup), Saturday, September 21st 2019

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by pompeydunc, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Bugger...

    Look at what we could have won, away to: Potters Bar Town, St Ives Town, Deeping Rangers, Soham Town Rangers, Arundel, Hadley, Flackwell Heath, Moneyfields, Barton Rovers, Hitchin Town, Dereham Town, St Neots, Biggleswade, Kings Langley, Hartley Witney....

    At least, it's not Concord Rangers away mind....
     
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  2. the 12th man

    the 12th man Well-Known Member

    Shit draw!
     
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  3. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Did you really expect anything else?!
     
  4. the 12th man

    the 12th man Well-Known Member

    Yep, hopes dreams and awaydays :cool:
     
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  5. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

  6. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    At least it's not Bognor away...
     
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  7. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Replay?
     
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  8. Al Crane

    Al Crane Well-Known Member

    No thanks!
     
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  9. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Just keep away from the seafront!
     
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  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    *Date added to title

     
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  11. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Yippee
     
  12. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I did a game at Potters Bar last season to recomplete the Isthmian Premier Division grounds. It's one of the dullest places I've ever visited. As for Flackwell Heath, Barton Rovers and Hitchin Town some of us have already seen the Hamlet play there! (I would have enjoyed revisiting Hitchin though.)

    Shades of last season's home tie with Tonbridge at the same stage. I don't suppose Bognor will be too delighted either.
     
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  13. Cat Daisy

    Cat Daisy Active Member

    Potters Bar's ground is pretty spartan (& the town is dull). The most "exciting" thing is that the turnstiles were from the old Wembley. The grounds at Biggleswade and St Ives are pretty unexciting too but the latter town is pretty!

    I may be biased but a trip to Top Field would've been my choice. There are new floodlights & dugouts since Dulwich's last visit but little else has changed.

    But Bognor it is ...
     
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  14. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    Good. I was only saying yesterday ....
    Let's put out our strongest team and smash them. Revenge for the Isthmian play-off finals. I don't care what happens this season as long as we smash Bognor in the cup.
    A few years ago they had some of most unpleasant supporters I've seen. No doubt those don't bother watching the team anymore since they got relegated. Appologies for being bit negative :hmm:
    Obviously prefer their rivals Worthing.
     
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  15. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I’ve no interest in ‘revenge’ against them. I simply want us to win.
    We are in a higher division than them, they are struggling.
    They mean nothing to me, they’re just a typical south coast club from a non descript seaside town, sadly suffering from delusions of grandeur.
    To be honest the only real decent thing about them is their bread pudding on sale from their tea bar.
     
  16. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    Bognor came to our rescue when the Isthmian League insisted we play a home game on a Saturday at an Isthmian graded ground when we had no home ground available. The match was on the pools from memory. Bognor agreed to host the match when others closer to SE22 had refused. In theory, inability to fulfill the match could have led to our expulsion from the league.
     
  17. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member



    #Bognor
     
  18. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    For me any rivalry with Bognor is a healthy one from several seasons when the two clubs were battling each other for promotion, much like the rivalry with Maidstone. Four play-off matches in 7 seasons, all on Bognor's patch two victories apiece, unfortunately ours were both in the semi-finals and we lost to other clubs in the final whereas Bognor's were in the final so they were promoted at our expense.

    They always played decent football under Jamie Howell but he's been gone since we last met them in the 2017 Isthmian Premier play-off final. We'll be the favourites this time, they've only collected 4 points from the first 5 league matches but at the same time we could have drawn plenty of less tricky opponents on paper at this early stage of the competition, and a potential Tuesday night replay would be a real nuisance for supporters.
     
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  19. editor

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  20. the 12th man

    the 12th man Well-Known Member

    The 3-1 semi final win after finishing 33 points behind them in the league was an amazing evening, one I will never forget.

    I remember hearing people I don't know telling about it on train journeys months later and smiling to myself thinking "Yes and I was there to witness it"
     
  21. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    Selfishly, I wanted a home tie, against anyone, as I couldn’t have managed an away trip that weekend.

    We will also I imagine make more as a club from a home tie. I know revenue is split evenly but the total pot will be higher from 2,000 fans at Champion Hill than 200 at [insert far-flung suburb of crap commuter town].
     
  22. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Cup games often tend to be lower than our average...
     
  23. Dodger

    Dodger Active Member

    I think he means we'll still get more cash than if we were away.
     
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  24. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    If income is a problem now we're back home, getting crowds as big as the biggest in the division, a packed and no longer inexpensive bar, club-run food outlets and all kinds of sponsorship, then somebody is doing things very badly indeed.
     
  25. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It was clearly stated at the last supporters meeting that the club has budgeted for zero revenue from FA Cup and Trophy matches, so whatever we get from any size crowd, or any prize money for winning matches, will be a bonus. I think the last FA Cup tie at Champion Hill was against Hastings two years ago. They were a division below us at the time and it pulled a decent crowd around the same level as our early league games, so hopefully this game will do so too. Obviously the more matchday income the club can generate the better, but as a supporter I'd rather have an away game somewhere a bit different and keep winning the matches until we get a bigger payday later down the line.
     
  26. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    ...'tis true. The overall budget is/was based on average attendance of 2300 though, so this Cup game will be welcome given we are below that thus far. Notwithstanding, I would expect attendances to pick-up as the season progresses...
     
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  27. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    2100?
     
  28. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    2,100 was the stated average figure for which we've budgeted.
     
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  29. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    So fag packet maths says a Cup gate of 2,100, split 50/50, means 1,050 unbudgeted-for attendees, which in turn means the breakeven target of 2,100 per League game becomes 2,050. That’s a nice little help.
     
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  30. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I knew that from pompeydunc , he must have forgotten.
     

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