Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Pink Panther, Oct 7, 2019.
Bastard of a draw. Probably the toughest we could have pulled from within our own division.
Yep. B.I.G.'s birthday weekend though. Rum in Hampshire.
Still anything can happen in football/it's only takes a second to score a goal/funny old game etc etc.
Looking for positives, their priority will clearly be promotion when you consider their appointment of Paul Doswell as manager and subsequent recruitment of experienced players following relegation from the National Division last season. Teams in that position are often prone to slip up in cup games. We've underachieved in recent league matches but we've got a lot of experience ourselves, and whilst we're potentially a top 7 side (and therefore promotion contenders) I think a cup run with a few wins in big matches is a more readily attainable goal for us right now.
We could have had Woking, or Torquay, or Bromley which would have been a tougher task on paper. This could well go to a replay which Havant won't really want, whereas I'd relish the chance to get them back to The Hill on a Tuesday night.
And, of course, if we draw you just know we’ll get Bristol Rovers away...
I'd be more than happy with that.
There would definitely be a supporters coach booked for that one!
When can I book onto the supporters coach for Havant please?
Fix. Royston Town v Maldon & Tiptree
and Potters Bar Town v Barnet are local derbys!
Sutton United should see off #Rickerty.
B.I.G. are we doing something special for your birthday (other than the obvious rum drinking)?
A possible curry if we win!
Watch this space B.I.G - will be looking to tie up details first thing this morning.
I’m im. £16? Boom!
I have a feeling we could see peak B.I.G
OH well, would have preferred Chichester away but not far away from there in terms of mileage! Hopefully H&W are focused solely on promotion. Was it Newport (IOW) that we last met at this stage?
Not that local, in my book!
No, Hayes in 2000/01. We lost 4-2 away having led 2-1. They were a National Division club at the time.
We beat Newport 3-2 at home two seasons earlier to reach the 1st Round for the first time in 50 years.
Royston is between Hitchin and Cambridge, Maldon is between Chelmsford and Colchester. I wouldn't be surprised if they've never met before.
Geography schmography! If it ain't south London it's bandit country!
it was close last time we played at havant.
2016/2017 season Havant were beating everyone on their way to winning the Isthmian Premier Division. But on 22nd March 2017 they came to Champion Hill and were beaten 3-0 by a strong Hamlet side.
Dulwich going into this with signs that they are putting a very shaky spell behind them.
Unbeaten in last 5 matches in all competitions - won 3, drawn 2, scored 18, conceded 6.
Didn't get my act together in time to make the coach but £28 rtn from Peckham Rye isnt too crazy for anyone making a last minute decision to travel.
buy the ticket in reverse i.e Havant to London stations and it’ll be about half that
In fact if you do Havant to Clapham junction it’s only 12 quid then oyster to Peckham.
Cheapest I'm seeing for a reverse return is £19 southern trains only. Will keep looking
Pitch inspection 9am tomorrow btw
The £12.80 fare is for discount railcard holders, i.e. Senior, Student, Network Railcard etc. Still a lot cheaper than the walk up fare going from London, which will be over 30 quid if you don't hold a railcard.
These cheapest fares are only valid on the Southern route from Victoria via East Croydon and Horsham (which calls at Clapham Junction), not from the faster services out of Waterloo. (You can also use this ticket from London Bridge or intermediate stations changing at East Croydon, but technically only valid on Southern services.) Also bear in mind that the outward portion of the ticket is only valid when accompanied by the unused return portion. I've never been pulled up when doing this, but always keep hold of both portions after your outward leg if possible.
It's bang out of order in my view that the same return journey is much cheaper (any cheaper in fact) from outside London than it is for us.
It’s on Twitter that there’s a pitch inspection at 9:00am...
Yes, mentioned by Bugpowder Dust in the post before mine. I'm holding fire on my advance ticket. I can book online in the morning if necessary.
Overnight weather and morning doesn’t look too bad.
If it ends up being midweek there are trains back to Londinium!
Game is on
Pitch passed fit:
MATCH ON AFTER PITCH INSPECTION AT HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE
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