Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Dulwich Mishi, Oct 19, 2019.
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Good luck in the next round
seen this tweet
Average of 1 million viewers for Dulwich Hamlet last night with a peak of 1.3 million!
Well not really, because they were broadcasting a live football match played on a football pitch, and clearly wanted a variety of camera angles the same as they would at any larger and more salubrious ground. What a Twit!
1.4-1.9% of the UK population watched DulwIch on Friday. Let that sink in for a minute.
As much as it was a great occasion for Dulwich, great atmosphere, the lights, the buzz around the ground, the publicity and the money, for me it was tainted when 2 strangers started warming up. A controversial decision to bring 2 new players straight in for such a momentous match that was achieved by the current squad. The pundits weren't impressed either, not a good decision to keep the dressing room together. Why was Jack Connors dropped? What had he done to deserve to be dropped, nothing. He gets replaced by someone who didn't do much, liked to spend a lot of the game playing anywhere but left back. Connors is one of the best crossers we have plus the added bonus of his long throws. Taylor gets dropped, Dempsey straight in, yet Vose keeps his place. Bizarre management. 3-1 down, where was our most creative player, Connor Hunte? The players who got us to the 1st round should have played. Make the changes in a league game where we are currently woeful.
Still, it was a momentous occasion for the club (that's why I left this rant for a couple of days). Just a bit worried about how things are going with a more expensive squad with great facilities. Tactically inept last week, morally wrong this week.
I must admit those were pretty much my own thoughts. Dempsey looks a real prospect to me but we've only got him for a month, and I can't help thinking Taylor would have offered more protection against those swift counter-attacks that unzipped our defence. Connors has arguably been the best player this season for me and the quality of his crosses and left-footed set pieces, not to mention the long throws, might well have created more clear scoring chances especially for Mills.
Anyway it's happened now so we just have to hope there's no fallout with anyone reacting badly. It was an incredibly dispassionate selection. Gavin must have totally disregarded personal feelings and convinced himself that those players in those roles would give us a significant extra chance. It was his big day in the spotlight too, and it would have been much easier just to pick the newcomers on the bench or not at all.
One other footnote that hasn't been mentioned, and I didn't really want to at the time, but how an earth did the Carlisle 17 not get a second yellow card for pulling back Mills on the flank with twenty minutes to go? Incredibly the referee gave a free kick against us. It looked a shocking decision at the time but I wanted to see the television footage before commenting. Kevin Kilbane was incredulous on the commentary. It's a blatant foul, it's not even six of one and half a dozen of the other, and that was the only Carlisle player who had already been booked up to that point. I suspect they'd still have seen us off with ten men, but it would have been interesting to have the chance of playing those twenty minutes with an extra man.
I've read the comments above and I too feel very dissapointed for Taylor and Connors. However Connors has been really good over recent games so I doubt he is in danger of being left out. We were not good enough against Bath and there was some criticism of the manager. So why be surprised he brought in the two new players? Also we all know the team is stronger with Monakana and Orlu. Carlisle started as a 3-4-3 and you can't tell me they planned to concede the midfield and defend so deep. The early goal may have allowed them to do that.
I thought Dempsey gave us some bite that has been lacking and this seemed to have a real positive effect on Vose and Chapman who looked different players to the Bath game. Our defending was poor for the first two goals. McKirdy obviously prefers to arrive at the near post because he put a shot the wrong side of the post, which was flagged offside, before the second goal. I think Quade would have seen this.
The Carlisle game plan was to keep Mills quiet. The whole first half was played in the Carlisle half and apart from the goals Grainger had nothing to do. We were unlucky with a number of shots hitting Carlisle players and our own player.
To sum up the team did us proud. It didn't look like there was a two division gap between the teams. The difference was only a few seconds of individual quality from Carlisle. I can't pick a Dulwich MOTM because they all did so well. Ade Yusuff did a lot of work. The televised game was the cherry on the cake for a club who lost their home, almost folded, got promoted and now have some of the biggest crowds in non league. The song 'No one knows us' no longer applies.
Also now we are two divisons higher than we were when we were in the Isthmian South we are more likely to get in the first round of the FA cup. Perhaps once every 3 years?
The BBC coverage was great. This is what it is to be a player or a supporter of Dulwich Hamlet.
I thought about this. First round is 80 teams. 48 League 1 and 2. Assume all 24 of National League get through and that leaves 8. Assume they are all Conference North or South, evenly split, means 4/22, or once every 5.5 years.
Of course some from lower levels will get through, but then some of National League will drop out, so it’s probably a fair estimate.
Would be interesting to see what the actual numbers are on how many teams from different levels have made it through in the last few years. But not so interesting that I’m going to do it.
Factor in that we might expect to be even stronger next year and the year after. See Maidstone are in the second round.
Just realised it’s a year to the day since the big volunteer clean up day at Champion Hill. Talk about a contrast!
Not long back from my weekend trip, caught up with an old university mate whilst in the smoke.
The match. Professionalism won the game for us. Your lot did themselves proud, 4-1 a tad harsh if you ask me. The wonder strike from Jones killed the game. McKirdy is one of those who when he’s up for it he’s superb. Sagaf who came on as a sub was also good, far better than Bridge who started.
The club. Cracking set up you have. Clearly a lot of pride in your club. Your unique colours add to it too, looks good! Everyone I spoke to was welcoming, and couldn’t do enough for our lot.
Food and drink. I forget the name of the pub near the ground but it was selling mushroom rolls? To a northerner that is one bizarre combination! Otherwise again a good experience.
All the best for the rest of the season folks.
a minor grumble- was there a need for body frisks at the turnstiles? You dont get that at Fulham, even when we were in the Premier League.
I got more than body frisked, they checked my inside leg round the fringe of my pants, like at an airport!
We played well, those that think we didn't are incorrect.
I'm sure they got a big surprise.
It rained like you wanted
Personally I find this extremely irritating. I'll let it go this time as it was the highest profile game the club has had in my lifetime, but some of the measures I've seen masquerading as "security" at away grounds are ridiculous. If clubs like Woking and Tonbridge are going to demand forensic inspection or removal of the tops of water bottles on a warm afternoon for bog standard league fixtures in three quarters empty grounds it's time for paying spectators to take a stand and walk away without paying if necessary.
Have to say I also found the full-body frisk a bit over the top. The bag search I can sort of understand but what exactly do they think they're going to find on the insides of my legs? I'm not even sure what it is that they're searching for.
they had heard the rumours then
It was freezing. No wonder they looked so intensely!
Some photos from Max:
Love this banner. Big respect to whoever made it!
Dulwich Hamlet 1 – 4 Carlisle: FA Cup First Round Photo Report
It's where you'd expect to find a knife.
(I've been searched a lot. )
I wonder how many were found on Friday night?
Thing is, we hire stewards who are trained to search people going into venues like clubs and the like, then they'll just switch into robotic mode and search for these things automatically. Not saying it makes it pleasent or a good thing but that's how it is.
Carlisle drew Forest Green Rovers away in the next round. Not sure how the numbers are allocated but it could have been the Ethan Pinnock derby...
The guy on the door just asked me if I had any alcohol and didn't look, which made shoving four cans and a hip flask down my jeans a waste of time
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