Hemel Hempstead v Dulwich Hamlet - Saturday 8th December

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by pettyboy, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. pettyboy

    pettyboy Well-Known Member

    Wanted to start this thread - mainly because I'm curious about how others are travelling from South London!
     
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  2. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Cheapest train fares are direct from Balham or Clapham Junction (avoiding Zone 1) to Hemel Hempstead. Otherwise trains from Euston. The ground is about 2 miles from the station. There are also Green Line buses from Victoria that will drop you within a couple of hundred yards of the ground. I'll try to post further details when I have more time.
     
  3. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Proper revelation that I can get there direct from Balham, avoiding crosstown faff. Cheers PP.
     
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  4. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Hourly service from Balham at 29 past the hour, 60 minutes journey time.
     
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  5. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Scrub that. Direct from Streatham Common but wouldn't have even looked if you hadn't mentioned Balham. Can we play them every week?
     
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  6. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Long hike from the station at the other end and Hemel's a hellhole, so no thanks.
     
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  7. Cat Daisy

    Cat Daisy New Member

    It's a long and mostly drab walk from Hemel Station. Stopping off for beer in St Albans and then 300 / 301 bus takes you close to the ground.
     
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  8. Ian Kaye

    Ian Kaye Well-Known Member

    Be careful of these direct trains from Balham and Clapham Junction they often get cancelled.
     
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  9. Blitzwalker

    Blitzwalker Well-Known Member

    I’m in but might be a tad fragile after a double whammy of the Guild of Battlefield Guides lunch and a cricket club dinner the day before.
     
  10. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Going to bring a tambourine and stand next to you all game.
     
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  11. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    And a cowbell. And a triangle.
     
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  12. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Drum and keys.
     
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  13. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    I mean, this is possibly the most unlikely thing EVER...
     
  14. DonkeyAssessor

    DonkeyAssessor Well-Known Member

    The price you have to pay for having a life !
     
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  15. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    I often thought Hemel Hempstead was a made up place, I've never been and can't even remember seeing a sign for it, even having travelled up the M1 hundreds of times.The only thing I know about Hemel Hemstead is that they had a basketball team in the 80's whos results used to come up on the vidiprinter on Grandstand (for no particular reason) - or did I dream that?!! I might have to go just to check it's real.
     
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  16. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    I've been to Hemel once, to go to the weird snowdome thing they have there.
     
  17. cg__

    cg__ Member

    My main memory of Hemel Hempstead was when that factory exploded a number of years back. It was either my birthday or Xmas at the time and it meant we couldn't make the trip to my nan's in Watford
     
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  18. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Very fair point.
     
  19. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Buncefield Oil Depot. It's 13 years this month since it happened. I remember I'd just started a new job and the following week there were fluffy black clouds drifting across Croydon on a sunny day. It's very close to where the football ground is.
     
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  20. Cat Daisy

    Cat Daisy New Member

    Buncefield terminal - 2005. Could see the smoke even from the other side of Hertfordshire. The site is close enough to the ground to pay a visit.
     
  21. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Definitely had a basketball team - Hemel Hempstead Lakers, later rebranded as ‘Ovaltine Hemel Hempstead’ following a sponsorship deal with the locally based malty drink maker. They played in bright orange in line with the drink’s packaging at the Dacorum Leisure Centre in the town.
     
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  22. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

  23. Blitzwalker

    Blitzwalker Well-Known Member

    Remember the Buncefield thing well. Actually heard the explosion from my house in SE7 - quite early on a Sunday morning. As PP says, the smoke was visible from across London too.
     
  24. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    It was a fuel depot, wasn't it?
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I heard it too and got up to see where the noise had come from. It was almost as loud as the cheers after Erhum's chip.
     
  26. baleboy_93

    baleboy_93 Well-Known Member

    Apologies to anyone who uses the service but unfortunately there won’t be any DHFCRadio for this game, back as usual for the following week plus there will still be highlights.
     
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  27. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Hemel asking for a payment, or some other farcical rights issue? I really appreciated the commentary last month... Many thanks!
     
  28. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Nothing like that. He just won’t be able to be there. Think he said it’s his first game he’s missed in over 2 years. Amazing!
     
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  29. Jon-of-arc

    Jon-of-arc Fully self-actualised

    I live in Hemel Hempstead. It's... Alright!
     
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  30. Cat Daisy

    Cat Daisy New Member

    A strong Hemel side (8 of last Saturday's XI, I think) only just edged past Step 3 Hitchin Town on penalties last night in the Herts Senior Cup. Wide man Tom Knowles looked like the player to watch as he forced some good saves out of Hitchin's goalie but it was 0-0 after 90 minutes. No extra time needed to be played in this one - just went straight to the shootout!
     
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