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Lewes vs Dulwich Hamlet - Weds 10th Feb 2016

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I think most people's hopes or perhaps not unreasonably their expectations were that given the calibre of senior players signed from top of this league and the league above we would not succumb to our 'winter wobble' this time around. And truth is we shouldn't - we should be able to knuckle down and win ugly and yet we haven't. It's same old Dulwich again and yes based on how we are playing now we would not be at the races in the next level up.

I missed Lewes but the full horror of our play was witnessed first-hand at VCD - it was shocking to a man (Clunis the only exception) and whilst i didn't boo at the end of the game I did not hang around to clap them.
I'm very much over that 'booing the players' thing. But I won't clap them if they've been utterly shit either!
 

DonkeyAssessor

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I don't dispute players hurting..but like it or not, players DO NOT hurt like fans! they can move on, still pick up their wages, and life goes on.

We NEVER get back the money we 'waste', and regret for the rest of our life 'what might have been'...
Winning a league opportunities are limited in a player's career.
 

DonkeyAssessor

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In retrospect, my last replies to Mishi were abrupt, and do not reflect that I recognised and felt his ( having supported the team for many more years than me) pain when I saw him on Lewes station after the game last Wednesday.

Indeed he is correct that some players have let the club and fans down, but to accuse them of “cheating the fans “ was going too far.

Indeed it could be argued that it is players at our level who have been cheated out of professional football careers, by the authorities allowing so many foreigners into the league ranks, which has prevented them attaining such status.

Managers of professional clubs bemoan the fact so many games are scheduled and that their 40 strong squad, £150,000 a week players have such heavy workloads, which in their case is often about seven games every four months , whereas ours have just been called upon to play a similar number in the same number of weeks, on top of their normal work commitments.

Meanwhile we see a couple of coaches of the Chelsea Belgian supporters club going through Peckham on the A202 on their way to Stamford Bridge, on Saturday lunchtimes when they have albeit rare 3 o’clock home games, whilst local people priced out of top division grounds come and watch National or Ryman league football.

There is something drastically wrong with the way football has developed in the last two decades to cause such, thanks to Sky Television and tvvats like Bosman.

…….. but that is a topic for a different thread..
 
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EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
Meanwhile we see a couple of coaches of the Chelsea Belgian supporters club going through Peckham on the A202 on their way to Stamford Bridge, on Saturday lunchtimes when they have albeit rare 3 o’clock home games, whilst local people priced out of top division grounds come and watch National or Ryman league football.
I might wait and wave to them next week or whenever.
 

DonkeyAssessor

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I might wait and wave to them next week or whenever.
Timed at 12:10 for their game v Everton 4 weeks ago, to give you a rough idea of their schedule and save you unnecessary hanging around :)
....................un less of course their ferry was delayed that day
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
I hope I'm not taking anyone's ticket next week when I'm at Meiendorfer v. Altona 93.

Enjoy Brentwood away... ;)
 

DonkeyAssessor

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Hope to F* it doesn't get postponed due to frost or snow, always a risk when organising trips to foreign venues (or indeed some in this country) at this time of year
 
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Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Yep, but that's just an 'occupational' hazard. If it's off it's off.... the weather forecast is ok, but a short spell of 'heavy rain' is due in Hamburg. Will certainly see some football...but the 'main course' is the Altona game.
I'd rather the Brentwood Town game is off, so I can see that when it's re-arranged! ;)

Oh, and I don't put disappointments behind me...I just get used to them, and wait for the next one to come along..!!! ;)
 

Scutta

Live Fast Die Bizarre
Arse, did you get to go to another match?
Went St Pauli vs red bull on Fri. Hsv falcons (?) A team set up by the fans of Hsv who don't like the way Hsv is run... think fcum actually there were quite a few of their flags there. We then went to Altona 93 ice hockey which was great fun. On Sunday though they just opened up the bar at the club house for us and watched loads old of altona footage from 60'a through to recent and then watched spurs smash man city. and of course got vewy dwunk :thumbs:
 

Fingers

From Tuscany SE22
Went St Pauli vs red bull on Fri. Hsv falcons (?) A team set up by the fans of Hsv who don't like the way Hsv is run... think fcum actually there were quite a few of their flags there. We then went to Altona 93 ice hockey which was great fun. On Sunday though they just opened up the bar at the club house for us and watched loads old of altona footage from 60'a through to recent and then watched spurs smash man city. and of course got vewy dwunk :thumbs:
Sounds ace apart from the Spurs City game ha ha.

Watched it in Crystal Palace and saw loads of Dulwich scarves floating about in the pubs.
 

Pink Panther

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Sounds ace apart from the Spurs City game ha ha.

Watched it in Crystal Palace and saw loads of Dulwich scarves floating about in the pubs.
Where did you drink round there? I didn't think any of the pubs in the Palace showed live football anymore. (Royal Albert has the BT Sport games but not Sky.)
 

Pink Panther

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The Railway Bell shows footy. The Irish sports bar seems to have vanished
Ah yes, watched Scotland v Ireland in the Euro qualifier in there with a Scottish mate last summer. (Most locals would probably class the Bell as Gipsy Hill rather than 'the Palace', which is generally assumed to mean the triangular arrangement of one-way streets at the top of the hill.)

Patrick's (the Irish bar) closed a while back and is now the hideously titled 'Cocktail Embassy' although I believe they serve real ale. (I know Damian the manager as he used to be manager of Beer Rebellion the Late Knight's micropub opposite Gipsy Hill station which is my local.)
 

DonkeyAssessor

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Part of me wishes we don't go up so I can go to Lewes.
Well you got that part of your wish right, but there's always some other team that buggers it up......

Lewes beer festival on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June at the Town Hall if you need another excuse to go there.

But who needs a beer festival with decent offerings at almost all the pubs in the town.

A more pleasant place it would be hard to find, to spend a lovely summer afternoon exploring ; if you are at a loose end.
 
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