Merthyr Town also in crisis

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by planetgeli, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I went to Chesham High School and a History teacher, Geoff Anthony, was a bit of a local hero - playing for Chesham United and Wycombe Wanderers amongst others.

    Pretty sure he won some amateur caps for Wales too. I wonder if that had any connection to what Roger D refers to above? This would have been late 70s early 80s.

    Edited to add: This was the chap: Slough Town FC
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  2. Dulwich Mishi

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

    No, Roger was referring to around the time they won the Isthmian League, which was 1997, from vague memory.
  3. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It was 1992/3, our first season back in the Premier, they beat Hamlet 4-0 on the final day of the season and received the trophy on the pitch. It was the 15th anniversary of us being presented with the D1 trophy at my first Hamlet match. Their benefactor Tony Aplin was Welsh and his brother Gerald was manager. Several of their players were in the Merthyr Tydfil side that beat us in a FA Cup 4th qualifying replay 3 seasons earlier. For reasons I don't remember they weren't promoted to the Conference and were relegated to D1 in 1995.
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  4. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    Ground grading did for their promotion hopes from memory.
  5. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Thought so. That was usually the case in those days.
  6. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Good piece. And this is a salient point:
  8. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Yes, I noticed that too.

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