PLAY-OFF FINAL: Dulwich Hamlet v Hendon - Monday 7th May 3pm

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Balbi, May 4, 2018.

  1. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Congratulations. What a weekend for Editor, Dulwich and Cardiff both promoted!
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  2. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    What the fuck do I know.
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  3. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Ace. Turfed out of your ground, fucked over by a ruthless landlord but still victorious. Brilliant stuff. :thumbs:
  4. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I'm worried for next year. Leatherhead's management team are boss :D
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  5. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Well-Known Member

    Congratulations. Although we were as gutted as you were ecstatic over the course of the season the league table doesn't lie and with your ten point advantage it would have been harder for you to take.
    Hopefully we'll play you again soon, either in a cup next season or in the National South in the future, and finally what a great advert for the non league game, nearly a full house, I wasn't aware of any trouble at all and we still managed to swap ends at half time despite the place being so rammed.
    Safe travels to Truro etc, until next time!
  6. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

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  7. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Were you standing behind the goal, front and centre?
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  8. billbond

    billbond Well-Known Member

    Watched the game with a mate and a partially disabled chap , because of this and we had a good spot did not move as might have been harder to get a good view at the other end for him.
    I thought the support was magnificent from the Dulwich rabble , would have been nice to have a close up of the penalties but still happy
    Had a few beers in the weatherspoon at Tooting broadway then home.
    Great to see some old faces and many babys as well argh ha.
    Went in the main stand to see the presentation at the end , well done to the stewards and Mishi and the crowd for moving back.
    The players seemed really together and enjoing themselves.
    The Game ? , i think Dulwich just deserved it , hitting the bar twice and a few near misses.
    I wonder after that near miss just before the goal were some thinking "here we go"
    ok in the end all worked out well
    And we move on.
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  9. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    the noise on lordship lane is incredible
  10. hackbridgeharry

    hackbridgeharry Well-Known Member

    Well done my little pink friends....... Very impressive crowd there today.
    Hope you all wake up with terrible hangovers.
  11. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Most of the players at the EDT along with countless supporters occupying the roundabout. Just boarded a train at East Dulwich and could hear the chanting from the platform.
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  12. DonkeyAssessor

    DonkeyAssessor Well-Known Member

    Really pleased amadou tangara made such an impact on proceedings during penalties .
    To answer the "dodgy keeper" accolades in the most emphatic and poetic way possible.
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  13. DonkeyAssessor

    DonkeyAssessor Well-Known Member

  14. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    It worked out well that we played the final at Tooting because
    (a) a bigger crowd could get in and
    (b) people could actually see the game
  15. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    20180507_210651.jpg Goose Green roundabout outside the EDT

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  16. goandroam

    goandroam Active Member

    Congratulations - see you next season.
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  17. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    (Leatherhead's management team went to Concord Rangers).
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  18. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

  19. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    And did they concede goals in the 90th minute 3 games on the trot to miss out on the playoffs? :eek:
  20. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I loved the log with a scarf being passed around the stand and the 'To Truro and Beyond' sign and I was partial to the 1970s style toilet roll lobbed on to the goal :D

    Oh, and although it's great that there were so many video-making people given pitchside access, they need to learn some football etiquette and not stand up right in front of the goal or next to the goalposts with their fancy gear and block the view for others. The 'official' photographers (who were sitting on the grass) were getting well pissed off and kept asking them to move out of the way.
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  21. AlanJTerror

    AlanJTerror Member

    I have to admit I look upon your scenes of celebration with envy.
    But good luck you fully deserved it after the crap that has been dealt you this past season.
    Just wish it were us.
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  22. HFCJohn

    HFCJohn Well-Known Member

    Hey, folks.

    Today chafes. It chafes badly. We gVe absolutely everything this afternoon and a couple of us thought the ‘dodgy keeper’ rhetoric from a section of our support would come and bite us in the knackers.

    We know what It is like to not go up after having a ten point advantage over your opponents and for that alone I am pleased you achieved what you have. You deserved to go up over 46 matches, well done. Tbh, I think you shaded the game overall.

    You’ll be fine in the Conference South with this side, I hope you can keep it together and add one or two shrewdly.

    And that is where you and we differ I feel. Some of your fans were very gracious in victory and expressed hope that we might join you this time next year - yet the challenge for us is to somehow keep this side together... Even in comparison to yourselves our wage bill is a fraction and there are hawks gathering around our squad.

    I guess challenges differ for you and for us. For you it is the pursuit back to your rightful home, Champion Hill and to progress in the NLS.

    For us it is to maintain the growth off the pitch and keep as many for the squad and management at the club as we can.

    I am a natural pessimist and fear the worst. For us the worst is that Gary McCann feels that he can’t go through the rigmarole of trying to build another side and leaves.

    For you, I genuinely think the sky is blue (and pink). What you have in terms of supporter base ought to stand you in good stead.

    Good luck, I’ll be along sometime next season to see how you do and see Blitzwalker and DulwichHammer and Pete.

    Enjoy today and the afterglow, you richly deserve it.
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  23. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Excellent sandwiches at your place from the tea bar. I hope the manager stays. That's all that matters.

    Could you hear us at the other end?
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  24. Blitzwalker

    Blitzwalker Well-Known Member

    John, you know how I feel about Hendon. A truly classy old-school outfit with values that we all share. You and your fellow Greens deserve to go from strength to strength next season. I hope that Gary sticks it out and I hope that Simon and the team can fend off the vultures preying on some of your better players. Two famous old clubs battled it out there today who couldn’t be separated ovet 120 minutes. No disgrace in losing on penalties and i truly hope that twelve months hence, you’ll be joining us in Conference Sarf (as we will henceforth call it!)
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  25. HFCJohn

    HFCJohn Well-Known Member

    Were you singing? I’m a little hard of hearing and couldn’t tell...

    Just kidding. Your support and singing, particularly through the second half and extra time wasn’t unnoticed.

    A brilliant turn out and a fan base that deserves higher level football
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  26. GregDHFC

    GregDHFC Well-Known Member

    What a day! I've got to admit that when Hendon's goal went in I thought we were in for another playoff disappointment, but we fought back (and were unlucky not to go in front a couple of times). Penalties weren't how I had imagined this would happen,but it was an incredibly emotional way to win.

    We went for a celebratory curry on lordship lane, and came across the fans and players on goose green roundabout by accident, but it was an incredible way to end the night, with the fans and players celebrating together.

    Here's to next season!
  27. HFCJohn

    HFCJohn Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve, a gent to the end.

    Top club, top fans, top folk running. Just like ourselves. Look forward to visiting in the new season.

    Home and tea, for once you’ve deserved it!
  28. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It was surreal!

    I saw my first Hamlet match on May Bank Holiday 40 years ago. We were already promoted as champions from the old Isthmian Division 1, we beat Hertford Town 1-0 with a goal from substitute Kimm Connett, it pissed down all afternoon.

    This was better!
  29. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    New member you say?
  30. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Also, you got liked by Billericay's angriest, and arguably least attractive, virgin. Sorry to have got promoted without you.
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