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

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

  1. Pickers

    Pickers Member

    Really was a great day yesterday and all seemed to go off without any trouble. Spoke to a colleague who was at the slough playoff game and they had big issues getting people into the the ground, fans were segregated and a few arrests following bottle throwing incidents.

    There is a lot be said about doing thing so the right way.
  2. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Woking :confused: :rolleyes:
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  3. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I go to live events to experience the moment. I sometimes take a few photographs, but I'm always mindful of those around me and of not getting in their way. It's an increasing source of personal annoyance that some people seem to think that recording the occasion somehow prioritises them over those who are just watching. You often get it at county cricket, with semi-professional photographers wandering around in the middle of an over with enormous cameras on tripods, sometimes deciding that the perfect spot to stop and take some shots is right in front of where people are sitting.

    Several years ago I was at a pub on a hot summer's day where a live band was playing on a Sunday afternoon in the beer garden. A friend of mine, who is a very large man and former Royal Marines officer, very politely asked a bloke who stood right in front of him with iphone raised aloft to please move or put his arm down as he was blocking the view. This man looked at him with utter disdain and replied contemptuously "I'm filming the band", before turning away again and carrying on. My friend, without saying another word, grabbed his wrist from behind, wrenched the phone form his hand, and flung it into the bushes around ten yards away. The offender stood speechless for what seemed like ages, his mouth opening and closing like a goldfish, before scuttling off to retrieve his phone.
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  5. Ludo

    Ludo Well-Known Member

  6. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    Quite. I took bottles of champagne to the East Thurrock play-off final, and brought them home unopened. They also went to Bognor Regis and were unopened. But not yesterday. Yesterday corks exploded and everyone got soaked.

    I am sure success tastes sweeter when you have worked and waited for it, and have we waited.

    The success was built on the achievement of previous Dulwich teams. It was fantastic to see ex-players Phil Wilson, Peter Adeniyi, Lewis Gonsalves, Kevin James and others joining the celebrations. Legends.

    This is what it is to be a Dulwich Hamlet player. The fans never forget you.
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  7. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

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  8. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Did it in previous finals iirc
  9. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Agree with others. Not able to tell from that angle. Whole ball etc. etc.
  10. cambelt

    cambelt Well-Known Member

    Had a good view and it looked like a goal to me but, you know, whatevs.
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  11. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Looked at the linesman and he was up with the play, but that was the same linesman who ignored Tangara being 3 yards off his line for the two penalty saves! We scored anyway before the ball went dead so ultimately it didn't cost us a goal. That Clunis shot that came off the bar would have been a truly sensational winner had it gone in and we'd stayed ahead.
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  12. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Never been happier for a club I don't support (Or do I? :hmm:) even if your promotion means it's less likely that Winchester City will get another cup game against you. Forward the Hamlet. :thumbs:
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  13. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    Left my 2 x DULWICH HAMLET banners at the KNK on Monday. Can we get them back? The DHST can keep them.
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's a splendidly wobbly video from a well known poster here, with top notch cowbell action from another :)

    I've only missed a few games but when did this 'oh lay oh lay' chant start up? I really like it but never heard it before (you can hear it from 1:14 onwards).
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  15. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Fucks sake. Must have been fun. Imagine being on one of those buses, on your way home from the shops and coming across that scene. fecking brilliant!
  16. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Say 10.30 on Monday morning. Somewhere in a Nunhead garden by Christian Burt

    Somewhat too late for anyone to get the third line correct it seems
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  17. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    Are you sure? I think the two Whitehawk fans started singing "oh lay, oh lay" and the Dulwich fans added the "and we follow Gavin Rose" bit. On Monday for the first time.
  18. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Of course i'm sure. Not my fault if the peripheries got the words wrong.
  19. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's how we celebrated 5 years ago!

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  21. SDE

    SDE Well-Known Member

    Not that it really matters cos everyone's a hero etc, but... Looking back at the highlights (courtesy of Back of the Net) I think it's really hard to pick a man of the match. I probably wouldn't go Tangara, in hindsight. Chambers and Hayles were excellent when we were under any pressure, in my opinion. Carew got a bit of stick in the commentary but I thought he was brilliantly committed all over the pitch - a very good but different kind of performance from him. Ny always dangerous, Reisse lively. I think Chambers edges it.
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  22. SDE

    SDE Well-Known Member

    I was in the corner with LinoIan so we had a good view of it. I'd say not over the line. But like you say, whatevs - we went and scored anyway!

    Tangara was certainly off his line very early on the pens but most 'keepers do the same these days. It would have been harsh to call him out for that. My only concern was Tangara looking at the ref after each of his two saves as if to say 'Was that ok, ref?' thereby giving him the opportunity to have it re-taken. The ref clearly didn't want to make any huge, contentious decisions like that though, thank heavens! :)
  23. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Nathan Green MOM for me. Beast of a performance. To get up and down the pitch for 120 minutes in that heat...and score a pen. Top performance. He was a constant threat and beat his man consistenly to get a cross in or retain possession.

    Hard to decide between the the three centre backs, but Chambers was maasive. He's come so far in last 18 months.
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  24. bringbackelmo

    bringbackelmo Well-Known Member

    Tangara was clearly at fault for the goal and took a LOT of stick from the Hendon fans for the rest of the game (I spent most of the first half down that end of the ground). Aside from that error he came back into the game pretty strongly and obviously ended the hero, which was a nice bit of poetic justice.
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  25. Dulwich Mishi

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

    "I was in the corner with LinoIan so we had a good view of it. I'd say not over the line. But like you say, whatevs - we went and scored anyway"

    There was NO WAY it was over the line...because: ! I only got to see extra time, what with the '50/50' & helping to count the gate money!;)
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  26. clog

    clog she seems to like to nitpick and moan a lot

    We stood with the Hendon fans too, too busy down our end. C was most indignant at the dodgy keeper stuff and was shouting, “not so dodgy now Hendon!” when he made the penalty saves :D
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I thought the singing was bloody incredible throughout the game. There's always a fear when non regular fans turn up for the big occasions things are going to get quiet but that was just about the loudest and most non-stop chanting I've heard for a long time. What a fantastic day that was.
  28. Brutaldeluxe

    Brutaldeluxe Member

    Agreed - Green has been absolutely outstanding recently. Personally I thought Acheampong was MOTM but as you say, very hard to pick between the players. Great effort all round
  29. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    It's the loudest I've ever heard our fans - easily. I reckon the roof over the terracing helps with that too.
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  30. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    My photos are landing soon I hope. Sporadically posting them on Instagram and Twitter. I took nearly 1800 shots over the course of the day...
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