Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Pink Panther, Apr 16, 2019.
The same mob with the air raid siren? Hopefully it's rusted up with the lack of use this season
I never understood that. On the grounds they were so eyeballs-out “Ing-er-lund” and proud... Why blare out a noise that literally says “there’s Germans coming to bomb you” to celebrate a goal?
They had it almost 20 years ago at their old ground. On one occasion when we won there they were so shit they were reduced to cranking it up when they won a corner.
Harlow was my least favourite away game in the Isthmian Premier. Dreadful town, expensive train fare for a relatively short journey, ground a long dull walk from the station. Good to put an extra division between them and us.
Yes very irratating when we had just conceded a goal.
Hopefully we won't draw them in any cups next season!
Dulwich finished 14th just above fatty McCann's team. Result. Wealdstone made the play-offs. Good luck to them. Billericay didn't.
Weymouth are confirmed as promoted to National South for next season as champions of the Southern League Premier South Division, joining Isthmian Premier champions Dorking Wanderers. The third promoted club will be one of Taunton, Metropolitan Police, Salisbury, Poole, Carshalton, Haringey, Tonbridge or Merstham.
Truro have gone down along with East Thurrock United and Weston-super-Mare.
How does it all work PP? Do the winners of the Isthmian play offs play the winners of the Southern play offs for the third promotion place?
Last year was a good time to get promoted...
The idea of Wealdstone in the conference is quite ridiculous.
Not as ridiculous as Concord Rangers. Or Billericay.
Well, no. Or Weston, but I think you get my point.
Carshalton finished 2nd so play their play-off games at home. What an achievement in their first season in the Premier. I'll be going to support the Robins and Peter Adeniyi.
Ahem... AND Kalvin Morath-Gibbs!
Harry Ottaway, Omar Koroma & Daniel Pappoe
Bostik Premier play-off semi final Carshalton v Merstham 7.45pm Thursday 2nd May. Wear you Dulwich shirt. Eleven ex-Dulwich players could be playing in this one.
I ended up at Worthing v Merstham yesterday. Walter Figueira scored two absolute stunners in a batshit mental start that saw Merstham take a 3 nil lead within the first 5 minutes.
So did Tommy Kavanagh, who scored the fourth goal from a penalty. So 8 ex-Hamlet players in the Merstham XI, but perhaps surprisingly no more on the bench!
Merstham have Figueira, Carshalton have Korboa. Thursday could be a good one.
Now we're staying up, I've got the band sorted for next season.
And the winner of the other Southern League Step 3 division will play the Northern Premier. They will pair the teams in the most geographically logical pairing. Good job we went up last season! Think this is a one-off though. Next year 8 go up and 4 down to expand the league, and then year after it becomes 4 down from each step 2 division (as opposed to 3 this season).
Can't see any good reason why they couldn't have implemented all that at the same time as introducing the fourth division at Step 3. Not that you actually need to have 24 teams in a division to have 4 down and 2+2 up.
Or it would have made more sense to exclude 4th and 5th placed teams from this season's Step 3 play-offs and have the semi-finals between the 2nd and 3rd placed clubs in different divisions. As it stands someone could be promoted ahead of no fewer than 6 clubs that finished higher, rather than the usual 3.
Possibly been discussed elsewhere and if so, apologies but the composition of NL South could be interesting. Four teams coming down from the National League; Aldershot, Braintree, Havant and Maidstone. This is going to lead to an imbalance of southern teams in our division, so presumably there will be some redeployment of teams in the Northern section in order to balance things up. So maybe we’ll be saying goodbye to Gloucester and one of the more northerly Essex teams (I think Braintree is the furthest north).
The consensus seems to be that Gloucester and Oxford will return to the North Division, where each has played in the past. Braintree is slightly further north than both but is less conveniently located in proximity to motorway routes.
It will be a shame to lose Oxford as it's a good day out and one of our oldest traditional league fixtures. (Then again so is Woking and I doubt many would be sorry to lose them.)
Yes, would be sad to lose Oxford as a nice bunch and a good day out. If it were down to me, I’d transfer Hemel and Riccay so as to inflict them on the Northern division!
I certainly wouldn’t miss going to Woking even though it’s one of the shorter journeys.
All three are about the same latitude but Braintree is the most northerly. As mentioned it's about travel logistics as well, I guess - but do they look at where Gloucester play in Evesham rather than the home city itself?
Hemel is local to me (and Wiki says St Albans is further north anyway) but I'd happily transfer Billericay instead of either!
Thought I read there was some regulation about Gloucester not being moved again because they've had to so too often recently?
Might of imagined it though.
It's one of those half-truths that gets repeated until people accept it as fact. I believe the FA have pledged to avoid moving teams in consecutive years unless they wish to but there are certainly precedents for moving clubs again after 2 seasons, and Gloucester and Oxford have each had at least 2 seasons in the South Division.
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