We Are Staying Up!

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Pink Panther, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Blitzwalker

    Blitzwalker Well-Known Member

    The only reason I mentioned the change of league was that this seems to have been the reason (or excuse) for last seasons squad to decamp as they weren’t able to commit to the extra travelling involved.

    As you say, their season has been a shambles and from what I understand, it’s far from clear whether they will continue next season. Hopefully that won’t be the case and they will survive in some shape or form.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2019
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  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Look at their last load of results!

    Sat 23rd Mar A Merthyr Town Evo-Stik S Prem South 0 - 9
    Sat 30th Mar H Salisbury Evo-Stik S Prem South 1 - 7
    Sat 6th Apr A Weymouth Evo-Stik S Prem South 0 - 4
    Sat 13th Apr A Chesham United Evo-Stik S Prem South 0 - 7
    Sat 20th Apr H Gosport Borough Evo-Stik S Prem South 0 - 5
    Mon 22nd Apr A Harrow Borough Evo-Stik S Prem South 1 - 9
    Sat 27th Apr H Poole Town Evo-Stik S Prem South 0 - 7

    A message from the Chairman | Staines Town Football Club
     
  3. Cat Daisy

    Cat Daisy Active Member

    The league changes obviously didn't help Hendon this season, as they struggled with the losses of players and management, although the same issues haven't done Met Police any harm! More generally, the whole thing was meant to reduce travel and costs at Step 3 but doesn't seem to have done anything of the sort.

    As for football in Biggleswade, I am just waiting for the bubble to burst. A town with three teams attracting minimal gates should not be viable. However Biggleswade Town had pretty much their best season (having asset stripped Hitchin Town in the close season), their junior side Biggleswade won the Spartan South Midlands League and Biggleswade United finished quite high up in that league too. Someone must have deep pockets!
     
  4. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Hope they can stablise next season and ultimately pull through. They lost 27 of their last 28 league matches, the exception being a 1-0 win at home to Frome, who finished second bottom and also went down. Staines also had a 10-3 defeat to Basingstoke, who filled the third relegation slot despite amassing 49 points from 42 matches, the same as the Hamlet. Basingstoke also face a difficult immediate future having lost their Camrose round to development, relocating to the Hampshire FA ground which sounds rather basic and needs various improvements but is at least in the same town about a mile to the north.
     
  5. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Shame. Tonbridge beat Met Police 3-2 AET. Oh well, at least I'll be able to look forward to B.I.G v McKimm next season.
     
  6. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Tonbridge won today's cross-league play-off for the final promotion place in National South, twice coming from behind to beat Not Police 3-2 after extra time.
     
  7. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    McKimm doesn't know BIG but he will remember you from the FA cup game at Tooting!!!
     
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  8. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    4th place club gets promoted. Whatever next! Still the journey to Tonbridge is easier than Imber Court.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
  9. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Welling have claimed the final place in next season's National South with a 1-0 defeat at Woking in today's play-off final. (It remains to be confirmed at the League AGM which two clubs will be shifted to the North Division.)
     
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  10. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    Took me a few goes of reading this to work out that Woking won’t be coming to Champion Hill next year.
    Cool.
     
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  11. Blitzwalker

    Blitzwalker Well-Known Member

    Good. They can inflict their surly stewards, segregation and Yaxley-Lennon loving fans on the National League. Hopefully we won’t be seeing them again. On a more pragmatic note, it means we keep another Oystercard and micro-pub away day in the calendar!
     
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  12. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    Dean Brennan announced as manager of Wealdstone
     
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  13. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    They will end up with Hayden Bird next.
     
  14. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    I guess the National League South is going to be much harder next year with all Nation League teams demoted ending up in the south!
     
  15. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    But we'll be better, so it'll be harder for other teams when they play us.
     
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  16. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Why?
     
  17. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Because its a joke. Do you want it explained to you?

    Or were you replying just for the sake of replying?
     
  18. Dulwich Mishi

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

    No, I was replying because I couldn’t undershot you were suggesting Hayden would go to Wealdstone, as he’s a south of the river manager & has just joined Kingstonian. As for replying for the sake of replying ‘pot & kettle’...
     
  19. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    You asked me a question :facepalm:
     
  20. Dulwich Mishi

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

    The assumption that I was referring to the ‘why?’ question on this thread...:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
     
  21. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Did you not ask me a question?
     
  22. TonyWalt

    TonyWalt Active Member

    Now now, children.
     
  23. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    Frazer Shaw signed for Chelmsford
     
  24. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

  25. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    Better getting the budget in line before the season starts then risk funding not appearing midway through.
     
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  26. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Just from browsing other messageboards it sounds like a few clubs will be scaling down their spending next season.
     
  27. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    It seems Hemel Hempstead supporters have a beard tax to supplement the playing budget. What do you think about that 12th Man?
     
  28. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Speaking as someone who couldn't grow a beard to save his life, that sounds like a good plan to me.
     
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  29. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Really?

    Indeed we have a captive audience with hipsters. But you wouldn't need to grow your own because we could sell beards in the Trust mega container. Remember the stoning sketch in The Life of Brian?
     
  30. Dulwich Mishi

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

    No, but I do quite like the appeal of stoning some of our fans... :D
     

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