the real fa cup


I heard a rumour …

A short paean to those players that make you go “oooh” – more specifically to ex-Dulwich and now Peterborough United’s new young Turk.

Kick Off

“Often, people leave a legacy of work that survives and endures in the eyes, ears and hearts of all people. Few people are remembered as much for who they were as the body of work they left …”

A Healthy Day Out

Non League Day sees us travel to Maidstone to see an artificial pitch, a drubbing and a lot of football supporters in one place.

Tempting Fate

The playoffs may not be all that fair but they don’t ‘arf produce some great football matches. Dulwich and Leatherhead continued the trend at Fetcham Grove.


It’s not often you go to a game where there are 350 fans, the main stand is 20m from the pitch, the fans that are there go mental and turn a little corner of north London red like FC Union Berlin.

Good Grief!

Musings on the topic of end of season play offs, a new idea for the future and brief comment on the game we went to on Saturday, Ryman League Division 1 South – Walton & Hersham 0 Dulwich Hamlet 2.

Winner Takes It All

One game left. Take two teams separated by 0 points and a handful of goals, put them on a park for 90 minutes and see which one wants the final play off place more. Add a sprinkling of FA Cup history, a bit of Cloughie, a bit of Revie, some Grecians, some Hove Albion and some FA Cup giant killing porn and you have our Ryman 1S preview of Walton & Hersham .v. Dulwich Hamlet. Enjoy.

Bouncy Bouncy

A tiny glimpse of early Spring sunshine and we’re off out to the pub in T-shirts before witnessing yet another Dulwich defeat.

Panini Scandal

Two surprise packages in this year’s Ryman (Champ Manager) Cup Final. Imber Court has nicely trimmed hedges. The Hamlet fans were immense but …

Sutton 4 Wealdstone 3

While everyone and all of their dogs were watching the dying embers of The Real FA Cup, we were in Sutton getting back to Ryman business. Over the last few years we’ve become a bit partial to Ryman action, most of the teams are enjoyable to watch and there are usually enough fans to generate a bit of atmosphere. 570 today!

Dear Henry, This Is Football

Our first visit to Hamlet this season. Chat of England’s Alpha midfielder, Duku, naughty kids, blue boots backpass, a minute’s silence, the prolific Kevin James and some other stuff.

Ryman Tear Up

After last night’s games and with a few days left of the season, the Ryman Premier League has to be one of the most exciting in the country. It’s good for us, especially, as we’ve seen and/or grown fond of a number of the clubs in this league through the …

Non League Day
Bobby Robson Foundation