Mishi Morath, a reminder that non-league relies on unsung heroes

DULWICH HAMLET, one of non-league football’s most celebrated names with a rich and colourful history, unusual strip and a modern social movement that has seen crowds soar from a very lowly position, will be weeping this weekend. The club’s most devoted fan, Mishi Morath, died this week after enduring ill-health for much of 2019. A […]

The Non-League 100: Dulwich Hamlet in the ’30s – heroes in pink and blue

DULWICH HAMLET have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, but back in the 1930s, they were one of the leading clubs in the amateur game. Big crowds flocked to their Champion Hill ground, especially for important cup-ties. Dulwich were remarkably consistent in the late 1920s and through to the mid-1930s. In that period, […]

Taking the contrarian view – the cult clubs that defy the odds

There are successful clubs, monied clubs, ambitious clubs and those that are always down on their luck. But there are also clubs that have some cachet because of their name. Some are, relatively speaking, well supported considering their status. And there’s those that have enjoyed better days, moments when they have been in the sun, […]

If the question is 3G or not 3G…the answer is yes

Those who consider 3G pitches unacceptable at the highest level should have been at the Gallagher Stadium, the home of Maidstone United, for the top-of-the-table clash against Dulwich Hamlet. What a game! Seven goals, a big crowd, plenty of excitement. And not once did anyone comment that the pitch had made much difference. There’s no […]