Billericay - Owner Glenn Tamplin becomes Manager

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by YTC, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So you think threats of physical violence are OK because of a tweet, yes?
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Absolutely spot on. It is indefensible conduct and a dreadful reflection on the credibility and dignity of the league.

    Please post up any responses you get from the Chairman and any other officials. I honestly fear that Tamplin's actions may lead to ugly scenes off the pitch.
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I like this piss take version that was posted up on FB :D


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  4. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    How about the context of using the club's badge/branding to launch a sweeping attack on people with mental health and/or addiction issues? Or the context of jumping into bed with a newspaper that is banned by several clubs for its coverage of Hillsborough?

    Seriously, are there no Billericay fans who are actually questioning this guy? Are people genuinely lapping this all up? Or is everyone scared to voice any dissent in case he throws his toys out of the pram and pulls his money out (he seems volatile enough to do just that if someone rubs him up the wrong way, which must surely be a concern in itself?).

    I get that the money is exciting for fans but there's a good reason that financial fairplay rules are increasingly a part of football. Bored, rich men should not be allowed to treat football clubs as their plaything. Fans should be asking what happens to the club if Tamplin pulls out or his money dries up.

    Is there any example of this sort of thing actually working out well for a small club? Not that I can think of. My references are mainly Scottish as that's where I'm from, but Gretna, Livingston and Dundee all come to mind for me - all were small clubs who had rich owners who thought they could buy success and mocked anyone who dared criticise them. All ended up in administration or worse. And the worst thing is that fans (and the media) fall for it every single time it happens.
  5. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Setting aside the twitter behavior I'm not as opposed to someone injecting a bit of money as some on here. Generate a bit of hype, increase crowds, maybe gradually build the supporter base a bit, great. And building facilities - fine, there's something there for the future.

    The idea that the club can become self sustaining at the level being talked about is a hubristic fantasy though. Plenty of clubs with long established fanbases in much bigger places than Billericay struggle with that and for good reason. There just aren't that many people who want to go to non-league football that regularly. Being able to get the odd big gate with a bit of hype and cheap tickets does not translate into similar numbers paying National League prices to watch a bog standard NL side in January.
  6. pitchfork

    pitchfork Well-Known Member

    Tamplin - Nobody does it better than me!

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  7. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    Some classy artwork going up on the walls...we are going to need a lot of stickers!
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  8. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    I thought the obsession with Tamplin was getting a little unhealthy until his ludicrous tweet about the 'haters'. Interestingly, he's now replied to a critic of that tweet by mentioning a suicide attempt 10 years ago and a period in a 'mental institution'. That bizarre attempt at mitigation just makes it even more absurd.

    Boy's done well though. That house, those cars etc from owning a firm that only has a claimed £6m annual turnover. He's obviously invested extremely well because investment must be where all the wealth has come from, right?
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  9. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Those girders coming from Holland, right?
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  10. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

    Well that's shifted him along the 'character adding some colour / rich twat with vile worldview' continuum hasn't it. Managed to insult pretty much everyone I've ever liked, in some cases on six counts, so I guess there's at least a certain impressiveness to it.

    P.S. Where can I get one of these Dulwich Hamlet wanking socks?
  11. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Isn't that a tad above capacity, or is it not at the Adolf-Jager?
  12. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    you're right, it's 8K isn't it? Point remains valid, as does your commitment to nit-picking.
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  13. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Well it must all be legit - nobody would be stupid enough to try and draw so much attention to themselves if they were up to no good.
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  14. YTC

    YTC Human Man

  15. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    I left my spare in a bush up at the Rookery a few weeks back if you want it?
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  16. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    5K.... and sorry for being off subject. I'll get back to hating now
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  17. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    8,000 according to Wiki, stick to the hating eh :p
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    He has a seriously tainted reputation. I'd be very concerned if a shortcut-taking crook like this took over Hamlet.

    Football club owner convicted of dumping rubbish with firm linked to crime boss

    What a selfish twat:
  20. NPDHFC


    A real testament to the guy's arrogance that he's willing to attract so much public scrutiny...
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    He's taken to retweeting his own braying and boasting tweets now. Just in case anyone missed how amazing he is the first time around.

    "What other non league does this for fans" he asks? Of course, no one. No one is amazing as Glen.
  22. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Um, how is pointing out that a capacity of a ground is wrong 'nit-picking'. If you carry on like that I'll have a view of you as coming across as a bit of a cunt online, and we wouldn't want that would we...

    Not sure of the figure, but I think a lot less tickets than that went on sale, but not sure, off the top of my head...
  23. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Very pleasant. Thanks Mishi.
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  24. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    As pleasant as him referring to a hunger strike as a "Bobby Sands" on the Beckenham thread. :rolleyes:
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  25. Latahs

    Latahs Well-Known Member

    At what point in Billericay Town's history were they in a boat? specifically, an out of proportion galleon?

    Also why do they have a boat on their crest? Hamlet are 3x closer to a navigable body of water than 'ricay. Unless of course they're keen on sailing on the Hanningfield reservoir?
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  26. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    It'll look great covered in Hamlet stickers.
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  27. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    covered in #607 :mad::)
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  29. NPDHFC



    Nothing else on his mind than the stadium.

    Oh, and getting in petty fights on twitter.
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  30. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    Apparently it relates to 1620 when 4 or 5 Billericans fucked of to America on the Mayfair to learn the art of arrogance, that and taking over things.
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