Billericay - Owner Glenn Tamplin becomes Manager

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

  1. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Looks like they've added him to the mural now!!
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  2. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    You really can't make this shit up. Beyond parody...

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  3. YTC

    YTC Human Man

  4. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    And his fluffers are lapping it up!!
  5. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

    It's good to see something up on a blank wall tbh, bit of colour and all that.... but is that tamplin himself emerging from the wall offering a respect fist?
  6. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    What is on his knuckles?!
  7. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What an ago. What an utter bellend.
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  9. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

  10. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    Is he coming down those stairs? Heaven-sent?
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  11. Dulwich Mishi

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

    You mentioned Livingston...FUCK LIVINGSTON! A franchised club that took over Meadowbank Thistle, to move them from Edinburgh to Livingston, to give Livingston a Scottish League side.
    No as much an outcry over that as there was over Wimbledon moving to Milton Keynes...same type of franchise as far as I am concerned!
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  12. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    Completely agree. They also cheated their way up the leagues and were widely praised by the Scottish media in the process.
  13. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    so that picture is actually real?! I thought it was a photoshop effort from the spoof account!!!!!!!!!!!! :facepalm:
  14. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    I like the way the wall studs make it look like he's got knob and cheek piercings :D
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  15. tonysingh

    tonysingh Well-Known Member

    If i had a photo of my hands, i'd show him how a proper football based finger tattoo looks!

    Tell you what, that wall is prime for a stickering.
  16. The Flying Pig

    The Flying Pig Well-Known Member

    Tamplin certainly seems to be the main man in Billericay at the moment. Certainly knows how to promote his Billericay Town product.
    The players are visiting all the primary schools in the area, autographs, photo opportunities, etc and we all know how much a children's season ticket is at the Ricay. As I understand it no other club in Essex has done this, he is one step ahead of the competition and has taken a giant leap forward in filling his fast evolving stadium.
  17. Griff_Turnstile

    Griff_Turnstile Agenda confused turnstile operator

    Needs no words...
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  19. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    My first thoughts were a junkie in a Billericay shirt.
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  20. The Flying Pig

    The Flying Pig Well-Known Member

    The uneducated just don't understand modern Essex art.
  21. The Flying Pig

    The Flying Pig Well-Known Member

    I am guessing the four wheeled platform is part of the overall piece?
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It looks like a celebrating team bus behind him, so perhaps the Munch-like despairing figure represents the rest of the league.
  24. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Give me strength... no other club in Essex has done this because they haven't got an egotistical rogue pumping in obscene quantities of money in every week. I'm sure other clubs up and down the country have thought of all these ideas and more but don't have the cash, resources or time to make it happen. Don't give him credit for simply being richer than every other club in the league.
  25. The Flying Pig

    The Flying Pig Well-Known Member

    I think you maybe missing the point, Ask the kids at the local schools what they think of Ricay, the only way you can usually get a pro footballer at a school is through community service, just ask Cantona on that one. In the school instance it has nothing to do with money but reaching out to the local community. Whatever you think of Tamplin he has certainly liven up this forum topic.
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Are they all "pro footballers"?
    It's straightforward PR and clubs have been doing it for fucking decades.

    Tamplin's only getting attention because he's throwing such a ridiculous amount of money around, promising massive, unprecedented, record breaking success to their nu-fans for a relativity obscure club and shooting off his big mouth in a press-worthy manner. It's really not that hard to get column inches when you act like that.

    It's also hard not to take a dislike to such boasting and braying.
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  27. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    On the contrary, I think you're missing the point: I'm sure Gavin would love to trot Sanchez and Dumaka round the local schools to drum up a bit of interest, the benefits are obvious, but he can't because we're not paying them the same wages as professional footballers - they have full time jobs and so can't pop down for a school visit at 10am on a Tuesday. It has everything to do with money, because that in turn gives you the time, opportunity and resources to do stuff like this.

    If he was doing all this on a £4k a week budget, I'd applaud him for being resourceful and imaginative, but he's not. The players and management have time to kill because they're now full time staff at Billericay. He's doing what anyone would do in the same conditions. It's not intelligent, it's not inventive, it's common sense at it's most basic level.

    The work that Mishi, Liam et al have done with their vast array of initiatives deserves credit because that's done for no financial reward and purely off their own steam. If you want to admire people in football for their engagement with the community then look no further than your own club (assuming you're a DHFC fan). If you recognise their work and how they've gone about it, then surely you can see why Tamplin's activities are truly unremarkable.
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  28. HFCJohn

    HFCJohn Well-Known Member

    You've absolutely nailed it here.

    Outreach with schools / colleges is something my club (Hendon) have talked about for many years but ultimately, it all comes down to time and resources. Our players are all gainfully employed elsewhere during the day, as are the coaching staff, board of directors and those others of us that volunteer our time for the club. If we were paying £25k per week on players, then I'm sure the squad would happily give in the day jobs and spend their time out in the local community. We're not paying that - we're paying only a very small fraction of that - as are the rest of the league.

    As has been said upthread, there's nothing revolutionary about Tamplin's thinking here. EVERY club I know of does the best it can to engage and mobilise the local community - they have to in order to survive - the only revolutionary thing about him is the size of his wallet.

    Credit is due to him for investing in the infrastructure off the field - too many moneymen don't do that. But the level of investment on the playing side makes Margate of a couple of years ago look prudent by comparison. It's his money and he can do what he wants with it, but as a fan I'd find very little glory in winning the league with a budget 5/6 times bigger than any of my competitors.

    And as for the whole PR thing he provides through Twitter. Again, he's quite right to be proud of the work happening off the pitch - but this whole 'haters' chip on his shoulder he has needs to be removed. Some of what he posts on there is downright disgraceful - calling people 'cocks'? Accusing people of mental illness / addictions? I too, raised my concerns with the league just before he removed that tweet and 'apologised', yet have had no reply so far. If your side is that good then just sit back and let them do the talking for you on the pitch.

    Whilst I'd love for them to implode this season and finish 8th - it would be quite special viewing - I'd also happily be rid of them this summer, let him be the Conference South's problem (Wealdstone's fans would have a bit of fun with him) and leave 2018/9 to those of us that prefer our football served with a side-order of dignity and respect.
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  29. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They're like a bad smell that's going to be wafting around the league all season. He's like a rich toff on holiday in a poverty striken country, telling the locals how amazing he is while flashing his cash in their faces while giving nothing back. The quicker they fuck off/implode/become the world's greatest team the better for all fans of non league football.
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