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Billericay - Owner Glenn Tamplin becomes Manager

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

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Why is he so preoccupied with beating our attendances? And I hope Leatherhead stuff them again.
  2. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Because he’s ambitious and we have the highest average gate?
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I would have thought that concentrating on his own club's performance on the pitch would prove a more productive priority.
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  4. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    It was a fan's forum. A fan asked him about stadium capacity and attendances. Dulwich may have been mentioned in relation to that. He owns the club, so will talk as owner sometimes.

    They’re not exactly doing badly on the pitch now are they?
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Indeed. They're doing incredibly well and their attendances have sky rocketed, hence my comment that I find it strange that he's so bothered about beating our crowds when the club is in such a strong position.
  6. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Depending how the current situation pans out he could quite easily have bigger crowds than us there....

    And, as they march to the title their crowds will grow, like it or not.
  7. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    It's obvious isn't it? He might care because it takes them towards financial sustainability (though I doubt it makes much of a dent), but it's principally about trying to establish an element of moral legitimacy? If they have the biggest crowds it can be spun that "the best-supported club won the League because" rather than "the best-bankrolled club won the league".

    Funny how the Leatherhead comment, being straight from the Maureen playbook, undermines that a little.

    And I think we can be less touchy about his name-check of us. Saying "I want our crowds to be bigger than Dulwich" is just shorthand for "I want our crowds to be the highest in the League". It saves a whole syllable!
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Oh, I'm sure they will, and they'll evaporate at an even faster rate when the bubble invariably bursts.
  9. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I wouldn't even want to discuss what would happen to our crowds...under a number of possible scenarios....
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Jolly good.
  11. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Oh, shame I've not got any spare time this afternoon, or I'd start up a detailed new thread on the subject... ;)
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ol' Tampers won't be pleased with the crowd of 894 today. That's considerably under his 3,000 target.
  13. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy This time next year we'll be millionaires

    Christmas shopping at Lakeside. Sports Direct and Ann Summers reporting record sales.
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  14. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Never shopped in Ann Summers in my life, but happy to shop in Sports Direct. Never been to Lakeside.
    Your point is... or do all accept cliches and admit we're all hipsters?
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's a Tamplinastrophe as a crowd of just 545* watch the Billion Dollar 'Ricays scramble a 2-2 draw against lowly Merstham.

    *By any normal measure, a midweek crowd of that size would be a noteworthy turn out to be applauded, but in the ever-boastful Tamplin World, it amounts to something of a whoopsie.
  16. Al Cunningham

    Al Cunningham Brockley Hamlet

    I presume the club will be running coaches to Billericay on Sat 30th Dec. No train service in that day from London....looks like a bus replacement from Newbury Park. Would have thought we could fill 3 coaches like Braintree earlier this year
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  17. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    It's not the club that runs coaches... it's Shaun and usually at a lose due to most people preferring to travel under their own steam

    Would have thought a rail replacement is more than doable considering it isn't that far & the size of the game
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