Billericay - Owner Glenn Tamplin becomes Manager

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

  1. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    That is the problem we have now... we can bemoan the lack of crowds we currently get at the KNK but for families it's not the easiest place to go. What used to be a quick walk up the road, bus ride or 1 or 2 stops on the train is now an hour plus each way. With changing & swopping modes of transport another headache. Really hope we keep the crowds at a level we can survive on and when (fingers crossed) it does pick up we can push on together
     
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  2. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    A coach to "home" games has been mooted before, I recall.
     
  3. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    You're forgetting the time it takes avoiding ticket inspectors on the trams too, I hopped on and off half a dozen times near Croydon on Saturday.
     
  4. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

     
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  5. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    In the post Woking defeat interview GlennT talks about the appointment of a new manager. He says "it might be Harry". What is he bringing Harry Wheeler back? Or does he mean Harry Rednap or prince Harry?
    He seems to have developed some odd behaviours; repeatedly scratching his face and looking away from the interviewer.
     
  6. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Sunglasses to hide his eyes too
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I can't think what might cause that behaviour.
     
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  8. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

    The league has taken the video down. Hopefully someone's saved it somewhere......
     
  9. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member

  10. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    It's as if we've been saying this would happen all along....
     
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  11. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member

    And a club statement:

    https://www.billericaytownfc.co.uk/club-statement/

    “It is with deep regret that I have no choice but to cut my ties with Billericay Town Football Club. The club is now up for sale with immediate effect.

    I can take the personal abuse but now it has started to affect my health and my family. For me it has now crossed the line.

    When I initially bought the club, my intentions were always to leave a lasting legacy for the people of Billericay to have a great community club to be proud of, and I hope that when the people of Billericay look back they can see that I have achieved some of the intentions I set out to achieve with the club.

    For me the final nail in the coffin was yesterday at the Woking game where I was informed at the ground, after the match, that the police wanted to talk to me regarding a complaint from a fan that that I had been using cocaine. After speaking to the police they were satisfied that the complaint was unfounded, although angry and upset I felt that was the end of the matter.

    However, 20 minutes after I had left I was pulled over by the police. Bizarrely I was once again questioned regarding the complaint. This lead to my two young children who were with me becoming absolutely terrified and in floods of tears in the back of my car. Again, after assisting the police in every way possible I was again allowed to continue my journey home.

    This I hope goes some way to clarify the social media backlash I received from people, including Billericay fans, after my national league post-match interview with comments regarding me being ‘off my face’ etc

    My last actions will be to find suitable investors that will be able to run the Billericay Town and also to try my hardest to reinstate Harry Wheeler as manager of this great club.

    Thank you to all the fans that have stuck by me through thick and thin I will look back at the treble winning season with fond memories of a momentous time in the clubs history.”
     
  12. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    In all seriousness, any BTFC lurkers, or Mark Baker - what are your thoughts on this?
     
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  13. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

    My view is that Surrey Police missed a trick when he was pulled over by not taking a drug sample.
    Traffic law has now changed and there is no need to prove impairment. Any cocaine is a straight red card. Of course who's to say this did not happen.........
     
  14. gnar182

    gnar182 i am an okay person

    What are the odds on a dramatic U-turn tommorow with a passive aggressive tweet?

    I imagine it will probably involve the word “haterz”.
     
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  15. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member



    This is how you do marketing of a club via twitter.
     
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  16. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Did they record that at his house?
     
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  17. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

    Probably on his phone. Not paranoid at all are we Glenn. Shame Surrey police bottled it. Good news is he'll be over the limit if any force grow a pair and decide to actually test him.
     
  18. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    If I was to get pulled over by the old bill, the last thing I’m gonna do is fumble around on my phone to do a voice recording.
     
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  19. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

    I get your point. Is there any process to ask Surrey plod if this actually took place? If it didn't then doesn't that mean his mate is impersonating a police officer?
     
  20. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    The 'video' is a bit too dark to see what is going on. Love the tweet "I think the role of the police officer was being played by Jamie O'Hara".
    Why put £2.5M and 2 years into a project and then quit because of a untrue accusation? The police stop people all the time and he had done nothing wrong. There is no reason to be afraid of the police. So why react by putting the club up for sale?
    Unless it's costing more than he thought? My guess is he won't find a buyer.

    A tragic loss for football. We should have a minutes' silence before the game next Saturday.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2018
  21. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    So this 'Surrey Plod' was satisfied that Tamplin hadn't been taking cocaine on the basis of about 15-20 seconds of conversation? If he had suspicions and had gone to the trouble of pulling him over, then surely the Plod would test him? Not convinced that this isn't total bullshit.
     
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  22. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    It’s basically compulsory to get breathalyser tested if pulled over. This seems like total bollocks.
     
  23. cg__

    cg__ New Member

    What a bizarre situation this all is. I can't shake the image of Tamplin sat in his car outside his house putting together a fake police stop with his kids and a well spoken bloke he found down at the student union. Somehow it even seems more plausible than the alternative.

    What would the repercussions be down at Billericay if Tamplin has left for good (which I am not convinced he is)? Reading tweets and comments there is lots of doom and gloom about a huge wage bill, high rent for their stadium from the council (is this true? I don't know anything about their stadium situation), unpaid wages to ex-players, etc. Would they sink like a stone?

    Sad situation for the long term fans
     
  24. Al Cunningham

    Al Cunningham Brockley Hamlet

    Interesting that the "policeman" doesnt mention cocaine. Only Tamplin does a number of times and then complains about it being mentioned in front of his kids.
     
  25. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's because he thinks HE IS the club.

    And now he's going to leave the club totally fucked.
    Tamplin puts Billericay up for sale, admitting 'I can't take anymore'

    No one's going to buy the club with him involved in any capacity and what player would want to be part of this circus?

    And WTF?
     
  27. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Guys, it's very easy to take the piss at the moment, but just spare a thought for those die-hard Billericay fans in that Dubai sports shop. They must be worried out of their minds right now.

     
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  28. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    @markalanbaker22
    I don’t think we are getting this announcement are we...absolute piss poor way to treat your fans...shocking.

    You can't say we didn't warn you this would happen Mark.

    Anyway he'll probably buy the club back off himself for more than he is selling it for if he thinks its a way of avoiding paying tax.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2018
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  29. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Phone em & ask.. although I've no idea why you would want too
     
  30. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    I noticed that, but then again it was quite sunny
     

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