Billericay - Owner Glenn Tamplin becomes Manager

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

  1. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Yeah it must be a lot. He nearly left Lincoln over the distance to Stoke and stayed after an agreement he could train there some of the week, so it's a big thing for him, and Billericay is twice as far. Some rumours of the fee being around £100k, I'd take that with a pinch of salt but it seems to be not insubstantial.
     
  2. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    You never hear of anyone in our division paying a fee of any size these days. The last one I can remember was Bi££ericay paying Hemel Hempstead £22k for Jake Robinson the week before the transfer deadline in March 2017 in a desperate attempt to gatecrash the promotion play-offs from mid-table. They could have had him for nothing 6 weeks later and they missed the play-offs anyway.
     
  3. HFCJohn

    HFCJohn Active Member

    He put pen to paper in Hendon's bar on Tuesday night before our friendly with them. His weekly wage alone is approximately a third more than our entire bill for a week.

    Some interesting other bits came out from Harry Wheeler as well which I'll pass onto Blitzwalker next week and you can ask him at your liberty when you next see him.

    There's absolutely nothing sustainable about their budget this season and I firmly suspect at some point, once again, Tamplin's going to have a bit of a hissy fit.

    They weren't that good on Tuesday - granted they had one or two trialists playing. Still very predictable and direct though, certainly beatable.
     
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  4. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    How Harry Wheeler seems to maintain this illusion that he is actually a good manager is truly beyond me.
     
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  5. HFCJohn

    HFCJohn Active Member

    Didn't his ill-fated spell at Maidstone go some way to dispelling that illusion?
     
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  6. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

    Harry Wheeler is incredibly good at doing what he's told.
    Giving Archie Tamplin 90 mins on Tuesday for example.
     
  7. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Does he? I've never heard anyone outside Billericay suggest he's a good manager, although given the likely level of interference it may be hard to judge. He certainly didn't win many friends or admirers during his bizarre sojourn at Maidstone last season.
     
  8. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Took Gavin Gunning from us as well, not known as "Mad Gav" for nothing. Got a red in our playoff semi, tho tbf unlike many he's had, was a bit harsh. Would also be a grade above the league despite that and on a decent whack.
     
  9. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I don't really know much about these people they're signing from Football league clubs. I didn't realise just how many players they've signed this summer until someone listed them all on another messageboard. On paper they look to have a stronger squad than Havant. If Paul Doswell was their manager, or to pick someone as an example who's actually available Steve King, you'd have them as clear favourites. But managers like that would never work for a clueless lunatic who can't stop interfering.

    Alright Hamlet got Gavin Tomlin when he dropped out of League football and he was superb for over a year until he broke his leg, but he'd reached a natural end to that full-time professional phase of his career; he dropped another three divisions when he left us for Cray Valley, scored frequently and was a key player in their run to the Vase Final and winning the Kent League. Wholesale recruitment including the inducement of three or more players to leave Football League clubs by offering silly money is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Even if as individuals they're fully committed and professional in their attitude there's all sorts that can go wrong. They're wasting their talent for a start and (in different ways) I think it can be as challenging to drop two or three levels as it would be for someone from this division to adapt to playing in the Football League.
     
  10. Dulwich Mishi

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

    "winning the Kent League" ... Showing your age there my son. It stopped being called that in 2013 & is the SCEFL, the Southern Counties East Football League.
     
  11. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I'm a traditionalist and that new name is too long, and I get it mixed up with whatever the Sussex League is called these days.
     
  12. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Sussex County League is the same initials as the new one...Southern Combination League. Rumoured to be so they didn’t have to order new ties & blazer badges!:D
     
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  13. Aldaniti

    Aldaniti Member

  14. Dulwich Mishi

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

    DHPD Ltd..... oh no, we've already had that.
     
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  15. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

    AGP Erections limited!
     
  16. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Thinks Gavin Rose is great

    Chippenham 2 Billericay 0. The wheels came off again today. Throw a tantrum. Sack the manager. Sell the club. Again!
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
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  17. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

    I wonder how long before Harry is instructed to start Archie.
     

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