Champion Hill: Proposed Ground Redevelopment

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Fingers, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I could never have envisaged how bloody irritating that "Gav Rose" thing could be until I'd read the entire article. It was like something Armando Iannucci would do for satirical effect.

    "Crimson cheeked business analyst"!

    On the whole a very good article and a lot of effort has gone into producing it. Once again huge thanks to Liam & Tom for piloting the club through the past twelve months, to Gavin & Junior for holding it all together on the field and earning promotion, and everyone else who has actively supported and assisted all of them.

    I did enjoy the image of McDaniel briefly making an unexpected appearance to dislodge a jammed sliding door and getting sprinkled with dust.
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  2. hendo

    hendo Fish finger sandwiches

    Terrific piece. Hickey is an utter hero.
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  3. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    I wish the story about Adidas cancelling the photo shoot had been mentioned. That was a truly great victory.
  4. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It was. Although with hindsight if the ground had continued to be used for ad hoc lettings such as that it might have been fit for Hamlet to make a more immediate return right now.

    Persuading Adidas to cancel certainly felt right at the time though, and thanks to those who applied pressure and to Adidas for responding favourably.
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  5. chris gil

    chris gil making football club owners cry since 1893

    For me that was a real pivotal thing , made me think that people were really listening to us and cared
  6. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    Same for me and I bet it made Meadow start to take us seriously as well.
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  7. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    would be good to have a article in the first programme back at Champion hill on plight of other non league clubs and restating our fight is not over by a long way

    also important to remember those teams who after the immediate eviction came to our aid - I am thinking T&M, Carlshalton, Hendon, Needham Market - some as I recall split the gate or made donations from their 50/50 raffles
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  8. billbond

    billbond Well-Known Member

    Excellent article, one of the best ive ever seen on Dulwich hamlet infact
    Well done everybody mentioned
    As a aside i thought liam hickey was the chairman of the club but i was told the other day by a fan he is not now
    who is the chairman of the club now
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  9. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    John ‘Primo’ Leahy
  10. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

  11. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  12. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    must be a better quality bbc version available on you tube but cannot find (all respect to Andy)
  13. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  14. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Re-added promotion roundabout on Google maps. "Awaiting verification" apparently...
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  15. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    I did that too
  16. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I’m not going to type loads of stuff as it’s very cumbersome doing so on a small iPhone. But doesn’t the agreement say we have 18 months then rolling over year by year, or have I read it wrong? I also would still support a new ground next door whoever builds it, as I genuinely believe that’s the only way to secure our long-term future. And correct me if I’m wrong but to can build sports facilities on Metropolitan Open Land? I believe the ground where we are sharing is built on that? Much as I despise Meadow I wouldn’t care who developed a new ground
  17. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    No you can't automatically build sports facilities on MOL. Cray Wanderers proposed new stadium was blocked by the current Mayor as it involved building a sports stadium on MOL. Labour have an electoral mandate to block such developments.

    Edited to say, from memory, such development is also against Southwark planning policy.
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  18. peckhamasbestos

    peckhamasbestos New Member

    There is a presumption against development on MOL, which imho is why the original applications were flawed from their outsets. I am beyond delighted, to the point of tears, that DHFC have negotiated (with the help of so many) a return to Champion Hill, but do feel that it is a temp reprieve.

    Until we have secured a long term lease on a secure home we will always be at the mercy/whim of others with deeper pockets, who are motivated by profit more than community benefit and alturism.

    However, what the events of the last 8 months show, is that there is a motivated groundswell of public opinion that can bring influence to bear on such opposition.

    Simply, it's not about the money, it is about so much more than that, and we know that's worth fighting for to safeguard.

    Can't wait for tomorrow, I travel to Billericay so much more invigorated, enthusiastic, enlivened and hopeful.

    #DHFC #forzahamlet
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  19. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  20. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    88445C36-4B2B-4291-B0A1-C0087E7D0C28.jpeg I’ve just walked through Greendale wasteland. Lots of synthetic landscaping going on destroying the precious ecology?
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  21. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

  22. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Think of the newts!
  23. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Exactly !
  24. Dulwich Mishi

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

    The only newts I want to see when we return are our fans pissed as newts.
  25. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

  26. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    We always said one of the most important elements of the campaign to save Dulwich Hamlet was, not only to recognise it was a political campaign, but also to ensure it was a cross party campaign. Tracey Crouch was as good as her word re her commitments to call Meadows in and I am sure the meeting she organised was pivotal in our return to Champion hill

    Her stand on fixed odds betting machines is welcome and comes at a high personal cost - a stance that many of us (not all) are proud that Dulwich Hamlet FC shares regarding betting and its destructive consequences on individuals and society when it is not properly regulated. Football betting advertising encroaches into every element of football in the UK - just glad Dulwich Hamlet has taken a stand (maybe generally unnoticed, but a principled stand nevertheless)
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  27. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Thinks Gavin Rose is great

    BBC1 Question Time on Thursday 8th November will be in Dulwich. It would be good to have supporters in the audience wearing DHFC shirts who might get the opportunity to ask the panel if any of the political parties are going help DHFC play at Champion Hill permanently? Apply via the BBC website.
    Obviously not suggesting BIG should be on television ;)
  28. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Why not? It might liven up one of television's most tedious programmes.
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  29. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Thinks Gavin Rose is great

  30. pitchfork

    pitchfork Well-Known Member

    Works goes on on the pitch, it’s coming home!

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