Danny Waldrens the first to go in what will probably be a busy old summer. Not surprising really but a real shame.
Would just like to wish Gavin and his managment the best of luck next season at dulwich hamlet as yesterday we parted company. Was so close to be an amazing season but just couldn't get over the finish line that's football for ya. But would also like to thank the fans for there unbelievable support this year throughout the whole campaign you would have to go a long way to find a better set of supporters at non league level. And I'm sure that gav and the boys will get dulwich to were they deserve to be as a club which is football league status. Thank you for everythink and good luck in the future
On and off the pitch he was class. Definitely a player I'd like to think told Gavin he was leaving and not the other way round.
Yes, I heard he was booted.To bring in and hold on to the "quality" players they would have been put under contract so im sure it will be Gavin saying thank you and goodbye!
Except East Thurrock brought in three players and lost 6, two of which were amongst the transfer in's (i.e. on loan for a season) Compare this with Dulwich who had 9 coming in and 12 leaving.Don't non-league teams pretty much all have a load of new players every single season? Even at lower league levels most players are on one year contracts these days and player turnover is pretty high. The idea that you have a stable team and add 2-3 players seems to be one for Premiership teams really. Certainly it applies to all the teams that finished above us this year so it's not a barrier to success at this level (or an excuse when you fail).
Fair point. Although I notice you've picked Thurrock rather than the top two:Except East Thurrock brought in three players and lost 6, two of which were amongst the transfer in's (i.e. on loan for a season) Compare this with Dulwich who had 9 coming in and 12 leaving.
Info from here:
East Thurrock United - Transfers 15/16 | Transfermarkt
Dulwich Hamlet FC - Transfers 15/16 | Transfermarkt
Its definitively true that a lot, probably even most clubs operate with a lot of movement, but it doesn't have to be so. East Thurrock being a good example of that. And the idea of a stable team, and the benefits that potentially brings is something I'd definitively like to see. There was too much tinkering this season, and too much playing players out of position.Fair point. Although I notice you've picked Thurrock rather than the top two:
Hampton & Richmond Borough - Transfers 15/16 | Transfermarkt
Bognor Regis Town FC - Transfers 15/16 | Transfermarkt
Yes absolutely. He played in the fans v club game on Saturday, when I'm sure he'd known he was off and I think a lot of players would have just refused to take part, and was still really enthusiastic, chatting to people etc. Whatever the situation with him as a player I think everyone would agree he's a top bloke.What a top man, a departing player giving a nice statement like that, lot of players move on and not even a cherio.
Rather than making up songs in July about all the goals a new signing hasn't scored yet maybe we can just force the next box-to-box midfielder to live above an ancient pagan burial site.More importantly, with all these personnel changes it looks like it is going to be another busy pre-season of song-writing for the Rabble.