Dulwich Hamlet Transfers - Summer 2018/Spring 2019

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Moroccan Sunset, May 11, 2018.

  1. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member

    I don't think our squad is particularly thin, just unbalanced.

    Of those being considered to play we had Carew, Essuman, Banton, Thompson all outside the matchday squad v Thurrock and really only Baghuelou involved who isn't a regular.
     
  2. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That gives us 19 senior players (excluding Baghuelou), two of those are on the transfer list with two more on loans that currently have less than two more weeks to run, with a third loanee on a longer deal. That leaves just 14 senior players fully committed to the end of the season. If Cook leaves we only really have Clunis as an option for right wing-back, and there's no alternative to Onovwigun as a defensive midfielder. Personally I call that "thin". The squad is very much in a state of flux and we have little margin for error on the recruitment front as far as I can see.

    On the plus side, fewer options might lead to greater consistency of selection, which I always feel is helpful when looking to end the sort of poor run of results we've seen recently. Continually making 4 or 5 changes to the starting XI just seems to lead to more tentative play and a loss of confidence in my view.
     
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  3. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's all very fair. Squad status: THIN approved.
     
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  4. pettyboy

    pettyboy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the approval
     
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  5. YTC

    YTC Human Man

     
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  6. Sol Pryce joins us on loan till end of season. Striker from Swindon Town who turned 19 yesterday. Another striker, interesting.

    Still think we're crying out for a holding mid.
     
  7. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Not sure whether Sol will supersede The Sheriff or complement him.

    I think Onovwigun and Taylor are both competent as relatively young holding midfielders but Kargbo was awesome in that role; his sheer presence and understated ball-playing efficiency won't easily be replaced. He was basically a harder version of Kevin James.
     
  8. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I think Quade is the better option as a defensive midfielder - Onovwigun is a touch injury-prone and I think Quade is one of the best readers of the game in the squad. I always felt that Palace were wrong to move him to centre half, so it was quite nice to see an encouraging half an hour display as a no. 4 on Saturday.

    I'd love someone with Kargbo's know-how and experience, mind.
     
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  9. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    Isn't Sheriff only on a months loan or was that one of others that recently came in?
     
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  10. cg__

    cg__ Active Member

    Was that not Banton? Correct me if Im wrong
     
  11. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

  12. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Christ, is he still with us? We need to pack him off back to Torquay so that we can sign the recently released Elokobi...
     
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  13. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Slide into Gav’s DMs sharpish.
     
  14. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    I believe Gav and Mr Elokobi are still in touch. As someone who has watched him play for both Hamlet and Wolves I've got a lot of time for him. His injury record isn't great though which would be a risk financially.
     
  15. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Banton came on a 1 month loan in the first week of December. It was extended for a second month with a view to signing him, but he hasn't started since the Bath game and the second month must be up after tomorrow. Sheriff's 1 month loan will end after tomorrow unless we extend it.
     
  16. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I always remember him spraying Mick McCarthy with champagne just as he opened his mouth to speak at a post-match interview. The comic timing was impeccable.
     
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  17. liamdhfc

    liamdhfc Well-Known Member

    I believe Jason Banton's loan is up today and that it is not being extended.
     
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  18. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Baby Come Back! :D
     
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  19. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    This may be your finest Urban post.
     
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  20. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Good, you can explain it to the Liam, who I assume had more meaningful things to listen to :thumbs:
     
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  21. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Any news on the Sheriff's loan? Has Banton definitely gone back to Torquay (please, oh, please)?

    What's happened to Erskine, too? Has he been binned? Ironically, although he clearly wasn't match fit, I thought his performance against Hampton was one of his best in a Dulwich shirt - it was rare to see one of our forwards taking a shot!
     
  22. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    I think that’s being extremely generous
     
  23. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    I think it says more about his previous performances than it does about his Hampton one!

    In all seriousness though, he could have had a hat-trick against Hampton, and he didn't fail to score because of any major fault of his own, really. He was just quite unlucky, I thought.
     
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  24. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    I actually think Erskine is a potentially pretty good player. I thought he played well initially when he first arrived and was expecting him to have an impact before he got injured. He's just clearly not fit though is he - not injured but just not fit.
     
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  25. liamdhfc

    liamdhfc Well-Known Member

    Banton loan is over and not been renewed.

    Sheriff is in the process of being extended.
     
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  26. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

    We have just signed goal keeper Simon Bloch Jørgensen.

    Ex Whytehawk

    He is 6 foot 10 tall.

    That is really quite tall...

    simonjorgensenfeature.jpg
     
  27. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    Thanks Liam!
     
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  28. takkforalt

    takkforalt Well-Known Member

  29. chris gil

    chris gil making football club owners cry since 1893


     
  30. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    6’10.5” I heard
     
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