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Dulwich Hamlet Transfers - Summer 2018/Spring 2019

Pink Panther

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Made up highest level. Conference South didnt used to exist.
Exactly. When I started watching us in 1999, we were in the Isthmian Premier Division, one below the Conference. We've been here before.
Whilst the "level" may be the same I would argue that the competition is tougher, as the strongest teams are divided between 2 divisions instead of 3. Only 44 clubs across the country are competing at this level instead of 66. It's a more elite competition.
 

Moroccan Sunset

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Agree with both of the posts above by and large. Beaney's departure doesn't surprise me - his technique and passing range are superb, but his lack of mobility and pace were exposed in the Isthmian Prem at times. Bearing in mind teams like Torquay are remaining professional (so I hear), I can only imagine those flaws would become more apparent.

I think Weathers' leadership and bond with the fans will be a big loss and his personality is going to take some replacing. I think in terms of ability he could have stepped up to the Conf South too, so it really is a shame to see him go.

I still don't get Faal's departure. If we are keeping the budget tight and need younger players to flesh out the bones of the side, then surely a young winger, who's shown promise throughout the season and had a successful loan spell with K's, would fit the bill. It's a shame, I think.
 

Pink Panther

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Agree with both of the posts above by and large. Beaney's departure doesn't surprise me - his technique and passing range are superb, but his lack of mobility and pace were exposed in the Isthmian Prem at times. Bearing in mind teams like Torquay are remaining professional (so I hear), I can only imagine those flaws would become more apparent.

I think Weathers' leadership and bond with the fans will be a big loss and his personality is going to take some replacing. I think in terms of ability he could have stepped up to the Conf South too, so it really is a shame to see him go.
Fully agree with both those assessments. Beaney was ideally suited to our passing and possession game but we'll probably face a few more matches where the opposition can match us in that respect, so someone like Onovwigun - a powerful athlete with a big engine if a less technically polished footballer - could be needed to give the midfield a better balance.

Not sure what Weathers' day job is but I think he lives at Barking, which is pretty central for all the longer away trips from the Isthmian League but the wrong side of London for the West Country trips next season.
I still don't get Faal's departure. If we are keeping the budget tight and need younger players to flesh out the bones of the side, then surely a young winger, who's shown promise throughout the season and had a successful loan spell with K's, would fit the bill. It's a shame, I think.
Perhaps it was simply the player's choice? He made an instant impression at Ks and started every game whereas he made only 6 league starts for us, and they look to be assembling a squad to challenge for promotion next season. They might even have offered him more than we were paying him, as they clearly have some new investment in the playing budget with people like Buchanan and Theophanous signing up.
 

AveryDave

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Made up highest level. Conference South didnt used to exist.
Looks pretty real from where I'm standing.

Exactly. When I started watching us in 1999, we were in the Isthmian Premier Division, one below the Conference. We've been here before.
Do you think it was the same in respect of quality of opposition, geographic spread, demands on the club, and so on? Honest question, I wasn't there at the time.
 

Roger D

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The obvious difference was it was one of three feeders into the Conference not two. The top teams were good however the lesser Isthmian Premier teams - a list which usually included Dulwich - were well below current Conference South standard.

The Isthmian had a very small geographic footprint. You were often home in time for tea. The longest trip was usually Bognor, and away cup match at Hungerford was memorable as an unusually long trip. Truro away was slightly less likely than us playing on the moon back then.
 

liamdhfc

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Fully agree with both those assessments. Beaney was ideally suited to our passing and possession game but we'll probably face a few more matches where the opposition can match us in that respect, so someone like Onovwigun - a powerful athlete with a big engine if a less technically polished footballer - could be needed to give the midfield a better balance.

Not sure what Weathers' day job is but I think he lives at Barking, which is pretty central for all the longer away trips from the Isthmian League but the wrong side of London for the West Country trips next season.

Perhaps it was simply the player's choice? He made an instant impression at Ks and started every game whereas he made only 6 league starts for us, and they look to be assembling a squad to challenge for promotion next season. They might even have offered him more than we were paying him, as they clearly have some new investment in the playing budget with people like Buchanan and Theophanous signing up.
Faal turned down his offer of re engagement from the club and decided to sign for Ks.
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Questioning is always better than blind loyalty, Mr Morath... ;)
Glad you put ' ;) ' after 'blind loyalty'....because that's one thing I can never be accused of. There are many more on here who do that who fawn over players, who were good, but decidedly average in the overall scheme of things, when you consider some of the true greats we have had wear the Pink 'n' Blue, while they call them the much diluted and abused word of being a 'legend'.
'Blind loyalty'....yeah, to Ryan & Brown; Bouffant Berry; Les the Manager; Garland at the end...need I go on? I rest my case...
 

Roger D

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To be fair Gwynne Berry built a very good side. It's just a shame it was five years after they were very good............
 

BrandNewGuy

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Reise has signed for Coventry City
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Pink Panther

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This is a strange one. I wouldn't be surprised if he's Dartford-bound - Jamie Coyle has just taken over there and he managed him during his loan spell at Welling last season. Dartford must be bloody loaded, too.
And of course they played together for Maidstone the season before that so I agree that could be a likely move, although I not sure about Dartford being "loaded". They have a modern ground owned by the local council with a lot of "green" features, so they probably benefit from low rent and overheads. They only missed winning our new division on goal difference, had the largest average attendance in the division, and have recently had a brief spell in the National Division. Therefore they're already a bit further along the line and better placed than we are to take another step up.

It's disappointing to lose Ach, he played quite a lot for Maidstone two seasons ago in the National Division, he's relatively young at 26-27, and unfortunately we only really began to see the best of him right at the end of the season after he had a long spell out injured then went out on loan after being unable to regain a regular place in a winning side.

I hope we're able to start making some positive announcements regarding current or new players committing for next season, but it must be a big obstacle trying to guarantee contracts for the same number of players given the current situation, and that is the fault of Meadow. We only used 29 players in all competitions last season, which must be the lowest for many years. All 19 of the players who constituted the first team squad at the start of the season remained until the end of the season, which must be a record in modern times. Seven players joined during the course of the season, five of whom completed the season (Frazer Shaw & Omar Koroma were the exceptions), Corey Addai came on loan for a month, and the remaining two players were youngsters who only appeared in the minor cups. Therefore despite the six departures so far we're still only one short of the number that started last season.

Notwithstanding any further departures, we still have the following:

Tanasheh Abrahams
Dipo Akinyemi
Ashley Carew
Michael Chambers
Nyren Clunis
Dumebi Dumaka
Preston Edwards
Nathan Ferguson
Nathan Green
Caio Guimaraes
Rickie Hayles
Ibrahim Kargbo
Sanchez Ming
Mohomed Mohomed
Michael Onovwigun
Amadou Tangara
Quade Taylor
Gavin Tomlin

Departures so far:
Anthony Acheampong
Reise Allasani (Coventry City)
Kenny Beaney (Merstham)
Nana Boakye-Yiadom (Concord Rangers)
Muhammadu Faal (Kingstonian)
Marc Weatherstone (Wingate & Finchley)
 
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blueheaven

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I see Ibra Sekajja is expected to be leaving Bognor - I'd be happy for us to bring him back in for next season.

Hope we have some good options lined up for defence with both Weatherstone and Acheampong gone. Was hoping we'd be able to go into the new season with largely the same backline as they were so strong for us last season.
 

the 12th man

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And of course they played together for Maidstone the season before that so I agree that could be a likely move, although I not sure about Dartford being "loaded". They have a modern ground owned by the local council with a lot of "green" features, so they probably benefit from low rent and overheads. They only missed winning our new division on goal difference, had the largest average attendance in the division, and have recently had a brief spell in the National Division. Therefore they're already a bit further along the line and better placed than we are to take another step up.

It's disappointing to lose Ach, he played quite a lot for Maidstone two seasons ago in the National Division, he's relatively young at 26-27, and unfortunately we only really began to see the best of him right at the end of the season after he had a long spell out injured then went out on loan after being unable to regain a regular place in a winning side.

I hope we're able to start making some positive announcements regarding current or new players committing for next season, but it must be a big obstacle trying to guarantee contracts for the same number of players given the current situation, and that is the fault of Meadow. We only used 29 players in all competitions last season, which must be the lowest for many years. All 19 of the players who constituted the first team squad at the start of the season remained until the end of the season, which must be a record in modern times. Seven players joined during the course of the season, five of whom completed the season (Frazer Shaw & Omar Koroma were the exceptions), Corey Addai came on loan for a month, and the remaining two players were youngsters who only appeared in the minor cups. Therefore despite the six departures so far we're still only one short of the number that started last season.

Notwithstanding any further departures, we still have the following:

Tanasheh Abrahams
Dipo Akinyemi
Ashley Carew
Michael Chambers
Nyren Clunis
Dumebi Dumaka
Preston Edwards
Nathan Ferguson
Nathan Green
Caio Guimaraes
Rickie Hayles
Ibrahim Kargbo
Sanchez Ming
Mohomed Mohomed
Michael Onovwigun
Amadou Tangara
Quade Taylor
Gavin Tomlin

Departures so far:
Anthony Acheampong
Reise Allasani (Coventry City)
Kenny Beaney
Nana Boakye-Yiadom (Concord Rangers)
Muhammadu Faal (Kingstonian)
Marc Weatherstone (Wingate & Finchley)
Beaney has signed for Mersthsm
 

Pink Panther

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I see Ibra Sekajja is expected to be leaving Bognor - I'd be happy for us to bring him back in for next season.

Hope we have some good options lined up for defence with both Weatherstone and Acheampong gone. Was hoping we'd be able to go into the new season with largely the same backline as they were so strong for us last season.
Agree on both counts. Sekajja's attempt to seek a bigger club at a higher level backfired spectacularly after having the most productive spell of his career with us. Looked suspiciously like a classic case of "dodgy agent syndrome". (Speaking of which, how is Dan Sweeney doing these days?)

Having five reliable defenders for three places and being able to rotate or cover for injuries was a huge factor in our success and the fact that we had the best defence in the league by some distance.
 
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Byron Alfredo Lawrence (born 12 March 1996) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Billericay Town. Joining Ipswich Town in 2010 from Histon's youth set-up, he progressed through Town's academy before making his debut at the age of 16 in 2012. He was also an unused substitute in a League Cup match at the age of 15 in 2011. He joined Colchester United in 2014 to continue his development at their Academy, where he made one first-team appearance before being released in 2016. He then joined National League North side Bishop's Stortford in February 2016, before joining Leiston in summer 2016. After scoring 10 goals in 44 appearances for Leiston, he joined Billericay Town in March 2017.
Byron Lawrence - Wikipedia
 

Jimbob73

The Wanley Road Massive
Welcome Byron!

Did he play any games last season, if not anyone know why? Anyone know much about him (other than on wiki)?
 

bkbk

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He played about 50 on loan at Leiston from Billericay, including an appearance against us in the semi.

I think he can play both the high or deep positions in our three but if deeper it'd be the Beaney/Carew role alongside a Kargbo/Onovwigun (who, as an aside, I hope stays and continues to develop with us because he has a lot of promising attributes).
 
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Jimbob73

The Wanley Road Massive
Ok thanks, can't remember him particularly but the Leiston midfield was much more effective than our that night (excluding Ash's free kicking ability!)
 

Pink Panther

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Ok thanks, can't remember him particularly but the Leiston midfield was much more effective than our that night (excluding Ash's free kicking ability!)
He wore no7 in all three matches last season and was the player who had the double chance in the first half when Tangara made a brilliant save.

I thought they looked effective in terms of negating our approach play in the middle third, but they didn't actually create many chances against our sound defence .
 
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