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Dulwich Hamlet Transfers | Summer 2019

Pink Panther

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It appears Dipo Akinyemi has joined Cheshunt (on loan?) after all. He played for them today in a 1-1 draw at home to Corinthian Casuals.
 

The Balance

New Member
Does Reise have a chant yet?
If not can I suggest, to the tune of Radio Gaga:
All we need is Reise Allassani, Reise Allasaani.

That’s probably all my vocal ‘talents’ can handle but if it’s needs more lines then instead of
Radio, what's new?
Someone still loves you

You could have
He’s scored again, what new?
Dulwich still loves you.
 

bkbk

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Some interesting quotes from Gav in the South London Press today:

Dulwich Hamlet boss provides update on former Crystal Palace man's injury - as boosts he can recover and play again

Gavin Rose says Dulwich Hamlet will do everything they can to help Reise Allassani as he recovers from the second cruciate knee ligament injury of his career. The former Crystal Palace attacker was back on loan with the National South club when he suffered the injury. Allassani, 23, also did the same knee damage when he came out of contract with the Eagles but rebuilt his career at the Hamlet, his goalscoring form leading to a two-year deal from Coventry City.

Dulwich manager Rose said: “We’ve had some positive news in that they think due to Reise’s athleticism – he has got quite a lot of bend in the knee – they are more optimistic he will be able to make a full recovery to play again than they were initially. I feel really sorry for the boy, he doesn’t seem to get the rub of the green. It was a very innocuous incident – there was no contact, just a quick turn and he went over in a heap.”

Rose doesn’t believe that Allassani got a “fair crack” at nailing down a first-team spot at the Sky Blues. The former England U17 international is due to be a free agent in June.

“I’d like to think Coventry will extend his contract because he is in a bad position,” said Rose. “But he knows that I rate him highly and the club love him as well. We’d back him to get back and up to speed. We’d give him that platform to kickstart his career but I’d also say Coventry can give him comfort to get his career going again."

“We are waiting to find out from Coventry if they still expect us to pay the money for his loan, that could leave us in the position that we’re not able to bring anyone else in. We have had one or two players who haven’t quite hit the standard that the club need and we’re in the process of agreeing their terminations. They’ve had opportunities since pre-season, some have done better than others.”
 

Al Crane

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I'd have no qualms about giving Reise another go when he's recovered providing he's on some sort of pay-as-you-play contract. Anything beyond that initially has to be seen as a gamble due to his unfortunate injury history.

Regarding the last bit, I would imagine Ryan Case falls into this bracket along with Dipo or Vose?
 
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Pink Panther

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Regarding the last bit, I would imagine Ryan Case falls into this bracket along with Dipo or Vose?
I'd say it could be one or two of half a dozen. I'm not going to speculate personally but almost everyone seems to have been dropped at some point as we've frequently made 3 or 4 changes from one game to the next, especially during the recent lean run of league results.
 

barnsleydulwich

Active Member
Some interesting quotes from Gav in the South London Press today:

Dulwich Hamlet boss provides update on former Crystal Palace man's injury - as boosts he can recover and play again

Gavin Rose says Dulwich Hamlet will do everything they can to help Reise Allassani as he recovers from the second cruciate knee ligament injury of his career. The former Crystal Palace attacker was back on loan with the National South club when he suffered the injury. Allassani, 23, also did the same knee damage when he came out of contract with the Eagles but rebuilt his career at the Hamlet, his goalscoring form leading to a two-year deal from Coventry City.

Dulwich manager Rose said: “We’ve had some positive news in that they think due to Reise’s athleticism – he has got quite a lot of bend in the knee – they are more optimistic he will be able to make a full recovery to play again than they were initially. I feel really sorry for the boy, he doesn’t seem to get the rub of the green. It was a very innocuous incident – there was no contact, just a quick turn and he went over in a heap.”

Rose doesn’t believe that Allassani got a “fair crack” at nailing down a first-team spot at the Sky Blues. The former England U17 international is due to be a free agent in June.

“I’d like to think Coventry will extend his contract because he is in a bad position,” said Rose. “But he knows that I rate him highly and the club love him as well. We’d back him to get back and up to speed. We’d give him that platform to kickstart his career but I’d also say Coventry can give him comfort to get his career going again."

“We are waiting to find out from Coventry if they still expect us to pay the money for his loan, that could leave us in the position that we’re not able to bring anyone else in. We have had one or two players who haven’t quite hit the standard that the club need and we’re in the process of agreeing their terminations. They’ve had opportunities since pre-season, some have done better than others.”
Two cruciate injuries is not good. I'd say it's unlikely he'll ever play near the top level again. Clubs simply won't take the risk.
 

bkbk

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Interesting piece in the SLP today.

- Ambrosine released
- Gavin looking to get rid of a few others permanently (one player not willing to terminate - fair enough)
- Potentially a few players going out on loan to create room for a few recruits

Dulwich Hamlet need to pass Havant & Waterlooville test to reach FA Cup first round - as boss Rose reveals one player refusing to tear up contract

BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Dulwich Hamlet are just one game away from the FA Cup first round proper – with Havant & Waterlooville the hurdle they need to overcome tomorrow.

It is an all-National League South tie with the winner banking £18,750 in prize money.

But Hamlet manager Gavin Rose has already talked about how it is the glory – rather than financial gains – which should motivate the Champion Hill outfit.

Dulwich reached the last eight of the FA Trophy in March 2017 before losing 2-0 to Macclesfield Town.

But this is already the furthest that Hamlet have gone in the FA Cup under Rose, who has been boss for more than a decade.

“On Monday night the youth team got to the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup,” said the Dulwich boss. “In 11 of the last 16 seasons they have reached either the first, second or third round. They have always done quite well.

“It is something on the senior side that we would love to improve, to see if we could pull out a big club and build some memories. This is the furthest I have gone in the competition. We always seem to have found ourselves up against higher opposition over the previous years and our run has ended quite early.

“The boys have had two tough games. They did well against Bognor Regis and then we beat Eastbourne, who are in our league and knocked us out last season. We don’t seem to get easy opposition.

“Now we found ourselves up against a team who are very well-fancied in our league and we go away. We’ll give it our best shot and see how we go.

“If you are not going to be a full-time professional then you want to pit your wits against ones who are in the game full time. Sometimes players in non league know that they are not that far off being a professional and want to show what they are all about.”

Dulwich have released defender Yannis Ambrosine.

Rose is also looking to terminate another couple of deals but revealed one player is digging in.

“He has clearly been told he won’t feature for the club because he basically turned up with an injury and didn’t follow the physio’s guidelines about what he needed to do to get back,” said Rose.

“He is not in our plans but it’s very clear he wants to sit on his money – we’ll make him train and that’s him for the season, unless he decides to leave.

“It’s not ideal but what that player doesn’t realise is that when he tries to get a contract next season then he’ll have no stats to work off, so this season won’t really have existed for him.

“He’s in a better position if he goes out and plays some football. We’ve already budgeted to have the lad – it’s going to be his loss.”

Rose is weighing up some loan exits from his squad and that could open the door to more incomings.

“There are a few lads who haven’t been able to get in the team or make the bench in the last few weeks,” he said. “We’ve had enquiries and if we take them up it could mean we’ll bring one or two in.”

Dulwich had a crowd of 2,906 for Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Weymouth on Non League Day – with only Notts County and Yeovil Town managing more.

“It was fantastic,” said Rose. “Not just in terms of numbers but it was a vociferous crowd.

“This season we have had a lower attendance. That doesn’t mean to say we are complaining, because it is still good, but it has been 1,600 or 1,700. It was great to have that extra 1,000 in there. You definitely felt it as a player and manager. You could feel the difference and both teams rose to the occasion.

“We created the better chances but Weymouth, along with Wealdstone, are the best team we have faced this season. We could have nicked it.”
 

takkforalt

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“It was fantastic,” said Rose. “Not just in terms of numbers but it was a vociferous crowd."

A vociferous, key jangling, brolly waving bunch.
 

Moroccan Sunset

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Interesting piece in the SLP today.

- Ambrosine released
- Gavin looking to get rid of a few others permanently (one player not willing to terminate - fair enough)
- Potentially a few players going out on loan to create room for a few recruits

Dulwich Hamlet need to pass Havant & Waterlooville test to reach FA Cup first round - as boss Rose reveals one player refusing to tear up contract
Harsh on Ambroisine, IMO. None of his performances stick out in my memory as particularly bad.
 

scousedom

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“This season we have had a lower attendance. That doesn’t mean to say we are complaining, because it is still good, but it has been 1,600 or 1,700. It was great to have that extra 1,000 in there. You definitely felt it as a player and manager. You could feel the difference and both teams rose to the occasion."

That's quite misleading. Attendances haven't been lower compared to the same point in previous seasons. In five home Saturday League games up to Non-League Day in 17/18, we totaled 7,219 (average 1,444).
Dulwich Hamlet | Home Attendances | 2017-2018 | Football Web Pages

In four home Saturday and one home Bank Holiday Monday League games up to Non-League Day in 19/20, we have totaled 9,985 (average 1,997).
Dulwich Hamlet | Home Attendances | Football Web Pages

We're down versus the end of last season when approaching 3,000 was common, but attendances always grow through the season, so that's not a fair comparison.
 

Pink Panther

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Harsh on Ambroisine, IMO. None of his performances stick out in my memory as particularly bad.
I thought he was a bit like Cheick Tourè, a reliable squad player but probably not quite good or dominant enough to be a regular starter for a club looking to do more than just consolidate at this level. We still look a bit thin at centre back although Gavin seems to have settled on Christian Smith for that role now. It looks like Ryan Case may be the player whose position is at a stalemate, unless this situation has only arisen during the last week or so. I'm sure there was a comment a couple of weeks ago that he'd declared himself fit to play after a knock but been overruled .
 

dcdulwich

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“This season we have had a lower attendance. That doesn’t mean to say we are complaining, because it is still good, but it has been 1,600 or 1,700. It was great to have that extra 1,000 in there. You definitely felt it as a player and manager. You could feel the difference and both teams rose to the occasion."

That's quite misleading. Attendances haven't been lower compared to the same point in previous seasons. In five home Saturday League games up to Non-League Day in 17/18, we totaled 7,219 (average 1,444).
Dulwich Hamlet | Home Attendances | 2017-2018 | Football Web Pages

In four home Saturday and one home Bank Holiday Monday League games up to Non-League Day in 19/20, we have totaled 9,985 (average 1,997).
Dulwich Hamlet | Home Attendances | Football Web Pages

We're down versus the end of last season when approaching 3,000 was common, but attendances always grow through the season, so that's not a fair comparison.
Indeed. We've had, in the league, for at least 60 years:
Our highest August, September and October attendances.
Our highest midweek attendance (twice).
Our highest attendance on Non-League day - despite the weather.
Plus the highest FA Cup attendances at each stage of the competition in which we have participated this season.
 

T Corcoran

Member
Interesting piece in the SLP today.

- Ambrosine released
- Gavin looking to get rid of a few others permanently (one player not willing to terminate - fair enough)
- Potentially a few players going out on loan to create room for a few recruits

Dulwich Hamlet need to pass Havant & Waterlooville test to reach FA Cup first round - as boss Rose reveals one player refusing to tear up contract
My money's on Ryan Case being the player not wanting to terminate his contract
 

Pink Panther

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My money's on Ryan Case being the player not wanting to terminate his contract
He was a bit of a strange signing in the first place. A defensive utility player aged 28 who lives 50 miles away. Unless I'm confusing him with someone else I think he played at centre back for Oxford City against us last March and had a strong match, but that was arguably our worst performance of the season. I think he was also our first confirmed new signing in the summer which suggests Gavin actively sought his signature, he wasn't just "ballast" recruited during pre-season like Danny Pappoe last year.
 

T Corcoran

Member
He was a bit of a strange signing in the first place. A defensive utility player aged 28 who lives 50 miles away. Unless I'm confusing him with someone else I think he played at centre back for Oxford City against us last March and had a strong match, but that was arguably our worst performance of the season. I think he was also our first confirmed new signing in the summer which suggests Gavin actively sought his signature, he wasn't just "ballast" recruited during pre-season like Danny Pappoe last year.
I thought he came from Bath City but was at Oxford on loan last year. He apparently came back to pre season unfit from what I heard a few months ago
 

Pink Panther

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I thought he came from Bath City but was at Oxford on loan last year. He apparently came back to pre season unfit from what I heard a few months ago
That may well be correct. All I know is he played for both Bath and Oxford last season, and having only seen the Spurs game for myself in pre-season I just remember that no one seemed very impressed with his performances. He was also at Wealdstone a while back and their supporters don't seem to rate him, whereas their verdict on the other ex-Stones players we've signed seems to be Smith - very good, and Monakana - decent but a bit up and down, i.e. typical winger. (Personally I think Monakana is our best out and out winger since Ellis Green with his ability to beat his man on either side from either flank and deliver a telling ball.)
 

Pink Panther

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We seem to be gathering a rather large squad so I thought I'd try to update this list.

Squad at start of season:

Dipo Akinyemi
Aaron Barnes

Ryan Case
Tom Chambers
Ben Chapman

Nyren Clunis
Jack Connors
Preston Edwards
Charlie Grainger
Connor Hunte
David Ijaha

Danny Mills
Jeffrey Monakana
Kieran Monlouis
Maliq Morris
Richard Orlu
Christian Smith

Jamie Splatt
*Aryan Tajbakhsh
Quade Taylor
Dominic Vose

Lewis White
Ade Yusuff


Arrivals since start of season:
*Reise Allassani (on loan from Coventry City)
Ben Dempsey (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
Jarvis Edobor (Chelmsford City)
Marvin McCoy (Aldershot Town)
Amos Nasha (Dartford)
Nathan Smith (Dagenham)

Departures since the start of this season:
Yannis Ambroisine
Ashley Maynard-Brewer (loan from Charlton Athletic expired)

Amos Nasha (Salisbury City)

*Long-term injured
 
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baleboy_93

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We seem to be gathering a rather large squad so I thought I'd try to update this list.

Squad at start of season:

Dipo Akinyemi
Aaron Barnes

Ryan Case
Tom Chambers
Ben Chapman

Nyren Clunis
Jack Connors
Preston Edwards
Charlie Grainger
Connor Hunte
David Ijaha

Danny Mills
Jeffrey Monakana
Kieran Monlouis
Maliq Morris
Richard Orlu
Christian Smith

*Aryan Tajbakhsh
Quade Taylor
Dominic Vose

Lewis White
Ade Yusuff


Arrivals since start of season:
*Reise Allassani (on loan from Coventry City)
Ben Dempsey (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
Jarvis Edobor (Chelmsford City)
Amos Nasha (Dartford)
Nathan Smith (Dagenham)

Departures since the start of this season:
Yannis Ambroisine
Ashley Maynard-Brewer (loan from Charlton Athletic expired)

Amos Nasha (Salisbury City)

*Long-term injured
No Jamie Splatt on this list, but he and Gavin both mentioned last night he will be going out on loan to Merstham, will wait for confirmation
 
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