Probably, but then we sometimes seem to carry people as part of the training squad for a fair length of time, so unless someone actually resurfaces at another club or is confirmed to have been released I assume we may still hold his registration.I'd say it's safe to assume Jarvis Edobor has left, given he only played in that Croydon Athletic game. We've since signed Nathan Smith, too.
Shame - I think he was quite highly thought of at Brentford.
You say that, but new signing Nathan Smith cooks and prepares all his meals at home.Must be costing an absolute fortune to feed this lot after training.
Splatt out on loanWe seem to be gathering a rather large squad so I thought I'd try to update this list.
Squad at start of season:
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:
Ashley Maynard-Brewer (loan from Charlton Athletic expired)
Amos Nasha (Salisbury City)
Surely a lot of it will be spent on off field stuff, rather than future playing budget?Good article in the SLP with background to signings.
Dulwich Hamlet boss Rose reveals plan for cash banked from FA Cup run
Although the lead is about not spending the FA Cup "windfall", Gavin talks in depth about the two new signings, saying neither were about the cup tie and would have come in anyway. Dempsey had been identified from last season as a player Gavin wanted.
So we broke even last season. So what’s paid for the new terracing & upgrade on the floodlights for example if it’s not the cup run money...to name but two things?Hopefully none of it has been spent. Hopefully it’s being saved as contingency against the possibility of being kicked out of the ground again at the end of the season. Even then, all the windfall wouldn’t cover the shortfall.
Presumably those improvements were budgeted for at the start of the season, based on breaking even again with no Cup games and a 2100 (I think, correct me if I’m wrong) average gate. Certainly the terracing must have been, as it was put in in June/July, ie well before the Cup money arrived.So we broke even last season. So what’s paid for the new terracing & upgrade on the floodlights for example if it’s not the cup run money...to name but two things?
I don't have anywhere enough detail to make an informed view but I have wondered about the decision to go "full-time" this season and the increased cost I would assume that brings, with the cloud of the ground situation hanging over still.Hopefully none of it has been spent. Hopefully it’s being saved as contingency against the possibility of being kicked out of the ground again at the end of the season. Even then, all the windfall wouldn’t cover the shortfall.
I have to say it's often looked that way to me, but it's probably much the same at many other clubs so I just look at the steady long-term progress made during the last decade. I think it's often been that way with other Hamlet managers too, but until the last few seasons most players would have been non-contract so could easily be released and replaced at any time. I'm assuming most (around 20?) members of the current squad are under contract. Also the higher stakes and higher wages now we're operating on a full-time basis mean there are greater obligations for both club and players and it's not so straightforward to sign the players you really want when you want.We've got more loans than Barclays Bank! Methinks it's time for Gavin to sort out who he wants to play so we have a settled side rather than desperately bringing in more players. I like Gavin; I think he's done a tremendous amount for this club but we all have weaknesses and I wonder if he needs to reevaluate what he's doing and how he's handling players? We apparently have a good budget and players constantly coming and going yet we've going backwards for a while. Why does Gavin keep bringing in new players? Is he not researching them properly first? Does he not know what he wants them to do or how he wants them to play? Is he trying to fit square pegs into round holes?
Surely even we can’t sign that many...?New striker incoming. Are we just signing players that score against us?