Dulwich Hamlet Transfers | Summer 2019

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Jules P, May 13, 2019.

  1. Ben Caldecourt

    Ben Caldecourt Active Member

    Agreed! Right back seems to have been a position that we've 'ignored' over the last few seasons.

    We've either never signed an out and out full back, or tried transforming a winger or a centre half into a full back. E.g Anthony Cook or Quade Taylor from last season.

    Basingstoke, blimey that's a fair old bump.
  2. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    I was reading that as where he lived rather than played?????
  3. Ben Caldecourt

    Ben Caldecourt Active Member

    So was I! A 4 hour round journey in a car... Bit of a bump.
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  4. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It's not unusual for players based in South London to play for clubs on the South Coast as far away as Havant or Eastleigh, not to mention the likes of Margate or Eastbourne. Maybe he's moved recently, or in the process of moving? He seems to be looking to make a career in football coaching and already has a UEFA B Licence, so maybe there's a role with Aspire Academy included? Or perhaps it's just an attractive opportunity to work with Gavin & Junior, or the training schedule ties in with other commitments and ambitions?
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  5. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Long gone are the days when a player would be local, sling their boots over their shoulder & stroll to a game!But seriously, we are a very big player at our level now, based on crowds, community engagement, quality of management & coaching as well as wages. Long gone are the days when your archetypal non league player would work a nine to five job & train two evenings a week. Many of our players/ players from bigger clubs at our level treat football as their main job, as in the one that pays the mortgage & puts food on the table, with a smaller part time job on the side, if at all.
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  6. Ben Caldecourt

    Ben Caldecourt Active Member

    Yeah exactly, I guess as a supporter its about coming to terms with this and understanding that we are going to attract a lot of players and this comes from various parts of the country, not just complete South London.

    Be interested to see if we pick up any other players like this (distance wise). Agree with PP though, could be down to many different things.
  7. AveryDave

    AveryDave Well-Known Member

  8. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised at that. He looks like a prospect to me and I'd like to think we can match what Welling can offer. Maybe he was promised likely starts that we couldn't guarantee?
  9. RabbleLevi

    RabbleLevi Well-Known Member

    Jeffrey Monakana has made 101 first team appearances at the age of 25. That’s not to many for a player entering the second half of his career. Hope he can keep up with the new training regime. Apparently can play on both wings.

    Sad to see Chambers go. A rock at the back, unplayable some days, a classy player. Sanchez Ming is still at the club but it looks like a new LB and RB are still needed.
  10. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately a lot of players get to that sort of age these days without making a huge number of appearances. They start as academy players at relatively big clubs and get trapped in a cycle of playingfor development teams and going out on endless loan spells where they may be stuck on the bench for most of the time, then they get released and join a slightly smaller club and the cycle repeats until they find their true level. It happened to Ibra Sekajja before we signed him, and it more or less happened to Danny Carr, Quade Taylor and Michael Chambers in between each of them leaving us then rejoining several years later.
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  11. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    aaand another:

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  12. Ben Caldecourt

    Ben Caldecourt Active Member

    Wikipedia isn't correct on that, he's definitely made more first team appearances than that. States he only played 1 game for Welling United during 17-18 season, however appears a fair bit in their match reports.

    I think Chambers had a bit of an up/down season last season. I thought during promotion season him, Weatherstone and Hayles were brilliant all season round. Yes it was a step up, but I felt the consistency dropped from his performances. That said, I like the balance he gave us being left footed and whenever he wasn't playing it was quite noticeable in my opinion.

    As mentioned before, Case is a right back so think we have got that covered. But definitely need a left back as I want to see Green play higher and wouldn't want Sanchez playing on his weaker side.
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  13. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I thought Chambers was having a decent season until he was made captain around Christmas (which coincided with us missing Okuonghae alongside him and Kargbo in front of them), then he made a couple of costly gaffes and got sent off at home to Chelmsford and struggled to regain his best form. He's very strong in the air though, and a good ball player, and the balance he gave on the left of the back three was crucial when we played that system. If we're going to play a flat back four it might be less vital to have a naturally left footed centre back as long as we have a decent left back. I'm not sure how comfortably Orlu might slot into that position.

    If Ming is retained it would be quite bizarre after the way he seemed to get frozen out 6 months ago.
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  14. Griff_Turnstile

    Griff_Turnstile Flitting in & out like Tinkerbell on Meth

    Was he offered a contract last season when he made the breakthrough to the first team?
  15. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    No idea but I'd have thought he might have been offered one for the forthcoming season.
  16. Pinner Stones

    Pinner Stones Active Member

    Christian Smith is an excellent addition for you. Robust in the middle of the park, but can play as well. I know Wealdstone wanted to keep him but he decided to move on, whether that was financial or otherwise I don’t know. He can play at the back as well. A very good signing for you.

    Monakana is the typical mercurial winger, but he has pace and a decent delivery into the box. Our forwards were too inept to take advantage. One his day a good player. He was on a decent wedge with us.

    Both players I think live either east or south London.
  17. Ben Caldecourt

    Ben Caldecourt Active Member

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  18. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Hope he can make a go of that. A 3 year contract demonstrates faith and commitment on Crawley's part. I felt he had all the tools to be a Football League player - superb footballer and athlete - but somehow never fully blossomed with us. Maybe not quite confident or ruthless enough? I remember him playing against us for a very good Grays side 4 years ago and was a bit surprised he found himself back at our level so soon after getting picked up by a League club.
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  19. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

  20. Ben Caldecourt

    Ben Caldecourt Active Member

  21. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Aryan? Come on!
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  22. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member

    I think that leaves us a state of play as below:

    19/20 Squad

    Preston Edwards (GK)
    Quade Taylor (DEF)
    Ryan Case (DEF)
    Richard Orlu (DEF)
    Aryan Tajbakhsh (MID)
    Christian Smith (MID)
    Kieran Monlouis (MID)
    Connor Hunte (MID)
    Jeffrey Monakana (MID)
    Nyren Clunis (ATT)
    Ade Yusuff (ATT)

    Simon Jorgensen (GK)
    Nathan Green (DEF)
    Magnus Okuonghae (DEF)
    Michael Onovwigun (MID)
    Dominic Vose (MID)
    Dipo Akinyemi (ATT)

    Michael Chambers (DEF)
    Jay Rich Baghuelou (DEF)
    Anthony Cook (MID)
    Luke Wanadio (MID)
    Nathan Ferguson (MID)
    Dan Thompson (ATT)
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  23. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Still no definite news on the majority of last season's squad. Last year ten existing players were announced as staying around this time, although several more eventually remained; this time just four which suggests the eventual squad will show more changes overall than last year. Akinyemi, Green and Onovwigun had been confirmed this time last year (but not yet this time) as had Carew and Ming, who would appear unlikely to be retained after being transfer listed in January and not featuring since. On the plus side I think only Byron Lawrence was a confirmed new signing this time last year, so we're well ahead on that score.

    Eleven players are now under contract for the new season, so we're about nine short of what we'll need come the start of August. Of course there will be the inevitable triallists once the pre-season matches get underway, one or two of whom may be signed. I've included everyone in the list below who was part of the squad or still contracted to the club at the end of last season.

    Nyren Clunis
    Preston Edwards
    Aryan Tajbakhsh
    Quade Taylor

    Ryan Case (Oxford City)
    Connor Hunte (Billericay Town)
    Jeffrey Monakana (Wealdstone)
    Kieran Monlouis (Hemel Hempstead)

    Richard Orlu (Welling United)
    Christian Smith (Wealdstone)
    Ade Yusuff (Folkestone Invicta)

    Dipo Akinyemi
    Charlie Allen
    Ashley Carew
    Jacob Erskine
    Nathan Green
    Caio Guimaraes
    Simon Jorgensen
    Sanchez Ming
    Magnus Okuonghae
    Michael Onovwigun
    Jamie Splatt
    Dominic Vose

    Loans expired:
    George Essuman
    Jamie Mascoll
    Luke Wanadio (Dartford)

    Michael Chambers
    Anthony Cook
    Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town)
    Jay Rich Baghuelou (Welling United)
    Dan Thompson
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019
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  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Does anyone fancy writing a short piece for Buzz outlining all the players coming/going/staying to date? Be good to keep people up to date....
  25. the 12th man

    the 12th man Well-Known Member

    I was told that Magnus Okuonghae announced his retirement at the end of last season.
  26. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That's a shame. I thought he had his best spell for us towards the end of the season, although I wouldn't have been surprised if we hadn't kept him on as he seemed a bit injury prone. I think he started a career outside football when he joined us, after being a full time professional all his adult life, so probably not a surprise if he needs to focus on that.
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  27. pompeydunc

    pompeydunc Well-Known Member

    Kiki Oshilaja to Welling Town. Think he made a handful of first team appearances. Can't remember if this was Cups or pre-season.

    June Round-Up! - SCEFL
  28. Griff_Turnstile

    Griff_Turnstile Flitting in & out like Tinkerbell on Meth

    Quite a bit of talent there but a very short fuse! Think it was mostly cup games the season before last but from looking at his Twitter feed was at Sheppey United at the end of last season.
  29. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    3 first team appearances for the Hamlet, the last in 2017. He started last season with Carshalton Athletic and joined Thamesmead Town shortly before their demise, then moved somewhere else I can't remember before Sheppey. One for the "former players" thread rather than "Hamlet transfers Summer 2019".
  30. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member

    Nathan Green has announced he is off due to work scheduling issues.

    *Cries self to sleep*
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