Erhun Oztumer talks Dulwich Hamlet

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by TheLuxuryFan, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. TheLuxuryFan

    TheLuxuryFan Member

    Interview with the non-league Messi here where he talks a lot about his time at Champion Hill.

    “Dulwich Hamlet is the reason I’m a professional today, so I’m really grateful to the coaches and the club. I’ve been to a few games [since I left]... I think for my first game there was only about 60 fans there. By the time I left I think we were averaging about 1,500. It’s a great club.”
     
  2. Dirty South

    Dirty South Active Member

    Nice piece on a class act.
     
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  3. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Not quite the whole truth attendance wise....but I'll forgive him! ;)
     
  4. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Yes, I reckon Glenn Tamplin's tax returns are more reliable than Erhun's attendance figures.
     
  5. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't think I'd be a Hamlet fan today if it wasn't for Erhun. In my early days of coming to games it was wanting to see him play that kept me coming back.
     
  6. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    Almost Erhun's first game for Dulwich was away at Maidstone. He was a substitute but didn't play. Bonus point for all those that can't remember the score!
     
  7. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    I agree, it was a simpler time back then
     
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  8. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    His very first game was off the bench at Godalming in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round, and he bagged a late equaliser to earn us a replay, which we won on kicks from the penalty mark. He'd appeared in pre-season but had to sit out the early games as we hadn't received international clearance following his spell in Turkey.

    It seems extraordinary that he was left on the bench at Maidstone, who were strong favourites to win the division. We conceded two early goals, then were on top for a long spell and wasted several good chances including a penalty. If the plan was to get Erhun on early in the second half that was blown out of the water when we conceded two more goals in the first five minutes after half time. It was damage limitation after that and I recall youth team striker Richmond Ayoola making a rare first team appearance while Erhun remained on the bench. (5-0. Ouch!)
     
  9. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    Never saw him play for The Hamlet.... was there for his football league debut at posh (as Latics fan)
     
  10. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I’m confident I wouldn’t be!
     
  11. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    Indeed. I wondered if Gavin didn't actually want moneybags Maidstone to see him play?
     
  12. Son of Roy

    Son of Roy Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

    Just your little joke. Everyone knows they are not.
     

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