Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by YTC, Mar 2, 2017.
Lol. This is so Tamplin. Muriel update will be required to show anxious staff and fans begging Glenn to reconsider when he’s changed his mind again in a day or 2. Probably.
Interview from this morning with O'Hara begins with just after the 19th minute mark. Will give it a listen later.
We did! They were rather vitriolic and happy to ignore the writing on the wall (I can’t recall any ‘Ricay fans openly expressing their distaste over any of his listless embarrassments, or more seriously, his rather obvious criminality). I wouldn’t go as far as this Mr. Big character... I’m sure they’re not all cretins. Yet I can’t recall fans of other clubs gloating and mocking us, when Meadow put us in existential financial peril.
I hope they can find a sustainable way forward, away from Glenn’s ridiculousness, but I wouldn’t say I really feel any strong sympathies toward them. He turned them into a crass vanity project, a laughing stock. And for the most part they lapped it up.
There was a club for 136 years, with supporters, before Tamplin turned up. My empathy lies with those that preceded his bandwagon. There are hundreds of them and plenty expressed reservations and set up a supporters group. They didn't stand a cat in hell's chance.
What would Dulwich supporters have done in the same situation? Not that much more I'd suggest. A banner or two maybe, refusing to jangle their twatty keys in protest, or perhaps staying away, something I understand a number of pre-2016 Billericay supporters did?
And there were supporters from other clubs mocking us over the Meadow situation. Most clubs have their share of arseholes.
Waldren's off. I imagine this is the first of a few, at least. Not sure all players will have other options lined up though, or happily agree to go without a big pay-off.
I do feel generally sorry for the so-called 'real' fans (whatever that means and whoever it categorises). Shit, man - what else could they have done but go along with it? It's one man's lunacy - quite literally, unfortunately - that has fucked them right and proper.
Never felt Danny was the sharpest re: his continuing love of Tamplin in his Facebook post. Doubt he was one of the higher earners either, so him leaving suggests they might really be in the shit.
We already know the answer to that one really. There have been three transfer of ownerships / of control to people / groups who gave rise for concern for one reason or another in my time around the club. What did we do? Very little. We expressed concern privately and just got on with supporting the club / trying to keep the club alive alive in the hope they would turn out ok. If not then we needed to try and keep the club alive in the hope when they departed the next one would be better.
What would have happened if we had driven recent owners away? Until very recently the queue of people wanting to own DHFC wasn't exactly long and pretty much consisted of people who fancied building on the ground. As a business proposition the club was not exactly a good one with average gates of 170 and a single figure year lease.
When someone legally procures 96% of the available shares (as the largest shareholder in DHFC had access to until very recently) it's basically a done deal unless you have very deep pockets and can find something illegal in the share transfer. If someone starts loading debt on the club it becomes pretty much impossible to do anything about it. If Manchester United's fan base can't prevent it I'm not really sure how Dulwich Hamlet and Billericay's combined fan bases were supposed to prevent it.
Indeed. That was my point but you've made it much more eloquently Roger.
What a complete dickhead he is. Everyone knows how Tamplin really makes his money and he's making out that poor Glenn is just a sensitive soul and really isn't that bad once you get to know him.
Can see his next PR move will be to say he’s given it all up with a heavy heart so that Archie can be seen to be in the team on his own merits. “Dad of the year gives up own dreams for sake of his son”.
You and your ambiguous posts. Just say what you think man!
I can only speak for myself, but if the Tamplin circus had shown up at Hamlet, along with the 'muriels' and all the other nonsense, I would have gone elsewhere. Which would have been a shame of course, but after giving up supporting Cardiff City after a megalomaniac owner took charge, I really didn't fancy reliving the experience at non league level.
Well quite, but he still would have owned the club. As Roger said above, there'd have been nothing to stop him.
editor, I get your point totally, but that's exactly why I feel empathy for a section of the Ricay fan base - like at DH there are some who are 100% die-hard fans and who wouldn't 'go elsewhere', no matter what - regardless of crazy owner, out-of-control budgets, etc.
Let’s wait and see what this mythical section of their fanbase does to save their club.
When its nothing we can agree I was right.
Although Mark Baker does a good bucket shake on his job as work experience boy at the local co-op.
Looks like Glenn is really in the shit financially - the mansion is up for sale:
Check out this property for sale on Rightmove!
Odd choice to sell your home. Thought your home is the only thing protected by the law. Maybe there are different laws relating to illicit gains.
I have sympathy for them too. The first time I went there and spent almost the entire game talking to some of their fans and it was a very pleasant afternoon.
As a Cardiff fan living through the nightmare of a big spending owner rocking into town and then seeing the club fill up with success-seeking braying bellends, I know it must have been a shitty time for the real fans.
The vision of the Cardiff nu-'fans' waving around the red scarves that had been given away by Vincent Tan as a bribe to accept his vanity strip change was the final straw for me. I've never been back and I think I would have done the same with Hamlet if they had embraced this kind of get-rich quick 'celeb' owned tabloid bullshit.
Who’s up for a viewing? Bring stickers.
The landfill site must be available separately?
Guess the tax bill finally landed
Waldren has signed for Welling.
You'd best hope I my six numbers never xome up in a double rollover week then...
Marvellous! At least he's not coming back to us...
I cant believe he posted that without mentioning how his bank balance would've improved somewhat too...
Personally speaking...I would have at least painted over the murals!
In short: the club is fucked.
I don't think tweets like this helped young Archie.
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