Former Billericay owner Glenn Tamplin takes over Romford FC

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by YTC, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

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  2. 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.
  3. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member


    Interview from this morning with O'Hara begins with just after the 19th minute mark. Will give it a listen later.
  4. supersafari

    supersafari New Member

    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.
  5. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. SDE

    SDE Well-Known Member

    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.

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  7. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    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.
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  8. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Indeed. That was my point but you've made it much more eloquently Roger.
  10. Moroccan Sunset

    Moroccan Sunset Well-Known Member

    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.

    Snivelling creep.
  11. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

    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”.
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  12. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    You and your ambiguous posts. Just say what you think man!
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    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.
  14. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Well quite, but he still would have owned the club. As Roger said above, there'd have been nothing to stop him.
  15. SDE

    SDE Well-Known Member

    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.
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  16. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    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.
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  17. 3010

    3010 Well-Known Member

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  18. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    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.
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  20. scousedom

    scousedom Well-Known Member

  21. Aldaniti

    Aldaniti Member

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  22. Emmbeee

    Emmbeee Active Member

    Guess the tax bill finally landed
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  23. Bugpowder Dust

    Bugpowder Dust Well-Known Member

    Waldren has signed for Welling.
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  24. Dulwich Mishi

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

    You'd best hope I my six numbers never xome up in a double rollover week then...:D
  25. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Marvellous! At least he's not coming back to us...
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  26. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I cant believe he posted that without mentioning how his bank balance would've improved somewhat too...:D
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  27. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Personally speaking...I would have at least painted over the murals! :D
  28. gnar182

    gnar182 i am an okay person

  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    In short: the club is fucked.
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I don't think tweets like this helped young Archie.


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