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Former Billericay owner Glenn Tamplin takes over Romford FC

B.I.G

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If only self-righteousness paid the bills.
Plenty of people manage to get by without working for people like Tamplin. Footballers in general gain in money what they lack in morals.

I always crack up when they moan about not getting paid, these footballers are unable to save money clearly.
 

Pink Panther

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If only self-righteousness paid the bills.
I think I probably triggered this exchange with my earlier comment of:

"I simply couldn't work for such an appalling individual no matter how much money he offered me, and I'm still genuinely amazed that so many people take his money. I'd have zero self respect. It's not as if any of those players couldn't get a decent offer (obviously not as much) from other clubs."

Just for the record I walked away from jobs in my 20's that would have left me financially better off in later life if I'd stuck it out. If I'd played my cards differently I could easily have retired at 50 without ever earning mega money, just getting my head down and investing wisely, or just coasted through the final 15 or so years of working life with a cushy part-time job. Instead I face working until I reach whatever state pension age will be when I get there. (Currently 67, possibly 75 if Iain Duncan-Smith has his way.)

I accept that some people are capable of putting reservations with a dubious employer to one side and just getting on with the job in hand but personally I'm not mentally tough enough to do that, I'd just have a complete meltdown sooner or later, therefore I struggle to empathise with those who do.
 

B.I.G

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I think I probably triggered this exchange with my earlier comment of:

"I simply couldn't work for such an appalling individual no matter how much money he offered me, and I'm still genuinely amazed that so many people take his money. I'd have zero self respect. It's not as if any of those players couldn't get a decent offer (obviously not as much) from other clubs."

Just for the record I walked away from jobs in my 20's that would have left me financially better off in later life if I'd stuck it out. If I'd played my cards differently I could easily have retired at 50 without ever earning mega money, just getting my head down and investing wisely, or just coasted through the final 15 or so years of working life with a cushy part-time job. Instead I face working until I reach whatever state pension age will be when I get there. (Currently 67, possibly 75 if Iain Duncan-Smith has his way.)

I accept that some people are capable of putting reservations with a dubious employer to one side and just getting on with the job in hand but personally I'm not mentally tough enough to do that, I'd just have a complete meltdown sooner or later, therefore I struggle to empathise with those who do.
Some people that “are nice guys” clearly chose s different path so they could pay off their mortgage on a house in London.

A must have for any self-regarding footballer I’m sure.
 

blueheaven

Well-Known Member
I used to work in admin, now I work in IT. I switched when I was 32. No I don't see any difference, and I don't see many part time footballers in the National League South not "making much money".

Footballers can justify their actions anyway they want and so can you, but a lot of people prefer to choose the people they work for with care.

I wouldn't work for a terrible boss for any money, as I prefer happiness over money. Their and your call to choose differently, but its a mistake.
To me, choosing to make a career change because you want to and the timing is right and the opportunity is there, is a different situation from that of a footballer, who is basically on a very short countdown until their playing days are over whether they like it or not (and injury could mean they're over even earlier than expected). Your admin job presumably wouldn't have been taken away from you because of your age.

I prefer happiness over money too, but you're talking as if there's no connection between the two (and I say this as someone with experience of quitting a relatively high-paid job because I hated it, in order to move to a much lower paid job that I enjoy much more). Most of us probably work so that we can make money so that we can afford to do the things we want to do and have the lifestyles we want to have. I can't imagine there's much happiness in unemployment, struggling to pay your bills or being homeless.
 

StephenMac

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I think I probably triggered this exchange with my earlier comment of:

"I simply couldn't work for such an appalling individual no matter how much money he offered me, and I'm still genuinely amazed that so many people take his money. I'd have zero self respect. It's not as if any of those players couldn't get a decent offer (obviously not as much) from other clubs."

Just for the record I walked away from jobs in my 20's that would have left me financially better off in later life if I'd stuck it out. If I'd played my cards differently I could easily have retired at 50 without ever earning mega money, just getting my head down and investing wisely, or just coasted through the final 15 or so years of working life with a cushy part-time job. Instead I face working until I reach whatever state pension age will be when I get there. (Currently 67, possibly 75 if Iain Duncan-Smith has his way.)

I accept that some people are capable of putting reservations with a dubious employer to one side and just getting on with the job in hand but personally I'm not mentally tough enough to do that, I'd just have a complete meltdown sooner or later, therefore I struggle to empathise with those who do.
Ah, the two of us are very much in the same boat and I'm very much the same. People looking to maximise their income is hardly inherently immoral or uncommon though.

Thought your original was perfectly sound, it's what others have followed it with.
 

Son of Roy

Tory Scumbag
You guys! I laughed so much I nearly donated some cash to the #Rickerty parachute fund!

.... and my m8 Mr BIG is explaining morality. Not that I am suggesting alcohol abuse is immoral.
 
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pitchfork

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I quite like those chairs in his dining room. Maybe he could have a yard sale and donate the proceeds to having the mural painted over.

Better still he could rent his house out to all the players he’s paid loads of cash to so he could recoup his investment, a mansion full of money grabbing losers!
 

Dulwich Mishi

Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!
R.I.P.
Personally I think the mural should be preserved in some way... for me it really is up there with the Michael Jackson station that was in Craven Cottage!:D
 

editor

hiraethified
Muriel's Wikipedia page is quite interesting if you've a minute or two to idly kill:

Tamplin began steel company AGP in 2002 in a backyard. The firm then moved to a purpose-built factory and office facility in Romford.

AGP was placed into liquidation in March 2017 owing £824,596.22 to its Creditors Including £488,784.79 in unpaid tax and business rates.
Convictions
In September 2016, Tamplin was fined a total of £45,000 and ordered to pay £30,789 in court costs after Manns Waste Management Limited illegally dumped more than 6,000 tonnes of controlled waste on the grounds of his home. The court found Tamplin acted "negligently to a high degree" in committing the offences and the buried household and commercial waste could have interfered with nearby flood defences on the River Roding.[20]

In December 2017, Tamplin was banned from driving for six-months having been caught speeding excessively on multiple occasions.[21]

Social media
Tamplin's Twitter profile has been a constant area of interest since his acquisition of Billericay Town. Tamplin has blocked numerous opposition fans and people he refers to as "haters". Tamplin briefly quit Twitter in a fit of pique after Billericay lost their opening game of the season to Kingstonian, claiming he would not return until the end of the season. He returned the following Tuesday. Tamplin has been scrutinised several times for controversial tweets, including suggesting a "hater" should jump off a building or jump in front of a train.[22]

Threats
In February 2018, Tamplin was under police investigation after alleged "gangster threats" were made by him to Billericay Town footballer Elliot Kebbie.
Glenn Tamplin - Wikipedia

Say, what?!

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Son of Roy

Tory Scumbag
Looks like they're rebuilding the team around Archie.
I know you are joking because now that Tamplin senior has effing effed off they don't have to play junior.
You know Glenn is going to buy the club back off himself next week for double what he sold it for so he can claim the loss as a tax deduction ;)
 
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