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Pink Panther

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Roman Michael-Percil played for Potters Bar Town tonight, in a 2-1 league win at home to a Merstham side including the on-loan Jamie Splatt.
 

Pink Panther

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Oh man - that sucks.
I have a hazy memory of him injuring one of his own DHFC team-mates in training
That was Harry Ottaway. I think Marc managed to kick him in exactly the same spot he'd broken his leg just after he returned to training after almost a year out injured!

Really sad news though. I felt he wasn't quite a subtle enough ball player to nail a starting place ahead of the other centre backs we had at the time, but a big solid defender who did well to establish himself at Bromley during a really successful few seasons for the club. I believe he lives in Underhill Road, or did during his time with the Hamlet.
 

Christian Burt

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That was Harry Ottaway. I think Marc managed to kick him in exactly the same spot he'd broken his leg just after he returned to training after almost a year out injured!

Really sad news though. I felt he wasn't quite a subtle enough ball player to nail a starting place ahead of the other centre backs we had at the time, but a big solid defender who did well to establish himself at Bromley during a really successful few seasons for the club. I believe he lives in Underhill Road, or did during his time with the Hamlet.
Reading the tweets, fans of Bromley hint he was a ball playing centre half!
 

Al Crane

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It’s a shame things haven’t worked out for Dipo but also not hugely surprising. The fact that he managed to get back in Gavin’s good books after supposedly messing around with contract talks in the summer was a surprise in itself.

Whilst he was our top scorer last season, for me, he’s never looked quite the same sort of raw, exciting striker that we had in his first loan spell with us a few years ago. I think that may be partly due to the switch to a part-time training mode (prior to this season), and partly because his mindset had changed from a young player wanting to prove a point to one of that as a fully-fledged squad member at a non-league club where he was revered for past glories.

I hope he gets game time at Braintree as he’s not the sort of player who does particularly well in a bit-part role.

It does mean we’re left with just Danny Mills and Ade Yuseff as our only out and out strikers now, so we’re a bit light on that front should anything happen to either of them, although we appear to have plenty of wide players knocking about to fill in the gaps.
 

RabbleLevi

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Excellent player for us, passionate and would throw himself at everything. Probably mismanaged last season, dropped for spells because of the odd poor performance here and there. His goals easily kept us away from danger last season, Ironically what we are now lacking and what’s sucking us closer to the bottom.

Will never forget that brace at Ricay!
 

Moroccan Sunset

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Excellent player for us, passionate and would throw himself at everything. Probably mismanaged last season, dropped for spells because of the odd poor performance here and there. His goals easily kept us away from danger last season, Ironically what we are now lacking and what’s sucking us closer to the bottom.

Will never forget that brace at Ricay!
Completely agree. Think this is a tragic waste. I get that he pissed us about in the summer and I don't like that at all, but if he had blotted his copybook so badly, why did we bother resigning him? Why did we send him out on loan to Cheshunt only to bring him back for a grand total of six seconds before sending him packing to Braintree?

I've gone on and on about Dipo's playing time, but I think we would've seen a much more consistent and influential player if he'd been given a run of games, as he was at the back end of last season when he chalked up a number of goals. I don't think it's anything to do with his transition to part-time football: I think, inexplicably, he was never given a proper run and/or the space to develop and evolve - which makes me wonder why we bothered signing him in the first place?

18 goals in what was a pretty poor side - for whatever reason - last season is a good effort. Imagine what he could have done if we'd picked him over a completely knackered Tomlin or an unfit Erskine. This really just adds to my growing sense of disillusionment.

Braintree have got themselves a cracking player.
 

B.I.G

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Completely agree. Think this is a tragic waste. I get that he pissed us about in the summer and I don't like that at all, but if he had blotted his copybook so badly, why did we bother resigning him? Why did we send him out on loan to Cheshunt only to bring him back for a grand total of six seconds before sending him packing to Braintree?

I've gone on and on about Dipo's playing time, but I think we would've seen a much more consistent and influential player if he'd been given a run of games, as he was at the back end of last season when he chalked up a number of goals. I don't think it's anything to do with his transition to part-time football: I think, inexplicably, he was never given a proper run and/or the space to develop and evolve - which makes me wonder why we bothered signing him in the first place?

18 goals in what was a pretty poor side - for whatever reason - last season is a good effort. Imagine what he could have done if we'd picked him over a completely knackered Tomlin or an unfit Erskine. This really just adds to my growing sense of disillusionment.

Braintree have got themselves a cracking player.[/QUOTE

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scousedom

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I loved Dipo in the first couple of spells. I remember watching him when he first arrived, staring down opposition defenders pre kick-off and you could just see him thinking “Yeah I’ve got you”. And when I saw it was him walking up to take that penalty, and the way he was walking up, I’ve never been more confident that one was going in in my life.

But now he’s gone I feel like I can say this. I just feel he got too big. There were games last season at Tooting where he was blowing after 30 minutes. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that last year he scored so many of his goals late in games, often as a sub - impact player, not needing to sustain effort for 90minutes, against a tired defence.

Of course it’s just my perception, and I clearly know the square root of fuck all of what he or his coaches know, but to me it seemed that rebalancing training towards cardio would have helped him get more starts and have more of a lasting impact in more games.

I’ll miss him though.
 

Pink Panther

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StephenMac

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According to a certain red top rag Muhammadu Faal is being eyed up by several Premier League sides. No links for obvious reasons but a copy of screenshots attached

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Spoke to him briefly at the Carlisle game. He was loving life at Enfield and was surprised that people were recognising him at Champion Hill. Best of luck to him.
 
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