General Dulwich Hamlet chat

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by editor, May 2, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Unless they've all changed recently, I used to come across loads of non league clubs linking to their unofficial forums. The first one I checked just now - Maidstone's official radio channel - still does it:
    Stones Live! is the official radio station of Maidstone United Football Club. » Links

    Any club asking an unofficial fans' forum to 'sanitise' their content, frankly, gone a bit up their arses, IMO.
     
  2. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Assuming Tom is your man, just contact him directly or speak to him next time you're at a match. Hugo also seems to be part of the club's official media team with press release type stuff regarding playing matters. I'm sure they're both members of this forum. There may be valid reasons why they do, or don't do, certain things that aren't immediately obvious to the rest of us.

    In practise I doubt clubs do ask independent forums to sanitise their content. However some other clubs or their personnel may take offence at outspoken opinions and want to make a fuss about it, therefore it's easier for our club to brush them off if they can distance themselves from having a direct link.
     
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  3. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    You found an exception. And yes, I believe a large number of clubs have relatively recently stopped linking, certainly in my short time.
     
  4. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Tbf the official radio station is not the club, anymore than the official DHFCTV is the club.
     
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I didn't realise they described themselves as 'The Official DHFCTV.'
     
  6. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    They probably don't but they could!

    You probably didn't realise that the official radio station wasn't the club or maybe you did, who can tell>
     
  7. Dulwich Mishi

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

    The TV & radio ARE part of the official Dulwich Hamlet media team.
     
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  8. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Then I demand they link their output on youtube to this forum!
     
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  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You're the only one making demands here.
     
  10. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I literally just made a demand, has anyone else made one?
     
  11. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    The club's definitely missing a trick by not linking to this kind of gold content.
     
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Why on earth are you making demands on behalf of this forum?
     
  13. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Some kind of direct feed where my comments appear on the website or twitter would make me happy.
     
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yeah, let's keep it sanitised.
     
  15. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    On behalf of the forum? No.

    The forum is the object of my sentence.
     
  16. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    My favourite aspect of this forum is straw man arguments.
     
  17. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    What I'd like to see is B.I.G co-opted into the media team for the live commentaries. Jamal and Joe are ok in the conventional sense with their half-time analysis, but I feel B.I.G could add a whole new dimension as a co-commentator.
     
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  18. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I could be like Mark Lawrenson and have contempt for the whole match, or like Chris Waddle, who would want to know why Nyren doesn't beat 9 men and then spank it in from 40 yards everytime.

    I have made an appearance on the radio commentary more than enough thank you very much!
     
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  19. Dulwich Mishi

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

    But then, of course, to do that he’d have to go to a few more home games...:D
     
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  20. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    And more away games too.
     
  21. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    State of your Barnet you could be either
     
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  22. bkbk

    bkbk Well-Known Member

    Glenn Driver has resigned at Braintree. On the face of it he seemed to be doing a good job.
     
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  23. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    A weird one. They've had a few shockers in the last few games but they're only just outside the play offs having built a squad from scratch, largely with players from lower divisions.
     
  24. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    They don't like being more than 2 miles from home when it gets to xmas!
     
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  25. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Think he's a decent manager
     
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  26. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    He's cited financial constraints, claiming to have been working with the smallest budget in the division:

    'There are ambitions and expectations of supporters that can't be backed by the club' - boss Glen Driver leaves Braintree

    His Leiston teams always gave us a good contest and we rarely beat them until the final promotion season. They've gone into freefall and are bottom of the Southern Premier Central with a goal difference of -42.
     
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  27. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Very much so and a nice bloke.
     
  28. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Being where they are in the table with a squad built from scratch and (if true)the lowest budget in the league is pretty impressive. Doubt Leiston were big payers either.
     
  29. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It isn't clear from the article I linked, but I read a separate article on the Braintree forum that implied the budget is going to be trimmed further and hinted that maybe they'd gambled on bringing in some FA Cup prize money before losing to a lower league side. They've already lost four league matches by 3 or 4 goal margins, three of those in the last four matches including against Tonbridge and Hungerford, who occupied the bottom two places recently. Just for perspective Bath was the first time we've lost by more than the odd goal, even though we're 6 points below Braintree.

    You never really know with clubs like Leiston. It's fairly remote but they often seemed to sign players from clubs based in and around London so I doubt they were paying peanuts. They were consistently a top ten Isthmian Premier side from before we reached that level, although they only qualified for the play-offs in our final season. Getting switched to a division that encompasses the Midlands rather than the South East may not have done them any favours.
     
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  30. StephenMac

    StephenMac Well-Known Member

    Fairly sure they were only promoted the season before Dulwich.
     

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