Kevin Rye offers his Structured Answers to Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Kevin Rye, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. DonkeyAssessor

    DonkeyAssessor Well-Known Member

    Pity that expense and lack of free Saturdays rule out brokering a deal to meet him in the wye valley brewery tap. it has crossed my mind that Dulwich isn't on the mappa mundi, and he might not know where we are.
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  2. Radical-Cliff

    Radical-Cliff Old Spice

    Where's Kevin?
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  3. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Really... I thought the default premier league piss take club was

  4. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Word on the street is that Kevin is no longer 'structuring dialogue' for Meadow. He seems to have consulted himself out of a job.


    *all together now, to the tune of American Pie*
  5. Brutaldeluxe

    Brutaldeluxe New Member

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  6. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Kevin Rye

    How would you comprehensively (and exclusively) define a horse? In the fewest possible steps?

    This has been bugging me for fucking ages.
  7. DonkeyAssessor

    DonkeyAssessor Well-Known Member

    I will answer that on his behalf. He can best be described as the south end of one facing north.
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You've gone awfully quiet Kevin, during the one time that fans really need some structured dialogue and fan engagement.
    This would suggest that you're fucking shit at your job. A complete failure.
  9. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Kev and Meadow 'parted ways' a couple of weeks ago
  10. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Unfortunatly I think he's still working away in the background...
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  11. Dulwich Mishi

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

    He most certainly is...from what I hear.
  12. NPDHFC


    I'd love to see the output of this 'work' because I see neither structure nor dialogue in Meadow's comms right now
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  13. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I'd hazard a guess that he's the one writing them!
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    *I've added his name to the thread title in the hope that it might remind him that he's supposed to be answering questions. It'll also make it easier for anyone using Google to look him up.
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  15. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    That's pretty bad considering all the stuff that's gone down.
  16. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I am glad you added that bit.

    I had been wondering.
  17. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Kevin Rye - specific question, then. Why did Meadows feel it was appropriate to threaten to lock the club out of a match, at all, and specifically at short notice?

    Sure this is just shouting questions into the void now, but still.
  18. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    Where haver you gone kevin ? you seemed to very enthusiastic to get the truth out there and make sure everyone knew what was going on.

    Looks like you went to ground at the same time the trademarks went through and the site was registered in Bermuda.

    You know that your lack of continued engagement with the board may lead some people to think you are a less than upstanding fellow (not me of course)

    you still on the meadows books ? your twitter feed seems remarkably DHFC fact free for someone who was so very interested late last year
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  19. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    He emphasised that he was being employed as a consultant.

    I assume that if he stopped being employed as a consultant, he'd stop engaging on behalf of his former payers.
  20. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    of course- I was being facetious with my questions.

    well done Kevin.
  21. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Don't think we've forgotten about Kev...
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  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    What a spineless fraud he turned out to be.
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  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    For a man whose prime skill set is claimed to be all about effective communication with football fans, you might have thought he'd take a moment to do just that.
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  24. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    To be fair he's been quite impressive about his input into crisis clubs in the past two weeks or so. Strangely quiet on the Hamlet mind. I'm sure it's an innocent mistake and he hasn't sold his principles down the river.

    Prove me right please Kevin.....


    For the record, Kevin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
    He is legally obligated to say that he is a paid Consultant.

    Please don't think that he was simply being upfront and honest.

    If he engaged in sock-puppetry or Astroturfing, he'd be in breach of their Code of Conduct. Not that the CIPR's CoC is worth anything, as it's a Kangaroo Court of Arbitration.
  26. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    I think you can rest easy there.
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  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Has there ever been a more incompetent "Structured Dialogue & Supporter Communications Consultant" than our Kevin?

    What a spineless coward he turned out to be.


    Yup, figured so.

    Just saw comments about him popping up around other clubs and thought I'd chime in on the point - I know he said he was a paid sock-puppet, but it wasn't because he thought he might not be seen to do so, but because he was obligated.

    Anyway, I was watching at the time it was happening & it was obvious enough you guys saw through it.
    Chimed in with a quick phone call to Mr Chairman and gave him the background details on the clubs Kev was claiming to have helped out (+ my personal opinion of his efforts).

    I just wanted it on the record, because I saw this thread being reopened.
    He wasn't trusted at the other places he popped up at, which he was using to bolster his CV and appear to be trustworthy.

    Sooner we get people like him out of the game, the better.
    Might actually follow up on that thought with some calls to clubs...

    Kevin, if you ever tune back in :-
    Why not just watch football, mate?
    Your 'skillset' isn't needed and, as far as I'm aware, has only used to Astroturf for the bad guys or to provide a friction-free layer when terrified management wants to take the heat away.

    Oh, and you didn't invent 'fan engagement', or bring it to the public consciousness, you muppet...
    "as someone who helped bring to the public consciousness terms in football like ‘engagement’"
    The London Football Exchange: It’s disruption, not ‘democracy’

    If there's something I can't stand, it's someone who's done a course and then goes around using buzzwords as if an academic theory has any standalone value in real life.
    Go on, bring those buzzwords to the Den - let's see how that goes...

    I've got more followers than our Kev, and I'm not even on Twitter.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2018


    Oh, he's using his involvement in so-called 'fan-engagement' at The Hamlet[TM] as a testimonial on his website...have you seen this shite?

    We engaged with Kevin as soon as he became available after parting company with SD. For our first round of meetings he was careful to maintain integrity and impartiality, which has stood us in good stead since – in terms of the drafting of campaigns and appropriate literature, I can’t speak highly enough. I would say that as an adviser, his knowledge of the game, its fans and how to communicate effectively with them is second to none – he is a fan, he is a PR man, and his specialities mean that he is respected within the game.”
    Matt Rimmer, Head of Communications, Hadley Property Group (former property advisers at Dulwich Hamlet FC)

    So, was he involved in the situation before actually popping up on here? Rimmer's quote clearly states so.
    In the alternative, if Cap'n Kev was only involved when he popped up here, then Hadley were still involved whilst Meadow were the ostensible Client.
    On that point, I am far from convinced that the separation of Meadow & Hadley is anything other than a paper exercise - based on having looked at all of the Closely-Held Companies involved in this sad state of affairs.

    Rimmer also implies that Cap'n Kev was drafting campaigns and literature to Astroturf the situation.

    And respected within the game? Nope. Been around the block a few times myself and I can honestly say that his involvement in various clubs is not recollected fondly by people at those clubs.

    Quisling. A damnable Quisling.
    I'd love it if he were to bring Suit against me. Love it. Absolutely love it.
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  30. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    What's the betting that disappears as soon as he realises it is there? Don't think anyone googling for further details would get the impression it was a success tbh.

    I almost, and I stress almost, feel sorry for Kevin. What has happened in the past few weeks is a case study for him. A club and fans working in harmony to agreed goals blah blah structured communications blah blah.

    Yet Kevin despite his presence online, twitter etc. both of which he has updated numerous times since the chaos of eviction, trade marking etc. broke has been strangely quiet about Dulwich.

    It's almost as though he fears some uncomfortable questions being posed if he speaks. Alternatively perhaps he's worried the club have achieved this without feeling the need to hire a structured communications officer. Or perhaps both.
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