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Merthyr Town also in crisis

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by planetgeli, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

  2. Dulwich Mishi

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

  3. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    People don’t like it because Wales online use lots of videos and crap that slows people’s computers down. But yes, there is much more info in there.
     
  4. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    A few of us are off to see them at Chesham today, it was going to be a thank yoy for their support as many joined the Trust in last few weeks. More now about showing support for another club in trouble.
     
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  5. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Stuck at work...I didn't realise our game had been postponed.
     
  6. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    It isn't and you know it ;)
     
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  7. Dulwich Mishi

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

    No you're right...I simply don't understand why anyone would go to show solidarity with another club when we're currently top and away to the second placed side. Each to their own, but there you go...Won't be the first time, won't be the last. Time for a 'Groundhopping Ultras' collective to be started?
     
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  8. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    I thought you started it last month with your tour of Hungary!
     
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  9. Dulwich Mishi

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

    The subtle difference being...I chose to be away, as I was on holiday, like your good self this weekend up in Yorkshire...
    If I was off work today, and was able to get to see The Hamlet, with no other pre-arrangements, I would be at Imber Court.
     
  10. Dulwich Mishi

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

    And the first match I ever saw abroad was with The Hamlet, in Malta in 1985; and not involving us, the European Championships in Germany in 1988...so most definitely NOT started by my trip to Hungary last month... ;)
     
  11. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    You're at work? You seem to have spent most of the day uploading your Hungarian groundhopping snaps to Facebook!
     
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  12. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Shitting hell, a 13-1 defeat. Poor Merthyr.
     
  13. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    They were expecting to field a very young team. Reports suggest that their keeper won man of the match and had a good game.
     
  14. Taper

    Taper Well-Known Member

    Their keeper was 15 years old I read.
     
  15. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Maybe they had prior arrangements to be there before our game transpired to be a top of the table clash?
     
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  16. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Sure Merthyr needed all the friends they could get today. Pleased we had a delegation at what was always going to be a hard game when all their players were sacked)

    Respect to their players and fans (could have been us)
     
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  17. Y Dychrynllyd

    Y Dychrynllyd CPD Pentrefan Dulwich

    Emotional game with Merthyr fielding a youth side with coach Gavin Williams chucking himself on as one of only two subs available.

    Haven't celebrated a goal like that in a while. Debutant keeper Ed Hewitson ran the length of the pitch to celebrate and went on to win man of the match.

    Big respect to the young players who put themselves forward in difficult circumstances and did the supporters proud. Chesham and their fans were good sorts an all.
     
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  18. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Could still be us...
     
  19. Dulwich Mishi

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

    In my breaks!
     
  20. Dulwich Mishi

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

    A bit like ice hockey, a team gets mullered and the man of the match always goes to the keeper. By the very nature of a game being someone sided he's going to have a lot to do, and I've always found it very patronising to give keepers MOTMs in situations like these, in hockey or football.

    I think Weymouth were in the same situation a few years ago and had a young teen in goal and got stuffed.

    With regard to Chesham fans, they were always a good bunch when we played them in the Nineties, and we had regular supporters' games against them.
     
  21. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I haven't read all the articles about Merthyr, but as a puzzled outsider looking in, so to speak, I'm shocked that what was supposed to be a well-run supporter-owned club has imploded so badly? What on earth went wrong?

    And Chesham United, were, of course, once supporter-owned, but that didn't last.

    Just goes to show that you can't take your foot off the pedal once fan-owned, as that's when the real vigilance & hard work really begins..

    Hopefully we can learn from all of this in the future.
     
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  22. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Have Merthyr Town got an on-line appeal fund somewhere?
     
  23. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    Spoke to one of their fans who remembers playing in one of those games
     
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  24. Y Dychrynllyd

    Y Dychrynllyd CPD Pentrefan Dulwich

    Yeah, appreciate that it could be taken as patronising but I don't think that was the tone trying to be struck at all, it felt like a genuinely respectful gesture for a young man that played well. He made what I can only describe as a triple save in the 2nd half.

    There had been debt rumours swirling around for a few months now. Details are a little patchy atm and as I only get to make it to a few games a season and I've only a couple mates to rely on for info that go semi regular themselves but this gives a decent fan appraisal of the situation: Financial deja-vu by Carol Vorderman

    In a nutshell off the pitch financial mismanagement and ridiculous overstretch on the non football side of things with very poor ownership/supporter engagement by the board.

    As you say Mishi, it most definitely should be a warning to all that fan ownership isn't a panacea in and of itself. I'd moved away from the area by the time Penydarren Park was being redeveloped and when I got to go to games around Christmas or what have you it was a shock to see such good facilities with the club looking in rude health and thriving.

    Really hope it isn't the case of seeing the club go bust twice in just under a decade but firstly the board members accountable need to fully explain the situation and their actions, and then the ones that haven't already resigned need to step down.

    A supporters group have set up an appeal fund here: Help raise £5000 to save our community club Merthyr Town FC. There is an outstanding tax bill to be settled as soon as possible. Help us get back on track!

    I'm sure more concrete details will start filtering out after a supporters meeting tonight and an owners meeting tomorrow.
     
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  25. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

  26. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Thank you for the appeal link, I'm one of those who goes through life without the proverbial 'pot to piss in', but I'll make a small donation tomorrow...fits in really well, what with tomorrow being payday for me!;)
     
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  27. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    Solidarity.

    Worth a read. One of the issues seems to be no money was kept back for when the 3G needed relaying.

    Way back when I still lived in London, Chesham won the Isthmian League with a team that predominantly lived in / around Merthyr and were bussed in on match days.
     
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  29. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Danny Gabindon dropped a grand on them.
    Class act that man. Always was a real gent.

    Average donation £30 thanks to some big donations.

    I'll chuck em a tenner if only because it's the only ground I've been to where the mayor met visiting fans on the way in through the turnstiles.
     
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  30. Dulwich Mishi

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

    I believe Chesham United became fan-owned after that, but that collapsed in debt, and they had to have private investment..
     

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