Notice served and Dulwich Hamlet locked out of ground

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by sleaterkinney, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. tonysingh

    tonysingh Random Clever and Witty Strapline

    Or stickers.....stickers by the hundreds to get the message out in a different way?
  2. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    This has gone full urban. Kudos everyone.
  3. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Because it's what he does, and he always has to have the final word!
  4. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

  5. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Member

    whats the latest with this? been following from a distance (sunderland) and last thing i read was the article which mentioned rio ferdinand putting money in. now it seems that Sadiq Khan and the local council are fighting for the side of DHFC? surely a good sign? how likely is it that DHFC will return to champion hill, either in the short term or long term?

    if the worst were to happen, would the club survive, and would they find a new permanent home?

    sorry if all of this has been covered, i've read what i can and its not very clear what the current state of play is.

    i really enjoyed my day out there in 2016, had a soft spot for Dulwich ever since and sometimes wear my pink and blue scarf out and about in sunderland
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  6. Dulwich Mishi

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

    The answer to your questions long is the proverbial piece of string?

    Rio was part of a housing consortium that want to buy the ground off of Meadow Residential, but thus far they are not budging.
    There are apparently other interested parties too, who are football friendly.
    Southwark Council have said they will issue a compulsory purchase order, but all of these things take time.
    As it stands our squad are out of contract at the end of the season but the directors of the Football Club Limited are working very hard to get sponsorship and a budget plan in place for next season.
    It all depends on when Meadow finally see sense and sell up, as far as I am concerned.
    Ground wise, we have a ground share agreement in place with Tooting & Mitcham United, who-despite being our rivals-have been very good to us.
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  7. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Member

    so how does that work, if the council issue a CPO, they then have to buy the land for market value, does the club then need to buy the land from the council, or will you become tenants to the council?

    either way, if i'm reading that right, then at some point in the future it is highly likely that Dulwich will be playing back at Champion Hill ?

    its refreshing to see the local council taking up a morally correct position.
  8. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    yes, envisaged sticker, maybe t shirt, maybe even a scarf
    other teams who have been exiled make a big point of pointing it out at every opportunity to highlight their plight
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  9. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    it might be that the Council enter into a partnership on the housing with the consortium housing arm and separately lease the ground to the consortium
    but thats all speculation,
    the priority is the CPO which unfortunately will take time, hopeful the Sports Minister will put pressure on to speed up Meadow obvious time wasting tactics
  10. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Yeah, what's happening with this mediator?
  11. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  12. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    Fuck me, if they go with the same firm as the Heygate debacle might as well kiss good bye to the ground.
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We'll be dispersed all over London and the south!
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  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Has Khan actually done anything? Maybe a better question, what power does the mayor have to act in such situations?
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  16. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Not only does he have the final say on planning, but if you're a hedge fund that ploughs half your 1.3 billion into london property, not a great look to have the mayor of that city (soon to become 80 odd % labour) telling you you're cunts.

    Can't imagine it makes Meadow's investors particularly happy.
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  17. dessiato

    dessiato I have earned the right to sing the blues

  18. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    They don't have any social. For good reason it seems.
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  19. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Member

    good publicity that
  20. dessiato

    dessiato I have earned the right to sing the blues

    I've sent it to their "contact us." I'm not sure I'll get a reply. :)
  21. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    whats meadow address in New York
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  22. pitchfork

    pitchfork Well-Known Member

  23. dessiato

    dessiato I have earned the right to sing the blues

    Apologies for the length of this, I have just written this to the US office. Critique before I hit send, please.

    I'm not normally a DHFC supporter, but want to do what I can to help stop the destruction of lower level football. Maybe one day I'll need the same support for my club. (especially given GTFC has just had a 20 game no win streak)
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  24. DanBrown

    DanBrown Active Member

    I think GTFC will be at Blundell Park forever :)
  25. dessiato

    dessiato I have earned the right to sing the blues

    Me too. But given their recent performance (but currently 1-0 up in today's game) I wonder if they'll survive long term.
  26. pitchfork

    pitchfork Well-Known Member

    What’s the latest with our good friends Meadow? My concern is they are playing the long game hoping to kick the fuss into the long grass (bit like the pitch at the moment from what I saw today!).
  27. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    I don't think current performance is a guide to long term survival tbh. Grimsby have a long history and I'm sure they'll be around for years. I think they did overperform for quite a few years though until fairly recently and that might be hard to recapture.
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  28. dessiato

    dessiato I have earned the right to sing the blues

    I keep following this thread and anything on Twitter. Any time there's something that I can rattle at their cage I send it to them, or post it/re post it on Twitter. I hope that by continuing to irritate them they'll, sooner rather than later, will start to want to do something to improve their position.
  29. pitchfork

    pitchfork Well-Known Member

    Just wondered what’s the latest with the council, and mediation as promised by the Sports Minister? I know the wheels turn slowly in government.
    dessiato likes this.
  30. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    The council have made them an offer which Meadow have so far failed to acknowledge was the latest I know.
    YTC likes this.

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