We were talking about Dan Walker on the way to Hungerford. Seems to be a very genuine bloke. Easy to be cynical these days but he seems a properly straight up fella.It's very hard to imagine a Dulwich match without Mishi being there. He will be greatly missed. It's no exaggeration, I think, to say he dedicated his life to the club.
For those that aren't on Twitter I thought I'd just post the below. Dan Walker, the BBC presenter that interviewed Mishi prior to the Carlisle game, has posted the Tweets below and gave him a mention on Football Focus today. Walker, for some reason, seems to get quite a bit of shit, but I think the below are just incredibly nice and empathetic things to do. Huge respect for him.
Please be aware the Crematorium is not the largest and the family have requested that Family and Friends will take priority. A list of old and close friends is being established which I am assisting with.So who's going to the funeral?
I intend to be there...
Sadly, I've been to that crematorium too many times of late, and it's not unusual to have a crowd outsidePlease be aware the Crematorium is not the largest and the family have requested that Family and Friends will take priority. A list of old and close friends is being established which I am assisting with.
The club statement gives a good guidance of events for the day and I would ask all to read through. I know Mishi was very much loved by many but we do need to respect the family's wishes.
In accordance with the family’s wishes there is an open invitation to fans and the public to join them on the day to say goodbye to Mishi. However due to the capacity of the crematorium, we would like to manage everyone’s expectations and suggest the following.
Everyone is welcome at Champion Hill to wait for the arrival of the carriage from 2.30pm and to pay their respects at the ground. Following this the clubhouse will remain open for people to stay together and wait for the family and close friends to return from the crematorium.
If you have transport and would like to follow the carriage to the crematorium please feel free to do so, but due to the numbers expected it is highly likely that only family and close friends can be accommodated inside during the service. You may also prefer to go directly to the crematorium, but again if you choose to attend please be prepared to congregate together outside during the service.
After the service we hope to welcome everyone at the wake where there will be further tributes paid and some food will be available, but again please understand that we are expecting more people than it may be practical to cater for.
In keeping with Mishi’s wishes, no black is to be worn. Dulwich Hamlet tops, Dulwich Hamlet coloured clothing or any other football kit is welcomed and encouraged to be worn.