Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by darryl, Feb 5, 2018.
Er, what's going on here, then?
Meadow playing silly buggers again?
I heard some of the bar staff asking eachother o. Saturday if there was a game this Tuesday. They concluded that there was not. So they evidently had not been told about it.
Was on my way to ask that. Is that a licensing thing, or similar? Is that there needs to be a designated person (from a range, I guess) on-site?
There is a designated team of one that the stadium owners decree must be on site for any game to take place.
I'm guessing the bar/security/stewarding staff simply haven't been scheduled for a shift. This is getting embarrassing after the fiasco when Meadows threatened to lock us out of the ground a couple of months back.
It's not a high profile fixture anyway, we do well to get 400 for the minor cup matches, and for years we played games with those sort of attendances with just a couple of barstaff plus club officials and supporters doing matchday duties.
This also now means the league match at Leatherhead needs to be rescheduled again.
So presumably the same problem arises if he's taken ill or suffers a family bereavement or whatever? I realise it's out of the hands of the football committee but honestly ....
Is this the same gimp that Meadows call an experienced general manager?
So if one guy can't make it an entire match has to be postponed? And this person has no cover? Is the club in danger of getting a fine over this?
No. Both London FA and particularly the people at Harrow Borough have been very understanding
Bollocks. This was the one game I was able to make and I was really looking forward to it.
If only the club actually had control of it's own facility, and wasn't just a Tennant in a stadium built for... the club.
I was at Champion Hill at 12 ish on Saturday put up some LGBT flags and a couple of individuals turned up obviously lost and said they had been told to turn up for a shift
when I left they seemed to be carrying out security (ish) duties - very ad hoc
Our 'Stadium Operator' is an absolute disgrace!
I wanna perform an 'operation' on them! Surgical removal is preferable! Perhaps we can co-operatively operate to ensure the operator operates at maximum efficiency from now on.
So would we be right in taking this as Meadows demonstrating they can pull a game as and when they feel like it on the basis of the Stadium Operator not being available. Wankers.
Maybe we could put up a Dulwich Hamlet fixtures poster in the bar.. that way somebody* may realise when we have home games and arrange the staffing & amenities accordingly.
I could understand if there was an emergency which meant that somebody* was unavailable, but to not know there was an actual game.... I mean if there was an on-going issue between the powers that be & the club you might think it was done deliberately.
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There's plenty of them up in and around the bar area (and can be downloaded from the below link should anyone wish to further plaster them around!)
Monthly match posters – Dulwich Hamlet Supporters' Trust
(albeit are now incorrect as they have Tuesday night's fixture on them)
Well, who'd of thought
Not everybody necessarily goes in the bar. If only there was some other means of informing people of match information, a fuck off big sign outside the ground perhaps...
I found out the game was off on Monday evening, had other things planned, so changed the fixtures board yesterday lunchtime.
To be honest I think people put far to much faith in people actually reading posters &/or signs...they are good for PR and notifying some, & do give the Club (or any club that does similar) as presence in the community, but other than that...
...shouldn't be a substitute for the General Manager knowing what dates he needs to have the ground operational
Especially when posters advertising the game where in the place (bar) you'd usually find the General Manager
So what happens if there's a big match - say, the play-off final - and there are several thousand people due to arrive at the ground, and this one individual calls in sick, or decides he can't be bothered to turn up, or says he didn't know the game was happening?
Is there clause in that coerced contract that was signed saying Meadoze is liable for any expenses incurred due to game being cancelled when it's their fault?
A license holder can nominate another license holder to be on the premises.
Really odd that only one person is both the Premise license holder and the DPS - very risky.
It's risky for a reason - and has been brought up numerous times since the current GM came in. Not a new situation, this has just highlighted it unfortunatly.
My impression was that the League advised us to sign that contract on the basis that they will do everything they can to help us. League Chairman Nick Robinson is a solicitor by profession and a former DHFC Secretary as was his father, so hopefully we have a knowledgeable and influential ally. Pain in the neck obviously .
Bastards like Meadow often gamble on the "little people" not knowing their rights and just giving in. That's not going to happen with us. We need to be vigilant and not just assume they are legally entitled to do everything they tell us .
Speaking to mate tonight about the drinking licence, he said you can nominate up to 6 other people on the same licence so it's not always down to one person to always be on site.
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