Tooting Groundshare

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by 59robbery, May 8, 2018.

  1. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill Moving target

    I would be fuming! Absolutely fuming!
  2. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Yeah i know. I suggested it because of it's locality for Ska to get to.
  3. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    59robbery Is there anything in particular our supporters can help with the ground? I am sure many with skills would be happy to spend a few hours fixing stuff/tidying stuff up as a gesture of appreciation for letting us squat. Maybe we could all make a day of it in the summer?
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  4. 59robbery

    59robbery Active Member

    Fingers - I shall pass this on. There is generally a week before the start of the season when fans are asked to volunteer to help with jobs around the ground. I'm sure such help would be really appreciated.
    WillClunas, iamwithnail and Fingers like this.
  5. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    I suspect that we will be able to arrange a crew for that. Keep me posted.
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  6. Scolly

    Scolly Well-Known Member

    I've saved all my stencils and have loads of pink and blue spray paint
  7. 59robbery

    59robbery Active Member

    Haha. There's help and help!!!
  8. SDE

    SDE Well-Known Member

    Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere but intrigued to know what the rules will be for booze-drinking (the Alan Partridge catchphrase that never was) at our league games at Tooting next season. Last I read on the matter was: Complete no-no for NL ('Prem') and up to discretion of club / ground at NL North/South level. It seems to be very rarely allowed at N/S level, in my experience, though was surprised to see Salford FC was full-on boozy the other week.
    Last edited: May 9, 2018
  9. geezuz170

    geezuz170 SE11 Faction

    I could probably suffer it if I saw that the extra revenue was being generated by the lodgers was being invested back in to my club
  10. 59robbery

    59robbery Active Member

    And there's the rub. The Football Club don't own the facilities!

    But hopefully, as you say, the extra revenue will see some improvements to the wider facilities.
  11. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Who does own the facilities?
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  12. Roger D

    Roger D Well-Known Member

    Similar set up as Dulwich in the old days I believe. A limited company own the site with Tooting and Mitcham functioning beneath them. No idea what the terms of their deal are.

    I have vague memories that the Tooting breakaway team emerged at least partially due to dis-satisfaction over the limited company. Obviously not being around Tooting I have no idea as to how valid the issues were.

    Edited to say I think Ron Noades owned the site when Tooting moved in.
    Last edited: May 9, 2018
  13. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    It was the old Crystal Palace training ground before the current stadium was built. Ron Noades never let go of anything like that without retaining a controlling interest. I'm sure he made a fortune out of Selhurst Park while Palace ended up in administration.
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  14. jnrknight

    jnrknight James Knight

    That sums things up nicely for me. Imperial Fields is a brilliant ground & I’m massively greatful for T&M accommodating us in our time of need BUT I started following Dulwich when I moved to Bromar Rd 4 odd years ago & CH being on my doorstep & the club being a big part of my local community was a massive part of what got me hooked. Dulwich Hamlet Football Club belongs in East Dulwich & there’s a lot of people doing a lot to make that happen so while I couldn’t be more thankful for T&M letting us squat at Imperial Fields for now I can’t wait for the day I can ride over the top of Dog Kennel Hill after work on a Tuesday mid-winter evening & see the glow of the floodlights at Champion Hill again...
  15. hackbridgeharry

    hackbridgeharry Well-Known Member

    Cheers everyone..... There is a lot of worry over at the Pit Of Misery at the moment which I'm sure you all understand.
    We just need a big hug and for someone to tell us everything will be alright....
  16. hackbridgeharry

    hackbridgeharry Well-Known Member

    BTW....If we do end up moving from Saturdays... I think Friday night games may not be such a bad thing for us seeing as how many teams play in the area now.
  17. 59robbery

    59robbery Active Member

    Dilly Sodding Dilly
  18. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Well I currently have about 15 fans signed up to help out (holidays/work permitting) and I have not even gone to the regular volunteers yet so just let us know when and give us a couple of weeks notice.
  19. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    I might be able to help too subject to the work overlords.
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  20. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    I could probably do a weekend over the summer, my skill set probably stretches to basic painting and weeding!
  21. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Likewise. I can't guarantee to be available on any given weekend but I'm happy to help if I can.
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  22. 59robbery

    59robbery Active Member

    And now we are managerless.......
  23. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I would have kept him. Don't tooting fans not rate Drage? Touch of kingstonian about the whole thing.
  24. 59robbery

    59robbery Active Member

    I thought Drage re-signing was a good move. But his performances and general slagging off of team mates hasn’t completely won everyone over. Didn’t stop the goals against column.
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  25. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Love Drage. Like the manager. Definitely need some defensive coaching help maybe.

    All moot now.

    Kevin James as the next manager?
  26. Dulwich Mishi

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

    Drage was why we never got promoted last season!
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  27. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Shame Gavin signed him then :facepalm:
  28. GregDHFC

    GregDHFC Well-Known Member

    Agree with this to some extent (he obviously wasntw solely responsible). Drage had talent but was also liable to make some serious defensive mistakes. I never felt confident when the ball went near him because you just couldn't tell which version of him you'd get.
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  29. hackbridgeharry

    hackbridgeharry Well-Known Member

    Dangerous Drage gave away the last minute penalty right near the end of the season at Needham Market which meant that we came back with nothing instead of one point for a draw.

    That point would have kept us up.

    A few other things as well but that one really hurts.
  30. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    I think that's incredibly harsh.
    clog, 3010, StephenMac and 4 others like this.

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