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Re: They are slaughtering Dulwich today

By Pink Panther27/3/2017 14:24Mon Mar 27 14:24:01 2017In response to Re: They are slaughtering Dulwich today

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Benefactors come in many colours: Fleetwood, Forest Green Rovers, Fylde, Canvey Island, Hornchurch, Grays, Fisher Athletic, Whitehawk, Margate etc.

Some of the clubs on that list now have superb modern grounds and facilities and appear to be thriving - at the other extreme some of those clubs have gone bust or lost their ground. I don't supposed Margate's ground looks any better than when they were in our league, and Whitehawk looked shabby and dilapidated a couple of months ago with the large temporary stands a clear safety hazard in places..

It's too early to tell exactly where on that spectrum Billericay will end up, but if that was my club I'd be concerned that their sugar daddy attempted to buy Dagenham first, then Bishop's Stortford, before my own club opened its legs and let him in. That list also features a number of clubs whose benefactors dabbled with being team manager - Canvey, Grays, Fisher, i.e. not any of those still flourishing. He clearly wasn't too fussed about precisely which club he acquired as a vehicle for his football fantasy, and he doesn't sound like the most scrupulous character outside of football either:

Would you trust him with your club's future?