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Three way tussle for Dagenham and Redbridge


Relegated Dagenham & Redbridge are hardly the most glamorous club in London, but there is a three way tussle to acquire the club.   

Situated on the outer reaches of the District Line, it is the result of a series of mergers.  Dagenham and Redbridge Forest merged in 1992.   Redbridge Forest was the result of  a merger of three of the most famous clubs in the amateur game: Ilford, Leytonstone and Walthamstow Avenue.  Some West Ham fans treat the Daggers as a second club.

There are three bidders for the club, one of whom is unidentified.   The club has been relegated with debts, and a sale is the only way forward.

The favourite buyer is 'local boy made good' Glenn Tamplin.   He has a certified net worth of £45m.  At gthe age of 16 he unsuccessfully trialed for the club.   An offer of investment of £1.25m over five years has been made.   It is now being considered by members.

The main alternative is a consortium led by former Daggers defender Lee Goodwin.