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EASY THREE-SY Published on: 27th December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Frannie Collin nets twice - with Shaun Welford also scoring - as Whites win their 11th home game in a row with a 3-0 victory against Maidstone at a packed Crabble to stay 17 points clear at the top.
BIG-MATCH VERDICT Published on: 27th December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Immediate reaction from Andy Hessenthaler after today's 3-0 home win against Maidstone that has kept Whites 17 points clear at the top of Ryman Premier.
Supporters Trust Raffle Published on: 27th December 2008 by Jason Cloke The winners of the supporters trust raffle drawn on 27 December
BE EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS FEAST Published on: 22nd December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN The club would like to remind fans that it is vital they arrive early for Saturday's derby clash with Maidstone.
MOORE PRAISE FOR SHAUN Published on: 21st December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Sammy Moore paid tribute to goalscoring hero Shaun Welford after the big man overcame the disappointment of hitting the woodwork three times by grabbing the winner against Horsham.
BOOM TIMES AT CRABBLE Published on: 18th December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Chairman Jim Parmenter says Dover Athletic are a perfect escape from the current economic gloom strangling the nation - and the club are in a "football boom".
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY Published on: 16th December 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Celebrate the start of 2009 in the Centre Spot venue. All welcome to join the DAFC party including a disco and buffet. Ideal for all the family. Tickets must be booked in advance.
DAFCtv'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Published on: 16th December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN DAFCtv have compiled the top 20 Dover Athletic moments caught on camera and will be doing a countdown each evening from Sunday right up to Christmas Eve.
CELEBRATE WITH US Published on: 10th December 2008 by PRESS OFFICE Celebrate Christmas in style with us at our brand spanking new Centre Spot social club - the premium venue in White Cliffs Country with a Christmas dinner and disco.
HESS: UP THE TEMPO Published on: 10th December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler has challenged his players to up the tempo after a disappointing but profitable performance against Harlow
WILKO RETURNS Published on: 9th December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover Athletic can confirm that Dave Wilkinson has joined us on a one-month loan from Crystal Palace. He is available tonight for the match against Harlow.
DOVER THRASHED Published on: 6th December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler suffered his heaviest defeat as Dover boss as his runaway leaders lost 3-0 at Harrow. Despite dominating play, classic breakaway clinical football from the hosts gave Dover's shocking defenders a harsh lesson.
GRAZ v BAILEY: THE DILEMMA Published on: 4th December 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler has much to ponder as he considers whether to start with Giuliano Grazioli or Nathan Bailey in his frontline at Harrow with Shaun Welford suspended.
BBC WEBSITE FEATURE Published on: 1st December 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover Athletic boss Andy Hessenthaler is currently featured on the BBC Football website. The article covers his career as a player and the superb job he is doing at Crabble.
THREE AND EASY Published on: 29th November 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover were too strong for Tonbridge with a three-goal blitz early in the second half from Frannie Collin, Sammy Moore and Laurence Ball to hand us a 3-0 win. Re-live the action on DAFCtv.
TIMMY DIXON COLUMN Published on: 21st November 2008 by TIMMY DIXON Timmy Dixon pens his first website column, giving observations of his first week in charge of the reserve team.
EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR FANS Published on: 19th November 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Whites are handing out an early Christmas gift to supporters – by making entry for the Tooting and Mitcham match on December 16 free.
CHOPPER HARRIS IN TOWN Published on: 18th November 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Chelsea legend Chopper Harris and former Premier League ref Dermot Gallagher are our guest speakers at the next sportsman's evening at the plush new Centre Spot bar on Friday, November 28.
WHITES 2 HEYBRIDGE 1 Published on: 16th November 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jerahl Hughes grabbed the winner to complete a stunning second-half comeback. After falling behind to the Ryman Premier basement boys, Alan Pouton levelled. Reaction and highlights on DAFCtv Saturday night.
SAFE PUNT FOR DIXON Published on: 15th November 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Scott Punton struck twice as Timmy Dixon got off to a winning start as reserve team boss with a 3-2 victory against Cray. Danny Miller also got on the scoresheet. More details to follow.
TIMMY TO LEAD RESERVES Published on: 12th November 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Timmy Dixon has been appointed reserve-team supremo after Gary Whittle stood down after five years' excellent work.
HESS BID TO CLEAR STAINES Published on: 7th November 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler talks about bouncing back against Staines - and rubbishes claims he has been approached by Watford.
UNDER-18'S DO CLUB PROUD Published on: 6th November 2008 by MARK DUNFORD Dover under-18s superb FA Youth Cup journey came to an end on Thursday away to Brighton. Whites' talented youngsters gained praise from DAFC Youth Development Officer and club legend Tim Dixon.
FIXTURE CHANGES Published on: 2nd November 2008 by Fixtures Secretary Details of several fixture changes have now been confirmed by the league. In addtion our draw in the 2nd round of the League cup has also been added to the fixture list.
THREE 'N EASY Published on: 25th October 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Shaun Welford, Frannie Collin and Sammy Moore were on the scoresheet as Whites saw off Canvey Island 3-0 at Park Lane to maintain their stranglehold at the top of Ryman Premier.
SUPER KIDS IMPRESS Published on: 24th October 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover Athletic's brilliant under-18s won rave reviews from first-team boss Andy Hessenthaler after he watched them book a FA Youth Cup first-round date with Brighton after beating Maidstone 6-0.
RECHARGED FOR CHALLENGE Published on: 23rd October 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Boss Andy Hessenthaler says that his team's challenge is to maintain their superb form after they were given a night off training this week to recharge their batteries.
MOORE RELIEF Published on: 21st October 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Sammy Moore talks to Justin Allen about his relief at overcoming his recent run of bad luck with injuries and getting back into the Whites team.
FA TROPHY DRAW Published on: 20th October 2008 by STEVE PARMENTER Whites have been given a home draw in the second round qualifying of the FA Trophy against Cambridge City or Canvey Island on Saturday, November 1.
GAFFER VALUES FA TROPHY Published on: 16th October 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Whites boss Andy Hessenthaler is taking Saturday's FA Trophy clash at Staines very seriously. He rates the competition, won by Ebbsfleet at Wembley last season, as a "fantastic tournament".
HESS PRESS FEATURE Published on: 13th October 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Andy Hessenthaler is featured in a national publication this week - the NonLeagueToday newspaper, currently on sale in most good newsagents.
WHITES v DONS Published on: 9th October 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover Athletic's FA Cup tie with AFC Wimbledon is a celebration of the progress both clubs have made. Justin Allen talks to Andy Hessenthaler and Dons boss Terry Brown.
MEET THE MANAGER - REPLAYED Published on: 2nd October 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler and club officials held a club open night where fans got the chance to ask questions. Here we replay you the questions and answers in full.
WHITES TAKE ON THE DONS Published on: 29th September 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Dover Athletic have been drawn at home to AFC Wimbledon in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup on October 11.
YOUTH PROGRESS IN CUP Published on: 28th September 2008 by RICHARD CRUTCHFIELD, DAFC YOUTH Whites' youth team are mirroring the first eleven's success this season with an unbeaten run of their own. A 3-2 win at Ramsgate on Thursday in the FA Youth Cup was their latest victory.
WHITES RAID THE RAMS Published on: 23rd September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Whites maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Ryman Premier table after a comfortable 4-1 win against Ramsgate at Crabble.
CHEAP BEER, FOOD AND HESS Published on: 16th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN DOVER’S premium venue – the Centre Spot – is offering Whites fans a super new matchday deal – plus will be staging an official opening and meet-the-manager evening on October 1.
NEEDHAM MARKET AT HOME Published on: 15th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover Athletic have been handed a FA Cup home draw for their second qualifier on Saturday, September 27 against Needham Market.
JIM ON NEW CENTRE SPOT Published on: 15th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Listen to chairman Jim Parmenter, who talks about the Centre Spot's meet-the-manager evening and official opening on October 1 and urges fans to get behind club events.
NICKY SOUTHALL INTERVIEW Published on: 12th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Nicky Southall talks to Justin Allen about his loan move to Dover, his friendship with Andy Hessenthaler and the big FA Cup match at Tonbridge.
GRAZ THE WAY WE LIKE IT Published on: 11th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Non-league goalscoring legend Giuliano Grazioli has joined Dover Athletic after signing a contract that runs until the end of the season. Exclusive interviews with Andy Hessenthaler and Giuliano Grazioli.
NICKY'S ON BOARD Published on: 9th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover Athletic boss Andy Hessenthaler is thrilled to have signed Gillingham midfielder Nicky Southall on loan for a month.
ROGERS AND CLOUT Published on: 6th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN James Rogers clouted home Dover's second-half winner in a 3-2 victory against early league leaders Ashford (Middlesex) after an explosive end-to-end first half saw the honours shared at two apiece, with Frannie Collin and Lee Browning netting.
SAMMY THANKS FANS Published on: 6th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Sammy Moore has spoken to doverathletic.com after receiving 33 stiches to his mouth following a elbow to the face against Ashford (Middlesex) - but the good news is he should return to action in two weeks.
ANDY H: STRIKER UPDATE Published on: 5th September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler has confirmed there will be no new striker in place before the Ashford Middlesex match and dismisses reports that the player's identity is Bromley striker Danny Hockton.
HESS: WE WERE HOR-SOME Published on: 3rd September 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler has saluted his team's superb comeback 2-1 win against Horsham, branding it "the best this season". Due to mobile phone signal, apologies for the odd break in audio.
BOREHAMWOOD: REACTION Published on: 30th August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Darren Hare, John Keister and Dave Weber give their verdict to Justin Allen after Whites saw off Borehamwood 3-2 - as well as an interview with opposing centre-half, Tawhid Juneja.
HESS BIDS TO STRIKER DEAL Published on: 28th August 2008 by ANDREW STUCKEN Andy Hessenthaler is confident a new striker will be unveiled next week - after Monday's Football League transfer deadline - to replace the void left by last season's top scorer, Jimmy Dryden.
DAFCtv: RE-LIVE THE ACTION Published on: 21st August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Re-live Sammy Moore's late party piece at Dartford, Jon Wallis' superbly-struck opener and Olly Schulz's brilliant goal-saving block. DAFCtv brings you all the highlights.
JIM'S GUIDED TOUR Published on: 21st August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jim Parmenter gives doverathletic.com a guided tour of the new director and sponsorship facilities which have been built this summer.
SAMMY'S BUZZING Published on: 20th August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Sammy Moore gives his verdict after he netted his third goal in two games with a stunning late strike at Dartford on Tuesday night.
CENTRE SPOT OPENING Published on: 20th August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover Athletic are delighted to announce that the new Centre Spot clubhouse will be open on Bank Holiday Monday (Aug 25).
CHAIRMAN'S VIEWS Published on: 19th August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Chairman Jim Parmenter talks to Justin Allen before our stunning victory against Harrow about all things Dover Athletic and talks about the new facilities at the club.
BOY WONDER DOES IT AGAIN Published on: 19th August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Sammy Moore brought the house down with a stunning goal as Whites beat Dartford 2-0 at Princes Park - with Jon Wallis also firing in a superb goal.
ANDREA'S NEW VENUE MANAGER Published on: 18th August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andrea Milner speaks to Justin Allen after she was appointed full-time venue manager of the new Centre Spot and discusses some of the plans to bring revenue into the club.
HESS AIMS FOR BULLSEYE Published on: 17th August 2008 by STEPHEN McCARTNEY Andy Hessenthaler is preparing for the big Kent derby with the Darts at Princes Park on Tuesday evening – declaring: "If we can't get up for this game, we won't be able to get up for any game."
ROGO'S ECSTATIC Published on: 16th August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Man-of-the-match James Rogers gives his immediate reaction on the pitch after scoring twice in our 4-0 win against Harrow - with Sammy Moore also grabbing two.
HARROW MATCH PREVIEW Published on: 14th August 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Three and a half years since the sides last met, Whites entertain Harrow on Saturday to kick off their Ryman Premier division campaign. A number of injury concerns presents a selection headache for Andy Hessenthaler.
GET SHIRTY WITH DAFC Published on: 8th August 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Book yourself a signed Dover shirt of your choice by sponsoring a first-team player. Secure an end of season memento now, plus a place in the matchday programme for you or your company.
MOORE'S THE MERRIER Published on: 6th August 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler was boosted by Sammy Moore's scoring performance against Crystal Palace as he made his first start since his injury lay-off - and is delighted to have such a big squad.
JERAHL'S ALL WHITE Published on: 31st July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jerahl Hughes meets Justin Allen to chat about his decision to join Dover, how he is settling in and the superb 1-0 win at Crabble against Gillingham
HESS: WE'VE SET STANDARD Published on: 31st July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler says Whites can challenge for another promotion this season if they can maintain the high standards reached in the 1-0 win against his old club Gillingham.
WALLO RARING TO GO Published on: 30th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jon Wallis says competition for places will give Dover Athletic an extra edge as they prepare for life in the Premier Division this season.
CHAIRMAN'S VIEWS Published on: 29th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jim Parmenter talks about the gradual team-building job being performed by Andy Hessenthaler, his disappointment with the Centre Spot fundraising scheme and the giant strides being taken by the club off the pitch.
POUTS AMAZED BY QUALITY Published on: 29th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Alan Pouton explains why he opted to sign for another season at Dover Athletic and admits even he has been surprised by the high standards being reached by his team-mates.
WHITES 1 GILLS 0 Published on: 29th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Frannie Collin's late goal gave Dover a thoroughly-deserved 1-0 win against Mark Stimson's Gillingham in a match the Whites dominated for long periods, especially in the second half.
DAFCtv: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS Published on: 29th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dave Shirley captured Whites' brilliant 1-0 win against our old friends Gillingham at Crabble - courtesy of Frannie Collin's late winner.
KEISTER'S UP FOR IT Published on: 28th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN John Keister talks to Justin Allen about the pre-season schedule and his hopes for the upcoming season - and insists: "We'll be competing, not making up the numbers."
SAMMY ITCHING FOR ACTION Published on: 28th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Sammy Moore tells Justin Allen he is itching to get back into action after his injury set-back in pre-season. He could be part of the action against Gillingham this Tuesday.
WHITES ARE FIVE-STAR Published on: 26th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jerahl Hughes, Alan Pouton, Shaun Welford, Lee Browning and Jon Wallis score as Dover prove a couple of classes above Ryman One outfit Ashford in a match which was switched to Crabble at the last minute.
AL OF A SIGNING Published on: 26th July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Midfield star Alan Pouton has given fans a boost by signing a one-year contract with Dover Athletic following our friendly win against Ashford at Crabble.
BAILEY'S TASTY FOR WHITES Published on: 23rd July 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Nathan Bailey has signed a one-year contract with Dover Athletic, bolstering our forward ranks for the upcoming season.
HOW CAN WE SUPPORT DAFCtv? Published on: 20th July 2008 by SIMON HARRIS Simon Harris responds to DAFCtv cameraman Dave Shirley's recent blog about his highlights service, asking supporters to consider what we can all do to help ease some of the burden that producing DAFCtv entails.
HUGHES COMMITS TO DAFC Published on: 19th July 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover Athletic have signed Jerahl Hughes on a two-year deal. The former Crystal Palace and Yeovil winger has impressed in pre-season, scoring in the 4-0 win against Folkestone.
CHARLTON FIRST FOR WHITES Published on: 16th July 2008 by STEVE PARMENTER The scheduled game versus Charlton Athletic has been rearranged. The Addicks will now bring their first team squad to Perrys Crabble on Wednesday, July 23. Kick-off is 7.45pm.
RYMAN FIXTURES RELEASED Published on: 15th July 2008 by ANDREW STUCKEN Whites chairman Jim Parmenter was pleased with the club's fixture list, despite a tough start. Fixtures include Maidstone at home on December 27 and Tonbridge away in the final game.
DARREN PRAISES TRIALLISTS Published on: 14th July 2008 by STEPHEN McCARTNEY Whites assistant manager Darren Hare is pleased with the promise shown from the players on trial at Crabble, and gives some background on Josh Maasbach and Lloyd Skinner.
CRABBLE STILL REFRESHING Published on: 13th July 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Supporters will still be able to buy a pint at Crabble on Tuesday night and throughout pre-season despite the ongoing Centre Spot development. Hot food will also be on sale inside the ground.
FRANNIE'S TOUCH OF CLASS Published on: 12th July 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover fielded 22 players, including six triallists, in their first pre-season friendly. Faversham kept out the dominant Whites until Frannie Collin's 2nd half goal broke their resistance.
BOSS HAPPY WITH OPTIONS Published on: 11th July 2008 by ANDREW STUCKEN Andy Hessenthaler has been running the rule over several triallists ahead of tomorrow's first pre-season friendly, but is keen to remind fans of the quality already signed on at the club.
HESS EXPECTS TOUGH TEST Published on: 5th July 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover have been handed two away draws against Ryman Premier opposition in the early rounds of the FA Cup and FA Trophy, facing Kent rivals Tonbridge and also Staines.
WHITES IN THE FAST LANE Published on: 1st July 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Dover Athletic have arrived in the fast lane - after Vauxhall dealer Perrys became the club's new main sponsor for the coming season.
BE A STRIKER FOR DAFC Published on: 30th June 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Dover Athletic are appealing for volunteers to help with the Striker lottery. The club need to recruit a new collector, who will earn commission, and also a canvasser.
JOIN IN WITH FANS' DIY DAYS Published on: 29th June 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Help give Crabble a glossy finish for the new season to complement the new Centre Spot facilities by joining in with fellow fans at the upcoming DIY days. Fans will be meeting up July 13 between 10am and 3pm.
WHITES TOP ANOTHER LEAGUE! Published on: 28th June 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Dover Athletic - fresh from winning the Ryman Premier title - have now come out top in a league table of club websites.
JIM ON SPONSOR TALKS Published on: 27th June 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jim Parmenter has revealed that negotiations are at an advanced stage with a potential new sponsor and the club hope to make an announcement very soon.
CENTRE SPOT UPDATE Published on: 24th June 2008 by STEVE PARMENTER Steve Parmenter provides pictures and a report in our latest web team blog of how the new Centre Spot is taking shape. This week we reveal how the roof is taking shape.
DIY Days Published on: 23rd June 2008 by Jason Cloke This closed season DIY Days
VANDANEL KIT US OUT Published on: 19th June 2008 by STEVE PARMENTER Dover Athletic have today announced that kit manufacturers VANDANEL will become their official kit supplier for the next three years.
WEB BLOG: DAVE SHIRLEY Published on: 14th June 2008 by DAVE SHIRLEY Dave Shirley in the latest of our webteam blogs looks back at what has been a difficult year personally filming the Mighty Whites for his excellent DAFCtv service.
JIM PARMENTER Q&A Published on: 13th June 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Chairman Jim Parmenter has answered questions that fans have put to him via doverathletic.com
CENTRE SPOT UPDATE Published on: 10th June 2008 by STEVE PARMENTER Steve Parmenter, in his latest web blog, updates fans on the latest building progress of the new clubhouse - and confirms aliens have not abducted the club shop.
DARREN'S STAYING PATIENT Published on: 5th June 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Darren Hare says he and Andy Hessenthaler are staying patient in their search for a striker - while expressing his delight with the capture of Sammy Moore.
SAMMY SEALS THE DEAL Published on: 5th June 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Whites' new signing Sammy Moore was at Crabble today to sign a two-year contract with Dover Athletic. His signing was snapped by Andrew Stucken, who was at the ground along with Jim Parmenter and Darren Hare.
HESS GETS MOORE Published on: 3rd June 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover Athletic have pulled off a transfer coup this summer by completing the signing of highly-rated midfielder Sammy Moore - beating competition from a host of Blue Square Premier clubs.
SAMMY'S ALL HEART Published on: 3rd June 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Sammy Moore has promised to wear his heart on his sleeve for Dover Athletic after signing a two-year deal with the club.
MY WISH COMES TRUE Published on: 2nd June 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Justin Allen gives his personal views on the exciting news that Sammy Moore has opted to join the Hess Express - a move our website editor has been wishing for since January.
CENTRE SPOT RACES ALONG Published on: 30th May 2008 by STEVE PARMENTER Centre Spot work is racing along at a rate of knots and Steve Parmenter, who has been living at the ground this summer, brings you the latest update on the progress.
ASK JIM A QUESTION Published on: 29th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Chairman Jim Parmenter has agreed to answer your questions in our regular and highly-successful Q&A feature here on doverathletic.com
FANS HOLD KEY TO SUCCESS Published on: 28th May 2008 by DOVER MOSQUITO Dover Mosquito brings you a second helping of his superb column and examines what it will take for Dover Athletic to achieve its ambitions, including the crucial role of the fans.
SPONSOR CUTBACKS HIT WHITES Published on: 27th May 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE SeaFrance have announced they will not be in a position to renew their sponsorship of Dover Athletic next season.
BACK TO TUESDAY NIGHTS Published on: 26th May 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Tuesday night football returns to Crabble for the new season - after it preferred to Mondays by the first-team management team.
CENTRE SPOT - LATEST NEWS Published on: 24th May 2008 by STEVE PARMENTER Foundations are being put in place - literally. In our latest blog, Steve Parmenter updates supporters on how foundations have been dug as the Centre Spot work enters the next stage.
ANDY STEPS UP SEARCH Published on: 23rd May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler reflects on Jimmy Dryden's decision to quit Dover and join relegated Ryman One outfit Folkestone - and speaks of his plans to replace the striker.
DRYDEN LEAVES CRABBLE Published on: 22nd May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN and ANDREW STUCKEN Andy Hessenthaler is stepping up his search for new strikers after Jimmy Dryden opted to not sign a fresh deal with Dover's championship-winning team.
JIMMY DRYDEN UPDATE Published on: 21st May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler has confirmed that Jimmy Dryden's contract offer has been amended and is expecting a decision "within days".
DARREN ANSWERS BACK Published on: 16th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN FANS' Q&A SPECIAL: Darren Hare has answered questions put to him by supporters this week. Here we publish his answers in what is sure to make fascinating reading for our supporters.
Dover Carnival Published on: 12th May 2008 by Jason Cloke Dover Carnival 5 July
DEANO'S BACK AT CRABBLE Published on: 10th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dean Hill has spoken to doverathletic.com after signing for the Whites today from Premier Division neighbours Ramsgate.
WHITES' TRIPLE RAM RAID Published on: 10th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover Athletic have today signed Ramsgate trio Olly Schulz, Dean Hill and Sam Jones. Again doverathletic.com are the first to break the news.
OLLY THINKS BIG Published on: 10th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Olly Schulz speaks exclusively to doverathletic.com after opting to quit Ramsgate and sign up to next season's Hess Express.
CENTRE SPOT - PART 2 Published on: 9th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Steve Parmenter, in his latest web team blog, reports as demolition of the old Centre Spot is finally finished. Now preparation work on the new complex has begun.
GET YOUR SEASON TICKET Published on: 7th May 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Dover Athletic have announced their season ticket and entrance prices for the 2008-09 campaign - and frozen prices until June 30 so fans can pay for season ticket prizes at this year's rate.
FRANNIE PENS NEW DEAL Published on: 7th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Frannie Collin has signed a new one-year deal with Dover while Andy Hessenthaler has given Jimmy Dryden a deadline of next week to make a decision on a new contract.
WALLIS: I'M STAYING Published on: 5th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jon Wallis reveals he will be signing a new contract at Dover Athletic this week and wants to target another promotion-winning season in the Premier Division.
DARREN TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS Published on: 5th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Assistant-boss Darren Hare has agreed to take part in a fans' question and answer feature on doverathletic.com
HESS IS STILL THE TOPS Published on: 4th May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dagenham and Redbridge boss John Still has sung the praises of Dover manager Andy Hessenthaler, labelling him "incredible" and "a top professional"
KEISTER'S THE ASSASSIN Published on: 3rd May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Q&A SPECIAL: John Keister was one of the outstanding players during our championship-winning season. The club's player of the year has taken part in a Q&A for the website.
GAFFER OUTLINES HIS PLANS Published on: 1st May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler talks to us after signing a new two-year extension to his deal with Darren Hare - and talks about his retained list and plans for next season.
ANDY RELEASES FIVE Published on: 1st May 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Boss Andy Hessenthaler has released five players as he bids to build a team to challenge for a place in the Blue Square Southern Division. Full details and audio interview.
SNAP UP CHAMPIONS PHOTO Published on: 30th April 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Poster-sized montages of Dover's championship winning squad are available to order now. Have Hessy and all of the current squad on your wall to commemorate Whites' success.
HESS SIGNS NEW DEAL Published on: 30th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Dover boss Andy Hessenthaler and assistant Darren Hare have agreed two-year extensions to their current deals, keeping them at Crabble until at least 2011.
CENTRE SPOT WORK STARTS Published on: 29th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Work has begun on building a Centre Spot clubhouse and the Town Council present the Supporters Trust with a £10,000 cheque, which will go towards the project.
WELL WORTH THE WAIT Published on: 25th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN In our latest web team blog, editor Justin Allen says Saturday's celebrations were well worth the 15-year wait and that fans can feel confident that Dover Athletic are building the foundations to fulfil our ambitions.
ANDY UP FOR SUMMER Published on: 23rd April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler talks to Justin Allen to reflect on Saturday's celebrations, the summer ahead and admits he wants to sign a new contract.
SUPPORTERS TRUST AGM - The Results Published on: 18th April 2008 by DEBBIE HARRISON The Supporters Trust held their AGM on Thursday, April 17 at 7.30pm in the Centre Spot. New board members were elected.....
GARY SALUTES HIS CHAMPS Published on: 17th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Gary Whittle salutes his reserve-team champions and speaks about the feel-good factor that is running throughout Dover Athletic under Andy Hessenthaler and Darren Hare.
MARVIN LOOKS TO SETTLE Published on: 17th April 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Marvin Hamilton is looking to find the right club this summer and is not ruling out signing for Dover. The former Gillingham utility player is also searching for his best position.
SEE CHAMPIONS LIFT TROPHY Published on: 16th April 2008 by DAFC WEB TEAM Dover Athletic will be presented with the Ryman Division One South trophy after Saturday's home match against Sittingbourne, the first league title won by the club in 15 years.
KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE Published on: 16th April 2008 by STEVE WILLIAMS A big thank you to all those who have supported the club this season by sponsoring one of the players' kit. Signed shirts are available for collection.
DRYDEN DOES IT AGAIN Published on: 12th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jimmy Dryden cashes in on a goalkeeping howler to put Hess's champions on to 95 points after a 1-0 win at Met Police - with two games left - in the chase to break 100 points.
HARE'S ON THE BALL Published on: 11th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Assistant-boss Darren Hare previews our match against Met Police, talks about his scouting missions and rubbishes wild rumours that Laurence Ball is on his way to Ramsgate.
CHAMPIONS ON THE ROAD Published on: 11th April 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS As the team goes to Imber Court, Met Police this weekend, aiming for a 100 point haul, Whites fans continue to celebrate what has been a remarkable season for the club.
PARTY WITH DAFC Published on: 10th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Why not celebrate what has been a great season for the Mighty Whites by attending our end-of-season dinner and dance awards evening on Saturday, April 19.
WALLIS HINTS AT STAYING Published on: 8th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Midfield star Jon Wallis has told doverathletic.com that it will not be a difficult decision to sign a new deal at Dover Athletic this summer.
JIM: HESS IS A KNOCKOUT Published on: 8th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jim Parmenter says Dover Athletic and Andy Hessenthaler fit like a boxing glove - and that knocked out the club's title rivals this season.
WINE & WISDOM EVENING Published on: 7th April 2008 by DAFC PRESS OFFICE Dover Athletic are holding a wine and wisdom evening on Friday, April 11 at St Margaret's Village Hall to raise funds for the Centre Spot 2008 Appeal.
MERRY WHITEHOUSE Published on: 7th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jubilant keeper John Whitehouse talks to Justin Allen of his joy after Whites won the Ryman One South title on Saturday - and his excitement at stepping up a level next season.
HESS SALUTES HEROES Published on: 6th April 2008 by ANDREW STUCKEN Andy Hessenthaler ranks clinching the Ryman One South title at Dover alongside his career high of gaining promotion to the Championshp with Gillingham at Wembley.
CHAMPIONS IN PICTURES Published on: 6th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Simon Harris captured the celebration moments following the 1-0 win against Burgess Hill, which confirmed us as Ryman One South champions.
MIGHTY WHITES ARE CHAMPIONS Published on: 5th April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jimmy Dryden puts Dover into Hess Club Heaven by heading the goal that has clinched the Ryman One South title and promotion. Exclusive reaction and interviews to come.
FOCUS ON BURGESS HILL Published on: 3rd April 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Andy Hessenthaler is asking his players to focus all their thoughts on Saturday's match against Burgess Hill, whatever Tooting's result on Friday, and get back to winning ways.
PACEY MARVIN SIGNS IN Published on: 1st April 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN & MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of Gillingham forward Marvin Hamilton until the end of the season. Chelsea's James Simmonds is also staying for another month.
CLOKEY KEEPING QUIET Published on: 30th March 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Craig Cloke talks about how the Dover players had to listen to the Worthing team celebrate as though they had won the league title following our 1-0 defeat in West Sussex.
£10K CENTRE SPOT BOOST Published on: 29th March 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS The Centre Spot 2008 project has received a shot in the arm thanks to a generous £10,000 grant from Dover Town Council.
COULD IT BE WORTHING? Published on: 28th March 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover go into Saturday's match knowing that, if the weather holds, a win at Worthing and a draw or loss for Tooting would make them champions of Ryman Division One South.
WELFORD'S ON FIRE Published on: 22nd March 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Shaun Welford struck again - his fifth goal in three games - to clinch Whites a 1-0 win at Leatherhead to extend our lead at the top to 15 points. Highlights:
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Published on: 21st March 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Whites go into an Easter weekend double header of games against Leatherhead and Ashford needing four wins from their last seven matches to secure their first league title since 1993.
HESS' WORK IN PROGRESS Published on: 18th March 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler says that his young Dover team is still very much "work in progress" and insists the side will only get better.
WHITES SUSTAIN MOMENTUM Published on: 13th March 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover will go into Saturday's home game against Walton Casuals looking for their 8th win on the spin, with 15 points needed from their last eight matches to take the Ryman South title.
WE MUST KEEP WINNING Published on: 11th March 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Player-boss Andy Hessenthaler tells Justin Allen that his men cannot afford to take their foot off the gas as he prepares them to take on Walton Casuals this Saturday.
MOSQUITO HITS THE NET Published on: 10th March 2008 by DOVER MOSQUITO Dover Mosquito joins our web team as a regular columnist for doverathletic.com and kicks off this week by pondering how you equate success.
WHITES SIGN CHELSEA ACE Published on: 7th March 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN & MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover Athletic are pleased to announce the loan signing of midfielder James Simmonds. The 20 year-old has signed for a month from Premier League giants Chelsea.
SNAP UP TOOTING PHOTOS Published on: 6th March 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Simon Harris is giving fans the chance to order prints of the photos in his 'A Grand Day Out' gallery (see below) of the scenes at Tooting, with all profits going to the Centre Spot Fund.
HESS CAN STAY FOR LIFE Published on: 4th March 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler can stay at Dover Athletic for life, says chairman Jim Parmenter today in a special official website feature.
TITLE RIVALS SQUARE UP Published on: 29th February 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover will hope to retain their strong lead at the top of Ryman South when they, along with a large travelling support, go to title rivals Tooting & Mitcham.
FANS FLOCK TO TOOTING Published on: 26th February 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jim Parmenter confirms that six coach-loads of Dover fans will be travelling to Tooting and Mitcham for the Ryman One top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.
HESS CLUB HEAVEN Published on: 23rd February 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Whites came back from being a goal down to beat Chipstead on Saturday and stay 10 points clear at the top of the table. Andy Hessenthaler's cool finish from a tight angle made it 1-1 and Craig Cloke scored the winner early in the second half.
DON'T MISS THE BUS Published on: 22nd February 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Manager Andy Hessenthaler has urged his Dover team not to miss the bus - and with it a ride to glory this season. The title is up for grabs.
FREE TRAVEL TO TOOTING Published on: 21st February 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Chairman Jim Parmenter has announced that he will pay for Dover supporters to travel by coach to the top-of-the-table clash at Tooting on Saturday, March 1.
TOOTING TRAVEL DETAILS Published on: 21st February 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover Athletic today announce the arrangements for supporters who wish to take up the club's offer of coach travel to Tooting on Saturday, March 1.
CAN'T TAKE FOOT OFF GAS Published on: 19th February 2008 by STEVE ETHELBERT Andy Hessenthaler insists the title race between Dover and second-placed Tooting and Mitcham is far from over despite Whites opening up a 10-point lead.
CORINTHIAN-CASUALS Published on: 15th February 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover travel to Tolworth this Saturday, sitting top of the league with 12 games remaining, to face Corinthian-Casuals - a club celebrating an historic anniversary this season.
HESS SLAMS RED-CARD Published on: 14th February 2008 by STEVE ETHELBERT Andy Hessenthaler was furious that Lee Browning was sent-off at Molesey, branding the referee's decision as harsh.
SHAUN UP FOR THE RUN-IN Published on: 8th February 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Shaun Welford reflects on the four points the team picked up during the past week and looks ahead to the Croydon game and the end-of-season run-in.
JP: PREMIER LEAGUE CIRCUS Published on: 8th February 2008 by JIM PARMENTER, Dover chairman Chairman Jim Parmenter has branded the Premier League's decision to explore taking one round of games abroad as a circus.
BID FOR SIGNED U-21 SHIRT Published on: 7th February 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Peter Taylor donated a signed England U-21 shirt from 2004 to DAFC and the item is now up for auction, with the proceeds going to the Centre Spot fund.
JIM: WE NEED ANOTHER £24K Published on: 6th February 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jim Parmenter today announces that the club needs to raise another £24,000 if the Centre Spot 2008 project is to go ahead at the start of May.
WHITES CAN EXTEND LEAD Published on: 6th February 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover will attempt to extend their lead at the top of Ryman South to seven points in the next two matches against Croydon Athletic at Crabble on Saturday and away to Molesey on Tuesday.
HESS: LAY OFF THE BOOS Published on: 5th February 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Andy Hessenthaler is disappointed a small section of fans abused and booed some of his players during last night's 1-0 win against Horsham YMCA.
STRIKE IT LUCKY WITH DAFC Published on: 4th February 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Every week someone wins £1,000 on The Striker Lottery and another 19 winners collect prizes from £10 to £500. Members can also save money by gaining discounts with local businesses.
WHITES ARE THE TOPS Published on: 29th January 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Frannie Collin, Lee Browning and Jimmy Dryden got among the goals as Dover went to the top of the table with a 3-0 win at Walton Casuals on Tuesday.
WHITEHOUSE SIGNS Published on: 26th January 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Keeper John Whitehouse signed on Friday from Chatham and went straight into the starting line-up for the home match against Whyteleafe.
HESS EAGER TO PUSH ON Published on: 25th January 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Andy Hessenthaler is urging his side to continue in the same vein as the 3-0 win against Kingstonian and build another winning run, starting against Whyteleafe.
CLOKEY SIGNS NEW DEAL Published on: 24th January 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Craig Cloke has signed a new two-year deal with Dover Athletic, keeping him at the club until May 2010.
FISH GUTS K'S Published on: 21st January 2008 by DAFC Web Team Matt Fish shines brightest as brilliant Whites go joint top after 3-0 win over Kingstonian at Crabble. Two goals just before the interval, scored by Lee Browning and James Rogers, was capped by Fish's first goal for Dover.
CHATHAM 3 DOVER 1 Published on: 19th January 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Whites lost 3-1 at Chatham after the referee blew for time with time still left to play. Floodlight failure meant the game could not be completed at the end of a match in which we missed several chances.
JP: NO APPEAL Published on: 19th January 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jim Parmenter has confirmed Dover Athletic will not make any appeal to the Ryman League after our 3-1 defeat at Chatham ended following a floodlight failure with time still remaining.
JIM BACKS A GOAL RUSH Published on: 15th January 2008 by JUSTIN ALLEN Jim Parmenter is backing Andy Hessenthaler's men to get back on the goal trail and shoot Whites to automatic promotion.
WHITES AIM TO HIT BACK Published on: 10th January 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Dover will hope to return to the top of Ryman South in the next two games, when they face Eastbourne and Molesey, after Tooting took top spot in midweek.
NOVEMBER AWARD WINNERS Published on: 4th January 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Andy Hessenthaler and Jimmy Dryden recently received Ryman League awards for their November exploits. Hess was named Manager of the Month while Jimmy won the Golden Boot.
WHITES HAVING A BALL Published on: 3rd January 2008 by MATTHEW CLEMENTS Andy Hessenthaler's team go into a top six clash at Kingstonian looking to keep up their unbeaten away record and welcome Laurence Ball into the squad after his loan spell at Ramsgate.