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In what has been an eventful summer so far with new faces arriving and old heroes departing, the build up to the new season has taken a new twist for Dagenham and Redbridge as it has been reported that star striker Paul Benson has been the subject of a six figure bid.
Benson, who scored 28 goals in the Daggers Conference winning season, was linked with Gillingham earlier in the summer but manager John Still and the striker himself laughed off their undervalued approach. It will be interesting to see if …

Following the departure of three key players this week to West London club Brentford, Dagenham and Redbridge manager John Still has acted swiftly by signing non league starlet Josh Scott.
The striker fired Hayes and Yeading to an unlikely promotion from the Blue Square South with 25 goals in just 34 appearances and will probably be a direct replacement for Ben Strevens rather than one for the future.
Scott joins Danny Green and Stuart Thurgood as the new Daggers signings so far. It seems that the club will have a fairly different …

Ever since the final whistle blew on Dagenham and Redbridge’s brave promotion push in May, the speculation regarding several of the club’s top players has been intense.
However, in one of the least surprising transfers of the summer, Sam Saunders, Ben Strevens and Danny Foster have completed a triple deal to Brentford when their contracts expire on June 30th.
Although it was widely known that Saunders and Strevens were Brentford targets, the emergence of Danny Foster departure was probably the most surprisingly of all. Foster has been a regular in the side …

Once again, it looks as if this summer is going to be a nervewracking time for Daggers fans as bigger clubs will inevitably be linked with their star name players. It is also the time for several of the bit part players to say goodbye and move on to other clubs.
Dagenham have already parted ways with midfielder Glen Southam who is currently searching for a new team, Jon Boardman who has returned to recently relegated Woking and Richard Graham who will quite possibly be looking to turn his loan move …

Dagenham & Redbridge recently announced the capture of Stuart Thurgood from local rivals Grays Athletic as their first transfer of the summer.

With Glen Southam’s contract having been terminated, the Daggers were lacking midfield options and Thurgood will provide competition to Solomon Taiwo and Peter Gain (assuming both stay) for a central midfield spot next season.
Thurgood has signed on a two year contract and comes from Grays on a free transfer after only signing for half a season for them in January.
Manager John Still, said: “Stuart is a player I’ve been interested …

Dagenham skipper Mark Arber and veteran goalkeeper Tony Roberts have both put pen to paper and signed new contracts with the League 2 club.
Club Captain Arber, who was out of contract this summer, has extended his current deal to May 2011. The former Peterborough and Stevenage man has been a solid figure along with Magnus Okuanghae at the heart of the defence and Daggers fans will be delighted to keep him.
Inspirational goalkeeper Roberts, who turns 40 next year, has signed another 1 year contracr extension with the opportunity to further …

The results are in.
After asking for a top three, the points were calculated with 1st receiving 3 points, 2nd receiving 2 points and 3rd receiving 1 point.
3RD – Peter Gain (34 points)
2nd – Matt Ritchie (37 points)
1st – Magnus Okuanghae (49 points)
The rest
Saunders – 22 points
Griffiths – 21 points
Benson – 17 points
Strevens – 10 points
Arber – 9 points
Roberts – 5 points
Foster – 2 points
Uddin – 1 point
Thanks to all for voting, much appreciated, will be interesting to see if this vote mirrors the actual vote!

As the season nears a close (although hopefully 5 games to go yet) it’s Player of the Season time!
Who gets your vote?
Please stick your top three either underneath or in the forum thread?
(1st – 3 points)
(2nd – 2 points)
(3rd – 1 point)

Well would you believe it! Since February, the idea of Dagenham & Redbridge making the play offs has been a fading dream. Nevertheless, since the return of Paul Benson and Peter Gain, the Daggers have looked a revitalised outfit and now have a genuine chance of making that two legged semi final tie.
Last time I blogged, Daggers had a crucial home fixture against struggling Macclesfield Town. A game in which John Still’s men simply had to win to have any chance of keeping up a faint play off chance. What …

First of all, apologies for the lack of blog updates lately. Have had several different situations arise resulting in a lot less free time for me to write.
Anyway, back to the action on the pitch. Following the disappointing last minute defeat to Bournemouth, a long trip to Chester was next on the Daggers agenda. It all seemed to be going so smoothly for the visitors as goals from Ben Strevens and the ever impressive Matt Ritchie ensured Dagenham led 2-0 at half time. In fact the away side kept this …