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by jjljks
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 197
Views: 12112

Re: Season VOIDED

PL bottled it & leaving everything to someone else to make a decision. Pathetic.
by jjljks
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gary Martin
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Gary Martin

Amazed he managed to get back into Iceland

There's always a massive queue when I try to do my shopping thereπŸ˜…πŸ˜·
by jjljks
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 197
Views: 12112

Re: Season VOIDED

There were a couple of games when I suspected our defence were already doing social distancing as they were at least 2m from the oppositionπŸ˜‰πŸ˜·
by jjljks
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

Well! That's me toldπŸ˜… just a born pessimist.
by jjljks
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

Vodka_Vic wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:54 pm
https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/fixtures

Wow. Check out our fixtures on the official website. They're not hopeful of this ending anytime soon.
Very disappointed as we obviously not made promotion in 79 yearsπŸ˜₯
by jjljks
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 197
Views: 12112

Re: Season VOIDED

Basically the FA Council can decide to promote and relegate whoever they want, whenever they want within the National League System. At their discretion from time to time. [/quote] Just watched "The English Game" where FA board consisted mainly of Old Etonians & seems like the FA rulebook still allo...
by jjljks
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 197
Views: 12112

Re: Season VOIDED

Surely because of Bury FC going out of business, Barrow should take that vacancy?
Probably a few more 'holes' will appear in the pyramid before this plague is over.
by jjljks
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

Quite happy for Barrow to go up as they were more than sympathetic to us when we were in trouble. Covid19 has completely wrecked the season and really the FA and league management have to sort things out asap. Otherwise we should leave it to Ginge to do the maths and tell us who is up and who goes d...
by jjljks
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

Looks like the lawyers will be the only ones to come out of Covid19 with money in their pockets. No doubt there are subtle nuances and differences between "voided / anulled / furloughed / terminated" etc that will affect club finances. Really need FA & Leagues to get their fingers out, make some ver...
by jjljks
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: My first game
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: My first game

don'tbuythesun wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:03 pm
I've been to Aldershot once to watch Darlington, pretty sure it was around 2009 and we lost. The thing that struck me was the row of drummers, best I've ever heard at a footie ground.
Suspect the drummers would have been some of the military bandsmenπŸ’‚β€β™‚οΈπŸ’‚β€β™‚οΈπŸ’‚β€β™‚οΈ
by jjljks
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 8457

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

Rishi Sunak says he will pay a grant to enable the club to cover 80% of wages where we are unable to operate due to Covid19 to avoid laying off workers. Deferring VAT until June which will help too. Will still be a struggle to keep the club together, but we can do it.
by jjljks
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 8457

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

Not wrong there, joejaques. Lot of clubs being propped up as vanity projects. Will be very interesting to see how deep their commitment to their club really is.
by jjljks
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

Bobby Barnes of PFA said on Radio 4 that 65% of football clubs are facing bankruptcy because of Covid19 disruption to revenue.
by jjljks
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

If the administrators get called in, they look for parties interested in buying the assets of the ailing company. Could be a bargain, where else is there a pitch & facilities up to NL standards in Darlington?
by jjljks
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

Rugby club must be very worried about their revenue stream & in a way Covid19 could do us a favour if they went into administration.
by jjljks
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

Thanks for your efforts again this season. Probably time to take a rest from the stats and self-isolate! Farsley was a massive shock to my system so may be some time before I recover.
by jjljks
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Farsley
Replies: 65
Views: 6941

Re: Darlington V Farsley

Played really well for 1st quarter, knocking ball about but lacked penetration until Omar scored. Never pushed to get 2nd when Celtic looked out of sorts & outclassed. There was a warning when Farsley countered & Elliott saved a shot. Farsley were encouraged and pressed resulting in defending & Elli...
by jjljks
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

There will be serious consequences for many clubs, some of which may end in administration or even extinction. Various spaces could appear in any league which then impact promotion /relegation. Pyramids need solid foundations & could collapse.....
by jjljks
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Farsley
Replies: 65
Views: 6941

Re: Darlington V Farsley

Maybe now BBC Look North sports report will finally acknowledge that there is a football team in Darlington.
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

If PL & EFL fans drop in to see some football perhaps we should put up prices -they would think it cheap anyway! Basic economics and law of supply & demandπŸ˜…
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 18143

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

LoidLucan wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:45 pm
It's almost beyond belief that wildlife trade and slaughter at a dirty market in China would eventually lead to Darlo games being postponed.
Thought that wildlife slaughter happened in Hartlepool :lol:
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season tickets on sale
Replies: 38
Views: 4036

Re: season tickets on sale

Once Darlington council decide on Sporting village going ahead (or not) all your questions will be answered and we can vote, relax lets concentrate on the playoff push There is a huge amount of cash coming to revamp Darlington station. With the Cattle Market being relocated, why not include the Spo...
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Last home game for a while?
Replies: 29
Views: 2615

Re: Last home game for a while?

As a season ticket holder, I always assume I will miss a few home games due to unforeseen circumstances. Another 4 would be a blow but must also consider those fans who don't have season tickets. Potentially the loss of revenue from them could be higher, especially with the raised interest due to ou...
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Elliot and Connel
Replies: 32
Views: 5873

Re: Elliot and Connel

Connell's loan period has ended now, but he helped stabilise the situation gained time for Elliott to improve his confidence. Thanks Liam & all the best for your future.
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Last home game for a while?
Replies: 29
Views: 2615

Re: Last home game for a while?

I think there is a grave chance that a lot of non-league sides will just fold if they don't get revenue from paying fans. Clubs with rich benefactors or clubs with a decent fan base like ours will survive. But after this is all over non-league football & even league football will look very differen...
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season tickets on sale
Replies: 38
Views: 4036

Re: season tickets on sale

Wasn't there some grants for improvements to the ground from FA which have conditions that we have to stay for so many years, else have to repay the amount? Thought this was around 5 years, so we would be liable for this if we moved before that conditional period expired.
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Last home game for a while?
Replies: 29
Views: 2615

Re: Last home game for a while?

I think there is a grave chance that a lot of non-league sides will just fold if they don't get revenue from paying fans. Clubs with rich benefactors or clubs with a decent fan base like ours will survive. But after this is all over non-league football & even league football will look very differen...
by jjljks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Last home game for a while?
Replies: 29
Views: 2615

Re: Last home game for a while?

Once it is definite we can't make the playoffs, that is the time to close the season. Covid-19 is very bad news for any enterprise running on a hand-to-mouth existence.
by jjljks
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 108
Views: 12709

Re: AGM

Certainly the rugby club were in trouble just before we came, as they had got rid of steward and other staff members in favour of volunteers in order to reduce costs. Consequently we have been footing the bill for a very amateurish service. which without our contributions could well have gone into a...
by jjljks
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season tickets on sale
Replies: 38
Views: 4036

Re: season tickets on sale

Understand AA given a budget to work with & hopes to get several resigned up for next season in the coming weeks and understands fully our budget constraints with some older players requested to take a drop in salary. AA is planning to get more involved in the academy team and improve the quality o...