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by beatroute66
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Away
Replies: 315
Views: 35237

Re: Spennymoor Away

Old Git wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Good post Beatroot. Think you should send it to the relevant authorities.
Already done.
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Away
Replies: 315
Views: 35237

Re: Spennymoor Away

In terms of pre-game planning, fan communication and ‘on the day’ organisation, yesterday’s game is one of the worst I’ve been to in 30 years. I arrived at the ground at c2.15pm and stood in a very long queue on a street to get in. A female steward shouted up that a second turnstile was available fo...
by beatroute66
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sweet Caroline
Replies: 29
Views: 4535

Re: Sweet Caroline

e4sby - throw it all in.

Give Diamond an inch via regular airings of Sweet Caroline and next minute Scott will be playing side one of 'The Jazz Singer' at half time...
by beatroute66
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sweet Caroline
Replies: 29
Views: 4535

Re: Sweet Caroline

I'd rather have Raj Singh back, get relegated and move back to the The Arena than have Sweet Caroline (or anything by N**l D**m*nd...) become any kind of 'anthem'...
by beatroute66
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 22338

Re: Darlo v York

Wheatley MOTM for me on Saturday. I didn't need to be on a balcony to see that. Delighted he's back and him & Hatfield are some pairing in the middle of the park. Frustrating on Saturday that we went toe-to-toe with a FT, 2nd placed club with more £££ to play with than us, and threw away at least a ...
by beatroute66
Thu May 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 39971

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

Done.

Carried on last season's monthly DD.

Onwards, upwards.
by beatroute66
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Time for Gray to finish the job.....
Replies: 64
Views: 8220

Re: Time for Gray to finish the job.....

For me, Penney is the best of the above list by some distance. Granted he had backing and, pre-admin, a good budget, but he spent it exceptionally well and we were a joy to watch. What a squad. I miss those seasons we had under him terribly. MG did a great job in completely different circumstances a...
by beatroute66
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Time for Gray to finish the job.....
Replies: 64
Views: 8220

Re: Time for Gray to finish the job.....

I like the idea of limiting the already narrow criteria of "to manage this club you must have played for it first..." to the even narrower "to manage this club you must have managed it first..." He did a great job between 2012-2017 for sure, but largely overspent, often disrespected the club/fans an...
by beatroute66
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 12199

Re: B T B Email

This bugs me, when we raised all that money for the budget. We signed plenty of players that people were happy with, every manager signs good/bad players and sometimes these 'potentially good players' don't turn out how we want. Maddison - Dropped 2 leagues and had FL experience. Burn - Dropped dow...
by beatroute66
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 12199

Re: B T B Email

Same again for me next season regardless of this season's performance or views on current 'on the pitch' situation. As most have said above, this is about funding the club and not about having a say on the current manager or this signing/that signing. Someone on here a while back said he wasn't goin...
by beatroute66
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Finance Director
Replies: 72
Views: 9983

Re: New Finance Director

OnTheTerraces wrote:If he is at the match on Saturday I'm going to find him and ask him what his plans are.
:shock:
by beatroute66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Finance Director
Replies: 72
Views: 9983

Re: New Finance Director

Well, I've recently turned 41 to give you the context. I know he was watching games in the 89/90 season when I first started going regularly. Maybe older relatives took him along at any early age? Perhaps he took a shine to DFC from a distance at a really young age and then started attending games a...
by beatroute66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Finance Director
Replies: 72
Views: 9983

Re: New Finance Director

John was in the year below me at school and is an excellent appointment.

I'm really pleased for both him and the club that this has happened.
by beatroute66
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Galbraith
Replies: 27
Views: 6243

Re: Galbraith

At that time/at that level, Craig Gott was excellent. And give her her due, his partner/wife/girlfriend used to come and sit in the open seats behind the goal of a midweek game to watch him. And speaking of Jamie Clarke... https://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/sport/football/blues-sunk-by-darlington-1-474...
by beatroute66
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chandler
Replies: 85
Views: 16530

Re: Chandler

Darlo_Pete wrote:I very much doubt it'll be forgotten about by Darlo fans, if he plays against us sometime in the future.
I meant 'officially', Pete.
by beatroute66
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chandler
Replies: 85
Views: 16530

Re: Chandler

...although that said, it's a shame to see how bitter and twisted Chandler's become. Is there some backstory there? MoM at Wembley if I'm not mistaken, captain in the liquidation season, the scenes at Barrow, etc. Sad really. Exactly. For me, most of the non-game stuff on Saturday was petty and poi...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

In other respects, current 'real time' financial plight aside, the latest set of accounts make for decent reading – t/over is up £214k, GP is up £82k and the operating loss figure is down by £85k from 2017. Matchday income is up £3k, transfer fees received are up £62k as is ‘miscellaneous income’ by...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

But he's not taken a salary. He's been paid this bonus/commission to presumably cover his own costs at time which he has taken away from his own business. Oh, I was talking about Craig Morley at that point in terms of moving forward (apologies for not being clear). And I get everything else you say...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

It's not semantics if a post is commission only - that's pay not bonus. The commercial job wasn't a voluntary post either. No suggestion he was paid for his Director role, which was voluntary. Each to their own - I have no qualms with this, but am on the same page as regards the rest of your views....
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

But it's not a bonus, is it? It's commission. Would you not accept your monthly pay? No. The commercial job, which we are assuming this was relative too, paid commission, so you're arguing oranges and apples. Bonus/commission - semantics at the end of the day. Of course I wouldn't accept not gettin...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

I think Mikky, and others who have said similar, are probably right. I think/hope that this £10,500 is a % slice of £50k-£100k of commercial revenue brought in across one financial year. I don’t have any beef with people making money for making their organisation money and I really hope that Craig M...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

No, you're right - I'm just a Member and a fan, so in that respect finding out this way is probably as much as I can hope for/expect. There could be a problem, though, if the DFCSG board found out in the same way (and I'm not saying they did). And again, it could just be coincidence, but the timing ...
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

super_les_mcjannet wrote: Are we saying this was a surprise to DFCSG?
It certainly was to me?
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

Show me a business where the 'majority shareholder' gets to find out that a fellow Director has taken £10k out of the business upon receiving the accounts?
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

Quaker85 wrote:
Perhaps he has. Would you work full time for £10,500 a year?


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I wouldn't.

I also wouldn't volunteer as an unpaid Director of a cash-strapped fan owned club and take £10k out.
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

My assumption has always been that the role was an unpaid, volunteer one? I'm a Company Director with a commercial and a business target. I'd absolutely refuse any bonus for personal performance if our company made no/lost money. Perhaps a more thorough explanation of what that 10k got the club woul...
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 13367

Re: Club Accounts

Well well well.
by beatroute66
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 33937

Re: Resignation...

At the moment I believe the club is pretty rudderless with no real plan or strategy of where we want to go and how we get there, apart from the oft trotted out “aspiration of getting back into the league”... Your post is spot on and I agree with pretty much everything you say save for the aspiratio...
by beatroute66
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 41
Views: 12901

Re: Knowledge

It was McCarrison and as much as he looked good in his 5 or so matches for us, he did fuck all else in his career... Possibly a touch harsh given he was out for nigh on two years after he broke his leg in a friendly. I'm sure he didn't help himself at times - he liked a drink, I believe - but two y...
by beatroute66
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 41
Views: 12901

Re: Knowledge

boorman wrote:Dugald McArrison: another sliding doors moment that didn't work out for Ellison...
Or for Dugald, sadly.