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by Darlofan97
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

How? Our stewards and turnstile operators are volunteers. You can’t run hospitality anyway. 300 is better than 0. For the 300 who can go, for the players, and for the fans watching a stream. Very few stewards these days are volunteers. Probably even less so during Covid when you factor in those tha...
by Darlofan97
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

We were a loss making club a couple of seasons ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk And we had a plan to become sustainable. Face it there are clubs out there that dont stand a cat in hells chance of surviving at the level they are at without funding from a benefactor. Example, a multimillion po...
by Darlofan97
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

Having 300, or even 600, fans in at this level would also preclude us from receiving any funding from the Government/PL. Be careful what you wish for, you can’t have the best of both worlds.
by Darlofan97
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

Did we have a plan to become sustainable? I certainly haven’t seen anything published and besides, all clubs/owners could say exactly the same thing. I thought we knocked c.£100k off the playing budget and that was where BTB basically came from. To run "sustainably" we would need to cut costs by th...
by Darlofan97
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

We were a loss making club a couple of seasons ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk And we had a plan to become sustainable. Face it there are clubs out there that dont stand a cat in hells chance of surviving at the level they are at without funding from a benefactor. Example, a multimillion po...
by Darlofan97
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Government Bailout for National League
Replies: 19
Views: 1937

Re: Government Bailout for National League

Will await to see the full details of the package before getting too excited, however at least it seems in the form of a grant (rather than a loan).

£20m has been mentioned in the article to be given to the National League. Let’s hope it is spread fairly across the board.
by Darlofan97
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

if we could do it in a safe way to let a few home fans in, hopefully we can make it happen :thumbup: Letting a few hundred watch Shields or the Northern League, in much smaller venues, but forbidding it at our level is a nonsense. We can't survive on that alone (as DJ also noted) but I think it'd b...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

7 days before a new season which is massively unique and unprecedented, where each day brings new information or added uncertainty. Unnecessary flapping is not helpful. I certainly wouldn't suggest the OP is flapping. That's just a cheap cliche, quick and easy to throw out. The conversation has got...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

Because asking for more information (that isn’t really necessary) is just unhelpful. DarloGramps has it spot on, the club have released plenty of information recently (and have been very engaging over the last 6 months). We are volunteer-led, meaning time is limited, particularly when all of our foc...
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

I did ask what your thoughts were on the playing side, so no info on how the squad is getting on for two weeks is flapping. Interesting. Of course it is. Given what Alun and the management staff have achieved with the club since their appointment (and their experience prior) I trust their judgement...
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

7 days before a new season which is massively unique and unprecedented, where each day brings new information or added uncertainty.

Unnecessary flapping is not helpful.
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

Agree with this post. I cannot see how the season can go ahead, as soon as a ball is kicked the players contracts are activated and without crowds football at this level cannot be self funding. Don’t get me wrong I hope it does, but with areas in lockdown I cannot see it. Sent from my iPhone using ...
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 116
Views: 7083

Re: Update Required?

How do you expect the club to release definitive information on something they have limited information on themselves due to the uncertainty and lack of comms from the league? Any update now would not really contain much substance, other than probably something along the lines of, “we are awaiting i...
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup Draw
Replies: 32
Views: 2645

Re: FA Cup Draw

I simply don't see how we can even contemplate playing a cup game when there is no way we can play league games if no fans are allowed. If we are saying contracts don't start until the league does we have no players to play the game for a start. No. Could you clarify what the "No" is aimed at pleas...
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup Draw
Replies: 32
Views: 2645

Re: FA Cup Draw

I simply don't see how we can even contemplate playing a cup game when there is no way we can play league games if no fans are allowed. If we are saying contracts don't start until the league does we have no players to play the game for a start. No. Could you clarify what the "No" is aimed at pleas...
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 26
Views: 3235

Re: National League North statement

However, I do think we are in a position where we at least have to try with financial support from higher up. If the season gets called off mid-way through on safety grounds (like last season) then we can at least say we gave it a go. It's a big gamble for the sake of saying we gave it a go. As the...
by Darlofan97
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 26
Views: 3235

Re: National League North statement

Your standard response to everything is just “call it off, scrap it” etc. It’s a broken record. Not everything, I usually like to push on and not take no for an answer, but I just feel that restarting the football season now, after all that's happened and is happening, is becoming messy. I hope you...
by Darlofan97
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup Draw
Replies: 32
Views: 2645

Re: FA Cup Draw

EDJOHNS wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:12 pm
I simply don't see how we can even contemplate playing a cup game when there is no way we can play league games if no fans are allowed.
If we are saying contracts don't start until the league does we have no players to play the game for a start.
No.
by Darlofan97
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 26
Views: 3235

Re: National League North statement

Yep. Still feels like a lot of balls to juggle...it was a holding statement from the NL on the day they were due to make a decision so who knows what next. It's a holding statement as they are trying to work out how the season will pan out in a hurry. And given that most clubs will be bankrupt if t...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3861

Re: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN

I thought you were talking about the health of the club.

I’m not underestimating this global pandemic at all.
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3861

Re: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN

I can’t honestly see us returning to BM, not with us signing a 2-year licence at the Arena which may or may not coincide with a break clause with DRFC (pure speculation on my part). It was clear from Mick Birch’s interview that he is very enthusiastic to work with the football club, is willing to a...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3861

Re: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN

I can’t honestly see us returning to BM, not with us signing a 2-year licence at the Arena which may or may not coincide with a break clause with DRFC (pure speculation on my part). It was clear from Mick Birch’s interview that he is very enthusiastic to work with the football club, is willing to al...
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Latest friendly
Replies: 97
Views: 13290

Re: Latest friendly

Maybe because we're in a global pandemic?! Back to the game, really poor defending for all of Scarborough's goals (gift-wrapped; shades of last season). Not going to read too much in to it as that starting 11 won't be our first choice next season. McMahon and Atkinson were good on one side....Reid &...
by Darlofan97
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New keeper
Replies: 37
Views: 11402

Re: New keeper

Ainsley pears, No way could we afford the lad, however maybe a stop gap if he can't find a club Would help him keep his fitness up but I very much doubt that happening, ainsley will be picked up by a league club. Would have him back without hesitation. He would be ok even if we were just used as a ...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Re: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM

Bradford Park Avenue, who have a stadium capacity of 3,500, announced on Friday that their stadium capacity for the new season as 522. This includes a 10% allocation which has to be given to away fans (i.e. 52 tickets). This leaves the home attendance capacity as just 470. Although this isn't a 'on...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Re: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM

Bradford Park Avenue, who have a stadium capacity of 3,500, announced on Friday that their stadium capacity for the new season as 522. This includes a 10% allocation which has to be given to away fans (i.e. 52 tickets). This leaves the home attendance capacity as just 470. Although this isn't a 'one...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Re: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM

Just discovered this on the Hartlepool website, which makes for an interesting reading regarding the implications on ground capacity: Our next key stage protocol is Stage 5, which allows for the safe return of spectators to competitive sport. You will be aware that pilot testing of fixed spectator ...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ryan Whitley
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: Ryan Whitley

Don’t know if it’s true but would you lone a keeper to your rivals ? Depends. You'd be more willing if there was a re-call clause and also a clause which states he doesn't play directly against York in the league and/or in the play-offs. Who knows - but it wouldn't surprise me if a discussion has/i...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ryan Whitley
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

Re: Ryan Whitley

It isn’t.

He is a good, young goalkeeper who is unlikely to dislodge Jameson at York who we all know is very good.

Please explain why it’s a load of rubbish, Harry?
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Ground Capacity - Arena or BM

Just discovered this on the Hartlepool website, which makes for an interesting reading regarding the implications on ground capacity: Our next key stage protocol is Stage 5, which allows for the safe return of spectators to competitive sport. You will be aware that pilot testing of fixed spectator n...