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by al_quaker
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 36
Views: 1952

Re: Sports village

Got to admire the boldness of Mowden Park wanting £17m from the council :lol: I don't think it's partcularly good news for our club though - it removes leverage we potentialy had to get a better deal with DRFC. Now they can sit and play hardball as we have no other options, like they seemingly did w...
by al_quaker
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 44593

Re: Potential new signings

I was queuing for a haircut this morning & I was talking to a chap who's been going to watch Darlo for years. He said that we are trying to get a keeper from Wigan, who was born in this area, but he didn't know his name. Also no surprise to hear that we are after O.Neill from Boro. They don't have ...
by al_quaker
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 8868

Re: Next season’s captain

He had 5 in 10, and we were awful. He only had a few games back after being away on international duty before being sold. 3 of those were in one game to be fair. That game didn't half provide false hope for the season :lol: Styche was a good player and played a huge role in us staying up that seaso...
by al_quaker
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18469

Re: The Team 20/21 season

lo36789 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:28 am
EDJOHNS wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:03 am
put our 2000 attendees in and social distancing would be no problem.
2,000 attendees? I thought we were averaging about 1,300 these days.
1471 last season
by al_quaker
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit poll
Replies: 86
Views: 8698

Re: Away kit poll

Orange better win - I've been after one for years :lol:
by al_quaker
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 54050

Re: Boost the budget

divas wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:51 pm
610 unique contributors
:clap: That's quite a jump from last year - great to see ever increasing number of people buying into the scheme
by al_quaker
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9354

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

shildonlad wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:42 am
al_quaker wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:21 am
To be fair, I'd imagine 1000 seems a big crowd for a Gateshead fan
Im sure darlington would struggle to get 1000 had they not been in the football league in there previous incarnation
:lol: 3/10 for effort, 1/10 for execution
by al_quaker
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9354

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

To be fair, I'd imagine 1000 seems a big crowd for a Gateshead fan
by al_quaker
Wed May 27, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 20678

Re: New deal for,Donawa, Hatfield , Rivers, Holmes, Hedley,Reid, Storey, Campbell, Laing, Wheatley, Liddle

I think the dilemma for York is that they are already losing a load of money (£900k per year apparently) that McGill covers out of his own pocket. Well, until Bootham Crescent gets sold then he gets it back. Offsets Yorks losses against his packaging co profits saving a fortune in tax. Will he pay ...
by al_quaker
Tue May 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 20678

Re: New deal for Donawa, Hatfield, Rivers, Holmes,Hedley,Reid, Storey, Campbell, Laing, Wheatley

Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:13 pm

I think the dilemma for York is that they are already losing a load of money (£900k per year apparently) that McGill covers out of his own pocket.
Well, until Bootham Crescent gets sold then he gets it back.
by al_quaker
Tue May 26, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 54050

Re: Boost the budget

Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:31 am
I think it was £104,300.
£104,301 in there now :lol: :thumbup:
by al_quaker
Tue May 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 20678

Re: New deal for Donawa, Hatfield, Rivers, Holmes,Hedley,Reid, Storey, Campbell, Laing, Wheatley

We are in a better position but Andy Holt at Accrington has basically confirmed that the EFL aren't able to offer any contract extensions at the moment due to that uncertainty. That means you have potentially 50% of players who do not know if they have a future in full time football. Are we really ...
by al_quaker
Mon May 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 54050

Re: Boost the budget

Ridiculous
by al_quaker
Sat May 23, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 20678

Re: New deal Donawa and Hatfield

Rivers too now :thumbup:

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/jarrett ... -new-terms

An early announcement. Wonder if that means we have plenty of news coming today?!
by al_quaker
Fri May 22, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 54050

Re: Boost the budget

90k up!
by al_quaker
Fri May 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 20678

Re: New deal Donawa

Superb news - probably our most valuable asset, and a great player to watch too!
by al_quaker
Fri May 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Contract for Alun
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: New Contract for Alun

Excellent!
by al_quaker
Thu May 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

One thing I’ve never understood with certain Spenny fans is why they’re so keen to deny they’re bankrolled. I don’t get it. It’s actually more effective to just admit it, as it shuts down that line of attack much quicker. “We’re bankrolled, so what?” There’s not actually any issue with them living ...
by al_quaker
Thu May 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

One thing I’ve never understood with certain Spenny fans is why they’re so keen to deny they’re bankrolled. I don’t get it. It’s actually more effective to just admit it, as it shuts down that line of attack much quicker. “We’re bankrolled, so what?” There’s not actually any issue with them living ...
by al_quaker
Thu May 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

One thing I’ve never understood with certain Spenny fans is why they’re so keen to deny they’re bankrolled. I don’t get it. It’s actually more effective to just admit it, as it shuts down that line of attack much quicker. “We’re bankrolled, so what?” There’s not actually any issue with them living ...
by al_quaker
Thu May 21, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

Which complete numpty said this after Brad publicly admitted a seven-figure Spendy bankrolling: "I would be interested to see where you get this from Brad has not personally put anything like that in as he has set up club finances in the way I referred to above so that the withdrawal of any sponsor...
by al_quaker
Tue May 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

Thompson, Trotman and Ainge all off the books. Considering only Thompson contributed last season, and even then he wasn't a key performer, that gives Armstrong plenty of scope to really strengthen our team. Maybe it's freed up enough cash to go get that other striker we needed.
by al_quaker
Tue May 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

There's an assumption here that it's about money. Where he ends up might give a clue to that being the case. Phrases like "he was on double the money of some other players" are meaningless. We will always have a player who is on double the salary of another player. Yes, but if the player who is on ...
by al_quaker
Tue May 19, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

If he's good enough for Spennymoor then he's good enough for us. This is a classic case of a Manager favouring players that he has brought in over inherited personnel. He's definitely better than one lightweight winger from Blyth (for example) and he's certainly not over the top due to age or fitne...
by al_quaker
Tue May 19, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

Having initially thought it unlikely, I now wouldn't be surprised if he ends up at Spennymoor. Other than the reputational damage Thompson will suffer with some members of our fanbase, it probably ticks a lot of boxes for both parties
by al_quaker
Sat May 16, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26174

Re: Thommo

I'm not surprised - he was no longer first choice for us, and I get the impression he wants to play regularly. Probably the right time for both to move on. One of my favourite players to watch in a Darlo shirt ever, particuarly in those first few seasons where he was often so far ahead of everyone e...
by al_quaker
Wed May 06, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 54050

Re: Boost the budget

Blimey that's a tiny target to be raised compared with ours & it goes to show what fantastic fans we have for our level of football. The difference between fan ownership and ownership by a businessman. As owners, it's our responsibility to fund the club, but in other ownership models fans are just ...
by al_quaker
Tue May 05, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One chairman's view
Replies: 43
Views: 7044

Re: One chairman's view

It would be interesting to know the risk of death from coronvirus of a fit, healthy man in his 20s with no underlying health conditions, and the risk of serious head injury for the same player. You can't of course transmit head injuries to vulnerable or elderly friends and relatives who are at a hi...
by al_quaker
Tue May 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One chairman's view
Replies: 43
Views: 7044

Re: One chairman's view

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... pfa-to-act

An interesting piece by Tranmere's chairman - not directly relevant to us as a semi-pro team, but highlighting some of the problems facing EFL teams.