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by bga
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 82
Views: 5095

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

Suggests that a vote to end the season could come soon. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55818377 I'm picking up a bad vibe directed towards the league, however this government has form when it comes to letting others take the flak - BBC license fee increases for pensioners springs to mind. Do ...
by bga
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 82
Views: 5095

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

darlo2001uk wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:51 pm
Not sure I'm quite believing what I'm reading on some posts here tonight......
So what is your point of view?
by bga
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 82
Views: 5095

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

The government guidance on community testing also says that authorities should make testing available to those who leave their home for work and can't get asymptomatic testing another way. Is football a critical service? I don't think we should utilise them, more-so from a moral point of view rathe...
by bga
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 82
Views: 5095

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

The 2 week pause will take us up to that stage but meanwhile the players will still be on full wages and training because nothing has been sorted. So bearing this in mind, the cup game could well go ahead however what about the question of safety? Darlo and other clubs in their joint letter demande...
by bga
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 82
Views: 5095

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

An article in today’s Echo suggests that even if our league season ends we will continue in the FA Trophy. “ The Buildabase FA Trophy is currently due to continue which means Quakers will be in action on Saturday February 6 when they host National League side Wealdstone ar Blackwell Meadows. As thi...
by bga
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 82
Views: 5095

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

The majority of National League clubs, and some at our level, didn’t seem to be to bothered about taking option 2. With that now off the table it changes the landscape completely, as they’ll be more reluctant to take hundreds of thousands of pounds in direct loans they are liable to pay for. Option...
by bga
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 82
Views: 5095

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

The majority of National League clubs, and some at our level, didn’t seem to be to bothered about taking option 2. With that now off the table it changes the landscape completely, as they’ll be more reluctant to take hundreds of thousands of pounds in direct loans they are liable to pay for. Option...
by bga
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season paused
Replies: 22
Views: 2027

Re: Season paused

Why can’t the players be furloughed? Can you furlough for 2 weeks then restart? We won't be able to train or anything if the season does restart. Also, if we carry on with the trophy then we can't. Yes, we can furlough, bring players back & then furlough again. Ultimately, it’s up to the club to ma...
by bga
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit vote
Replies: 37
Views: 1979

Re: Away kit vote

Come on Gramps put us out of our misery which shirt gets your Golden Buzzer?
by bga
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit vote
Replies: 37
Views: 1979

Re: Away kit vote

Darlogramps wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:59 pm
Praise be to glorious the Democratic People’s Republic of DFCSG.

I give worshipful thanks to the Politburo, led by wondrous Supreme Leader Stockdale, for this beautiful opportunity to vote for Option 2.

(Can my children be released unharmed now?)
This is a bit like Trump endorsing Biden?
by bga
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit vote
Replies: 37
Views: 1979

Re: Away kit vote

Purple one is my favourite, with the orange sashed one as my second choice. Nice to have some symmetry with the home and away kits. Same broken hooped design but in red rather than white, and the same 'lattice' design as op4 for the home kit but in orange. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk This i...
by bga
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Kit Vote
Replies: 161
Views: 7204

Re: Home Kit Vote

Only 400 votes in the final, with the winning sash (the better design) winning with 250 (so a small percentage of the fanbase). More than half the DFCSG members didn’t vote, so clearly aren’t bothered by the “perk”. I hope next season sees a return to a public vote as these levels of engagement are...
by bga
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Kit Vote
Replies: 161
Views: 7204

Re: Home Kit Vote

Good spot Maurice.
by bga
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Kit Vote
Replies: 161
Views: 7204

Re: Home Kit Vote

I've been busy selling my loft contents in eBay whilst the debate has filled five pages. I think it's quite something that the fans get to vote for the shirt design and I feel an open vote may have been abused. Citeh and Palace looked quite fetching in a sash style shirt and I'm not sure the histor...
by bga
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Kit Vote
Replies: 161
Views: 7204

Re: Home Kit Vote

Great choice in my opinion, hope it is out ready for the summer holidays as I hope to have one this year. Looking forward to seeing the choices for the away shirt.. Which I am sure will lead to someone complaining about the agenda for voting. :lol: :lol: Surely only those fans who attend away match...
by bga
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 4th Place Finish This Season
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: 4th Place Finish This Season

Away record predicts only 3 away defeats. By my reckoning we have already had them at Fylde Brackley and Farsley so that would mean being undefeated in next 15 away games! I think it is clear that whoever predicted these results was probably working from home and while they were not looking, their ...
by bga
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Positive covid test
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Positive covid test

One less selection headache for AA then for Saturday....
by bga
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League lottery money
Replies: 9
Views: 1915

Re: National League lottery money

You are correct Spen in that NLS and almost 50% of the clubs in NLN are not included. Doesn't exactly present a united front to the Government does it?
by bga
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League lottery money
Replies: 9
Views: 1915

Re: National League lottery money

See statement below, we along with 11 other Clubs, have signed. Intriguing that 10 Clubs have not signed this. Seems strange as the statement is well written and thought out, and is non confrontational.

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/please- ... -our-trust
by bga
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Louis Laing
Replies: 14
Views: 2201

Re: Louis Laing

And Sam Muggleton in February 2019. I don’t think that the BM pitch helps at all. I’m not saying that this is the sole reason injuries keep occurring but it cannot help, always so dry & lively. Doesn't "dry and lively" suit a passing team like us compared to the hoofball teams? I've been to a lot o...
by bga
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Louis Laing
Replies: 14
Views: 2201

Re: Louis Laing

And Sam Muggleton in February 2019. I don’t think that the BM pitch helps at all. I’m not saying that this is the sole reason injuries keep occurring but it cannot help, always so dry & lively. Doesn't "dry and lively" suit a passing team like us compared to the hoofball teams? I've been to a lot o...
by bga
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport away postponed
Replies: 62
Views: 6551

Re: Southport away postponed

bga I remember David Johnston saying that we had been using the furlough scheme from last March and that it can be used temporarily so I assume that if the season is paused then this will kick in. The furlough scheme ends at the end of April. Plus, some players may not be eligible for furlough paym...
by bga
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport away postponed
Replies: 62
Views: 6551

Re: Southport away postponed

I know contracts didn't start until the first ball was kicked. Does that mean contracts are cancelled once the last ball has been kicked?
by bga
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport away postponed
Replies: 62
Views: 6551

Re: Southport away postponed

But what is the Legal position on players contracts (you just know who's going to reply to that one don't you!) if the rest of the season is cancelled. Do we have to continue to pay them until the end of June?
by bga
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 3510

Re: Shorter games ?

If the season is not extended it is very likely we and others will have to play 3 games per week. Personally I am not convinced that the season should be completed at all costs. Using PPG is not an ideal solution but perhaps the National League should draw up some contingency plans. It could perhap...
by bga
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 3510

Re: Shorter games ?

Recently we played an 87 minute game against Boston and have been ordered to replay it. Shortening games really would be a nail in the coffin for the integrity of the league. This idea is absolute nonsense. I think the "integrity of the league" is already in doubt based on their current stance of n...
by bga
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 3510

Re: Shorter games ?

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:23 pm
Nope dead against that proposal, a game should last 90mins plus extra time.
That really addresses the issue of player burnout Pete and a real possibility of another incomplete season!
by bga
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 3510

Re: Shorter games ?

Old Git wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:17 pm
Have I just woken from winter hibernation on April 1st ?
No that was as I said a few months ago when women's rugby went ahead with this. Feel free to ridicule the idea but at least agree that all options should be considered to protect players and staff?
by bga
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 3510

Re: Shorter games ?

:idea: Just a thought but it might not be as daft as it sounds. Given the fixture congestion, which could easily worsen, a game of 80 minutes could address the problems of fatigue and consequent injury and maybe even some incentive for shot-shy teams to through caution to the winds. Basically the a...
by bga
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlo
Replies: 104
Views: 10873

Re: Brackley v Darlo

So following tonight's anouncement Elite Sport can continue. When does the National League funding run out end of this month was it? Apologies I should really have posted this under the "National League Lottery Funding" thread. Be interesting see if the Leagye take into account any of the Independe...