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by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA cup game to be played at BM
Replies: 42
Views: 4053

Re: FA cup game to be played at BM

onewayup wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Darlington will fulfill this fixture, we have to everyone is onboard with that.
I'm not so sure. If this game activates the players contracts.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 7950

Re: Update Required?

I don't think it's funding clubs though Old Git.

It's just temporarily reimbursing lost ticket money due to the fact that present laws state you can't sell tickets.

If a club is badly run or subsidised to start with - then I suppose they still will be.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 7950

Re: Update Required?

- Estimates the national leagues would need 30 million to keep all clubs afloat for the season I wonder how this would work with clubs that are subsidised by a benefactor, i.e. not viable proposition without major backing? Should the government be chucking taxpayers money at a rich mans play thing?...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA cup game to be played at BM
Replies: 42
Views: 4053

Re: FA cup game to be played at BM

jjljks wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:13 am
Can imagine a number of fans turning up at BM on Saturday with step ladders, periscopes and drones
And end up being arrested?
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 7950

Re: Update Required?

Thinking off the top of my head - I wonder if the government will pressure the Premier League to help league clubs, then step in with a last ditch offer themselves for non league?
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DAVID JOHNSON
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Re: DAVID JOHNSON

D.J. :clap: :clap:
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA cup game to be played at BM
Replies: 42
Views: 4053

Re: FA cup game to be played at BM

Old Git wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:41 am
How many non season ticket holders will be prepared to pay £7.99 per game?
I wouldn't think that many, unless of course you could split it with another family member.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SEASON POSTPONED?
Replies: 69
Views: 6765

Re: SEASON POSTPONED?

onewayup wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:33 pm
The arena is where we start the season if we get a start, social distancing not a problem there.
Fat josh trilling clown stay away, :thumbup:
Is that a fact or an opinion?
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup Draw
Replies: 32
Views: 2666

Re: FA Cup Draw

I would imagine that the Arena idea will be paused for now.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup Draw
Replies: 32
Views: 2666

Re: FA Cup Draw

Old Git wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:52 am
I am doubtful the Government will bail us out because they will see how much money is at the top end of the game and think it should be distributed better.
See lo's link on the other thread - it explains how it may work, sort of a top up of lost revenue.
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

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 theoriginalfatcat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Re: National League North statement

"Following this week's Government announcement that fans' returns to live matches will be delayed beyond early October, it has been reported that four-fifths of the National League North do not support starting the season without fans. York City are among those who do support the restart next month,...
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup Draw
Replies: 32
Views: 2666

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. I agree, it's become somewhat of a farce now. It seem...
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

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 theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SEASON POSTPONED?
Replies: 69
Views: 6765

Re: SEASON POSTPONED?

Good posts Old Git and quaker4life. This surely can't be a surprise to anyone, it was always on the cards, and it would seem that lower league and non league football may just have to be stopped until we are definitely moving in the right direction. You can't run a football club under these conditio...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SEASON POSTPONED?
Replies: 69
Views: 6765

Re: SEASON POSTPONED?

FROM BBC WEBPAGE. Personally I don't see how the government can help the "arts sector" without bailing out lower league football. .... Government will argue that there is so much money in football ( at top level) that they need to sort out the problems themselves That's wrong. There's money in Arts...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SEASON POSTPONED?
Replies: 69
Views: 6765

Re: SEASON POSTPONED?

FROM BBC WEBPAGE. Personally I don't see how the government can help the "arts sector" without bailing out lower league football. "Sports are now being warned to brace themselves for several months without fans and report back to DCMS officials what impact this will have on their finances. For EFL a...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SEASON POSTPONED?
Replies: 69
Views: 6765

SEASON POSTPONED?

Looks like no fans allowed, and our league says with no fans, no games!
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth Spartans
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Blyth Spartans

This situation could happen to any club at any time - I will be surprised if the upcoming season runs to plan TBH.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3877

Re: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN

It was seriously meant. We live in dangerous times, We all need to be careful, anyone who underestimates this virus is being foolish.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3877

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 theoriginalfatcat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3877

Re: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN

Never been a fan of Mr Wilkinson but you cannot deny he made a good deal for DRFC when he negotiated the deal with us. He did his job and got an agreement that seems heavily loaded in their favour as he knew we were desperate. Hope his replacement is someone we can get on with. The timing is intere...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 11543

Re: Arena it is

spen666 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:52 pm
I don't want any football club to struggle financially, hence why back in 2012 I along with nany others donated to save Darlington when the Wolves were at the door.

Oops, misplaced capital letter -don't think we played Wolves that year!
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixtures out 1pm Tue 8th Sep
Replies: 32
Views: 3900

Re: Fixtures out 1pm Tue 8th Sep

leedscol wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Quaker85 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Kidderminster was the very first game at the Arena.

What goes around, comes around!
I thought it was.George choking on his sausage roll et al.

Pork Pie I think.
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 11543

Re: Arena it is

I don't like The Arena, I never did do - but in a strange way I'm looking forward to this temporary change, because for once I will be able to get a bit of height and see the game from a better viewpoint.
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 11543

Re: Arena it is

Just think any one saying they will not watch Darlo at the Arena are a little pathetic. Get behind the team for gods sake...Surely it's the team you support not the friggin stadium. The move has been forced on the club by the pandemic... Get over yourselves & support the team. You are either Darlo ...
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 11543

Re: Arena it is

Fat Josh without giving your identity away what is your grudge are you a former employee of DFC ? Have you connections to Darlington rugby club ? Are you a former board member or if you hold a grudge against the club which you seemingly do why won't you at least have the decency to tell us what the...
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 11543

Re: Arena it is

Does anyone know if this has any implications (financial or otherwise) for our agreement to play at BM? Darlington Rugby Club don't seem to have made any comment. I'm sure they will have a view on it. I'm sure there has to be some kind of payment made to them. Whether or not it's the full amount is...
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 11543

Re: Arena it is

I'm pleased with this. In short it means that I can watch Darlo home games, in comparative safety. If our move had been blocked then the chances would have been that I would have been denied access to watching and supporting my football team. A few games back at The Arena will be interesting I feel,...
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 11543

Re: Arena it is

Fat Josh will be over the moon.