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by Alfie
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 12393

Re: Sports village

It would be financial suicide for us to go back to the arena as tenants of DMP. There is no way they can afford to run the place as a stand alone facility without the opportunities the sporting villagewas supposed to bring - although I thought those projections were very optimistic. The sort of rent...
by Alfie
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 12393

Sports village

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18569968.darlington-council-set-drop-20m-sports-village-plan/?ref=BNTMedia&utm_medium=twitter 'A PUBLIC-private partnership behind an ambition to build a £20m sports village and secure a long-term future for a stadium and attract additional facilities to a town...
by Alfie
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jamie Dennis
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Jamie Dennis

Many will have seen it on twitter etc, but for thise that don't know yet, lifelong Darlo fanatic Jamie passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, age 48. You may not recognise the name but you will have seen him in his wheel chair at pretty much every game.
by Alfie
Sun May 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Deals on Sunday?
Replies: 2
Views: 2150

Deals on Sunday?

Any contract announcements likely today? Or can I have a days rest from checking every 5 minutes?
by Alfie
Sat May 23, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 24512

Re: New deal Donawa , Hatfield Rivers

Don't forget the first of last night's signings. Alun Armstrong signing on for another 3 years. I'm sure the fact he was able to tell players he was commited to the club must have been a factor in them re-signing. We seem to be well on the way to securing the core of our team s aborted season, now w...
by Alfie
Sat May 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 31126

Re: Thommo

Owes us nothing, maybe the opportunity for more regular starts and less onerous travelling demands mean its the right decision for him, and probably for the club as well. Wish him well wherever he goes, except Spenny - he wouldn't, would he?
by Alfie
Tue May 05, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One chairman's view
Replies: 43
Views: 8524

One chairman's view

https://www.borehamwoodfootballclub.co. ... -hunter-3/

A very pessimistic view of when non league will restart.
by Alfie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Feethams pitch
Replies: 16
Views: 3173

Re: The Feethams pitch

On the subject of pitches generally - looking at clips on the news about Norman Hunter, top level pitches were in a terrible state - lots of todays non-league pitches will be in a better condition. As for some of the 'tackles' shown - how times have changed. But players on the receiving end usually ...
by Alfie
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds...
Replies: 24
Views: 5164

George Reynolds...

Arrested according to the Echo. Breaching restraining order (alledgedly) to do with his planning dispute.
by Alfie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Osagi gone
Replies: 17
Views: 4532

Re: Osagi gone

Its confirmed on the club twitter thingy - by mutual agreement. I suppose if he didn't figure in Armstrong's plans then better for both sides - he gets the chance of a move and some game time, and it frees up his wages.
by Alfie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 34436

Re: New kit

Maybe missed it, but is there anything showing what the back looks like - the same for all 4? Also anything about plans for shorts and socks?
by Alfie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Elliot and Connel
Replies: 32
Views: 8919

Elliot and Connel

Another great performance from Elliot last night - we seem to have 2 keepers who are both well above average quality for this league, and so far seem to accept that they are in competition for one place with good grace. But is this sustainable long term - can we afford two first choice keepers even ...
by Alfie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Interview with Johnston on Official Website
Replies: 192
Views: 29321

Re: Interview with Johnston on Official Website

One of the reasons often given for (perhaps reluctantly) considering the Arena again is the increased commercial revenue it could generate. Probably me being extra thick but where is this revenue coming from. I understand that several businesses have offices etc in the place, and pay rent to the rug...
by Alfie
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Chester
Replies: 86
Views: 19146

Re: Darlington v Chester

Who remembers 1960/1 season, mid December in the fog at Feethams. DFC won 5-1 but only a few people actually witnessed the goals. Five thousand plus in the ground so moving from end to end was not possible. You must be as old/older than me!!! I think the guidance then was that the game went ahead i...
by Alfie
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 99
Views: 22936

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

Near top of national league, won 9 out of 11 home league games. If we get anything out of this it would be a bigger achievement than Walsall.
by Alfie
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 6400

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

I'm not convinced of the benefits of a hybrid model unless you have enough full timers to effectively used the greter number of training sessions to sensibly work on those things that benefit from repetition drills etc. Then there is the question of integrating part timers into training and tactical...
by Alfie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 16386

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Desperately missed O'Neill, and poor balls in from set pieces - fantastic effort, but lacking that bit of quality where it mattered. But just about held our own againast a full time team two divisions higher, so nothing to be ashamed of. Thought the ref had a decent game, and of the two assistants, ...
by Alfie
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 35933

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Yes well done BBC and well done Alun. He also said our two internationals would be staying home and playing for us as we only have 14 players available! The match v Mexico on Tue 19th is a CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE fixture rather than a friendly. Assuming this is part of the FIFA competition calendar...
by Alfie
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: O'Neill recalled
Replies: 104
Views: 26224

Re: O'Neill recalled

Apparently there were some league games played today- O’Neill unused sub at QPR. He would have had a better afternoon at Walsall
by Alfie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 35933

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Hot favourites they may be but you can feel the fear from 160 miles away... :o https://upthesaddlers.com/t/darlington-h-9th-nov-3pm-f-a-cup-1st-round/3729 Like the phrase: ‘Basic defensive errors continue to be made because to the outside observer it would appear that players don’t have a real idea...
by Alfie
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Whickham
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Whickham

Boss and mgt team have quit. Says results have not lived up to expectations. Sounds like a decent bloke, not making excuses and accepts responsibility.

https://whickhamfc.com/club-statement-m ... from-club/
by Alfie
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley Away this Saturday 26th Oct
Replies: 21
Views: 5958

Re: Guiseley Away this Saturday 26th Oct

One of the benefits of a 'poor' fa cup draw is that it doesn't become all consuming and take our eyes off the priority of getting a decent league run going.

With our recent form I'm optimistic we can get something from this.
by Alfie
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Durham FA Challenge cup
Replies: 17
Views: 4024

Durham FA Challenge cup

Whickam away tonight (Wed).

Guess we will be putting out a youth/fringe players team - maybe give our returning internationals a run out.

Wonder if any ex-Darlo will be playing and out to impress.
by Alfie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 22823

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

At least with the way gate money is split we know that a percentage of the entrance money travelling Darlo fans pay will be coming back to our club, so we are putting something into our own pot.
by Alfie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 22823

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

quakersfan wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:31 pm
We could make £22/25k on a 5500 gate. Looking forward to the trip.
Averaging about 4,500 or so this season. Don't know if they will beat this on an all pay game, but should at least make a 5 figure sum from the gate. Plus 36K of course.
by Alfie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wright Out
Replies: 16
Views: 4211

Re: Wright Out

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:29 am
Yes, how many times have we debated/questioned formations and set-ups on the forum this year compared to last year?
I think we have had the odd post from a few people in particular debating if we are playing 4-4-2 or 4-3-1-2, 4-3-2-1 etc etc.
by Alfie
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alex Storey
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Alex Storey

How did he get on yesterday. Asking a lot to come in with little preparation, especially against the sort of hoofball that Alfreton use. By the sound of it he did OK.
by Alfie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 33
Views: 9132

Re: Greetings

Like others have said, I'm pleased that staying in the EFL has been ruled out - obviously nothing personal, but anything else would have set a terrible precedent and only encouraged rogue/stupid owners to gamble money they haven't got in the hope that success will somehow generate enough to keep the...
by Alfie
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signing
Replies: 33
Views: 8062

New signing

by Alfie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington or Chasetown
Replies: 56
Views: 10786

Re: Leamington or Chasetown

Chasetown 1-0 ht