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by spen666
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong 2 part interview from Non-league daily
Replies: 16
Views: 1453

Re: Alun Armstrong 2 part interview from Non-league daily

Great Interview and he comes across really well. On the basis of those articles, it seems he is destined to go higher One thing surprised me. He said he would never sign a player without meeting them first. I never realised other managers did sign players that had not met! Seems to be a pre requisi...
by spen666
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong 2 part interview from Non-league daily
Replies: 16
Views: 1453

Re: Alun Armstrong 2 part interview from Non-league daily

Great Interview and he comes across really well. On the basis of those articles, it seems he is destined to go higher One thing surprised me. He said he would never sign a player without meeting them first. I never realised other managers did sign players that had not met! Seems to be a pre requisit...
by spen666
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Today's results Saturday January 11th 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2220

Re: Today's results Saturday January 11th 2020

Alferton is a big game for both sides. Either could go into a playoff position. Aren't Alfreton 7 points off a play off place? :?: Spen back after Bannergate and Barriergate :oops: Wonder if he’s going to mock the Hillsborough disaster again.... Again? I never mentioned it in first place....but fee...
by spen666
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Today's results Saturday January 11th 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2220

Re: Today's results Saturday January 11th 2020

onewayup wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:41 am
Alferton is a big game for both sides. Either could go into a playoff position.
Aren't Alfreton 7 points off a play off place? :?:
by spen666
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: old programmes
Replies: 30
Views: 5988

Re: old programmes

It is going reasonably well. We get a steady stream of people calling into Quaker retail and we have raised in excess of £100. I also have been selling some of the older programmes on facebook and have raised about £90 on there also. We have Darlo home and away programmes going back to the late 50'...
by spen666
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Replay Postponed
Replies: 21
Views: 2917

Re: Solihull Replay Postponed

Game should never been postponed, it was very mild by the time kickoff should have taken place. The local ref dropped a bit of a clanger. The referee needs a new crystal ball? Better the game called off early, than leaving it late, Solihull travelling and Darlington being left to pay for their trav...
by spen666
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: F A TROPHY DRAW
Replies: 39
Views: 6131

Re: F A TROPHY DRAW

Home game against South Shields if they win their replay or Harrogate Town would be pretty decent or an away game at one of the Yorkshire sides would be more than decent. Is the next round of the FA Trophy still regionalised? In previous years, the competition was national from 2nd round onwards
by spen666
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Replay vs Solihull ??
Replies: 31
Views: 3935

Re: Replay vs Solihull ??

Games go to replay unless clubs otherwise agree in advance
by spen666
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 20 years ago today...
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: 20 years ago today...

Can’t remember the reason why the 3rd round game was played in December that season instead of the usual date the first weekend in January. Can't remember either, but it is only 2nd time I have seen a club game with 3 lots of fans segregated. They eventually moved a lot of Cardiff fans into the Mai...
by spen666
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 5814

Re: Simply not good enough

Just seen a stat about Andrew Johnson, who had a stint with us under MG . He's scored 249 goals in 296 appearances for Bishop. That's some record, shame it never worked out at a higher level. I remember one game in particular in which Gray was screaming at him in rage at his failure to track back a...
by spen666
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 235
Views: 26205

Re: Small clubs in the north west

tdk1 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:10 am
I saw the same, and wondered whether he'd maybe loaned the club some money to get wages paid?
I think in previous articles it was said he had done this to ensure players were paid last season
by spen666
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: AFC Wimbledon Problems re Ground & Ownership
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: AFC Wimbledon Problems re Ground & Ownership

It seems a bit absurd to me. Why do they need it to be a fancy all seater anyway? Apparently they have enough funds for the 4,000 main stand but then funding stalls after that... and they need millions more!? It seems a fairly simple choice to me. Build something cheaper on the rest of it!? Cheap t...
by spen666
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 5814

Re: Simply not good enough

It does feel like a big improvement on last season, but saying that, if we do finish bottom half then it probably isn't. 100k extra added to the bank from a cup run suggests even if we finish midtable it's a massive step forward. Agree with most comments, it's disappointing currently and it was sli...
by spen666
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: AFC Wimbledon Problems re Ground & Ownership
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

AFC Wimbledon Problems re Ground & Ownership

The London Evening Standard has a story tonight that may interest some. Seems they allegedly have hit financial problems re their new ground & some fansare calling for them to sell ownership/ stake in club to private investors https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fans-fear-for-future-of-afc-wim...
by spen666
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: AFC Wimbledon Problems re Ground & Ownership
Replies: 0
Views: 822

AFC Wimbledon Problems re Ground & Ownership

The London Evening Standard has a story tonight that may interest some. Seems they allegedly have hit financial problems re their new ground & some fansare calling for them to sell ownership/ stake in club to private investors https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fans-fear-for-future-of-afc-wim...
by spen666
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 99
Views: 14891

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

This tie will be a real contrast in styles, that's for sure. Tim Flowers makes no secret of the fact that he likes to bang the ball into the box as quickly as possible and favours big, bullying, physical players. He said that he soon came to appreciate that fancy technical football gets short shrif...
by spen666
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Threat to Ossett United & football itself
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Threat to Ossett United & football itself

...Obviously not, but there is a difference between a product for general mass consumer use and one for specialised commercial customers. I wouldn't have a specialist check my home insurance, however if I was a layman running an amateur football club which needed insurance of which I was uninformed...
by spen666
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Threat to Ossett United & football itself
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Threat to Ossett United & football itself

Dear Spenn’i chat bollocks 24/7’ , you are a scummy dirty rat , I wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire . I hope your cock gets bitten off by an angry beaver & I hope you get hit by a big truck at high speeds. Its sad that you get so wound up by someone who doesn't share all your views. Its not ...
by spen666
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Threat to Ossett United & football itself
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Threat to Ossett United & football itself

Yep, partly the cost of personal liability & also whether an individual player should have their own cover. Do I now need my own insurance for a kick about on Sunday in the park? There seems to be some confusion about the purpose of insurance If you make a reckless tackle on someone and they suffer...
by spen666
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Threat to Ossett United & football itself
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Threat to Ossett United & football itself

Yeh...but the other slight issue / aspect of this Ossett used the insurance provider and cover recommended by the league and the FA. Accountability still sits with them but it definitely isn't that simple. More fool the club for not checking the policy covered their needs. What we dont know is what...
by spen666
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Threat to Ossett United & football itself
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Threat to Ossett United & football itself

Yeh...but the other slight issue / aspect of this Ossett used the insurance provider and cover recommended by the league and the FA. Accountability still sits with them but it definitely isn't that simple. More fool the club for not checking the policy covered their needs. What we dont know is what...
by spen666
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Threat to Ossett United & football itself
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Threat to Ossett United & football itself

This is not a new story. An employer has always been liable for the acts of his employees in the course of his work. That is a very long established principle. A prudent employee ensures he has sufficient public liability insurance to cover this. It was established in 1996 in case of McCord v Swanse...
by spen666
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Flares /pyrotechnics
Replies: 87
Views: 10253

Re: Flares /pyrotechnics

My personal take is that we should all be up in arms and trying to help rid the club of the morons once and for all. How is this possible though? They only turn up for the big games, and there's not many of those. Also the flares themselves will be easily concealed. A heavy police presence and big ...
by spen666
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 3786

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

Salaries are a recurring expense no matter which way you look at it. Basic accounting principles tell you it is. Salaries are paid weekly/ monthly etc each month, They are not a one off occurrence. What you seem to be saying is to tell players the club is going to a hybrid model, but for one year o...
by spen666
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 3786

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

What you seem to be saying is to tell players the club is going to a hybrid model, but for one year only. Next year we don't have a cup windfall so we won't keep you on as a full time player. Get back to work Spen, you don't know what you're on about. This idea was mooted long before our cup run, s...
by spen666
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 3786

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

They are not paying recurring costs if you have 1 year contracts. Surely you can see a difference between a windfall and taking on long term debt. Like I know that you know the difference between them - they are chalk and cheese but you have said it's the same approach for some weird reason. Then y...
by spen666
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Flares /pyrotechnics
Replies: 87
Views: 10253

Re: Flares /pyrotechnics

What bothered me was the fact that the police seem to be stationed outside at FT. They clearly were not instructed / arsed enough to go and assist the stewards in front of the Tin Shed. If the police are stationed inside the ground, then the club has to pay for them. That is why clubs use stewards,...
by spen666
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 3786

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

They are not paying recurring costs if you have 1 year contracts. Surely you can see a difference between a windfall and taking on long term debt. Like I know that you know the difference between them - they are chalk and cheese but you have said it's the same approach for some weird reason. Then y...
by spen666
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 3786

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

I've heard it mentioned by a few people in the know, that we are looking to adopt the hybrid model of football next season. With a fair percentage of the 500 club memberships coming to an end, this will help raise a significant of amount of extra revenue & this combined with the cup windfall , will...
by spen666
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Osagi Bascome and Justin Donawa
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

Re: Osagi Bascome and Justin Donawa

So could they have played today or not? Did they have a choice in the matter? Mate watching BT says they opted to go to Mexico ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk If club didn't release players or players didn't go, then their country can get FIFA to ban them from playing for their club. It's rare...