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by Gow9900
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 4427

Re: Simply not good enough

With regards to us being over budget, I’d guess it’s due to the fact we’re paying three long terms absences so have had to bring new players in. We have signed Connell, Storey and Hedley. Say they are on £200 a week each (mid table players wages in this league), sums as follows: £600 a week x 40 wee...
by Gow9900
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 8869

Re: Leamington (A)

Armstrong has said in pretty much all recent interviews we’re constantly grafting to get a striker in. He’s even said that we’ve been close but the goal posts keep getting changed, players changing their minds last minute. Clubs thinking because we’ve won a few cup games that we’re rolling in money ...
by Gow9900
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 8869

Re: Leamington (A)

2-0 now. I don’t know how we improve things. We don’t generate huge amounts of money that allows us to compete with a large percentage of the teams in this league. Tonight we have Trotman, Holmes, Atkinson, Connell, Liddle, Laing all unavailable but still costing the club money, and losing O’Neill h...
by Gow9900
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheatley & Connell not in squad ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Wheatley & Connell not in squad ?

Agreed as part of the loan deal that Connell doesn’t play in the FA Trophy.

Wheatley picked up a knock and was taken off against Walsall, hence him missing today.
by Gow9900
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 7437

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

We took loads to Walsall as it was our biggest game in years, an FA Cup 2nd round tie at League 2 Walsall will be seen as just a run of the mill game for them. They will be looking forward to the upcoming League Cup Quarter final against Manchester City and they also are in with a genuine chance of ...
by Gow9900
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gates
Replies: 49
Views: 4199

Re: Gates

Anyone recall the amount of money it would cost to redirect the water pipe so that we could then look to put permanent stands up? I'm sure it was mentioned that it would be about £1m, could be wrong. Then even if we decided to do it we would have to get permission from our landlords to do so and als...
by Gow9900
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5581

Re: Sold out?

Even if we could average 2,500 that would give us so much more scope to move up the pyramid and generate more income for infrastructure etc etc. My opinion is that it is two things that hinder us: 1. The level we play at. 2. Blackwell Meadows I'd imagine we will be hearing something regarding the sp...
by Gow9900
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5581

Re: Sold out?

We would kill for crowds of 4,500 at home games. (Granted we haven't got the facilities to cope with that at this stage) If we had that amount of interest from the town, a town of a population of around 110,000, we would not be playing as a part time club in division six. So much emphasis is placed ...
by Gow9900
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Osagi Bascome and Justin Donawa
Replies: 29
Views: 3927

Re: Osagi Bascome and Justin Donawa

I’m sure the club are aware, and will be looking to add players.

However, they have to be of a good enough standard, be available and be within our budget.
by Gow9900
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Liam Connell - Boost the Budget
Replies: 112
Views: 13098

Re: Liam Connell - Boost the Budget

If that’s the case then we don’t have the piss taken out of us and wait until May/June when he is out of contract and get him for nothing. As much as he’s been immense for us and we all want him to stay, paying a large fee now when we can wait and get him for free in 6 months wouldn’t make great bus...
by Gow9900
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tamworth V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8512

Re: Tamworth V Darlington Match Thread

Easiest possible tie at home.

Like Ghost said, let’s try and aim for the third round and a proper massive away tie.
by Gow9900
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 12077

Re: Leamington v Darlington

Great result.

Lowest ranked team at home please. One win away from pulling a big League 1 or a League 2 club out of the hat away from home.

Stick the ‘I wouldn’t mind going there for a day out shite’ for the next round, most winnable game at home please.
by Gow9900
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TheFACup
Replies: 54
Views: 8793

Re: TheFACup

Easiest possible draw at home please. Chance to bank another chunk of money for the club and a change to get closer to that illusive first round and a big pay day away at a bigger club.
by Gow9900
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 19523

Re: Darlo v York

Holmes
Trotman
O’Neill
Atkinson
Laing

All injured

Liddle not 100% fit
Galbraith not 100% fit

Are we the most jinxed club ever?
by Gow9900
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 235
Views: 23276

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Add to that Blackburn Rovers that are £100m in debt to their owners, it feels like football league finances are on a cliff edge at the moment. We just have to be patient, realistic and look to grow slowly and sensibly, it might not suit a lot of people but if we want to do things properly then it’s ...
by Gow9900
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 54
Views: 9276

Re: Darlington V Southport

Superb performance today, every player put a shift in and some of the football at times was a joy to watch. The work rate from the whole team was insane, the fitness levels compared to last season is on another level altogether. Disappointing crowd, we should be getting 1500 at home games in my opin...
by Gow9900
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Brewery Field
Topic: The pride of county Durham
Replies: 10
Views: 2813

Re: The pride of county Durham

Who cares. We’ve just outplayed, out battled and comprehensively beaten a strong team who before today had not conceded a goal, yet we have another thread created about a team that play up the road and in the same league and are of no significance to us except for the two games we play against them ...
by Gow9900
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Striker
Replies: 14
Views: 4949

Re: New Striker

There’s three big problems regarding getting a quality big centre forward that is both good on the deck and in the air: 1. There aren’t that many top notch ones about. 2. Bearing this in mind, they cost top dollar, and in a queue for players financially we are stood behind Spennymoor, South Shields,...
by Gow9900
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Striker
Replies: 14
Views: 4949

Re: New Striker

Striker wise we've got Campbell and O'Neill, and I reckon Thompson, Rivers, Holmes and even Hatfield if he is allowed to push on will all contribute goals. Plus we've got the likes of Laing, Galbraith, Heaton etc that are all big lads that can contrbute from set peices. The manager will play with on...
by Gow9900
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Teesside International Airport teams up with Darlington FC
Replies: 16
Views: 2132

Teesside International Airport teams up with Darlington FC

Another great bit of news, commercial side of the club appears to be light years ahead of where it was this time last year.

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/teessid ... lington-fc
by Gow9900
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jake Turner
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: Jake Turner

I’m not sure Newcastle would see it good for his development and for their investment if he is sat on the bench in the National League North
by Gow9900
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 65
Views: 12605

Re: Josh Heaton

Campbell’s situation is very similar to that of Mark Beck’s when we signed him. Been in the football league, bereft of confidence, previous club fans not saying very positive things about him, him dropping down a few levels to look to resurrect his career. Turned out that Beck was actually an outsta...
by Gow9900
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Expectations 19/20
Replies: 30
Views: 4521

Re: Expectations 19/20

I’d be happy with finishing top half and getting through a few rounds of the FA Cup, increasing attendances/season ticket numbers etc. We are light years away from the likes of Hereford/York/Spenny/Telford in terms of resources. I think any talk of promotion pushes after having a half decent pre sea...
by Gow9900
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season Tickets Sales - Let’s smash the 1,000 barrier
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Season Tickets Sales - Let’s smash the 1,000 barrier

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/season-ticket-sales-update As the title states, club aiming for 1,000 sales. Let’s get this target smashed, club has put together a great pay monthly option so if you’re thinking about it but haven’t done so yet you’ve got two weeks to do so, without having to fork ou...
by Gow9900
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season ticket sales
Replies: 20
Views: 3893

Re: Season ticket sales

Hartlepool have shifted 3,000 season tickets according to their official twitter.

As for us I reckon 800 - 900, we never get to find out the official figure so it's all just guess work when it comes to actual numbers.
by Gow9900
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Motherwell game
Replies: 72
Views: 10080

Re: Motherwell game

Blyth played with Maguire up top on his own with players around him linking in. It worked very well for them in the three seasons Armstrong managed up there. Don’t need a tall player up front to be successful. Plus these players are at a premium so cost stupid amounts of money, and we aren’t going d...
by Gow9900
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 183
Views: 29475

Re: Gateshead

I'd genuinely like to know how many we have sold. And I'd love to see the club try and hit 1,000 season ticket holders, with incentives to drive sales. Like the 250th, 500th, 750th and 1,000th etc person who signs up for a season ticket gets a free season ticket, and a totaliser so people can see ho...
by Gow9900
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Another defender
Replies: 17
Views: 3103

Re: Another defender

I’d imagine Armstrong is grafting like mad to get a striker and a goalie in but because of the financial madness at this level that we don’t involve ourselves in we are always gunna be further back in the queue for players. It certainly won’t be for the want of trying. Plus the fact Ainge and Burn a...
by Gow9900
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More signings pls xoxo
Replies: 36
Views: 6935

Re: More signings pls xoxo

Insane numbers that we can’t compete with running a prudent and sensible financial model.

I reckon Maguire would have loved to come and play under Armstrong again and with players he’s played with previously, but I personally wouldn’t turn down that offer, got to look after yourself financially.
by Gow9900
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RIP OFF
Replies: 8
Views: 1598

Re: RIP OFF

Best thing to do if you feel you’re being ripped off and seen as a cash cow is not too go. We don’t make any money from taking big away followings, as long as people are going to home games and contributing financially to the club that’s the most important thing. We always take good followings, whic...