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by banktopp
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2974

Re: Shorter games ?

Also the standard was considerably worse, games were played at a snails pace and players were neither as fit nor technically as skilled as those today. Pele, Puskas, Eusebio, Best...going back a bit further - Stanley Matthews? You telling me that none of those players were as technically skilled as...
by banktopp
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2974

Re: Shorter games ?

Don't agree,there have always been technically gifted players but they are, I'm sure fitter now. Some of us will remember the dreadful surfaces they played on, so energy draining and only one substitute. Gerry Byrne played the 65 cup final with a broken collar bone. Real tough players abounded and ...
by banktopp
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2974

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 banktopp
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2974

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 banktopp
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston Game To Be Replayed
Replies: 80
Views: 6407

Re: Boston Game To Be Replayed

There is a small possibility that this strange season could be decided on average points per game. As well as further lockdowns after Christmas, players testing positive, and possibility of games postponed because of bad weather, the chances of us completing our fixtures by whatever date the league ...
by banktopp
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ex Darlo players -unsporting behaviour?
Replies: 25
Views: 3626

Re: Ex Darlo players -unsporting behaviour?

What about the goal that never was against Hull city in the FA cup that resulted in a total four replays five games in total. before going down at Ayesome Park. Would that be the lob from Bobby Baxter that dropped over the bar and was pushed back under the net. I think Doug Embleton might know some...
by banktopp
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton...
Replies: 61
Views: 9638

Re: Alfreton...

Interesting "explanation" by AA as to why our keepers sometimes kick the ball out for a throw in. Said something like " we are not going to win any headers with our midgits up front so we let them have the throw in and build from there!" Whilst the odds on us winning the ball in a heading dual are ...
by banktopp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 29378

Re: Swindon away

Mister e wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:19 pm
............. To all you people wanting us to draw a big club and be on TV live wouldn't we stand more of a chance if we were drawn at home to plucky little Salford 😁👍
And they did do us a favour by pinching Swindon's manager last week.
by banktopp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 29378

Re: Swindon away

H1987 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Yep. Bit rubbish that. Unlikely to make it on the telly, likely to get a walloping.
Nearly correct.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 29378

Re: Swindon away GOFUNDME page set up see below for details

Darlopartisan wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:14 am
Now stands at £1505
Keep the donations coming in to pay for overnight stays in later rounds.
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Support package announced
Replies: 87
Views: 10847

Re: Support package announced

dfcdfcdfc wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:25 am
al_quaker wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:54 am
https://theathletic.co.uk/2156815/2020/ ... t-funding/

Interesting article from the athletic (for those who subscribe at least) about this. Main takeaway is the lack of transparancy and responses from the National League.
What does it say?
" It's a shitstorm"
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20
Replies: 83
Views: 14484

Re: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20

divas wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:17 am
I’d imagine quite a few given this is our 5th season in NLN
As this is the start of our 5th season, only 4 seasons in NLN have been competed, and therefore not so many.
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20
Replies: 83
Views: 14484

Re: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20

Curzon is a great little setup. That standing terrace on the far side is excellent The only problem with it is we rarely come away with anything Four points from the five visits since we came up from the Northern League. Any stattos out there want to suggest a team we've got a worse away record aga...
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arthur Wharton
Replies: 10
Views: 4337

Re: Arthur Wharton

jjljks wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:02 am
Massive piece about AW in The Independent. Too big to copy & include here but well worth checking out👍
Just love that photo of Wharton and the team from 1887.
9 guys wearing quartered shirts and one in hoops.
No doubt hoops was the kit for the following year as voted for by the supporters in 1887.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cambridge City at home
Replies: 67
Views: 11593

Re: Cambridge City at home

Just paid for the match, nearly slipped up , as was going to do it a bit later, forgot it has to done by 12pm. Phew. Thanks for that. Phew indeed. Just got my pass. Why has last time for buying been brought forward to 12-00pm ? It hasn’t. Did you see the message saying 12pm though? No I didn't, jus...
by banktopp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cambridge City at home
Replies: 67
Views: 11593

Re: Cambridge City at home

poppyfield wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:03 am
Just paid for the match, nearly slipped up , as was going to do it a bit later, forgot it has to done by 12pm. Phew.
Thanks for that. Phew indeed. Just got my pass.
Why has last time for buying been brought forward to 12-00pm ?
by banktopp
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cambridge City at home
Replies: 67
Views: 11593

Re: Cambridge City at home

Delighted we have a realistic chance to make more prize money but wouldn't it be great if we could have somehow had the chance to welcome a few live spectators also. like Alun Armstrong quite rightfully said all these years we've been saturated with away ties and now we're getting a few at home we ...
by banktopp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders
Replies: 36
Views: 11338

Re: Harvey Saunders

swadquaker wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:54 am
It was Tom the cabin boy and master mate. But hey ho its a good story. But werent the graphics amazing?
In original series which started on telly in1957 the characters were as stated by some of us who can remember it.
Later series in colour in the 1970's had the characters names doctored.
by banktopp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders
Replies: 36
Views: 11338

Re: Harvey Saunders

joejaques wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:46 am
Wonder how many of our younger readers are now googling Captain Pugwash? :roll:
But don't google just 'Pugwash'
by banktopp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders
Replies: 36
Views: 11338

Re: Harvey Saunders

Enjoyed watching him score in the football league and even more amused by that sea shanty Fleetwood use for their goal celebration 😁😁😁 theme tune used by captain Pugwash childrens programme always liked the young character Master Bates Don't forget Seaman Staines. :roll: Nor 'Roger the cabin boy'.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Quakers sign Levi Amantchi and Theo Hudson
Replies: 29
Views: 5117

Re: Quakers sign Levi Amantchi and Theo Hudson

Darlopartisan wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:49 am
Same could happen to us , Hudson has a few very good games and someone comes in for him
If he has a few very good games for us I would expect he would be offered a contract before anyone poaches him.
by banktopp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fylde Tuesday night
Replies: 90
Views: 18255

Re: Fylde Tuesday night

Apparently he's just cycled Southport to Hull. Shame we didn't know, could have let his tyres down when he passed. Apart from his horrible comments he's really boring, a two paragraph diatribe about no brekkie at the premier inn! I agree, ban him. How many votes to get rid of this foul character? I...
by banktopp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fylde Tuesday night
Replies: 90
Views: 18255

Re: Fylde Tuesday night

onewayup wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:44 pm
Com,on gent,a he's an out and out liar, the twerp couldn't lie straight in bed,blocking him is the answer to this vile horrible twerp.
Always given him the benefit of doubt in the belief of freedom of expression. Not any more, ban him from this forum.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Prescot Cables
Replies: 69
Views: 12234

Re: Darlington v Prescot Cables

Well it wouldn’t be Darlo if we did things the easy way..... Some definite rustiness from a few players (to be expected), but overall some encouraging signs for a first competitive match since March. Really liked the look of Charman. He could turn out to be the poacher we were lacking last season. ...
by banktopp
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Prescot Cables
Replies: 69
Views: 12234

Re: Darlington v Prescot Cables

Old Git wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:02 pm



I accept that I was quick to express a judgment on Saltmer which may have been unfair but I still think it was surprising he was offered a contact after just two pre season games in which 8 goals were conceded.
That's because AA is the manager and you are an old git,
by banktopp
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 24157

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8441415/Huge-FA-legal-bill-hits-South-Shields-fronted-appeal-against-expunging-non-league-divisions.html South Shields appeal cost them 200k in legal fees. Their mistake was not to hire the finest legal mind in the North East, who is often to be fo...
by banktopp
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 20839

Re: Next season’s captain

........... A lot of people on this forum have not mentioned the injury suffered by Armstrong in the play off final against bamber bridge which had a major impact on his career. I also genuinely spoke to a Hereford director last season who told me styche spent most of his time with them arguing wit...
by banktopp
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Second Time Around
Replies: 28
Views: 6100

Re: Second Time Around

Josh Heaton, anybody ?
by banktopp
Fri May 29, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 87107

Re: Boost the budget

As expected things have gone quiet on the btb front, how realistic is it to expect a surge over the weekend & is DJ's £120k still possible? I know that personally I'll be putting more money in even though my personal financial position is far from sound. That's the spirit. Cut down on the wife's be...
by banktopp
Sun May 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 87107

Re: Boost the budget

There is no question Spenny fans would step up if needed. Fortunately for them their club is run in a sustainable way and they generate enough money through their large gate receipts and sponsorship. Also given their prudent financial management and the fact they do not pay over the top wages means...