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by dfc4me
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 139
Views: 8261

Re: Sports village

I do wonder if the rugby clubs attitude is typical of everyone or if it is just a few individuals in positions of power who don’t want us there and are influencing everyone else.
by dfc4me
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18947

Re: The Team 20/21 season

Ultimately it will be the government not the NL that decides when football at our level can return and how many spectators, if any, can attend. To start competitive football in September pre season needs to begin early August which is only 6 weeks away and I am not convinced the government will go f...
by dfc4me
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18947

Re: The Team 20/21 season

BT sport are greedy s@ds. Sky and Amazon are both making a significant number of PL games free to view, BT are not. NLN/NLS clubs need to stick together and find a way to fight this though not sure how. By September it is possible social distancing will be down to 1 metre rather than 2, otherwise sc...
by dfc4me
Sat May 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 27083

Re: Thommo

At the AGM DJ said our high earners would be offered reduced terms for next season and, though he didn’t name any one, most of us knew he meant Tommo, Tez and possibly Wheatley so it’s not surprising he’s decided to move on, especially as he was unlikely to be a regular starter.
by dfc4me
Fri May 01, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55423

Re: Boost the budget

Hope something has been planned for those that don’t have the internet or prefer to pop into QR. Do we have contact details so we could write to them or even telephone them?
by dfc4me
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 221
Views: 32392

Re: Season VOIDED

I see on Look North the chairman of South Shields was saying that they would take legal action against the National league on them being denied promotion & that if they don't get promoted it would cost them between £400K & £500k. Why would they take action against the NL? It's the FA they would nee...
by dfc4me
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Friday Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 4463

Re: Friday Quiz

South Shields ?
by dfc4me
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Last home game for a while?
Replies: 29
Views: 4949

Re: Last home game for a while?

Sorry but I cannot believe attending Blackwell Meadows with around 1300 other fans is particularly risky. Maybe keep out of clubhouse but otherwise should be fine. If we take really drastic measures too early then surely it will be counterproductive as by the time the virus really hits people will ...
by dfc4me
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 36184

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

There was a article on the BBC website about why Italy was so much worse than us. Basically it’s because they are a much more ‘tactile’ people than us. Where as we shake hands they kiss cheeks and hug whenever they meet and again when they leave. The perfect way to spread Coronavirus very quickly.
by dfc4me
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season tickets on sale
Replies: 49
Views: 9948

Re: season tickets on sale

Actually the 500 club was created to get us back into town. It raised a large portion of the money we needed to get BM up to NLN standard.
by dfc4me
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retention for next year
Replies: 76
Views: 12102

Re: Retention for next year

With Thommo, Galbraith and Wheatley on contracts from the TW/MG era I suspect they will be on more money than AA will want to pay so if AA does want to retain them it could well be for less money. If so we could well lose all 3.
by dfc4me
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington at home
Replies: 53
Views: 9990

Re: Leamington at home

Weather forecasting has improved significantly over recent years, there can’t be a single person who doesn’t expect storm Dennis to come in on Saturday and deposit large amounts of rain. If you look at the met office forecast rather than the bbc then the heavy rain starts at 9 am. Time for common se...
by dfc4me
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hatfield & Wheatley
Replies: 61
Views: 9420

Re: Hatfield & Wheatley

The thing is our current wage bill is higher than intended because of the need to cover three long term injuries. My guess is that next seasons budget will be about the same as this season’s started at. However by then Ainge will gone, we won’t have to pay off Burn and any other of TWs 2 year, big m...
by dfc4me
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hatfield & Wheatley
Replies: 61
Views: 9420

Re: Hatfield & Wheatley

Last summer DJ/AA said this was a 2 year project - rebuild this year then have a good go at promotion next year. This year the budget was increased due to having to cover 3 long term injuries so may well drop back to where it was originally. I think all the players AA has brought in are on 1 year co...
by dfc4me
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 147
Views: 25807

Re: Guiseley

Maybe some players have enquired about new or extensions to contracts and been told it’s still too early in the season for such discussions. All it then takes is someone with an axe to grind against the club to turn it into the earlier post in an attempt to cause mischief.
by dfc4me
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 32806

Re: New kit

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:46 pm
I think it has been a constant problem not getting stock for the summer or running out of stock quickly. Granted the club doesn't want to be left with stock that it has to discount in order to sell.
Quaker Retail are already discounting home shirts - down to £25 and all sizes in stock.
by dfc4me
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 32806

Re: New kit

There was no kit in stock before Christmas so missing out on Christmas sales. Kit out of stock at the moment for most if not all sizes. Based on the lack of stock for at least the last two month there is no wonder the sales have dropped off. Wrong. Don’t know about pre Xmas but all sizes of the hom...
by dfc4me
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 32806

Re: New kit

This is the third year we have had hooped shirts that look remarkably similar and sales are down this year so I presume the assumption is that a fourth year of hoops would see sales drop even further. The assumption must be that something different will boost sales or at least avoid a further drop. ...
by dfc4me
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 32806

Re: New kit

Just looked at our last three home shirts and they are so similar it’s easy to see why this season’s offering hasn’t sold well.
Yes we should have hoops as an option but the design has got to be noticeably different in some way if they are going to sell well.
by dfc4me
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Away
Replies: 315
Views: 45339

Re: Spennymoor Away

If I was being cynical I could suggest this was a deliberate plan to get Darlo into trouble. First you announce segregation info when it is too late for our officials to raise their concerns then you cram people into an area that clearly isn’t big enough, sit back, wait for the chaos to ensue and th...
by dfc4me
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Interview with Johnston on Official Website
Replies: 192
Views: 28138

Re: Interview with Johnston on Official Website

Don’t think we’ll need £6m initially, I reckon a third of that will build something that will be acceptable for National league with the scope to upgrade fairly easily from a logistics point of view for FL. Of course still plenty of issues raising that sum but it’s got to be a 5-10 year project. Mo...
by dfc4me
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Interview with Johnston on Official Website
Replies: 192
Views: 28138

Re: Interview with Johnston on Official Website

What bothers me about BM is what will happen when our current license runs out. If the rugby club have got their debts paid off by then they could easily refuse to extend it or worse offer an even worse deal than the one we have now knowing we have no other options. Much as I dislike the Arena it ma...
by dfc4me
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Spennymoor
Replies: 114
Views: 21922

Re: Darlington V Spennymoor

Apparently they also stuffed all the toilet roles down the toilets and left them in a disgraceful state.
by dfc4me
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Woolnough
Replies: 15
Views: 4819

Re: Woolnough

DJ said on BT sport pre Walsall that the club would be debt free at the end of this financial year so I would assume this means all
personal loans will have been repaid, presumably from the cup money.
by dfc4me
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 97
Views: 16998

Re: Darlington V Telford

To me, second half, a lot of our players looked like they needed a rest. They seemed tired mentally as well as physically. The cup run seems to have taken a lot out of them and, while adrenalin will have helped keep them going in the cup, it’s not there in a league match. We desperately need more bo...
by dfc4me
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy
Replies: 54
Views: 12197

Re: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy

Think 1 goal equals the record but 2 would break it.
by dfc4me
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Flares /pyrotechnics
Replies: 87
Views: 16200

Re: Flares /pyrotechnics

What we need now is a plan to stop this happening again. Requests on website or social media didn’t work. Tannoy announcements didn’t work. Bag searches at turnstiles didn’t work. These are yobs who see football as an excuse to behave like idiots and only turn up for matches that have crowds large e...
by dfc4me
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Flares /pyrotechnics
Replies: 87
Views: 16200

Re: Flares /pyrotechnics

Wonder if the BT cameras will have caught any of the idiots on video. Hopefully if they have we can ban them and maybe get the police involved.
by dfc4me
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gates
Replies: 49
Views: 8321

Re: Gates

I’m sure a while ago DJ said there would be no more money spent on BM until we get a much improved deal with the rugby club. Our current deal only has about 15 years left and I for one am not convinced the rugby club will extend it, especially if their debts have been cleared, which would leave us h...