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by quakersfan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Assistant Manager, Alan White
Replies: 25
Views: 6572

Re: Assistant Manager, Alan White

I thought I’d read somewhere (possibly at a fans forum) that AW wasn’t doing the academy as he didn’t have the right qualifications to run on his own, therefore TW did it. Happy to be corrected Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk He took his qualifications at the back end of last season so he should...
by quakersfan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notes from the fans' forum
Replies: 46
Views: 5603

Re: Notes from the fans' forum

The next plan simply has to be long term. Even if it’s going to take 10 years to come to fruition the objective has to be for us to have autonomy of our own ground whether we physically own it or not as long as there is a very long term lease on it. Short term success is great but if it’s not under...
by quakersfan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notes from the fans' forum
Replies: 46
Views: 5603

Re: Notes from the fans' forum

Big thanks for that Gramps. So Laing coming in, and possibly Maguire and Jameson. Heck, we'd not need a whole lot else beyond loan moves at that point , would we? A modest and attainable target, and i hope we set up to play some attacking football. I see this Sporting Village is still hanging like ...
by quakersfan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum Fri May 31st
Replies: 20
Views: 5852

Re: Fans Forum Fri May 31st

Really enjoyed last night, very honest open answers. Have to say the comment by a fan in respect to BM hospitality food upstairs was a bit unfair. As a regular the food has improved since the turn of the year. Slagging them off is not going to improve the situation any time soon.
by quakersfan
Mon May 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum Fri May 31st
Replies: 20
Views: 5852

Re: Fans Forum Fri May 31st

Looking forward to this one, firstly to hear AA’s view on squad and DJ update on Sports Village/Blackwell as it appears to have gone very quiet on that front.
by quakersfan
Wed May 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong
Replies: 73
Views: 11492

Re: Alun Armstrong

I'm amazed that nobody has bothered to mention the Northern Echo article this morning, that Steve McClaren was involved in the final say and was one of the people at the second interviews. wow. Wasn't it well known that a North Eastern based manager with experience from higher up the league's was i...
by quakersfan
Wed May 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reece Styche
Replies: 16
Views: 3355

Re: Reece Styche

Agreed a few weeks ago to go to Hereford. There’s no way we could afford his wages with new budget. Attraction of AA is he can work wonders with a small budget, hopefully he can but we won’t know until Sept/Oct at the earliest so let’s just get behind him.
by quakersfan
Wed May 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 35747

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

BTB is just money into the pot. We have expected revenue + BTB. Then remove expected costs and what's left is the budget, with hopefully some wriggle room left over this time - if we have learned from last season. The beauty of BTB is the money comes in each month so on quiet months you have an inc...
by quakersfan
Tue May 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth statement
Replies: 75
Views: 14484

Re: Blyth statement

I’ve got every confidence in Jonathan Jowett our company secretary and John Vickerman advising on everything HR would have checked all this out before any contract was offered as that’s both their day jobs.
by quakersfan
Tue May 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong
Replies: 73
Views: 11492

Re: Alun Armstrong

eddie-rowles wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Great interview, said all the right things, if we could get a cup run even better; nice to hear he sought advice from Hodgy would love to see him him around occasionally on match days.
Very positive and realistic interview
by quakersfan
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong
Replies: 73
Views: 11492

Re: Alun Armstrong

Excellent news. Two top 10 finishes in this division to his name, and a promotion too suggests a good pedigree at this level. Provided he’s willing to work with the budget given, then this could be an excellent appointment. Also, the people running the process deserve huge credit. The last time out...
by quakersfan
Mon May 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong
Replies: 73
Views: 11492

Re: Alun Armstrong

All been sorted tonight apparently expect it to be announced formally late tonight or first thing.
by quakersfan
Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

divas wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:31 pm
tdk1 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Spenny will have a bigger squad than Chelsea soon. One way or another there's sure to be some good players becoming available.
Yeah there’ll certainly be a few players available for Shields to pick up for a fee.
I reckon we will get Laing & Rivers, Spenny and Shields have big pockets
by quakersfan
Mon May 20, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

People are right there has not been an official club announcement as yet. However its on the echo site and twitter that the deal is done. Don't think the echo would report a not happening.it should be announced officially this evening. I’m guessing he hasn’t actually signed contract, once he does t...
by quakersfan
Mon May 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Good appointment and he should bring a number of players with him, hope we keep hold of Trotman though.
by quakersfan
Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Personally out of the names suggested I reckon it will be Alun Armstrong he’s unhappy at Blyth so will likely bring his whole team and a raft of players with him. The good news for me is he won’t want to tread water so we should see an exciting season coming up. Personality wise he’s more MG than TW...
by quakersfan
Fri May 17, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Darlopartisan wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Starting to get twichey Come onnnnnn!
Second interviews today apparently so hopefully announcement over weekend or Monday I’d guess.
by quakersfan
Tue May 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

JE93 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:00 pm
I think one thing is for sure. Based on Andy Toman's outbursts, we can safely say he didn't make the shortlist.
His reaction shows whoever didn’t choose him for an interview was totally correct, even Super Les would agree with me we missed a bullet there.
by quakersfan
Tue May 14, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

If we are going all out for promotion then it’s AA for me. However if it’s consolidation then perhaps one of the other names that has been mentioned.
by quakersfan
Mon May 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Super Les you need to chill. At the end of the day we all want DFC to be a success but we may have different views in how to achieve this.
by quakersfan
Mon May 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

I was told at the players awards by a DFCSG board member who was doing interviews so what is your problem. You said it was on the website, now you are saying you were told at the awards, which one is it? Also do you think it’s good or bad that DFCSG are involved? In regards to problems I don’t have...
by quakersfan
Mon May 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

I was told at the players awards by a DFCSG board member who was doing interviews so what is your problem.
by quakersfan
Mon May 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Presumably John Saddington is actually John Vickerman, the HR guy who's been running the process? Either way, quakersfan is demonstrating his/her anti-DFCSG agenda again. Not sure why the need for the sly comments all the time. Much better to be open about what the issue is, or we can just write hi...
by quakersfan
Sun May 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Heard tonight initial interviews were done by Chris Stockdale, John Saddington and Jon Woolnough, not sure when DJ will be involved, possibly 2nd interviews. Very clear though that the DFCSG are in full control of the recruiting process.
by quakersfan
Sun May 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 3 players released
Replies: 72
Views: 12319

Re: 3 players released

Hopefully scope for the new manager to bring in a decent amount of players plus loans. The defence does need sorting out as our goals against column was shocking last year however it improved towards the end of the season. We need a midfield spoiler as we were too light weight, hopefully we will ha...
by quakersfan
Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington's 'demise'....
Replies: 65
Views: 6395

Re: Darlington's 'demise'....

TBH what he said is true we were the only league club from County Durham but that was a long time ago. Without a Brad Groves individual investing money into DFC I can’t see that changing. Even with the BTB the overall budget I’d heard whilst at the player awards is going to be greatly reduced.
by quakersfan
Wed May 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 36831

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

I’d like Armstrong or Bower, but I think we’ll get Kelly & McGurk from Hyde or Clark. A tense and speculative week or two ahead! Know ones knows but to me Armstrong has the experience but quite old school. McGurk has less experience than Tommy and messed the last interview panel around apparently. ...
by quakersfan
Wed May 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Players Awards
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Players Awards

And that's what it is all about, turning up having a chat with the player, the football awards, basically having a right good night with those of a like mind, enjoy everyone who goes. That’s what I like and am looking forward to a chance to catch up with players, managers and management. Also home ...
by quakersfan
Thu May 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pre season
Replies: 27
Views: 5796

Re: Pre season

Wait until official confirmation on official DFC web site but one should be a very good attendance hopefully.
by quakersfan
Thu May 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pre season
Replies: 27
Views: 5796

Pre season

Heard today Tommy has left us with some tasty pre season games hopefully announced soon on official site as I’m on hols early July.