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by divas
Sat May 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 81643

Re: Potential new signings

Wouldn’t be surprised to see Langstaff from York here next season either
by divas
Thu May 14, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 81643

Re: Potential new signings

I’d expect Jack Lambert to be here next season
by divas
Sat May 09, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 91868

Re: Boost the budget

Naturally the momentum of BTB has stalled after a fabulous start. Hoping the showing of FA Trophy victory will give it a bit of boost today. There are still many who will get paid at end of month. Expect a late surge. The beauty of the scheme is that it’s paid monthly and you can choose your DD sta...
by divas
Wed May 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 91868

Re: Boost the budget

If we had our own ground then a fan ownership would be even better giving the fantastic fans we have Not owning a ground we can fully monetise will always be a hindrance but the same would be true whether fan owned or not. The current pandemic shows how vulnerable many clubs are both professional a...
by divas
Wed May 06, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 91868

Re: Boost the budget

It might pay for Maguire’s right hand
by divas
Tue May 05, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One chairman's view
Replies: 43
Views: 12322

Re: One chairman's view

You say pessimistic I say realistic
by divas
Sat May 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 151
Views: 41364

Re: Raj Singh

Sage must have thought it was Christmas when Raj walked through the door.
by divas
Fri May 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 91868

Re: Boost the budget

This incredible total has got to be a first-day record for BTB and it is all the more astonishing given the dark clouds hanging over everything at present. It may be "only football" but the club clearly plays an important part in people's lives. Yes it is. To put it in context we’ve beaten the tota...
by divas
Fri May 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 91868

Re: Boost the budget

£103K-ish was pledged
by divas
Fri May 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 91868

Re: Boost the budget

Awesome start as to be expected. I will be increasing my pledge slightly because I believe that Alun will spend wisely on good players, as shown last season. One slight misgiving is no target has been set, why? Darlo fans love a target. Another slight concern is it comes across a bit defeatist when...
by divas
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fanbase
Replies: 29
Views: 7066

Re: Fanbase

The club are looking at this for everyone who holds any sort of season / flexi / pay monthly ticket now that confirmation has been given that the season has now finished.
by divas
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fanbase
Replies: 29
Views: 7066

Re: Fanbase

No one bought half season tickets because we don’t sell them ;)
by divas
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BTB
Replies: 25
Views: 6977

Re: BTB

There'll be a tightening of the belt all round. I see that Raj Singh is indicating that "under a new structure there will be a significant need for volunteers to supplement the club employees in both the day to day running of the club and on match days." Oh dear, sounds to me like he's getting the ...
by divas
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BTB
Replies: 25
Views: 6977

Re: BTB

will fans be able to afford as much this summer with many on furlough or financially unstable themselves? The simple answer will be no. I expect BTB will drop this year as a result the, difficult part is predicting how much. Playing budgets will be down across the board meaning players at most club...
by divas
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'
Replies: 67
Views: 21854

Re: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'

I see the target has been halved. Bit disappointing when others have managed 20k easily (eg Altrincham) and they aren't fan owned. Maybe Alty fans aren’t also paying into a boost the budget scheme like a lot of us are. Exactly! The £20K was always a soft target anyway based on the projective revenu...
by divas
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Feethams pitch
Replies: 16
Views: 4731

Re: The Feethams pitch

Yeh no where near as bad as I remember. I think I just have lasting bad memories of Simon Betts and Steven Harper. Brightwell, Marcelle, Harper all taken from Hull when they were in the s***. Awful players for us. Shame as Harper when at Mansfield looked an excellent player, no doubt helped by the ...
by divas
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Polish announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 3360

Re: Polish announcement

I don’t think it’ll be far wrong. I can’t see how you can have social gatherings of more than a handful before a vaccine is available. I’m sure football will be played before then but it won’t be in front of fans, at least not in person anyway.
by divas
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Feethams pitch
Replies: 16
Views: 4731

Re: The Feethams pitch

It was exacerbated by the building of the new East stand in 1997 which likely broke some drainage.

Loved that stand but could be argued it was the beginning of the end for DFC as we knew it.
by divas
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'
Replies: 67
Views: 21854

Re: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'

Rent payments are usually monthly rather than per game but I’ve no idea if we’ve suspended payments since we’ve been unable to play. I expect the contract doesn’t have anything written into it regarding pandemics so it could probably be argued either way. I know DRFC have loan commitments which the ...
by divas
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League thanks Premier League
Replies: 5
Views: 2398

Re: National League thanks Premier League

£2m is the payment that filters down to the 3 national leagues, split by 60 odd clubs so obviously doesn’t go very far. £30K per club if split equally which it isn’t as the north and south divisions get significantly less. £13,600 is our share. Also as stated it’s an advance so whilst it will go som...
by divas
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Former players
Replies: 72
Views: 16625

Re: Former players

Spencer is in mega bucks, his part time wage is supplemented with a coaching job in their academy
by divas
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It was 30 years ago this week just gone.....
Replies: 28
Views: 7768

Re: It was 30 years ago this week just gone.....

I think we had a midfielder called Mike Robinson who never played again. If it is the same one he was called Neil Robinson and I see to recall he was a vegan, so didn’t wear leather football boots. Isn’t it odd the things you remember (assuming I’m right of course). Yes it was Neil Robinson, came i...
by divas
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season tickets on sale
Replies: 49
Views: 14461

Re: season tickets on sale

If that is the case then season ticket prices have risen. By maybe £25, I could be wrong... Ticket prices were obviously set and started to be sold before any of this kicked off and whilst it’s highly likely that the league won’t be expanded to 23 teams given the planned nullification of the divisi...
by divas
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season tickets on sale
Replies: 49
Views: 14461

Re: season tickets on sale

Almost halfway to this seasons total, it’s only the first week in April and no one has a clue when we might see another game of football. It’s a good effort and brought in much needed cash.

Hopefully the interest free instalment plan available now makes it easier for others to get involved too
by divas
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: My first game
Replies: 27
Views: 8813

Re: My first game

We didn’t beat Rochdale at home in 95/96 or 96/97. We beat them 4-0 at the end of the 94/95 season but Painter never scored
by divas
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 27201

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

If we effectively only have a license to play at Blackwell, and pay so much a game - do we still have any liability? We don’t own the ground or any part of it. I don’t wish any problems onto the rugby club but the Government have closed football down so are we liable for rent on something we can’t ...
by divas
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 27201

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

According to the latest published accounts:

Turnover: £677K
Playing Staff: £365K
Coaching Staff : c£70K

So players were 54% of turnover or for £1 of revenue earned we spent 54p of it on players
Players and coaches 64%

Costs were £800K
by divas
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Quaker Retail.
Replies: 6
Views: 3007

Re: Quaker Retail.

It can still be run online if needed where staff can be protected.

A lot of small businesses if they can will need to diversify to survive. Pubs and restaurants need to look at providing delivery services whilst they still can at least.
by divas
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 27201

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

Well after this evening’s news we can throw the entire 20/21 season in the bin, it isn’t happening barring a miracle.

Best get those vaccines on the go as this is our only way out of this now.