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by EDJOHNS
Sun Apr 21, 2024 8:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

It will, but these things run on tight margins. As the Accrington example highlights, that's not enough alone. I think this falls into 'nice to have' but it won't cover the costs of running a football club. So even if you're gunning for base-level self-sustainability you'll need a sports facility w...
by EDJOHNS
Sun Apr 21, 2024 8:06 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

PS, the bad news of the weekend is not losing 1 match. It is the news that Ryan Hall is leaving at the end of the season. The word "Great" is used far too often in sports, but I believe that Ryan has been a true warrior and leaves many great memories at KR as well as at Leeds. Sadly his time in Aus ...
by EDJOHNS
Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:56 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Not looking god for Hull KR, as they are being soundly beaten 26-6 at HT. I bet our resident HKR fan isn't very happy after making the long trip to the South of France. We didn't show up and what we did was mostly mistakes, but, as always, I was over it by the time I got out of the carpark, and loo...
by EDJOHNS
Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Rob hope Cas turn up tomorrow evening. The gap between the top and bottom of SL is massive and getting bigger all the time. 1 of my favourite games this week. Most of our fans travel to Spain for a few days but as usual, I have come by car, with friends this year, but instead of doing castles and c...
by EDJOHNS
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

Staying put still doesn't answer the issue about non match day income, or getting all the matchday income that we raise without having it syphoned off to pay the landlords. This is exactly it and the whole point we need our own facilities. DJ had said recently that if we sold out all hospitality, p...
by EDJOHNS
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

I forgot to mention, Rob may have heard but I doubt you have Pete, George Lawler the player I said was the only 1 at Cas who would now make KR's squad collapsed with a fit after the last match he played and it seems he may have suffered permanent brain damage. This comes from a friend of George's ma...
by EDJOHNS
Tue Apr 16, 2024 2:06 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Hey Rob, make that 8 ex KR on your roster as you sign Senior on loan !!!!
He is fast, but has a few mistakes in him per game.
by EDJOHNS
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:43 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Yet again the RFL prove how little brain power they use. I simply do not get the logic in playing a Cup semi-final at Doncaster. A ground that holds 15.000 and expects the fans of 4 clubs to get into it. We have just over 8000 season ticket holders at KR and week after week have been selling out our...
by EDJOHNS
Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Well how did we do that?
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Well how did we do that?

Why do threads always descend into personal point-scoring? I don't really care if someone thought Gowling should have been given more time, or if Martin Gray was the only man to get us out of the mess, or if the signing of an injured Asante was an egregious assault on our very existence as a fan ow...
by EDJOHNS
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:32 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:59 pm
Aren't the semi=finals played at a neutral ground?
Yes.
The venue has not been named yet but I would be shocked if we don't play at Headingley again.
Saints and Udders will possibly be at Wigan or that area.
by EDJOHNS
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

It would have been a hell of a shock if Widnes beat Saints !!!! You said we struggled. Did you watch our game? Leigh shaded the first half, yes, but 5 tries were ruled out, 3 of them dubious and even Leigh fans said that we won it well in the end. Not exactly the 3 easy games you were predicting !!!...
by EDJOHNS
Sat Apr 13, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:43 am
Challenge Cup Quarter Final's this weekend. To me 3 of the ties look clearcut, but the St.Helens v Warrington game could be close as Warrington have a habit of winning at their old rivals.
Na Pete. Kendle is our ref. We have no chance.
by EDJOHNS
Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When Watson and Mitchell took over…
Replies: 26
Views: 3307

Re: When Watson and Mitchell took over…

It’s those Fred Bloggs putting in their £20 a game that are the lifeblood of a football team, and will be the ones picking up the pieces after the chancers, crooks and grifters have moved on. They have every right to question the motives and integrity of the people taking over - as any Darlo fan wi...
by EDJOHNS
Wed Apr 10, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When Watson and Mitchell took over…
Replies: 26
Views: 3307

Re: When Watson and Mitchell took over…

Things have fallen apart on and off the pitch at Blyth since the takeover. The takeover has yet to go through so we've been hamstrung in terms of recruitment. The old Chairman has been reluctant to invest while he's selling the club and the new chairman unwilling(or unable) to do so as he doesn't o...
by EDJOHNS
Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:20 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Yes a win at last for Tigers, and well deserved too, table looks slightly better this weekend! Just looked at your entire squad and you have 7 ex-KR players on the roster, and in truth, the only 1 who would get anywhere near our squad now is George Lawler, but even he would be just about the last m...
by EDJOHNS
Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:33 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Posting this at half time. Tonight's game at CP is NOT Superleague. When we won the Championship in 16 we 50'd a few sides. If we keep the intensity up this could hit 100. Don't want to see it and genuinely hoping they can put up a bit more of a fight in the second half. We even gave them a try and...
by EDJOHNS
Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Posting this at half time. Tonight's game at CP is NOT Superleague. When we won the Championship in 16 we 50'd a few sides. If we keep the intensity up this could hit 100. Don't want to see it and genuinely hoping they can put up a bit more of a fight in the second half. We even gave them a try and ...
by EDJOHNS
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:12 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Great to see that Bevan French has signed a contract extension for a further 4 years at Wigan. That was on top of Matty Peet and his assistants signing 7 year contract extensions. Lots of silly talk about French and his contract. Running from no NRL side wanted him to "He is not that good"!! Person...
by EDJOHNS
Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Easter Monday at Warrington Town
Replies: 71
Views: 8707

Re: Easter Monday at Warrington Town

I wasn't there but maybe Peter Clarke misheard and thought he'd said: "Break his legs." Clarke's getting on a bit and may have had his hearing aids switched off. This is (or so I heard at the time) what is alleged to have happened. I was over that side but several yards away from the supporter conc...
by EDJOHNS
Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 12994

Re: Darlington V Chorley

How about having worked as a football secretary and having had to mark refs week after week for years and having to try to remove the club bias? Been there done that albeit at a lower level. If a ref made a horrendous decision I would mark him down but wouldn’t be daft about it either, if in genera...
by EDJOHNS
Sat Mar 30, 2024 4:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 12994

Re: Darlington V Chorley

How about having worked as a football secretary and having had to mark refs week after week for years and having to try to remove the club bias? Been there done that albeit at a lower level. If a ref made a horrendous decision I would mark him down but wouldn’t be daft about it either, if in genera...
by EDJOHNS
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 12994

Re: Darlington V Chorley

You really are a scandalous windup merchant. As I am sure you are well aware the position of the post is completely irrelevant as the photo is taken from an angle. It would only be relevant if the photographer had been stationed on the corner flag. The photo is also taken from higher than the ball,...
by EDJOHNS
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 12994

Re: Darlington V Chorley

We've been very badly let down by the officials there. We had been more than holding our own and causing them problems. We have every right to feel aggrieved that the officials couldn't come to the correct decision and it cost us big time. We should have been able to stay in the game despite the bu...
by EDJOHNS
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 12994

Re: Darlington V Chorley

https://x.com/stretcha75/status/1773742834958418251?s=46&t=2m9CmwiYznyen20mEeKYTA We've been very badly let down by the officials there. We had been more than holding our own and causing them problems. We have every right to feel aggrieved that the officials couldn't come to the correct decision an...
by EDJOHNS
Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 12994

Re: Darlington V Chorley

https://x.com/stretcha75/status/1773742834958418251?s=46&t=2m9CmwiYznyen20mEeKYTA We've been very badly let down by the officials there. We had been more than holding our own and causing them problems. We have every right to feel aggrieved that the officials couldn't come to the correct decision an...
by EDJOHNS
Mon Mar 25, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nice bit of trivia
Replies: 33
Views: 3651

Re: Nice bit of trivia

Wiseacre wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:02 pm
There is a Quakers connection to West Ham's 1975 cup-winners - Tommy Taylor was our manager for a while - did he do anything noteworthy with us?
As a player, TT was 1 of the most cultured CB's West Ham ever had.
As a manager he was a good plumber.
by EDJOHNS
Mon Mar 25, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Rugby League
Replies: 1788
Views: 682620

Re: Rugby League

Even though we made the final last year I have lost a lot of interest in the cup. A couple of nice draws and you are in the final without much effort. The nearest we had to a "shock" this weekend was the manner of Dulls thrashing at Huddersfield, who are not exactly great at the moment. I still thin...
by EDJOHNS
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Moke gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: Moke gone

Think my first port of call would be Sunderland to see if we can keep Young for the entirety of next season. He and they may prefer him getting a full season in men's football rather than go back to kids games. I know they think he is their next number 1 but I doubt he will replace Patterson just y...
by EDJOHNS
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

Re: Asante thread

Shutty was brilliant with my lads when we travelled to Feethams for them to be mascots. He has a first division winners medal too. Fair enough - I might have been confusing him with Tom Kack. I am 1 of the admittedly few who actually liked Tom. Built up by our revered chairman as the next Jimmy Gre...
by EDJOHNS
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Moke gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: Moke gone

Think my first port of call would be Sunderland to see if we can keep Young for the entirety of next season. He and they may prefer him getting a full season in men's football rather than go back to kids games. I know they think he is their next number 1 but I doubt he will replace Patterson just ye...