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by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 107
Views: 6710

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Johnston himself admitted at the AGM that the Board are really stretched and could do with some sort of paid assistant to help with the day to day running of the club. Mind you, I thought that was part of Uncle Ray’s remit, but I may be wrong. Ray's a journalist, he's not the person to do this sort...
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs

National League seem to have changed their mind on the impacts. Originally there was a bye for Solihull Moors who would have played Gateshead. They have now given the bye to Altrincham who finished in a higher position and Halifax have had to change their plans to play Solihull Moors...who didn't t...
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 107
Views: 6710

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Johnston himself admitted at the AGM that the Board are really stretched and could do with some sort of paid assistant to help with the day to day running of the club. Mind you, I thought that was part of Uncle Ray’s remit, but I may be wrong. Ray's a journalist, he's not the person to do this sort...
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs

Reading more about this on BBC sport it seems like Gateshead have known about this issue for a long time - so it can't have come as a shock, maybe to the players who have obviously put a lot in.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs

Aldershot could have had this spot, yet no one is allowed to have it. Seems crazy.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante Starts
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

Re: Asante Starts

Or, he might want to not play football and immerse himself in a new career. If that's the case he might not want to travel up to Darlo 3 times a week and be side eyed by fans and other players.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 107
Views: 6710

Re: Chester Away All ticket

It must happen to all cubs though.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 107
Views: 6710

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Was Caton injury prone, or just plain s***? I can't remember to be honest! Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk I looked at Caton's career info a few weeks back. He seems to often pick up decent contracts then not really produce. Obviously managers see something in him but then it doesn't work o...
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante Starts
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

Re: Asante Starts

Maybe time for Steve and Terry to sit down with Asante and have a serious talk about his future. Maybe he just needs telling that he has no realistic future with us and offer him a reasonable financial settlement. Otherwise we could play hardball, make him travel up from Birmingham twice a week for...
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante Starts
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

Re: Asante Starts

We are still looking for a new Mr Q - could he do this?
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Apr 21, 2024 6:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York.
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: York.

I’m not bothered either way but the thing about York for me is - they “have” a supposedly super, modern stadium, the 4th highest attendances in the league, people endlessly pumping money in and a very high opinion of themselves, yet, they’re not very good.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York.
Replies: 5
Views: 977

York.

Stayed up by one little point :silent:
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25
Replies: 23
Views: 1380

Re: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25

https://www.change.org/m/save-the-fa-cu ... =490017534


There are a number of petitions here, if the F.A. get enough grief they might reconsider.
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Apr 19, 2024 3:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25
Replies: 23
Views: 1380

Re: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25

The F.A. 🙄 They'll end up killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. The top Premier League clubs are pretty much foreign owned businesses employing many foreign players, managers etc, everything benefits them. If the P.L. got chucked out of the F.A. Cup it would make it better, not worse. It woul...
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

That’s interesting Lo. I can imagine Darlo at some point getting it together enough to get back in to the National League, and possibly bedding down to hold this status. This would be very hard, it would cost, but I believe it’s possible, and if we did achieve this, what an achievement. However I ju...
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Steve Watson - 2 year contract confirmed
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: Steve Watson - 2 year contract confirmed

Brilliant news :D

He wouldn’t have signed if he’d had reservations about future progress.
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

Putting any more investment in to developing BM would be like building a conservatory on a property you rent. It would, but what if you knew you couldn't buy a house for years, or possibly never, and you needed a conservatory? I fundamentally agree with you btw it's just that this ground issue is b...
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

This thread has morphed a bit from it's origins but there are some parts of Blackwell Meadows I like, such as the location, the way it sits in an almost countryside setting and the way it has character. This is all negated by the bad view of the pitch and some of the ramshackle facilities, some of w...
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Apr 18, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

because the Rugby Club don’t want any further development of BM. This is not true - beyond hear say from fans when has 'no further development' been said. Development to EFL standards may have been mentioned. I believe that it was DJ himself who said that the Rugby Club were against any further dev...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

Good thinking JJ. It would feel like a football ground then.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

I take it you mean it won't belong to DFC? Yep. Remember the 36 inch water main going diagonally from open end that limits building. Surely we can't get rid of the Tin Shed - only part of Feethams we still have? Of course we could if it meant we could comply with the necessary ground grading requir...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

I take it you mean it won't belong to DFC?
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

Yeah, that's another way of putting it.

Reading through this thread again it seems that that nearly all of us feel similar.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

I am not sure that even close to a majority of clubs are 'properly going for a play off place'...wouldn't suggest it is the norm by any stretch. I disagree. I reckon 50% of clubs properly go for a playoff place. We are basically at the end of the season and ten clubs are in with a shout of a play o...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

⬆️ I’m sorry, it could be me, but I can’t get my head round that. I would say the question is, next season - are we going to behave like a normal football club ie properly go for a playoff place, or not? Bearing in mind that if Steve stays we should be able to realistically perform to about the requ...
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

What an achievement it would be to reach the National League! To get back there as a fan owned club! To get back to where we were before the financial meltdown which was caused by others. Yes it would be very hard to consolidate, and we would look like the church mouse playing in a tatty spruced up ...
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Well how did we do that?
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Well how did we do that?

At the little awards give out post match on Saturday I was keeping an eye on Main because I was expecting him to win something - when he didn't he genuinely didn't seem bothered. I'm not comparing him or matching him up against anyone else, but as a stand alone point I think he's a gem of a player, ...
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Well how did we do that?
Replies: 29
Views: 2191

Re: Well how did we do that?

Not me. Main is a better player in nearly every way IMO. His work rate, his thinking, the way he is determined to bundle his way through a defensive block, his team work ethic.

Perhaps Hazel was better a placing a shot? But I can't remember.
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Apr 15, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

Well, yeah, this is what I was alluding to really. It's not a good sporting mentality go into anything half throttle, but the situation is a bit more nuanced than that. The dumbing down of expectations etc last year was a massive mistake but moving on from that, if Steve stays then it's a good sign,...
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5618

Re: Once the dust settles...

That's the problem, and it's tricky. I suppose if we ever got promoted, the motivation would be just to stay out of the bottom four, which would obviously be an achievement in itself, hard but not impossible. IF Seatgate hadn't occurred, and IF we had got promoted that season, then the same scenario...