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by loan_star
Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25
Replies: 34
Views: 1771

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

Big piece about this in the telegraph from Peterborough management. Saying that to change it. all EFL clubs and all other clubs need to write to Emirates who sponsor the cup .also saying players who came through the lower leagues and now earning in excess of 80,000 a week should help by doing the s...
by loan_star
Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5696

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.
by loan_star
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25
Replies: 34
Views: 1771

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

As above. No FA cup replays from R1 next season. Seems to be a decision from the Premier League despite them not being involved in those rounds. Terrible for smaller teams throughout the pyramid who can make a fortune from earning replays at higher placed team grounds. Surely there needs to be addi...
by loan_star
Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5696

Re: Once the dust settles...

Emdubya wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:37 pm

The small matter of the pipe blows that one out of the water .
As I have said previously, from what I have been told the pipe isn't the big issue used to be. However, even if it was, they could build up to the restricted area.
by loan_star
Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: So who do you want to be relegated Blyth or Farsley>
Replies: 29
Views: 3575

Re: So who do you want to be relegated Blyth or Farsley>

The Tyne tunnel is not an issue any more since they took away the toll booths.
I’m hoping both Blyth and Farsley survive due to Rushall getting the push due to the lack of completed ground improvements
by loan_star
Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24
Replies: 70
Views: 7757

Re: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24

tdk1 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:44 pm
I'm amazed main is playing in this league, and that York let him go. He really is outstanding at our level. I know there were a lot of individual factors in our survival, but he is a big one.
Probably his goal return isn’t good enough for a striker at a higher level?
by loan_star
Thu Apr 11, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7353

Re: Chester Away All ticket

CrazyDarlo wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2024 3:24 pm
I thought away teams at this level were entitled to 20% of the capacity?
No such rule unless its for cup ties.
by loan_star
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 68
Views: 7584

Re: Darlington V Southport

Brilliant performance today, we made an in form side look very ordinary. Never heard the MOTM or crowd announced as per usual. But in my humble opinion I thought Tom Platt was immense and deserved MOTM, although Cedric Main was terrific as well. Crowd looked around 1800, hopefully we'll get over 20...
by loan_star
Sat Apr 06, 2024 4:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 68
Views: 7584

Re: Darlington V Southport

I don’t want Blyth to go down,or Farsley for that matter, but after the way some of the Blyth fans were going on when we were dead certs for the drop would serve them right!
by loan_star
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Easter Monday at Warrington Town
Replies: 71
Views: 8712

Re: Easter Monday at Warrington Town

Just on the topic of Warrington players becoming a bit heated. Their keeper and one of the defenders were having a very heated argument at the end of the first half. A few choice words exchanged and team mates had to separate them. With regards to their keeper, hes impressed me both times we have p...
by loan_star
Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington new ground
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: Leamington new ground

Darlington Town got a grant that went towards the cost of the new facility and have the right to play there but as far as I am aware, its not their ground. My understanding is that the Football Foundation grant was awarded to Darlington Borough Council (as landlord and project promoter) and this wa...
by loan_star
Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington new ground
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: Leamington new ground

Darlington Town got a grant that went towards the cost of the new facility and have the right to play there but as far as I am aware, its not their ground.
by loan_star
Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: End of season awards
Replies: 21
Views: 1993

Re: End of season awards

Player of the season - Kallum Griffiths Best young player of the season (u23) - Matty Young Best signing - Cedric Main Most improved - Kallum Griffiths Mr consistent - Tom Platt Bet Kallum Grffiths never thought he'd be most improved at 35. To be honest, I didn't realise he was that old! Most impro...
by loan_star
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante Starts
Replies: 45
Views: 4129

Re: Asante Starts

I honestly hope the bloke gets another chance and proves everyone wrong. There is no doubt that a fit Asante can be a massive asset to the club.
Getting on his back does no good whatsoever despite the fact he hasn't proven his worth yet.
by loan_star
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Aidan Rutledge
Replies: 26
Views: 4147

Re: Aidan Rutledge

jjljks wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2024 12:54 pm
Aidan is only 1 inch shorter than Mark Beck, but hope he can score as many goals as Beck. It will give us a new attacking option, missing since Beck left.
1" makes all the difference so they say :lol:
by loan_star
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Easter Monday at Warrington Town
Replies: 71
Views: 8712

Re: Easter Monday at Warrington Town

Anyone see/hear what went off with their player Clarke? The lads had words through first half with an Darlo fan on the far side and it looked like at the end of game the Darlo fan tried to shake his hand but he refused. Apparently some old bloke told a Darlo player to "bite his legs" no doubt a ref...
by loan_star
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Easter Monday at Warrington Town
Replies: 71
Views: 8712

Re: Easter Monday at Warrington Town

Plenty of nice comments coming from Warrington fans post match, best fans, great performance etc...
by loan_star
Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: End of season awards
Replies: 21
Views: 1993

Re: End of season awards

Player of the season - Kallum Griffiths
Best young player of the season (u23) - Matty Young
Best signing - Cedric Main
Most improved - Kallum Griffiths
Mr consistent - Tom Platt
by loan_star
Sat Mar 30, 2024 4:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington new ground
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: Leamington new ground

Am I right in thinking that the Leamington ground will be all seater (unclear from the plans)? I think we would need to preserve terrracing in any future stadium (and possibly half time migration), i would imagine that would cut the cost too. One big stand, and 3 tin sheds would be sufficient for o...
by loan_star
Sat Mar 30, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

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 loan_star
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

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 loan_star
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

For me it was the way the linesman reacted that makes it worse, he was adamant it wasn’t a goal, waving his hand and shaking his head like a demented baboon. He is always shite when he runs the line when I’ve seen him.
by loan_star
Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

You’re making excuses for them.
If I had been that ref today having had the week he’s had and he sees that photo of the ball clearly over the line I’d be having a pop at the assistant for keeping him in the spotlight with another poor call.
by loan_star
Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

Stop digging your hole Lo, twice in a week now you defend the indefensible.
by loan_star
Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

What about officials and their lack of ability? Fuxk sake, that’s two blatant goals disallowed in one week and the refs lickspittle defender is on here making every excuse under the sun for some absolute shite officiating. Oh and by the way, if the club does go down then there’s the potential loss o...
by loan_star
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

The photograph shows the ball in its entirety well over the line by several inches so it is not 'just' over the line, and you fail to consider that the photograph shows this at a point before the defender's boot has made contact with the ball, which suggests that the ball would travel even further ...
by loan_star
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

The photograph shows the ball in its entirety well over the line by several inches so it is not 'just' over the line, and you fail to consider that the photograph shows this at a point before the defender's boot has made contact with the ball, which suggests that the ball would travel even further ...
by loan_star
Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

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 loan_star
Fri Mar 29, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

It’s a decision of very small margins, the officials have to be completely sure the ball has crossed the line so it’s no surprise the goal wasn’t given. It incorrect isn't it - but this summarises it. Small margins. The photo shows the whole ball is only just over the line. In real time it would be...
by loan_star
Fri Mar 29, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

4 cup finals I now think we need 2 wins and a draw at the very least.today was a linesmen who made a dreadful decision against us the poor refereeing was another factor how he book four Darlington players and not one of Chorley beggars belief.however Chorley took advantage of our poor defending.the...