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by LoidLucan
Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Local clubs released lists
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Local clubs released lists

He did say one of his priorities was to get them out of this league!
by LoidLucan
Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Local clubs released lists
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Local clubs released lists

It looks like pretty much the entire squad at Blyth is out of contract and Jon Shaw will be highly likely to get the push so can't really enter into talks with players. There are strong rumours that some have already sorted out deals elsewhere.
by LoidLucan
Tue Apr 23, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 13
Views: 1898

Re: Retained list

Presumably Hayden Lindley will be released by us after he's finished with the play-offs at Pontefract Collieries. He scored his first for them on Saturday in a 6-0 win. On his limited chances with us he always seemed fairly composed on the ball but maybe lacking on the physical side in this league. ...
by LoidLucan
Mon Apr 22, 2024 1:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 13
Views: 1898

Re: Retained list

There's an option on Platt and I'm pretty sure that will be taken up, same with Lees if there's an option in his deal
by LoidLucan
Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ben Liddle leaves
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: Ben Liddle leaves

I wonder if Will McGowan at Blyth is on the radar. Formerly with South Shields, he's a very good midfielder and a stand-out performer in a poor side and may well not want to drop down a division. Just 21 and from Newcastle.
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs
Replies: 31
Views: 2154

Re: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs

Just looks like the council cannot afford the millions it costs to subsidise a stadium that has faded hugely from its heyday. And it will have to be hived off into the private sector so the full guarantees of tenure can't be provided at present. It's just financial realiies hitting home in these tou...
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 21, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7350

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Can you imagine the uproar if Ainge had banged in 20 by Xmas and was then whisked away by Fylde or similar for an 18 month or two-year deal and we got next to nowt.
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 21, 2024 3:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7350

Re: Chester Away All ticket

When Ainge signed I remember our fans positively salivating at the prospect of a Styche/Ainge strikeforce ripping our rivals to shreds. Everyone seemed to consider it a phenomenal signing. It was also reported that his previous injury problems were behind him.
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 21, 2024 2:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7350

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Of course sometimes these extended deals have also worked in our favour as in the case of Josh Heaton, who had had injury problems but we eventually received a big fee for, Charman, also with injury issues, Hatfield (we wouldn't have got him without a two year deal), Mark Beck (again had had seriou...
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 21, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7350

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Of course sometimes these extended deals have also worked in our favour as in the case of Josh Heaton, who had had injury problems but we eventually received a big fee for, Charman, also with injury issues, Hatfield (we wouldn't have got him without a two year deal), Mark Beck (again had had serious...
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7350

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Maybe this comment about Asante from a Chester fan sums it up (although obviously he hasn't had much pitch time under his belt in recent months): "Sad to see what’s become of Asante these days - actually in better shape physically than I expected, but he was second to everything and his touch and wh...
by LoidLucan
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7350

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Asante did look a pale shadow of the player he used to be and he has looked that way from day one. There doesn't seem to be any pace, aggression, movement or presence and I'm not sure it's just about building up match fitness. There's a real problem if this is the level when he's fit for selection.
by LoidLucan
Fri Apr 19, 2024 1:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7350

Re: Chester Away All ticket

More than 400 of our tickets sold is not too shabby in the context of the game. There would have been a right old bun fight for the 500 allocation if survival was riding on it.
by LoidLucan
Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: So who do you want to be relegated Blyth or Farsley>
Replies: 29
Views: 3571

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

The sale of Blyth has now been completed so the new owner, Irfan Liaquat, will be able to get on with his ambition to eventually take them into the EFL and all the way up to the Championship. The company that owns Blyth, Winners Worldwide, is said to be involved in luxury hotels and prime real estat...
by LoidLucan
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: So who do you want to be relegated Blyth or Farsley>
Replies: 29
Views: 3571

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

At least Farsley have retained some gallows humour over their annual visit to the condemned cell....

https://www.facebook.com/10006350323566 ... l/?app=fbl
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: So who do you want to be relegated Blyth or Farsley>
Replies: 29
Views: 3571

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

I think the authorities are now being very flexible with clubs in this position. For instance, Newton Aycliffe have been given until the end of May to get their work done to avoid demotion. They cited the very wet weather as being a factor in causing delays and say the money is in place.
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 13th 2024, Staying Up Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 13th 2024, Staying Up Edition

It's actually P 21 W 12 L 9. You're doing him over there like. What makes it all the more unbelievable is his first 7 matches was W 2 L 5, and one or two numpties were questioning what had actually improved (the football was already miles better despite the results) Since then we've won 10 of our l...
by LoidLucan
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24
Replies: 70
Views: 7757

Re: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24

You'd have every confidence in them using the budget wisely based on the effectiveness of their signings in the Great Escape.
by LoidLucan
Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Looks like they're staying...
Replies: 32
Views: 3050

Looks like they're staying...

Watson and Mitchell In talks and "We're confident that we will be."..... :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
by LoidLucan
Fri Apr 12, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When Watson and Mitchell took over…
Replies: 26
Views: 3313

Re: When Watson and Mitchell took over…

As long as we don't go down, I really hope Blyth stay up to, I love going there, proper club and fans, great club house and pies. Hope Your new chairman puts the money in and is not one of those fly by nights that just sees the club as an adornment for his prestige. The Blyth fans seem to have got ...
by LoidLucan
Thu Apr 11, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24
Replies: 70
Views: 7757

Re: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24

I wonder if Danny Ellis will be playing against us on Saturday. I believe Farsley's 6ft 5ins defender Tom Allan is still suspended and Ellis, who's 38, played the full game against Peterboro Sports on Tuesday. Our former left-back George Smith was out injured on Tuesday. They've got a decent keeper,...
by LoidLucan
Thu Apr 11, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Tuesday Apr 09th 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: The Bottom Ten, Tuesday Apr 09th 2024

Rushall's directors are saying they aim to get all their ground grading work done by the end of April after getting a deadline extension. The new seated stand wasn't built by Tuesday this week but their plan is to get it thrown up, along with terracing at the sides of the stand to get the ground cap...
by LoidLucan
Wed Apr 10, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Tuesday Apr 09th 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: The Bottom Ten, Tuesday Apr 09th 2024

Bishop's Stortford's defence standing tall at Rushall last night....

https://www.rofc.co.uk/ShowImageBlobSto ... &id=480842

It's not been a good four days for them. No goals scored, 11 goals shipped and the manager announced he's jacking it in after his torture in the "North."
by LoidLucan
Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024
Replies: 67
Views: 4187

Re: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024

If we play at our best on Saturday then we'll be sound but if we reverted to the kind of display as at Rushall then it could be a nerve-shredding day. We'd have snapped your hand off for this scenario if it had been offered a couple of months ago. Rushall have now won four of their last five league ...
by LoidLucan
Tue Apr 09, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When Watson and Mitchell took over…
Replies: 26
Views: 3313

Re: When Watson and Mitchell took over…

There's one or two things gone on in the background at Blyth that don't sound great. Apparently there's been a couple of cutbacks at the club since the takeover was announced with a big fanfare, one of which means the club is no longer providing food for the players on away trips. The independent su...
by LoidLucan
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024
Replies: 67
Views: 4187

Re: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024

Just when NLN wave goodbye to Bishop Stortford, up come Needham Market FC - almost Ipswich!! Needham Market will go south. We will get Chesham and possibly Oxford City and St Albans I think. Chesham? Surely you can't have a place with a Tube station in National North. It's getting beyond ridiculous.
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When Watson and Mitchell took over…
Replies: 26
Views: 3313

Re: When Watson and Mitchell took over…

That's an astonishing turnaround on those two
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When Watson and Mitchell took over…
Replies: 26
Views: 3313

Re: When Watson and Mitchell took over…

Just look at that, we were 15 points behind Blyth and 14 behind Farley Celtic. Wow.
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Games that matter to us - end of season
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: Games that matter to us - end of season

I think we actually have enough as it is as agreed with others that Blyth won't pick up another point this season. I expected Rushall to beat them. It's not comfortable until it's mathematically confirmed obviously. I just thank the good lord above that you'll be nowhere near the pre-match team tal...
by LoidLucan
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Massive credit to Watson and the board
Replies: 34
Views: 2711

Re: Massive credit to Watson and the board

It's very rare in a 46 game league at any level for a team to require 52, 53 or 54 points to secure 5th bottom spot, not unheard of but very unusual. Normally somewhere between 47 and 50 or so points would be enough for 5th bottom place. We might just happen to have picked a more freakish season to ...