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by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 53
Views: 2707

Re: Once the dust settles...

I think we would come straight back down if ever promoted with our current finances, however that's football and if that happens then so be it. I noted the post from Hari Krishna last week and he seems to be getting some followers. You can take good Karma too far - 'if that's football ... then so b...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington new ground
Replies: 24
Views: 2787

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 Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington new ground
Replies: 24
Views: 2787

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 Maurice_Peddelty
Fri Mar 22, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Moke gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1557

Re: Moke gone

For me is keep the following - Griffiths , Hedley , Lees , Barrow , Platt , Hatfield, Salkeld , Cornish , Nelson , Main Undecided on Lindley and Rivers at this point , the rest I think we should move on I would think that Lindley will look for a club in the Midlands. I suspect Lindley is based in h...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Mar 20, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rushall tickets
Replies: 24
Views: 3204

Re: Rushall tickets

Presesumably Rushall's overall capacity has been reduced by the ongoing works. Therefore, I think it's as well that Rushall are asking Darlo Fans to buy their tickets in advance on-line. Advance ticketing should avoid the potential for any Darlo fans having a long, wasted trip by being turned away i...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rushall tickets
Replies: 24
Views: 3204

Re: Rushall tickets

LoidLucan wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2024 8:31 pm
Ticket only for away fans but not segregated?

https://www.rofc.co.uk/news/statement-- ... n-saturday
If you don't buy on line, better practice the turnstile greeting:"Yow owroit!"
by Maurice_Peddelty
Fri Mar 15, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 2022/23 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Replies: 29
Views: 3158

Re: 2022/23 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Are the Women’s Team and the Academy one and the same? They are the same line in the accounts. I do think people misinterpret the intent of the Academy. It would actually surprise me if it ever produces, or even intends to produce, players for the first team. Academies outside of the professional c...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Mar 11, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Saturdays flare incident
Replies: 20
Views: 2701

Re: Saturdays flare incident

My opinion wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2024 2:14 pm
I see that 4 people have been arrested, hopefully the idiot is among them and gets a lifetime nan from every ground in the country. That will not happen of course but it should.
Might be shorter than you think : :)
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What's the point of fan ownership?
Replies: 106
Views: 6996

Re: What's the point of fan ownership?

Ask any Rochdale fan who are currently in dire financial trouble e.g. need £2M to avoid liquidation. There are now 2 interested parties after an EGM decided to dilute the fans ownership by issuing 9 million new shares but seeking to retain the "golden share" which would allow them to protect the na...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Mar 04, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Excellent interview with Scott Barrow
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Excellent interview with Scott Barrow

A really good positive and encouraging interview.
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Run-in
Replies: 14
Views: 1531

Re: Run-in

Talking of injury prone players, I have a memory of Noel Whelan coming on as a sub at the Arena and pulling his hamstring as he ran onto the pitch and had to be taken off straight away. Please tell me I haven’t imagined it and this really happened 🤔 You didn't imagine it - I was there too. I seem t...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3798

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

My take on it is that Tom Platten, after 25 years in the Chair, had reached a stage in his life where he'd had enough of the responsibilities and financial commitment to keep the club on an even keel. It seems he was so desperate to hand it over that he engaged an agency to go and find someone and i...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 156
Views: 12319

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

1 They roll around, waste time, break up play, tug shirts, they utilise every trick in the book - not just a few times, but as a fully blown ideology right through a match. Watching them play football is a dull, boring and frustrating afternoon and if I lived in Alfreton I'd rather stay in bang my ...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 156
Views: 12319

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

1 They roll around, waste time, break up play, tug shirts, they utilise every trick in the book - not just a few times, but as a fully blown ideology right through a match. Watching them play football is a dull, boring and frustrating afternoon and if I lived in Alfreton I'd rather stay in bang my h...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 180
Views: 12396

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

As others have pointed out, it’s a completely bizarre situation that the club have put themselves in to have a GK coach only available when he’s not in the stands at SJP. I’d go to the lengths to say its amateurish as that’s exactly what it is. We’re a National League North club, every other club i...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Fri Feb 02, 2024 11:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 17623

Re: Asante

You wish to rubbish rumours that don't suit your point So it is a rumour ;) 97 - things would be simpler if you just said/wrote something along the lines of "I reckon Asante is on huge huge money" instead of making out that you know, because you don't know that he is, anymore than I don't know that...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Thu Feb 01, 2024 5:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 17623

Re: Asante

My patience is definitely wearing thin if he's contracted for next season. If that's the case it's a ridiculous decision. Had he come in fit, playing regularly and scoring goals that would put a different slant on it. Sure I read his contract is this season and next when he signed. I am sorry but i...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sun Jan 28, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hereford
Replies: 89
Views: 16943

Re: Darlington v Hereford

It was the reaction of the Scarborough fans that amused me. Arms raised as they thought they'd scored and then their arms falling onto their heads when they'd realised they hadn't.
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The new floodlights.
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: The new floodlights.

You could always ask the club via the contact facility on the official site and share the response with the rest of us. It would have taken you virtually the same amount of time as raising a query on an unofficial forum.
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sat Dec 23, 2023 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Bishops Stortford
Replies: 131
Views: 46833

Re: Darlington V Bishops Stortford

I hope they set off very early, as they'll probably waiting in a very long car queue north of Doncaster on the A1M. Really looking forward to this game, hopefully the fairly mild weather, will bring out a decent crowd, hopefully 1800. The last Saturday before Christmas is notorious for poor attenda...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Fri Sep 22, 2023 8:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chandler Resigns
Replies: 7
Views: 4399

Chandler Resigns

Jamie Chandler has resigned as Spennymoor manager due to time constraints.
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Gowling...
Replies: 115
Views: 28006

Re: Josh Gowling...

Just noting that Union Berlin are fan owned. Maybe Josh and Danny can arrange a friendly! They've got 40,000 owners. Who knows where the Darlington roller-coaster will take us next. Berlin anyone? I thought the vast majority of Bundesliga clubs were fan owned Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Correc...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Sep 12, 2023 6:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun has been sacked
Replies: 330
Views: 68369

Re: Alun has been sacked

If you increase our home gates up to the 2,000 figure (basically a third increase on our average gate last season), we would still be the worst supported side in the EFL. We aren't a Football League club anymore. We don't 'belong' there. That may be upsetting for some, but I think we need to realis...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who's in for it....
Replies: 59
Views: 18559

Re: Who's in for it....

Thursday would be quick. Applications tonight which means sifting through them as a collective board to identify and inform a shortlist over Tuesday and Wednesday. Interviews over Thursday and Friday. I suspect the favoured candidate will be know and will be at the game on Saturday. It seems except...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Thu Sep 07, 2023 2:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun has been sacked
Replies: 330
Views: 68369

Re: Alun has been sacked

There's an important point that a lot posters in this thread seem to have overlooked, which is DFC has invited applications with a closing date of this Monday, and they are already working through the applications received so far. This suggests that their first priority is to try and appoint a suita...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Thu Sep 07, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun has been sacked
Replies: 330
Views: 68369

Re: Alun has been sacked

Quaker85 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2023 8:20 am
I inferred from Danny’s latest tweet that Gary and Mark are leaving too [emoji47]


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I didn't read it that way. Danny had tagged Darren Holloway (I don't think AA does Twitter ) and I read it that Danny was lamenting DH and AA leaving.
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sat Jul 22, 2023 10:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum 21/07/23
Replies: 39
Views: 7130

Re: Fans Forum 21/07/23

This is just a personal P.O.V. but there seems to be a sort of malaise at the club, I can feel it a bit as I walk in, I can feel it when I chat to other fans, and I can sense it from the club's media output. Last seasons shocking end of season form was to me never really addressed and Alun hasn't c...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sun Jul 16, 2023 9:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Echo casting doubt on plans for new ground
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

Re: Echo casting doubt on plans for new ground

With current interest rates increasing I honestly can’t see anything going ahead at present in either site, although in the Echo today food/retail units were passed for expansion in Faverdale. Not sure how that works It reminds me just a little of that time upstairs at the Arena when Sotnick got ou...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Jun 28, 2023 10:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Make or break season for AA
Replies: 89
Views: 20257

Re: Make or break season for AA

1 I feel after the amazing BTB we need a playoff finish for it to be deemed successful Is that not being a bit selective? The budget with BTB puts us as top half. In purely financial terms making play-offs is still an overachievement. Isn't it the job of a manager to overachieve?--Obviously within t...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Aaron Martin wanted from Gateshead
Replies: 82
Views: 13875

Re: Aaron Martin wanted from Gateshead

Super_Les's earlier post affirms that the Club had/has designs on acquiring Aaron Martin. It seems totally implausible to suggest that the Club would pursue the likes of him if they had zero room within the budget.