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by Yarblockos
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ben Liddle leaves
Replies: 15
Views: 1588

Re: Ben Liddle leaves

Maybe he feels he needs to be playing week in week out in order to improve as a player. Will be interesting to see where he ends up as to be honest he didn't look good enough for this level most of the time.
by Yarblockos
Thu Apr 18, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

Re: Once the dust settles...

I agree that the EFL is fundamentally a bit of a dream, and spending money upgarding BM to even just NL standard would have some benefit to match day experience. But wouldn't we still be incredibly restricted in our revenue generation on non match-days? I personally would be very loathe to put furt...
by Yarblockos
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

Re: Once the dust settles...

I don't believe that is the case. My understanding is that DRFC don't want development that would require their clubhouse to be replaced. Which essentially means BM could be developed sufficiently to mean NL standards but not to EFL. *If* we could move the pipe then that gives the full footprint of...
by Yarblockos
Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

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 Yarblockos
Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

Re: Once the dust settles...

Suppose we could chop the Tin Shed into squares & flog it off to raise funds for improvements. Nostalgia does have a value & I was in there 1960's & 70's too. It does, but lets not let it get in the way of progress. The whole argument is academic anyway, because the Rugby Club don’t want any furthe...
by Yarblockos
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

Re: Once the dust settles...

For those talking about stadium requirements: For National League North you need to have 500 seats and show the ability of how you can upgrade your ground to 4000 capacity. For National League there are no other requirements but to show you can upgrade your ground to 5000 capacity. I would love to ...
by Yarblockos
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

Re: Once the dust settles...

See this is another issue because it’s never been confirmed and some of the argument for a new ground is that the rugby club won’t permit *any* expansion. Yep, I would take that "won't permit any expansion" claim with a pinch of salt, along with the "primacy of tenure" claim for The Arena. The boar...
by Yarblockos
Thu Apr 11, 2024 3:42 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?
It's only 20% in the FA Cup. Minimum is 10% in the EFL, don't know about the NLN. I guess as most ground aren't segregated its not usually an issue.
by Yarblockos
Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Hodgson Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 2470

Re: David Hodgson Interview

To call this an interview is a stretch, it’s more Hodgie stringing together a series of stories that illustrate that the world of football is full of dubious characters and dubious goings on, including (it seems) himself. I like Hodgie, he did well for us, and this is quite interesting though. I ha...
by Yarblockos
Tue Apr 09, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Massive credit to Watson and the board
Replies: 34
Views: 2711

Re: Massive credit to Watson and the board

Let’s not forget Steve’s Fantastic Four. I’m on about Main, Barrow, Cornish and Young. They’ve all made a difference, but the thing is, between them they’ve made ‘the difference'. So thanks Steve for bringing them in, and thanks to the players involved for agreeing to come. :clap: :clap: And thanks...
by Yarblockos
Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington new ground
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: Leamington new ground

Without a decent ground or a vision to secure one I’m not entirely sure where we are going as a club. Even at this level it arguably has the worst away end in the league. I actually stood at the open end for the first time yesterday and it’s absolutely grim. For me this is priority 1 after this sea...
by Yarblockos
Sat Mar 30, 2024 5:05 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 Yarblockos
Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 179
Views: 13034

Re: Darlington V Chorley

Losing at home to Chorley is not going to decide our season, but the next few games will. We probably need 7 points. I thought it was a very AA type performance today rather than a Gowling one. We made no headway on the left at all, and Griffiths was our only outlet on the right, but his delivery wa...
by Yarblockos
Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington new ground
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: Leamington new ground

Cost of £13.8m, funded through Government investment zone (I don't know how this works) to Warwick District Council, Leamington then buy the ground for 450K and then give back to WDC.
by Yarblockos
Sat Mar 23, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rushall v Darlington
Replies: 50
Views: 4917

Re: Rushall v Darlington

I think three wins will be enough to finish above Farsley or Rushall, but can we win three? For the first time in weeks I'm thinking we are more likely to go down than stay up. I doubt we'll catch any of those team 4 points ahead, we only have 5 games left and lots of teams in there still have to pl...
by Yarblockos
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What's the point of fan ownership?
Replies: 106
Views: 7143

Re: What's the point of fan ownership?

There was a suggestion floated on here a few years ago that Northumbrian water would allow building on top of the pipe as long as access hatches were installed. Don't know if that is the case.
by Yarblockos
Fri Mar 22, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What's the point of fan ownership?
Replies: 106
Views: 7143

Re: What's the point of fan ownership?

Def think some banked standing at the way end would really help possibly something we can take with us if we move. Have to get the RC onside though and that’s the hard job but people views do change. The rugby clubs only issue is they don't want their clubhouse knocked down - and based on plans tha...
by Yarblockos
Fri Mar 22, 2024 12:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What's the point of fan ownership?
Replies: 106
Views: 7143

Re: What's the point of fan ownership?

Def think some banked standing at the way end would really help possibly something we can take with us if we move. Have to get the RC onside though and that’s the hard job but people views do change. The rugby clubs only issue is they don't want their clubhouse knocked down - and based on plans tha...
by Yarblockos
Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnston to resign
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: David Johnston to resign

I think this is what they call clickbait
by Yarblockos
Wed Mar 20, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What's the point of fan ownership?
Replies: 106
Views: 7143

Re: What's the point of fan ownership?

Focus for now is to stay up and if we do can focus on IMO helpful questions raised by CC. As fan owned the only way we can move on is people through the gate, a potential cup run and more difficult more commercial revenue and sponsorship. Asking more BTB is more problematic as I think we have reach...
by Yarblockos
Fri Mar 15, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 2022/23 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Replies: 29
Views: 3201

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 Yarblockos
Thu Mar 14, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 2022/23 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Replies: 29
Views: 3201

Re: 2022/23 FINANCIAL RESULTS

How do the women's team and academy make a profit, are they funded through some central funding source? Obviously can't be through gate receipts.
by Yarblockos
Mon Mar 11, 2024 10:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Saturdays flare incident
Replies: 20
Views: 2784

Re: Saturdays flare incident

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/important-advice-for-fans-travelling-to-blyth-on-tuesday Yep this one individual is now affecting us in more ways of match day experience , not allowed into Blyths club house, got to find a way to find who it is, clubs got to be proactive in measures to find him. Not...
by Yarblockos
Sun Mar 10, 2024 11:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Points deduction
Replies: 14
Views: 2415

Re: Points deduction

The Bury 2 match ban was for discriminatory language. My understanding is that it was for about 8 separate charges in the past 2 seasons. These have ranged from racism, pitch invasions, general violent disorder and also pyros. Yes, the decision to close the ground was made becaue Bury had seven rec...
by Yarblockos
Sun Mar 10, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League TV.
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: National League TV.

You can pause DFR until it is in sync with NLTV. Took me a while to find it on my phone - an Android. With the mixlr app running you go back to the front screen where you normally login to the phone with your PIN and you will see Mixlr with a pause button on it. You still have to mess about a bit t...
by Yarblockos
Sun Mar 10, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League TV.
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: National League TV.

I’ve watched a few this season, our home matches always have commentary but the away matches are hit and miss. To be honest with their accents having no commentary on Tuesday might not be a bad thing as I don’t believe there are any subtitles. Quality isn’t too bad considering, one of the matches w...
by Yarblockos
Sun Mar 10, 2024 7:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Points deduction
Replies: 14
Views: 2415

Re: Points deduction

Bury are behind closed doors at the moment which was in part due to pyrotechnics. The difference they are under County FA discipline - I haven't seen Wembley ever issue that out. I don't think they can it would set a precedent which they would have to apply from top to bottom. I thought Bury was du...
by Yarblockos
Sun Mar 10, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Points deduction
Replies: 14
Views: 2415

Re: Points deduction

In the echo it’s saying we could be playing behind closed doors after the pyrotechnics incidents at Darlo&Spenny, Got to find these feral little scroats and get them banned for life, they have no idea of the harm they are doing to the club and probably don’t care, so if anyone knows the culprits le...
by Yarblockos
Sun Mar 10, 2024 6:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor V Darlington
Replies: 78
Views: 9823

Re: Spennymoor V Darlington

It was a bit of a surprise to see left-back Reece Staunton come on as a second half sub for Spenny given that he wasn't listed as a sub in their published team sheet before the game. Dan Myers had been getting absolutely roasted down that flank in the first half and they obviously had to stem the f...
by Yarblockos
Thu Mar 07, 2024 1:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo V Scunthorpe
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Darlo V Scunthorpe

It was mentioned by the commentators that Hatfield was subbed to avoid getting another yellow which could of seen him suspended , has that time frame now passed, and he starts again from scratch ? I know there's some point in the season when yellow cards get cancelled, just don't know when, Anyone?...