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by sue_donym
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton v Darlo
Replies: 54
Views: 5168

Re: Curzon Ashton v Darlo

Whilst I share the faith that we're on broadly the right track, at what point do we start to get nervous? Fact of the matter is that we've played well in one game out of four. We have fewer points than at this point last season, have scored fewer goals and conceded more. And the corresponding fixtur...
by sue_donym
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 11802

Re: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread

Anyone there that can say what's going on? Sounded quite promising first ten minutes
by sue_donym
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38947

Re: Signings

If he wanted to go fair enough nothing you can do about that
by sue_donym
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38947

Re: Signings

If Trotman does leave, I’m confident he will be going for a fee. AA backed him at the forum. Quite naturally though, he is looking at local players - by that, Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, County Durham, Teeside, maybe North Yorkshire but touch and go if this is “local” - is this not a big...
by sue_donym
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38947

Re: Signings

Just shows how Tommy got his signings horribly wrong with his crazy contracts and could even mean not a single player who he signed will be here under AA.With the exception of Trotman and Nicholson who may be leaving through location issues, the others have fallen short. Sent from my moto g(6) play...
by sue_donym
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38947

Re: Signings

Prospect of Trotman leaving worries me. Travelling is not ideal but he's class and would be hard to replace.
by sue_donym
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jordan Nicholson released
Replies: 42
Views: 6512

Re: Jordan Nicholson released

Slightly worried by this. Technically one of our best players and our best, most consistent attacker last season. Whoever's coming in has shoes to fill.
by sue_donym
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong on his way out of Blyth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3608

Alun Armstrong on his way out of Blyth?

Sounds like Alun Armstrong is tearing his hair out at Blyth. IF we got shot of TW (not necessarily endorsing that), could he be tempted? From what I recall he turned down the job when TW was appointed. https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/26731/alun-armstrong-budget-cuts-are-forcing...
by sue_donym
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo -Diary .We need significant change.
Replies: 19
Views: 2405

Re: Darlo -Diary .We need significant change.

This stuff about buying 'quality local players' does my nut, as if there is a wealth of talent on our doorstep that we don't even look at because we're only interested in players from Telford. Face facts. If a quality player born and bred in the North East becomes available there are five non league...
by sue_donym
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Omar Holness
Replies: 66
Views: 9341

Re: Omar Holness

Darlogramps wrote:Hope Holness turns out to be a Blockbuster signing.
If so it could be the start of a gold run for us
by sue_donym
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Omar Holness
Replies: 66
Views: 9341

Re: Omar Holness

Looked him up on Football Manager - he's class on that so we're all good. Central or right mid. Looks comfortable running with ball.

Feels like a proper Hodgy-era left field signing
by sue_donym
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes
Replies: 21
Views: 3232

Re: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes

Should it's written by Harry Pearson, one of my favourite sports writers and author of the Far Corner, absolutely indispensable book on north-east football.
by sue_donym
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes
Replies: 21
Views: 3232

Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes

As above there's a piece on us in the new WSC, centering on the Southport game. I haven't read it yet but be interesting to see what they make of us.

https://www.wsc.co.uk/stories/14204-wsc-385-out-now
by sue_donym
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders Departs
Replies: 29
Views: 6617

Re: Harvey Saunders Departs

Fairy ply to him he's definitely markedly improved. Needs to become a slightly more refined player in terms of his technique and first touch, and his movement could use work, but given his pace and work rate can see him making it higher up. Glad we're keeping him for the season as lord knows where w...
by sue_donym
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New loan signings
Replies: 28
Views: 7756

Re: New loan signings

Agree about the Barnsley lads, more Smith than Palmer - Palmer has shown glimpses of quality but looked a bit casual in some of his appearances, needs to remember this isn't u-23 football and if he wants to make a career in the professional game he needs to be standing out at this level, he's 21 thi...
by sue_donym
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford Park Avenue
Replies: 28
Views: 5792

Re: Bradford Park Avenue

Maybe BPA get low crowds because everyone supports city in league one? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk This. Bradford is in a football saturated area and also competes with a strong rugby league following. BPA are always only going to be a fan's second club, they might go when Leeds/Bradford or ...
by sue_donym
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Where we are after 25 league games
Replies: 62
Views: 9164

Re: Where we are after 25 league games

Find this argument that Wright 'failed' in the summer recruitment and can't take credit for loan signings completely baffling. Firstly it's questionable whether he 'failed' with his signings. So far he has three successes in Nicholson, Elliott and Hughes. Three failures in Henshall, Ainge and Burn. ...
by sue_donym
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Promotion
Replies: 21
Views: 5375

Re: Promotion

We need to get rid of the short-termism that is ingrained in the supporters minds. Having a commercial manager who is there to increase revenue streams is not going to have an instant impact. Having an academy that produces saleable assets is not going to have an instant impact. Yes relegation woul...
by sue_donym
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Luke Trotman
Replies: 30
Views: 6582

Re: Luke Trotman

He's our only recognised right back, so there would be a clear impact, especially with our ability to bring in new players expected to be limited to unproven loan signings. This on top of a wafer thin squad, which doesn't appear to have anybody who could fill the role effectively. Of course, any sa...
by sue_donym
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 27878

Re: Resignation...

quote]I think if most fans were asked in the abstract whether they'd rather follow a fan-owned club or one that was owned by (and dependant upon) a wealthy benefactor they'd always choose the former. I think your wrong, I know plenty of fans who would swap our current situation and the thought of a...
by sue_donym
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 27878

Re: Resignation...

I think if most fans were asked in the abstract whether they'd rather follow a fan-owned club or one that was owned by (and dependant upon) a wealthy benefactor they'd always choose the former. But I think we're rubbing up against the reality of what that entails now. It makes us exclusively reliant...
by sue_donym
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Syers gone
Replies: 141
Views: 23926

Re: Dave Syers gone

An experienced player proven at a higher level gone though. It's a blow.
by sue_donym
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 27878

Re: Resignation...

Have been lurking on this forum for a while but I'm just going to blather on now and get out all my thoughts on the current situation. The Good Recruitment Firstly I think that some of the criticism Wright is coming in for is unwarranted. His recruitment has largely been good. Styche was a superb si...
by sue_donym
Sat May 26, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Excellent piece on Two Hundred Percent
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Excellent piece on Two Hundred Percent

Really fantastic piece by Ian King over on Two Hundred Percent about the Northern League situation, fantastic level of a insight for a guy that isn't even a fan of the club.

http://www.twohundredpercent.net/?p=18841
by sue_donym
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Feethas Article
Replies: 15
Views: 2340

Re: Feethas Article

Yeah. Fair enough I appreciate its a bit sentimental and bit down on our current prospects. I left Darlo for Uni the same year the Arena opened, and since then me and Darlo have sort of drifted apart, though I'll still always be Darlo first and foremost. Aye and Im not having a pop at the fans, the ...
by sue_donym
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Feethas Article
Replies: 15
Views: 2340

Feethas Article

Hello, I've written an article on Feethams for a series on lost football grounds for the excellent football blog Twohundredpercent. Have a look and let me know what you think. http://www.twohundredpercent.net/?p=13332&cpage=1#comment-42696 Cheers edit: Obviously thread title should be Feethams Artic...
by sue_donym
Thu May 19, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Previous "Big" signings
Replies: 67
Views: 2953

Re: Previous "Big" signings

How has no-one mentioned Lee Nogan? Came under Reynolds and everyone creamed their keks cos he had a Wales cap but what utter sh*te he was. I honestly don't remember him doing anything, ever, and yet I must have seen at least 30 odd times.
by sue_donym
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Excellent idea to get season tickets signed up
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Excellent idea to get season tickets signed up

To be honset I'm a little nervous about this whole 'pledge' idea anyway...is this pledge actually binding in any way? Is there anything to stop someone pledging to buy a season ticket now and then (should the season go tits up, or Cooper leave, or whatever), then turn around and say you know what so...
by sue_donym
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hatch off...
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: Hatch off...

Can only think he was knackered after Saturday, understandable given the number of yards he puts in