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by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Player of the month
Replies: 7
Views: 3414

Re: Player of the month

Congratulations to Liam Hughes! Well done in carving out a new niche in the team. It shows all Darlo players, that they can go from villain to hero in a very short period. Well done Liam. It also shows there are plenty of fans ready to pass judgement on players before theyve had a chance to settle ...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 28872

Re: Darlington v Stockport

Puzzles me how they make training twice a week liveing so far away Well, they finish work around 3pm, meet up to car share (I hope, as we're probably paying their travel) get on the road for 4, by the time they meet and get out of Birmingham, and drive for around 3 hours on a very good day, 4 more ...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 20063

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

as much as my opinions worth its 4-5-1 all day for me. Not exactly radical but solid .More adventurous formations - ESPECIALLY when we are without Wheatley - always seem destined to end in tears.

But howay lads/ - Thommo at wing back? Ainge in midfield? :crazy:
by Nigel Batches Beard
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The FA Cup banana skins....
Replies: 69
Views: 14166

Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

thought the F.A set the price for cup ties? isnt that why some of the Northern League teams charge more for the preliminary rounds than league games?
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The FA Cup banana skins....
Replies: 69
Views: 14166

Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

could have been a lot easier, but treat it like we actually want to progress and its winnable :)
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 15023

Re: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread

Yep, I don’t think DJ would make any rash decisions either - as a club we need stability. TW deserves a fair few more games yet IMO, we’re not even in a position to even consider replacing TW so early in the season because things aren’t going our way. I still think there’s a lot more to come from t...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 18618

Re: TW tactics......again!

No I haven't. However, you would think that there would be a pecking order to his selection of youth players rather than just plucking anyone to place on the bench. Glover for example has come on a few times and I think started a couple of matches last season, he has been held in high regard by TW ...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Vaulks on loan to Whitby
Replies: 49
Views: 14746

Re: Vaulks on loan to Whitby

Vodka_Vic wrote:Only reason is lack of the reserves this year. TW said this was what would happen to squad players. Will be in when injuries allow I'm sure.
playing on loan at Whitby probably will bring him on

playing at Wearside League Level where the reserves were - apart from fitness, probably not
by Nigel Batches Beard
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 29440

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

Sussex07 wrote:Seems like somebody was talking to him just the other night.. :roll:

http://hufc1908.proboards.com/thread/10 ... lo-tonight
that Poolie who wants to kick Gray in the nuts wants to be careful - he could be their next boss :lol:
by Nigel Batches Beard
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 29440

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

I wasn't that bothered about his lack of praising the fans when he left. What got me was his insults in the Chorley programme notes just before the YCFC trust vote. He urged people to vote for McGill or York would turn into another Darlington with a 'fan-owned, bucket-rattling mentality'. Then when...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixture Release
Replies: 60
Views: 12533

Re: Fixture Release

Leagues further down the pyramid (like the Wearside) who have teams without floodlights traditionally have a heavy August schedule to take advantage of the light nights. At that level, one thing it does highlight - the extra importance of "hitting the ground running". No time to allow a team to gel...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixture Release
Replies: 60
Views: 12533

Re: Fixture Release

Leagues further down the pyramid (like the Wearside) who have teams without floodlights traditionally have a heavy August schedule to take advantage of the light nights. At that level, one thing it does highlight - the extra importance of "hitting the ground running". No time to allow a team to gel...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixture Release
Replies: 60
Views: 12533

Re: Fixture Release

Leagues further down the pyramid (like the Wearside) who have teams without floodlights traditionally have a heavy August schedule to take advantage of the light nights. At that level, one thing it does highlight - the extra importance of "hitting the ground running". No time to allow a team to gel ...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fancy our chances...?
Replies: 28
Views: 8439

Re: Fancy our chances...?

I remain confident that if we stick to our prudent financial guns then the landscape will change and there will be more set-ups like our own, and clubs like Gateshead who spend beyond their means will have to also cut their cloth accordingly. havent they already had to? - new owners or a massive bu...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Thu May 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ainge signs for Darlo
Replies: 57
Views: 11472

Re: Ainge signs for Darlo

Neil Bishop being linked with the Monkey Hangers
by Nigel Batches Beard
Tue May 15, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe with David Johnston tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Re: Netcafe with David Johnston tonight

DJ answered a question on Chris Hunters departure and whether there was a fee involved "as a club we will not be commenting on whether we receive any fees as this is sensitive commercial information that makes signing players more complicated." The add on for Mark Beck from Harrogates promotion see...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon May 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe with David Johnston tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Re: Netcafe with David Johnston tonight

DJ answered a question on Chris Hunters departure and whether there was a fee involved "as a club we will not be commenting on whether we receive any fees as this is sensitive commercial information that makes signing players more complicated." The add on for Mark Beck from Harrogates promotion seem...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: £20,000 PRIZE
Replies: 128
Views: 23211

Re: £20,000 PRIZE

bumped back to top - we need the £20k :D
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh Takeover
Replies: 157
Views: 30784

Re: Raj Singh Takeover

Hartlepool Council must be a soft touch - this is the second time they have bailed out HUFC in a few months. They must be expecting some income from transfer fees, but will this be the proceeds from a fire-sale at knockdown prices? . No - the council appear to be getting some staggered payments due...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Shirt Sponsors
Replies: 16
Views: 4077

Re: New Shirt Sponsors

Emdubya wrote:Didn’t John Elliot sponsor West Auckland back in our Northern League days?
he did, very generously........but think hes had a bit of a change of heart with them and pulled back considerably on what he contributed
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Shirt Sponsors
Replies: 16
Views: 4077

Re: New Shirt Sponsors

Emdubya wrote:Didn’t John Elliot sponsor West Auckland back in our Northern League days?
he did, very generously........but think hes had a bit of a change of heart with them and pulled back considerably on what he contributed
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport - Kevin Davies
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Re: Southport - Kevin Davies

very interesting - not many who've played at his level would be prepared to muck in like that. Also interested in his reluctance to sign players who have particularly physical jobs?
by Nigel Batches Beard
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 549
Views: 106931

Re: York City

LoidLucan wrote:I'm just pleased he's now found himself a "proper football stadium and a proper football club" after being held back by little Darlo all those years.
and that statement just proves that any credit he gave our fans was just paying lip service to them - patronising beyond belief :roll:
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v North Ferriby
Replies: 114
Views: 21731

Re: Darlington v North Ferriby

Darlo_Pete wrote:The conditions are more likely to favour North Ferriby, as it will even things up and we will lose the edge that we would have had in skill levels.
:lol:
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Clock's ticking for Spendy
Replies: 178
Views: 32798

Re: Clock's ticking for Spendy

I thought spendymore were born out of the financial ruins of two football clubs with a relocation ala MK Dons. Better hope Brad doesnt one day say the seven figure sum was all just a loan. not quite mate - one teams financial ruin (Spenny) and one teams chairman/manager seeing whats happening there...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Three players sign for the V9 Academy
Replies: 37
Views: 6080

Re: Three players sign for the V9 Academy

, headed by chief scout Lee Tucker, whose north east connections mean that their is a decent NE contingent on the programme The same Lee Tucker that played for us presumably. I dont remember him playing for us at all? -but having wiki'd him five appearances , no goals......maybe my memory aint that...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Clock's ticking for Spendy
Replies: 178
Views: 32798

Re: Clock's ticking for Spendy

Oh I am not from spennymoor. Just an outsider looking in. Thought hartlepool were your rivals anyway? And what's with calling them "Spendy" because they've got a good owner willing to put some money in a nice little club with some help from the fans? Nothing wrong with that. Good on em Joking aside...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Three players sign for the V9 Academy
Replies: 37
Views: 6080

Re: Three players sign for the V9 Academy

To get 3 players on this, is against the odds. Just hope the lads are not being exploited in some way and the scouts are paying to attend (once they have been through some vetting process in the first place!) its a reality tv format for entertainment purposes, but doesnt have the feel of being as e...
by Nigel Batches Beard
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Three players sign for the V9 Academy
Replies: 37
Views: 6080

Re: Three players sign for the V9 Academy

for anyone who hasnt seen it,watched the last series on Sky - it wasnt bad. There was an element of that type of "X Factor" t.v. about it, but suppose that was to be expected - the lads train for a week , then split into three squads and play a couple of games in front of the scouts. Its linked toge...