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by en passant
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 165
Views: 13268

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

And what about up front? Are we happy with the forwards we have? We appeared to be missing Charman today. So what is the answer when he cannot play? And against sides that have big no nonsense defenders do we need a bid no nonsense attacker to mix things up and provide a plan B?
by en passant
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season null and voided
Replies: 114
Views: 8200

Re: Season null and voided

Interesting to see the news this morning stating that the government are targeting the end of July to have all adults vaccinated. Whilst always having to take governmental statements with a pinch of salt, it is fair to say that progress on the vaccine roll out has already included more people than h...
by en passant
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 18598

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

The League reps have clearly made errors, ultimately this season should never have started. We should not have played Prescot Cables on 3 October, from that point onwards we've been sort of destined for this point. They have already said that the charges are just an admin point. The thing is the le...
by en passant
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 18598

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

The League reps have clearly made errors, ultimately this season should never have started. We should not have played Prescot Cables on 3 October, from that point onwards we've been sort of destined for this point. They have already said that the charges are just an admin point. The thing is the le...
by en passant
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 18598

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

You can't force a club to decide early - they are entitled to 28 days to make a decision. That is the equivalent of you buying something which has a cooling off period and the seller chasing you to waive your cooling off period to confirm absolute that you are happy. It would be completely unfair a...
by en passant
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 39
Views: 4453

Re: York City

Do I also detect a modification in their bullish attitude towards completing the season now that the conviction that they are destined for promotion has been tarnished by such a poor performance?
by en passant
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 4314

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

So, effectively, we will stop playing league fixtures from now, but we will come back if there is a sniff of making some money. Isn't this the point of all football. It is not played for esoteric reasons but in the hope that success will lead to pounds in the bank. Some will search for that in a pr...
by en passant
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 4314

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

So, effectively, we will stop playing league fixtures from now, but we will come back if there is a sniff of making some money. Isn't this the point of all football. It is not played for esoteric reasons but in the hope that success will lead to pounds in the bank. Some will search for that in a pr...
by en passant
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 4314

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

I feel like people disputing our ongoing involvement in the trophy have no interest in the rationale behind it, and just want to gripe about us because either a) they're fans of teams who don't like us, or b) they want to carry on the season as they think they might get promoted. If somebody could ...
by en passant
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 4314

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

Anyone got any explanation for why, on BBC teletext, our match with Boston tomorrow is shown as A-A 'This match has been abandoned' rather than as Postponed which is how the other games that are not going ahead have been described? Do the BBC think that this game was arranged to complete the last fe...
by en passant
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 4314

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

It’s an admirable stance and I agree fully with the statement. However, without Step 2 becoming N&V, then surely we cannot play our tie at home to Hornchurch in a couple of weeks? We are now, effectively, shutting down as a club. To then switch the lights back on for a chance at Wembley does not pa...
by en passant
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 4314

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

It’s an admirable stance and I agree fully with the statement. However, without Step 2 becoming N&V, then surely we cannot play our tie at home to Hornchurch in a couple of weeks? We are now, effectively, shutting down as a club. To then switch the lights back on for a chance at Wembley does not pa...
by en passant
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

50/50 is always there Ghost. I think we will be missing out on a lot of income. Match attendances will be higher than streaming figures for a start, then the car park and sponsorship. We have made the most of a bad job so far but we can’t keep on doing this. To me the streaming and grants possibly ...
by en passant
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kettering Town
Replies: 67
Views: 7453

Re: Kettering Town

I don't recall seeing anything that justifies the comment in the Fylde statement that we plan to play in the Trophy but not in the league on Tuesday. As stated above, surely we are just doing what the league has asked us to do, which is fulfil our fixtures until the results of the votes are known. T...
by en passant
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: F A TROPHY ~ WEALDSTONE MATCH?
Replies: 47
Views: 10472

Re: F A TROPHY ~ WEALDSTONE MATCH?

I think we have to go ahead as there is 28 days for the clubs to respond, so until the League have their results we play on.
by en passant
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

Perhaps we should stop playing football and enjoy a nice game of heads I win tails you lose.
by en passant
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

Having read the details of what has been put before the National League teams to vote on I understand that there is some fear that the initial resolution can effectively put a stop to separate votes for the National League and a joint North/South vote. The National League can then force all three le...
by en passant
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

It's a unique and catastrophic situation made worse by the national league management's handling Of it, from the original funding through to not having a plan B should we end up where we are, They had no for thought in what happens if ??, clueless, You cannot trust what they say, any voting could b...
by en passant
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

I see that it is transfer deadline day today. There will be millions being spent in the top echelons of football. According to teletext Man City are offering £15m to buy a couple of 17 year olds, who will probably never feature in their first team for at least a year or two. For the same money three...
by en passant
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

I can see this ending up in a complete mess, where the vote is about as decisive as a Brexit referendum, and has much the same consequences. Anyone fancy 4 years of arguing what to do next?
by en passant
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

The way the wind appears to be blowing it may be that the majority of teams will opt to continue. Some believing that they will get a promotion to offset the debt, or, even more optimistically, that they will qualify for a loan. So what would happen to clubs that don't have rose-tinted spectacles? T...
by en passant
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

Having since been ordered to re-schedule our postponed games in accordance with the National League rules, we must now reiterate our stance. I can't say I like the tone of that statement it almost appears that the National League are trying to push this through as a fait accompli, it's good to see ...
by en passant
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

When I heard the announcement that matches would restart on 6th Feb, without any additional information on funding, I assumed that the League had just jumped the gun on a Government announcement that a new deal on grants had been brokered. Having had no such announcement in the last 24 hours seems t...
by en passant
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 28718

Re: League restarts 6 February

Would it therefore be OK for a club to sign, say, 20 additional players, and then claim that they can't afford to pay them, so need to have a grant to save the club from going under? With our fixture backlog this looks like it would be a great idea.
by en passant
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 24596

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Perhaps one of the things we can do as individual fans is lobby our MP to support DJ and raise with HMG the question of funding towards the rest of the season without fans, in order to comply with HMG's Covid restrictions? Certainly worth a try as our local MP should have the ear of the government,...
by en passant
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 24596

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Whilst the response from Chester clearly indicates a concern over placing their club in future financial difficulties, they do then go on to express a hope that the season might continue under option 2. They may well view the situation this way as they might well hope that they can gain a promotion,...
by en passant
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 24596

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

What a bloody mess. What worries me is if we lose the vote and the NL wants to carry on will we be faced with the stark choice of carrying on and possibly putting the clubs financial position at risk or stop playing and face punishment from the NL. See my post above. This still worries me. If the m...
by en passant
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 24596

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

I'm not bright enough to worry about the lengthy nuanced arguments above about what you call the money that will keep this season going, but I am concerned about where that takes us. What is the amount that will be given to each club and how long is it supposed to cover? I think I saw the figure of ...
by en passant
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 24596

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

It would pretty much spell the end of the league if the board threatened financial sanctions on clubs that feared for their future if they are coerced into taking on loans that threatened their financial future. It's pretty much certain that if the only offer on the table is for clubs to take on de...
by en passant
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 24596

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Just wondering, but if the League decided that clubs must continue to fulfil fixtures without grants, as loans are available, and the clubs decide that they cannot do this without a complete meltdown to their finances, what would be the options open to them? Could the League insist on them carrying ...