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by en passant
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away to Bristol rovers
Replies: 185
Views: 15587

Re: Away to Bristol rovers

Clutching at positive straws, the game has allowed Hunt, McMahon and Holness some game time.
by en passant
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton...
Replies: 61
Views: 6510

Re: Alfreton...

I don't think we are alone in having an issue about playing at home in the current season. Looking at the table, taking out the top two who have been exceptional at home, very few teams have the kind of results that home advantage normally brings, whereas there are more teams who appear to be having...
by en passant
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Government Bailout for National League
Replies: 42
Views: 9523

Re: Government Bailout for National League

We do not know the exact financial compensation each Club will receive for "for essential revenue lost from fans not returning in October" as per the statement from the NL. DJ explained we had to complete a return of some sort which I imagine requested our match day revenue, hospitality,50-50 draw,...
by en passant
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 16694

Re: Update Required?

Talking of updated info, I have just been watching the Andrew Marr politics show on TV where he was interviewing Oliver Dowden, the Minister who has responsibility for Sport. He was questioned about the sports sector, and football in particular, being painted into a corner by the new restrictions, a...
by en passant
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 18798

Re: Arena it is

The two trial events mentioned in the interview. These involve 300 persons for one then 600 for the other. Do I suppose that these will be hastily arranged pre-season friendlies that a few supporters will be allowed to attend to test the arrangements for social distancing?
by en passant
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 101
Views: 23742

Re: impact on ground capacity

Darlington at the moment is clear of coronavirus, If people follow the guidelines and use common sense while attending functions, football matches, and the like I think we will as save going to the matches as we would shopping or other activities, but it's down to the sence of the people, it's in t...
by en passant
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 340
Views: 47883

Re: Ground share

There is no rush until the outcome of the pilots is received and we actually start to plan for ticketing etc. for the first home game. Until it is confirmed by the FA that elite football may admit a safe proportion of fans based on certified capacity (in line with government guidance) then we don't...
by en passant
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 101
Views: 23742

Re: impact on ground capacity

What is the purpose behind resticting crowds? To ensure a safe environment in which to enjoy our sport. The purpose is not to hack off supporters by preventing those who wish to attend from doing so. The purpose is not to destroy the viability of small clubs with narrow margins from existing by maki...
by en passant
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 340
Views: 47883

Re: Ground share

Is there any logical reason that some people hate the Arena . Obviously there were bad times there due to unscrupulous characters who had no interest in the Football Club . The Arena in itself was not and is not the problem . The place is not jinxed or haunted . To state that you would never go the...
by en passant
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 340
Views: 47883

Re: Ground share

I really can't get my head around the hysteria about the Arena in this context. I'd always be firmly against a long term or permanent return to the Arena because its simply awful watching football in a 25'000 capacity stadium with 1500 people inside. But all the faffing on about "what it represents...
by en passant
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 340
Views: 47883

Re: Ground share

How come whatever the subject on here ends up as a pointless point scoring from the same pedantic few. Trying to prove they are right about whatever the subject, usually spouting off figures that they probably have no real actual knowledge of ... but of course they are right. Jeez it's friggin bori...
by en passant
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 340
Views: 47883

Re: Ground share

I don't see many who do not understand the sense of going to the Arena if it makes the club more money than staying at BM, and would have the additional benefit of keeping faith with all fans who wish to see the team play, rather than excluding them at the risk of alienating the many pay on the gate...
by en passant
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Ferguson
Replies: 50
Views: 11804

Re: David Ferguson

And to follow up on the dodgy owner theme, I see a story on how Amnesty International have, with their vast knowledge wading in on behalf of hopeless causes, urged the Premier League to overhaul its owners and directors test as a human rights compliant as they see that the current rules are hopeless...
by en passant
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Ferguson
Replies: 50
Views: 11804

Re: David Ferguson

Ferguson confirmed at poolie Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Wonder if Ferguson knew about the takeover bid before he signed? Article in Hartlepool Mail https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/sport/football/hartlepool-united-supporters-trust-issue-statement-amid-takeover-interest-victoria-park-2932666...
by en passant
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Maguire & Langstaff Released
Replies: 88
Views: 20113

Re: Maguire & Langstaff Released

I was reading some of the York Press responses to one of their articles on players leaving York, and there seemed to be some consensus that they were cool on losing Kempster, less happy, but not surprised, to lose Ferguson, but happy that they would be able to build a new team around Green.
by en passant
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 33515

Re: Sports village

Just some idle thought for an idle Sunday. There does seem to be quite a lot of praise for what we had at Bishop and but for the desire to get back to Darlington and get a ground that was fit for the level we are at, might well have served right up to the present. So the idea of being out of Darling...
by en passant
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 33515

Re: Sports village

Well the news about the SV is a little disappointing as it reduces the options the club has to move forward, but I was never convinced that it had the makings of realistic opportunity. And other options, like a new site, even if the land were to be granted by the council, look to be miles away from ...
by en passant
Thu May 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 32772

Re: New deal for Donawa, Hatfield, Rivers, Holmes, Hedley, Reid, Storey , Campbell, Laing, Wheatley, Liddle, Watson,Atki

I wonder if Armstrong will feel the same way about Omar if he believes that his desire is to find another club. He has clearly stated that he only wants players who are committed to playing for Darlo. Any suggestion that they are keen on other options might rule them out of the reckoning. It is also...
by en passant
Wed May 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 83676

Re: Boost the budget

I am I suppose one of the luckier ones in this pandemic, as I am on a pension, therefore cant lose my job and to be honest saving money as pubs are shut, (in pub with mates normally most days and don't like drinking at home), and saving on fuel for the car. So while previously upped my monthly cont...
by en passant
Tue May 26, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 83676

Re: Boost the budget

I think it was £104,300. Pretty sure it was just over the £103,000 mark, so today has certainly broken through that barrier, and given the uncertain times for everyone's finances, this is a truly remarkable total already. But with days to go it may well be possible to get close to DJ's wish list ta...
by en passant
Mon May 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: £100,261
Replies: 2
Views: 2569

Re: £100,261

And more.
by en passant
Fri May 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wilson Kneeshaw
Replies: 12
Views: 5131

Re: Wilson Kneeshaw

To be fair, AA mentioned that he needed to get some games under his belt then he'd give him a trial. Jesmond is Step 7, same as Wearside League, so I guess he's played at the highest level he could without too much registration hassle, then of course Clovis happened. Shite there is a another new di...
by en passant
Sun May 03, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 83676

Re: Boost the budget

I think that we may get to 31st May and the club could well use the existing funds to tie down the key players Alun wants to keep/sign and decide to continue BTB for another month to have a sort of slush fund to allow Alun to tweak the team as the season progresses. This will also encompass at leas...
by en passant
Sun May 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 83676

Re: Boost the budget

I think that we may get to 31st May and the club could well use the existing funds to tie down the key players Alun wants to keep/sign and decide to continue BTB for another month to have a sort of slush fund to allow Alun to tweak the team as the season progresses. This will also encompass at leas...
by en passant
Sun May 03, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Omar Holness
Replies: 42
Views: 13010

Re: Omar Holness

Holness & Bascombe filled a hole when injuries had ravaged the squad and wish them both well in their future career, however they were at best only utility players. Donawa is a more gifted player & could turn a game so would want him in the squad for next season. Certainly when the 3 of them were a...
by en passant
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Favourite ever Easter fixture
Replies: 17
Views: 4407

Re: Favourite ever Easter fixture

Hi everyone just wondering at this time of year and at a loose end wondering what other fans think was their favourite game of the Easter period of all time for me it as to be the Hartlepool derby at feethams in 1982 2-1 down at half time before Alan Walsh struck that magnificent four goal salvo to...
by en passant
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 221
Views: 45606

Re: Season VOIDED

No just Darlo Pete getting ahead of himself. As it stands we are still in line to play to a finish. But it still seems likely that all non league football will go the same way.
by en passant
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 25186

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

Yes you are right that some may be in that fortunate position for the present, and may have the additional money to spend due to the closure of other places to spend their cash. But it is also clear that the current attempts to beat the virus may yet close other business and cause more financial har...
by en passant
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 25186

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

We’re without a doubt more exposed because of the fact we’re heavily reliant on gate income. Obviously fans fund the club through other means too (BTB etc) but unlike a club with a single owner who can pump money in, getting people through the door on a matchday is hugely significant for us. Hence ...
by en passant
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 25186

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

I think we could emerge from this Coronavirus disaster in a much stronger position than the vast majority of non-league sides & some current professional sides as well. I think the EU will be mortally damaged by current events & our country will be in a far better position to take control of our fu...