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by beatroute66
Thu May 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 141
Views: 20197

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

Done.

Carried on last season's monthly DD.

Onwards, upwards.
by beatroute66
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Time for Gray to finish the job.....
Replies: 64
Views: 4932

Re: Time for Gray to finish the job.....

For me, Penney is the best of the above list by some distance. Granted he had backing and, pre-admin, a good budget, but he spent it exceptionally well and we were a joy to watch. What a squad. I miss those seasons we had under him terribly. MG did a great job in completely different circumstances a...
by beatroute66
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Time for Gray to finish the job.....
Replies: 64
Views: 4932

Re: Time for Gray to finish the job.....

I like the idea of limiting the already narrow criteria of "to manage this club you must have played for it first..." to the even narrower "to manage this club you must have managed it first..." He did a great job between 2012-2017 for sure, but largely overspent, often disrespected the club/fans an...
by beatroute66
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 8084

Re: B T B Email

This bugs me, when we raised all that money for the budget. We signed plenty of players that people were happy with, every manager signs good/bad players and sometimes these 'potentially good players' don't turn out how we want. Maddison - Dropped 2 leagues and had FL experience. Burn - Dropped dow...
by beatroute66
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 8084

Re: B T B Email

Same again for me next season regardless of this season's performance or views on current 'on the pitch' situation. As most have said above, this is about funding the club and not about having a say on the current manager or this signing/that signing. Someone on here a while back said he wasn't goin...
by beatroute66
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Finance Director
Replies: 72
Views: 6966

Re: New Finance Director

OnTheTerraces wrote:If he is at the match on Saturday I'm going to find him and ask him what his plans are.
:shock:
by beatroute66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Finance Director
Replies: 72
Views: 6966

Re: New Finance Director

Well, I've recently turned 41 to give you the context. I know he was watching games in the 89/90 season when I first started going regularly. Maybe older relatives took him along at any early age? Perhaps he took a shine to DFC from a distance at a really young age and then started attending games a...
by beatroute66
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Finance Director
Replies: 72
Views: 6966

Re: New Finance Director

John was in the year below me at school and is an excellent appointment.

I'm really pleased for both him and the club that this has happened.
by beatroute66
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Galbraith
Replies: 27
Views: 4972

Re: Galbraith

At that time/at that level, Craig Gott was excellent. And give her her due, his partner/wife/girlfriend used to come and sit in the open seats behind the goal of a midweek game to watch him. And speaking of Jamie Clarke... https://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/sport/football/blues-sunk-by-darlington-1-474...
by beatroute66
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chandler
Replies: 85
Views: 12856

Re: Chandler

Darlo_Pete wrote:I very much doubt it'll be forgotten about by Darlo fans, if he plays against us sometime in the future.
I meant 'officially', Pete.
by beatroute66
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chandler
Replies: 85
Views: 12856

Re: Chandler

...although that said, it's a shame to see how bitter and twisted Chandler's become. Is there some backstory there? MoM at Wembley if I'm not mistaken, captain in the liquidation season, the scenes at Barrow, etc. Sad really. Exactly. For me, most of the non-game stuff on Saturday was petty and poi...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

In other respects, current 'real time' financial plight aside, the latest set of accounts make for decent reading – t/over is up £214k, GP is up £82k and the operating loss figure is down by £85k from 2017. Matchday income is up £3k, transfer fees received are up £62k as is ‘miscellaneous income’ by...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

But he's not taken a salary. He's been paid this bonus/commission to presumably cover his own costs at time which he has taken away from his own business. Oh, I was talking about Craig Morley at that point in terms of moving forward (apologies for not being clear). And I get everything else you say...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

It's not semantics if a post is commission only - that's pay not bonus. The commercial job wasn't a voluntary post either. No suggestion he was paid for his Director role, which was voluntary. Each to their own - I have no qualms with this, but am on the same page as regards the rest of your views....
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

But it's not a bonus, is it? It's commission. Would you not accept your monthly pay? No. The commercial job, which we are assuming this was relative too, paid commission, so you're arguing oranges and apples. Bonus/commission - semantics at the end of the day. Of course I wouldn't accept not gettin...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

I think Mikky, and others who have said similar, are probably right. I think/hope that this £10,500 is a % slice of £50k-£100k of commercial revenue brought in across one financial year. I don’t have any beef with people making money for making their organisation money and I really hope that Craig M...
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

No, you're right - I'm just a Member and a fan, so in that respect finding out this way is probably as much as I can hope for/expect. There could be a problem, though, if the DFCSG board found out in the same way (and I'm not saying they did). And again, it could just be coincidence, but the timing ...
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

super_les_mcjannet wrote: Are we saying this was a surprise to DFCSG?
It certainly was to me?
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

Show me a business where the 'majority shareholder' gets to find out that a fellow Director has taken £10k out of the business upon receiving the accounts?
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

Quaker85 wrote:
Perhaps he has. Would you work full time for £10,500 a year?


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I wouldn't.

I also wouldn't volunteer as an unpaid Director of a cash-strapped fan owned club and take £10k out.
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

My assumption has always been that the role was an unpaid, volunteer one? I'm a Company Director with a commercial and a business target. I'd absolutely refuse any bonus for personal performance if our company made no/lost money. Perhaps a more thorough explanation of what that 10k got the club woul...
by beatroute66
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 10222

Re: Club Accounts

Well well well.
by beatroute66
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 25727

Re: Resignation...

At the moment I believe the club is pretty rudderless with no real plan or strategy of where we want to go and how we get there, apart from the oft trotted out “aspiration of getting back into the league”... Your post is spot on and I agree with pretty much everything you say save for the aspiratio...
by beatroute66
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 41
Views: 10708

Re: Knowledge

It was McCarrison and as much as he looked good in his 5 or so matches for us, he did fuck all else in his career... Possibly a touch harsh given he was out for nigh on two years after he broke his leg in a friendly. I'm sure he didn't help himself at times - he liked a drink, I believe - but two y...
by beatroute66
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 41
Views: 10708

Re: Knowledge

boorman wrote:Dugald McArrison: another sliding doors moment that didn't work out for Ellison...
Or for Dugald, sadly.
by beatroute66
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 41
Views: 10708

Re: Knowledge

Just on Ellison - that time that him and Dugald ripped Hartlepool apart.

Wow.
by beatroute66
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 41
Views: 10708

Re: Knowledge

I thought Peter Kirkham was brilliant the night we beat Colchester, Peter could do everything and more than gazza could, he lacked believe in himself at that time, but is now a millionaire property developer, he was at the dolphin centre last year at a get together with other ex darlo players. Nice...
by beatroute66
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 41
Views: 10708

Re: Knowledge

I remember Jimmy Case's one-and-only appearance for us well - definitely Wycombe - as confirmed by the man himself in his autobiography: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=HieNBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT137&lpg=PT137&dq=jimmy+case+darlington+wycombe&source=bl&ots=giQIP-L8_3&sig=5_nEaBFufl9UeydaylChrE9NYWU&hl=en...
by beatroute66
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 24903

Re: Darlington v Stockport

I've never understood why a good % of our fans are obsessed with resigning old players and rehiring old managers. 12 months back we had Gray in charge and Brown, Hunter, Portas, Turnbull, etc = people moaned. 12 months on we have none of those at the club = people are still moaning and want Gray, Br...
by beatroute66
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche and Ainge
Replies: 62
Views: 8835

Re: Styche and Ainge

Thats why we have not been scoring. Plenty of pace and engery up front on saturday and we bang in 3 ;-) To be fair, before Saturday, we'd scored 12 goals in 8 league games (1.5 per game) and Ainge had scored 3 of those having played 2.5 of those games at CH. So 3 goals from 5-6 games up front for a...