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by Darlofan97
Fri Feb 23, 2024 2:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Darlington v Buxton

In David Hodgson's book Three Times a Quaker, I'm sure there's a story, possibly 2 stories of players signing up to deals knowing they weren't right. I don't know if this is the case here but it does happen, according to D.H. Regardless of whether Asante thinks it right or not, the club have offere...
by Darlofan97
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 98
Views: 7202

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Just shows you how different people see things, I thought Nelson was miles better than Main tonight, he was constantly busy, got into scoring positions, did not see anything from Main much tonight, just my opinion of course. Think Nelson is the fall guy because he is not putting them away rather th...
by Darlofan97
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 98
Views: 7202

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

I see Siddik went off with a hamstring injury tonight.

It appears he missed 9 months in 22/23 with a serious hamstring injury whilst at Crystal Palace.

Another player who cannot stay fit.

Thank you, Josh Gowling.

This season has been one big - totally unavoidable - nightmare.
by Darlofan97
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 98
Views: 7202

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

It is genuinely sad to see Nelson such a shadow of his former self. In his first spell he was electric, but genuine misfortune with injuries has ruined him. Living off a very good loan spell from around five years ago. Done very well to even be playing again after his injuries, but he’s not up to i...
by Darlofan97
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 98
Views: 7202

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

I’m slightly surprised to see Sukar’s loan at Scarborough being extended. Whilst he’s not the world beater some Darlo fans made him out to be, he is an option in a position we’re short on at the minute, particularly with Lawlor being injured. Me too. However, maybe Lawlor is close to a return to fu...
by Darlofan97
Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 25
Views: 3923

Re: Asante

We may be better off without him. I know we’re rumoured to be paying him lots but he is now a distraction that we all need to forget about. I have every confidence that Steve W is dealing with the issue. We are better off without him. The problem is, the club have given him a well-paid contract (fo...
by Darlofan97
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 25
Views: 3923

Re: Asante

We may be better off without him. I know we’re rumoured to be paying him lots but he is now a distraction that we all need to forget about. I have every confidence that Steve W is dealing with the issue. We are better off without him. The problem is, the club have given him a well-paid contract (fo...
by Darlofan97
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

How many times under Gowling did we bemoan playing well, but not really hurting the opposition? It is kind of happening under Watson now. Never. We never played well under Gowling. Every game was tedious negative plodding dogshit and I hate him for it. Under Watson, although results haven't really ...
by Darlofan97
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 25
Views: 3923

Re: Asante

Getting ridiculous at this point. Not a mention of him being out in the preview but nowhere to be seen. Asante picked up a groin injury in training on Thursday Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Unbelievable. Is this the worst contract that the club have signed off since the shirt sponsorship with ...
by Darlofan97
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 25
Views: 3923

Re: Asante

Hopefully they’re doing a deal with him to fuck off but keeping it quiet. Somehow doubt it though It’ll be something along these lines. If he was to go, he’ll likely want to know his next destination first and a decent pay off. I read a week or so a go that a club closer to Asante’s home had shown ...
by Darlofan97
Sat Feb 17, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 25
Views: 3923

Re: Asante

Agreed LMQuaker - we should really know what the situation is. Is he injured? Refusing to play?

For Asante to be missing today & for the club to just blatantly ignore this in the preview & PMI is appalling.

Asante is one of our best paid players since becoming fan-owned. What is going on?
by Darlofan97
Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9872

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Let’s try and be a bit creative with the squad……..no…..let’s pick the same midfield that hasn’t worked all season and creates almost nil opportunities. Platt, Hatfield, Liddle as our midfield again is a shocker!! Honestly am beginning to doubt SW just a little bit. As above and still seems unable t...
by Darlofan97
Sat Feb 17, 2024 12:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2778

Re: Reset

Not sure we have a balanced view on the loss of revenue to be honest, while clearly there will be hit from the league funding, and loss of 2 games as mentioned. The sponsorship etc may take a hit, but if we have a successful year may be not? Away following, there are only a few games where we get n...
by Darlofan97
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2778

Re: Reset

Not sure we have a balanced view on the loss of revenue to be honest, while clearly there will be hit from the league funding, and loss of 2 games as mentioned. The sponsorship etc may take a hit, but if we have a successful year may be not? Away following, there are only a few games where we get n...
by Darlofan97
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2778

Re: Reset

The issue I have with being relegated to the NPL isn’t so much playing at a lower standard, it’s the financial implications of being relegated: • We will lose £40k+ of central funding from the National League • x2 less home games = less revenue • Reduced away followings = less revenue • No National ...
by Darlofan97
Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2778

Re: Reset

Let's not throw the baby out of the bath water because we are on the verge of being relegated to the NPL. I am always intrigued as to why people want to risk selling to a private investor (of which, there aren't many) to what end? To reach the National League? The Football League? And then what? We ...
by Darlofan97
Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9872

Re: South Shields v Darlo

To be fair, there was nothing the club could have done on the Rowe announcement, if Hednesford have announced it before the paperwork was approved. However, there is a wider-issue that needs addressing regarding the communication. Asante is a perfect example. He has been brought in to be our main ce...
by Darlofan97
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8465

Re: Any new faces

Yeh, like Scott Barrow. Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk Scott Barrow was signed by Steve Watson. Josh gowling signs old crocks like Asante. That was my point. Gowling signed a crock in Asante. Watson signed a crock in Barrow. Very little difference in the last 12 months for the pair of them...
by Darlofan97
Thu Feb 15, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8465

Re: Any new faces

He has been out of action for a few months as he continues to work through injury. Just the sort of player JG would have signed. Yeh, like Scott Barrow. Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk Scott Barrow was signed by Steve Watson. Josh gowling signs old crocks like Asante. That was my point. Gow...
by Darlofan97
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

And before somebody points out our record with those front 3 in the side at the start of this season under Alun, then you will also note the current league positions of those sides we faced in the opening 8 matches: 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th. Yep, you couldn't expect AA to conjour w...
by Darlofan97
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Some really good posts on this thread. Am struck by how much some people still rate Armstrong and it makes me wonder if am being too harsh. I guess we would have been better off sticking with him rather than having Gowling but I think AA had the longest run with a failing team I have seen. Months a...
by Darlofan97
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Think we are going around in circles here. Ultimately, Armstrong is responsible for his failures, Gowling for his. Decision makers should be responsible for theirs. Tommy Wright - disaster Two year contract extension for AA - disaster Gowling - disaster We’ve then got the ‘dubious’. The stuff I won...
by Darlofan97
Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Ahh I forgot the season finished in September! If the board were so confident in Armstrong’s ability to give him a two year deal then they were stupid to get rid so soon in the season especially if there was money still in the kitty. Even if Armstrong had stayed we would not be in this mess now, we...
by Darlofan97
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

loan_star wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:56 pm
Armstrong went public last month making himself available for a managerial role again. That could well be a hint that the notice period had been served.
At the 4 month mark, which would be one months' notice for each year employed.

Doesn't sound unreasonable to me, if true.
by Darlofan97
Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

No one has explained it apart from saying 'DJ said we werent laible for ALL of it'--the idea he has a 2 year contract and will have to accept 3 months wages is ridiculous---we may end up paying him a lump sum that is less than his full value IF he agreed, but this glib 'its been paid off stance' is...
by Darlofan97
Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Ahh I forgot the season finished in September! If the board were so confident in Armstrong’s ability to give him a two year deal then they were stupid to get rid so soon in the season especially if there was money still in the kitty. Even if Armstrong had stayed we would not be in this mess now, we...
by Darlofan97
Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Ahh I forgot the season finished in September! If the board were so confident in Armstrong’s ability to give him a two year deal then they were stupid to get rid so soon in the season especially if there was money still in the kitty. Even if Armstrong had stayed we would not be in this mess now, we...
by Darlofan97
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 155
Views: 11069

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

Who’s contracted for next season? Bar those, I’d probably only want to keep Hatfield if he’s not in the above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Hatfield , Nelson and possibly Asante. Not sure on Main. Priority for me is ensuring Steve W and Terry M are with us. Can you imagine relegation with no ...
by Darlofan97
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10724

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Just had a read over some of the twitter fallouts (I lurk rather than post on there). The keeper coach should be shown the door. Regardless of the agreement (and I think that's an insane agreement to have, I don't see how you can masquerade as a coach when you aren't prepared to go to the matches o...
by Darlofan97
Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 155
Views: 11069

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

Who’s contracted for next season? Bar those, I’d probably only want to keep Hatfield if he’s not in the above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Hatfield , Nelson and possibly Asante. Not sure on Main. Priority for me is ensuring Steve W and Terry M are with us. Can you imagine relegation with no ...