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by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What Size Ground?
Replies: 16
Views: 1098

Re: What Size Ground?

Steeper stands also make them a bit taller, which makes smaller grounds seem a little bit bigger and more imposing on occasions where the ground has a good % filled.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What Size Ground?
Replies: 16
Views: 1098

Re: What Size Ground?

An 8-10,000 ground for me. That's small enough that we're not completely rattling around in it with 2-3,000 in it, small enough to have a good atmosphere and a couple of the stands reasonably full with 4-5,000 in it - yet large enough to accommodate a big cup match or promotion clincher (obviously a...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season
Replies: 112
Views: 8051

Re: Next season

I think because we reduced the budget last season, then cut it again this season, we assumed TW was working with limited resources. Actually it turns out the budget is at least comparable to MG's 2016/17 budget. DJ said this season the playing budget was 330k - in 2016/17 it was 245k (or just over ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season
Replies: 112
Views: 8051

Re: Next season

Interesting interview with AW on the official site. Defends the performance of the team during the season, thinks that it's 'fine margins' separating us from success and failure. Said the lads all know their roles '110%' before they go on the pitch, saying they're a great bunch of lads and that Tom...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season
Replies: 112
Views: 8051

Re: Next season

In short, the Netcafe has confirmed Wright did indeed have a competitive budget. Without knowing other clubs' budgets, it's nevertheless reasonable to think 330K is competitive for a minimum of top 10, which we haven't got near this time around. I have to agree with this. The budget is higher than ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Bottle
Replies: 62
Views: 7524

Re: Spenny Bottle

Brad clearly has deep pockets and I think he's ultimately now dreaming of the league. I don't think that was his plan a few years back, I think he just wanted to get them probably about this far and then maybe that's it. But maybe he has looked at clubs like Fleetwood and thought if they can do it, ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season
Replies: 112
Views: 8051

Re: Next season

As much as I would love to see Styche in a Darlo shirt again, and especially in the much more solid 4-5-1 formation which suited him - let's face it, it ain't happening.

We've fucked him off once before, he may fear we'd do it again half way through the season again. Once bitten, twice shy.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V FC United
Replies: 75
Views: 6006

Re: Darlington V FC United

330k - that's basically the playing budget which Gray had - I'm astonished that Wright assembled such a lop sided, thin squad on such a generous budget.

Although the 330k, was that the playing budget or the overall budget including management etc?
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 68
Views: 4682

Re: Gateshead

shildonlad wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:51 pm

For fook sake its not about investment its players whos wages need paying who have bills and mouths to feed.
Well actually it is about "investment" because it's only "investment" which will pay the wages of a full time club, because your other income won't come close to covering it.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 3131

Re: Sporting Village

It's not a case of being "buttered up" or not - obviously they'd have us because it means more income of top of the potential other income from the SV development. The problem is that a) part of the plan is a 4g pitch, which the football league does not allow currently and maybe never will, and b) t...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 3131

Re: Sporting Village

Dial A for the Arena.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 3131

Re: Sporting Village

To be fair, if the s*** hit the fan and the council ended up owning the stadium, then equally we could make an offer to play there, or both us and Mowden could - without the worry of Mowden needing fixture preference. So long as they hadn't installed a placcy pitch or if placcy pitches were by then ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 68
Views: 4682

Re: Gateshead

And fuck off to you as well you bitter c*** No. You'd do well to remember, that like Spen - you are an (somewhat irritating) uninvited guest on here that we "put up with" in the interests of free speech, and who we "allow" to remain on here - for now. If you don't like what people on here say, you ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 3131

Re: Sporting Village

We need to be pointing out to the Cuntcil that they never propped us up when we were struggling - bunch of egg chasing bastards.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 68
Views: 4682

Re: Gateshead

Gateshead's budget last season was 609k, fact. Pretty moderate compared to some other clubs in that basket case of a league, but way, way, way, way more than they could naturally sustain. If they have an average or poor season they will get crowds of 500, so it's hard to see how they can naturally s...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 8861

Re: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread

There is always one team that slumps from a safe looking position to relegation or near relegation every season. This season, other people will be pointing their prediction fingers at us.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 8861

Re: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread

How on earth can 42% of people on here seriously want them to be still the management team next season? Beyond belief. Remember the Chester management team saying somewhere how surprised they were that Darlo had become so weak and “nice” after the game at their place, it just wasn’t the type of tea...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 8861

Re: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread

We are just a team consisting mainly of pea hearted, weak willed, weak bodied midgets. Not enough strength or battle, nobody to grab the game by the scruff of it's neck and organise the rabble. We have some skillful players so all to often we race into the lead - only to mentally and physically crum...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Steve Watson - new York manager
Replies: 70
Views: 11246

Re: Steve Watson - new York manager

Club now up for sale.... for a quid! You just know that another rich owner will turn up, promise to invest, and babble on about the "great potential" of the club. The Heed merry go around. Luckily for them, Graham Wood and then the last owners put loads of money in to keep them afloat until they in...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 7035

Re: B T B Email

Those are signings we have paid for. I work hard for my money (stop laughing) and don't want to see that pissed away on players who aren't bothered and a manager who cant make them bother. Pretty much what Raj Singh said, and George Houghton, and George Reynolds. I know where you're coming from, bu...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 7035

Re: B T B Email

MKDarlo wrote:
PS i am not an impulsive kid.
To be fair, I said (IMO) that the "most likely" not to renew would be younger, more impulsive fans, not that it would only be that group.

So by you not renewing it doesn't make me think that you're a kid.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 7035

Re: B T B Email

I'll continue mine.

I think those most likely to not renew will be younger, more impulsive fans, but I hope that many of them will come around.

Not renewing BTB will put the club in a pickle.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Muggleton
Replies: 29
Views: 3264

Re: Muggleton

A broken leg, a dislocated knee, every ligament in his knee ruptured and torn, as well as a torn tendon. I'm no doctor but I'll be amazed if he ever plays again. It's the stability of the knee when recovered which will be a problem. Some of the older people may remember but a Spurs player called Dan...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 11058

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

Well first of all I'm not claiming that he is going to be a success, maybe he won't be - I just think he needs more than a couple of games here and a couple of games there. I think he is very good in the air and for some reason every man and his dog seems to ignore this - but yes he could do with a ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 11058

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

Unfortunately, we’re in a position where our attacking threat looks consistently greater when our first choice forward isn’t playing up front. I don’t know if it’s fitness, confidence, style, tactics, partnerships, injury or whatever - but it is a statement of fact from what we’ve all seen this sea...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 11058

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

Its the reaction of their player that does my head in. He's screaming blue murder after the coming together. Quite why I don't know. He was at it all afternoon. Shame for Muggleton. He'd made a really good start with us and could definitely have seen a place with us for next season had he wanted it...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 11058

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

I doubt we’d get 2k it we let everyone in for free unfortunately - that number is just totally unrealistic at the moment. Have we ever hit that number apart from a play off or Spennymoor game? It’s also not relevant to look at the crowd versus the average. Truth is numbers had dropped to around 110...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 162
Views: 27157

Re: Democracy under threat.

I didn't vote because I just couldn't make my mind up but certainly I would vote leave if a 2nd referendum was forced. I think you're right that some remainers would vote leave in order to uphold the original result, however - unfortunately many who voted leave in the referendum might not vote at al...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The keys/institute closing?
Replies: 13
Views: 3136

Re: The keys/institute closing?

The Keys is shite, that may be why it is (alledgedly) shutting. Overpriced poseur bars always crash in the end, in towns like Darlo. Plenty of pubs are doing well in the town centre, I was out on Saturday and the Hole in the Wall, The Gate and obviously the likes of Steads, The Tap and Tanners had p...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 2 New Signings Today
Replies: 78
Views: 8601

Re: 2 New Signings Today

In the National league we would have to stay part time, simple as that.