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by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43722

Re: Potential new signings

I assume after the play offs (if and when they go ahead) some of AAs targets will become available Can only be York City I would imagine.2 that have been rumoured are Nicky Hunt and Adam Wright's on, Hunt may have signed for Ashton and Wrightson has been offered terms by Blyth but nothing on whethe...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43722

Re: Potential new signings

There's a big gap in quality between the Evostik and NLN.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43722

Re: Potential new signings

I'd have no qualms about signing Hunt although I really just can't see it. At this level, considering his quality, I'm not concerned about his age. His experience at the back would be vital and could make a big difference to our defence, especially if we get a solid no nonsense keeper behind him. Lo...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Formed 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4331

Re: Darlington Formed 2012

No, your opinions are not facts. One thing I DO agree with you, is yes, we may as well have been liquidated like Halifax, Chester, Hereford, for all the good that remaining the same club did us. The reason that the FA didn't give us a heavy points deduction like they did with Bournemouth, Leeds and ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53306

Re: Boost the budget

Seems every clubs bankrolled apart from darlington. That's the top and bottom of it, yes (in this league). Well spotted. As I said, only Darlo are pure. s i say not every club can be fan owned. Is it some sort of crime business men who are also football fans investing in clubs? No, it's not a crime...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Formed 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4331

Re: Darlington Formed 2012

The re-born club never got the football share, so maybe why some say its a new club established 2012 especially in football terms. If the club did gain the football share then They would have not gone to the northern league. The club was not reborn, not sure whether you just simply can't get that t...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Formed 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4331

Re: Darlington Formed 2012

I have always believed the share problem to be a complete red herring. A few months before we had went into administration, the FA had updated it's rules regarding clubs in administration to basically say that any club which exited administration without agreeing a CVA would be "treated as" a new cl...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 8767

Re: Next season’s captain

Personally would not want to see Joe Tait back at the club. Nothing against the lad but don't think he will add much, or be an improvement on what we already have at the club. You don't think he will be an improvement on what we have? Have you forgotten Farsley? Or how about Telford? I could go on....
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 8767

Re: Next season’s captain

Joe Tait will be captain.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cartman +Burn
Replies: 35
Views: 3784

Re: Cartman +Burn

I remember Cartman scoring against Scarborough when they played at Bridlington. Was that the occasion when Cartman turned up with his family at a fish & chip shop after the game & all the Darlo fans in the shop insisted on paying for Cartman's fish & chips? God what a bunch of arse lickers. No one ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18324

Re: The Team 20/21 season

I doubt we'd look at Martin again. It didn't seem to work out for him this year and I think was only ever intended to tide us over after O'Neill left. I'm sure if Martin had looked like a class act during his loan we'd have been desperate to get him back after his next contract in Iceland ends. And...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53306

Re: Boost the budget

The previous owners were hardly wealthy benefactors. The previous, previous owners were wealthy benefactors though - Forgotten their names but they ran the club for about 3 years, and didn't they invest about £2m during that time? (I could be wrong on the figures, maybe another Gateshead fan can co...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18324

Re: The Team 20/21 season

Joe Tait might be a good bet for a return if Galbraith leaves.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18324

Re: The Team 20/21 season

Jameson and Maguire, just to troll us basically.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9161

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Our ownership is different it's not fan owned fully because a club of our size (and we know our limitations with the size of our club due to various reasons) couldn't fully sustain at this level. You get crowds of around 1,000, so you could fully sustain at this level if you set your wage budget ac...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18324

Re: The Team 20/21 season

A goal scoring forward.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Formed 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4331

Re: Darlington Formed 2012

Spen has a point. We have had to fight tooth and nail to be recognised as the same club since becoming fan owned, in the face of ignorance, bloody mindedness and trolling. And now people are saying we don't care if others say we went bust and reformed in 2012? Why did we bother arguing it in the fir...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat May 30, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53306

Re: Boost the budget

£114,400.

I'm still waiting for the right time to put mine in.

There will be others wanting to be part of the last day rush.

120k is odds on now, good chance of 125k and an outside chance of 130k I reckon.`
by Ghost_Of_1883
Wed May 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 20335

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

Alun predominately played 1 up-front at Blyth. Maguire the focal point, the likes of Rivers, Reid, Dale, Holmes & Wrightson playing off him. We tried two up-front at stages of last season and it didn't work. O'Neil and Campbell in a front 2, with Rivers and Thommo/Donawa wide, worked Anyone who com...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue May 26, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Big decision for Chester fans to make.
Replies: 54
Views: 10448

Re: Big decision for Chester fans to make.

shildonlad wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:04 pm
You want some salt as well for that king edward size chip on your shoulder. Should every club be fan owned then?
Yes.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue May 26, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53306

Re: Boost the budget

106k now up.

£106,035 from 497 investors.

So 3 investors to go for 500.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue May 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53306

Re: Boost the budget

I see everyone is copying us. "Supporter led" Gateshead have a boost their budget scheme with an aim of raising 10 grand. Of course Gateshead aren't supporter run in the same way that we are - I believe they're owned by a consortium of business men/fans who put money in, so it's a tougher ask in tha...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue May 26, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 20335

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

We aren't part of the EFL. The majority of the players which we will sign, and have recently signed, are from clubs in the league above, current level or leagues below. There will be exceptions to that, but I would suggest the majority will be in those leagues where we know contracts have ended. Th...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun May 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53306

Re: Boost the budget

And to be fair, I thought the 100k target this time around, considering the circumstances and uncertainty, was going to be a tough sell.

I feared we'd get nowhere near, and who could blame anyone? But those fears were put to bed in less than 24 hours of launch.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun May 24, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53306

Re: Boost the budget

I think we will hit 120k.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat May 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 20335

Re: New deal for, Donawa , Hatfield, Rivers, Holmes Hedley

Finished 11th in league let’s sign them all back on We'd have finished 7-9th, a point or two behind Spendy. We had huge injury problems throughout and the core squad is more than capable of finishing 7th-9th next season. Could we do with a couple of better players? Say a better keeper? A commanding...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat May 23, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43722

Re: Potential new signings

Well Styche and Ainge are gone and we won't be offering that sort of money again, we simply couldn't afford Styche and had to sell him. I can believe our top, top few players might be on 500 as you suggested - we do have a c250k playing budget, but it's also an amount that you can't pay too many pla...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat May 23, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43722

Re: Potential new signings

Maguire is on 900 a week good luck on that one. Jameson will be at york next season. It took £900 a week to turn down the astronomical signing on fee he was offered by the Pride last summer. Before he signed for York there was rumours that the pride had offered him 950 a week and 20k to sign on. Bu...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri May 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 25706

Re: Thommo

wizardofos wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:43 pm
And looking at the GAS acounts, it's not exactly a money making machine. Circa £1m profit per annum means any Spennymoor subsidy is a significant drain. Groves must be very keen.
I'd say £1 million clear profit each year after all costs is pretty good like!
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat May 16, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 25706

Re: Thommo

Owes us nothing, maybe the opportunity for more regular starts and less onerous travelling demands mean its the right decision for him, and probably for the club as well. Wish him well wherever he goes, except Spenny - he wouldn't, would he? If he couldn't get in our team then he's not going to get...