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by Wiseacre
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Areana
Replies: 115
Views: 7609

Re: The Areana

Maybe the fond memories of playing at Bishop Auckland are because we won a lot of games there whereas The Arena has some very painful ones. Some people called Reynolds idealistic at the time but I can't see the place as anything but a monument to his narcissism and ignorance about small football clu...
by Wiseacre
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton v Darlo
Replies: 54
Views: 5063

Re: Curzon Ashton v Darlo

Was offered a lift to this game but couldn’t finish work early enough on reflection I’m glad I didn’t go. After three games I think it’s going to be an up and down season we need investment to compete for play off places. It could be an up and down campaign but I think most people knew that before ...
by Wiseacre
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 11522

Re: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread

Some mitigating factors at Farsley; very poor pitch, Cartman was always going to score today, and maybe the feel good factor made for unrealistic hopes - the defense needs sorting out but at least that's a problem to be seen early on. We tried to play and the goal was good, he'll score a few more. W...
by Wiseacre
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Expectations 19/20
Replies: 30
Views: 3348

Re: Expectations 19/20

Having read the posts I think Super Les and Gramps have set things out sensibly. Staying in the top half would be great and would mean the play-offs wouldn't be a day dream but I can't help thinking promotion might be too much this season. If we can get a run in the cups it would generate income and...
by Wiseacre
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rip kevin stonehouse
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Rip kevin stonehouse

A bit of a shocker this is, always is when someone not very old passes away suddenly - and makes me think of my own mortality and how quickly I can be snuffed out and not see it coming. Condolences to his friends and family. A front three of Stonehouse, Currie and MacDonald was pretty good wasn't i...
by Wiseacre
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: White gone
Replies: 10
Views: 2979

Re: White gone

Having been very critical of AW I can't regret him going but I can see he's got credibility in non-league circles so should get fixed up. I think it's right that the club has now separated from the Wright era and in my view White was culpable for some of the chaos and inconsistency, particularly at ...
by Wiseacre
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: For Want Of Something Different
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: For Want Of Something Different

Lance was one of my favourite's and he was a top bloke with supporters. Most older fans will remember him in his two periods at the club. I recall him as guileful and prepared to put his foot in. Apparently Peter Shilton remembers him from a league cup tie at Feethams with Leicester City when Lance ...
by Wiseacre
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simon Ainge
Replies: 23
Views: 2851

Re: Simon Ainge

I feel pleased for him - before he lost interest he was alright for Quakers and I think Boston might do something this season. York Street is a great day out and it's their last season there so I think it'll be a cracker this time.
by Wiseacre
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: For want of anything more interesting...
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: For want of anything more interesting...

I think Jimmy Seal did a milk round. This makes me think of the time when York were in the old second division and a few of their players came our way Eddie R and Seal but also John Stone who might have been the best of the lot. For want of ..... who was the best player we ever had from York?
by Wiseacre
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guess the first fixture
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Guess the first fixture

Altrincham - it's bound to be done alphabetically so Blyth then Brackley and York on Boxing Day.
by Wiseacre
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: For want of anything more interesting...
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: For want of anything more interesting...

I've just recalled a memory of Barry Hutchinson going into a betting shop on Cockerton Green in 1966/67. Can anyone else verify this or any other sightings of our ex-striker from the days when players had to supplement their wages. Wasn't Ray Yeoman a psycho-therapist on the side?
by Wiseacre
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chris Elliott
Replies: 38
Views: 5366

Re: Chris Elliott

Fred Barber was the best keeper I think I've seen at Quakers and he wasn't a big fella. The better Darlo teams have always had a strong goalie and if this one turns out well we could do something. Five feet seven can't be right though, the only really short keeper I can remember is Phil Owers who h...
by Wiseacre
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City Prices next season
Replies: 19
Views: 3582

Re: York City Prices next season

I would love it if we beat them - I would love it. The prices represent their ambition which is fair enough but they have to do it next season - they don't want to be Penney wise but pound foolish.
by Wiseacre
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chris Elliott
Replies: 38
Views: 5366

Re: Chris Elliott

Fred Barber was the best keeper I think I've seen at Quakers and he wasn't a big fella. The better Darlo teams have always had a strong goalie and if this one turns out well we could do something. Five feet seven can't be right though, the only really short keeper I can remember is Phil Owers who ha...
by Wiseacre
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mystery woman
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Mystery woman

I still think she's Anna Soubry - out of work soon, track record of putting the wind up people. If it doesn't work out with Armstrong she could be the answer.
by Wiseacre
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

Re: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link

The position regarding Meadow Lane is that Notts. County Council own it and are making clear noises about redeveloping it for something else - there's enough uncertainty about it all to generate real fears within the club. This plus the unpaid tax bill puts them in real difficulties so they might gr...
by Wiseacre
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

Re: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link

Notts are in a real spot of bother at the moment; unsettled tax, most of the team gone, uncertainty about the manager and almost certainly having to move ground. All that history means nothing now and they could wobble. Their experience of fans ownership a few years ago was mixed and there may not b...
by Wiseacre
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

Re: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link

Tony Kenworthy rings a bell - the Reg Brearley ship sailed some troubled waters and I think Kenworthy was his first mate. It's worth looking through old issues of Mission Impossible from the 90's where there is some very good coverage of what was going on.
by Wiseacre
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tino Asprilla
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Tino Asprilla

Would he have fitted into that Quaker's team anyway? Reynolds had some daft ideas - he decided Tom Kaak would score 'a bagful of goals' and was better than Marco G. who was overweight and 'lacked mobility' which was rich.
by Wiseacre
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team photo competition
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

Re: Team photo competition

Not a bad ream and more or less the one that beat Chelsea with Ron Harbetson and Moran in it. I think Keith Morton was a flying winger badly injured by a thuggish Scot at Hartlepool - anyone know more about him?
by Wiseacre
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

Re: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link

I think the issue with this bloke is he's a proven liar and has been convicted so he's bad news. I think he might have another name anyway but nobody's heard of him at Lincoln either. The news at Notts is all bad at the moment and I can see them coming down to our level; they're not prepared for nex...
by Wiseacre
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season 2019/20 - Key info
Replies: 25
Views: 5528

Re: Season 2019/20 - Key info *Please Sticky*

Many thanks Gramps. Looking at it set out like that generates some enthusiasm.
by Wiseacre
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright Stratford manager
Replies: 11
Views: 2353

Re: Tommy Wright Stratford manager

Plenty of scope for Bardish banter in Tommy's new job. What about 'some falls are means the happier to rise' or 'happy are they who can bear their detractions, and can put them to mending'? Good luck to him anyway and lets hope we can draw them in the cup, Tommy's teams often stumble in knock-outs.
by Wiseacre
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early odds for next season
Replies: 18
Views: 3720

Re: Early odds for next season

Boston United might be a'surprise package'. It's their last season at York Street and they've tried to put a positive vibe around for the clubs future. Also, they were badly deflated after Darlo's second half master class in April (after failing to finish us off early on) and the general view was th...
by Wiseacre
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curtis Main
Replies: 26
Views: 2712

Re: Curtis Main

Boro knew a prospect when they saw one and I was glad to see him have a decent career. I think it's very difficult for young talents to get what they need at our level - I saw him in a poor Quakers team under Colin Todd putting up with abuse from the crowd because he wasn't getting anything from his...
by Wiseacre
Mon May 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Those Golden Games
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Those Golden Games

Close season is a time for reflection, to recall those clubs we seemed to have some good connections with and played some memorable games with. Like Crewe, Hull City, Port Vale and Lincoln City. Living down here I saw some good stuff from the Quakers; a 3-0 win with a missed penalty, a masterly 2-0 ...
by Wiseacre
Sun May 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38547

Re: Signings

Interesting point about John Borthwick but I think it was Little's calibre that got the best from him. When he moved to York he seemed prone to falling over. The point is to feel some trust in your manager - let's give this Hartlepool lad a chance and see how he does - maybe Armstrong knows how to g...
by Wiseacre
Thu May 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reece Styche
Replies: 16
Views: 3045

Re: Reece Styche

Having finally cut our links with Tommy W I think we should start looking ahead - Styche was an occasional star in a dull team - but it's no good depending on one guy. I suspect A A will be more likely to take a wider view of how to put a team together.
by Wiseacre
Mon May 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 34351

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Very good news. This could really get a buzz going and the board have been so professional with the transition. All very heartening - a shame about Blyth though but alls fair in love and the National League.
Armstrong is an admirer of Thompson so we might see an attractive attack minded team.
by Wiseacre
Wed May 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mansfield Town
Replies: 23
Views: 3298

Re: Mansfield Town

I would agree with Gramps about Brighton although I got to like Chris H. when he was at Newcastle and didn't deserve the sack there - to be replaced by awful Alan Pardew - but take out the cup run and it's been a bad season for them. The climate down in Notts. is quite bad because Flitcroft has done...