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by al_quaker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 5061

Re: General Election 2019

It wouldn't surprise me if Labour back PR at some point in the future. No system is perfect, but I think overall PR is a fairer electoral system than FPTP.
by al_quaker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 5061

Re: General Election 2019

Proportional representation would be a disaster, as no party would ever gain a majority to govern. Coalitions just mean compromise & nothing meaningful ever gets done. Look at Belgium, I think their government comprises about 7 parties, a constitutional nightmare. First past the post should be kept...
by al_quaker
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 4613

Re: Simply not good enough

I've no real concerns about the overall direction we are heading in, even if things have been disappointing since Walsall. It's pretty clear that our cup exploits have really taken it out of the players, and, as pointed out by everyone, we are missing that striker to lead the line and to bring other...
by al_quaker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 97
Views: 7431

Re: Darlington V Telford

We can criticise our defence for switching off completely, while still feeling aggrieved the officials didn't spot the ball wasn't stationary at the taking of the free kick. Defence failing to do the basics, the referee failing to do the basics. Anyway, one of our best 45 mins of the season, and one...
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7530

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

I stand corrected!
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7530

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

Another bankrolled full time tin pot made up club. Fuck off. I had it in my head they were fan owned? I could well be wrong Either way, we will probably get pushed aside easily. A team flying at the top of the conference is a much harder proposition than a team struggling at the bottom of League 2.
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Trophy 1st Rnd Proper - options
Replies: 27
Views: 2484

Re: FA Trophy 1st Rnd Proper - options

What an awful draw :lol:
by al_quaker
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport coverage Darlo vs. Walsall
Replies: 27
Views: 2682

Re: BT Sport coverage Darlo vs. Walsall

Also, from the highlights, the open ended looked in places to have 2 deep standing, which isn't bad for the worst view in the ground.
by al_quaker
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport coverage Darlo vs. Walsall
Replies: 27
Views: 2682

Re: BT Sport coverage Darlo vs. Walsall

We came across well. I had some friends over who knew nowt about us, and i didn't have to explain too much, so that's a sign they did something right. I thought the ground did look good, apart from the open end (which was also weirdly empty when the rest of the ground looked packed - it should've m...
by al_quaker
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 5061

Re: General Election 2019

I'm not sure Diane Abbott in one of the great offices of state is any scarier than the likes of Dominic Raab. Has there ever been such a dearth of high quality politicians on the front benches of the two main parties?
by al_quaker
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Flares /pyrotechnics
Replies: 87
Views: 7853

Re: Flares /pyrotechnics

It is no comfort, but its not a problem unique to Darlington. any game/ club with a decent attendance faces this problem unfortunately This is true. We have a minority of idiots. Any team with a reasonable fanbase will have a minority of idiots who come out for the big games. Clubs with far greater...
by al_quaker
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 2784

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

Pete where did you dream this s*** up from, because that is what it is, absolutely no way we as fan owned club could afford full time contracts, 1) we don't have the financial clout, 2) we need over 700,50 thousand 3)it's just your imagination running wild, When we are able to support fulltime foot...
by al_quaker
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 7606

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

I think last night showed the positives and negatives of where we are as a football club. The positives are we've clearly got a manager who knows what he's doing. He's built a squad which is very close to being competitive. We have a solid defence which is hard to break down, a midfield trio who hav...
by al_quaker
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gates
Replies: 49
Views: 4272

Re: Gates

I'm as inpatient as the next person, but we have to trust those with the knowledge to work out the best way forwards (or should that be 'least worst') for the club. It has to be the correct move for the club in the long term. As awful as BM is to watch football at currently, it does what we need it ...
by al_quaker
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5718

Re: Sold out?

Yeah I can't see any appeal in this game for them whatsoever - a long journey in midweek in winter, to stand on flat, uncovered concrete, for a game against a side two divisions below which is on tv anyway, and the best case scenario for them is they avoid being embarrassed? I'll be surprised if mor...
by al_quaker
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5718

Re: Sold out?

eddie-rowles wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:40 pm
a tight close knit ground
We moved it from Blackwell then? :lol:
by al_quaker
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5718

Re: Sold out?

Great to see we still have a decent size latent fanbase out there - shame we can't accommodate more of it when we do get the oppourtinity (and that I'm going to have to turn up at 6.15 on the day to get a reasonable view :lol: ) but it is what it is at the moment. Hopefully this can be the spark tha...
by al_quaker
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5718

Re: Sold out?

Another update on ticket availability. QR have 65 seated tickets and 200 standing tickets. It opens at 10am.
My Sportswear at Morton Park have 200 standing tickets.
On line sales begin at 10am, and 192 available.


^from twitter
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home to Oxford when we win
Replies: 32
Views: 3065

Re: Home to Oxford if we win

Main reason is that this means we have actually managed to get through to the 2nd round of the FA Cup, which I don't expect us to and will just enjoy the night v Walsall for what it is. Yes - we are massive underdogs for the replay, probably more so than the first game in my eyes. Even if we don't ...
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home to Oxford when we win
Replies: 32
Views: 3065

Re: Home to Oxford if we win

I doubt the potential Oxford game will be on TV - from memory the tv companies make decisions before the replays are done, and they won't risk Walsall v Oxford! If it happens (if if if) then it might get moved to the Sunday for 'extended coverage' or whatever the bbc call it
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home to Oxford when we win
Replies: 32
Views: 3065

Re: Home to Oxford if we win

Good draw that. If we get through it's a big home game. If we don't get through the replay, it's not going to be devestating like missing out on Sunderland would have been! Not as devastating as thinking you've got Sunderland away, actually winning our replay for once - then the realisation that we...
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home to Oxford when we win
Replies: 32
Views: 3065

Re: Home to Oxford if we win

Good draw that. If we get through it's a big home game. If we don't get through the replay, it's not going to be devestating like missing out on Sunderland would have been!
by al_quaker
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 21277

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

What a finish!!!

Replay may have a decent chance of being on tv too
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 21277

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Yeah I can't see a change (unless forced), and I wouldn't want to see one, even to get Thompson in there. The midfield trio is working really well - Wheatley sitting deep allows Hatfield and Holness to get up and down the pitch. Too often in recent seasons we've looked dominated in midfield, but sin...
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Liam Connell - Boost the Budget
Replies: 112
Views: 13332

Re: Liam Connell - Boost the Budget

HarryCharltonsCat wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Maybe they think £10k is not an unreasonable fee for a goalkeeper who would guarantee you a play off spot a division higher than they are currently playing though?
'Guarantee' :shock:
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford....
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Hereford....

I think Saturday showed our major weakness as a team - we haven't quite found the right formula for scoring goals. Everything else has come together nicely - we look very solid defensively and the midfield trio are working very well together. However, we are averaging just over 1 goal scored per ga...
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford....
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Hereford....

I think Saturday showed our major weakness as a team - we haven't quite found the right formula for scoring goals. Everything else has come together nicely - we look very solid defensively and the midfield trio are working very well together. However, we are averaging just over 1 goal scored per gam...
by al_quaker
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall Watch
Replies: 24
Views: 5345

Re: Walsall Watch

Wiseacre wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:02 pm
beware the change of manager effect - if they do sack Clark.
The non-existent change of manager effect?