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by al_quaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

lo36789 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:14 pm

The type of relationship is landlord and tenant we know that. It's the same as we had with Bishop and realistically all we could hope for from the arena.
True, but maybe at the Arena we might be allowed a sign :lol: ;)
by al_quaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

The units do...the front of the stadium does does it? It says Welcome to...and the in a shared sign lists Mowden + all occupants? And actually looking at google maps this does appear to be the case. Mowden park have a sign, and the tennants in the units also appear to have a sign. Albeit this is fr...
by al_quaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

The units do...the front of the stadium does does it? It says Welcome to...and the in a shared sign lists Mowden + all occupants? I don't know as I don't live in Darlington so havent been near the Arena for ages, but I doubt it. But then we aren't allowed a football specific sign (or, to avoid misu...
by al_quaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

Yes because I was legitimately suggesting this was "about" Spennymoor. The point was about the standard of the signs. Had the original poster meant it but a league standard "Welcome to Darlington FC" is fictitious. A "Welcome to Darlington" sign is per the league requirement - we decided that we wa...
by al_quaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

Maybe they did, and I actually can understand if the rugby club are wary of losing their identity in the face of the much bigger football club. But the point remains we have spent a small fortune at BM and we haven't reached a stage where the rugby club will permit us to have permanent signage that ...
by al_quaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

However, the standard league 'Welcome to Darlington FC' sign had to be removed and changed so that it wasn't football specific. Ah you mean those standard signs that every team has which says welcome to "team name" FC... Bit like this one. https://images.app.goo.gl/2zcBRWBoeQojcQh16 Must have been ...
by al_quaker
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

Do we know that a sign is actually down to the Rugby Club? I do not know about a roadside sign, although I would have thought we would have enquired and someone would have said no - hence the removable ones we have to put up. Maybe the council have indeed said no, although I'd struggle to see why. ...
by al_quaker
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

I can't see us raising the money for a new ground entirely from the fanbase in any sort of reasonable time frame. We've done superbly to raise what we've raised in the last 8 years. Is it about £1.3m? But we'd need far more than that for a new ground. I can't see why we'd suddenly get a better deal ...
by al_quaker
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 128
Views: 7695

Re: Sports village

Got to admire the boldness of Mowden Park wanting £17m from the council :lol: I don't think it's partcularly good news for our club though - it removes leverage we potentialy had to get a better deal with DRFC. Now they can sit and play hardball as we have no other options, like they seemingly did w...
by al_quaker
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 45746

Re: Potential new signings

I was queuing for a haircut this morning & I was talking to a chap who's been going to watch Darlo for years. He said that we are trying to get a keeper from Wigan, who was born in this area, but he didn't know his name. Also no surprise to hear that we are after O.Neill from Boro. They don't have ...
by al_quaker
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 9252

Re: Next season’s captain

He had 5 in 10, and we were awful. He only had a few games back after being away on international duty before being sold. 3 of those were in one game to be fair. That game didn't half provide false hope for the season :lol: Styche was a good player and played a huge role in us staying up that seaso...
by al_quaker
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18921

Re: The Team 20/21 season

lo36789 wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:28 am
EDJOHNS wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:03 am
put our 2000 attendees in and social distancing would be no problem.
2,000 attendees? I thought we were averaging about 1,300 these days.
1471 last season
by al_quaker
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit poll
Replies: 86
Views: 8918

Re: Away kit poll

Orange better win - I've been after one for years :lol:
by al_quaker
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55340

Re: Boost the budget

divas wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:51 pm
610 unique contributors
:clap: That's quite a jump from last year - great to see ever increasing number of people buying into the scheme
by al_quaker
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9723

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

shildonlad wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:42 am
al_quaker wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:21 am
To be fair, I'd imagine 1000 seems a big crowd for a Gateshead fan
Im sure darlington would struggle to get 1000 had they not been in the football league in there previous incarnation
:lol: 3/10 for effort, 1/10 for execution
by al_quaker
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9723

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

To be fair, I'd imagine 1000 seems a big crowd for a Gateshead fan
by al_quaker
Wed May 27, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 21247

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

I think the dilemma for York is that they are already losing a load of money (£900k per year apparently) that McGill covers out of his own pocket. Well, until Bootham Crescent gets sold then he gets it back. Offsets Yorks losses against his packaging co profits saving a fortune in tax. Will he pay ...
by al_quaker
Tue May 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 21247

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

Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:13 pm

I think the dilemma for York is that they are already losing a load of money (£900k per year apparently) that McGill covers out of his own pocket.
Well, until Bootham Crescent gets sold then he gets it back.
by al_quaker
Tue May 26, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55340

Re: Boost the budget

Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:31 am
I think it was £104,300.
£104,301 in there now :lol: :thumbup:
by al_quaker
Tue May 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 21247

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

We are in a better position but Andy Holt at Accrington has basically confirmed that the EFL aren't able to offer any contract extensions at the moment due to that uncertainty. That means you have potentially 50% of players who do not know if they have a future in full time football. Are we really ...
by al_quaker
Mon May 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55340

Re: Boost the budget

Ridiculous
by al_quaker
Sat May 23, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 21247

Re: New deal Donawa and Hatfield

Rivers too now :thumbup:

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/jarrett ... -new-terms

An early announcement. Wonder if that means we have plenty of news coming today?!
by al_quaker
Fri May 22, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55340

Re: Boost the budget

90k up!
by al_quaker
Fri May 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 21247

Re: New deal Donawa

Superb news - probably our most valuable asset, and a great player to watch too!
by al_quaker
Fri May 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Contract for Alun
Replies: 8
Views: 2737

Re: New Contract for Alun

Excellent!
by al_quaker
Thu May 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26989

Re: Thommo

One thing I’ve never understood with certain Spenny fans is why they’re so keen to deny they’re bankrolled. I don’t get it. It’s actually more effective to just admit it, as it shuts down that line of attack much quicker. “We’re bankrolled, so what?” There’s not actually any issue with them living ...
by al_quaker
Thu May 21, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26989

Re: Thommo

One thing I’ve never understood with certain Spenny fans is why they’re so keen to deny they’re bankrolled. I don’t get it. It’s actually more effective to just admit it, as it shuts down that line of attack much quicker. “We’re bankrolled, so what?” There’s not actually any issue with them living ...
by al_quaker
Thu May 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26989

Re: Thommo

One thing I’ve never understood with certain Spenny fans is why they’re so keen to deny they’re bankrolled. I don’t get it. It’s actually more effective to just admit it, as it shuts down that line of attack much quicker. “We’re bankrolled, so what?” There’s not actually any issue with them living ...
by al_quaker
Thu May 21, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 26989

Re: Thommo

Which complete numpty said this after Brad publicly admitted a seven-figure Spendy bankrolling: "I would be interested to see where you get this from Brad has not personally put anything like that in as he has set up club finances in the way I referred to above so that the withdrawal of any sponsor...