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by eek
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 12001

Re: Update Required?

Perhaps fans who live in Darlington would do well to write to Peter Gibson MP and remind him of his party’s election manifesto pledge to set up a £150M community assets fund to help set up community assets and fan led review of football governance which they have quietly forgotten about. The govern...
by eek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 12001

Re: Update Required?

Perhaps fans who live in Darlington would do well to write to Peter Gibson MP and remind him of his party’s election manifesto pledge to set up a £150M community assets fund to help set up community assets and fan led review of football governance which they have quietly forgotten about. The govern...
by eek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 12001

Re: Update Required?

Perhaps fans who live in Darlington would do well to write to Peter Gibson MP and remind him of his party’s election manifesto pledge to set up a £150M community assets fund to help set up community assets and fan led review of football governance which they have quietly forgotten about. The govern...
by eek
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 12001

Re: Update Required?

Perhaps fans who live in Darlington would do well to write to Peter Gibson MP and remind him of his party’s election manifesto pledge to set up a £150M community assets fund to help set up community assets and fan led review of football governance which they have quietly forgotten about. The govern...
by eek
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update Required?
Replies: 117
Views: 12001

Re: Update Required?

There is a 23 minute interview up at https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/dj-talk ... g-the-club
by eek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 26
Views: 4164

Re: National League North statement

Yep. Still feels like a lot of balls to juggle...it was a holding statement from the NL on the day they were due to make a decision so who knows what next. It's a holding statement as they are trying to work out how the season will pan out in a hurry. And given that most clubs will be bankrupt if t...
by eek
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 14278

Re: Arena it is

Does anyone know if this has any implications (financial or otherwise) for our agreement to play at BM? Darlington Rugby Club don't seem to have made any comment. I'm sure they will have a view on it. What exactly can the rugby club say - we are happy that our tenant has found another home while ou...
by eek
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Bury FC fan - in need of some advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: Bury FC fan - in need of some advice

We had no alternative but to rally round the reformed club there was no option for us. Along with many others I was not sure if the affinity with the club would still be there and it only came with attending matches. Fortunately we got off to a flying start and it was enjoyable just watching the te...
by eek
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Bury FC fan - in need of some advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: Bury FC fan - in need of some advice

Not quite AndyPark - Darlofc did die as we lost as we lost the golden share which meant we needed to start again why lower down the leagues than might otherwise have been the case. In the case of Bury the only difference is that Raj disappeared, stopped paying the bills and kept that golden share. ...
by eek
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Bury FC fan - in need of some advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: Bury FC fan - in need of some advice

Not quite AndyPark - Darlofc did die as we lost as we lost the golden share which meant we needed to start again why lower down the leagues than might otherwise have been the case. In the case of Bury the only difference is that Raj disappeared, stopped paying the bills and kept that golden share. T...
by eek
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pre-season friendlies
Replies: 25
Views: 5586

Re: Pre-season friendlies

Quaker85 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:39 pm
West Auckland need a game on Thursday after a late cancellation.


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Given the price change when we last played them - I suspect we won't be rushing to help even if we were able to.
by eek
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Darlo's High Street
Replies: 20
Views: 19254

Re: Darlo's High Street

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:33 am
The new Sports Direct results could spell the end of House of Frasers in Darlington. :thumbdown:
1 year later - it hasn't happened Mr Doom monger...
by eek
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington MP
Replies: 46
Views: 7636

Re: Darlington MP

quakersfan wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:10 pm
Gibson does what Conservative office tells him to do, just look at his voting record.
He's not bright enough to have his own opinion....
by eek
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 40969

Re: Ground share

I am sorry but no this entire return to the Arena agenda has been put in place by the arena worshippers we now have in charge They never wanted to leave the arena and now have used covid19 to put there own pathetic agendas before the football club we will never leave the fuckin Arena if DJ has his ...
by eek
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 40969

Re: Ground share

Be very interesting to see what comes out of DMP RUFC's extraordinary general meeting to discuss options after the council pulled out of the £20M Sports Village plans. Some members are suspicious that an anonymous benefactor who had effectively taken over the club’s liabilities from the council cou...
by eek
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?
Replies: 126
Views: 24211

Re: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?

jjljks wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:27 am
Professional Footballers Association are now claiming the salary cap to be unenforceable, so we obviously haven't heard the last of this
They can claim what they want - both Rugby League and union have caps so I would love to see their argument.
by eek
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Ferguson
Replies: 50
Views: 10624

Re: David Ferguson

Everything is OK. He has confirmed the offer is from "men of substance and integrity" who want to invest millions in an isolated, loss-making non-league club that doesn't own its own ground just as the world goes into one of the biggest recessions in history. What could possibly go wrong?, apart fr...
by eek
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October 3rd
Replies: 108
Views: 17479

Re: October 3rd

Bury still do exist unfortunately its a zombie entity with no players or staff and no membership to a league but still hold that "golden share" oh and a substantial amount of debt. So while there is a legal entity that still exists there is no way they will be playing football. The next time we see...
by eek
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October 3rd
Replies: 108
Views: 17479

Re: October 3rd

Well at the moment we only have 43 teams between North and South. Now they don’t look like promoting a team from Step 3 so we are short. If Bury get dropped in North Division then we will have 44 teams and 22 for each, of which Brackley or Gloucester would move South. If Bury aren’t dropped into us...
by eek
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 29554

Re: Sports village

I’m afraid a lot of people bought into his nonsense. Let’s not present otherwise. There was little to no opposition to the move. The bit about attitudes won’t improve while some of our fans are determined not to improve things either. What would have objecting have achieved after all Feethams was s...
by eek
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 29554

Re: Sports village

Mister e wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:22 pm
Is there any space left on Faverdale industrial estate possibly where Bowaters once stood ??
That site is supposedly getting a Lidl and a Starbucks - but it's in planning limbo..
by eek
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Vice Presidents Donate More Funds | York City Football Club
Replies: 10
Views: 3281

Re: Vice Presidents Donate More Funds | York City Football Club

Um, the reason why all the clubs have to find the money is because there will be no supporters at any of the playoff matches...
by eek
Fri May 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 151
Views: 34670

Re: Raj Singh

Raising 80k in a fortnight is a brilliant effort from the fans there is no question. However it would take a lot more than that to sustain a club in the Football League. The fan ownership model is fine at this level but if we are ever to move up the pyramid I just don’t see it would be enough. Righ...
by eek
Tue May 05, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One chairman's view
Replies: 43
Views: 10397

Re: One chairman's view

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/05/player-wages-and-contracts-will-bankrupt-efl-clubs-its-time-for-the-pfa-to-act An interesting piece by Tranmere's chairman - not directly relevant to us as a semi-pro team, but highlighting some of the problems facing EFL teams. This bit seems especi...
by eek
Tue May 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 151
Views: 34670

Re: Raj Singh

I'm not sure - I think it still guarantees them a place to play no matter what happens. I doubt there is much transferable value in the structure of the ground itself especially given the costs involved to actually do anything with it. And nothing else could be built instead without permission of l...
by eek
Mon May 04, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 151
Views: 34670

Re: Raj Singh

I'm not sure - I think it still guarantees them a place to play no matter what happens. I doubt there is much transferable value in the structure of the ground itself especially given the costs involved to actually do anything with it. And nothing else could be built instead without permission of l...
by eek
Sun May 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 151
Views: 34670

Re: Raj Singh

Fixtures and fittings within the ground may be owned by the council. The value of the club would only be possible player sales and that was only ever going to be a few 0,000s here and there it would never be millions. No the council only own the land, the club own everything on it. This became clea...
by eek
Sun May 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 151
Views: 34670

Re: Raj Singh

I can't be totally certain what rate of interest - if any - as I've not seen a document which specifies the rate. Sage could have been mightily relieved someone was willing to come in and agree to pay if off over a period of time, the other alternative was looking like administration and if there w...
by eek
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League advises ending the season
Replies: 53
Views: 13304

Re: National League advises ending the season

Scottish Championship, league 1 league 2 have stopped.. The leaders at the time have been crowned champions not sure about going up.. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk I think they have confirmed the champions in each league will be promoted. A nd interestingly the bottom clubs will be relegated...
by eek
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 212
Views: 46377

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

Dilly-dilly wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:03 am
EFL All games Suspended till April 3 .
Premier League also and other Leagues .
Looks like GAME OFF
Not yet - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/51867944 says National League games are still on - let's wait and see what the league management decides.