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by lo36789
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Appeal

Hopefully a little common sense does prevail here. There are so many variables and different responses by different clubs. I do worry of all clubs we are actually in the worst position. At least the likes of Spennymoor just simply said we cannot and will not play the remainder of the season very ear...
by lo36789
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 2772

Re: George Reynolds

Already mentioned it https://mikeamosblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/13/april-12-2021-satan-1-football-0/ That is even more bizarre "Already, it may be recalled, the FA had decreed that there would be a new Step 4 league in the north and that, despite a compelling, comprehensive and finely argued propos...
by lo36789
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 2772

Re: George Reynolds

According to his mate Mike Amos, we Darlo fans may just be a bunch of ungrateful wretches: "He became Darlington FC chairman with the best intentions, invested millions just to keep the club solvent and a great deal more on what became the 25,000-capacity Reynolds Arena, on the edge of town. If it ...
by lo36789
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players
Replies: 18
Views: 2274

Re: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players

Old Git wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:35 pm
2 relatively unknown youngsters from a 4th Division team.
To be fair the BBC report suggests they were anything but unknown amongst scouting networks though.
by lo36789
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players
Replies: 18
Views: 2274

Re: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players

Great article - remember thinking the money we got for those lads was incredible It was incredible. I think we owed a big thank you to Kenny Dalglish and were lucky that he was mates with Hodgy and willing to do him a favour. Coppinger was highly rated (can see what that came from now given the sto...
by lo36789
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

He also claimed that - quoting verbatim - "we didn't even respond to the charge", which any number of public statements show to be untrue. Think To be fair me and originalfatcat went through this before and held my hands up. Had interpretted not accepting as not acknowledging being the distinction ...
by lo36789
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

And that’s one of the big flaws here. The National League has treated each “offence” individually, apparently oblivious to the fact there’s a pandemic on. Sticking rigidly to the rules in the face of exceptional circumstances is moronic and bad governance. Their lack of flexibility is part of the r...
by lo36789
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

They have made too many big mistakes for too long. They are a bad bunch and need to go. Some of their actions and decisions are indefensible. I don't know enough to be honest about what role each played to make any judgement on them personally. From what Jim Parmenter has said, and the revelation t...
by lo36789
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coppinger's still got it
Replies: 13
Views: 5064

Re: Coppinger's still got it

Retiring this summer. 800+ appearances (nearly 700 of them for Donny Rovers). https://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2021/mar/02/james-coppinger-doncaster-legend-aged-40-kit Interesting footnote in the article that Ricky Ravenhill’s son is also in the Doncaster squad. Wonder how ...
by lo36789
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

We are effectively saying our just cause for not playing Boston was it would make us insolvent yet played another game a week later and actually probably have enough money in the bank to cover the cost of the Boston game - so that game was no actual threat to our financial existence. Our real 'reas...
by lo36789
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Common sense is great but also utterly irrelevant in court if you have not fulfilled your role as a company director. Personal financial and criminal liability and being banned from being a company director in future. Dead easy if it's not you in that position. Are you claiming that the league boar...
by lo36789
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

You’re once again siding with the figures of authority though, as you ALWAYS do. We've had this debate before. Siding versus trying to understand or put into perspective why things may have been done. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services made some remarks along this line yeste...
by lo36789
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Lo originally said he fully expected the charges to be cancelled and now they have been enforced seems to be suggesting the board had no option but to go ahead with them because of their duties as directors. Yep. I still can't believe that clubs will actually have to pay these fines. I don't believ...
by lo36789
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Common sense is great but also utterly irrelevant in court if you have not fulfilled your role as a company director. Personal financial and criminal liability and being banned from being a company director in future. Dead easy if it's not you in that position. Are you claiming that the league boar...
by lo36789
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Common sense should have been applied. Common sense is great but also utterly irrelevant in court if you have not fulfilled your role as a company director. Personal financial and criminal liability and being banned from being a company director in future. Dead easy if it's not you in that position...
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Was that the charge or was it just failure to fulfil? I'm going by memory here as I can't be bothered to hunt for quotes but I'm positive D.J always puts in the "just cause" bit. I also picked up something interesting from his last interview with Ray. He said that the League are now calling the sto...
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Was that the charge or was it just failure to fulfil?
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

I'm intrigued were Boston charged as well?
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

I thought Farsley were fined £1400 because they didn't contest it. In other words they pleaded guilty. Ah. You might be right - just been through the statements and it does state "accept the charge" which you are right could be "plead guilty to the charge". Not sure a personal hearing was an option...
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coppinger's still got it
Replies: 13
Views: 5064

Re: Coppinger's still got it

Retiring this summer. 800+ appearances (nearly 700 of them for Donny Rovers). https://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2021/mar/02/james-coppinger-doncaster-legend-aged-40-kit Interesting footnote in the article that Ricky Ravenhill’s son is also in the Doncaster squad. Wonder how ...
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Basically; It real simple to blame people. People make errors, people are oddly human actually when it comes down to it. I've never found much value in anger towards people in those circumstances - do you know what you would do in the same situation, do you know what you could legally do. It's why I...
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

However, the Panel also had to consider the integrity of the Competition and the actions of Dover Athletic in relation to the other 22 Clubs that continue to incur much costs as they fulfill their fixtures." It should read "fulfil" but the League can't spell :shock: And "much costs" doesn't make se...
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

They issued the charges (as I believe duty bound to do so). Issue charge ("you have been charged with not fulfilling this fixture" - guilty or not guilty) issue penalty, and that would then result in appeal with mitigating circumstances "valid reason", and possibly, hopefully result in the penalty ...
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

People who don't want to inflict financial penalties onto 18 (I think) clubs who already have money problems due to a global pandemic Playing devils advocate on this one. Did they have a choice? They are company directors. Company directors are duty bound to abide by the articles of that organisati...
by lo36789
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

To be honest I think a majority have already left based on the letter. There is barely a board left. 1. The CEO has gone and been replaced 2. Jim Parmenter has gone and hasn't been replaced 3. The letter states two more have left without being publicly announced If all that happens from this is that...
by lo36789
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

They must go though. If you lose the respect of 20 plus clubs, how can you remain? It's not a dictatorship. Not sure that is the definition of a dictatorship tbh. Ultimately that will be down to the members to decide. As the Hemel guy said maybe it's less about the individuals and wanting to point ...
by lo36789
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

The E.G.M. letter has now been sent and it's a very good read. It presents multiple reasons why the board must go. Was listening to an interview think it was Hemel Hempstead's chairman. He said a vote of no confidence isn't a vote for the board to actually go. It's to drive a change. He feels they ...
by lo36789
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

The E.G.M. letter has now been sent and it's a very good read. It presents multiple reasons why the board must go. You can view it on Ollie's twitter page. Based on DJs recent interview I presume we will certainly be signing the letter. Anyone know how many clubs need to sign it to force the EGM? 1...
by lo36789
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

DJ has got plenty of good points to support the decision not to play Boston. Hopefully, the people hearing the appeal will realise what useless idiots there are on the NL Board and overturn the penalty, and many other clubs in a similar position will take heart. Tbf it doesn't sound like we respond...
by lo36789
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 13122

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

FWIW the more influential parties in the NL aren't the members. Hammer Vanarama and BT Sport about it - tarnish their name with the actions of the NL board and you might actually change something. Just seen DCMS are appointing the head of football governance review for about £50k a year. Feels extre...