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by lo36789
Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 17
Views: 1151

Re: Darlington v Buxton

Think those numbers are quite conservative.

I know full backs in NPL Division One costing more than what you have down for Barrow there.

And youth strikers on loan from fellow NLN clubs to that level who are paid more than what you have down for Cornish.
by lo36789
Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9869

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Bang on. Obviously Kev would be at most matches anyway, but he must be putting in 10 hours of graft away from the ground per match he records - decimating his weekend. He also uses up his leave from work to go shit-tips on a Tuesday night. And all of that is before we talk abou8t the fact that his ...
by lo36789
Tue Feb 20, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2778

Re: Reset

Things are not looking good at Rochdale.

https://twitter.com/officiallydale/stat ... PVQmg&s=19

The statement from the chairman is pretty blunt

"It has no cash to continue operating"..."the existence of the club is at stake"
by lo36789
Mon Feb 19, 2024 2:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9869

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Don't know what the right approach is with this sort of thing... it seems different clubs have different attitudes when there's violence involved. It is quite a subjective call based on the impact of any backlash especially once a person has 'served their time' (as determined by the courts) so to s...
by lo36789
Mon Feb 19, 2024 1:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9869

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Rushall have taken an interesting approach to this by pretty much ignoring it completely and not making any reference to it whatsoever as if it didn't happen. Wonder what became of Marcus Maddison? Didn't he say he wanted to become a tattoo artist or something? Unless he has been released after 25%...
by lo36789
Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9869

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Anyone know what this embarrassment is about?

https://twitter.com/CasualChaps/status/ ... Tay7Q&s=19

Please don't tell me these flags are anywhere near our home games?
by lo36789
Sun Feb 18, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2778

Re: Reset

by lo36789
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:07 am
We can’t even find a replacement for Mr Q. That’s how far things have slipped.

By memory he was last seen when we were playing well - yep, that long ago….
Could you have landed on the problem?

Causation v correlation?
by lo36789
Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2778

Re: Reset

Can I sum up the first post. The economics, when run as a not for profit, don't provide a return on investment. We therefore need to relinquish control to a private investor who won't be able to get a return on their investment. If we can't generate enough surplus income to provide a return on inves...
by lo36789
Tue Feb 13, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

I'd sooner we use the existing yellow and red cards to sort out the issues at hand (including dissent but also timewasting) rather than introducing things like cards no one asked for which might very well make other problems worse. The cards are for existing offences. The punishment for the offence...
by lo36789
Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

The sin bin is based on a view that clubs care more about results than £10 fines. It's actually being discussed around translating disciplinary into actual points sanctions. The FA are discussing with the various leagues at the moment. Some amateur leagues have began doing it and view is that might ...
by lo36789
Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

If you look online today there is some stuff kicking off in Australia at the moment. They have confirmed they lose 40% of officials year on year and the main reason given is abuse. People think it is extreme but there is a genuine fear from FIFA and all the country FAs that football is no longer sus...
by lo36789
Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

To be honest none of that will matter when there aren't any left - and that is what every FA across Europe is worried about at the moment - from what I was told there were basically crisis talks around it last summer based on the data which was being seen.
by lo36789
Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

I should add - it might actually be worth some journalists digging into the origins of this stuff - and the ramp up in attention to participant behaviour this season in the pro game. To be honest though I doubt they will as frankly 95% of the problems are being generated or exacerbated by a media wh...
by lo36789
Sat Feb 10, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

What if a team getting beat has 2 men sent off then 1 in sin bin so only have 8 men on pitch does the game get abandoned ? No. The minimum number of players required on the field is 7 per team. ;) Okay Old Git, what happens if a team has 2 players sent off (down to 9) then 2 in the sin bin (now 7) ...
by lo36789
Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

Sin bins must have been in football for about 6 or 7 seasons now and became mandatory below Northern Prem level about 5 years ago. Sure it was 2017 for trials and 2019/20 season that they became mandatory? Only remember as that season our pool did Northern Prem (no sin bin) and North West Counties /...
by lo36789
Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 155
Views: 11066

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

Precautionary usually means by club officials - often with a match official lined up if needed.

If there is absolutely no concern then there is no reason to get an official in.
by lo36789
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Brackley v Darlington

So you don't want expertise in running a football club at a director level you just want a new club secretary?

Due to errors made by our first secretary after reforming (Shildon and the international clearance thing - 10? years ago), and the next one after that (seat gate - I think - 6? years ago)
by lo36789
Mon Feb 05, 2024 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10721

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Without getting to much in to it, that mentality of being minnows, or the unlucky club, or the no money club, needs to stop right across the FC. We are Darlington Football Club, backed by a fantastic fan-base that provides the club with adequate resources (in terms of voluntary hours & financial su...
by lo36789
Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Brackley v Darlington

Prey tell me how having knowledge of the requirements for seating etc and about making sure players are correctly registered could possibly have any effect on what happens on the pitch. Or are you, yet again, simply trying to show your superior knowledge of all things football? These are very speci...
by lo36789
Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10721

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Quakers2009 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 11:24 pm
Regardless of his contractual work-commitments to DFC, I'm not sure insinuating that one of our supporters is a c*nt adheres to our fan-owned values.
Our fan-owned model means fans get an equal say in who runs the football club regardless of their personality ;)
by lo36789
Sun Feb 04, 2024 5:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Brackley v Darlington

I still say we need someone on the board who has worked within the game and understands the workings. Or at very least, someone who could be reached on the end of a phone or listened to when they offer advice free of charge. All I will say. I am pretty sure the last time we brought someone in as a ...
by lo36789
Sun Feb 04, 2024 5:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Brackley v Darlington

The number of mistakes that have been made over the years is frightening considering the money lost stupidly because of lack of knowledge/understanding of the laws. Forgive my ignorance - but what money have we lost due to lack of understanding of laws? If you need a long winded wordage then fine! ...
by lo36789
Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Brackley v Darlington

Spyman wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:06 pm
Easier said than done though. It's not like there are loads of people with experience of running sustainable football clubs knocking about who have been putting themselves forward to volunteer.
I suspect if they existed they would already be there...
by lo36789
Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Brackley v Darlington

EDJOHNS wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:32 am
The number of mistakes that have been made over the years is frightening considering the money lost stupidly because of lack of knowledge/understanding of the laws.
Forgive my ignorance - but what money have we lost due to lack of understanding of laws?
by lo36789
Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 15891

Re: Asante

If you listen to a podcast that Johnson did online, he goes in to depth on Gaskell signing for us, and it goes against what you are saying on here. What actually happened is somewhat irrelevant. Yes I am definitely suggesting that he used a player from 9 years ago as part of his deflection. The ful...
by lo36789
Sat Feb 03, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 15891

Re: Asante

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2024 11:09 pm
PS, as an aside I reckon that he will be on a good wage and so far he's been disappointing - the "huge huge money" thing is a distraction.
I'd agree with this the aswell. I also don't think Asante is the first player ever to disappoint when expected to be relatively well paid.
by lo36789
Fri Feb 02, 2024 10:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 15891

Re: Asante

Johnson is not lying on Asante Can't lie when all you do it just allude to something... Was he being honest about Gaskell in the same tweet? We gazumped Salford for Lee Gaskell, paid him more than Danny Webber? Were Salford playing against all odds money wise after all? Or is it just the Asante bit...
by lo36789
Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 15891

Re: Asante

I still think Armstrong should have been persevered with despite the poor run, just as I think the board need to learn from their mistakes. I'm not calling for heads to roll. I agree with this to be honest - and was always happy to perserve with Armstrong even if it got us to a more natural end poi...