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by dickdarlington
Fri May 31, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City Prices next season
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: York City Prices next season

Isn’t their new ground all seater?
by dickdarlington
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hartlepool United
Replies: 70
Views: 14717

Re: Darlington v Hartlepool United

To clarify, if this was the league, or the FA Cup/Trophy, it would be massive. This is however, of no importance whatsoever.
by dickdarlington
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hartlepool United
Replies: 70
Views: 14717

Re: Darlington v Hartlepool United

Can't get excited about it. We'll have to have segregation and police because there's bound to be some numpties who see this as an opportunity to square up. We'll end up losing money on this game.
by dickdarlington
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More loan signings
Replies: 24
Views: 8307

Re: More loan signings

Any news on these new loanees?

For me, these acquisitions are key. If it's a flimsy playmaking midfielder then it adds nothing. We need a no nonsense beast, who's going to break up play and generally be a menace.
by dickdarlington
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forced Promotion
Replies: 8
Views: 3046

Re: Forced Promotion

Historically, I believe that there was only one Northern League division, so what harm would there be in reducing that as other teams rightfully find a natural position further up. We know the likes of Whitley Bay/Bish and probably Ashington could play further up. Durham too if they could sort thems...
by dickdarlington
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: An overlooked topic from the Southport game
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

Re: An overlooked topic from the Southport game

The back of the shirt was white on Saturday as well which it isn't normally. I vote to make this change permanent. Yes it is. It was only the waist down that was different. Had the sleeves on this season's kit been white, it would have balanced the kit far better with the black shorts. As it is, th...
by dickdarlington
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport v Darlington
Replies: 36
Views: 8679

Re: Southport v Darlington

It's felt like a long week this week but tomorrow is the day the squad get to show whether the performance and result v Telford was the new benchmark or just a flash in the pan. It would be a welcome sight before our tough FA cup fixture at home to BPA to put some more point on the board and string...
by dickdarlington
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton looks like he is on his way
Replies: 63
Views: 19197

Re: Josh Heaton looks like he is on his way

People have been going on about Vaulks at Whitby. What chance of getting Heaton back on loan? He wasn't even on the bench at the weekend. Would be better for St Mirren to have him here than sending him to somewhere like Albion R or Cowdenbeath. It's no further from Paisley in journey time than it is...
by dickdarlington
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Vaulks on loan to Whitby
Replies: 49
Views: 13508

Re: Vaulks on loan to Whitby

Has anyone considered that he might not be good enough yet? If he's not getting into the Whitby team, what makes him more suited to play in the division above?

He has looked alright when we have seen him, but those glimpses have been sporadic. We don't know what he's like in training and so on.
by dickdarlington
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ashton United on Monday
Replies: 91
Views: 17934

Re: Ashton United on Monday

For the good of the team I’d keep Ainge at the back. At least for the time being. He bossed that second half. And yes we got ripped to pieces. But the issue isn’t the centre halves Trotman is not, nor ever will be a right back in my eyes. Great going forward. And has a relationship with Thommo. But ...
by dickdarlington
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Vaulks on loan to Whitby
Replies: 49
Views: 13508

Re: Vaulks on loan to Whitby

I think this is a positive move. Giving him some proper game time at a decent level. I’ve been impressed in what I’ve seen so far. But he’s still very young. I fully expect him to be a mainstay at centre half next season. And then to move up the leagues not long after that. But he needs time. Vaulks...
by dickdarlington
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Legends game
Replies: 99
Views: 17142

Re: Legends game

I thoroughly enjouyed the day. There was a great vibe, and not even the weather stopped the fun. It was good to see some famous faces, and some much loved ones from the past. However, i walked away feeling that this was a wasted opportunity financially. There should have been double that attendance....
by dickdarlington
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Joe Tait
Replies: 46
Views: 14989

Re: Joe Tait

I'd take him back (on an acceptable wage). He's a very experienced players who we know is more than capable of playing at this level. That experience is something we're lacking in the squad presently. He's also no soft touch. We need a bit more grit at the back. Plus we know he can score goals with ...
by dickdarlington
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo vs East Fife... One for the stattos
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

Re: Darlo vs East Fife... One for the stattos

Might be getting mixed up, but didn’t we play them in either 94 or 95 pre season. Seem to remember a programme from that time.
by dickdarlington
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Good enough for the World Cup but not the National North!
Replies: 1
Views: 2212

Re: Good enough for the World Cup but not the National North

The other 30,000 seats would make the ground eligible. So these temporary seats would be permissive.
by dickdarlington
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: V9 Football Academy
Replies: 54
Views: 13571

Re: V9 Football Academy

Darlofan97 wrote:Daily Mail are reporting that Everton & Middlesbrough are interested in Josh Heaton.
In the Mail? Surely you mean Trotman. He’s more likely as he’s on the right wing. :lol:
by dickdarlington
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Temp Seats at HP
Replies: 92
Views: 13305

Re: Temp Seats at HP

I made many comments prior to the ground being developed about more financially efficient designs taking a long term view, including moving the pitch away from the club house and building deeper stands (both seated and terrace) to ease future developments but we have what we have. Increasing the ti...
by dickdarlington
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Temp Seats at HP
Replies: 92
Views: 13305

Re: Temp Seats at HP

Some sensible and reasoned discussion here. With most viewing that the seats aren’t worth the investment. My understanding is that the seats could be made permanent. However, the bigger picture is what would hamper this. And it’s that same picture that would hamper a small terrace being built. To ge...
by dickdarlington
Wed May 16, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Transfer targets for next season.
Replies: 140
Views: 27729

Re: Transfer targets for next season.

Where has this Danny Johnson rumour come from??? I would be very surprised if we're even in the running. He's looking to remain full time (from what I've understand). Salford enquired a couple of months back. And I believe York have shown interest too. I expect he'll find another conference club.
by dickdarlington
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coming up to the NLN next season from the EvoPrem
Replies: 60
Views: 11675

Re: Coming up to the NLN next season from the EvoPrem

Yes. If North Ferriby do fold (sadly), then the team that finishes third bottom would be reprieved. This makes Tamworth v Gainsborough on the last day, potentially a very important game.
by dickdarlington
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Thursday
Replies: 45
Views: 7039

Re: Spennymoor Thursday

Whoosh!


Sadly I can’t be there due to a recurring Thursday night conflict. I mean who plays footy on a Thursday. We’re not in the Euiropa Cup for goodness sake... :evil:
by dickdarlington
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley and Chester
Replies: 25
Views: 4681

Re: Guiseley and Chester

Considerably shorter distance from Kings Lynn to darlington, or even Blyth than it is to Truro. Not saying it’s easy. But it’s got to be fair on both sides.

Agree on Gloucester though.
by dickdarlington
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Today's games, Saturday April 14th 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Today's games, Saturday April 14th 2018

I wonder what odds we’d get on finishing above York. Ridiculous long ones I’d expect. But I’d fancy it if we’d have a couple more matches. York can get 66, Blyth 68. Can’t see either of them getting there. Agree that the existing 7 will be looking upwards beyond The end of the month. We have already...
by dickdarlington
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League System - Re-Structure from 18/19
Replies: 66
Views: 9652

Re: National League System - Re-Structure from 18/19

So, they’re adding a third southern division? How’s that going to help the north south feeds into the national leagues???
by dickdarlington
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton Fulham show interest
Replies: 30
Views: 5100

Re: Josh Heaton Fulham show interest

... Agreed, valid points. It's never great to lose your players, and it's a risk. But the bottom line must always be the winner if we're going to evade the buckets again. The fact that these lads have been noticed is directly linked to our improvement. If they weren't putting in the performances, t...
by dickdarlington
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next steps for Blackwell Meadows
Replies: 44
Views: 6693

Re: Next steps for Blackwell Meadows

We become eligible for more matched funding when we get promoted. Obviously we need to fundraise but we will get the club we pay for. £150k match funded if promoted within the next 4 seasons. But this has to cover more than just increasing the terraced capacity, as floodlights and turnstiles and al...
by dickdarlington
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next steps for Blackwell Meadows
Replies: 44
Views: 6693

Re: Next steps for Blackwell Meadows

Not just West Park/Faverdale in Darlington. New estate at Skerne Park also has the pipe running through it. A good developer will make it a feature of the estate, turning it into a residential greenway. Which will push the prices of the houses up further.
by dickdarlington
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor v Bromley @ Blackwell Meadows
Replies: 37
Views: 7139

Re: Spennymoor v Bromley @ Blackwell Meadows

Don't get this. The game should have been pro-actively re-arranged ages ago with the FA stepping in. And should probably have been scheduled for New Ferens Park, Durham. This is a ground which is elligible to host an FA Trophy match (it's not a league game), and is far less at the mercy of the weath...
by dickdarlington
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stand now under construction
Replies: 106
Views: 17997

Re: New stand now under construction

Nothing allowed on top of the pipe in case it ruptures. With the pressure, it can cause serious damage. Easy for someone to flee flat standing. Harder if they are grouped together on a terrace/stand. Next steps for me are focussing on the long term. Letting the club agree what the is masterplan is g...
by dickdarlington
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom 11, Saturday Feb 17th 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: The Bottom 11, Saturday Feb 17th 2018

Just been flicking through previous seasons final tables. 48 points seems to be the guaranteed safety mark (last season was freakishly low). Although 43 is usually enough. Looking at how this season is shaping up, I think we’ll need to get those additional four wins to hit the target. And possible o...