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by coles
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Craig Morley
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Craig Morely

I agree tbh, that was until you've said that sponsorships received have been effectively entirely down to friendship and are pulled the moment someone is no longer the commercial manager? Using your network is using professional relationships for a broader business purpose, and to get in front of t...
by coles
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Craig Morley
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Craig Morely

I'm with Spyman on this one - if our commercial offering is dependent on our commercial manager being mates with people to get takers then our commercial manager should spend time refining our commercial offering. From the outside looking in I thought that’s what had been happening. In the meantime...
by coles
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Craig Morley
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Craig Morely

Seems a weird business decision to pull your sponsorship because ban individual has left, regardless of how well you got on with that person. If the package you're getting is not affected, then nothing has changed. If it was good for your business before, it still is now. If you were a potential sp...
by coles
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Craig Morley
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Craig Morely

Seems a weird business decision to pull your sponsorship because ban individual has left, regardless of how well you got on with that person. If the package you're getting is not affected, then nothing has changed. If it was good for your business before, it still is now. If you were a potential sp...
by coles
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Craig Morley
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Craig Morely

For several seasons we were saying we needed to employ somebody to exploit the commercial opportunities. We had people in on a commission basis and they lasted 5 minutes. Then we had other people at the club doing it on a voluntary basis but people complained when it became apparent they were getti...
by coles
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Craig Morley
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Craig Morely

I’d like to know what the financials were to be honest, as commercial actually has been very healthy looking from the outside in. If the wage of a commercial manager has not been covered and we were joy well in the way to having deal lined up to cover year 2 then I’d be disappointed. If this was th...
by coles
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Elliot and Connel
Replies: 21
Views: 2563

Re: Elliot and Connel

Use the short term loan market to cover injuries to your no.1. That's what we did. Connell was a short term loan to cover Elliott's injury, but he did well and there was a clamour to make it long term. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk I agree we did. But, like you said we extended the loan, now ...
by coles
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alan White gone??
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: Alan White gone??

PierremontQuaker03 wrote:The Club advertising for head of academy
Not gone nope the role is being advertised as is standard practice and he will be applying
by coles
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Atmosphere today (Leaminngton)
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Atmosphere today (Leaminngton)

You can hear a pin drop
by coles
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay
Replies: 96
Views: 10678

Re: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay

We will reap what we sow, we need to build the club over a few seasons to get it ready for the league above. It’s already been decided that the budget for next season will be based around loan players in the squad so that makes life even harder. Wholesale changes again in the summer will disrupt us ...
by coles
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay
Replies: 96
Views: 10678

Re: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay

Darlo_Pete wrote:Also so far 25 people have voted, which is hardly representative of our total support.
You can spin that argument both ways though only 25 people voted not a big endorsement or only 25 people voted not a big Tommy out campaign
by coles
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 68
Views: 7259

Re: Gateshead

Worrying times ahead for those up the road from us. - Players threatening to go on strike. - Owner and his "financial advisor" refusing to release wages of staff/management and players. - Possible new owner pulls out of the running to take over. - Kicked out of the ground, only allowed on matchdays...
by coles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Statement from the board
Replies: 38
Views: 6504

Re: Statement from the board

Make sure you don't go on that Tin Shed page on Facebook then, lordy me. They are all demanding Andy Toman as managers, then we resign Cartman/Syers/Turnbull/Scott/Brown and even Hunter. All of them barring Turnbull has been slagged off by most of them on that page for not being good enough when th...
by coles
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFCSG
Replies: 8
Views: 2560

Re: DFCSG

Quaker85 wrote:Anyone know the best way to contact them?

Ive recently joined and sent two emails to Neil Reaper and one via the Twitter account. All have gone unanswered.

Thanks


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Quaker85 DM me on here and I will try to help
by coles
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 2 New Signings Today
Replies: 78
Views: 12070

Re: 2 New Signings Today

Will be interesting to see what formation we go with tomorrow, esp with Hughes back and wanting to play. It looked like a 4-4-2 v Bishop with Henshall on the left and Thommo on the right, with Ainge and Harvey up front? A bit like how we finished at Curzon Ashton. I presume they’ll revert to 3-5-2 ...
by coles
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 18911

Re: AGM

In addition to this Craig Morley said in the last podcast that we are having to turn people away from Hospitality due to not having the capacity, which loses us valuable revenue. Gonna apply some really simple economics to this... If demand is outstripping supply then price should be increased. Inc...
by coles
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 18911

Re: AGM

In addition to this Craig Morley said in the last podcast that we are having to turn people away from Hospitality due to not having the capacity, which loses us valuable revenue. Gonna apply some really simple economics to this... If demand is outstripping supply then price should be increased. Inc...
by coles
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BE PART OF THE FABRIC OF DARLINGTON FOOTBALL CLUB
Replies: 35
Views: 10681

Re: BE PART OF THE FABRIC OF DARLINGTON FOOTBALL CLUB

Whilst agreeing with this as an idea to raise more cash, this has brought to mind something that I think I noticed when attending a recent match. Some time ago money was raised by offering fans a place for their names to be placed on the back of the dugouts. If I remember correctly each name would ...
by coles
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: John Tempest standing down
Replies: 34
Views: 7268

Re: John Tempest standing down

I have worked with JT firstly on the SG board and then as the SG rep on the main board and i have to say he will be a massive loss to the club. I really hope that the aggro shown towards the board after the nuneaton game was not the straw that broke the camels back. I was with JT that day and I know...
by coles
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: statement from the club
Replies: 34
Views: 7668

Re: statement from the club

Not quite true we are on average 150 fans down on a game by game basis versus 2017 at £14 per game over a ten match period that’s £2100 per game and £21k over those ten games that’s a big loss Not sure I follow - do you mean 150 down on comparing like for like matches from 2017 - ie crowd vs Alfret...
by coles
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: statement from the club
Replies: 34
Views: 7668

Re: statement from the club

Boost the boost the budget is needed now! :lol: I understand the need to cut the budget (which we have boosted), but why are we forecasting gates higher than what is reality? The gates are not much different to last season anyway. Why are we forecasting higher commercial and pre season revenue than...
by coles
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brian Little returns to Darlo
Replies: 1
Views: 1880

Re: Brian Little returns to Darlo

Must make a special shout out to Flipper who reached out to me and the club to make this happen
by coles
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Craig Stoddart interview with Martin Gray
Replies: 13
Views: 3760

Re: Craig Stoddart interview with Martin Gray

I know somone who has had dealings with Gray and his opinion is that he was a complete twat to deal with. He was cutting corners and not following the rules. This person has also worked with TW and I don’t think he is much better, must be a football thing, the egos are big. I’ve experienced both ma...
by coles
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Eindhoven planning
Replies: 65
Views: 19218

Re: Eindhoven planning

Big food Festival on in Eindhoven over the weekend that we are all planning on landing for the Darlo game should make for a cracking atmosphere, hopefully no trouble and a good time is had by all.
by coles
Sun May 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Scott, Mills, Milburn & Hume Released
Replies: 63
Views: 11161

Re: Scott, Mills, Milburn & Hume Released

don'tbuythesun wrote:Thanks Coles. Hopefully he's decent enough two years on!
watching in the warm ups I doubt it
by coles
Sun May 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Scott, Mills, Milburn & Hume Released
Replies: 63
Views: 11161

Re: Scott, Mills, Milburn & Hume Released

The terrible twosome in charge at salford rated scott so highly that they got one of their ramsbottom thugs to take him out within the first two minutes of the playoff game at HP. I seem to recall it left us pretty much without a midfield and how the player wasnt red carded for that brutal GBH chal...
by coles
Sun May 06, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Scott, Mills, Milburn & Hume Released
Replies: 63
Views: 11161

Re: Scott, Mills, Milburn & Hume Released

don'tbuythesun wrote:Reading through these I had the same thought as Pete. Has anyone seen Bancroft in action? He seems to be permanently on the bench. I wondered if he ever gets to play.
yep not good enough played for the RA a couple of seasons ago albeit only 19 at the time but was nowhere near good enough
by coles
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stand now under construction
Replies: 106
Views: 20926

Re: New stand now under construction

The ground is good enough for the next level so for
Me we should focus on putting our house in order so that we can have a tilt at the play offs next year and possibly try for the conference the year after
by coles
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 16
Views: 3022

Re: Tapatalk

100% of my access is through tapatalk I use other forums on there as well
by coles
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 50 points
Replies: 93
Views: 18139

Re: 50 points

I said we needed a minimum of 4 points from the last two games after our failure at alfreton we've got them. I have us down as not getting a point in Feb but hope we can get 3 points as I fear we need them.