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by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

The Northern Echo is suggesting that our Trophy game will go ahead...
by theoriginalfatcat
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 28
Views: 2659

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

Never really understood how we were classified as elite sport in the first place. I would have thought that the definition of elite sport would have been to do with whether a team was professional or semi professional. Therefore the NL would be classed as elite because the majority of the teams and...
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season paused
Replies: 22
Views: 1990

Re: Season paused

On my Interweb travels I’m picking up a suggestion from certain clubs that a way round this might be what is being termed “a 'Guernsey FC' option -whereby clubs who can't or don't wish to play could withdraw from the league yet keep their place in the division for next season, and leave those who do...
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kettering Away Saturday 23rd January
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Kettering Away Saturday 23rd January

Will the game take place? As well as all the doubts concerning the pandemic it seems possible that the pitch may not be playable anyway. Kettering Chairman has signed the letter to the League asking for matches to be halted so wondering if there will be much of an attempt to get the game on. I was ...
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:15 pm
https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/funding ... the-league

High noon it is then. 29th Jan is next Friday.
But before then is Saturday. This letter wants an immediate stop of play.
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Exactly. He's got form for racking up debts then just walking away.
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Apparently Raj chooses option 2. Hardly a surprise with his record.
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Slough Town are cheesed off - taken from their Webpage. "The directors of Slough Town Football Club sent the following email to Mark Ives, Interim General Manager of The National League last night in response to his request for feedback on the three options discussing during yesterday's meeting with...
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

A Grant is given without a repayment. A loan has to be repayable . national league want the clubs take a loan repayable over a number of years .it's not difficult, it is a loan .not a grant as people are trying to make out.. I know I know roll: I had this last night, some people don't know their ar...
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Options 1 and 2 are a grubby way to get clubs to pay for the duplicitous of the government and the incompetence of the National League. It was all a gamble that hasn't worked because the virus has remained. I wonder what the players think of it all? They obviously aren't happy about the testing regi...
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

A majority of clubs need to come to the same decision ,to put this season to bed and end the crass stupidity started by the national league management, who appear to be clutching at straws in order to wriggle out of their responsibilities to all clubs in their jurisdiction, These people have not ev...
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Spyman wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:40 am
tdk1 wrote:Also, i once again find myself grateful that David Johnson is in charge of darlo.
He'd be equally as grateful if you got his name right [emoji6]

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I reckon he's got bigger things to think about.
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

There are three times in the past where we have effectively said we can not afford to continue playing. You don't just get a free pass of "that's fine, come back when you are ready". If the decision is not 3, as is our preference we can by all means furlough and shut down but we will be a) fined fo...
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

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by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

It’s a loan because the National League is proposing to take on the loan themselves. Nobody is disputing that. But it isn’t a loan to the football club, that is option 1. There is a difference between a debt, loan, and a funding cut required for the National League to re-pay its loan. There is no d...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

tdk1 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:39 pm
Also, i once again find myself grateful that David Johnson is in charge of darlo.
Me too. I'm glad he can recognise the difference between a loan and a loan. Unlike some people on here. :wtf:
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

It's like a loan in the way that it's money we owe that has to be paid back, and will be paid back. in fact it doesn't matter what it's called really as it's still a debt. Let's look at it another way. If we go with this idea, for every year that the Boost The Budget campaign operates in the future...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

It’s a loan because the National League is proposing to take on the loan themselves. Nobody is disputing that. But it isn’t a loan to the football club, that is option 1. There is a difference between a debt, loan, and a funding cut required for the National League to re-pay its loan. There is no d...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

I hope D.J. is switched on at present......
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

No, it doesn’t have the same impact. Taking on loans impacts our balance sheet, our liabilities as a business & our ability to lend in future, this won’t be the case if the National League takes on the loan. League distribution is worth around c£15k each season for us, that is the maximum which we ...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Number 2 is basically the same as Number 1 unless you get promoted or relegated. A reduction in income to the value of the repayment of a debt has the exact same impact. It's the equivalent of getting my mortgage taken out PAYE. Guess there are tax benefits. No, it doesn’t have the same impact. Tak...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

With no fans or no grants, what is the benefit to our club (or any club) of continuing this season? I can understand the government wanting it to continue as they will clawback tax and N.I. from the money that will have to be borrowed in order to pay out the wages. Primarily the wages of players get...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell Meadows Signage
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Blackwell Meadows Signage

JE93 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:25 pm
Personally my only issue with BM is the pipe. Remove that from the equation (which I believe you can for a cost) and I actually think it has great potential and a good location to be developed into a FL standard ground.
I'm sure Scott Thornberry said that was an absolute non starter.
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

johnnylewis1k89 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:41 am
https://nonleaguedaily.com/no-care-in-t ... on-season/

Interesting read from Liam Watson the Southport manager.


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Good read.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:44 pm
DJ is adamant in his interview before the season started that clubs would,not have agreed to start the season had it been anything else but grants. Someone is lying, and I don't think it's DJ.
Hope he’s got something in writing.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

I reckon there could be a number of clubs in the main National league who won’t want to play on, so any vote could be close to call.

And a fudge from the league would be unacceptable- this situation has been bubbling under for a while now, they’ve had loads of time to work out plans.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

jjljks wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Bloody typical, just when it was obvious to nearly every Quaker fan that we were going to Wembley to win the FA Trophy and then smash the league by winning every game thus winning promotion. :wtf:
Now's not the time for jokes jjljks.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Just wondering, but if the League decided that clubs must continue to fulfil fixtures without grants, as loans are available, and the clubs decide that they cannot do this without a complete meltdown to their finances, what would be the options open to them? Could the League insist on them carrying...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Kit Vote
Replies: 161
Views: 7084

Re: Home Kit Vote

Personally I don't think it should be a public vote. There's loads of people who only turn up to a match once a decade and are clueless about our club and our team. They shouldn't be able to influence kit. Season ticket holders and 500 club members could be included to open it up a little.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 197
Views: 9333

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Another issue is the players. On another thread it was pointed out about whether or not it's a good idea at the height of a pandemic to send a bus load of players down to Weymouth, amongst other places. If the club is managing financially you could make the point that it's work - but if the end resu...