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by Darlo-and-Back
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennimoor
Replies: 63
Views: 10736

Spennimoor

Jason Ainsley: “If we don’t start getting more people through the door, then what will our chairman, Brad Groves, think? Just for the amount of time and effort that he’s put into the club, he deserves more support.”

When investors realise there is only debt and no return....
by Darlo-and-Back
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: James Caton Departs
Replies: 17
Views: 4302

Re: James Caton Departs

An MG epic fail and not the best decision on DJs watch at £650 per week.
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York V Darlington
Replies: 150
Views: 21843

Re: York V Darlington

shildonlad wrote:
HarrytheQuaker wrote:Collins has left York after today's defeat

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
A manager never seems to see a season out there these days and the team seem to get worse under each manager
Maybe the two are connected
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sat 29th Dec - Ashton United (Home)
Replies: 57
Views: 11394

Re: Sat 29th Dec - Ashton United (Home)

anybody catch the attendance? It was 1,407 but only 1,123 yesterday. Was surprised I could not find match attendance on Club site under Match details, but maybe I missed it? Our average for the season is 1,461 according to NLN website. Here is link if you are interested. https://www.footballwebpage...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: John Tempest standing down
Replies: 34
Views: 6051

Re: John Tempest standing down

onewayup wrote:Craig Morley, is commercial manager and bloody good at what he was brought to do, don't make assumptions about the guy. Leave well alone.
I am sure Mr Johnson has someone in mind for the board. :thumbup:
Board director appointments are a matter for the shareholders ie DFCSG and not the CEO.
by Darlo-and-Back
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York V Darlington
Replies: 150
Views: 21843

Re: York V Darlington

We were poor today, really poor. Stems from the management wanting to play a system that didn’t work when they were appointed, didn’t work during pre-season and isn’t working now. A cracking right-sided partnership in Trotman & Thompson, shelved. In-fact a player re-born under TW in Thompson, bench...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 27908

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

Couple of points from last night. The directors have run the club at a deficit and caused the need for loans and personal guarantees. They authorised the big wage earners have come in over the last two summers. Secondly, there appears no public record of winding up orders against the club which woul...
by Darlo-and-Back
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gamble?
Replies: 26
Views: 6728

Re: Gamble?

Bottom line is that the guy needs to be bringing in 4K of extra profit month on month to pay his wage etc. Would hope his package is structured to incentivise him to bring in significantly more than this. No pressure on the lad then.
by Darlo-and-Back
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 63
Views: 9566

Re: Darlington V Telford

We can't afford to sack TW. If our chief exec decides we have to sell our best player to balance the books, despite the fact it was likely to lead to ever diminishing gates, its clear we aren't likely to go into debt on the chance a new manager would improve our results. Can we afford to keep him? ...
by Darlo-and-Back
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 26364

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

I agree. Gramps has got this entire thread bang on. Apart from the not laughing at Gray bit. Too many people buried their head in the sand regarding the sustainability of the budget and were brainwashed by reports that Gray had never gone over his budget. That may be so, but if your budget keeps ge...
by Darlo-and-Back
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 26364

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

Re the T.W./Nuneaton situation - I would say that's a pretty accurate summary there Gramps. Re Gray - the thought occurs that because of his forum antics/bad team form/+ other stuff, there was a possibility that our board would of liked to have sacked him about a month or so before he left us in th...
by Darlo-and-Back
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 26364

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

Re the T.W./Nuneaton situation - I would say that's a pretty accurate summary there Gramps. Re Gray - the thought occurs that because of his forum antics/bad team form/+ other stuff, there was a possibility that our board would of liked to have sacked him about a month or so before he left us in th...
by Darlo-and-Back
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 26364

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

The reason you dont understand is because you really dont have a clue about our club and what goes on within it and all the issues involved. Had you ever considered it was felt that how it panned out was probably in the best interests of everyone and it was best that everyone just moved on. Because...
by Darlo-and-Back
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 26364

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

Re the T.W./Nuneaton situation - I would say that's a pretty accurate summary there Gramps. Re Gray - the thought occurs that because of his forum antics/bad team form/+ other stuff, there was a possibility that our board would of liked to have sacked him about a month or so before he left us in th...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 26364

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

Doesn’t he have a club to go to as manager..... Darlington Town.
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics
Replies: 20
Views: 4678

Re: TW tactics

Perhaps the enforced absence of Wheatley and possibly Collins being subject to sanction after his strop, TW will turn to the youngsters (Glover / Vaulks) and rethink his tactics. Bit of a gamble chucking them into the mix, but they will have to be tested sometime and they deserve an opportunity to ...
by Darlo-and-Back
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Mills
Replies: 64
Views: 9412

Re: Dave Mills

He used to teach me at secondary school - he's a very good man. His love for the club was absolutely genuine. There's no doubt in my mind that something pretty bad must have happened to him at Darlo for him to make the decision to leave and then work elsewhere. He wouldn't have done this lightly. T...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Mills
Replies: 64
Views: 9412

Re: Dave Mills

He used to teach me at secondary school - he's a very good man. His love for the club was absolutely genuine. There's no doubt in my mind that something pretty bad must have happened to him at Darlo for him to make the decision to leave and then work elsewhere. He wouldn't have done this lightly. T...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Mills
Replies: 64
Views: 9412

Re: Dave Mills

He used to teach me at secondary school - he's a very good man. His love for the club was absolutely genuine. There's no doubt in my mind that something pretty bad must have happened to him at Darlo for him to make the decision to leave and then work elsewhere. He wouldn't have done this lightly. T...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Mills
Replies: 64
Views: 9412

Re: Dave Mills

Quakerz wrote:Neither can I.

But what went on behind the scenes at Darlo which affected his health so badly that he had to leave?

As others have said, he seems to have been fit enough to work elsewhere since.

Nothing like running out of cash.... these football people.
by Darlo-and-Back
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton
Replies: 8
Views: 4664

Re: Nuneaton

divas wrote:Nah it’s an absolute farce really and it’ll only end up one way. Selling the ground to fund short term finance and spending it on players is only going to end one way
Says it all
by Darlo-and-Back
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Gillies
Replies: 66
Views: 9514

Re: Josh Gillies

Yawn. Another boring person who can't argue effectively, so resorts to ad hominem attacks against me. I'll send you a DM because you'll be desperate to get the last word, so will ruin this thread with your determination to point score and serial bitching about me. P.S. It's "argument", not "argueme...
by Darlo-and-Back
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 86
Views: 16389

Re: Sporting Village

The developers behind the sports village are ESRG PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS PLC Company recently registered on Compaies House is https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10673117 Nothing community oriented behind this just a professional rugby club burning through cash and a profit oriented developer.
by Darlo-and-Back
Wed May 30, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ainge signs for Darlo
Replies: 57
Views: 10240

Re: Ainge signs for Darlo

Ainge is a phenomenal signing, arguably the form striker for our league over the last couple of seasons, albeit in exactly the same role as Styche. Styche does a lot more work off the ball, whereas Ainge is a more typical target man/poacher. Not many defences in this league will cope with both. Agr...
by Darlo-and-Back
Mon May 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe with David Johnston tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 4794

Re: Netcafe with David Johnston tonight

But then we struggled to attract much more than 1,200 to the home games after that, so on the other hand there is lost income there. It will be nice this season to have a realistic budget set (I believe around 250k playing budget thanks to our 86k contribution), gates get back over 1500 average, an...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coming soon - Boost the budget
Replies: 351
Views: 51115

Re: Coming soon - Boost the budget

Think we will easily raise 30-40k, we did this last season despite MG upsetting people with his antics. Just a nice round tenner a month is £120, twenty quid is £240, so we can get a fair few thousand pretty quickly I reckon. One thing to hold your horses on though - a promotion push. We're a long ...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coming soon - Boost the budget
Replies: 351
Views: 51115

Re: Coming soon - Boost the budget

divas wrote:Trimming the squad size to 16/17 and having youngsters as backup will reduce the budget a fair bit whilst still retaining a good quality team. We’ve far too many players at the moment.
Agree with this and it needs sorting before throwing more cash in the pot.
by Darlo-and-Back
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coming soon - Boost the budget
Replies: 351
Views: 51115

Re: Coming soon - Boost the budget

I am in - there was a fair cut in the budget for TW for next year proposed, to help keep us on the financial straight and narrow, so it will be up to us to provide the extra if we want to go for a top 7 place next year. I believe on current evidence that TW is fairly wise on his acquisitions and fi...
by Darlo-and-Back
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v North Ferriby
Replies: 114
Views: 19214

Re: Darlington v North Ferriby

Like the look of that starting 11. Gillies owes us a shift mind.
by Darlo-and-Back
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next steps for Blackwell Meadows
Replies: 44
Views: 6762

Re: Next steps for Blackwell Meadows

Difficult decisions for the fans over the next year on how to finance any promotion push. Assume we break even this year with no debt (quite likely given what was said at the AGM ), we know that playing budget will be cut next year (fans able to increase that with donations), so may make a small pr...