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by LoidLucan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Released players
Replies: 99
Views: 14511

Re: Released players

Just reading that Gainsborough have pretty much sorted their squad for next season and there's no mention of Liam Hughes. Looks like he's gone but they haven't said a word about it.
by LoidLucan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Michael Sweet signs
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: Michael Sweet signs

Will be interesting to see how this one works out. He's had a consistently good goalscoring record although obviously this is a big step up.
by LoidLucan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dale Hopson
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Dale Hopson

Good player, lots of skill, will chip in with goals and a good fit. AA's looking for players he knows he can trust to do a job and Hopson fits the bill.
by LoidLucan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jordan Nicholson released
Replies: 31
Views: 3886

Re: Jordan Nicholson released

I think that last sentence sums it up. A load of factors have come together, not the least of which is that Nicholson won't be here next season because he doesn't want to be here next season. The factors probably include that he's got himself sorted with a better option that suits him better. I'm su...
by LoidLucan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dan Maguire signs!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3220

Re: Dan Maguire signs!!

Blyth have now signed 5 players from Newcastle Benfield including 2 who are in dual registration. If we are Darlo Spartans, they are Blyth Benfield!
by LoidLucan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More signings pls xoxo
Replies: 36
Views: 5637

Re: More signings pls xoxo

I think Maddison just seemed to be error-prone and inconsistent over a long period of time and was given every chance to prove himself. His unreliability helped to spread the jitters right through the defence. It was a relief when Turner arrived and we were reminded what a safe, reliable, solid keep...
by LoidLucan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dan Maguire signs!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3220

Re: Dan Maguire signs!!

York were one of a number of clubs said to be interested in freed Sunderland striker Connor Shields, 21. I think he wants to be full-time and there's interest from Scotland as well. Only ever played for the Under 23s at Sunderland.
by LoidLucan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Smith Signs
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Re: Will Smith Signs

Would be a real shame if minted Harrogate with their big squad just stick him on the bench.
by LoidLucan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead relegated to NLN
Replies: 50
Views: 5051

Re: Gateshead relegated to NLN

Isn't Wood still the chairman of Hampton and Richmond FC.
by LoidLucan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More signings pls xoxo
Replies: 36
Views: 5637

Re: More signings pls xoxo

I just don't think it will work on any kind of large scale. County Durham's football fans are largely carved up between Newcastle and Sunderland and some who support local non-league clubs. Darlington is the County's biggest town and no-one from there is going suddenly switch to Brad's pet project. ...
by LoidLucan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More signings pls xoxo
Replies: 36
Views: 5637

Re: More signings pls xoxo

It's not just the players that they're chucking cash at. They say they've invested a six-figure sum aimed at improving the Brewey Field on match-days. The pitch will be of "Football League quality" as layers are being stripped away to reduce the slope and a new irrigation system installed with pop-u...
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright Stratford manager
Replies: 11
Views: 2147

Re: Tommy Wright Stratford manager

Beware the Ides of March, Tommy.... or was it April when the daggers came out :o
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead relegated to NLN
Replies: 50
Views: 5051

Re: Gateshead relegated to NLN

They've probably got off with things fairly lightly given some of the precedents and the long list of indisputable offences that occurred.
by LoidLucan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright Stratford manager
Replies: 11
Views: 2147

Re: Tommy Wright Stratford manager

No pressure but they've just enjoyed the most successful season in their history including making the play-offs. TW seems to be talking a lot about giving youth a chance so maybe Glover will join him at a club closer to home.
by LoidLucan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curtis Main
Replies: 26
Views: 2327

Re: Curtis Main

Some of the Aberdeen fans are less than impressed with the signing. "We've signed another striker who can't score goals" type of comment, pointing to his 48 career goals in 284 games. He must be more of the "Holds the ball up well" kind of striker and bringing others into play rather than troubling ...
by LoidLucan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Released players
Replies: 99
Views: 14511

Re: Released players

All right for a penalty shoot-out after his successive hat-tricks from the spot. How does any team get awarded six penalties in two games anyway?
by LoidLucan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Released players
Replies: 99
Views: 14511

Re: Released players

Scott Fenwick's back in the North-east after his time with Chelmsford and looking for a club. He says there's been interest from several non-league clubs up here and he's a much improved player these days.
by LoidLucan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth statement
Replies: 71
Views: 10061

Re: Blyth statement

They've just signed two northern league players.
by LoidLucan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early odds for next season
Replies: 16
Views: 2574

Re: Early odds for next season

I don't know how you would go about setting realistic odds on a side like Bradford PA at this stage. They've just appointed someone with no managerial experience to take charge and have about three or four players in their squad so far after a mass exodus.
by LoidLucan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth statement
Replies: 71
Views: 10061

Re: Blyth statement

Just seen an interview with blyth chairman Tony Platten on Look North in which he had a go at AA after it was mentioned that Lee Clark is virtually starting from scratch after lots of players have left. Platten said: "Four or five weeks ago the previous manager should have been signing those players...
by LoidLucan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 164
Views: 20148

Re: Gateshead

Gateshead's appeal is in but it's thought unlikely to be upheld by the FA. There's no getting around the fact that the multiple breaches of league rules did occur. Who knows where they'll end up.
by LoidLucan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: On the Toon...
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

On the Toon...

Ex-Toon boys ready for battle next season...


https://twitter.com/MarkCarruthers_/sta ... 45504?s=20
by LoidLucan
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 164
Views: 20148

Re: Gateshead

One report i read said the Bennetts ploughed in almost £3m during their three years at the club and they left it debt free, albeit in the hands of people who turned out to be twats. Wood also spent millions on his failed dream of taking them back to the FL.
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheatley
Replies: 28
Views: 5102

Re: Wheatley

I think he was so hampered last season that we have probably forgotten a little bit what an effective midfielder he is. I dont think he was helped last season when he had to play in that meaningless durham cup game against Pool and it made things much worse for him and he had to be subbed. I'd like ...
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 3 players released
Replies: 65
Views: 7379

Re: 3 players released

Just for the record i don't believe brad has chucked £1m at the club. That was 2 years ago and since then he's spent a fortune on the ground and on expensive players. As for the rest of Spin's heap of horseshit reply, I'm beginning to see why Andy often restricts himself to a two-word reply.
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 3 players released
Replies: 65
Views: 7379

Re: 3 players released

Two years ago the club appealed for other investors, saying: "Club Chief Executive Bradley Groves has guided Spennymoor to the sixth tier of English football since taking over in July 2009 and has funded this development with a seven-figure personal investment." What more "evidence" do you need than...
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notes from the fans' forum
Replies: 46
Views: 4522

Re: Notes from the fans' forum

This version falls more in line with my attention span :D
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notes from the fans' forum
Replies: 46
Views: 4522

Re: Notes from the fans' forum

Thanks for that. Good to read a summary of the main points for those of us who couldn't make it.
by LoidLucan
Fri May 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 164
Views: 20148

Re: Gateshead

They say they will now appeal against the decision to suspend them from the National League but as i understand it that was punishment for multiple breaches of League rules. The breaches occurred and all you can now do is offer up mitigation and offer to put things right. Will the League rescind the...
by LoidLucan
Fri May 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 3 players released
Replies: 65
Views: 7379

Re: 3 players released

You are guessing because the players from further afield were largely on one-year or one-year plus option deals. But then again that's what comes of dipping your oar into a club that you know precious little about.