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by LoidLucan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alan Walsh
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: Alan Walsh

In the Fred Barber interview in this great series, he paints a vivid picture of being a young lad sat in his shirt and tie, a bundle of nerves, on the 722 double-decker bus from Ferryhill ready for his Darlo debut. Fred shone from the off and later went on to also show how to really make a mark in a...
by LoidLucan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 86
Views: 10160

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

Brackley are also taking part. The finances are a "challenge" but no fundraising required. Allan Leighton has a big sofa :D. They are also building a new stand and new clubhouse which has required fundraising. I really hope they go up... with apologies to our southern mob!
by LoidLucan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 86
Views: 10160

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

Chester are having to think long and hard over the major financial implications and you can see why when you read their latest update. They say they won't put the financial security of the club at risk. They've lost their benefactor whereas it's not an issue for a club like Brackley with their multi...
by LoidLucan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 86
Views: 10160

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

Stop him if you can... :D
by LoidLucan
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43424

Re: Potential new signings

Styche must have close to 20 clubs under his belt now, including 3 in the last 4 months.
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18322

Re: The Team 20/21 season

It's just that I can't see anything that states the punishment has been handed out and in Boyes' case he had placed 2,768 bets.
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18322

Re: The Team 20/21 season

Is it significant that Marske say it is "subject to League and FA approval" given the background?
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 160
Views: 18322

Re: The Team 20/21 season

Looks like Chorley are also having major cutbacks. Most of the established names are leaving as spending is pared back following their ill-fated stint in the National League.
by LoidLucan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farewell Tez
Replies: 27
Views: 3835

Re: Farewell Tez

It'll be interesting how it works out for Stephen Turnbull at Morpeth after Nicky Gray stood down following mental health problems during lockdown. Maybe It will end up with twin power!
by LoidLucan
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 8763

Re: Next season’s captain

50 years wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Plus I had a socially distant pint with a couple of York fans at the weekend and they seemed convinced Maguire was on his way to us, but who knows?
You really should be giving these illegal raves a miss :D
by LoidLucan
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 86
Views: 10160

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

What a result that would be if we managed to get shot of that famous old northern village of Brackley along with King's Lynn.
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnston's Netcafe
Replies: 16
Views: 3033

Re: David Johnston's Netcafe

They lost the revenue from our remaining 4 home games that bit the dust and all the various functions that must have been lined up over the past few months. A closed bar and function rooms plus no income from your tenant can't be good news.
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cartman +Burn
Replies: 35
Views: 3775

Re: Cartman +Burn

This is what Tommy Wright had to say after sidelining Burn and calling on him to show some fight: “The reality is that Jonny has not done well enough to stay in the team. He knows my thoughts on that and he agrees with me. He will have to be patient, he will have to work hard in training and it’s up...
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnston's Netcafe
Replies: 16
Views: 3033

Re: David Johnston's Netcafe

Interesting that DJ is again stressing the need to have our own ground (or shared ownership) where we can generate much more revenue to drive the club forward. Obviously the now much-delayed SV is again mentioned as a possible route with us eventually being handed a plot to develop a ground after us...
by LoidLucan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 8763

Re: Next season’s captain

I've read York fans using slightly less flattering descriptions about his overall game these days.
by LoidLucan
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 86
Views: 10160

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

Altrincham reckoned it would have cost them £50,000 to take part in behind closed doors playoffs with a full testing regime but they were up for the gamble to try to get back to where they feel they should be. However, they've accepted that it's now gone and they are just focused on next season.
by LoidLucan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Close Season drags onwards, and onwards, and onwards, and onwards..
Replies: 27
Views: 4064

Re: The Close Season drags onwards, and onwards, and onwards, and onwards..

So no final decision yet then. This saga is assuming War and Peace proportions... and we haven't even got to the inevitable appeals and threats of legal action.
by LoidLucan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Close Season drags onwards, and onwards, and onwards, and onwards..
Replies: 27
Views: 4064

Re: The Close Season drags onwards...

Don't worry, I'm sure the leaders of one of the plague capitals of the world will do what's right for people's health and welfare. Mind, if it's OK for thousands of protestors to be cheek by jowl all over the country, then 1,400 footie fans in BM for a 90 minute match in the open air doesn't seem li...
by LoidLucan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53135

Re: Boost the budget

Gloucester City aren't letting their Boost the Budget inertia get in the way of splashing the cash. After a month they had raised £596 from 23 donors towards their £10,000 target. But that hasn't stopped them from signing Chester top scorer Akwasi Asante (rumoured to have been on £750 a week) and Ge...
by LoidLucan
Fri May 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53135

Re: Boost the budget

Ah well, we'll have to shamelessly make Captain Tom an honorary vice-president and do a couple of circuits of BM. That should see us to a few mill :)
by LoidLucan
Fri May 29, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 53135

Re: Boost the budget

Isn't one of your growing band of Darlo brothers a Texan oil baron just biding his time with a fistful of dollars ready for Super Sunday :D
by LoidLucan
Wed May 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43424

Re: Potential new signings

AA paid a fee to Whitby to sign Hopson for Blyth and he's now a free agent.
by LoidLucan
Mon May 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Big decision for Chester fans to make.
Replies: 54
Views: 10405

Re: Big decision for Chester fans to make.

Further irony is added to his comments by the fact that the supporters group Gateshead Soul owns 20% of Gateshead FC, provides matchday volunteers and has just launched a boost the budget scheme.
by LoidLucan
Sat May 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43424

Re: Potential new signings

That cannot be so. I'm sure the Pride press statement said there was a "very similar offer on the table from Darlington". Are you saying that they are not being totally candid? Surely they are normally as solid as the pitch-side fencing.
by LoidLucan
Sat May 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 257
Views: 43424

Re: Potential new signings

Sounds like a great candidate to spend a year or two on your bench.
by LoidLucan
Thu May 21, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 25508

Re: Thommo

You mean like this one.... "As I have said before I am not privy to the details of the Spennymoor Town finances so can't confirm or deny whether Brad has put £1 or £1m or £10m into the club. If you want to believe it is £1m then you believe it. I can't confirm or deny it as I do not have any evidenc...
by LoidLucan
Wed May 20, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 25508

Re: Thommo

Which complete numpty said this after Brad publicly admitted a seven-figure Spendy bankrolling: "I would be interested to see where you get this from Brad has not personally put anything like that in as he has set up club finances in the way I referred to above so that the withdrawal of any sponsor ...
by LoidLucan
Wed May 20, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 25508

Re: Thommo

The main stated transactional relationship between GAS and its football club offshoot is the payment of fees by GAS to the club for referrals through the football club of companies seeking to save money on their gas, leccy, phones etc. Again that is down in black and white. How many of these referra...
by LoidLucan
Wed May 20, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 25508

Re: Thommo

This is going to be on a par with the classic seven-figure denial in the face of it being clearly written down in black and white :D
by LoidLucan
Wed May 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 25508

Re: Thommo

They have big, expensive squads and do sometimes collect players who then barely see the light of day as in Boyes, Tuton, Craddock, Hayes, Fewster and Cogdon (last season).