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by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 9529

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

Still plenty of uncertainty according to the Price of Football podcast yesterday. They reckon the playoffs will be null and void if the NL cannot give the EFL certainties over the start of the 20/21 season. Basically said the EFL would refuse to accept the play off winner into their membership. Sen...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 255
Views: 42497

Re: Potential new signings

Mitchell Curry was on-loan at Inverness CT earlier this season and played 15 games and scored 2 goals before being recalled by Boro. He then went on loan to Gateshead and played 4 matches (scoring once) before Covid struck. I wonder if he is expected to play in the play-offs with Gateshead. He is Ne...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 255
Views: 42497

Re: Potential new signings

[/quote] Would potentially be a great signing but I doubt he will drop as low as NLN level. [/quote] I understand where you're coming from but in the ensuing economic climate that is expected to impact on the EFL, I'm not so sure how much control Connor Simpson will have to maintain a career at the ...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 19/20 Season Ticket Refunds
Replies: 29
Views: 3554

Re: 19/20 Season Ticket Refunds

Harry the message is on official site and the last paragraph applies to you unless it has gone to spam
by Maurice_Peddelty
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 19/20 Season Ticket Refunds
Replies: 29
Views: 3554

Re: 19/20 Season Ticket Refunds

Just a thought would it cost the club very much to let the season ticket holders have a discounted shirt for next season - don't slate me - I said it's just a thought and I am referring to the fans who lost the four home games.. I'm no accountant, but I suspect offering a shirt discount would prese...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 9529

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

A further constraint I've just picked-up from Twitter is that the play-offs have to take place in both NLN and NLS. So if either NLN or NLS can't raise a minimum of 4 participating teams, then there will be no play-offs in both NLN and NLS.
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 9529

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

Just looking at the current resolution sent to NL clubs as reported in a Non-League Paper article. If passed (which it probably will, otherwise the default is anulment ie no promotion to EFL), there will be play-offs in NLN and NLS "if legally possible". There would be no compulsion for qualifying c...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Playoffs

I see York have just put in a counter suggestion (unsurprisingly) that those teams finishing 2nd in both NLN and NLS get promoted automatically, and the original intended 4 teams are relegated from the NL. Have to say I think they have a decent case. Is it the case again that the NL have more votes...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit poll
Replies: 86
Views: 8547

Re: Away kit poll

Spyman wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:56 am
Are the results for this announced today?

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
Official site - "votes close at 6pm Sunday night and we'll announce the winner here on the website as soon as we can"
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Second Time Around
Replies: 28
Views: 2797

Re: Second Time Around

This has reminded me of how few footballers generally have a successful return, except perhaps in the cases where brief loan spells have turned into a permanent arrangement.
by Maurice_Peddelty
Thu May 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 25246

Re: Thommo

One thing I’ve never understood with certain Spenny fans is why they’re so keen to deny they’re bankrolled. I don’t get it. It’s actually more effective to just admit it, as it shuts down that line of attack much quicker. “We’re bankrolled, so what?” There’s not actually any issue with them living ...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue May 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Luke Trotman on his way
Replies: 20
Views: 3722

Re: Luke Trotman on his way

I prefer Kenco actually
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon May 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright back at Corby Town
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Tommy Wright back at Corby Town

I don't think it's been mentioned on here before, but Tommy Wright is back as manager at one of his old clubs, Corby Town. I thought he last had a coaching role at Mansfield. Maybe he felt that the draught of cut-backs that will probably sweep through a lot of clubs at that level
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon May 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 255
Views: 42497

Re: Potential new signings

I think I've seen 3 retained lists so far, Kidderminster, Carlisle and now Hartlepool. The thing they've had in common is that each has released upwards of 8 players. There's going to be a huge number of players of EFL2, NL and NLN/S standard looking for clubs. No doubt the majority of those release...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed May 13, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Big decision for Chester fans to make.
Replies: 54
Views: 10307

Re: Big decision for Chester fans to make.

Raises the question 'Not spent on infrastructure by whom?'. Was the money given over to the board but misused, or did he spend it on players instead of the infrastructure himself? Murphy's reported response to allegations of unsettled commitments was "In relation to the terms of the small outstandi...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed May 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One chairman's view
Replies: 43
Views: 6740

Re: One chairman's view

Pretty sure the consensus amongst chairmen is that football below the Premier League cannot survive unless it is playing in front of crowds. Maybe televising lower levels is a solution, but does that not compromise what lower level football is about, it's affordable live football not a TV show. It’...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fanbase
Replies: 29
Views: 4324

Re: Fanbase

I wonder how the takeover of our Geordie friends up the road affects our future fan base. A lot of football fans in Darlington and south Durham follow newcastle and they haven’t won a thing in years. If they start winning trophies it’s going to be even harder to attract young fans. When I started r...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'
Replies: 67
Views: 14663

Re: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'

I'm disappointed that you find this effort disappointing. We have hit so many targets over the years and we will hit this reduced target. When many are already contributing regularly in a number of other ways and families, including some of my own have no income I think this is a tremendous achieve...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Favourite ever Easter fixture
Replies: 17
Views: 2845

Re: Favourite ever Easter fixture

I can remember playing Scunthorpe and Workington on successive days. If memory serves me well I think the pitch was in a bad state for the Workington match and there were puddles on the surface. Thankfully the game went ahead and we got the victory. If I remember correctly one of my favourite playe...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'
Replies: 67
Views: 14663

Re: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'

I'm pretty sure we'll hit the target based on our previous efforts. It's a tough time for all of us and well done to everyone who contributes. It's understandable if people can't but there's still 26 days to go and people might be chucking in as games come up. I wouldn't have travelled but I'll be ...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 221
Views: 31999

Re: Season VOIDED

Bizarrely, there might be some clubs that could be quite happy to be relegated under PPG. I can’t imagine they would relish another season in NLN unless they unearth a pot of gold in the meantime
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 221
Views: 31999

Re: Season VOIDED

Where the fa have slipped up is doing things back to front they should have blocked relegation and promoted the top two clubs where possible throughout the pyramid many leagues would have started with extra teams next season admittedly. But therefore clubs have increased revenue from the two extra ...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 222
Views: 35780

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

If the club are proactive they should put all PAYE staff as furloughed staff as at least 80% of PAYE costs will be covered. I don’t think they will be able to apply for CBIL due to the previous accounts and the fact the banks are looking for security, as we don’t have any. Most players finish up be...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'
Replies: 67
Views: 14663

Re: New initiative by the club 'Virtual Tickets'

I've got a season ticket so the club has my money already. It ain't losing out financially on my money *if* the season is cancelled - I am. Also I BTB and will continue to do so. That's enough for me though, this is a step too far. Obviously, it needs to be pay on day fans that need to be financing...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 18196

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

I get exactly what you’re saying en passant. That’s why it’s important for those fortunate amongst us that haven’t been adversely affected by the economic effects of social distancing to do what we can. Strangely, some will find they have more cash in their pockets by not being able to spend on trav...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 18196

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

According to 'MarketWatch, "BioNTech BNTX, a German life sciences company, plans to put its vaccine candidate, BNT162, into clinical trials in late April. This includes clinical trials in Germany and the U.S.". If successful, in my books that would kind of give a "mortally damaged" EU an advantage o...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The moment we've all been waiting for...
Replies: 103
Views: 18196

Re: The moment we've all been waiting for...

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:53 am
I think the EU will be mortally damaged by current events & our country will be in a far better position to take control of our future.
Just remind me Pete, which country is leading on the development of a vaccine for COVID-19?
by Maurice_Peddelty
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Farsley
Replies: 65
Views: 12033

Re: Darlington V Farsley

With regard to players contracts, these are put on a temporary hold so no players can swap clubs until the season ends This would need more than football authority involvement though a contract is well what it is - the FA / league can't enforce anything with players contracts. The only thing they c...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: John Woolnough
Replies: 24
Views: 7797

Re: John Woolnough

He’s also opened his own Academy in the North East. Not sure what his day job is anymore as he’s an accountant, so he’s either Mourinho or just sticking one up to DFC. Whatever good luck to him as he apparently loaned money to DFC. Ah, the shit-stirrer is back. Starting off a thread about the Heref...
by Maurice_Peddelty
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hatfield & Wheatley
Replies: 61
Views: 9295

Re: Hatfield & Wheatley

Really . Can't wait for AGM . Axe to grind . Heads to Guillotine am afraid . Just attend . All will be revealed . It may need an EGM . Though I doubt it . I live under the Bridge at 7 Ripples . As your unable to cope with Darlouncovered . In all seriousness, I would recommend you stick to the presc...