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by shildonlad
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 86
Views: 10682

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

Would be a bonus if Boston Utd went up through the play-offs as it is like King's Lynn, a helluva way to go for an away game. Equally, Brackley would not be a great loss, although quite a few Darlo exiles in the South do make it to that fixture. Thought Chester were against play-offs due to the cos...
by shildonlad
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 86
Views: 10682

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

At this level I think a lot of players are on 52 week contracts ( even part time players) but this varies by club. How many is a lot. I suspect the vast majority are on 40 weeks contracts (which is why at this level you do see many players announced in May / June time). Rather than 1st July which i...
by shildonlad
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Formed 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4564

Re: Darlington Formed 2012

No, your opinions are not facts. One thing I DO agree with you, is yes, we may as well have been liquidated like Halifax, Chester, Hereford, for all the good that remaining the same club did us. The reason that the FA didn't give us a heavy points deduction like they did with Bournemouth, Leeds and...
by shildonlad
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Formed 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4564

Re: Darlington Formed 2012

Ok name me another club thats the same club, not a phoenix club that has been demoted 3 divisions since 2012? Ok name me a club that is not the same club that has paid the debt of a club which is liquidated. I guess the company that owned the football club was not liquidated, same as bury aint been...
by shildonlad
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 86
Views: 10682

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

Kings Lynn are going up via PPG and no play-offs. Only Chorley to come down from the NL. York City will be gutted with this, McGill may be having second thoughts about his level of funding going forward and this could be fuelling the rumours about a number of players leaving. Sent from my iPad usin...
by shildonlad
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55149

Re: Boost the budget

Seems every clubs bankrolled apart from darlington. That's the top and bottom of it, yes (in this league). Well spotted. As I said, only Darlo are pure. s i say not every club can be fan owned. Is it some sort of crime business men who are also football fans investing in clubs? No, it's not a crime...
by shildonlad
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Formed 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4564

Re: Darlington Formed 2012

The re-born club never got the football share, so maybe why some say its a new club established 2012 especially in football terms. If the club did gain the football share then They would have not gone to the northern league. The club was not reborn, not sure whether you just simply can't get that t...
by shildonlad
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Formed 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4564

Re: Darlington Formed 2012

The re-born club never got the football share, so maybe why some say its a new club established 2012 especially in football terms. If the club did gain the football share then They would have not gone to the northern league.
by shildonlad
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: What do you like on TV at the moment?
Replies: 97
Views: 77008

Re: What do you like on TV at the moment?

Fawlty towers, in sickness and in health 😀
by shildonlad
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55149

Re: Boost the budget

Finished second according to Wiki, assume it's accurate. https://i.ibb.co/CVX4MTM/league-table.png It is, thats what i was told by guys who were around back then. Apparently colne were un-stoppable that season, no one come close to catching then but things off the field i.e the ground had not progr...
by shildonlad
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55149

Re: Boost the budget

The Bennetts are the owners you’re after. Came in, pumped a couple of million into the club, ran it unsustainably, then foisted it off onto the first dodgy charlatan who showed up and ran a mile. They claimed to love the club so much, until they saw how much it was costing and legged it. They left ...
by shildonlad
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55149

Re: Boost the budget

The previous owners were hardly wealthy benefactors. The previous, previous owners were wealthy benefactors though - Forgotten their names but they ran the club for about 3 years, and didn't they invest about £2m during that time? (I could be wrong on the figures, maybe another Gateshead fan can co...
by shildonlad
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55149

Re: Boost the budget

Here we go again, wealthy benefactors throwing money at vanity projects with unsustainable fan bases.Brackley, Spenny, Gateshead, Harrogate,Solihull, and now Gloucester.Just what is the logic in throwing away small fortunes on these clubs.Just don’t get it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Them clu...
by shildonlad
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55149

Re: Boost the budget

Here we go again, wealthy benefactors throwing money at vanity projects with unsustainable fan bases.Brackley, Spenny, Gateshead, Harrogate,Solihull, and now Gloucester.Just what is the logic in throwing away small fortunes on these clubs.Just don’t get it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Them clu...
by shildonlad
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 55149

Re: Boost the budget

Here we go again, wealthy benefactors throwing money at vanity projects with unsustainable fan bases.Brackley, Spenny, Gateshead, Harrogate,Solihull, and now Gloucester.Just what is the logic in throwing away small fortunes on these clubs.Just don’t get it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Them clu...
by shildonlad
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Gateshead's ground is terrible. We'd heard that the side where the home fans are put might have been closed for our game that was called off, meaning we would have to go behind one of the goals. We'd decided either not to go or to sneak in as neutrals along with the home fans because being pushed r...
by shildonlad
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:20 pm
At least the Northern Echo mentioned us, no mention of our efforts on the BBC. Perhaps if we'd been South Shields we'd have got a mention. :thumbdown:
Agree on that, s shields have been plugged to death by bbco
by shildonlad
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Anyways hope that's clarified a few things and I don't see why the dispute between fans of both club. Any bad feeling is probably down to the Heed fans who were waving tenners at Darlo fans the last time we met at the arena when we were in the mire financially. I have no gripe with Gateshead as a c...
by shildonlad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Anyways hope that's clarified a few things and I don't see why the dispute between fans of both club. Any bad feeling is probably down to the Heed fans who were waving tenners at Darlo fans the last time we met at the arena when we were in the mire financially. I have no gripe with Gateshead as a c...
by shildonlad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Anyways hope that's clarified a few things and I don't see why the dispute between fans of both club. Any bad feeling is probably down to the Heed fans who were waving tenners at Darlo fans the last time we met at the arena when we were in the mire financially. I have no gripe with Gateshead as a c...
by shildonlad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Sorry shildonlad didn’t realise you were a Heed fan. You really have a cheek Gateshead have the most soulless stadium I have ever watched football in. Even Brewery Field and it’s ski slope and folding fencing must seem like heaven to you. Ta Ta please don’t bother replying. At least gateshead stadi...
by shildonlad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:49 am
Yet Gateshead were a football league club for years. Don't you even know their history?
Not the current incarnation. They only formed in 1977 and have never made the football league, however they have come closer than darlington
by shildonlad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

al_quaker wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:21 am
To be fair, I'd imagine 1000 seems a big crowd for a Gateshead fan
Im sure darlington would struggle to get 1000 had they not been in the football league in there previous incarnation
by shildonlad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Sorry shildonlad didn’t realise you were a Heed fan. You really have a cheek Gateshead have the most soulless stadium I have ever watched football in. Even Brewery Field and it’s ski slope and folding fencing must seem like heaven to you. Ta Ta please don’t bother replying. At least gateshead stadi...
by shildonlad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

I was at the brewery field between xmas and new year for the first time in years and it was a good match day experience, a nice covered shelter behind the goal, canny burger van and enjoyed the clubhouse, there house lager was a bargain but you would think they could at least get the fencing right....
by shildonlad
Sun May 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

So no evidence at all. Marvellous, glad to have cleared that one up. We can conclude that it is in fact you who are biased, as your accusations of bias against Stoddart are nothing more than vexatious smears because he doesn’t say what you want him to say. Top job shildonlad, pleasure doing busines...
by shildonlad
Sun May 31, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Shildon lad, firstly thanks for editing your post. Secondly, how can fencegate not be about the Brewery Field when that's where it occurred? I thought it could have maybe been about the welfare ground, there former home. So what happened at the brewery field, too many fans leant on the fence? No. T...
by shildonlad
Sun May 31, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Mr craig bias stoddart sure got nothing wrong. Has he left the paper Biased fan accuses reporter of another club of being biased. You truly are stupid. And a good morning to you too. Maybe ease off on the red meat, you might be less angry I’m not angry, I just dislike you. If I was angry, I’d be ha...
by shildonlad
Sun May 31, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 10:32 am
Shildon lad, firstly thanks for editing your post. Secondly, how can fencegate not be about the Brewery Field when that's where it occurred?
I thought it could have maybe been about the welfare ground, there former home. So what happened at the brewery field, too many fans leant on the fence?
by shildonlad
Sun May 31, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northern Echo...get it wrong again
Replies: 76
Views: 9670

Re: Northern Echo...get it wrong again

Ao fencegates about the brewery field is it. I suppose all its all spennymoors fault Can you repost this in a way that is understandable please. Not a criticism but either predictive text or punctuation means it isn't intelligible so would like to read what you've put. Just edited it. Not feeling 1...