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by Alfie
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Chester
Replies: 69
Views: 8413

Re: Darlington v Chester

Who remembers 1960/1 season, mid December in the fog at Feethams. DFC won 5-1 but only a few people actually witnessed the goals. Five thousand plus in the ground so moving from end to end was not possible. You must be as old/older than me!!! I think the guidance then was that the game went ahead i...
by Alfie
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 98
Views: 11389

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

Near top of national league, won 9 out of 11 home league games. If we get anything out of this it would be a bigger achievement than Walsall.
by Alfie
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 2952

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

I'm not convinced of the benefits of a hybrid model unless you have enough full timers to effectively used the greter number of training sessions to sensibly work on those things that benefit from repetition drills etc. Then there is the question of integrating part timers into training and tactical...
by Alfie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 7964

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Desperately missed O'Neill, and poor balls in from set pieces - fantastic effort, but lacking that bit of quality where it mattered. But just about held our own againast a full time team two divisions higher, so nothing to be ashamed of. Thought the ref had a decent game, and of the two assistants, ...
by Alfie
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 21598

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Yes well done BBC and well done Alun. He also said our two internationals would be staying home and playing for us as we only have 14 players available! The match v Mexico on Tue 19th is a CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE fixture rather than a friendly. Assuming this is part of the FIFA competition calendar...
by Alfie
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: O'Neill recalled
Replies: 91
Views: 11938

Re: O'Neill recalled

Apparently there were some league games played today- O’Neill unused sub at QPR. He would have had a better afternoon at Walsall
by Alfie
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 21598

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Hot favourites they may be but you can feel the fear from 160 miles away... :o https://upthesaddlers.com/t/darlington-h-9th-nov-3pm-f-a-cup-1st-round/3729 Like the phrase: ‘Basic defensive errors continue to be made because to the outside observer it would appear that players don’t have a real idea...
by Alfie
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Whickham
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Whickham

Boss and mgt team have quit. Says results have not lived up to expectations. Sounds like a decent bloke, not making excuses and accepts responsibility.

https://whickhamfc.com/club-statement-m ... from-club/
by Alfie
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley Away this Saturday 26th Oct
Replies: 21
Views: 4302

Re: Guiseley Away this Saturday 26th Oct

One of the benefits of a 'poor' fa cup draw is that it doesn't become all consuming and take our eyes off the priority of getting a decent league run going.

With our recent form I'm optimistic we can get something from this.
by Alfie
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Durham FA Challenge cup
Replies: 17
Views: 2736

Durham FA Challenge cup

Whickam away tonight (Wed).

Guess we will be putting out a youth/fringe players team - maybe give our returning internationals a run out.

Wonder if any ex-Darlo will be playing and out to impress.
by Alfie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 13527

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

At least with the way gate money is split we know that a percentage of the entrance money travelling Darlo fans pay will be coming back to our club, so we are putting something into our own pot.
by Alfie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 13527

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

quakersfan wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:31 pm
We could make £22/25k on a 5500 gate. Looking forward to the trip.
Averaging about 4,500 or so this season. Don't know if they will beat this on an all pay game, but should at least make a 5 figure sum from the gate. Plus 36K of course.
by Alfie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wright Out
Replies: 16
Views: 2981

Re: Wright Out

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:29 am
Yes, how many times have we debated/questioned formations and set-ups on the forum this year compared to last year?
I think we have had the odd post from a few people in particular debating if we are playing 4-4-2 or 4-3-1-2, 4-3-2-1 etc etc.
by Alfie
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alex Storey
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Alex Storey

How did he get on yesterday. Asking a lot to come in with little preparation, especially against the sort of hoofball that Alfreton use. By the sound of it he did OK.
by Alfie
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 23
Views: 4503

Re: Greetings

Like others have said, I'm pleased that staying in the EFL has been ruled out - obviously nothing personal, but anything else would have set a terrible precedent and only encouraged rogue/stupid owners to gamble money they haven't got in the hope that success will somehow generate enough to keep the...
by Alfie
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signing
Replies: 33
Views: 6360

New signing

by Alfie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington or Chasetown
Replies: 56
Views: 7287

Re: Leamington or Chasetown

Chasetown 1-0 ht
by Alfie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 19749

Re: Darlo v York

O'Neill isn't being asked to fill in the attacking midfielders' role, it would be nonsense to do that. He's a proper forward who holds the ball up well and gets in the box as he should (needs to work on finishing though). So as he is playing as a front man, and Campbell is playing as a front man, t...
by Alfie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: King’s Lynn
Replies: 69
Views: 9601

Re: King’s Lynn

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:56 pm
At least me and you didn't have too long to drive back Alfie. Some of the other poor buggers will have a good hour or so to,get back yet.
Small consolation, but at least I have had my tea and am sat with my feet up feeling depressed, wondering at what time I can decently get the alcohol out
by Alfie
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: King’s Lynn
Replies: 69
Views: 9601

Re: King’s Lynn

First game of season - very disappointing. Different personnel but seemed very similar to last season. No obvious game plan, slow ponderous build up, lots of long diagonal balls to the wing - almost inevitably swallowed up by their full backs, defensive lapses gave them both their goals. Up front Ca...
by Alfie
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 235
Views: 23940

Re: Small clubs in the north west

I'm sure they will be back like we were. I just wish we'd maintained our momentum as we've now reached our level unless someone is prepared to invest serious money and supprters can accept it and relenquish a bit of power. Otherwise we'll never get back in the football league. New account and first...
by Alfie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 235
Views: 23940

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Dale has just been on sky news saying he wants the football league to reinstate the club what a pig headed egoist this man is also told all the volunteers he wanted them out of the ground and not to damage the stadium yesterday afternoon after the deal fell through to save the club and they had spe...
by Alfie
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 235
Views: 23940

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Sadly, no more Shakers v Quakers games. Hope they can become another successful phoenix club in the future. Now that the first club this season has gone, what will the effects be on the pyramid? A number of other struggling clubs will be pushed closer to the brink as they lose out on revenue from t...
by Alfie
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kettering Goals and Highlights
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: Kettering Goals and Highlights

Great effort as usual Kev

I'm sure Darlo fans can be relied upon to be discrete.
by Alfie
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mitchell Glover
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

Re: Mitchell Glover

Seems to have made an excellent first impression - scored from 40 yards (did he ever do that for us?) https://twitter.com/StratfordTownFC/status/1160212376693682179 How many Leagues below NLN are they? Stratford play in the step 3 Southern League Central - the league that Kettering and King's Lynn ...
by Alfie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Assistant manager?
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Assistant manager?

Maybe I've missed it, but do we have an assistant manager/coach. I know we have a keeper coach, but with White gone and Thomas appointed as the academy/youth/U23 man, is that it as far as the management team is concerned?
by Alfie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixtures!
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: Fixtures!

norwich darlo wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:38 pm
Just booked my train ticket for Kings Lynn away.
15 minutes by train?
Home in time for tea.
by Alfie
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ebbsfleet - more financial lunacy
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Ebbsfleet - more financial lunacy

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/sport/accounts-reveal-scale-of-fleet-losses-206691/ This quote probably sums it up: 'The principal risk affecting the company is around the continuing availability of funding, in particular that required to fund working capital on an ongoing basis. In light of ...
by Alfie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Notts Co. takeover - Darlo link

https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/exclusive-evidence-places-fresh-scrutiny-2969073 If you read this article the convicted fraudster involved (as a legal adviser?) in the takeover of Notts Co. claims to have had previous success at turning round other failing clubs, includin...
by Alfie
Tue May 28, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum Fri May 31st
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

Re: Fans Forum Fri May 31st

Looking forward to this one, firstly to hear AA’s view on squad and DJ update on Sports Village/Blackwell as it appears to have gone very quiet on that front. I don't know what the role of the council is in the development of the sports village but I wonder what impact the change of regime at the c...