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by Alfie
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 1
Views: 205

National League North statement

NLN have issued a statement - seemingly run by Chester - with the majority of the clubs backing a 'no fans' no games approach.: 'Chester FC and fellow National League North clubs have released the following joint statement A meeting was held by Zoom at 17.30 on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 with rep...
by Alfie
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SEASON POSTPONED?
Replies: 55
Views: 4501

Re: SEASON POSTPONED?

Wonder what happens to the FA Cup game? Could have contract implications if that game goes ahead but then no league games following. Would you have to bring players back and start paying them but then no games to play after.
by Alfie
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Armstrong happy with squad
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Armstrong happy with squad

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/18717714.darlington-boss-alun-armstrong-happy-squad/ Also very supportive of new keeper “Johnny’s done smashing so far,” said Armstrong. “He’s settled well into the group, he’s been really comfortable, and he’s going to go from strength to stre...
by Alfie
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spectators in grounds
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Spectators in grounds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53817206

Allowed from step 3 down, so not us - apparently FA consider 'elite' includs step 2 , so presumably we will be included whenever rules change for everyhting from premier league to the smallest NLN or NLS ground.
by Alfie
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Youth team
Replies: 15
Views: 2851

Re: Youth team

Going off at a bit of a tangent....the draw for the early rounds in various FA cup competitions were made today. The only one we featured in was the FA Youth cup - drawn away in first qualifying round to Pickering town or Cleator Moor Celtic.
by Alfie
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 33685

Re: Ground share

I wonder what continuing financial commitment we will still have to the BM rugby club. I don't know what the terms of our matchday lease are, but would there be some sort of compensation payment if we don't play home fixtures there?
by Alfie
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Player and goal of the season
Replies: 14
Views: 3465

Player and goal of the season

Had a twitter thing this morning from the club about voting for the player and goal of the season. Details also on the club site.

Voting closes Monday.

Wouldn't have thought there's too much doubt about player of the season - he's also in the short list for the goal.
by Alfie
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 26590

Re: Sports village

It would be financial suicide for us to go back to the arena as tenants of DMP. There is no way they can afford to run the place as a stand alone facility without the opportunities the sporting villagewas supposed to bring - although I thought those projections were very optimistic. The sort of rent...
by Alfie
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 26590

Sports village

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18569968.darlington-council-set-drop-20m-sports-village-plan/?ref=BNTMedia&utm_medium=twitter 'A PUBLIC-private partnership behind an ambition to build a £20m sports village and secure a long-term future for a stadium and attract additional facilities to a town...
by Alfie
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jamie Dennis
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

Jamie Dennis

Many will have seen it on twitter etc, but for thise that don't know yet, lifelong Darlo fanatic Jamie passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, age 48. You may not recognise the name but you will have seen him in his wheel chair at pretty much every game.
by Alfie
Sun May 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Deals on Sunday?
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Deals on Sunday?

Any contract announcements likely today? Or can I have a days rest from checking every 5 minutes?
by Alfie
Sat May 23, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New deals for Donawa,Hatfield,Rivers,Holmes,Hedley,Reid,Storey,Campbell,Laing,Wheatley,Liddle,Watson,Atkinson
Replies: 130
Views: 28722

Re: New deal Donawa , Hatfield Rivers

Don't forget the first of last night's signings. Alun Armstrong signing on for another 3 years. I'm sure the fact he was able to tell players he was commited to the club must have been a factor in them re-signing. We seem to be well on the way to securing the core of our team s aborted season, now w...
by Alfie
Sat May 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 36851

Re: Thommo

Owes us nothing, maybe the opportunity for more regular starts and less onerous travelling demands mean its the right decision for him, and probably for the club as well. Wish him well wherever he goes, except Spenny - he wouldn't, would he?
by Alfie
Tue May 05, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One chairman's view
Replies: 43
Views: 9860

One chairman's view

https://www.borehamwoodfootballclub.co. ... -hunter-3/

A very pessimistic view of when non league will restart.
by Alfie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Feethams pitch
Replies: 16
Views: 3698

Re: The Feethams pitch

On the subject of pitches generally - looking at clips on the news about Norman Hunter, top level pitches were in a terrible state - lots of todays non-league pitches will be in a better condition. As for some of the 'tackles' shown - how times have changed. But players on the receiving end usually ...
by Alfie
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds...
Replies: 24
Views: 5839

George Reynolds...

Arrested according to the Echo. Breaching restraining order (alledgedly) to do with his planning dispute.
by Alfie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Osagi gone
Replies: 17
Views: 5110

Re: Osagi gone

Its confirmed on the club twitter thingy - by mutual agreement. I suppose if he didn't figure in Armstrong's plans then better for both sides - he gets the chance of a move and some game time, and it frees up his wages.
by Alfie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 39831

Re: New kit

Maybe missed it, but is there anything showing what the back looks like - the same for all 4? Also anything about plans for shorts and socks?
by Alfie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Elliot and Connel
Replies: 32
Views: 9870

Elliot and Connel

Another great performance from Elliot last night - we seem to have 2 keepers who are both well above average quality for this league, and so far seem to accept that they are in competition for one place with good grace. But is this sustainable long term - can we afford two first choice keepers even ...
by Alfie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Interview with Johnston on Official Website
Replies: 192
Views: 33156

Re: Interview with Johnston on Official Website

One of the reasons often given for (perhaps reluctantly) considering the Arena again is the increased commercial revenue it could generate. Probably me being extra thick but where is this revenue coming from. I understand that several businesses have offices etc in the place, and pay rent to the rug...
by Alfie
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Chester
Replies: 86
Views: 21262

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: 99
Views: 24970

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: 6952

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: 17730

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: 38661

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: 104
Views: 28990

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: 38661

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: 1548

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: 6268

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: 4270

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.