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by Alfie
Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Torquay Utd
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Torquay Utd

Another ex league club hits the financial buffers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/68372224
by Alfie
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 30
Views: 1880

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

but I for one would swap that if a similar opportunity came out of thin air. I am so, so happy that we are protected from you or others making such rash and ill-informed decisions to hand over our club to anyone making unsubstantiated claims of being a "successful businessman" and in the process co...
by Alfie
Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1280

Re: Blue card & sin bins

Tommy Taylor has been posting about this on Twitter, wondering what would happen if a keeper got binned for 10 minutes. Does an outfielder have to go in goal, or would there be a temporary substitution so a sub keeper could come on (if you had one) and an outfield player go off for the bin period.
by Alfie
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 15820

Re: Asante

Genuine question - would it be normal practice to include break clauses in a players contract, maybe if unavailable from long term injury? Or would that sort of thing be covered by player insurance?
by Alfie
Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10659

Blood on hands/heads must roll

On this and other social media I’ve seen disgruntled, angry fans vent their frustration with demands that board members and other officials must pay the price for the series of mistakes made this season and last. In adddition we have the unedifying spectacle of twitter verbal punch ups between fans ...
by Alfie
Fri Jan 19, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pitch inspection
Replies: 16
Views: 3697

Re: Pitch inspection

Would normally want it to be on so that we could avoid a n away midweek game, but the way things are I think the games postponed in the hope we can strengthen the team would be the best option.
by Alfie
Fri Jan 19, 2024 11:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields.
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: South Shields.

LoidLucan wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2024 7:27 pm
Thompson says he has put in £8m of his own money since taking over in 2015 and there is no "external debt" for the new owner.
No ‘external’ debt. Assume that means bank loans etc. wonder if this is Raj type ‘no debt’ and at least some of the money he has put in were loans and he wants it back.
by Alfie
Mon Jan 15, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske United
Replies: 64
Views: 38971

Re: Marske United

Recent club statement. Get past the preamble and options for which league they can drop to, you get to some background on their financial position and how they got in this mess.

https://www.marskeunitedfc.org/news/mar ... 27362.html
by Alfie
Mon Jan 01, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: King's Lynn...
Replies: 12
Views: 5238

Re: King's Lynn...

Looking forward to Saturday, for what for me is a ‘home’ game. The Linnets demolished us last season, but their fall from grace has been at least as bad as ours. New year, new manager… new start? Could just be. Nearest game for me, back home in time for tea. Had been debating whether to bother and ...
by Alfie
Wed Dec 27, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 169349

Re: Who next?

Nothing yet from the club about inviting applications, timetable etc. Maybe me just being impatient to get things going, or could it suggest this time they will go for a target rather than see who applies.
by Alfie
Fri Dec 15, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: North Shields
Replies: 7
Views: 4112

North Shields

https://www.northshieldsfc.co.uk/club-statement-5/

And another club hits the financial buffers.
by Alfie
Sat Dec 09, 2023 8:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banbury v Darlo
Replies: 20
Views: 15896

Re: Banbury v Darlo

Means another long distance midweek trip in Jan/Feb, but at least gives time to get players fit, and add more midfielders to the squad.
by Alfie
Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Loan signing
Replies: 8
Views: 7311

Loan signing

by Alfie
Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: They don't think much of our chances
Replies: 40
Views: 30069

Re: They don't think much of our chances

Am finding best odds of us staying up & will put £5 on & my winnings into next season's BTB. Statistically we cannot be so bad for the rest of the season Incidentally, some teams can defend worse than Darlo - get the utube highlights of ex-quaker Ryan Bowman's hat trick for Shrewsbury at Notts last...
by Alfie
Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hospitality
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Re: Hospitality

You don’t have to stay for the match.
by Alfie
Fri Nov 10, 2023 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton Borough
Replies: 11
Views: 3155

Nuneaton Borough

In a spot of bother, locked out of ground and potentially on the brink.

https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/nuneaton ... 14996.html
by Alfie
Fri Nov 03, 2023 9:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New keeper coach
Replies: 27
Views: 4942

New keeper coach

by Alfie
Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Robbie Stockdale??
Replies: 64
Views: 18475

Re: Robbie Stockdale??

Whoever gets the job we can’t assume they were our first choice. Maybe after listening to what we could offer in terms of salary, playing budget etc one or more of the more popular names turned us down. I think Wright wasn’t our first choice when he was appointed.
by Alfie
Sun Sep 17, 2023 7:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Robbie Stockdale??
Replies: 64
Views: 18475

Robbie Stockdale??

May just be somebody’s idea of a joke, but Craig Stoddart has put on Twitter a Wikipedia page which apparently shows Robbie Stockdale as Darlo manager appointed September 2023.
by Alfie
Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bishops Stortford road closures
Replies: 58
Views: 14795

Re: Bishops Stortford road closures

Whatever else our caretakers achieved during the week, they certainly seem to have got to grips with the essentials of the pre-match training session. A very impressive display of cones. wonder how we ever managed without them.
by Alfie
Sat Sep 09, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bishops Stortford road closures
Replies: 58
Views: 14795

Re: Bishops Stortford road closures

First game of season for me and it pretty much confirmed everything that’s been written on here and elsewhere. BS were very poor and yet despite huge amount of possession we didn’t look like breaking down a defence that let in 4 against Rushall midweek. Nelson’s shot drew a very good save from their...
by Alfie
Fri Sep 08, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bishops Stortford road closures
Replies: 58
Views: 14795

Bishops Stortford road closures

There are road closures on the access road to the ground coming of the M11 junction 8. Looks like a long diversion route.

https://www.essexhighways.org/highway-s ... ent-scheme
by Alfie
Sat Sep 02, 2023 4:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup Draw Monday 1pm
Replies: 28
Views: 8327

Re: FA Cup Draw Monday 1pm

Good luck to all our clubs playing today in Q1, especially Stockton Town at Warrington Rylands. They would be my dream draw on Monday. UTA [emoji572]️[emoji572]️[emoji572]️ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk There will be quite a few clubs looking at us as their dream draw and an easy passage to th...
by Alfie
Tue Aug 08, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon crowd
Replies: 104
Views: 23581

Re: Curzon crowd

We might have a mid table budget, but we have top of the table support - home and away. It makes a difference. Have you ever seen a fan score a goal? Yes as several Darlo fans have played for the club over the years. A fan scored a goal in the never ending F.A.Cup saga against Hull City in 1960. A ...
by Alfie
Tue May 30, 2023 11:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season tickets
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Season tickets

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/season-tickets-2324

Less than I thought, hope it pays off in terms of take-up
by Alfie
Sun May 28, 2023 11:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC communications
Replies: 93
Views: 24772

Re: Darlington FC communications

The problem we have now is that even if, belatedly, Alun came out with an up-beat interview and said all the right things (short of announcing half a dozen mega signings), the response is almost inevitably going to be - only saying it because you’ve been told to, or something similar. The damage has...
by Alfie
Wed May 24, 2023 12:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BTB
Replies: 83
Views: 17845

Re: BTB

At a time of financial difficulty for many, and mutterings about a downbeat attitude within the club, BTB just keeps going from strength to strength - incredible.
by Alfie
Wed May 24, 2023 12:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New sponsor
Replies: 33
Views: 25417

Re: New sponsor

Should have a very energy efficient new stadium then.
by Alfie
Sat Apr 29, 2023 11:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Great Annual Savings
Replies: 76
Views: 13317

Re: Great Annual Savings

Can’t say I understand all (or even most) of the legal arguments, but must be worrying times for Spenny. Even if the restructure plan is approved there must be some doubt that they can continue to support the club to the same level. If it goes down the insolvency route it could be a long drawn out p...
by Alfie
Thu Apr 13, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields
Replies: 55
Views: 10887

Re: South Shields

I live about 30 miles from Leiston and have been to see them several times this season. It’s an awful place to get too, even by Suffolk standards, takes me a good hour. And when you get there parking is very limited at the ground, I usually park in a housing estate about half a mile away. Would be v...