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by spen666
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 4th Place Finish This Season
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: 4th Place Finish This Season

Blyth and Curzon relegated. Does anyone think there will actually be relegation from our level this season? There will be if South Shields get their way - saying you should use 46 games over 2 seasons to get a final table They also say no relegation and increase of number of clubs to 24 at NLN of y...
by spen666
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 4th Place Finish This Season
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: 4th Place Finish This Season

EDJOHNS wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:55 pm
Blyth and Curzon relegated.
Does anyone think there will actually be relegation from our level this season?
There will be if South Shields get their way - saying you should use 46 games over 2 seasons to get a final table
by spen666
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 4th Place Finish This Season
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

4th Place Finish This Season

If you go onto the NLN table on Football Web Pages at https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/national-league-north/league-table/predicted This is their predicted final table and at the bottom of the page are the predicted match results. https://i.ibb.co/y53KhK0/Annotation-2021-01-15-104937.jpg I'm sure ...
by spen666
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League lottery money
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: National League lottery money

all All NLN clubs didn't sign because those who did benefited from the funding once proved they may have to pay back the amount over what they should have been given had the management distributed the funds as everyone expected and were told, that was by lost revenue the turnstiles for each club, w...
by spen666
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth
Replies: 25
Views: 5022

Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Not necessary to have 2 drivers with an overnight stay. At this rate, one driver in front with the snowplough, the other in the bus :o We hear about football matches postponed because of unfit pitches etc, but wonder how many matches have been postponed because away team couldn't get there owing to...
by spen666
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League lottery money
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: National League lottery money

all All NLN clubs didn't sign because those who did benefited from the funding once proved they may have to pay back the amount over what they should have been given had the management distributed the funds as everyone expected and were told, that was by lost revenue the turnstiles for each club, w...
by spen666
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League lottery money
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: National League lottery money

You are correct Spen in that NLS and almost 50% of the clubs in NLN are not included. Doesn't exactly present a united front to the Government does it? I Don't understand why all clubs didn't sign this. It seems to be for benefit of all clubs. Get the money first then argue over distribution later
by spen666
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League lottery money
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: National League lottery money

See statement below, we along with 11 other Clubs, have signed. Intriguing that 10 Clubs have not signed this. Seems strange as the statement is well written and thought out, and is non confrontational. https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/please-dont-betray-our-trust I thought the same and can't work o...
by spen666
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth
Replies: 25
Views: 5022

Re: FA Trophy travel fund raising Weymouth

Premier inn at Weymouth is only £35 per night this friday - dont understand why £3800 is needed. Hotel costs for c30 players, management & officials Meal costs (Friday evening & Saturday morning) Coach hire, including fuel for 700-mile round trip & a coach driver (that will have to be paid for over...
by spen666
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport away postponed
Replies: 62
Views: 5454

Re: Southport away postponed

Interesting development that Scotland have suspended levels below the Scottish Championship for 3 weeks. I am sure all EFL games and above require an ambulance in attendance. Not sure about NL and NLN. An ambulance which could be used by the health service - it is paid for - but at the same time th...
by spen666
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2532

Re: Shorter games ?

However sensible this sounds to match going football fans - we are irrelevant - TV companies dictate what happens. Just as Premiershit is going on behind closed doors because TV companies insisted on getting what they had paid for - so the TV companies will decide whether the Euros go ahead. But yo...
by spen666
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2532

Re: Shorter games ?

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by spen666
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport away postponed
Replies: 62
Views: 5454

Re: Southport away postponed

... I’m struggling to see what pausing now and restarting in a month or two would actually achieve. To me you either end the entire season now or carry on but with stronger enforcement of measures. A several-week break feels more symbolic than achieving anything tangible. ..... I agree - pausing th...
by spen666
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2532

Re: Shorter games ?

.... I think we need to accept a few things. 1) Cancel Euro 2021. It's unfeasible to delay it any further because of the world cup, the uniquely stupid format of this tournament makes things difficult, and it's unfeasible we can have full crowds by summer. We should also not be encouraging huge num...
by spen666
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2532

Re: Shorter games ?

Could the National League be in a position to agree?

The Laws of the game require 2 x 45 minute halves. I think it may need approval from the games law makers & so not be something the National League or the FA alone could sanction
by spen666
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Oxford university vaccine
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: Oxford university vaccine

Question is, will Quakers be halfway through their backlog of fixtures by April? The lads will be getting a taste of full-time soccer as we will be doing 3 games a week at this rate. Now getting worried about FA Trophy final getting squeezed in ahead of the Euros. Mind, now we have done Brexit and ...
by spen666
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Oxford university vaccine
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: Oxford university vaccine

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Don't think there will be any relegation from the NLN and NLS this season as I think the same will happen as last season to Step 3 and below after today's announcement that the majority of the country is now in Tier 4.
Don't tell South Shields that - they will be instructing lawyers as we speak
by spen666
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Oxford university vaccine
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: Oxford university vaccine

Proved me wrong on what?

I've not so far as I can recall expressed any views on the ability of Oxford University to produce a vaccine.
by spen666
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jason Ainsley
Replies: 86
Views: 11327

Re: Jason Ainsley

Danny & Nicky Cowley were teachers. Ainsley is a decent manager but I would be interested to see him manage a team in the Evo-Stik / Northern League that doesn't have the pick of players at that level. ….. I don't sign up to the you have to have been the best footballer to be a good manager - .... ...
by spen666
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jamie Holmes
Replies: 10
Views: 4609

Re: Jamie Holmes

Shearer did his cruciate in 1992. I remember this was on Championship manager - at start of the game Shearer was out with a cruciate :) I also remember Shearer being injured at the beginning of CM 1997/98 as well, sure it was cruciate Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk It was an ankle ligaments, ...
by spen666
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup TV Details
Replies: 37
Views: 5702

Re: FA Cup TV Details

I was on this message board years ago but had computer/email address issues and never got round to sorting them. Glad to be back. Is this the first time we've been live on BBC? Apologies if it's a daft question but can't think of another time we have. And in celebration of being back- fuck off spen...
by spen666
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup TV Details
Replies: 37
Views: 5702

Re: FA Cup TV Details

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Is there a Virgin channel for my non-technically minded parents?
Channel 991 I think is what they need
by spen666
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tier 3
Replies: 23
Views: 4225

Re: Tier 3

Probably still get some funding, as limits are going to be in place. its a good question about funding. Depends on how they deal with it. If its the 2000/4000 limits, then virtually no club who can have fans in will lose out. If its the sort of limits they were talking about at start of season, the...
by spen666
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: EFL Clubs to use up to 5 Subs
Replies: 28
Views: 2652

Re: EFL Clubs to use up to 5 Subs

If teams are allowed more subs, then inevitably they will need bigger squads, which means less players available as you go down the pyramid. Thus the standard lower down the pyramid decreases and costs to clubs increase as they have to have bigger squads. Would be good if we have 5 subs, if say 2 ha...
by spen666
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA rules on abandonment
Replies: 72
Views: 10987

Re: FA rules on abandonment

Realistically the league are within their rights to suggest we play the final 4 minutes + injury that were left. If they did would we bother? I'm not sure the rules allow for restarting/ finishing a game after a referee has abandoned a game. My understanding of abandoning is that brings the game to...
by spen666
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA rules on abandonment
Replies: 72
Views: 10987

Re: FA rules on abandonment

It wasn't a cup match Law 7 provides similarly for all football matches. IE a game is of 2 halves of 45 minutes However there are examples of matches being deemed complete going back at least as far as the infamous Man U 0 v 2 Man City match in 1974 where after Dennis Law put City 2 up near the end...
by spen666
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 28814

Re: Swindon away

Are the rules about no replays still in place for the First Round ? If so is it extra time and penalties or straight to penalties after 90 mins. Purely an academic question as I believe we will win in normal time of course. THere are no replays this season Rule 10 (e) (e) In the Competition Proper:...
by spen666
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 3081

Re: FA Trophy

probably bring a midweek game forward It is likely that at least one round of the Trophy is likely to have to be played mid week in any event to make up for the round "lost" in lockdown. It is to be hoped the National League are on the ball and act proactively to bring a round of fixtures forward t...
by spen666
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Trophy
Replies: 9
Views: 3081

Re: FA Trophy

With the news that Steps 3-6 are suspended for the duration of the lockdown, this will mean a delay in the FA Trophy. We currently have no game scheduled for 5th Dec as it's the Second Round. I'll be amazed if we're out of the lockdown by then anyway, but even if we are, the first round is this wee...