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by PaulMJohnson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Development Fund - Bucket Collections.
Replies: 6
Views: 3403

Re: Ground Development Fund - Bucket Collections.

I understand this ground is for a side called Quakes. https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/sites/csnbayarea/files/styles/gallery_image/public/2016/09/23/01-all-star.jpg?itok=TWtHpxUY×tamp=1474654489 Indeed, the San Jose Earthquakes. The end closest to you houses the longest outdoor bar in North A...
by PaulMJohnson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new investors
Replies: 291
Views: 109597

Re: Potential new investors

i dont really understand this why on earth would anyone invest in darlo with no facilities to raise extra income. if we had our own ground i could understand it but the only assets we have are the stands. People would invest on the basis that as the club moves up the league the asset that is the cl...
by PaulMJohnson
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell meadows
Replies: 300
Views: 41027

Re: Blackwell meadows

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/football/darlington/13489033.Darlington_groundshare_talks_are_on_going__insist_officials/ ...A senior official at Darlington FC was similarly upbeat, confirming they are still in negotiations with their counterparts at Blackwell. Amid concerns at the delay in ...
by PaulMJohnson
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: Liverpool fans boycotting Hull game
Replies: 7
Views: 5205

Re: Liverpool fans boycotting Hull game

Smaller clubs get screwed over by bigger clubs all the time in terms of TV money, sponsorship money etc.

Smaller clubs finding a way to exploit the bigger clubs seems like fair game to me.
by PaulMJohnson
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One hit wonders
Replies: 28
Views: 5107

Re: One hit wonders

What about that match early on in the 93-94 season when we had an injury crisis at home to Scarborough. Some youth team player called Cooper played, but I can't remember his first name. Mark Hope played in that 6-0 defeat at Fulham if I remember, and in a match report of that defeat Phil Brumwell g...
by PaulMJohnson
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA to introduce stricter rules on Non League clubs
Replies: 17
Views: 3936

Re: FA to introduce stricter rules on Non League clubs

shawry wrote:
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
I get nothing else back at all.
Apart from work? Id say thats a major plus for £20 a year :)
Yeah. There's also not many organisations who "make a killing" charging £20 a year!
by PaulMJohnson
Mon May 25, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any news from tonight's forum?
Replies: 40
Views: 9278

Re: Any news from tonight's forum?

Quaker0006 wrote: Absolutely! This seasons success has been built on solid defence. No way would or should he change that
It's difficult to think of many teams ever that have won anything without being based on a solid defence.
by PaulMJohnson
Tue May 19, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Who...
Replies: 3
Views: 3217

Re: Who...

Earl_Lee_Dawes wrote:I agree, some of his rants are unreadable. He was having a dippy about the rail strike when Boro are due to play at Wembley! With his user name I thought he would support the actions of his colleagues!
Well, you're hardly going to support people going on strike if you're a grafter!
by PaulMJohnson
Tue May 19, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: Middlesbrough or Norwich
Replies: 23
Views: 14330

Re: Middlesbrough or Norwich

Boro for me.

First, a good friend is a lifelong Boro season ticket holder, so I'd like them to do well for him.

Second, I'd rather the North East did well whatever the walk of life. Sport, business, culture, I want the NE to be successful.

Except Newcastle. I hate Newcastle.
by PaulMJohnson
Sun May 17, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: For Exiles - where are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 11909

Re: For Exiles - where are you?

San Jose, California.

I'll chip in for petrol if someone else will drive.
by PaulMJohnson
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Who will win the General Election?
Replies: 169
Views: 63724

Re: Who will win the General Election?

A poll in the mirror has the tories 4 points ahead. Bet the editor didn't like publishing that! I'm sure the editor is fine with it. If you watch them, polls in Tory leaning papers (Telegraph, Mail etc.) are tending to show Labour close or ahead of the Tories, and polls in Labour leaning papers (Mi...
by PaulMJohnson
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Play off Dates
Replies: 81
Views: 13143

Re: Play off Dates

I hope it's the Wednesday and Saturday. I'm visiting England for the first time in 2.5 years next Saturday, and will arrive in Darlington for a few days on Wednesday 29th.

Obviously I'm disappointed that automatic promotion seems unlikely, but getting to see two Darlo games would be awesome!
by PaulMJohnson
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Who will win the General Election?
Replies: 169
Views: 63724

Re: Who will win the General Election?

Don't agree with you very often but on this I do, I vote for the best local candidate based on what they are saying not who will be PM This is a good way to think - however, where I live the Conservatives have such a large majority that it almost seems a waste of time to turn up, regardless of whic...
by PaulMJohnson
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Who will win the General Election?
Replies: 169
Views: 63724

Re: Who will win the General Election?

The Conservatives would rely on any UKIP seats they win and the Ulster Unionists, but it won't add up to what the SNP will bring to the table. I'm not sure it's entirely right to say the Conservatives would rely on the Ulster Unionists. The Conservative Party is actually called The Conservative & U...
by PaulMJohnson
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Closure of DFC500 Club initiative and figures
Replies: 19
Views: 4407

Re: Closure of DFC500 Club initiative and figures

We need to drop the idea that anything disappointing has happened here.

Quarter of a million raised in a few weeks - remarkable.
by PaulMJohnson
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Suggestion re a Coming Home Day
Replies: 13
Views: 3257

Re: Suggestion re a Coming Home Day

At this stage it is just putting out the idea. I feel I have to make the trip, sometime next season & think it would be fun to meet up with other exiles... some I have known for years others not at all. Definitely would be good to meet some other exiles - I'll send you a message the next time I'm i...
by PaulMJohnson
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: From the Scarborough Newspaper
Replies: 63
Views: 17382

Re: From the Scarborough Newspaper

Clearly not fans, just people from the area travelling to cause trouble. I wonder if they even went to the game. There's absolutely nothing the club can do. It's a police matter. There is something the club and it's genuine fans can do. It can very visibly encourage it's true supporters to watch th...
by PaulMJohnson
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Suggestion re a Coming Home Day
Replies: 13
Views: 3257

Re: Suggestion re a Coming Home Day

I'd certainly be up for more discussion. Entirely depends on when it is really, but I could probably find a way to trick the wife into thinking it's a good idea for me to fly to England for this.
by PaulMJohnson
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Planning has been passed
Replies: 23
Views: 4852

Re: Planning has been passed

I've not visited Darlington for 2.5 years now, but will be back in 3 weeks for a visit.

There's a lot of things I can't wait to show my son, who's never even been to England.

The Town Clock.

My old school in Hurworth.

Broken Scar.

The ground where his football team plays.........
by PaulMJohnson
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Monday's game at Bridlington.
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Re: Monday's game at Bridlington.

Here you go:

YO16 7LN

And some extra details:

http://scarboroughathletic.com/ground/queensgate
by PaulMJohnson
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 500 CLUB - PAYPAL ALTERNATIVE
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 500 CLUB - PAYPAL ALTERNATIVE

Yep I have my credit card linked and earn points on anything bought via paypal on the card. I would assume the charge from PayPal to the club is a probably the standard 3.4%, maybe the extra costs were part of the issue. As well as exorbitant fees, integrating PayPal into a payment flow is a pain i...
by PaulMJohnson
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harrogate match thread
Replies: 93
Views: 11159

Re: Harrogate match thread

Thank God we got the 5th.

Our goal difference was looking a bit shaky.
by PaulMJohnson
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Are you doing "Dry January"?
Replies: 10
Views: 5864

Re: Are you doing "Dry January"?

I'm not doing Dry January, but neither would I be drinking in The Half Moon.

Darlo has many fine pubs. That isn't one of them!
by PaulMJohnson
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Question to the conspiracy theorists ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3276

Re: Question to the conspiracy theorists ....

The gates are what they are and unless someone ACTUALLY counts everyone there and stamps their forehead to prove it then all these GUESSTIMATES are exactly that. Guesses! I agree. It's incredibly difficult to gauge how many people there are in a crowd; I seem to remember reading during some protest...
by PaulMJohnson
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lock up your daughters!
Replies: 176
Views: 35569

Re: Lock up your daughters!

Evans was convicted by a Jury who heard all the live evidence. He sought leave to Appeal which was turned down by a Judge. He then made a further application for leave to Appeal, which was again turned down and the original verdict upheld. His application for a review is really his last throw of th...
by PaulMJohnson
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Most famous Darlo XI players
Replies: 51
Views: 11927

Re: Most famous Darlo XI players

I'd thought about Bernard - but is he as recognisable to your average fan as the others? Same re: De Vos versus Bennett - De Vos moved to the SPL (Aberdeen I think?) and played for Canada - but is he as well known as Gary "definitely so" Bennett? Depends on how global you want to go. De Vos is a re...
by PaulMJohnson
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Let's annoy UKIP!*
Replies: 5
Views: 4040

Re: Let's annoy UKIP!*

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29739284 Vote for the Apple Tree - probably first cultivated in Turkey - rather than the honest British Oak or the English Yew * nb. For the benefit of anyone who's had their sense of humour bypassed, this is what's known as "satire" or "parody". Ha ha! I like t...
by PaulMJohnson
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Sir Richard Branson
Replies: 5
Views: 4573

Re: Sir Richard Branson

Quite amazing! The permutations for organising your work schedule to suit your circumstances seem almost limitless. Yes, it is pretty cool. I have to say that even though people are free to work whenever they want, mostly people follow standard 9-5 office hours, since even with the great online vid...
by PaulMJohnson
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Sir Richard Branson
Replies: 5
Views: 4573

Re: Sir Richard Branson

We have the same system at Netflix where I work (referenced in the article as being where Branson got the idea). Our vacation policy is "there is no policy or tracking". We realized that since we don't track how many hours per day people work, why do we need to track how many days per year they work...
by PaulMJohnson
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Live Match Action Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: Live Match Action Pics

What's your Twitter name? I'd like to see those.