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by Gow9900
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cambridge City at home
Replies: 67
Views: 7042

Re: Cambridge City at home

Armstrong’s cup record across FA Cup and FA Trophy since he became manager roughly 18 months ago: Won: 8 Drew: 1 Lost: 2 FA Cup Qualifiers Played: 6 Won: 6 Three wins at home, three wins away. Superb, with prize money, gate money splits and TV money must be around £200k extra income. Superb, we have...
by Gow9900
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signing
Replies: 76
Views: 20489

Re: New signing

Wish I had a tenner for every time a Darlo thread on a Darlo fans forum got sidetracked by people having to mention Spennymoor. It’s as if they live rent free in peoples heads.

Green would be a great signing but the rumour is Halifax. However I’d imagine Armstrong has done his upmost.
by Gow9900
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 43252

Re: Ground share

P.S. we don’t make any money from away games, unless they’re cup games. Money pays wages, bills and maintains our existence. x
by Gow9900
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 43252

Re: Ground share

We’ll do what’s best for our football club and it’s survival. That’s it. You don’t want to go to the Arena, that’s your choice, I’d like to thing the majority of us would just do what we have to do to ensure we have a decent income and ride this appalling and unprecedented situation out. 600 ppl in ...
by Gow9900
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Maguire & Langstaff Released
Replies: 88
Views: 18879

Re: Maguire & Langstaff Released

Hopefully people just ignore them and they get bored.

Whatever we are paying Maguire it will be within our budget, clubs in safe hands financially these days.
by Gow9900
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Maguire & Langstaff Released
Replies: 88
Views: 18879

Re: Maguire & Langstaff Released

Depends on the very generous terms he has allegedly been offered, terms we couldn’t offer him.

Money talks. As it does with all of us regardless of profession.
by Gow9900
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Maguire & Langstaff Released
Replies: 88
Views: 18879

Re: Maguire & Langstaff Released

Rumour mill saying we were looking good to get Maguire, Gateshead have since come in and offered him loads, therefore increasing his demands from us.

Could be bull but Gateshead seem to consistently find people to put money into them so wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up signing for them.
by Gow9900
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 79846

Re: Boost the budget

Magnificent effort, we should all be proud of what’s been achieved.

Be proud, saviour the moment and don’t feed the trolls.
by Gow9900
Wed May 20, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 79846

Re: Boost the budget

Bump.

Whilst their is lots of talk on almost every other thread about locals clubs budgets and spending power, let’s not forget that this is infinitely more important.
by Gow9900
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away Kit
Replies: 23
Views: 5607

Re: Away Kit

This seasons away kits is one of the best we’ve had for a long time, and I reckon will have out sold this seasons home kit comfortably. Remember, it’s only a football shirt, and that it’s a revenue driver for the club. And as a fan owned club, we sort of rely on stuff like this to consolidate and ho...
by Gow9900
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 145
Views: 32676

Re: Guiseley

I wish teams in this league travelled as well as we do. Taking 400 down there and they’ll struggle to bring 50 probably. Be nice if more teams brought numbers so we could get a decent amount of cash in rather than feathering the nest of rivals with good away followings and then get f*ck all from the...
by Gow9900
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Initiative - Quaker Family Values
Replies: 5
Views: 2306

New Initiative - Quaker Family Values

For those of you who have not seen this on the social media platforms or on the official website.

New initiative by the club.

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/quaker-family-values
by Gow9900
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 42245

Re: New kit

Poor shirt sales, concern about hoops fatigue, hence no hoops next season.
by Gow9900
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 50
Views: 13798

Re: Guiseley

Cheers for that. Wasn;t 100% sure.

Just enjoying watching this team at the moment, amazing the transformation in less than a year. Full credit to Armstrong, Holloway and all the players.
by Gow9900
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 50
Views: 13798

Re: Guiseley

We can't go up with Blackwell in it's current state can we? I could be wrong like, but sure we would need to spend money on it, which is a concern when we only have a licence to play games on a match day. Saying that, as well as we are playing we would have to achieve promotion ahead of York, Cheste...
by Gow9900
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gary Martin
Replies: 87
Views: 22422

Re: Gary Martin

Paperwork not 100% sorted as of yet.
by Gow9900
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Away
Replies: 315
Views: 55616

Re: Spennymoor Away

I hope people have screenshot that Hillsborough gag.

Pretty sick if it’s true. Wants banning off here as well.
by Gow9900
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Away
Replies: 315
Views: 55616

Re: Spennymoor Away

12 points out of 15, would never have thought we’d get such a good return.

Onto Gloucester on Saturday.
by Gow9900
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Interview with Johnston on Official Website
Replies: 192
Views: 34713

Re: Interview with Johnston on Official Website

I trust Johnston to do what is right for the football club moving forward. When you look at how much progress we have made as a club off the pitch since he came in 2.5 years ago. We’ve come a hell of a long way, but it appears from comments made in programme notes/interviews we are outgrowing the gr...
by Gow9900
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Spennymoor
Replies: 114
Views: 26984

Re: Darlington V Spennymoor

Ghost is right, just stating facts. Our crowds these days are utterly appalling, barring the really big games when everyone wants a slice of the action. I wouldn’t confuse being utterly pissed off and frustrated with our constantly poor gates and that fact they massively hinder us as a club, with th...
by Gow9900
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Interview with Johnston on Official Website
Replies: 192
Views: 34713

Re: Interview with Johnston on Official Website

This town had a football league club for the best part of a century, it is the ultimate aim for us, as it should be. A town this size should have a football league club in my opinion, but we’ve got no divine right, it has to be earned. Johnston is clearly fiercely ambitious about us getting there, a...
by Gow9900
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 10368

Re: Simply not good enough

With regards to us being over budget, I’d guess it’s due to the fact we’re paying three long terms absences so have had to bring new players in. We have signed Connell, Storey and Hedley. Say they are on £200 a week each (mid table players wages in this league), sums as follows: £600 a week x 40 wee...
by Gow9900
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 22904

Re: Leamington (A)

Armstrong has said in pretty much all recent interviews we’re constantly grafting to get a striker in. He’s even said that we’ve been close but the goal posts keep getting changed, players changing their minds last minute. Clubs thinking because we’ve won a few cup games that we’re rolling in money ...
by Gow9900
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 22904

Re: Leamington (A)

2-0 now. I don’t know how we improve things. We don’t generate huge amounts of money that allows us to compete with a large percentage of the teams in this league. Tonight we have Trotman, Holmes, Atkinson, Connell, Liddle, Laing all unavailable but still costing the club money, and losing O’Neill h...
by Gow9900
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheatley & Connell not in squad ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2831

Re: Wheatley & Connell not in squad ?

Agreed as part of the loan deal that Connell doesn’t play in the FA Trophy.

Wheatley picked up a knock and was taken off against Walsall, hence him missing today.
by Gow9900
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 18489

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

We took loads to Walsall as it was our biggest game in years, an FA Cup 2nd round tie at League 2 Walsall will be seen as just a run of the mill game for them. They will be looking forward to the upcoming League Cup Quarter final against Manchester City and they also are in with a genuine chance of ...
by Gow9900
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gates
Replies: 49
Views: 9389

Re: Gates

Anyone recall the amount of money it would cost to redirect the water pipe so that we could then look to put permanent stands up? I'm sure it was mentioned that it would be about £1m, could be wrong. Then even if we decided to do it we would have to get permission from our landlords to do so and als...
by Gow9900
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 12061

Re: Sold out?

Even if we could average 2,500 that would give us so much more scope to move up the pyramid and generate more income for infrastructure etc etc. My opinion is that it is two things that hinder us: 1. The level we play at. 2. Blackwell Meadows I'd imagine we will be hearing something regarding the sp...
by Gow9900
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 12061

Re: Sold out?

We would kill for crowds of 4,500 at home games. (Granted we haven't got the facilities to cope with that at this stage) If we had that amount of interest from the town, a town of a population of around 110,000, we would not be playing as a part time club in division six. So much emphasis is placed ...