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by banktopp
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton...
Replies: 61
Views: 6464

Re: Alfreton...

Interesting "explanation" by AA as to why our keepers sometimes kick the ball out for a throw in. Said something like " we are not going to win any headers with our midgits up front so we let them have the throw in and build from there!" Whilst the odds on us winning the ball in a heading dual are ...
by banktopp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 23711

Re: Swindon away

Mister e wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:19 pm
............. To all you people wanting us to draw a big club and be on TV live wouldn't we stand more of a chance if we were drawn at home to plucky little Salford 😁👍
And they did do us a favour by pinching Swindon's manager last week.
by banktopp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 23711

Re: Swindon away

H1987 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Yep. Bit rubbish that. Unlikely to make it on the telly, likely to get a walloping.
Nearly correct.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 23711

Re: Swindon away GOFUNDME page set up see below for details

Darlopartisan wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:14 am
Now stands at £1505
Keep the donations coming in to pay for overnight stays in later rounds.
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Support package announced
Replies: 87
Views: 8502

Re: Support package announced

dfcdfcdfc wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:25 am
al_quaker wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:54 am
https://theathletic.co.uk/2156815/2020/ ... t-funding/

Interesting article from the athletic (for those who subscribe at least) about this. Main takeaway is the lack of transparancy and responses from the National League.
What does it say?
" It's a shitstorm"
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20
Replies: 83
Views: 12071

Re: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20

divas wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:17 am
I’d imagine quite a few given this is our 5th season in NLN
As this is the start of our 5th season, only 4 seasons in NLN have been competed, and therefore not so many.
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20
Replies: 83
Views: 12071

Re: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20

Curzon is a great little setup. That standing terrace on the far side is excellent The only problem with it is we rarely come away with anything Four points from the five visits since we came up from the Northern League. Any stattos out there want to suggest a team we've got a worse away record aga...
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arthur Wharton
Replies: 10
Views: 3746

Re: Arthur Wharton

jjljks wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:02 am
Massive piece about AW in The Independent. Too big to copy & include here but well worth checking out👍
Just love that photo of Wharton and the team from 1887.
9 guys wearing quartered shirts and one in hoops.
No doubt hoops was the kit for the following year as voted for by the supporters in 1887.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cambridge City at home
Replies: 67
Views: 9910

Re: Cambridge City at home

Just paid for the match, nearly slipped up , as was going to do it a bit later, forgot it has to done by 12pm. Phew. Thanks for that. Phew indeed. Just got my pass. Why has last time for buying been brought forward to 12-00pm ? It hasn’t. Did you see the message saying 12pm though? No I didn't, jus...
by banktopp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cambridge City at home
Replies: 67
Views: 9910

Re: Cambridge City at home

poppyfield wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:03 am
Just paid for the match, nearly slipped up , as was going to do it a bit later, forgot it has to done by 12pm. Phew.
Thanks for that. Phew indeed. Just got my pass.
Why has last time for buying been brought forward to 12-00pm ?
by banktopp
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cambridge City at home
Replies: 67
Views: 9910

Re: Cambridge City at home

Delighted we have a realistic chance to make more prize money but wouldn't it be great if we could have somehow had the chance to welcome a few live spectators also. like Alun Armstrong quite rightfully said all these years we've been saturated with away ties and now we're getting a few at home we ...
by banktopp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders
Replies: 36
Views: 10151

Re: Harvey Saunders

swadquaker wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:54 am
It was Tom the cabin boy and master mate. But hey ho its a good story. But werent the graphics amazing?
In original series which started on telly in1957 the characters were as stated by some of us who can remember it.
Later series in colour in the 1970's had the characters names doctored.
by banktopp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders
Replies: 36
Views: 10151

Re: Harvey Saunders

joejaques wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:46 am
Wonder how many of our younger readers are now googling Captain Pugwash? :roll:
But don't google just 'Pugwash'
by banktopp
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders
Replies: 36
Views: 10151

Re: Harvey Saunders

Enjoyed watching him score in the football league and even more amused by that sea shanty Fleetwood use for their goal celebration 😁😁😁 theme tune used by captain Pugwash childrens programme always liked the young character Master Bates Don't forget Seaman Staines. :roll: Nor 'Roger the cabin boy'.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Quakers sign Levi Amantchi and Theo Hudson
Replies: 29
Views: 4571

Re: Quakers sign Levi Amantchi and Theo Hudson

Darlopartisan wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:49 am
Same could happen to us , Hudson has a few very good games and someone comes in for him
If he has a few very good games for us I would expect he would be offered a contract before anyone poaches him.
by banktopp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fylde Tuesday night
Replies: 90
Views: 16500

Re: Fylde Tuesday night

Apparently he's just cycled Southport to Hull. Shame we didn't know, could have let his tyres down when he passed. Apart from his horrible comments he's really boring, a two paragraph diatribe about no brekkie at the premier inn! I agree, ban him. How many votes to get rid of this foul character? I...
by banktopp
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fylde Tuesday night
Replies: 90
Views: 16500

Re: Fylde Tuesday night

onewayup wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:44 pm
Com,on gent,a he's an out and out liar, the twerp couldn't lie straight in bed,blocking him is the answer to this vile horrible twerp.
Always given him the benefit of doubt in the belief of freedom of expression. Not any more, ban him from this forum.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Prescot Cables
Replies: 69
Views: 11051

Re: Darlington v Prescot Cables

Well it wouldn’t be Darlo if we did things the easy way..... Some definite rustiness from a few players (to be expected), but overall some encouraging signs for a first competitive match since March. Really liked the look of Charman. He could turn out to be the poacher we were lacking last season. ...
by banktopp
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Prescot Cables
Replies: 69
Views: 11051

Re: Darlington v Prescot Cables

Old Git wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:02 pm



I accept that I was quick to express a judgment on Saltmer which may have been unfair but I still think it was surprising he was offered a contact after just two pre season games in which 8 goals were conceded.
That's because AA is the manager and you are an old git,
by banktopp
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Increasingly unlikely playoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 22934

Re: Increasingly unlikely playoffs

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8441415/Huge-FA-legal-bill-hits-South-Shields-fronted-appeal-against-expunging-non-league-divisions.html South Shields appeal cost them 200k in legal fees. Their mistake was not to hire the finest legal mind in the North East, who is often to be fo...
by banktopp
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 19619

Re: Next season’s captain

........... A lot of people on this forum have not mentioned the injury suffered by Armstrong in the play off final against bamber bridge which had a major impact on his career. I also genuinely spoke to a Hereford director last season who told me styche spent most of his time with them arguing wit...
by banktopp
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Second Time Around
Replies: 28
Views: 5763

Re: Second Time Around

Josh Heaton, anybody ?
by banktopp
Fri May 29, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 83632

Re: Boost the budget

As expected things have gone quiet on the btb front, how realistic is it to expect a surge over the weekend & is DJ's £120k still possible? I know that personally I'll be putting more money in even though my personal financial position is far from sound. That's the spirit. Cut down on the wife's be...
by banktopp
Sun May 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 83632

Re: Boost the budget

There is no question Spenny fans would step up if needed. Fortunately for them their club is run in a sustainable way and they generate enough money through their large gate receipts and sponsorship. Also given their prudent financial management and the fact they do not pay over the top wages means...
by banktopp
Sat May 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 42777

Re: Thommo

Gone. A little bit sad he won’t make a testimonial, but I think it’s probably time from a footballing perspective. Legs are going for this level sadly. If true it is truly sad. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the man. Maybe no testimonial but that does not stop us having an on-line collection to...
by banktopp
Sat May 09, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 83632

Re: Boost the budget

Old Git wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 9:16 am
Naturally the momentum of BTB has stalled after a fabulous start. Hoping the showing of FA Trophy victory will give it a bit of boost today.
There are still many who will get paid at end of month.
Expect a late surge.
by banktopp
Mon May 04, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 83632

Re: Boost the budget

joejaques wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 7:30 pm
60k now passed, incredible. :D :roll:
If this keeps up we will be able to afford a full time squad. :roll:
by banktopp
Fri May 01, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Our greatest night
Replies: 18
Views: 5231

Re: Our greatest night

I remember playing a night game at Crewe when we won promotion & I'm sure it was an evening game. I got the train down with loads of others. After the game we were kept back at the station for what was the only direct train back to Darlo that whole day. It was a mail train so we were all crammed on...
by banktopp
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: My first game
Replies: 27
Views: 8083

Re: My first game

On the Hull game can anybody help who was there? I was about 11 for the tie and got to the ground just before kickoff so I couldnt get to my usual place with my mates behind the goal. Consequently I stood abouut level with the goal area halfway back. We were losing 1-0 with not long to go when our ...
by banktopp
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: My first game
Replies: 27
Views: 8083

Re: My first game

My first was at Haig Avenue, Easter Monday 1978. My in-laws from Southport were thankfully with me when someone loudly asked "aren't you a Darlington fan"?! We lost 1-0 and they weren't re-elected that season. A surprise really as they were fourth division champions only five years earlier. We have...