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by Spyman
Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Torquay Utd
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Torquay Utd

A quote from the owner: "The financing of football in this country is precarious and can only thrive in the lower divisions where there is either a close collaborative relationship with the local authority, it is a trophy asset or is backed by substantial local individuals and businesses," We fall i...
by Spyman
Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 98
Views: 7139

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Nelson's had a tough time with injuries - plus it's only 4 years ago I saw him at Tynecastle scoring the winning goal for Dundee v Hearts in the scottish prem in front of 15,500 people. can only hope Steve Watson can get into his head and turn him around. Lengthy layoffs and knee injuries can be ha...
by Spyman
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 30
Views: 2039

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

Guess it just brings it home when you do read of other clubs in takeover talks and the potential money and excitement this brings, just how far behind we are again as a club with little to no sign of it changing. But again you're making this wild, unsubstantiated assumption that clubs being in take...
by Spyman
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9871

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Bang on. Obviously Kev would be at most matches anyway, but he must be putting in 10 hours of graft away from the ground per match he records - decimating his weekend. He also uses up his leave from work to go shit-tips on a Tuesday night. And all of that is before we talk abou8t the fact that his ...
by Spyman
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 30
Views: 2039

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 Spyman
Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 30
Views: 2039

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 Spyman
Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 98
Views: 7139

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

we_8_poolie wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:59 pm
we don’t have time for Nelson to get going.
Nelson has had all season (and some of last) to "get going". I think we can safely assume he's not going to get any sharper than he is now.
by Spyman
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 30
Views: 2039

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

Just read about the takeover at Blyth and how they are already planning for new players next season. Totally get that it does not guarantee success but my god it helps. So that’s basically every other decent non league club in the N East probably able to offer much better deals than we can. We will...
by Spyman
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9871

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Bang on. Obviously Kev would be at most matches anyway, but he must be putting in 10 hours of graft away from the ground per match he records - decimating his weekend. He also uses up his leave from work to go shit-tips on a Tuesday night. And all of that is before we talk abou8t the fact that his ...
by Spyman
Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blaine Rowe
Replies: 16
Views: 1855

Re: Blaine Rowe

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 11:23 am
LoidLucan wrote:Gowling did pretty much what the Hereford fans said he would. Lots of ineffectual recruits coming and going, often hardly playing.
And didn't Gowling sign James Caton.
Say no more.

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Yep, as did Martin Gray.
by Spyman
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

That was my point. Gowling signed a crock in Asante. Watson signed a crock in Barrow. Very little difference in the last 12 months for the pair of them, but you can't say Asante was typical of the type of player Gowling brought in. Sometimes players who have been injured work out, sometimes they do...
by Spyman
Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

He has been out of action for a few months as he continues to work through injury. Just the sort of player JG would have signed. Yeh, like Scott Barrow. Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk Scott Barrow was signed by Steve Watson. Josh gowling signs old crocks like Asante. That was my point. Gow...
by Spyman
Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

Think we need to remember Barrow has actually been hospitalised with food poisoning. Also think it's unfair to to think either of them wouldn't want to play if they're fit. Yes, my point is that he was signed having played very little football for 18 months, same as Asante. It was in response to so...
by Spyman
Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

He has been out of action for a few months as he continues to work through injury. Just the sort of player JG would have signed. Yeh, like Scott Barrow. Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk Scott Barrow was signed by Steve Watson. Josh gowling signs old crocks like Asante. That was my point. Gow...
by Spyman
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

banktopp wrote:He has been out of action for a few months as he continues to work through injury.
Just the sort of player JG would have signed.
Yeh, like Scott Barrow.

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by Spyman
Tue Feb 13, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10722

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

So the board get a chance to turn it around but the manager who did a fairly decent job for a few years and who had us at the top of the league before his star player was flogged and then had his budget cut so we couldn't attract decent replacements for Beck and others, isn't allowed the chance to ...
by Spyman
Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1299

Re: Blue card & sin bins

The games becoming more deranged with this blucard fiasco, it shouldn't enter the game at anytime it makes the referees job more difficult, how can they differentiate between blue yellow cards. When they can't see a clear penalty or not, this will kill the game that we all know and love.. so for me...
by Spyman
Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10722

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

If we'd stuck the £30,000 on it to win how much would we have got? £105,000 I got 3/1 early last night so £90k for bet plus the £30k stake = £120k, so depending on time of bet. And the horse romped home, may be our team can now follow that example :D That horse is having a hell of a season and seem...
by Spyman
Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1299

Re: Blue card & sin bins


onewayup wrote:, how can they differentiate between blue yellow cards.
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By the colour, I'd imagine.



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by Spyman
Wed Feb 07, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kevin Luff
Replies: 22
Views: 2857

Re: Kevin Luff

Absolute legend! Providing so much of his own time giving us fans all the goals and highlights over the years. I would argue that this should be a paid job as it gives the club exposure via media channels. As a so called media manager is happy to take a wage for sub standard stuff. Out of order dig...
by Spyman
Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 15895

Re: Asante

While we're at it, does anyone: a) know when Scott Barrow is due back? b) want to start speculating about how much he's costing us to be out injured? c) have any issues with the due diligence on signing him* off the back of no football in 18 months? *yes I know he's only on loan, but still.... Sure...
by Spyman
Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10722

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

If it has been pre agreed with the club that he isn’t required at all away matches then he’s done absolutely nothing wrong and I imagine that is the case. It’s clearly non essential for a part time club to have a goalkeeping coach travel to the other end of the country just to warm up our experienc...
by Spyman
Mon Feb 05, 2024 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 15895

Re: Asante

While we're at it, does anyone:

a) know when Scott Barrow is due back?
b) want to start speculating about how much he's costing us to be out injured?
c) have any issues with the due diligence on signing him* off the back of no football in 18 months?

*yes I know he's only on loan, but still....
by Spyman
Mon Feb 05, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10722

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Sorry, are we saying we have a GK coach who doesn't actually attend training sessions and just turns up to games when Newcastle aren't playing (presume the suggestion here is he's a Newcastle fan and is watching them play, rather than working?). Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk That’s the cr...
by Spyman
Mon Feb 05, 2024 12:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10722

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

darloed19 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:49 am
I don’t think this would be an issue if we weren’t sat in the relegation zone. Escape goat mentality.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Spyman
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 15895

Re: Asante

What does a "two year contract" mean, then? Have you seriously never seen or signed a contract before? Almost every contract is full of clauses and various terms to protect both parties in case of disputes. That's literally the point of a contract. Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk Yes I know...
by Spyman
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Brackley v Darlington

The number of amateurish mistakes that have been made is horrendous, but hey, we can always do a third BTB or rattle a few buckets if more "mistakes" are made. And therein lies the problem, mistakes are made and the fans have to bail it out. Very easy to gamble with other peoples money when there’s...
by Spyman
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10722

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Sorry, are we saying we have a GK coach who doesn't actually attend training sessions and just turns up to games when Newcastle aren't playing (presume the suggestion here is he's a Newcastle fan and is watching them play, rather than working?).

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by Spyman
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6720

Re: Brackley v Darlington

Forgive my ignorance - but what money have we lost due to lack of understanding of laws? If you need a long winded wordage then fine! " lack of understanding of laws and rules that clubs need to adhere to to comply with what is required of them so as to comply with the laws and rules of the various...
by Spyman
Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10722

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

On this thing with the GK coach.. Are we suggesting that we should be paying a GK coach what would presumably be 12 hours pay to warm an experienced GK up for 15 minutes before a game? Twice in a week this week? I’m just confused why there’s people think that this is a good use of our money. What a...