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by DarloDave40
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 22183

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

Yes we were absolutely pants today - however we have a bloody good squad who are still working how to gel together, let not press the panic button yet and get behind Tommy, Alan and the players:
by DarloDave40
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Former Players sly digs at TW on twitter
Replies: 31
Views: 5406

Re: Former Players sly digs at TW on twitter

All these ex players whinging earned very nicely out of DFC. Like any business employees move on football is no different. There are very few players who are here because of loyalty (Brown excepted) most if not all will move on if the price is right or a genuine career move.
by DarloDave40
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 86
Views: 16389

Re: Sporting Village

Unfortunately until we actually own our own ground we are always going to be a tenant with the problems that brings. At BM there is little way of increasing our commercial activity yet the Arena potentially would. However there is no point moving there if in 2-3 years we had to move out again due to...
by DarloDave40
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: How many to Eindhoven
Replies: 1
Views: 1906

How many to Eindhoven

Arguing today with another fan about how many are going to travel to Eindhoven.
I suggested 400-500 which he laughed at but I know of loads of people not even hard core BM attending Darlo fans and part timers that are going to make the trip.
by DarloDave40
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New venue required to . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 6794

Re: New venue required to . . .

I’m not keen on DBC, but your can’t blame them for this closure. HOF have a a new Chinese investor who has basically told them if you want the investment close 31 stores. Poundland is also about to go into administration with a loss of 6000 jobs.
by DarloDave40
Fri May 25, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Eindhoven planning
Replies: 65
Views: 16842

Re: Eindhoven planning

I’m sure people will find each other most bars are on one long strip.
Just hope there’s no idiots going who can’t hold their drink. Directors in attendance as well so hopefully best behaviour.
by DarloDave40
Sat May 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Eindhoven planning
Replies: 65
Views: 16842

Re: Eindhoven planning

7 of us in Park Inn near City centre. Flying out from DTV Friday morning.
by DarloDave40
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 549
Views: 96235

Re: York City

I didn’t like the way Gray left and I’m sure on reflection he may have done things differently
but let’s not forget for 5 years he couldn’t do anything wrong remember Whitby. So please remember that when some on here seem to enjoy his obvious torrid time.
by DarloDave40
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: PSV away
Replies: 69
Views: 12797

Re: PSV away

Cant be bothered to go to Manchester with the extra costs but there are still seats from DTV with two flights a day to Amsterdam 06.45am & 10.15am return Sunday 09.40pm & 21.35pm. Rail direct to Eindhoven is 1.20mins and costs £16 return.
by DarloDave40
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: £20,000 PRIZE
Replies: 128
Views: 20167

Re: £20,000 PRIZE

Also use LinkedIn I’ve just done all my connections and put a post out to public connections. I reckon we can win this
by DarloDave40
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 549
Views: 96235

Re: York City

It’s always possible Gray may end up at Pools.
by DarloDave40
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh Takeover
Replies: 157
Views: 27237

Re: Raj Singh Takeover

The big difference at Pools is you have a council that want to see the club succeed plus they own the stadium and surrounding ground the complete opposite to what DBC offered to DFC although do now to Mowden. Pools need Raj’s money and perhaps he wants to show his douters that he can still be a succ...
by DarloDave40
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early Bird Season Tickets
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Early Bird Season Tickets

Good to see under 11s are free with accompanying adult.

http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/buy ... icket-now/
by DarloDave40
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Virgin
Replies: 28
Views: 5403

Re: Virgin

Seeing as the guy from Virgin who set the deal up was a mate of Grays it was nailed on that the deal would end even if they hadn’t lost the franchise for the East coast line. Prestigious brand though and hopefully JD and DJ can uncover another good one. If I remember it was a John Tempest who secur...
by DarloDave40
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Supporter Liaison Poll
Replies: 89
Views: 9661

Re: Supporter Liaison Poll

Personally I don't care what is on the televisions, if there is live sport on whether it be rugby, football, motor racing, cricket or horse racing I would expect it to be on. The majority of us know the scores by the time we get to the bar anyway through social media so what is everybody's gripe. I...
by DarloDave40
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Supporter Liaison Poll
Replies: 89
Views: 9661

Re: Supporter Liaison Poll

And on the point of connecting with the fans - what is it that we had before that isn't happening now? We've never had it, that's the problem. The clubs Twitter & Facebook feeds are an absolute shambles. Most clubs are engaging, interacting with fans, suggesting new incentives etc. Ours is s***. Th...
by DarloDave40
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Supporter Liaison Poll
Replies: 89
Views: 9661

Re: Supporter Liaison Poll

Social media is just dangerous in the wrong hands. We got into hot water a few years ago because of 'opinions' posted by volunteers so the matchday twitter became fact based. I don't really think there is that much of a problem with it and given some of the comments from 'fans' on there I wouldn't ...
by DarloDave40
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Accounts to 30/6/17
Replies: 9
Views: 2410

Re: Accounts to 30/6/17

I’m sure I heard at previous forum rent was £34k per annum. The thing with AGMs is its all historic, I’m more bothered about what the position is now and for once I feel we are finally headed in a much better position.
by DarloDave40
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Definitely no cash turnstiles
Replies: 32
Views: 5167

Re: Definitely no cash turnstiles

It'd be a sad indicator of how decimated our fanbase has become if we can only muster up 1300 or so for York at home Well we've had matches already where only 1,100-1,200 Darlo fans have turned up, plus being all ticket will put some people off. We're near the bottom of the league, and York aren't ...
by DarloDave40
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Extra security measures for Gray on Saturday.
Replies: 72
Views: 10269

Re: Extra security measures for Gray on Saturday.

It’s the usual 10-12 twitter trolls who all follow each other and try to out do each other with the most outrage. I suspect they never actually get of their arses and actually help the club. Gray I’m sure will get some banter but the majority of fans would prefer a Darlo win and go home happy.
by DarloDave40
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 500 Club Options to eliminate debt
Replies: 61
Views: 11921

Re: 500 Club Options to eliminate debt

I'm struggling with work that cost £35,000 more than was budgeted for. We hit all our ground development targets didn't we? Lots of extra paving, dugouts moved back and 4G added in front on them, remedial work on current stand. added fencing work etc it all adds up plus the VAT which wasnt accounte...
by DarloDave40
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 500 Club Options to eliminate debt
Replies: 61
Views: 11921

Re: 500 Club Options to eliminate debt

DFC will no longer run a budget that predicts a financial loss and risks the clubs future. This type of financial management has to stop. Thanks for the very informative post. This is the part that is most pleasing to read. Except we said exactly the same last year. And the three years before that....
by DarloDave40
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Chimps
Replies: 48
Views: 10985

Re: The Chimps

If it’s true let’s not gloat and remember how bad we all felt back in 2012. It could also be announcement about a new investor so maybe not negative news.
by DarloDave40
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports Village
Replies: 47
Views: 8102

Re: Sports Village

Am I right in saying that the Rugby club own the land at BM? I know if we leave now we would be liable to pay back any grants. What happens if our landlords move (to a new sports hub) and sell the land from under us? If we moved with them would we still be liable? I believe grants would have to be ...
by DarloDave40
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports Village
Replies: 47
Views: 8102

Re: Sports Village

Situations change. I’ve the opposite view, it would be careless to pump more money in to BM until the board have been able to properly evaluate any opportunities that *might* offer a better future for the club. Totally agree once the seating is in we don’t have to spend anymore money on development...
by DarloDave40
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports Village
Replies: 47
Views: 8102

Re: Sports Village

If we are happy to stay at this level then BM is fine however if we are ambitious and want to return to the league then BM will imo just be to expensive to develop & £1.5m + just to relocate the water pipe. If the Sports Village could work if there are several parties involved in the cost of running...
by DarloDave40
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Attendances
Replies: 10
Views: 2518

Re: Attendances

divas wrote:Then stop procrastinating and start doing
Spot on
by DarloDave40
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Salford match off
Replies: 50
Views: 7323

Re: Salford match off

Covers were taken to Bishop from the Arena however they had been stored very badly and were ripped and largely ruined. Some of the better ones were used. On another note the DFC decent lawnmower was taken from the Arena to BM a couple of months ago and after an overhaul at Lloyd it’s as good as new.
by DarloDave40
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Salford match off
Replies: 50
Views: 7323

Re: Salford match off

Covers were taken to Bishop from the Arena however they had been stored very badly and were ripped and largely ruined. Some of the better ones were used. On another note the DFC decent lawnmower was taken from the Arena to BM a couple of months ago and after an overhaul at Lloyd it’s as good as new.