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by MB86DFC
Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 89
Views: 8054

Re: Darlington v Buxton

I’d expect Barrow will slot in to CB alongside Lees with griff and headley at FB
by MB86DFC
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3288

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 MB86DFC
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3288

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 MB86DFC
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 102
Views: 7835

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

LMQuaker wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:14 am
Looks like that'll probably be the last we see of Siddik.
I hope so, he is utterly hopeless.
by MB86DFC
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 102
Views: 7835

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Fans in general have rose tinted glasses when it comes to ex players or those dropped. Sukar is no better than those we already have. We are going down because 90% of the squad is utter shite and have been for 12 months. We need a complete refresh next season, regardless of which division we are in.
by MB86DFC
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blaine Rowe
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: Blaine Rowe

Darlo_CR wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:26 am
Blaine Rowe has joined Hednesford on a permanent deal. Hopefully frees the budget a bit more.
This shows the level of shite Gowling recruited. Dropped down to the bottom of the 8th tier. No wonder we are in such a mess.
by MB86DFC
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blaine Rowe
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: Blaine Rowe

Really poor from our side - I always thought that clubs agree when a signing will be announced ? We seem so far off the mark with keeping fans informed it’s crazy , fan engagement at an all time low for me It feels like information is purposefully held back. The attitude feels spiteful, like “we’ve...
by MB86DFC
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10999

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

DJ has led us to a path of success, over the last few years while keeping the finances in check, so not going into administration again, and 6 leagues down. There have been innovations like the way you can pay by tapping on a terminal to pay which were led by the board members, (very rare at other ...
by MB86DFC
Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 155
Views: 11288

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

Who’s contracted for next season? Bar those, I’d probably only want to keep Hatfield if he’s not in the above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Hatfield , Nelson and possibly Asante. Not sure on Main. Priority for me is ensuring Steve W and Terry M are with us. Can you imagine relegation with no ...
by MB86DFC
Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16290

Re: Asante

Yes I know to protect both parties, ie you can’t just give someone a 2 year+ contract and say, sorry your out here’s a months wages You can if there is a clause in the contract which allows you to In which case it's not a two year contract. Fixed term employment contracts require the employee to fu...
by MB86DFC
Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16290

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 MB86DFC
Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16290

Re: Asante

Aye you can just terminate 2 year contracts for a couple of months salary.. :wtf: It would be completely bizarre to offer a football manager a 2 year contract that didn't include any break clauses, notice periods etc given the nature of football and the rate at which clubs change managers at every ...
by MB86DFC
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10999

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

I’m conflicted. I don’t think mass change will be helpful but I’m so disgruntled with the decisions made and the attitude shown by some people on the two boards. It is highly unlikely that we will stay up, so only because of that I think we keep the same leadership as having wholesale changes off th...
by MB86DFC
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16290

Re: Asante

Is that a fact? I’d heard we weren’t paying AA anymore? What do you know?! He knows fuck all.He needs counselling. Aye you can just terminate 2 year contracts for a couple of months salary.. :wtf: It would be completely bizarre to offer a football manager a 2 year contract that didn't include any b...
by MB86DFC
Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16290

Re: Asante

The fact Armstrong and Asante are still likely going to be costing us next year is frightening Is that a fact? I’d heard we weren’t paying AA anymore? What do you know?! He knows fuck all.He needs counselling. Aye you can just terminate 2 year contracts for a couple of months salary.. :wtf: Notice ...
by MB86DFC
Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16290

Re: Asante

It is a good summary but it doesn’t suit 97s narrative that the club is being mismanaged. Don’t know if he has some personal grudge with some people at the club, or is just a serial moaner, but either way he is beginning to sound like a broken record. Old Git, are you not seeing what’s in front of ...
by MB86DFC
Wed Jan 31, 2024 8:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banbury V Darlington
Replies: 53
Views: 6467

Re: Banbury V Darlington

Same issue, zero creativity. Hatfield & Platt both tough, hard working midfielders but neither of them can create literally anything. Liddle back to non existent self. Cannot win games with those 3 together. We can't win games with Lees and Lawlor together either. They just aren't solid consistentl...
by MB86DFC
Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16290

Re: Asante

In the boards defence, they had to take a risk given Armstrong left them up s*** creek with his woeful management That being said given his record would have hoped there is at the very least a breaking clause or agreement he is on reduced wages next year if we go down I’ve never known someone so ob...
by MB86DFC
Thu Jan 25, 2024 8:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget January 2024
Replies: 123
Views: 33827

Re: Boost The Budget January 2024

We’ve missed out on another target today who has ended up at Shields. As much as I hate the idea, we may be better going with what we have rather than signing people for the sake of it, find a formation that gets us scoring goals again and see what happens I tend to agree. Even with one or two addi...
by MB86DFC
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The new floodlights.
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Re: The new floodlights.

It has already been stated that we have applied for a 70% grant towards the work. Not absolutely certain that it has been approved, perhaps we are still waiting for the money to come through. Only club officials would know the answer, so as others have said, maybe ask the people in the know what th...
by MB86DFC
Tue Jan 23, 2024 7:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Match off
Replies: 31
Views: 3199

Re: Match off

Darlopartisan wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2024 7:51 pm
Does this work in our favour as regards recruitment, judging by the team selection, without a shadow of a doubt, again no Asana , would be good for to know what the score is with him.
He’s an over the hill wage thief that Gowling spunked the budget on. That’s the issue
by MB86DFC
Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pete Jameson
Replies: 83
Views: 10272

Re: Pete Jameson

MikeinBlack2 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:47 pm
Wasn't he meant to have been coming to Darlo earlier in the season as a coach/player but went to was it York instead? If correct what has changed his mind? Large fee and or wages? Just curious not putting the potential signing down or anything.
I think that was Stockdale
by MB86DFC
Sun Jan 14, 2024 12:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: v Tamworth
Replies: 93
Views: 8846

Re: v Tamworth

Of course we are not going to give in but let’s be realistic here, we probably need to win 10 out of 19 games. We don't need 30 points. We need 8 wins and then some draws along the way. Just as hard to see it happening mind, not sure we are able to be unbeaten never mind win. Can't help but feel we...
by MB86DFC
Mon Jan 01, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 169843

Re: Who next?

Yep if Fenton is on our radar he will also now be on Spendy's radar as well. Possibly even Shield's radar again. Same with Watson who is my pick. He may even end up on Hartlepool's radar. We've double fucked this up, firstly by turning down quality applicants for Howling, secondly by taking too lon...
by MB86DFC
Mon Jan 01, 2024 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: King's Lynn...
Replies: 12
Views: 5260

Re: King's Lynn...

LoidLucan wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2024 6:11 pm
Probably would have been better if JG went before Hazel did.
And then spunked all the money on his unfit and uninterested mate. Absolutely disgusting that this whole farce was sanctioned
by MB86DFC
Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Good luck Steve Watson
Replies: 78
Views: 37448

Re: Good luck Steve Watson

Happy with this. No mention of a power point at all.
by MB86DFC
Sun Dec 31, 2023 9:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 169843

Re: Who next?

And Spenny have now got shot of Dickman. Wonder if they've got Fenton lined up already. I'm afraid skint and probably relegated Darlo are maybe at the end of the queue. It's looking like we had our big chance and a clear run at the managerial market when we sacked AA. Now the water is muddied. I'm ...
by MB86DFC
Sat Dec 30, 2023 9:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: How is this being paid for?
Replies: 33
Views: 12677

Re: How is this being paid for?

The danger of taking MG on a short term free deal is that it could prevent us from employing a better long term solution.

However, I think we’re fucked this season regardless of who comes in, so taking MG and resetting in summer may be the best thing to do.
by MB86DFC
Sat Dec 30, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: How is this being paid for?
Replies: 33
Views: 12677

Re: How is this being paid for?

Don’t worry Martin Gray says he’ll work for free…that’ll help IF this is true I don’t see that we have any choice tbh. Beggars can’t be choosers If it is a free deal then it’s a no brainier, regardless of previous shithousery. I’d be interested in knowing if there is any survival bonus in this “fre...
by MB86DFC
Sat Dec 30, 2023 8:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: How is this being paid for?
Replies: 33
Views: 12677

Re: How is this being paid for?

That’s a bit of a circular argument, if those in charge were infallible they wouldn’t have given Armstrong his contract (or Gowling) in the first place, and I think It’s reasonable to question (politely) the impact of this on the financial situation at the club While I don’t think they are to use y...