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by eddie-rowles
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheatley
Replies: 28
Views: 5102

Re: Wheatley

Does the club not have medical insurance thru the PFA? if not it maybe something that could be funded by the BTB fund these are out assets and it is upto the fans to protect the assets just like the stands, floodlights etc from fire.
by eddie-rowles
Thu May 30, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 34109

Re: Signings

In our last away game at Guisely, Ainge looked bored and out of sorts - he was just going through the motions, but not very well. In fact the situation that day reminded me of the final games of Andy Crosby back in 98, a good player who wanted away and quite simply couldn’t be arsed. The game that ...
by eddie-rowles
Tue May 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong
Replies: 73
Views: 9357

Re: Alun Armstrong

Great interview, said all the right things, if we could get a cup run even better; nice to hear he sought advice from Hodgy would love to see him him around occasionally on match days.
by eddie-rowles
Wed May 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 30907

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

I was walking my imaginary dog here in Manchester and happened to observe David Hodgson in his car with Kenny Dalglish, Jurgen Kloop dropping Jordan Henderson off at Blackwell Meadows for the Darlington player manager role, I do believe I saw a tear in Jurgens eye and Hodgy laughing his head off. I ...
by eddie-rowles
Fri May 03, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 164
Views: 20148

Re: Gateshead

As for the phoenix club, it wont be a phoenix until the current gateshead is liquidated. I suspect this is another evil plan to limp the club on as long as possible to be auckward to hamper a phoenix club. Apart from marketing issues a new club would have to start lower than a phoenix like the newl...
by eddie-rowles
Thu May 02, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 30204

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

Expensive week, season ticket, new home shirt(with fans names on) and BTB subscription any new manager coming in and reading the fans website know we care about our club hence we are prepared to dig deep forsaking other luxuries from Lidl (Not M&S) and we expect you to care and consider very careful...
by eddie-rowles
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Female managers
Replies: 61
Views: 4480

Re: Female managers

load of bollocks literally about a female manager worried about dangly bits I suppose its the same for all the female physios dealing with groin strains?
by eddie-rowles
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Poll
Replies: 67
Views: 7045

Re: New Manager Poll

I just love the huge spread of names by so few people, no rush to make an appointment and hopefully some ex FL players and coaches looking downwards for an opportunity as opposed lower league looking up. Also like the idea of a female coach not that I know many
by eddie-rowles
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who do we fancy then?
Replies: 122
Views: 10367

Re: Who do we fancy then?

Absolutely no rush to sign anyone. I am sure that lessons have been learned in appointing former players and I believe we will get a strong field of candidates despite our limited resources at present. There are exciting opportunities ahead at BM or the SV and a good mix of signings and loanees & wi...
by eddie-rowles
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley match thread
Replies: 46
Views: 4272

Re: Guiseley match thread

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/whitey- ... -on-a-high
Apparently the poor performance was down to AW not being able to feed the players over the Easter weekend, he really is taking the p***
by eddie-rowles
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong on his way out of Blyth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3235

Re: Alun Armstrong on his way out of Blyth?

Flip it the other way, a New manager is given a budget and has a reasonable attendance which players enjoy instead of 100 fans, reasonable training facilities, good commercial manager, so steady start next season & if we have a cup run(I know unlikely) our attendances increase then you get additiona...
by eddie-rowles
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Favourite game + season grading
Replies: 17
Views: 1196

Re: Favourite game + season grading

Favourite game Darlo v Marathon Bet Legends as I managed to get 20 minutes on the pitch and someone thought I was Billy Bragg Grade E Long periods of despair as TW trotted out " we are a good team " so many times eventually the players stopped believing. We strengthened the management team but netca...
by eddie-rowles
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW - Learning His Trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9031

Re: TW - Learning His Trade

Oh God please No! Another season or even part season with TW in charge will finish off our club. Falling attendances will not be reversed if he stays and before the end of August mutterings and complaints would increase tenfold. Look he tried his tactics and training methods had 18 months did his be...
by eddie-rowles
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston V Darlington
Replies: 68
Views: 7605

Re: Boston V Darlington

Before the game AW still stays with his tired CB warmup. Was definitely a game of two halves, started reasonable but passing up front poor could not find anyone after 2 passes, Nicholson still feels he needs to beat one more man instead of passing into Thommo, Henshall was crap on either side, never...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V FC United
Replies: 75
Views: 7413

Re: Darlington V FC United

Walking out of BM on Saturday and looking around you would not believe we won, no chanting no cheers, no smiling faces just sigh of relief and hushed tones of how the other bottom teams got on. This is where TW has took us too, unhappy fans, unhappy players( how quiet are they on the pitch, no bante...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alan White
Replies: 6
Views: 1623

Re: Alan White

As assistant manager and defensive coach he has been abysmal, pre match preparation of the defenders is the same every game, not keen on the zonal marking at corners which has been woeful at times and extremely lucky (due primarily to bad finishing) not to concede more and the new goalkeepers have t...
by eddie-rowles
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chester
Replies: 96
Views: 10337

Re: Darlington V Chester

Stability comes at a cost, this season has not panned out for a number of reasons we all know what they are, we must regroup and come at it with renewed zest, and vitality next season either with or without Tommy, Having said that I think Tommy should get 8 /10 games next season to see if he's lear...
by eddie-rowles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Bottle
Replies: 62
Views: 8902

Re: Spenny Bottle

For all the banter genuinely hope they get promoted would love to see them, poolies, Gateshead, south shields. scarboro etc in the same league with us as opposed to traveling to Nuneaton
by eddie-rowles
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes
Replies: 21
Views: 3039

Re: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes

Great article read it in WHSmiths too tight to buy copy.We certainly are at a crossroads and he was spot on about the ref who was a total muppet.
by eddie-rowles
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Statement from the board
Replies: 38
Views: 5360

Statement from the board

Well aware of fans frustrations. Only one sensible outcome start requesting manager CV's ready for when TW contract expires?
by eddie-rowles
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 10409

Re: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread

TO post in the Echo is interesting. He’s picked up on our defensive lack of shape and has singled out Trotman for leaving Elliot to cover right back. I see this week in week out and never hear TW screaming at Trots to get back in position. The lack of direction from the coaching staff is clear for ...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright
Replies: 110
Views: 11573

Re: Tommy Wright

To be fair, unless things got so hideously toxic that it was unbearable, I don't see Wright leaving before the end of the season. And given only eight days ago we performed really well and should have beaten the league leaders, I can't say we're at that point. Of course none of us know what's actua...
by eddie-rowles
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 8440

Re: B T B Email

I must admit I said no to renewing my BTB "to having a realistic chance of reaching playoffs", this is the only way I can demonstrate my annoyance over how TW failed to learn time and time again. However, if the club state do you want to invest in the running of the club as a whole, staff, ground, d...
by eddie-rowles
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ashton V Kidderminster
Replies: 18
Views: 2690

Re: Ashton V Kidderminster

Despite what TW has been saying since December, " we are in a relegation battle" and I agree we will not get 5 wins from 11, squeaky bum time
by eddie-rowles
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Do The Wright Thing
Replies: 50
Views: 5992

Re: Do The Wright Thing

TW & a cunning plan do not go together
by eddie-rowles
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Brackley
Replies: 95
Views: 10335

Re: Darlington V Brackley

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/will-the-goals-we-conceded-were-rubbish No movement up front, quite flat, conceded goals were rubbish, Honest opinion from the young on loan defender. If we can play with same endeavour(complete opposite to Brackley) against Chorley as we did in horrible weather at th...
by eddie-rowles
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ben O'Hanlon
Replies: 19
Views: 2633

Re: Ben O'Hanlon

Thanks for your service , tried but was not good enough, hopefully Hednesford Town are paying his wages? but probably not plenty!
by eddie-rowles
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League Stadia
Replies: 67
Views: 5685

Re: National League Stadia

As part of the deal the Arena will no longer be owned by DMPRFC. Ownership will be transferred to a stadium management company (of which I imagine DMPRFC will have some representation) the running costs and upkeep of then supported by the various activities and rent that would be planned as part of...
by eddie-rowles
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Brackley
Replies: 95
Views: 10335

Re: Darlington V Brackley

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/video-i ... at-tonight
Bloody hell TW holding his hands up saying he got tactics completely wrong, there's a first
by eddie-rowles
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 13035

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

Neither party will end the contract come the end of this season. Crucially TW has been entrusted with setting up the Academy - vital to the club's future - and it has developed as planned. The job that TW/AW have done in this respect has already been flagged up and praised by the board. Earlier thi...