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by satchmo76
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bob Hardisty and the 1948 Olympics
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Bob Hardisty and the 1948 Olympics

Next year is the 70th anniversary of Bob playing in the 1948 Olympics. He was at that time registered as a Darlo player and he played all four of GB's games in full (390 minutes). This is a great article by Harry Pearson the team and the tournament: http://harrypearson.blogspot.com/search/label/Darl...
by satchmo76
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York sack Mills
Replies: 46
Views: 14671

Re: York sack Mills

Oddschecker has corrected it's page to reflect the BV one. Coincidentally four of the people in the list were at Barnsley in 1997-1998.
by satchmo76
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: CURZON away
Replies: 12
Views: 5435

Re: CURZON away

It would look pretty bad if it snows on Dec 2 and they lost two Saturdays (Sep 30 and Dec 2) when they could have saved one of them. Maybe there's a later midweek game that could be moved into the Dec 2 slot, or games rearranged due to FA Trophy etc?
by satchmo76
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Relegated from Conf National
Replies: 49
Views: 6032

Re: Relegated from Conf National

Add Salford to the mix. If Brackley move to the southern half, do Lowestoft dodge the bullet?
by satchmo76
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Relegated from Conf National
Replies: 49
Views: 6032

Re: Relegated from Conf National

Add Salford to the mix.
by satchmo76
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: excited!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6040

Re: excited!!

If the forecast is for rain until Weds night, I don't think it's feasible to move the game to Thursday. You've also got to consider work arrangements for Skem's players, and the ground staff issues.

I think the league will cross it's fingers that Darlo win the league without needing to play the game.
by satchmo76
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Weather for Tuesdays game
Replies: 33
Views: 8939

Re: Weather for Tuesdays game

Do they need Bishops' permission?
by satchmo76
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: excited!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6040

Re: excited!!

My point was more of the floating support will come to watch a winning team than a losing team 1. Higher quality opposition should attract more fans 2. Moving back to a ground in Darlington will raise the average attendance no matter what league position 3. I think Darlo can easily challenge for pl...
by satchmo76
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: excited!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6040

Re: excited!!

I must admit that I was excited all last night , but this morning my typical Darlo pessimism (since 1983) has kicked in and I'm more nervous today, and I bet I'm not the only one. We're so close, but I've got a few concerns running through my head. I'd be very grateful if some people could reframe ...
by satchmo76
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season having to end in May
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: season having to end in May

I thought it was because there's a deadline by which leagues and cup entries have to be sorted for the next season, and it's tighter higher up the pyramid. Thus the Northern League was extended a week but not the NPL.
by satchmo76
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Moving Games Due to Waterlogging
Replies: 22
Views: 4848

Moving Games Due to Waterlogging

I noticed that Marske's NL game tonight has been switched to Billingham's ground due to a waterlogged pitch. I wonder if that can happen at a higher step than the NL.

Maybe it depends on how late it is in the season?
by satchmo76
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Weather on Saturday
Replies: 36
Views: 5071

Re: Weather on Saturday

Are clubs allowed just to postpone a game by 24 hours? I assume not because there would need to be arrangements for the officials and the ground staff, plus the fans would already have their Sunday plans. I think Darlo have enough points in the bag to be pretty sure of a top 5 finish. On the other h...
by satchmo76
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Salford
Replies: 40
Views: 6934

Re: Darlo v Salford

What's the cut-off time for when the pitch has to be playable - before Salford set off for the game, or when the ref arrives at the ground? Presumably the fans who help out forking the pitch would have to be not working at their day jobs this afternoon?
by satchmo76
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Salford
Replies: 40
Views: 6934

Re: Darlo v Salford

Darlo seem to raise their game better against their promotion rivals (Blyth, Salford) than Salford do. OTOH if Salford lose this one their Top 5 place starts to come under threat so maybe Salford need the point(s) more?
by satchmo76
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season Extensions in other Leagues
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Season Extensions in other Leagues

That Blyth season seems to have been caused by cup runs rather than bad weather. I guess that then and now it's really tough to go far in cups and still play 46 league games without having that "9 in 19 days" finish, as per Morpeth this season: http://www.northernleague.org/view_team_results_table.p...
by satchmo76
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Salford
Replies: 40
Views: 6934

Re: Darlo v Salford

If Pete is a piss boiler, he could boil the Salford fans' piss for them
by satchmo76
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season Extensions in other Leagues
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Season Extensions in other Leagues

On Feb 16th the FA agreed to extend the Northern League season by 7 days to May 7. It may extend further in early March. I wonder how many other leagues are doing this and whether it can only happen below Evostik level. Even with the extension, Morpeth are now facing Monday and Wednesday games every...
by satchmo76
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lowest Ever Crowds at Darlo First Team Games?
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Lowest Ever Crowds at Darlo First Team Games?

Last night was 119. I was wondering how many times Darlo have played in front of a smaller crowd in an official competition.
by satchmo76
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ossett Town v Darlington
Replies: 24
Views: 6564

Re: Ossett Town v Darlington

Attendance: 119. Presumably that's the lowest crowd that will watch Darlo this season?

Workington had to travel 140 miles to their game at Marine, which I assume they threw (losing 3-2) so that's another absurdity.
by satchmo76
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ossett Town Away Tue 16th Feb - Doodson Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: Ossett Town Away Tue 16th Feb - Doodson Cup

Wouldn't those games generate some revenue?

I think Tues-Thurs weeks are inevitable due to the HP pitch and regional weather being so risky
by satchmo76
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Dowson has left to join Spennymoor Town
Replies: 67
Views: 7799

Re: David Dowson has left to join Spennymoor Town

Is a player's pay related to appearances at this level or does a bench player get the same as a first team regular?
by satchmo76
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hignett new Pools Manager
Replies: 14
Views: 2226

Re: Hignett new Pools Manager

I'm a Barnsley fan - he was an excellent player for us. He also does good work for charity.
by satchmo76
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: WEATHER AGAIN
Replies: 49
Views: 8494

Re: WEATHER AGAIN

If Wigan's pitch is a mess, is that a bad omen for sharing with a rugby club?
by satchmo76
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: WEATHER AGAIN
Replies: 49
Views: 8494

Re: WEATHER AGAIN

Is HP so bad now that any rain on the day means a match is off?
by satchmo76
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Top 9 teams after todays games, Sat Jan 30th 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2033

Re: Top 9 teams after todays games, Sat Jan 30th 2016

The latest "When Saturday Comes" says the 1992 generation are tactically totally clueless, so I wonder if they might be a hindrance to Salford at the run-in: too many cooks?

I think Darlo have a bit more substance; Salford might be a Colne Dynamoes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colne_Dynamoes_F.C.
by satchmo76
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bishop v Whitley Bay Off
Replies: 13
Views: 2840

Re: Bishop v Whitley Bay Off

Bishops also have to get their games in so eventually the pitch will be chewed up pretty badly.
by satchmo76
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rumour about Blyth
Replies: 18
Views: 3726

Re: Rumour about Blyth

IIRC the higher league simply relegates one fewer team so somebody gets a reprieve; the play-offs are not affected.

For example, Northern League champions often don't fancy the Evostik so the Evostik does not relegate a side to the NL.
by satchmo76
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth v Salford
Replies: 53
Views: 6543

Re: Blyth v Salford

I'd say the title is Blyth's to lose but there's no clear 2nd team yet, which would get that crucial home tie in the play-offs. Salford threaten to pull away but it's not happened yet.
by satchmo76
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: HP Pitch
Replies: 14
Views: 2856

Re: HP Pitch

Easington called off their Thursday night Durham Senior Cup game v Spennymoor - "waterlogged and frozen pitch" :wtf:
by satchmo76
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford FC and the vase
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Hereford FC and the vase

They still have their original ground and got more than 2,800 through the turnstiles for their most recent Vase clash. Does anyone know how often in recent years a club has got that high a gate in an early Vase round? However, they aren't allowed to play in the FA Cup until next season, so the Cup a...