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by Quakerlad
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Another Midfielder
Replies: 17
Views: 2689

Another Midfielder

Just read that we are on verge of signing another midfielder! Surely not. We must have about 5 central and 4 wide players yet no centre forward and no experienced centre half which we are absolutely crying out for. Surely another midfielder is the last thing we need. Who is he going to drop....Hatfi...
by Quakerlad
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 9099

Re: Leamington (A)

Agree with most of above posts. Think,we need an experienced, tough centre half who is a leader, organiser and shouter nearly as much as a centre forward. Storey, Laing and Galbraith are too similar in that they can all play for sure but none have the qualities above. Not easy to find mind I realise...
by Quakerlad
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester V Darlington
Replies: 89
Views: 11433

Re: Gloucester V Darlington

It’s not a massive whinge at all! Completely agree that the squad is better than last year, think AA is doing a good job and actually enjoy watching us play now, no issues. Had we not had the injuries, believe we would have had a much better start. All I am saying is that every recent season has see...
by Quakerlad
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester V Darlington
Replies: 89
Views: 11433

Re: Gloucester V Darlington

If divas is right, then that really annoys me because they just never seem to learn and we end up in a difficult financial position half way through season or simply cannot sign reinforcements. Absolutely the board said that we would Not spend the full budget up front as they had learned their lesso...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: King’s Lynn
Replies: 69
Views: 9571

Re: King’s Lynn

Agree with earlier post, just seems same story but with a different manager and players. We don’t need defenders who can do Cruyf turns or ping 70 yard passes....we need them to be able to defend!!, and in nearly every game there are periods when they simply are not! Again, lovely skilful footballer...
by Quakerlad
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Kettering
Replies: 35
Views: 7288

Re: Darlington V Kettering

Think AA deserves a huge amount of credit. He has put this squad together at very short notice, got them playing attractive attacking football and yet also reduced the budget significantly. They also seem like a group of players who will give 100% every game win or lose and clearly already have a go...
by Quakerlad
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead game...
Replies: 117
Views: 15327

Re: Gateshead game...

First half was same old story, unable to play against a well organised physical team who defend deep and close us down. We were shocking to be honest, resorting to long balls to our short forward line! No plan B. Second half was a lot better, getting the ball forward much quicker and using the width...
by Quakerlad
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Motherwell game
Replies: 72
Views: 10175

Re: Motherwell game

Thought some of our players looked so much better that this time last year, fitter, shape and looked like they will all give 100%. Atkinson looks a class above, thought Laing did well and his distribution was very good. Keeper looked the part and Hatfield also had a very good game. Good signs with G...
by Quakerlad
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Adam Campbell
Replies: 84
Views: 13344

Re: Adam Campbell

Agree, unless Campbell comes good, not sure where the goals are going to come from. AA says that Thompson will play behind the striker not out wide. Think he is brilliant but never really seen him play that well apart from out wide, so will be a real success for AA if he gets him playing well in tha...
by Quakerlad
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings and outgoings
Replies: 103
Views: 17358

Re: New signings and outgoings

Agree, Hereford and York have made some fantastic signings, experienced, solid tried and tested players and would not be surprised if they were not battling each other for the champions.
As usual, money, with the odd exception wins most leagues and we don’t have any unfortunately!
by Quakerlad
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Transfer Rumours
Replies: 23
Views: 6596

Re: Transfer Rumours

Noticed Scott Fenwick liked AA message about players asking for inflated wages etc. Maybe completely wrong but he seems the sarcastic sort so maybe a dig at AA. To be honest I would probably have been ok with Fenwick and Sweet so a bit disappointed that they have gone to Blyth. Didn’t like Fenwick l...
by Quakerlad
Thu May 30, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 43785

Re: Signings

Apologies if I have missed it, but is Allan White still assistant manager?
by Quakerlad
Tue May 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 37795

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Still don’t get, if true, why we will not be approaching people. In every part of life, employers try and poach the best people out there to improve their business and performance. Fine, invite applications absolutely, but surely be also approaching the people they believe will be best for the job t...
by Quakerlad
Tue May 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bartlett
Replies: 29
Views: 5027

Re: Bartlett

Have him back tomorrow. Experienced, organiser and shouter. Whether we could afford him is another matter.
by Quakerlad
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who do we fancy then?
Replies: 122
Views: 13958

Re: Who do we fancy then?

Completely agree and a bit disappointed really. They obviously have known TW was leaving so surely should have drawn up a shortlist of potential candidates and be approaching them in order. Can’t imagine any serious candidate is going to apply who is not on this forums list so board should have been...
by Quakerlad
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay
Replies: 96
Views: 10346

Re: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay

I cannot believe how some on here have forgotten what an absolutely dire season it has been. Poor summer signings, baffling tactics, changing formations even3/4 times in same game, poor use of substitutes with an odd exception, signing loanees and not playing them, signing clearly unfit players, pla...
by Quakerlad
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston V Darlington
Replies: 68
Views: 8824

Re: Boston V Darlington

Which manager changes a team that won its last match by putting 3 centre forwards on the bench and playing no out and out striker at all! God knows what formation it is today. Maybe another new one of 4-6-0. !
You watch we will score a hatful and be calling TW a tactical genius!
by Quakerlad
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season
Replies: 116
Views: 13220

Re: Next season

The fact is that TW had a budget in the summer of £330k which was clearly a very good budget, and probably higher than most of us thought after all the messages around BTB of operating with a much lower one than previous seasons. Whether it was higher or lower than Gray,s doesn’t disguise the fact t...
by Quakerlad
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Stockport
Replies: 79
Views: 10582

Re: Darlington V Stockport

Well Tommy thinks “we are a good team”......that’s a bit worrying!

Hope he doesn’t say next something like “ with a couple of additions next season we will be even better” !

We need about 6 strong signings, mentally and physically, at least, and really hope he is not the one to make them!
by Quakerlad
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FANS NETCAFE -this Friday evening.
Replies: 78
Views: 9599

Re: FANS NETCAFE -this Friday evening.

Maybe just me, but I was amazed that TW,s budget was set at £330k! Appreciate it was reduced as season went on but in terms of his summer recruitment was based on what seems a seriously decent budget. No wonder the play offs were the aim. Makes his underperformance, particularly first half of season...
by Quakerlad
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chester
Replies: 96
Views: 11909

Re: Darlington V Chester

What is the point of signing players on loan and not playing them even when losing at home? Why play Elliot at left back for 2 games when just signed a left back on loan from a premiership club? Clearly he believes Elliott is a better left back so why on earth sign him? Why when losing 0-1 at home a...
by Quakerlad
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Statement from the board
Replies: 38
Views: 6253

Re: Statement from the board

Does anyone know exactly when TW is contracted until, hopefully only until the end of season. Of course we need to support the team in next few games and the sensible fans will see that, but only hope the board don’t see it as any kind of vague success if we stay in this Division and decide to keep ...
by Quakerlad
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 12378

Re: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread

Just watched the highlights. 2 things Rob Purdie said after watching us once... 1. “They need to push Ainge up front for last few minutes and try something different.” Why on earth when a goal down does TW never do that? 2. His final comment, “They lack leaders and strength.” Sums it up really! We r...
by Quakerlad
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 12378

Re: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread

How on earth can 42% of people on here seriously want them to be still the management team next season? Beyond belief. Remember the Chester management team saying somewhere how surprised they were that Darlo had become so weak and “nice” after the game at their place, it just wasn’t the type of team...
by Quakerlad
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Telford V Darlington
Replies: 112
Views: 12162

Re: Telford V Darlington

As we know, I am not a fan of TW at all and of course he has to take a large amount of responsibility for what is a very poor and disappointing season, how can he not? Would say his signings are about 50/50 with some technically good players for sure but some shockers as well. Problem is that whilst...
by Quakerlad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early Bird Season Tickets
Replies: 46
Views: 5904

Re: Early Bird Season Tickets

But I'm talking about the last 12 mths not the one previous. Totally accept what was done then was completely wrong and yes Beck, Bartlett, ferguson etc helped her s through that period. Surely though, at the end of last season the board set the budget for this current season based on the forecasts ...
by Quakerlad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early Bird Season Tickets
Replies: 46
Views: 5904

Re: Early Bird Season Tickets

Surely though in last 12 months we have had the most " unbudgeted" amount of income we have had since we reformed ie. £50k fans, £20k celebration, current 500 club extension, plus sales of Heaton, styche, Gillies, Turnbull etc so on your argument we should be on a better place than we are. Don't tel...
by Quakerlad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early Bird Season Tickets
Replies: 46
Views: 5904

Re: Early Bird Season Tickets

We seem to be in just a complete mess again! The 500 club extension obviously hasn't been taken up by as many as needed so now we resort to offering reduced price season tickets for next year , 2 months before this season finishes! It's just again taking future income to fix a current issue! That's ...
by Quakerlad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 10874

Re: B T B Email

Half term football courses etc are great to see and involve future generations which is what we need for sure. DJ has been saying we need another income stream since he arrived but we are no nearer having one! That’s not a criticism of him at all because we all know that, and have done for 6 years n...
by Quakerlad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 10874

Re: B T B Email

Completely agree. Comments on here about board members resigning etc if ever we move away from being fan owned seems very short sighted. We have clearly reached our level as a fan owned club and if anything are struggling to maintain where we even are now, which let’s be honest is a relegation battl...