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by dfc4me
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 103
Views: 12209

Re: impact on ground capacity

I think the NL are just desperate to start the season on Oct 3rd but the 1000 limit is going to upset a lot more NL clubs than just us. The question is how long is “ temporary “. If it’s only for a couple of matches we can probably cope, especially if we can bring in some money from on line streamin...
by dfc4me
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 103
Views: 12209

Re: impact on ground capacity

If we do follow the leagues below and have a 900 cap then the arena is a non starter. So we need to find a safe way of getting 900 safely into BM. If 550 is with 2m social distancing could we go for 1m sd and make face masks compulsory. I know face masks aren’t exactly popular but it would get all s...
by dfc4me
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 32979

Re: Ground share

At one point DJ mentioned capacities between 17% and 33% which I assume means 17% (550) with 2m social distancing and 33% if it’s 1m. If so, government advice is that where 2m is not possible then 1m with mitigation i.e. face masks, not standing face to face, is acceptable. So could we make face cov...
by dfc4me
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October 3rd
Replies: 108
Views: 15533

Re: October 3rd

Surely instead of a one size fits all solution each club should be working with local health officials, taking into account things like the layout of the ground rather than just using a percentage of capacity. For eg a ground that is very open is likely to be safer than a ground that is enclosed on ...
by dfc4me
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October 3rd
Replies: 108
Views: 15533

Re: October 3rd

Would it not be fairer if we have to limit numbers to base it on last season’s average attendance ? I don’t know the exact figures, but let’s say Gateshead ground can hold 10000 but their average gate was 1000 and say numbers were cut to 50 percent because of Covid so they would be allowed 500, we ...
by dfc4me
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October
Replies: 63
Views: 12480

Re: October

It has been announced today. Step 1/2 - 5th September Step 3/4 - 19th September Step 5/6 - 5th September I don't actually know the logic behind EvoStik starting later than National League given the former got null and voided and are ready whereas the latter are still playing and not all teams know ...
by dfc4me
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October
Replies: 63
Views: 12480

Re: October

A few weeks ago I read somewhere that the FA want all non league football to restart at the same time and not until fans can be present. As for social distancing if the police have no powers to enforce it then football clubs have no chance. But is it really needed at matches at our level? All the pr...
by dfc4me
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October
Replies: 63
Views: 12480

Re: October

If it is the seating which needs social distancing, then for an average gate of 1500 we would need a stadium that could seat 15000. Now can anyone think of somewhere that big yet still in the town? Purely rhetorical & no need to answer that one - George Reynolds was years ahead in his thinking. I'd...
by dfc4me
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October
Replies: 63
Views: 12480

Re: October

Those rules were written on a one size fits all scenario which is simply not the case. Premier league and on league are worlds apart and need to be treated as such. If the police have no powers to enforce social distancing then volunteer stewards have no chance and you can put up all the signs and m...
by dfc4me
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 26479

Re: Sports village

I do wonder if the rugby clubs attitude is typical of everyone or if it is just a few individuals in positions of power who don’t want us there and are influencing everyone else.
by dfc4me
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 195
Views: 40485

Re: The Team 20/21 season

Ultimately it will be the government not the NL that decides when football at our level can return and how many spectators, if any, can attend. To start competitive football in September pre season needs to begin early August which is only 6 weeks away and I am not convinced the government will go f...
by dfc4me
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 195
Views: 40485

Re: The Team 20/21 season

BT sport are greedy s@ds. Sky and Amazon are both making a significant number of PL games free to view, BT are not. NLN/NLS clubs need to stick together and find a way to fight this though not sure how. By September it is possible social distancing will be down to 1 metre rather than 2, otherwise sc...
by dfc4me
Sat May 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 36441

Re: Thommo

At the AGM DJ said our high earners would be offered reduced terms for next season and, though he didn’t name any one, most of us knew he meant Tommo, Tez and possibly Wheatley so it’s not surprising he’s decided to move on, especially as he was unlikely to be a regular starter.
by dfc4me
Fri May 01, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 75015

Re: Boost the budget

Hope something has been planned for those that don’t have the internet or prefer to pop into QR. Do we have contact details so we could write to them or even telephone them?
by dfc4me
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 221
Views: 39410

Re: Season VOIDED

I see on Look North the chairman of South Shields was saying that they would take legal action against the National league on them being denied promotion & that if they don't get promoted it would cost them between £400K & £500k. Why would they take action against the NL? It's the FA they would nee...
by dfc4me
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Friday Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 5881

Re: Friday Quiz

South Shields ?
by dfc4me
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Last home game for a while?
Replies: 29
Views: 5928

Re: Last home game for a while?

Sorry but I cannot believe attending Blackwell Meadows with around 1300 other fans is particularly risky. Maybe keep out of clubhouse but otherwise should be fine. If we take really drastic measures too early then surely it will be counterproductive as by the time the virus really hits people will ...
by dfc4me
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 212
Views: 43687

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

There was a article on the BBC website about why Italy was so much worse than us. Basically it’s because they are a much more ‘tactile’ people than us. Where as we shake hands they kiss cheeks and hug whenever they meet and again when they leave. The perfect way to spread Coronavirus very quickly.
by dfc4me
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season tickets on sale
Replies: 49
Views: 11846

Re: season tickets on sale

Actually the 500 club was created to get us back into town. It raised a large portion of the money we needed to get BM up to NLN standard.
by dfc4me
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retention for next year
Replies: 76
Views: 14940

Re: Retention for next year

With Thommo, Galbraith and Wheatley on contracts from the TW/MG era I suspect they will be on more money than AA will want to pay so if AA does want to retain them it could well be for less money. If so we could well lose all 3.
by dfc4me
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington at home
Replies: 53
Views: 11716

Re: Leamington at home

Weather forecasting has improved significantly over recent years, there can’t be a single person who doesn’t expect storm Dennis to come in on Saturday and deposit large amounts of rain. If you look at the met office forecast rather than the bbc then the heavy rain starts at 9 am. Time for common se...
by dfc4me
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hatfield & Wheatley
Replies: 54
Views: 11556

Re: Hatfield & Wheatley

The thing is our current wage bill is higher than intended because of the need to cover three long term injuries. My guess is that next seasons budget will be about the same as this season’s started at. However by then Ainge will gone, we won’t have to pay off Burn and any other of TWs 2 year, big m...
by dfc4me
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hatfield & Wheatley
Replies: 54
Views: 11556

Re: Hatfield & Wheatley

Last summer DJ/AA said this was a 2 year project - rebuild this year then have a good go at promotion next year. This year the budget was increased due to having to cover 3 long term injuries so may well drop back to where it was originally. I think all the players AA has brought in are on 1 year co...
by dfc4me
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 145
Views: 30874

Re: Guiseley

Maybe some players have enquired about new or extensions to contracts and been told it’s still too early in the season for such discussions. All it then takes is someone with an axe to grind against the club to turn it into the earlier post in an attempt to cause mischief.
by dfc4me
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 39315

Re: New kit

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:46 pm
I think it has been a constant problem not getting stock for the summer or running out of stock quickly. Granted the club doesn't want to be left with stock that it has to discount in order to sell.
Quaker Retail are already discounting home shirts - down to £25 and all sizes in stock.
by dfc4me
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 39315

Re: New kit

There was no kit in stock before Christmas so missing out on Christmas sales. Kit out of stock at the moment for most if not all sizes. Based on the lack of stock for at least the last two month there is no wonder the sales have dropped off. Wrong. Don’t know about pre Xmas but all sizes of the hom...
by dfc4me
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 39315

Re: New kit

This is the third year we have had hooped shirts that look remarkably similar and sales are down this year so I presume the assumption is that a fourth year of hoops would see sales drop even further. The assumption must be that something different will boost sales or at least avoid a further drop. ...
by dfc4me
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 39315

Re: New kit

Just looked at our last three home shirts and they are so similar it’s easy to see why this season’s offering hasn’t sold well.
Yes we should have hoops as an option but the design has got to be noticeably different in some way if they are going to sell well.
by dfc4me
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Away
Replies: 315
Views: 53343

Re: Spennymoor Away

If I was being cynical I could suggest this was a deliberate plan to get Darlo into trouble. First you announce segregation info when it is too late for our officials to raise their concerns then you cram people into an area that clearly isn’t big enough, sit back, wait for the chaos to ensue and th...