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by dfc4me
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What is clear....
Replies: 33
Views: 6770

Re: What is clear....

If we push the boat out a little bit to get that all important goal scorer and get a young keeper on a season long loan then wait and fill out the squad with players released from academies and a couple more loanees we should be ok. Maybe even pick up one or two from the Northern League.
by dfc4me
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jordan Nicholson released
Replies: 32
Views: 4532

Re: Jordan Nicholson released

With Wright gone Nicholson was always likely to want to play back down south. A talented player but very lightweight for this league. Wonder if he ends up at Stratford.
by dfc4me
Wed May 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth statement
Replies: 75
Views: 12447

Re: Blyth statement

Surely if Blyth hadn’t accepted his resignation they would have had to tell both him and us so he wouldn’t have been able come here and be announced as our new manager.
by dfc4me
Mon May 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 32153

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

Spenny have offered eye watering money to 3 Blyth players, and you can bet your bottom dollar that a) we want all 3, b) they won't all get a regular game there, and c) it's more about denying Darlo than improving their squad. I guess it depends on whether they want to play regular football in front...
by dfc4me
Sun May 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chorley V Spennymoor
Replies: 40
Views: 5356

Re: Chorley V Spennymoor

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Unbelievable 4 out of 5 play off matches have been decided on penalties. Must be some kind of record.
by dfc4me
Fri May 03, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who do we fancy then?
Replies: 122
Views: 11053

Re: Who do we fancy then?

Sounds a bit like Armstrong may be going to use our vacancy as a bargaining tool to get what he wants from the Blyth board.
If so not the sort of person we want.
by dfc4me
Thu May 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pre season
Replies: 27
Views: 5113

Re: Pre season

Fairly sure we have a home friendly against Fleetwood as part of the Harvey Saunders deal.
by dfc4me
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo -Diary .We need significant change.
Replies: 19
Views: 2263

Re: Darlo -Diary .We need significant change.

With season ticket renewals apparently well down on last year (and BTB likely to be the same ) it is clear fans expect another season like the last if TW stays. Ultimately this will lead to a relegation level budget and less chance of staying up next time. While there is no guarantee a new manager w...
by dfc4me
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Trotman extends contract
Replies: 25
Views: 2740

Re: Trotman extends contract

Seem to remember Heaton signing a new deal towards the end of last season. I think something similar will happen with Trotman and he will move on in the summer, hopefully for a sizeable fee.
by dfc4me
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FANS NETCAFE -this Friday evening.
Replies: 78
Views: 8399

Re: FANS NETCAFE -this Friday evening.

Perhaps the board have simply refused to discuss a contract extension until they know for certain which division we will be in. Just because a manager wants to know if his contract will be extended doesn’t mean it will happen - he needs to prove he deserves it first.
by dfc4me
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright
Replies: 110
Views: 11657

Re: Tommy Wright

To get results you need players who are fit, organised and determined plus a manager who is tactically astute. Gateshead have, we don’t.
by dfc4me
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright
Replies: 110
Views: 11657

Re: Tommy Wright

Whilst I would really like TW to go now the problem is that we no longer have anyone left at the club who could take over until a new permanent manager is appointed. Catch 22, sack TW and end the season leaderless or keep him and, in reality, we still end the season leaderless.
by dfc4me
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League Stadia
Replies: 67
Views: 5796

Re: National League Stadia

At the AGM “soft soil” was mentioned as a factor but it could be overcome. There was also a suggested way that BM could be made up to FL standard despite the water pipe but it was a really messy, hitch-porch of a ground and meant demolition of both seats and tin shed and rebuilding to go further bac...
by dfc4me
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Brackley
Replies: 95
Views: 10488

Re: Darlington V Brackley

Good post Harry, some of those "fans" in the tin shed are an absolute disgrace, foul mouthed, abusive, negative, toxic....in short a total embarrassment to our club.You know who you are, for god's sake stay away. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk Not just the tin shed unfortunately. There ...
by dfc4me
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: ''Donation” scheme
Replies: 32
Views: 4328

Re: ''Donation” scheme

I know this won’t help at the moment but could we raised the DFCSG renewal to £25 this year. It’s only a small rise but if all 1000 members renew it would give an extra £5000.
by dfc4me
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 15690

Re: AGM

For me, if we are to stay at BM then we must renegotiate our deal with the rugby club, make it more of a partnership between the 2 clubs as opposed to landlord and tenant.
by dfc4me
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 15690

Re: AGM

According to DJ at the AGM a 4G pitch would be massive in terms of income generation but would only be allowed at BM. If we were to decide stay and develop BM could we not use the SV option as a means of negotiating a significantly better deal. Whilst I would prefer our own ground at the SV, I can’t...
by dfc4me
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hartlepool match confirmed at BM
Replies: 293
Views: 37734

Re: Hartlepool match confirmed at BM

Regardless of the lack of significance of the DCC a match against old rivals is a chance to get a good crowd and bring some much needed cash into the club. Why not treat the match as a fundraiser and make buying a ticket as your donation. You don’t have to actually go to the match if you don’t want ...
by dfc4me
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 27928

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

One thing that is certain is that we will need BTB more than ever next season but if TW is still in charge we don’t have any chance of reaching half this years total let alone increasing it. Also, for 500 club and S.T holders who want to “ pay on the gate “ DON’T. Put your money in one of the bucket...
by dfc4me
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Blood
Replies: 66
Views: 17566

Re: New Blood

So where are these other 3 loan signings we were promised on Friday? Someone at the match Saturday said delayed until Monday but it is now Wednesday and still nothing.
Hope they haven’t taken one look at things and changed their minds because if we can’t get loan signings in we are truly done for.
by dfc4me
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Nuneaton
Replies: 136
Views: 24722

Re: Darlington V Nuneaton

I’m sure JT and DJ are as worried about results as the rest of us and presumably there are reasons why they are sticking with TW. Maybe it would help if these reasons were explained to us because I don’t believe they genuinely expect TW to turn things round no matter what they say in public.
by dfc4me
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Syers gone
Replies: 141
Views: 23071

Re: Dave Syers gone

Syers was one of our better players but has spent most of this season either on the bench or, with a couple of exceptions, played out of position its hardly surprising he was unhappy and may have wanted away. For O’Hanlon the travel from Telford for training and home matches must be a nightmare for ...
by dfc4me
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Vote of confidence
Replies: 22
Views: 3729

Re: Vote of confidence

I think we long standing supporters have become so used to the recent good times that we have forgotten the endless seasons at Feethams when all there was to look forward to was a scrap against relegation/reelection, watching rubbish football and regarding a draw as a good result.
by dfc4me
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Vote of confidence
Replies: 22
Views: 3729

Re: Vote of confidence

In reality the board aren’t going to come out and say he’s staying because we can’t afford to replace him at the moment. Just wonder if they will be as positive if we fail to beat Nuneaton in 2 weeks time.
by dfc4me
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 26493

Re: Resignation...

Whatever we do is going to be a gamble with no guarantee of success. Those who crunch the numbers need to work out what relegation could cost us and then decide if it is better to stick with TW or make a change and occur some new debt, something which hopefully they are already doing.
by dfc4me
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 26493

Re: Resignation...

It would appear DJ’s main aim is to get us debt free and, while I would love that to be the case, if the cost is relegation or the continuation of TW’s chaotic management then it is not a price worth paying. I would love TW to be a success but it is clear now it is not going to happen and we need to...
by dfc4me
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 26493

Re: Resignation...

It depends how much notice TW takes of any advice he’s given. AW may tell him what he thinks we should do but TW could well ignore him. And if we do sack TW who do we replace him with? Good managers are under contract and I doubt we can afford to pay compensation, even assuming they would come. Unem...
by dfc4me
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 78
Views: 15969

Re: Leamington v Darlington

Darlopartisan wrote:Sounds like the Elliott substitution was the turning point.
Think he may have taken a knock. He was sat on the bench with the physio looking at his calf as soon as he went off. Hopefully just a precaution.
by dfc4me
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chorley (a) 10th Nov postponed
Replies: 7
Views: 2966

Re: Chorley (a) 10th Nov postponed

Problem with a home match on 10/11 is that it would give us 3 home games in a row, 4 if we get a home draw in the trophy. Non ST holders would probably pick and choose their matches and attendances could actually suffer because of this.
by dfc4me
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Management
Replies: 109
Views: 17350

Re: Management

I would give TW a little more time though not convinced anything change. Hopefully DJ has already started sounding out possible replacements so that if/when TW has to be removed we will have someone lined up to take over rather than taking weeks advertising and interviewing.