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by SwansQuaker83
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 4303

Re: Sporting Village

That Richard Upshall bloke who tried to build a sporting village at BM must be wondering what he did wrong. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/13897893.20m-plan-to-bring-darlington-fc-home-is-rejected-by-darlington-borough-council/ Frankly I'd rather we'd got into bed with Upshall than the coun...
by SwansQuaker83
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League Stadia
Replies: 67
Views: 5987

Re: National League Stadia

It’s a league ruling Only applies to teams in the Premiership though, unless you know otherwise. It doesn't even do that anymore, there's no rule on Primacy of tenure in the Premiership... hasn't been since about 2012. They simply need to demonstrate that they are able to provide a venue on dates s...
by SwansQuaker83
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League Stadia
Replies: 67
Views: 5987

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 SwansQuaker83
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Galbraith
Replies: 27
Views: 5168

Re: Galbraith

shildonlad wrote:Gott, name rings a bell aint he at marske now


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Yes he is, looks a very good player as well.
by SwansQuaker83
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 15862

Re: AGM

And didn't it take off! Is the rumour that swimming has been involved true?! :lol: Yes it's true. It was back in 1988. They ran into the sea to escape Swansea fans, who then proceeded to pelt them with pebbles, meaning they had to swim out further to escape the stones... if you do a search online y...
by SwansQuaker83
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 15862

Re: AGM

Swans, they even had American football there in 86! It was rough in the Tote End, I remember them removing police helmets and throwing lit newspaper around. Mind you it wasn't all fun at Ashton Gate, I remember when Cardiff came in the home end. Heady days. Back in the day the Racecourse at Wrexham...
by SwansQuaker83
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 15862

Re: AGM

That reminded me of years spent near Bristol. We'd do City or Rovers. Eastville was home to speedway and greyhound racing, hence the Tote End. They had flowerbeds behind the goal! And now they play at a rugby ground. And ironically the Rugby team have left... they're at Ashton Gate. And it looks mo...
by SwansQuaker83
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 15862

Re: AGM

Purely hypothetically, how much extra would we be looking at to buy our own plot of land somewhere in the town?! Non starter there just isn’t the land, I think club once looked at Eastbourne but now with increased housing there’s no way a ground will be given permission. In fact with SV going ahead...
by SwansQuaker83
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AGM
Replies: 143
Views: 15862

Re: AGM

Purely hypothetically, how much extra would we be looking at to buy our own plot of land somewhere in the town?! Non starter there just isn’t the land, I think club once looked at Eastbourne but now with increased housing there’s no way a ground will be given permission. In fact with SV going ahead...
by SwansQuaker83
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York V Darlington
Replies: 150
Views: 22251

Re: York V Darlington

every win buys him 8 terrible defeats... if they didn't sack him after Nuneaton, they're not going to sack him at all... we're stuck with the idiot... we just have to pray there are three teams even worse than us.... given we lost to the supposed worst team, at home, I'm not confident... Slight exa...
by SwansQuaker83
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York V Darlington
Replies: 150
Views: 22251

Re: York V Darlington

As much as we have our financial limitations, I do wonder how bad things have to get before the board reaches breaking point with TW. every win buys him 8 terrible defeats... if they didn't sack him after Nuneaton, they're not going to sack him at all... we're stuck with the idiot... we just have t...
by SwansQuaker83
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bootham Crescent
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

Re: Bootham Crescent

First visit since 2003. What a dump it is now. Clearly there's going to be a minimum of maintenance when it's due for the chop. If they weren't moving it would be desperate for an upgrade. It makes me realise how lucky we were to get the fantastic new stand at Feethams, in it's prime town centre lo...
by SwansQuaker83
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hartlepool United
Replies: 70
Views: 15059

Re: Darlington v Hartlepool United

I don't understand how anyone can be anything but excited about this, growing up following the Swans, if we played Cardiff in the Welsh Cup it would be a sellout and absolute mayhem... I remember going to Barry Town in the Welsh Cup, it's just south of Cardiff and they all turned up, we weren't even...
by SwansQuaker83
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 28363

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

Also - do most appointments "not work out"? That's a hell of an assumption to be making without backing it up. There is no one in the footballing world apart from insane idiots who thinks he has ability as a manager, barring himself. Now who's making assumptions? I've edited the post so that it's n...
by SwansQuaker83
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 28363

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

We could stick him on gardening leave and ask a senior player to step up..... Oh hang on, we don't have any left
by SwansQuaker83
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 28363

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

Or we put pressure on him to walk in the hope he has any decency... He's taking us down whether we boo him and chant for him to go or we cheer for him so may as well get a fighting chance of surviving.
by SwansQuaker83
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 28363

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

Also - do most appointments "not work out"? That's a hell of an assumption to be making without backing it up. There is no one in the footballing world apart from insane idiots who thinks he has ability as a manager, barring himself. Now who's making assumptions? I've edited the post so that it's n...
by SwansQuaker83
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 28363

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

And it's not a matter of speaking with hindsight after it has turned out to be a disaster. Alarm bells should have been ringing at the time. They did with me based on the above. Nuneaton picked up significantly after he left them and they got a new boss. I certainly saw this a mile off, I tweeted a...
by SwansQuaker83
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 28363

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

And it's not a matter of speaking with hindsight after it has turned out to be a disaster. Alarm bells should have been ringing at the time. They did with me based on the above. Nuneaton picked up significantly after he left them and they got a new boss. I certainly saw this a mile off, I tweeted a...
by SwansQuaker83
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Blood
Replies: 66
Views: 17736

Re: New Blood

Weren't we supposed to have multiple additions *last week*. The final training session before the weekend will be today, and we still don't have anyone else involved. Will it be 5 kids from the youths on the bench again? :roll: At least when we bring in youth from the big 3, they'll have likely pla...
by SwansQuaker83
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gamble?
Replies: 26
Views: 6821

Re: Gamble?

It's pretty clear that Styche and Syers have been moved on to pay for the new Commercial Manager. Whilst it seems sensible on paper, it's a huge gamble: Losing these two players may be what costs us our place in the NLN, with the attendant reduced income from lower crowds and (no doubt) lower admis...
by SwansQuaker83
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cool heads
Replies: 52
Views: 10739

Re: Cool heads

However, I'm considering other ways of making my feelings known, ultimately joining the band of fans who are staying away or removing their BTB money Removing money which has been promised is kind of Raj Singh like :thumbdown: are you comparing fans staying away because they are paying money to wat...
by SwansQuaker83
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cool heads
Replies: 52
Views: 10739

Re: Cool heads

Yes, let's just ignore the fact that we have won 2 in the last 16 games at BM and lost hundreds of fans with the potential to lose even more, let's ignore that TW has clearly lost the confidence of the overwhelming majority of fans and that he now has a winning ratio this season of 19% and that the...
by SwansQuaker83
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena Sports Village
Replies: 78
Views: 15344

Re: Arena Sports Village

I heard on the grapevine that Northumbrian Water aren't adverse to building over the pipe as long as its encased in a void so they can get access should the worst happen. This might make it more viable to develop BM although you would still have the rugby run off a few people don't like. I know its...
by SwansQuaker83
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena Sports Village
Replies: 78
Views: 15344

Re: Arena Sports Village

Darlington Council are having a planning meeting Tuesday 5pm and the Sporting Village is on the agenda to be discussed, so may be some indication of progress then. It’s a good job the news is full of stories about how flush with cash northern councils are I suppose... Do we really think that there ...
by SwansQuaker83
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena Sports Village
Replies: 78
Views: 15344

Re: Arena Sports Village

I saw the other day Scarborough are putting in a new stand at their new place, and they're letting people vote for their preferred writing on the seats when they donate (Boro, SAFC or Seadogs). Wonder if we could do the same in future. It'd be nice to get DFC in black lettering on the seats. We're ...
by SwansQuaker83
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Syers gone
Replies: 141
Views: 23287

Re: Dave Syers gone

I'm curious about 'boost the budget'.... it was sold to make us more competitive and push up the league, no? Well, if we've done that, and we've the smallest squad in the division... Either some of our players are being paid far too much, or this club will cease to be able to compete at this level ...
by SwansQuaker83
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena Sports Village
Replies: 78
Views: 15344

Re: Arena Sports Village

I heard on the grapevine that Northumbrian Water aren't adverse to building over the pipe as long as its encased in a void so they can get access should the worst happen. This might make it more viable to develop BM although you would still have the rugby run off a few people don't like. I know its...
by SwansQuaker83
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Blood
Replies: 66
Views: 17736

Re: New Blood

Surely spenny or York must have a couple of spare bodies with a bit of experience? But we'd have to cover a portion of their wages. With using Boro, Sunderland, Newcastle it's likely that they'll cover most if not all the wage Is there a rule that says clubs have to cover X% of a player's wage whil...
by SwansQuaker83
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena Sports Village
Replies: 78
Views: 15344

Re: Arena Sports Village

Vodka_Vic wrote:Behind the scenes I believe the Infrastructure group are working on projected costings at various levels for BM.
They are.... I think this includes looking at the cost of moving that effing pipe!! Pretty sure I read that somewhere, some comms from the SG maybe.