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by QuakerPete
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 27074

Re: Sports village

Doubt people from the Rugby Club bother to look on here but who cares if they do? If don’t like what they see perhaps they could ponder on why they are so disliked. Oh trust me, they do. And there’s plenty of posts in this thread alone to give them further ammunition to fuel the bitterness towards ...
by QuakerPete
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?
Replies: 126
Views: 21996

Re: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?

https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/football/exclusive-wigan-athletic-owner-au-yeung-wai-kay-defends-difficult-administration-decision-2906602 Wigan's owner gives a statement, basically says it's due to Covid and lack of income even though he only bought the club a month ago. Something still doesn't sm...
by QuakerPete
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?
Replies: 126
Views: 21996

Re: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?

A couple of articles from The Guardian's David Conn. This is turning out to be very murky and probably not much to do with coronavirus and more to do with making a killing on share prices https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jul/02/story-of-how-wigan-collapsed-into-administration-au-yeung-inves...
by QuakerPete
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?
Replies: 126
Views: 21996

Re: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?

Above all, it shows there are no guarantees when a club is privately owned and how and when that club is disposed of. Loading the club with debt is another feature of terrible financial mis-management


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by QuakerPete
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?
Replies: 126
Views: 21996

Re: Who will follow Wigan Athletic into administration?

Have a read of this Twitter thread about Wigan, horrendous if correct

https://twitter.com/marksparko/status/1 ... 36163?s=21


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by QuakerPete
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: Salford scrap youth team non-shock
Replies: 3
Views: 2575

Re: Salford scrap youth team non-shock

Darlo_Pete wrote:I'm not signed up to twitter, what did the article say?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53166278

£500,000 per year to run it? Definitely not subsidised!


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by QuakerPete
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnston's Netcafe
Replies: 16
Views: 7230

Re: David Johnston's Netcafe

They lost the revenue from our remaining 4 home games that bit the dust and all the various functions that must have been lined up over the past few months. A closed bar and function rooms plus no income from your tenant can't be good news. Presumably the rugby club still have their bills / ground ...
by QuakerPete
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 195
Views: 41464

Re: The Team 20/21 season

I'd have no problem with Tait returning, think it would be a rather amusing relationship with the Tin Shed


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by QuakerPete
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 76082

Re: Boost the budget

Not quite sure most other clubs have our fairly unique situation. Be surprised if anyone gets anywhere near our fans' fantastic commitment


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by QuakerPete
Wed May 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 76082

Re: Boost the budget

The more time goes on the more I begin to appreciate the benefits of fan ownership. It does limit the ambition moving forward but perhaps that is a good thing for us as it keeps us focused on the hear and now. The major benefit it does have is to bind our loyal fans to the club in a way that is muc...
by QuakerPete
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 151
Views: 33368

Re: Raj Singh

Raj Singh said after his purchase of the Poolies: "One, I am a big football fan. Two, I want to put a perceived wrong, right.”
Perceived? That’s a good one


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by QuakerPete
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Coronavirus.
Replies: 144
Views: 23870

Re: Coronavirus.

Clearly things aren't going to get better any time soon, as now 17366 people have lost their lives in the UK hospitals, that's more people than live in Guisborough. Quite a stark fact. The FT have now added weekly figures from outside of hospitals (currently not counted for some reason) including c...
by QuakerPete
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reynolds
Replies: 28
Views: 6222

Re: Reynolds

I think it was 4.5 million. I remember an article which appeared in When Saturday Comes giving those figures. Steve Harland may have written it, not fully sure. I still blame Brealey more for our demise than Reynolds, although it would be interesting to speculate what would have happened if we'd ha...
by QuakerPete
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reynolds
Replies: 28
Views: 6222

Re: Reynolds

Anyone any idea how much the club was in debt when Reynolds first stepped in?


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by QuakerPete
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Coronavirus.
Replies: 144
Views: 23870

Re: Coronavirus.

Darlo_Pete wrote:The news is in grim with 14576 people losing there lives in Britain, this is equivalent to losing the total population of Houghton Le Spring.
And that’s without the large number of deaths in care homes and the community at large


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by QuakerPete
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 221
Views: 40524

Re: Season VOIDED

Whilst in a perfect world the season would be picked up from where it has been paused, the contractual situation of players, staff, insurance and sponsors, etc, make it impossible to continue beyond the regular end of the season. With so much of the season played, I would have preferred to see a PP...
by QuakerPete
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Coronavirus.
Replies: 144
Views: 23870

Re: Coronavirus.

No way am I getting into a political argument about this virus. I simply meant that some things,(WW2 being the perfect example), should be above anyone trying to score party points. Just think, if this had happened pre brexit date and the election people like Corbyn could be causing all sorts of pr...
by QuakerPete
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Coronavirus.
Replies: 144
Views: 23870

Re: Coronavirus.

This present Government may well be doing the best they can right now but ten years ago, before the cuts started there were a lot more police officers, nurses and public servants etc - all the people we are now going to rely heavily on. I always thought that cuts and savings should have been made e...
by QuakerPete
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 212
Views: 44745

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

It'll be the last chance to see us for some time, although living near Boston I'm hoping I may have the chance on Tuesday. Divas is right in that what confronts us will be unprecedented and it will have big implications for next season too. I'm wondering if we'll need to do some fundraising going f...
by QuakerPete
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Last home game for a while?
Replies: 29
Views: 6087

Re: Last home game for a while?

Whilst it’s right to focus on the health issues, is it feasible that a significant number of fans would donate the price of an entrance ticket (or more) for each subsequent game should they be postponed / cancelled? Cash flow is crucial for the club


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by QuakerPete
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnston
Replies: 19
Views: 5033

Re: David Johnston

Just a bit concerned that DJ has loaned £50k to the club at some time in the past. Has this been spent and on what? How many others have made loans and are any still outstanding? I appreciate he has turned his two loans into shares but is thus announcement something to be concerned about long-time? ...
by QuakerPete
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 37148

Re: General Election 2019

I do think that young adults that are beginning there working lives, will have to work until there mid 75's before they can draw a state pension. Well heaven help them! How can you expect someone doing a manual job to work until 75 years and 6 months old? It’s OK for fat arsed pen pushers possibly ...
by QuakerPete
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 438
Views: 97246

Re: Democracy under threat.

That would have been an interesting set of answers to Kay Burley’s questions

https://twitter.com/haggis_uk/status/11 ... 61312?s=11


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by QuakerPete
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Liam Connell - Boost the Budget
Replies: 112
Views: 24271

Re: Liam Connell - Boost the Budget

Depends if you’re happy with 13th/14th place or not. We all want the club to finish as high as possible but we also have to be sensible with what we spend money on too. Elliott is not a bad keeper but Connell is better on what we have seen. However the deal has to be right for the club and we cant ...
by QuakerPete
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hospitality price for K'minster game.
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

Re: Hospitality price for K'minster game.

Unless I've misunderstood this it seems that season ticket holders and 500 club members miss out - which is isn't a good policy. From the club site -- "Taking into account that the normal admission price for a home game is £14, then you're only paying £11 for a meal and a programme. Commercial dire...
by QuakerPete
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hospitality price for K'minster game.
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

Re: Hospitality price for K'minster game.

Unless I've misunderstood this it seems that season ticket holders and 500 club members miss out - which is isn't a good policy. From the club site -- "Taking into account that the normal admission price for a home game is £14, then you're only paying £11 for a meal and a programme. Commercial dire...
by QuakerPete
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 438
Views: 97246

Re: Democracy under threat.

So, today we have the Speaker directly challenged as to his impartiality based on his ruling re' the government having a "rerun of Saturday" His response? .........To turn it into smirk-fest. Shame on the entire house. The Speaker who was warmly congratulated by the same complainers in March 2019 w...
by QuakerPete
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 438
Views: 97246

Re: Democracy under threat.

So, today we have the Speaker directly challenged as to his impartiality based on his ruling re' the government having a "rerun of Saturday" His response? .........To turn it into smirk-fest. Shame on the entire house. The Speaker who was warmly congratulated by the same complainers in March 2019 w...
by QuakerPete
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 438
Views: 97246

Re: Democracy under threat.

So, today we have the Speaker directly challenged as to his impartiality based on his ruling re' the government having a "rerun of Saturday" His response? .........To turn it into smirk-fest. Shame on the entire house. The Speaker who was warmly congratulated by the same complainers in March 2019 w...
by QuakerPete
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 438
Views: 97246

Re: Democracy under threat.

So, today we have the Speaker directly challenged as to his impartiality based on his ruling re' the government having a "rerun of Saturday" His response? .........To turn it into smirk-fest. Shame on the entire house. The Speaker who was warmly congratulated by the same complainers in March 2019 w...