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by Robbie Painter
Fri May 19, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Phil Turnbull
Replies: 41
Views: 21889

Re: Phil Turnbull

According to the 1718 prologue thread, Jameson, Burgess and Portas. Of course, it doesn't mean that those who are contracted can't be moved on. Cheers. Just trying to work out the implications of a (as far as we know) ~£50k budget cut (as it stands). Falkingham gone, one of the backup keepers to go...
by Robbie Painter
Fri May 12, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: hang your heads in shame
Replies: 28
Views: 15048

Re: hang your heads in shame

I completely agree about getting behind Martin Gray and hope he will stay as manager. He's done an excellent job over the past 5 seasons. The fans will do their best to provide him with a competitive budget for next season & the door is always open to other, more suitable, investors. Whatever mistak...
by Robbie Painter
Thu May 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh withdraws investment interest
Replies: 95
Views: 32677

Re: Raj Singh withdraws investment interest

I'm absolutely fucking amazed to be honest, as reading this message board it was abundantly clear that Singh had hatched a plan where he was manoeuvring around all of us and Martin Gray to execute a business plan that was going to make him literally gazillions of pounds. As well as taking over the ...
by Robbie Painter
Wed May 10, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RS Investment Poll
Replies: 167
Views: 56160

Re: RS Investment Poll

The current proposal gives the budget a decent boost with no real risk to the club. This seems pretty straightforward to me - he's just buying shares (albeit a big lump) like anyone else can do. It's an easy decision to accept this - however - morally not an easy decision. The biggest and hardest d...
by Robbie Painter
Wed May 10, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Its here the investment
Replies: 201
Views: 71778

Re: Its here the investment

How much is the club worth? How much would buy 51% all we actually own are the stands and concrete! What assets do we have for our money? He would be investing in something that only one way one can make money youth football? Or Blackwell hotel? Have we forgiven the council for what they did to us?...
by Robbie Painter
Wed May 10, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RS Investment Poll
Replies: 167
Views: 56160

Re: RS Investment Poll

For what it is worth, here is my take on RS. 1. I thought anybody could buy shares in DFC as long as it was not more than 15%, so i don't understand why a vote is needed to accept RS money. If I wanted to donate 40,000 to the playing budget would the shareholders need to take a vote on accepting my...
by Robbie Painter
Tue May 09, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Interesting but confusing regarding ground development
Replies: 10
Views: 5113

Re: Interesting but confusing regarding ground development

They outlined estimated cost at the forum:

£150k for seats (which I thought was a costed amount)
£300k for terrace (which was an estimate) - to bring ground up to Grade A standard.

We will be eligible for a £150k matched grant from FSIF if we get promotion to National League.
by Robbie Painter
Tue May 09, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Its here the investment
Replies: 201
Views: 71778

Re: Its here the investment

I'm for the investment - its a no brainer under the current model However, RS is such a divisive character, i can't see us getting 75% of people voting for it Its 75% of shareholders in DFC. DFCSG hold 80% of voting rights in DFC. Statement doesn't say what % of DFCSG members would have to vote YES...
by Robbie Painter
Tue May 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Free insurance bet should the Chokers stay up
Replies: 59
Views: 28622

Re: Free insurance bet should the Chokers stay up

They're lucky bastards. They progress towards being a fan-owned club without the turmoil Darlo fans have had to endure and with none of the liabilities or lack of assets. By all accounts they have accumulated substabtial debt over the past couple of seasons, 3 winding up orders in last 12 months, t...
by Robbie Painter
Tue May 02, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new investors
Replies: 291
Views: 102757

Re: Potential new investors

darlo reborn wrote:Even if someone bought the rugby club and land to do anything with it would cost a million just to move the pipe which must be in the way of any development
We could get to a FL standard ground without moving the pipe but it would probably involve knocking down the clubhouse.
by Robbie Painter
Tue May 02, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Players under contract
Replies: 30
Views: 16645

Re: Players under contract

We'd just move players on. Its not like there won't be demand for them.
by Robbie Painter
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFCSG
Replies: 23
Views: 10552

Re: DFCSG

Yes, join the suppporters group and you'll get a vote.
by Robbie Painter
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFCSG
Replies: 23
Views: 10552

Re: DFCSG

One member one vote
by Robbie Painter
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 259
Views: 108838

Re: Raj Singh

If Singh owned the football share in his own name, then on what basis were Darlington playing in the Football League / Conference? Darlington apparently did not hold the football share then If Singh owned the share, what was to stop him offering it to another club. I would have expected the law fir...
by Robbie Painter
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 259
Views: 108838

Re: Raj Singh

Remember as well, MG wasn't involved with the club during Raj Singh's reign. He left after Houghton put us in administration. He may well have only followed what went on from afar and may not be fully versed on the ill-feeling between the fans and Singh. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk Its oft...
by Robbie Painter
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell Meadows (another theory)
Replies: 10
Views: 4978

Re: Blackwell Meadows (another theory)

I thought most of the land is leased from the council - the Rugby club own the clubhouse and maybe first team pitch. If someone was after land - why not just buy the Rugby Club. Why wasted £1million per year paying the wages of part-time footballers when you can get control of the land for a club w...
by Robbie Painter
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 259
Views: 108838

Re: Raj Singh

I've been reminding myself of his actions just before & after he put the club into admin. Remember when Singh paid some, but not all (Kris Taylow & Marc BW I think), of the players in Oct/Nov 2011. The ones he didn't think were value for money. Then Singh wanted to renegotiate player contracts other...
by Robbie Painter
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new investors
Replies: 291
Views: 102757

Re: Potential new investors

Paul Wildes did NOT do a good job at Port Vale!
by Robbie Painter
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: A question
Replies: 10
Views: 4546

Re: A question

Yep, there's going to be no hybrid, it's going to be one or the other. You can't just say to investors "yep we'd love your money, but we control it completely" which we would do as a majority shareholder. That is cloud cuckoo land. And due to the massive decision that will eventually need to be und...
by Robbie Painter
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: A question
Replies: 10
Views: 4546

Re: A question

Yep, there's going to be no hybrid, it's going to be one or the other. You can't just say to investors "yep we'd love your money, but we control it completely" which we would do as a majority shareholder. That is cloud cuckoo land. And due to the massive decision that will eventually need to be und...
by Robbie Painter
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 259
Views: 108838

Re: Raj Singh

uncovered wrote:I would forget all this raj Singh business, it's becoming a distraction.


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So you know for a fact that it is not true?

This Raj Singh link hasn't just been plucked out of thin air.
by Robbie Painter
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One for the crowd stattos
Replies: 21
Views: 8576

Re: One for the crowd stattos

I believe there is real potential to grow our crowds season on season for next few years.
by Robbie Painter
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reality of life
Replies: 30
Views: 16310

Re: Reality of life

It would have helped if the initial post had the correct information as presented at Friday's forum.

Can't have a constructive discussion without accurate information.
by Robbie Painter
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 259
Views: 108838

Re: Raj Singh

Lo, why don't you see what transpires with MG and the 2 investors before you pre judge the situation, if Dave Hodgson is involved he is as passionate about our club as Martin is.At this point in time we have to trust Martin that he has all our interests at heart, he stated that in his rallying spee...
by Robbie Painter
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 259
Views: 108838

Re: Raj Singh

Why would we want to take on a vast aging money pit of a stadium? Pure madness
by Robbie Painter
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans forum
Replies: 187
Views: 71489

Re: Fans forum

Martin Gray basically he said he has two investors lined up. They want 51%+ of club. If this doesn't happen & his budget is cut then himself & his management team (& no doubt a lot of the players) will be off at the end of season. 7 days time. He wants us on the express train bankrolled to the footb...
by Robbie Painter
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: From the Board of Directors Summary of Appeal
Replies: 71
Views: 27968

Re: From the Board of Directors Summary of Appeal

I presume Martin Gray will be at the meeting. It'll be very interesting to hear what he has to say about the debacle. Suspect he will say he is disappointed but he is proud of the way the team have played this season, particularly in the last few few weeks since news came out. I wouldn't expect any...
by Robbie Painter
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BBC story
Replies: 22
Views: 11502

Re: BBC story

what I find fascinating with all these new stories of clubs not being allowed to play due to the ground issues is that it highlights how easy it has been to miss interpret the rules. We have fans who are baying for blood with our board but we are not the only ones who have made this mistake just sa...
by Robbie Painter
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Other Alternatives
Replies: 200
Views: 75462

Re: Other Alternatives

I think we have a stable future at BM alright, but not the kind of stability you'll like. If we ever got promoted to the FL, we would have three seasons by which we would have to reach a capacity of 5,000 which must include at least 2,000 seats. Where are we going to fit 2000 seats at BM? I know it...
by Robbie Painter
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fundraising the new seated stand
Replies: 8
Views: 4721

Re: Fundraising the new seated stand

That could work, but I don't think the Rugb Club would go with it without taking some of the money earned from it. They don't need/want a new stand, but the winning business will have their name plastered all over the Rugby Clubs home, who would then be missing out on their own sponsorship deals. D...