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by jjljks
Thu May 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The silken maccalsfield
Replies: 23
Views: 2676

Re: The silken maccalsfield

There is something radically wrong with football and the way financial regulations are being enforced. Surely the FA need to get off their F** A****, get some proper auditors in to check their books and sort out the owners. Fans are being conned, abused and fleeced of their heritage. Premier League ...
by jjljks
Wed May 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 35147

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

In line with tradition at this great footballing institution, the official news of the appointment will then be conveyed on paper, written on the reverse of the original facsimile sheet containing the Golden Share. This framed document will be carried out of the clubhouse by Paul Connor and Michael...
by jjljks
Tue May 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 35147

Re: New Manager dead line tonight

Would be nice to know who is on the short list, but guess this would be too commercially sensitive, not to mention the privacy and Data Protection regulations!
by jjljks
Mon May 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Evostik playoffs
Replies: 46
Views: 6271

Re: Evostik playoffs

Could South Shields buy Gateshead for £1 as their owner stated he would put it up for sale (plus someone refunding his £200k bond with FA). What is to stop them buying the GFC name and rebadging but in National League, thus leapfrogging the NLN? FA really have to get a grip on club finances, not jus...
by jjljks
Mon May 06, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lloyd Maitland
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: Lloyd Maitland

Very quick and gifted winger who regularly whipped in great crosses, as previously stated often squandered by Jimmy Seal. Could have gone on to better things.
by jjljks
Mon May 06, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Football league original members
Replies: 22
Views: 2968

Re: Football league original members

Surprised nobody has referred to the FA cup game when Wanderers came to Feethams & over 21k were rammed in (no Health & Safety in those days - so i watched it sat on the grass in front of West stand!). As usual with Cup games, Quakers lost, but not before giving Lofthouse & Co a torrid time.
by jjljks
Sun May 05, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Today’s Playoffs
Replies: 112
Views: 11756

Re: Today’s Playoffs

So Chorley v Spenny it is then. Would think Chorley are big enough to grind out a win.
by jjljks
Sat May 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Evostik playoffs
Replies: 46
Views: 6271

Re: Evostik playoffs

Would like one more local team in our league - namely Hartlepool :lol: What will happen to Gateshead next season? Hope they keep going, otherwise if they went out the league, this would leave one space which would ripple down the pyramid. Having gone through the pain of administration and restarting...
by jjljks
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who do we fancy then?
Replies: 122
Views: 12348

Re: Who do we fancy then?

I believe that you can get to Wolsingham from Darlo by going via Shildon. He could pop into his academy on the way back home and fill up at that cheap Jet petrol station whilst stocking up on Londis lager. We could also do training on his indoor pitches and then take the players on team bonding ses...
by jjljks
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The rugby club strike again
Replies: 28
Views: 3377

Re: The rugby club strike again

Also the slim margins is why the rugby club got rid of their very able steward and now rely on volunteer staff who don't cope well with massive peaks in demand
by jjljks
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Atmosphere today (Leaminngton)
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Atmosphere today (Leaminngton)

Apart from the well worked Nico goal, best bit was the players shaking hands with fans at the Tin Shed end. TW got a respectful send off as did Harvey Saunders. Thanks for your efforts & best wishes for their futures.
by jjljks
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Poll
Replies: 67
Views: 7981

Re: New Manager Poll

Think we are missing a fundraising opportunity here. Suggest for every vote, a contribution of £1 to BTB fund for benefit of the new manager. Every one would be a winner.
by jjljks
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The rugby club strike again
Replies: 28
Views: 3377

Re: The rugby club strike again

I know that Arsenal serve free beer & wine, variety of free sandwiches (including prawn) and a free proramme to season ticket holders all for around £4000. Catch is, the waiting list (£50 to go on list). Am sure we could improve the catering by raising prices to this level. Coincidentally Arsenal ha...
by jjljks
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wright has left the building
Replies: 92
Views: 8370

Re: Wright has left the building

Seems to have been a very civilised parting and would hope the fans show a similar sentiment today. The team could help by putting in a shift with some decent football, for example Maddison saving a penalty to keep a clean sheet, Ainge to score from a set piece (not an own goal), Henshall to make a ...
by jjljks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Leamington
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

Re: Darlington V Leamington

Think we may just get over 1000 as Leamington won't bring many and weather will put off the faint hearted. Down to the hard core, diehard fans who would love to see the lads finish with some flowing football and plenty of goals (so long as we keep a clean sheet!) ;)
by jjljks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Favourite game + season grading
Replies: 17
Views: 1435

Re: Favourite game + season grading

Telford game for me, followed by York. Grading difficult and may go for an overall B-, not so much for the football but for the progress made off the field, with the academy, finances starting to get in order, commercially, with full time employee and the board strengthened. With the club looking l...
by jjljks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong on his way out of Blyth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3668

Re: Alun Armstrong on his way out of Blyth?

If we appointed Scott Oliver has manager we could have that brilliant Elvis Costello hit has our signature tune. Conversely, if we retain T.W. under protest we could have the brilliantly named Supertramp song "Bloody Well Wright" as our signature tune. (B side of Dreamer!) Or that 60s classic "Day ...
by jjljks
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 2018/19 Goal of the season
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: 2018/19 Goal of the season

Agreed, very hard to choose but does bring a smile just to see us score. Also set me wondering why this type of goal are so rare at BM, as they are what we need to bring the crowds in.
by jjljks
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Law changes season 19/20
Replies: 12
Views: 1654

Re: Law changes season 19/20

Seem like changes for the better. Hope someone makes sure the officials in NLN are properly instructed in the application of these changes as well as being reminded of what the actual rules are. Some of them appeared totally unfamiliar with the rulebook and how they should apply them this season
by jjljks
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay
Replies: 96
Views: 9129

Re: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay

Had to laugh at the advert which accompanied some news items about the Quakers as seen in Northern Echo email. Do they know something we don't? Tuesday 23rd April 2019 View in browser The Northern Echo Football: Darlington Wright: 'We didn’t set any kind of tempo and we were outfought' LIVE: Guisele...
by jjljks
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best opponents faced this season
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: Best opponents faced this season

Biggest opponents have been in the main the match officials. Some really poor referees and assistants officiated this season at BM. Brackley played really well but generally, most of the teams were only middling and any team on their day could beat any other in the league (including us!). Any team w...
by jjljks
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bucket Collections
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: Bucket Collections

Thanks, Maurice.
by jjljks
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bucket Collections
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: Bucket Collect

Would be nice if the club could somehow show our appreciation to these unsung heroes. Thanks to all our volunteers!
by jjljks
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW - Learning His Trade
Replies: 108
Views: 10003

Re: TW - Learning His Trade

Yes, we need consistency but currently there is no method or semblance of attacking play which is what we need to get people to come & watch us. Only 1311 to see us play BPA who could be promoted, on a sunny bank holiday really says it all for this season. MOTM was a loanee (Turner, GK who had kept ...
by jjljks
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Bradford PA
Replies: 52
Views: 5464

Re: Darlington V Bradford PA

Win on Monday and we could be up to 12th? Time for contract extensions for TW/AW. Get it sorted so they can begin planning for next season. DFR said there was a rumour MG had ‘offered his services for next season’....hope that’s just idle speculation No! We do need another 50/50 ticket seller but i...
by jjljks
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Trotman extends contract
Replies: 25
Views: 3060

Re: Trotman extends contract

Definitely good news and should be an example to others about commitment to the club and fans. Luke deserves success and his displays have made him a firm favourite.
by jjljks
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Omar Holness - great article
Replies: 18
Views: 3589

Re: Omar Holness - great article

Nice to see him score his first goal for DFC and from the highlights, he was really pleased to get it. Perhaps he will stay for loads more in future?
by jjljks
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Another summer of change ahead
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

Re: Another summer of change ahead

I reckon we may see Heaton back in the summer, be good if that happens. Well, good for our defence, but not for his career. Hopefully, it has been a bit of a false start for him and someone can get it back on track for him. If it is DFC, then all the better for us, but think this is a very slim cha...
by jjljks
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Bottle
Replies: 62
Views: 9502

Re: Spenny Bottle

Big win for them v Brackley, but still a difficult run in then the play-offs.........
by jjljks
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season
Replies: 116
Views: 11911

Re: Next season

Mourinho could show us exactly how special he really is.....