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by jjljks
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Poll
Replies: 67
Views: 7831

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: 3310

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: 8199

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: 3192

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: 1392

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: 3599

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: 1812

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: 1612

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: 8986

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: 1225

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: 1239

Re: Bucket Collections

Thanks, Maurice.
by jjljks
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bucket Collections
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

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: 9860

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: 5369

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: 3001

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: 3532

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: 1694

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: 9386

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: 11754

Re: Next season

Mourinho could show us exactly how special he really is.....
by jjljks
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston V Darlington
Replies: 68
Views: 8133

Re: Boston V Darlington

Glad the travelling fans saw a good display, but was it enough to save TW?
by jjljks
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston V Darlington
Replies: 68
Views: 8133

Re: Boston V Darlington

Possibly Binns😉
by jjljks
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston V Darlington
Replies: 68
Views: 8133

Re: Boston V Darlington

What about giving the likes of Maddison, Burn, Henshall a last chance & sticking them in the shop window?
by jjljks
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season
Replies: 116
Views: 11754

Re: Next season

There is another factor which has not yet been mentioned, there are some clubs that are in a financial mess and could go under. This would cause some gaps all over the leagues that could give a bigger reorganisation. FA need to keep tighter control over clubs' expenditure compared to their income.
by jjljks
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V FC United
Replies: 75
Views: 8033

Re: Darlington V FC United

Mixture of emotions, relief - that looks like we are staying up, frustration - lack of a CF who can finish off chances we create, pride - the club was saved yet again by the fans, dismay - over the management of the team.
Nevertheless, have renewed my season ticket - must be my heart ruling my head.
by jjljks
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 4527

Re: Sporting Village

Just to have the name of Darlington mentioned on national TV & radio, every Saturday during the season when they read out the results reminds the rest of the UK we are still here alive and kicking. It is free advertising which is an intangible asset, and currently there seems to be a conspiracy that...
by jjljks
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 4527

Re: Sporting Village

This would be the same "cash strapped" council who have cut staff, services, buses etc? Only lesson to be learned is never trust the council to do anything positive for our club.
by jjljks
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United
Replies: 44
Views: 6075

Re: FC United

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Nonsense, that's not how it's used generally and anyway I've been watching Scottish premier highlights and Tommy Wright is St Johnstone's manager so problem solved.
Tommy must decide, St.Johnstone or Darlo. He cannot do both, particularly if there is hard Brexit and SNP gain independence. :lol:
by jjljks
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Stockport
Replies: 79
Views: 9717

Re: Darlington V Stockport

Just watched the highlights and seems like a decent first 40 minutes then let down by defending from set pieces plus losing Trotman to second yellow card early on 2nd half. TW & AW need to get defence together to sort out their set pieces, although TBH we have not had a settled back line this year a...
by jjljks
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United
Replies: 44
Views: 6075

Re: FC United

They have a great set of real supporters but their situation certainly shows how tough it is to run a club. FCUM are in a bad way, but we cannot afford to be anything less than ruthless & snatch 3pts.
by jjljks
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FANS NETCAFE -this Friday evening.
Replies: 78
Views: 8812

Re: FANS NETCAFE -this Friday evening.

If the board won't tell me how long TW's contract is, especially when I & the entire world know how long Man Utd are giving Solly, I am not telling them if I am renewing my season ticket or not.