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by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: ‘Big interview’
Replies: 31
Views: 7146

Re: ‘Big interview’

Why would he want to come back?

We'd hit a ceiling and didn't have enough money for him.

We still do not have enough money for him (and all of his entourage). Does he now not need money?
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA V Darlington FC
Replies: 78
Views: 18778

Re: Bradford PA V Darlington FC

Whitey likes 3 at the back but we have not got the midfielders to accommodate this system....far too attack minded. The whole point of 3 at the back (5 when the wingbacks are defending) is so the midfielders can have a bit more freedom to get forward! End of the day 3 at the back means an extra cen...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 78
Views: 19562

Re: Leamington v Darlington

I,m sorry, but at a meeting at the Dolphin Centre in Feb this year our CEO asked us to raise £50k to “pay off all the previous debt and give us a small cash reserve to put us on a sound financial footing for the first time for years.” As usual the fans did exactly what was asked and since then have...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 78
Views: 19562

Re: Leamington v Darlington

lo36789 wrote: I was told that Stockport need to average nearly 3,000 to simply cover the cost of their ground.
Well that's quite obviously shite.

If that was the case they would have zero playing budget, but they are not far off being full time.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFCSG AGM
Replies: 39
Views: 10592

Re: DFCSG AGM

Those are the bare minimum requirements. But are they achievable at BM? No I don't think so. Not unless we build much deeper stands within the footprint that is available. This would mean dismantling the stands already built, and starting again! By the way, a terrace or stand at the open end wouldn...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFCSG AGM
Replies: 39
Views: 10592

Re: DFCSG AGM

All I would say to the last bit would be what would be the point of building a roof over the easement anyway, as it could only be above hard standing. Unless of course we wanted to run the seated stand full pitch length with obviously a gap in the seating where the easement is.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 78
Views: 19562

Re: Leamington v Darlington

We don't have a god given right to win, We do have to cutout the silly mistakes that allow another team to take advantage, why change things when the team are performing well, it totally changed the way we played and allowed ten men Leamington to take a point which should not have happened. Still a...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFCSG AGM
Replies: 39
Views: 10592

Re: DFCSG AGM

There has been substantial work undertaken in the background on ground restructuring for the future, including meetings with Northumbria Water.. This has pricked my ears up, what sort of things have been discussed with NW? Because let's face it if the pipe problem goes away that makes a massive amo...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 78
Views: 19562

Re: Leamington v Darlington

PierremontQuaker03 wrote:Anyone else disappointed with the interview with Ray Simpson a couple of days ago - no questions on Styche, no questions about loan signings, no questions on the current finances.
He's still suffering from PTMGD (Post Traumatic Martin Gray Disorder)
by Ghost_Of_1883
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: REECE STYCHE TRANSFERRED TO ALFRETON CONFIRMED
Replies: 58
Views: 16870

Re: REECE STYCHE TRANSFERRED TO ALFRETON CONFIRMED

Think we deserve a bit more of an explanation. Surely we did not budget for more than 1400. Not often I agree with you but today I do. Here is a fact.. The basic budget (before BTB) was going to be a 40% CUT on last season's budget, and would represent a budget which would see our expectation to be...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Where did Quakers go?
Replies: 19
Views: 5402

Re: Where did Quakers go?

wizardofos wrote:Bit worried myself - one of the best contributors on here
No need to worry, I am he.

Just fancied changing my user name, nothing more to it than that really.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Boston
Replies: 69
Views: 16739

Re: Darlington v Boston

It is a red herring in this instance to talk about whether he was clear through on goal because the keeper cynically chopped him in half, which was serious foul play. Keepers can be sent off for stuff other than denying a goal scoring opportunity. The keeper could have been sent off for that foul if...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Boston
Replies: 69
Views: 16739

Re: Darlington v Boston

I'm pretty sure that their keeper was sent off for serious foul play, so the last man would be irrelevant in any case.

Not that a last man rule even exists (it's "denial of a clear goalscoring opportunity" which is the rule where having a man in the way of goal *might* make a difference)
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW needs to put the lottery on!
Replies: 18
Views: 5358

Re: TW needs to put the lottery on!

The reason Tommy brought O'Hanlon and Trotman in, in the first place, was in fact to play as wing backs in a 3-5-2, but for one reason or another we just couldn't get it working at the time, you have to have the right personnel in the back 3. Obviously if we stick at 3-5-2 it looks like Trotman coul...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

AndyPark wrote:
50 years wrote: They've also got millionaire investors/owners. They should be there or thereabouts.
Sounds like a club nearby.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

Also sick to death of hearing about all of these unexpected windfalls and where the money is. It was spent a long long time ago - way before those windfalls were realised. It’s a bloody good job they were too. What we’re seeing now is proactive handling of budget shortfall rather than burying heads...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW needs to put the lottery on!
Replies: 18
Views: 5358

Re: TW needs to put the lottery on!

I like how all their fans thought they were just going to turn up and smash us with ease.

We're DARLINGTON FC FFS, not some little tin pot village side that Boston would just expect to sweep aside.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

I thought that we were budgeting for no cup runs but for a crowd of between 1500 and 1700 which we just don't have. No way have we budgeted for crowds of 1500-1700 IMO, given the size of the "base" budget, and also considering that for 2/3rds of last season gates were around the 1200-1300 mark. It ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

Thats quite possibly why we have brought in a commercial manager to sort this side of the club out. Yes it will cost us for his services but he did a good job up at Durham CC so no reason why he can't do a good job here too, I can think of a good reason why he might not be able to do as good a job ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW needs to put the lottery on!
Replies: 18
Views: 5358

Re: TW needs to put the lottery on!

I was gonna say that to darlolad myself but just couldn't be arsed at the time, but yes - are 4 sendings off against us all down to dumb luck?
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

To be fair, Styche has now said on twitter that the gaffer has been told he has to cut the budget.. Maybe gates are lower than we budgeted for. We're averaging 1400. Given that the "base" budget was going to be 40% lower this season, then I can't really imagine that figure being set on more than 14...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

To be fair, Styche has now said on twitter that the gaffer has been told he has to cut the budget.. Maybe gates are lower than we budgeted for. We're averaging 1400. Given that the "base" budget was going to be 40% lower this season, then I can't really imagine that figure being set on more than 14...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Boston
Replies: 69
Views: 16739

Re: Darlington v Boston

Two wins have changed our season around Erm, not quite. See this sort of thing is what darlogramps correctly predicted. That people would say the season was "turned around" after 1 win - OK in this instance it's 2 wins. Two defeats will have the opposite effect of plunging us down near the bottom a...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW needs to put the lottery on!
Replies: 18
Views: 5358

Re: TW needs to put the lottery on!

As did our goals v FCUM
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

grimsbyquaker wrote:I think the guy was a bit of a bad influence behind the scenes...likes to have things his own way on and off the pitch...
You can't really say stuff like that. He was certainly an individual but that doesn't mean he's a bad influence?
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

To be fair, Styche has now said on twitter that the gaffer has been told he has to cut the budget..

OK, question time, why?
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

So in the summer we raised £80k from fans, £70k Heaton, £20k celebration, £15 k turnbull/Gillies and others I cannot just think of and yet we still have to lose Styche for financial reasons.......are you kidding?! The 20k from Marathon Bet is a drop in the ocean in this day and age, it was always j...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW needs to put the lottery on!
Replies: 18
Views: 5358

Re: TW needs to put the lottery on!

What a lucky lucky man TW is! ......these 2 wins probably saved his job yet: In both games we were shocking, played against 10 men for much of both matches and 9 men in closing stages and STILL could not keep the ball. Today we barely created a chance or a shot on goal against 10/9 men. What on Ear...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 24282

Re: Styche gone this week

Who said his heart wasn't in it?

The decision appears to be financial. We've accepted an offer and will get a fee - also it's possible we may replace him for less?
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Boston
Replies: 69
Views: 16739

Re: Darlington v Boston

I agree that Saunders has earned one of the forward spots. However, hoping that Styche and Ainge find their goalscoring mojo, and hoping that Nicholson and Syers (in the 4-5-1) find their goalscoring mojo - what is the difference? Both scenarios rely on a couple of players re-discovering their scori...