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by Geordie Quaker
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The altercation in the tinshed at the end of the game
Replies: 15
Views: 6891

Re: The altercation in the tinshed at the end of the game

Really sorry to hear that the drummer (a very good mate) was getting stick. People forget he is fan too, who has to lug that thing around and accrue countless blisters every match. When I did it (retired in 2009!) it was fun but thankless at times. The drum should supplement the atmosphere, not be e...
by Geordie Quaker
Wed May 17, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Halifax going up
Replies: 7
Views: 4292

Re: Halifax going up

Look at this man, it is epic. Makes you realise how much harder we seemed to get it in 2012 compared to teams like Halifax and Chester. They may have gone pop, but at least they didn't pay off historic debts and had perfectly suitable stadiums to play in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsnh0yNv3Hg
by Geordie Quaker
Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next seasons playoffs
Replies: 30
Views: 11687

Re: Next seasons playoffs

You far fetched idiot :D

Based on the above I assume you would have refused promotion had we won the playoffs in 1996 when we finished 5th (or 2008 when we finished 6th)?
by Geordie Quaker
Mon May 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next seasons playoffs
Replies: 30
Views: 11687

Re: Next seasons playoffs

It works like this (taken from Non League Paper Twitter): - 6 teams - 2nd & 3rd get a bye into semis. 4th v 7th & 5th v 6th; - Winners then go into semi finals (versus either 2nd or 3rd); - Winners progress to final - In all cases the highest finishing team plays at home (except NL final @ Wembley) ...
by Geordie Quaker
Mon May 15, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next seasons playoffs
Replies: 30
Views: 11687

Re: Next seasons playoffs

On the other hand: - It does retain interest (and potential therefore sustain crowds) for a greater number of teams; - It gives a greater sense of advantage to those finishing highest, incentivising pushing for 2nd or 3rd place. Ultimately if people see this format as unfair then they probably feel ...
by Geordie Quaker
Thu May 11, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafé with Raj is this Friday
Replies: 67
Views: 23198

Re: Netcafé with Raj is this Friday

Darlo_Pete wrote:There's not exactly a long list of alternative investors waiting on the sidelines.
That's a bit like sitting in your front room bemoaning the lack of offers for your house even though you haven't put it on the market.
by Geordie Quaker
Thu May 11, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Has everyone gone insane?
Replies: 30
Views: 12599

Re: Has everyone gone insane?

Yup, MG knew that he had sufficient respect / hero worship within the fan base (and power within the club) to get away with what was quite extraordinarily unprofessional conduct at the forum. It was only the gravitas of the bigger picture that meant we didn't focus on it. I imagine his relationship ...
by Geordie Quaker
Wed May 10, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafé with Raj is this Friday
Replies: 67
Views: 23198

Re: Netcafé with Raj is this Friday

I can't work out whether those who want to hear him out are either level-headed, reasonable people or forgetful, success hungry short-termists. Definitely the former - hearing him out doesn't mean anyone is going to say 'yes' to him just because he says he'll get us back to the football league. In ...
by Geordie Quaker
Wed May 10, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafé with Raj is this Friday
Replies: 67
Views: 23198

Re: Netcafé with Raj is this Friday

I'm trying to articulate mine, but every time I write them I appear to contract a temporary form of Tourettes. Ultimately, the questions have to address four core themes: 1, His inexcusable actions in 2012; 2, His motivations for investing in DFC now; 3, How this potential investment came about (in ...
by Geordie Quaker
Tue May 09, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The investment
Replies: 60
Views: 28961

Re: The investment

The problem that foreseeable future at this level, could be a minimum of 10 years, especially as more and more clubs at our level are getting significant investment and some are turning professional. Can we expect us to continue to press for promotion without some sort of investment, I doubt it som...
by Geordie Quaker
Tue May 09, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The investment
Replies: 60
Views: 28961

Re: The investment

Our fans have got too used to winning, and seem unaware of the fact that this only really happened because private investors repeatedly fooked us over and landed us at a level where a number of promotions were always likely in a short term period. Did people honestly expect us to get back to the FL ...
by Geordie Quaker
Thu May 04, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new investors
Replies: 291
Views: 95323

Re: Potential new investors

It clearly says it is a list of teams who "dropped out of the league since 2005 and since come back up". Two teams up aside, I think that nine teams achieving this since 2005 does suggest it is not the impossible task we sometimes assume it to be. You're looking at a decent re-promotion rate (and I ...
by Geordie Quaker
Thu May 04, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new investors
Replies: 291
Views: 95323

Re: Potential new investors

The mega geek in me wondered to what extent the parachute payments actually help teams in getting promoted back to the football league or if just eases them into a life of fifth tier mediocrity. I don't even know how long the parachute payments have been in place, but the below lists (I think!) all ...
by Geordie Quaker
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 76
Views: 34867

Re: Appeal

Read my last post @ bottom of page two -pretty sure this is a hoax based on a 2012 article.
by Geordie Quaker
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 76
Views: 34867

Re: Appeal

by Geordie Quaker
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 76
Views: 34867

Re: Appeal

GQ upon first hearing we were not eligible for promotion: bollocks, but that is absolutely the correct decision GQ upon seeing our appeal: that'll never win, and nor should it GQ this morning: We will 100% not win this appeal, I'd almost be irritated if we did it would be so unjust GQ 1 hour 4 minut...
by Geordie Quaker
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Scotts right. back MG
Replies: 25
Views: 12680

Re: Scotts right. back MG

I am no legal expert but some of the conditions / issues for me around private investment are: - What shareholding the DFCSG retain (obviously under 50%) and their subsequent roles on the club board; - As mentioned elsewhere, rules in place regarding investments as opposed to loans made to the club;...
by Geordie Quaker
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Scotts right. back MG
Replies: 25
Views: 12680

Re: Scotts right. back MG

MG has performed consistently well over the last few years. Anyone who remembers him playing for the club will recognise that he has always been competitive, and this has continued into his managerial career. He has been successful and without doubt another club will come to take him if we don't wa...
by Geordie Quaker
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: In other news....
Replies: 14
Views: 6130

Re: In other news....

I suppose at least in the Staunton et al. season we had 54 players. Haven't you guys just basically got rid of everyone decent and signed no bugger to replace them? If so surely it isn't purely down to him (his bizarre tictacs and lack of motivation aside)?
by Geordie Quaker
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: In other news....
Replies: 14
Views: 6130

Re: In other news....

The Bunker sure makes for an entertaining and amusing read.

I for one think that Coxall, Jones et al. should be praised for their efforts to restore the injustice of umpteen successful re-elections :D
by Geordie Quaker
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The upcoming fans forum....
Replies: 32
Views: 14407

Re: The upcoming fans forum....

Irrelevant. We should have been aware that we needed an extra 250 seats to be eligible for the play-offs months ago. It was written in black and white. This is a monumental cock-up by those who run our club. I do hope you come to fans forum and stand up and state your case looking forward to that H...
by Geordie Quaker
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Worst ever Darlo player
Replies: 94
Views: 38731

Re: Worst ever Darlo player

Going from Pawel Abbott up front in 08/09, to Lee "Toblerone Head" Thorpe at the start of 09/10 was a culture shock. Mor Diop was another from that horrific Staunton season. I've somehow managed to repress the memory of most of them, although there were about 50 of them. I am sure this has been pos...
by Geordie Quaker
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Top 10 teams after tonight’s games, Wed Mar 29th 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: Top 10 teams after tonight’s games, Wed Mar 29th 2017

Mint, cheers. I have to say one of my favourite things about watching football is the last day over-the-top drama-stuff (even when doing it via a highlights package a day later). You know, when they suddenly zoom over to Vicarage Road as 'there has been a goal' and the league table in the bottom rig...
by Geordie Quaker
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Top 10 teams after tonight’s games, Wed Mar 29th 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: Top 10 teams after tonight’s games, Wed Mar 29th 2017

There was a point when I thought this division would all be sorted before the last day. Now though it looks like the final day will be total carnage. The title race could well go down to the final day, and with one point separating 3rd-7th we are going to need a live league table on the day to make ...
by Geordie Quaker
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best ever Darlo players (Northern Echo)
Replies: 50
Views: 22059

Re: Best ever Darlo players (Northern Echo)

There was some good discussion on Twitter about this over the weekend (it's a social media platform, bga :D ). One thing it did do for me was confirm something I always thought - that we have never been blessed with great midfielders. I have been watching since the early 90's and, compared to defend...
by Geordie Quaker
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Adam Bartlett Signs
Replies: 45
Views: 20641

Re: Adam Bartlett Signs

http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15179009.Hartlepool_United__Jones_couldn__39_t_stand_in_Bartlett__39_s_way_ahead_of_exit_for_Boro_and_signing_for_Darlington/?ref=mr&lp=6 I'm sure there's a dig in there from Dave Jones about a 'smaller' club Ha ha, fooking hell. "Get me Pools fans, ...
by Geordie Quaker
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early Bird Season Ticket Info to be announced
Replies: 14
Views: 5670

Re: Early Bird Season Ticket Info to be announced

Hmmm, not thrilled with this to be honest: Firstly, they can't call it a price freeze if prices go up after the early bird deadline (and the wording implies they will). It is an early bird discount, but not a price freeze. April 15th is far too early for the deadline: - The season ain't even over m...
by Geordie Quaker
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early Bird Season Ticket Info to be announced
Replies: 14
Views: 5670

Re: Early Bird Season Ticket Info to be announced

Hmmm, not thrilled with this to be honest: Firstly, they can't call it a price freeze if prices go up after the early bird deadline (and the wording implies they will). It is an early bird discount, but not a price freeze. April 15th is far too early for the deadline: - The season ain't even over ma...
by Geordie Quaker
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Transfer
Replies: 90
Views: 33100

Re: Transfer

I don't like the fact that we paid a substantial fee for Hardy, I will admit that. However I have to let that go as I have no idea what it takes in financial terms to truly compete at the level we're playing at. What I am more concerned about is the perception of fans as our long-term investors. In ...
by Geordie Quaker
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Transfer
Replies: 90
Views: 33100

Re: Transfer

If there is one thing more ridiculous than us spending £14k on Hardy at the time, it is the idea that Buxton are willing to do the same / similar now.

In 1997 Jim Platt was refused £2k to sign Matt Carmichael :D