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by feethams
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo
Replies: 563
Views: 200556

Re: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo

http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/statement-by-the-board-of-directors-of-darlington-fc-relating-to-the-national-league-north-play-offs/ Well, firstly that is a much better statement than the one a few days ago, and answers a lot of questions. Clearly the mistake was not working to the correct gro...
by feethams
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo
Replies: 563
Views: 200556

Re: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo

Some people on here really ought to have a think about what they are saying. Owners of the past were 'incompetent' and idiots. People like Houghton and Singh who shafted this club well and truly - all whilst taking a hefty wage and driving around in flash cars and pretending they cared for the club ...
by feethams
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo
Replies: 563
Views: 200556

Re: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo

Is the 500 seats a new requirement brought in or was this an oversight by us? I'm sure someone would have spotted this when it was decided not to install the second bank of seats?
by feethams
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo
Replies: 563
Views: 200556

Re: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo

There isn't an easy way to get around this situation... the only way really would be to finish 6th or lower and not make the Play-Offs at all. With regards to the planning - the original plans showed that the current seated stand was twice as long - and ran right down to the open end didn't it? So p...
by feethams
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo
Replies: 563
Views: 200556

Re: Poole Town Play Off Issue and Darlo

Just look at Monday's opponents FCUM - with a much larger fan base than us it has taken them much longer as they've had to build from scratch like us and prioritise getting the infrastructure in place. We have, as a collective group, obsessed about promotion after promotion but the infrastructure i...
by feethams
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banners
Replies: 12
Views: 6390

Re: Banners

We only take our flag to away games these days. Don't really see the point of our flag at the home games. The idea being that it makes the ground feel a bit more like home. They could be put up before kick off on the open end fencing - and taken down afterwards. No need to wind up the Rugby club, j...
by feethams
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banners
Replies: 12
Views: 6390

Banners

Watching the highlights of yesterday's game i noticed the banners behind the goal which the Tamworth fans brought. They looked really good. I wondered what people's thoughts would be on arranging some Darlo banners which could be put up for every home game? Their could be 4-5 which could be great al...
by feethams
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Worst ever Darlo player
Replies: 94
Views: 44614

Re: Worst ever Darlo player

Has to be Noel Whelan, although Lee 'no goals' Nogan was also a player I really did not like.
by feethams
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Mills
Replies: 4
Views: 3095

Re: Dave Mills

On the subject of Dave Mills - if anyone has an email address for him could they possibly DM me it?
by feethams
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 'Selling out'
Replies: 35
Views: 13040

Re: 'Selling out'

There will be sponsorship clauses that televised FA Cup games have to have specific advertising boards around the ground. That why Sutton suddenly had those flashy boards up. As for the shirt sponsorship changing for one cup game - it would be a bitter pill to take for the current sponsors, but lets...
by feethams
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The way we set up.
Replies: 19
Views: 9532

Re: The way we set up.

Spyman wrote:That would leave is incredibly light in the middle of the park. Turnbull wouldn't have a hope!

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Good point. Maybe Falkingham in there with Turnbull :thumbup:

Drop one of the men playing behind Beck,but don't ask me who....
by feethams
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The way we set up.
Replies: 19
Views: 9532

Re: The way we set up.

As per the Curzon thread, my shout would be:

GK
Marrs / Brown / Burgess / Hunter / Galbraith
Turnbull
Thompson / Cartman / Gillies
Beck

Marrs / Galbraith as wing backs.
by feethams
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC v Curzon Ashton
Replies: 86
Views: 38960

Re: Darlington FC v Curzon Ashton

Syers had an awful game against Fylde where he missed 2-3 excellent chances - since then he has hardly figured, this maybe a confidence issue, personally i don't think Gray knows Syers best position. Falkingham looks better coming on as a sub than he does starting. In Stockport he proved really usef...
by feethams
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC v Curzon Ashton
Replies: 86
Views: 38960

Re: Darlington FC v Curzon Ashton

Personally - I don't think we played THAT badly on Saturday. The second two goals were a result of us being caught on the break when pushing too far on. School boy errors. Thomo upfront was not a good move for me. Too many times he was drifting out wide, which left Beck having no-one to knock the ba...
by feethams
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stockport County Roll Call
Replies: 21
Views: 7754

Re: Stockport County Roll Call

MCFCDarlo3 wrote:
feethams wrote:Does anyone know if we will be in the open end seating?
Hoping we are in the covered side stand.Tweeted County and they said they expect so but will know for sure later.
Thanks MCFCDarlo3 :thumbup:
by feethams
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stockport County Roll Call
Replies: 21
Views: 7754

Re: Stockport County Roll Call

Does anyone know if we will be in the open end seating?
by feethams
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kids In Tin Shed
Replies: 77
Views: 14663

Re: Kids In Tin Shed

I know there was no segregation enforced, so they could stand anywhere, but in my opinion it was extremely naive of them to wander in to the middle of a packed tinshed and expect to put some flags up without someone saying something. From where I was stood, the stewards did attempt to move them on, ...
by feethams
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kids In Tin Shed
Replies: 77
Views: 14663

Re: Kids In Tin Shed

... but their fans went in there with the intention of winding up our fans... That is totally and utterly not true. Boro fans went there because they wantes to stand behind the goal we were attacking and as the ground is not segregated were able to do that. As an away fan, the experience from half ...
by feethams
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stadium Blueprint with Waterpipe location
Replies: 143
Views: 40237

Re: Stadium Blueprint with Waterpipe location

Best idea would be to put more seating on the far side of club house. One block between pipe & tin shed, one block between current seats and open end. Then if put 8 steps of terrace on the open end around 2/3 of the way across (to the pipe) my figures would be: Tin Shed 1000 Farside seating 900 (eac...
by feethams
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Constructive views on the Blackwell experience
Replies: 120
Views: 24864

Re: Constructive views on the Blackwell experience

My thoughts on the ground: Overall thought atmosphere was great, music/pa was great. Flood lights may be adequate at this level but did appear dark on the pitch! 1. You can probably get another 2 of the seated stands in on the far side making that all seated. Leaving a space for the pipe and putting...
by feethams
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BM latest pics..?
Replies: 234
Views: 77189

Re: BM latest pics..?

One worry I have, the seated stand is a long way from the home turnstiles if we play a segregated game. I'm presuming a fan would have to enter and then have to walk right the front of the tinshed, and then right the way down to seats? Maybe an issue for elderly / disabled supporters who require a s...
by feethams
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BM latest pics..?
Replies: 234
Views: 77189

Re: BM latest pics..?

Image

Does anyone know why we have only built half of the seated stand?

This plan shows the pipe as being very wide.
by feethams
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BM latest pics..?
Replies: 234
Views: 77189

Re: BM latest pics..?

Perhaps something like this: https://s17.postimg.org/944u7w1cv/Cw_R00_Nm_Xg_AIk29_N.jpg Spot on! Well impressed by your IT skills :clap: Thank you - obviously it won't be 100% accurate but gives a decent enough indication. I know from the plans that the seating stand starts as early as it can next ...
by feethams
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BM latest pics..?
Replies: 234
Views: 77189

Re: BM latest pics..?

Perhaps something like this:

Image
by feethams
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell capacity
Replies: 97
Views: 43064

Re: Blackwell capacity

The pictures Tori Gill has posted on Twitter (re-tweeted by Craig Stoddart) from high above show everyone exactly how much we have to play with regards to BM and increasing capacity. There is not a massive amount of room behind the tin shed to increase. However, the open end could have a concrete op...
by feethams
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell capacity
Replies: 97
Views: 43064

Re: Blackwell capacity

I would expect that if what we currently see can reach to 3000, then plans to make 4,000 would be as follows: - 8-10 steps of terracing at the open end from the seated stand corner up to the piping area. - Additional seating next to the stand currently being built If/When the club reaches the next s...
by feethams
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell capacity
Replies: 97
Views: 43064

Re: Blackwell capacity

Just because there has to be demonstrable ability to expand doesn't mean we actually have to do it though, in theory... I'd imagine you could redevelop in front of the clubhouse, albeit at great expense. Gotta remember though, whatever was done would have to be ok'd by the Rugby club. After all, it...
by feethams
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell capacity
Replies: 97
Views: 43064

Re: Blackwell capacity

As has been said I think there is plenty of room for theoretical expansion. Funding it would be a different matter entirely. Looking at pictures there is loads of room still behind the tin shed. You basically have a plan drawn doubling the depth of that and fill in all the corners. I'm not sure abo...
by feethams
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell capacity
Replies: 97
Views: 43064

Re: Blackwell capacity

Just looking at the latest pictures, it seems there is quite a distance between the goalposts and the tinshed, at least nowhere near as close as they are at Bishop. Would be a shame if there was a big gap between the fans and the pitch. I know Rugby posts are 100 yards apart with an "in goal" area ...
by feethams
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell capacity
Replies: 97
Views: 43064

Re: Blackwell capacity

.... It has been suggested by the board that the temporary seating from HP could be situated on the pipe on the far side. It wouldn't up the capacity by a huge amount and also wouldn't contribute to the extra seating needed at conference level but would provide extra seating if necessarry. .... I t...