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by DL_Fourteen
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Its all down to Raj
Replies: 76
Views: 7141

Re: Its all down to Raj

My logic was that he may have convinced business associates to 'loan' DFC money as well. If that was the case, and he was to shaft them with the CVA and close the club, it could have consequences with his dealings with them outside of football. Would you want further business dealings with a man who...
by DL_Fourteen
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Its all down to Raj
Replies: 76
Views: 7141

Re: Its all down to Raj

Does anyone have any idea how much we owe to creditors OTHER than Raj? Does anyone know who these other creditors are? Its a long shot, but if the other creditors are business's that have dealings with Raj outside of football, he might be shooting himself in the foot elsewhere if he doesn't agree to...
by DL_Fourteen
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Would you be against ....
Replies: 29
Views: 2714

Re: Would you be against ....

Would depend entirely on the crime.

Generally speaking I'd forgive most who have served their sentances, but there are some criminals I'd rather were not associated with the club.
by DL_Fourteen
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Alan Davies
Replies: 23
Views: 4350

Re: Alan Davies

Look in depth at any tragedy, and theres never one cause. Theres always a number of factors, that had any one of them been different, accident would be averted. Hillsborough is no different. You just can't blame the fans, OR the police, OR the stadium design. Its a factor of many, and no matter how ...
by DL_Fourteen
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next seasons home crowds
Replies: 50
Views: 3901

Re: Next seasons home crowds

IF we are in the BSN... I think this seasons last few games attendances will be representative of the first few home games next season. The same people who will turn up to watch this already relegated, and frankly dire squad, will be largely the same people who will turn up next season in hope. We a...
by DL_Fourteen
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: CrowdCube
Replies: 24
Views: 3062

Re: CrowdCube

I'm concerned that we haven't heard the last of Raj. I'm concerned that he'll agree to the CVA, there will be lots of optimism, then in that 'cooling off period'. he'll have second thoughts and push for extra conditions. With that deadline approaching he'll hold all the cards. That concerns me, beca...
by DL_Fourteen
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: CrowdCube
Replies: 24
Views: 3062

Re: CrowdCube

I'm in a similar position to 10_day_manager. I bought a share during the initial rush, and I could afford to buy another one or two, but with no word on Raj Singh's terms and conditions, I'm just not going to do it. I won't part with another penny till this is cleared up, because if those conditions...
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Random stuff received in the post
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Random stuff received in the post

I got a parcel once, addressed to me, with my address and details. Wasn't expecting anything, but opened it anyway, and was the proud receipient of a mug that said 'Happy 40th Birthday Keith'. My name isn't even Keith! I'd used the company months before, so can only imagine they kept my details and ...
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Favourite Darlo performance
Replies: 38
Views: 2627

Re: Favourite Darlo performance

Last few games at Feethams stick in my mind. The Hull one in particular, as that was probably the defining moment I realised that I was going to be a Darlington fan, rather than the armchair Leeds fan I was before. Everything on that day seemed so exciting and optimistic! How times have changed. Als...
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Football League
Replies: 18
Views: 3285

Re: Football League

One of the problems of golng down the leagues is that the older supporters will not put up with it for long.We have been used to league football for a long time myself for 50 years.If we look at the average age of our season ticket holders which must be 50+ we will have to hit the ground running ne...
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Football League
Replies: 18
Views: 3285

Re: Football League

What I meant about Craig Liddle, was that if he's not managing the team next year, we will be starting with a new manager, probably a new backroom team, and a largely new squad. Other teams in the division will start with much more to build on than we will. I did word it quite badly though! It's the...
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Football League
Replies: 18
Views: 3285

Re: Football League

Straight back up to the BSP based on relative crowd size but after that we are a small club again Crowd size and stadia are not going to buy us success. What wins promotion is the management and players. Looking at the fact there is likely to be very little cash in the 'warchest' and the fact that ...
by DL_Fourteen
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kris Taylor
Replies: 48
Views: 7846

Re: Kris Taylor

Reading some of the posts above, sometimes I think we have the football club some of our "fans" deserve ... :think: Not me though .... Fourty odd years near enough (man and boy) and I've always been proud to say I'm a Darlo fan .... ALWAYS! In 1974 we had crowds of 1300 too, and we lost every week ...
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo vs Lincoln Match Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 8038

Re: Darlo vs Lincoln Match Thread

BBC stats say we haven't even had a shot yet? an hour of football and not a single shot?

Oh dear, Oh Dear!
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Merger with Durham
Replies: 13
Views: 2082

Re: Merger with Durham

This would have to be a very desperate last resort but I just can't see it. Groundshare for a pheonix club possibly, but a whole merger with the existing DFC setup?

No chance.
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport launch fragrance
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Re: Southport launch fragrance

Bishop Auckland had their own real ale for a while, brewed in Ferryhill I think? (I got given a bottle when they opened their new ground). Theres a few small brewerys in the area, one of whom might like a little publicity. Maybe if they were approached to supply an 1883 best bitter, or a Quaker Stou...
by DL_Fourteen
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dan Burn Money and Stadium Sale
Replies: 51
Views: 5373

Re: Dan Burn Money and Stadium Sale

RIGHT, Raj is no longer anything to do with DFC, he gave that up when he put us in administration. At the same time he has disconnected himself from any Burn money or stadium sale money. He has no claim on any of it, it's nothing to do with him anymore. HOWEVER, he loaned us 800k of money that he s...
by DL_Fourteen
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dan Burn Money and Stadium Sale
Replies: 51
Views: 5373

Dan Burn Money and Stadium Sale

Sorry if this has been discussed, but I'm curious to know how Raj can claim any of this. Darlington Football Club (as a company) sold Dan Burn, and the same company may be entitled to a payout in the future. Darlington Football Club (as a company) ran up huge debts, didn't pay players and is in admi...
by DL_Fourteen
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: keltie boo boys block 5
Replies: 61
Views: 4797

Re: keltie boo boys block 5

Heard a lot of this myself, and its really not just 'kids'. Some of the older fans were giving him stick at any oppurtunity. Keltie might not be the greatest player on the pitch, but when he's out there in a Darlo shirt he is on our side, at our club, so we should all be behind him. Booing an indivi...
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tonights game.
Replies: 15
Views: 1133

Re: Tonights game.

Hoping to get there, taking my friend and his lad as well. Probably miss kickoff because he works till late, but shouldnt miss much.

Haven't been to an evening Kickoff in years! So really looking forward to it. Come on Darlo.
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh Statement
Replies: 35
Views: 12211

Re: Raj Singh Statement

DFC1883 need to start playing hardball with Raj, if the club folds he'll get zero. The land deal will be done eventually meaning S&S will get their money and DFC will reform. I think we're gonna see another round of brinksmanship, something like 'Peugeot Day'. Raj is likelt to hold out for the best...
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Money Raised So Far
Replies: 38
Views: 10201

Re: Money Raised So Far

Not wanting to cause a fuss, because I have no knowledge or experience of buying a football club... but is there perhaps a reason why 1883 would benefit from NOT giving Crowdcube the cash? Tax perhaps? Maybe they need the working capital? Or simply to avoid Crowdcubes charges? I'm not accusing anyon...
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Not for profit..
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: Not for profit..

Dont see why 1883 couldn't be a registered charity, I read somewhere last year that a lot of Private Schools are registered as charities? And they are supposedly not for profit organisations?
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Money Saving Idea
Replies: 20
Views: 1795

Re: Money Saving Idea

I've got investigated this before in a professional capacity and to 'qualify' for the free solar panels is quite tight. - You have to have a roof of a certain angle, facing due south (IIRC its 25-35 degrees - The Arena is nowhere near that) - You have to have a roof without any shading at all (I'd i...
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signed Darlington FC Shirt For Muamba
Replies: 13
Views: 2793

Re: Signed Darlington FC Shirt For Muamba

Nice sentiment, and a terrible thing to happen to anyone. But at a time when fans are being asked for money to save their own team, I doubt there will be a great deal of support to raise cash for one premiership player who likely earns more in a week than we will in 6months. I think the best thing t...
by DL_Fourteen
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington fc 1883 publish financial projections
Replies: 42
Views: 4313

Re: Darlington fc 1883 publish financial projections

That £468500 ticket money for the season gives you around £9000 budget per week to spend on wages presuming you use it all for the playing budget. Thats not a lot, I think people are going to have to get used to us not being one of the top sides. Then theres groundsman, office staff etc... I think ...
by DL_Fourteen
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: question ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3607

Re: question ?

I think the trust holding onto the money is wise for now. There's just too many unanswered questions (although I see projections have been released). BUT WHAT WE NEED IS SOLID FIGURES. CASH RAISED AND CASH NEEDED. Until they are published we don't know what's happening or how important the Trusts mo...
by DL_Fourteen
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Your creditors higher than thought
Replies: 71
Views: 5198

Re: Your creditors higher than thought

This can't go on...£250k was the figure for non-football and even that I thought was ridiculously high - considering there is only in my book Cooper & Dryden, pretty sure Raj was still adament he'd paid the bills and non-footballing staff. £250k footballing...that can't have been that hard to work ...
by DL_Fourteen
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: negativity ,just hold on
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: negativity ,just hold on

All well and good, and I agree totally with everything you have said... BUT This has got to start from the top down. That means 1883, Raj, the trust, the administrator etc.. I know there's a lot they cant say for obvious reasons, but to get a statement every so often can't hurt. A simple statement a...
by DL_Fourteen
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Behaviour after game
Replies: 23
Views: 2998

Re: Behaviour after game

Ever been through their 'Air-Pawt'?

That alone should stop them ever having an opinion on anything.