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by Alfie
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pitch Inspection
Replies: 14
Views: 3870

Re: Pitch Inspection

Looking on the bright side, at least it gives our new recruits a few training sessions before they play for us.
by Alfie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Paul Scholes
Replies: 17
Views: 3971

Paul Scholes

Available if we are looking for a new boss.

Lasted about a month.
by Alfie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Omar Holness
Replies: 66
Views: 13962

Re: Omar Holness

Found this , he can dance a bit as well! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Omar+Holness+footballer+youtube&view=detail&mid=653F3049CA4186F0EA10653F3049CA4186F0EA10&FORM=VIRE If he breaks from defence, runs at the opposition and scores like that he can celebrate anyway he wants - no matter how em...
by Alfie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Omar Holness
Replies: 66
Views: 13962

Re: Omar Holness

Hope we have got all the international clearance stuff sorted - the last thing we need is a points deduction
by Alfie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright
Replies: 110
Views: 20619

Re: Tommy Wright

One thing I find very strange in all this is the role of White. He isn't exactly the shy retiring type - if he disagreed with Wright he would surely say so, and this would be difficult to keep private, and you would think he would have walked if he was being sidelined. So do they come as a package, ...
by Alfie
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 50
Views: 12216

Re: Relegation Watch

What worries me most about the remaining games, especially those against fellow strugglers, is that the teams in a similar position to us are basically crap, or they wouldn't be where they are What will set the survivors apart are things like motivation and making the most of what you have got from ...
by Alfie
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early Bird Season Tickets
Replies: 46
Views: 9333

Re: Early Bird Season Tickets

Same prices regardless of which league we are in next season?
by Alfie
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 18191

Re: B T B Email

In calling for an investor/benefactor to put their money into the club are we not effectively saying

' I would like to live a lifestyle I cannot afford - will you give me some of your money to help me out?'
by Alfie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 18191

Re: B T B Email

Good, bad or indifferent, managers come and go. To put the future of the club at risk by reducing/stopping btb because of (fully justified) doubts about the current incumbent is a very dangerous reponse. Sooner or later Wright will go - above all we must ensure there is a club for the next manager t...
by Alfie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Champs
Replies: 40
Views: 7981

Re: Champs

Gloucester were in the NLN a few seasons ago, didn't we play them in our first season in NLN? This problem is only going to get worse now we have 4 leagues feeding into the NLN/NLS. Evostik prem - northern (+ what some would consider north midlands) Southern Central - East Anglia and midlands Southe...
by Alfie
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ashton utd
Replies: 0
Views: 3825

Ashton utd

Win 1-0 at Chorley. Gap down to 6 points
by Alfie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Step 4 Reorganisation
Replies: 87
Views: 14023

Re: Step 4 Reorganisation

For those that are really interested in recent and proposed reorgs at various non-league levels- have a look at www.nonleaguematters.co.uk - one of the many forums goes into great detail - bit of a slog to work thru but gives a good picture of what is going on, with the general view that the FA are ...
by Alfie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Finance Director
Replies: 72
Views: 14258

Re: New Finance Director

Seems to be just what we are looking for. A long term Darlo fan - so prepared to put the work in for nothing, but as an accountant hopefully coming at it with a hard nosed business head and able to impose the financial discipline we clearly have lacked in the past. Also experience of working in tax ...
by Alfie
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jimmy Lawton
Replies: 13
Views: 5744

Jimmy Lawton

One for the older fans. Earlier today the club announced that former player Jimmy Lawton had died. He played for the club 1961-66 - I think this was in two spells either side of a move to Everton which didn't seem to work out. I remember him as what today would be called an old fashioned centre forw...
by Alfie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club Accounts
Replies: 65
Views: 17980

Re: Club Accounts

Good explanation Mikky. I guess the issue here is really therefore unclear communication. On his leaving statement it should have read 'Was unpaid apart from a commercial role he took on'. Agree this seems to be a communication issue rather than anything sinister. Assuming the payment was in relati...
by Alfie
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York V Darlington
Replies: 150
Views: 35208

Re: York V Darlington

Didn't York go through a period of fan ownership a while back when still a league club, and then along came an 'investor' - no doubt promising the earth. Going well so far...
by Alfie
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports Village (latest)
Replies: 103
Views: 19845

Re: Sports Village (latest)

Clearly these proposals have been developed by the rugby club and the council for their mutual benefit. If we wanted to be involved then it would simply be as a customer using one of the facilities - in effect the arena as a tenant - paying rent and with little or no oportunity to develop our own in...
by Alfie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York V Darlington
Replies: 150
Views: 35208

Re: York V Darlington

We always come back to TW Groundhog Day and i guess we always will no matter whether we produce a good result or two. If there was the will/ability to change things it would surely have happened by now. Our only hope is that in spite of tactics, selection and substitutions we can scrape enough poin...
by Alfie
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Xmas in exile
Replies: 4
Views: 2952

Xmas in exile

We all need a football fix on Boxing Day. Wondering how those of us who can't get to Darlo manage. I'll be making my excuses and leaving the house for an early kick off in the Evostik Southern Central Premier match featuring two of Suffolk's finest - Leiston v Needham Market. Early start means I wil...
by Alfie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boxing Day v York City
Replies: 81
Views: 22462

Re: Boxing Day v York City

I don't think anything the fans do, in terms of booing, chanting etc will have any impact on Wright. If only because of the club's dire financial position I think he is secure to the end of his contract. As we saw with the events at the Nuneaton game the likely consequence of a repeat will be a vaca...
by Alfie
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Altrincham V Darlington
Replies: 108
Views: 27661

Re: Altrincham V Darlington

Looking at Altrincham's home form we don't have much to worry about

5 straight wins - 3-1 3-0 4-0 3-0 3-1

Our new defender might have a busy day.
by Alfie
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chorley V Darlington match thread
Replies: 48
Views: 15779

Re: Chorley V Darlington match thread

Andy, the great thing about your little one is that when he/she is a bit older you'll be able to turn them into a Darlo fan. My 10 year old is big into Darlo. I think this is a case for social services - you are condemning them to a lifetime of despair, depression, false promises and ridicule from ...
by Alfie
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More loan signings
Replies: 24
Views: 10754

More loan signings

Two more to come in - central defender and midfield, both from Barnsley, according to Stoddart in the echo.
by Alfie
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 42353

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

A rather bleak picture emerging from last night. I didn't realise we had an overdraft facility - that must be a fairly recent arrangement. It's ridiculous that an unpaid CEO should have to personally guarantee it. The upshot of this is that if decides enough is enough there will be no replacements ...
by Alfie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 42353

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

theoriginalfatcat wrote:The vast majority of fans are understanding of this difficult situation...........

:silent:
Very true, but it's the ones who don't understand who make the most noise
by Alfie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Netcafe - 14 December 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 42353

Re: Netcafe - 14 December 2018

From what I've seen so far: Next years budget will be lower than this years - regardless of relegation or not. Seems to be suggesting if we are still in this league the target will be more to keep clear of relegation than playoffs. There was a remark about the rugby club being very patient in respec...
by Alfie
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Nuneaton
Replies: 136
Views: 35562

Re: Darlington V Nuneaton

Watching the highlights, we didn't seem to play badly and could have been well up by half time if we could finish. I thought maybe our full backs were caught out again for the goals but there seemed to be plenty of effort? Happy to be corrected by those who lived it! I thought the effort was there,...
by Alfie
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cool heads
Replies: 52
Views: 15765

Re: Cool heads

50 years - interesting point about not wanting the board to be swayed by the actions of so called supporters at the end of th game. In a way, for better or worse, this might be what keeps Wright in a job at least for a while longer. Even if it were perfectly justified for footballing reasons to sack...
by Alfie
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW Post match interview
Replies: 31
Views: 9784

Re: TW Post match interview

LoidLucan wrote:"I'm beyond listening."

That's good to know.
In the position he is in a bit of humility might be more appropriate. Obviously not going for the sympathy vote.
by Alfie
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW Post match interview
Replies: 31
Views: 9784

Re: TW Post match interview

Wouldn't be surprised if we hear something Monday. I think the parties involved were all a little shellshocked after the events during and after the game. Some calmer reflection might well lead to action in the coming week, before the Netcafe. Just hope our directors don't decide a quieter life is ...