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by spen666
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 82
Views: 12454

Re: Darlington V Boston

You can carry on asking fans to dig deep each season, or for a more sustainable future, the club need to boost its commercial income Whilst I agree that we need to boost our commercial income, how is that more sustainable than "asking fans to dig deep"? Once you get extra sponsorship, is it guarant...
by spen666
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Burn Gone
Replies: 76
Views: 13135

Re: Burn Gone

Unless you can introduce individual player wage caps, (which is illegal), then you are left in the stupid financial situation where clubs at all levels are paying far more than is viable competing for the holy grail of promotion. The money clubs are paying in wages is ridiculous across football in ...
by spen666
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 82
Views: 12454

Re: Darlington V Boston

When Spin is lecturing us on footy finances (and how to do it properly and sustainably) at this level, he is clearly implying that clubs like Spendy show the way. Of course the truth is that the main sponsor of Spendy is Great Annual Savings and in fact several of the board members/officials of Spe...
by spen666
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Burn Gone
Replies: 76
Views: 13135

Re: Burn Gone

Unless you can introduce individual player wage caps, (which is illegal), then you are left in the stupid financial situation where clubs at all levels are paying far more than is viable competing for the holy grail of promotion. The money clubs are paying in wages is ridiculous across football in ...
by spen666
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 82
Views: 12454

Re: Darlington V Boston

Looking at their squad they are clearly yet another club who are bankrolled to fuck. Also, it appears they are getting a shiny new ground too. I hope we utterly smash them. Well hush my mouth it appears that they are not bankrolled. Yes, they are the 2nd known club in the NLN (as well as us) to liv...
by spen666
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Burn Gone
Replies: 76
Views: 13135

Re: Burn Gone

It's really sad that the signing of a Darlington lad should have turned into this awful saga. Whatever the rights and wrongs, thank God it has finally been brought to an end. We should not be offering 2 year contracts to anybody, ok Galbraith and Thommo are exceptions but this has been worse than t...
by spen666
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Burn Gone
Replies: 76
Views: 13135

Re: Burn Gone

It's really sad that the signing of a Darlington lad should have turned into this awful saga. Whatever the rights and wrongs, thank God it has finally been brought to an end. We should not be offering 2 year contracts to anybody, ok Galbraith and Thommo are exceptions but this has been worse than t...
by spen666
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford
Replies: 99
Views: 14920

Re: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford

I think Potters Bar v Barnet... Underdog at home swings it over Notts County game plus I am sure that I’ve read the BBC getting some stick over northern bias in choice of games in the earlier rounds. Come on Tamworth tonight... John Motson before making the draw named 4 teams he was looking for.......
by spen666
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford
Replies: 99
Views: 14920

Re: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford

jjljks wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:18 pm
Tamworth is a pig of a draw😉
Good one
by spen666
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford
Replies: 99
Views: 14920

Re: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford

Merged a couple of topics that got opened together on this one. Also: s***. Not the worst draw in terms of opposition but another long trip to a "Northern" half club. Hereford are going great now they have Russell Slade in as manager. Have to hope if its them that they want to concentrate on the Le...
by spen666
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 16143

Re: Leamington v Darlington

H1987 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:55 am
Not even going to give the Mail a click. Trash newspaper. I’m unsurprised, given their dubious relationship with the truth in multiple other areas.
Its the 2nd most popular paid for Newspaper in the UK!
by spen666
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 16143

Re: Leamington v Darlington

I... Exeter were hardly a big club when their game against Warrington was televised. Lowest placed club at home will trump ‘biggest’ club versus someone else usually. ... AFC Wimbledon at home would be a sure fire bet for a televised game for us in first round proper... Exeter are remembered for ho...
by spen666
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: John Woolnough
Replies: 24
Views: 6227

Re: John Woolnough

He didn’t last long wonder what’s happened. .. It's a huge commitment in terms of time for someone on top of their day job. Perhaps too much for a volunteer to do alone. Him resigning is not necessarily an indication of anything having gone on. He needs to put his paid work ahead of his voluntary c...
by spen666
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 33
Views: 7499

Re: Greetings

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Ah, our resident legal eagle. Be careful what you're saying Spen!
What's wrong with expressing my view that I hope there is an Investigation into various people?

What should I be careful about?
by spen666
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 33
Views: 7499

Re: Greetings

Steve Dale is the asset stripping scumbag who has made the headlines, but it was the man before him, the disgusting, lying Stewart Day, our version of George Reynolds/Michael Knighton if you will. He was the egotistical, delusional lying conman who caused this before selling to Dale for a pound to ...
by spen666
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gary Martin
Replies: 31
Views: 6118

Re: Gary Martin

Maurice_Peddelty wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:35 am
spen666 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:49 pm
divas wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:56 pm
No it means the FIFA does not permit the deal to happen outside of the transfer window
Or could he not be signed on dual registration like Alex Storey is?
'Dual registration' only applies to non-contracted players.
Thanks for that. I hadn't realised that.
by spen666
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gary Martin
Replies: 31
Views: 6118

Re: Gary Martin

divas wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:56 pm
No it means the FIFA does not permit the deal to happen outside of the transfer window
Can loan deals not happen outside this window? I thought it was permanent transfers that couldn't happen outside the window

Or could he not be signed on dual registration like Alex Storey is?
by spen666
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alex Storey
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: Alex Storey

As AA pointed out in his interview, He said the lad said it's way harder than playing in the Northern League but he did well Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk It's a huge step up. It's like going straight from L2 to Premiership. Any player will need time to adjust before you see him at his best
by spen666
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signing
Replies: 33
Views: 7179

Re: New signing

.... Interesting article about Micah Richards on the BBC today actually about how he has spent so long trying to get fit, and whilst Villa fans think he was sat there just happy to rake in money and not play that was far from the full picture. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49845993 is that a...
by spen666
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington or Chasetown
Replies: 56
Views: 9056

Re: Leamington or Chasetown

People saying they prefer Chase as we will have a better chance need a bit of a rethink. OK they are mid table at the moment, but have games in hand that will have them hit the play off spots if they win them. In The Scholars Ground they have a tight quite intimidating ground and in the cup have ha...
by spen666
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup
Replies: 75
Views: 16463

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Anybody seen Darlo play twice in two days? I remember two away games in two days at the end of the 85-86 season. Derby and Brentford I think, both defeats? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk After the appalling winter during the season 1962/3 when we did not play a game between boxing day and the e...
by spen666
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 22355

Re: Darlo v York

Don't think they york were that much better Darlington today, I think york will not be promoted because I saw nothing special about them, bang average and will maybe make top 8. They have had a good start,I just can't see them as champions. You are virtually the only person I have heard this season...
by spen666
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 102
Views: 21230

Re: Josh Heaton

Difficult to know what to make of this really. Had an absolute mare against Kings Lynn, but then everyone has a bad game, and as the article states, AA did refer to him personally in the post match interview and he was dropped for Blyth for Galbraith to return despite Tez not being 100% fit for Bly...
by spen666
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Blyth
Replies: 66
Views: 10640

Re: Darlington V Blyth

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:37 am
5000 tickets! Where is that information? Your grammar is slipping too.
On the club website. Only tickets available in West Stand in any numbers

My grammar is dead. She died last century
by spen666
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Blyth
Replies: 66
Views: 10640

Re: Darlington V Blyth

At the end of the day the result was the only thing that mattered & not the performance. Can see why you say that, but not sure its as clear cut. Yes points are important to ensure survival/ help promotion campaign / keep momentum etc BUT picking up points with poor performances will not encourage ...
by spen666
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Blyth
Replies: 66
Views: 10640

Re: Darlington V Blyth

At the end of the day the result was the only thing that mattered & not the performance. Can see why you say that, but not sure its as clear cut. Yes points are important to ensure survival/ help promotion campaign / keep momentum etc BUT picking up points with poor performances will not encourage ...
by spen666
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup qualifying : Dunston
Replies: 16
Views: 3056

Re: FA Cup qualifying : Dunston

FA rules prevent drinking whilst watching FA Cup games. If it hadn't been FA Cup, then yes you can drink whilst watching game at Dunston [/quote] No idea if that is a rule but I was at the Northallerton v Stockton cup game few weeks back and people were drinking watching the game. [/quote] You are ...
by spen666
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Blyth
Replies: 66
Views: 10640

Re: Darlington V Blyth

I was absolutely delighted with last night's victory however my one gripe is the amount of short corners we are taking and 50 per cent of the time screwing them up and wasting our advantage by losing possession …... Its not just Darlington who do that. Too many sides take short corners and fail to ...
by spen666
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup qualifying : Dunston
Replies: 16
Views: 3056

Re: FA Cup qualifying : Dunston

Darlopartisan wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:38 am
When is the draw for our entry on the 21st September, anyone?
Monday lunchtime
by spen666
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup qualifying : Dunston
Replies: 16
Views: 3056

Re: FA Cup qualifying : Dunston

Unable to make the long trip to follow Daro this weekend, I thought I might look at Dunston UTS v Sunderland RCA in the FA Cup, as its close by. I have a feeling one of our recent full backs moved on to there any other links to Darlo? And anyone been to the ground and know if its possible to have a...