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by Neil Johnson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Work on the pitch has started
Replies: 82
Views: 41496

Re: Work on the pitch has started

Point = missed. We don't need him. And now we're paying a player we don't need a wage while he's out injured. And that money could be better spent on building the stand to erm, make us eligible for promotion. So be as pedantic as you want (the fact you have to resort to pedantry shows how many time...
by Neil Johnson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Match highlights
Replies: 55
Views: 24900

Re: Match highlights

points deduction for not supporting extortion?

what are the league going to do with the money they rip off?

best to see how their money grubbing fails before complying to their greed.

some fans' boycott by all clubs of league sponsors seems appropriate.
by Neil Johnson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 22
Views: 10644

Re: Guiseley

We supposedly signed Caton to play up front so i fucking hope not! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk Looks to me that Caton is carrying a knock so it may be Fenwick if we bring him in. Plus the way we play we ideally need a big man up top. Front three of Cartman, Gillies and Wearmouth. Saunders ...
by Neil Johnson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 22
Views: 10644

Re: Guiseley

maybe 4 3 3 for Salford, or 4.3.2.1?
by Neil Johnson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 22
Views: 10644

Re: Guiseley

Spyman wrote:We supposedly signed Caton to play up front so i fucking hope not!

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
ditto
by Neil Johnson
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 22
Views: 10644

Re: Guiseley

some key players being saved for the Salford game, so there should be improvements ahead.
by Neil Johnson
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley
Replies: 22
Views: 10644

Re: Guiseley

First half had a lot of aerial balls trying to find channels, with little or no effect. Second half was with the wind with more balls passed up the flanks, creating more opportunities.Sub Cartman was at his best, but Brown was dominant at the back. Best I have seen from Marrs and Saunders tried and ...
by Neil Johnson
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Work on the pitch has started
Replies: 82
Views: 41496

Re: Work on the pitch has started

Having a flatter surface will provide more options for attacking play. More scope for ball control, passing and pacy runs.

All Darlo players should benefit with a more predictable bounce at home games.
by Neil Johnson
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray
Replies: 68
Views: 29042

Re: Martin Gray

If Portas & Wearmouth are both available we will have a strengthened squad. With last season's squad exploits it should put the club in a favourable light with some of the potential players that are available. Gray indicates he wants to sign a few more players next week, so I hope he can get in some...
by Neil Johnson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Most Expensive Darlington Player
Replies: 19
Views: 8849

Re: Most Expensive Darlington Player

No idea but do we get a kickback on this transfer? Something to do with aiding the development of a player. Pretty sure something like this happened before. Only applies in the case of international transfers, where 5% of fee can be claimed as compensation by clubs the player was at between the age...
by Neil Johnson
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dale Hopson
Replies: 20
Views: 12431

Re: Dale Hopson

Anyone who bagged 30 goals at Whitby's level would be welcome, but especially as he was one of our kids. An out & out striker or a more defensive midfielder may be more a likely signing though.
by Neil Johnson
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Signing
Replies: 41
Views: 19485

Re: New Signing

Hope there are more signings soon, but...... With luck Portas may be up to his best and be like a new signing on his return. Some present midfield players may have to perform to avoid being freed, or loaned out, as there may not be enough in the kitty to recruit both the midfield & attack anytime so...
by Neil Johnson
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fundraising Ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 3448

Re: Fundraising Ideas

A lot of very local / small initiatives could piloted, say in one pub or firm, and then rolled out by the club, as a suggested part of a general fundraising campaign, if they seem to work

Some Q&A sessions around the area's pubs & clubs could be organised to promote existing and proposed schemes.
by Neil Johnson
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Missing £5000
Replies: 16
Views: 8819

Re: Missing £5000

I heard that you needed to cancel your pledge to increase it. I am also informed by DFCSG that investments in community shares are no longer limited to £5,000 as per some document that was showed to members in the past.

Seems like someone has just upped their investment.
by Neil Johnson
Mon May 29, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just One
Replies: 50
Views: 22940

Re: Just One

If there was only one new signing a stronger defensive midfielder please. I don't think the centre backs should be taking so much flak, although their man marking wasn't so good. Full backs were at fault for some conceding of goals and a more defensive midfielder seems a must to improve marking, rel...
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 20, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pitch improvements
Replies: 9
Views: 5102

Re: Pitch improvements

hope the rugby isnt blocking the work from starting.
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Players under contract
Replies: 30
Views: 15535

Re: Players under contract

And I thought close season would be boring! During each season we dispose of and recruit players, so there is flexibility in DFC contracts. If the Boost money isn't in place at season start it may be ready in time for potential Winter time signings. If it isn't available in total, then DFC will just...
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 20, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Saunders Signs 2 Year Contract
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Saunders Signs 2 Year Contract

Another player commits to the club.

Hume was already signed up last season.

With a better pitch at BM we will probably see more of these lads getting 1st team action.

I suppose Gillies, Wearmouth & Thompson will appreciate playing and have more options, with the ball, on a far better home surface.
by Neil Johnson
Thu May 18, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pitch 2 Seating v Boost the Budget
Replies: 31
Views: 17661

Re: Pitch 2 Seating v Boost the Budget

Both pitches are for the long term, as the Boost the Budget is on Standing Order. The seats are more urgent, as the player budget doesn't need to be finalised until late season when strengthening usually happens. The sooner the pledged totals are reached then the sooner the club can plan ahead and b...
by Neil Johnson
Thu May 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 2017/18 Season Prologue
Replies: 16
Views: 12854

Re: 2017/18 Season Prologue

Northallerton v Darlo XI and 3 re-signings to be added
by Neil Johnson
Thu May 18, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: playing budget going UP
Replies: 4
Views: 3475

Re: playing budget going UP

This pitch is not only for next season remember, so it's a great long term investment, by people who care about the club, rather than external opportunists who will eventually take the money and run. With a growing fan base now we are back in town & have a good pitch to play on, this and other incom...
by Neil Johnson
Thu May 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Phil Turnbull
Replies: 41
Views: 20401

Re: Phil Turnbull

Great news on the 3 re-signings, which added to those players already contracted gives the fans a lot of confidence for next season. With 6 play-off places there's more chance to reach the final mix and have a decent chance to play the Poolie in the Conference proper. The "Boost the Budget" pitch ma...
by Neil Johnson
Wed May 17, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Building Society
Replies: 6
Views: 3422

Re: Darlington Building Society

With 3 club administrations taking money from locals it may have been deemed bad PR to support those responsible (private "investors"). With the present sound and audited management the club could seek out new sizeable sponsorship or share purchase from them, but it may be a case of our previous own...
by Neil Johnson
Wed May 17, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SALFORD
Replies: 49
Views: 24616

Re: SALFORD

Lot of attention on expected league position next season, but cups may be an opportunity for some success. Few decent cup runs would help to increase attendances and income. Not saying we will win a cup, but some cup runs would be welcome.
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 13, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Other investors
Replies: 47
Views: 19334

Re: Other investors

He must have had designs on The Arena. Something clearly changed his mind and it wasn't a bit of keyboard warrior grief. As has been said you can't be a successful businessman if you take offence and back off from every deal that some people don't support on social media. I see this as a smokescree...
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: hang your heads in shame
Replies: 28
Views: 13978

Re: hang your heads in shame

The vast majority want Gray to stay. You're right that we do need to come together and get behind the manager. We also need to do the same with the board and all those who volunteer their time - no more kangaroo courts after a mistake. Constructive criticism yes, but some of the comments aimed at t...
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 13, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington spa
Replies: 7
Views: 4048

Re: Leamington spa

A DAFTS couple switched their Midlands attendance to Leamington during our Northern League & Glue League times, but they returned to the fold this season.
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: A BIG ASK BUT
Replies: 8
Views: 4148

Re: A BIG ASK BUT

Its now time to put this all to bed and get on with the job in hand , 1) we must get the funding for the playing budget moving and quickly to show martin we are sticking together, 2) as soon as we can after that we need to get the funding to allow the extra seating, 3)most important that we as fans...
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thoughts on investment.
Replies: 10
Views: 4282

Re: Thoughts on investment.

I can forgive MG for a lot, but it was naive to expect Darlo fans to hand over their club to unreliable fantasy peddlers.