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by Quakerlad
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: REECE STYCHE TRANSFERRED TO ALFRETON CONFIRMED
Replies: 58
Views: 15899

Re: REECE STYCHE TRANSFERRED TO ALFRETON CONFIRMED

Think we deserve a bit more of an explanation. Surely we did not budget for more than 1400. That wouldn’t make any sense after being told that budgeting for a lower average attendance was a big part of the playing budget being cut by so much. Read another fan asking why we need to do it at all after...
by Quakerlad
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 22288

Re: Styche gone this week

So in the summer we raised £80k from fans, £70k Heaton, £20k celebration, £15 k turnbull/Gillies and others I cannot just think of and yet we still have to lose Styche for financial reasons.......are you kidding?! For the first time I have some doubt over DJ. He said in the past that this season we ...
by Quakerlad
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW needs to put the lottery on!
Replies: 18
Views: 4991

TW needs to put the lottery on!

What a lucky lucky man TW is! ......these 2 wins probably saved his job yet: In both games we were shocking, played against 10 men for much of both matches and 9 men in closing stages and STILL could not keep the ball. Today we barely created a chance or a shot on goal against 10/9 men. What on Eart...
by Quakerlad
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United V Darlington match thread
Replies: 147
Views: 32681

Re: FC United V Darlington match thread

Thank goodness we won because it sounds like this performance was as bad or worse than some of our recent efforts which have been pretty shocking, and would have lost against any other team than F.C. at the moment! What I just don’t get though is TW comments. No manager prior to a game should say pu...
by Quakerlad
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Am I the only one - balanced view
Replies: 35
Views: 8577

Re: Am I the only one - balanced view

Agree with much of the original post but also most of LoidLucan too. We should absolutely be performing much better than we have been and if we don’t win a fair few points from next 5 games then we are in a serious relegation struggle which is ridiculous. No one denies there have been lots of good t...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 29376

Re: Darlington v Stockport

Just listened to his interview including quote” we won’t change anything we do on the training pitch” eh! Well Tommy, it’s not working actually.......

Sums it up for me!
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 29376

Re: Darlington v Stockport

Just listened to his interview including quote” we won’t change anything we do on the training pitch” eh! Well Tommy, it’s not working actually.......

Sums it up for me!
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 29376

Re: Darlington v Stockport

Apart from the obvious poor signings and tactics, Every team we play look fitter and stronger and just want to win more than we do. It’s really not on, all those things come from the management team. I would say for the first time in the last 5 years when the teams line up, we just look small and we...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 20440

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

Don’t disagree that Elliott has been the best of a very ordinary bunch of signings, apart from odd flashes, at best.......but what 1 out of 7 decent signings is ok then? Does TW interview fill you with any confidence at all that he knows what to do to put it right. No, apart from it’s back to the dr...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 20440

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

Just going to repeat myself unfortunately. Poor signings have weakened the squad. Can you honestly say that even one of his summer recruits have been really good apart from in flashes. Poor tactics. He is determined to shoe horn Ainge and Styche together yet most of our success has come with 1 up fr...
by Quakerlad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 10 games in
Replies: 35
Views: 6915

Re: 10 games in

I,m not actually saying we should get rid of TW even though I am not a fan of his and let’s be honest, his record over 30+ games is pretty poor, as it was at Nuneaton before us, so no, his skills as a manager do not stand out. However, we have nothing to gain just yet by considering changing him. Al...
by Quakerlad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 10 games in
Replies: 35
Views: 6915

10 games in

Think generally that after 10 games you have a fair idea of progress and sorry, but 17th place is not good enough with a budget that we have been told is a good play off level of budget. ( and should be with transfer fees and the fans donations adding at least £100k to it). Let’s be honest, 17th is ...
by Quakerlad
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche and Ainge
Replies: 62
Views: 10802

Re: Styche and Ainge

I think that TW had in mind playing 3-5-2 when he brought Ainge in, as both Trotman and O’Hanlon are excellent going forward as wing backs but maybe not as solid defensively at times. Clearly, it never seems to work and leaves a doubt over where thommo plays. Difficult one, because we absolutely tor...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 18946

Re: TW tactics......again!

That’s the crux of the problem as someone said earlier. We all accept that we had to reduce the number of players but replace them with a lesser number of better ones, and in my opinion the majority are not. Ainge is better than we had up front but that’s where it ends for me. Henshall no better tha...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 18946

TW tactics......again!

4 questions that Ray Simpson will not probably ask. 1. At last fans forum TW said he had a great relationship with the other N East clubs and they were always offering him players on loan. Why then did he did not borrow a centre half and or left back.? 2. Why continue to play Styche on left wing. He...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 25734

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

That was a disgrace. I cannot remember a Darlo team for a long time look so off the pace, disinterested, outfought, little desire and where do we start with TW.! I have said it before but the players he has signed has weakened the squad, no question. With the exception of Ainge who gives his absolut...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics
Replies: 20
Views: 5280

TW tactics

TW,s tacticscat times are a joke! Wed night, absolutely tearing them apart with 442, 15 mins to go, so let’s go 433, and pee Styche off by putting him out wide! His body language said the same. So today, seriously, 75 mins left you accept that you take a striker off and try and be tight in midfield ...
by Quakerlad
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor tonight.
Replies: 119
Views: 25580

Re: Spennymoor tonight.

Much better, particularly commitment from 1st to last minute. Wheatley was outstanding. Should have won really, Henshall, Styche then Nicholson should really have scored. Faded badly again in last 30,not fit enough in my opinion. Curzon and Spenny dominated last periods of game. Early days, but don’...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 20870

Re: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread

Another summer of shocking recruitment........ If TW believes his new players are better than the likes of Turnbull, Hunter, Brown, Portas, Gillies then he has lost the plot........ Per TW....we now have the players to get crosses into the front two.....yeh, but let’s play a tight midfield with no w...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 20870

Re: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread

Another summer of shocking recruitment........ If TW believes his new players are better than the likes of Turnbull, Hunter, Brown, Portas, Gillies then he has lost the plot........ Per TW....we now have the players to get crosses into the front two.....yeh, but let’s play a tight midfield with no w...
by Quakerlad
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Official team photo
Replies: 33
Views: 6529

Re: Official team photo

Absolutely not saying that we should live above our means, and credit to TW for getting us within budget. All I am saying is that I believe that many of the clubs around us have strengthened what were already decent squads, whereas us having to reduce budget has, in my opinion, made us weaker than l...
by Quakerlad
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Official team photo
Replies: 33
Views: 6529

Re: Official team photo

Agree, people on here who say he is no loss do not understand football I,m afraid! Easily our best player over last few years. Just ask the players who played with him who is the biggest loss to the team .....they would have him back tomorrow. Weaker squad and team I,m afraid at a time when others a...
by Quakerlad
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Official team photo
Replies: 33
Views: 6529

Re: Official team photo

Hope your right about quality over quantity, but at moment not sure at all. From what I have seen so far, I think all the new guys have talent but most are not as good as essentially, who they have replaced, which does worry me. Ie. Pears, Heaton, Turnbull, gillies. Not sure Maddison, Burn, Hughes, ...
by Quakerlad
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Expenditure
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Re: Expenditure

No excuses at all not to be debt free for once going into a new season. The income this summer is incredible really. £85k fans, £75k Heaton, Say £15k Turnbull/gillies, £20k celebration, surely £40k from friendlies. That’s as well as usual season ticket money. Must be at least £225k. Realise some wil...
by Quakerlad
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Gillies
Replies: 66
Views: 11166

Re: Josh Gillies

I agree. I like TW and the way he comes across but he has actually achieved very little yet, although I hope he proves his worth with a great season. Let’s be honest, it’s not that difficult to move players on when we receive bids of £30k+ And now even possibly £75k. I personally am a touch worried ...
by Quakerlad
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 82
Views: 19161

Re: Gateshead

Completely get where your coming from, but there are still dozens and dozens of clubs run by benefactors with good solid management and have run this way over many years. Who is to say if we ever found the right willing investor (long shot I know) that it means automatic doom, gloom and uncertainty.
by Quakerlad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 86
Views: 18783

Re: Sporting Village

Maybe it’s just me, but don’t see how we are going to become a major part of this. Reading the article and quotes it strikes me that it is Mowden RFc,s baby so why suddenly will we have our own 3g pitch, ground, clubhouse etc. Really hope I am wrong as would love to leave Blackwell in future and hav...
by Quakerlad
Sat May 26, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Phil Turnbull Departs
Replies: 65
Views: 13192

Re: Phil Turnbull Departs

Our best player over last 3 seasons by a country mile and very difficult to replace. To say he didn’t make tackles or score goals is crazy talk. My bet is that he covered more ground and closed down more play than any other player. Just ask the current players who they would least like to lose and I...
by Quakerlad
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 549
Views: 108931

Re: York City

A number of people (who knows if correct! ) have said that Gray showed Galbraith around last week and is trying to persuade him to go there. Makes sense, left sided centre back out of contract and knows him well. Hope it’s wrong as think he has been excellent at centre half which I never thought I w...
by Quakerlad
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coming soon - Boost the budget
Replies: 351
Views: 58741

Re: Coming soon - Boost the budget

I would think that any 20k prize would be going straight into covering the shortfall rather than BTB. As I mentioned after the recent fans forum, the £60k we raised very quickly after the Dolphin centre meeting was supposed to clear any remaining debt and give us a cash flow buffer. I think we are ...