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by Darlogramps
Fri May 07, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: To the good people of Hartlepool . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 1290

To the good people of Hartlepool . . .

It’s an interesting strategy. Calling voters thick and “boot-lickers” (a generic and meaningless insult) because they vote a different way to you. Can’t see it being successful mind. Listening to them might have more effect. But then that would force the Left to consider differing viewpoints outsid...
by Darlogramps
Fri May 07, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: To the good people of Hartlepool . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 1290

To the good people of Hartlepool . . .

It’s an interesting strategy. Calling voters thick and “boot-lickers” (a generic and meaningless insult) because they vote a different way to you. Can’t see it being successful mind. Listening to them might have more effect. But then that would force the Left to consider differing viewpoints outside...
by Darlogramps
Fri May 07, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Hartlepool By Election
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Hartlepool By Election

Labour can change as many leaders as they like, it won’t make any difference until they start connecting and listening to people again. It’s a party stuck in its own bubble, the party of the affluent metropolitan cities. Less affluent areas like Hartlepool no longer feel Labour represents them. And ...
by Darlogramps
Thu May 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

Re: 6 players leave

Wonder why they went back to Blyth en masse. If we offered them reduced terms then surely it still wouldn't amount to what Blyth will be paying them. Unless the Blyth chairman has put his hand in his pocket. Two years of misery with a Northern League level squad, so he’s shelling out a bit more to ...
by Darlogramps
Thu May 06, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

Re: 6 players leave

Wonder why they went back to Blyth en masse. If we offered them reduced terms then surely it still wouldn't amount to what Blyth will be paying them. Unless the Blyth chairman has put his hand in his pocket. Two years of misery with a Northern League level squad, so he’s shelling out a bit more to ...
by Darlogramps
Thu May 06, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

Re: 6 players leave

Liddle back there as well now.
by Darlogramps
Wed May 05, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheatley stays, Hunt and Saltmer released
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: Wheatley stays, Hunt and Saltmer released

We don't half struggle with goalkeepers don't we. Do always feel there is a complete lack of patience with GK these days. People seem to want to find issue with them. "Great shot stopper but..." Don’t think we’ve had a fully convincing permanent keeper since Adam Bartlett in the Martin Gray era. So...
by Darlogramps
Tue May 04, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

Re: 6 players leave

The stats really showed how effective Campbell was for us. https://twitter.com/DarloFCSG/status/1382237294678179841?s=19 As I say we had a good mix. Campbell had the most assists per 90 mins. Charman had the most goals per 90 mins and Maguire was somewhere in the middle. Either way all 3 score and ...
by Darlogramps
Tue May 04, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

Re: 6 players leave

Given how badly we performed in the league last season, we were a soft touch, then I happy to get some new blood. Maguire was a flop and also injured a lot - so I am surprised he has been offered a deal elsewhere, but it will be most likely be Shields or Spenny. Watson - is a shame as he was always...
by Darlogramps
Tue May 04, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

6 players leave

Given how badly we performed in the league last season, we were a soft touch, then I happy to get some new blood. Maguire was a flop and also injured a lot - so I am surprised he has been offered a deal elsewhere, but it will be most likely be Shields or Spenny. Watson - is a shame as he was always...
by Darlogramps
Tue May 04, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

6 players leave

Stod reporting that Campbell wanted to leave and Gateshead are favourites to sign him. All these players have lined up other clubs which tells us they made the decision. Surprised fans are interpreting these as being we didn't offer them a new deal. If anything it suggests we at least started a con...
by Darlogramps
Mon May 03, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

Re: 6 players leave

Some serious “I never fancied her anyway” vibes from a couple on this thread. Campbell and Maguire leaving is a blow. Campbell for my money was our best player in the last two seasons, and if I’m honest, better than the NLN. Maguire meanwhile is proven scorer at this level. Had injury issues no doub...
by Darlogramps
Mon May 03, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 121
Views: 11275

Re: 6 players leave

Big change for Armstrong as well, five of those are his Blyth contingent. Very surprised about Campbell and Maguire but as you say, it’ll be interesting to see where they go, although we’ve probably already got a fair idea. Charman has agreed an extension though which is good news. Much more change ...
by Darlogramps
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new local derbies
Replies: 25
Views: 2866

Potential new local derbies

I don't think the home in time for tea relates to actions pre 1991. It is very much around behaviours which were seen post 2012. Note my last paragraph! As we only spent 1 season in the NL is it really worth worrying about anything that was said outside that season, and apart from Waste and Norton,...
by Darlogramps
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new local derbies
Replies: 25
Views: 2866

Potential new local derbies

I have to say I do not get all this animosity to the "Home by tea" league from some. While 1 or 2 clubs were a bit shitty, (Waste and Norton etc), most were welcoming, and the league were not forced to put us in their top league so they could have made things worse had they felt inclined. Don't set...
by Darlogramps
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new local derbies
Replies: 25
Views: 2866

Potential new local derbies

The quality of teams in the Northern League is fast being eroded. Imagine if in 2012 we had been placed into a league which had not included Spennymoor South Shields Dunston Marske Hebburn and Shildon. We would have had it won by Christmas. Other clubs like Morpeth and Stockton Town were not even i...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new local derbies
Replies: 25
Views: 2866

Potential new local derbies

dfcdfcdfc wrote:Will the step up mean they play in the Trophy rather than the Vase?
Yes. Step Four and above for the Trophy, Step Five and below for the Vase.

Mike Amos will be self-combusting at the prospect of a triple promotion from the “Back in time for tea” League.
by Darlogramps
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stick yer ESL up yer ass
Replies: 30
Views: 3064

Re: Stick yer ESL up yer ass

To the original point that I made about points - West Ham are a "big club" So to repeat myself, the football authorities love dishing out points deductions, fines and stuff to lower level clubs but as soon as it is implied or suggested that Chelsea/Man Utd and other foreign owned big cheeses are to...
by Darlogramps
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stick yer ESL up yer ass
Replies: 30
Views: 3064

Re: Stick yer ESL up yer ass

I don’t really enjoy Premier League football anymore. It’s just too sanitised for me. The pitches are always like bowling greens, the players in the main have lost their personalities, the football is spoilt by VAR. And I object about this latest thing about points deductions for the Big Six (The B...
by Darlogramps
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stick yer ESL up yer ass
Replies: 30
Views: 3064

Stick yer ESL up yer ass

Yes. Originally 9 English clubs were involved PS, I have SKY for the rugby league. I watch if WHU are on but don't have any interest in the rest of it and have not had for years. Think you’re getting confused in your old age Edward. West Ham were never part of the Super League (three UEFA Cup/Europ...
by Darlogramps
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 22
Views: 4098

Appeal

Hopefully a little common sense does prevail here. There are so many variables and different responses by different clubs. I do worry of all clubs we are actually in the worst position. At least the likes of Spennymoor just simply said we cannot and will not play the remainder of the season very ea...
by Darlogramps
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 22
Views: 4098

Re: Appeal

Hopefully a little common sense does prevail here. There are so many variables and different responses by different clubs. I do worry of all clubs we are actually in the worst position. At least the likes of Spennymoor just simply said we cannot and will not play the remainder of the season very ea...
by Darlogramps
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 3898

George Reynolds

Amos is, was and always will be a pompous bore, more interested in backslapping his mates than wanting the best for the clubs. It’s no surprise he’s crawling right up Reynolds’ backside. He’s always had it in for Darlington fans, calling us “paranoid” during our spell in the Northern League. He made...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 3898

George Reynolds

If it is true, and not another Forster-esque con, then I won’t sink to the level of celebrating his death but certainly won’t be mourning him either. He shouldn’t be remembered as “a character”. He was a criminal, a thug and a narcissist. He shouldn’t be compared to Singh or Houghton, all of them we...
by Darlogramps
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17264

Punishment for the Boston game

And that’s one of the big flaws here. The National League has treated each “offence” individually, apparently oblivious to the fact there’s a pandemic on. Sticking rigidly to the rules in the face of exceptional circumstances is moronic and bad governance. Their lack of flexibility is part of the r...
by Darlogramps
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17264

Punishment for the Boston game

We are effectively saying our just cause for not playing Boston was it would make us insolvent yet played another game a week later and actually probably have enough money in the bank to cover the cost of the Boston game - so that game was no actual threat to our financial existence. Our real 'reas...
by Darlogramps
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17264

Punishment for the Boston game

You’re once again siding with the figures of authority though, as you ALWAYS do. We've had this debate before. Siding versus trying to understand or put into perspective why things may have been done. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services made some remarks along this line yeste...
by Darlogramps
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17264

Punishment for the Boston game

Common sense is great but also utterly irrelevant in court if you have not fulfilled your role as a company director. Personal financial and criminal liability and being banned from being a company director in future. Dead easy if it's not you in that position. Are you claiming that the league boar...
by Darlogramps
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17264

Punishment for the Boston game

Genuine question regarding the points deduction. When it says suspended does that mean suspended and only to be implemented if we transgress again or does it mean suspended until next season so that we will start on -2 points in August? I had assumed it was the former but can not find clarification...