Search found 5944 matches

by Darlogramps
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11572

Re: Potential new signings

You’re relentless and tedious… my original point is based upon players that other teams have signed around us. We have made a good start with Hazel and I am probably being impatient. I would like to see a couple more signings before the first preseason game. Huzzah! We’ve got there. Glad you’ve con...
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11572

Potential new signings

My opinion is I feel that our current squad isn’t good enough to compete for playoffs Of course it isn’t, because we haven’t completed our business yet. Players have been on holiday. Contracts still run until June 30th. As a genuine question, why are you so desperate to make any sort of judgement n...
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11572

Potential new signings

My opinion is I feel that our current squad isn’t good enough to compete for playoffs Of course it isn’t, because we haven’t completed our business yet. Players have been on holiday. Contracts still run until June 30th. As a genuine question, why are you so desperate to make any sort of judgement n...
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11572

Re: Potential new signings

Darloed, you say "The early bird catches the first worm". What about "Slow and steady wins the race"? We had our first three permanent signings (Rose, Hazel and Sukar) sorted by May 19th. Hazel was sorted before the last game of the season. That all seems pretty early to me. By mid-June we had 15 p...
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11572

Potential new signings

Darloed, you say "The early bird catches the first worm". What about "Slow and steady wins the race"? We had our first three permanent signings (Rose, Hazel and Sukar) sorted by May 19th. Hazel was sorted before the last game of the season. That all seems pretty early to me. By mid-June we had 15 p...
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11572

Potential new signings

If your opinion is a ludicrous one designed to get a rise out of people, then I’ve every right to challenge you on it. And saying we’ll finish bottom half of the table when we’re not at the end of June is a silly, baseless opinion. Don’t make the mistake of thinking because you hold an opinion I ha...
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11572

Potential new signings

If your opinion is a ludicrous one designed to get a rise out of people, then I’ve every right to challenge you on it. And saying we’ll finish bottom half of the table when we’re not at the end of June is a silly, baseless opinion. Don’t make the mistake of thinking because you hold an opinion I hav...
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11572

Potential new signings

Looking at the likes of Kidderminster, Boston and even Peterborough Sports making quality signings is so frustrating. I honestly feel a bottom half finish this season is the reality. You are definitely a troll on the wind up. Another six weeks until the season starts, the bulk of last season’s squa...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20283

Re: Retained list

Really happy to keep Griffiths. A solid performer in my opinion and helps keep some continuity in the back line. And with the extra games this season, he, Hedley and Sukar will get plenty of match time. Think that takes us to 15 players in the squad now. Pretty clear what we need as well. A centre b...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Summer 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 6251

Summer 2022

The National League have confirmed a few dates for the coming season. Fixtures released on Wednesday 6th July. And if you’re feeling really optimistic, here are the play-off dates for next season if you’re wanting to book time off work…… Eliminator A – Tuesday 2 May - 5th place vs 6th place Eliminat...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Anonymous letter in the Echo.
Replies: 14
Views: 1818

Re: Anonymous letter in the Echo.

Not even worth worrying about something with that staggering level of ignorance. Sadly there’s a lot of it about it in the town when comes to the club.
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20283

Re: Retained list

Had some great games for us and some brilliant moments - the equaliser at Walsall will live long in the memory. But he’d definitely reached the end of the road with us and fresh challenge for him was needed. Some will get worked up by the fact he’s gone to Spenny, but he’d undoubtedly got to a point...
by Darlogramps
Tue May 31, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Summer 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 6251

Summer 2022

Home friendly against Boro’s U23s now added as well. So the pre-season schedule currently looks like:

July 5th Newton Aycliffe (A) - 7:30pm
July 9th Crook Town (A) - 3pm
July 16th Rochdale (H) - 3pm
July 23rd Middlesbrough Under 23s (H) - 1pm
July 26th Guiseley (A) - 7:30pm
July 30th Whitby (A) - 3pm
by Darlogramps
Wed May 25, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Summer 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 6251

Summer 2022

Will add in the squad list so far as I know some find it helpful to have that in one place: Taylor Martin Hedley Wheater Lawlor Sukar Griffiths Moke Purver Rose Rivers Mondal Dos Santos Lambert Hazel In negotiations with Kallum Griffiths and Joey Hope (although Hope looks unlikely to return after th...
by Darlogramps
Thu May 19, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Welcome Jassem Sukar
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Welcome Jassem Sukar

If we have Sukar sorted as left back, it would suggest Joey Hope won’t be returning.
by Darlogramps
Thu May 12, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20283

Retained list

Interesting to see that Rose has tweeted he’s joining as a player-coach (something not mentioned by the club).

Wonder if that’s a similar arrangement to Rivers in helping coach within the academy, or whether Rose will also be helping the first team.
by Darlogramps
Wed May 11, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20283

Re: Retained list

To be honest I think that Mondal and Rivers are lucky that they're already contracted for next season otherwise I'd fancy that they'd have been released. Certainly Mondal would’ve gone, and I suspect AA may send him on loan at some stage this season, particularly if he gets the players he wants in ...
by Darlogramps
Wed May 11, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George smith departs
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: George smith departs

Seems Darlo_CR has it right again. Presume if Hope stays, we then go for one more full back as cover. Still think it’d be a gamble if both cover full backs are fairly young (think Hope is 19). But I see and understand the logic.
by Darlogramps
Wed May 11, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20283

Retained list

The three “debatable” departures are Cassidy, Smith and Storey. I do think the last few weeks of the season convinced AA he might need to mix things up a bit more than he initially planned. It is a shame with Cassidy as he did offer us something we badly missed in previous campaigns. But that’ll be ...
by Darlogramps
Wed May 11, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George smith departs
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

George smith departs

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Griffiths and Hedley as fullbacks with Hope and another youngster as back up. Probably wiser using Smiths wage elsewhere in the team and get a young replacement for cover. That would be a bit of a gamble though in my opinion. We’ve got an expanded 46-game league seaso...
by Darlogramps
Tue May 10, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheater
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: Wheater

jjljks wrote:Have watched Wheater play in our team & he reminded me of Bobby Moore in his latter years at Fulham.
Yep, this is totally normal and no way absurd. Saying a sixth tier defender reminds you of England’s legendary World Cup-winning captain.
by Darlogramps
Sun May 08, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11277

NLN playoffs

More than happy if Brackley go up. We’ve got enough long trips next year so would be happy with them out of the division.
by Darlogramps
Sun May 08, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheater
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: Wheater

I'm afraid to say I don’t think he is the answer to our centre half problems. He looked way off the pace yesterday. He looked shot after about 10 minutes in. Armstrong needs to look again. I’m afraid to say judging a 35-year-old who didn’t have a full pre-season because of a serious injury on the b...
by Darlogramps
Sat May 07, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 64
Views: 6893

Raj Singh

To me Houchen was a much worse chairman and Scott & Sizer were equally just as bad all about the money not the club. As I remember Scott and Sizer were just money lenders - all they wanted was their money back and I can't see anything wrong with that. They ended up owning the Arena by default then ...
by Darlogramps
Fri May 06, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jacob Hazel
Replies: 23
Views: 3726

Re: Jacob Hazel

An exciting signing with the potential to be a really key player for us next season. The fact we’ve moved to get him signed up before the season is completed shows how important it was to get a finisher for the new campaign. If AA is after about six new signings in total, that would suggest he’s got...
by Darlogramps
Thu May 05, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 64
Views: 6893

Re: Raj Singh

Ruthless by Singh to sack Lee before the final game after they consolidated in the league, got to 4th round of the FA Cup and semi final of Papa Johns. Just 5 months as manager there. Also comes just days after a fundraising match there for the manager's wife's battle against a brain tumour. Great ...
by Darlogramps
Mon May 02, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley match thread
Replies: 33
Views: 4809

Farsley match thread

The last few weeks have been really weird. As soon as we got into the play-offs, that’s when we fell away. That does make me wonder if there was a mentality issue, or indeed whether something happened in the squad. It was all very strange. Right at the point where you thought they’d dig in and give ...
by Darlogramps
Mon May 02, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley match thread
Replies: 33
Views: 4809

Farsley match thread

Interesting team selection: Taylor; Griffiths, Wheater, Hedley; Moke, Rose, Lambert, Thompson, Mondal, Cassidy, O’Neill.

No other centre backs in the matchday squad - potentially we’re going three at the back and all out with five attackers?

Or someone like Cassidy as a makeshift centre back?
by Darlogramps
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 79
Views: 12153

Signings

Some good news in the Echo regarding Danny Rose with Armstrong saying: “We’re just about there” in terms of a deal. Article also confirms it’s us who’ve put in a bid for Hazel. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/20105611.darlingtons-aim-end-season-high/?fbclid=IwAR3_eb-nRkA_VnkqB1_i6_9jRFJzbTp...
by Darlogramps
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 79
Views: 12153

Signings

Some good news in the Echo regarding Danny Rose with Armstrong saying: “We’re just about there” in terms of a deal. Article also confirms it’s us who’ve put in a bid for Hazel. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/20105611.darlingtons-aim-end-season-high/?fbclid=IwAR3_eb-nRkA_VnkqB1_i6_9jRFJzbTp...