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by jjljks
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20264

Re: Retained list

Totally agree Beck has nothing to prove given his history, but we need to be bringing on young players who may then attract bigger clubs in with a transfer fee. If only it were that easy. We need the best players possible within our budget. We won't be funding a ground through the odd £20k-£50k fee...
by jjljks
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live
Replies: 23
Views: 1011

Re: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live

darlo reborn wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:59 pm
Have to agree with the Ron Ferguson one but any goal Darlo score is a good one
😁 yes, in fact the next goal they score may be it!
by jjljks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20264

Re: Retained list

Totally agree Beck has nothing to prove given his history, but we need to be bringing on young players who may then attract bigger clubs in with a transfer fee. O'Neill has the potential to do this if he can get a good understanding with the rest of our attack. Sorry, but it is where the club is at ...
by jjljks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live
Replies: 23
Views: 1011

Re: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live

Giving my age away now, so FA Cup 2nd round December 1976 against Sheffield Wednesday, who had been putting us through the mill & testing our resistance most of the game, finally we got the ball just into their half to big Ron Ferguson. He slipped his marker but, lacking forward support, about 35yds...
by jjljks
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20264

Re: Retained list

I'd sign O'Neill any day of the week on a 1 year deal with an option, no farting about with trials. In any case, he might have his sights set higher than us. Totally agree with this. Get him in! Yes, Beck has had his day but Ty O'Neill has his best days ahead of him & could link up well with Hazell
by jjljks
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11529

Re: Potential new signings

TKOA wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:46 pm
Oh great, sounds like another Brackley to
contend with!
On the other hand, straightforward trip by train or A1 down there, easier than Brackley. Exiles in south would get there easily too, mebbe an issue whether we could all squeeze in!
by jjljks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20264

Re: Retained list

Glad to have Griffiths for another campaign. He will learn a lot playing alongside Wheater & hopefully continue to improve. At least the defence will start with some understanding between themselves & not have to build one from scratch after the league kicks off. We need a good start in August in or...
by jjljks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just made Top 30
Replies: 33
Views: 2477

Re: Just made Top 30

Henley wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:59 pm
jjljks wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:00 pm
9) Dulwich Hamlet – 2680
I shudder at the thought of the predominant type of person who make up the crowds at Dulwich Hamlet, but they probably think Gareth Southgate is a superb manager.

If the Grauniad ran a football team . . .
Grauniad think Garth Softgit is the manger
by jjljks
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just made Top 30
Replies: 33
Views: 2477

Re: Just made Top 30

Thanks everyone for your positive engagement & contributions. Some great links to interesting niche sites I wasn't aware of. :thumbup:
by jjljks
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just made Top 30
Replies: 33
Views: 2477

Re: Just made Top 30

I think you’re right Oldgit. Things do change in football but once we get out of our present lull, word will get round and crowds will pick up. Absolutely right. Bit of a chicken & egg situation with building a stadium and a squad capable of winning in style. I feel BM is now a limiting factor to t...
by jjljks
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just made Top 30
Replies: 33
Views: 2477

Just made Top 30

Copied from Fanbanter site Search Fan Banter Fan Banter NON LEAGUETop 100 Average Attendances in Non League of 2021/22 In this article we take a look at the top 100 average attendances in Non League of 2021/22 now that it has finally been completed. Football fans watching the lower levels of English...
by jjljks
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Transfer Rumours???
Replies: 30
Views: 3331

Re: Transfer Rumours???

Bit of a surprise regarding Sousa as he played 33 games for Grimsby last season and started in the playoff semifinal and final. Think it likely he will be snapped up by a National League team, but if not would be very welcome back at Blackwell Meadows. Sousa must be gutted that Grimsby let him go. ...
by jjljks
Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11529

Re: Potential new signings

Noticed Justin Donawa was not in the Solihull Moors squad for playoff final. Has he fallen out of favour with them? Would welcome him back into ours for next season as we seemed to carry a goal threat when he was up front. Broke his leg a few months ago, presume he isn't back to fitness as yet. Tha...
by jjljks
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 79
Views: 11529

Re: Potential new signings

Noticed Justin Donawa was not in the Solihull Moors squad for playoff final. Has he fallen out of favour with them? Would welcome him back into ours for next season as we seemed to carry a goal threat when he was up front.
by jjljks
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: pete jameson
Replies: 15
Views: 2922

Re: pete jameson

Absolutely and I wish him all the luck, a real top person as well as player. Slightly concerned we only have one player signed up for next season and he's a youth teamer who has never made an appearance Hmm, that concern should be more than slight if our experience this last season was anything to ...
by jjljks
Mon May 30, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nathan Lowe
Replies: 19
Views: 3023

Re: Nathan Lowe

Sorry we missed out with him. Very different player from Rose / Moke / Purver & gave us that option of changing formation on the pitch if things weren't working out. Like to see AA strengthen the squad by signing a bit of height / muscle / scoring ability.
by jjljks
Thu May 26, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kurt Willoughby and Clayton Donaldson
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: Kurt Willoughby and Clayton Donaldson

Reading comments by Clayton Donaldson, it looks like he is retiring "on a high". Mack Heaney nearly scored as many last year but is younger.
by jjljks
Thu May 26, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stadium funding
Replies: 234
Views: 28996

Re: New stadium funding

Lo36789 is right, DBC & their "planners" have failed us spectacularly over the years with lazy thinking. TBH Blackwell Meadows is the best of a bad crop of possible locations on the edge of town. The other alternatives require brownfield redevelopment, say of the old cattle mart or back of Northgate...
by jjljks
Wed May 25, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11276

Re: NLN playoffs

They are in deep s*** now. The stadium has been separated from the club and big loans taken out.... https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/financial-expert-kieran-maguire-analyses-7098067 Hmmm, now that all seems a very familiar story. Will be interested to see what happens...
by jjljks
Tue May 24, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11276

Re: NLN playoffs

Well I didn't see that coming, we deserved the win in all 3 playoff games, not relying on pens, a red card or anything, a big summer of recruitment coming up. Sorry to lost our derby with you guys temporarily but in sure AA will have you up soon 👍 A fair amount of credit must go to ex- Darlo keeper...
by jjljks
Tue May 24, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mr Q
Replies: 18
Views: 6927

Re: Mr Q

Better get sorted with the gambling owners quick, as the Premier League are already thinking about banning shirt sponsorship by betting firms.
by jjljks
Sat May 21, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11276

Re: NLN playoffs

Rather have a day out at Scarborough, thanks
by jjljks
Fri May 20, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stadium funding
Replies: 234
Views: 28996

Re: New stadium funding

Deffo won't be getting any EU funding or from Saudi Arabian Investment fund or the dodgy Ruskies who fund Chelsea & Everton. Perhaps Ben H is selling us some land at Teesside Airport with promise of light rail connection from Bishop & Saltburn with the new station? DJ knows the only people he ccan r...
by jjljks
Fri May 20, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stadium funding
Replies: 234
Views: 28996

Re: New stadium funding

DJ has brought the club to the brink of another era, but this time all based on sound financial planning for the future. Would have been nice to identify at least a shortlist. The car parking at grounds is not an unsurmountable problem if public transport links are there & affordable. DJ right to pu...
by jjljks
Fri May 20, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stadium funding
Replies: 234
Views: 28996

Re: New stadium funding

Eastbourne Sports Complex was mentioned in the speech of our new D B Council Leader. He promised improvements to the facility, but I wonder if this will include a community stadium like York. As usual, the Echo spluges as "news" that DFC are wanting to move away from BM then failed to identify anyth...
by jjljks
Thu May 19, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11276

Re: NLN playoffs

Williamson is a big follower of the Japanese concept of Kaizen – or change for better – constantly seeking continuous improvement everyday. If he pitches in with Singh and the Poolies he may also eventually be looking to follow the path to hara-kiri. At least Poolies have a cheap & radical preventa...
by jjljks
Sun May 15, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11276

Re: NLN playoffs

All gone wrong at AFC Fylde too. Boston managed a 2-0 away win and also a lot of allegations flying over their manager James Rowe, ex- Chesterfield boss. Spoiled Will Hatfield's move.
by jjljks
Sat May 14, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20264

Re: Retained list

Happy to see return of Rose to squad, even if this is combined with coaching & perhaps doing his badges? Guess that AA gave Cassidy a last chance by putting him into back 4 for last home game, but he did not look a natural. Would like to see Lowe given another chance to get into the team as some sig...
by jjljks
Tue May 10, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheater
Replies: 17
Views: 3521

Re: Wheater

Have watched Wheater play in our team & he reminded me of Bobby Moore in his latter years at Fulham. Yes he was not as fast as in his prime but great reader of the game hence often in the right place at right time. He gave confidence to others around him who improve through that experience. Painfull...
by jjljks
Sun May 08, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11276

Re: NLN playoffs

Case to be made for each side, positives & negatives for example Fylde - nice for Will Hatfield, Brackley & Kidderminster both very long trips, Boston seems longer but not quite. Chorley a team of big cloggers & finally York - a bogey team for us but quite a decent away trip. Got to be Brackley for me