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by H1987
Thu May 06, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 90
Views: 6663

Re: 6 players leave

Watson back at Blyth. Gillies has joined them too. Turning into a Darlo retirement home up there.
by H1987
Wed May 05, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 90
Views: 6663

Re: 6 players leave

To be totally honest, the only player I'm bothered about losing is Campbell. I'd assume Hunt is retiring, Saltmer never looked totally reliable... Liddle had faded a bit, Watson was a squad player. Maguire I'm slightly surprised by, as I think he didn't have much of a chance, but I'm not that upset ...
by H1987
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Harvey Saunders

Also signed Boro keeper Brad James on loan. Seem to be throwing everything they have got - and probably a fair bit they haven't got - at promotion. Be ironic if Armstrong and Saunders provided the goals that got them up. I don’t see how any of this could be described as ironic. Sent from my iPhone ...
by H1987
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 22
Views: 3749

Re: Appeal

Quite right. I assume we consider there is a good chance of this being overturned, as I'd assume there's a cost to it.

I agree with the principle of appealing but I'm slightly surprised we are bothering, although I'm not sure what the substance of a 'suspended points deduction' really entails.
by H1987
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: A HISTORY LESSON - MIKE PEDEN, ET AL
Replies: 15
Views: 4013

Re: A HISTORY LESSON - MIKE PEDEN, ET AL

Maybe if we knocked out the East and West stands and the corners, putting small terraces in their place then we would have a workable solution, with a bit more daylight. Are you fucking tapped? How much would that cost and where would the money come from? Quite. It would cost more than actually jus...
by H1987
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 3507

Re: George Reynolds

https://ipreece.wordpress.com/category/football/page/2/ Christ. I'd never read that before. The depressing part of it all is that I'm not even surprised. An utterly rancid human being. Anyone who thinks 'he's a bit of a character' should really read any of the numerous accounts of his behaviour lik...
by H1987
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 3507

Re: George Reynolds

Roughly what Gramps said. He was a nasty piece of work and a bully. I’m sure it was only last year he was in the papers for threatening a local female councillor. Says it all about him. A thug to the end. Mind you, given the size of him based on the photos I last saw, I’m amazed he made it as far as...
by H1987
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 3507

George Reynolds

I notice Craig Stoddart just retweeted something with him saying RIP?

Has he finally shuffled off to a warmer place?
by H1987
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It's time to go
Replies: 20
Views: 3406

Re: It's time to go

This forum serves no purpose anymore other than a mouthpiece for arena worshippers..... About 25 pages of posts a year.... Lost all but 2 mods and board has about 5 posts a day Most true darlo fans have long since left for pastures new... Let it go Close it down No longer a part of my club..... Bye...
by H1987
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It is no wonder this site is
Replies: 20
Views: 4800

Re: It is no wonder this site is

I don't think it's too bad, and the tinshed (on facebook) was far worse. I don't use facebook anymore anyway and i'm a lurker on twitter (work account) so I stick with here. To be honest,the big reason it's quiet now is because there's nowt to talk about really. I think we're all sick of covid, it's...
by H1987
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pool(s) If You Think It's Over
Replies: 24
Views: 6871

Re: Pool(s) If You Think It's Over

There's literally nothing wrong with Victoria Park for football at the level it's being played at. The guy is a delusional fantacist, who will then blame all around him for his failures if it goes wrong. Clubs in the NL need to make money from their ground outside of matchdays. I don't think he is ...
by H1987
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pool(s) If You Think It's Over
Replies: 24
Views: 6871

Re: Pool(s) If You Think It's Over

There's literally nothing wrong with Victoria Park for football at the level it's being played at. The guy is a delusional fantacist, who will then blame all around him for his failures if it goes wrong.
by H1987
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields
Replies: 14
Views: 4385

Re: South Shields

Did they ever do the work to expand their ground? I know it needed doing to get to this level.

I'm not quite sure I get what their owner is trying to do. There's no way they can develop that place for the football league, so I wonder what the end game is.
by H1987
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6572

Re: Nasty defenders

I'm well aware footballers don't work 9-5 monday to Friday. They have to work Saturdays too! (I mean, I feel like you set me up for that one). But I've provided a long list of reasons why someone may want to stay local and why that would be better for them. All you have asserted is that it doesn't ...
by H1987
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6572

Re: Nasty defenders

Oh fair play. In that case Hartlepool. It never fails to surprise me how much footballers tend to lean towards moves "home". It is perhaps a mind set that all contracts are a temporary move. Still remember Joe Cole used to commute from London to play for both Liverpool and Lille and Steven Warnock ...
by H1987
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6572

Re: Nasty defenders

Oh fair play. In that case Hartlepool. It never fails to surprise me how much footballers tend to lean towards moves "home". It is perhaps a mind set that all contracts are a temporary move. Still remember Joe Cole used to commute from London to play for both Liverpool and Lille and Steven Warnock ...
by H1987
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6572

Re: Nasty defenders

Oh fair play. In that case Hartlepool. It never fails to surprise me how much footballers tend to lean towards moves "home". It is perhaps a mind set that all contracts are a temporary move. Still remember Joe Cole used to commute from London to play for both Liverpool and Lille and Steven Warnock ...
by H1987
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 41
Views: 8390

Re: George Reynolds

I wonder if he hadn’t been our ‘Knight in shining armour’ and paid off our debts would we have went bust and lost Feethams anyway? I like to think if he hadn’t turned up that day we’d have found another buyer or ended up starting again at Feethams and 20 years later we’d be in a much better positio...
by H1987
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 30260

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Well no one is going to take either of them, but also, I don't think i'd be offering either of them much of a contract. I know Holmes has had rotten luck and I feel for him, but he's ultimately played next to no football in two years while we've paid his salary. It's not a good argument for paying h...
by H1987
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 30260

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Having said that, Charmen, Campbell, McGuire, Sousa, Rivers and Holmes if all fit makes the squad Unbalanced. Agree to some extent. For me, Holmes (as harsh as that is) needs to be the one to go. If two, the second one would probably be McGuire. Of course, you'd maybe reconsider that if one of Char...
by H1987
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 30260

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

We have the basis of a good squad at this level; Retain on a contract: McMahon, Hedley, Storey, Liddle, Watson, Hatfield, Wheatley, Reid, Rivers, Sousa, Charman, Campbell, Maguire Retain on a non-contract basis: Laing (ACL/MCL injury), Atkinson, Holmes (ACL injury) Sign: GK, CB (x2) & CM. Hunt is a...
by H1987
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 30260

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Looked lacking in confidence and didn't pull the trigger when required. Gutted.

Beer helps. What a let down. I feel weirdly disconnected to this season but was up for today.
by H1987
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 30260

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Could be one of the most short-lived Darlo careers going, but welcome to the new lad! Here's hoping he gets three games for us!
by H1987
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans’ forum
Replies: 14
Views: 4311

Re: Fans’ forum

Idea of moving back to the Arena has been kiboshed for now (Josh will be happy). Interesting line from Dave Mills saying the relationship with the rugby club at Blackwell is as good as it’s ever been. Not a suprise at all, I knew this was inevitable after the majority of true fans rose up and refus...
by H1987
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Really frightening club loans
Replies: 3
Views: 2682

Re: Really frightening club loans

Not surprised Derby are on the list. Their owner is seriously dodgy. They've been throwing money at getting out of that league for years with no obvious source of income to balance their FFP requirements.
by H1987
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season null and voided
Replies: 114
Views: 19835

Re: Season null and voided

Hats off to both the National League and the Government for making a right royal pigs ear out of all of this. It's the right thing to do, but let's remember that this will now end up costing the tax payer *more* than if they just came up with some grants... and that's not to say the National League ...
by H1987
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tom Kaak
Replies: 20
Views: 4516

Re: Tom Kaak

I have called him Tom Kaak forever, so quite surprised to find out it’s Ton. He was really good on an old version of Football Manager (will have still been Champ Manager back in the day, I suppose!).
by H1987
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 39
Views: 8482

Re: York City

I’ve always found York fans pleasant, but there’s been some right clowns on the internet over the past few weeks. I don’t know if it’s just a vocal minority, or if the last year just makes people more irritable and opinionated. (The truth might be somewhere in the middle). It has to be weird opening...
by H1987
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 10351

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

So, effectively, we will stop playing league fixtures from now, but we will come back if there is a sniff of making some money. Isn't this the point of all football. It is not played for esoteric reasons but in the hope that success will lead to pounds in the bank. Some will search for that in a pr...
by H1987
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 10351

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

What are you talking about? The whole point is financial. I'm simply pointing out we aren't even thinking of playing the Trophy game to make money, it's just that we can actually afford to play it without running the club into ruin. We obviously all want to see the club playing games, but there is a...