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by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Gloucester
Replies: 69
Views: 9710

Re: Darlington V Gloucester

In which case it was a poor show from the fans.

My eagle eye estimate, which rarely fails, was 1,500-1,600, so I'm going with the 1,591.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Whitby 30th July 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 5297

Re: Whitby 30th July 2022

Shades of Tommy Wright era here, regarding the squad size. So that's a worry.

Although most TW era players were shite and/or lived 200 miles away.

Basically any injuries or suspensions and we can't fill the bench without using youths.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Middelsbrough
Replies: 57
Views: 6921

Re: Darlington V Middelsbrough

The caterers last year used to supply Taylors pies.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Jul 21, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DJ Interview 18/07/22
Replies: 32
Views: 4822

Re: DJ Interview 18/07/22

Stadia come in all shapes and sizes but I think maybe best to go for an off the shelf as type colchester's, looks very much like the arena but on a much reduced scale, around 8-10 thousand capacity I think ,would suffice, nice if it happens, but maybe that's to big, I might be wrong but id be surpr...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Extra funding . Thought
Replies: 38
Views: 4285

Re: Extra funding . Thought

EDJOHNS wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:33 pm
Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:46 pm
God why don't we have a fund the fund fund?

Both of you, no.
Please let me know how we would fund a fund the fund fund?
We'd have to find funds to fund a fund the fund fund.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Extra funding . Thought
Replies: 38
Views: 4285

Re: Extra funding . Thought

Well I am , what ever you want to call it , unicorn chaser, if there is a chance come January, I know you will be there. For a few seasons after becoming fan owned, it seemed as though we kept on getting mid season cash calls from the club. For one reason or another. The common denominator...we'd r...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Extra funding . Thought
Replies: 38
Views: 4285

Re: Extra funding . Thought

I think over a number of years we've done incredible fund raising and I remember when we were asked to help with the stand and the dugout covers we put our hands in our pockets as well as boosting the budget. Chester have done a similar thing this season and raised £86,000. I note that for ground i...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DJ Interview 18/07/22
Replies: 32
Views: 4822

Re: DJ Interview 18/07/22

On another associated note, does anyone know how many of our squad rely only on their salary from us for income, and how many also have other jobs? If there is a high proportion of the former, then we are professional anyway. I think we probably have a few players on very decent money now, but on t...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DJ Interview 18/07/22
Replies: 32
Views: 4822

Re: DJ Interview 18/07/22

From the official accounts: y/e 30 June 2019- playing staff £366k other staff £109k y/e 30 June 2020- playing staff £373k other staff £152k y/e 30 June 2021- playing staff £293k (furlough income received this year) other staff £134k Thanks, I never realised our wage bill was that high. A total wage...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Extra funding . Thought
Replies: 38
Views: 4285

Re: Extra funding . Thought

God why don't we have a fund the fund fund?

Both of you, no.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DJ Interview 18/07/22
Replies: 32
Views: 4822

Re: DJ Interview 18/07/22

I'm fine with padding out the squad with a couple or three loans, it is where we are at. I remember a few seasons ago, Hereford won promotion from L2 under Graham Turner and literally 4 of their starting 11 were 20 year olds on loan from local Championship clubs. AA has done fantastic to get the pla...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early National League North prediction
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

Re: Early National League North prediction

I think it was Jo Cummings who was sent off. He is a recent signing from Radcliffe. Spennymoor still seem to be relying on Tait and Curtis as their central defensive partnership. They looked all at sea against Heed, and really looking forward to seeing how Beck and Hazel do against them. They proba...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Erico sousa
Replies: 19
Views: 4778

Re: Erico sousa

B_Little wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:10 pm
I also got tired of watching taking on the same player about two or three times before doing something (by that time the other team got back into a block of 4-4-2) or he would lose it.
That's funny, no one else saw that. He was outstanding.

What you describe sounds more like Jarrett Rivers.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Rochdale
Replies: 26
Views: 4692

Re: Darlo v Rochdale

Regarding AA's comments - I haven't seen them yet and am just going off what people have said on here - I am slightly surprised as I thought AA bought into the whole club ethos. This includes the budget limitations that come with it. Maybe he is feeling a little under pressure as a few people, unfai...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early National League North prediction
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

Re: Early National League North prediction

Wonder if Billy Heath has tried to get Tom Denton in yet noticed he has left Chesterfield. https://twitter.com/AlfretonTownFC/status/1547874435952103425?t=--E4lipYXBoPEg82GTqSKw&s=19 Haha if only I could bet on football... I think we can expect much of the same from Alfreton this season. Tom Denton...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rivers
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Rivers

Not sure if Tony McMahon is still a coach at Scunny, but if he is that could be the link. Believe they worked together at our Academy so could be teaming up again. Don’t want to be disrespectful to Rivers, but not sure if he is still good enough to play at that level. He's decent enough for us but ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

The thing that gets me is why Gray thinks the rich benefactor route is the way to success, after having suffered an administration personally as Penney's assistant, and then going to Radged who put us into another administration.

The mind boggles, really.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jul 10, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

Of course none of us know what’s left in the budget, but AA has already said we’re going for a smaller squad this season. So given we’re well-covered in the forward area, if we take AA at his word, do we really need a seventh forward player, knowing that means we’ll have to put another one of them ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jul 10, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Summer 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 9442

Re: Summer 2022

May be better to get the hard away fixtures done in August when we should have the full squad fit & raring to go? That is if you can define a 'hard away fixture' Last season I would have thought Brackley was one of those but we won, Fylde away, again we won. So called easy away games like Telford w...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Jul 10, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Summer 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 9442

Re: Summer 2022

Updating the squad following yesterday’s one-in, one-out for those who find it useful. Currently on 16 players so I reckon we’re just a couple of players away now. Another option at centre back and possibly one more in central midfield and we’ll be there. Taylor Martin Hedley Wheater Lawlor Sukar G...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

possibly a utility player who could play in defence or midfield would be ideal. Like Purver and Hedley? Suker can also cover centre half too. Defenders are easier to pick up on loan whereas if we have a bit of the budget left and a player like Sousa is available I'd rather we try for that type of p...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Summer 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 9442

Re: Summer 2022

Budget permitting, I think we'll end up with a squad of 19. We'll sign another winger, and as Gramps says, midfield and defensive options would be the other two. I guess there's always the option of bringing in someone from a bigger club on loan, AA has done this quite well in the past with the like...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dos Santos
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Dos Santos

Doesn't really matter about getting money. It frees up a wage, and leaves a vacancy to bring someone in like Leesley or Sousa (who I think we have no chance of signing). Good luck to him though, he's only young and will improve. Despite being raw he did quite well for us in a few matches and scored...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dos Santos
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Dos Santos

Doesn't really matter about getting money. It frees up a wage, and leaves a vacancy to bring someone in like Leesley or Sousa (who I think we have no chance of signing). Good luck to him though, he's only young and will improve. Despite being raw he did quite well for us in a few matches and scored ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dos Santos
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Dos Santos

Emdubya wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:46 pm
Confirmed in the Echo he’s of to Canada .Cant say I’m broken hearted to be honest.
York United I heard.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Erico sousa
Replies: 19
Views: 4778

Re: Erico sousa

Sousa is the longest of long shots.

Of course we'd be interested, but I imagine that he'll have many better offers, considering that he seemed to do well at Grimsby last season. I'm surprised that they released him really.

A more realistic target would be Joe Leesley, but Boston want him back.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

I think we need to maybe consider that Beck probably isn't coming now.

If he was, I think it'd be done by now.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early National League North prediction
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

Re: Early National League North prediction

We will win the league or come very close.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fan Owned
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: Fan Owned

Good luck to them, would love to see how they are going to stay financially afloat whilst being FT. They might have to trim the budget a bit, but aren't they getting gates of 2,500-3,000 and have a new ground which may provide decent earning potential. Put it another way, if they can't manage, then...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

Sounds like he wants to sign but we haven’t made an offer yet. What are we waiting for? Why do you think we have not made an offer? Of course we will have made an offer, but it's all about both parties being able to agree terms isn't it. I don’t know that we haven’t but the article seems to suggest...