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by wizardofos
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 6973

Re: Boost the budget 2021

Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:40 pm
Old Git wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:38 pm
and the reformation of our club by the fans
We took over the club, we didn't reform it.
It's amazing how often people have to be reminded of this.
by wizardofos
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It's time to go
Replies: 20
Views: 3664

Re: It's time to go

I doubt if there's a queue of more competent people waiting to fill any vacancies on the National League Board.
Why the hell would anyone want to do it anyway?

The outcome is more likely to echo The Who's wise words: "Meet the new boss.....
by wizardofos
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 10878

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

Big decision.
To my knowledge the Club has never refused to play a league fixture in it's 138 year history.
Fully understand the rationale behind it but it still leaves me with a numb feeling.
by wizardofos
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38292

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

There will also be Clubs who were hoping for the grants to mitigate losses which would have occurred even with fans attending. In the event that there are no further grants, the cynical side of me wonders if some Clubs have seen an opportunity to avoid losses with the furlough scheme and have theref...
by wizardofos
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 46437

Re: League restarts 6 February

Worst case scenario: we refuse to continue (for sound business reasons) and are punished by relegation / expulsion from the league. I would hope we would have the opportunity to fund raise to make up the ongoing shortfall before accepting any relagation / expulsion event. If there isn't an appetite ...
by wizardofos
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 46437

Re: League restarts 6 February

We have overcome worse than this to maintain our 100% record, since 1883, of fulfilling all of our fixtures. Sometimes against great odds like in 2012. It's something I'm particularly proud of as a Darlo fan. Worse than a global pandemic that has already killed over 100,000 people in this country! ...
by wizardofos
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 46437

Re: League restarts 6 February

We have overcome worse than this to maintain our 100% record, since 1883, of fulfilling all of our fixtures. Sometimes against great odds like in 2012. It's something I'm particularly proud of as a Darlo fan. Worse than a global pandemic that has already killed over 100,000 people in this country! ...
by wizardofos
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 46437

Re: League restarts 6 February

We have overcome worse than this to maintain our 100% record, since 1883, of fulfilling all of our fixtures. Sometimes against great odds like in 2012. It's something I'm particularly proud of as a Darlo fan.
by wizardofos
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 46437

Re: League restarts 6 February

It's the first time all the Clubs at lower levels have a communal reason for getting into the "financial mire". A reasonable number of them manage to do so every year without Covid. The current situation is simply providing a smokescreen for the underlying problems. The Cheltenham Chairman, on live ...
by wizardofos
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 41924

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Perhaps it was a bit optimistic to start the season with a set amount of grant money on the table, which was insufficient to sustain the full programme without (potentially) any turnstile income.
Benefit of hindsight and all that.
by wizardofos
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 41924

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

We may be legally bound to pay players' wages anyway. I understand that the earlier Covid situation provided for a clause in their contracts which said that payments began only when the season began, but I didn't hear of any further clauses cancelling their contracts shoud a further Covid stoppage o...
by wizardofos
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Kit Vote
Replies: 161
Views: 37798

Re: Home Kit Vote

I think Cardiff City playing in red was less of a disaster than any of these.
by wizardofos
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Weymouth V Darlington FC FA Trophy
Replies: 74
Views: 24852

Re: Weymouth V Darlington FC FA Trophy

LoidLucan wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:17 pm
Which pub are we taking over... quite fancy a nice jar of real ale followed by fish and chips by the sea :D Those were the days....
Good plan. Three pints before the F+C though please
by wizardofos
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley coverage
Replies: 99
Views: 27128

Re: Farsley coverage

Hell there’s a few noisy buggggers there, all with a very limited vocabulary
by wizardofos
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley Town match on TV?
Replies: 22
Views: 6994

Re: Brackley Town match on TV?

yes
by wizardofos
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley Town match on TV?
Replies: 22
Views: 6994

Re: Brackley Town match on TV?

No. Still waiting...
by wizardofos
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston Game To Be Replayed
Replies: 80
Views: 16328

Re: Boston Game To Be Replayed

Although Boston may count themselves unlucky, it's the correct decision. As Gramps said, where do you draw the line otherwise? To be fair, the goal came very quickly after the injury so I wouldn't accuse their players of unsporting behaviour regarding this particular incident. Normally, when there i...
by wizardofos
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Moving swiftly on....
Replies: 9
Views: 4660

Re: Moving swiftly on....

I realised today how much I want to see the inside of a stadium again. If nothing changes re covid, then i think our first opportunities to see anything will be the jan away fixtures at southport, chester and kettering, all Tier 2 for the moment. Or will they automatically just ban us because the r...
by wizardofos
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away to Bristol rovers
Replies: 185
Views: 44320

Re: Away to Bristol rovers

It could be worse.
At least we were only knocked out of the FA Cup once this year.
by wizardofos
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Back to the Arena
Replies: 60
Views: 15499

Re: Back to the Arena

As a 500 member, I will certainly excersize my privilege to attend live games when allowed. I am going to miss the live streams though (assuming they will have to stop), especially for the away matches which I would probably not have travelled to. I've looked forward to Saturday afternoons again of ...
by wizardofos
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley v Darlington
Replies: 128
Views: 25916

Re: Guiseley v Darlington

Challenging for worst ref I've seen
by wizardofos
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 98
Views: 20824

Re: Darlington V Telford

Well that wasn't much fun to watch second half. First things first, and most importantly we won't win games giving away the two goals we did today. We invite pressure onto ourselves at the back by failing to win the first header and take control of the situation. On the ball I actually thought Lain...
by wizardofos
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 29352

Re: Arena it is

Emdubya wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:51 pm
AndyPark wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Sure I seen on Twitter that still have to pay them the annual fee, supposedly 60k... But the rest was effectively pay as you go.
Jesus,surely that cant be right :o .Thats nearly 3 grand per home game plus any cup games or friendlies,
18-19 accounts state "rent and rates" £68,913
by wizardofos
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 340
Views: 68782

Re: Ground share

There's another angle to this.
If we do move back to Neasham Road, I hope the allowed capacity is as high as possible.
There will be a lot of football fans desperate to see live action but denied the chance due to imposed limits at their normal stamping ground.
This could actually be an opportunity.
by wizardofos
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October 3rd
Replies: 108
Views: 25752

Re: October 3rd

Slightly off topic I know but just been rumaging through my programme collection and speaking of October 3rd it was on this date in 1978 42 years ago Darlington FC had a magical night out at goodison park to play Everton in a league cup 3rd round game. I remember it like yesterday they'd smashed Wi...
by wizardofos
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October 3rd
Replies: 108
Views: 25752

Re: October 3rd

Slightly off topic I know but just been rumaging through my programme collection and speaking of October 3rd it was on this date in 1978 42 years ago Darlington FC had a magical night out at goodison park to play Everton in a league cup 3rd round game. I remember it like yesterday they'd smashed Wi...
by wizardofos
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 44361

Re: Sports village

Yes the Rugby Club have their sign. Oh wait it isn't that we want our own sign, we want to replace their one - is that what we are after? Just because there is one for the Rugby Club doesn't mean they didn't need Council permission to erect it. Existence of one structure with your name on it doesn'...
by wizardofos
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 44361

Re: Sports village

Something very simple that the Rugby Club could do as a signal of goodwill is to allow the Football Club to put a sign up at the entrance on Grange Road. I know some people think it is not worth making a fuss about but to me it is symbolic of our relationship. We are not even allowed to advertise t...
by wizardofos
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 44361

Re: Sports village

Our best bet would be to gain control at Blackwell.
However that could be done..
by wizardofos
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season’s captain
Replies: 99
Views: 24016

Re: Next season’s captain

A thread started by Darlogramps.
Who is going to heckle from the back benches?