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by LoidLucan
Mon May 10, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 11582

Re: 6 players leave

Just heard an interview with the Blyth boss and he indicates that the returning players were wanting to be closer to home due to personal issues and work circumstances and he also mentions that the chairman has "changed his mindset" after it was empasised that they would get the same result if they ...
by LoidLucan
Fri May 07, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 11582

Re: 6 players leave

David Atkinson now at Shildon, with their manager saying he can get him 'Enjoying his football again'. Make of that last statament what you will. Doesn't it just mean being fit and playing regularly again, something he hasn't managed to do in an extended period of time. It's not surprising he hasn'...
by LoidLucan
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 7006

Re: Boost the budget 2021

Looks like absence really does make the heart grow fonder... and that bodes well for the future.
by LoidLucan
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 3920

Re: George Reynolds

According to his mate Mike Amos, we Darlo fans may just be a bunch of ungrateful wretches: "He became Darlington FC chairman with the best intentions, invested millions just to keep the club solvent and a great deal more on what became the 25,000-capacity Reynolds Arena, on the edge of town. If it r...
by LoidLucan
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17289

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

They could very easily and on good, factual, solid ground have found that there was just cause in this particular case when you consider the very many extraordinary circumstances facing clubs. Lo originally said he fully expected the charges to be cancelled and now they have been enforced seems to b...
by LoidLucan
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17289

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

It looks deliberately obtuse, provocative and plain ludicrous to rule that there wasn't just cause in the middle of a global pandemic with a huge number of cases locally, no organised testing in place, no income for clubs and the failure to meet promises of continued grant funding as well as complet...
by LoidLucan
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17289

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

On another level I can really appreciate the tremendous comedic value in the NL's stance. It's a brilliant way to shove yet another stick into the hornets' nest.
by LoidLucan
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 5369

Re: Terry Melling

I am guessing but I think Terry Melling and Lance Robson must have played in the same team at some point as Lance came back for a second spell in the late sixties. That must have been a daunting experience for defenders. Neither were massive physical specimens but both were really hard. I bet a goo...
by LoidLucan
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 5369

Re: Terry Melling

The Bradford City fans voted it one of the greatest City matches and their version was "Darlington took the lead, the game was delayed for 10 minutes as a wall collapsed in the away end, and then Bobby Ham, Bruce Bannister and an own goal gave City the priceless victory – a first promotion for 40 ye...
by LoidLucan
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 5369

Terry Melling

Just reading on Mike Amos' blog about striker who played for us way back and has just died. Sounds like a real character who was as tough as they come. Apparently not many dared mess with the lad from Haverton Hill but he also scored a few for various clubs.
by LoidLucan
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields
Replies: 14
Views: 4606

Re: South Shields

It's just as well for Fylde that Haythornthwaite's financial prop isn't from the Raj Singh version of investing in football which leads to a day of reckoning when the loans are totted up ready for the meltdown. Does chucking vast sums at a non-league club in the middle of nowhere with very few fans ...
by LoidLucan
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When is null & void.......
Replies: 71
Views: 12581

Re: When is null & void.......

I can see why the Dorking gadgie is furious. He's spent a fortune on his squad and stuffed it with ex-league club players in an all-out bid for promotion this year only to have it snatched away in extraordinary circumstances. I was fairly ambivalent about this mini-league idea (as it didn't harm our...
by LoidLucan
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When is null & void.......
Replies: 71
Views: 12581

Re: When is null & void.......

I guarantee that the dork from Dorking will still be whining this time next year.
by LoidLucan
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull management depart
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: Solihull management depart

I think their owners expected better after financing a full-time, professional squad of 28 players, including the likes of Adam Rooney. Incidentally Justin Donawa doesn't seem to feature a great deal. I expected him to thrive in the league above us.
by LoidLucan
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When is null & void.......
Replies: 71
Views: 12581

Re: When is null & void.......

They may not have to increase the size of the NL so much if Dover are expelled for refusing to play. The farce continues with Kings Lynn already placing six players on furlough with another six likely to follow next week cos they're skint. At the same time they've brought in a loanee to help cover f...
by LoidLucan
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31871

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Straight red very quickly and very easily shown to be completely wrong decision = pig's ear officiating.
by LoidLucan
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31871

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

lo36789 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:44 pm

Can't beat getting off on a technicality.
What it actually boils down to is that the ref made a complete pig's ear of it.
by LoidLucan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season null and voided
Replies: 114
Views: 20598

Re: Season null and voided

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:35 pm
Stand by for legal action instigated by Dorking and friends.
The mouthy geezer from Dorking said: "At this stage we are in ongoing dialogue with our legal team and are taking high level legal advice to ascertain the validity of the resolution."

Looks like Spen's phone has been hot all night :D
by LoidLucan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 39
Views: 8709

Re: York City

In reality Boro's Riverside Stadium cost a lot more than £16.5m as on top of that figure millions of pounds worth of public money also went towards it. Teesside Development Corporation (financed by the taxpayer) gave the club the land to build the stadium on and then secured lots of Government cash ...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38299

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

Some clubs have called on the NL to void the season if there are no grants and have refused to play, some want it voided but haven't refused to play, some want to take loans and some want to play on regardless backed by benefactors' deep pockets. Clubs are just weighing up what they see as the best ...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38299

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

I can appreciate a reluctance to go down a route which may lead to expulsion and/or fines for our club especially when a resolution may be very close. It may not come to that of course but it may also be a gamble. It's not a situation of our making and we are trying to balance a lot of factors and f...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb
Replies: 30
Views: 7265

Re: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb

Looks like we are being pushed into playing under duress, with threats of fines and expulsion, until the result of the vote is known. What a terrible position to be forced into while trying to protect our club. It's an absolute scandal and shameful on the part of the NL board.
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb
Replies: 30
Views: 7265

Re: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb

Kidderminster say they are confident the game will go ahead despite the big freeze and their players can't wait to get back into action.
by LoidLucan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38299

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

National North could be a really small league next season.... maybe we'll end up playing Spennymoor in Northern League Division 2.
by LoidLucan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38299

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

The threats are increasingly being dished out....

https://twitter.com/Ollie_Bayliss/statu ... 8195547138

Play or we'll nail you.
by LoidLucan
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City on Tues.
Replies: 30
Views: 7759

Re: York City on Tues.

"This is the downside with visiting dismal little grounds belonging to nothing clubs like darlo."



And after all we did for them over the MG switch :D
by LoidLucan
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City on Tues.
Replies: 30
Views: 7759

Re: York City on Tues.

Even if there was a remote chance of clearing the pitch to get the game on, it would be completely illlegal to summon a big band of professional now clearers during lockdown :D
by LoidLucan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: That penalty
Replies: 96
Views: 15349

Re: That penalty

Surely it was just a well timed, well executed tackle in which Wheatley only played the ball and not the man. Never a booking.
by LoidLucan
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wealdstone match thread
Replies: 35
Views: 7612

Re: Wealdstone match thread

We've struggled sometimes this season when teams have packed their defences and done their homework and concentrated on trying to snuff out players like Sousa, Rivers and Charman. Wealdstone didn't do that and paid the price. We were probably under the radar for them, especially with being in a lowl...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: F A TROPHY ~ WEALDSTONE MATCH?
Replies: 47
Views: 18070

Re: F A TROPHY ~ WEALDSTONE MATCH?

Wealdstone team are already up here and been training this afternoon...


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