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by LoidLucan
Sat Feb 24, 2024 11:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 72
Views: 6496

Re: Darlington v Buxton

I thought Buxton were a strange and limited side. Their main (or maybe only) attacking threat seemed to be based largely around bringing their two 6ft 6in defenders forward for set-pieces. I don't recall them playing like that the day they demolished us when AA was absent to look after his son in th...
by LoidLucan
Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 72
Views: 6496

Re: Darlington v Buxton

To be fair to Craig Elliott he was very fair in his post-match interview and said he thought we played well and deserved our win. I almost felt guilty for telling him to enjoy the journey home ;)
by LoidLucan
Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 72
Views: 6496

Re: Darlington v Buxton

That was a real cannon-fire of a shot by Nelson to earn the Victory... sorry but it had to be done :D. Pleased that he made amends for Tuesday's misses and played such a key role in a crucial win. It clearly meant a lot to him. Maybe just the confidence booster he needed. We stuck at it despite the ...
by LoidLucan
Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3225

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

It's generally accepted that the club has been run with a very modest budget... and there were still losses to be covered by Platten. Unless there are substantially increased income streams and a huge rise in attendances those losses will be magnified if this guy splashes the cash. Blyth probably al...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3225

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

I've seen a suggestion that it was £1 with Platten writing off £700,000 loans. It is therefore said to be debt free. There is still no evidence that this new owner has been linked to successful, long-term companies ie not ones that have been dissolved without filing any accounts. The basis for trust...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 72
Views: 6496

Re: Darlington v Buxton

We continue to sign no creativity. What has happened to the £30k+? I would say that both Main and Cornish are very much creative players and very good signings. Just look at the chances Main laid on a plate on Tuesday. Watson also said that Rivers (who can be creative) had looked very lively in tra...
by LoidLucan
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3225

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

You may be right. Blyth are playing at their highest ever level but Platten has had some fearsome stick from some fans after things levelled off or they struggled. Some said he needed to go because he was holding the club back through lack of investment. This new owner said the magic two words "Foot...
by LoidLucan
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3225

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

There still doesn't seem to be any concrete evidence of this new Blyth owner's involvement with any long-term, profit-making, stable companies with healthy balance sheets. He says he is rich and successful and deals with the super wealthy around the world and has promised Blyth the Earth. If that's ...
by LoidLucan
Wed Feb 21, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3225

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

Even just a small amount of research reveals more red flags than a match at Anfield. A fair number of Blyth fans can see behind the flannel and have some grave concerns.
by LoidLucan
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 40
Views: 3225

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

I'm sure Blyth have done all the due diligence in the world over this Irfan Liaquat bloke who describes himself as a "Serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and deal maker." Maybe best not to read too much into the fact that his latest business, Winners Worldwide, was only set up less than a year ago w...
by LoidLucan
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 102
Views: 7820

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

I would get Sukar recalled if we can, simple as that. He'll do a job for us. I think that's a better bet than some emergency, untried Academy kid at this stage.
by LoidLucan
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 102
Views: 7820

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

"I thought Darlington were much better than many teams we have played this season and we were fortunate to go in one up at half time, second half we were better and found a way to win." That's a Boston fan's comment on the match and he's right. In the first half, a neutral would have thought we wer...
by LoidLucan
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 102
Views: 7820

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Just read that following the injury to Hazel, Boston secured the loan signing of Bromley's Adam Marriott who scored an absolute shedload of goals for King's Lynn and Barnet.
by LoidLucan
Mon Feb 19, 2024 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 102
Views: 7820

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Wasn't he only subbed on Saturday because of the imminent danger of a second yellow.
by LoidLucan
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9932

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Don't know what the right approach is with this sort of thing... it seems different clubs have different attitudes when there's violence involved. It is quite a subjective call based on the impact of any backlash especially once a person has 'served their time' (as determined by the courts) so to s...
by LoidLucan
Mon Feb 19, 2024 1:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9932

Re: South Shields v Darlo

There was a pretty dramatic ending to one of the weekend games involving the relegation battle. Rushall drew 3-3 with Gloucester and two of their goals were apparently worldies scored by a sub call Sam McLintock. Just two days earlier McLintock, 23, who had his contract cancelled at Boston last year...
by LoidLucan
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: v Tamworth
Replies: 93
Views: 8743

Re: v Tamworth

Tamworth were mediocre. As has been said above, how they are top of the league is a complete mystery, I've never seen a less likely physical specimen as their centre half, even in the Northern League. The second worst specimen also plays for Tamworth, their long throw specialist. Then there was the...
by LoidLucan
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9932

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Nah, it was a brutal, disgraceful lunge, deserving of a 10-match ban. I say that in the spirit of pointing out that the Shields fans were Premier League standard whiners, who moaned at everything, stormed out of the ground en masse as soon as we had the audacity to score, have since called us the wo...
by LoidLucan
Sun Feb 18, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10890

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

8 How many times under Gowling did we bemoan playing well, but not really hurting the opposition? It is kind of happening under Watson now. Never. We never played well under Gowling. Every game was tedious negative plodding dogshit and I hate him for it. Under Watson, although results haven't reall...
by LoidLucan
Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9932

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Good to eventually take advantage when circumstances went in our favour. Their fans were angry over the reds but both looked fairly clear-cut. We were ruthless as they tired late on but for a long time it looked like they might get away with a backs-to-the-wall 0-0. Possession-wise it must have bee...
by LoidLucan
Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9932

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Good to eventually take advantage when circumstances went in our favour. Their fans were angry over the reds but both looked fairly clear-cut. We were ruthless as they tired late on but for a long time it looked like they might get away with a backs-to-the-wall 0-0. Possession-wise it must have been...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2786

Re: Reset

Here's just one example of the amounts required of an investor/benefactor/bankroller at the lowest EFL level. Harrogate Town's accounts for the year ended June, 2022 showed total ongoing liabilities of £4.27m and losses for the year of £1.16m. The financial statement says the company will have suffi...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9932

Re: South Shields v Darlo

I'm not sure how far £30k goes in the current climate but we did sign a striker who had scored and created goals at this level (with an extended contract), who was in demand, along with Barrow (loan but cost implications) and Cornish, who looks lively. There is also some ineffectual/not up to it pla...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9932

Re: South Shields v Darlo

I think it could be a tight game with them edging it by virtue of having someone who is scoring goals, Blackett. We do look a bit better in defence these days but still hardly ever look like scoring and going 1-0 down generally means game over. Their game against Alfreton followed the same pattern a...
by LoidLucan
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blaine Rowe
Replies: 16
Views: 1967

Re: Blaine Rowe

Gowling did pretty much what the Hereford fans said he would. Lots of ineffectual recruits coming and going, often hardly playing.
by LoidLucan
Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8512

Re: Any new faces

Barrow looked fit and ready to go for his debut against King's Lynn considering how long he had been out. He was excellent in that victory. At no point has Asante looked anywhere near fit and ready to go since he arrived three months ago.
by LoidLucan
Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8512

Re: Any new faces

He says he will be playing again this season despite suffering setbacks in his recovery from a bad injury. Is said to be one of the higher earners at Kiddy. Some player if fit and still not yet 30 but no doubt the injuries have taken a toll. I could imagine he's looking for part-time now. As well as...
by LoidLucan
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10890

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Those mentioning that AA was hard done by, and you could be right, but I had heard that he was not really getting involved in the training, and involved in his sons move from Harrogate, (true or not? I dont know), but more importantly for me he looked a down, and a beaten man on the interviews in t...
by LoidLucan
Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 155
Views: 11210

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

They roll around, waste time, break up play, tug shirts, they utilise every trick in the book - not just a few times, but as a fully blown ideology right through a match. Watching them play football is a dull, boring and frustrating afternoon and if I lived in Alfreton I'd rather stay in bang my he...
by LoidLucan
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jacob Hazel
Replies: 114
Views: 72872

Re: Jacob Hazel

Hazel is out long-term after picking up a bad injury during Boston training. Certainly won't be lining up against us this month. It's a big blow for them as he's been their star man.