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by Alfie
Thu May 06, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reynolds
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Reynolds

Seems like a nice family

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... riend.html

Would just like to point out I'm not a regular Mail reader - told by a friend there was a Daro article in it - honest!
by Alfie
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:54 pm
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.
by Alfie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 22
Views: 3762

Appeal

Club submit formal appeal over fine to FA.

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/quakers ... peal-to-fa
by Alfie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 3509

Re: George Reynolds

Maybe just as well we are not playing at the moment - can you imagine the response if someone suggested we hold a minutes silence for our former chairman.
by Alfie
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players
Replies: 18
Views: 2848

Re: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players

Wasn't there a young lad Paul Robinson who we sold to Newcastle around the same time. - wonder what happened to him. That's unless I am misremembering yet again in which case just forget it.
by Alfie
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 5079

Re: Terry Melling

Suprised how much response this initial post of sad news has generated - didn't realise there were so many posters of my age on here. I remember Shoot - quite poor coverage really but in those days teams like Darlo didn't get on TV, so it was still quite an event. Programme dominated by 'the big3', ...
by Alfie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 5079

Re: Terry Melling

I was at that game and Ed John's is correct, this WAS the last game of the season, winner take all with automatic promotion for the winners and nothing for the losers.Got off to a dream start with that early goal but did not push on and Bradford deserved the 3-1 win. Sent from my moto g(6) play usi...
by Alfie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 5079

Re: Terry Melling

I have a vague memory of him scoring at the Tin Shed end in a big game against Bradford City. I think it was possibly the final game of the season possibly 1969ish when both sides were in with a chance of promotion. There was a big crowd about 11000 including a large contingent from Bradford. If I ...
by Alfie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 5079

Re: Terry Melling

Remember watching him late sixties (69?). I think he played for us towards the end of his career. A real old fashioned bustling centre forward, must have been a nightmare to play against when physical challenges which would be a red card today went without comment. Don't know how he would have manag...
by Alfie
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:51 am
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

Raj has been giving his thoughts to the local rag.

https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/sport/ ... il-3169765
by Alfie
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 41
Views: 8390

George Reynolds

His much delayed court appearance over alleged harrasment in connection with a planning application has concluded.

Got off with conditional discharge and costs.


https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/ ... sts-order/
by Alfie
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When is null & void.......
Replies: 71
Views: 11792

When is null & void.......

....not null & void.

When NLN/S clubs who lost the vote cobble together a competition to keep their promotion hopes alive.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... sed-format
by Alfie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6572

Nasty defenders

What we need according to AA.

https://www.nesportnews.co.uk/armstrong ... h-defence/

Interesting bit about players want to continue training if allowed under furlough rules.
by Alfie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 30260

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

As soon as I heard Hodgy putting down their team I was concerned it could comeback and bite him. However, I think during his commentary he raised some really good coaching points. I do wonder how much time AA has had to work on the squad and improve their individual game play. To do this there does...
by Alfie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Really frightening club loans
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Really frightening club loans

Not the National League loans, but a series of loans to 'big' clubs from Cayman Islands based US companies

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... t-us-loans

Mainly high interest loans secured on stadiums, training grounds etc.
by Alfie
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season null and voided
Replies: 114
Views: 19836

Re: Season null and voided

Those clubs that want to play on have sent a letter to the NL

Taken from the York site so there is a bit of preamble from McGill

https://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/ ... /letusplay
by Alfie
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season null and voided
Replies: 114
Views: 19836

Re: Season null and voided

I'm sure there will be some owners who will quite happily take out loans and load their clubs with extra debt. Could even contemplate using these new loans to pay off existing debt - parhaps to themselves. And if we are talking 10 or even 20 year repayment periods then how many of these owners will ...
by Alfie
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Legal challenge?
Replies: 19
Views: 3734

Legal challenge?

Quote (from twitter) from Dorking Wanderers owner Marc White " we're expecting a null & void outcome imminently. We've been taking legal advice and we'd challenge the validity of the resolutions and their outcomes. Null and void would result in redundancies and have a significant impact on the club'...
by Alfie
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 10356

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

Doesn't mention anything about furloughing players.Wonder what the extra cost of playing a home game is.
by Alfie
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 37220

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

A number of teams have announced that they have/will furlough their contracted players and if necessary fulfil their fixtures using academy, non-contract players and probably anyone who stands outside the ground with his boots. Someone on twitter has asked if it is legal to furlough an employee and ...
by Alfie
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb
Replies: 30
Views: 6971

Re: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb

Game off.

Would have decided sooner but had to wait for a rep from York to get there.
by Alfie
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb
Replies: 30
Views: 6971

Re: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb

Looks like we will be playing, even if reluctantly, subject to the weather.

Do you think if we didn't have the Trophy game looming we might have joined the non-playing clubs?
by Alfie
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 37220

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

No matter how the voting goes it's down to the national league management to do what they in their eyes see right and proper, just like they did with the 11,million funding from national lotterys grants, and everyone knows how that turned out, total shambles, Borehamwood not a 1,000 fans £252,000 o...
by Alfie
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City on Tues.
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: York City on Tues.

Presumably we are still paying the players and management, so there would be relatively little extra cost if we had played tonight. Costs probably more than offset by what would likely have been decent streaming receipts.
by Alfie
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City on Tues.
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: York City on Tues.

Bloody cheek sending someone to the inspection.

I hope the qualified referee told everybody (from both sides)to bugger off while he inspected the pitch, made his decision and then told the relevant club officials.
by Alfie
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 37220

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

Credit to Spenny for being so decisive. Will be interesting to see how those clubs who have said they will not fulfill future fixtures react if the vote to stop goes against them. Will they stick to their guns and take whatever the league throw at them? Whatever the sanctions available to the league...
by Alfie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 45400

Re: League restarts 6 February

Darlo are a signatory to this statement


https://guiseleyafc.co.uk/national-leag ... statement/
by Alfie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 37220

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

Pre-empting the results of the vote a few clubs have announced they will not fulfill their fixtures on Saturday. Bradford PA and Chippenham based on financial considerations, while Concord Rangers have said they will not play on Saturday because of player safety concerns, but strangely said they wil...
by Alfie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Watching Quaker TV
Replies: 1
Views: 1926

Watching Quaker TV

Bit of light relief from all the comfusing serious stuff. When you see TV adverts which involve people - usually towards the younger end of the age spectrum - watching football on TV, they are oftn shown wearing their club shirts. Does anyone 'dress up' to watch Darlo games on Quaker TV or other clu...
by Alfie
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 45400

Re: League restarts 6 February

Wonder in resolution 1 how the 2 votes for NLN/S will be cast as there is clearly a difference of opinion within these leagues. Some - York, Gloucester, Chorley etal - want to carry on, others (a majority don't). Do they have a preliminary vote and the 2 votes go with the majority?