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by spen666
Sat May 08, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Integrity in the National League!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

Re: Integrity in the National League!!

Spen. To your first point - I see what you mean. To your second point I also see what you mean. I got the impression previously that the 17 clubs wanted an actual meeting, where grievances could be aired, people held to account and a vote, however I'm wondering if Ive's and co are just trying to en...
by spen666
Sat May 08, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Integrity in the National League!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

Re: Integrity in the National League!!

The National League are experts in kicking the can down the road. We have Ollie Bayliss (the mole who just keeps on digging) still trying to get his hands on details about the infamous funding meeting - Here he is - taken from his Twitter page - "73 days ago I submitted a Freedom of Information Act...
by spen666
Fri May 07, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: To the good people of Hartlepool . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 1285

Re: To the good people of Hartlepool . . .

The best bit is always leftie reactions on twitter, gonna get my popcorn out and have a sit down for half an hour. As Dave said, “Britain and Twitter are not the same thing”. If Twitter was to be believed, Corbyn would now be PM, we would have had a second referendum (as we didn't know what we were...
by spen666
Thu May 06, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reynolds
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Reynolds

After reading the offence she was convicted of, isn't there a saying about the apple not falling far from the tree.
by spen666
Mon May 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 22
Views: 4075

Re: Appeal

I am sure they could still fine Man U because the allegation would be that Man U failed to provide a suitable, SAFE venue ( if saying game could not go ahead because of invasion) or alternatively for failing to control their fans.c No fans should have been there Spen. There was no 'venue" to be mad...
by spen666
Mon May 03, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 22
Views: 4075

Re: Appeal

Reckon that National League will punish us more than FA & Premier League punish Man United. It will be interesting. The PL rules say a game cannot be postponed apart for 5 distinct reasons... "L.12. Subject to Rules C.25 and C.29, a League Match shall not be postponed or abandoned except: L.12.1. w...
by spen666
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It's time to go
Replies: 20
Views: 3634

Re: It's time to go

.... On our Official site we merely re-produce the rose tinted press release issued by the NL. Think we have missed an opportunity to inform the fans whether or not we have signed the "No Confidence letter" given the deadline has now passed. Its probably a very sensible approach by the club for a n...
by spen666
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It's time to go
Replies: 20
Views: 3634

Re: It's time to go

.... On our Official site we merely re-produce the rose tinted press release issued by the NL. Think we have missed an opportunity to inform the fans whether or not we have signed the "No Confidence letter" given the deadline has now passed. Its probably a very sensible approach by the club for a n...
by spen666
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It's time to go
Replies: 20
Views: 3634

Re: It's time to go

So this thread is not about Barwick quitting the NL Board? Nice to have some good news though!😁 ttps://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/step-1/national-league/389701/brian-barwick-to-stand-down-as-national-league-chairman/?fbclid=IwAR2nSFDlBT-sMzucsEbG2uKQrR5cfIt7F6Qii7DvjQqChTll2g3b44...
by spen666
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mission Impossible - Mission Accomplished!
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Mission Impossible - Mission Accomplished!

Fanzines were a fantastic part of the football culture in 1980S / 1990s

Shame they faded away, over taken by social media.

Selling 1000 copies to crowds of 2500 is an uptake rate most football club can only dream over with programmes or other publications
by spen666
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17209

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

I thought Farsley were fined £1400 because they didn't contest it. In other words they pleaded guilty. Ah. You might be right - just been through the statements and it does state "accept the charge" which you are right could be "plead guilty to the charge". Not sure a personal hearing was an option...
by spen666
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17209

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

FWIW the more influential parties in the NL aren't the members. Hammer Vanarama and BT Sport about it - tarnish their name with the actions of the NL board and you might actually change something. Just seen DCMS are appointing the head of football governance review for about £50k a year. Feels extr...
by spen666
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17209

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

£2k fine and a suspended 2pt deduction (Or 1.4K if we accepted the charge). Interesting to see how the board react, given they were confident at the fans’ forum. It’s a total joke. Clubs couldn’t afford to play, but are being penalised anyway. And a financial penalty for clubs who are struggling fi...
by spen666
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Not playing the Boston match.
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: Not playing the Boston match.

I thought that all the charges against clubs for not fulfilling fixtures in NLN/S were effectively ended when season was declared null and void.

If not, then if every club charged insisted on a personal hearing, would take the League months to deal with them all
by spen666
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Poolies Feeling The Pinch
Replies: 40
Views: 9383

Re: Poolies Feeling The Pinch

Poolies not the only ones feeling the pinch. Boreham Wood were surprised not to get the loan. Someone must have clocked their crowds did not merit the freebie dosh they got from the Lottery! :lol: Partly...the more interesting thing is their letter actually highlights that the surplus they have mad...
by spen666
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Promotion from Step 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Promotion from Step 2

A few suggestions in random order 1. Every club should opt into this league - register team of players - who are fans etc - all volunteers - pay own travel expenses etc. The proposal could not run with 40+ teams taking part in time available! 2. Is this proposal even lawful? Promotion to the NL is o...
by spen666
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31822

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Some loan signing this, looks like he will be playing on Saturday if Saltmer is carrying a knock.Not sure of the rules but a bit surprised we can bring someone in this soon before the game. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk I thought you could sign any player on loan as long as registered ...
by spen666
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31822

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

tezza wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:38 pm
Scheduled 8th May, however as last seasons final is still outstanding it remains likely this seasons final will be delayed.

either way it will not affect you
Really? As I go to the Final every year fans are allowed I think it will
by spen666
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31822

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Should we be good enough to reach the final and the Government Covid-19 escape plan hold water, then a real possibility fans will be watching live at Wembley. At present final is on 6 May, but fans not allowed back until 17 May I wonder if these dates will change. The Trophy Finals seem to be good ...
by spen666
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31822

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Understand Premier league West Ham owner is funding their stay in Darlington on Friday night to better prepare which is generous of them. I would like to see Hedley keep his place ahead of Mcmahon and keep Omar in from the start Sullivan has donated £500 to the costs https://www.whufc.com/news/arti...
by spen666
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31822

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson won the Trophy as a player.

Then won it 3 years running as a manager with Grays & Stevenage.

Not surprising they have had a decent run in Trophy, he like Alun Armstrong can obviously get sides up for big cup games
by spen666
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season null and voided
Replies: 114
Views: 20532

Re: Season null and voided

Interesting to see the news this morning stating that the government are targeting the end of July to have all adults vaccinated. Whilst always having to take governmental statements with a pinch of salt, it is fair to say that progress on the vaccine roll out has already included more people than ...
by spen666
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38148

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

Perhaps the time has come to stick with the Trades Description Act and form a proper National League North by inviting the likes of South Shields in and booting out Southerners like Gloucester, Boston etc by having an arbitary line define the North. Nobody in their right mind would consider Glouces...
by spen666
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38148

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

I’m no legal expert but what I do know is that the legal profession is very adept at constructing sentences and the use of language, especially in the spelling department. Spen is not. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk You want me to write message board posts in legalease? Happy to do so, but most...
by spen666
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38148

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

That's fascinating: what difficulties? How? If you know of a way of issuing a successful legal claim for which the cause of action is a breach of "the rules of Natural Justice", please do tell me - I'm genuinely intrigued. Breach of Contract....a radical concept you may not have heard of. Its only ...
by spen666
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 10828

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

.... Difficult going forward if the vote overall is to continue the season as the games we have to play still will put a real strain on part time players, or I supose we may decide not to play anyway and accept any "punishment" from the league (hope it's not demotion). .... can they demote 3/4 of t...
by spen666
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38148

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

"Those letters to Curzon and Dulwich are interesting." Aren't they just? "Is seems as if the NL Board have brought the charges & the NL Board have said they will be appointing the panel to decide the matter, if I have read the letters correctly"" You aren't sure whether you've been able to read the...
by spen666
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38148

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

"Those letters to Curzon and Dulwich are interesting." Aren't they just? "Is seems as if the NL Board have brought the charges & the NL Board have said they will be appointing the panel to decide the matter, if I have read the letters correctly"" You aren't sure whether you've been able to read the...
by spen666
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38148

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

The National League are now saying that an "independent panel", not a "sub-committee", will be appointed to hear each case. So that is already a climb-down from their initial correspondence to clubs within the last 24/48 hours. The cases will be not be heard until the results of the resolution are ...