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by spen666
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 118
Views: 14824

Re: Potential new signings

I recall that Andrew Nelson and Omar Sanyang were to be invited back for pre-season training "to help with their rehab". I wonder if this was just to help them out, or with the hope of adding them to the squad at some point, depending on how they progress. Probably both. Inviting them to pre season...
by spen666
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live
Replies: 30
Views: 1957

Re: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live

Am I imagining it but did Gabbiadini score a cracker of a goal at Northampton in the win there in December 99?
by spen666
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just made Top 30
Replies: 33
Views: 2561

Re: Just made Top 30

Another interesting set up is Clapton CFC ( not to be confused with Clapton FC. The Clapton Ultras had long been in dispute with the Clapton owner Vince Bean - rumoured to be a bit of a crook allegedly. In the end, they set up their own club at very bottom of pyramid and eventually bought from the l...
by spen666
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just made Top 30
Replies: 33
Views: 2561

Re: Just made Top 30

If they can't afford promotion to the National League on average gates of 2,680 then they are paying their players too much, me thinks. Or they need to do a Darlo style boost the budget, let the fans be their rich benefactor. I have no idea why they would struggle on their gates, unless they have a...
by spen666
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just made Top 30
Replies: 33
Views: 2561

Re: Just made Top 30

Dulwich seemingly have problems of their own from evidence they gave to Tracey Crouches review They are so reliant on alcohol sales that they possibly couldn't afford to take promotion to National Leaguep as they would not be able to have fans drinking during game....until or unless law is changed h...
by spen666
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Anonymous letter in the Echo.
Replies: 14
Views: 1886

Re: Anonymous letter in the Echo.

Printing from the northern Echo has gone right down the pan with these so called new reporters, They don't checkout facts before before printing spurious anonymous letters full of holes, It's not for repirters to censor letters, no matter how silly they are. It's for people to express their views n...
by spen666
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Reserves - One For the Older Ones
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Darlington Reserves - One For the Older Ones

I remember Darlo's Reserves won the Wearside League in 1968/69. I don’t remember whether the Reserves continued in the Wearside League until they joined the Northern League. Thanks for that - from my attempts to look at Wearside League in subsequent seasons, I find no mention of Darlington Reserves...
by spen666
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Reserves - One For the Older Ones
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Darlington Reserves - One For the Older Ones

Looking on the website Football Clubs Historic Database,https://www.fchd.info/DARLING2.HTM, it shows that from 1921/2 season up to 1966/7 season there was a reserve team. Then from 1982-3 to 1985/6 a reserve team played in the Northern League. Between 1967 and 1982, did Darlington have a reserve sid...
by spen666
Wed May 25, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stadium funding
Replies: 234
Views: 29453

Re: New stadium funding

When we moved to the Arena I did wonder if there were any plans to put a train station close by - the Bishop to Saltburn line runs very close to the ground (though even closer to Billy Welch's gypsy site). Assuming a train ride would be less than a fiver, it would have stopped people grumbling abou...
by spen666
Tue May 24, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11472

Re: NLN playoffs

LoidLucan wrote:
Tue May 24, 2022 1:58 pm
They are in deep s*** now. The stadium has been separated from the club and big loans taken out....

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/spor ... es-7098067
As Andy Park says, they could easily be going down again
by spen666
Mon May 23, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stadium funding
Replies: 234
Views: 29453

Re: New stadium funding

AFC Wimbledon's new stadium doesn't have parking for fans. Neither does Morecambe. they are both relatively new built stadiums. If the ground is in the town centre there's no need for parking. Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk There is need for parking for 4 away directors cars , the match of...
by spen666
Mon May 23, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New stadium funding
Replies: 234
Views: 29453

Re: New stadium funding

110 spaces would be nowhere near enough for a 5000 capacity stadium Fleetwood have 6 car parking spaces in their club car park. ....'. Fleetwood have a larger car park alongside the social club, behind the old main stand. ( The one where they built a new stand in front of it and left old stand in p...
by spen666
Thu May 19, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 21024

Re: Retained list

Interesting that none of Blyth’s squad are currently singed up for next season. I’d be interested in Buddle & O’Donnell http://www.blythspartans.com/news-blyth-spartans-confirm-retained-list/ Two thoughts. They either didn't sign contracts with options in them (most contracts are 1 years but with a...
by spen666
Mon May 16, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11472

Re: NLN playoffs

Slight deviation from topic, but according to the Hartlepool Mail, Gateshead manager Mike Williamson is attracting interest from Hartlepool and Barrow. I think that would come as quite a blow to Gateshead if he moved on at this critical point. Given how fantastic a job he has done at Gateshead, los...
by spen666
Tue May 10, 2022 8:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster V Darlington
Replies: 28
Views: 3772

Re: Kidderminster V Darlington

Don’t think we need to make any improvements in terms of defence. I’d keep everyone we current have including Storey good 4th choice and young. One issue I do have with defence because it’s old we play too deep and with our current midfield crop we pretty much have a midfield full of CDMS. What we ...
by spen666
Sun May 08, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11472

Re: NLN playoffs

darloed19 wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 8:32 am
....Also, out of all the clubs in playoffs (on par with York) they don’t deserve to be in this league with theit ground and fan base.
....
You get no points for size of fan base or ground.

Every club is in this division on footballing merit
by spen666
Sat May 07, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jacob Hazel
Replies: 23
Views: 3811

Re: Jacob Hazel

CrazyDarlo wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 10:53 am
Why are we handing out 2 year contracts all of a sudden? So much can happen in that time.
Give a 1 year and
a) players may choose to go elsewhere fir more security
b) more likely to be able to get a transfer fee as if on a 1 year deal, clubs will wait to end of season to get player on a free.
by spen666
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 64
Views: 7125

Re: Raj Singh

.... Good summary, whilst everyone likes to blame singh sure seems more to it and even if darlington did get that share they could have been demoted anyway due to playing at bishop as the grounds of suitable grading at the time would not have really been viable options I am pretty sure Singh for wh...
by spen666
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 64
Views: 7125

Re: Raj Singh

I reckon there’s more to this Golden Share thing than meets the eye, to me it’s never been explained properly. For instance, I was told by a solicitor lately that holding the deeds to your house isn’t the big thing it once was. They’re not that important anymore as it’s what’s written on government...
by spen666
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 4268

Re: The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022

... . If the National league relegation zones end up with a bit of a shake up, in the unlikely event Barnet were to be relegated, they'd quite possibly end up in the North too. A London team. Presumably we will end up with more shuffled over from the Conference South (possibly Oxford City or St Alb...
by spen666
Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Match ratings
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Re: Match ratings

I thought Mr Q had a good game. When he was walking around pre match he looked positive, he seemed to know where others were around him and he didn’t fall over on the bobbly dry pitch. All things considered, he did well and perhaps should have been MOTM. Can he be given MOTM if he wasn't in the sta...
by spen666
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Imagine if this happened now
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Imagine if this happened now

The way the away fans at Feethams caused the advertising hoardings to collapse would provoke a huge investigation nowadays https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-8Y7vjepo Wonderful footage and a blast from past Crap pitch Crap camerawork Unsafe ground But somehow it seemed so much fun at the time. I like...
by spen666
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Run in
Replies: 14
Views: 3878

Re: Run in

In terms of my own analysis it works by giving teams attacking and defensive scores based on their home and away results. Attacking strength looks at goals for divided by average goals for in the league, similarly defensive strength is goals against divided by average goals against for the league. ...
by spen666
Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Run in
Replies: 14
Views: 3878

Re: Run in

They’ve predicted us to get 9 points from our remaining 8 games… If you are referring to the Football Web Pages table, at the bottom of the table there is a link to their predicted results for the rest of the season, so you can see what games they predict points from. Like I say, I have no idea how...
by spen666
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Run in
Replies: 14
Views: 3878

Re: Run in

For any geeks out there like me who are lovers of statistical analysis. I put together a little spreadsheet that tracks fixtures and results and uses results across the league to date to predict the results of the remaining games and thus the final table. How things currently stand. There are still...
by spen666
Fri Mar 11, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: UK Financial Crisis
Replies: 18
Views: 3341

Re: UK Financial Crisis

dont forget a Darlo season ticket next season will consist of 23 games rather than 21 due to league getting extended so that will trigger an increase in ST prices. And just to add to that, the league expansion also means there’ll be more long away trips too(adding to travel costs for the fans and t...
by spen666
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: UK Financial Crisis
Replies: 18
Views: 3341

Re: UK Financial Crisis

If people have less money to spend, they are likely to cut back on leisure spending. This may mean for example that people can no longer afford to buy season tickets watch the "bigger " clubs eg Newcastle Sunderland, Boro , Leeds etc, and / or afford to travel to their games. There must be an oppor...
by spen666
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: UK Financial Crisis
Replies: 18
Views: 3341

Re: UK Financial Crisis

whoever thought of the pay monthly season card at Darlo needs a medal, this could be an excellent marketing ploy after the season has started. is it feasible to run BTB for longer to attract more donations if anybody is struggling? The pay monthly ticket is something they were talking about on a re...
by spen666
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: UK Financial Crisis
Replies: 18
Views: 3341

UK Financial Crisis

There was mention in another thread about raising the cost of membership to the DFCSG. This set me thinking more generally about the future for football clubs. 1. Inflation is rising faster than wages 2. Petrol/ Diesel prices are rocketing mainly owing to War in Ukraine 3. Gas / Electricity prices a...
by spen666
Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York v Darlington
Replies: 90
Views: 13283

Re: York v Darlington

While I am jealous of York's stadium and the fact that they are a full time club - they are nearly 10.5 million in the red and owe 8.5million to McGill. ... I thought the sale of Bootham Crescent was supposed to enable him to get his money back. If it didn't, I can't see how he can ever get his mon...