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by JE93
Tue May 11, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 12038

Re: 6 players leave

Ben Hedley now confirmed for next season. Let's hope we get confirmations on Sousa and Rivers soon too.
by JE93
Mon May 10, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 7173

Re: Boost the budget 2021

joejaques wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 8:36 am
Over half way now lads. 60K passed this morning. Outstanding, as usual. :D :roll:
Great to get past the halfway mark, surely deserving of news that Sousa, Rivers, Hedley et al have signed contract extensions. Come on Darlo make the announcement.
by JE93
Fri May 07, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 12038

Re: 6 players leave

The situation has just been exasperated somewhat by Campbell also signing for Gateshead. One of my favourite malaprops. In reference to Old Git's post further up, is 28/29 considered to be over the hill these days? I always thought the general consensus was that most players are generally in their ...
by JE93
Fri May 07, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 12038

Re: 6 players leave

Given all the talk of players going out, I’ll start with a bit of baseless speculation for players we might be interested in: Robbie Briggs (South Shields), Macauley Langstaff (Gateshead), Josh MacDonald (Pools) & Paddy McLaughin (York). Interesting on Briggs. Shields are going full time this seaso...
by JE93
Thu May 06, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 7173

Re: Boost the budget 2021

Good to see it's got off to such a good start. It wonder how it compares like for like with last year - not in terms of time, but in terms of people. Is it the the same people putting in the same (or even reduced) amount, just perhaps earlier in the cycle? Or are new people joining, or are people u...
by JE93
Tue May 04, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 7173

Re: Boost the budget 2021

Nice to see this tick up over £50,000 today. Well done all let's keep it going. Can we get over half way to our £120k target tomorrow?
by JE93
Tue May 04, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 12038

Re: 6 players leave

Stod reporting that Campbell wanted to leave and Gateshead are favourites to sign him. All these players have lined up other clubs which tells us they made the decision. Surprised fans are interpreting these as being we didn't offer them a new deal. If anything it suggests we at least started a con...
by JE93
Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 12038

Re: 6 players leave

Sad to see Campbell leave, technically the best player at the club in my opinion. Will have been the scorer of or provider for most of our goals over the last couple of seasons. But not irreplaceable and was struggling slightly to fit into the systems we were playing last season especially when Sous...
by JE93
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dorking
Replies: 3
Views: 1968

Re: Dorking

egreh wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:30 pm
How many days to the start of the new season?
112 days by my reckoning.
by JE93
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17390

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

I see in recent days. Chippenham Town and Slough Town have both confirmed that they have appealed the fines they received for failing to fulfill fixtures. Wonder if we will confirm if we've appealed or not.
by JE93
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It's time to go
Replies: 20
Views: 3677

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 JE93
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17390

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Was that the charge or was it just failure to fulfil? I'm going by memory here as I can't be bothered to hunt for quotes but I'm positive D.J always puts in the "just cause" bit. I also picked up something interesting from his last interview with Ray. He said that the League are now calling the sto...
by JE93
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17390

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Unsurprisingly national league clubs are suggesting a vote of no confidence in the national league board. Will be further discussed between club leaders on Monday to gauge support for calling an EGM and carrying a vote of no confidence to dismiss the current board members. https://twitter.com/Ollie_...
by JE93
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Punishment for the Boston game
Replies: 94
Views: 17390

Re: Punishment for the Boston game

Apparently Bradford PA are fuming as they have received a £6000 fine because they failed to play 3 matches. They say they are going to appeal to the FA and are taking legal advice relating to the lies told to them by the NL at the start of the season. Too bloody right. It was always agreed that clu...
by JE93
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Not playing the Boston match.
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Re: Not playing the Boston match.

Just when the national league couldn't get any more baffling. They have upheld a complaint against Bradford PA for failing to fulfill fixtures of a season that's been declared null and void! Total of three games and a £2k fine per game. https://bpafc.com/staggering-decision-from-the-national-league-...
by JE93
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New season starts 14th August
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

New season starts 14th August

https://twitter.com/Ollie_Bayliss/status/1373935173616742402?s=20 145 long days away unfortunately Not sure why they're waiting till the middle of August for the NLN and NLS, could have stretched the season by another two weeks to start from the 31st of July and given clubs the benefit of an earlier...
by JE93
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields
Replies: 14
Views: 4615

Re: South Shields

Did they ever do the work to expand their ground? I know it needed doing to get to this level. I'm not quite sure I get what their owner is trying to do. There's no way they can develop that place for the football league, so I wonder what the end game is. Think they put in a fair amount of the modu...
by JE93
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6988

Re: Nasty defenders

I'm well aware footballers don't work 9-5 monday to Friday. They have to work Saturdays too! (I mean, I feel like you set me up for that one). But I've provided a long list of reasons why someone may want to stay local and why that would be better for them. All you have asserted is that it doesn't a...
by JE93
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6988

Re: Nasty defenders

Oh fair play. In that case Hartlepool. It never fails to surprise me how much footballers tend to lean towards moves "home". It is perhaps a mind set that all contracts are a temporary move. Still remember Joe Cole used to commute from London to play for both Liverpool and Lille and Steven Warnock ...
by JE93
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6988

Re: Nasty defenders

Oh fair play. In that case Hartlepool. It never fails to surprise me how much footballers tend to lean towards moves "home". It is perhaps a mind set that all contracts are a temporary move. Still remember Joe Cole used to commute from London to play for both Liverpool and Lille and Steven Warnock ...
by JE93
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6988

Re: Nasty defenders

He was great in his loan spell here years ago and even came back to watch us in the playoffs. Doubt we could afford his £4K a week wages though! Maybe he’ll take a 90% pay cut 😂 Depends what his ambitions are. His wage demands will have to decrease regardless. He is likely quite settled location wi...
by JE93
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When is null & void.......
Replies: 71
Views: 12610

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

FA alliance Committee has today ratified the decision to Null and Void step 2.

It also rejected the idea of a mini league put forward by the 15 or 16 clubs at step 2. - https://www.thefa.com/news/2021/mar/12/ ... e-20210312
by JE93
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Player of the season
Replies: 17
Views: 3464

Re: Player of the season

Player of the season: Sousa - he just edges Charman for me. Has had an instant impact since joining and scored some great goals. You can see the qualities he has and why he has played higher, he just needs to get his head up at the final moment just to decide whether shooting really is the best opt...
by JE93
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 6988

Re: Nasty defenders

IMO We haven't had the type of CB we need since we sold Josh Heaton to St Mirren when he was here first time around. 6'4, strong, good in the air, fast enough along the floor, safe enough on the ball Since then we've had CB's including: Galbraith - good player, but never felt he was particularly dom...
by JE93
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Promotion from Step 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Re: Promotion from Step 2

Question four would be answered by the FA restructure of non-league. Plan was always to expand Step 2 to 48 clubs. It’s currently at 43. The suggestion is the FA wants to continue with the restructuring. So no relegation and you promote five clubs from Step Three. No idea how they decide which five...
by JE93
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31941

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Hugely disappointing today. Very easy with hindsight but we needed the extra midfielder today to keep the ball. I really like Sousa but I don’t know if he heard a scout was watching or something today as he wanted to do everything himself. I don’t know why Hudson hasn’t been given more of a chance....
by JE93
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31941

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

A really poor way to finish the season and all of our own making. Ref was poor, some bad decisions, but generally just in the way of play as well. Credit to Hornchurch they got the result, but honestly we should be doing better. They looked badly short of fitness but we were poor on the ball and did...
by JE93
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 50/50 Draw
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Re: 50/50 Draw

Got my 5'er in.

The link for anyone who needs it https://yourclub.darlingtonfc.co.uk/virtual-5050-draw

As always huge credit to Andy Clarke on whats he's done promoting the 50/50's and the website guys who have made it so easy to be part of.
by JE93
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 166
Views: 31941

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Positive news from NESN interview with Danny O'connor. Looks like Maguire will be fit to play atleast some part at the weekend. Guess the big question is whether to stick or twist with the 4-4-2 that worked against Weymouth and Wealdstone if we don't have Charman to play in the forward line. Plenty ...
by JE93
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 10966

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

By my reckoning its: National league: - Dover National League North: - Alfreton - Blyth - BPA - Curzon - Darlo - Gateshead - Hereford - Kettering - Southport - Spennymoor - Telford National league South: - Bath City - Dulwich Hamlet - Tonbridge Angels (have furloughed 1st team squad, playing with k...