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by banktopp
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Free school at the club - One for jenny
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: Free school at the club - One for jenny

I take your point, that all revenue streams must be explored, but rather than a school, maybe a room to use as a field study centre, based around football, I suppose similar to FiC. Field study to incorporate pond dipping, study of flora/fauna, species habitats, etc. There may be financial rewards ...
by banktopp
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Volunteers Christmas Party
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: Volunteers Christmas Party

No one can reach out to others in the same way that you can. No one can speak your words. No one can convey your meanings. No one can comfort others with your kind of comfort. No one can bring your kind of understanding to another person. No one can be cheerful and light-hearted3 and joyous4 in you...
by banktopp
Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Why did the keeper earn his corn ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Why did the keeper earn his corn ?

Taylors display on Saturday - and earlier games - made me remember Billy Elliot saying 'the keeper earned his corn' after a good game from the goalkeeper. Can anyone say what this means ? He also said of a player waiting for some surgery that he was 'ready for the knife' which is more straightforwa...
by banktopp
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies
Replies: 48
Views: 5317

Re: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies

Things have changed and 'woke' generation would be appalled to think fans used to go tooled up with home-made wooden rattles and rosettes in club colours (no expensive replica shirts in 1950's). The vegans would be shocked at the number of pies & volumes of instant Bovril hot beef drinks consumed, ...
by banktopp
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies
Replies: 48
Views: 5317

Re: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies

Anyone remember oct24 1960? attendance 17057, followed by 21023 on nov 14 now that was what crowding was all about!Those games are still in the memory cells never to be forgotten ——- anyone else around who was there to remember? Was at both. Only 11 but actually had a reasonable view from the south...
by banktopp
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies
Replies: 48
Views: 5317

Re: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies

Having been in a crowd of 16000+ at Feethams I can only say that it was extremely uncomfortable and probably downright dangerous; you saw very little of the match, were squeezed from all sides and choked from fag smoke. But as others have said there were some outstanding performances and the stando...
by banktopp
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies
Replies: 48
Views: 5317

Re: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies

Saw a picture on Facebook showing results on 12 October 1968 Showing Darlington drew 0-0 with Rochdale in front of a crowd of over 7000. That season Darlington finished 5th, so just missed out on promotion and Rochdale went up, so fair to assume it was a top of the table clash. Further checks here ...
by banktopp
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies
Replies: 48
Views: 5317

Re: Darlington Attendaces - One for the Oldies

Saw a picture on Facebook showing results on 12 October 1968 Showing Darlington drew 0-0 with Rochdale in front of a crowd of over 7000. That season Darlington finished 5th, so just missed out on promotion and Rochdale went up, so fair to assume it was a top of the table clash. Further checks here ...
by banktopp
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: Sutton United
Replies: 36
Views: 10079

Re: Sutton United

It's strange you're so abusive. You were very polite to me when I was accidentally sent your real name and email address - a few years back. I'm sure you remember. Or perhaps you don't? I’m no more or less abusive than you are. We’re both willing to indulge in personal attacks and insults when it s...
by banktopp
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley away 14/9/21
Replies: 53
Views: 10563

Re: Brackley away 14/9/21

Might be a bit late now, but does anyone know if there’s availability on the Supporters Coach for the game tonight? Wasn’t gonna go, but decided I fancy it now. Cheers! I would suggest you go to the 'horses mouth' by giving Glen a ring on 07376 368553 You are going on an old stagecoach ? Hope your ...
by banktopp
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Liam Ravenhill
Replies: 44
Views: 10890

Re: Liam Ravenhill

I think there may be one team worse than us this season.
Hereford FC lost 8-1 at home to Cheltenham.
by banktopp
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Finance Update
Replies: 23
Views: 4888

Re: Finance Update

Well done, everyone. Could give Rishi Sunak some lessons I for one think Rishi is doing an excellent job. Can you imagine if we still had Cameron and Osborne in charge with their austerity will cure everything belief. Even worse if it was Corbyn and McDonald ! I could do his job, printing money and...
by banktopp
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jamie Holmes
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

Re: Jamie Holmes

bga wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:16 pm
D_F_C wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:34 pm
Left the club, according to his Instagram


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Erm is this the player some supporters (and DJ) helped fund his operation?
He was one of ours and we did the right thing.
by banktopp
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Attendance
Replies: 167
Views: 29859

Re: Attendance

I use one other forum regularly, I won't give a name but they are OTT sensitive and if you mention one little thing off topic or use a word decided by them as iffy - you get censured. The forum I'm on about is very good but it is run by people who would enter into melt down if they discovered a for...
by banktopp
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Attendance
Replies: 167
Views: 29859

Re: Attendance

jjljks wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:25 am
Almost back to normal, now worried the rain will prevent to game tonight going ahead😨
Are you Darlo_Pete in disguise ? :D
by banktopp
Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Players on trial
Replies: 36
Views: 15273

Re: Players on trial

Just wondered if anyone knows who was at the 1st pre season training, only one I recognised was Ty O’Neill which would be quite delectable if we somehow got him in. Also for a bit of fun I’m gonna guess that the following are on trial/in talks to sign (I am fully aware that 95% are most likely wron...
by banktopp
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 171
Views: 67910

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Really looking forward to this match, not least because of all the mess the league has created over the past few months, a time now just to concentrate on the football. Anyone know how our injured players are getting on? Hopefully Magurie and McMahon are going to be fit. Had a look at Hornchurch pl...
by banktopp
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 66150

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 banktopp
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 18741

Re: Shorter games ?

Also the standard was considerably worse, games were played at a snails pace and players were neither as fit nor technically as skilled as those today. Pele, Puskas, Eusebio, Best...going back a bit further - Stanley Matthews? You telling me that none of those players were as technically skilled as...
by banktopp
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 18741

Re: Shorter games ?

Don't agree,there have always been technically gifted players but they are, I'm sure fitter now. Some of us will remember the dreadful surfaces they played on, so energy draining and only one substitute. Gerry Byrne played the 65 cup final with a broken collar bone. Real tough players abounded and ...
by banktopp
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 18741

Re: Shorter games ?

If the season is not extended it is very likely we and others will have to play 3 games per week. Personally I am not convinced that the season should be completed at all costs. Using PPG is not an ideal solution but perhaps the National League should draw up some contingency plans. It could perhap...
by banktopp
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shorter games ?
Replies: 45
Views: 18741

Re: Shorter games ?

If the season is not extended it is very likely we and others will have to play 3 games per week. Personally I am not convinced that the season should be completed at all costs. Using PPG is not an ideal solution but perhaps the National League should draw up some contingency plans. It could perhap...
by banktopp
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston Game To Be Replayed
Replies: 80
Views: 24409

Re: Boston Game To Be Replayed

There is a small possibility that this strange season could be decided on average points per game. As well as further lockdowns after Christmas, players testing positive, and possibility of games postponed because of bad weather, the chances of us completing our fixtures by whatever date the league ...
by banktopp
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ex Darlo players -unsporting behaviour?
Replies: 25
Views: 11281

Re: Ex Darlo players -unsporting behaviour?

What about the goal that never was against Hull city in the FA cup that resulted in a total four replays five games in total. before going down at Ayesome Park. Would that be the lob from Bobby Baxter that dropped over the bar and was pushed back under the net. I think Doug Embleton might know some...
by banktopp
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton...
Replies: 61
Views: 24263

Re: Alfreton...

Interesting "explanation" by AA as to why our keepers sometimes kick the ball out for a throw in. Said something like " we are not going to win any headers with our midgits up front so we let them have the throw in and build from there!" Whilst the odds on us winning the ball in a heading dual are ...
by banktopp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 66992

Re: Swindon away

Mister e wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:19 pm
............. To all you people wanting us to draw a big club and be on TV live wouldn't we stand more of a chance if we were drawn at home to plucky little Salford 😁👍
And they did do us a favour by pinching Swindon's manager last week.
by banktopp
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 66992

Re: Swindon away

H1987 wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Yep. Bit rubbish that. Unlikely to make it on the telly, likely to get a walloping.
Nearly correct.
by banktopp
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Swindon away
Replies: 212
Views: 66992

Re: Swindon away GOFUNDME page set up see below for details

Darlopartisan wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:14 am
Now stands at £1505
Keep the donations coming in to pay for overnight stays in later rounds.
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Support package announced
Replies: 87
Views: 26647

Re: Support package announced

dfcdfcdfc wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:25 am
al_quaker wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:54 am
https://theathletic.co.uk/2156815/2020/ ... t-funding/

Interesting article from the athletic (for those who subscribe at least) about this. Main takeaway is the lack of transparancy and responses from the National League.
What does it say?
" It's a shitstorm"
by banktopp
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20
Replies: 83
Views: 28633

Re: Curzon Ashton 31/10/20

divas wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:17 am
I’d imagine quite a few given this is our 5th season in NLN
As this is the start of our 5th season, only 4 seasons in NLN have been competed, and therefore not so many.