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by dfc4me
Thu May 06, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 12020

Re: 6 players leave

The travelling time involved for anyone living north of the Tyne just to get to training, home matches or the team bus must really mount up. Playing for Blyth will really reduce that and give them a better chance of first team football.
by dfc4me
Mon May 03, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 6 players leave
Replies: 122
Views: 12020

Re: 6 players leave

I would guess these are players we have offered a contract to but they have rejected it probably due to a better offer from elsewhere.
by dfc4me
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb
Replies: 30
Views: 7309

Re: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb

I do wonder if the only reason we are playing league matches is because we want to continue in the trophy and it would look really bad to play one and not the other.
by dfc4me
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb
Replies: 30
Views: 7309

Re: Kidderminster Harriers 13th Feb

Maybe they should just forget to put the covers on then nobody would have to make a decision
by dfc4me
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void
Replies: 211
Views: 38450

Re: DFC Voted for League to be Null & Void

Looking at the BBC weather forecast I don’t think need to, the decision will be made for us.
by dfc4me
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restarts 6 February
Replies: 224
Views: 46463

Re: League restarts 6 February

So the 23 NL clubs effectively get to decide the future of the 66 NLN/NLS clubs and thus give the NL board the result they want ie to complete the season regardless of the consequences. I wonder if this could end up in some kind of legal challenge or, if clubs stick together, refusal to play. H&S du...
by dfc4me
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 200
Views: 41975

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Looking at option 3, the NL use the word suspend rather than end or cancel the season. Hopefully they don’t intend to try and restart at a later date.
by dfc4me
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 26
Views: 7697

Re: National League North statement

What would happen if the majority of NLN clubs simply turned round and said NO. If 50% or more teams drop out surely the league couldn’t happen. It’s a matter of the clubs sticking together to make change happen.
by dfc4me
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SEASON POSTPONED?
Replies: 69
Views: 18420

Re: SEASON POSTPONED?

Can’t believe South Shields were allowed to play a home match on Saturday with a crowd of 600 with the area under a local lockdown. Wonder how much social distancing went on, probably very little.
by dfc4me
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 101
Views: 31352

Re: impact on ground capacity

I think the NL are just desperate to start the season on Oct 3rd but the 1000 limit is going to upset a lot more NL clubs than just us. The question is how long is “ temporary “. If it’s only for a couple of matches we can probably cope, especially if we can bring in some money from on line streamin...
by dfc4me
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 101
Views: 31352

Re: impact on ground capacity

If we do follow the leagues below and have a 900 cap then the arena is a non starter. So we need to find a safe way of getting 900 safely into BM. If 550 is with 2m social distancing could we go for 1m sd and make face masks compulsory. I know face masks aren’t exactly popular but it would get all s...
by dfc4me
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 340
Views: 68912

Re: Ground share

At one point DJ mentioned capacities between 17% and 33% which I assume means 17% (550) with 2m social distancing and 33% if it’s 1m. If so, government advice is that where 2m is not possible then 1m with mitigation i.e. face masks, not standing face to face, is acceptable. So could we make face cov...
by dfc4me
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October 3rd
Replies: 108
Views: 25757

Re: October 3rd

Surely instead of a one size fits all solution each club should be working with local health officials, taking into account things like the layout of the ground rather than just using a percentage of capacity. For eg a ground that is very open is likely to be safer than a ground that is enclosed on ...
by dfc4me
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October 3rd
Replies: 108
Views: 25757

Re: October 3rd

Would it not be fairer if we have to limit numbers to base it on last season’s average attendance ? I don’t know the exact figures, but let’s say Gateshead ground can hold 10000 but their average gate was 1000 and say numbers were cut to 50 percent because of Covid so they would be allowed 500, we ...
by dfc4me
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October
Replies: 63
Views: 18581

Re: October

It has been announced today. Step 1/2 - 5th September Step 3/4 - 19th September Step 5/6 - 5th September I don't actually know the logic behind EvoStik starting later than National League given the former got null and voided and are ready whereas the latter are still playing and not all teams know ...
by dfc4me
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October
Replies: 63
Views: 18581

Re: October

A few weeks ago I read somewhere that the FA want all non league football to restart at the same time and not until fans can be present. As for social distancing if the police have no powers to enforce it then football clubs have no chance. But is it really needed at matches at our level? All the pr...
by dfc4me
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October
Replies: 63
Views: 18581

Re: October

If it is the seating which needs social distancing, then for an average gate of 1500 we would need a stadium that could seat 15000. Now can anyone think of somewhere that big yet still in the town? Purely rhetorical & no need to answer that one - George Reynolds was years ahead in his thinking. I'd...
by dfc4me
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: October
Replies: 63
Views: 18581

Re: October

Those rules were written on a one size fits all scenario which is simply not the case. Premier league and on league are worlds apart and need to be treated as such. If the police have no powers to enforce social distancing then volunteer stewards have no chance and you can put up all the signs and m...
by dfc4me
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports village
Replies: 193
Views: 44366

Re: Sports village

I do wonder if the rugby clubs attitude is typical of everyone or if it is just a few individuals in positions of power who don’t want us there and are influencing everyone else.
by dfc4me
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 195
Views: 60247

Re: The Team 20/21 season

Ultimately it will be the government not the NL that decides when football at our level can return and how many spectators, if any, can attend. To start competitive football in September pre season needs to begin early August which is only 6 weeks away and I am not convinced the government will go f...
by dfc4me
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Team 20/21 season
Replies: 195
Views: 60247

Re: The Team 20/21 season

BT sport are greedy s@ds. Sky and Amazon are both making a significant number of PL games free to view, BT are not. NLN/NLS clubs need to stick together and find a way to fight this though not sure how. By September it is possible social distancing will be down to 1 metre rather than 2, otherwise sc...
by dfc4me
Sat May 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thommo
Replies: 194
Views: 49739

Re: Thommo

At the AGM DJ said our high earners would be offered reduced terms for next season and, though he didn’t name any one, most of us knew he meant Tommo, Tez and possibly Wheatley so it’s not surprising he’s decided to move on, especially as he was unlikely to be a regular starter.
by dfc4me
Fri May 01, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost the budget
Replies: 299
Views: 96837

Re: Boost the budget

Hope something has been planned for those that don’t have the internet or prefer to pop into QR. Do we have contact details so we could write to them or even telephone them?
by dfc4me
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season VOIDED
Replies: 221
Views: 53279

Re: Season VOIDED

I see on Look North the chairman of South Shields was saying that they would take legal action against the National league on them being denied promotion & that if they don't get promoted it would cost them between £400K & £500k. Why would they take action against the NL? It's the FA they would nee...
by dfc4me
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Friday Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 8674

Re: Friday Quiz

South Shields ?
by dfc4me
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Last home game for a while?
Replies: 29
Views: 7973

Re: Last home game for a while?

Sorry but I cannot believe attending Blackwell Meadows with around 1300 other fans is particularly risky. Maybe keep out of clubhouse but otherwise should be fine. If we take really drastic measures too early then surely it will be counterproductive as by the time the virus really hits people will ...
by dfc4me
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coronavirus and DFC
Replies: 212
Views: 56661

Re: Coronavirus and DFC

There was a article on the BBC website about why Italy was so much worse than us. Basically it’s because they are a much more ‘tactile’ people than us. Where as we shake hands they kiss cheeks and hug whenever they meet and again when they leave. The perfect way to spread Coronavirus very quickly.
by dfc4me
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: season tickets on sale
Replies: 49
Views: 15370

Re: season tickets on sale

Actually the 500 club was created to get us back into town. It raised a large portion of the money we needed to get BM up to NLN standard.
by dfc4me
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retention for next year
Replies: 76
Views: 20073

Re: Retention for next year

With Thommo, Galbraith and Wheatley on contracts from the TW/MG era I suspect they will be on more money than AA will want to pay so if AA does want to retain them it could well be for less money. If so we could well lose all 3.