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by polam
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Peter Madden RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Peter Madden RIP

He wasn't the worst manager we've had & not the best but as he lasted over 3 years I wonder how many mangers following him lasted longer than Madden. I'm assuming Hodgson & Gray did, but not even Little, Penney or Knowles lasted that long. Billy Elliott was manager from June 1979 to June 1983. What...
by polam
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Former players
Replies: 72
Views: 9333

Re: Former players

Sorry Clive Natrrass or Neil Hague would definitely not be anywhere near my best eleven. A really classy defender I remember from the 1970s is John Stone who came from York City. Also must mention Barry Lyons who was an excellent midfielder in the 1970s and also came from York. My memory of Clive N...
by polam
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Former players
Replies: 72
Views: 9333

Re: Former players

Couple of names not mentioned so far - Alan Walsh and Fred Barber
by polam
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: League restructure
Replies: 34
Views: 6674

Re: League restructure

I don't really know if there is an easy answer. If you make the Northern Premier League go straight into Conference North you give step 3 Northern sides a 1 in 12 chance of getting to Step 2 whilst giving the rest of the county a 1 in 36 chance - not sure that will be interpreted as fair. There isn...
by polam
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton
Replies: 92
Views: 18572

Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Also, we've repeatedly shown we can compete with full time teams in individual games. Taken over the course of a season we may not be able to maintain the standards we set in some of those, and we may be relegated again, but we wouldn't be embarrassed by any stretch. Of course we should aim to go u...
by polam
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor game off
Replies: 77
Views: 15228

Re: Spennymoor game off

At least Alty fans will only have to pay £10 when they return to The Field. Spennymoor surcharges other visiting Co. Durham fans 40% - £14 for the visit of Darlo and Gateshead but back to £10 for everyone else.
by polam
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 99
Views: 22161

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

Oh i remember it well,uriah Rennie being accused of brown envelop acceptance at the time think it was Rennie,s first season in the football league.one hell of a lot of controversy over where 12 mins extra time came from .i believe his first game in the league was at Darlington, might have that wron...
by polam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Daily Mail report
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Daily Mail report

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footb ... lsall.html

"Darlington's players celebrate after forcing a replay with a 97th minute equaliser" - looks suspiciously like the opening goal
by polam
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall Watch
Replies: 24
Views: 7139

Re: Walsall Watch

Not seen it mentioned earlier - their manager is ex-Poolie Darren Clarke who brought his Salisbury side to the Arena in the FA Trophy Quarter Finals in our FA Trophy Winning season 2010/11. He was open about how he would use his Poolie contacts to get inside information for the match.
by polam
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA CUP FIRST ROUND
Replies: 72
Views: 11946

Re: FA CUP FIRST ROUND

There's a great stat in Craig Stoddart's Echo report; this is the first year that Darlo have won 3 FA Cup ties since 1988/9. That year we had three home draws and saw off Runcorn 4-2, Northwich 6-2 and Halifax Town 3-0 (featuring Les McJannet's classy backheeled goal). What makes this year's run all...
by polam
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 18872

Re: Leamington v Darlington

Match report from the Daily Mail - starts by claiming we took only 50 fans and carried on in with similar accuracy (Phoenix Club, three consecutive promotions) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7543811/ON-ROAD-Bermudan-boys-help-Quakers-quest-Darlington-aim-banish-ghosts-troubled-pa...
by polam
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 18872

Re: Leamington v Darlington

TKOA wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:19 am
Did we take a good following that day? I see Gabbiadini was in the Sunderland team!
We had half of the terrace at the Fulwell End (or was it the Roker End). Played well enough but the gulf was too big.
by polam
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 18872

Re: Leamington v Darlington

Great performance today, that is after the first half hour when Leamington were on top and missed a few chances. New keeper was MoM for me. As a southern based fan who has seen the Darlo games at Leamington for the past three seasons, today's team were a step up from our previous two unbeaten visits...
by polam
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup
Replies: 75
Views: 18368

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Anybody seen Darlo play twice in two days? I remember two away games in two days at the end of the 85-86 season. Derby and Brentford I think, both defeats? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Brentford (a) 5th May 1986 (lost 2-1) then Notts County (a) 6th May (lost that one 5-0). Line up v Notts was...
by polam
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mitchell Glover
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: Mitchell Glover

Seems to have made an excellent first impression - scored from 40 yards (did he ever do that for us?)


https://twitter.com/StratfordTownFC/sta ... 6693682179
by polam
Fri May 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sloping pitches
Replies: 29
Views: 4988

Re: Sloping pitches

loan_star wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:50 am
Wycombes old ground had a side to side slope, one touchline was about 6' higher than the other.
First away game of the Conference season 89/90; Smudger led the team out and gently tapped a warm-up ball which disappeared across the pitch down the slope to the far side where the Darlo fans were
by polam
Tue May 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Teams in National League North for next season
Replies: 39
Views: 6674

Re: Teams in National League North for next season

Isn't there a rule that you don't have to move divisions within 3 years of your last move? Worcester were given such an exemption preventing them being moved back to the North a few years ago. Gloucester went from North to South in 2017-18, so they might be within their rights to refuse to move. Gl...
by polam
Thu May 09, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC fightback victories
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

Re: Darlington FC fightback victories

Coming from 2 down at home to Hartlepool to win 5-2. McClean in the tin shed end before half time then 4 from Alan Walsh in the Polam end in the second half. About 1981 I think. Also coming from 3-1 down at Salford to win 4-3 has got to be worth a shout. The Pools 5-2 was the first one coming to mi...
by polam
Fri May 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: 40 years ago today . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 6169

Re: 40 years ago today . . .

. . . Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister. How the country needs her back right now. Mrs. Thatcher hated football and its fans. Compulsory Identity Cards for football fans (including Division 4) were legislated for and ready to go when Lord Peter Taylor of Gosforth published the Taylor Report a...
by polam
Fri May 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Evostik playoffs
Replies: 46
Views: 8025

Re: Evostik playoffs

Moved again. Semis tomorrow, final Monday. By my reckoning that's the fourth different set of dates. And Stourbridge have had to cede home advantage in the semis. Indeed - Stourbridge finished 3rd so were at home in the playoffs, but because of 4 days of faffing around by the Southern League and FA...
by polam
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Evostik playoffs
Replies: 46
Views: 8025

Re: Evostik playoffs

Bit of an issue with the super playoff - both of the Evostik Southern semi-finals tomorrow have been postponed because of a possible ineligible player at one of the clubs (Stratford). Kings Lynn, Alvechurch and Stourbridge not happy, especially Stour whose ground gets handed over to Stourbridge Cric...
by polam
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Todays games
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: Todays games

Plenty of ex Darlo players getting on the scoresheet today in the EvoStik
- Nathan Cartman for Farsley
- James Walshaw for Scarboro
- Liam Hardy for Buxton
and Dan Lowson scored an OG as well
by polam
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V FC United
Replies: 75
Views: 10951

Re: Darlington V FC United

Darlo games v FC United - played 6 won 6 !
by polam
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton....
Replies: 161
Views: 23312

Re: Nuneaton....

From the deafening silence from those who attended the match do I assume that Mr Caton did not give a Franz von Werra experience to make anyone have regrets. Caton did not have a memorable debut and was subbed in the second half. Agree with all the comments about two poor teams (and a ref who was e...
by polam
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jake Turner - New Signing
Replies: 19
Views: 4499

Re: Jake Turner - New Signing

I think James Speare is the worst goalkeeper I’ve ever seen play for Darlo. Yes, even worse than Ashlee Jones. Now that we're on this subject, how about: Martin McGrother - 1986, had to play when Mike Astbury was cuptied. Let one in through his legs in the FACup first round when we beat Mansfield 2...
by polam
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Champs
Replies: 40
Views: 6269

Re: Champs

[quote="Alfie"]Gloucester were in the NLN a few seasons ago, didn't we play them in our first season in NLN? Yes - we beat them home and away. Now they play in Evesham but they're hoping to move back to the City in 2019/20 (new ground Meadow Park). When they were moved from NLN to NLS they were give...
by polam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alan Walsh
Replies: 4
Views: 2869

Re: Alan Walsh

Alan Walsh's son Phil played against Darlo in the final Conference season, for Hayes & Yeading. Looked just like his dad. The game also featured Jordan Pickford.
by polam
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chorley (a) 10th Nov postponed
Replies: 7
Views: 3618

Chorley (a) 10th Nov postponed

Chorley beat Barrow today in the FA Cup 4QR so will be playing in the first round proper that weekend
by polam
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mr Gray in todays NLP
Replies: 57
Views: 17374

Re: Mr Gray in todays NLP

Cyril knowles possibility did a better job? Did he have less cash than little had via Dick Corden? He absolutely had less money than Little had under Corden. Knowles turned us from perennial Division 4 no hopers into promotion winners off the back of very small crowds in previous seasons and theref...