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by darlo_baron
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 9085

Re: Leamington (A)

We need a nasty, hard, horrible centre half who can organise and a nasty, hard, horrible , massive centre forward who can bully people, hold the ball up and score goals. Reece Styche would score a hatful in this team. That’s the sort of striker we would ideally need. Put themselves about a bit and ...
by darlo_baron
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 9085

Re: Leamington (A)

I think we need to change the system again. 433 has been brilliant, but we now look toothless since Tyrone left. We are unable to bring Campbell and company into the game as the ball isn't sticking up front. We are wasting Thompson. I agree with AA that Donowa is better running onto the ball, but gi...
by darlo_baron
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy
Replies: 54
Views: 7024

Re: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy

Definitely have to agree that Donowa deserves a chance to start, in the near future. We are playing excellent football and barring Brackley, look defensively solid. However, we are struggling to score goals and Donowa, although still very raw, has done enough to be pushing for a start.
by darlo_baron
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Trophy 1st Rnd Proper - options
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

Re: FA Trophy 1st Rnd Proper - options

Honestly, there's no reason we couldn't cause an upset and beat Pools. Even just setting the finances aside, I want the game to happen. If we can't have them, then yeah, home draws against lower league sides as far as we can go. Sides from our level are frequently competitive in the competition, th...
by darlo_baron
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 7673

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

We were a Tyrone O'Neill/striker short of an upset. Matched them all game and despite their additional possession in the 2nd half, didn't trouble us except the goal. I believe with the exception of the first 15 minutes we had more possession. From memory after about 20 minutes it was c 58/42 in Wal...
by darlo_baron
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 7673

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

We were a Tyrone O'Neill/striker short of an upset. Matched them all game and despite their additional possession in the 2nd half, didn't trouble us except the goal. I hope to see Tyrone getting some minutes for Boro soon, otherwise the recall looks completely bizarre. For us, we desperately need a ...
by darlo_baron
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gates
Replies: 49
Views: 4321

Re: Gates

In reality, an informed decision can't be made until the facts about both options are presented clearly. For instance, if the relationship with DRFC is fractured or the pipe issue is insurmountable, then we probably need an alternative. Likewise, if we return to the Arena without a plan that benefit...
by darlo_baron
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5821

Re: Sold out?

Magic of the cup and all that. Oh for an extra terrace to lift the capacity. I think the capacity is 3,000 for this game. Read figures on twitter somewhere. Walsall got 300, and about 2,700 went on sale to our fans. The ground can't adequately fit 3,000 viewing spectators, there are going to be som...
by darlo_baron
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: O'Neill recalled
Replies: 91
Views: 11662

Re: O'Neill recalled

Backing us at 15/2 earlier today feels a lot more optimistic now!
by darlo_baron
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford....
Replies: 73
Views: 9638

Re: Hereford....

My only real criticism from Saturday was leaving Campbell on the left hand side and playing Donowa through the middle, when he made the substitution. Thought he could have shifted Campbell up top.

However, on another day we would have scored a few.
by darlo_baron
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall Watch
Replies: 24
Views: 5355

Re: Walsall Watch

unusual to see these days. I know in the olden days, folk would alternate between watching different clubs in the same city. This might merit a different thread - something to do with where is the love? - but in the old days - Boxing Day 1966, Feethams was stuffed with so many fans to see us play l...
by darlo_baron
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Burn Gone
Replies: 76
Views: 10028

Re: Burn Gone

Good on him and hopefully he silence the doubters and all the managers on here...Because everyone knew his situation not wanting to play football [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk Sat on his coin and then went to Whickham after his pay off, despite having the opportunity to go two week...
by darlo_baron
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hignett Out
Replies: 30
Views: 4584

Re: Hignett Out

onewayup wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Who gave the figures ,it depends on who that person was as to the truth of the actual amount supposedly.
We know to our cost what that owner can and will inevitably do , pools were well warned of this.
Hignett supplied the figures in the Hartlepool Mail.
by darlo_baron
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hignett Out
Replies: 30
Views: 4584

Re: Hignett Out

Don't think anyone will be surprised, after all singh will never be fit and proper person for the role.how long before he pulls the ,we need bodies through the gate ,i can't do this without fans coming through if it doesn't improve i will have to take measures to secure my cash. There was a recent ...
by darlo_baron
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 235
Views: 23498

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Bury now expelled from efl. In my 25 year watching football this is the 1st time i can recall this happening Maidstone in 1992/3 season were last expelled. They never played 1st fixture. Aldershot were liquidated at end of 1991/2 season & therefore technically not expelled. Just before i started wa...
by darlo_baron
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Arena
Replies: 121
Views: 13949

Re: The Areana

I wonder when we expect to hear an update in this regard from the club.

Obviously the next step, infrastructure wise, will be critical so I am very intrigued to see which route is the most viable going forward.
by darlo_baron
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead game...
Replies: 117
Views: 15308

Re: Gateshead game...

I thought Galbraith, Trotman and particularly Laing were pretty shaky last night. I thought Laing's decision making was poor on several occasions, but he wasn't the only one and Trotman's pass cost us the goal. However, Laing has performed at this level consistently for Blyth, so there is clearly a ...
by darlo_baron
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Halifax Friendly Now at Blackwell Meadows
Replies: 76
Views: 12714

Re: Halifax Friendly Now at Blackwell Meadows

EDJOHNS wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:16 am
AndyPark wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Halifax will bring about 50 maximum :lol:

Remember when they demanded 600 tickets and barely sold 300 for our first game back. LOL
Was that not Stockport? or has my mind blown?
Definitely Halifax. Kicked off about their allocation of 600 and then only sold half of it.
by darlo_baron
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: farsley away
Replies: 60
Views: 11392

Re: farsley away

en passant wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:35 am
I see that they have already had one preseason friendly in which Cartman scored a hat trick. I wonder if Campbell has ever heard of a hat trick.
Has Cartman ever heard of scoring in the football league?
by darlo_baron
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dan Maguire signs!!
Replies: 33
Views: 4563

Re: Dan Maguire signs!!

Any good shouts for alternatives then? Boyes at Spenny - Not really realistic I imagine due to wages and need for a transfer fee. Beesley at BPA - Also unlikely to be realistic, unless their budget is to be dramatically reduced. Northern League - The next Glen Taylor would be nice. Any possibilities?
by darlo_baron
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dan Maguire
Replies: 17
Views: 4320

Re: Dan Maguire

It would be nice to see the Maguire and also Jameson situations be concluded fairly shortly, even if we don't get them. Armstrong mentioned that we have alternative options, however a slight concern is that we miss out on these players the longer we wait for DM & PJ. It's a long summer I know, I jus...
by darlo_baron
Tue May 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth statement
Replies: 75
Views: 14947

Re: Blyth statement

Can't blame them it happened to us not so long ago on a Sunday 🤔 And our fans went divy calling all names under the sun, I wonder if they will go divy cos we have done the same to Blyth , I suspect NOT Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk You have absolutely no idea what has happened behind the sce...
by darlo_baron
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW - Learning His Trade
Replies: 108
Views: 10903

Re: TW - Learning His Trade

The stats don't really look good for Wright no matter how you cut them...has he ever had a third season somewhere though? It probably is blind faith, because there isn't really a logical reason but I'm kind of happy to stick with him and see what happens. I don't actually think he would take us dow...
by darlo_baron
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 53
Views: 5096

Re: Sporting Village

The Report suggests work is expected to start later this year, and be completed next year. But then it says the Planning Application is likely to be submitted later this year. Are they expecting a quick decision? I imagine it will be a formality approving the plans, with the council guaranteeing lo...
by darlo_baron
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chester
Replies: 96
Views: 11905

Re: Darlington V Chester

Stability comes at a cost, this season has not panned out for a number of reasons we all know what they are, we must regroup and come at it with renewed zest, and vitality next season either with or without Tommy, Having said that I think Tommy should get 8 /10 games next season to see if he's lear...
by darlo_baron
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Bottle
Replies: 62
Views: 10185

Re: Spenny Bottle

Nothing to do with bottle, Spennymoor were beaten by a better side on the night. At the end of the season the league table presents a true picture of how sides have performed No complaints. I am prepared to admit we didn't deserve to win. As for comments about the size of the crowd...Spennymoor get...
by darlo_baron
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Omar Holness
Replies: 66
Views: 10022

Re: Omar Holness

Nope, not anyone. Just you. I'm so touched that you take so much time a out of your life to give me this personal attention. Its so gratifying to know you care so much you have to reply to my postings Surprised you have time to reply on here, considering you have several Spennymoor branch twitter p...
by darlo_baron
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Steve Watson - new York manager
Replies: 70
Views: 14055

Re: Steve Watson - new York manager

Gateshead are doing remarkably well in spite of the clear and obvious problems off the field. Have to say fair play to them. I'm sure Pears is no doubt helping them a great deal. Guy's capable of playing way up the ladder. If it goes tits up at Gateshead I wonder if Clark could be tempted by our jo...
by darlo_baron
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jake Turner - New Signing
Replies: 19
Views: 3686

Re: Jake Turner - New Signing

This could be really good news. Maddison - I don't think I've ever felt as nervous about any goal keeper. Hold my beer...... The year is 2009. It's December Ashlee Jones takes to the pitch in a Darlington shirt pretending to be a goal keeper in a dreadful 4-0 defeat. https://media.gettyimages.com/p...
by darlo_baron
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 10842

Re: B T B Email

Completely agree. Comments on here about board members resigning etc if ever we move away from being fan owned seems very short sighted. We have clearly reached our level as a fan owned club and if anything are struggling to maintain where we even are now, which let’s be honest is a relegation batt...