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by darlo_baron
Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2829

Re: Reset

Yet again I ask, just what do you think we have for anyone to "invest" in? We are what is known as a paper club, ie, the only things we own are a few player's signatures on sheets of paper, some strips and a few balls. How much do you think our players will bring in investment? As far as I am aware...
by darlo_baron
Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 69
Views: 9100

Re: Any new faces

I’m sure we’ll get a full update from Ray in the pre match cut n paste … erm preview. The match preview was predictably terrible. It’s astonishing that we are staring relegation in the face and the comms from the media manager continue to be appalling. Asante has been out for a few weeks but no upd...
by darlo_baron
Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 11087

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

DJ has led us to a path of success, over the last few years while keeping the finances in check, so not going into administration again, and 6 leagues down. There have been innovations like the way you can pay by tapping on a terminal to pay which were led by the board members, (very rare at other ...
by darlo_baron
Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 155
Views: 11414

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

Sorry for missing the point, maybe you could take over then, is that the point? Successful business man etc? And if I had the time I would offer my services but my work takes up enough of my life without taking something else on. However I do help the club in other ways. Fair enough, I think DJ wou...
by darlo_baron
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 11087

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Without getting to much in to it, that mentality of being minnows, or the unlucky club, or the no money club, needs to stop right across the FC. We are Darlington Football Club, backed by a fantastic fan-base that provides the club with adequate resources (in terms of voluntary hours & financial su...
by darlo_baron
Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 11087

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

The numerous incidents on twitter this week have been embarrassing. I’ve had my own grievances with some of the characters involved in the spats and maintain one of the individuals involved (not on this forum as far as I’m aware) crosses the line consistently. That being said, we now have a club off...
by darlo_baron
Tue Jan 30, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banbury V Darlington
Replies: 53
Views: 6539

Re: Banbury V Darlington

Did we? They’ve completely gifted us the goal and we created precisely nothing after scoring it and for the majority of the game. This is not a criticism of Watson who has done reasonably well since coming in. We are still dreadful though and a positive result on Saturday is backed up by a disaster ...
by darlo_baron
Tue Jan 30, 2024 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banbury V Darlington
Replies: 53
Views: 6539

Re: Banbury V Darlington

Same issue, zero creativity. Hatfield & Platt both tough, hard working midfielders but neither of them can create literally anything. Liddle back to non existent self. Cannot win games with those 3 together. Add Salkeld to that, hauled off at HT Sent from my SM-A145R using Tapatalk Perfect example ...
by darlo_baron
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16466

Re: Asante

That means very little. The most minutes he has ever managed in a full season is 2,700 and since then he has had surgery to his groin & knee, and he has declined further. It was patently obvious that spending such a huge amount of money on a player with such a terrible injury record was a bad idea....
by darlo_baron
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16466

Re: Asante

He passed a medical before signing That means very little. The most minutes he has ever managed in a full season is 2,700 and since then he has had surgery to his groin & knee, and he has declined further. It was patently obvious that spending such a huge amount of money on a player with such a ter...
by darlo_baron
Mon Jan 29, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16466

Re: Asante

He passed a medical before signing That means very little. The most minutes he has ever managed in a full season is 2,700 and since then he has had surgery to his groin & knee, and he has declined further. It was patently obvious that spending such a huge amount of money on a player with such a ter...
by darlo_baron
Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget January 2024
Replies: 123
Views: 34005

Re: Boost The Budget January 2024

You can’t raise 30k as a plea to get us out of this mess and then sign nobody though.

Not really how the scheme was advertised and would go down like a lead balloon.
by darlo_baron
Sun Dec 17, 2023 6:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester (A)
Replies: 96
Views: 89938

Re: Gloucester (A)

It would be great if you could just be pleased that we won the match, without feeling it necessary to insult one of your own players. I say your own player, because I assume you do want the team to do well. Shut up you ginormous melt. Lees has been garbage this season, and we're bottom 4 for a reas...
by darlo_baron
Mon Nov 27, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Injury List
Replies: 32
Views: 21737

Re: Injury List

May be DFC keeping status of availability secret to fox the opposition? I’m done with this Board. If you could drag yourself away from this website for 5 minutes you could put yourself forward. Alternatively we could delve into our endless list of candidates who would take on the task of running a ...
by darlo_baron
Sat Nov 25, 2023 7:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Rushall
Replies: 251
Views: 335505

Re: Darlington V Rushall

We're going down guys. We just fucked off a 20 goal a season striker and then play his replacement for 8 minutes today. And for all of the ins and outs in the last few weeks, we started today with just 1 JG signing. Admittedly Lindley is a good player. I'm not interested in hearing how unlucky we w...
by darlo_baron
Sat Nov 25, 2023 6:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Rushall
Replies: 251
Views: 335505

Re: Darlington V Rushall

Taylor needs to go, he is always letting his team mates down. Thought we played really well, with some great performances. If we play like that for the rest of the season, then we will have a good chance of avoiding the drop. JG has got us playing some pretty decent footie. But we always seem to be...
by darlo_baron
Sat Nov 25, 2023 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Rushall
Replies: 251
Views: 335505

Re: Darlington V Rushall

Taylor needs to go, he is always letting his team mates down. Thought we played really well, with some great performances. If we play like that for the rest of the season, then we will have a good chance of avoiding the drop. JG has got us playing some pretty decent footie. But we always seem to be...
by darlo_baron
Sat Nov 18, 2023 10:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58848

Re: Forum

By people who have a vested interest in saying that. They’re hardly going to come out and agree.
by darlo_baron
Sat Nov 18, 2023 10:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58848

Re: Forum

I don't think the aftermath of this public forum will do anyone much good at all and i mean club, board, staff, management and players. Accusations against people not there to defend themselves is not a great path to go down. And I see stuff like "It was also interesting to hear that Middlesbrough ...
by darlo_baron
Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hazel and Sukar
Replies: 68
Views: 33379

Re: Hazel and Sukar

Gowling was basically asked, in general, about the perceived “isolation” of players, including these two but with a particular focus on Sukar. Hazel wasn’t really given much depth, as he’s only missed one squad but he did talk about Sukar. First of all, he stated that he does not isolate players wit...
by darlo_baron
Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58848

Re: Forum

I think a lot of the reaction to the forum has been over the top. Firstly, the sound quality was a direct result of the incompetence of the venue. On arrival, I was greeted with the board, volunteers etc rearranging the entire room as the hotel had informed them last minute the speakers didn’t work ...
by darlo_baron
Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chorley
Replies: 144
Views: 52751

Re: Chorley

Slept on that, as little as I got. I’ve never felt so despondent. And I suppose therein lies the problem. How many of the players can you actually say care? Quitting like that is stuff you expect to see from poor under 14 sides. They are decently paid footballers, many without another job. Any sign...
by darlo_baron
Wed Nov 15, 2023 8:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chorley
Replies: 144
Views: 52751

Re: Chorley

Slept on that, as little as I got. I’ve never felt so despondent. And I suppose therein lies the problem. How many of the players can you actually say care? Quitting like that is stuff you expect to see from poor under 14 sides. They are decently paid footballers, many without another job. Any sign ...
by darlo_baron
Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Chester
Replies: 99
Views: 31113

Re: Darlo v Chester

I said it many times Jacob Hazel is a goal scorer he needs to have a target man beside him to allow him to run onto the ball , his work rate of the ball is good some fans can't see the wood from the trees.I would back Jacob to come good with the right setup :thumbup: Have you been watching the game...
by darlo_baron
Tue Nov 07, 2023 8:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Peterborough V Darlington
Replies: 131
Views: 35969

Re: Peterborough V Darlington

Lawlor is out with a back injury so Lees takes his place, other than that an unchanged line up. Rivers added to the bench. Liddle, Curry and Windass injured. Strange that the left back loanee Winfield isn't in the squad either. No mention of Sukar, Mustoe in the official site match preview, everyon...
by darlo_baron
Thu Nov 02, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: GOWLING OUT
Replies: 224
Views: 54487

Re: GOWLING OUT

I assume it would have to be TT. We were rumoured with Whitley, however he has since signed for Scarborough. The only other keeper we have on our books is Harvey Kelly. Surely there is no way that Kelly is the preferred choice. I’d be amazed. You’d hope not given he can’t kick the ball ten yards in...
by darlo_baron
Thu Oct 19, 2023 4:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hannah returns to Boro
Replies: 52
Views: 11340

Re: Hannah returns to Boro

I think 3-5-2 is something that needs time. You can't dip in and out of it, particularly at our level, because it needs players to understand their jobs a bit more. I don't buy this idea that we can't play it, we don't live in some unique bubble that prevents us being able to adapt to a system used...
by darlo_baron
Wed May 31, 2023 7:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cameron salkeld new signing
Replies: 10
Views: 2794

Re: Cameron salkeld new signing

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Wed May 31, 2023 7:06 pm
Leaving Cameron to one side, the Scottish leagues are weak. A number of players signed from the Scottish Championship couldn’t even get bedded in with Hartlepool in Div 2! (bottom end of Div 2 😏)
We signed Falkingham out of Scottish League 1 and he found this level an absolute walk in the park.
by darlo_baron
Sun May 14, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list for 2023/24
Replies: 29
Views: 6563

Re: Retained list for 2023/24

Are you sure you're not Darlogramps it's his way of dealing with stuff, constantly blathering on about his own agenda.in this case Darlington FC media. Truly bizarre response to completely legitimate concerns. Everything said is reasonable and put across logically and respectfully. Unlike your resp...
by darlo_baron
Sun May 14, 2023 12:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list for 2023/24
Replies: 29
Views: 6563

Re: Retained list for 2023/24

So within 21 hours, the club went from, "Alun hasn't had chance to speak to all of the players due to being on holiday", to, "here is our retained list". Another climbdown. Just like the Sukar contract article & just like the Boost the Budget fines article. Be absolutely fantastic if the club didn'...