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by real_darlo_85
Wed May 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC fightback victories
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Darlington FC fightback victories

Has to be Darlington 3-2 Gateshead in the Trophy semi final! :thumbup:
by real_darlo_85
Sat May 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Evostik playoffs
Replies: 46
Views: 4906

Re: Evostik playoffs

Could this be classed as a bit of a shock result? We know that South Shields are similar to Spendy in financial clout, are Warrington still running off their cup run or do they have significant financial investment?
by real_darlo_85
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Evostik playoffs
Replies: 46
Views: 4906

Re: Evostik playoffs

Turned it right around straight after half time, 2-1 now.
by real_darlo_85
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Feethams or the Arena
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: Feethams or the Arena

It's a tough one. Feethams was a traditional stadium, in the heart of the town and was quite appropriate for a club of our size. However, the idea of the Arena wasn't wrong it was just way too much too soon. Feethams was simply patched up and with health and safety requirements becoming stricter at ...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BM or HP
Replies: 38
Views: 1936

Re: BM or HP

BM is far better. I had a much better viewpoint at HP because I always stood on the (out of bounds) embankment. When the embankment was enforced close (as it was supposed to be every game), the view was the same as BM. This is what I can't get my head round too. I have been to BM twice now and I'll...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Leamington
Replies: 24
Views: 2714

Re: Darlington V Leamington

Well today's match seemed to sum up the season to an extent, although it was the first and last I have attended this season - ironically the last match I attended was Tommy's first match Vs Brackley last season! Started the game a little uneasy with some misplaced passing letting Leamington in on a ...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay
Replies: 96
Views: 7389

Re: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay

Nice 1-0 defeat to Guiseley who had, up until today, won only once in 20 before we rocked up. I think it's fair to say a few on here were due this reality check... :roll:
by real_darlo_85
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Grange Road Sign
Replies: 37
Views: 3008

Re: Grange Road Sign

I'm sure there's a direct correlation between those that incessantly moan about Blackwell and those who think moving back into the white elephant is a good idea. We've worked with, and improved Blackwell since we've been there, and it's a work in progress. Yes, I think the rugby club have been pett...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay
Replies: 96
Views: 7389

Re: Tommy Wright: 19/20 Season. Yay or Nay

And if I fail to reach targets, then I can expect to lose my job. TW has massively failed to reach his target this season. He's also failed in elements of his job, like getting players to turn up for training. Except we're about to lose half our team because they're loanees. So another rebuild in t...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW - Learning His Trade
Replies: 108
Views: 8393

Re: TW - Learning His Trade

Depends on what you think Darlo fans are 'throwing the dummy out' about? I accept the club, as fan owned, will have some constraints. However, if it is about management then people are entitled to an opinion and in some way getting this right is key to continued development of the club. At the momen...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston V Darlington
Replies: 68
Views: 7207

Re: Boston V Darlington

I think the majority accept that TW has not got the results the club or ourselves expected over the duration of the season and that his days should be numbered. However, there are a few who are prepared to give him backing considering the financial constraints the club operate in and this is despite...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Bottle
Replies: 62
Views: 8511

Re: Spenny Bottle

Obviously don't want it, extra costs involved in being promoted possibly? :think: Wouldn't be the first club I know of to do this and use to happen a lot further down until the introduction of enforced promotion.
by real_darlo_85
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Next season
Replies: 116
Views: 10160

Re: Next season

The manager is operating within budget and as such keeps us in this league, not a disaster as I see it ,could others have kept us up ,I don't know but as we are all in this position together let's give the board the right to do whatever they think is best for our football club for the future season...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V FC United
Replies: 75
Views: 6984

Re: Darlington V FC United

I'm not sure myself. Even if it was 'just' 270k then it's still a decent chunk. MG reckoned you needed a budget of 400k to compete with some of the bankrollers. Here's the direct quote from the Netcafé "Our initial annual playing budget was set at £330k for the season and that was based against pro...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V FC United
Replies: 75
Views: 6984

Re: Darlington V FC United

You don't have to be the most nuanced person in the world to see which way the wind is blowing with regard to TW's future, you only have to look at his demeanour in his interviews. What is clear is that he believes that people have over-reacted in the slump towards the relegation places. He says in...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V FC United
Replies: 75
Views: 6984

Re: Darlington V FC United

1-0 Darlo, Holness. :thumbup:
by real_darlo_85
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit vote
Replies: 42
Views: 4680

Re: Away kit vote

Red and black hoops is a pretty boring choice especially when we already play in black and white hoops. :thumbdown:
by real_darlo_85
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit vote
Replies: 42
Views: 4680

Re: Away kit vote

Both reds are as boring looking as each other but went for the striped one out of the two. Would have been better to replace red with orange as we have had red a lot in recent seasons. Therefore I hope that the purple wins the overall vote, something strikingly different and not mundane.
by real_darlo_85
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away kit vote
Replies: 42
Views: 4680

Re: Away kit vote

Purple for me in this vote. Not a fan of the blue option and I am hoping that the others aren't red or yellow like previous...don't get me started greens either....!!! ;-)
by real_darlo_85
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton....
Replies: 161
Views: 16398

Re: Nuneaton....

jjljks wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:04 am
From the commentary, another poor referee who nearly cost us the win. Any chance of appealing against the Holness red card? Thank heavens for Thommo and our away supporters.
Can't appeal a sending off for two yellows.
by real_darlo_85
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton....
Replies: 161
Views: 16398

Re: Nuneaton....

Shouldn't be going over the top about a 2-1 over the bottom of the table side and we should have been nowhere near scrambling around just above the bottom 3 at this point in the season. However, I will happily take the win as a huge step towards preserving our National League North status for anoth...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton....
Replies: 161
Views: 16398

Re: Nuneaton....

Shouldn't be going over the top about a 2-1 over the bottom of the table side and we should have been nowhere near scrambling around just above the bottom 3 at this point in the season. However, I will happily take the win as a huge step towards preserving our National League North status for anothe...
by real_darlo_85
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Bottle
Replies: 62
Views: 8511

Re: Spenny Bottle

I don't mind the banter and rivalry between the two clubs. At the moment they are in a better position than us and let them enjoy it while it lasts, we have far greater concerns in just staying in touch in this division!
by real_darlo_85
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 50
Views: 7627

Re: Relegation Watch

2 wins from remaining 8 should be just enough....no guarantees mind!
by real_darlo_85
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright
Replies: 110
Views: 10876

Re: Tommy Wright

To be fair, unless things got so hideously toxic that it was unbearable, I don't see Wright leaving before the end of the season. And given only eight days ago we performed really well and should have beaten the league leaders, I can't say we're at that point. Of course none of us know what's actua...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 124
Views: 9237

Re: Darlington V Chorley

GAME MANAGEMENT!!! :crazy:
by real_darlo_85
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jake Turner - New Signing
Replies: 19
Views: 2858

Re: Jake Turner - New Signing

Michael Price goalkeeper 03-05?
by real_darlo_85
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early Bird Season Tickets
Replies: 46
Views: 4178

Re: Early Bird Season Tickets

I think it's a bit of both. The early bird incentive gives probably just enough cover for the remainder of the season, with any other money made on season tickets used to get over the summer and into the preseason games, plus new merchandise sales etc. I think what is most prevalent at this time of ...
by real_darlo_85
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chinese investors???
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Chinese investors???

Maybe we have some interest from China...?? :think: :wave:

Quick edit: for those who may be confused, we had another spam attack earlier. :thumbup:
by real_darlo_85
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Do The Wright Thing
Replies: 50
Views: 5738

Re: Do The Wright Thing

I can't see us changing Wright at this stage if we stay up (which should be likely), I just don't see him learning from what most seem to be able to see. Not if Ashton Utd pull off potential results like currently, if they beat Chorley we'll only be 6pts ahead. No doubt we'll get humped by Chorley ...