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by real_darlo_85
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Motherwell game
Replies: 72
Views: 7506

Re: Motherwell game

My worry this season, at the moment, is up front. Campbell wants to be a number 9 but isn't exactly tall and Thommo used as a number 10, again not the tallest. Both will and have been given the impression of first Xl starting slots and to me it feels a little like trying to shoe-horn them in. The sy...
by real_darlo_85
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings and outgoings
Replies: 103
Views: 13078

Re: New signings and outgoings

Nicholson has ended up at Hereford, they will be worth a punt for a top 7 finish.
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Transfer Rumours
Replies: 23
Views: 5653

Re: Transfer Rumours

I don't really know why there is a sense of panic that we have gone quiet on the transfer front. It's close-season and clubs are on holiday, the next few days will start to see some movements again. Just got to be patient. :thumbup:
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team photo competition
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Re: Team photo competition

1963
by real_darlo_85
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jordan Nicholson released
Replies: 42
Views: 6130

Re: Jordan Nicholson released

With Wright gone Nicholson was always likely to want to play back down south. A talented player but very lightweight for this league. Wonder if he ends up at Stratford. A bit disappointed to see him leave as he was one positive signing that had a bit of end product and a consistent contributor to w...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead relegated to NLN
Replies: 50
Views: 5419

Re: Gateshead relegated to NLN

So what are the differences between what happened to us and Gateshead? We were heavily punished 7 years ago and forced to start from the Northern League, not even the Evostik Northern Premier, yet Gateshead have only been demoted the one division. Was it our previous history of administrations that ...
by real_darlo_85
Wed May 29, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 32214

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

AndyPark wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:35 pm
Best fans in the world.
I will second that, considering what the club and supporters have endured to varying degrees throughout the club's history! :thumbup:
by real_darlo_85
Wed May 29, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 37059

Re: Signings

In our last away game at Guisely, Ainge looked bored and out of sorts - he was just going through the motions, but not very well. In fact the situation that day reminded me of the final games of Andy Crosby back in 98, a good player who wanted away and quite simply couldn’t be arsed. True. However,...
by real_darlo_85
Wed May 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 37059

Re: Signings

I wouldn't write Ainge off just yet. His versatility is a plus point in what will be a smallish squad and I would think he will be given another chance up top with the signings that are being made. It may just be that with a more creative midfield and the right supply he may find the goalscoring for...
by real_darlo_85
Sun May 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 37059

Re: Signings

Interesting article with Armstrong in the Non-League Paper, talks about sustainability and how the north-east heart has been missing from the club recently with our recruitment, something which is important to him. Not wrong there in my opinion. At this level it is far safer to build the core aroun...
by real_darlo_85
Wed May 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC fightback victories
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

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: 5912

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: 5912

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: 1677

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: 2372

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: 3056

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: 8549

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: 3327

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: 8549

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: 9415

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: 7825

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: 9044

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: 11254

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: 7688

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: 7688

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: 7688

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: 5030

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: 5030

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: 5030

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: 17538

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.