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by real_darlo_85
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Eight games in 29 days.
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Eight games in 29 days.

Draw your 'difficult' away matches and win at home puts you in a strong position over a season. However, really draws get you nowhere and winning matches creates the big moves. I'd be going to Guiseley and Chester expecting to win, on current form and despite our defence it may be a case of winning ...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton
Replies: 92
Views: 8616

Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Good to see us climb into the top 7, it will be interesting to see how long we can remain in the playoffs considering that other clubs have games in hand, scoreboard pressure may play it's part. At the very least at the moment we are playing with confidence and belief that we can go and beat anyone ...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harrogate Match
Replies: 60
Views: 8485

Re: Harrogate Match

Would be strange if it was financial considering we have just brought Martin in on loan? Maybe a disagreement over direction of club? Shouldn't speculate so that's as far as I will go until something is confirmed.
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Gloucester
Replies: 72
Views: 8474

Re: Darlington V Gloucester

LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:36 pm
Oh and well done King's Lynn, always good to see footballing sides triumph over these expensively assembled long ball teams.
Ah yes, you mean the ones that prioritise £££s on the playing squad but not on safely constructed perimeter fencing... :shh:
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Gloucester
Replies: 72
Views: 8474

Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Not just the delivery of set-pieces but we haven't had enough players to target when throwing it into the box. We may have a bit more presence now with Reid and Martin, sometimes I think because of this we have been reluctant to go direct at times.
by real_darlo_85
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Away
Replies: 315
Views: 21556

Re: Spennymoor Away

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:46 pm
On another note, no mention of Gary Martin. Wonder if he'll be available for Gloucester.
Not eligible to play until 2nd January, so Gloucester City onwards although how he is going to get into the squad at the moment is another matter!
by real_darlo_85
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team of the decade
Replies: 39
Views: 3138

Re: Team of the decade

GK Russell DEF Gary Brown Galbraith Miller White MID Thompson Scott Syers Wheatley ST Purewal Armstrong Subs Dowson Styche Trotman Bridge-Wilkinson Jameson I've tried to keep this fair and primarily selected players who have at least played in 2 consecutive seasons (excluding substitutes). The subs...
by real_darlo_85
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Spennymoor
Replies: 108
Views: 9570

Re: Darlington V Spennymoor

The difference with Campbell now is that he isn't the only threat. Reid/Martin if he signs, are going to not only take the pressure off him but free him centrally to find the space to work these openings and with his finishing abilities he will score goals. We have seen this in the last two matches,...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 5822

Re: Simply not good enough

I am starting to think that AA is beginning to show signs of the same frustrations he had at Blyth regarding budget constraints in his pursuit of a striker. Hopefully, we can get out of this rut sooner rather than later!
by real_darlo_85
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 97
Views: 10267

Re: Darlington V Telford

Tale of two halves, 2nd half sounded like one way traffic and exactly why we lack options and especially in the final third. Very disappointing! :thumbdown:
by real_darlo_85
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Woolnough
Replies: 15
Views: 3441

Re: Woolnough

I know that he has had a lot to do with bringing in Holness, Bascome and Donowa and also he has 'invested' money and time into the club. For this the club should be, and I'm sure they are, grateful for. However, it is for AA to manage the playing side of things and at the moment he has been doing a ...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Trophy 1st Rnd Proper - options
Replies: 27
Views: 3438

Re: FA Trophy 1st Rnd Proper - options

DARLODAH wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:29 pm
When is the draw?
See my post above.
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Trophy 1st Rnd Proper - options
Replies: 27
Views: 3438

Re: FA Trophy 1st Rnd Proper - options

Altrincham seem to have a hoodoo over York City, knocked them out of the FA Cup and Trophy both times 1-0 away from home too. Also not many North East teams are left in it looking at the results from yesterday. So hopefully a lower league opposition at home and the draw is live on TalkSport2 at 1245...
by real_darlo_85
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 9743

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

The main thing the club and management need to do from this point is carry on the momentum. It was lost after the first season in the NLN and Gray's departure and stagnated during Wright's reign. A new manager in Armstrong who has a set way, a clearer tactical plan and the luck of a decent cup run (...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tough one to call....Wednesday's game
Replies: 21
Views: 3412

Re: Tough one to call....Wednesday's game

Although naturally I want us to win on Wednesday I hope we also take Saturdays game against Gainsborough trinity just has seriously after all we have an outside chance of winning the fa trophy we have no chance of winning the fa cup. Plus the prize money on offer, although not as rewarding, can sti...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Big day Mon 11th November - Possibly 4 things
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Big day Mon 11th November - Possibly 4 things

I see you've rubbed someone up the wrong way over on their board, namely geordiesaddler. Trying to explain our demise and resurrection is clearly beyond some people from other clubs, surprisingly a large number from this neck of the woods! :roll:
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 23663

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Reading their message board they really are not looking forward to the replay, nor fancy the trip up. So it's imperative we make Blackwell as intimidating as we can, which has been a task in it's self for most of the time we have played there. So long as they continue with their poor form we have a ...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 23663

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Looking at the results from yesterday we were the only team that came close to pulling off a shock in the cup. Dependent on results today I fully expect us to be the televised replay, not sure which show them bbc or bt. Now to sell out Blackwell Meadows, when do the tickets go on sale? Stourbridge ...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 23663

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Ball number 21 on Monday... here's hoping for an extra incentive to win the replay! :thumbup:
by real_darlo_85
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Kidderminster
Replies: 59
Views: 8124

Re: Darlington V Kidderminster

Hard fought win tonight. We missed a couple of chances before we scored. I’ve no idea how the goal was allowed because although their defenders head was slightly down, O’Neills foot was high and he kicked him in the nose which resulted in him being substituted. Bit of luck for once for us, but I wo...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 14927

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

Currently losing 2-0 at Oldham, may have a new manager by the time we play them...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 14927

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

One further thought, however, is that being as this hasn't got such a big game feel may help with being able to refocus the team's attention back to improving our league position. You often see a team, finding that they are getting too caught up in the glories of the cup, end up losing their league...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 14927

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

I don't know, I think this has 'giant killing' potential. They've not been pulling up any trees in League 2 and we can go there as underdogs with nothing to lose. It's a shame we've been drawn away from home yet again, but we have decent away form - let's go there and make it 4 from 4! Lol :thumbup:
by real_darlo_85
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tamworth V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 10082

Re: Tamworth V Darlington Match Thread

Wow, all these wild and wonderful scenarios, accompanied by the odd negativity! Some things never change, but hey come on let's enjoy the fact we have made it to the 1ST ROUND for the first time in 9 years and just see what the draw brings 7pm tomorrow on BBC2. For the record I would love to have an...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford
Replies: 99
Views: 12475

Re: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford

Tamworth lost today against Biggleswade 2-1 and play AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday. Cup burnout?
by real_darlo_85
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford v tamworth
Replies: 30
Views: 4146

Re: Hereford v tamworth

Not too sure I fancy the Tamworth draw as they seemed pretty decent against Hereford tonight, in fact I'd have fancied our chances more vs Hereford. Tamworth seem like a team and with confidence a level below us.
by real_darlo_85
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 13371

Re: Leamington v Darlington

Any home tie, preferably against lower opposition but at least home advantage if we are drawn against similar or higher ranked teams. :thumbup:
by real_darlo_85
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 13371

Re: Leamington v Darlington

Bolton, Coventry, Portsmouth all big clubs at Rnd 1....IF we can do it!
by real_darlo_85
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 13371

Re: Leamington v Darlington

Belper Town at home would be ideal, but then no opposition should be taken lightly especially in one-off cup matches. We'll probably end up with Stockport, Brackley or York away... :roll: