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by real_darlo_85
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 79
Views: 8895

Re: Josh Heaton

It's a shame as I don't think he has been given a fair crack this time around, although the St Mirren stint may have had more of a negative effect on his ability than we thought.

As for freeing up funds for a striker, well it does refer to this in the article.
by real_darlo_85
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ben Hedley
Replies: 43
Views: 4704

Re: Ben Hedley

He only signed for them in june, strange one that Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk Signed by the now ex manager as his first signing who had coached him at Morecambe. New manager comes in wants to make changes, face doesn’t fit. Gateshead born so another local lad and by all accounts a leader d...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 14249

Re: Small clubs in the north west

I have a lot of sympathy for Bury's plight. However, I'm not comfortable with this plan to just jump back into League 2 next season...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49558675
by real_darlo_85
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 14249

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Horrible news for both clubs if the worst is confirmed. The only light to be taken from it is that in these situations the football club will go back to where it belongs the fans. They will have their chance to start again and build something positive in their communities. On a slightly different n...
by real_darlo_85
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 14249

Re: Small clubs in the north west

What an absolute shame apparently they is a covenant on gigg lane though so hopefully they can rebuild the club free of false messiahs. It's a sad day for football that this has happened. I hope that in some way we can offer some guidance on how to approach restarting considering what our club has ...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 14249

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Bury now have until 5pm tonight, according to the BBC. It looks like this could be it, the same as what happened to us. Well the deadline has passed and Bury await their fate. Wasn't this the same deadline for Bolton Wanderers and are we about to see two relatively high profile traditional clubs ce...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA...
Replies: 68
Views: 7807

Re: Bradford PA...

Went with my 4 year old son today for the first time since the Leamington game at the end of last season. You can't fault the effort but it seemed to me that we were very much ponderous and lacked any ideas to break down a very stubborn and disciplined Bradford PA side. We had a few half chances in ...
by real_darlo_85
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 14249

Re: Small clubs in the north west

The thing is, regardless of whether we stay fan owned or have a wealthy owner, we will eventually find our level. Fan owned we are probably close to our level. With some luck we can probably rise another level and at an absolute push at some stage return to League 2 although probably only for a ver...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 54
Views: 7442

Re: Darlington V Southport

I know it's early in the season but just for a bit of continuous comparison, am I right in thinking that we have more points at this stage than at this point last year after 5 matches? After 5 games last season: P5 W1 D2 L2 F10 A12 Pts 5 After 5 games this season: P5 W2 D1 L2 F8 A7 Pts 7 Thanks Mik...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 54
Views: 7442

Re: Darlington V Southport

I know it's early in the season but just for a bit of continuous comparison, am I right in thinking that we have more points at this stage than at this point last year after 5 matches?
by real_darlo_85
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 54
Views: 7442

Re: Darlington V Southport

Great result. Maybe this time we will be able to follow it up at Altrincham next weekend. Good to see the goals starting to be shared around and after last Monday's defensive nightmares a clean sheet as well. A little disappointed with the attendance but I am hopeful of being able to get to a few mo...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton v Darlo
Replies: 54
Views: 5906

Re: Curzon Ashton v Darlo

I know it's early in the season but should we be a bit concerned about the goals conceded and the manner in which we have let them in???
by real_darlo_85
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead game...
Replies: 117
Views: 12645

Re: Gateshead game...

Listened to the majority of the match. Pretty frustrating but good to get our first point and at least we are off the mark! Seemed defence still needs some work and maybe Laing could be the one to be taken out of the firing line maybe for Heaton. In attack it seemed that we worked the ball well just...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 12656

Re: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread

Seems like they played to the conditions on a pitch they are obviously going to be more use to and this is potentially going to a problem as pitches at this level are not going to be flat carpets suited to play an attractive passing game. Can't argue with the calibre of the players AA has brought in...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Expectations 19/20
Replies: 30
Views: 3816

Expectations 19/20

Well, now that AA has overhauled the squad and the preseason friendlies are over, this time next week we will be mulling over the result of the first competitive game of the 19/20 season. But what are everyone's expectations considering the changes to the squad, preseason performances etc.? Personal...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 65
Views: 11221

Re: Josh Heaton

He’s currently on trial, I’m amazed given the amount of defenders we have including Burn! Would love him back at the club but not sure we can afford to have four centre backs. I've lost track of the CB's we have but if Galbraith is not included then he can possibly revert back to LB or midfield cov...
by real_darlo_85
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Whitby friendly 30th July cancelled
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Whitby friendly 30th July cancelled

Official club twitter feed has announced that the friendly against Whitby on Tuesday 30th July has been cancelled. Just the Middlesbrough U23 match then it begins!
by real_darlo_85
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Motherwell game
Replies: 72
Views: 8449

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: 14962

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: 6113

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: 1499

Re: Team photo competition

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by real_darlo_85
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jordan Nicholson released
Replies: 42
Views: 6771

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: 5878

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: 34047

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: 40051

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: 40051

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: 40051

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: 1662

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: 6376

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: 6376

Re: Evostik playoffs

Turned it right around straight after half time, 2-1 now.