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by en passant
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Halifax Friendly Now at Blackwell Meadows
Replies: 76
Views: 9831

Re: Halifax Friendly Now at Blackwell Meadows

It was good to see Campbell get a goal as he continued to give a good account of himself and was probably unlucky not to get another. I liked what I saw of Donawa, O'Neill and Bell. Bascome had a shaky start, making the horrible pass that led to their first goal, but he came back strongly in the sec...
by en passant
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington away vs Bishop Auckland
Replies: 52
Views: 7400

Re: Darlington away vs Bishop Auckland

Tyrell playing for Bishop tonight has scored the opening goal. This did make me wonder if we had lost interest in Tyrell and this had allowed him a chance to make his case with Bishops, but I see that in today's preview of the Halifax game that he is expected to feature. Hopefully that goal for Bis...
by en passant
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington away vs Bishop Auckland
Replies: 52
Views: 7400

Re: Darlington away vs Bishop Auckland

Who was Halliday? Should be Holliday, academy player was at Carlisle and Pools before that Cameron Holliday. He’s from the academy, Darlo lad and a Darlo fan. Would like to see him given a chance at some point this season, quality little player. Certainly agree with this. He impressed in the game a...
by en passant
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington away vs Bishop Auckland
Replies: 52
Views: 7400

Re: Darlington away vs Bishop Auckland

It has been interesting to see that both Burn and Glover have been involved in preseason matches. The smart money seemed to be on their being aspects of the old regime that may not fit into AA's plans. But it is good to see that they are being given a chance to stake their claim. Does anyone have an...
by en passant
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Osagi Bascome
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Re: Osagi Bascome

I thought that he began fairly slowly and was probably effected by the careless approach that the Darlo players had, probably due to believing they were entitled to be better than their opponents. Darlo Town players did a great job of unsettling the Darlo players and scoring early certainly gave the...
by en passant
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: farsley away
Replies: 27
Views: 3057

Re: farsley away

I see that they have already had one preseason friendly in which Cartman scored a hat trick. I wonder if Campbell has ever heard of a hat trick.
by en passant
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simon Ainge
Replies: 23
Views: 2722

Re: Simon Ainge

I was unconvinced by Ainge for most of last season. He didn't look that bothered from the off, and injury or not I think he was not with the team ethos. When he was occasionally interviewed he was never very animated and seemed almost bored. He never seemed to interact with other members of the team...
by en passant
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings and outgoings
Replies: 103
Views: 13373

Re: New signings and outgoings

If we are "up against the budget" as reported above we badly need to release Glover, Ainge and Burn to make any progress towards having the bare bones of a team. If we assume that two of the three are on top wack then you might get 5 from 3 on more reasonable wages, but you can't expect big signings...
by en passant
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings and outgoings
Replies: 103
Views: 13373

Re: New signings and outgoings

So we are two weeks away from our first friendly of the new season where we will get a chance to see what we are building. As we are no longer under Wright there has been a wave of optimism created by having a new man at the helm who has a better record of steering his side to the upper part of this...
by en passant
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team photo competition
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

Re: Team photo competition

wellingaway wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:52 am
en passant is right. 1958-59 season. Send me your details and I’ll send it on.
Thanks wellingaway, but, on reflection, I think I'll be happy if you pass the photo on to Darlo_CR, who also got it right, instead.
by en passant
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team photo competition
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

Re: Team photo competition

Maybe 58-59 season.
by en passant
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 37940

Re: Signings

Just shows how Tommy got his signings horribly wrong with his crazy contracts and could even mean not a single player who he signed will be here under AA.With the exception of Trotman and Nicholson who may be leaving through location issues, the others have fallen short. Sent from my moto g(6) play...
by en passant
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ex Newcastle man takes manager job at gateshead
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Ex Newcastle man takes manager job at gateshead

shildonlad wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:25 pm
AndyPark wrote:Deluded Dave was sound when he lend you 5k though wasn’t he :roll: :roll:
No he wasnt borrowing money to such cowboys


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And this didn't make any sense either
by en passant
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 32769

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

I've got up this morning after being in the midst of a wonderful dream where the fans of Darlo had raised well over £100,000 to fund next year's budget. I'm still waking up but it all seemed so real.
by en passant
Thu May 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 37940

Re: Signings

There is certainly a move, based on the announced signings, to move the core of the team to a north-east basis. It is probably fair to say that this fits in well with what many fans feel to be the essence of a motivated, tight-knit squad. Having some investment in doing well for the team, the manage...
by en passant
Sat May 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 32769

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

Judging by the several small sums that I have seen going in I am tempted to think that this year there is a greater number, above and beyond the usual suspects, who feel moved to contribute in whatever way they can afford. Good on everyone who is willing to do this and share the load.
by en passant
Fri May 24, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 32769

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

Hopefully the change of manager has reset the boundaries of what is achievable in BTB. Whilst last year tapped into the core 400 who are prepared to dig deep (yet again) it may be that the recent boost given to the fund on the AA announcement is indicative that more people may still be prepared to i...
by en passant
Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 32769

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

If the same 400+ of last year contribute at the same rate as has been made so far the boost could reach 100,000.
by en passant
Sat May 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 3 players released
Replies: 72
Views: 10850

Re: 3 players released

So who is under contract then? I make it... Trotman Burn Galbraith Ainge Wheatley Nicholson Thompson Glover I'd try and keep Holness and Elliott if possible, and that's about it. A fair old rebuild required but at the same time there is good quality in most of the few contracted players so a decent...
by en passant
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United
Replies: 44
Views: 5969

Re: FC United

From just skimming over the surface of what is going on at FC United and their fall from grace this year, after just about surviving last year, I do begin to fear that this could be Darlo in 12 months time. Less money, lower quality players, a tendency to crumble at home. We may be grateful that the...
by en passant
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Stockport
Replies: 79
Views: 9542

Re: Darlington V Stockport

The clear difference between the end of last season and this is the almighty boost that having a reliable goalscorer in your team can make. Had we been able to keep Nelson until the end of the season we would probably be finishing on a high and well away from the drop zone. We badly need someone to ...
by en passant
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chester
Replies: 96
Views: 10736

Re: Darlington V Chester

Getting away from the discussion on the ramifications of last night's result, and returning to the scene of the crime, I think that the most obvious thing about this and several other home games this season, is the capacity to go a goal down and have no ability to find a way back into the game. How ...
by en passant
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tonight’s games
Replies: 15
Views: 2340

Re: Tonight’s games

I hope we do get something out of tonight's game as a draw would restore the 10 point gap with one less game to go. So if we were positive about the state of affairs after Saturday's result we should be even more happy with this. A win, however, would give us a four game advantage over FC United, wh...
by en passant
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Signing - Osagi Bascome
Replies: 31
Views: 4691

Re: New Signing

Whilst being just as interested as the next man at hearing we are bringing in fresh blood to make sure we survive this season, is it churlish to be a bit wary of how this is being managed? To explain, a few weeks ago we had a push to get the 500 club extensions made to plug a gap in the finances to ...
by en passant
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton....
Replies: 161
Views: 17824

Re: Nuneaton....

Holness seems a good find, believe it’s his first game in a few months. I bet he’s on a massive contract to get him to play for us. No hope of seeing him next year, but we can hope! I worry about our centre half’s, Ainge and Galbraith is not a good pairing. I hope Tommy goes with 4 at the back from...
by en passant
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton....
Replies: 161
Views: 17824

Re: Nuneaton....

From the deafening silence from those who attended the match do I assume that Mr Caton did not give a Franz von Werra experience to make anyone have regrets.
by en passant
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton....
Replies: 161
Views: 17824

Re: Nuneaton....

I noticed that the predictive text on here tried to convert Holness to Holiness on me as well. May be a sign that we are going to get some much needed divine intervention to see us safely through to the end of the season. I can only hope and pray.
by en passant
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton....
Replies: 161
Views: 17824

Re: Nuneaton....

Hopefully Holness will be better once he gets into his stride but that will be interrupred when he has to serve his ban for the sending off. I assume that will be the Stockport game where we could have done with a bit more strength in midfield. But we did OK there last year when we had Mitch Glover ...
by en passant
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes
Replies: 21
Views: 3183

Re: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes

Even a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day and this one doesn't get that much right.
by en passant
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes
Replies: 21
Views: 3183

Re: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes

Should it's written by Harry Pearson, one of my favourite sports writers and author of the Far Corner, absolutely indispensable book on north-east football. I read that many years ago, long before we ended up joining the ranks of the one man and his dog leagues that it describes. A wonderfully evoc...