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by en passant
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team photo competition
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

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: 1187

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: 35697

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: 1641

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: 31299

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: 35697

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: 31299

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: 31299

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: 31299

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: 65
Views: 7611

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: 5793

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: 9262

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: 10414

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: 2294

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: 4571

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: 17303

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: 17303

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: 17303

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: 17303

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: 3084

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: 3084

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...
by en passant
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Williams Kokolo
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: Williams Kokolo

There seems to have been a reluctance on TW's part to use this lad, but having already lost O'Hanlon, we have a gap on that side of the defence. Saturday saw Henshall as wing-back, and Elliott has also played there with slightly more success. Perhaps TW will play Elliott there again and make space f...
by en passant
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright
Replies: 110
Views: 11648

Re: Tommy Wright

Come on darlo fans wherever you are we have got to pull together for the sake of our club, we all want the best for our club playing at the highest level that we can achieve within our budget, some of the fans don't or won't recognise the struggle that we are going through with out a bigger benefac...
by en passant
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Todays results
Replies: 30
Views: 3475

Re: Todays results

Another consequence of the Ashton result is that Spenny are now in pole position to win promotion.
by en passant
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Brackley
Replies: 95
Views: 10450

Re: Darlington V Brackley

But the most worrying thing was the crowd and the general apathy which seems to have swept over the entire club. When was the last time we had a 3 figure crowd in Darlington for a league match? I fear we are watching the slow decline of Darlington Football Club unfolding before our eyes. It's a vic...
by en passant
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Brackley
Replies: 95
Views: 10450

Re: Darlington V Brackley

I would additionally chip in to my earlier post that had we had a Nelson playing last night there might have been a chance of capitalising on some of the approach play of the first half. Scoring the first goal would have changed the dynamic of the game and made a whole pile of difference to the way ...
by en passant
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Brackley
Replies: 95
Views: 10450

Re: Darlington V Brackley

Hurworth, we have a problem. We began the season with the idea that adding to the existing firepower of Styche and Syers, which had proved pretty effective, with the alternative outlet of Ainge would give an extra dimension to our attack. This was largely the basis on which it was projected that we ...
by en passant
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: ''Donation” scheme
Replies: 32
Views: 4322

Re: ''Donation” scheme

Thanks for that. I do understand the idea of having a general, undefined fund such as this donation scheme, with the rather more gentle purpose of getting small amounts in when people feel like it, rather like the buckets at the gates when people come into the ground. But I still think that, rather ...
by en passant
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: ''Donation” scheme
Replies: 32
Views: 4322

Re: ''Donation” scheme

It is probably because I'm getting too old and confused to take all the latest info in, but we currently have this donation scheme live, and we now, also, have the 500 club renewal, which offered members a one year extension, which they may choose to offer as a donation. The donation scheme that is ...
by en passant
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Post AGM update.
Replies: 65
Views: 6417

Re: Post AGM update.

The last few posts have been about the impact of the 500 club and a possible further extension. I am a 500 club member and as far as I can remember I was part of a second push for people to join the scheme and so my expiry date on my card is June 2021, which seems to fit with what others have said a...