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by en passant
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 79
Views: 8895

Re: Josh Heaton

I see that Burn was being put through his paces yesterday after the game was over. Did several circuits of the pitch and up and down as well. Any chance he might be considered for next week?
by en passant
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 119
Views: 12680

Re: Darlo v York

jjljks wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:10 am
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Re Hodgie’s pre match Q and A session, I wonder if anyone will quiz him on Singh’s failed takeover attempt and his part in it- or would this prove to be a little controversial.
More like Pointless
Surely that is hosted by a different Armstrong?
by en passant
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester V Darlington
Replies: 88
Views: 7436

Re: Gloucester V Darlington

It is easy to see that we are well short of being the team that AA set out to run with at the start of the season, and even with better luck with injuries it still may have been a tough season to make headway, especially in the opening rush of games. But we are where we are and have to try and make ...
by en passant
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Blyth
Replies: 65
Views: 5926

Re: Darlington V Blyth

O'Neill is most certainly a forward, but better than that a very good footballer who carries the ball well when surrounded by opponents. I have been amazed how often he manages to come away with the ball when it looks as if there is no way out. And he gives 100 per cent, which shows in the way he ha...
by en passant
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 14248

Re: Small clubs in the north west

THeres good and bad points of fan ownership im sure and the likes of bury prove its advantages, but one thing thats not been mentioned on here is the clubs that were rescued by fans after bad ownership who later accepted outside investment that they deemed suitable. Portsmouth and york are good exa...
by en passant
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Re: Spenny

Well, before we play tonight we seem to be about on par with Spenny in terms of where we find ourselves, far too near the bottom of the league. I'm sure they started the season with higher expectations than we did, but that doesn't count for much when you are falling down the league and can't seem t...
by en passant
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 14248

Re: Small clubs in the north west

As our own club has been through the careless owner experience you can certainly sympathise with any set of fans, who like ourselves, hoped the control of the club was in safe hands. It is also clear to see how it is easy to get seduced by the availability of money to buy yourself some success. I st...
by en passant
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Players past/present
Replies: 13
Views: 1738

Re: Players past/present

Just something that’s probably been done 1000 times before but something I’ve been thinking about recently! Plus it takes away from some people’s negativity about the team at the minute. Answer all if you can and say something about your decision. Since leaving Feethams who has been: Worst Player W...
by en passant
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 54
Views: 7442

Re: Darlington V Southport

It is very early in the season to undo the ills of last season's home form. For those who came and witnessed the often poor fare that was served up last campaign, it will take a few positive results and reports to get the belief flowing again. The team is certainly doing its bit to create a better v...
by en passant
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Brewery Field
Topic: The pride of county Durham
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: The pride of county Durham

To be fair they have played all their games away so far. Will probably be different when they are in front of their own massive crowd to roar them on to a march up the league.
by en passant
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Arena
Replies: 121
Views: 10470

Re: The Areana

This thread is getting to feel like a debate over Brexit. There are two opposing views of where the future lies but, without any clear facts to work on, both sides have managed to fill up nearly 4 pages bashing each other over their particularly partisan viewpoint without any benefit , or insight be...
by en passant
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Saturday
Replies: 40
Views: 6342

Re: Saturday

Having just listened to Michael Liddle's post match interview, where he mentions the way in which the current members of the defence are beginning to gel, I would think there will be little reason for AA to make wholesale changes to the starting back 4, bar the obvious need to replace Luke Trotman. ...
by en passant
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead game...
Replies: 117
Views: 12644

Re: Gateshead game...

Btw did anyone get the 50-50 number tonight, I can't remember hearing it called out, which is remarkable given that the PA was certainly loud. Mind you, given the number of times they got players numbers wrong in the substitutions, I'm not sure I would have believed any number they quoted. It did l...
by en passant
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Saturday
Replies: 40
Views: 6342

Re: Saturday

I have been very impressed by O'Neill and thought he really made a difference when he came on last night. I think we would be a different team if we could get our noses in front, and he certainly contributed to us doing that against Boro under 23s. We haven't started too well in both matches so far,...
by en passant
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead game...
Replies: 117
Views: 12644

Re: Gateshead game...

Btw did anyone get the 50-50 number tonight, I can't remember hearing it called out, which is remarkable given that the PA was certainly loud. Mind you, given the number of times they got players numbers wrong in the substitutions, I'm not sure I would have believed any number they quoted. It did lo...
by en passant
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead game...
Replies: 117
Views: 12644

Re: Gateshead game...

I'd like to give a big thumbs up to Tyrone O'Neill who made a big difference when he came on. Suddenly the many aimless balls forward from the first half were beginning to stick up front, and the lad has very good feet as well. Thought Campbell was given more chance once he had a partner to work off...
by en passant
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Highlights this season
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

Re: Highlights this season

When it first came out, going back a few years now, that the league were making these demands there was a massive wave of support for everything you do and we all felt the injustice of what the league was asking clubs supply. There seemed to be little respect, on the league's behalf, that the produc...
by en passant
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 12656

Re: Farsley V Darlington

Heaton won't be signed on in time and Hall is probably still injured, so the team as stated with Watson and Wheatley in to replace these two.
by en passant
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Four signings confirmed
Replies: 15
Views: 3062

Re: Four signings confirmed

Superb news, absolutely superb. By my reckoning that means the squad must look like the following: Elliott/Hall Trotman/Laing/Galbraith/Heaton/Watson/Liddle Atkinson/Hatfield/Holness/Wheatley/Bascombe Thompson/Rivers/Holmes/Donawa/Bell Campbell/O’Neill With Burn the odd man out. Frankly speaking I’...
by en passant
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Expectations 19/20
Replies: 30
Views: 3816

Re: Expectations 19/20

My wish for the coming season is mainly to see progress over what was served up last year, and, in particular, a much improved home record. It is great for those who do travel to get reward for their efforts with decent performances and results, but a major improvement in results and form at home is...
by en passant
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Armstrong Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Armstrong Interview

Tyrell is still to show something that will get him a place in the set up and he has been given quite a few chances to impress. I could see him going to Bishop if they like what they saw and for us to have a watching brief to see if with some real game time he shows more than he has in the friendlie...
by en passant
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 65
Views: 11221

Re: Josh Heaton

Really wondering where tez fits into this equation mind. Pretty sure liddle will be our starting left back. Nice problem to have though. Can imagine Laing, Heaton & Galbraith being rotated. Liddle & Watson to cover LB, Trotman at right-back (but bare in mind that we have no cover for Luke meaning o...
by en passant
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Middlesbrough game
Replies: 35
Views: 5016

Re: Middlesbrough game

Just seen the preview write up on the official site which states that the game is additionally being used to make decisions on three players, Scott, Holness, and Bell. After the Northallerton game there was an assumption that Donawa had done enough to get signed but nothing further has been said. Th...
by en passant
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Daz,s verdict
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Daz,s verdict

Of the areas that needed improvement, I would imagine he was not too happy with some of our defending which was a bit open and disorganised from time to time, and in the first half we didn't really make our tackles stick, with the ball often squirming out to a Northallerton player. But as was also s...
by en passant
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Daz,s verdict
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Daz,s verdict

One thing he talked about that occurred to me last night was the care not pick up any more injuries as the season gets closer. A small squad will suffer if major players are missing through unnecessary injuries in preseason, as has happened already to Atkinson. Maybe this was in the back of the play...
by en passant
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northallerton
Replies: 21
Views: 4659

Re: Northallerton

Looks like Donowa will be signed. Not sure about Bascombe and Holness. AA was critical of some aspects of his performance after the last game. Bascome is a bit frustrating to watch at the moment. He can make intelligent cross-field passes that find the man, but will fail to get a 10 yard touch to a...
by en passant
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Northallerton
Replies: 21
Views: 4659

Re: Northallerton

I think the very warm conditions played their part in the first half, and whilst Northallerton were up for it, I think Darlo were playing a rather more measured game, although this sometimes slipped into the lackadaisical. As the sun faded in the second half Darlo looked far more on their game. In b...
by en passant
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Halifax Friendly Now at Blackwell Meadows
Replies: 76
Views: 11258

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: 8239

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: 8239

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...