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by beatroute66
Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget January 2024
Replies: 123
Views: 34005

Re: Boost The Budget January 2024

Superb first day - mid-season, January 4th and second bottom in the table, yet...

We're a set of fans that really understand the meaning of an owner having to invest in it's club when it really needs to.
by beatroute66
Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget January 2024
Replies: 123
Views: 34005

Boost The Budget January 2024

DFCSG have launched ' Boost The Budget January 2024 ' this morning. The New Year begins with a new management team in place and renewed optimism for the future. DFCSG Directors debated long and hard the 'pros and cons' of launching a mid-season Boost the Budget, particularly after the record-breakin...
by beatroute66
Mon Nov 20, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Squad Now
Replies: 49
Views: 20365

Re: The Squad Now

Barnes was happy to stay though, and could have been retained. Same with Felix. Sorry - I know it's a minor detail in wider context, but I keep seeing it and saying it by return - Kaine intimated in the summer, and secondly when Josh arrived, that the distance/commute wasn't working for him anymore...
by beatroute66
Thu Nov 09, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Peterborough V Darlington
Replies: 131
Views: 35968

Re: Peterborough V Darlington

Kaine very nearly left in the summer, as I understand it. Josh arrived and Kaine met with him to say the distance/travel wasn't working for him anymore (as Josh told us all in an interview with Ray), so he moved on to a local club (to him). As such, to imply we pushed him out the door isn't reflecti...
by beatroute66
Thu Nov 09, 2023 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Exactly a year ago……
Replies: 15
Views: 3554

Re: Exactly a year ago……

I had a fair bit of sympathy with Alun at the start of this calendar year. At this level, having just three players like Beck, Lambert and Dodds all at the same time - all more than capable at being comfortable levels above - makes a massive, massive difference. They made other 'good' players at thi...
by beatroute66
Thu Nov 02, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: GOWLING OUT
Replies: 224
Views: 54487

Re: GOWLING OUT

I think Ben Hedley is great - he's never let us down and done a great job at RB, LB and (on rare occasion) further up the pitch over the years. My hunch is that Josh doesn't see Ben as an out'n'out wing back, perhaps, hence the change in personnel at FB? And agree that Josh's decisions are there to ...
by beatroute66
Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: GOWLING OUT
Replies: 224
Views: 54487

Re: GOWLING OUT

I was at the Fans' Forum in the Dolphin Centre when Alun was first appointed in 2019. One of the first things he talked about was signing local players, he explained that he felt that the club had lost its identity with players/management commuting long distances. The whole room applauded. Players ...
by beatroute66
Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: GOWLING OUT
Replies: 224
Views: 54487

Re: GOWLING OUT

AA's first move was to sign the Blyth contingent, local lads who were proven at this level and who strengthened what we had already. He then added players from further afield to this over time. He certainly didn't bomb out half of Tommy's squad within weeks of his appointment. Fair play to the lads...
by beatroute66
Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: GOWLING OUT
Replies: 224
Views: 54487

Re: GOWLING OUT

Just on player recruitment and geography, a fan who had emailed in to express some thoughts on the last few weeks shared the club's response on social media, which contained the following parag: "On player recruitment we have brought in two perm signings, Rowe & Ngandu, who are from the midlands and...
by beatroute66
Wed Oct 25, 2023 12:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Parallels
Replies: 20
Views: 3407

Re: Parallels

Maybe I'm being overly-picky and too sensitive, but a fair few online last night/this morning complaining about Griffiths playing in a back three - that kept a CS and him being a very solid part of it? Or am I missing something? It was our second CS of the season - I don't get why Robson, Griffiths,...
by beatroute66
Wed Oct 25, 2023 11:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Blyth
Replies: 65
Views: 15269

Re: Darlington V Blyth

It was a tactical substitution for formation/shape, as Josh said in his PMI. Granted he didn't bang two in and have us all chanting his name, but it was his first 45 minutes with his new club. A firm judgement based on that alone is pointless. Lindley hasn't even trained with us yet, but had a solid...
by beatroute66
Wed Oct 25, 2023 10:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Blyth
Replies: 65
Views: 15269

Re: Darlington V Blyth

Seeing lots of mixed/contradictory responses online to last night's game, to be honest. "We were set up not to concede..." - well, partly, thank goodness (and we didn't...), but also not entirely true given we did start with two up top and wing backs, so it wasn't ten-men behind the ball from minute...
by beatroute66
Fri Oct 20, 2023 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DFCSG 2022/23 Draft Accounts
Replies: 0
Views: 6483

DFCSG 2022/23 Draft Accounts

DFCSG have published draft accounts for 2022/23 and they are available to review on YOURCLUB (via 'Documents' within 'Your Account'). Ben Pearson has dug behind the data and takes a look the financial figures for the year compared to previous seasons... 👇 ▶️ https://yourclub.darlingtonfc.co.uk/yc-co...
by beatroute66
Mon Oct 16, 2023 11:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kings Lyn
Replies: 111
Views: 27589

Re: Kings Lyn

lo36789 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2023 3:07 am
Roxburgh, Gallacher and Doherty - just checked details and it is only for loan mind.
Michael Roxburgh - goalkeeper - son of sadly-departed Darlo fan Phil Roxburgh and a lad who used to be a DFC ballboy at Heritage Park.

Wouldn't it be some story if he ever lined up in the sticks for us.
by beatroute66
Thu Aug 17, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo linked to Ronaldo
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Re: Darlo linked to Ronaldo

Nice one, thanks. Amazing!
by beatroute66
Thu Aug 17, 2023 11:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo linked to Ronaldo
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Re: Darlo linked to Ronaldo

Wasn't it Cesc Fabregas whose first ever competitive game in England was at The Arena for the Spanish U-16s/17s/20s? :think:
by beatroute66
Thu Aug 17, 2023 11:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club appoints Supporter Liaison Officers
Replies: 16
Views: 4908

Re: Club appoints Supporter Liaison Officers

Two fantastic appointments that can only have a positive additive. The fan base will benefit from this move, as will the club.

Andrew and Rob are DFC to their cores and, like 60 or so other volunteers, devote their time and energy to the club day-after-day for free.
by beatroute66
Wed Aug 09, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Overnight Stays
Replies: 16
Views: 4833

Re: Overnight Stays

As i have said before we have 23 away games why not run an away 50-50 on line .With the money raised used to help offset the overnight stay cost. Both the DFCSG board and 50/50 Draw Working Group have had many conversations over the 3.5 years that I have been involved about alternative fundraising ...
by beatroute66
Sat Jul 29, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum 21/07/23
Replies: 39
Views: 6989

Re: Fans Forum 21/07/23

Now available to watch online on YOURCLUB for those who weren't able to attend/dial in on the evening itself:

https://yourclub.darlingtonfc.co.uk/202 ... -july-2023
by beatroute66
Sun Jul 23, 2023 9:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum 21/07/23
Replies: 39
Views: 6989

Re: Fans Forum 21/07/23

I'm looking forward to watching the video again once we have it up on YC as, given where I was sat and working on the webinar tech/questions across the entire forum, I did only have one ear on a lot of the answers! To the point around DFCSG, I would say this - as per the definition of DFCSG you'll f...
by beatroute66
Mon Jul 17, 2023 3:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

For those who were asking, the XI of those who didn't go on to play for us permanently was: (1) - Aynsley Pears (2) - Dan Dodds (3) - Olivier Bernard (4) - Matthew Bates (5) - Will Smith (6) - Thomas Butler (7) - Joe Leesley (8) - Jamie Devitt (9) - Billy Clarke (10) - Kyle Lafferty (11) - Richie Fo...
by beatroute66
Mon Jul 17, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

Liam Hatch (25%), Robbie Painter (20%) and Billy Clarke (16%) get the fans' votes to complete our 'Best #Darlo Loan XI'... ⚫️ ⚪️ ⚫️

Thanks to everyone who took part! 👏

Click below to see the full team... 👇

▶️ https://yourclub.darlingtonfc.co.uk/yc- ... lo-loan-xi
by beatroute66
Sun Jul 09, 2023 1:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

tdk1 wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2023 10:27 am
I believe the popular folklore about mcarrison was that he kicked a pools player up the arse and was sent off immediately, then never seen again.
Fulham.
by beatroute66
Sun Jul 09, 2023 10:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

McCarrison was exceptional - 91/92 - Frank Gray brought him in on loan from Celtic. Him and Lee Ellison destroyed Hartlepool 4-0 one glorious afternoon at Feethams. Alas, I fear not enough folk that vote will be old enough to remember him...
by beatroute66
Sun Jul 09, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

Our 'Best Darlo Loan XI' midfield three is now in place: 6️⃣. Matty Appleby 7️⃣. Joe Leesley 8️⃣. Neil Wainwright But who will be our three up top to complete the team? 🤔 Head over to YOURCLUB now to get voting... 🗳️ ▶️ https://yourclub.darlingtonfc.co.uk/yc-content/best-darlo-loan-xi-forwards PS. R...
by beatroute66
Tue Jul 04, 2023 8:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

I think the Olivier Bernard issue shows up the difficulty of grafting top players onto a team who are not on the same wavelength. He struck me as the kind of player you hardly ever see at our level and used to a different standard. The other players don't always pick up on what they're doing. Peter...
by beatroute66
Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

I think you're confusing Olivier Bernard with someone else, EDJOHNS? He was outstanding for us. I wasn't there, but I'm pretty sure he scored a wonder goal for us away at Torquay during his ten game loan spell with us. The performances I saw him put in at Feethams were excellent and it was obvious h...
by beatroute66
Sun Jul 02, 2023 9:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

Our 'Best Darlo Loan XI' back four in front of Aynsley Pears is now in place: 2️⃣. Dan Dodds 3️⃣. Olivier Bernard 4️⃣. Craig Liddle 5️⃣. David Wheater But who will be our midfield three? 🤔 Head over to YOURCLUB now to get voting... 🗳️ ▶️ https://yourclub.darlingtonfc.co.uk/yc-content/best-darlo-loan...
by beatroute66
Sun Jul 02, 2023 9:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7952

Re: Best Darlo Loan XI - Thread

A bit late now but perhaps loan players who have then been signed on contracts straight/shortly after the loan would be excluded as they don't have the loan novelty. The goalkeepers list was really strong. We've been blessed with some excellent loan goalkeepers over the years. I reckon midfield wil...