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by Darlofan97
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 24
Views: 2740

Re: National League North statement

Your standard response to everything is just “call it off, scrap it” etc. It’s a broken record. Not everything, I usually like to push on and not take no for an answer, but I just feel that restarting the football season now, after all that's happened and is happening, is becoming messy. I hope you...
by Darlofan97
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup Draw
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: FA Cup Draw

EDJOHNS wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:12 pm
I simply don't see how we can even contemplate playing a cup game when there is no way we can play league games if no fans are allowed.
If we are saying contracts don't start until the league does we have no players to play the game for a start.
No.
by Darlofan97
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: National League North statement
Replies: 24
Views: 2740

Re: National League North statement

Yep. Still feels like a lot of balls to juggle...it was a holding statement from the NL on the day they were due to make a decision so who knows what next. It's a holding statement as they are trying to work out how the season will pan out in a hurry. And given that most clubs will be bankrupt if t...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3672

Re: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN

I thought you were talking about the health of the club.

I’m not underestimating this global pandemic at all.
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3672

Re: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN

I can’t honestly see us returning to BM, not with us signing a 2-year licence at the Arena which may or may not coincide with a break clause with DRFC (pure speculation on my part). It was clear from Mick Birch’s interview that he is very enthusiastic to work with the football club, is willing to a...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN
Replies: 28
Views: 3672

Re: RESIGNATION OF DRFC CHAIRMAN

I can’t honestly see us returning to BM, not with us signing a 2-year licence at the Arena which may or may not coincide with a break clause with DRFC (pure speculation on my part). It was clear from Mick Birch’s interview that he is very enthusiastic to work with the football club, is willing to al...
by Darlofan97
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Latest friendly
Replies: 97
Views: 12621

Re: Latest friendly

Maybe because we're in a global pandemic?! Back to the game, really poor defending for all of Scarborough's goals (gift-wrapped; shades of last season). Not going to read too much in to it as that starting 11 won't be our first choice next season. McMahon and Atkinson were good on one side....Reid &...
by Darlofan97
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New keeper
Replies: 37
Views: 10984

Re: New keeper

Ainsley pears, No way could we afford the lad, however maybe a stop gap if he can't find a club Would help him keep his fitness up but I very much doubt that happening, ainsley will be picked up by a league club. Would have him back without hesitation. He would be ok even if we were just used as a ...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM

Bradford Park Avenue, who have a stadium capacity of 3,500, announced on Friday that their stadium capacity for the new season as 522. This includes a 10% allocation which has to be given to away fans (i.e. 52 tickets). This leaves the home attendance capacity as just 470. Although this isn't a 'on...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM

Bradford Park Avenue, who have a stadium capacity of 3,500, announced on Friday that their stadium capacity for the new season as 522. This includes a 10% allocation which has to be given to away fans (i.e. 52 tickets). This leaves the home attendance capacity as just 470. Although this isn't a 'one...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM

Just discovered this on the Hartlepool website, which makes for an interesting reading regarding the implications on ground capacity: Our next key stage protocol is Stage 5, which allows for the safe return of spectators to competitive sport. You will be aware that pilot testing of fixed spectator ...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ryan Whitley
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

Re: Ryan Whitley

Don’t know if it’s true but would you lone a keeper to your rivals ? Depends. You'd be more willing if there was a re-call clause and also a clause which states he doesn't play directly against York in the league and/or in the play-offs. Who knows - but it wouldn't surprise me if a discussion has/i...
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ryan Whitley
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

Re: Ryan Whitley

It isn’t.

He is a good, young goalkeeper who is unlikely to dislodge Jameson at York who we all know is very good.

Please explain why it’s a load of rubbish, Harry?
by Darlofan97
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground Capacity - Arena or BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Ground Capacity - Arena or BM

Just discovered this on the Hartlepool website, which makes for an interesting reading regarding the implications on ground capacity: Our next key stage protocol is Stage 5, which allows for the safe return of spectators to competitive sport. You will be aware that pilot testing of fixed spectator n...
by Darlofan97
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Watch "Goals: Fleetwood Town v Darlington" on YouTube
Replies: 31
Views: 3497

Re: Watch

Usually things come out in the wash eventually. Like you say, Lo, it’s probably a culmination of better footage, player databases & social media that means it’s hard to keep things under wraps.
by Darlofan97
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Watch "Goals: Fleetwood Town v Darlington" on YouTube
Replies: 31
Views: 3497

Re: Watch

To be honest, once you have a first name or last name & image these things are quite easy to work out based on a number of extensive databases available online. It’s one of the benefits of Kev’s excellent footage over the years and one of the only things I actually find interesting during pre-season...
by Darlofan97
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Watch "Goals: Fleetwood Town v Darlington" on YouTube
Replies: 31
Views: 3497

Re: Watch

It isn’t him.

Hunt was an exception to the rule (partly brought in because of his link to Hatfield & Liddle) and McMahon is local.

Both are also winding down their careers. Devante Cole is 25.

There is more chance of me signing for Darlo than him.
by Darlofan97
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Watch "Goals: Fleetwood Town v Darlington" on YouTube
Replies: 31
Views: 3497

Re: Watch

No - because not only is Devante Cole way too good for this level - he also looks nothing like the trialist.

You’d think it would be simple to do a quick Google search and actually realise neither Ngwatala or Cole look absolutely nothing like the player in the highlights....
by Darlofan97
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Watch "Goals: Fleetwood Town v Darlington" on YouTube
Replies: 31
Views: 3497

Re: Watch

I have no idea who it is - I just know it isn’t him!
by Darlofan97
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Watch "Goals: Fleetwood Town v Darlington" on YouTube
Replies: 31
Views: 3497

Re: Watch

It isn’t Ngwatala.
by Darlofan97
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pre-season friendlies
Replies: 25
Views: 4649

Re: Pre-season friendlies

jjljks wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Thanks Fleetwood for the reality check. We need more games to give us time as a unit playing against some decent sides to hone ourselves. Players need to build up on-the-field trust and understanding of each other and how they fit into AA's scheme.
Reality check?
by Darlofan97
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3787

Re: McMahon signs

Do you reckon he’s signed instead of a midfielder, as Hedley or Atkinson can move into the midfield. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 100% So that's a selection of Hedley, Atkinson, Wheatley, Hatfield and Reid. Not sure how much guile there is in there, but a pretty decent selection of midfielder...
by Darlofan97
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3787

Re: McMahon signs

McMahon was at Scunthorpe for quite a bit of last season (says Wiki but confirmed by a Scunny fan I know). He wasn’t at Scunthorpe last season (i.e. 19/20), but was there in Jan & Feb 2019 on loan. He was released by mutual consent in September 2019 by Oxford & I don’t believe he has played since. ...
by Darlofan97
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3787

Re: McMahon signs

Just wonder if this is AA's final signing other than a goalkeeper, or if he still intends to bring in another attacking midfielder?.Not sure on this but the squad as it stands looks really good to me and all areas are very well covered.Very impressed with the lads we have brought in plus Atkinson a...
by Darlofan97
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3787

Re: McMahon signs

Interesting signing. I wonder if he's Academy coach first and player second, or if he's going to be pushing to play every week. Can't seem to find any stats for 19/20 for him so no idea when he last played regularly, but either way, having him in and around the squad will be a huge benefit. Between...
by Darlofan97
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3787

Re: McMahon signs

Good signing. A specialist right-back that will allow Hedley & Atkinson to be used in the centre.

I can imagine, with him also taking up the Head of Academy role, that it will be fairly cost-effective for the club too.
by Darlofan97
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC's position regarding inaccurate social media postings
Replies: 19
Views: 3987

Re: Darlington FC's position regarding inaccurate social media postings

The problem isn’t Facebook.

It’s individuals spreading misinformation. They’ll have just found another way to spread their rubbish.

Hopefully the club’s recent statement deters them from further slander.
by Darlofan97
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New keeper
Replies: 37
Views: 10984

Re: New keeper

onewayup wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:00 pm
I see no movement on this front, can only assume it's going to be a season long loan now,
Time ticking down to restart the season, I will be going if allowed wearing a mask and social distancing.
We rushed last summer in signing a goalkeeper - be patient.
by Darlofan97
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 32
Views: 4871

Re: Preseason

When I go on to the website I want to see informative content. When someone makes reference to an article on to the website, I want to be able to find it. When the club promotes a sponsor, I don’t expect it to be buried under pointless articles. I rely on social media because the website is poor. I ...
by Darlofan97
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 32
Views: 4871

Re: Preseason

Social marketing / visibility strategies promote a little and then often approach. We seem to pretty consistently do 3 posts of new content every day by the looks of it and expect that is deliberate. Of course it’s deliberate. But it’s also poor. Important & informative articles, along with commerc...