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by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 76
Views: 6884

Re: Darlington V Boston

You can carry on asking fans to dig deep each season, or for a more sustainable future, the club need to boost its commercial income Whilst I agree that we need to boost our commercial income, how is that more sustainable than "asking fans to dig deep"? Once you get extra sponsorship, is it guarant...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 76
Views: 6884

Re: Darlington V Boston

Looking at their squad they are clearly yet another club who are bankrolled to fuck. Also, it appears they are getting a shiny new ground too. I hope we utterly smash them. Well hush my mouth it appears that they are not bankrolled. Yes, they are the 2nd known club in the NLN (as well as us) to liv...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Burn Gone
Replies: 30
Views: 3896

Re: Burn Gone

It's really sad that the signing of a Darlington lad should have turned into this awful saga. Whatever the rights and wrongs, thank God it has finally been brought to an end. We should not be offering 2 year contracts to anybody, ok Galbraith and Thommo are exceptions but this has been worse than t...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Burn Gone
Replies: 30
Views: 3896

Burn Gone

Mutual Consent, according to the official site.

I wonder if the FA Cup prize money gave us the funds to pay the waster off?
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hignett Out
Replies: 30
Views: 3678

Re: Hignett Out

Who gave the figures ,it depends on who that person was as to the truth of the actual amount supposedly. We know to our cost what that owner can and will inevitably do , pools were well warned of this. To be fair, Pools (as in the 3,000+ loyal fans) had little choice in whoever saved the club, so w...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hignett Out
Replies: 30
Views: 3678

Re: Hignett Out

Don't think anyone will be surprised, after all singh will never be fit and proper person for the role.how long before he pulls the ,we need bodies through the gate ,i can't do this without fans coming through if it doesn't improve i will have to take measures to secure my cash. There was a recent ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 76
Views: 6884

Re: Darlington V Boston

By the time Tommy had given up on Ainge being a striker, he was a fairly limited CB. No questioning his strength in the air where he won plenty of headers, but along the floor he is painfully immobile and in possession he often just hoofed it away in any direction. If you play to his strengths and ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 76
Views: 6884

Re: Darlington V Boston

By the time Tommy had given up on Ainge being a striker, he was a fairly limited CB. No questioning his strength in the air where he won plenty of headers, but along the floor he is painfully immobile and in possession he often just hoofed it away in any direction. If you play to his strengths and ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 76
Views: 6884

Re: Darlington V Boston

LoidLucan wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:19 pm
It's been agreed he can play against us in the league.
What a bunch of fucking fannies we are.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hignett Out
Replies: 30
Views: 3678

Re: Hignett Out

Ho ho ho, that's Singh's first knee-jerk.

It will go downhill from here.

I pray that Gray gets the job because they clearly want to work together, and the bonus is that Gray will take them backwards.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 102
Views: 15354

Re: Josh Heaton

Because Campbell doesn't run around like a headless chicken. Campbell runs around loads and loads - that in itself should endear him to a lot of our fan base who's only requirement for a player seems to be "runs around a lot". For me, he wasn't getting in and around the box enough and not getting o...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 102
Views: 15354

Re: Josh Heaton

We cant afford not to have the money from a cup run, a good run would give AA budget to play with. Not necessarily. It would depend on if the club was performing financially better or worse than projected at that time. For example is the commercial hitting target, are the gates hitting forecast? On...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 102
Views: 15354

Re: Josh Heaton

HarryCharltonsCat wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:37 pm
We're not that Blyth team though. Just because it happened once for Armstrong doesn't make it a certainty it's going to happen again. And we don't have a Maguire.
Blyth didn't have a Thompson or a Hatfield.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

Maguire is out injured isn't he?
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 102
Views: 15354

Re: Josh Heaton

Cheers. He must have had something about him to play in the league. Yes, an ability to play right back. Something which he was never considered for at York and Darlo. I've suggested a few times that maybe, just maybe, we should give him a crack at right back, tell him this is the time to prove hims...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

Don't think they york were that much better Darlington today, I think york will not be promoted because I saw nothing special about them, bang average and will maybe make top 8. They are obviously title winning material from what I saw. Worst case scenario and they start having wobbles, they'll sti...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

Well, overall I couldn't fault the effort yesterday. We were up against a full time club with a million pound budget yesterday, would have been nice to batter them, but alas. We just don't have enough cutting edge up front against teams as strong as York, and O'Neill and the 4-4-2 formation was badl...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

Emdubya wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:22 am
OnTheTerraces wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:40 am
They have more injuries than we do and that was a makeshift side they put out.
Are you sure you’re a Darlo supporter?
Sunderland, I think.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

A good all round team performance is a must today. No, points are a must - minimum of 1 required. A good performance and defeat does not bring fans back because stayaways look at the results only and league position only. Unfortunately there is no column in the table for "good performance" I'd take...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

No O'Neill, great, just great. An afternoon of tippy tappy, outside the box, no penetration, no cutting edge, frustation ahead. Coupled with the customary goal or two on a plate for the opposition makes this a guaranteed home defeat. Formation will obviously be 4-2-3-1 with Campbell lone striker, Th...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

"I, and others" - argument from popularity. Though two points regarding that 1) how many "others" are there who think we're 4-2-3-1 and 2) even if the 4-2-3-1 camp are in the majority, that would mean it's a popular opinion but not necessarily the truth. Anyway, enough for now - I look forward to us...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

O'Neill isn't being asked to fill in the attacking midfielders' role, it would be nonsense to do that. He's a proper forward who holds the ball up well and gets in the box as he should (needs to work on finishing though). So as he is playing as a front man, and Campbell is playing as a front man, th...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

It's obvious to everyone else. No it isn't. Plenty can see it's 4-4-2 Campbell is the most advanced man, O'Neill is further back. Irrelevant. You wouldn't expect the two forwards to be always in line. If anything, Campbell drops out of the box looking for the ball, far too often for me. The wingers...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

I wasn't even born in the 60s which is just as well, because 2-3-5 would send me into a complete break down. There are 4 allowable formations - 4-4-2 (can be 4-2-4 if particularly attacking) 4-3-3 4-5-1 (can be called 4-2-3-1 if you're trendy) 5-3-2 (sometimes called 3-5-2) No other formation should...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

Look, i know you've got a bee in your bonnet about this, but absolutely everyone can see one forward is clearly more advanced than the other in this formation (right now, it's Campbell, for whatever reason). The wingers are also clearly more advanced than in a standard 4-4-2. We can agree you disag...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Extended ban
Replies: 24
Views: 4803

Re: Extended ban

It’s essentially Andy Parks fault however to name him again in the statement I believe this will back fire for the club. Chris Stockdale has been arguing on the DFC Facebook page with fans which is also unseemly. This further ban should just have been given privately in my view. Agree. We've banned...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 102
Views: 15354

Re: Josh Heaton

It is a shame, but the one position we are overstocked in is centre backs Are we? Burn has been shunned so we have two players who normally play centre back, and two players who can cover there (Watson and Atkinson) but centre back isn't their primary position. Two average centre backs, and a midfi...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 120
Views: 16495

Re: Darlo v York

...............Elliott Hedley Laing Galbraith Watson .......Bascome Hatfield Donowa ... Campbell .... Rivers ..............O'Neill Subs: Holliday, Holness, Thompson, Wheatley, Bell Is personally how I would go. FFS, just FFS Here we go again. Do people do this to wind me up, or are people just not ...
by Ghost_Of_1883
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 102
Views: 15354

Re: Josh Heaton

Massive shame if Heaton has gone. You just don't turn into a bad player overnight.

I think St. Mirren was maybe a step to far for him too soon and has knocked his confidence. Maybe he just hasn't recovered yet.
by Ghost_Of_1883
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester V Darlington
Replies: 89
Views: 9518

Re: Gloucester V Darlington

We shouldn't need to sign re-inforcements because we have a 20 man squad. However, quite a few of them are injured - we call this "tough luck" and "get on with it" So you're suggesting that we start the season with say 17 men and a bit of budget left, and then maybe sign another 3 now with the rest ...