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by Wiseacre
Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon V Darlington
Replies: 101
Views: 6479

Re: Curzon V Darlington

I have to agree with comments made regarding Toby Lees. He was largely anonymous earlier in the season, but is much improved since SW and TM came in, and I thought he was MoM last night. Also I think it is fair to say that Platt is looking much more like the player we hoped he would be when he firs...
by Wiseacre
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 47
Views: 6098

Re: Asante

Having scoffed at the guy since he came I have to see that this could be Asante's moment and it would be good to get something back from him. I say this because the team is beginning to click and with Nelson and Main making things happen he must put some of the chances away. Watson is doing a good j...
by Wiseacre
Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 89
Views: 8139

Re: Darlington v Buxton

A famous victory steered by Nelson - a shame useless seadogs couldn't score at Gloucester. Quakers might be holed below the bows and shipping water worse than Middlesbrough but with a fair wind and a salty dog in charge safe harbour after stormy sea and all that. Delighted for Nella.
by Wiseacre
Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 10021

Re: South Shields v Darlo

;) Shields down to 10 men after 10 minutes. We never seen to take advantage of these situations, but we really must today. Yes, we might get a point - sorry to be sarcastic but a team that doesn't score won't win any games. And a side that doesn't score but gives away silly goals will lose no matte...
by Wiseacre
Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 10021

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Old Git wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:18 pm
Shields down to 10 men after 10 minutes. We never seen to take advantage of these situations, but we really must today.
Yes, we might get a point - sorry to be sarcastic but a team that doesn't score won't win any games.
by Wiseacre
Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 155
Views: 11412

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

If it wasn't for Hatfield telling him what he should do the ref would have carried on with the game with a player on two yellows. Never seen anything like it. Surely that's just basic stuff for the officials, keeping record of who has been booked. One for our referee on the forum. If the referee ha...
by Wiseacre
Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chorley
Replies: 51
Views: 7819

Re: Chorley

Reading these stories about Scunthorpe and Chorley makes me feel better about our present static situation. Were not really static though - on our way to a place where we we neednt have to face teams like these two. Do you reckon their fans want to be where we are? This sort of schaudenwhstsit does...
by Wiseacre
Mon Feb 05, 2024 5:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6915

Re: Brackley v Darlington

It should be transparent already that our club is trying as hard as it can with very limited resources, steered by well meaning people who are having to learn very quickly in a tough environment. All the extended scrutiny of what a contract looks like or where Asante is or why the board are unable t...
by Wiseacre
Sat Feb 03, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlington
Replies: 76
Views: 6915

Re: Brackley v Darlington

Unfortunately you just knew that once they scored it was then a case of Operation Certain Defeat. We have improved in aspects of our play, in holding on to possession and defending a bit better, but overall we remain consistently toothless. We look a dead man walking and winning several games to ke...
by Wiseacre
Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 16464

Re: Asante

What has this player actually contributed to the cause? Whatever the club are paying him is a complete waste of money we haven't got. The board look culpable to me because they must have waived through Gowlings decision. A proper manager like Watson won't play him and who can we off-load him to? A h...
by Wiseacre
Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banbury V Darlington
Replies: 53
Views: 6539

Re: Banbury V Darlington

We started brightly against what was a poor team last night, but they could pass to each other, and move once passed which often left them in space to recieve a pass where we are static. There were only 3 shots on target from memory from both teams, and they ended up in goals. Midfield were all ove...
by Wiseacre
Sat Jan 27, 2024 8:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hereford
Replies: 89
Views: 14273

Re: Darlington v Hereford

Last month that late goal would have been the other team getting an equaliser. Wonderful it was us, and how well the team played. We can win at Banbury then all bets are off for who goes down. With a manager who can organise the players this is a decent enough side. So good to see Hatfield at the ce...
by Wiseacre
Tue Jan 23, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Scunthorpe
Replies: 32
Views: 4919

Re: Darlington V Scunthorpe

This might be a bit negative but a windy game could level things out and hamper the better team more than the other. That would be in our favour of course - every little helps and if Asante plays the ball might bump into him and confuse their keeper on the way in at a queer angle. I can't imagine hi...
by Wiseacre
Sun Jan 14, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: v Tamworth
Replies: 93
Views: 9018

Re: v Tamworth

He sounds like a villain from a Batman film :evil: Yes, I think it's helpful to see the funny side of life in Darloland at times like this. Alun Armstrong would have to be The Penguin and if The Natural could see this they might get over him. Hodgsons' more excitable moments made him sound like The...
by Wiseacre
Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: v Tamworth
Replies: 93
Views: 9018

Re: v Tamworth

I say 0-0 featuring a worldie from Tommy Taylor - 50 years, Ed Johns and I might recall the same result when QPR with Rodney Marsh came to Feethams as league leaders in 1967. Mind you we had Yoggie and Joe Jacques on that night.
by Wiseacre
Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: Lennie Lawrence
Replies: 1
Views: 2478

Re: Lennie Lawrence

Remember him as a capable manager at Boro - about 40 years ago and a long suffering teacher for ILEA before that so managing at Hartlepool shouldn't trouble him. Maybe he'll bring back Joe Allon and Don Hutchison or Ernie Pythian. Dafter things happen in NE sporting circles these days. Was he in for...
by Wiseacre
Thu Jan 11, 2024 4:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport
Replies: 95
Views: 24617

Re: Southport

When things are going against you. I suspected it at the time but the highlights seems to confirm Carver was offside in the build up to the first goal. The highlights actually miss out some of the defending in the run up to it, which I think was even worse than what happened immediately before it w...
by Wiseacre
Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport
Replies: 95
Views: 24617

Re: Southport

Those considering the promotion in the near future to the national league, suggest you watch a few games in that league. The standard is a massive step up from our league in quality and standard, we could not compete at this time with our budget, and I am sure, although the board are ambitious for ...
by Wiseacre
Mon Jan 08, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport
Replies: 95
Views: 24617

Re: Southport

I thought we could win at Kings Lynn but a point might not be too bad at Southport. Great to see the difference already regarding commitment and durability - and a Curry on the score sheet again. Different spelling but I anticipate at least one 'Curry too hot for ...' this half. A win would be the b...
by Wiseacre
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske United
Replies: 64
Views: 39168

Re: Marske United

LoidLucan wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2024 9:28 am
He seems to indicate in his interview that he's had no reaction to his previous injury, is fit and raring to go. His attitude also seems spot on. I would guess he'll be in the starting line-up.
Well that sounds positive so let's look forward to Kings Lynn, a game we can win I think. :thumbup:
by Wiseacre
Fri Jan 05, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske United
Replies: 64
Views: 39168

Re: Marske United

At least it's only a loan so minimal commitment, but 35 year olds who suffer serious injuries don't have a great track record! Seems a good character though from watching a couple of interviews, so will hopefully bring something to the squad one way or another. Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapata...
by Wiseacre
Sun Dec 31, 2023 6:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Good luck Steve Watson
Replies: 78
Views: 37527

Re: Good luck Steve Watson

As sensible appointment as we could've made I think, and with hindsight probably the one that should've been made a couple of months ago. You'd expect he'll get the backing of the vast majority of our supporters having solid experience at this level and being from the north east. Nice to see the ar...
by Wiseacre
Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 170104

Re: Who next?

Probably right. The time to have got him was in September when we had a clear run at it before JG rocked up from Grimsby with his data charts and head full of nonsense. We've double fucked this up, firstly by turning down quality applicants for Howling, secondly by taking too long to sack him and a...
by Wiseacre
Sat Dec 30, 2023 6:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Scarborough
Replies: 46
Views: 24088

Re: Darlington V Scarborough

Well I suppose that's some sort of clarity - the team can't lift itself when it really had to against a workmanlike (in a positive sense) Scarborough team so I'd say we're certain to go down. Gray isn't coming back so the sensitivities of the 'divided' fans can get over their fit of the vapours and ...
by Wiseacre
Sat Dec 30, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 170104

Re: Who next?

MG is saying all the right things but probably the best route would have been talking to the board behind the scenes. Doing it publicly like this does have the look of backing the board into a corner. Things could be very complicated if others have already been spoken to about the job. His offer do...
by Wiseacre
Fri Dec 29, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 170104

Re: Who next?

With Danny being in charge on Saturday, there will be a a big increase in spot the potential new manager tomorrow 😀 It will be like a football ornithologist outing , possible sightings could include the lesser spotted Watson, a Gray tit, a green feathered Fenton , or even if you are lucky, a Lakela...
by Wiseacre
Thu Dec 28, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 170104

Re: Who next?

Do we really want to give another go to a guy whose record when you look at it critically, you know properly, without all the tinsel and sparkle, really shouldn't beguile anyone? He kept us up once but how many leagues did he win, starting from the pits? This charming man looks like the popular choi...
by Wiseacre
Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 170104

Re: Who next?

onewayup wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2023 10:58 am
Dial M for Martin if he's on the right page or M for mess if he's still smarting.
Dial M for Martin because of the mess and let bygones be gone. He only threw a tantrum because he loves the club and that's all we need - tough love, not another likeable loser.
by Wiseacre
Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boxing Day at Scarborough
Replies: 43
Views: 15499

Re: Boxing Day at Scarborough

I hope we get a good crowd on Sat, with lots of young lads who will sing in the Tin Shed. To be honest think that the players will need that lift of the noise and backing from the whole crowd, including some noise from us in the seats. This would be helped if the music at the start were songs we co...
by Wiseacre
Wed Dec 27, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who next?
Replies: 316
Views: 170104

Re: Who next?

I've been after Grays, return since he left and I think history is on my side. Since he got us up to this level àfter getting us through seven games in three weeks in the run in then the play offs in the next season he showed it was more than money or a canny scout. Of course he was frustrated - he ...