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by al_quaker
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 10320

Re: Arena it is

Announcement at 4pm today, which will include details on the trial events

https://twitter.com/Ollie_Bayliss/statu ... 59744?s=20

Don't have a particularly good feeling about it to be honest
by al_quaker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Early odds
Replies: 19
Views: 3000

Early odds

I see BetVictor have some odds up for the National North https://www.betvictor.com/en-gb/sports/240/meetings/120837110/events/1289069300 York 3/1 favourites, Fylde 4/1, Boston 10/1, us, Brackley and Chester 12/1, Chorley and Spennymoor Town 14/1. Kiddy are 50/1 - has something happened there?! York ...
by al_quaker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixtures out 1pm Tue 8th Sep
Replies: 32
Views: 3575

Re: Fixtures out 1pm Tue 8th Sep

Quaker85 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Kidderminster was the very first game at the Arena.

What goes around, comes around!
:lol:

Although could be an FA cup game though I guess - which of course might well be Kiddy too :lol:
by al_quaker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixtures out 1pm Tue 8th Sep
Replies: 32
Views: 3575

Re: Fixtures out 1pm Tue 8th Sep

Most of the good away trips are towards the end of the season, which could be good if things have eased a little by then. Could be an easier start though :lol:
by al_quaker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 10320

Re: Arena it is

Were blocks 1 to 15 the main stand?
by al_quaker
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 10320

Re: Arena it is

Not a surprise Sad sad day Arena worshippers paying back handers were always gonna win. As they will when we conviently never leave the Arena. Darlington fc ceased to exist today Oh we'll stagger on for a couple of years but in the end it's gonna kill us again. Watch this space fools Are you accusi...
by al_quaker
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 10320

Re: Arena it is

Not a surprise Sad sad day Arena worshippers paying back handers were always gonna win. As they will when we conviently never leave the Arena. Darlington fc ceased to exist today Oh we'll stagger on for a couple of years but in the end it's gonna kill us again. Watch this space fools Are you accusi...
by al_quaker
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 10320

Re: Arena it is

Glad the league agreed. Not ideal - but far better than only being able to get 600 fans in at BM for the forseeable.
by al_quaker
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Squad Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

Re: Squad Numbers

Looking at the kiddy website, it seems squad numbers are optional
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3780

Re: McMahon signs

What that squad has in that first season was momentum gained by steam-rollering the divisions below. That carried us to victories we probably never should have had. We’re slowly starting to build some momentum again with as settled a side we’ve had since that season. Mad to think we’ve been in NLN ...
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3780

Re: McMahon signs

On paper looks like the strongest squad we have assembled in our time in NLN. I dunno about that - that first season in the division we were very good. We had some excellent players- Beck, Thompson, Gillies, Turnbull, Falkingham. Going forwards we were exceptional -we scored 89 goals in the league....
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3780

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 al_quaker
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: McMahon signs
Replies: 26
Views: 3780

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 al_quaker
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pre-season friendlies
Replies: 25
Views: 4641

Re: Pre-season friendlies

I seem to remember once when we are at HP, possibly our first season in Div 1N, the Northern League released their fixtures before the NPL, and then of course when our fixtures came out, some Bishop matches had to be rearranged as we had priority.
by al_quaker
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 33685

Re: Ground share

But I thought it was posted the other day the league have asked for the same dispensation as the rest of football. Effectively our league has asked for us to all be capped at 30% of 3000 regardless if capacity - it may be they were asking for the sake of friendlies mind. I’d assumed that was for fr...
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 103
Views: 12327

Re: impact on ground capacity

https://twitter.com/Ollie_Bayliss/statu ... 71200?s=20

NPL chairman already lobbying for a change to stadium specific limits.
by al_quaker
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 103
Views: 12327

Re: impact on ground capacity

https://twitter.com/Ollie_Bayliss/statu ... 13153?s=20

Well it looks like the National League want the same rules as the rest of non-league. Maybe this is just temporary for friendlies, considering the season doesn't kick off until October when fans returning to 'elite' sport is planned.
by al_quaker
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC's position regarding inaccurate social media postings
Replies: 19
Views: 3979

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

I never saw the offending FB posts but assume they were triggered by a (now removed) Twitter thread from a former director who really needs to just fook right off? Yes I saw that now deleted thread too. Did wonder what it was all about. Maybe it didn't refer to DFC, but if it did it's been firmly s...
by al_quaker
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: impact on ground capacity
Replies: 103
Views: 12327

Re: impact on ground capacity

Step 2 and above seem to be classed as 'elite' sport. I wonder if the FA decided that for non-elite football (ie step 3 downwards), it was easier as a flat % of minimum capacity for the level. Calculating exact capacities of each stadia will take a bit of work I would imagine, which would fall on in...
by al_quaker
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 33685

Re: Ground share

Is there any logical reason that some people hate the Arena . Obviously there were bad times there due to unscrupulous characters who had no interest in the Football Club . The Arena in itself was not and is not the problem . The place is not jinxed or haunted . To state that you would never go the...
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington MP
Replies: 46
Views: 6146

Re: Darlington MP

It's peter.gibson.mp@parliament.uk according to his website

not '@parliament.co.uk'
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington MP
Replies: 46
Views: 6146

Re: Darlington MP

Fair play - all you can ask for is an MP who responds to constituent requests :thumbup:
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington MP
Replies: 46
Views: 6146

Re: Darlington MP

I tweeted him politely asking him what he's been doing to help the town's major sporting clubs. I highlighted one example he could possibly add value, which is the football clubs desire to temporarily return to the arena for financial reasons, and whether he's been lobbying the relevant authorities ...
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 33685

Re: Ground share

And re 'undemocratic', we are one of the most democratic clubs around. If there are those who feel the Arena is some form of 'agenda' from 'Arena worshippers' and that 'we will never leave' - well, they can put themselves forward for DFCSG board membership on that manifesto, and if enough of the fan...
by al_quaker
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 33685

Re: Ground share

The running closts clearly would be a huge issue if we had to take them on. Maybe they were OK for a football league club with gates of 4 or 5k, but certainly not when gates dropped and we lost the FL money. But in a way it is irrelevant to this current situation, as we wouldn't be taking the runnin...
by al_quaker
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 33685

Re: Ground share

‘indeed we would expect higher crowds than 1500 given that we haven’t played since March‘ From https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/quakers-ask-the-league-for-permission-to-play-at-the-arena-on-safety-grounds Sorry. I don’t support this. That is playing with the clubs future. might attract a few footbal...
by al_quaker
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 33685

Re: Ground share

‘indeed we would expect higher crowds than 1500 given that we haven’t played since March‘ From https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/quakers-ask-the-league-for-permission-to-play-at-the-arena-on-safety-grounds Sorry. I don’t support this. That is playing with the clubs future. staying at BM is playing wi...
by al_quaker
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ground share
Replies: 341
Views: 33685

Re: Ground share

An eminently sensible suggestion for us if the finances stack up, which I'd imagine they do otherwise DJ wouldnt be pushing for it. On the flip side, I can't see how the finances work if we are restriced to 550 season ticket holders (who have already paid) at BM for the forseeable future. One would ...
by al_quaker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Maguire & Langstaff Released
Replies: 88
Views: 16359

Re: Maguire & Langstaff Released

I find it hard to believe we are a serious option for him. He's a young player with an offer of full time football at York (and rumours of Halifax too), one year after turning pro. I'm sure Alun can be very persuasive when he wants to be, and we can of course offer decent cash, but full time is some...