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by al_quaker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 194
Views: 8880

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Concord Rangers are not going to be playing this weekend

https://twitter.com/ConcordRangers/stat ... 90849?s=20
by al_quaker
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 194
Views: 8880

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

https://www.chesterfc.com/2021/01/20/cl ... n-2020-21/

Interesting statement by Chester - I can understand clubs being wary of 2 give the way that the National League handled the distribution of the initial grant
by al_quaker
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 194
Views: 8880

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

According to the DFC statement, option 2 has interest on it too

And both option 1 and 2 are unsuitable for us

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/winter- ... -statement
by al_quaker
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season at risk of finishing early
Replies: 194
Views: 8880

Re: Season at risk of finishing early

Presumably the players could be furloughed if the season was stopped?
by al_quaker
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester or Wealdstone
Replies: 18
Views: 2054

Re: Gloucester or Wealdstone

At least its at home, and seeing as its a home cup match we may have a chance of winning it!
by al_quaker
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Kit Vote
Replies: 161
Views: 7021

Re: Home Kit Vote

Option 1 is growing on me. Was a shock to begin with, but it could be a nice change up while keeping the hoops theme. I think restricting the home kit vote to owners too is fine too. Increasing the value of DFCSG membership will hopefully lead to increases in membership, which only benefits the club...
by al_quaker
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Weymouth V Darlington FC FA Trophy
Replies: 74
Views: 7231

Re: Weymouth V Darlington FC FA Trophy

Sound just started
by al_quaker
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Kit Vote
Replies: 161
Views: 7021

Re: Home Kit Vote

Other than 2, I quite like the options. Would probably buy any of the other 3, whereas another 'normal' hooped shirt I probably wouldn't.

I just hope we get a chance to see the kit in real life!
by al_quaker
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley v Darlo
Replies: 104
Views: 10532

Re: Brackley v Darlo

Only Boston have conceded less per game than us I think. Our issue isn't the defence, it's breaking down teams who sit back against us (other than Blyth who are Northern League standard). Which is exactly what happened last night. We have some very talented attackers, but most of them like to drift ...
by al_quaker
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor Boxing Day
Replies: 54
Views: 8554

Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Probably the most direct I've seen a Spennymoor side and probably also the most dirtiest. It's not really something you associate a Spennymoor side with but I would say they more than met their match yesterday. Really? They played exactly as I expected, as they've been playing this way for a while ...
by al_quaker
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jason Ainsley
Replies: 86
Views: 12922

Re: Jason Ainsley

Lol so the idea that it is a requirement for the new manager to prefer a direct style of play was in reference to the style of play if their outgoing manager. I never said it was a requirement Although, as a general point, if a squad is set up to play direct football and you want someone to come in...
by al_quaker
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jason Ainsley
Replies: 86
Views: 12922

Re: Jason Ainsley

Are Spennymoor that renowned for being a club who wants a route 1 style of play from their manager? I am not sure when someone says Spennymoor I instantly accustom a particular style of play to the club. Whether they want it or not, they have been very route 1 the last couple of years on the occasi...
by al_quaker
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Graeme Armstrong YOURCLUB Q&A - Part One
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Graeme Armstrong YOURCLUB Q&A - Part One

Good read :thumbup:

One of my favourite players since 2012
by al_quaker
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Diego Maradona
Replies: 72
Views: 8067

Re: Diego Maradona

That's not fair. Any player who has deliberately fouled an opponent, committed a deliberate handball offence, exaggerated contact to get a foul / penalty, appealed for a decision they knew to be correct. All of the above are cheats and should be viewed equally. Only if you view the act of cheating ...
by al_quaker
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Diego Maradona
Replies: 72
Views: 8067

Re: Diego Maradona

That's not fair. Any player who has deliberately fouled an opponent, committed a deliberate handball offence, exaggerated contact to get a foul / penalty, appealed for a decision they knew to be correct. All of the above are cheats and should be viewed equally. Only if you view the act of cheating ...
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away to Bristol rovers
Replies: 185
Views: 25985

Re: Away to Bristol rovers

First penalty was clear as day. I thought the second was a little soft, but can see why it was given. Two experienced players should really have known better - there was no need for either. Indications of how much the focus had gone in that middle third of the game.
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Diego Maradona
Replies: 72
Views: 8067

Re: Diego Maradona

Agreed. The definition of cheat (from google) is to "act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage." So, deliberate fouls, dives, deliberate handballs - all cheating. Happy as long as we are consistent. If that is the definition we are using appealing for a decision you know to be incor...
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Diego Maradona
Replies: 72
Views: 8067

Re: Diego Maradona

Yes, those are all examples of cheating. Deliberately fouling someone clean through on goal, or a goalkeeper handling the ball deliberately outside the area, or deliberately handling the ball to prevent a goal bound shot (Suarez in 2010 World Cup), are all cheating. That’s why they’re punished with...
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Away to Bristol rovers
Replies: 185
Views: 25985

Re: Away to Bristol rovers

For the first half hour, we competed well. Disappointed that we lost focus after that first goal and got punished for every mistake we made. But that sometimes happens when playing against a team far better than you - we did something similar to Tadcaster. However, we've had a good run, made some go...
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team v BPA
Replies: 129
Views: 16187

Re: Team v BPA

Not convinced by the way we set up. Ended up being 1 CM (Wheatley) and 3 players (Reid, Campbell and O'Neill) who wanted to play in that hole behind the striker, which turned into 4 when Maguire was replaced by Charman. BPA sat deep and defended well to crowd us out, but we played our part in that c...
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Quaker tv
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: Quaker tv

It's stopped streaming for me. Hopefully just a half time thing

edit: seems to be back now
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton...
Replies: 61
Views: 10204

Re: Alfreton...

No way am I attending a game with 1500 capacity at BM at the moment. There'd be hadly any social distancing going on. I'll be very surprised if the need for social distancing is removed from the guidelines, but I'm sure we will find out soon enough.
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton...
Replies: 61
Views: 10204

Re: Alfreton...

When fans are allowed in some capacity. It is entirely irrelevant until they are. Might not be too far off. Maybe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/55010011 2,000 in tier 2. would we stay at BM? I presume the allowed number of fans will still need to adhere to social distancing regulations, so if Darlin...
by al_quaker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton...
Replies: 61
Views: 10204

Re: Alfreton...

lo36789 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:23 am
When fans are allowed in some capacity. It is entirely irrelevant until they are.
Might not be too far off. Maybe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/55010011
by al_quaker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tyrone O’Neill
Replies: 48
Views: 6950

Re: Tyrone O’Neill

Interesting signing - very good player, and Campbell, Maguire, Charman and O'Neill is quite the collection of forwards. I've wondered how Armstrong was going to keep the first 3 happy when they're all fit, and he's complicated that now by adding in O'Neill! Here’s a theory...... It’s pretty much ac...
by al_quaker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tyrone O’Neill
Replies: 48
Views: 6950

Re: Tyrone O’Neill

Interesting signing - very good player, and Campbell, Maguire, Charman and O'Neill is quite the collection of forwards. I've wondered how Armstrong was going to keep the first 3 happy when they're all fit, and he's complicated that now by adding in O'Neill!
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley v Darlington
Replies: 128
Views: 14952

Re: Guiseley v Darlington

One of the most one sided games I can remember. That's the system which suits us best I think - allows us to get a midfield of Hatfield, Wheatley and Holness on the pitch. Not many teams at this level can live with that energy and ability in the middle. The pressing from the front 6 stopped Guiseley...
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley v Darlington
Replies: 128
Views: 14952

Re: Guiseley v Darlington

Always rated this ref...
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley v Darlington
Replies: 128
Views: 14952

Re: Guiseley v Darlington

Christ this ref
by al_quaker
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Boston Match Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 12108

Re: Darlo v Boston Match Thread

Not sure we got the balance of the team right tonight, and were well beaten by a very good and much fresher side.

However, none of that matters. Fingers crossed Hunt is ok