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by carlodarlo
Wed May 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 29994

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

Well 4 players on roughly £500 per week, that's if the lads are payed for 38 weeks of the year which I think is the length of the season. Not sure how it works at this level but that's the case lower down the pyramid. You should be able to get 4 good ones in for that which could make a big differenc...
by carlodarlo
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW - Learning His Trade
Replies: 108
Views: 8998

Re: TW - Learning His Trade

Interesting that Trotman has signed a new deal today. Possibly suggesting that we may have Wright in charge again next season unless we are just protecting the club in tying down one of our more valuable assets. I cant get away from the fact that I like Tommy Wright as a man and I really want him to...
by carlodarlo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Statement from the board
Replies: 38
Views: 5351

Re: Statement from the board

If he does go it is essential we appoint someone local, someone who lives local and has good knowledge of north east football. A large majority of our players and staff should be local - we are living from hand to mouth, and are only sustainable if we limit as much waste as possible. Maybe this is ...
by carlodarlo
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright
Replies: 110
Views: 11550

Re: Tommy Wright

He has to go now and that's that. To many times we have thrown away leads and while it may not be as a result of Wright changing anything today, as soon as the first went in you could sense the change in atmosphere and that our midfield was overrun. His lack of trying to do anything about it sums hi...
by carlodarlo
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Liam Hughes departs
Replies: 43
Views: 5692

Re: Liam Hughes departs

Good luck to the guy. From being jeered off after 3 games to becoming a bit of a cult hero takes some doing but he managed it. The timing looks a bit of an odd one with only 9 games to go so let's hope for his sake it is a bust up with Wright and not that his demons have re-appeared and he just can'...
by carlodarlo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Brackley
Replies: 95
Views: 10197

Re: Darlington V Brackley

Quite simply beaten by a better team than ourselves. It happens although I would like us to have more of a go than we did, If we are going to lose at least match them for work-rate and intensity but we didn't and I feel Brackley had another gear to go into if they needed. Fancy them to go up this se...
by carlodarlo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 12845

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

As something to compare to Carlisle did an 8k for MK promotion today and they got nearly 10500 through the gate, an increase nearly 3 times their average attendance. All today's done is convinced me that there is no future at BM for us.. But weren’t Carlisle charging £2 per ticket :roll: No mate it...
by carlodarlo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 12845

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

The main factor was the Carlisle v MK Dons was a big play off game in league two. I don't see how this has much significance in comparing with Darlo v Southport in Nat North below mid table clash. Without Carlisle putting on that push the attendance wouldn't have even been half of what they got. Th...
by carlodarlo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 12845

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

As something to compare to Carlisle did an 8k for MK promotion today and they got nearly 10500 through the gate, an increase nearly 3 times their average attendance. All today's done is convinced me that there is no future at BM for us.. Sorry can you explain the link between this and the future at...
by carlodarlo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 12845

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

Can't fault the club for putting on the offer, I just feel the crowd they got will have been quite a bit below what they had hoped for. As stated above we aren't having a great season and that obviously has contributed to lower than anticipated crowds but that's concerned me today.
by carlodarlo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport match thread
Replies: 142
Views: 12845

Re: Darlington V Southport match thread

Looks like I may be in the minority with this but I think the crowd was poor today. Dropping prices we should have been looking at hitting 2k. Not sure what we average this season but im guessing it won't be far off the 1400 we got today. As something to compare to Carlisle did an 8k for MK promotio...
by carlodarlo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth V Darlington match thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8734

Re: Blyth V Darlington match thread

Great win and a big 3 points as I was starting to nervously look towards the bottom 3 again. I said a few weeks ago that we needed another 4 wins, that's our first since then and it's looking more likely that another 9 points should see us out of reach for the current bottom 3 to catch. The sooner w...
by carlodarlo
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New loan signings
Replies: 28
Views: 7494

Re: New loan signings

Shame to see Nelson go but one where surely we all expected him not to stay with us as he looks capable of playing higher. Wollerton never really got much of a chance so hard to decide if he will be a miss or not. Glad to see we are wanting to replace these lads though and lets not forget we have a ...
by carlodarlo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sports Village (latest)
Replies: 103
Views: 10621

Re: Sports Village (latest)

We all thought we would get larger crowds being back in Darlo than being at Bishop but that hasn't really happened. I see no reason why more people would suddenly attend being back at the Arena than being at Blackwell. In our last 2 or 3 seasons at the Arena I think I remember the crowds being aroun...
by carlodarlo
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Syers gone
Replies: 141
Views: 22728

Re: Dave Syers gone

I just can't understand how we can't seem to fund a squad at this level with our support and all the money that has been raised when far smaller clubs than us can. We must be paying some of these lads a small fortune.
by carlodarlo
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Syers gone
Replies: 141
Views: 22728

Re: Dave Syers gone

So what the hell has happened for us to have to further cull the already depleted squad? The club does know that you need players to fulfill a fixture right? I'm absolutely fuming.
by carlodarlo
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 63
Views: 9422

Re: Darlington V Telford

There should be no excuse for any player that is fit enough to train to not attend. I haven't even heard of that happening in the northern league. I remember watching a pre season interview after the first training session and it was mentioned that styche had took the lads to one side and did some w...
by carlodarlo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hereford
Replies: 96
Views: 17131

Re: Darlington v Hereford

Interesting that the Boro fans thought we played some nice stuff and enjoyed it. I brought along my brother who hasn't seen us since the early days at the arena and he said the same on the way out. Maybe we as fans are still spoilt from 3 promotions in the last 5 years and still expect to turn up an...
by carlodarlo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What went...right?
Replies: 67
Views: 7364

Re: What went...right?

One that never gets a mention but can be traced back to the start of this fantastic run is the signing off Ben O'Hanlon. Think he made his debut at leamington and since then we havent looked back. His signing also free'd up Galbraith to drop back into a centre half position and him and Heaton have b...
by carlodarlo
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Curzon Ashton
Replies: 86
Views: 11911

Re: Darlington v Curzon Ashton

Think we won 2-1 at their place last season, possibly on a Monday night but overall our record against them wont be good. Shouldn't have lost away to them this season with a last minute goal against us but we are much changed now and I fancy us to pick up another win tomorrow. Looking forward to see...
by carlodarlo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Striker option
Replies: 13
Views: 2985

Re: Striker option

Injuries have absolutely ruined Rigg. As has been said he scored I think from memory around 35-40 one season for Penrith in the Northern league which got him a move to Carlisle. Did ok by all accounts but then injury struck and I will imagine he will end up back at Penrith or something similar. Ther...
by carlodarlo
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team v Stockport
Replies: 71
Views: 14079

Re: Team v Stockport

Can't have Brown and Turnbull both playing leaving nobody on the sideline to make decisions but as said above Brown has already stated he will be on the touch line for Saturday. It's a free hit on Saturday for us. Whatever the result as long as there is effort from every player it's an improvement o...
by carlodarlo
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York sack Mills
Replies: 46
Views: 10693

Re: York sack Mills

Gray has done an incredible job with us and it's only natural that teams without a manager would be interested in a look at him who could potentially afford him and his demands. There is a lot of short term focus on gray with people maybe having their judgement on his time with us clouded by this re...
by carlodarlo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fenwick gone
Replies: 56
Views: 22051

Re: Fenwick gone

Not to bothered he's gone, Didn't get much of a chance in terms of game time but didn't exactly bust a gut when he was on the pitch. At no point when he was brought on yesterday did I imagine him scoring the winner. Hopefully Cartman is recalled and is sharp, at least you know what you get from Cart...
by carlodarlo
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cartman available for loan
Replies: 65
Views: 24128

Re: Cartman available for loan

I like Cartman but if we want to progress up the leagues then at some point players that have helped to get us to where we are now will have to be replaced by players able to take us to the next level. Gray has a history of doing this and isn't afraid to do what is required and if that means replaci...
by carlodarlo
Wed May 17, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: SALFORD
Replies: 49
Views: 23261

Re: SALFORD

Danny Rowe was apparently on 1.5k a week with a £50 goal bonus on top at Fylde. That is from a lad I work with that played with him for a season a few years back but has kept in touch with him. It seems a staggering amount does 2.5k a week for a player at this level but with unlimited money to throw...
by carlodarlo
Wed May 10, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Its here the investment
Replies: 201
Views: 58833

Re: Its here the investment

I put Singh in the same category of owner/investor as Venkys, Sisu, Oysten and Becchetti at Blackburn, Coventry, Blackpool and Leyton Orient. These owners are destroying the football clubs they own and when Raj Singh owned ours he left it to die and very nearly succeeded. Can you imagine when the na...
by carlodarlo
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans' Behaviour
Replies: 126
Views: 49155

Re: Fans' Behaviour

Sorry if my post came across like I was comparing yesterday to the 80s Princes Town, I wasn't, just using that period of football that changed a lot of rules that still exist today with regards to crowd segregation, alcohol, etc. I go to plenty of other sports like cricket, rugby etc where people (l...
by carlodarlo
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans' Behaviour
Replies: 126
Views: 49155

Re: Fans' Behaviour

I often see people saying the days of the 80s have gone and people who watch other sports can bring alcoholic drinks into the stands, why can't we at football? Well today proved why. Absolutely shameful scenes by not one or two youngsters who had one to many, there was a good sized group of middle a...
by carlodarlo
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The home of DFC
Replies: 233
Views: 76573

Re: The home of DFC

Had the chance to attend my first game at Blackwell Meadows yesterday, Il be honest it's not my sort of stadium. I prefer being right on top of the action, the drop off from behind the goal is not for me and I felt detatched from the game which maybe wasn't a bad thing with the performance yesterday...