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by Norm_D_Ploom
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Liam Ravenhill
Replies: 44
Views: 15508

Re: Liam Ravenhill

Strange situation and one I cannot ever remember that our season is effectively based on a throw of the dice by the manager in waiting to the last minute to bring in the quality players the team clearly needs. Get them and we should be ok, don’t get them and we will really struggle. Only worry for ...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 26
Views: 11015

Re: Rival Watch

Even Alfreton have made a couple of good striker signings. James Hanson & Dayle Southwell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I tried to persuade Dayle Southwell to sign for us when I bumped into him the other week…he’s mates with Will Hatfield from their Guiseley days. He was still at King’s Lynn ...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Attendance
Replies: 167
Views: 45278

Re: Attendance

[quote=super_les_mcjannet I wish I knew how to link photo's because 1 I have got of Wembley way v Germany is disgusting. It is packed and not 1 person either wearing a mask nor distancing. If you are outside, you don't actually need them, the risk is minimal. You had to have them on at the covid an...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Attendance
Replies: 167
Views: 45278

Re: Attendance

[quote=super_les_mcjannet I wish I knew how to link photo's because 1 I have got of Wembley way v Germany is disgusting. It is packed and not 1 person either wearing a mask nor distancing. If you are outside, you don't actually need them, the risk is minimal. You had to have them on at the covid an...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players
Replies: 18
Views: 9291

Re: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players

One of the lads in the picture from the changing room at Anfield used to work for me, I remember him telling me about that final.
by Norm_D_Ploom
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Coppinger's still got it
Replies: 13
Views: 10171

Re: Coppinger's still got it

Great article on the BBC Sport website about JC and another ex DFC lad called Paul Pomford. Well worth a look :thumbup:
by Norm_D_Ploom
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields
Replies: 14
Views: 9550

Re: South Shields

What would SS budget be then >500K < 750K ? How would DFC go about making that step would it be an extra training session to make 3 nights per week or would it be to hybrid days/ nights or straight to 3/4 days? Thanks I don't think we would be able to sustain a hybrid model. The vast majority of ou...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields
Replies: 14
Views: 9550

Re: South Shields

What would SS budget be then >500K < 750K ?

How would DFC go about making that step would it be an extra training session to make 3 nights per week or would it be to hybrid days/ nights or straight to 3/4 days?

Thanks
by Norm_D_Ploom
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 41
Views: 20865

Re: George Reynolds

I wonder if he hadn’t been our ‘Knight in shining armour’ and paid off our debts would we have went bust and lost Feethams anyway? I like to think if he hadn’t turned up that day we’d have found another buyer or ended up starting again at Feethams and 20 years later we’d be in a much better positio...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 41
Views: 20865

Re: George Reynolds

eek wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:47 am
quakersfan wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:38 am
If only we had won against Plymouth on that rainy Friday night at Wembley things could have been very different.
Peterborough, Plymouth was in 1996.
And it would still probably all have fallen apart because although we didn't know it at the time,it was all built on sand.
by Norm_D_Ploom
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stevie Mardenborough scores winner at Anfield
Replies: 8
Views: 8548

Re: Stevie Mardenborough scores winner at Anfield

In his final season for Darlo when he played as a striker I think he was brilliant to watch. Remember away wins at Shrewsbury and Scarborough when he looked unplayable. And then we sold him for next to nothing. I think he is a really underrated Darlo player . . Hence my username. Hello mate, was wo...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Board Statement 15 Feb
Replies: 67
Views: 25540

Re: Board Statement 15 Feb

Further information supporting the club's stance to refuse to take on loans from Sport England: https://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/31987/national-league-working-with-sport-england-and-the-dcms-to-avoid-clubs-breaking-league-rules-over-loans/ Basically, it is a standardised rule a...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David Johnson : We are in a sad position
Replies: 93
Views: 46887

Re: David Johnson : We are in a sad position

The Chinese government changed the terms for bailing out NLN and NLS football clubs and the premise for beginning the season did they? :lol: I don't know what is more embarrassing, the post itself, or those lining up to agree for it. I suppose it's really rather easy blaming Jonny Foreigner than lo...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit manufacturer
Replies: 45
Views: 25280

Re: New kit manufacturer

The Europa hooped version at the moment is not that shabby (I've tried inserting the link below). At the end of the day it's about what kit deals are financially right for the club and if this is better than the current deal with Puma then so be it. :thumbup: https://www.kitlocker.com/products/joma...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Diego Maradona
Replies: 72
Views: 25596

Re: Diego Maradona

You do see this revisionist version of the reason for the goal a lot on Twitter. Mainly from people who equate Peter Shilton's political beliefs with the fact that he was at fault for the hog goal and not the bloke who punched the ball into the net, or the match officials who all missed it. Look at ...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Arena it is
Replies: 136
Views: 47728

Re: Arena it is

The foresight from George Reynolds to predict a global pandemic nearly two decades in advance is astonishing. :clap: Exactly this. Darlington football club. Home of social distancing since 2003. I actually cannot wait. (Will make it easier for exiles to come to games too I think.) Brilliant :lol:
by Norm_D_Ploom
Sat May 02, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Old Darlo Programmes
Replies: 4
Views: 4650

Old Darlo Programmes

I have recently become the owner of my late father's collection of Darlo programmes. If anybody would be interested or knows of a collector who would be, could you PM me.

Thank you.
by Norm_D_Ploom
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 76600

Re: New kit

I've seen the shirt and it reminds me of the ISL shirt from Brian Little's team. Glad you picked up on that as that was the shirt it was based on - it was going to be even more similar original but we had to tweak a few things Thank you. The other thing that I read was that it is going to be paired...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New kit
Replies: 207
Views: 76600

Re: New kit

The hooped kit looks particularly good I think. One of the best we have had and will buy next season. I was one of those who was up for a change but hey ho, I think the club did the right thing putting it to another vote with a hooped option. The only depressing thing about this whole debate is rea...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team of the decade
Replies: 39
Views: 15051

Re: Team of the decade

The ship had already started to sail by then anyway I checked online and I had only actually been to 4 games that season and 6 the year before so I was hardly what you would describe as a regular. The main thing for me was that a home game was pretty much half a day and I just couldn't be bothered a...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team of the decade
Replies: 39
Views: 15051

Re: Team of the decade

Who are you putting Burn, Hatch, Chandler and Taylor ahead of? Genuine question.
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I stopped going in 2012 so I haven't seen anything in the pub leagues, so take your pick.
by Norm_D_Ploom
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Team of the decade
Replies: 39
Views: 15051

Re: Team of the decade

Where is Dan Burn and amongst others Liam Hatch, Jamie Chandler and Greg Taylor and how is Mark Cooper not the manager?
by Norm_D_Ploom
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 153124

Re: General Election 2019

[quote="Fatty eats roadkill" post_id=456176 time=<a href="tel:1576591561">1576591561</a> user_id=2720] [quote=QuakerPete post_id=456163 time=<a href="tel:1576533493">1576533493</a> user_id=94] [quote=Darlo_Pete post_id=456161 time=<a href="tel:1576531074">1576531074</a> user_id=83] I do think that ...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 153124

Re: General Election 2019

I do think that young adults that are beginning there working lives, will have to work until there mid 75's before they can draw a state pension. Well heaven help them! How can you expect someone doing a manual job to work until 75 years and 6 months old? It’s OK for fat arsed pen pushers possibly ...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 153124

Re: General Election 2019

Just to give you an idea of the problem Labour faced, my wife's cousin is married to the aunt of our local MP ( in West Yorkshire). At a family party last week she was telling me that she and a few other family members were not going to vote for their relative because they couldn't look themselves ...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The UK as it will look in the future
Replies: 26
Views: 23333

Re: The UK as it will look in the future

I'm with Old Git. If the union is to be broken up we should all be allowed to vote on it. The thing is though that it will keep coming back until she gets the answer she wants. Boris has got far more important things to worry about at the moment. Get January out of the way, negotiate a good trade de...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 153124

Re: General Election 2019

Just to give you an idea of the problem Labour faced, my wife's cousin is married to the aunt of our local MP ( in West Yorkshire). At a family party last week she was telling me that she and a few other family members were not going to vote for their relative because they couldn't look themselves i...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 31234

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

I thought we were pretty good. Certainly the better team in the first half. Several non Darlo fan text me to say Thompson was the best player on the park. Hatfield also great and Liddle whose distribution was fantastic. As everyone knows we need a striker. I suspect Campbell would work well in a 4-...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 31234

Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

I thought we were pretty good. Certainly the better team in the first half. Several non Darlo fan text me to say Thompson was the best player on the park. Hatfield also great and Liddle whose distribution was fantastic. As everyone knows we need a striker. I suspect Campbell would work well in a 4-...
by Norm_D_Ploom
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 43638

Re: Leamington v Darlington

Did we take a good following that day? I see Gabbiadini was in the Sunderland team! We had half of the terrace at the Fulwell End (or was it the Roker End). Played well enough but the gulf was too big. It was the Roker End. I'd have said between 2 to 3 thousand? Kevin Stonehouse missed a good chanc...