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by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Buxton
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: Darlington v Buxton

Asante out, who'd have thought.......
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fan power in German football.
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Fan power in German football.

It's a longish read but interesting.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/ ... rs-and-won
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 96
Views: 7132

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

It's getting very perilous now. I know I sound negative but I'm already half resigned to us going down. I know what you mean. When Armstrong left I felt relatively realistic about things getting turned around, and at that point we seemed to have time on our side but now we're just about out of time....
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 30
Views: 2032

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

Spyman wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:13 am
Sustainability doesn't often come with fast gratification and excitement.
99% of married men will concur.
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Feb 21, 2024 5:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: More local competition for good players now at Blyth
Replies: 30
Views: 2032

Re: More local competition for good players now at Blyth

However, we should be drifting along, upper mid table in this division surely.

Some of the things that have happened since Xmas 22 :crazy:
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 96
Views: 7132

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Supporting Darlo is like playing Snakes and Ladders - but with all the ladders removed.

If it’s not one thing, it’s another.😤
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 96
Views: 7132

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

50 years, what you point out re Nelson. Yes he is always busy, gets into scoring positions, looks good on the ball, works hard but sadly, on saying all of that - it very rarely leads to anything.

We might as well have great big lump up front who occasionally nods one in from a corner.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 96
Views: 7132

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Has anyone else noticed how quiet D.J. is?

To me he seems to be keeping a very low profile.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 96
Views: 7132

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Curry needs to be in the starting 11.

Main works hard and is an asset, but we need someone who can finish alongside him and that ain’t Nelson.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 96
Views: 7132

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

This Armstrong/Gowling thing is such a drag. As if running over it incessantly is going make any difference.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 96
Views: 7132

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

It sounds on the radio like Nelson missed a couple of great chances. He never seems to produce.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24
Replies: 96
Views: 7132

Re: Boston v Darlington 20/02/24

Marriott has hardly played this season due to injury … sound familiar ?? I bet he'll be fit enough tonight though. Unlike our missing superstar. Our superstar will pop up with the goal that saves us from relegation .. I have seen it If I see it, I hope my ancient old heart will take the excitement.
by theoriginalfatcat
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9865

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Old Git wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:26 am
On another point, their goalkeeper was pretty awful on all the goals, I can only imagine the grief TT would have received from some of our goalkeeping experts for letting them in.
I've just watched the highlights and yes, their goalkeeper - maybe he should stick to the day job.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Feb 17, 2024 5:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9865

Re: South Shields v Darlo

It looks like the new goalie is a good luck charm. He’s had a day to remember.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

He doesn't want to associated with a losing team - guilty by association.
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

We can’t even find a replacement for Mr Q. That’s how far things have slipped.

By memory he was last seen when we were playing well - yep, that long ago….
by theoriginalfatcat
Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reset
Replies: 28
Views: 2778

Re: Reset

Let's not throw the baby out of the bath water because we are on the verge of being relegated to the NPL. I am always intrigued as to why people want to risk selling to a private investor (of which, there aren't many) to what end? To reach the National League? The Football League? And then what? We...
by theoriginalfatcat
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 9865

Re: South Shields v Darlo

Quakerlad, I think he’s called Stuart.
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

I've got a feeling there's no one out there. Watson will be trying but it will be a thankless task.
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 25
Views: 3922

Re: Asante

:)

It was basically his name. We presumed it was him.
by theoriginalfatcat
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

If we don’t have any decent new forward thinking players this week then we may as well concede to relegation. Still cannot fathom how with their connections over years of playing and coaching they have not dealt with the problem. Know it’s harder when you are a struggling team, get that, but JG wou...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 25
Views: 3922

Re: Asante

I think we saw his car on the A1 pre match - black Mercedes, fancy plate.
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 25
Views: 3922

Re: Asante

It's surprising how much is written on here about Asante considering there won't be many on here that can remember what he looks like.
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10721

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

One thing I think we can all agree on is Watson MUST stay.

It's been a perfect storm of problems made worse by J.G. - it would seem he is the Liz Truss of Darlington football Club.
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10721

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

Just to drift off topic for a minute - during Covid, when DFC officials phoned up fans, I was lucky enough to take a call from Alun. He went above and beyond boxing ticking too because he was on for about an hour, and we had a right good natter about Darlo - he was amenable/candid. I'll always be gr...
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Any new faces
Replies: 64
Views: 8464

Re: Any new faces

Geordie Quaker wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:51 pm
In a worrying development that appears to characterise me as one of those fans who obsesses over past connections over more viable solutions, I see Joe Leesley is now a free agent....
He'd defo make a difference.
by theoriginalfatcat
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

Referees surely have enough powers now.

Saturday’s game is a good example, if the ref had cracked down early on Alfreton’s cheating, skullduggery and time wasting then we might have been able to watch a game of football.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blue card & sin bins
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Blue card & sin bins

Bad behaviour by players on the pitch does creep into the stands - I agree with this point.
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 178
Views: 10721

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

If we'd stuck the £30,000 on it to win how much would we have got? £105,000 I got 3/1 early last night so £90k for bet plus the £30k stake = £120k, so depending on time of bet. And the horse romped home, may be our team can now follow that example :D That horse is having a hell of a season and seem...
by theoriginalfatcat
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 155
Views: 11065

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

Old Git wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:03 am
I think sometimes we forget that players can’t just put their feet up and rest between games, most likely Tommy have to do their day job as well.
I forget. When the team comes out they are just Darlo players to me.