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by Breedon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TheFACup
Replies: 41
Views: 3866

Re: TheFACup

I don't know about the rest of you but I'm booking my trains and hotel for May 23rd for our inevitable appearance in the final! 8-)
by Breedon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 119
Views: 12737

Re: Darlo v York

Unfortunately I think the plans to add another striker now have to take a back seat to address the defensive crisis if Laing's injury on Saturday was anything more than a bad cramp...we're not even down to the bare bones anymore, the vital organs are exposed!
by Breedon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 119
Views: 12737

Re: Darlo v York

football really is fine margins. There were a few things that didn't go for us: 1. The ball hitting the post and bouncing out. Centremetres one way and we'd have been 1 up 2. CB getting injured. This meant that we had 2 left footed CBs, with one of them only being 5'10 or 5'11 i would guess (up aga...
by Breedon
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 119
Views: 12737

Re: Darlo v York

Hatfield should have been man of the match he never stopped running afraid I don`t know why Thommo get`s it as in recent games don`t think he has been up to his usual standard. Thought we deserved something from game today but as everyone knows we have no cutting edge up front so once we concede ga...
by Breedon
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v York
Replies: 119
Views: 12737

Re: Darlo v York

Was probably the most positive I've felt after a loss yesterday. Some of the criticism is predictable but unfair. We're going to be down to non defenders playing in defense, we can't get a steady back 4 together and confidence is low, as well as still struggling with the after effects of the absurd ...
by Breedon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 91
Views: 10297

Re: Josh Heaton

Lot of people taking the easy option and bashing Heaton here. He's been no worse than the other two preferred choice centre backs this season. He's been hung out to dry a bit. Armstrong couldn't wait to jump to Laing's defense when he got a bit of stick early doors, but has himself put the boot into...
by Breedon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 91
Views: 10297

Re: Josh Heaton

At this point we can safely assume Burn is going to shithouse a wage for the full season before going and finding his true level in Sunday morning football. This will be the last season we have anyone stuck on the wage bill playing this game at least. Armstrong seems to have been much more careful w...
by Breedon
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Players past/present
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Players past/present

Worst Player: Noel Whelan takes some beating in this category! Worst Goalkeeper: Bertrand Bossu was absolutely useless and howler prone in his short time with us. Worst Debut (compared to other performances): Anthony Griffith had a nightmare at Stockport in a 5-2 defeat in one of the Dave Penney se...
by Breedon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Players past/present
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Players past/present

Worst Player: Noel Whelan takes some beating in this category! Worst Goalkeeper: Bertrand Bossu was absolutely useless and howler prone in his short time with us. Worst Debut (compared to other performances): Anthony Griffith had a nightmare at Stockport in a 5-2 defeat in one of the Dave Penney sea...
by Breedon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA...
Replies: 68
Views: 7830

Re: Bradford PA...

Don't buy into the Campbell bashing, think AA got a bit greedy wanting to accommodate all 3 of Rivers, Thompson and Donawa and Campbell just will never suit being on his todd up front. Another lesson, probably had his hand forced a bit with 2 games in 3 days in this heat too, imagine O'Neill was fee...
by Breedon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA...
Replies: 68
Views: 7830

Re: Bradford PA...

Disappointing performance against a team we should be sweeping aside but every team has a couple of those sorts of games every season. Imagine being a Bradford fan having to watch your team desperately try to kill the clock from the first whistle and rely on freak luck to get through games. If we're...
by Breedon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 54
Views: 7447

Re: Darlington V Southport

Liam Watson seems to suggest that they lost because we adapted to the wind better and they didn't come to terms with playing on a wide pitch. I think it was more that we played the better football and were just, well, better all over the pitch. Their only tactic seemed to be long throws and belting...
by Breedon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 54
Views: 7447

Re: Darlington V Southport

I know it's early in the season but just for a bit of continuous comparison, am I right in thinking that we have more points at this stage than at this point last year after 5 matches? I expect we'll have a better season than last season across the board so would expect most if not all "then vs now...
by Breedon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 54
Views: 7447

Re: Darlington V Southport

That was the blue print on exactly how to beat a big, physical side. Very satisfying as that sort of team have tormented us for years now. Knocked it around beautifully early on, made the big lads get tired chasing it, got the goals and then killed the game off looking organized and comfortable for ...
by Breedon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Trotman out for the season
Replies: 23
Views: 3044

Re: Trotman out for the season

You couldn't write it could you. Absolutely devastating news for Luke and the team! As far as what to do, Liddle looks spot on at left back so no sense changing that, and even if we did Galbraith can not be entertained as a full back anymore. He's nowhere near mobile enough to play there at this le...
by Breedon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Trotman out for the season
Replies: 23
Views: 3044

Re: Trotman out for the season

You couldn't write it could you. Absolutely devastating news for Luke and the team! As far as what to do, Liddle looks spot on at left back so no sense changing that, and even if we did Galbraith can not be entertained as a full back anymore. He's nowhere near mobile enough to play there at this lev...
by Breedon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead game...
Replies: 117
Views: 12676

Re: Gateshead game...

For all people are digging out Laing and the defenders last night, can anyone give me one example of them being opened up by Gateshead in the entire 90 minutes :?: I certainly missed it if they did. Laing dwells on the ball a bit and sometimes ignores obvious, easy balls looking for something over t...
by Breedon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Bottle
Replies: 62
Views: 9644

Re: Spenny Bottle

I'd rather they went up to be honest. The less bankrolled village teams in the league the better in the short term future. They'll all go too far and nature will take its course eventually.
by Breedon
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Spennymoor
Replies: 90
Views: 16788

Re: Darlington V Spennymoor

I think you can accept the Galbraith one as a foul, think he's gone through the man to get to the ball, but if that one on Chandler for the first free kick is a foul then football just isn't the same game anymore. He was on his way down before there was any hint of contact and when the contact did c...
by Breedon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester V Darlington
Replies: 95
Views: 16803

Re: Chester V Darlington

tdk1 wrote:Okay, just once more with feeling: some football managers exist who have no previous connection to Darlington FC. Some of them are even quite competent.
THIS! So annoying that a Darlington connection is seen a pre requisite to getting the job! I'd say actively avoid it next time.
by Breedon
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor tonight.
Replies: 119
Views: 23919

Re: Spennymoor tonight.

The Madison booking highlighted exactly why that ref was poor. The Spenny keeper did *exactly* the same thing in the first half. Set himself to take a goal kick then decided to take it from the other side. He actually took longer over changing sides than Madison did. They're either both bookings or ...
by Breedon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Shirt sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: Shirt sizes

Got a Dortmund shirt last year in my usual XL, skin tight. I'd say with puma shirts go a size up from normal, maybe even two for lads like myself who enjoy their food a bit too much!!
by Breedon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tom Elliott
Replies: 37
Views: 10580

Re: Tom Elliott

Hopefully he can cover RB too. Pretty happy with that squad now. We only have 6 defenders, one being a 19 year old youth, one being permanently injured, and one often injured. I'd say we need 2 defenders. I know Elliot can cover right back, I know Ainge can drop into defence, but that's not ideal. ...
by Breedon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Transfer targets for next season.
Replies: 140
Views: 29203

Re: Transfer targets for next season.

First of all we need to move a few players on. Burgess, Marrs and Scott seem givens to be released, and as much as I like them I wouldn't be shocked to see Brown and Portas go too given their limited availability this season. That would give us Heaton and Galbraith with Collins and Vaulks as back up...
by Breedon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 549
Views: 101450

Re: York City

Every poor performance we've had this season has coincided with an opposition that presses the ball all over the pitch. We can't play against that style, and it needs addressing. Some players have lost a yard, some players can't operate without space and luxury of several touches. It was a reminder ...
by Breedon
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City
Replies: 549
Views: 101450

Re: York City

If you think about current positions York not in a good place, (lost tonight again), as chorley and blyth could overtake them if they win there games in hand. In fact if we had won at Telford, Tamworth and Boston ( all winable games to be honest when our team is on song) we would have been three po...
by Breedon
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Game V Salford
Replies: 38
Views: 9789

Re: Game V Salford

Are we having to segregate the ground again for their 40 traveling drama queens?
by Breedon
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fenwick gone
Replies: 56
Views: 22759

Re: Fenwick gone

In terms of our attacking play, Beck has become a victim of his own success. Mark Beck is a fantastic target man, at times totally unplayable, but we've become one-dimensional and expect him to perform miracles in terms of his output. One player cannot act as our only outlet for 90 mins, nor is he ...
by Breedon
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Spennymoor match thread
Replies: 60
Views: 24015

Re: Darlington FC V Spennymoor match thread

A good game against a decent opposition. Our midfield seemed to be the problem today. The usual calm Turnbull's passing was woeful, maybe the breeze was the issue? Syers was non-existent and Gillies and Thompson seemed to be taking up the same positions too often. Brown and Collins were decent I th...
by Breedon
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Spennymoor match thread
Replies: 60
Views: 24015

Re: Darlington FC V Spennymoor match thread

A draw was a fair result. Spenny had the better of the first half, we had the better of the second half. We don't seem to be creating chances and lack a bit of flair from the lads that usually bring it at the moment. Referee killed any chance of an entertaining game today, absolutely dreadful, gave ...