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by LoidLucan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

The bad news is that Tim Flowers has already said he won't be making wholesale changes because "Darlington are a good side." He says "Under no circumstances will we be taking them lightly." He says we've got good spirit and will have a big following and they are in the Trophy to try to win it. So ex...
by LoidLucan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 4613

Re: Simply not good enough

The reason offered up "Not sure what to believe anymore, that’s why I’m missing my second match this season" is more the sort of thing you would have expected to be written when we had George Houghton, GR or Raj Singh pulling the strings.
by LoidLucan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 4613

Re: Simply not good enough

Just seen a stat about Andrew Johnson, who had a stint with us under MG . He's scored 249 goals in 296 appearances for Bishop. That's some record, shame it never worked out at a higher level. I remember one game in particular in which Gray was screaming at him in rage at his failure to track back an...
by LoidLucan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 9065

Re: Leamington (A)

I wonder if we have taken an interest in former Blyth striker Greg Rutherford, currently at Whitby.
by LoidLucan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 4613

Re: Simply not good enough

There are lots of much-discussed factors that have contributed to this sticky patch but I don't think AA losing the ability to lift the side is one of them. They looked pretty well lifted and motivated when they produced a storming first half against Telford but consistency is the key and it has sli...
by LoidLucan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 9065

Re: Leamington (A)

He's also reckoned to be their biggest earner so I don't expect that phone to be ringing.
by LoidLucan
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 9065

Re: Leamington (A)

Interesting then that Russell Slade at Hereford (who have a huge squad) recently bemoaned the fact that they "don't have a 20-goal a season striker." They've got several out-and-out forwards including the man himself. And Styche has regularly been slagged off by their fans for being lazy, disinteres...
by LoidLucan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 4613

Re: Simply not good enough

Vic's assessment of recent games is a much more balanced, fair and accurate one although it does sound as though last night's performance was desperately disappointing.
by LoidLucan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

That is one stonkingly large kick in the nuts for them that easily surpasses our weekend achievement in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
by LoidLucan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 97
Views: 7431

Re: Darlington V Telford

So the ban must kick in after 7 days and he can play tomorrow. All our midfielders are going to get their chance as the games go by.
by LoidLucan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 97
Views: 7431

Re: Darlington V Telford

I think Hatfield is missing tomorrow night after his 5th yellow card in a league match. Wheatley's just one yellow away from a ban also.
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington (A)
Replies: 118
Views: 9065

Re: Leamington (A)

Today was all about a collective failure by the whole team to do the right things throughout the second half. And that was all over the pitch.
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: O'Neill recalled
Replies: 91
Views: 11615

Re: O'Neill recalled

Made his Boro debut today when coming on as a sub for the last 15 minutes against Leeds. But I'm not sure how much that will have helped his development as Boro were 4-0 down with their travelling fans in angry mood as their season goes from bad to worse. It's not a great environment for a young pla...
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 97
Views: 7431

Re: Darlington V Telford

For those of a Biblical disposition our defence does too often resemble the Parting of the Red Sea where one ball chucked forward opens us up hopelessly and completely. We, on the other hand, rarely get such gifts from over-generous defences.
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 97
Views: 7431

Re: Darlington V Telford

Tore them apart in the first half with some great football but it unravelled from the moment Campbell's bad mistake handed them the chance to get in behind and cross for a simple first goal (their first effort of note and handed on a plate). Their second looked well offside but we were dreadful in t...
by LoidLucan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Frost Covers help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 2355

Re: Frost Covers help needed

Telford are confident of it being on as the team travelled up to Darlo today.
by LoidLucan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

This tie will be a real contrast in styles, that's for sure. Tim Flowers makes no secret of the fact that he likes to bang the ball into the box as quickly as possible and favours big, bullying, physical players. He said that he soon came to appreciate that fancy technical football gets short shrift...
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

B for .......... :lol:
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

I didn't know they were bankrolled, I thought they were one of the good ones. I too could well be wrong. Well no one knew BPA were bankrolled and thought Bower was working miracles on a shoestring. Call me an old cynic but Solihull Moors are able to sign players from here there and everywhere on to...
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

One thing's for sure, they won't be short of numbers for the tie. They've just signed a player on loan who will wear the squad number 32. I reckon Moors are the Pride of the Midlands.
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

Oh how our football world has changed. Little Darlo trying to cause a giant-killing upset against the mighty Solihull Moors :shock:
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

They are owned by the very wealthy Darryl Eales, who used to own Oxford United and years ago put in a £30m bid to buy Birmingham City. It's not some kind of incredible romantic fairytale that they are riding high in the National League. It's down to being well-resourced.
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd
Replies: 69
Views: 7528

Re: Solihull Moors Away - FA Trophy 1st Rnd

Paul McCallum who scored a shedload of goals for Eastleigh turned down Football League offers to sign for Solihull in the summer. Although it may have just been the vibes :D
by LoidLucan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: O'Neill recalled
Replies: 91
Views: 11615

Re: O'Neill recalled

On the other side of the coin O'Neill will be delighted to be training with the Boro first team and in the match-day squads for Championship games. He probably never dreamt that would happen so soon when he went out on loan to a non-league club and it takes him close to his Boro debut.
by LoidLucan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: O'Neill recalled
Replies: 91
Views: 11615

Re: O'Neill recalled

Unused sub today as Boro blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to Hull. Wonder if Woodgate will be allowed to finish the job he's started and take them down to League One. He looks out of his depth.
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy
Replies: 54
Views: 6975

Re: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy

Just been reading about the Gainsborough Trinity manager, Curtis Woodhouse, who as well as being a former professional footballer also later turned to boxing and won the British Light Welterweight title. He won 22 of his 29 pro fights, 13 by knock-out. Fortunately none of our fans hurled any abuse h...
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy
Replies: 54
Views: 6975

Re: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy

Sounds like there could be fresh legs on the way which will help.
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy
Replies: 54
Views: 6975

Re: Darlington v Gainsborough Trinity FA Trophy

Phew, thank fook for that. Cool finish by Lambert and an excellent goal by Donawa, great pace and a rasping shot. Elliott was solid back in goal but overall some of the lads looked like they were feeling the effects of Wednesday's efforts and Gainsborough never gave up and were quite lively. Still c...
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gary Brown
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Gary Brown

Sounds to me like it was a good night in hospitality :lol:
by LoidLucan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?
Replies: 39
Views: 2781

Re: Will Darlo go for the hybrid model?

It's never seven figures is it :D