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by Beano
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 52
Views: 5564

Re: Josh Heaton

Cheers. He must have had something about him to play in the league. Yes, an ability to play right back. Something which he was never considered for at York and Darlo. I've suggested a few times that maybe, just maybe, we should give him a crack at right back, tell him this is the time to prove hims...
by Beano
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 52
Views: 5564

Re: Josh Heaton

It is a shame, but the one position we are overstocked in is centre backs, so it makes sense if we are freeing up budget to be used elsewhere more effectively.

No one is taking Burn and he is not going to walkaway from a lucrative contract.
by Beano
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ben Hedley
Replies: 43
Views: 4436

Re: Ben Hedley

I'd like to see Cam Holliday get a few minutes, but AA may want to ease him in with a little less pressure.
by Beano
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester V Darlington
Replies: 88
Views: 6964

Re: Gloucester V Darlington

We might not have gained the results we'd all like to see but there is no doubt we have a better squad, better morale, a clearer style of play and we look a much better team. We've been unfortunate that, arguably, our two best players, Trotman and Liddell, have been injured simultaneously, especiall...
by Beano
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 13410

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Should the Neville brothers have been supporting their home town team rather than Salford? In their position, I would have been supporting DFC, not the area of a City I had been employed. I worked in Newcastle and would go to home games at St James, with financial clout available to them I would no...
by Beano
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 13410

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Bury’s long term future will be defined by ownership of Gigg Lane.

If they keep hold of it, or lease it on reasonable terms, they’ll end up challenging in the Vanarama National. Without a decent ground, they’ll be no better off than us.
by Beano
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 13410

Re: Small clubs in the north west

The bit that I can’t fathom is how much grace clubs get from HMRC. Most businesses would be finished by a huge tax bill much faster.
by Beano
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA...
Replies: 68
Views: 7397

Re: Bradford PA...

Darlogramps wrote:
Today was frustrating, but we’ve had plenty of those in the past. Hitting the post three times and missing a penalty - on another day you win that comfortably.

From what I’ve seen, it’s a big step up from last season in terms of strategy and gameplan.
Spot on.
by Beano
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA...
Replies: 68
Views: 7397

Re: Bradford PA...

One of the issues for me is since we lost Trottman and Liddle we have lost the use of the fullback bombing forward and linking up with Thommo and Rivers. Atkinson is obviously not fit and doesn't to appear into that mold so like Armstrong said a couple of weeks ago he will have to utilize the loan ...
by Beano
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA...
Replies: 68
Views: 7397

Re: Bradford PA...

We tried to play the right way but lacked a final ball. Today, that was the difference between a comfortable win and the end result. We tended to run with the ball a little more than necessary rather than let it do the work, especially in today’s heat.

Hatfield was superb.

by Beano
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 13410

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Bury allegedly had players on three year deals at 8k a week.

Mental.
by Beano
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Small clubs in the north west
Replies: 212
Views: 13410

Re: Small clubs in the north west

Sole responsibility lies with the owners of each club. Bury fans weren’t complaining when they were spending big, living beyond their means and enjoying success. They weren’t but at the same time - so what if they did it wouldn’t really make a blind bit of difference to the outcome. It feels a bit ...
by Beano
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Darlo Fans Radio Podcast
Replies: 44
Views: 20031

Re: The Darlo Fans Radio Podcast

For anyone who hasn't already heard it, part 2 of the Kev Smith interview has been up for a few days - forgot to post about it at the time: https://darlofansradio.simplecast.com/episodes/michael-cansfield-meets-kev-smith-part-2 (And don't forget part 1 if you didn't hear that yet: https://darlofans...
by Beano
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Arena
Replies: 121
Views: 9961

Re: The Areana

QuakerPete wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:10 pm
divas wrote:We’ll need to find somewhere eventually. Can anyone really see the rugby club agreeing another license for us to play there when this one is up and they’ve cleared their debts?
Are you saying their debts are one-offs rather than operational?


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Interesting.
by Beano
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth
Replies: 44
Views: 8600

Re: Blyth

Going down this year, me thinks. Looking at social media, the fans are turning on Clark already. Squad is completely unprepared to play at this level. Who would have thought bringing in a manager with no knowledge of this level of the game could be a bad idea... It wasn't such a bad idea to bring M...
by Beano
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Arena
Replies: 121
Views: 9961

Re: The Areana

The council love Mowden and have never done fuck all for DFC. I expect that to continue for ever more. By the way, I'd rather play at the Arena than BM - lesser of two evils - so no anti-moving to the Arena agenda here. I get where you are coming from, and actually agree with you RE the council. Bu...
by Beano
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton v Darlo
Replies: 54
Views: 5626

Re: Curzon Ashton v Darlo

Individual errors have hurt us despite otherwise credible performances.

However, we’ve almost entirely refreshed the squad during pre-season and they’ve had very little time together.

The lads just need time to gel.
by Beano
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Kettering
Replies: 35
Views: 5897

Re: Darlington V Kettering

by Ghost_Of_1883 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:11 pm That was a great game, only disappointment for me was the crowd of 1,344 - so about 1,300 home fans. Personally I thought we did enough on Wednesday against a very well organised and solid Gateshead team to encourage everyone back on Saturday for another ...
by Beano
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead game...
Replies: 117
Views: 12233

Re: Gateshead game...

We’re now doing season tickets where you can pay £20 a month (adult standing) so you don’t even have to shell out a lump sum! I think it would be a wise decision. The players have shown in the first two games that when the click and up the tempo they can be really good. The longer they play togethe...
by Beano
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Trotman out for the season
Replies: 23
Views: 2935

Re: Trotman out for the season

From what I’ve seen we’re crying out for Atkinson in midfield. Holness and Bascome aren’t the answer in there and Wheatley will take some time to find his feet I suspect. Watson at LB and Liddle at RB for me athiiygh Alun had that option last night but went for 3 at the back so maybe that’s his pre...
by Beano
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington away vs Bishop Auckland
Replies: 52
Views: 8016

Re: Darlington away vs Bishop Auckland

velos wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:44 pm
Hi,
sorry for my bad English.
Big support for Darlington FC.

Good luck.
Regards
Don't be sorry - you've nothing to apologise for.

Welcome to the forum.
by Beano
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Will Hatfield
Replies: 17
Views: 3562

Re: Will Hatfield

Spyman wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:48 pm
A bit like how we used to use Purewal then?
Exactly that.
by Beano
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings and outgoings
Replies: 103
Views: 14576

Re: New signings and outgoings

Surely we need to temper our expectations this season. AA has made a good start and I believe will build a team that plays for each other and is fit, but he has had to start from the beginning in building for this season, our budget doesn't allow us to compete with a fair number of "local" non leag...
by Beano
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jordan Nicholson released
Replies: 42
Views: 6607

Re: Jordan Nicholson released

Well they were relegation fodder for much of last season, Nicholson was too, and styche is very much dependent on the way the wind is blowing, so unless they've made some other good signings it isn't pointing to a promotion push for me. I hope they have some grafters to do the work for them or its ...
by Beano
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings and outgoings
Replies: 103
Views: 14576

Re: New signings and outgoings

If we are "up against the budget" as reported above we badly need to release Glover, Ainge and Burn to make any progress towards having the bare bones of a team. If we assume that two of the three are on top wack then you might get 5 from 3 on more reasonable wages, but you can't expect big signing...
by Beano
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings and outgoings
Replies: 103
Views: 14576

Re: New signings and outgoings

quakersfan wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Ainge going out on loan apparently. Disappointed really always thought he would come good.
Where?
by Beano
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hospitality
Replies: 23
Views: 3311

Re: Hospitality

I've used the Hospitality and the staff and match-day experience were excellent and they were particularly accommodating of my very young children. I'm 6"4 so the view wasn't an issue, my 5"0 wife found it difficult; the same is true for almost any entertainment we attend. The only disappointment wa...
by Beano
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jordan Nicholson released
Replies: 42
Views: 6607

Re: Jordan Nicholson released

If his wages were as astronomical as Styche and other signed by Tommy, I'd argue we could get much better value for money, as excellent as he is.
by Beano
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 39458

Re: Signings

Has Jameson become a decent keeper since he left us? He always was a decent keeper. IMO he was very good in the Evostik and competent in the NLN, even when he started making mistakes. Half of the fan base had an exaggerated dislike of his abilities. It's probably likely that he has improved since t...
by Beano
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dan Maguire signs!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3866

Re: Dan Maguire signs!!

I would be quite happy for Amar Purewal to come back. Purewal was out of his depth in the glue league.Certainly not up to our level now. He wasn't out of his depth at all in the Evostik! Maybe the NLN was a step too far but then again he only made a handful of appearances at this level after a long...