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by Beano
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Darlo Fans Radio Podcast
Replies: 44
Views: 19634

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: 8755

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: 29
Views: 4357

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: 8755

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: 5173

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: 5472

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: 11542

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: 2729

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: 7865

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: 3494

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: 14235

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: 6512

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: 14235

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: 14235

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: 3233

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: 6512

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: 38947

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: 3796

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...
by Beano
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dan Maguire signs!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3796

Re: Dan Maguire signs!!

I would be quite happy for Amar Purewal to come back.
by Beano
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notes from the fans' forum
Replies: 46
Views: 4994

Re: Notes from the fans' forum

The majority ground ownership would need be held by DFCSG, not DFC, to prevent exactly what you’ve described happening.
by Beano
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notes from the fans' forum
Replies: 46
Views: 4994

Re: Notes from the fans' forum

I think the daft part is having to have seats in place before you "might" go up. You can spend a fortune and never go up or spend it, go up and come straight down. A years grace would appear to the more sensible approach. I suppose if we can decent crowds in and perhaps a cup run we'd have some spa...
by Beano
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Notes from the fans' forum
Replies: 46
Views: 4994

Re: Notes from the fans' forum

I don’t get a lot of the purpose of the ground grading criteria - most of the seats and cover are superfluous to most clubs at each respective level.

What is the point?


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by Beano
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum Fri May 31st
Replies: 20
Views: 5395

Re: Fans Forum Fri May 31st

mikkyx wrote:For anyone who couldn't make this tonight, a recording is now available via the Darlo Fans Radio podcast (if you're subscribed) or here: https://darlofansradio.simplecast.com/e ... fans-forum
Superb!
by Beano
Fri May 31, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Assistant Manager, Alan White
Replies: 25
Views: 6155

Re: Assistant Manager, Alan White

Ultimately he wasn’t good enough, like Wright, and shouldn’t be retained just because he is a bit of a cult hero.
by Beano
Fri May 31, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 3 players released
Replies: 72
Views: 11279

Re: 3 players released

Burn should never have been given a two-year contract, especially when it was him - allegedly - that approached us to sign. Ainge should never have been given a two-year contract after his serious injury either. benefit of hindsight? IIRC both players seen as positive signings when they joined? Mos...
by Beano
Wed May 29, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38947

Re: Signings

Definitely do not want to see Ainge up-front again next season, it was awful to watch. Personally I thought he was half decent in the first 8 or so matches, but we didn't play to his strengths. He was out injured after that, then in and out of the team mostly as a defender, with a few cameos up top...
by Beano
Tue May 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Released players
Replies: 111
Views: 21019

Re: Released players

I would look to bring in Turner if we have the opportunity did excellent when he came in and I would also bring in Smith from Barnsley. Not sure if he has been released but word was we were looking to sign him. Yeah I’m sure I heard that Smith was all set to sign in the summer whilst TW was still i...
by Beano
Mon May 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38947

Re: Signings

An excellent signing.
by Beano
Sun May 26, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38947

Re: Signings

Now Darlo Pete has publicly slated his potential signing he is a guaranteed success.
by Beano
Sun May 26, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 38947

Re: Signings

Ainge has two problems last season:

1 - He was horrifically unfit throughout.
2 - He is a target man who relies on wingers getting into the box and whipping balls which is the opposite of how we played.

I hope he does somehow because a roaring success but I can’t see it.