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by broadsexile
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 41
Views: 11428

Re: Knowledge

Almost certain it was v Wycombe in the dog days of McEwan's tenure, when we didn't win for months then Murray came in and we beat Colchester 7-3. It was definitely a 0-0, we were definitely there, it was definitely in autumn '93 and the only game which fits those criteria is one v Wycombe where we p...
by broadsexile
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Kidderminster
Replies: 110
Views: 17262

Re: Darlington v Kidderminster

Anyone who thinks travelling the distance from Darlo to Kidderminster entitles them to shout misogynistic stuff at a female steward might - and as if this should need pointing out - like to do a thought experiment whereby that steward is their mum/ wife/ sister/ daughter/ girlfriend. How would you r...
by broadsexile
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: MR TIBBS
Replies: 74
Views: 16152

Re: MR TIBBS

Very sad news, condolences to his family and all who knew him. RIP.
by broadsexile
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New manager poll
Replies: 451
Views: 70727

Re: New manager poll

'North East' = 'you got Tyne Tees rather than Yorkshire in the 1980s/ 1990s' as far as I'm concerned or 'if you have a Football League team, they get covered on Look North'* There's definitely a slice of North Yorkshire running round from Swaledale across to Northallerton, round the Cleveland coast ...
by broadsexile
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who would you like to see take over?
Replies: 70
Views: 16374

Re: Who would you like to see take over?

Chris Hardy. I don't think we can realistically recruit from the same level, not with the ground the way it is and our inability to offer anyone a substantially better budget. If that was feasible and we still have any 'big club' pull I'd have said it might be worth having a look at Alun Armstrong....
by broadsexile
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who would you like to see take over?
Replies: 70
Views: 16374

Re: Who would you like to see take over?

So we're all glad to get rid of MG's "if you don't like it f**k off" mentality and it's then suggested to bring in Alan White... Like I said, I've never really got the impression White's on-field persona matches his off-field persona. Could be wrong but he comes across very differently to Gray in m...
by broadsexile
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who would you like to see take over?
Replies: 70
Views: 16374

Re: Who would you like to see take over?

Chris Hardy. I don't think we can realistically recruit from the same level, not with the ground the way it is and our inability to offer anyone a substantially better budget. If that was feasible and we still have any 'big club' pull I'd have said it might be worth having a look at Alun Armstrong. ...
by broadsexile
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Atkinson and Gregan gone
Replies: 119
Views: 20438

Re: Atkinson and Gregan gone

It is definitely for the best, but it's a pain in the arse and Typical Darlo to boot.
by broadsexile
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray - my recollection.
Replies: 21
Views: 5740

Re: Martin Gray - my recollection.

I think quite a lot of what Princes Town is saying up there is true but doesn't fully explore something which is perhaps important. While managers like Gray - and he fits a non-league stereotype, the 'man of singular vision' hauling club up from the regional leagues almost through force of will - in...
by broadsexile
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Graeme Armstrong
Replies: 25
Views: 8394

Re: Graeme Armstrong

http://www.darlofc.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... =15&t=3818

(Having sarcastically posted a link to the 'I'd like him back, would you like him back' comedy thread of years gone by, I actually would like Graeme Armstrong back, at least for a bit.)
by broadsexile
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Tweet
Replies: 74
Views: 26586

Re: Spenny Tweet

This thread is getting pretty X-Files. Knowing us, Boston will be awarded three points and then edge us out of play-off spot because of them, then we'll be all 'why didn't the league make them play the game?'
by broadsexile
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Courting controversy
Replies: 12
Views: 4718

Re: Courting controversy

Big fan of all the Avec kits; the Cosyseal one is probably least good of them but still better than a lot of what we've had in the past. Was surprised by the Glenwood one, which I thought was going to be awful and wasn't. I use last season's to play in and it's so smart it even manages to make me - ...
by broadsexile
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Digits gone Darlington FC
Replies: 34
Views: 16439

Re: Digits gone Darlington FC

Great news. As noted above, I hope someone with the technical wherewithal (and who has the time) can fix it so we only have the one Wikipedia article as well. Getting pretty sick of that 'were a football club from Darlington' crap.
by broadsexile
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Worst ever Darlo player
Replies: 94
Views: 36297

Re: Worst ever Darlo player

But my personal worst ever Darlo player (and this is controversial) is Gary Chapman. He played for three seasons (when i first started watching too - it's a wonder i still go), and scored 9 goals. 9 goals in three seasons. Not even double figures! And i think three of them were against Colchester i...
by broadsexile
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Worst ever Darlo player
Replies: 94
Views: 36297

Re: Worst ever Darlo player

Cusack was decent and certainly nowhere near our worst player. That would be why I put in a qualification about how he might be considered the worst in relation to value or expectation (which is surely the reason you've claimed Bernie Slaven, who was not actually awful but a huge disappointment, wa...
by broadsexile
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Worst ever Darlo player
Replies: 94
Views: 36297

Re: Worst ever Darlo player

I think this is one of my favourite subjects I'll go for a blast from the past: Nick Pickering. (I think he was capped by England, ex-Sunderland, won the FA Cup with Coventry and then joined us in the early 90's). He was absolutely dreadful (and overweight) every time I saw him play. and cost us £9...
by broadsexile
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Worst ever Darlo player
Replies: 94
Views: 36297

Re: Worst ever Darlo player

I think this is one of my favourite subjects I'll go for a blast from the past: Nick Pickering. (I think he was capped by England, ex-Sunderland, won the FA Cup with Coventry and then joined us in the early 90's). He was absolutely dreadful (and overweight) every time I saw him play. and cost us £9...
by broadsexile
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pick the shirts.
Replies: 62
Views: 15648

Re: Pick the shirts.

Every season we've had vertical stripes since I started following Darlo (93-94, 94-95 and 03-04) we've been colossally rubbish and wracked by boardroom grief, plus I associate the design with Reynolds. I only really wear the kits for playing football in (love the new one, don't love the fact that I'...
by broadsexile
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tamworth
Replies: 51
Views: 19692

Re: Tamworth

It was undoubtedly a bad, lethargic performance, and the on-pitch communication and general shape of the team were very poor, but I'd call it a bad day at the office more than anything. Even in seasons when you walk the league you have off-days, and this was one of those. I'm willing to let Thompson...
by broadsexile
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blackwell capacity
Replies: 97
Views: 36283

Re: Blackwell capacity

Question I've been meaning to ask for ages but have been too lazy to log in to do so: although the existing seats on the clubhouse side don't count towards grading, thanks to the usual FA wackiness, will they be open for spectators at matches and, if so, can they be used as allocated away seating fo...
by broadsexile
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Whose car is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 2682

Re: Whose car is this?

I'm a Sussex exile these days, but I still, at 35, can't drive.

Met a Darlo fan in the street in Brighton last summer, but he claimed not to know about Uncovered. Could be his?
by broadsexile
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What's the funniest thing you've seen watching Darlington?
Replies: 52
Views: 5015

Re: What's the funniest thing you've seen watching Darlingto

1 - Dugald McCarrison getting sent off for kicking a Fulham player up the arse right in front of the linesman. 2 - A Darlo fan running out of the East Stand during a friendly against Ardiles-era Newcastle and tackling one of their players, possibly Liam O'Brien. 3 - The cat on the pitch at MK Dons i...
by broadsexile
Tue May 19, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: For Exiles - where are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 7446

Re: For Exiles - where are you?

Brighton, Sussex; formerly Norfolk (hence the username), Hungary, South London. Not wanting to get left out of this thread actually inspired me to remember my Uncovered password.
by broadsexile
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 3 questions
Replies: 31
Views: 5517

Re: 3 questions

And I won't be wrong about crowds bouncing back to above the old "normal" upon our return either. Look at Maidstone - 20 years of being away from home and gates of 2-300. Came back and they're getting 1,500-2,000 regularly. I find that quite heartening - it shows that the addition of a bit of extra...
by broadsexile
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: John McReady
Replies: 26
Views: 6821

Re: John McReady

Sad for him. Typical Worthington decision from how I remember him at Norwich - likes box-to-box CMs. Thought McReady had the makings of a really, really good player, and hope he can keep himself in the professional game. If not, I'd like to think we'd express an interest as he would totally boss thi...
by broadsexile
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nick Loughlin
Replies: 22
Views: 4033

Re: Nick Loughlin

He's just a Hartlepool fan; no more, no less. Innately means he's brimming with impotent rage and creepy hatred towards Darlington. They all need to vent that somehow; whether it's poorly-written sports columns, posting over a thousand times on here, or - in the absence of anything else - labrador ...
by broadsexile
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: John Campbell
Replies: 55
Views: 7486

Re: John Campbell

It's just dawned on me: John Campbell is DFC AJB.
by broadsexile
Fri May 31, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Was thinking...
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: Was thinking...

No, but seemingly the only way to really capture the imagination of our friends in the nl is to have a collection of laminated historic bus timetables so large that it requires a separate room in your house. 'Eeeh, Keith, they've changed the 9.01 X94 from Durham to Stanley so it stops at Sacriston ...
by broadsexile
Fri May 31, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When would you have stopped supporting Darlo?
Replies: 25
Views: 2417

Re: When would you have stopped supporting Darlo?

I think the point I was trying to make is that, as AFCW and to an extent FCUM have demonstrated, there's a difference between the club as a legal/ business entity and the club as an, ahem, 'spiritual' proposition. If we'd formed a breakaway club when Reynolds was screwing us over and most fans had c...
by broadsexile
Thu May 30, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When would you have stopped supporting Darlo?
Replies: 25
Views: 2417

Re: When would you have stopped supporting Darlo?

Give us a human rights-abusing oligarch owner or a Nazi-saluting manager and I'd not set foot near the ground until they were gone. The Arena and the constant mismanagement didn't do me a lot of good either, and I'd find it pretty difficult to follow any more if they went back there. For my money, t...