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by quaker4life
Wed Dec 13, 2023 6:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester (A)
Replies: 96
Views: 89718

Re: Gloucester (A)

As I've said before, I have no confidence in this manager or group of players to get us out of this so it's over to them, hopefully they'll make me eat my words. Realistically we need to win the next two, but Gloucester have won their last four in all competitions at home. I said before we played Fa...
by quaker4life
Tue Dec 12, 2023 11:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske United
Replies: 64
Views: 38972

Re: Marske United

Would it really take 120k for a northern premier club to see out the end of the season? Could they not just offload big earners and see out the season with a trimmed down squad and re-group next season in division below? What also strikes me as odd is why were they not a limited company before now,...
by quaker4life
Tue Dec 12, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske United
Replies: 64
Views: 38972

Re: Marske United

It's a very sad situation, it appears their efforts to move to a more sustainable model have worked against them. Their fundraiser has got off to a flying start raising just shy of £6,700 at the time of writing, but to raise £120k with a relatively small fan base and a small catchment area with Chri...
by quaker4life
Mon Dec 11, 2023 9:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske United
Replies: 64
Views: 38972

Re: Marske United

mysteral wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2023 9:12 pm
any team could of post a video like this with cap in hand.
Including us? :silent:
by quaker4life
Mon Dec 04, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hodgy
Replies: 123
Views: 137592

Re: Hodgy

Darlofan97 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:45 pm
Relegation would be a disaster.
Let's hope it's not as bad as you think it is then, as it stands currently I do not have the confidence in this manager or group of players to get us out of this situation.
by quaker4life
Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hodgy
Replies: 123
Views: 137592

Re: Hodgy

Sorry what do you mean by you wish he stayed away all them years ago? If he hadn't have come back in 2003 then there was a very real possibility we'd have been relegated which may well have resulted in us leaving the Arena years earlier than we did when Feethams was still standing. Of course back t...
by quaker4life
Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hodgy
Replies: 123
Views: 137592

Re: Hodgy

If true then I'm glad he turned it down, it would have been an anti-climax for me if he had returned. DFC is a very different club now compared to the one he left back in 2006. He worked miracles back in 2003/04 to avoid relegation and turned us from a perrenial bottom half League 2 side to a play-o...
by quaker4life
Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: They don't think much of our chances
Replies: 40
Views: 30070

Re: They don't think much of our chances

We could be out of the relegation zone by Christmas. A point at Banbury and then a couple of wins against Gloucester and Bishop Stortford would do it, provided Lings Lynn lose their games against Warrington and Southport. Unrealistic? Certainly. Impossible? No. I’m all for a bit of optimism in our ...
by quaker4life
Sat Dec 02, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: They don't think much of our chances
Replies: 40
Views: 30070

Re: They don't think much of our chances

I've changed my mind since my earlier post in this thread and todays postponement hasn't helped. I can't hope against reality for a win and a bit of a boost to go with it. I still think we can beat Blyth though - I agree, I would sooner have gone down there got beat and got it over with on the day....
by quaker4life
Sat Dec 02, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banbury V Darlington
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Re: Banbury V Darlington

poppyfield wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2023 2:46 pm
Tuesday night a long haul down south :

It's next Saturday.

However, there is still a possibility we could yet be heading down there on a Tuesday night! Let's hope the weather is a little kinder next week.
by quaker4life
Fri Dec 01, 2023 5:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: They don't think much of our chances
Replies: 40
Views: 30070

Re: They don't think much of our chances

We managed 8 points from 6 games in November and I think a similar return from the 6 games in December would be a decent return. My best guess would be. Southport Away 0 points Banbury Away 1 point Gloucester Away 3 points B Stortford Home 3 points Scarborough Away 0 points Scarborough Home 1 point...
by quaker4life
Thu Nov 30, 2023 2:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jacob Hazel
Replies: 114
Views: 72803

Re: Jacob Hazel

Yes - we are in a relegation scrap, but I’ve seen far worse situations at Darlo over the last 30 years. Out of the last 30 years we spent 17 of them in the Football League, 20 years ago things were dire when we were struggling at the bottom of what was then Divsion 3 as things unravelled completely...
by quaker4life
Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: They don't think much of our chances
Replies: 40
Views: 30070

Re: They don't think much of our chances

Aside from Tamworth winning the league and King's Lynn finishing in the bottom 4 and Gloucester finishing above us I'd say that could be pretty accurate.

I think Scunny will win the league and either Rushall, Farsley or Peterborough Sports could go down with us, Gloucester, and Bishop's Stortford.
by quaker4life
Sun Nov 26, 2023 8:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Rushall
Replies: 251
Views: 335107

Re: Darlington V Rushall

Yesterday's game was not an easy watch to say the least, two sides who showed exactly why they're in the bottom 4. A bit of a re-run from Tuesday night, plenty of possession with little creativity we were bright in the opening 10/15 minutes or so but after that it was a fairly even game and neither ...
by quaker4life
Thu Nov 23, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Rushall
Replies: 251
Views: 335107

Re: Darlington V Rushall

Cruel tho it sounds, I'd gleefully take owt that's going from the ground grading police ;) Of course it remains a possibility Rushall could finish in the bottom 4 and be relegated regardless, in that situation we'd have to hope we are the highest ranked out of the relegated sides if Warrington fail...
by quaker4life
Thu Nov 23, 2023 12:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Rushall
Replies: 251
Views: 335107

Re: Darlington V Rushall

It can't be easy for them having to adequately fund the playing side at the same time as being threatened with an automatic relegation unless they carry out major improvements to their ground over the next four months. To meet the ground requirements for Step Two, they must build a new 252-seater s...
by quaker4life
Wed Nov 22, 2023 1:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Warrington
Replies: 96
Views: 68832

Re: Warrington

As expected, one that will not live long in the memory especially with a depleted squad which started with no recgonisable strikers. The fact Warrington, who were less than ordinary tonight to say the least, occupy a comfortable midtable berth while we are languishing in the bottom 4 speaks volumes ...
by quaker4life
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jacob Hazel
Replies: 114
Views: 72803

Re: Jacob Hazel

Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:08 pm
This is the worst bit of business the club has done since we became fan owned.
Or at least since we shipped AJ out and brought Fisher in.
by quaker4life
Mon Nov 20, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hazel and Sukar
Replies: 68
Views: 33271

Re: Hazel and Sukar

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2023 6:35 pm
You can be a part time professional. I've just looked up the word in a dictionary. ;)
Then why, as a part time club, are we considered "semi-professional" instead of "professional"?

The mind boggles! :crazy:
by quaker4life
Mon Nov 20, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58696

Re: Forum

When travelling on the fan's coaches we used to look out for Lance Robson's bright yellow E-type Jag passing us at some point, which as he had surgery on Saturday mornings it virtually always did. As we had players from York, Grimsby and Leeds areas also I doubt they came to Darlo to get the bus to...
by quaker4life
Mon Nov 20, 2023 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hazel and Sukar
Replies: 68
Views: 33271

Re: Hazel and Sukar

It totally boils my pee when idiots say anyone who does not hold the same opinion as them is "deluded" If YOU can not get your head around the FACT that Hazel is a professional sportsman, who is under contract to DARLINGTON FC.(A contract he willingly signed with no one twisting his arm), and that ...
by quaker4life
Sun Nov 19, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Scunthorpe...
Replies: 67
Views: 30633

Re: Scunthorpe...

If your week starts at halftime last Saturday and ends at halftime this Saturday - you are indeed factually correct. Congrats... And my point was we have conceded 12 goals since we last scored ourselves! :lol: Ah now that is a factually accurate statement. If you said that in the first place then f...
by quaker4life
Sun Nov 19, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58696

Re: Forum

I used to love the rivals message board. Stiv still goes to games, but he's not allowed on uncovered. Does anybody remember when we had invasions of other clubs MB's? So did I! I remember your spats with DJ over his inclusion in the ROH, I even won it myself a few times! dfc_ajb's thread with a det...
by quaker4life
Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58696

Re: Forum

It was a main reason why the Wright experiment didn’t work. Even if a couple of the new signings are moving into a club house in Darlington it still doesn’t do much for team spirit if they are all making their own way to a game. It would probably include the manager and assistant too. It’s not good...
by quaker4life
Sun Nov 19, 2023 4:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58696

Re: Forum

Why can you never give a straight answer, and why does my brain hurt when deciphering your posts? Because it's Lo, the dullest yet most deliberately contrarian man on the internet. He could put a glass eye to sleep. Unfortunately he sometimes makes good points though. He reminds me of JO01 who used...
by quaker4life
Sun Nov 19, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58696

Re: Forum

But it’s also a necessary part of building a team spirit, all the lads traveling to a game together, pre match banter on the bus building a positive team spirit. Instead they’ll all rock up in their car schools about an hour before the game. If not enough players are on the bus then that banter etc...
by quaker4life
Sun Nov 19, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Scunthorpe...
Replies: 67
Views: 30633

Re: Scunthorpe...

loan_star wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2023 3:00 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2023 1:22 pm
Wow. For convenience, your week (Loan-star) starts at half time last Saturday.

We happened to win that game against Chester with a good display.
And we have conceded 12 goals since we last scored. Or do you think that’s a positive?
It's known as the ostritch effect.
by quaker4life
Sun Nov 19, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58696

Re: Forum

Another thing I don’t see as being mentioned from the forum is that if there’s only a handful of players on the bus they’ll make alternative plans to get to matches. No team bonding on the bus journey then. More problems that were part of the Wright era raising its head again. To be honest, if too ...
by quaker4life
Sat Nov 18, 2023 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Forum
Replies: 131
Views: 58696

Re: Forum

I just don't think it was a hugely sinister lie, in fact I didn't think it was much more than a throwaway comment. More concerned with the next 10 games tbh. They are make or break for our season. I do suspect the board are thinking that a more 'obvious' appointment might have avoided some of this....
by quaker4life
Fri Nov 17, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The truth
Replies: 72
Views: 24175

Re: The truth

I know Tuesday was dire but if the players aren't "good enough" how did we have two recent wins? Looking at the injury list and Burton going back we're really down to the bare bones. Ed will we in the league by the 29th century?!! Those two wins were followed by defeats, and yes we may have won a c...