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by marskequaker
Wed May 14, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Workington relegated
Replies: 11
Views: 3888

Re: Workington relegated

I remember the game at Feethams very well as I had to catch the 268 from Stockton to Darlington in thick snow and the bus was running well late. Former Quaker Colin Blant was playing for Workington that night - it was a good match played on a farcical surface and a 3-2 victory for Darlo, which was t...
by marskequaker
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Ramsbottom match thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12014

Re: Darlington v Ramsbottom match thread

Thanks to the lads who did the internet commentary tonight - more entertaining than the actual match. Once again a Darlington team loses in front of a big crowd. Another season of this level of football is bad news. I was genuinely looking forward to seeing Darlo playing at Whitby Town as its only 2...
by marskequaker
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Match Thread!
Replies: 93
Views: 14340

Re: Match Thread!

The point being made is that Thompson is irreplaceable at this level. I thought the same about Dave McLean even though he came in for lots of stick his work rate was phenomenal. When David Currie was sold his replacement Paul Clayton was signed from Norwich but soon fell by the wayside and got homes...
by marskequaker
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mission Impossible Fanzine
Replies: 39
Views: 8156

Re: Mission Impossible Fanzine

So many great anecdotes from my time working on the fanzine and combining it with a full time job and then a degree at University. I was in Pizza Hut one afternoon and who should walk in but David Hodgson, his wife and kids. I was busy reading something when Hodgy came over and introduced himself an...
by marskequaker
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Launch of In The Dying Seconds
Replies: 35
Views: 12484

Re: Launch of In The Dying Seconds

That's nice of you, Ray. Make a nice Christmas present for me. Can you sign it and post one out for me too?
by marskequaker
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RARE DARLINGTON PHOTOGRAPHS
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Re: RARE DARLINGTON PHOTOGRAPHS

'The middle class Marske mafia?' - I've been here nearly 10 years and not heard that phrase before. You must know something I don't? If nobody is interested then they will be put for sale on ebay and probably lost to the area. The last time I gave anything of value to the club the rare programmes I ...
by marskequaker
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RARE DARLINGTON PHOTOGRAPHS
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

RARE DARLINGTON PHOTOGRAPHS

I have just been going through some boxes of magazines and found a box with over 90 black & white photographs (postcard size) mainly from matches at Feethams mainly covering the Cyril Knowles to Brian Little eras. There seems to be a few of Garry McDonald and Carl Airey, including the last minute wi...
by marskequaker
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who was our best goalkeeper?
Replies: 81
Views: 12171

Re: Who was our best goalkeeer?

Good thread - Alan Ogley was the first regular Darlo goalkeeper I remember in 1975/76. Ogley, Ogley Ogley, Oi, Oi, Oi. Been some good ones and bad ones and very rarely anything in between. Martin Burleigh certainly liked his beer. Barber, Pollitt, Preece & Prudhoe were all good lads and overall - co...
by marskequaker
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Football Programmes For Sale 1975 -2001
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: Darlington Football Programmes For Sale 1975 -2001

I have received two enquiries - one is local; the other a dealer from Luton, Bedfordshire, though I understand from a mate he makes you an offer and then often doesn't get back in touch! I'm still open to offers - I checked yesterday and there are two lots of Conference League homes and a complete s...
by marskequaker
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske
Replies: 34
Views: 4621

Re: Marske

Match is definitely ON - the pitch is heavy. The car park at the ground is already full. There are only 249 programmes left as I have just bought one for £1. The sun is shining brightly but it is quite nippy at present. There is a slight breeze. One of the lads who helps out at Marske is also a Darl...
by marskequaker
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske Away Travel Info
Replies: 26
Views: 2530

Re: Marske Away Travel Info

Your observations on Marske are hilarious. I've been here nine years and the quality of life is fantastic, the best move I ever made. Everyone who lives here calls the centre 'the village' , be careful though you could end up like Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner! Joking aside, I've lived all over t...
by marskequaker
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske
Replies: 34
Views: 4621

Re: Marske

Forgot to mention that Marske bought 250 seats from the East Stand at Feethams during the close season.
by marskequaker
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske
Replies: 34
Views: 4621

Re: Marske

I live literally five minutes walk from the ground so will walk the dogs down there and get back to you. There is NO SNOW here. It was wild overnight with sleet and a gailforce wind but the snow has fallen and laid further on in Skelton Green (three miles away) and on higher ground. There might be a...
by marskequaker
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Football Programmes For Sale 1975 -2001
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Darlington Football Programmes For Sale 1975 -2001

I HAVE around a thousand Darlington FC home programmes for sale primarily between the years of 1975 - 2001 though there are quite a few outside those seasons and quite a few away programmes too. There are some complete seasons and most are in excellent condition. Unfortunately with now residing in t...
by marskequaker
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Whatever Happened To....Steve Mardenborough?
Replies: 18
Views: 2866

Re: Whatever Happened To....Steve Mardenborough?

and David Wintersgill too!! Note the incorrect spelling of Guiseborough.

http://www.wolvesheroes.com/2010/03/14/ ... for-david/
by marskequaker
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Whatever Happened To....Steve Mardenborough?
Replies: 18
Views: 2866

Whatever Happened To....Steve Mardenborough?

I thought this might be of interest to some of those who remember Stevie's time at Darlington. Here's the link (there is some fascinating stuff on here):

http://www.wolvesheroes.com/2010/12/20/ ... res-steve/
by marskequaker
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Transfers
Replies: 18
Views: 8927

Re: Transfers

It was Stuart Douglas not John who played three times for Darlington on non-contract terms under Cyril Knowles in 1985/6. I went to the same school as Stuart in Stockton and Cyril wanted him to go full-time but he was 24 years old and had established his own business running a hairdressers near Redc...
by marskequaker
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just back from match
Replies: 22
Views: 3204

Re: Just back from match

Ingelby - the area the ground is located in is a magnet for a lot of ASB that takes place in Guisborough. The football fans weren't the problem. Its what was going on outside the ground whilst you were watching the match with 1326 others that was of concern.
by marskequaker
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Season over unless we get 2 or 3 more quality players in
Replies: 76
Views: 7242

Re: Season over unless we get 2 or 3 more quality players in

I'm surprised given the combative qualities of the management team (Gray, Gregan) as players the one thing absent in the 35 minutes I saw was a complete lack of character. We walked in after 10 minutes to hear that Guisborough were already a goal up. They could have been four goals up at half time f...
by marskequaker
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Can't wait to hear what Gray said
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Can't wait to hear what Gray said

Very tactful and diplomatic and he's right of course.
by marskequaker
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Just back from match
Replies: 22
Views: 3204

Re: Just back from match

Guisborough don't normally attract more than 100 people to their home games. The police were only expecting 60 away fans - seriously.

It wasn't that Darlington got beaten more how they were beaten - and I only saw 35 minutes of the match!
by marskequaker
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guisborough Town v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 9997

Re: Guisborough Town v Darlington Match Thread

Only got to see the last 35 mins of the first half tonight. Guisborough could have been four nil up at half time. I thought Darlington were very poor on what I saw and looked vulnerable and not prepared to battle (this is the first time I have seen them). You would never have thought Darlo were top ...
by marskequaker
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guisborough Town kick-off
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Guisborough Town kick-off

Should be fun on Wednesday as the car parking at Guisborough is also used for the swimming baths. There's an area near the tennis courts where you can get around 20 vehicles - after that its street parking down Howlbeck Road and the lovely Woodhouse Road Estate. The irony for me is I used to edit th...
by marskequaker
Mon May 28, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske and Guisborough
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Marske and Guisborough

As a Darlo fan living a 5-minute walk from Marske's Mountpleasant ground in the recent past the club have had local their local derby at Christmas with Guisborough and have attracted not far off a thousand people, so I don't think a few hundred coming from Darlington will bother them. For a club tha...
by marskequaker
Fri May 04, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: (Echo) Three-year target for return to Football League
Replies: 20
Views: 2897

Re: (Echo) Three-year target for return to Football League

Best thing to do is for 1883 to issue a press release then we can see what they actually said. I've always been a realist and I know Denis is a fan - some financial stability wouldn't go amiss amongst the plans to return the club to Darlington. I think a five year plan to reach the Conference is mor...
by marskequaker
Fri May 04, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BBC Tees at it again
Replies: 25
Views: 3205

Re: BBC Tees at it again

Mark Drury? He lives three doors down from a very good mate of mine in Coulby Newham. I'll have words with him!
by marskequaker
Thu May 03, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Why not Durham?
Replies: 27
Views: 4454

Re: Why not Durham?

Don't worry the cars won't be there when you come back after the match - I worked in Shildon for over two years and know how welcoming the locals are!
by marskequaker
Thu May 03, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Genuinely Excited!
Replies: 53
Views: 5282

Re: Genuinely Excited!

Thanks for posting the source - my interpretation of what Craig actually said: 1883's preference would have been to stay in Darlington, this doesn't look possible for next season. We don't have a preferred ground share but there are obviously opinions on the board. As mentioned on a previous questio...
by marskequaker
Thu May 03, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Genuinely Excited!
Replies: 53
Views: 5282

Re: Genuinely Excited!

Don't know where your getting your info from Hilly and I'm not knocking your sources but it wasn't the only option. I did suggest Bishop Auckland to my source and he said that it just wasn't workable, even though its a new ground. We discussed Billingham Synthonia and even Whitby Town but its too fa...
by marskequaker
Thu May 03, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BBC Tees at it again
Replies: 25
Views: 3205

Re: BBC Tees at it again

You can't have your cake and eat it, lads! One minute people are complaining Radio Tees don't give enough coverage to the Quakers; next its overkill. The problem in my humble opinion is that the club needed the media to galvanise the fund raising and to get people to attend the home games against Fl...