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by Neil Johnson
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United V Darlington match thread
Replies: 147
Views: 30263

Re: FC United V Darlington match thread

It looks like Harvey Saunders is starting to get to grips with this level and it will do Styche good to have someone snapping at his heels. No one should be guaranteed a start! Whatever combo is played up front the strikers need appropriate passes to their strengths, rather than sloppy (aerial) cle...
by Neil Johnson
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United V Darlington match thread
Replies: 147
Views: 30263

Re: FC United V Darlington match thread

We were getting over run in midfield because we only had Wheatley and Elliott as real midfielders, both who played well with Wheatley especially covering all over the pitch and strong in the challenge. How many "real midfielders" do we need? When we are talking about real midfielders are we talking...
by Neil Johnson
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United V Darlington match thread
Replies: 147
Views: 30263

Re: FC United V Darlington match thread

I think it would help if we relieved Styche of the captaincy. He's an individualist and operates best when he's focused on just one thing - scoring goals - and worrying about sorting out the other ten gets in the way. On top of that, up front he can't see the whole picture - he needs to be looking ...
by Neil Johnson
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixture Release
Replies: 60
Views: 11714

Re: Fixture Release

May need an easier home fixture, so we don't do a Salford first game. some ex league outfit to attract the floating support.
by Neil Johnson
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixture Release
Replies: 60
Views: 11714

Re: Fixture Release

polarbear wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:
loan_star wrote:I reckon we will get Blyth over Christmas and York will get Spendy.
Just hope we get York away on a weekend, no reason why we shouldn’t.
I agree Robbo, but the police won't be keen.
So what game would the police like to go
Mowden Park, as a lot are on the board.
by Neil Johnson
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rumour mill
Replies: 79
Views: 19193

Re: Rumour mill

Trike1 wrote:not for me due to this

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/1 ... -marbella/
ok for poolie
by Neil Johnson
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy wants 3 new players
Replies: 119
Views: 28771

Re: Tommy wants 3 new players

Think Elliott can play as a '4' or '8', so can play holding as well as box-to-box. Full of energy and technically very good. When did people start talking about positions in football as numbers - I genuinely thought that centre backs were often number 4? Anyway full of energy as his most notable at...
by Neil Johnson
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton
Replies: 8
Views: 4759

Re: Nuneaton

Sounds like property sale money is being frittered away from the club and new signings are just a PR exercise. Countdown on for administration and bulldozers moving in.
by Neil Johnson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton Town
Replies: 4
Views: 3989

Re: Nuneaton Town

Talking to Nuneaton fans at Tommy's last game with them, they were unhappy with him. Their team went on and gave Darlo, still suffering from Gray blight, a pacy roasting.
by Neil Johnson
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Signing.
Replies: 22
Views: 8213

Re: New Signing.

Callum Roberts from Preston Wonder if Tommy knows about him. Must be a lot of competition for loaning young keepers, from other clubs that can offer first team experience. Darlo should in parallel be scouting for some local keepers, for the longer term. Darlo may need some months of pondering if th...
by Neil Johnson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Eindhoven planning
Replies: 65
Views: 17468

Re: Eindhoven planning

Booked flight from Manchester on Thursday fying back the following Thursday. Booked an apartment opposite the Phillips stadium. Also booked hotel in Amstredam for Monday night so we can travel their by train and have 2 days sight seeing before heading back to Eindoven. Is that training ground?? Dar...
by Neil Johnson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Eindhoven planning
Replies: 65
Views: 17468

Re: Eindhoven planning

3 of us going from Darlo airport to Eindhoven via Schiphol and staying in a City Centre hotel. We could do with a count up of how many are "actually" going, with a questionnaire thingy. PSV may organise some events / extras for us, if they knew significant numbers were due. Darlo Airport???? We don...
by Neil Johnson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rumour mill
Replies: 79
Views: 19193

Re: Rumour mill

Darlington isn't in Country Durham though so can't compare them to us.. Spot on. Neither is Gateshead, neither is Artlepool. All Unitary Authority Areas. Some people love living in the past. Like that Boro lot saying they’re still in North Yorkshire...no you’re not, shut up. You live in a Unitary A...
by Neil Johnson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: V9 Football Academy
Replies: 54
Views: 14050

Re: V9 Football Academy

There is an article in todays Non League Paper about this years V9 Academy and says 4 players are believed to have been offered full time contracts so far. The article names 2 of the players. It also goes on to say other offers are expected to follow. Elsewhere in the article it says there were sta...
by Neil Johnson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sporting Village
Replies: 86
Views: 17025

Re: Sporting Village

The council's definition of ambitious seems to be propping up Rugby and permitting more Music events to also solely benefit Rugby. Only one alien sport in the sports village?
by Neil Johnson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New venue required to . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 7031

Re: New venue required to . . .

jjljks wrote:Solution is to build the new Sports Hub in the town centre. Knock down the unwanted stores and put in a bus station together with a 10k stadium and parking.
One useless building in Feethams could be bulldozed.
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 26, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Phil Turnbull has joined South Shields
Replies: 8
Views: 3190

Re: Phil Turnbull has joined South Shields

There will be a problem replacing Turnbull with a like for like, so we may see some different formations next season to better accommodate midfielders with different styles and strengths. Sad to see such a good player go, but at least he wont be playing against us this coming season. The £8,000 fee ...
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington RA relegated
Replies: 21
Views: 5905

Re: Darlington RA relegated

Should be attractive derby games when RA play our kids team and an RA friendly with a Darlo XI is always going to be popular. Not sure if any reserves are allowed into the Northern League, although Spenny played there for many years with many ex Darlo first teamers.
by Neil Johnson
Sat May 26, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Phil Turnbull Departs
Replies: 65
Views: 11980

Re: Phil Turnbull Departs

Hope that he isn't going to encourage others to jump ship. He carried out his deep playmaker role very well for us, but we may need an adjustment in midfield now, because players with his skill set don't grow on trees. Hughes should give us a bit more muscle, height and goal attempts and Glover coul...
by Neil Johnson
Wed May 23, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Eindhoven planning
Replies: 65
Views: 17468

Re: Eindhoven planning

3 of us going from Darlo airport to Eindhoven via Schiphol and staying in a City Centre hotel. We could do with a count up of how many are "actually" going, with a questionnaire thingy. PSV may organise some events / extras for us, if they knew significant numbers were due.
by Neil Johnson
Fri May 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford in the North next year
Replies: 25
Views: 6059

Re: Hereford in the North next year

Harder for us to get promoted, but at the same time probably bigger crowds,as the floating fans seem to come to these 'bigger' games. Southport and Bradford PA will also be remembered as former league teams to older Darlo floating supporters. Don't fancy an away trip to Hereford again (drab and a f...
by Neil Johnson
Fri May 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Eindhoven Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 5023

Eindhoven Trip

Haven't had personal food and drink recommendations from a local Eindhoven lad I know yet for our 3 nights there. From a quick look-see there is a park with a lake for swimming, outside beer gardens and quite a few brew pubs. Having worked in Holland their special (real) beers are great and their fo...
by Neil Johnson
Fri May 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Local Clubs Released Players
Replies: 166
Views: 38006

Re: Local Clubs Released Players

Hope we can land a striker with similar skills to Styche, when it comes to trapping and controlling the ball. Quick lay-offs and turns can compromise the more organised defences in our league. Sam Russell and some more kids to follow?
by Neil Johnson
Thu May 10, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Re: Southport

Only 150 season tickets sold. Ground upgrade may only be necessary repairs, so "going for it" may be a stretch, unless they are being heavily sugar daddied. Darlo were such a disorganised pushover at their place, that I didnt notice any talent in their squad. Nuneaton under TW around the same time l...
by Neil Johnson
Thu May 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Local Clubs Released Players
Replies: 166
Views: 38006

Re: Local Clubs Released Players

Blyth and Gateshead not mentioned. Tommy may have enough extra cash nowadays to lure a good quality player from one of these neighbours. Russell and the ex Boston striker maybe looking like favourites, so is a local midfielder signing on the cards? Could also be some youth cast offs from Boro or Mac...
by Neil Johnson
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Spennymoor match thread
Replies: 48
Views: 10421

Re: Darlington FC V Spennymoor match thread

Memorable game for Darlo fans. Such a shame that Gray jumped ship so late. Play-offs a remote possibility, but if Darlo glean 9 points there could be some wobbles with others in the pack. Players will be up for the next 3 games anyway.
by Neil Johnson
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FCUM v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 4160

Re: FCUM v Darlington Match Thread

Seems like Styche needs an extra partner / replacement, for when he is struggling. Serious bit of the season is over, with the new lads cancelling out the MG debacle. Now there are 4 fun games available for Darlo to overtake York.
by Neil Johnson
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: It's a glamorous life
Replies: 18
Views: 4817

Re: It's a glamorous life

swadquaker wrote:Omg. Taylor’s pies. That’s glamour to me. But then again I live Plymouth. Drooling at the thought of that pie!!
Plymouth's parŕrrsty shop also great. Exeter City had the same brand at games, but Torquay Utd had some cardboard tasting rubbish.
by Neil Johnson
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum - Friday night (March 23rd)
Replies: 33
Views: 6293

Re: Fans Forum - Friday night (March 23rd)

Darlo_CR wrote:We will also receive a fee if Harrogate win the league as part of the Beck deal.
Doom on Salford
by Neil Johnson
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: PSV away
Replies: 69
Views: 13388

Re: PSV away

MCFCDarlo3 wrote:Flew into Eindhoven on my way to watch NAC Breda this season.Breda is not far and a cracking place. Eindhoven looked good for the short time I was there.

Where did the info about this game come from, the fans forum?
Love boozing in Breda. Biker bar next to Cathedral: only in Holland.