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by Feethams 1966
Sun May 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: old programmes
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Re: old programmes

I'm sure I have most of the 1971/2 and following season gathering dust in my loft. Could be a good way for them to go.
by Feethams 1966
Tue May 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong
Replies: 73
Views: 9353

Re: Alun Armstrong

Was it just me but did anyone else think our new manager (in his interview) bore a passing resemblance to MG?
I thought you could stick them both in an identity parade...
by Feethams 1966
Sun May 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: 40 years ago today . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: 40 years ago today . . .

I think if the deadwood had been in the south she would have made the cuts there. If you were around at the time it was obvious that things had to change, we were becoming a banana republic.
Agree it or not, UK got its pride back and we had a real leader in charge.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wright has left the building
Replies: 92
Views: 7226

Re: Wright has left the building

It's always sad when anyone loses their job and it would be churlish if you couldn't feel for him. Yet in some ways it must also feel like a release for him, as it wasn't getting any better and he'd had enough time to make a good go of it. The management were patient. So like others have said, he le...
by Feethams 1966
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 124
Views: 10062

Re: Darlington V Chorley

For me darlington played very well against a top team and a poor referee who to all intents an purposes may as well had a yellow shirt on. I thought the linesman was out of order. Two minutes in to the game he responded to a mild rebuke from someone behind me by telling them to F off. I know these ...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 124
Views: 10062

Re: Darlington V Chorley

Well now that I've read these pages I see at last why our manager took off the two players who seemed most of a threat to Chorley. Not sure where the 5 minutes of injury time came from, but our fault for not seeing the game out. Kneeshaw seemed to be making a right nuisance of himself to the other t...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Andrew Nelson returns to Sunderland
Replies: 13
Views: 2938

Re: Andrew Nelson returns to Sunderland

Agree we need Thommo up at the front end. Now all we need is Brown at the back end again. He should never have left.
by Feethams 1966
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW,s tactical nous!
Replies: 41
Views: 6465

Re: TW,s tactical nous!

Couldn't work out where the 5 minutes of injury time came from yesterday. Seemed excessive at the end.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Things looking bleak
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Things looking bleak

Reading through the various topics on Uncovered, a number of writers have mentioned that things could be looking "bleak". So in the spirit of the season and to get your vocal chords into practice for your carol services, I've ad-libbed some of the words to "In the Bleak Mid-winter", to perhaps sum u...
by Feethams 1966
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 26114

Re: Resignation...

In my dreams it would be Brian Little.
by Feethams 1966
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Vote of confidence
Replies: 22
Views: 3674

Re: Vote of confidence

The last thing a football manager usually needs is a vote of confidence from his board.
We know where that often leads.
by Feethams 1966
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Unwanted posts on here
Replies: 41
Views: 26550

Re: Unwanted posts on here

There we go, deleted and banned all those accounts. They were all registered in 2015, by the way - before we really started ramping up the efforts to stop them signing up. Just sat there. I've half a mind to purge old accounts if I can find something in the admin panel to do that, actually... Looks...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Am I the only one - balanced view
Replies: 35
Views: 7161

Re: Am I the only one - balanced view

You're right. For me the lowest point was in the 1972 season (I think) when Mansfield ran riot and put seven past us at Feethams. Peter Graham had to comfort our (young local) keeper who was almost in tears at the end.
We were in a very bad run of form.
by Feethams 1966
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 25176

Re: Darlington v Stockport

Darlo_Pete wrote:I think the lack of creativity from the midfield is our main problem. Therefore the defence is trying to bypass them with longer balls up front.
Yep. That gives us 2 or 3 seconds respite and then the ball comes straight back at us.
by Feethams 1966
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 171
Views: 32237

Re: Democracy under threat.

If the remain vote had won, how do you think they would react if people who wanted brexit now tried to force another vote? They rightly would be up in arms, saying there had been a democratic vote and the voters had wanted to remain. You can't have the best of 3 votes in British politics. The majori...
by Feethams 1966
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 17812

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

Why do other teams look fitter and quicker than us something must be wrong in training as they seem to play with lead boots on as for the tactics say no more Agree. Compared to Bradford we didn't seem to play with any urgency yesterday. Why was it that every time we got a corner we seemed to take h...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 17812

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

I agree with what's been said. Haven't been able to get to a match for a while and wished I hadn't gone today. Bradford were the best team, far more committed and too fleet of foot for Darlington, whose tactics were to be boot it or head it the right way and hope for the best. Inevitably the ball ca...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 22112

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

So how long do e expect wright to stay? We havent sacked a manager since steve staunton - at what point does that change? Singh sacked Mark Cooper didn't he? Either way, it was only two weeks ago we were stuffing Brackley, so I think talk of sacking Wright is premature for now (and that's coming fr...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 26287

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

lo36789 wrote:This got really boring really quickly...and that saying something coming from me
Spot on; I agree. And when it went Latin with the ad hominem post I lost the will to live. I'll be glad when this post has expired, preferably quam celerrime.
by Feethams 1966
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: new website...
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Re: new website...

It's a definite improvement on the old site but I enjoy heritage articles and couldn't find any pictures of our old ground at Feethams. Perhaps they'll add some.
by Feethams 1966
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 26287

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

Gray must be distraught with this, given a massive budget and the thought of getting York promoted and the move to a brand new stadium was a massive incentive to leave us for them.Just wonder if he has any regrets looking back on the success he had with us and possibly thinking he should have shown...
by Feethams 1966
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Legends game
Replies: 99
Views: 17142

Re: Legends game

It was great to see Amar again, who looked as if he could step back in to the side with ease, and the way he made one of the goals was great to see. You could tell that he enjoyed being back with us again. Even the weather was kind; the torrential rain eased off and it got quite bright at one point....
by Feethams 1966
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The world cup
Replies: 59
Views: 30304

Re: The world cup

I agree with you about Southgate. I was very disappointed with his appointment, I'm pleased to say he has proved me wrong. I don't think the 3rd place playoff really matters.[/quote]

Ditto. Everything that man says is weighed and considered. I think I need a waistcoat.
by Feethams 1966
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The world cup
Replies: 59
Views: 30304

Re: The world cup

I thought the TV pundits were unreasonably unfair on Pickford last night (punching outwards not sideways, using the wrong hand to try and stop the Belgian goal). I'd like to remind them that he didn't stagger backwards while the ball sailed over his head, nor did he fumble the ball and crawl after i...
by Feethams 1966
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The world cup
Replies: 59
Views: 30304

Re: The world cup

I'm really enjoying the world cup; last night's match between Argentina and Croatia was a surprise result. I normally dislike the closed season as I'm not interested in cricket or tennis so having summer fotball to watch once every 4 years seems to make the domestic season come round sooner. There's...
by Feethams 1966
Mon May 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gary Brown
Replies: 30
Views: 6161

Re: Gary Brown

My favourite player since our early days at Bishop. Always gave his all and a joy to watch. I can recall several times when he single handedly got us out of trouble and I shared his delight with the goals he scored. Like others I'm so sorry that his time with us is up and I too wish him all the best...
by Feethams 1966
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Winter Olympics
Replies: 21
Views: 14012

Re: Winter Olympics

[quote="Darlo_Pete"]Really looking forward to the Winter Olympics that start tomorrow. Wish I could say the same Pete. Sadly I can't abide any sport whatsoever (except football) and turn the lot off when it comes on TV. I wish I could understand what everyone else sees in sport and wonder what's dif...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Unwanted posts on here
Replies: 41
Views: 26550

Re: Unwanted posts on here

Given some of the supercilious responses on this forum Pete, why would they want to?
by Feethams 1966
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Central defence
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

Re: Central defence

Agree with Pete. It's too early to be sure, though our defence looked solid as he says, but with the turn of the year it also feels like we have turned a corner and hopefully buried the fall out from MG and his departure. I'm sure others will be glad to put 2017 behind us too.
by Feethams 1966
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Harrogate
Replies: 99
Views: 15343

Re: Darlington FC V Harrogate

Having not been able to get to a match for several weeks I sort of went along to see how bad we'd got and expecting a pasting. Instead of which I thought we were rather good and I rated our keeper as excellent. A team huddle before kick off looked promising and then we got plenty of effort and deter...