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by StevieMardenboro
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester V Darlington
Replies: 89
Views: 9515

Re: Gloucester V Darlington

We have been very unfortunate with injuries but this is a much grimmer start than I was expecting - particularly away from home where we simply look more like conceding than scoring. I don't live in Darlington so tend to go to more away games than home - perhaps thats why I am feeling more pessimist...
by StevieMardenboro
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA...
Replies: 70
Views: 9476

Re: Bradford PA...

Its early days and I admire those people staying positive but we are really labouring against average teams.

And looking at the table its not like we have had the hardest of starts.
by StevieMardenboro
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 13407

Re: Farsley V Darlington Match Thread

First game in ages. Full of pre season optimism after all the new signings but the first half was as poor a performance as I can remember. Bullied and carved open by an average team. Second half better but yeah that was hard work. On a positive note I thought Hatfield looked good and the sort of pla...
by StevieMardenboro
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford Park Avenue v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 12741

Re: Bradford Park Avenue v Darlington Match Thread

First match for me for a long while. A battling win and to say they are in the play off mix I thought we looked much the better team for most of the game. We should have led at half time. Although he missed a few its clear that Styche is a beast. Can't remember the last time Darlo had a striker wher...
by StevieMardenboro
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Worst ever Darlo player
Replies: 94
Views: 36608

Re: Worst ever Darlo player

Ross Chisholm.
by StevieMardenboro
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stockport Match Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 21983

Re: Stockport Match Thread

Thought Stockport deserved to win today but great credit to Darlo for not letting their heads go down. Coming back three times shows real heart. They controlled big parts of the game and I think Brown,Burgess and Hunter were superb in the second half ensuring we held them off for most of the half. B...
by StevieMardenboro
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Halifax v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 14682

Re: Halifax v Darlington Match Thread

Referee was incredibly poor today, I think it would have taken someone being dismembered for him to blow for a free kick in the first half. I thought we were much the better team but we looked vulnerable to the counter attack especially when their no 10 was involved so was happy with the point. Very...
by StevieMardenboro
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray and the team ...
Replies: 20
Views: 3000

Re: Martin Gray and the team ...

Very general point about our winning run. I don't get to as many games as I'd like but when I have been we look fitter this season. Anyone else noticed this? Some of the late wins maybe bear this out? Not sure if this is down to Alan White? We definitely look more and more like a pro/semi pro outfit.
by StevieMardenboro
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New shirt vote
Replies: 38
Views: 3200

Re: New shirt vote

Both very smart designs. However only one of them is a Darlo shirt.
by StevieMardenboro
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Match thread
Replies: 115
Views: 11409

Re: Match thread

Liam Hatch. Darlo semi final legend.
by StevieMardenboro
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Three years ago today - Barrow
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: Three years ago today - Barrow

While we can all take great pride in how the club was saved after this match part of me wonders whether we would have been better folding after that match and starting again without any debt. All I really remember about the match is that it was really cold and that I expected to enjoy the chance to ...
by StevieMardenboro
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v West Auckland
Replies: 84
Views: 16034

Re: Darlington v West Auckland

Very happy to have notched up wins against the best two teams we faced in the Northern League

Anyone confident about Blyth?
by StevieMardenboro
Fri May 30, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hatch signs for Darlo
Replies: 67
Views: 7151

Re: Hatch signs for Darlo

Not been this excited since I saw Tino Asprilla at Feethams.

Amazing signing and exactly what we have missed.

Injuries are the only way this doesn't work out.
by StevieMardenboro
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: V Ramsbottom Predictions?
Replies: 38
Views: 4083

Re: V Ramsbottom Predictions?

Massive win for Darlo

3-0, 4-0 Something like that.
by StevieMardenboro
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best and worst away games this season
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Best and worst away games this season

Not been to many this season but have experienced good and bad. Worst was Farsley .

Best either Burscough or New Mills. . . . Thompson is in my all time Darlo side on the back of these games alone. Incredible stuff.
by StevieMardenboro
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Match Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 6432

Re: Match Thread

Agree with Quakerz. Can't get too worried about who we play. Its a one off game and we are better than all of them. We might win we might lose and its our form early on this season which put Curzon out of reach. Yesterday was my first game in ages and my three-year-olds son's first ever Darlo game. ...
by StevieMardenboro
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stevie Johnson Article
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: Stevie Johnson Article

Agreed really good read. Being a Darlo fan he has been the player who has best captured the feeling that we are now a fan-led club. Also he was bloody good last season. Nearly always had an impact - including setting up Dowson's crucial goal that put us in the lead at Spenymoor in the match that gav...
by StevieMardenboro
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Mills v Darlo Match Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 5646

Re: New Mills v Darlo Match Thread

Agreed. Said a few weeks ago that he is better than most wingers/attacking midfielders we have had playing for us in recent years -regardless of the division we are now in. Would anyone swap him for a Simon Johnson, or a Carlos Logan or Jeff Smith. I wouldn't.
by StevieMardenboro
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Mills v Darlo Match Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 5646

Re: New Mills v Darlo Match Thread

Also the ref was woeful and looked like Niles off Frasier
by StevieMardenboro
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Mills v Darlo Match Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 5646

Re: New Mills v Darlo Match Thread

My first game in a while and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Thompson was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch. His first goal was brilliant cutting past his man and firing into the top corner. His second was even better - outrageously good. Seemed to come out of nowhere. He just fired ...
by StevieMardenboro
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: How we have started this season
Replies: 19
Views: 1776

Re: How we have started this season

Last season spoiled us. It was ludicrously good. A few patchy performances so far this term but we will be there or thereabouts. To be honest as long as the crowds hold up and we are living within our means and are paying down debt I am happy. Even if it takes us a few years to climb up. Delighted w...
by StevieMardenboro
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Andrew Johnson signs for Spenny
Replies: 98
Views: 7360

Re: Andrew Johnson signs for Spenny

As an aside I think the Nonleaguezoners seriously underrate Dowson. Probably because he hasn't spent much time down there and so they only have his goals to games ratio to go on. He is not a prolific goalscorer but his approach play can be great. He does so much running and gives the team so much. I...
by StevieMardenboro
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: West at it again
Replies: 26
Views: 3441

Re: West at it again

I thought when we got promoted we would have less Northern League bitterness on this board but it is like a turd that won't flush.
by StevieMardenboro
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Andrew Johnson signs for Spenny
Replies: 98
Views: 7360

Re: Andrew Johnson signs for Spenny

Kingswaykid you are right about Dunn deserving praise but I am not so sure the professional coaching set up wasn't a big part of our success too.

As for never seeing this many fans bite before. You had four replies. Granted that might seem a lot of people in the Northern League.
by StevieMardenboro
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Andrew Johnson signs for Spenny
Replies: 98
Views: 7360

Re: Andrew Johnson signs for Spenny

Ultimate Northern League attitude

"If he was any good Spennymoor, Celtic Nation or West Auckland would have been in for him . .

Fucking Darlo were in for him for god's sake.

We are better than those teams listed. Check last season's Northern League table for details
by StevieMardenboro
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Andrew Johnson signs for Spenny
Replies: 98
Views: 7360

Re: Andrew Johnson signs for Spenny

Time will tell as to whether this is the right move but I think if any manager has earned the right to have the backing of his fans it is Martin Gray over the past 15 months. I think before the season he maybe he thinks he had room in his squad and budget for one more quality striker. He wanted Nath...
by StevieMardenboro
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AJ
Replies: 134
Views: 14165

Re: AJ

Anyone know what are playing budget is this season. Roughly. 5k fee doesn't sound like a lot to me for a player of his quality - especially if Spenny and Celtic Nation were the bidders. ( *I realise this could all be bollocks)
by StevieMardenboro
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Prescot Cables Match Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4753

Re: Darlo v Prescot Cables Match Thread

Pilatos has been a brilliant find. White superb too. Prefer Hunter in the centre aswell Gray has gone a long way to sorting out the defence very quickly. Having only been to three games this season, it seems to me that the quality in this league is better than the one below. I can't believe I bought...
by StevieMardenboro
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alan White
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: Alan White

Bemused that anyone could think signing White was a bad idea. Brilliant signing.
by StevieMardenboro
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signing
Replies: 69
Views: 9713

Re: New signing

Massively excited by this signing. Thought he looked sharp at conference level on the handful of times I've seen him. Good age as well. Its very harsh on Dowson if he moves down the pecking order but I hope he stays as he is a great player at this level and has a chance to be a part of another promo...