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by eddie-rowles
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BM - Surface
Replies: 67
Views: 8819

Re: BM - Surface

Let us stop worrying about this I'm 100% certain AA made note and has action in place as he looks to prevent silly injuries.
by eddie-rowles
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Adam Campbell
Replies: 84
Views: 10708

Re: Adam Campbell

Fingers crossed he gets a few goals in the friendlies to boost his confidence before facing another diminutive striker not deemed good enough at Darlo when we play Farsley.
by eddie-rowles
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Motherwell game
Replies: 72
Views: 7698

Re: Motherwell game

Going to be a tough game they have hasd several preseason games already & scored 7 past Gretna on Tuesday, no Ryan Bowman this time but see they have Andy Coles son Devante on loan and half a dozen new signings and trialists hoping to impress. I would be happy with a draw and no injuries
by eddie-rowles
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: For want of anything more interesting...
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: For want of anything more interesting...

Eddie Rowles used to do painting and decorating in his spare time, he lived in Hurworth and his wife Brenda worked for me as an accounts assistant.He was settled and thought we had the makings of a good side but she was homesick and mainly the reason he signed for Colchester. Sent from my moto g(6)...
by eddie-rowles
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simon Ainge
Replies: 23
Views: 2722

Re: Simon Ainge

Well done AW in off loading the lump who was not a team player, had no interest in Darlington Fc, the fans or the community. Sorry we are still paying part of his salary despite he knows we are a fan owned club where his money comes from raffles, 50/50 draws and volunteer pockets but doesn't give a ...
by eddie-rowles
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Adam Campbell
Replies: 84
Views: 10708

Re: Adam Campbell

Big gamble on this young lad hasn't scored more league goals in his whole carer than Nicholson scored last season (11). Hopefully he can chat with Thommo who will explain where the net is & what is required at this level a lot of bloody hard work, which Ainge keeps forgetting . Let us hope Campbell ...
by eddie-rowles
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings and outgoings
Replies: 103
Views: 13373

Re: New signings and outgoings

MCFCDarlo3 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:17 pm
Vodka_Vic wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Anyone who saw his performance at Guiseley will not be disappointed.
Correct, was awful.
or Fc united away when he moaned constantly to team mates and never ran until second half
by eddie-rowles
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheatley
Replies: 28
Views: 5388

Re: Wheatley

Does the club not have medical insurance thru the PFA? if not it maybe something that could be funded by the BTB fund these are out assets and it is upto the fans to protect the assets just like the stands, floodlights etc from fire.
by eddie-rowles
Thu May 30, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 330
Views: 37940

Re: Signings

In our last away game at Guisely, Ainge looked bored and out of sorts - he was just going through the motions, but not very well. In fact the situation that day reminded me of the final games of Andy Crosby back in 98, a good player who wanted away and quite simply couldn’t be arsed. The game that ...
by eddie-rowles
Tue May 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong
Replies: 73
Views: 10486

Re: Alun Armstrong

Great interview, said all the right things, if we could get a cup run even better; nice to hear he sought advice from Hodgy would love to see him him around occasionally on match days.
by eddie-rowles
Wed May 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Interviews this week
Replies: 230
Views: 33862

Re: New Manager Interviews this week

I was walking my imaginary dog here in Manchester and happened to observe David Hodgson in his car with Kenny Dalglish, Jurgen Kloop dropping Jordan Henderson off at Blackwell Meadows for the Darlington player manager role, I do believe I saw a tear in Jurgens eye and Hodgy laughing his head off. I ...
by eddie-rowles
Fri May 03, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead
Replies: 183
Views: 25110

Re: Gateshead

As for the phoenix club, it wont be a phoenix until the current gateshead is liquidated. I suspect this is another evil plan to limp the club on as long as possible to be auckward to hamper a phoenix club. Apart from marketing issues a new club would have to start lower than a phoenix like the newl...
by eddie-rowles
Thu May 02, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget 19/20
Replies: 196
Views: 32769

Re: Boost The Budget 19/20

Expensive week, season ticket, new home shirt(with fans names on) and BTB subscription any new manager coming in and reading the fans website know we care about our club hence we are prepared to dig deep forsaking other luxuries from Lidl (Not M&S) and we expect you to care and consider very careful...
by eddie-rowles
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Female managers
Replies: 61
Views: 5203

Re: Female managers

load of bollocks literally about a female manager worried about dangly bits I suppose its the same for all the female physios dealing with groin strains?
by eddie-rowles
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Manager Poll
Replies: 67
Views: 7699

Re: New Manager Poll

I just love the huge spread of names by so few people, no rush to make an appointment and hopefully some ex FL players and coaches looking downwards for an opportunity as opposed lower league looking up. Also like the idea of a female coach not that I know many
by eddie-rowles
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Who do we fancy then?
Replies: 122
Views: 11856

Re: Who do we fancy then?

Absolutely no rush to sign anyone. I am sure that lessons have been learned in appointing former players and I believe we will get a strong field of candidates despite our limited resources at present. There are exciting opportunities ahead at BM or the SV and a good mix of signings and loanees & wi...
by eddie-rowles
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley match thread
Replies: 46
Views: 4568

Re: Guiseley match thread

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/whitey- ... -on-a-high
Apparently the poor performance was down to AW not being able to feed the players over the Easter weekend, he really is taking the p***
by eddie-rowles
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong on his way out of Blyth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3507

Re: Alun Armstrong on his way out of Blyth?

Flip it the other way, a New manager is given a budget and has a reasonable attendance which players enjoy instead of 100 fans, reasonable training facilities, good commercial manager, so steady start next season & if we have a cup run(I know unlikely) our attendances increase then you get additiona...
by eddie-rowles
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Favourite game + season grading
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Favourite game + season grading

Favourite game Darlo v Marathon Bet Legends as I managed to get 20 minutes on the pitch and someone thought I was Billy Bragg Grade E Long periods of despair as TW trotted out " we are a good team " so many times eventually the players stopped believing. We strengthened the management team but netca...
by eddie-rowles
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW - Learning His Trade
Replies: 108
Views: 9688

Re: TW - Learning His Trade

Oh God please No! Another season or even part season with TW in charge will finish off our club. Falling attendances will not be reversed if he stays and before the end of August mutterings and complaints would increase tenfold. Look he tried his tactics and training methods had 18 months did his be...
by eddie-rowles
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boston V Darlington
Replies: 68
Views: 7988

Re: Boston V Darlington

Before the game AW still stays with his tired CB warmup. Was definitely a game of two halves, started reasonable but passing up front poor could not find anyone after 2 passes, Nicholson still feels he needs to beat one more man instead of passing into Thommo, Henshall was crap on either side, never...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V FC United
Replies: 75
Views: 7870

Re: Darlington V FC United

Walking out of BM on Saturday and looking around you would not believe we won, no chanting no cheers, no smiling faces just sigh of relief and hushed tones of how the other bottom teams got on. This is where TW has took us too, unhappy fans, unhappy players( how quiet are they on the pitch, no bante...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alan White
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: Alan White

As assistant manager and defensive coach he has been abysmal, pre match preparation of the defenders is the same every game, not keen on the zonal marking at corners which has been woeful at times and extremely lucky (due primarily to bad finishing) not to concede more and the new goalkeepers have t...
by eddie-rowles
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chester
Replies: 96
Views: 10736

Re: Darlington V Chester

Stability comes at a cost, this season has not panned out for a number of reasons we all know what they are, we must regroup and come at it with renewed zest, and vitality next season either with or without Tommy, Having said that I think Tommy should get 8 /10 games next season to see if he's lear...
by eddie-rowles
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Bottle
Replies: 62
Views: 9196

Re: Spenny Bottle

For all the banter genuinely hope they get promoted would love to see them, poolies, Gateshead, south shields. scarboro etc in the same league with us as opposed to traveling to Nuneaton
by eddie-rowles
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes
Replies: 21
Views: 3183

Re: Piece on us in the new When Saturday Comes

Great article read it in WHSmiths too tight to buy copy.We certainly are at a crossroads and he was spot on about the ref who was a total muppet.
by eddie-rowles
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Statement from the board
Replies: 38
Views: 5548

Statement from the board

Well aware of fans frustrations. Only one sensible outcome start requesting manager CV's ready for when TW contract expires?
by eddie-rowles
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 10900

Re: Hereford v Darlington Match Thread

TO post in the Echo is interesting. He’s picked up on our defensive lack of shape and has singled out Trotman for leaving Elliot to cover right back. I see this week in week out and never hear TW screaming at Trots to get back in position. The lack of direction from the coaching staff is clear for ...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Wright
Replies: 110
Views: 12113

Re: Tommy Wright

To be fair, unless things got so hideously toxic that it was unbearable, I don't see Wright leaving before the end of the season. And given only eight days ago we performed really well and should have beaten the league leaders, I can't say we're at that point. Of course none of us know what's actua...
by eddie-rowles
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: B T B Email
Replies: 97
Views: 9042

Re: B T B Email

I must admit I said no to renewing my BTB "to having a realistic chance of reaching playoffs", this is the only way I can demonstrate my annoyance over how TW failed to learn time and time again. However, if the club state do you want to invest in the running of the club as a whole, staff, ground, d...