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by real_darlo_85
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Management
Replies: 109
Views: 18110

Re: Management

TW is running out of time there is no question and I'd say anything less than a win next week and it's curtains, win and he has bought himself another week or two - hoping it is the latter. :thumbup: However, my question to those wanting to give him more time is this, would you be happy if the club ...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 26698

Re: Darlington v Stockport

There was nothing wrong with TW doing a complete overhaul of the squad. However, when you release players, the incoming players have to be at least to the minimum standard of those outgoing players and obviously what you really want is for them to be better players combined in a system that works an...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 26698

Re: Darlington v Stockport

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. Football is a pretty simple game and yes midfield is where matches ...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton on the brink...
Replies: 41
Views: 10736

Re: Nuneaton on the brink...

Currently we are heading for the bottom 3. :thumbdown:
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 26698

Re: Darlington v Stockport

I don't like bleating on about it every week so to keep this simple, you know my view about TW and our current position and both won't change. :thumbdown:
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 18713

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

To be fair to Harry, what is our CEO's footballing credentials? You seem to take his pronunciation as gospel. What do you mean by footballing credentials? His job is to run us on a day-to-day basis. His business knowledge and sense have taken us to a stronger position financially. He has a far bett...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 18713

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

I wish it wasn't so but TW just continues to confirm my opinion, maybe others are starting to see this now? Recruitment, team selection, tactics, I'm sorry but he never has had them and isn't going to cut it at this level at least! Although any team can lose a cup match, i believe we now have a gene...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The FA Cup banana skins....
Replies: 69
Views: 12985

Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

super_les_mcjannet wrote:Could have been better but also a lot worse.

Home tie is decent and I think Wright will appreciate the benefit of the Cup more than Gray, so 50/50 chance really.
Doubt that Stockport will be looking forward to South Shields away.
by real_darlo_85
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The FA Cup banana skins....
Replies: 69
Views: 12985

Re: The FA Cup banana skins....

We've had Mossley before in the cup, think we won 6-2 there in Cooper's first season? Also played them in league fixtures on our way through the Evo-stick leagues.
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v AFC Telford
Replies: 86
Views: 15021

Re: Darlington v AFC Telford

Do all the twitter haters luv TW now? Not really, 'one swallow, doesn't a summer make'. Yes a good result but we'll see what happens against Southport away, whoever we get in the cup in a fortnight and Stockport. Stockport will have MG in charge by then Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk Well tha...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v AFC Telford
Replies: 86
Views: 15021

Re: Darlington v AFC Telford

darlogabbas wrote:Do all the twitter haters luv TW now?
Not really, 'one swallow, doesn't a summer make'. Yes a good result but we'll see what happens against Southport away, whoever we get in the cup in a fortnight and Stockport.
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 17509

Re: TW tactics......again!

Yep I didn't have much confidence when he was first appointed and yes he did strike lucky at Leamington starting a run which earnt him the opportunity to have the summer to revamp the squad. My opinion hasn't changed, we have started poorly. Granted injuries haven't helped but this is the risk taken...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 14079

Re: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread

If we have most of our missing players back next week, Galbraith,Wheatley,and O'Hanlon and we fail to beat Telford, then questions will need answering.Personally we are short of strong characters and leaders in our side, this league is as tough as it has ever been and IMO the bulk of the players To...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 14079

Re: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread

And replace him with who? Remind me of that long list of contenders after MG’s departure...Alun Armstrong? Chris bloody Hardy??? Do us a favour. We’re at our ceiling in this league as a fan-funded club. We have a smaller squad and have to accept that just because we used to be a league club, we’re ...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 14079

Re: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread

If we have most of our missing players back next week, Galbraith,Wheatley,and O'Hanlon and we fail to beat Telford, then questions will need answering.Personally we are short of strong characters and leaders in our side, this league is as tough as it has ever been and IMO the bulk of the players To...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 14079

Re: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread

And replace him with who? Remind me of that long list of contenders after MG’s departure...Alun Armstrong? Chris bloody Hardy??? Do us a favour. We’re at our ceiling in this league as a fan-funded club. We have a smaller squad and have to accept that just because we used to be a league club, we’re ...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 17509

Re: TW tactics......again!

I love on here how people miss Browny and Gillies BUT how many times was it said last season they weren't good enough, God I despair sometimes... We had 6 players out today but that were always gonna happen I'm afraid it's where we are we can't just go out and get players.. Isn't he working within ...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 14079

Re: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread

divas wrote:What’s the bust if we don’t win then?
It would be time to seriously consider his tenure at the club.
by real_darlo_85
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 17509

Re: TW tactics......again!

No I haven't. However, you would think that there would be a pecking order to his selection of youth players rather than just plucking anyone to place on the bench. Glover for example has come on a few times and I think started a couple of matches last season, he has been held in high regard by TW w...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 14079

Re: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread

If we have most of our missing players back next week, Galbraith,Wheatley,and O'Hanlon and we fail to beat Telford, then questions will need answering.Personally we are short of strong characters and leaders in our side, this league is as tough as it has ever been and IMO the bulk of the players To...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 17509

Re: TW tactics......again!

He is tactically naive and inept, and I'm getting bored of saying this after every match. We are going to go nowhere other than backwards with TW. My question to point 4 is why not give them 10-15 mins, we could have a wonder kid waiting for an opportunity, if you don't play them then why name them...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 17509

Re: TW tactics......again!

He is tactically naive and inept, and I'm getting bored of saying this after every match. We are going to go nowhere other than backwards with TW. My question to point 4 is why not give them 10-15 mins, we could have a wonder kid waiting for an opportunity, if you don't play them then why name them ...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 14079

Re: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread

Excellent start...0-1, 70 seconds. :clap:
by real_darlo_85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ashton United on Monday
Replies: 91
Views: 18706

Re: Ashton United on Monday

On a side note, I know it's only 7 games in but Chorley are 15pts clear of us at the top and 6pts ahead of 2nd. At the moment positively romping away and shows how far away we are in relative terms!
by real_darlo_85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ashton United on Monday
Replies: 91
Views: 18706

Re: Ashton United on Monday

Result today, although always good to comeback from 2-0, just papers over the cracks. Nothing has changed my opinion the jury is still out on TW's capabilities.
by real_darlo_85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ashton United on Monday
Replies: 91
Views: 18706

Re: Ashton United on Monday

Sorry but this reign of TW is heading south and fast, almost as if the players have given up the ghost... :shifty:
by real_darlo_85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 23041

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

Could never understand why we released Portas, he should have been offered at least a short term contract to prove his fitness ,would be far better than our 3 midfielder yesterday.Badly need more leaders in the team, never thought we would be missing the likes of Browney and Turnbull after only 6 g...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 23041

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

I think for Ashton we need to do what we did post-Leamington last season - go 4-5-1 (or 4-2-3-1). That worked really well, there was a good transition between defence and attack, nobody really spoke about us being over-run and our form after Leamington was 7-4-3 IIRC. Something along the lines of -...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 23041

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

I mentioned this before on another thread or match thread but Wright is tactically inept and this was found out at Corby and Nuneaton, we were warned as well. He talks a good game and is seemingly a genuine bloke but for all of this if the optimism can't be transferred to the pitch then we are going...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 27390

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

Well that's his managerial progress halted. Can't always spend your way through the leagues, there's an element of skill and management involved too! :wave: