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by Quakers83
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 21463

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 ...
by Quakers83
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Alfreton Match Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 17419

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 Quakers83
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 21463

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

Two - forgot about Reece’s speculative, desperate long shot that the keeper fumbled Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk You’re obviously forgetting a few more too. Are you including Saunders’ chance when Hughes played him through? Thompson’s shot that their goalkeeper saved or Styche’s chance from t...
by Quakers83
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 21463

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

No positives from todays performance - other than Trotman. We had plenty of possession but Hughes and Ainge kept kicking for touch as if it was a rugby game plus we couldn't put enough passes together...... Styche on the wing! So we have let go of Heaton, Portas, Turnbull and Gillies and brought in...
by Quakers83
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 21463

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 Quakers83
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 21463

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 Quakers83
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ashton United on Monday
Replies: 91
Views: 23369

Re: Ashton United on Monday

TW still needs to show he can make us hard to score against and hard to beat. Even today, good point though it was, it frequently sounded a bit too end to end and open. Most teams find it fairly effortless to score against us whether it's a Kidderminster or an Ashton although to be fair we are a bi...
by Quakers83
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ashton United on Monday
Replies: 91
Views: 23369

Re: Ashton United on Monday

Positives - fought-back, a point is a good one after being 2 down in 30 minutes. Negatives - The defence needs sorting, 17 goals conceded in 7 which is the joint-worst in the league. Vaulks was on the bench today for Whitby so probably worth trying to get him back if possible. TW seems adamant on go...
by Quakers83
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 29924

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

Phil Turnbull - good player but whilst under-contract with us he said “come sign me” to a South Shields fan videoing him just after the season ended.

I also don’t think he provided much defensive protection, he did a good job but hardly broke up play.
by Quakers83
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 29924

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

Elliot > Portas.
by Quakers83
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 29924

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

Who's saying anything about ousting anybody. I merely stated Foster could do a job in that back 4 as centre half. Who’s saying anything about ousting anybody? Er, Seventynine? Foster is also 44 in December, so I don’t think he could do a job in our back 4. Have to admit he looked good in the legend...
by Quakers83
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 29924

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

quakerste wrote:Who's saying anything about ousting anybody. I merely stated Foster could do a job in that back 4 as centre half.
Who’s saying anything about ousting anybody? Er, Seventynine?

Foster is also 44 in December, so I don’t think he could do a job in our back 4.
by Quakers83
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 29924

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

Steve foster in the running to oust the clueless one ...i said six games Wild rumour or any substance? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Definitely substance. Steve Foster could do a job in the back four without a shadow of doubt. Sign him up I say. Amazing, six games into the season and there are a...
by Quakers83
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 29924

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

Great post 83...totally agree. Only thing is whenever we’ve not played 442, fans say ‘we’re too narrow’ and ‘we need two wingers to put crosses in’ and ‘players don’t know their jobs’ etc. You’re right about the 4-5-1 (although Syers was pretty much a makeshift forward. Remember he only switched to...
by Quakers83
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray sacked by York
Replies: 139
Views: 34512

Re: Martin Gray sacked by York

My comment was tongue in cheek, I'm not anti B.A. or S.G - however a little point lurks behind it, the point being - if you really want something you can often find a way to make it happen. As far as I know Tommy Wright (or St Tommy as you named him) doesn't have another job, is he full time or par...
by Quakers83
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 29924

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 Quakers83
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 29924

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

Well today was woeful. We had no game plan, and I can’t really remember any patterns of play going forward. In the middle we looked outnumbered, we couldn’t deal with the press across the park and they just kept getting in behind time and time again. Maddison kept the score down to 3 and I really fe...
by Quakers83
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Blyth
Replies: 61
Views: 15394

Re: Darlington V Blyth

Obviously the initial reaction is disappointment because we battered Blyth and were well worthy of 3 points. BUT, that was a million miles away from the game against Curzon Ashton. We need to eradicate the error that caused their first, but I thought Galbraith and Burn were the pick of the back four...
by Quakers83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor tonight.
Replies: 119
Views: 28730

Re: Spennymoor tonight.

With the greatest respect Spen, mentioning ‘snide comments’ when you speculated financial disarray not so long ago on social-media when we announced some form of reduced deal (season tickets?) really is ironic.
by Quakers83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor tonight.
Replies: 119
Views: 28730

Re: Spennymoor tonight.

Strong rumours that Spendy have signed centre forward Shaun Tuton from Chester. Has only been at Chester for a week or so and was apparently on non-contract terms. It's maybe that vibe again :D No knocking them down is there, just how do they do it if Groves has stopped funding them. Where is the m...
by Quakers83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley Away Sat
Replies: 98
Views: 25244

Re: Brackley Away Sat

It’ll be interesting to hear Lo’s opinion on Brackely’s first. TW mentioned about Maddison being stronger, but looking at the goal-cam it seemed that Ndlovu did a little more than just stand on the keeper. It seemed quite a clever way of freeing up a free-header in the box IMO.
by Quakers83
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley Away Sat
Replies: 98
Views: 25244

Re: Brackley Away Sat

Sounds like another good performance, and it’s great to get our first win of the season.

I wasn’t expecting much from today being totally honest, but it sounds like we were clincial.
by Quakers83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor tonight.
Replies: 119
Views: 28730

Re: Spennymoor tonight.

Darlo2807 wrote:Find it unbelievable that O’Hanlon would mark Taylor in the 90th minute...
Spennymoor put Taylor on O’Hanlon throughout the game, and then who marks Boyes - and the other lads that Spenny had forward?

Good performance tonight, 4-4-2 - feel deflated to concede late on, but we’re getting closer IMO.
by Quakers83
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 24644

Re: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread

I guess the hindrance with 4-4-2 is that it may leave us a little open through the middle. Last season Syers would drop-in but it’s clear we want to try and get the best out of Styche & Ainge. Either way I’d be tempted to go for it - if Henshall is as good as TW says he is then give him a start on l...
by Quakers83
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 24644

Re: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread

The first 25 minutes was good, the game-plan worked - Curzon struggled to pick-up Nicholson and we were exploiting the middle. Well-taken goal by Ainge who is a monster in the air, and we looked in control. The problem was though that we just stood-off and didn’t press (to be fair I think this is of...
by Quakers83
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tom Elliott
Replies: 37
Views: 12210

Re: Tom Elliott

Hopefully he can cover RB too. Pretty happy with that squad now. We only have 6 defenders, one being a 19 year old youth, one being permanently injured, and one often injured. I'd say we need 2 defenders. I know Elliot can cover right back, I know Ainge can drop into defence, but that's not ideal. ...
by Quakers83
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tom Elliott
Replies: 37
Views: 12210

Re: Tom Elliott

Hopefully he can cover RB too. Pretty happy with that squad now. We only have 6 defenders, one being a 19 year old youth, one being permanently injured, and one often injured. I'd say we need 2 defenders. I know Elliot can cover right back, I know Ainge can drop into defence, but that's not ideal. ...
by Quakers83
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tom Elliott
Replies: 37
Views: 12210

Re: Tom Elliott

Hopefully he can cover RB too. Pretty happy with that squad now. We only have 6 defenders, one being a 19 year old youth, one being permanently injured, and one often injured. I'd say we need 2 defenders. I know Elliot can cover right back, I know Ainge can drop into defence, but that's not ideal. ...
by Quakers83
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton - Sat 4th Aug
Replies: 23
Views: 7063

Re: Curzon Ashton - Sat 4th Aug

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Darlopartisan wrote:Thompson has just started his annual holiday, I don’t know but would expect him to be off on his jollies soon , just saying.

I'm sure he will be off to Ibiza soon which could be a problem
Thompson always goes away around this time every year. We’ll have to do without for a few games.
by Quakers83
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Ashton - Sat 4th Aug
Replies: 23
Views: 7063

Re: Curzon Ashton - Sat 4th Aug

Tom Elliott can fill in at right-back too.