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by quakerfan
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Stalybridge match thread
Replies: 76
Views: 17896

Re: Darlo v Stalybridge match thread

Hardy on 4 minutes. 1-0
by quakerfan
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dave Mills - Steps down
Replies: 33
Views: 3208

Re: Dave Mills - Steps down

Just want to add another voice to say "thank you" to Dave Mills whose contribution has been beyond compare .
by quakerfan
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: REDUCTION IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND DARLINGTON CUT BACKS
Replies: 30
Views: 9792

Re: REDUCTION IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND DARLINGTON CUT BACKS

Over six thousand signatures so far . If the total reaches ten thousand the government is obliged to respond so if you haven't signed yet and you do care now is a good time to do it. I know they are determined to stick to their policy but Cameron is a PR man and Osborne is desperate to be the next P...
by quakerfan
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: REDUCTION IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND DARLINGTON CUT BACKS
Replies: 30
Views: 9792

Re: REDUCTION IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND DARLINGTON CUT BACKS

One thing that makes me particularly sick about this is that under a remodelled system for calculating central government funding to local authorities towns like Darlington in the North East now get a smaller slice of the cake and the stockbroker counties in the South East like Surrey get more . Can...
by quakerfan
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: REDUCTION IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND DARLINGTON CUT BACKS
Replies: 30
Views: 9792

REDUCTION IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND DARLINGTON CUT BACKS

The Northern Echo is running a petition to protest about the proposed cutbacks to Darlington services , these are really extreme . eg selling off the Covered Market and the Crown Street library building . If you want to protest sign the petition on line (it is easy) . You can find the story and the ...
by quakerfan
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New shirt vote
Replies: 38
Views: 3336

Re: New shirt vote

Hoops every time and agree with black shorts
by quakerfan
Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Official News Archive
Topic: Your best memories of 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2405

Re: Your best memories of 2015

Agree with Andy . Sometimes the info is useful and if you are not bothered about them just let it go .
by quakerfan
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Official News Archive
Topic: Happy 60th birthday Dave Mills!
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Happy 60th birthday Dave Mills!

and so say all of us !!!
by quakerfan
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Quakers announce new signing
Replies: 26
Views: 3506

Re: Quakers announce new signing

I do not know whether Hymr is going to succeed or not . It is too soon to tell . However comments about Cartman are based on very short memories he was heavily criticised as not good enough by plenty of self appointed experts when he was new and settling in. I remember his wife and child being reall...
by quakerfan
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Which famous people have you met?
Replies: 39
Views: 11901

Re: Which famous people have you met?

I stood shoulder to shoulder with Gordon Banks at Wembley . Yes that's the real one , arguably one of England's greatest goalkeepers . The rest of this is true but not so impressive. When he was injured and gave up football Banks went to work with an insurance broker who took him to a symposium at W...
by quakerfan
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: "Our Alan Ogley"
Replies: 19
Views: 1955

Re: "Our Alan Ogley"

On the theme of "the first goalkeeper I can remember" , is there anyone else who can remember Billy Dunn ? He was in the days when goalies wore green knitted jerseys and a cloth cap . Maybe I was too young as an eleven year old to be much of a judge of these things but I have always thought he was o...
by quakerfan
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Who will win the General Election?
Replies: 169
Views: 48542

Re: Who will win the General Election?

Sorry loanstar I won't bother you with any further comments, you so obviously speak without experience .
by quakerfan
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Who will win the General Election?
Replies: 169
Views: 48542

Re: Who will win the General Election?

How can you imagine any political leader going into a meeting with "someone like Putin" without briefing notes of some sort ? Also Darlo Pete how can you give what seems to be intended as a serious reply to such a silly comment ?
by quakerfan
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Pitch at Blackwell Meadows
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

The Pitch at Blackwell Meadows

An all too frequent problem at Heritage Park has been with water on the pitch . Now I do not know the the actual land at BM and as I am not a rugby follower I don't know whether the rugby club loose any games in a season through pitch problems . However you only have to drive along Grange Road or wa...
by quakerfan
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Financial Covenant on BM - Council Meeting Tue 3rd Mar
Replies: 57
Views: 6722

Re: Financial Covenant on BM - Council Meeting Tue 3rd Mar

It may be just a passing remark in a thread on a different subject but I do so agree with the comment about the effort put in by our volunteers . It is true that other clubs have many fans putting in voluntary support but if there was a trophy competition for the amount of this kind of effort we wou...
by quakerfan
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Shirt
Replies: 55
Views: 3838

Re: New Shirt

I like hoops . Number three for me .
by quakerfan
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Feethams History
Replies: 20
Views: 3601

Re: Feethams History

Talk of the South Park End being made up of industrial waste reminds me of a day in the early fifties when a schoolfriend told me the supporters club wanted volunteers to help with work to improve the ground . We went along and found ourselves wheeling barrow loads of concrete to pour into shutterin...
by quakerfan
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RIP Ken Furphy
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: RIP Ken Furphy

Sad news . I remember him as a player who always put in a good effort . The BBC report has him as a right back but I think he played as what was called half back in those days, can anyone else remember or put me right ?
by quakerfan
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Promotion next year ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3917

Re: Promotion next year ?

There can always be additions to any squad but we already have good players and we certainly have the right manager . For me the important thing now is for all at the club (and I include the fans) to maintain a positive attitude and sheer determination not to be beaten . With that I am all for a gre...
by quakerfan
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Just want to say Happy Christmas to all who volunteer to help the club throughout the year as a thank you . Of course to the high profile people who give so much of their time but also to the unsung heroes who turn out when needed such as the guys who will be moving the covers on Boxing Day morning ...
by quakerfan
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One for the Stattos
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: One for the Stattos

It is true that Wimbledon did have a huge problem and yes the community pulled together very well but I had in mind not only the amount of money but the fact that Darlington's fans have got stuck in and helped time after time . I was also saying that although we are not at risk of being landed in tr...
by quakerfan
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: One for the Stattos
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: One for the Stattos

It is true that attendance figures are important and Darlington's crowd stats do them credit . However it would be naive to think that nothing else matters when progress up the pyramid is hoped for , we are all aware that some clubs are bankrolled to success (not thinking of any particular team of c...
by quakerfan
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Most famous Darlo XI players
Replies: 51
Views: 8263

Re: Most famous Darlo XI players

I can't go quite as far back as Banktopp but a name from the 1950's is Johnny Spuhler who had a long previous career with Sunderland and Middlesborough and later went into management at a fairly low league level. Very well known in his day and a really nice guy , also knew his wife who taught Englis...
by quakerfan
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: What's hot and what's not : areas in/near Darlington to live
Replies: 19
Views: 9749

Re: What's hot and what's not : areas in/near Darlington to

It really depends on your price range of course . I grew up in Darlington and have moved around the area quite a lot so here is my contribution for you to think about . In the town the West End or Mowden come close to your specification , they are suburban but have plenty of places for walking your ...
by quakerfan
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Keith Graydon
Replies: 22
Views: 5182

Re: Keith Graydon

Also it is mentioned by Ainsley that the player is not keen on too much travelling. Sounds like the Northern League to me.
by quakerfan
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v West Auckland
Replies: 84
Views: 16349

Re: Darlington v West Auckland

Great result in the end . Does anyone know the crowd total ?
by quakerfan
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Adam Reed.
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Re: Adam Reed.

Can't see this on the official site .
by quakerfan
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans of other clubs get in cheaper
Replies: 39
Views: 3703

Re: Fans of other clubs get in cheaper

I applaud the club's effort to come up with an idea that can generate extra revenue and get more football followers in the region interested in watching the Quakers .As for the price , there has to be an incentive and at £6 I think of it as people paying at the concession rate and so for the old and...
by quakerfan
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Back to Darlo Funding
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Back to Darlo Funding

Thanks for the comments . Sadly I can not make it to the fans forum but I would like to think that this issue will be given a good hearing , in fact one of my reasons for raising it now was to bring the question to the fore in time to let people voice any thoughts they have on the subject and draw o...
by quakerfan
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Back to Darlo Funding
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Back to Darlo Funding

From various comments I get the feeling that all is well and we are on track to play at Blackwell Meadows during the forthcoming season , but I feel very ill informed about the current state of the drive to finance the move . We were told that £20,000 was needed to cover the initial costs such as dr...