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by Feethams 1966
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 76
Views: 32008

Re: Appeal

An alternative view. We've all blamed ourselves (i.e. the club) for unawareness of a significant rule change last year which went unnoticed. Any appeal should take in to account how this change was communicated. It can't have been well promoted because it didn't appear on the radar till now. Those i...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best ever Darlo players (Northern Echo)
Replies: 50
Views: 20775

Re: Best ever Darlo players (Northern Echo)

As has been said, you can only chose players from your era. I'm 60y Any side would have to have Tony moor in goals, and include John Peverell, Marco Gabbiadini, Lance Robson, Craig Liddell.... I've seen all our goalkeepers since the early sixties and Tony Moor has to be our first choice. (With apol...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans' Behaviour
Replies: 126
Views: 50956

Re: Fans' Behaviour

If the club has a "pondlife policy" for dealing with these thugs I'd like to hear what it is. We could then help more if we knew what evidence was required and in what format. Such a policy could be communicated via the website and/or matchday programme. Frankly the yobs sicken me. I hope they are r...
by Feethams 1966
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: Ranieri
Replies: 37
Views: 26238

Re: Ranieri

I think it was a stupid decision to sack him. The players had obviously let him down; did success go to their heads? Whatever went wrong, he was clearly trying to change tactics to sort things out. Vardy has returned to the shadows but he's not the only one. Perhaps the board did Ranieri a favour. H...
by Feethams 1966
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Jenny Chapman's embarrassing Darlo . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 18867

Re: Jenny Chapman's embarrassing Darlo . . .

Is this the same Jenny Chapman who fought hard to help Darlington FC in administration a few years ago?
by Feethams 1966
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC v Curzon Ashton
Replies: 86
Views: 33354

Re: Darlington FC v Curzon Ashton

Blue skies here in Mauritius too. Just seen result. Bugger.
by Feethams 1966
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: David frost documentary
Replies: 8
Views: 2413

Re: David frost documentary

I have a clear memory of David Frost plodding along the touchline beside the East Stand in at camel colour coat, looking as if he didn't want to get his shoes muddy. Don't know what year it was. I wasn't very old and neither was he.
by Feethams 1966
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Time wasting Goalkeepers
Replies: 19
Views: 4328

Re: Time wasting Goalkeepers

[quote="theoriginalfatcat"]It's really starting to wind me up this, why can't refs take action? 'hmmmm toodly doodle pip, the ball has rolled into the corner, I wonder who's going to fetch it back to me? Am I expected to get it? Wow! I'll just stroll on down to the corner/slowly pick the ball up/slo...
by Feethams 1966
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The home of DFC
Replies: 233
Views: 79721

Re: The home of DFC

I'd say the logical solution would be for joint signage with the names of the football and rugby clubs on the same board.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Gloucester Match Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 17410

Re: Darlo v Gloucester Match Thread

Attendance was 1,837...what are thoughts on that? Bit of an unexpected dip for me I really didn't think we'd go lower than 2,000 at BM. It was such a cold day and I suspect a lot of people thought twice and maybe decided they'd rather be somewhere warmer. Additionally results haven't been good rece...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nuneaton Match Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 17010

Re: Nuneaton Match Thread

I thought this was a difficult one to sum up, I didn't think Nuneaton ever looked like scoring and a penalty (which they got) seemed likely to be the only way they would nick one. From where I was, it did look like a clear penalty. We worked as hard as ever and we were difficult to break down, but i...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NUNEATON GAME
Replies: 83
Views: 13847

Re: NUNEATON GAME

I'd like to think our club could be twinned with Barrow. I'll never forget the solidarity their fans had with ours that day. Great to see them on Football Focus today.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: Football is going bonkers
Replies: 24
Views: 16043

Re: Football is going bonkers

You can't blame anyone who can get paid that sort of money just for playing football. However who really wants to watch them? Last night's footie served up on BBC between Man City and West Ham - a one sided match if ever there was one - was a typical example of what goes wrong when rich clubs buy th...
by Feethams 1966
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: MG's wedding
Replies: 6
Views: 3500

Re: MG's wedding

I made the mistake of getting married on cup final day. As several of the guests pointed out. As that was in 1984 I rather hope they've forgotten about it now.
by Feethams 1966
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Halifax Match Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 17123

Re: Darlo v Halifax Match Thread

Reading these pages, you'd think we lost on Monday. I say leave the lad alone. If he saved every shot he'd be playing for Barcelona now. Let the club give him all the support it can and may the supporters give him all the encouragement they can. Even at the highest level I can recall an England keep...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Constructive views on the Blackwell experience
Replies: 120
Views: 16845

Re: Constructive views on the Blackwell experience

Someone has mentioned that for rugby purposes there has to be quite a large run off area behind the goal, and someone else said they felt this reduced their experience of being in the tin Shed. Noptwithstanding these issues, for health and safety purposes I feel the crowd barrier in front of the Tin...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Stephen Thompson
Replies: 14
Views: 4626

Re: Stephen Thompson

He always puts a shift in. Reminds me of Wayne Rooney whenever I see him.
by Feethams 1966
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Anyone with a summary of today?
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: Anyone with a summary of today?

For those who couldn't go, I'll try and give some first impressions. These are subjective; others will have different thoughts. I get to the ground early at 2pm. There are already a lot inside and plenty making their way. Turnstiles for home fans are easy to find - as instructed by the club pre-matc...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Christmas music
Replies: 0
Views: 1879

Christmas music

From Mr S. C. Rooge. Dotheboys Hall: 22/12/16. Just returned from Germany and over there they are playing all the same British Christmas music that makes you cringe every year when you turn on the radio for up to 2 weeks before Christmas. Could anything be more banal than the lyrics of Driving Home ...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Striker For Darlington
Replies: 54
Views: 12538

Re: Best Striker For Darlington

Alan Harding and Peter Graham.
Allen Gauden?
by Feethams 1966
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marine v Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 110
Views: 25640

Re: Marine v Darlington Match Thread

"It's the Cup. Anything can happen". Well it did, last night. This sort of thing (and temporary dips in form) have been happening since the Ebac league, and always will. Apparently Liverpool had a bit off a setback earlier this week. And some Leicester City hot heads have been calling for their mana...
by Feethams 1966
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Telford desperate for a big show
Replies: 8
Views: 2757

Re: Telford desperate for a big show

Wasn't it Telford who beat us 3-0 away, after we beat Middlesbrough 2-1 in the 1985 Cup replay, or is my memory playing tricks?
If it was, revenge would be sweet.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: It's not been my day.
Replies: 12
Views: 5806

Re: It's not been my day.

And I thought I was having a crap day too. I bought a new padlock for my garage but the first time I put the key in it, the insides jammed up. So now I can't get my car out of the garage and I missed today's match.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Worcester Match Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7839

Re: Darlo v Worcester Match Thread

I use this site all the time if I can't get to a match especially if I'm abroad.
by Feethams 1966
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: PA Music
Replies: 24
Views: 6171

Re: PA Music

No, we didn't even have a Dansette record player in 1966, but if the guys at Heritage Park played us some of the music that was charting in 1966, it would be a site better than what we get now. Come to that, perhaps the HP guys are still using a Dansette every match day, this would account for the c...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: PA Music
Replies: 24
Views: 6171

Re: PA Music

Yes when we are at BM it should be THE BOY`S ARE BACK IN TOWN I have the music and the chorus of a song I have been working on for ages we might use...."Lo lie the Fields of Blackwell Meadows where once we watched the small free birds fly." Needs a few versus admittedly but I think it could catch o...
by Feethams 1966
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: Who do you want as the next England manager?
Replies: 59
Views: 39539

Re: Who do you want as the next England manager?

It strikes me that whoever gets the England job will be shuffling the same pack of cards so does it matter whose name it is? The outcomes will be the same and the pundits will observe that it looks like what we had before with Sam and Roy. In my view we have a set of overpaid prima-donnas who - when...
by Feethams 1966
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: PA Music
Replies: 24
Views: 6171

Re: PA Music

Well whatever the raucous cacophony we endure at HP, it's never as bad as we got at Feethams - especially when water entered the speakers. There'll be a fresh opportunity to get it right when we move to BM.
"Things can only get better": (D ream).
by Feethams 1966
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: PA Music
Replies: 24
Views: 6171

Re: PA Music

At 60 years of age, my hearing is average, I only ever hear one or two of the team selection names read out, and if there's music going on at the same time, I've no chance. To be honest, unless the sound quality could be improved, it would make little difference to me if there was none at all. It do...
by Feethams 1966
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Durham
Replies: 15
Views: 6939

Re: Durham

I really enjoy reading the threads on this site, by and large they are almost always interesting and topical. However am I the only one who feels uncomfortable with some of the offensive language used? I want to feel that as fellow Darlington supporters, that we treat each other with more respect wh...