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by Quakerlad
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Papered over the cracks again...!
Replies: 5
Views: 3019

Papered over the cracks again...!

Unbeaten in six and yet played unbelievably badly in about 80% of every game, he is a lucky man, TW. People seemed happy at the end that we had drawn with the worst team in league on current form. If it had been a defeat then there would have been boos and criticism......yet apart from probably a 20...
by Quakerlad
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Guiseley
Replies: 79
Views: 18115

Re: Darlington V Guiseley

That interview takes the biscuit. A few days ago it was all....it’s about time we put on a show at home, entertained the fans, get on the front foot etc etc. Now he is pleased with today’s performance and how we dug in for a point against another mid table team at home.....sorry, a really good point...
by Quakerlad
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Guiseley
Replies: 79
Views: 18115

Re: Darlington V Guiseley

Poor at home yet again. Not fit enough, they looked yards quicker in second half, had more desire and won most second balls. Rode our luck otherwise could easily have lost 0-2/3. It’s no coincidence that if we have a good spell in games it’s always the first half and we finish poorly. Some Players w...
by Quakerlad
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 78
Views: 18920

Re: Leamington v Darlington

I,m sorry, but at a meeting at the Dolphin Centre in Feb this year our CEO asked us to raise £50k to “pay off all the previous debt and give us a small cash reserve to put us on a sound financial footing for the first time for years.” As usual the fans did exactly what was asked and since then have ...
by Quakerlad
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 78
Views: 18920

Re: Leamington v Darlington

If you think that most fans will be happy at end of season as long as we end with a small profit and no further debt, then you definitely don’t talk to the fans that I know.! Let’s me honest, with the amount of additional income that has come into club in last 12 months, then even a mention of any f...
by Quakerlad
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: REECE STYCHE TRANSFERRED TO ALFRETON CONFIRMED
Replies: 58
Views: 16468

Re: REECE STYCHE TRANSFERRED TO ALFRETON CONFIRMED

Think we deserve a bit more of an explanation. Surely we did not budget for more than 1400. That wouldn’t make any sense after being told that budgeting for a lower average attendance was a big part of the playing budget being cut by so much. Read another fan asking why we need to do it at all after...
by Quakerlad
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche gone this week
Replies: 118
Views: 23412

Re: Styche gone this week

So in the summer we raised £80k from fans, £70k Heaton, £20k celebration, £15 k turnbull/Gillies and others I cannot just think of and yet we still have to lose Styche for financial reasons.......are you kidding?! For the first time I have some doubt over DJ. He said in the past that this season we ...
by Quakerlad
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW needs to put the lottery on!
Replies: 18
Views: 5222

TW needs to put the lottery on!

What a lucky lucky man TW is! ......these 2 wins probably saved his job yet: In both games we were shocking, played against 10 men for much of both matches and 9 men in closing stages and STILL could not keep the ball. Today we barely created a chance or a shot on goal against 10/9 men. What on Eart...
by Quakerlad
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FC United V Darlington match thread
Replies: 147
Views: 34320

Re: FC United V Darlington match thread

Thank goodness we won because it sounds like this performance was as bad or worse than some of our recent efforts which have been pretty shocking, and would have lost against any other team than F.C. at the moment! What I just don’t get though is TW comments. No manager prior to a game should say pu...
by Quakerlad
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Am I the only one - balanced view
Replies: 35
Views: 9298

Re: Am I the only one - balanced view

Agree with much of the original post but also most of LoidLucan too. We should absolutely be performing much better than we have been and if we don’t win a fair few points from next 5 games then we are in a serious relegation struggle which is ridiculous. No one denies there have been lots of good t...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 30922

Re: Darlington v Stockport

Just listened to his interview including quote” we won’t change anything we do on the training pitch” eh! Well Tommy, it’s not working actually.......

Sums it up for me!
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 30922

Re: Darlington v Stockport

Just listened to his interview including quote” we won’t change anything we do on the training pitch” eh! Well Tommy, it’s not working actually.......

Sums it up for me!
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Stockport
Replies: 164
Views: 30922

Re: Darlington v Stockport

Apart from the obvious poor signings and tactics, Every team we play look fitter and stronger and just want to win more than we do. It’s really not on, all those things come from the management team. I would say for the first time in the last 5 years when the teams line up, we just look small and we...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 21430

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

Don’t disagree that Elliott has been the best of a very ordinary bunch of signings, apart from odd flashes, at best.......but what 1 out of 7 decent signings is ok then? Does TW interview fill you with any confidence at all that he knows what to do to put it right. No, apart from it’s back to the dr...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)
Replies: 92
Views: 21430

Re: Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue)

Just going to repeat myself unfortunately. Poor signings have weakened the squad. Can you honestly say that even one of his summer recruits have been really good apart from in flashes. Poor tactics. He is determined to shoe horn Ainge and Styche together yet most of our success has come with 1 up fr...
by Quakerlad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 10 games in
Replies: 35
Views: 7349

Re: 10 games in

I,m not actually saying we should get rid of TW even though I am not a fan of his and let’s be honest, his record over 30+ games is pretty poor, as it was at Nuneaton before us, so no, his skills as a manager do not stand out. However, we have nothing to gain just yet by considering changing him. Al...
by Quakerlad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 10 games in
Replies: 35
Views: 7349

10 games in

Think generally that after 10 games you have a fair idea of progress and sorry, but 17th place is not good enough with a budget that we have been told is a good play off level of budget. ( and should be with transfer fees and the fans donations adding at least £100k to it). Let’s be honest, 17th is ...
by Quakerlad
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Styche and Ainge
Replies: 62
Views: 11428

Re: Styche and Ainge

I think that TW had in mind playing 3-5-2 when he brought Ainge in, as both Trotman and O’Hanlon are excellent going forward as wing backs but maybe not as solid defensively at times. Clearly, it never seems to work and leaves a doubt over where thommo plays. Difficult one, because we absolutely tor...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 19630

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

That’s the crux of the problem as someone said earlier. We all accept that we had to reduce the number of players but replace them with a lesser number of better ones, and in my opinion the majority are not. Ainge is better than we had up front but that’s where it ends for me. Henshall no better tha...
by Quakerlad
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics......again!
Replies: 77
Views: 19630

TW tactics......again!

4 questions that Ray Simpson will not probably ask. 1. At last fans forum TW said he had a great relationship with the other N East clubs and they were always offering him players on loan. Why then did he did not borrow a centre half and or left back.? 2. Why continue to play Styche on left wing. He...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 26934

Re: Darlington V Altrincham Match thread

That was a disgrace. I cannot remember a Darlo team for a long time look so off the pace, disinterested, outfought, little desire and where do we start with TW.! I have said it before but the players he has signed has weakened the squad, no question. With the exception of Ainge who gives his absolut...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW tactics
Replies: 20
Views: 5499

TW tactics

TW,s tacticscat times are a joke! Wed night, absolutely tearing them apart with 442, 15 mins to go, so let’s go 433, and pee Styche off by putting him out wide! His body language said the same. So today, seriously, 75 mins left you accept that you take a striker off and try and be tight in midfield ...
by Quakerlad
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennymoor tonight.
Replies: 119
Views: 26687

Re: Spennymoor tonight.

Much better, particularly commitment from 1st to last minute. Wheatley was outstanding. Should have won really, Henshall, Styche then Nicholson should really have scored. Faded badly again in last 30,not fit enough in my opinion. Curzon and Spenny dominated last periods of game. Early days, but don’...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 22119

Re: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread

Another summer of shocking recruitment........ If TW believes his new players are better than the likes of Turnbull, Hunter, Brown, Portas, Gillies then he has lost the plot........ Per TW....we now have the players to get crosses into the front two.....yeh, but let’s play a tight midfield with no w...
by Quakerlad
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 22119

Re: Darlington FC V Curzon Ashton Match Thread

Another summer of shocking recruitment........ If TW believes his new players are better than the likes of Turnbull, Hunter, Brown, Portas, Gillies then he has lost the plot........ Per TW....we now have the players to get crosses into the front two.....yeh, but let’s play a tight midfield with no w...
by Quakerlad
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Official team photo
Replies: 33
Views: 6914

Re: Official team photo

Absolutely not saying that we should live above our means, and credit to TW for getting us within budget. All I am saying is that I believe that many of the clubs around us have strengthened what were already decent squads, whereas us having to reduce budget has, in my opinion, made us weaker than l...
by Quakerlad
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Official team photo
Replies: 33
Views: 6914

Re: Official team photo

Agree, people on here who say he is no loss do not understand football I,m afraid! Easily our best player over last few years. Just ask the players who played with him who is the biggest loss to the team .....they would have him back tomorrow. Weaker squad and team I,m afraid at a time when others a...
by Quakerlad
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Official team photo
Replies: 33
Views: 6914

Re: Official team photo

Hope your right about quality over quantity, but at moment not sure at all. From what I have seen so far, I think all the new guys have talent but most are not as good as essentially, who they have replaced, which does worry me. Ie. Pears, Heaton, Turnbull, gillies. Not sure Maddison, Burn, Hughes, ...
by Quakerlad
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Expenditure
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

Re: Expenditure

No excuses at all not to be debt free for once going into a new season. The income this summer is incredible really. £85k fans, £75k Heaton, Say £15k Turnbull/gillies, £20k celebration, surely £40k from friendlies. That’s as well as usual season ticket money. Must be at least £225k. Realise some wil...
by Quakerlad
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Gillies
Replies: 66
Views: 11910

Re: Josh Gillies

I agree. I like TW and the way he comes across but he has actually achieved very little yet, although I hope he proves his worth with a great season. Let’s be honest, it’s not that difficult to move players on when we receive bids of £30k+ And now even possibly £75k. I personally am a touch worried ...