Best ever Darlo XI?

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Spyman » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:39 pm

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KCChiefs wrote:I've just picked myself up off the floor seeing Tommy Wright mentioned ! Even if you have been following Darlo a short time...

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Tommy Wright was leaful for us in his first spell
If you thought Wright was "leaful" you are obviously too young to remember Gabbas.

Or Duffield, for that matter.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by HarryCharltonsCat » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:49 pm

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by HarryCharltonsCat » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:57 pm

Barber

Gregan Liddle Appleby

Austin Blake Gill Speedie Walsh

Currie Gabbiadini

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Quakerade » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:59 pm

Sorry misread subject heading thought it said worst XI !!

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by loan_star » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:29 pm

Quakerz wrote:I absolutely agree.

Mind you that MacDonald/Airey partnership was really, really special for a short spell in Division 3 before they both got injuries. Both would have scored 20+ goals had their seasons not been cut short, and that was also in what is now L1.

MacDonald hardly featured the season after and Currie was his replacement, and we'd sold Airey to Charleroi.
Quakerz in being wrong shock!!
Currie was brought in to partner Garry Mac, not replace him. Its just that Macca missed most of that season and we were relegated. The following season Dave Booth got the benefit of the Currie/MacDonald partnership and it was fooking class!! Even Kev Stonehouse weighed in with about 16 goals that season.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by loan_star » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:34 pm

As for my best XI, it is as follows :-

1. Mark Prudhoe

2. Les McJannett (RB)
3. Frank Gray (LB)
4. Craig Liddle (CH)
5. Jason Devos (CH)
6. Matty Appleby (SW)

7. Gary Bannister
8. Dave McLean
11. Alan Roberts

9. Pawell Abbott
10. Marco Gabbiadini

Subs: David Currie, Carl Airey, Gary Gill, Jimmy Willis, Andy Collett

Manager: Cyril Knowles

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Quakerz » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:53 pm

loan_star wrote:
Quakerz wrote:I absolutely agree.

Mind you that MacDonald/Airey partnership was really, really special for a short spell in Division 3 before they both got injuries. Both would have scored 20+ goals had their seasons not been cut short, and that was also in what is now L1.

MacDonald hardly featured the season after and Currie was his replacement, and we'd sold Airey to Charleroi.
Quakerz in being wrong shock!!
Currie was brought in to partner Garry Mac, not replace him. Its just that Macca missed most of that season and we were relegated. The following season Dave Booth got the benefit of the Currie/MacDonald partnership and it was fooking class!! Even Kev Stonehouse weighed in with about 16 goals that season.
I didn't say that Currie was brought in to replace MacDonald, just that MacDonald was injured and Currie was his replacement, subtle difference in words and effectively true. Stonehouse scored 17 the season after and Garry MacDonald 13. Currie had 23 by February.
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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by loan_star » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:58 pm

Let you off then :)

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by fergies50yarder » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:19 pm

Prudhoe, Craggs, F Gray, K Smith, Liddle, McLean, Wainwright, Speedie, Currie, Gabbiadini and Heaney. Subs Barber, Stone, Paulo, Stalker and Abbott

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by m62exile » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:32 pm

In my days of watching..

Collett
McJannet, Devos, Appleby, Gray
Heaney, Gregan, Gill, Walsh
Gabbiadini, Currie

Subs.
Prudhoe
Paolo
Speedie
Gray
Smith

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by jazzydfc » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:16 am

Barber
McJannet, DeVos, Martis, Gray F
Smith M, Bannister, Appleby, Heaney
Blake, Currie

Prudoe, Gregan, Speedie, Walsh, Gabbas

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Bogratsteve » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:10 am

m62exile wrote:In my days of watching..

Collett
McJannet, Devos, Appleby, Gray
Heaney, Gregan, Gill, Walsh
Gabbiadini, Currie

Subs.
Prudhoe
Paolo
Speedie
Gray
Smith
Saves me typing it out, got my vote, Gregan should be CB as he was stunning there but happy to have him in midfield

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by KCChiefs » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:28 am

2 of the players getting mentions (and rightly so) got off to awful starts mind - Prudhoe seemed to flap at everything in the box, but improved vastly and Gregan at first seemed to have the big i am attititude and frequently got caught in posession trying to be to clever at the back, but as Prudhoe improved to become one of our best ever.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Mullet69 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:31 pm

Worth pointing out that Gabba's debut at Sheff U in the cup was a shocker. Overweight, off the pace, past it etc.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by reidy93 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:19 pm

Roughly been supporting the club when we moved to the arena so here's my opinion;

GK: David Stockdale

RB: Neil Austin
LB: Ryan Valentine
CB: Craig Liddle
CB: Steve Foster

RM: Rob Purdie
LM: Franz Burgmiere
CM: Jason Kennedy
CM: Jamie Chandler

ST: Pawel Abbott
ST: Akpo Sodje

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Spyman » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:31 pm

reidy93 wrote:Roughly been supporting the club when we moved to the arena so here's my opinion;

GK: David Stockdale

RB: Neil Austin
LB: Ryan Valentine
CB: Craig Liddle
CB: Steve Foster

RM: Rob Purdie
LM: Franz Burgmiere
CM: Jason Kennedy
CM: Jamie Chandler

ST: Pawel Abbott
ST: Akpo Sodje
I never thought I'd see the day Akpo Sodje was named in a 'best 11', but each to their own, I've seen worse selections.

If you're going off post-Feethams only, Clyde Wijnhard is surely up there ahead of Sodje though? I'd probably put him next behind Abbott, and maybe the HITMAN at his best just ahead of him too.
On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by AndyPark » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:32 pm

I'll always remember Akpo Sodje for his crazy celebrations;
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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Spyman » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:39 pm

Sodje had a great ability to beat three men, get one on one with the keeper 4 yards out, and then put the ball over the bar. I've never seen anyone with the same ability to do this.
On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by JonnyBoy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:34 pm

Spyman wrote:
Big Tim wrote:
KCChiefs wrote:I've just picked myself up off the floor seeing Tommy Wright mentioned ! Even if you have been following Darlo a short time...

Since 79....

Barber

McJannet
Willis
Liddle
Austin

Walsh
Toman
Appleby

Currie
Gabbas
Blake
Tommy Wright was leaful for us in his first spell
If you thought Wright was "leaful" you are obviously too young to remember Gabbas.

Or Duffield, for that matter.

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Just because he lacks basic spelling skills does not make him young.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Spyman » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:40 pm

JonnyBoy wrote: Just because he lacks basic spelling skills does not make him young.
I never said it did.

What I was getting at, was that if he thought Tommy Wright was ever 'lethal' in a Darlington shirt, he obviously hadn't seen Gabbiadini. I would assume that this is because he is too young to have supported us back then.

Anyway, I'm almost certain I'm correct, or not far off being correct. His own team post states he's only been following us since 07/08, so it is safe to say this is because of age.
On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by JonnyBoy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:46 pm

Spyman wrote:
JonnyBoy wrote: Just because he lacks basic spelling skills does not make him young.
I never said it did.

What I was getting at, was that if he thought Tommy Wright was ever 'lethal' in a Darlington shirt, he obviously hadn't seen Gabbiadini. I would assume that this is because he is too young to have supported us back then.

Anyway, I'm almost certain I'm correct, or not far off being correct. His own team post states he's only been following us since 07/08, so it is safe to say this is because of age.
Yes, to say that Wright would feature in the best XI is ludicrous. Although I had a soft spot for him because of his aggression, physicality etc. he wouldn't feature in mine and I have only been a season ticket holder from about 2005.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by oldboyaughton » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:44 pm

1. Fred Barber

2. Les Mcjanet
3. Frank Gray
4. Sean Gregan
5. Jason de Vos

6. Alan Roberts
7. Gary Bannister
8. David McLean
9. David Speedie

10. Garry MacDonald
11. Carl Airey


12. Mark Prudhoe
13. Alan Walsh
14. Kevan Smith
15. Neil Heaney
16. Andy Toman
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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by carlodarlo » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:30 pm

This thread has really hit home with me just what a disasterous last 3 years we have had (Barring wembley!) and how far we have sank. Some players of real class have pulled on our shirt over the years. Anyway here is my attempt from 1992ish onwards:

Gk - Andy Collett
DF - Craig Liddle
DF - Sean Gregan
DF - Jason De Vos
LM - Franz Burgemier
RM - Neil Heaney
CM - Gary Bannister
CM - Craig Hignett
ST - Marco Gabbiadini
ST - Pawel Abbott
ST - Robbie Blake

A very attacking 3-4-3 formation!!

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Norm_D_Ploom » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:31 pm

Barber

Austin
Gregan
Willis
Heckingbottom

Heaney
Mclean
Gill
The burgmeister

Walsh
Gabbas

Prudhoe Blake Toman Appleby Speedie

Knowles

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Jacko » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:08 pm

What?....no Bernie Slaven?.....no Kenny Lowe?.......barnard, shaw, bonnyman, hope, roberts.....etc :clap:

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by DannyBiz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:50 am

Mark Prudoe

John Craggs
Frank Gray
Jim Willis
Graeme Lee

Neil Heaney
Andy Toman
Gary Gill

David Speedie
David Currie
Marco Gabbiadini

Subs: Alan Roberts, Carl Airey, Craig Liddle, Fred Barber, Garry MacDonald
Manager: Brian Little
Kit man: Thommo
Chairman: Dick Corden
Home Ground: Feethams

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by Spyman » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:56 am

Graeme Lee? Really?
On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by MKDarlo » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:42 am

Prudhoe

McJanet Liddle (C) Gregan F.Gray

Burgmiester Gill Blake Heaney

Gabbiadini Walsh

SUBS: J Willis, M.Appleby, D.Currie, D. Speedie, G. Bannister,M. Gray, A.Collett (GK)

(Yes - i know there are people out of poisistion and i have 7 subs but wehat the hell!)

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by dfc85 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:59 am

collett
mcjanet
gregan
liddle
f gray
heaney
bannister
appleby
mardenborough
gabbiadini
abbott

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Re: Best ever Darlo XI?

Post by wishmaster3211 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:06 pm

2-3-5

Barber

Pallister Smith

Speedie Gregan Ward

Roberts Blake Airey Currie Walsh

Its been forgotten that Pallister played I think 7 games for us in the mid 80s during which time I dont think we conceded more than a couple of goals. And we tried to sign him...not for much money either.

I think whilst this formation would ship goals, the front 5 might just be a bit hard to handle..... ;)

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