Friendlies...or lack of

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Friendlies...or lack of

Post by quakersam » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:06 pm

Looks like two teams have cancelled on us according to the Echo this morning. I wonder if these were the two high profile games?

As of now we have
2nd July Buxton (A)
5th July Harrogate RA (A)
12th July Billingham Synthonia (A)
22nd July Gateshead (A)

With most local clubs having pre season schedules already booked, I wonder who we are going to play. You'd think there's at least 3/4/5 dates left in there

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:24 pm

quakersam wrote:Looks like two teams have cancelled on us according to the Echo this morning. I wonder if these were the two high profile games?

As of now we have
2nd July Buxton (A)
5th July Harrogate RA (A)
12th July Billingham Synthonia (A)
22nd July Gateshead (A)

With most local clubs having pre season schedules already booked, I wonder who we are going to play. You'd think there's at least 3/4/5 dates left in there

6th August Season start
Normally we'd have 12 to 15 pre-season friendlies organised. Hopefully we'll get some sort of statement after this evenings meeting with the Rugby Club.

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by lo36789 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:40 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:Normally we'd have 12 to 15 pre-season friendlies organised. Hopefully we'll get some sort of statement after this evenings meeting with the Rugby Club.
You want a statement on the number of friendlies we have scheduled?

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by RUMPLESTILTSKIN » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:14 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
quakersam wrote:Looks like two teams have cancelled on us according to the Echo this morning. I wonder if these were the two high profile games?

As of now we have
2nd July Buxton (A)
5th July Harrogate RA (A)
12th July Billingham Synthonia (A)
22nd July Gateshead (A)

With most local clubs having pre season schedules already booked, I wonder who we are going to play. You'd think there's at least 3/4/5 dates left in there

6th August Season start
Normally we'd have 12 to 15 pre-season friendlies organised. Hopefully we'll get some sort of statement after this evenings meeting with the Rugby Club.

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:51 pm

If the big teams have pulled out it's likely because we aren't able to use the Arena after all, don't you think? I wonder id Spenny will play us?
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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Undercovered » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:06 pm

Bradford now playing Guiseley instead.
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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:44 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:Normally we'd have 12 to 15 pre-season friendlies organised. Hopefully we'll get some sort of statement after this evenings meeting with the Rugby Club.
You want a statement on the number of friendlies we have scheduled?
The club made an announcement about the prospect of two upcoming friendlies against larger clubs, not me. I think it is appropriate to say if these two friendlies are going to take place or not.

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Undercovered » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:27 pm

Rest assured Pete, if they are going ahead Pete I'm sure you'll know.
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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by jjljks » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:05 pm

Heard a rumour that Quakers are talking to Mowden RUFC about staging 3 big team friendlies at the Arena. Mowden keen to generate more income hence may be amenable to groundshare - can anyone corroborate this?

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by quakerste » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:00 pm

That was going round towards the end of last season but nothing has come out of the club as of yet.

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Quakers23 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:16 pm

Not happening, all of our pre season friendlies will be 'away' games. HP - pitch not ready, Arena - pitch no good, and BM - no pitch at all!!!


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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:14 pm

Heard that we're supposed to be playing Sunderland at the Arena, it was originally going to be their first team, but now they say it will just be a Sunderland XI and we a wondering whether it will be worthwhile going ahead.

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Curry_LG » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:26 pm

MikeinBlack2 wrote:If the big teams have pulled out it's likely because we aren't able to use the Arena after all, don't you think? I wonder id Spenny will play us?
It'd have to be at a neutral venue if you did play us. The Brewery Field is having a lot of maintenance done to it over the summer so all of our friendlies are away

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:56 am

Looks like were not going to get any much needed funds from friendlies this season. Fingers crossed we get some sort of cup run and not get knocked out at the first opportunity as per normal.
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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by jjljks » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:44 am

MikeinBlack2 wrote:Looks like were not going to get any much needed funds from friendlies this season. Fingers crossed we get some sort of cup run and not get knocked out at the first opportunity as per normal.
Totally agree. :thumbup: Going out the cup early gives us chance to focus on the leagues, but this year perhaps it is worth foregoing promotion so we can get some dosh

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by HarryCharltonsCat » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:37 pm

If only it was as simple as deciding you want a cup run.

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Neil Johnson » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:09 am

Dont the kids have some friendlies arranged?

On seeing the two friendlies so far it seems best for Darlo to take an opportunity now to have an intensive training and familiarisation weekend.

At least 4 of our experienced first XI players seem to need such extra training.

There may be more 1st XI friendlies that get fitted in, but match fitness should be top priority, instead of leisurely knocking over lower league teams.

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Curry_LG » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:59 am

Neil Johnson wrote:Dont the kids have some friendlies arranged?
Yeah, your Under 18s are away to Richmond a week on Wednesday and two weeks today, play at home to Darlington RA

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by darlogd » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:14 pm

Neil Johnson wrote:Dont the kids have some friendlies arranged?

On seeing the two friendlies so far it seems best for Darlo to take an opportunity now to have an intensive training and familiarisation weekend.

At least 4 of our experienced first XI players seem to need such extra training.

There may be more 1st XI friendlies that get fitted in, but match fitness should be top priority, instead of leisurely knocking over lower league teams.
Which 4 ?

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Mr_Tibbs » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:15 pm

As this oldish thread has been bumped please rest assured that a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to stage these two high profile fundraising friendlies at the Northern Echo Arena.

Please show your support by attending these games and to welcome Darlington FC back to the town, and please help spread the word about these games by downloading and displaying this poster in your front window, local corner shop, etc.

Click the image to download the poster as a PDF file...

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Re: Friendlies...or lack of

Post by Comfortably_numb » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:41 pm

Thanks mr T

Being an exile and combined with being on hols overseas I started to think the games had been cancelled.

Let's hope for a big turn out to help the club finances.

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