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 Post subject: Reserves
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 pm 
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Darlington Reserves seem to be putting in some decent results lately. Surprised they never seem to get a mention on this site, if only to spotlight any latent talent down there among the Wearsiders - heaven knows we could use some.
Anyone got more info?


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 Post subject: Re: Reserves
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:37 pm 
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I know they've scored scored 13 in the last 2 games, so we must have a striker or two that knows where the net is.


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 Post subject: Re: Reserves
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:08 pm 
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I’m sure Saunders could bag a hat full at that level, it’s FIVE divisions below where we are playing and 2 below the league where we scored a bazillion goals and even Leon Scott hit double figures for the season.

It’s like saying I’ve just scored 12 in the back garden


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 Post subject: Re: Reserves
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:26 pm 
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divas wrote:
I’m sure Saunders could bag a hat full at that level, it’s FIVE divisions below where we are playing and 2 below the league where we scored a bazillion goals and even Leon Scott hit double figures for the season.

It’s like saying I’ve just scored 12 in the back garden


Thus, what is the purpose of the reserves? Would we not be better served having players on a dual contract with a team in the Northern League or Evo Stik League?


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 Post subject: Re: Reserves
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:27 am 
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Dunno. The reserves was Martin Gray's idea/demand - seemed to give MG football academy players somewhere to play - not sure about now.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:10 am 
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For me the reserves is a place where our under 18's can graduate into adult football it's self funding so it does us no harm as it costs us nothing or at least it should cost us nothing as he players pay subs etc.
Where I feel we should develop links is with Darlington RA and Newton Aycliffe if we have players who need some match practice we should loan those players to Darlo RA and Newton Aycliffe Bishop etc to get 90mins and game time it also helps develop our reputation in the local area which despite all the success was not great as a result of the way MG conducted his business


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:53 pm 
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lo36789 wrote:
Dunno. The reserves was Martin Gray's idea/demand - seemed to give MG football academy players somewhere to play - not sure about now.

I asked a question about the future of the Reserves at a Netcafe after MG left. Had a quick look on the Club site see if I could find it, but gave up after a few minutes! From what I recall Club stated they would continue with the Reserves and in answer to my question as to when any players might graduate through to the First team I think the answer was that a couple of players (no names were mentioned) were expected to break into the First team in 12 (make that 9 now!) months or so.


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 Post subject: Re: Reserves
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:56 pm 
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bga wrote:
lo36789 wrote:
Dunno. The reserves was Martin Gray's idea/demand - seemed to give MG football academy players somewhere to play - not sure about now.

I asked a question about the future of the Reserves at a Netcafe after MG left. Had a quick look on the Club site see if I could find it, but gave up after a few minutes! From what I recall Club stated they would continue with the Reserves and in answer to my question as to when any players might graduate through to the First team I think the answer was that a couple of players (no names were mentioned) were expected to break into the First team in 12 (make that 9 now!) months or so.


One of the two was highly rated by Gray appearing in the friendly v Newcastle U23's. Wouldn't be surprised if Gray tried to sign him.

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 Post subject: Re: Reserves
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:39 pm 
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I found the answer now it read. "Yes we are committed to our Reserve Team, and we have 2 individuals we believe can progress to the First Team in the next two seasons."


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