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Gary Brown

Post by Darlo_CR » Fri May 04, 2018 8:56 pm

Tonight it has been announced that he’s leaving the club. Thanks for everything Gary, its been a pleasure!

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Quakerz » Fri May 04, 2018 9:03 pm

Think it has been on the cards, injuries haven't helped him this season.

But let us not forget what an unbelievable player he has been for us through the last 6 seasons, he is Mr Darlo.
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Re: Gary Brown

Post by divas » Fri May 04, 2018 9:26 pm

Nothing but admiration for what he achieved during his time here and a massive reason that we are where we are. After his first departure we were noticeably weaker without him and his return gave us the impetus for another promotion. He can be very proud of what he’s achieved

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlo_CR » Fri May 04, 2018 9:35 pm

I think a testimonial would be a great idea this summer, he certainly deserves one for the past 6 years!

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Spyman » Fri May 04, 2018 9:40 pm

Great servant - will go down as a Darlo legend for sure.

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by LoidLucan » Fri May 04, 2018 10:10 pm

Helped to lead us to some of our finest moments of recent years, bravely came back from a dreadful injury, answered the call to help manage the club in our moment of need, never gave less than 100%, Darlo to his core and someone who fully bought into the ethos of our club... and even contributed massively to the £20,000 snow dive :D. Thanks for everything and good luck.

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by en passant » Fri May 04, 2018 10:16 pm

Had a great performance at Stockport, both in attack and defence. Thought he was close to being man of the match, helping hold a youthful side together. A great way to bow out. Sad to see him go but his chances to be involved in the team will undoubtedly have been lessened by the emergence of Heaton and Vaulks.

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by mikkyx » Fri May 04, 2018 10:45 pm

Looking like Leon's on his way too - Kev Burgess has posted something on his Twitter about it.
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Re: Gary Brown

Post by AndyPark » Fri May 04, 2018 11:00 pm

Fantastic servants.

Thanks Browny and Scotty.
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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlogramps » Fri May 04, 2018 11:26 pm

Genuinely disappointed about Brown. A great servant to the club. Perhaps in terms of ability he'd hit his ceiling, but we'll miss his leadership qualities.

And of course he stepped up to the plate as caretaker boss after the Atkinson-Gregan fiasco. He'll be missed.
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Gary Brown

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Fri May 04, 2018 11:37 pm

Darlogramps wrote:Genuinely disappointed about Brown. A great servant to the club. Perhaps in terms of ability he'd hit his ceiling, but we'll miss his leadership qualities.

And of course he stepped up to the plate as caretaker boss after the Atkinson-Gregan fiasco. He'll be missed.
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Re: Gary Brown

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Fri May 04, 2018 11:39 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:Genuinely disappointed about Brown. A great servant to the club. Perhaps in terms of ability he'd hit his ceiling, but we'll miss his leadership qualities.

And of course he stepped up to the plate as caretaker boss after the Atkinson-Gregan fiasco. He'll be missed.
200% agree with you.. I've always had a soft spot for browny... 100% darlo

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by onewayup » Sat May 05, 2018 6:50 am

Good luck to you Gary a wonderful servant to Darlo for the last six years,
Be very proud of what you have achieved, its been great watching your displays. :thumbup:

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sat May 05, 2018 7:07 am

Thanks for all your efforts Gary Brown. You have been brilliant in so many ways!

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by quakerman » Sat May 05, 2018 7:26 am

LoidLucan wrote:Helped to lead us to some of our finest moments of recent years, bravely came back from a dreadful injury, answered the call to help manage the club in our moment of need, never gave less than 100%, Darlo to his core and someone who fully bought into the ethos of our club... and even contributed massively to the £20,000 snow dive :D. Thanks for everything and good luck.
Agreed Lucan,just wonder if Spenny,Blyth or S Shields would be interested in Gary as no way should he even think about the Northern League, far too good a player.The way Joe ended the season it’s Spenny for me and would be a great move for Gary.


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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat May 05, 2018 7:34 am

Echo many of the statements above, Garry was Mr Darlo, a true leader, if possible it would be great to see him play in the legends game .

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by bga » Sat May 05, 2018 7:42 am

Darlo_CR wrote:Tonight it has been announced that he’s leaving the club. Thanks for everything Gary, its been a pleasure!
Been announced where? Not that I am doubting the news but nowt on Club site?

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat May 05, 2018 7:46 am

Gary was an inspirational leader for Darlo and he is one of the main reasons why we moved up the league so quickly. I'm sure he'll find a new club and he'll go on to do some great things for that club as well.

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlo_CR » Sat May 05, 2018 7:55 am

bga wrote:
Darlo_CR wrote:Tonight it has been announced that he’s leaving the club. Thanks for everything Gary, its been a pleasure!
Been announced where? Not that I am doubting the news but nowt on Club site?
It was announced at the awards evening.

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlo_CR » Sat May 05, 2018 7:56 am

Darlopartisan wrote:Echo many of the statements above, Garry was Mr Darlo, a true leader, if possible it would be great to see him play in the legends game .
It was confirmed last night that he will be playing in the legends game, I think Leon Scott will be too.

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by bga » Sat May 05, 2018 8:09 am

Darlo_CR wrote:
Darlopartisan wrote:Echo many of the statements above, Garry was Mr Darlo, a true leader, if possible it would be great to see him play in the legends game .
It was confirmed last night that he will be playing in the legends game, I think Leon Scott will be too.
Thanks. I echo all the comments above. I thought he was MOTM against Stockport so great way to bow out. Thanks for the memories Gary glad I saw your last cmpetitive match!

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlo Dodger » Sat May 05, 2018 9:33 am

Absolutely spot on comments above, Gary Brown has been integral to the resurgence of Darlington over the last six years and he became part of the fabric of the club in the same way as many defenders before him.
To my mind, and this is a compliment, there are echoes of Smudger Smith in Gary Brown at Darlo.
I hope Mr. Brown reads this page and appreciates the affection and respect in which he is held.
All the best to him wherever his future takes him.

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Feethams 1966 » Mon May 07, 2018 8:41 am

My favourite player since our early days at Bishop. Always gave his all and a joy to watch. I can recall several times when he single handedly got us out of trouble and I shared his delight with the goals he scored. Like others I'm so sorry that his time with us is up and I too wish him all the best. He's left us with many happy memories- thanks for them all Gary.

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon May 07, 2018 10:04 am

Feethams 1966 wrote:Always gave his all and a joy to watch. I can recall several times when he single handedly got us out of trouble
The Spennymoor play-off semi final at Heritage Park.

He led by example and - defence and attack. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlo_CR » Mon May 07, 2018 10:45 am

Can’t forget his save against Lancaster either!

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Bernie Rhodes knows » Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm

Darlogramps wrote:Genuinely disappointed about Brown. A great servant to the club. Perhaps in terms of ability he'd hit his ceiling, but we'll miss his leadership qualities.

And of course he stepped up to the plate as caretaker boss after the Atkinson-Gregan fiasco. He'll be missed.

This for me as well.

Players with such commitment don't come around that often
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Anything he supposedly lacked in playing ability was more than made up for with his leadership skills.

Good luck Browny

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon May 07, 2018 10:12 pm

Darlo_CR wrote:Can’t forget his save against Lancaster either!

On - or in, the longest grass I've ever seen on a football pitch.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by Darlo_CR » Mon May 07, 2018 11:00 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Darlo_CR wrote:Can’t forget his save against Lancaster either!

On - or in, the longest grass I've ever seen on a football pitch.
Longer than Marske? I’ve not seen a football pitch like it!

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Re: Gary Brown

Post by biccynana » Tue May 08, 2018 12:50 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Darlo_CR wrote:Can’t forget his save against Lancaster either!

On - or in, the longest grass I've ever seen on a football pitch.
Looks even longer when we played them in the FAC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltODrIJq1ec
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Re: Gary Brown

Post by jjljks » Tue May 08, 2018 2:26 pm

Can just see Linneker getting his head onto the end of a legendary Brown throw-in.
Route 1B perhaps?

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