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 Post subject: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:52 pm 
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We have a home draw against Stockton Town to be played in the week before the 22 December, probably on the 19th then. I know we don’t rate this cup, but if I remember right they stuffed us last time we played them, I’ve watched them a couple of times this season they play some good fast football.


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:02 pm 
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when did we last play Stockton?


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:20 pm 
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D_F_C wrote:
when did we last play Stockton?


27thOctober 2016 got beat 3 nil :D

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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:18 pm 
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Hopefully if we play some of our first team like the last round, then we can give them a tougher game than last time.


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:47 pm 
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At least we can concentrate on this now and not have the distraction of a possible trip to Wembley after tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:11 am 
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bga wrote:
At least we can concentrate on this now and not have the distraction of a possible trip to Wembley after tonight.


I said the same last night.


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:16 am 
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bga wrote:
At least we can concentrate on this now and not have the distraction of a possible trip to Wembley after tonight.


Anyone know why we are playing this game on a Tuesday night which clashes with Boro playing in the cup qf?

The club told me Tuesday is our designated midweek night which was news to me.

Stockton would have brought a few but it’s unlikely now. Missed opportunity if you ask me.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:33 am 
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Quaker85 wrote:
bga wrote:
At least we can concentrate on this now and not have the distraction of a possible trip to Wembley after tonight.


Anyone know why we are playing this game on a Tuesday night which clashes with Boro playing in the cup qf?

The club told me Tuesday is our designated midweek night which was news to me.

Stockton would have brought a few but it’s unlikely now. Missed opportunity if you ask me.


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Do you really think we will get a good crowd?? 200 max

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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:09 am 
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HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Quaker85 wrote:
bga wrote:
At least we can concentrate on this now and not have the distraction of a possible trip to Wembley after tonight.


Anyone know why we are playing this game on a Tuesday night which clashes with Boro playing in the cup qf?

The club told me Tuesday is our designated midweek night which was news to me.

Stockton would have brought a few but it’s unlikely now. Missed opportunity if you ask me.


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Do you really think we will get a good crowd?? 200 max

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Not now, no!


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:43 pm 
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Has the date of this game been confirmed?


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Darlo_Pete wrote:
Has the date of this game been confirmed?


Tuesday 18th December

Still no explanation from the club as to why playing Tuesday and not Wednesday!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:48 pm 
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Quaker85 wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Has the date of this game been confirmed?


Tuesday 18th December

Still no explanation from the club as to why playing Tuesday and not Wednesday!


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Probably because Tuesday is a training night so it means the players don’t have to travel twice in two days.
And is it something the club should have to explain?. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:54 am 
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Quaker85 wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Has the date of this game been confirmed?


Tuesday 18th December

Still no explanation from the club as to why playing Tuesday and not Wednesday!


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Thanks for that, sadly I'll be on a 2 to 10 shift that week, so won't be able to make it.


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Darlo_Pete wrote:
Quaker85 wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Has the date of this game been confirmed?


Tuesday 18th December

Still no explanation from the club as to why playing Tuesday and not Wednesday!


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Thanks for that, sadly I'll be on a 2 to 10 shift that week, so won't be able to make it.


Neither will my mates as Boro play that night. We all live and work in Stockton. They are Boro season ticket holders whereas mine is Darlo. We all support Stockton though. So my disappointment at the scheduling is entirely personal.


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:26 pm 
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For me this game now has a whole new perspective, its ideal timing for our new players to get to know each other better without the pressure of a league game, another 2 signings to come in hopefully in time for this match, it will be a wasted opportunity if TW uses this match to give the youngsters a go, but, in our current predicament we need this game to get us ready for Saturday .
Stockton Town are a decent side who will well up to beat us again.

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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:45 pm 
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I'd expect us to field a much stronger team than usual, featuring all of the new players.


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 Post subject: Re: Durham Challenge Cup
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:38 pm 
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poppyfield wrote:
in our currant predicament we need this game to get us ready for Saturday .
Stockton Town are a decent side who will well up to beat us again.

Yep, they'll definitely be raisin their game ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:09 pm 
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Could not find anything on the club website about this game, so on Stockton Town website the following information is available .

Our Durham County Cup fixture against Darlington FC takes place on Tuesday 18th December with a 7 30pm KO. Darlington FC and the local Police have asked us to communicate the following arrangements for our supporters knowledge and safety and we would be grateful if you could make yourself aware before the game.

Admission charges for the fixture have been reduced and are as follows;

Adults – £6 and Concessions £3.

The game at Blackwell Meadows will not be segregated and Stockton fans will enter via the home turnstiles at the east of the ground.
Stockton fans will not have access to view the game from the East Stand (main home support stand).
Blackwell Meadows is a no smoking/vaping ground.

Darlington Football Club, Blackwell Meadows, Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NR

PARKING ON SITE
Matchday car parking at Blackwell Meadows is available on a first-come-first-served basis, at £5.00 per car. There are also a number of Blue Badges spaces available, and we recommend you arrive early.
PARKING NEARBY
Alternatively, you may wish to us the numerous town centre car parks. Situated within 20-25 minutes stroll of Blackwell Meadows, charges will apply. Visit www.darlington.gov.uk for further information on locations and charges for parking.

BY CAR

DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST
From the A19 in Middlesbrough, take the A66 signposted Darlington, and follow this road for approx 15 miles until you reach the junction with the A167.
Take the fourth exit at the roundabout (signposted Darlington A167) and the ground is 400 yards on your right.

Everyone at the Club would really welcome your support.



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