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Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:06 pm
by super_les_mcjannet
As above

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 pm
by super_les_mcjannet
They are two divisions below and currently 4th bottom. However this doesn't mean much to us and they have just beat Bamber Bridge 3-0 (division above them) to get to this round.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:12 pm
by Darlogramps
Congratulations to Trafford on reaching the third qualifying round.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:20 pm
by super_les_mcjannet
Darlogramps wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Congratulations to Trafford on reaching the third qualifying round.
Sadly this seems the only reaction we can handle :lol:

As always I really hope we can manage even just one win this season, the draw is reasonable for us however they will be well up for it.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:40 pm
by Darlogramps
It’s not a bad draw, although their ground is tiny. There’s a big bank for fans to stand on, rather like Heritage Park.

But given how bad our record in the Cup is, I just can’t be confident at all.

I think we’ve only won one FA Cup game sine demotion, which was West Auckland in a replay five years ago.

By my reckoning, last time we won a FA Cup match at the first time of asking was Bristol Rovers at the Arena in 2010.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:57 pm
by al_quaker
On paper, a decent draw - a team struggling 2 divisions lower. But we've had plenty of 'decent' draws recently, so I'll be suprised if anyone is confident about us winning :lol:

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm
by bga
al_quaker wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:57 pm
On paper, a decent draw - a team struggling 2 divisions lower. But we've had plenty of 'decent' draws recently, so I'll be suprised if anyone is confident about us winning :lol:
"Against all the Odds"...……………….oh hang on a minute BBC might fancy covering this one after all?

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:34 pm
by Wiseacre
Worth noting that Stratford Town won their qualifier 7-2 so at least we've avoided them. Wright might have mastered cup matches by now so if we get past Trafford it could happen. :o

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:58 pm
by don'tbuythesun
Whatever happens we'll get some money and don't we share gate receipts after expenses?

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:33 pm
by DARLODAH
Do they play at the ground where we played against Nantwich or was it Northwich a few years ago.
If I remember correctly there was a cloudburst at half time?

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:49 pm
by don'tbuythesun
No, that was Flixton, think it was Northwich 1874? Thommo hid in the dugout when the hail came. Horrible wasn't it? Another time we took our bikes in. Pretty sure Trafford play in Urmston, lots of pubs nearby.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:55 pm
by darlo2001uk
don'tbuythesun wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:49 pm
No, that was Flixton, think it was Northwich 1874? Thommo hid in the dugout when the hail came. Horrible wasn't it? Another time we took our bikes in. Pretty sure Trafford play in Urmston, lots of pubs nearby.
They play in Flixton.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:19 pm
by don'tbuythesun
Fair enough. I put Trafford FC in a search and the address was Urmston but now I've looked again and see what you mean. Is that the same Flixton ground Dalodah is talking about then? I don't want to do a Darlo Pete!

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:21 pm
by DARLODAH
I put Trafford FC and Flixton FC into Google Maps and they seem to be just 1.4 miles apart !

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:29 pm
by Quaker85
Wiseacre wrote:Worth noting that Stratford Town won their qualifier 7-2 so at least we've avoided them. Wright might have mastered cup matches by now so if we get past Trafford it could happen. :o
We avoided them by virtue of them not being in the northern section of the draw.


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Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:39 pm
by don'tbuythesun
It's where I thought it was, an Urmston address and not that old Flixton ground.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:48 am
by D_F_C
Here is our recent history (tier in brackets) attendence on the end
2014-15
Preliminary round
West Auckland Town (9) 1–1 Darlington 1883 (8) 1,238
replay Darlington 1883 (8) 3–1 West Auckland Town (9) 932
first round qualifying
Darlington 1883 (8) 0–0 Blyth Spartans (7) 1,051
replay Blyth Spartans (7) 3–0 Darlington 1883 (8) 652

2015-16
first round qualifying
Darlington 1883 (7) 1–3 Hyde United (7) 902

2016-17
second round qualifying
Lancaster City (8) 2–1 Darlington 1883 (6) 580

2017-18
second round qualifying
Darlington (6) 0–3 South Shields (8) 1,814

2018-19
second round qualifying
15 Darlington (6) 0–1 Bradford Park Avenue (6) 1,037

6 games:
higher tier played 1 won 0 (Blyth)
same tier played 2 won 0 (Hyde and BPA)
lower tier played 3 won 1 (West, Lancaster & South Shields)

Not great reading, but 3 of the losses did come against higher or same tier teams. The Hyde game we shouldn't have been losing, but the BPA was kind of expected as they were up the top that year.

The South Shields game, we got utterly mullered and we shouldn't have ever lost to a Lancaster side 2 tiers down

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:21 pm
by TKOA
D_F_C wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:48 am
Here is our recent history (tier in brackets) attendence on the end
2014-15
Preliminary round
West Auckland Town (9) 1–1 Darlington 1883 (8) 1,238
replay Darlington 1883 (8) 3–1 West Auckland Town (9) 932
first round qualifying
Darlington 1883 (8) 0–0 Blyth Spartans (7) 1,051
replay Blyth Spartans (7) 3–0 Darlington 1883 (8) 652

2015-16
first round qualifying
Darlington 1883 (7) 1–3 Hyde United (7) 902

2016-17
second round qualifying
Lancaster City (8) 2–1 Darlington 1883 (6) 580

2017-18
second round qualifying
Darlington (6) 0–3 South Shields (8) 1,814

2018-19
second round qualifying
15 Darlington (6) 0–1 Bradford Park Avenue (6) 1,037

6 games:
higher tier played 1 won 0 (Blyth)
same tier played 2 won 0 (Hyde and BPA)
lower tier played 3 won 1 (West, Lancaster & South Shields)

Not great reading, but 3 of the losses did come against higher or same tier teams. The Hyde game we shouldn't have been losing, but the BPA was kind of expected as they were up the top that year.

The South Shields game, we got utterly mullered and we shouldn't have ever lost to a Lancaster side 2 tiers down

Christ that makes depressing reading. I think I’ve had Dissociative amnesia because I knew our cup form was bad but not that bad!

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm
by banktopp
TKOA wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:21 pm
D_F_C wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:48 am
Here is our recent history (tier in brackets) attendence on the end
2014-15
Preliminary round
West Auckland Town (9) 1–1 Darlington 1883 (8) 1,238
replay Darlington 1883 (8) 3–1 West Auckland Town (9) 932
first round qualifying
Darlington 1883 (8) 0–0 Blyth Spartans (7) 1,051
replay Blyth Spartans (7) 3–0 Darlington 1883 (8) 652

2015-16
first round qualifying
Darlington 1883 (7) 1–3 Hyde United (7) 902

2016-17
second round qualifying
Lancaster City (8) 2–1 Darlington 1883 (6) 580

2017-18
second round qualifying
Darlington (6) 0–3 South Shields (8) 1,814

2018-19
second round qualifying
15 Darlington (6) 0–1 Bradford Park Avenue (6) 1,037

6 games:
higher tier played 1 won 0 (Blyth)
same tier played 2 won 0 (Hyde and BPA)
lower tier played 3 won 1 (West, Lancaster & South Shields)

Not great reading, but 3 of the losses did come against higher or same tier teams. The Hyde game we shouldn't have been losing, but the BPA was kind of expected as they were up the top that year.

The South Shields game, we got utterly mullered and we shouldn't have ever lost to a Lancaster side 2 tiers down

Christ that makes depressing reading. I think I’ve had Dissociative amnesia because I knew our cup form was bad but not that bad!
True it is depressing reading, but in the past. Gray didn't give a monkeys about cup games and Wright was always clueless.
Armstrong isn't like that, and with a much fitter and better organised squad once players return and injuries heal, this time we will progress in the cup.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:32 pm
by TKOA
banktopp wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm
TKOA wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:21 pm
D_F_C wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:48 am
Here is our recent history (tier in brackets) attendence on the end
2014-15
Preliminary round
West Auckland Town (9) 1–1 Darlington 1883 (8) 1,238
replay Darlington 1883 (8) 3–1 West Auckland Town (9) 932
first round qualifying
Darlington 1883 (8) 0–0 Blyth Spartans (7) 1,051
replay Blyth Spartans (7) 3–0 Darlington 1883 (8) 652

2015-16
first round qualifying
Darlington 1883 (7) 1–3 Hyde United (7) 902

2016-17
second round qualifying
Lancaster City (8) 2–1 Darlington 1883 (6) 580

2017-18
second round qualifying
Darlington (6) 0–3 South Shields (8) 1,814

2018-19
second round qualifying
15 Darlington (6) 0–1 Bradford Park Avenue (6) 1,037

6 games:
higher tier played 1 won 0 (Blyth)
same tier played 2 won 0 (Hyde and BPA)
lower tier played 3 won 1 (West, Lancaster & South Shields)

Not great reading, but 3 of the losses did come against higher or same tier teams. The Hyde game we shouldn't have been losing, but the BPA was kind of expected as they were up the top that year.

The South Shields game, we got utterly mullered and we shouldn't have ever lost to a Lancaster side 2 tiers down

Christ that makes depressing reading. I think I’ve had Dissociative amnesia because I knew our cup form was bad but not that bad!
True it is depressing reading, but in the past. Gray didn't give a monkeys about cup games and Wright was always clueless.
Armstrong isn't like that, and with a much fitter and better organised squad once players return and injuries heal, this time we will progress in the cup.
Very true, I have a lot of faith in Alun Armstrong and we’ve been ridiculously unlucky with injuries so far. I’m just trying not to get too hopeful because this is Darlo afterall 😂

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:09 am
by jjljks
Time is not on our side with some long term injuries, but at least the international lads may be reinvigourated on their return.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:00 am
by OnTheTerraces
I think this year we have a squad with a few key players who can allow us to really go at these lower league clubs.

The trickery of Rivers, the pace of Campbell and Di was and the energy and aggression of Hatfield may prove to be too much for them.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:42 pm
by grytters
doxn'tbuythesun wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:39 pm
It's where I thought it was, an Urmston address and not that old Flixton ground.

Nah.

It's in Flixton, as confirmed by the address on their website

(Nearest station is Chassen Road, between Urmston and Flixton stations)

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 pm
by don'tbuythesun
Nah
Pennybridge Ln, Urmston, Manchester M41 5DX
https://www.google.com/search?q=pennybr ... e&ie=UTF-8

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:09 pm
by jjljks
Is this a cunning plan so they win by default when we don't turn up in time to play?
Probably another way we will not qualify for next round (again)

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:49 pm
by don'tbuythesun
No, I'm just trying to confuse Darlo Pete! Some family live very close to the ground....in Urmston.

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:57 pm
by Darlo_Pete
don'tbuythesun wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:49 pm
No, I'm just trying to confuse Darlo Pete! Some family live very close to the ground....in Urmston.
To be fair that's easily done. :lol:

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:30 pm
by biccynana
grytters wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:42 pm
doxn'tbuythesun wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:39 pm
It's where I thought it was, an Urmston address and not that old Flixton ground.

Nah.

It's in Flixton, as confirmed by the address on their website

(Nearest station is Chassen Road, between Urmston and Flixton stations)
don'tbuythesun wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Nah
Pennybridge Ln, Urmston, Manchester M41 5DX
https://www.google.com/search?q=pennybr ... e&ie=UTF-8
Can someone just make sure the team's coach driver knows where to go?

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:59 am
by grytters
don'tbuythesun wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Nah
Pennybridge Ln, Urmston, Manchester M41 5DX
https://www.google.com/search?q=pennybr ... e&ie=UTF-8
That's not their website - this is, and that says Flixton



http://www.traffordfc.co.uk/index.html

Re: Away to Trafford in the FA Cup

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:19 am
by Darlogramps
Given how much he dislikes me engaging in long-winded and pointless argument, it’s rather amusing to see Don’tBuyTheSun now doing just that.

As someone who lives that way and has been to the ground several times before, I can confirm it is Flixton, not Urmston. (Not that you need my word for it, as Trafford themselves say it’s Flixton)