Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by Darlopartisan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:33 am

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by Darlopartisan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:15 am

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by JE93 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:24 am

Great to have Connell in the fold for the game. Definitely a confidence booster after losing O'Neill. Think the players have got it right in their interviews. Nothing to fear, go down there stay in the game, if its 0-0 after 25 or 30 mins their fans and players will start getting more and more tense and that's when our chances will come.

Losing O'Neill changes the dynamic of our front 3 a bit, will be interesting to see how we make the ball stick up front and whether this will mean Campbell will go back through the centre or if Thommo will come in as a direct swap. It will give us a very mobile front 3 which we'll have to use to our advantage.

What ever happens, it's been a great cup run, hope we give them a good game and 800+ Darlo fans are there to show the players and management our appreciation.

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by jjljks » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:57 am

What chances of their pitch being waterlogged?

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by divas » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:03 am

jjljks wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:57 am
What chances of their pitch being waterlogged?
Must admit the thought had crossed my mind when I’ve read about the flooding in the north midlands this morning. I’m travelling down this evening so I’m in the lap of the gods :silent:

Looking at the weather maps it looks as though it should be pretty dry today with a few possible showers this evening but there’s a hell of a band of rain sweeping in from the West from noon tomorrow. I can’t see there being too much of a risk (their pitch is very good) but it’s a good job they’ve got proper stands cos it’s going to be very wet.

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:36 am

Will a sodden pitch help or hinder us?

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:51 am

Probably neither Pete but they are at home and will know how their pitch plays when wet.

Hope it’s not as wet as the Friday night Wembley play off match :roll:
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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am

I tend to agree with you. Does anybody know how much Walsall are charging for tomorrow's game, as quite often clubs reduce ticket prices for an early round of an FA cup tie?

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by AndyPark » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:10 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am
I tend to agree with you. Does anybody know how much Walsall are charging for tomorrow's game, as quite often clubs reduce ticket prices for an early round of an FA cup tie?
https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/all-set-for-walsall

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by jjljks » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:50 pm

Hope the jinx of AA winning the Manager of the Month doesn't strike us now. Given our injury hit squad & internationalists being unavailable, AA deserved the accolade. Now cap it by pulling off a cup upset or at least a replay back at BM. :thumbup:

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by poppyfield » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:00 pm

Team for Saturday then.
Connell,
Liddle Storey Galbraith Hedley,
Holness Hatfield Wheatley
Thompson Campbell Rivers.
Subs, Elliott Donawa Bascome Watson Laing Bell.
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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:29 pm

On bet365 Luke Trotman is 22/1 to score an “anytime goal”. 66/1 to score first or last goal.

Any takers?
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: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by lo36789 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:53 am

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:29 pm
On bet365 Luke Trotman is 22/1 to score an “anytime goal”. 66/1 to score first or last goal.

Any takers?
I'd happily lay that bet on betfair...

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by quakersfan » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:52 am

Well at the station quite a few Darlo fans and no delays for the 9.13 to Birmingham. Come on Darlo.

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by poppyfield » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:57 am

Just setting off, good luck to us all.
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Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:05 am

I wont get there from Mancland until 2ish......in real danger of actually making kick off.

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:11 am

You're getting about this week! Safe travels everyone, waterproofs required!!

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by en passant » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:58 pm

AA just been on Football Focus talking to Clem about our tie at Walsall. Both got soaked during Thursday night's training. So the Beeb are taking a bit of notice.

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:06 pm

Just had a read of Walsall's forum, it's fair to say they're a little bit nervous. Really we have nothing to lose here - they *should* comfortably beat us, but this is the cup, we have players who have played at L2 level and we're definitely a better side than our league position suggests.

It's also good to read the views from proper fans of a proper club, who in the main seem knowledgeable and very respectful of Darlington FC. Like chalk and cheese compared the disrespect and disdain shown to us by some of the bitter, petty, know nowt, tinpot, piss ant, pitchfork waving wankers who we've *sometimes* had to put up with, in our long climb back up the leagues.

Playing them today gives us a little reminder of where we used to be, and where one day we could maybe be again.

Back to the match, regardless of form we do need to remember that there is a gulf in class between L2 and NLN, so my head says a straightforward 2-0 win for Walsall. My heart is betting on the magic of the cup and a 2-1 away win.
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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by en passant » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:25 pm

Have the same feeling about which way this will go. Watching last night's game I thought Carlisle weren't all that but just had that bit extra quality in attack. The home side looked just as good as their opponents for long periods, which reinforces the point that there isn't often that much difference between the leagues. But in the critical element of finishing the L2 side just had that bit extra. If Darlo can get their attack together we may get the result but I do fear that being without O'Neill will compromise the attack and we will fall victim to not taking our chances. But a bit of Thommo magic and the lure of hitting the 100 mark, might just magic a result.

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:29 pm

en passant wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Have the same feeling about which way this will go. Watching last night's game I thought Carlisle weren't all that but just had that bit extra quality in attack. The home side looked just as good as their opponents for long periods, which reinforces the point that there isn't often that much between difference between the leagues. But in the critical element of finishing the L2 side just had that bit extra. If Darlo can get their attack together we may get the result but I do fear that being without O'Neill will compromise the attack and we will fall victim to not taking our chances. But a bit of Thommo magic and the lure of hitting the 100 mark, might just magic a result.
Yep you never know!

Also I suspect that the quality of the NLS isn't quite as high as the NLN, so hopefully the gulf between the 2 teams today may be slightly narrower than it was between Dulwich and Carlisle.

As an aside, someone on the Walsall forum claims that the Bescot costs them 500k p.a in rent! WTF?
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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by onewayup » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:21 pm

Liddle fails late fitness test so missing from line up.
Another blow,

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by Darlo_lad » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:55 pm

Never thought I'd be this excited to be playing wallsall!

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by darlo reborn » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:31 pm

1 up still long way to go get in omar

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by darlo reborn » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:51 pm

h-t still 1 up big 45 mins coming up

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:56 pm

Under the cosh before HT, long 45 mins left, just wonder if AA brings Laing on soon to tighten things at the back.

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:06 pm

Ron, can't see us holding on here

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:13 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:Ron, can't see us holding on here
Pretty nervous sat here Adam.

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Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Post by biccynana » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:16 pm

The Guardian's live clockwatch has promoted us :thumbup:
Darlington of the National League are ahead at Walsall. A (relative) giant-killing on the cards?

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