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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Old Git » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:13 pm

onewayup wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:50 am
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:55 am
onewayup wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:40 pm
I think that getting to this stage is a reflection on how much the clubs profile has been lifted,
I believe that we as a club must pool all our resources and endeavour to take it to the next level
Sponsors are at an all time high the feel good factor is back .a win tomorrow would be fantastic.
A previous manager told us that none of this could be achieved without outside financial assistance. He said that we would struggle to stay in this league, and all our best players would leave and not be replaced.

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If we can keep our present setup namely Alan Armstrong, and the commercial side Craig Morley who had upto now done a fantastic job bringing in sponsors and sorting sourcing coats for stewards and hospitality upgrades,
Then i believe wee will be successful. Time will tell i think just how good this lot are.onwards and upwards. with darlo fc.
Sorry but reality check needed. Improvement has been made but we are miles off a sustainable model for the National League. I agree we must move up if we can but don’t be deluded it would be a massive struggle if we got promoted. We would be more of a Chorley than a Stockport. That is the reality especially at Blackwell Meadows.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:22 pm

Don't get me wrong O.G. - all I'm saying is that A.A. has shown we can build a good team with our present set up. The National League is a different prospect.
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: Harrogate Match

Post by onewayup » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:51 pm

What I am saying is that the setup at this moment is fantastic, the team is playing for a manager that they trust and vice versa, the commercial side is also doing a great job with confidence building around Darlington FC ,which was all but lost not so long ago,
I believe that is down to A)having a very good manager with connection,s.
B) the work done commercially to get businesses involved again able to finally find trust DFC not to shaft them again,
C) The trust between the team manager ,CEO, and commercial manager dept,
Which has brought about how we are now,
I just think they are all parts coming together making a whole lot of difference, so I think just keep doing what they are and let's just see how far we can go.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:11 pm

How do you know Commercial is doing so well?

Have the club released some revenue/P&L stats on Commercial this season v's last already.

Not saying it isn't or that it is but I do prefer to judge on the numbers rather than just what I see. Plenty of times this season we haven't had a match sponsor, I don't see that as the biggest issue but does show unless you have the figures it's best not to judge.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by onewayup » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:23 pm

It's what is visible at the games hordings space almost fulland the feel good factor that is around the club at the moment. Thats all ,other than that no information. Just gut feeling for the clubs wellbeing.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:54 pm

1 down at ht,

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:20 pm

Not playing well here

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Quaker85 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:11 pm

Forced their keeper into making a couple of decent saves but it the performance never warranted a victory. I thought they looked jaded which is understandable and their full time status clearly showed.


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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by al_quaker » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:20 pm

We battled hard and played reasonably well, but the better side won. They were just a level above us, although we weren’t helped by a referee seemingly oblivious to some of harrogates more physical tendencies.

Glad we have a free midweek as there looked to be some heavy legs by the end of the match.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:31 pm

Yea this was one game to many even Hatfield was looking knackered

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Old Git » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:32 pm

Just fell short today but no disgrace against a strong team. The reality is we would find it very tough in the league above because it is more physical and strength is at a premium.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:00 pm

onewayup wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:23 pm
It's what is visible at the games hordings space almost fulland the feel good factor that is around the club at the moment. Thats all ,other than that no information. Just gut feeling for the clubs wellbeing.

I picked up info today that says Craig Morley has left!

Anybody know anything? ...
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: Harrogate Match

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:09 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:00 pm
onewayup wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:23 pm
It's what is visible at the games hordings space almost fulland the feel good factor that is around the club at the moment. Thats all ,other than that no information. Just gut feeling for the clubs wellbeing.

I picked up info today that says Craig Morley has left!

Seems there all sorts of rumours flying round BM today, that was one and financial the other ☹️

Anybody know anything? ...

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by jjljks » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm

Harrogate were several notches above us & Solihull. The lads looked tired & not even our new signing could lift us. Thommo had a few half chances but never put his laces through the ball. No disgrace, but lots of progress on last season, maybe fringes of the play-offs.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:21 pm

One bit of news Spennymoor got beat 👍

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by real_darlo_85 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:22 pm

Would be strange if it was financial considering we have just brought Martin in on loan? Maybe a disagreement over direction of club? Shouldn't speculate so that's as far as I will go until something is confirmed.
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Harrogate Match

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by tezza » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:14 pm

onewayup wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:51 pm
What I am saying is that the setup at this moment is fantastic, the team is playing for a manager that they trust and vice versa, the commercial side is also doing a great job with confidence building around Darlington FC ,which was all but lost not so long ago,
I believe that is down to A)having a very good manager with connection,s.
B) the work done commercially to get businesses involved again able to finally find trust DFC not to shaft them again,
C) The trust between the team manager ,CEO, and commercial manager dept,
Which has brought about how we are now,
I just think they are all parts coming together making a whole lot of difference, so I think just keep doing what they are and let's just see how far we can go.
You might want to reassess B&C given the latest to be confirmed news.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by quakersfan » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:25 pm

Quaker85 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:27 pm
All I know is talking to Craig he seemed very much in favor of us building our own ground at the SV.


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The council will never ever let us build a 5000 seater stadium next to a 25009 stadium, people who believe that are in cloud cuckoo land. Until we own our ground we are always going to be a tenant, the SV will hopefully make us earn more commercial revenue than BM, however without Craig Morley I can’t see that working

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:18 pm

Surely other people can do the same job as Craig - we wouldn’t be looking to replace Gabbiadini here.
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: Harrogate Match

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:23 pm

jjljks wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Harrogate were several notches above us & Solihull. The lads looked tired & not even our new signing could lift us. Thommo had a few half chances but never put his laces through the ball. No disgrace, but lots of progress on last season, maybe fringes of the play-offs.
Yes agreed. I can't understand the team selection though. Hatfield could have done with a rest and why isn't Bascombe getting a game - I think he needs to go out on loan, quite clearly he is going to struggle to make the bench next week with the depth we have now.
Also though Thommo was poor today - I think this league is his level as the defenders are much better in the league above.
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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:41 pm

Thommo hasn't been playing well for a while now, he could do with a rest & his efforts to become the record goalscorer, is like a millstone around his neck. You could tell Harrogate are a very professional full time team.
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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:42 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:Thommo hasn't been playing for a while now, he could do with a rest & his efforts to become the record goalscorer, is like a millstone around his neck. You could tell Harrogate are a very professional full time team.
He played on Wednesday night didn't he??

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:54 pm

Sorry I meant to say he hasn't been playing well.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by H1987 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:52 pm

Late night thoughts on this one...

I thought we did ourselves proud really. We really did push them all the way, and although there were clearly some tired legs at the end, we have nothing to be ashamed of there. 0-2 felt a little cruel, I think 0-1 would've been a better reflection on the game, which we kept tight.

Some individuals to note:

Donowa was outstanding. I really think we should nail him and Holness down for next year, but Donowa, in particular, is probably capable of playing at a higher level and could turn us a profit. I thought Omar was very good as well. Hatfield more than held his own too.

At the back, we were shakier than usual. I think it's one of our weaknesses anyway, but against a good team from the league above, we were exposed a few times. That said, we were pushing them as well.

Thommo - needs to ride the bench for a while. He was absolutely error strewn, and that one stinging shot aside, he had a bad, bad game. Rivers was much brighter and should have replaced him, not Campbell.

The referee - absolutely dreadful. I don't think he really had an effect on the result, but he was absolutely hopeless and got so many decisions wrong. Mostly minor ones, but dear me. The linesmen didn't help matters either, there were a few decisions they were well placed to intervene and didn't.

Overall, i'd really like to have seen a rested team take them on. On another day, I think we could've got something, and that is testament to the good things going on with this team right now. They're a league above for a reason, and we gave them a good go. The happiest i've come away from a defeat in a while I think. A healthy crowd too.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by 50 years » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:34 am

I agree, came away happy knowing our team put in a fighting performance. Losing Liddle in first half a disappointment as I thought he had been outstanding lately.

Team looked tired even from the start, (understandably so), even Hatfield looked slower than normal.

Both goals coming from mistakes, but we had our chances, and in a period in the second half thought we run them ragged. Donowa and Holness are improving with each game. Thommo does look like he needs a break, although that one shot was a cracker, but he had several chances.

Overall lads put in a shift and rest of the season looks set to be a good one.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Beano » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:49 pm

50 years wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:34 am
I agree, came away happy knowing our team put in a fighting performance. Losing Liddle in first half a disappointment as I thought he had been outstanding lately.

Team looked tired even from the start, (understandably so), even Hatfield looked slower than normal.

Both goals coming from mistakes, but we had our chances, and in a period in the second half thought we run them ragged. Donowa and Holness are improving with each game. Thommo does look like he needs a break, although that one shot was a cracker, but he had several chances.

Overall lads put in a shift and rest of the season looks set to be a good one.
Couldn’t agree more.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by Old Git » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:33 pm

Beano wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:49 pm
50 years wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:34 am
I agree, came away happy knowing our team put in a fighting performance. Losing Liddle in first half a disappointment as I thought he had been outstanding lately.

Team looked tired even from the start, (understandably so), even Hatfield looked slower than normal.

Both goals coming from mistakes, but we had our chances, and in a period in the second half thought we run them ragged. Donowa and Holness are improving with each game. Thommo does look like he needs a break, although that one shot was a cracker, but he had several chances.

Overall lads put in a shift and rest of the season looks set to be a good one.
Couldn’t agree more.
50 years always makes sensible and well thought out posts.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by onewayup » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:27 pm

For their first goal a free kick should have been given to Darlington it wasn't and they scored. Their second was a really good one .i think 1-0 would have been right .our lads had 72 hours between their last game and this one where as harrogate had 6days rest and they are now full time. Can't fault the lads as it was a free hit as someone has said.

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Re: Harrogate Match

Post by al_quaker » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:15 am

What's happened to the big 'DARLO' flag? I can't remember seeing it since the Spennymoor Town match?

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