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Former players

Post by Darlo_CR » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:21 am

If you could re-sign one of our former players in their prime, who you going for?

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Re: Former players

Post by Darlospike » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:32 am

Jason Devos!
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Re: Former players

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:34 am

Asprilla. :D
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Re: Former players

Post by joejaques » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:49 am

Don't think I even need to type my answer. :D :roll:
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Re: Former players

Post by bga » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:22 am

CONLON the 1960' s version for me!

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Re: Former players

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:23 am

If you're talking current needs, Gabbas

Generally, Lidds

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Re: Former players

Post by Old Git » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:34 am

Gabbiadini for me scored 49 times in just 84 league appearances. A strike rate of around 58% if my maths is correct. Many of his goals were crackers as well and you knew if he could get the ball in the final third a goal was possible. He would score 50+ a season at our level.

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Re: Former players

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:57 am

Robbie Blake.

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Re: Former players

Post by lo36789 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:20 pm

The players actual prime or his 'prime' with us?

I'd say Gabbiadini but there are quite a few who if they had been playing for us in their prime you would have to think would have been incredible.

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Re: Former players

Post by Darlogramps » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:04 pm

A fully fit Pawel Abbott.
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Re: Former players

Post by loan_star » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:37 pm

Darlogramps wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:04 pm
A fully fit Pawel Abbott.
Torn between Abbott and Gabbiadini. Wish we had seen more the former.

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Re: Former players

Post by Darlo_CR » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:38 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:20 pm
The players actual prime or his 'prime' with us?

I'd say Gabbiadini but there are quite a few who if they had been playing for us in their prime you would have to think would have been incredible.
We’ll say in their prime with us.

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Re: Former players

Post by H1987 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:42 pm

Gotta be a fully fit, in his prime Gabbiadini, although a fully fit, in his prime Andy Collett would improve the team no end too.

(I say in his prime Gabbiadini, obviously, his prime was at Sunderland and Derby, but I mean to the best level he played at for us. Collett, on the other hand, had his best days with us)

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Re: Former players

Post by EDJOHNS » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:02 pm

Alan Sproates

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Re: Former players

Post by Old Git » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:52 pm

Selected my top team of the last 25 years. I can go back a lot further but to keep it reasonably recent for the more youthful fans here goes. Only players who were actually contracted to us no loanees included. That might make an interesting thread on its own.

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Austin. DeVos. Burn. Heckingbottom

Purdie. Atkinson. Gray. Wainwright

Abbott. Gabbiadini

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Re: Former players

Post by EDJOHNS » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:02 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Selected my top team of the last 25 years. I can go back a lot further but to keep it reasonably recent for the more youthful fans here goes. Only players who were actually contracted to us no loanees included. That might make an interesting thread on its own.

Stockdale

Austin. DeVos. Burn. Heckingbottom

Purdie. Atkinson. Gray. Wainwright

Abbott. Gabbiadini
Amazed Dan Burn gets in for his time with us. Yes he showed some promise but strewth he was a rough diamond!!!
Foster, Liddle or Miller would be ahead of him in my team for the time they spent with us.

Would be interested to see your favourite side from your first 5 seasons following Darlo.

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Re: Former players

Post by Darlogramps » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:23 pm

No way Burn gets in over Liddle. No way.
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Re: Former players

Post by Wiseacre » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:24 pm

Good to see Brian Conlon and Alan Sproates. Getting a mention - great Quakers both. I'd pick a defender and the original Joe Jacques was as good as anyone we've had, of a more recent vintage Phil Lloyd

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Re: Former players

Post by darlo999 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:31 pm

Dale Hopson on the move from Whitby. Gets a load of fails from midfield worth an look in my opinion always rated him.
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Re: Former players

Post by joejaques » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:45 pm

Wiseacre wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Good to see Brian Conlon and Alan Sproates. Getting a mention - great Quakers both. I'd pick a defender and the original Joe Jacques was as good as anyone we've had, of a more recent vintage Phil Lloyd
Nice to see someone on here agreeing with me. Doesn't happen that often. :lol: :roll:
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Re: Former players

Post by Mister e » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:50 pm

I'm amazed nobody to date has suggested Colin Sinclair he held some absolutely appalling Darlington sides together in the early to mid 1970s.

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Re: Former players

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:53 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Selected my top team of the last 25 years. I can go back a lot further but to keep it reasonably recent for the more youthful fans here goes. Only players who were actually contracted to us no loanees included. That might make an interesting thread on its own.

Stockdale

Austin. DeVos. Burn. Heckingbottom

Purdie. Atkinson. Gray. Wainwright

Abbott. Gabbiadini

I don't get this thing with Gray, I don't remember him as being that good and he never scored a single goal.

Also Heaney, what a great player he was.
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: Former players

Post by quakerste » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:06 pm

Can't believe no one has mentioned David Currie on par if not better than Gabas

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Re: Former players

Post by My opinion » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:17 pm

David Speedie. would be great if he could have played along side of Abbott

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Re: Former players

Post by lo36789 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:49 pm

EDJOHNS wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Old Git wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Selected my top team of the last 25 years. I can go back a lot further but to keep it reasonably recent for the more youthful fans here goes. Only players who were actually contracted to us no loanees included. That might make an interesting thread on its own.

Stockdale

Austin. DeVos. Burn. Heckingbottom

Purdie. Atkinson. Gray. Wainwright

Abbott. Gabbiadini
Amazed Dan Burn gets in for his time with us. Yes he showed some promise but strewth he was a rough diamond!!!
Foster, Liddle or Miller would be ahead of him in my team for the time they spent with us.

Would be interested to see your favourite side from your first 5 seasons following Darlo.
I'd have even had Shelton Martis and Joey Hutchinson ahead of Burn as well...

But yes Liddle / Foster top of the pile for me and Liddle edges it because of who he is.

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Re: Former players

Post by polam » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:07 pm

Couple of names not mentioned so far - Alan Walsh and Fred Barber

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Re: Former players

Post by quakerste » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:58 am

Frank Grey a far better left back than Heckingbottom.

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Re: Former players

Post by Old Git » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:19 am

Some good shouts and agree Alan Walsh and Frank Gray were class players. Both were over 25 years ago which was my timescale but if you want a great keeper from the past would have to be Mark Prudhoe for me.

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Re: Former players

Post by banktopp » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:10 am

EDJOHNS wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:02 pm
Alan Sproates
Can't list Alan Sproates without mentioning his midfield partner Yogi.
The tough tackling, some say murderous tackling Ray Yeoman, allowed Sproates more cultured approach to flourish.

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Re: Former players

Post by polam lane » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:18 am

Mister e wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:50 pm
I'm amazed nobody to date has suggested Colin Sinclair he held some absolutely appalling Darlington sides together in the early to mid 1970s.
Spot on!

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