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Post by Darlo_CR » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:35 pm

I came across this in the New Yorker:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020 ... n-month-38

You’ve probably seen every highlights package in every field of sporting endeavor by now, so why not watch full games between teams you’ve never heard of? Darlington, from County Durham, is in the sixth division of English football; Gainsborough Trinity is from Lincolnshire. Their clash a few years back was uploaded to YouTube, where it has been viewed by eighteen hundred people. Prepare for the match by finding out a little bit about the history of the two clubs—Darlington formed in 1883 and turned pro in 1908, and very little has happened to the team since. Gainsborough Trinity, ten years older than Darlington, was originally called Trinity Recreationists. It reached the giddy heights of the English second division in 1896, but it’s been mostly downhill ever since. Jordan Adebayo-Smith, a nineteen-year-old born in California, is on loan to Gainsborough from Lincoln City, so Americans can keep an eye on one of their own. (Two hours and seven minutes, including a blank screen during halftime. YouTube.)

Well done everyone involved, more exposure for the club!

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Post by Darlogramps » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:41 pm

Darlo_CR wrote:I came across this in the New Yorker:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020 ... n-month-38

You’ve probably seen every highlights package in every field of sporting endeavor by now, so why not watch full games between teams you’ve never heard of? Darlington, from County Durham, is in the sixth division of English football; Gainsborough Trinity is from Lincolnshire. Their clash a few years back was uploaded to YouTube, where it has been viewed by eighteen hundred people. Prepare for the match by finding out a little bit about the history of the two clubs—Darlington formed in 1883 and turned pro in 1908, and very little has happened to the team since. Gainsborough Trinity, ten years older than Darlington, was originally called Trinity Recreationists. It reached the giddy heights of the English second division in 1896, but it’s been mostly downhill ever since. Jordan Adebayo-Smith, a nineteen-year-old born in California, is on loan to Gainsborough from Lincoln City, so Americans can keep an eye on one of their own. (Two hours and seven minutes, including a blank screen during halftime. YouTube.)

Well done everyone involved, more exposure for the club!
“Very little has happened to the team since....”

It’s a bit like the “What did the Romans ever do for us?” sketch

Beyond three administrations, three Wembley appearances, back-to-back promotions in the early 1990s, a four-division relegation in 2012, three promotions in four years, Asprilla, Gascoigne, playing at 5 home grounds in 13 years and the Battle of Dunston’s toilets. And that’s all in the last 30 years.

But apart from that, what has happened to the team since.
If ever you're bored or miserable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlZohZoadGY

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:58 pm

You missed the FA Cup lucky losers and the 57 frozen souls at Port Vale in the Autowindscreens trophy.

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Post by jjljks » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:45 am

Not forgetting Thommo's 100th goal for the club🙌

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Post by Wiseacre » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:15 pm

Can we learn more of the battle of Dunston?

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Post by TKOA » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:24 pm

Hopefully a wealthy American might notice that and give us a nice donation like this film producer at Matlock town. Strangely he’s also been made the vice chairman 🧐

https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport ... wn-2555296

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Post by Darlogramps » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:13 pm

Wiseacre wrote:Can we learn more of the battle of Dunston?
From what I remember, there was a bit of a scrap and one of the toilets got broken.

However the pitchforkers among the Northern League community made out it was a gargantuan riot involving hordes of out of control Darlington fans, further evidence of our big time attitude and that we should have been flung out of the league.

The same people who went apeshit after our players didn’t stop for sandwiches after a night game at Guisborough.

The Battle of Dunston’s toilets was another example of the pitchforkers blowing a minor incident excessively out of proportion to fuel their own irrational dislike of us.
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Post by Quaker85 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:14 am

TKOA wrote:Hopefully a wealthy American might notice that and give us a nice donation like this film producer at Matlock town. Strangely he’s also been made the vice chairman Image

https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport ... wn-2555296
Lovely club is Matlock. Lovely people.


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Post by TKOA » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:00 am

Lovely part of the country. Was a great day out when we played them in the evostick premier. I’m pleased for them.

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Fri May 01, 2020 8:47 am

And on the American theme you might enjoy a read of this. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52308463

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