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Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Old Git » Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:34 pm

First of all hope the game goes ahead as plenty of rain forecast Christmas Day night and Boxing Day. Sure Darlo Pete can provide his assessment of the weather situation to keep us informed.
Important game for both teams as they will both be looking for points to kickstart their respective campaigns. Usually a good game of football when the sides meet and expecting a few goals on Saturday. Hope we can start converting more chances and can come out on top this time.
Merry Christmas to all whoever you support and a safe and secure New Year.
Of course being an old git I really should be saying bah humbug to the lot of you!

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:19 pm

Don't want to disappoint you OG. Someone I was talking to today said they had seen pictures of the pitch with lots of lying water.

The forecast is for it to be dry on Christmas Day & on Boxing Day light rain from 13-00 & it only turns heavy at 18-00, so if the pitch can recover from the recent rainfall the game should go ahead as planned, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was a pitch inspection on the morning of the match.

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Old Git » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:38 pm

Thanks Pete. Hope the game can go ahead 🤞

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:04 pm

Yes the last thing we need is games postponed, otherwise we'll be playing 3 games a week till the end of the season.

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by bga » Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:06 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:04 pm
Yes the last thing we need is games postponed, otherwise we'll be playing 3 games a week till the end of the season.
But if there is a positive from that it could mean we're playing matches in front of fans rather than empty grounds?

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:48 pm

If we have to play 3 games a week, some people won't be able too or willing to pay top see all those matches, especially if we are struggling at the wrong end of the table.

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Emdubya » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:23 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Don't want to disappoint you OG. Someone I was talking to today said they had seen pictures of the pitch with lots of lying water.

The forecast is for it to be dry on Christmas Day & on Boxing Day light rain from 13-00 & it only turns heavy at 18-00, so if the pitch can recover from the recent rainfall the game should go ahead as planned, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was a pitch inspection on the morning of the match.
I’ve seen pictures of the pitch with lots of lying water as well.They were from 2017 before we got the drainage put in since when we’ve had very few problems with “lying water”.

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by jjljks » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:59 am

Where is our "fan walking the dog" correspondent when you need them to report on the state of pitch?

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by joejaques » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:31 am

jjljks wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:59 am
Where is our "fan walking the dog" correspondent when you need them to report on the state of pitch?
Not allowed out under latest lockdown regulations. :roll:
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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:16 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:48 pm
If we have to play 3 games a week, some people won't be able too or willing to pay top see all those matches, especially if we are struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Conversely quite a lot will though Pete. In the last two months of the season (April/May) there are loads of matches lined up and those willing and able will be able to pig out on football, home and away.
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: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by bigdavethemaddog » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:20 am

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:16 am
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:48 pm
If we have to play 3 games a week, some people won't be able too or willing to pay top see all those matches, especially if we are struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Conversely quite a lot will though Pete. In the last two months of the season (April/May) there are loads of matches lined up and those willing and able will be able to pig out on football, home and away.
some people would probably do anything to watch a football match after nearly a year without

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:17 am

bigdavethemaddog wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:20 am
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:16 am
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:48 pm
If we have to play 3 games a week, some people won't be able too or willing to pay top see all those matches, especially if we are struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Conversely quite a lot will though Pete. In the last two months of the season (April/May) there are loads of matches lined up and those willing and able will be able to pig out on football, home and away.
some people would probably do anything to watch a football match after nearly a year without
Personally Bigdave, I'm planning on gorging myself on football if April and May open up. A lot of the fixtures beneath are doable.

April 2021
Alfreton Town
Darlington v Alfreton Town
Vanarama National League North - Fri 02 Apr 3:00pm

Hereford
Hereford v Darlington
Vanarama National League North - Mon 05 Apr 3:00pm

Farsley Celtic
Darlington v Farsley Celtic
Vanarama National League North - Sat 10 Apr 3:00pm

Gateshead
Gateshead v Darlington
Vanarama National League North - Tue 13 Apr 7:45pm

Curzon Ashton
Darlington v Curzon Ashton
Vanarama National League North - Sat 17 Apr 3:00pm

York City
York City v Darlington
Vanarama National League North - Sat 24 Apr 3:00pm

May 2021
Blyth Spartans
Blyth Spartans v Darlington
Vanarama National League North - Sat 01 May 3:00pm

Southport
Darlington v Southport
Vanarama National League North - Mon 03 May 3:00pm

Chorley
Chorley v Darlington
Vanarama National League North - Sat 08 May 3:00pm

Kettering Town
Darlington v Kettering Town
Vanarama National League North - Sat 15 May 3:00pm

Chester
Darlington v Chester
Vanarama National League North - Sat 22 May 3:00pm

Gloucester City
Gloucester City v Darlington
Vanarama National League North - Sat 29 May 3:00pm
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: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by joejaques » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:04 pm

Might indulge in a few myself, if Wales has opened the border by then. :roll:
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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by jjljks » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:40 pm

joejaques wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:31 am
jjljks wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:59 am
Where is our "fan walking the dog" correspondent when you need them to report on the state of pitch?
Not allowed out under latest lockdown regulations. :roll:
Be a long walk for you, Joejaques! Take care of yourself & watch in the warm on QuakerTV. Cheers

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by joejaques » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:44 pm

jjljks wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:40 pm
joejaques wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:31 am
jjljks wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:59 am
Where is our "fan walking the dog" correspondent when you need them to report on the state of pitch?
Not allowed out under latest lockdown regulations. :roll:
Be a long walk for you, Joejaques! Take care of yourself & watch in the warm on QuakerTV. Cheers
Looking forward to it, providing I can get the stream. Missed out on the last two games, constant buffering on the entry screen despite numerous reboots. Thank God for DFR. :roll:
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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Darlo_lad » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:16 am

Just heard its off?

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Alfie » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:25 am

Darlo_lad wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:16 am
Just heard its off?
Flash scores shows it as postponed - but then it has it as being play ed at Spenny so don't assume its true.

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:50 am

No way is the game off, looks like flashscores have us playing away to Spenny as well as at home.
Weather fairly mild, no frost.

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by polarbear » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:54 am

Alfie wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:25 am
Darlo_lad wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:16 am
Just heard its off?
Flash scores shows it as postponed - but then it has it as being play ed at Spenny so don't assume its true.
If had been at Spennymoor, it would of been certainly on, the pitch is in perfect condition, thanks to the excellent drainage system

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by jjljks » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:28 am

polarbear wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:54 am
Alfie wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:25 am
Darlo_lad wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:16 am
Just heard its off?
Flash scores shows it as postponed - but then it has it as being play ed at Spenny so don't assume its true.
If had been at Spennymoor, it would of been certainly on, the pitch is in perfect condition, thanks to the excellent drainage system
And of course the stewarding & gates would be able to cope with the DAFTS massive 😄

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:34 am

Spennymoor v Darlington is indeed off. It has been replaced by..... Darlington v Spennymoor.

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Darlogramps » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:14 pm

Flashscores generally is pretty appalling. LiveScores is better.
If ever you're bored or miserable:

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

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Quaker85 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:22 pm

Darlogramps wrote:Flashscores generally is pretty appalling. LiveScores is better.
The number of times they show a goal only to change their minds! It’s infuriating!!


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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by Quaker85 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:00 pm

Well the least said about that 45 mins the better. Hope Laingy is ok. Didn’t look good.


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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:32 pm

Quaker85 wrote:Well the least said about that 45 mins the better. Hope Laingy is ok. Didn’t look good.


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Poor game, not had a shot 2nd half.

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by The_Ozzman_Cometh » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:34 pm

Sousa should have scored just now!!
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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by bga » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:35 pm

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Quaker85 wrote:Well the least said about that 45 mins the better. Hope Laingy is ok. Didn’t look good.


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Poor game, not had a shot 2nd half.

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Well we have now first Campbell with a great chance and then Sousa both completely fluff their lines!

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by bga » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:37 pm

Given we've only got into their box once this half surely we just need to try some shots from anywhere

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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by The_Ozzman_Cometh » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:55 pm

0-0 FT
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Re: Spennymoor Boxing Day

Post by joejaques » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:00 pm

Glass half full, first home point of the season. :roll:
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