Who do we fancy then?

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:10 pm

.... or even a Southerner...
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: Who do we fancy then?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:16 pm

Yes I agree, I can't understand this fixation with signing up a manager that has had some previous connection with this club. We need the best candidate available.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by TinShedDarloFan » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:35 pm

Mark Bower for me if we could tempt him, unfortunately an ex player so may upset a few with the ex players link

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by princes town » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:47 pm

Wiseacre wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:35 am
Andy Toman is an interesting choice - what is his experience of management, did he do a bit at Hartlepool? I'm not sure that musical chairs with other managers at this level is a good idea but if we're after a local bloke the field looks a bit bare. Toman lives up north presumably but what's his record like?
An interesting candidate as a UEFA A badge holder and former award winning boss of Middlesbrough College academy. Good knowledge of the Northern League circuit having saved a few clubs from relegation. Former Darlo player and popular with many fans on the sister site "Tin Shed". Currently coaches in Norway. I suspect an outsider but somebody who certainly caught my attention at the last application round. Ticks a lot of boxes and knows how to work on a budget. Just hope we get a decent number of good applicants that meet the criteria to give us a wide choice.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by Mister e » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:03 pm

Regarding a woman manager just think Theresa may could be out of a job soon just imagine her soundbites play offs mean play offs Darlington FC will be leaving the national League north on march 29th if not I will fly to Brussels and seek an extension. Further failure could see her just about managing.😁😁😁

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by Alfie » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:21 pm

Gateshead have just dismissed assistant manager Ian Watson.

Feasible candidate?

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:29 pm

Alfie wrote:Gateshead have just dismissed assistant manager Ian Watson.

Feasible candidate?
No

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by e4sby » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:01 pm

Alfie wrote:Gateshead have just dismissed assistant manager Ian Watson.

Feasible candidate?
Maybe not as manager but in some capacity


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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by eddie-rowles » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:27 pm

Absolutely no rush to sign anyone. I am sure that lessons have been learned in appointing former players and I believe we will get a strong field of candidates despite our limited resources at present. There are exciting opportunities ahead at BM or the SV and a good mix of signings and loanees & with the academy to work on I am feeling optimistic. Not ruling out a player manager role either which might suit a former league player, surely our luck is due to change?

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by shildonlad » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:13 pm

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Alfie wrote:Gateshead have just dismissed assistant manager Ian Watson.

Feasible candidate?
No

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Yes as assistant to ben clark. A easy going bloke, could run a academy, local and would bring a few ex gateshead lass who loved playing for him and working with him as a coach before he became manager. Mike williamson could follow them
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by LoidLucan » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:26 pm

Wouldn't be a surprise to see a Clark/Watson application already winging its way.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by don'tbuythesun » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:59 pm

Personally I don't have a problem with women players but I don't think fa rules would allow this, from Gateshead or elsewhere.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:01 pm

Watson runs a gym in Washington I think he will carry on with that

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by jjljks » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:10 pm

shildonlad wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Vodka_Vic wrote:I believe that you can get to Wolsingham from Darlo by going via Shildon. He could pop into his academy on the way back home and fill up at that cheap Jet petrol station whilst stocking up on Londis lager. We could also do training on his indoor pitches and then take the players on team bonding sessions at Shildon shops to show the footballers how lucky they are to be in their jobs.
Ha ha have you experience the shildon shopping experience


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Let's make it even easier for him & move back to Heritage Park🤣

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by notgnilrad » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:04 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48095303

We are in the national news. Yeah

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:51 pm

It was also mentioned on 5 Live, in the sport section after the news.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by shildonlad » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:12 pm

Ben clark sacked by e-mail at gateshead. Such a nice guy as a player, coach and manager. A good fit for darlingtons level for sure
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:17 pm

shildonlad wrote:Ben clark sacked by e-mail at gateshead. Such a nice guy as a player, coach and manager. A good fit for darlingtons level for sure
Looks like they are finished if these owners don't find a buyer.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by shildonlad » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:23 pm

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
shildonlad wrote:Ben clark sacked by e-mail at gateshead. Such a nice guy as a player, coach and manager. A good fit for darlingtons level for sure
Looks like they are finished if these owners don't find a buyer.

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Theres 2 business men, ex rochdale want to buy the club and there was other interest. They simply wont sell purely out of spite
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by ReeceStyche’sManbun » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:59 pm

Clark sacked from Gateshead.... Him and Ian Watson as manager and Assistant manager and bring Mike Williamson in to run the academy with AW

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by shildonlad » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:30 pm

ReeceStyche’sManbun wrote:Clark sacked from Gateshead.... Him and Ian Watson as manager and Assistant manager and bring Mike Williamson in to run the academy with AW
Clarkie will be doing his cv as we speak
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by murtonquaker » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:34 pm


shildonlad wrote:Ben clark sacked by e-mail at gateshead. Such a nice guy as a player, coach and manager. A good fit for darlingtons level for sure
Very professional way to say to get sacked, that club sounds toxic at the moment

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by shildonlad » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:38 pm

murtonquaker wrote:
shildonlad wrote:Ben clark sacked by e-mail at gateshead. Such a nice guy as a player, coach and manager. A good fit for darlingtons level for sure
Very professional way to say to get sacked, that club sounds toxic at the moment

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Thats a understatement. Dont think a sacking by text is legal as well as having a director who was in charge of a liquidated club less than 2 year ago, nigel harrop (ilkeston)
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by Vodka_Vic » Fri May 03, 2019 5:04 pm

Don't think it will be Alun Armstrong. He's taking a few days off then speaking to his board/players next week, so even if he resigns he'll have missed the boat regarding applying for us. Referred to the board as 'Them upstairs', so no love lost though.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by Darlopartisan » Fri May 03, 2019 5:18 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Don't think it will be Alun Armstrong. He's taking a few days off then speaking to his board/players next week, so even if he resigns he'll have missed the boat regarding applying for us. Referred to the board as 'Them upstairs', so no love lost though.
To be fair nothing stops people applying for a job while still in work, if fact most sensible do if it looks like your employer is going to change the goal posts, so to speak.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Fri May 03, 2019 5:19 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Don't think it will be Alun Armstrong. He's taking a few days off then speaking to his board/players next week, so even if he resigns he'll have missed the boat regarding applying for us. Referred to the board as 'Them upstairs', so no love lost though.
Yep, can't be having an us and them attitude, we're all in this together.

He may of course be taking a few days off to send his CVs out.
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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by dfc4me » Fri May 03, 2019 5:35 pm

Sounds a bit like Armstrong may be going to use our vacancy as a bargaining tool to get what he wants from the Blyth board.
If so not the sort of person we want.

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by divas » Fri May 03, 2019 6:25 pm

Again...

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by biccynana » Fri May 03, 2019 7:14 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Referred to the board as 'Them upstairs', so no love lost though.
That's mild. John Sitton preferred "the circus upstairs" when at Orient :lol:

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Re: Who do we fancy then?

Post by Alfie » Fri May 03, 2019 7:25 pm

Update on recruitment process

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/ ... e-manager/

Talks about one female applicant. Also a north-east football manager- currently not employed- who will be helping the board - wonder if that could be Steve McLaren who I believe has been seen at BM from time to time.

All in all seems to be a very thorough and professional approach, especially for a volunteer run club at our level.

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