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by Darlogramps
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: First managerial casualty of the season
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

First managerial casualty of the season

Terry Mitchell has left Blyth Spartans after just one game.

Evidently something has happened behind the scenes to go so early in the season. They’re also after their 5th permanent manager since 2019.
by Darlogramps
Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kaine Felix
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: Kaine Felix

Our attacking options have to be up there with some of the best in the league. Beck, Hazel, Felix, Lambert, Maddison, with Rivers, Mondal and Hughes (wouldn’t surprise me to see at least one outgoing to be honest as we have eight attackers for four or five positions). There’s plenty of flexibility t...
by Darlogramps
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jordan Emery
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Jordan Emery

We’ve also signed four of our youth players on first team forms.

Jack Winstanley and Charlie Mitchell (defenders) and Reece McMann and Sean Chidanyika (midfielders).

Unlikely to see them loads in the first team, but they give us additional options in the event of injuries/suspensions.
by Darlogramps
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiseley V Darlo
Replies: 39
Views: 5422

Re: Guiseley V Darlo

It’s pre-season and means absolutely fuck all. Long as we are firing and winning that first game vs Gloucester, a defeat to Guiseley in a friendly means nothing. Of course it means something, what's the point in playing the game otherwise? Agree we should judge the team on League results but the fa...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Middelsbrough
Replies: 57
Views: 6922

Darlington V Middelsbrough

The great pie hooha ad nauseum. The season can't start soon enough then we can get stuck into something more interesting. Why not bring our own pies anyway and support local businesses ? Back in the day a Zisslers pork special and Feethams Bovril made a grand afternoon's footie. The issue is more t...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Middelsbrough
Replies: 57
Views: 6922

Darlington V Middelsbrough

It obviously warrants a discussion but that is quite different to a prescribed legal requirement. It depends how the deal is structured as to what leverage we have. Are the caterer paying a flat fee for the license to sell at DFC games so in effect what they sell is irrelevant to the football club....
by Darlogramps
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Middelsbrough
Replies: 57
Views: 6922

Darlington V Middelsbrough

Out of interest what objective parameters did you use for each of those things. Did you go with a schedule which listed menu item by menu item? If you run a restaurant and all your customers provide negative feedback on food quality and price, that would be a clear indicator the product is substand...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Extra funding . Thought
Replies: 38
Views: 4289

Extra funding . Thought

A breakdown of this season’s FA Cup prize money, for those who think it’ll give us a nice boost. If we make it all the way to Round One, we get just over £18k (not including matchday ticket sales which get split anyway). Second round qualifying winners - £3,375 Second round qualifying losers - £1,12...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: DJ Interview 18/07/22
Replies: 32
Views: 4822

Re: DJ Interview 18/07/22

So we are down to two locations and these have been agreed by the council....so why can't the fans know the two locations. Its a fan owned club, I have every confidence in DJ to deliver the new stadium, but the buzz this would create would be great. For the same reason we don’t get to know the ins ...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rivers
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Rivers

[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Knew you’d bite.
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rivers
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Rivers

In his post match interview AA scoffs at the the suggestion of Rivers moving to Scunthorpe. Apparently illness the reason for his non appearance today. So a random Twitter account from a “journalist”who doesn’t work for a publication, brought up by DarloEd19, turns out to be rubbish. Who’d have tho...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Rochdale
Replies: 26
Views: 4692

Darlo v Rochdale

Bit of an unusual comment at the end of his post-match interview from AA. “It’s going to be a tough season because there’s so many teams going for it. And we haven’t gone for it as much as I would have liked but we’ve still got a really strong squad.” He also made a comment about “if a top player be...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 16, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rivers
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Rivers

Can’t believe anyone is taking that account seriously. He’s clearly a guess merchant who leeches off genuine journalists and tries to claim he’s in the know. A quick look through his posts and you can see there’s no substance to him. Two days ago he claimed Will Grigg was off to Walsall. The same da...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

mark beck

He regrets his antics but has never apologised or explained the reasons for them? How do you know he regrets them then? As you say, all he was interested in was having more money to spend, because all of his success came from spending more money than (most of) the competition. Sent from my Pixel 6 ...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Crook V Darlington
Replies: 17
Views: 3101

Crook V Darlington

No Rose as well. Not a major problem at the moment, and AA is right not to risk players who might not be 100%. Hopefully everyone fit to face Rochdale next week. Rose is named on the bench Good news [emoji106] Starting XI: Taylor, Winstanley, Lawlor, Sukar, Hedley, Moke, Rivers, Maddison, Lambert, ...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Crook V Darlington
Replies: 17
Views: 3101

Re: Crook V Darlington

Looks like a very attacking line up Maddison , Rivers , Lambert, Mondal , Hazel all in the same starting 11 Only Moke as a recognised CM Interesting no Wheater again - hope it isn’t anything too serious No Griffiths or Purver in the squad either Yes,getting a bit concerned with Wheater not included...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

mark beck

Would also add that we have Beck, Hazel, Lambert, Maddison, Rivers and Mondal going for three/four places in the side (working on the basis we’ll play either 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 this season). That means at least two of our forward players will miss out each game. Of course none of us know what’s...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 09, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

mark beck

We definitely need a third centre back. I’ve said it before but it would be daft to go into a season, potentially playing more than 50 games, with just two specialist centre backs, particularly as Wheater won’t be playing every game. Yes we have players who can cover, but given we’re looking at a sm...
by Darlogramps
Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Summer 2022
Replies: 36
Views: 9442

Re: Summer 2022

Updating the squad following yesterday’s one-in, one-out for those who find it useful. Currently on 16 players so I reckon we’re just a couple of players away now. Another option at centre back and possibly one more in central midfield and we’ll be there. Taylor Martin Hedley Wheater Lawlor Sukar Gr...
by Darlogramps
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

Latest update from the Echo on Beck: “While Dos Santos’ exit will disappoint some supporters, Armstrong is optimistic about the chances of bringing striker Mark Beck back to the club. “A free agent after leaving Harrogate Town at the end of last season, Sunderland-based Beck has trained with Darlin...
by Darlogramps
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

mark beck

We’ve posted a picture of a stream, or should that be a “Beck” on our social media accounts.

Unless of course we’re bringing back Johnny Burn….
by Darlogramps
Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Dos Santos
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

Re: Dos Santos

Disappointed to see him go. Clearly had potential and I think this season could’ve been a big one for him with a full pre-season behind him.

But it sounds like he’s heading to an exciting opportunity and you can’t blame him for that at all.
by Darlogramps
Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

Latest update from the Echo on Beck: “While Dos Santos’ exit will disappoint some supporters, Armstrong is optimistic about the chances of bringing striker Mark Beck back to the club. “A free agent after leaving Harrogate Town at the end of last season, Sunderland-based Beck has trained with Darling...
by Darlogramps
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Danny Rose appointed Player-Coach
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Re: Danny Rose appointed Player-Coach

Rose said on social media at the time he was joining as a player-coach. For whatever reason, the club didn’t.

So today’s announcement isn’t “new” information as Rose had already confirmed he was a player-coach.
by Darlogramps
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixtures
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Fixtures

We have a few Monday games which is weird Why is it weird? We have four Monday matches, three of which are Bank Holidays. August Bank Holiday Monday and Easter Monday are days we always play matches on. Boxing Day is a Monday too. The other Monday night is away to Bradford PA, who always play their...
by Darlogramps
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Newton Aycliffe v Darlington Tuesday July 5th.
Replies: 27
Views: 5382

Re: Newton Aycliffe v Darlington Tuesday July 5th.

Doing some amateur sleuthing on some of squad from last night. Seems we had four academy players on the bench, but also two names who aren’t listed on our academy page, Kaelin Robinson and Josh Scott. Can’t find anything on Robinson, but there are two North East-linked Josh Scotts. One is a Newcastl...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

Think I may be the odd one out from our fans, but I preferred Cassidy to. Beck, neither are goal scorers but Cassidy was more mobile and supportive across the pitch, especially when our defence was under pressure, never saw that in Beck, plus think we will quickly revert to lumping the ball forward...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: mark beck
Replies: 88
Views: 11865

Re: mark beck

He’s training with us, and according to the Echo, he’d be willing to accept a deal: https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/20254701.darlington-mark-beck-back-training-quakers/ Get the impression if another club came in with a full time offer that would complicate things but he’s clearly someone we ...
by Darlogramps
Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Newton Aycliffe v Darlington Tuesday July 5th.
Replies: 27
Views: 5382

Re: Newton Aycliffe v Darlington Tuesday July 5th.

Ah yes, I do love the pre-season friendlies, where some fans read too much into one result. Doubtless if we get anything less than a 3-0 win tomorrow night, the usual prophets of doom on here will be predicting relegation and slagging off AA. But in all seriousness you are right Old Git. Some fans w...
by Darlogramps
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential new signings
Replies: 136
Views: 19933

Potential new signings

He's said ST first then possibly a CB. I am not saying we won't get a CB but will it be a senior defender who we actively rotate with Wheater and Lawlor I am not sure. Get a feeling it will be more likely to be a Taylor / Beeden / Storey ie under 23. I wouldn’t read too much into the “main focus”co...