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by Darlogramps
Thu May 12, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 61
Views: 7100

Retained list

Interesting to see that Rose has tweeted he’s joining as a player-coach (something not mentioned by the club).

Wonder if that’s a similar arrangement to Rivers in helping coach within the academy, or whether Rose will also be helping the first team.
by Darlogramps
Wed May 11, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 61
Views: 7100

Re: Retained list

To be honest I think that Mondal and Rivers are lucky that they're already contracted for next season otherwise I'd fancy that they'd have been released. Certainly Mondal would’ve gone, and I suspect AA may send him on loan at some stage this season, particularly if he gets the players he wants in ...
by Darlogramps
Wed May 11, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George smith departs
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: George smith departs

Seems Darlo_CR has it right again. Presume if Hope stays, we then go for one more full back as cover. Still think it’d be a gamble if both cover full backs are fairly young (think Hope is 19). But I see and understand the logic.
by Darlogramps
Wed May 11, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 61
Views: 7100

Retained list

The three “debatable” departures are Cassidy, Smith and Storey. I do think the last few weeks of the season convinced AA he might need to mix things up a bit more than he initially planned. It is a shame with Cassidy as he did offer us something we badly missed in previous campaigns. But that’ll be ...
by Darlogramps
Wed May 11, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George smith departs
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

George smith departs

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Griffiths and Hedley as fullbacks with Hope and another youngster as back up. Probably wiser using Smiths wage elsewhere in the team and get a young replacement for cover. That would be a bit of a gamble though in my opinion. We’ve got an expanded 46-game league seaso...
by Darlogramps
Tue May 10, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheater
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

Re: Wheater

jjljks wrote:Have watched Wheater play in our team & he reminded me of Bobby Moore in his latter years at Fulham.
Yep, this is totally normal and no way absurd. Saying a sixth tier defender reminds you of England’s legendary World Cup-winning captain.
by Darlogramps
Sun May 08, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 55
Views: 6425

NLN playoffs

More than happy if Brackley go up. We’ve got enough long trips next year so would be happy with them out of the division.
by Darlogramps
Sun May 08, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Wheater
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

Re: Wheater

I'm afraid to say I don’t think he is the answer to our centre half problems. He looked way off the pace yesterday. He looked shot after about 10 minutes in. Armstrong needs to look again. I’m afraid to say judging a 35-year-old who didn’t have a full pre-season because of a serious injury on the b...
by Darlogramps
Sat May 07, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 64
Views: 5392

Raj Singh

To me Houchen was a much worse chairman and Scott & Sizer were equally just as bad all about the money not the club. As I remember Scott and Sizer were just money lenders - all they wanted was their money back and I can't see anything wrong with that. They ended up owning the Arena by default then ...
by Darlogramps
Fri May 06, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jacob Hazel
Replies: 23
Views: 3276

Re: Jacob Hazel

An exciting signing with the potential to be a really key player for us next season. The fact we’ve moved to get him signed up before the season is completed shows how important it was to get a finisher for the new campaign. If AA is after about six new signings in total, that would suggest he’s got...
by Darlogramps
Thu May 05, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 64
Views: 5392

Re: Raj Singh

Ruthless by Singh to sack Lee before the final game after they consolidated in the league, got to 4th round of the FA Cup and semi final of Papa Johns. Just 5 months as manager there. Also comes just days after a fundraising match there for the manager's wife's battle against a brain tumour. Great ...
by Darlogramps
Mon May 02, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley match thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3817

Farsley match thread

The last few weeks have been really weird. As soon as we got into the play-offs, that’s when we fell away. That does make me wonder if there was a mentality issue, or indeed whether something happened in the squad. It was all very strange. Right at the point where you thought they’d dig in and give ...
by Darlogramps
Mon May 02, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Farsley match thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3817

Farsley match thread

Interesting team selection: Taylor; Griffiths, Wheater, Hedley; Moke, Rose, Lambert, Thompson, Mondal, Cassidy, O’Neill.

No other centre backs in the matchday squad - potentially we’re going three at the back and all out with five attackers?

Or someone like Cassidy as a makeshift centre back?
by Darlogramps
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 79
Views: 10343

Signings

Some good news in the Echo regarding Danny Rose with Armstrong saying: “We’re just about there” in terms of a deal. Article also confirms it’s us who’ve put in a bid for Hazel. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/20105611.darlingtons-aim-end-season-high/?fbclid=IwAR3_eb-nRkA_VnkqB1_i6_9jRFJzbTp...
by Darlogramps
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 79
Views: 10343

Signings

Some good news in the Echo regarding Danny Rose with Armstrong saying: “We’re just about there” in terms of a deal. Article also confirms it’s us who’ve put in a bid for Hazel. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/20105611.darlingtons-aim-end-season-high/?fbclid=IwAR3_eb-nRkA_VnkqB1_i6_9jRFJzbTp...
by Darlogramps
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 79
Views: 10343

Signings

Some good news in the Echo regarding Danny Rose with Armstrong saying: “We’re just about there” in terms of a deal. Article also confirms it’s us who’ve put in a bid for Hazel. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/20105611.darlingtons-aim-end-season-high/?fbclid=IwAR3_eb-nRkA_VnkqB1_i6_9jRFJzbTpv...
by Darlogramps
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 3081

The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022

Oh for goodness sake. “Deep dive” - You’re making it sound like a four-year research project. It takes two minutes to look at South Shields’ results to inform yourself. South Shields missed out on the title because they dropped too many points at considerably weaker sides with less resources. It was...
by Darlogramps
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 3081

The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022

All teams have the capacity to lose one off fixtures. I'm talking principally if there are two that are above the competition like an SPL type situation they can only take 3 points from any one game. Not a fixture by fixture analysis. . With respect, you’re trying to shift the goalposts to cover th...
by Darlogramps
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 3081

The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022

Oh they are financial heavyweights but I just don't know if it is staggering that they finished second behind who they did . I don’t agree. If I take your word that Buxton spend a lot, it doesn’t change the fact they’re part-time. Also, are you assuming that Buxton’s budget is larger than S.Shields...
by Darlogramps
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 3081

The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022

Staggering that they’ve not gone up given the resources at their disposal in that division. To be fair to them they were absolutely destroyed by the COVID curtailment a couple of seasons ago. Then when they have come back Buxton have decided to throw an 'alleged' £12k a week playing budget at promo...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022
Replies: 42
Views: 3081

Re: The Top 12, Monday April 18th 2022

Buxton and Banbury promoted from the NPL and Southern NPL playoff: South Shields vs Warrington Scarborough vs Matlock Southern playoff Peterborough Sports (inventive name that one) vs Alvechurch Coalville vs Rushall South Shields bottle it and miss out on pens. Staggering that they’ve not gone up g...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 64
Views: 5392

Raj Singh

We were liquidated… Do you think we were in the Northern league just for craic like Demoted, not liquidated. The holding company Raj Singh used to run the collection of assets that made up Darlington FC was liquidated. The football club itself was not. There is a contradiction in your logic. You cl...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lawlor signs 2 year deal
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Lawlor signs 2 year deal

onewayup wrote:Gramps you're just a grumpy old idiot who is spoiling for something to grumpy about. Ha.ha
Another really worthwhile contribution. Bravo.
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lawlor signs 2 year deal
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Lawlor signs 2 year deal

Now given we know there is no issue with the Hedley deal, kindly delete the reference in your post. Otherwise we can assume you would rather spread incorrect information about the club than admit to making an error. When you write "we" - who exactly do you mean? Because I'll tell you one thing, you...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lawlor signs 2 year deal
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Lawlor signs 2 year deal

Gramps ,I never said there was an issue it's you who made that up was it not. Really don't know your arse from your elbow it seems. Enough said about it. :wave: Err yes you did. A reminder of your own words: “Remember the Ben Hedly post was taken down, so maybe that is in the air at the moment.” Yo...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lawlor signs 2 year deal
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Lawlor signs 2 year deal

Now given we know there is no issue with the Hedley deal, kindly delete the reference in your post. Otherwise we can assume you would rather spread incorrect information about the club than admit to making an error. When you write "we" - who exactly do you mean? Because I'll tell you one thing, you...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lawlor signs 2 year deal
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Re: Lawlor signs 2 year deal

Gramps,not miss information at all I stated a fact the headly post was taken down ,stop being pedantic, not spreading anything said it as it is, also said it was maybe an explanation for the numbers being out of sinc .on this thread.. Except you haven’t said anything “as it is”. You spouted a load ...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 64
Views: 5392

Raj Singh

This is surely a wind up? I do wonder about darloed19. A lot of the threads he starts seem a bit, I dunno, troll-y, or like fishing expeditions: what our players are paid each week, saying he’d have Martin Gray back in a heartbeat, an odd one about MG and the grim reaper, our top 5 rivals (includin...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lawlor signs 2 year deal
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Lawlor signs 2 year deal

Remember the Ben Hedly post was taken down, so maybe that is in the air at the moment. Accounting for the 4th signing, I don't know just an explanation. It’s nothing to do with Hedley. All the stuff from his announcement last week is very much still live. Here’s the website article: https://darling...
by Darlogramps
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Lawlor signs 2 year deal
Replies: 30
Views: 2736

Re: Lawlor signs 2 year deal

Possibly it’s a continuity thing but it’s still not ideal. I know it’s only a small thing but getting the details correct avoids confusion and makes us look more professional. Saying three have signed up when it’s actually four (well actually five because of the bizarre Moke non-announcement) is an ...