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by Darlofan97
Sat May 14, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20289

Re: Retained list

That would be a great signing for central midfield, something different to Moke, Rose. I think Lowe's based in Wigan and obviously he's been on a full-time deal at Shields. The player that the Shields fans seem most disappointed to see released is Danny Rose's brother Mitch. Sounds quite versatile ...
by Darlofan97
Sat May 14, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Retained list
Replies: 144
Views: 20289

Re: Retained list

Spyman wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 6:17 am
Darlogramps wrote:Interesting to see that Rose has tweeted he’s joining as a player-coach (something not mentioned by the club).
ItS A COnspIrACy!

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No, just bad communication again.
by Darlofan97
Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Signings
Replies: 79
Views: 12155

Re: Signings

Whitby confirm they've rejected a bid from a National North club for him. No idea if it's us or not Not sure that will be from us. Perhaps more likely to be York or even Spennymoor. I’d be surprised if York or Spenny start their transfer activity until they know what division they’ll be in next sea...
by Darlofan97
Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Taylor signs new deal
Replies: 17
Views: 3121

Re: Tommy Taylor signs new deal

It's the small things of reporting/asking questions about injuries/contract length etc - it's almost like a secret he likes to smugly keep for himself. Or it's stuff the club don't want to be public. He asks questions, gets answers, tapes it and then publishes the recording. The main criticism of R...
by Darlofan97
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The penalty that wasn't
Replies: 17
Views: 2963

Re: The penalty that wasn't

Tommy Taylor was tripped by a Boston player when attempting to collect the cross that led to a header being cleared off the line in the second half. It was clear as day and he waved play on. Seems to have gone unnoticed.
by Darlofan97
Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Boston 26/03/22
Replies: 24
Views: 5605

Re: Darlington v Boston 26/03/22

Lambert was outstanding yesterday. I will be very surprised if he is still here next season as it wouldn't surprise me if he is the next one off Alun's production line. Cassidy was also excellent and showed exactly what he brings to the side without having to score. He just needs somebody next to hi...
by Darlofan97
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Blyth
Replies: 66
Views: 11238

Re: Darlo v Blyth

Firstly, a great 3 points on Saturday. That was a different type of win to the ones which we tend to experience under Alun, dominant throughout and nabbing a scrappy goal whilst keeping the door shut at the back (the Lawlor & Wheater effect!). Secondly, the referee, deary me. We should have had a pe...
by Darlofan97
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chorley
Replies: 47
Views: 8475

Re: Darlington V Chorley

I saw that the rugby team played on the pitch on Friday evening and you could tell by the state of the pitch yesterday. It's amazing that we could play our passing game, given the state of the pitch. Ahhh so close I went with the singular missing bulb that would the gripe despite a 4-0 win. Should ...
by Darlofan97
Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chester
Replies: 81
Views: 13871

Re: Darlington V Chester

No, an official should be professional enough to just laugh it off, not reply with things like “fuck off silly b******” which this particular one has done before. Why? He's not even close to being a professional haha is being a referee a free hit for idiots in the stands? Surely if fans give it the...
by Darlofan97
Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Meadows Moans
Replies: 64
Views: 7689

Re: Meadows Moans

Having some of the floodlights out is amateur, just like all of that mess that was/still is around the dressing rooms/other turnstiles. The pitch is also shocking. The club should invest in a portable sprinkler system. The likelihood is we are going to me at BM for quite some time, so we might as we...
by Darlofan97
Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray
Replies: 45
Views: 7369

Re: Martin Gray

Is there any evidence that Martin Gray can work on a restricted budget? Failed to get promoted from Evostik Div One at first attempt despite the biggest budget in the division. Failed at York despite being full time in NLN. I won't stop my BTB or anything like that. I am after all an owner and putt...
by Darlofan97
Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiesley Away
Replies: 132
Views: 17209

Re: Guiesley Away

The main thing is not get drawn into the bottom of the table and just stay up this season. We need to regroup next season but unless something fundamentally changes next season will be the same. We need to bring some investment to increase the playing budget in ASAP. Yes, because there are dozens o...
by Darlofan97
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum
Replies: 192
Views: 24464

Re: Fans Forum

Sorry, I can’t see the parallels between DFC and the Iraq war. I can, however, see the parallels between the club asking for food bank donations, high levels of food bank usage, high levels of deprivation in some areas of Darlington, cuts to Universal Credit, child poverty etc. More than 25% of chi...
by Darlofan97
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum
Replies: 192
Views: 24464

Re: Fans Forum

I would have (genuinely) felt the same way if we had pimped ourselves out to Chapman when Darlo was red. But we did! Please help us save our club Jenny. Please help us get back to Darlo Jenny. I didn’t see anyone complain about her involvement as it was for the benefit of the club. However if a Tor...
by Darlofan97
Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum
Replies: 192
Views: 24464

Re: Fans Forum

I would have (genuinely) felt the same way if we had pimped ourselves out to Chapman when Darlo was red. But we did! Please help us save our club Jenny. Please help us get back to Darlo Jenny. I didn’t see anyone complain about her involvement as it was for the benefit of the club. However if a Tor...
by Darlofan97
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Luke charman
Replies: 115
Views: 24676

Re: Luke charman

Do wonder if we go for someone to come in and plug the huge gap that we’ve got not Charman, do we look to the loan market from the big 3 northeast clubs, or maybe even Yorkshire way? Or do we go out and try and pinch someone? Names that could be of interest could include: Jacob Hazel Adam Boyes Dyl...
by Darlofan97
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Telford V Darlington
Replies: 176
Views: 23254

Re: Telford V Darlington

Looking at Yorks scoreline so far tonight seems to show that sacking or changing a manager mid season and having a nice big full time budget, doesn’t always make a difference. Sometimes it’s better to stick with what you know for all his faults, the good stuff outweighs the bad with AA. In summary....
by Darlofan97
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Telford V Darlington
Replies: 176
Views: 23254

Re: Telford V Darlington

Having watched the full highlights, even the fourth goal was totally avoidable, following on from needless & petulant challenge by Hatfield on the edge of our own box. Wheatley’s challenge was a shocker. I agree with the calls for the players to step up and take some responsibility. We have had 5 re...
by Darlofan97
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Telford V Darlington
Replies: 176
Views: 23254

Re: Telford V Darlington

I was fairly laid back on Saturday evening, but having watched the highlights, I am absolutely livid at some of the defending. The players have let Alun down there. That isn’t organisation, structure or tactics. It’s a bunch of players not doing the basics right and defending like a junior side, and...
by Darlofan97
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Telford V Darlington
Replies: 176
Views: 23254

Re: Telford V Darlington

Gramps, 5/6/7 on loan was done with some poetic licence and pent up frustration I agree. The likes of Beedon, Taylor, Hope, Mondal, Beauchamp, Sangyang ( who the heck is he by the way!) , Martin have all been part of his squad sent out on loan and a number of them were poor decisions or knee jerk r...
by Darlofan97
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jake Lawlor
Replies: 39
Views: 7771

Re: Jake Lawlor

I’m not saying it is guaranteed to end well at Poolie because Singh seems to have a self- destruct button. However at this moment in time I am envious of how well they are doing, especially the cup success. I would not be surprised to see them struggling in the League next season with Lee and Nelso...
by Darlofan97
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Luke charman
Replies: 115
Views: 24676

Re: Luke charman

Jesus, what do we want, a breakdown of where each penny will be spent? The club operates on a model where it puts as much as feasibly possible into the playing/management budget. We elect individuals (that are volunteers) to carry out their roles responsibly, and this includes supporting Alun as muc...
by Darlofan97
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Luke charman
Replies: 115
Views: 24676

Re: Luke charman

Good luck to Luke Charman, he fully deserves his move.

Now, how do we replace someone that has scored over a third of our goals this season? Jacob Hazel at Whitby hopefully.
by Darlofan97
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Jake Lawlor
Replies: 39
Views: 7771

Re: Jake Lawlor

Great to have Lawlor back. The slight disappointment is that he is only on a contract until the end of the season.

Taylor, Ellis, Lawlor, Hatfield, Rose, Purver, Cassidy; we need to try and build the squad around these next season. A fully fit David Wheater would be a bonus.
by Darlofan97
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Luke charman
Replies: 115
Views: 24676

Re: Luke charman

I understand that we can not hold him back but if he is allowed to leave for £40k with no potential extras it will be daylight robbery and those that have allowed it to happen have been very naive. Hypothetically what if Charman had said well if you won't agree to £40k I'll just take my chances on ...
by Darlofan97
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster Game
Replies: 52
Views: 10833

Re: Kidderminster Game

It'll interesting Lo's take on it because it appears the ref just got it wrong and would have been in more focus if the game had finished 0-0. I have absolutely no idea, well no idea about one part of it... At its core Tommy Taylor has done him no favours. I think he makes the decision to blow the ...
by Darlofan97
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster Game
Replies: 52
Views: 10833

Re: Kidderminster Game

I think yesterday proved why we are where we are in the league really. Lacking a cutting edge upfront without Charman and a defensive lapse that cost us right at the end. We need another centre half to come in (would Singh turn down a fee for Lawlor?) and for Charman to be replaced with a more poten...
by Darlofan97
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Luke Charmans value
Replies: 36
Views: 7575

Re: Luke Charmans value

Whilst I agree with a lot of the lower expectations here. However one team possibly interested is Rochdale, manager is Robbie Stockdale who was at our home game v Spenny (he still lives local so could have been just taking in the game). However they have just sold Beesley to Blackpool for an allege...
by Darlofan97
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth Spartans
Replies: 32
Views: 8582

Re: Blyth Spartans

Campbell was very, very good for us. There is a reason why every manager he has played under (including Alun) eventually shifted him out wide (due to his lack of physicality/clinical streak) but out wide and behind the centre-forward (a O'Neill/Charman type) he was excellent. A full season of Adam C...
by Darlofan97
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City.
Replies: 14
Views: 4738

Re: York City.

York were a well run club up until recently, now they don’t own their own stadium and have to rent. Other clubs rent and it’s not a problem in itself but you can only sell the family silver once. I wouldn't say so. Up to 30 June 2020, they made a £700k loss and were £12.3 million in debt. I'm not s...