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by Wiseacre
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live
Replies: 30
Views: 1957

Re: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:09 pm
Wiseacre wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:46 am
I only saw this 'live' on the games highlights
I think the American's call this "mission creep" :D
Fair enough but it still looked pretty good.
by Wiseacre
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live
Replies: 30
Views: 1957

Re: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live

I only saw this 'live' on the games highlights but it's good to note a really good one from this year; Mondals' winner at Leamington. A flowing move right from the back completely opening up their defence and a really good finish - ball on the deck at pace till it got to Mondal who showed his worth.
by Wiseacre
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live
Replies: 30
Views: 1957

Re: Best Darlo goals you’ve seen live

Older Quakers must remember at least one John Peveril power blaster. My own favourite was the third goal in a classic match with Donny Rovers in 1971. He sized it up from about thirty yards and there was only going to be one outcome. Pev is a true Darlo legend and apparently still appears in Neil Wa...
by Wiseacre
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Reserves - One For the Older Ones
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Darlington Reserves - One For the Older Ones

I lived in York for a while in the 70's and Quakers were often dubbed t'City reserves on account of Seal, Stone et al. I don't know if there was a reserve side at Feethams then but there was certainly one in the early 80's - I remember watching them at Feethams with Fred Barber in goal just before h...
by Wiseacre
Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo’s worst XI
Replies: 58
Views: 5149

Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Lee Nogan. That is all. You cannot seriously think he was one of the worst XI players to play for the club? There must be some confusion here - Nogan wasn't a bad player at all in my view. Does anyone else remember Roger Wicks from the early 80's or Harry Wilson from the same period ? Right pair of...
by Wiseacre
Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo’s worst XI
Replies: 58
Views: 5149

Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Lee Nogan. That is all. You cannot seriously think he was one of the worst XI players to play for the club? There must be some confusion here - Nogan wasn't a bad player at all in my view. Does anyone else remember Roger Wicks from the early 80's or Harry Wilson from the same period ? Right pair of...
by Wiseacre
Sat May 21, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: NLN playoffs
Replies: 83
Views: 11472

Re: NLN playoffs

Three cheers for York - it might have been us but they've somehow got there though I think they'll need an upgrade if they do go up. Besides Boston is a nice day out. Brackley and Fylde shouldn't trouble us next season as we know how to win there.
by Wiseacre
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington Georges
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: Darlington Georges

George McGeachie classic Scottish winger and chemist at ICI 1965-67 before a bad injury ended his footie career.
by Wiseacre
Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead v Darlington
Replies: 34
Views: 5293

Re: Gateshead v Darlington

George Benson has been much in my thoughts recently with Quakers messing with our emotions but after today his version of It's A Shame seemed about right. Never Give Up On A Good Thing though because The Greatest Love Of All should bear fruit next season. Only moderately drowning my sorrows because ...
by Wiseacre
Mon Apr 18, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead v Darlington
Replies: 34
Views: 5293

Re: Gateshead v Darlington

As I predicted, but can we hold out - never give up on the Quakers (remember what makes you happy) c. George Benson.
by Wiseacre
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Curzon Ashton
Replies: 37
Views: 6498

Re: Darlington V Curzon Ashton

I think we should be a bit more realistic about todays game - which I didn't see - but we have no divine right to beat Curzon and we've done so well to get into a position where the result really mattered. Gateshead scored six today but I agree that it would be predictable for us to get a result the...
by Wiseacre
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington Saturday
Replies: 32
Views: 7583

Re: Leamington Saturday

Whatever the quality of Leamington's playing surface I thought Mondal's goal was outstanding; worked from the back with pace completely opening up their defence. By the way, the Derby v Leeds game is a good watch on Youtube, the gentleman's disagreement between Hunter and Lee is interesting to see h...
by Wiseacre
Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Boston 26/03/22
Replies: 24
Views: 5620

Re: Darlington v Boston 26/03/22

Agree with Lucan - as a twitching knee jerker I'm very happy to be wrong and feel AA and his team have responded so well to the situation. If we do scrape into the play offs all bets are off. :thumbup:
by Wiseacre
Thu Mar 24, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Southport
Replies: 55
Views: 8322

Re: Darlington v Southport

Given the difficult circumstances leading up to kick-off I feel this was a really heartening performance from the whole team - and a good goal. It said a lot about the real ability Armstrong must have in the dressing room. I'd say the only signing he needs for next season is consistency.
by Wiseacre
Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Hodgy team of 99/00 - if they had been promoted
Replies: 17
Views: 2682

Re: The Hodgy team of 99/00 - if they had been promoted

I remember that the condition of the Feethams pitch was a concern at that point - hadn't a plumber damaged the drainage or something but it was pointed out at the time that Northampton had to deal with it as well - we're having pitch problems again as the gentlemen's disagreement shows elsewhere. We...
by Wiseacre
Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Playoffs?
Replies: 18
Views: 3373

Re: Playoffs?

Why not ? I've been happy to eat my doubtful words over AA and this is an unpredictable league. All we have to do is sneak in on the last position then all bets are off. It would be great to experience a noble short-fall in the play-offs or even go up and worry about it when we get there. Whatever h...
by Wiseacre
Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: RIP Billy McEwan
Replies: 12
Views: 2456

RIP Billy McEwan

So farewell then Billy Mac/you were a hard nut manager/who ostracised a Darlo legend and over trained the players/Kevs Mum says your heart was in the right place though/Faustino Asprilla would have toed the line for you. Syndicated from Poetry Corner @ Private Eye. He won't be as fondly remembered a...
by Wiseacre
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What is your Darlington best 11?
Replies: 30
Views: 4769

Re: What is your Darlington best 11?

Did he play with John Storker ?
by Wiseacre
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What is your Darlington best 11?
Replies: 30
Views: 4769

Re: What is your Darlington best 11?

Who is David Speedy ? Did he play with John Storker ?
by Wiseacre
Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: What is your Darlington best 11?
Replies: 30
Views: 4769

Re: What is your Darlington best 11?

Some great line ups so far but I'd nominate Gary McDonald for at least a place on the bench with the last two teams. Mention of our days in division two a hundred years ago made me consult some of the Echo archives and marvel at the mentions of our star man David Brown who 'fizzed like a rocket and ...
by Wiseacre
Sat Feb 12, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Chester
Replies: 81
Views: 13919

Re: Darlington V Chester

I have just decided to enjoy every game from now for the rest of the season, not expecting much. Not because I dont think the players are good enough, (to be honest I do think they are), but I think confidence is so low, (even Lambert looked frustrated in the last game). So just going to enjoy the ...
by Wiseacre
Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray
Replies: 45
Views: 7376

Re: Martin Gray

Paras on the above post reversed but in accord. Somebody mentioned Hodgy somewhere so at least we're getting names now. Has Wheater got his badges ?
by Wiseacre
Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray
Replies: 45
Views: 7376

Re: Martin Gray

What we have in Armstrong is someone who is willing to work within the restrictions created by our circumstances - a fan-funded club without its own ground. You can argue all day long about whether he's getting good enough results given the circumstances he works within. What we had in Gray, and wo...
by Wiseacre
Sun Feb 06, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiesley Away
Replies: 132
Views: 17246

Re: Guiesley Away

This bickering between A.A’s supporters and detractors may become irrelevant because another few bad results may see him walk away. Which would not be a good thing. Let’s remember, he is doing the job that Martin Gray felt was beneath him. So you know that Martin Gray thought that managing Darlingt...
by Wiseacre
Sun Feb 06, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Guiesley Away
Replies: 132
Views: 17246

Re: Guiesley Away

Presumably the type of manager we want wins games and the occasional championship --and is available. I won't name names of course but could we .do worse ?
by Wiseacre
Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Kettering
Replies: 97
Views: 15250

Re: Darlo v Kettering

Would be good to hear the list of suitable available candidates should a change be made. Presumably they would need to be people who don't have major issues with the structure and financial set-up of the fan-owned club and who have demonstrated proven ability to successfully run a part-time club on...
by Wiseacre
Sat Jan 29, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fans Forum
Replies: 192
Views: 24534

Re: Fans Forum

As we've strayed into connections between the club and Westminster are there any connections between Martin and Sue Gray ? If so the report could be on the blunt side, also quite costly. If you put politics aside Nadine Dorres might be worth knowing as she's built up at least one successful business...
by Wiseacre
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tonight’s games
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: Tonight’s games

We should not play more often. We haven't conceded this evening and we move up one place to 12th above Alfreton on goals scored. Also see Kettering played 45 minutes with an outfield player in goal after their keeper was injured without another on the bench. :) Wonderful - this is the true Quakers ...
by Wiseacre
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Telford V Darlington
Replies: 176
Views: 23322

Re: Telford V Darlington

Remember in our promotion season 84-85 losing 5-2 at lowly Chester. I think we were 3-0 down at one point so at least there was some reaction, still, remembering that season takes us back to Telford in the cup so maybe there's something in the water down there. Having moaned about AA this season I ...
by Wiseacre
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Telford V Darlington
Replies: 176
Views: 23322

Re: Telford V Darlington

I think it's fair enough for people to be engaged or 'inconsistent' in their reactions when they do so much to support the club. Keeping Quakers going asks a lot so there will be some strong views. Incidentally, I was intrigued by the notion of a team settling 'organically' at its natural level - I ...