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by Alfie
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley away 14/9/21
Replies: 52
Views: 6581

Re: Brackley away 14/9/21

Only 125 miles for me - first game of the season. Lot of rain due in the area so hope the pitch can cope. At least don’t have to set off until after 4.30 ish. Don’t expect anything from the game but hope we can build on second half on Sat and get ourselves sorted for more winnable games and start ou...
by Alfie
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

FA Cup draw

Draw for 2nd qualifying round on Monday when we come in. In better times would be looking forward to it and maybe drwaing a 'weaker' team to get to the next round, but just now a few of these weaker teams would fancy playing us.
by Alfie
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings?
Replies: 73
Views: 14374

Re: New signings?

As if things weren't bad enough, with every game played any potential new recruit will look at us and think 'nah, dont fancy that'
by Alfie
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New signings?
Replies: 73
Views: 14374

New signings?

Now that the transfer window is closed can we expect some would-be full timers who didn't get fixed up to be looking for part time employment?
by Alfie
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Covid postponments
Replies: 3
Views: 1817

Covid postponments

Don't know if there any general FA guidelines about when a club can postpone a match when players test positive, but the Northern Premier League seem to be taken a very strict approach. This is taken from an article in the Non League paper by the NPL chairman 'This season, for a league match to be p...
by Alfie
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Mr Q
Replies: 15
Views: 3122

Mr Q

Looks like somebody has hijacked our mascots name and set up an on-line casino.

https://mrq.com/
by Alfie
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bar closure
Replies: 28
Views: 4056

Bar closure

According to the club twitter the downstairs bar will close after kick off due to an 'unavoidable double booking'
by Alfie
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo vs Boro
Replies: 32
Views: 6821

Re: Darlo vs Boro

The Boro take of the match - or at least the gazette's view. https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/darlington-vs-middlesbrough-under-23s-21197341 Interesting mention of Darlo's physical presence - not something we've heard in a positive way in recent years - although we were up ...
by Alfie
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Future of heading?
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Future of heading?

The FA are proposing limitations to heading the ball during training. https://www.thefa.com/news/2021/jul/28/20210728-new-heading-guidance-published Wonder if this will eventually lead to restrictions in matches- could we get to the stage where heading is banned? Although after Tuesday’s performance...
by Alfie
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Newton Aycliffe V Darlington
Replies: 17
Views: 4040

Re: Newton Aycliffe V Darlington

Presumably this also has an effect on holding training sessions, or at least who can turn up.
by Alfie
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Behind closed doors friendly
Replies: 9
Views: 3123

Re: Behind closed doors friendly

Wonder if Dos Santos could be another from Tadcaster in the De Souza mould.
by Alfie
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Attendance
Replies: 167
Views: 21833

Re: Attendance

My issue is people who have no respect of how other people may feel nervous. This applies equally to those nervous about reopening and having their feelings belittled as it does to those nervous about if restrictions were extended. As a society there's a real risk of losing the ability to have resp...
by Alfie
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alex Purver
Replies: 14
Views: 3847

Re: Alex Purver

Armstrong describes him as a 'Combination of Will Hatfield and Joe Wheatley'

That'll do for me.
by Alfie
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TRIVIA. Edit.
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Re: TRIVIA. Edit.

Old Git wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:19 am
Maybe Uncle Ray could put this out to his media contacts. It could be a positive story and good publicity if it reached the National Press and TV.
That young Mr Stoddart tweeted it last night - with pictures. With his millions of followers its inevitable it will be all over TV and press.
by Alfie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Club fine
Replies: 57
Views: 14841

Re: Club fine

Also have to pay £1600 costs, and the appeal fee of £250 is retained.
by Alfie
Thu May 06, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Reynolds
Replies: 7
Views: 4244

Reynolds

Seems like a nice family

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... riend.html

Would just like to point out I'm not a regular Mail reader - told by a friend there was a Daro article in it - honest!
by Alfie
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Harvey Saunders
Replies: 5
Views: 3500

Re: Harvey Saunders

Also signed Boro keeper Brad James on loan.

Seem to be throwing everything they have got - and probably a fair bit they haven't got - at promotion.

Be ironic if Armstrong and Saunders provided the goals that got them up.
by Alfie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Appeal
Replies: 22
Views: 9149

Appeal

Club submit formal appeal over fine to FA.

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/quakers ... peal-to-fa
by Alfie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 31
Views: 10234

Re: George Reynolds

Maybe just as well we are not playing at the moment - can you imagine the response if someone suggested we hold a minutes silence for our former chairman.
by Alfie
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players
Replies: 18
Views: 6864

Re: Great piece on Two ex Darlo players

Wasn't there a young lad Paul Robinson who we sold to Newcastle around the same time. - wonder what happened to him. That's unless I am misremembering yet again in which case just forget it.
by Alfie
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 9801

Re: Terry Melling

Suprised how much response this initial post of sad news has generated - didn't realise there were so many posters of my age on here. I remember Shoot - quite poor coverage really but in those days teams like Darlo didn't get on TV, so it was still quite an event. Programme dominated by 'the big3', ...
by Alfie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 9801

Re: Terry Melling

I was at that game and Ed John's is correct, this WAS the last game of the season, winner take all with automatic promotion for the winners and nothing for the losers.Got off to a dream start with that early goal but did not push on and Bradford deserved the 3-1 win. Sent from my moto g(6) play usi...
by Alfie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 9801

Re: Terry Melling

I have a vague memory of him scoring at the Tin Shed end in a big game against Bradford City. I think it was possibly the final game of the season possibly 1969ish when both sides were in with a chance of promotion. There was a big crowd about 11000 including a large contingent from Bradford. If I ...
by Alfie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Melling
Replies: 28
Views: 9801

Re: Terry Melling

Remember watching him late sixties (69?). I think he played for us towards the end of his career. A real old fashioned bustling centre forward, must have been a nightmare to play against when physical challenges which would be a red card today went without comment. Don't know how he would have manag...
by Alfie
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pool(s) If You Think It's Over
Replies: 24
Views: 11486

Re: Pool(s) If You Think It's Over

Raj has been giving his thoughts to the local rag.

https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/sport/ ... il-3169765
by Alfie
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: George Reynolds
Replies: 41
Views: 15277

George Reynolds

His much delayed court appearance over alleged harrasment in connection with a planning application has concluded.

Got off with conditional discharge and costs.


https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/ ... sts-order/
by Alfie
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: When is null & void.......
Replies: 71
Views: 22029

When is null & void.......

....not null & void.

When NLN/S clubs who lost the vote cobble together a competition to keep their promotion hopes alive.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... sed-format
by Alfie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Nasty defenders
Replies: 31
Views: 12108

Nasty defenders

What we need according to AA.

https://www.nesportnews.co.uk/armstrong ... h-defence/

Interesting bit about players want to continue training if allowed under furlough rules.
by Alfie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final
Replies: 171
Views: 60827

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

As soon as I heard Hodgy putting down their team I was concerned it could comeback and bite him. However, I think during his commentary he raised some really good coaching points. I do wonder how much time AA has had to work on the squad and improve their individual game play. To do this there does...
by Alfie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Really frightening club loans
Replies: 3
Views: 4306

Really frightening club loans

Not the National League loans, but a series of loans to 'big' clubs from Cayman Islands based US companies

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... t-us-loans

Mainly high interest loans secured on stadiums, training grounds etc.