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carlodarlo
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Favourite Darlo 11

Post by carlodarlo » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:12 am

Not to much to keep us going this last couple of weeks so thought I would put this out there, Maybe been done before but always good to have a good think back to some of the players we have seen pull on the black and white shirt over the years so I am after your favourite ever Darlo 11. Any formation you want and remember its your favourite, Not the best 11 that you have watched, Be it just someone that was nowhere near the level of other players but always gave 100% and you enjoyed watching them play for whatever reason.

Il get things going with a 3-5-2 and I can remember back to 1993ish and onwards.

GK - Andy Collett
CB - Craig Liddle
CB - Sean Gregan
CB - Gary Brown
RM - Neil Wainwright
LM - Stephen Thompson (put him out there because I just want him in my team and he can do that job)
CM - Gary Bannister (Probably the best midfielder I have seen for us, An absolute class act)
CM - Phil Turnbull
CM - Matty Appleby (Again not the position he played often for us but he can play there and he was brilliant to watch in that 96 season)
ST - Marco Gabbiadini (obviously one of our best ever players but worth the admission fee to see play and more)
ST - Darren Roberts (Super Daz when I was going through my teen years ringing out in the tin shed)

Notable mentions to Ian Clarke, Richard Hodgson, Leon Scott, Terry Galbraith, Graeme Armstrong and for a very brief spell with us Pedro Paulo (rip).

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theoriginalfatcat
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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:04 am

Three of my all time favourites that you've missed.

Paul Heckingbottom
Neil Heaney
Carl Shutt.

All three were such a pleasure to watch playing, especially Shutt playing in goal :D
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

Tamworth matchday programme 26 Nov 2011

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by Makka Pakka » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:20 am

Think you've always got to include Pawel Abbott, almost guaranteed to create something, even in games we were second best. I would also swap Gary Brown for Steve Foster.
"At a meeting held at the Grammar School on Friday last - Mr Phillip Wood M.A., in the chair - it was resolved to form an Association Football Club for Darlington and neighbourhood. The opinions of those present were so unanimous as to the desirability of this step, that a committee was formed to complete the organisation of the club, and Mr Craven, 17, Garden Street, was appointed secretary pro tem." - The Northern Echo, Monday 23rd July 1883

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:05 pm

How come no Matt Clarke or Robbie Blake?

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by jjljks » Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:03 pm

To make it fair, just have best XI for each decade. Oldies can do 1950/1960/1970,
Tweenies 1980/1990
Youngsters 2000, 2010

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by eddie-rowles » Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:17 pm

GK :Fred Barber
Defence : Craig Liddle, Adam Reed, Gary Brown, Kevan Smith
Midfield: David Speedie, Eddie Rowles, Dave Maclean
Forwards: David Currie, Alan Walsh, Marco Gabbiadini

Clive Nattress, Robbie Blake, Pawel Abbot and Frank Gray on the bench . Managed by gentleman Jim Platt.

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by spen666 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:50 pm

eddie-rowles wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:17 pm
GK :Fred Barber
Defence : Craig Liddle, Adam Reed, Gary Brown, Kevan Smith
Midfield: David Speedie, Eddie Rowles, Dave Maclean
Forwards: David Currie, Alan Walsh, Marco Gabbiadini

Clive Nattress, Robbie Blake, Pawel Abbot and Frank Gray on the bench . Managed by gentleman Jim Platt.
Some goals in that line up!

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by Old Git » Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:55 pm

spen666 wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:50 pm
eddie-rowles wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:17 pm
GK :Fred Barber
Defence : Craig Liddle, Adam Reed, Gary Brown, Kevan Smith
Midfield: David Speedie, Eddie Rowles, Dave Maclean
Forwards: David Currie, Alan Walsh, Marco Gabbiadini

Clive Nattress, Robbie Blake, Pawel Abbot and Frank Gray on the bench . Managed by gentleman Jim Platt.
Some goals in that line up!
True but Kev Smith and Gary Brown in the same defence. Love them both but not playing together.

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by Marv » Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:37 pm

Similar to some above but with a couple that haven't been mentioned:
Prudhoe
Appleby, Willis, Gregan, Liddle, Heckingbottom
Thompson, Gill, Heaney
Gabbiadini, Blake

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by quaker4life » Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:36 pm

Andy Collett

Neil Austin
Neil Aspin
Craig Liddle
Paul Heckingbottom

Neil Wainwright
Ricky Ravenhill
Martin Gray
Neil Heaney

Pawel Abbott
Marco Gabbiadini

Four players in the same team with the same name might get confusing!
love it! wrote:Considering we are Darlington 1883 I'm happy that we are named correctly

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by lo36789 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:43 pm

Mine is very similar to the one above. Realistically I am 1998 onwards.

Jason De Vos instead of Neil Aspin
Jason Kennedy instead of Ricky Ravenhill

Somehow fitting Martin Smith in as well instead of Martin Gray but without removing Neil Heaney...

No idea how, just do it and feel sorry for the opposition right back.

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by jjljks » Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:29 am

eddie-rowles wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:17 pm
GK :Fred Barber
Defence : Craig Liddle, Adam Reed, Gary Brown, Kevan Smith
Midfield: David Speedie, Eddie Rowles, Dave Maclean
Forwards: David Currie, Alan Walsh, Marco Gabbiadini

Clive Nattress, Robbie Blake, Pawel Abbot and Frank Gray on the bench . Managed by gentleman Jim Platt.
I wish the young uns could have seen this team in their prime! There would have to be an X rating on Eddie Rowles' curly perm which I believe was later copied by one Scunthorpe winger, Kevin Keegan.

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Re: Favourite Darlo 11

Post by Beano » Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:50 am

Andrew Collett

Neil Aspin
Jason De Vos
Craig Liddle

Matty Appleby
Paul Heckingbottom

Martin Gray
Sean Gregan
Stephen Thompson

Robbie Blake
Marco Gabbiadini

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