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Darlo’s worst XI

Post by darloed19 » Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:52 pm

I am bored refreshing Twitter for transfer new so what is your worst darlo eleven (done best XI before)

Knight

Kane
Brandon Taylor
Plumber
Akinson
Burn

Caton
Xaiver
Mulligan

Broughton
Diop

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Old Git » Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:13 am

darloed19 wrote:
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:52 pm
I am bored refreshing Twitter for transfer new so what is your worst darlo eleven (done best XI before)

Knight

Kane
Brandon Taylor
Plumber
Akinson
Burn

Caton
Xaiver
Mulligan

Broughton
Diop
I assume you mean Johnny Burn and not Dan Burn 🤣
Which Atkinson are you referring to? I am guessing not Brian but more likely the lad that AA brought from Blyth. Also haven’t a clue who Kane and Plumber are. They must have been so bad I have erased them from my memory.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by darloed19 » Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:38 pm

Old Git wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:13 am
darloed19 wrote:
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:52 pm
I am bored refreshing Twitter for transfer new so what is your worst darlo eleven (done best XI before)

Knight

Kane
Brandon Taylor
Plumber
Akinson
Burn

Caton
Xaiver
Mulligan

Broughton
Diop
I assume you mean Johnny Burn and not Dan Burn 🤣
Which Atkinson are you referring to? I am guessing not Brian but more likely the lad that AA brought from Blyth. Also haven’t a clue who Kane and Plumber are. They must have been so bad I have erased them from my memory.

Yes to the above. Kane we had on loan from Carlisle can’t remember what year, but got subbed off at half time because he was dreadful, and plumber we got from Bradford in the year we got relegated from football league.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Spyman » Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:44 pm

I think you're a bit harsh on Nathan Mulligan there who I don't think was too bad relative to the level we were at?

I assume your other midfielder is Xavier Barrau? Don't remember much about him except a red card early on in a game at the Arena.

Tbh the list of woeful players we've had down the years is too long to put a team together. Maybe a minimum of 10 appearances or something would make it more achievable?

The problem is, crap players tend not to play a lot of games so it's actually quite hard to do. You could just go through most of the Todd/Staunton season and make 3 or 4 teams of complete dross.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by darloed19 » Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:30 pm

Spyman wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:44 pm
I think you're a bit harsh on Nathan Mulligan there who I don't think was too bad relative to the level we were at?

I assume your other midfielder is Xavier Barrau? Don't remember much about him except a red card early on in a game at the Arena.

Tbh the list of woeful players we've had down the years is too long to put a team together. Maybe a minimum of 10 appearances or something would make it more achievable?

The problem is, crap players tend not to play a lot of games so it's actually quite hard to do. You could just go through most of the Todd/Staunton season and make 3 or 4 teams of complete dross.

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It is really weird that you mention Mulligan because I am currently sorting out all programmes and I had across Chesterfield vs Darlington. In the programme they have an interview with mulligan about how we signed him from the Northern League and how he battled with leukaemia. Weird how I have just come across this after picking up a random programme.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by real_darlo_85 » Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:37 pm

I would say that a worst XI should only include players that were signed onto permanent contracts rather than loan signings (which can be hit and miss). So on that basis here is my go:

Michael Price - Goalkeeper

Craig James - Defender
Matt Plummer - Defender
Exodus Geohaghon - Defender

Clint Marcelle - Midfield
Chris Lumsdon - Midfield
Kevin Gall - Midfield
Xavier Barrau - Midfield

Glenn Robson - Striker
Noel Whelan - Striker
Patrick Deane - Striker

From my time supporting the club from the late 90's the main duds come from seasons 01-04, 06-07, 09-10 & 11-12, although a couple of Tommy Wright's signings I suppose could have been included if this was expanded to include some subsitutes.
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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Fatty eats roadkill » Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:44 pm

I have seen too much shite in the last 32 years to allow my mind to be drawn back into nightmarish flashbacks thinking of a worse XI
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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Spyman » Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:15 pm

real_darlo_85 wrote:I would say that a worst XI should only include players that were signed onto permanent contracts rather than loan signings (which can be hit and miss). So on that basis here is my go:

Michael Price - Goalkeeper

Craig James - Defender
Matt Plummer - Defender
Exodus Geohaghon - Defender

Clint Marcelle - Midfield
Chris Lumsdon - Midfield
Kevin Gall - Midfield
Xavier Barrau - Midfield

Glenn Robson - Striker
Noel Whelan - Striker
Patrick Deane - Striker

From my time supporting the club from the late 90's the main duds come from seasons 01-04, 06-07, 09-10 & 11-12, although a couple of Tommy Wright's signings I suppose could have been included if this was expanded to include some subsitutes.
I don't think Lumsdon was bad, he was just permanently injured. I think he only managed one or two appearances!

Forgot about Kevin Gall, he was awful!

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by darloed19 » Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:43 pm

Windass as well, granted he was 40 odd, but was terrible.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:29 pm

Ton Kaak.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:58 am

What about that 'goalkeeper' we found on a beach in Spain I think, Jones? Didn't he let in 3 goals in about 20 mins and was subbed off and never heard of again?
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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Spyman » Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:18 am

Ashley Jones, I think you're talking about. Played once against Notts County and had an absolute shocker.

I think you're getting his back story mixed up with a striker we signed that same season, Mor Diop. He joined from a club in Ibiza hence the story about him being found on the beach or something.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009%E2 ... .C._season

Some shockers on this list, Riki Baines another to add.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Wing Commander Darlo » Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:09 am

Lee Nogan.

That is all.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by MB86DFC » Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:34 am

MikeinBlack2 wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:58 am
What about that 'goalkeeper' we found on a beach in Spain I think, Jones? Didn't he let in 3 goals in about 20 mins and was subbed off and never heard of again?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashlee_Jones

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by karlo-cardiff » Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:48 am

Jefferson louis has to be amongst the worst darlo players.. For me personally he's the worst player I've ever seen at any standard above Sunday morning pub football

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by lo36789 » Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:51 pm

Wing Commander Darlo wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:09 am
Lee Nogan.

That is all.
You cannot seriously think he was one of the worst XI players to play for the club?

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Wiseacre » Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:01 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:51 pm
Wing Commander Darlo wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:09 am
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 unlikely lads.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Wiseacre » Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:01 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:51 pm
Wing Commander Darlo wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:09 am
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 unlikely lads.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by quakermass » Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:23 pm

Upfront we’d have to include the centre forward McMahon (can’t remember his first name but I think we signed him from China). I remember him jumping for a header and his jump was that badly mistimed when he landed the ball was still in the air! We’ve had some shockers over the years though.


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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:58 pm

quakermass wrote:Upfront we’d have to include the centre forward McMahon (can’t remember his first name but I think we signed him from China). I remember him jumping for a header and his jump was that badly mistimed when he landed the ball was still in the air! We’ve had some shockers over the years though.


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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Vodka_Vic » Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:27 pm

At least he scored it. Paul Beevers had a similar header at Barnet and he mistimed it so badly it hit his chest and went straight into the keepers arms.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:22 pm

I was thinking of Paul Beavers too. If I remember right he only scored one goal for Darlo, it was in front of The Tinshed and deflected in off of his backside.

Important goal though.
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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Spyman » Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:19 am

There was also a David McMahon around the same time as Beavers who I think we had on loan from Newcastle. He was also terrible.

Nogan wasn't anywhere near the worst we've had and was a pretty key part of the playoff squad. He did underwhelm though, he came in with a bit of a reputation and didn't set the world alight, in the end Duffield replaced him as Gabbiadini's foil.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by feethams » Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:30 pm

A few names that send shivers down the spine... Dominik Werling, Johnny Burn, Noel Whelan, Lehit Zeghdane, Fabien Bossy, James Caton

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by divas » Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:58 am

Werling didn’t even play did he?

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by real_darlo_85 » Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:17 am

divas wrote:
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:58 am
Werling didn’t even play did he?
Was meant to be signing for us when Simon Davey joined us briefly...until he promptly resigned by email at the end of season 09/10 whilst on holiday.
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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Old Git » Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:37 am

Wiseacre wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:01 pm
lo36789 wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:51 pm
Wing Commander Darlo wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:09 am
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 unlikely lads.
Remember Harry Wilson he was a left back and a very ropey one at that.
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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:49 am

Surprised nobody has mentioned Bernie Slaven a complete waste of space. I remember seeing him actual scored a goal at Hyde in the FA Cup. He tapped in from about a foot and he reacted like he scored a screamer from 40 yards. To be fair there are many contenders for this accolade.

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Spratts corner » Sun Jun 05, 2022 11:29 am

Kirk Jackson... enough said !!!

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Re: Darlo’s worst XI

Post by Spyman » Sun Jun 05, 2022 11:43 am

Surprised Craig Russell hasn't had a mention either - not that I'd put him in a worst XI, but he was an unpopular player.

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We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

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