Darlington V Gloucester

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Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Darlopartisan » Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:35 pm

Really looking forward to the start of the season.
The small squad means the starting 11 will be relatively easy to pick, even more so if we get some injuries.
More difficult to choose will be our style of play, 442, a diamond behind the front two, AA was alluding to how we played better with the diamond at Whitby .
Whichever lineup is picked or the style of play chosen, we have some real quality players, so I’m quietly confident this season is going to be belting. :thumbup:

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by don'tbuythesun » Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:35 am

I'm pretty sure the squad will be added to with loans but I think Spennymoor only have 16 players, Scarborough 17 and Blyth have 26!!! Hopefully our squad's quality over quantity. Looking forward to getting to two of our first three games, meeting up with the usual suspects and hopefully watching footie in the sunshine. 50/50 tickets and perhaps improved food feedback?

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by darloed19 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:23 am

I went to the open training session yesterday and they had the team photo before getting into training. They had two lads in the photo that didn’t have a name on the back of their shirts. One of them was Alfie Hughes and the other I am unsure, either Emery or Winstanley. So that pushes up our squad to at least 18/19 players.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Spyman » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:10 am

darloed19 wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:23 am
I went to the open training session yesterday and they had the team photo before getting into training. They had two lads in the photo that didn’t have a name on the back of their shirts. One of them was Alfie Hughes and the other I am unsure, either Emery or Winstanley. So that pushes up our squad to at least 18/19 players.
Having just googled Alfie Hughes, is he the ex-Leeds player, left winger? I see he was on trial with Newcastle just a few months back so presumably has something about him if other PL clubs were looking at him prior to his release from Leeds.
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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by eddie-rowles » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:12 am

darloed19 wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:23 am
I went to the open training session yesterday and they had the team photo before getting into training. They had two lads in the photo that didn’t have a name on the back of their shirts. One of them was Alfie Hughes and the other I am unsure, either Emery or Winstanley. So that pushes up our squad to at least 18/19 players.
Its a pretty experienced squad, five over thirty & I was surprised we only have three players under 25(Martin,Hedley and Lambert) years of age, so a few youngsters and loanees added in coming days/weeks would certainly benefit from these guys and give us extra legs in the last 15 minutes of games.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:12 am

⬆️ Re Lambert - he is probably the only player we have at present who could get tempted away by another club.
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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Vodka_Vic » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:20 am

Saw Alfie Hughes v Boro and Guiseley. Impossible to draw any conclusions about him in the brief time he was on the pitch.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by poppyfield » Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:01 pm

Just hope Rose is fit to play , he is an outstanding player. Can't wait for Saturday, come on Darlo
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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by dsr » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:40 pm

Darlo 2 Gloucester 0
National League next year. Nothing can stop us now.

Darlo 0 Gloucester 2
AA has to leave. We can’t go on like this.

Something in between makes sense, but I believe we will win on Saturday. Will be tuning in (hopefully) in Menorca.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by AndyPark » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:13 pm

I hope we aren’t going to underestimate them, are they still full-time/hybrid?

Be a very tough game.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by jjljks » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:36 pm

Think they abandoned full-time model at start of 2022, but on their website there are only pics of half the squad so presumably not had a lot of time together. Either that or their web-master is rather slow on updating it

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by bigdavethemaddog » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:38 pm

no Paul Cooper as ref this year

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Quaker85 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:53 am

bigdavethemaddog wrote:no Paul Cooper as ref this year
Paul Brown is the one I’m hoping has “retired”


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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by eddie-rowles » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:15 am

jjljks wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:36 pm
Think they abandoned full-time model at start of 2022, but on their website there are only pics of half the squad so presumably not had a lot of time together. Either that or their web-master is rather slow on updating it
Got alot more youngsters in the team than Darlo a couple on loan last season returning which could work two ways, full of energy running our defenders ragged like happened against Boro U21 or we use our experience pass the ball around well and get an early goal like Whitby first half. Important we don't loose Saturday as not starting good last season took us a long time to turn around. Hoping Rose fit and Maddison starts well and enjoys himself

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:27 am

eddie-rowles wrote:
jjljks wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:36 pm
Think they abandoned full-time model at start of 2022, but on their website there are only pics of half the squad so presumably not had a lot of time together. Either that or their web-master is rather slow on updating it
Got alot more youngsters in the team than Darlo a couple on loan last season returning which could work two ways, full of energy running our defenders ragged like happened against Boro U21 or we use our experience pass the ball around well and get an early goal like Whitby first half. Important we don't loose Saturday as not starting good last season took us a long time to turn around. Hoping Rose fit and Maddison starts well and enjoys himself
Hulbert was their main danger last season but think he returned to Bristol Rovers.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by AndyPark » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:52 am

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:27 am
eddie-rowles wrote:
jjljks wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:36 pm
Think they abandoned full-time model at start of 2022, but on their website there are only pics of half the squad so presumably not had a lot of time together. Either that or their web-master is rather slow on updating it
Got alot more youngsters in the team than Darlo a couple on loan last season returning which could work two ways, full of energy running our defenders ragged like happened against Boro U21 or we use our experience pass the ball around well and get an early goal like Whitby first half. Important we don't loose Saturday as not starting good last season took us a long time to turn around. Hoping Rose fit and Maddison starts well and enjoys himself
Hulbert was their main danger last season but think he returned to Bristol Rovers.

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Quick Google search shows he's signed for Yeovil now.

I think the dangermen for Gloucester are Lucas Tomlinson (who scored against us at their place in the 2-2 draw) & CF Matt McClure.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Lallacab » Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:12 pm

I think we will win 2-1 , Hazel and Lambert scoring

Assuming Rose won’t be fit enough to start I’d go for a starting 11 of -

Taylor

Griffiths Wheater Lawlor Hedley

Maddison Moke Purver Lambert

Beck. Hazel

Subs

Martin
Sukar
Rose
Rivers
Mondal

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by My opinion » Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:59 pm

Lallacab wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:12 pm
I think we will win 2-1 , Hazel and Lambert scoring

Assuming Rose won’t be fit enough to start I’d go for a starting 11 of -

Taylor

Griffiths Wheater Lawlor Hedley

Maddison Moke Purver Lambert

Beck. Hazel

Subs

Martin
Sukar
Rose
Rivers
Mondal
Sukar in at left back for me. I was very impressed when I saw him play.
Also would like to start with Rose and bring him off when he tires.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Old Git » Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:32 pm

My opinion wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:59 pm


Sukar in at left back for me. I was very impressed when I saw him play.
Doubt you were at Whitby then.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Quaker85 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:35 pm

Old Git wrote:
My opinion wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:59 pm


Sukar in at left back for me. I was very impressed when I saw him play.
Doubt you were at Whitby then.
Yep - Whitby got in several times down our right and scored after springing the offside trap.


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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by My opinion » Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:32 pm

Old Git wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:32 pm
My opinion wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:59 pm


Sukar in at left back for me. I was very impressed when I saw him play.
Doubt you were at Whitby then.
Correct. I did not make the Whitby game, but Hedley had a really tough time against Guisely.
I can only comment on what I have seen.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by lo36789 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:59 am

Quaker85 wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:35 pm
Old Git wrote:
My opinion wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:59 pm


Sukar in at left back for me. I was very impressed when I saw him play.
Doubt you were at Whitby then.
Yep - Whitby got in several times down our right and scored after springing the offside trap.


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Sukar got caught a couple of times against Rochdale as well.

It does make sense it would take a defender a few games to get on same wavelength as his team mates with when to step out though.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by darloed19 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:40 pm

Guess line up will be a 4-4-2:

Taylor

Rb griff
Cb wheater
Cb lawlor
Lb hedley

Cm Moke
Cm Purver

W Mondal
W lambert

St Hazel
St beck

Bench
Sukar
Rose/Hughes depending on fitness
Rivers/Hughes
Emery
Maddison

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Spyman » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:48 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:Saw Alfie Hughes v Boro and Guiseley. Impossible to draw any conclusions about him in the brief time he was on the pitch.
Thanks for the insight Image

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:09 am

This is it, the waiting’s over, all I want from the team is total commitment, start the game on the front foot and try their best to secure a win, that’s it.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:57 am

Very excited about today's opener, very decent weather, which will hopefully attract a healthy crowd.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by CrazyDarlo » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:32 am

I’d like to see us give 4-4-2 a chance as I think Beck and Hazel have all the attributes to be a lethal partnership. Also a midfield of Moke, Rose/Purver doesn’t give you much going forward so you need to compensate higher up the pitch. Felix in from the start, might seem a gamble but he’s had a full pre season with Peterborough and is a more natural winger than Lambert/Maddison.

Taylor
Griffiths Wheater Lawlor Hedley
Felix Moke Purver Lambert
Hazel Beck

Subs: Sukar, Emery, Maddison, Rivers, Mondal

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:46 am

CrazyDarlo wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:32 am
I’d like to see us give 4-4-2 a chance as I think Beck and Hazel have all the attributes to be a lethal partnership. Also a midfield of Moke, Rose/Purver doesn’t give you much going forward so you need to compensate higher up the pitch. Felix in from the start, might seem a gamble but he’s had a full pre season with Peterborough and is a more natural winger than Lambert/Maddison.

Taylor
Griffiths Wheater Lawlor Hedley
Felix Moke Purver Lambert
Hazel Beck

Subs: Sukar, Emery, Maddison, Rivers, Mondal
Rivers always starts, unless he’s carrying a knock, he just does.

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:35 pm

Got the wrong, Rivers not in the squad, or Sukar and Rose

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Re: Darlington V Gloucester

Post by Old Git » Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:51 pm

Darlopartisan wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:35 pm
Got the wrong, Rivers not in the squad, or Sukar and Rose
With Winstanley,Hughes, Emery and Felix on the bench, it’s no wonder we made those signings yesterday.

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