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by en passant
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Niko Muir
Replies: 14
Views: 2378

Re: Niko Muir

I think that Wilson Kneeshaw fits in well with the sort of player that AA has plainly favoured. We have Thommo, Rivers, Campbell, Donawa, Bell, and Holmes that all appear to be attractive, comfortable on the ball, play making forwards. They all seem capable of chipping in with a decent amount of goa...
by en passant
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simply not good enough
Replies: 43
Views: 4615

Re: Simply not good enough

Having read the last few posts on this thread I was beginning to get the impression, based on the notion that others know better than I do, that we are already in dire straits re attendances, and that we are having to dip into the cup run money to maintain the projected break even figure. However, l...
by en passant
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Telford
Replies: 97
Views: 7432

Re: Darlington V Telford

Whilst seeing the highlights uncover some notable failings from a number of our players, they also show what you get from a seasoned and regular goalscorer. We have any number of players who can create panic in opposing defences as they did in the first half, but to get full value out of this we cou...
by en passant
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread
Replies: 89
Views: 7621

Re: Darlington V Walsall

Darlopartisan wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:30 am
Well this is it, come on Darlo 👍
Predictions for team result what do you think?
I think we might just be able to get 11 men on the pitch at the start of the game, which would be quite an achievement.
by en passant
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gates
Replies: 49
Views: 4280

Re: Gates

Had high hopes when I opened this thread that it would be about some bloke called Bill wanting to invest in the club.
by en passant
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 21295

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Had less than 700 there.
by en passant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport...
Replies: 49
Views: 5657

Re: BT Sport...

Yep, the whole cup run has been, what Del Boy would have termed, a "nice little earner". And I think that a good portion of the money should be held over to prevent us running into the cash flow problems of last year, which led to having to part company with Styche. If it doesn't get used for this p...
by en passant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport...
Replies: 49
Views: 5657

Re: BT Sport...

Got to remember that £36k is up for grabs for winning the tie too! That is certainly true, but as has been said on another thread, Walsall won't be as surprised by our play a second time, and the evidence of Saturday's game suggests that they will have a different set up for the replay. We will als...
by en passant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport...
Replies: 49
Views: 5657

Re: BT Sport...

super_les_mcjannet wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:52 am
Upgrade in TV money for initial picks to £75k but replays for this round didn’t change from £33,750 by all accounts. That’s from this years FA handbook to clubs.
That certainly is annoying. Haven't the TV companies heard of the rising cost of everything due to Brexit. :D
by en passant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport...
Replies: 49
Views: 5657

Re: BT Sport...

There are several reports out there that confirm the figure, including the Northern Echo. I can find this one from last year on the FA website: http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/nov/12/fa-cup-on-tv-first-round-replays-bt-sport-121118 The TV companies only pay half the fee for replays. No idea what the...
by en passant
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport...
Replies: 49
Views: 5657

Re: BT Sport...

It may be a dumb question but where does the £33,000+ figure come from? I can remember seeing a post elsewhere that suggested that getting on TV would be worth £67,000, so I assume that the 33,000 figure is a split of that, but I don't know if the 67,000 is reliable, and the same for all TV companie...
by en passant
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 21295

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Have the same feeling about which way this will go. Watching last night's game I thought Carlisle weren't all that but just had that bit extra quality in attack. The home side looked just as good as their opponents for long periods, which reinforces the point that there isn't often that much differe...
by en passant
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The last time we won 4 matches in the F A Cup.
Replies: 21
Views: 2108

Re: The last time we won 4 matches in the F A Cup.

Thanks for that - immortal stuff, the pathe film makes it look real end to end and it's nice to see clips of our gallant fans. Jimmy Greaves who played in the drawn game at Stamford Bridge, covers this match well in his auto.biography. My Father and most of my uncles were at the game and they all r...
by en passant
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 21295

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

AA just been on Football Focus talking to Clem about our tie at Walsall. Both got soaked during Thursday night's training. So the Beeb are taking a bit of notice.
by en passant
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: O'Neill recalled
Replies: 91
Views: 11624

Re: O'Neill recalled

This feels like the Andrew Nelson effect all over again. The lad starts scoring for us, gets his profile raised, and off he goes. As other said then and now, it's great for the lads themselves but leaves us with a hole to fill. We do have more cover in the squad now, but O'Neill has a rather particu...
by en passant
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford....
Replies: 73
Views: 9618

Re: Hereford....

The last few posts have pointed out a concern that was visibly there at the start of the season when, because AA failed to sign Maguire, we were potentially going to struggle in the goal getting area. We have some very gifted players who can all pitch in with a decent amount of goals but in games, l...
by en passant
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Hereford....
Replies: 73
Views: 9618

Re: Hereford....

Hereford certainly managed the game with all the tricks to delay and niggle their way to a point. They probably should have had another man sent off and should certainly have had more booked, based on some the cheaper bookings that Darlo players received. So it was easy to see them as the villains o...
by en passant
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Liam Connell - Boost the Budget
Replies: 112
Views: 13342

Re: Liam Connell - Boost the Budget

A reasonable fee is fuck all, for a 33 year old who is out of contract in 5 months. If Shields won't extend his loan, or let us sign him for nowt - then they can go and fuck themselves and we'll go back in for him at the end of the season. Obviously I'd like us to sign Connell, but to be fair Ellio...
by en passant
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Kidderminster
Replies: 59
Views: 7377

Re: Darlington V Kidderminster

On the topic of Connell, I am impressed for the first time in a long time that when a ball goes into the Darlo box that I am being convinced that our keeper will claim it. I haven't had that sort of confidence in a long time and I'm sure that is how it is for the defence as well, knowing that if the...
by en passant
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 13386

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

I think it's the sort of game that would be immediately passed over by anyone planning coverage of the round. It's just not an appealing tie and especially so with the league side being at home. We would have stood a chance with a home tie against league opposition but not with this one. Agreed aga...
by en passant
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 13386

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

One further thought, however, is that being as this hasn't got such a big game feel may help with being able to refocus the team's attention back to improving our league position. You often see a team, finding that they are getting too caught up in the glories of the cup, end up losing their league ...
by en passant
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall
Replies: 131
Views: 13386

Re: FA Cup draw - Darlo Away to Walsall

Personally I think it's a shite draw and just seems a real bummer to get yet another away game after already negotiating three tricky away ties. It won't be a great crowd as their fans just sound fed up to the back teeth with their club, with very little enthusiasm for the game. Even given their po...
by en passant
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA CUP FIRST ROUND
Replies: 72
Views: 7228

Re: FA CUP FIRST ROUND

It would be fantastic if we could get Ipswich town away a dream draw for Alun Armstrong one of his former clubs.we played them at Portman road in the league cup in the mid 1980's but I missed out has I was in a dead end job at the time. Also my favourite schoolboy club back in the days Bobby Robson...
by en passant
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tamworth V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8623

Re: Tamworth V Darlington Match Thread

Wow, all these wild and wonderful scenarios, accompanied by the odd negativity! Some things never change, but hey come on let's enjoy the fact we have made it to the 1ST ROUND for the first time in 9 years and just see what the draw brings 7pm tomorrow on BBC2. For the record I would love to have a...
by en passant
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tamworth V Darlington Match Thread
Replies: 95
Views: 8623

Re: Tamworth V Darlington Match Thread

Yes, so this would be the best tie in the next round.
by en passant
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford
Replies: 99
Views: 11359

Re: FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round - Away to Tamworth or Hereford

It would be nice to think that all that ill luck, in never doing well in the cup for so long, could be paid back all in this one season, with us getting through on Saturday, and getting the bye in the first round proper. That special position plus a good draw in the second round might also be enough...
by en passant
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Boston
Replies: 82
Views: 9858

Re: Darlington V Boston

Given the shortage of available players this was a wonderfully unexpected result against a side that doesn't give too much away (only 10 goals against in 11 games before yesterday). Belief amongst the players is clearly growing and can survive, even when you are down to the squad's bare bones. And w...
by en passant
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Leamington v Darlington
Replies: 105
Views: 12232

Re: Leamington v Darlington

After a poor start to the season away from home it is very pleasing to see the signs of an improved way of managing a game. Whilst I am sure we would love to see the team boss every game and go for the opposition from the start, the early away games seem to have proved that if you do you can come un...
by en passant
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton V Darlington
Replies: 47
Views: 8300

Re: Alfreton V Darlington

Looking at the highlights took me back two years when I was at the Alfreton away game. Liddle's incident remained me of a similar event in the first half back then when one of our players went down under a clear leading arm foul, which looked like a clear sending off, but the ref did nothing. The la...
by en passant
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gary Martin
Replies: 31
Views: 5129

Re: Gary Martin

Comparing him to Burn is daft. If it didn't work out then he leaves after the 3 month break and goes back to Iceland. Burn we are stuck with even when he was offered a very good deal by Whickham. I am disappointed that you think that anything in this thread, including my two post, was in any way co...