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by LoidLucan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tough one to call....Wednesday's game
Replies: 20
Views: 2051

Re: Tough one to call....Wednesday's game

They also have a big squad with lots of options should they need to use them.
by LoidLucan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Walsall
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Darlington V Walsall

Bloody ell, 14 available senior players, two of them keepers and two of them with injury concerns. That's what you call up against it.
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Today's results Saturday November 16th 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Today's results Saturday November 16th 2019

If you're only going to watch one goal from the weekend, make it Callum Roberts' hat-trick goal for Blyth Spartans, it's amazing, after going the full length of the pitch. He's now got 13 for them this season... they'll be well fecked when he moves on, as he surely will.
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Today's results Saturday November 16th 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Today's results Saturday November 16th 2019

Just been reading about the crazy goings-on at Gloucester and it's probably just as well for them that they didn't have a game. Some time ago they lost an FA Cup tie against Whitby and the joint-chairman wasn't a happy man and started phoning round the players asking whether they thought he should s...
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall
Replies: 18
Views: 3444

Re: Walsall

Walsall have sold 92 tickets and I would guess that will pretty much be it at their end. Could be around 230 returns for our fans.
by LoidLucan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall
Replies: 18
Views: 3444

Re: Walsall

The Walsall fans have been buoyed by their last two results and are now starting to talk about finishing the tie early at BM and smashing us like Brackley did.
by LoidLucan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley V Darlington
Replies: 91
Views: 6274

Re: Brackley V Darlington

Fair play to him then. You're right, it's their good luck that they have a bankroller whose money they can rely on so they don't end up facing a threadbare situation like we did yesterday. But I do think it helps to keep some perspective around some of the clubs in this league compared to our own s...
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley V Darlington
Replies: 91
Views: 6274

Re: Brackley V Darlington

Brackley are very well positioned to take advantage of situations like today as well. They are a big, strong, experienced and very well resourced side, courtesy of their multi-multi millionaire owner, Allan Leighton (Google him), who backs them to the hilt despite their tiny crowds. They not only ha...
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley V Darlington
Replies: 91
Views: 6274

Re: Brackley V Darlington

Yarblockos wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Laing gets injured and loses his place... we go on a run of 8 games unbeaten.... Laing returns to the starting line up....?
Surely that's an incredibly narrow, simplistic and unfair view of today, given all the circumstances like injuries, unavailability, suspension etc.
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley V Darlington
Replies: 91
Views: 6274

Re: Brackley V Darlington

"It looked as though they were saving themselves for Wednesday"... AA's not a happy man at all after that first half capitulation.
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley V Darlington
Replies: 91
Views: 6274

Re: Brackley V Darlington

There's no getting away from the fact that our forward options are severely curtailed now.
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley V Darlington
Replies: 91
Views: 6274

Re: Brackley V Darlington

It's actually 4 players injured... Trotman, Holmes, Atkinson and Liddle. When you add that to the two away, the one suspended and the recent loss of a goalscoring forward who had become crucial to our forward play, I think a lot of teams would struggle to cope with that. Just hope Galbraith's injury...
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Brackley V Darlington
Replies: 91
Views: 6274

Re: Brackley V Darlington

I wasn't expecting that side to be so uncompetitive. AA won't be a happy man that minds are focused on Wednesday and not the job in hand today.
by LoidLucan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 4797

Re: Sold out?

Their support is actually very good. Last season when they were relegated from League One they averaged nearly 5,000 fans at home. This season, despite struggling badly and growing unrest among the fans. they have averaged 4,500 at home. That's very good so I wouldn't be too critical if they return ...
by LoidLucan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 4797

Re: Sold out?

Walsall have sold 58 tickets of their 323 allocation so far. Maybe a few more will be bought at their game tomorrow but looks very much like some returns will be on their way back to us.
by LoidLucan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 4797

Re: Sold out?

This amazing response and the fantastic travelling army on Saturday show that there is no other sporting club in this area or anywhere in County Durham that has the potential to draw such major support that Darlington FC has despite all that has been thrown at us. What about The Pride up the road L...
by LoidLucan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 4797

Re: Sold out?

This amazing response and the fantastic travelling army on Saturday show that there is no other sporting club in this area or anywhere in County Durham that has the potential to draw such major support that Darlington FC has despite all that has been thrown at us.
by LoidLucan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 4797

Re: Sold out?

Magic of the cup and all that. Oh for an extra terrace to lift the capacity. I think the capacity is 3,000 for this game. Read figures on twitter somewhere. Walsall got 300, and about 2,700 went on sale to our fans. The ground can't adequately fit 3,000 viewing spectators, there are going to be som...
by LoidLucan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Sold out?
Replies: 57
Views: 4797

Re: Sold out?

I'm sure Walsall will be returning a fair chunk of the 323 tickets they have been allocated as there doesn't seem much appetite for it among their fans, especially with live TV coverage. These will be quickly snapped up when they go on sale on Tuesday afternoon.
by LoidLucan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Squad for Brackley and FA Cup
Replies: 51
Views: 5132

Re: The Squad FA Cup

It wouldn't bear thinking about if we picked up an injury or two on Saturday.
by LoidLucan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Be sure to get a ticket
Replies: 47
Views: 4304

Re: Be sure to get a ticket

Walsall are now selling the 73 seating tickets and 250 standing they have been given. Can't see them selling anywhere near that.
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport...
Replies: 49
Views: 4968

Re: BT Sport...

I don't recall Fylde or Darlington being fined over that infamous day.
by LoidLucan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: BT Sport...
Replies: 49
Views: 4968

Re: BT Sport...

I may be wrong but I don't recall us being fined £25,000.
by LoidLucan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 19150

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Great commentary from the Fans Radio lads on the Darlo highlights. Absolutely mental when that equaliser went in... no voices left today, I think. From "It's all in tatters for the Quakers here" at 2-1 to "This the last chance saloon..... YEEEEAAAAHHHHSSSS... it's in, the Quakers have equalised, I'v...
by LoidLucan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 19150

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Walsall look a club in disarray. You've got a manager who frequently blasts his players in public and spats between players and fans. Clarke, if he stays in charge, has a monumental task on his hands in both league and the cup replay when our ground will be bouncing with players, management and fans...
by LoidLucan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alun Armstrong
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

Re: Alun Armstrong

I thought it was real testament to AA's preparation and planning for the game that the Walsall boss hooked two of his player after just 20 minutes. They were being completely outplayed and it looked like Operation Certain Defeat for them at that time. Clarke had been outflanked by AA's gameplan alth...
by LoidLucan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 19150

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

They do tend to favour games involving non-league sides versus league sides with the non-league side at home at a tight little packed ground, particularly when there looks to be a good chance of an upset, which is what they are really hoping for. They want a good chance of a shock with plumbers, pos...
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 19150

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Connell has been magnificent in league and cup which made what happened all the more gobsmacking. I'm sure normal service now resumes because he's played a pivotal role in our upturn. I think he owes Wheatley a pint :D
by LoidLucan
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper
Replies: 210
Views: 19150

Re: Walsall V Darlington FA Cup First Round Proper

Hatfield, who was brilliant again, now has 5 yellow cards in all competitions. Does that mean a ban? I think it was his first in the FA cup today.
by LoidLucan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: O'Neill recalled
Replies: 57
Views: 5979

Re: O'Neill recalled

Given the depth of Boro's crisis it's probably a bit surprising that they haven't recalled another 20 year old striker they have out on loan, Mitchell Curry, who is at Inverness in the Scottish Championship.