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by real_darlo_85
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: That time of the year... choose the home kit.
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

That time of the year... choose the home kit.

Get your votes in for next season's home shirt. Not the greatest selection in my opinion but option 3 is probably the best on offer.
by real_darlo_85
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth V Darlington match thread
Replies: 67
Views: 11063

Re: Blyth V Darlington match thread

Big win. It gives us some more daylight between where we are and the bottom 3, also leaves us with the outside chance of the playoffs...if we can earn more of these sorts of wins!
by real_darlo_85
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: This Saturday
Replies: 17
Views: 6635

Re: This Saturday

jjljks wrote:thought better of going to the Arena, so staying in the warm
DMPRFC were at Sale FC yesterday so it would have been a wasted stroll anyway... and their match at Sale was postponed.
by real_darlo_85
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bradford PA
Replies: 34
Views: 8968

Re: Bradford PA

Another of the players to have left the club has said on Facebook that the message the players got was that the club doesn't want to get promoted, presumably because they just can't afford it. He then deleted the post. I can imagine there would have to be a stack of work at that ground and the pros...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon V Darlington
Replies: 106
Views: 14975

Re: Curzon V Darlington

Calmer waters.....we are still in a relegation battle for goodness sake. Teams below us win their game in hand and the table looks pretty worrying to me still. Playing well in patches for sure but absolutely no cutting edge since Nelson left. TW for me still not showing he can use the loans that we...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Put yesterday into perspective
Replies: 33
Views: 6605

Re: Put yesterday into perspective

What I can’t understand is that there are a handful of fans who proclaim to be disgusted with Chandler yet stand there swearing and shouting abuse in front of their own children at anyone they feel fit to do so. It’s time the club just got rid of these idiots. You'll always have it though, industri...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Spennymoor
Replies: 90
Views: 18088

Re: Darlington V Spennymoor

Well, in that report in the echo we had another striker who we were waiting on international clearance for... probably could've used whoever it is today. Sounds a gutting loss, but given where we were six weeks ago, i'm no longer fearing the worst for this season. Depends on the players TW can conv...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alfreton away
Replies: 101
Views: 18128

Re: Alfreton away

Seems like a match where the loanees we've had recently would have thrived. However, just lacking that extra quality has probably cost us 2pts. TW has to work to bring in some players of similar quality if we want to see out the season on or more positive footing rather than be dragged into a scrap ...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spennimoor
Replies: 63
Views: 12440

Re: Spennimoor

I'm of the opinion that we are fine with the fan-owned funded route and we should refrain from the temptation to think further success can only be achieved by a 'rich' benefactor. Those clubs can enjoy their success at the moment but it's all short-term in relative terms, ours is the longer-term vie...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Potential loan signings
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

Potential loan signings

TW was at the Leicester City U23 Vs Everton U23 game tonight, maybe a replacement or two...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kidderminster another manager bites the dust
Replies: 10
Views: 3130

Re: Kidderminster another manager bites the dust

Financial impact of failure, as it seems apparent on their board...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Where we are after 25 league games
Replies: 62
Views: 10340

Re: Where we are after 25 league games

Personally I absolutely no problem with loan players coming into the club .This is something we should have been doing for years to be honest.As long as they prove to be as good or better than we already have then it’s a no brainer.The lads that we have in at the moment have been well worth having ...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Kidderminster
Replies: 67
Views: 13063

Re: Darlington V Kidderminster

Always interested where possible to find out how the opposition supporters view the result. The interesting fall out on the Kidderminster board is the rumoured financial state of their club, even being backed by an owner with 'vast wealth', full-time and although paying a fee and bringing in Heaton,...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Kidderminster
Replies: 67
Views: 13063

Re: Darlington V Kidderminster

Sounds like a decent performance, however it's all about consistency now. Up until the Christmas fixtures the season has quite frankly been shocking, however shoots of recovery have been evident. IF the majority of loan signings stay longer then I think we will be ok (despite TW's current short-comi...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York V Darlington
Replies: 150
Views: 25535

Re: York V Darlington

After the Ashton result, TW's usual supporters (HarrytheQuaker, theoriginalfatcat etc) told everyone we should be happy, stop criticising and give TW credit for the victory, despite everyone agreeing we were at best average against Ashton. Ahhhh, Darlogramps - Happy new year. Firstly I would like t...
by real_darlo_85
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York V Darlington
Replies: 150
Views: 25535

Re: York V Darlington

We’ve badly missed Nicholson - can’t understand why he was dropped or a winning team changed. All we’ve got is a long ball over the top, not dissimilar to York. We were the better team until their first goal, from our mistake, and they’d looked totally bereft of confidence until then. They are just...
by real_darlo_85
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Josh Heaton
Replies: 54
Views: 14401

Re: Josh Heaton

Do we have a sell on clause if St. Mirren sell him on? They may try to recoup some money by selling but I think they'll mutually terminate his contract thereby leaving on a free and avoid any additional sell on clause. Basically what we got upfront is all we are going to get, which is a shame becau...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW,s tactical nous!
Replies: 41
Views: 7759

Re: TW,s tactical nous!

real_darlo_85, I note your point re the serious errors by the board and management and am sure you are not having a pop at them individually, but errors have been the case since we started from administration, from the Shildon original move, spending money we didn't have, seats bought for Bishop Au...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW,s tactical nous!
Replies: 41
Views: 7759

Re: TW,s tactical nous!

I think what Quakerlad is saying is quite valid. Despite an upturn in form and results in the last fortnight or so, it has largely been down to loan signings bringing fresh impetus into what was a flagging squad of players and he has struck lucky with a combination that have hit the ground running p...
by real_darlo_85
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New Blood
Replies: 66
Views: 19521

Re: New Blood

I don't buy into this young bench, can't play youngsters blah blah blah. It's obviously needs must now and although in an ideal world they wouldn't be dropped in like this, we are going to have to because clearly we can't either afford or attract loanees from the 'Big 3'. Furthermore, what differenc...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: TW Post match interview
Replies: 31
Views: 7744

Re: TW Post match interview

Well TW has put the ball (excuse the pun) firmly back in the club's court by the sounds of it, he isn't resigning according to the Echo...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Cool heads
Replies: 52
Views: 12108

Cool heads

I know that tensions have been rising and I have been particularly frustrated with the way things have gone while TW has been manager. However, I urge that this frustration is not aimed at our board, as this will only be detrimental to the club in the long run. It is not easy being run as a part-tim...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy's interview - seething
Replies: 149
Views: 27740

Re: Tommy's interview - seething

TW's position as manager is now untenable and should be removed from the position as manager of this football club. This latest revelation just adds weight to the facts he is just not cut out for football management. To allow your players to openly miss training sessions just undermines everything y...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kevin Austin RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Kevin Austin RIP

It's been confirmed that our former defensive left back, Kevin Austin, has passed away aged 45 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. RIP.
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 31758

Re: Resignation...

I have waited until some of the dust has settled before making any comment on Friday night's disappointing result. The easy response, and the one I certainly felt coming away from the game was the despair of feeling that what was served up on the night was the best we could hope for. We didn't feel...
by real_darlo_85
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Simian stranglers
Replies: 29
Views: 6223

Re: Simian stranglers

Wonder if they are contemplating changing managers? Lost again against Dover who were bottom of the league. Normally, it'd be a bit of a laugh seeing them struggle but with our issues its not quite time for gloating.
by real_darlo_85
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Resignation...
Replies: 231
Views: 31758

Resignation...

....to the fact that myself and a few others have been right all along and TW is way out of his depth. Seems like a few more are of this opinion now after tonight's debacle. :wave:
by real_darlo_85
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: This Time Last Year
Replies: 66
Views: 10922

Re: This Time Last Year

Well by the sounds of it we'll be looking for a new manager like... this time last year! FFS! :thumbdown: :crazy:
by real_darlo_85
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Hereford
Replies: 96
Views: 19776

Re: Darlington v Hereford

My recent tweet about 'daft to go for the play-offs' was really about protecting oneself from disappointment. My personal view is that the team is better than it's position but not quite promotion material. I accept the point about what do you say to the players to inspire them if you don't aim hig...
by real_darlo_85
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: This Time Last Year
Replies: 66
Views: 10922

Re: This Time Last Year

Given the disappointments of the current season, I was wondering how it compared to last season at this point. At 17 games, as we are at present, we had 5 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats, so 21 points from a possible 51. We had scored 20 goals and shipped 22. Goal difference - 2. So one point different...