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by Feethams 1966
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Downward turn
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: Downward turn

I've heard a lot of opinions about Cartman, both on here and when at the match. He was the favourite player two years ago when he was leading scorer. Last season, as you say, he had a lean spell which cut his goals by just more than half, and suddenly people began to doubt his worth, especially in ...
by Feethams 1966
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Curzon Aston v Darlington match thread
Replies: 86
Views: 22121

Re: Curzon Aston v Darlington match thread

We don't know what's said in the dressing room and rightly so, but as long as Martin has the respect of the players I'm sure he will turn things around at some point. It seems improbable that he becomes a bad manager after a few disappointing performances and I prefer to judge him over the last five...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: GARY BROWN INJURY?
Replies: 23
Views: 13822

Re: GARY BROWN INJURY?

What got to me, was listening to the account of the match on BBC Radio York in which Gary was injured. The commentator, who was naturally pro-York but doing his best to be neutral, indicated that the head injury might be being feined (my word, not his). And that Darlington were time-wasting, to slow...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington FC V Leamington Match Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 40102

Re: Darlington FC V Leamington Match Thread

As far as I'm concerned the season fizzled out by the end of August. Hate to say it but after years of progress we may have passed our high water mark.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport v Darlo Match Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 29628

Re: Southport v Darlo Match Thread

Something needs to happen and quickly before this season becomes in danger of fizzling out in September. What was the point of winning at Salford and giving our all at York to lose against sides like North Ferriby? Whether it's Cartman's return or what I don't know, but if I was MG I know what I'd b...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo v Telford Match Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 28837

Re: Darlo v Telford Match Thread

Were we missing Browny?
Or was it that the side were worn out after Tuesday?
Either way we have to wait till 24th March to get our own back.
I couldn't make this game and wasn't that surprised at the score; we often have a hiccup at this stage of the season against an ordinary side.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: AFC Telford United
Replies: 7
Views: 4016

Re: AFC Telford United

I hope I'm wrong but after our fine start I just have a feeling about this one. I hope I'm wrong. However weren't this lot the ones who knocked us out of the FA cup 3-0 after we'd beaten Middlesbrough in the replay? After their poor start they'll be looking to come good and there can't be room for c...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Best player against Darlo?
Replies: 28
Views: 13101

Re: Best player against Darlo?

Alan Ball Everton league cup feethams 1960s Yes Ball was very good - well he'd only recently collected his world cup winner's medal - but we matched Everton in possibly our finest performance ever; they were then top of the first Division (September 1969) but they had to knock our goalkeeper out (M...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Spennymoor all ticket?
Replies: 62
Views: 25446

Re: Darlington v Spennymoor all ticket?

They'd be pi***ng in the wind anyway.
by Feethams 1966
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: York City v Darlo Match Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 48442

Re: York City v Darlo Match Thread

Some might not realise it but there are a lot of people living in North Yorkshire who have a historic affinity to Darlington as their local club. Like me. This soft spot and affinity goes back years. For some it's as easy to get to York as Darlington. It's probably the same reason why we took so man...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Match thread?
Replies: 51
Views: 25494

Re: Match thread?

I thought Gainsborough the other night were a much better side than Alfreton who were there for the taking. Either that or we made Alfreton look very ordinary, but I felt that Gainsborough made us work much harder. Whenever Darlington went forward they always looked likely to score and if some of ou...
by Feethams 1966
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Spenny Tweet
Replies: 74
Views: 31917

Re: Spenny Tweet

Until the facts are confirmed it looks bad from a north east point of view. If the reports are correct there were other ways of getting the match started. It reminds me of another team who didn't want to play at the start of a season. The home side were 2-0 up when the referee couldn't continue and ...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: No match thread!
Replies: 69
Views: 27713

Re: No match thread!

The game was won until Bartlett came and got nowhere near the cross that gifted them the second goal. Up until that point we'd been comfortable I thought and the game looked to be a matter of how many more we'd get. Ferguson outstanding first half, Beck dominant. First time I've seen Caton who look...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Salford
Replies: 53
Views: 29372

Re: Salford

Illuminating to see on Salfords's website how they feel they couldn't have a tougher start to the season than by facing Darlington on Saturday. Let's hope we don't let them down. I think both teams will be up for it and hope that our joint rivalry will produce another entertaining and sportsmanlike ...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Fixtures out tomorrow
Replies: 42
Views: 22111

Re: Fixtures out tomorrow

I predict we will win the league at home to Nuneaton.
by Feethams 1966
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update from the CEO
Replies: 16
Views: 8800

Re: Update from the CEO

theoriginalfatcat wrote:His metaphor refers to Martin's secret danger laced trysts with Raj ??

That's how I read it.
Correct!
by Feethams 1966
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Update from the CEO
Replies: 16
Views: 8800

Re: Update from the CEO

Don't things feel better now than they did during that turmoil a couple of months ago? Like a partner's affair, it can't be forgotten but it does feel like we've moved on and I'm full of optimism for the new season. I'm sure I speak for all fans in thanking those at the helm for bringing us successf...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Admission prices
Replies: 77
Views: 40257

Re: Admission prices

Admission prices have always reflected the times we live in. When I started watching Darlington it cost me two bob to get in. That's two shillings - (or 10 pence today) but was still a fair chunk at the time. Nowadays, as big a factor for me as admission when considering which matches to attend, is ...
by Feethams 1966
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: England
Replies: 5
Views: 7734

England

Someone suggested in another thread I could try watching England (at risk of boredom) because I'm missing seeing Darlo during the close season. So I did. And the French hammered us 3-2 even though they were down to 10 men (nine at one point and we still couldn't stick one in). England are masters at...
by Feethams 1966
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Changes to play-offs
Replies: 34
Views: 19886

Re: Changes to play-offs

Anyway, fixtures are out soon and we kick off on 5th August. That means we are just approaching the half way mark through the close season. Can't wait for kick off; I get so bored from May to July with no games to go to.
by Feethams 1966
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Batman's Dead :(
Replies: 4
Views: 8887

Re: Batman's Dead :(

That's really sad. Adam West and Burt Ward (Batman & Robin) were part of my growing up as a child in the 60's.
by Feethams 1966
Sat May 13, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Thoughts on investment.
Replies: 10
Views: 5109

Re: Thoughts on investment.

(Quote:) Martin. Well thanks for the last five years but you have shown by your dealings in this that you have no respect for the board or fans your ego and ambition is more important to you than Dfc so I won't shed a tear to see you spit your dummy out (again) and walk away.[/quote] Sorry to disagr...
by Feethams 1966
Fri May 12, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray
Replies: 13
Views: 6863

Re: Martin Gray

I suspect that as Martin hasn't yet made a public statement about whether he's staying or not, he's probably not yet been able to make his mind up. It must be a difficult decision. On the one hand he's suddenly had a lot of setbacks to take in. A year's effort wasted at the last minute because of th...
by Feethams 1966
Fri May 12, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Martin Gray
Replies: 32
Views: 15260

Re: Martin Gray

Let's see, who else can we drive out of this club? MG should by all means use his contacts, but communicate with the board. I really hope he stays... I believe he can build a squad on a shoestring that can punch above its weight. I also think he can take our production line forward. Time for everyo...
by Feethams 1966
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 259
Views: 115644

Re: Raj Singh

We have to have faith in Martin Gray, after what he has done over the last 5 years. Do you think he would propose anything that would undermine what he has achieved for the club? If Gray has identified investors that can help us move forward up to the next level, then we have to listen to what is b...
by Feethams 1966
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Scotts right. back MG
Replies: 25
Views: 14220

Re: Scotts right. back MG

MG has performed consistently well over the last few years. Anyone who remembers him playing for the club will recognise that he has always been competitive, and this has continued into his managerial career. He has been successful and without doubt another club will come to take him if we don't wan...
by Feethams 1966
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Raj Singh
Replies: 259
Views: 115644

Re: Raj Singh

In the absence of fact there will be rumour, and I suspect that's what this RS thing is about. The wisest advice I've read in these pages is to see who's put forward (if anyone) and what transpires before making an informed decision. I believe in Gray. This is the man who blew on the embers and fann...
by Feethams 1966
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Relieved we're not getting promoted !
Replies: 56
Views: 30211

Re: Relieved we're not getting promoted !

All this talk about not wanting promotion makes me weep. Why would we be sitting in the bottom half of the National League? Who knows if the current players aren't good enough? They haven't had the chance they deserve. Football is about winning, not just taking part. If I was MG and the players I wo...
by Feethams 1966
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: UK Manchester Match Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 24538

Re: UK Manchester Match Thread

Given how much MG is involved financially with Darlington- ie the academy and his salary- the chances of him walking away from Darlington for anything other than a full time highly paid football league job , on a long term contract, is minimal Let's hope so. I'd be furious if I was him. I don't thi...
by Feethams 1966
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: UK Manchester Match Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 24538

Re: UK Manchester Match Thread

I really enjoyed today's match. Darlington were off the blocks like greyhounds, scored thrilling goals and exuded sheer class. The other side were made to look very ordinary. I was concerned they were allowed back in to the game towards the end but by then the job was done. I don't think l've seen u...