Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by AndyPark » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Losing 1-0. Jeff Smith goal.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Quakerz » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:04 pm

Players not in the squad tonight for various reasons...

Craig Turns, Gary Brown, Jordan Robinson, Johnny Davis, Terry Galbraith, Amar Purewal, Stevie Johnson, David Dowson.

People need to bear this in mind before pressing panic buttons.
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by TDS » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:06 pm

3-0

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Quakerz » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:08 pm

OK fuck it, changed me mind, 3-0 not really acceptable!

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Hilly » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:11 pm

I'm hoping that this pre season has all been about experimenting for Gray i.e. he knows what his best team is, he's just trying people in different positions etc... so that he knows what to expect if called upon.

So far, it's slightly concerning though! We really need to sort out our defence once and for all.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Quakerz » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:15 pm

Have to say the lack of depth in defence is concerning - but maybe the players just aren't available within our budget right now? If that's the case then really, what can we do?
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by davidcorks 40yard OG » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:16 pm

3nil against Bishop ?????
WTF Bishop have no players themselves ...I know its a a friendly and dont matter but most of our pre season has been shocking
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by al_quaker » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:20 pm

Hmm. Not ideal, and the lack of cover in defence (a back 4 of Hunter, Robinson, Brown, Scott would be more than fine) is worrying me, but we've still got a week and a half to get somebody in. Whether we can afford to get someone experienced in is another question.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by AndyPark » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:20 pm

Maybe all about fitness etc, but we've been shocking this pre-season.

Hopefully we are much better come the start of the season!

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Lawman3 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:24 pm

Any news on Gott's injury?
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by scullion » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:18 pm

Quakerz wrote:I'm sure I cracked the joke last season about if we still had Tom Bott (now Spenny), we'd have had Cocks and Bott...

However...I'm sure there is nobody on planet earth with a name as embarrassing as "Cocks" and I'm pretty sure the lad is probably actually called "Cox"

If so, sort it out Darlo FFS!
He is called cocks, his dad Danny plays in my over 40's team, good little player and a Richmond lad

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Quakerz » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:21 pm

That sure is unfortunate.

Mind it could be worse, there are actually people out there named "Dickshit", "Lillicrap" etc, out there.
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Darlofan97 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:02 pm

Lawman3 wrote:Any news on Gott's injury?
He'll miss the start of the season with an ankle injury.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by lo36789 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:26 pm

Well that is us without 4 members of defence then!?

Hunter can play RB/CB
Robinson can play RB/CB
Scott can play LB
Galbraith can play LB

We're one short, unless Gray trusts Mitchell to start at RB in the league?

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Delirius » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:20 am

Ah the AJ conundrum. Having watched him for two seasons saw nothing different in him last night than to many other nights. For me it is all about his confidence, but if getting a bagful of goals over the last two seasons and being in demand over the summer before signing for the "big" non-league side is not enough to raise his confidence then nothing will. As for the suggestion that his goals are inflated by free kicks and penalties that is not so. Rarely scored from a free kick for Bishops and missed more penalties than he scored. Remember he didn't take the spot kicks in the last league game between the clubs.

Personally, I stand happily by the comments made in the programme last night. Teams who go up from the Northern League walk the NPL First Division. Many informed observers think you have gone into a league that's at best on a par than the one you've just walked. Others think you're now in an easier division. History and games between teams from each league suggests as much.

What's the problem? You lost last night to a better team who deserved their win. Be gracious. There are no league points lost in a pre-season friendly.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Spyman » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:31 am

Delirius wrote:Ah the AJ conundrum. Having watched him for two seasons saw nothing different in him last night than to many other nights. For me it is all about his confidence, but if getting a bagful of goals over the last two seasons and being in demand over the summer before signing for the "big" non-league side is not enough to raise his confidence then nothing will. As for the suggestion that his goals are inflated by free kicks and penalties that is not so. Rarely scored from a free kick for Bishops and missed more penalties than he scored. Remember he didn't take the spot kicks in the last league game between the clubs.

Personally, I stand happily by the comments made in the programme last night. Teams who go up from the Northern League walk the NPL First Division. Many informed observers think you have gone into a league that's at best on a par than the one you've just walked. Others think you're now in an easier division. History and games between teams from each league suggests as much.

What's the problem? You lost last night to a better team who deserved their win. Be gracious. There are no league points lost in a pre-season friendly.
Agreed (except I wasn't there, so can't comment on who was the better team).

It is slightly false to say teams who go up from the NL walk the NPL1 though - when was the last time a team took promotion from the NL?
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by WeAreDFC » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:39 am

AndyPark wrote:Maybe all about fitness etc, but we've been shocking this pre-season.
Have we? True, last night sounded poor but before that the general consensus seemed to be that we have been playing ok. People certainly seemed positive enough after the Sunderland, Boro, Gateshead games despite the results.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by al_quaker » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:41 am

Spyman wrote:when was the last time a team took promotion from the NL?
I think it was Durham a few years ago. They won the Evo1N in their first season.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Ingleby » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:43 am

lo36789 wrote:Well that is us without 4 members of defence then!?

Hunter can play RB/CB
Robinson can play RB/CB
Scott can play LB
Galbraith can play LB

We're one short, unless Gray trusts Mitchell to start at RB in the league?
Galbraith has also played CB for us.
Not exactly ideal mind but while we are talking options.
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:03 am

Wonder if we are going to win a few early games by 4-3....the defence may be weak but our attack should be strong.
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Darlofan97 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:09 am

MikeinBlack2 wrote:Wonder if we are going to win a few early games by 4-3....the defence may be weak but our attack should be strong.
Great to see you flapping on Facebook again. No doubt you won't reply when called out on it.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by AndyPark » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:51 am

WeAreDFC wrote:
AndyPark wrote:Maybe all about fitness etc, but we've been shocking this pre-season.
Have we? True, last night sounded poor but before that the general consensus seemed to be that we have been playing ok. People certainly seemed positive enough after the Sunderland, Boro, Gateshead games despite the results.
It's the back 4 that is worrying for me, we seem to again have no problem going forward.

Suppose time will tell when the season progresses.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:55 am

Darlofan97 wrote:
MikeinBlack2 wrote:Wonder if we are going to win a few early games by 4-3....the defence may be weak but our attack should be strong.
Great to see you flapping on Facebook again. No doubt you won't reply when called out on it.

Keep up the good work.
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Lawman3 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:42 pm

Can we not re-sign Arjun Purewal? He'd be plenty good enough to cover at the back.
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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by fat tony » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:52 pm

AndyPark wrote:Losing 1-0. Jeff Smith goal.
Was that carvery-dodging pea heart Jeff Smith from the Staunton era?

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Spyman » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:05 pm

fat tony wrote:
AndyPark wrote:Losing 1-0. Jeff Smith goal.
Was that carvery-dodging pea heart Jeff Smith from the Staunton era?
Yep, once signed by Sam Allardyce's Bolton from Whitley Bay I believe.

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by lo36789 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:49 pm

I remember we 'missed' out on Jeff Smith a few years before he actually joined. He had about a 10 year professional career I reckon in total...unbelievable!

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Re: Bishop Auckland V Darlington FC

Post by Nemesis » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:34 am

Jeff Smith signed for Bolton from Bishop Auckland for 35k about 12 years ago it was the time where Bolton had Jay Jay okacha etc he played few games but for some reason could force his way in to the squad he played against Sunderland MOM 9/10 but got dropped for bigger names

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