It's a glamorous life

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It's a glamorous life

Post by biccynana » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:22 am

Love the pic on the official website of Thommo signing his new contract squeezed in amongst crockery and what looks like a pressure cooker! A metaphor? ;)
http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/tho ... two-years/

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Post by HarrytheQuaker » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:30 am

biccynana wrote:Love the pic on the official website of Thommo signing his new contract squeezed in amongst crockery and what looks like a pressure cooker! A metaphor? ;)
http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/tho ... two-years/
It was a slow cooker

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:57 am

It's great that he knows how close he is to becoming the all time leading goal scorer for Darlo and for what he has done for the club for the last 6 years, makes him a legend.

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Post by biccynana » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:01 am

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
biccynana wrote:Love the pic on the official website of Thommo signing his new contract squeezed in amongst crockery and what looks like a pressure cooker! A metaphor? ;)
http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/tho ... two-years/
It was a slow cooker
:thumbup:

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Post by bga » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:15 pm

biccynana wrote:
HarrytheQuaker wrote:
biccynana wrote:Love the pic on the official website of Thommo signing his new contract squeezed in amongst crockery and what looks like a pressure cooker! A metaphor? ;)
http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/tho ... two-years/
It was a slow cooker
:thumbup:
Don't you just love non League football! I wonder if any Darlo player over the years has signed a contract in and even stranger place, though admittedly Thommo was in the "Board Room"?

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Post by Alfie » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:24 pm

At this level do we have to feed visiting directors and officials? If so I suppose it makes sense to do something that can sit and stew until required with a minimum of intervention.

Although a Taylors pie, mushy peas and gravy might have been more culturally relevant.

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Post by Yarblockos » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:41 pm

biccynana wrote:Love the pic on the official website of Thommo signing his new contract squeezed in amongst crockery and what looks like a pressure cooker! A metaphor? ;)
http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/tho ... two-years/
Getting players to sign a disclaimer before they eat stew is not a good advert for our catering.

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Post by swadquaker » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:44 pm

Omg. Taylor’s pies. That’s glamour to me. But then again I live Plymouth. Drooling at the thought of that pie!!

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Post by Neil Johnson » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:56 am

swadquaker wrote:Omg. Taylor’s pies. That’s glamour to me. But then again I live Plymouth. Drooling at the thought of that pie!!
Plymouth's parŕrrsty shop also great. Exeter City had the same brand at games, but Torquay Utd had some cardboard tasting rubbish.

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Post by Neil_Heaneys_Pace » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:55 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:It's great that he knows how close he is to becoming the all time leading goal scorer for Darlo and for what he has done for the club for the last 6 years, makes him a legend.
out of interest what is the top 10 all time scorers?

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Post by Comfortably_numb » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:26 am

Neil_Heaneys_Pace wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:.
out of interest what is the top 10 all time scorers?
would imagine Amar P, Alan Walsh, David Currie, Gabbiadini to be in there off the top of my head...

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Post by darlosince65 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:02 pm

Comfortably_numb wrote:
Neil_Heaneys_Pace wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:.
out of interest what is the top 10 all time scorers?
would imagine Amar P, Alan Walsh, David Currie, Gabbiadini to be in there off the top of my head...

According to Wilkipedia Darlo's Top 10 Scorers are

Alan Walsh 100 goals total, 87 League, 279 Appearances
Jerry Best 80 goals total, 67 League, 124 Appearances
Davie Brown 77 goals total, 74 League, 107 Appearances
Maurice Wellock 74 goals total 71 League, 109 Appearances
Lance Robson 71 goals total, 65 League, 235 Appearances
Colin Sinclair 65 goals total, 59 League, 223 Appearances
Jimmy Lawton 65 Goals Total, 63 League, 155 Appearances
Bill Hooper 64 Goals total, 60 League, 157 Appearances
Tom Alderson 60 Goals total, 46 League, 169 Appearances
Dave Carr 57 Goals Total, 50 League, 145 Appearances

Only ever saw Walsh, Robson, Sinclair and Lawton Play, have been supporting DFC since 1965

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Post by robsraiders » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:03 am

Some of these never heard of, what a record Maurice Wellock had, especially for us! See below what wikipedia said about his career

Wellock was born in Bradford, Yorkshire,[1] where he attended Drummond Road School. In 1916, he became the first Bradford boy to be capped for England in a schoolboy international.[3] He began his senior career with hometown club Bradford City.[1] He played for their first team in the wartime leagues at the age of fifteen,[4] but never appeared once the Football League resumed after the war.[1]

He had joined Halifax Town by 1919,[5] and made his league debut in the 1921–22 season. He scored three times in 33 games for Halifax before moving to Blackpool in 1923. He was not a regular in the Blackpool side, playing 27 league games in which he scored seven times,[1] and moved to Oldham Athletic in February 1927,[6] scoring six goals in just five league games,[1] including four on his debut in a 5–2 win away to Grimsby Town.[7]

In June 1927, he joined newly promoted Torquay United, playing in Torquay's first ever game in the Football League, a 1–1 draw at home to local rivals Exeter City on 27 August 1927.[2] He spent just one season with Torquay, scoring three times in 27 games before joining Southern League club Peterborough & Fletton United.[1]

In 1929, he returned to the Football League with Darlington where he played regularly as a centre-forward, having played mainly as a defender with Torquay.[citation needed] He scored 71 goals, including five in one game against Rotherham United in 1930,[8] in 104 league games for Darlington, finishing his career with a further 21 goals in 82 league games for Halifax Town.[1]

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:07 am

Not very up to date, as Thommo doesn't appear in that list. I've supported Darlo since 1974 and I only remember Walsh and Sinclair. It just goes to show that any decent strikers don't hang around for long, which makes Thommo's efforts even more commendable.

Rob you'll be old enough to remember most of those players!!! :lol:

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Post by robsraiders » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:09 am

So continued looking on Wikipedia and below is career of Jerry Best, these guys are not mentioned in any best of teams as no one now saw them play!

Jeremiah 'Jerry' Best (23 January 1901 – 18 March 1975) was an English football player who began his career in England before moving to the American Soccer League. He led the league in scoring in 1930. In 1931, he returned to England where he finished his career. He was born in Mickley, England.

Best began his professional career in December 1919 with Newcastle United. He played only two games before being transferred to Leeds United in July 1920 for L100. While he began the season as the starting left inside forward, he lost his position to Basil Wood.[1] He left the team in 1921 and spent several years playing non-league football before moving to the United States in 1924 to sign with the Providence F.C. of the American Soccer League. In his first season in the league, he scored twenty-goals in twenty-nine games. In 1925, he moved to the New Bedford Whalers remaining there for the next four seasons. In 1929, Best played two games for the Fall River Marksmen. He then jumped to the Pawtucket Rangers for the remainder of the season. In the summer of 1930, Best rejoined the Whalers, leading the league in scoring with thirty-five goals in twenty-seven games in the fall 1930 season.[2] In 1931, Best moved back to England, signing with Clapton Orient for two seasons. In 1933, he transferred to Darlington where he became one of the club’s all-time leading scorere.[3] He finished his career with Hull City in the 1936–37 season. 1937-1938 Hexham F.C. 27 appearances 14 goals

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:52 am

They were playing footie in America almost 100 years ago?! It's taken a while to get going.

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Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:06 am

Did not realise Lance Robson scored that many, what a character, part time as he was a dentist in town with 2 practice's,used to arrive at Feethams in a yellow E Type Jag, hard as nails, always winding up defenders, remember him giving a young Bobby Moore a really tough night when we beat them 3-2.Sadly had a fall and passed away some time ago, but had a big heart and very popular with the fans.

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Post by darlosince65 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:27 pm

How about if some of these guys were still around today as another forward to support Styche - most prolific scoring Darlington FC players from 1950 onwards and played 15 or more competitive games Note Info Data Pulled From Only Includes Conference & Nat League North Games.

Player Pos Club career Total Ratio of No Goals
Apps Goals To All Appearances Bill Tulip FW 1956–1957 46 36 0.7826 0.7727
Bobby Cummings FW 1965–1968 84 46 0.5476 0.5811
Marco Gabbiadini FW 1998–2000 95 52 0.5474 0.5732
Ken Allison FW 1963–1966 80 40 0.5000 0.5270
Craig Hignett MF 2004–2005 19 9 0.4737 0.4737
Alan Spence FW 1960–1962 25 11 0.4400 0.4583
Barry Hutchinson FW 1966 32 14 0.4375 0.4667
Ron Harbertson FW 1957–1958
& 1961 69 30 0.4348 0.3651
Guylain Ndumbu
-Nsungu FW 2005–2006 &
2008 33 14 0.4242 0.4483
Jimmy Lawton FW 1961–1965
1968-1969 155 65 0.4194 0.4437
David Currie FW 1986–1988 90 36 0.4000 0.4342
Dave Carr FW 1957–1962 145 57 0.3931 0.3788
Bryan Conlon FW 1964–1967 91 35 0.3846 0.3600
Harry Houlahan FW 1954–1955 26 10 0.3846 0.3478
Pawel Abbott FW 2007–2009 45 17 0.3778 0.4048
Tadhg Purcell FW 2010 & 2011 27 10 0.3704 0.3704
Carl Airey FW 1984–1986 94 34 0.3617 0.3733
Billy Clarke FW 2008 25 9 0.3600 0.4000
John Hannah FW 1984 25 9 0.3600 0.3636
Alan Walsh FW 1978–1984 279 100 0.3584 0.3466
Clyde Wijnhard FW 2004–2005 42 15 0.3571 0.3846
John Peachey FW 1975–1976
& 1979 28 10 0.3571 0.3462
Charlie Nicklas FW 1953–1954 17 6 0.3529 0.3529
Peter Graham MF 1970–1973 131 45 0.3435 0.3697
Brian Redfearn FW 1959–1961 50 17 0.3400 0.3333
Darren Roberts FW 1996–1999 112 38 0.3393 0.3438
Dickie Davis FW 1954–1957 105 35 0.3333 0.3441
Mark Beck FW 2016–2017 57 19 0.3333 0.3585

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Post by 50 years » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:47 pm

I think i still have a newspaper that mentioned lance Robson being the highest paid player in the football league (dentist money included :-) ). Those were the days

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