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 Post subject: Season 2018/19 prologue
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 12:05 pm 
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It seems people quite like having all the new season info about transfers, friendlies etc in one place, so could this thread be stickied please.

I think there's plenty to look forward to in the new campaign, even for an interminable doom-monger like myself. Last season was possibly the most important we've had, in terms of the club strategy - ditching the "Spend to win at all costs" mentality of MG and opting for a more sustainable strategy. I'm looking forward to seeing how we develop on and off-the-pitch.

Roll on pre-season!

Pre-season games
Sunday July 8th - Motherwell (H) - 2pm
Tuesday July 10th - Sunderland (H) - 7:30pm
Saturday July 14th - Jong PSV (A)
Saturday July 21st - Middlesbrough U23s (H) - 1pm
Wednesday July 25th - Northallerton Town (A) - 7:30pm
Saturday July 28th - Darlington RA (A) - 1pm
Sunday July 29th - Legends XI (H) - 2pm


New signings
Liam Hughes - Billericay Town
Simon Ainge - Harrogate Town (undisclosed fee)
Jordan Nicholson - Barnet (free)
Alex Henshall - Nuneaton Town (free)
Jonny Burn - Bristol Rovers (free)
Jonny Maddison - Yeovil Town
Tom Elliot - Nuneaton Borough


Departures
Josh Heaton - St Mirren (£75k)
Gary Brown - South Shields (free)
Chris Hunter - South Shields
Phil Turnbull - South Shields (undisclosed fee)
Josh Gillies- South Shields (undisclosed fee)
Leon Scott - Scarborough Athletic (free)
Tom Portas - West Auckland (free)
Kevin Burgess - Scarborough Athletic (free)
Liam Marrs - Released
Greg Mills - Stourbridge (free)
Dale Milburn - Released
Lee Hume - Released


Current squad
Jonny Maddison
Luke Trotman
Ben O'Hanlon
Terry Galbraith
Dom Collins
Jack Vaulks
Jonny Burn
Joe Wheatley
Mitchell Glover
Liam Hughes
David Syers
Tom Elliot
Stephen Thompson
Jordan Nicholson
Alex Henshall
Simon Ainge
Reece Styche
Harvey Saunders
James Caton - Transfer listed

Not contracted, invited for pre-season:
Matthew Bancroft
Harry Gill
Bradley Moncur
Jamie O’Brien

Key dates
League allocations - already announced: http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/may/10/n ... son-100518

Fixtures released - Wednesday July 4th.
FA Cup - Opening round draws released in early July (Darlo enter in 2nd qualifying round - Sat Sept 22nd)
FA Trophy - Opening round draws released in early July (Darlo enter in 3rd qualifying round - Sat Nov 24th)

First weekend of new season - August 4th/5th.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 12:17 pm 
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Fixtures were released last year on 5th July, with the season start date being 5th August. So perhaps this year it will be 4th July with the season start date being 4th August.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Middlesbrough U23s (H) July 21st


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CrazyDarlo wrote:
Middlesbrough U23s (H) July 21st


Where was this published? Not seen or heard of this as yet, I do know that Boro U23's are meant to be playing Hartlepool though. I hope this isn't one of the big friendlies that has been mentioned!

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MikeinBlack2 wrote:
CrazyDarlo wrote:
Middlesbrough U23s (H) July 21st


Where was this published? Not seen or heard of this as yet, I do know that Boro U23's are meant to be playing Hartlepool though. I hope this isn't one of the big friendlies that has been mentioned!


https://www.mfc.co.uk/news/pre-season-s ... -under-23s

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Darlogramps wrote:
MikeinBlack2 wrote:
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Middlesbrough U23s (H) July 21st


Where was this published? Not seen or heard of this as yet, I do know that Boro U23's are meant to be playing Hartlepool though. I hope this isn't one of the big friendlies that has been mentioned!


https://www.mfc.co.uk/news/pre-season-s ... -under-23s

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Cheers, a bit surprised that we haven't published t anywhere.

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Great thread this, really useful


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Not playing Shildon on the 17th July...

There playing the Chokers instead

http://www.shildonafc.com/2018/06/pre-season-fixture-change-hartlepool-united/

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Not playing Shildon on the 17th July...

There playing the Chokers instead

http://www.shildonafc.com/2018/06/pre-season-fixture-change-hartlepool-united/

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Pity I was planning to go that game. No doubt we'll arrange some replacement fixture.


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Darlo_Pete wrote:
murtonquaker wrote:
Not playing Shildon on the 17th July...

There playing the Chokers instead

http://www.shildonafc.com/2018/06/pre-season-fixture-change-hartlepool-united/

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Pity I was planning to go that game. No doubt we'll arrange some replacement fixture.
I was going to my daughter, will take her to a couple of Pre-Season games, probably Sunderland and the Legends Game

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Come on keep up we've had another one leave.

Going to have to get teamsheets at the beginning of the season until I familiarize myself with the players.


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Additional friendly :-

Darlo RA v Darlington XI
Sat 28th July, 1pm

Not sure what side we’ll be putting out the day before the legends game

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quakersam wrote:
Additional friendly :-

Darlo RA v Darlington XI
Sat 28th July, 1pm

Not sure what side we’ll be putting out the day before the legends game
Well the players are only involved in be 1st half of the legends game aren't they so I'm guessing most will probably have some imvolvement

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The all ticket Sunderland game clashes with a potential England WC semi-final doesn't it? Bad planning if thats the case.


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Quaker85 wrote:
The all ticket Sunderland game clashes with a potential England WC semi-final doesn't it? Bad planning if thats the case.


Yep, because the club knew when they arranged this game before the tournament that England would end up on that side of the draw. And that they'd definitely get to the semi-finals.

Genuinely, our club can't win with our supporters. Some of our fans are only happy when they've got something to twist on about. If it's not Thommo or Styche, or the fact you can't get into the bar, or they have rugby on in the bar, then it's some other minor issue. Now it's because our board can't see into the future.

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Quaker85 wrote:
The all ticket Sunderland game clashes with a potential England WC semi-final doesn't it? Bad planning if thats the case.


You can't blame the club for that, there are bound to be clashes.


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Can't blame either club, but I wonder if there is any flexibility in the scheduling.

I saw Billingham v Hartlepool on Saturday has moved forwards to avoid a potential clash with an England QF. Obviously Sunderland are a much bigger operation, and also DFC v Sunderland is midweek, so it may not be feasible to move the game, and also I'm highly sceptical of our chances of reaching the SF, but if England do make the semi (if if if) DFC will lose out on loads of revenue from the friendly. I hope we at least ask the question about scheduling, England results dependent.

Of course, after being very optimistic last week, I'm fully expecting Colombia to win tonight so this will be a moot point :lol:

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Good to see that Sunderland have agreed to move the game forward a day to the Tuesday and Sunderland have confirmed that they will be bringing their first team including all there new signings.


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