Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

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Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by poppyfield » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:42 am

Thought I would get this thread going as we approach our biggest home game for many years, most of the concerns of how the squad has been depleted by injuries, international duties and the return of O'Neill to Boro have been talked about and analysed to the point of exhaustion, and of the poor showing at Brackley, so as Thompson said in his post match interview a line has to be drawn under that match and we move on.
So to Wednesday, hopefully we will have Liddle fit enough to play or make the bench, Hedley returns after suspension, and Galbraith's knock will not stop him playing.
I would think the line up (barring any injuries) will be the same as for the Walsall game, not sure what tactics AA will use, clearly at Walsall we were all over them for the first 25 minuets until they made the double substitution , then the game changed.
Really looking forward to this I just hope we can give a good account of ourselves on the pitch, and just as importantly not bring the club into disrepute by the actions of a few who might think it helps to throw flares invade the pitch etc.
Squad;
Elliott,
Galbraith, (hopefully not injured)
Watson,
Laing,
Hatfield,
Wheatley,
Holness,
Rivers,
Campbell,
Thompson,
Connell,
Storey,
Hedley
Liddle.............still injured?
Youth players; Armstrong Hurworth Johnson. (am assuming Hurworth and Johnson are eligible)
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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by Darlopartisan » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:32 am

I hope Johnson and Hurworth are on the bench or AA will have to bring his boots👍

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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by poppyfield » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:02 pm

One thing I do know about Wednesday night is the 50/50 is going to be massive , could break the £1000 barrier. :D
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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by LoidLucan » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:19 pm

Bloody ell, 14 available senior players, two of them keepers and two of them with injury concerns. That's what you call up against it.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by Darlopartisan » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:17 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Bloody ell, 14 available senior players, two of them keepers and two of them with injury concerns. That's what you call up against it.
If goes to extra time , chin straps.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by onewayup » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:28 pm

We have got to win this tie in the 90mins ,extra time i think would cost us. Purely on bodies available and fitness. Com,on Darlo

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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by Darlopartisan » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:41 pm

Well if it goes to penalties we definitely have a few who can stick in the net, Thompson Galbraith and Campbell 👍

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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by joejaques » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:38 am

Darlopartisan wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Well if it goes to penalties we definitely have a few who can stick in the net, Thompson Galbraith and Campbell 👍
Have we had any confirmation that Tez will be fit? :roll:
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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by Darlopartisan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:30 am

Well this is it, come on Darlo 👍
Predictions for team result what do you think?

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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by en passant » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:37 am

Darlopartisan wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:30 am
Well this is it, come on Darlo 👍
Predictions for team result what do you think?
I think we might just be able to get 11 men on the pitch at the start of the game, which would be quite an achievement.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall

Post by joejaques » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:42 am

en passant wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:37 am
Darlopartisan wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:30 am
Well this is it, come on Darlo 👍
Predictions for team result what do you think?
I think we might just be able to get 11 men on the pitch at the start of the game, which would be quite an achievement.
Hopefully the Tin Shed makes that 12 :roll:
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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by poppyfield » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:22 pm

Team for tonight;

Connell,
Hedley Storey Galbraith Watson,
Wheatley Hatfield Holness,
Campbell Thompson Rivers,

Subs, Elliott Laing Liddle Armstrong Hurworth Johnson.

(am assuming Hurworth and Johnson are eligible and Liddle is fit)
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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by Vodka_Vic » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:45 pm

Hurworth and Johnson not eligible

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by poppyfield » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:07 pm

OK, that thins it down a bit.
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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by Old Git » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:52 pm

If fully fit Liddle should play as he has been excellent this season.We need our strongest team from the start and he also gives us more going forward. Not the time to hold back,this is the big one!

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by Darlopartisan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:00 pm

Do we get a referee from the higher leagues tonight? Anyone.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by jjljks » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:28 pm

You'll be wanting VAR as well?

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by Darlopartisan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:36 pm

jjljks wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:28 pm
You'll be wanting VAR as well?
Perish the thought

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by Magical Quakers » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:19 pm

Ref Watch: v Darlington (A)

Referee: Scott Oldham (Lancashire)
Assistants: Natalie Aspinall and Richard Wigglesworth
Fourth Official: David Webb

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by EDJOHNS » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:49 pm

Magical Quakers wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Ref Watch: v Darlington (A)

Referee: Scott Oldham (Lancashire)
Assistants: Natalie Aspinall and Richard Wigglesworth
Fourth Official: David Webb
Ref did well first half.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by Alfie » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:48 pm

Desperately missed O'Neill, and poor balls in from set pieces - fantastic effort, but lacking that bit of quality where it mattered.

But just about held our own againast a full time team two divisions higher, so nothing to be ashamed of.

Thought the ref had a decent game, and of the two assistants, thought Natalie was the prettier, but then again I' not keen on beards.

Got to go again on Saturday and colect a few more pounds fotr the kiity.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by lo36789 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:05 pm

Team should be proud of their efforts. They had one effort on target all night and that was the goal. We looked far better on the ball than they did and played much better football.

The negative...to a man our final delivery was absolutely pants.

If we can play like that and get bloomin' O'Neill back or another striker we can push on in the league this season and hopefully use some of the money next year to have a proper go at the playoffs.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by jjljks » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:13 pm

Lads did themselves proud, but effort alone not enough & we did not have players on the bench who could alter the game. Really needed someone to lead the line & hold up the ball.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by quakersfan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:14 pm

Good first half poorer second half however they are full time and it does make a difference. Personally not disappointed it was very good atmosphere in hospitality al credit ti Craig Morley and his team. Also someone mentioned DJ mentioned on BT Sports we had earned £100k from cup run which is massive for our club with DJ saying we won’t have any debt for this financial year I reckon we could have £80k ish to spend.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by LoidLucan » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:20 pm

We just ran out of steam and a combination of poor delivery into the box and complete lack of attacking options meant we never looked like scoring in the second half. Best side won it in second half but we weren't disgraced and put plenty of effort in. Rivers caused them lots of problems in the first half but was kept quiet in the second half. Neither keeper really had a lot to do in what was overall quite an even match, which is an achievement in itself against a League side.
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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:36 pm

For me Hatfield was MOTM ahead of Thommo. Fitness told in the end & lack of options on the bench also came home to roost.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by GBH » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:38 pm

I agree Thomson was disappointing

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by JasonDeVos » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 pm

We had a cup run. Something we have dreamed about for years. Only behind to a league two club late in both games. Proud of all the lads, gave their all. However, we desperately need a striker.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by lo36789 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:48 pm

GBH wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:38 pm
I agree Thomson was disappointing
You were watching a different game to me then.

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Re: Darlington V Walsall Match Thread

Post by Darlo Dodger » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:50 pm

I was not disappointed with anyone in a Darlo shirt tonight but if I had to pick one player as the most outstanding performer tonight it would be Michael Liddle. He is a class act at full back.

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