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by Old Git
Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:13 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Tommy Taylor Departs
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Tommy Taylor Departs

He has announced on Twitter that after 3 seasons and 126 games, his time with the club is over. Not clear whether it is his decision or he has been released.
Good luck to him for the future.
by Old Git
Tue Apr 23, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs
Replies: 31
Views: 2175

Re: Gateshead - ineligible for playoffs

We've just escaped relegation by the skin of our teeth and now we're discussing League 2! Better than discussing how to get out of the Northern Premier though! “ Skin of our teeth ”. We actually finished 16th which is within the middle third of the league. Don’t know what all the relegation talk wa...
by Old Git
Mon Apr 22, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: VAR
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: VAR

He was offside though, so it's not farcical. Whether it was appropriate to use VAR for a decision that wasn't clearly and obviously wrong is questionable, and a different discussion, but the ultimate outcome was correct whether it spoiled the underdog story for you or not. Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro ...
by Old Git
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ben Liddle leaves
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Re: Ben Liddle leaves

Wish him all the best but I suspect he wouldn't have been retained anyway. He wasn't involved much in the crucial run in. I suppose it saves face a bit, and he might have somewhere lined up. It’s quite hard to say whether he would have been retained or not. Listening to Steve and Terry, it sounds l...
by Old Git
Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7353

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Johnston himself admitted at the AGM that the Board are really stretched and could do with some sort of paid assistant to help with the day to day running of the club. Mind you, I thought that was part of Uncle Ray’s remit, but I may be wrong. Ray's a journalist, he's not the person to do this sort...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 21, 2024 9:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Ben Liddle leaves
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Re: Ben Liddle leaves

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/thanks-ben?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR0xx8MOD8MA0Nq6TtLZGTvk20dUBPlxz8AR60x5WnfbXptaSXTzwQUTgI0_aem_Aap_d44mdvEQuKj4paolTbp9KmLmzynA6mtF2HNpjoCKfqt3hFNEX8fRofiGkQiY_-eetncR93rm_BVwvgywf33M The first out the door (his choice). Not sure about this one. Obviously, he mu...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 21, 2024 6:56 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7353

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Johnston himself admitted at the AGM that the Board are really stretched and could do with some sort of paid assistant to help with the day to day running of the club. Mind you, I thought that was part of Uncle Ray’s remit, but I may be wrong. Ray's a journalist, he's not the person to do this sort...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 21, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7353

Re: Chester Away All ticket

To be fair I think most of us were very pretty excited by the signing of Asante. What I find unbelievable is that there was no get out clause at the end of the season due to his history of injury problems. I am generally a big supporter of DJ and the current Board, but I have to admit they took thei...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:14 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante Starts
Replies: 45
Views: 4129

Re: Asante Starts

I totally understand that he can just sit it out if he wants to. However, at 31 years of age he might just want to play football. If that is the case he may be prepared to accept some sort of compromise.
by Old Git
Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante Starts
Replies: 45
Views: 4129

Re: Asante Starts

Maybe time for Steve and Terry to sit down with Asante and have a serious talk about his future. Maybe he just needs telling that he has no realistic future with us and offer him a reasonable financial settlement. Otherwise we could play hardball, make him travel up from Birmingham twice a week for ...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 112
Views: 7353

Re: Chester Away All ticket

It’s quite clear that Steve and Terry don’t want him. I’m hoping a club like Radcliffe will take him as Bernard and Jonno love him. I’ve lost count of the players we have signed that are not fit enough. We need to avoid injury prone players, at the very least not offer them long contracts! Sent fro...
by Old Git
Sat Apr 20, 2024 8:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante Starts
Replies: 45
Views: 4129

Re: Asante Starts

Just for clarification, I saw 4 players warming up away from the main group last Saturday. They were Asante, Siddick, and 2 others that I believe were Harker and Gibson. I would imagine any or all of them could get a run out today.
by Old Git
Fri Apr 19, 2024 3:26 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Steve Watson - 2 year contract confirmed
Replies: 18
Views: 1761

Re: Steve Watson - 2 year contract confirmed

Great interview. Talking about promotion aims 'You hear a lot of managers playing it down, I'm not going to play it down, that's what we have to aim for'. No doom and gloom about our chances next season and beyond. Makes a world of difference. Completely different attitude to Mr Morose at the start...
by Old Git
Fri Apr 19, 2024 3:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25
Replies: 34
Views: 1769

Re: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25

Easy solution. All teams group together and refuse to play from 1st round onwards unless decision overturned Don’t be silly that would play right in to the hands of the Premier League clubs. They would be very happy to limit it to just Championship and Premier League teams and cut out the little cl...
by Old Git
Fri Apr 19, 2024 1:00 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25
Replies: 34
Views: 1769

Re: FA Cup replays scrapped from R1 in 24/25

Easy solution. All teams group together and refuse to play from 1st round onwards unless decision overturned Don’t be silly that would play right in to the hands of the Premier League clubs. They would be very happy to limit it to just Championship and Premier League teams and cut out the little cl...
by Old Git
Wed Apr 17, 2024 5:46 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

Re: Once the dust settles...

because the Rugby Club don’t want any further development of BM. This is not true - beyond hear say from fans when has 'no further development' been said. Development to EFL standards may have been mentioned. I believe that it was DJ himself who said that the Rugby Club were against any further dev...
by Old Git
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

Re: Once the dust settles...

Suppose we could chop the Tin Shed into squares & flog it off to raise funds for improvements. Nostalgia does have a value & I was in there 1960's & 70's too. It does, but lets not let it get in the way of progress. The whole argument is academic anyway, because the Rugby Club don’t want any furthe...
by Old Git
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Once the dust settles...
Replies: 92
Views: 5695

Re: Once the dust settles...

I take it you mean it won't belong to DFC? Yep. Remember the 36 inch water main going diagonally from open end that limits building. Surely we can't get rid of the Tin Shed - only part of Feethams we still have? Of course we could if it meant we could comply with the necessary ground grading requir...
by Old Git
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Well how did we do that?
Replies: 29
Views: 2205

Re: Well how did we do that?

That for me has been transformed by new additions, Main in particular. Would SW been able to do the same with Felix & Hazel? I personally don’t believe so. You don't believe that SW would have been able to do anything with Hazel, who scored 20 goals a season every season, and 21 goals in his first ...
by Old Git
Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Well how did we do that?
Replies: 29
Views: 2205

Re: Well how did we do that?

Why do threads always descend into personal point-scoring? I don't really care if someone thought Gowling should have been given more time, or if Martin Gray was the only man to get us out of the mess, or if the signing of an injured Asante was an egregious assault on our very existence as a fan ow...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: The Terraces
Topic: South Shields Supporters
Replies: 2
Views: 138

South Shields Supporters

A minibus carrying a group of Shields fans involved in a serious accident on the A1 on Saturday evening. They were on their way home from the match at Tamworth yesterday afternoon. Apparently 17 people were taken to hospital and 7 of them were reported to be seriously injured. Lets hope all those in...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 13th 2024, Staying Up Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 13th 2024, Staying Up Edition

If we don’t draw next Saturday we will have created a couple of extraordinary sequences. A whole season of away games without a single draw and a run of 26 consecutive games since November without a draw home and away.
by Old Git
Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024
Replies: 67
Views: 4187

Re: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024

Fair enough. Disagree though, they’re absolute cack and I’m not arrogant in saying that. No I agree they were probably the worst team to visit BM this season. I just don’t dare take anything for granted where Darlington FC are concerned. There's been a fair few teams just as bad if not worse this s...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 14, 2024 10:41 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Looks like they're staying...
Replies: 32
Views: 3050

Re: Looks like they're staying...

Yeh, Young won't be back. I'm sure a new GK will be a priority, and I'd hope that we have a good chance of securing Cornish and Barrow on contracts. If we can get those sorted early on, move out a few of the squad players/under-performers, then we should hopefully have a decent core of a side to fl...
by Old Git
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Looks like they're staying...
Replies: 32
Views: 3050

Re: Looks like they're staying...

Hopefully we can add Scott Barrow to those who will be staying. Listening to his post match interview he is very keen to return next season if he is given the chance.
by Old Git
Sat Apr 13, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024
Replies: 67
Views: 4187

Re: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024

LMQuaker wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2024 9:52 pm
Fair enough. Disagree though, they’re absolute cack and I’m not arrogant in saying that.
No I agree they were probably the worst team to visit BM this season. I just don’t dare take anything for granted where Darlington FC are concerned.
by Old Git
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024
Replies: 67
Views: 4187

Re: The Bottom Ten, Saturday Apr 06th 2024

Over the last 20 games, we’re 8th in the form table and Farsley are 21st. We’re where we are because of Gowling, they’re where they are because they’re not a very good team. We won’t have any bother at the weekend. How long have you been supporting Darlington ? Surely you don’t think it is a forgon...
by Old Git
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24
Replies: 70
Views: 7757

Re: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24

Phew that’s a relief. Brilliant effort from the players and management team to get out of the mess we were in. If we can secure the services of Steve and Terry for next season, and provide them with a competitive budget, then I believe we can be in the top half next season, and maybe playoff contend...
by Old Git
Sat Apr 13, 2024 10:44 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Whether today
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Whether today

Whether the weather be fine, or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. You've been on that Hari Krishna thread too, anything to quell the collywobbles today. As Dave Allan use...
by Old Git
Sat Apr 13, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24
Replies: 70
Views: 7757

Re: Darlington v Farsley 13/04/24

I just hope that Tommy Taylor is named as a sub as knowing our luck Matty Young will get injured in the first 5 mins and witout a keeper on the bench... I have had exactly the same thought. It might seem over cautious to some, but I think for such an important match it would be reassuring to have a...