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by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Apr 21, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante Starts
Replies: 45
Views: 4038

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 DarloOnTheUp
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:31 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Chester Away All ticket
Replies: 107
Views: 6711

Re: Chester Away All ticket

Darlopj wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:21 pm
Have you ever heard of the phrase "In my opinion"?
Whose opinion do you expect him to have?
by DarloOnTheUp
Sat Apr 20, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Terry Mitchell
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: Terry Mitchell

As with Watson, excellent news :clap:
by DarloOnTheUp
Sat Apr 20, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Final League Table ~ 16th !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Final League Table ~ 16th !!!

6 points clear, unbelievable considering where we were, I'd accepted relegation as inevitable at one point.

It really is an incredible achievement.
by DarloOnTheUp
Fri Apr 19, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Steve Watson - 2 year contract confirmed
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: Steve Watson - 2 year contract confirmed

excellent news, announce little Terry soon and happy days, onto BTB and real optimism for next season. I'm not sure we'd be contracting our assistant - could be wrong but usually they just come with the manager at our level. It doesn't matter what's normal at this level, we need to contract them bo...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:38 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 68
Views: 7577

Re: Darlington V Southport

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:36 pm
I loved Young’s continual baiting of the same Southport forward 😁 making him run in to the far corner of the penalty box before he picked the ball up. It was pantomime like.
Haha yeah that made me laugh :lol:
by DarloOnTheUp
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Massive credit to Watson and the board
Replies: 34
Views: 2705

Re: Massive credit to Watson and the board

It's not completely out of the realm of possibility: with us being part time, it may work with him spending half his time with us and half with Sunderland's youth team, especially with him being so young.
by DarloOnTheUp
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 68
Views: 7577

Re: Darlington V Southport

Brilliant performance today, we made an in form side look very ordinary. Never heard the MOTM or crowd announced as per usual. But in my humble opinion I thought Tom Platt was immense and deserved MOTM, although Cedric Main was terrific as well. Crowd looked around 1800, hopefully we'll get over 20...
by DarloOnTheUp
Fri Apr 05, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Southport
Replies: 68
Views: 7577

Re: Darlington V Southport

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2024 5:20 pm
If Asante is fit, then I'd be amazed if we don't see him come on at least as a substitute.
I'd be amazed if he even makes the bench, there's 4 strikers ahead of him plus Salkeld can play there as well.
by DarloOnTheUp
Tue Mar 19, 2024 1:11 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Rushall tickets
Replies: 24
Views: 3242

Re: Rushall tickets

Looking on NLTV website our game at Rushall is not listed as being available to watch, which is disappointing. I would have thought there would be plenty of demand from Darlington supporters to stream this game given how crucial it is. I can see that we could take around 400 fans, especially if it ...
by DarloOnTheUp
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 154925

Re: General Election 2019

Henley wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:52 pm
I’ll still be depressed about the number of people who voted for Corbyn.
Agreed.
by DarloOnTheUp
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

So, today we have the Speaker directly challenged as to his impartiality based on his ruling re' the government having a "rerun of Saturday" His response? .........To turn it into smirk-fest. Shame on the entire house. The Speaker who was warmly congratulated by the same complainers in March 2019 w...
by DarloOnTheUp
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

Oh I fully understand the logic of keeping no deal on the table. But it is monumentally stupid logic. Firstly, stop pretending this is some kind of ordinary negotiation. It isn’t. It is about how our country functions post-Brexit. It is about the economy, security, trade and so on. You’re going on ...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

Well, if I’d ever said that the EU’s standards are better than its member countries, you’d have a point. But as the EU sets *minimum* standards to ensure harmonisation for ease of trade, how can they be better than those of its member countries? Think about it. These minimum standards allow those t...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

Some workers rights...... UK sick pay - 28 weeks EU sick pay - none set UK paid holiday - 5-6 weeks EU paid holiday - 4 weeks UK maternity pay - 52 weeks EU maternity pay - 14 weeks UK minimum wage - £7.05 EU minimum wage - none set So you want us to align to every workers rights the EU set? :think...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

On the subject of employment and environmental standards (or, indeed, any current EU standards) they are ALL minimum standards - there is no ceiling. And with the way the EU is set up those minimum standards are difficult to reduce. The deliberate removal by Johnson of the two mentioned above from ...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

Anything in the Political Declaration isn't legally binding and is a series of issues up for discussion which may or may not be fruitful / beneficial to one side or another or both, whereas the content of the Legal Text is binding within the agreement. Well yeah you're right, and someone correct me...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

To me wanting to have the no deal option is like saying “If you don’t give us a good deal, we’re going to shoot ourselves in the legs.” It’s not much a strategy to threaten to massive economic damage to yourself in protest at not getting the deal you want. That’s why I’m relaxed about no deal not h...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

The new deal is a minor improvement on May's deal but most of it is pretty much the same. Some of the worst points: 1) It restricts our military action. 2) It restricts our foreign policy. 2) They have access to our waters during the transition period, and any future FTA is dependent on this continu...
by DarloOnTheUp
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: He fought the law, and the law won
Replies: 95
Views: 84529

Re: He fought the law, and the law won

The depths to which DOTU has plummeted, having previously been a respectable poster on here, borders on the tragic. I see my points fell on deaf ears again, never mind. And I'll condemn whatever I want to condemn, thank you very much. I know it contradicts with your belief that you've got the moral...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: He fought the law, and the law won
Replies: 95
Views: 84529

Re: He fought the law, and the law won

Seriously, you think the setting up of the Supreme Court by a Labour Government is relevant? You think the timing is relevant?Your conspiracy theories are going into overload. Sorry, I didn't explain myself properly there. I meant that it's only a very recent invention by a government with a specif...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: He fought the law, and the law won
Replies: 95
Views: 84529

Re: He fought the law, and the law won

It’s called the Supreme Court for a reason, it’s higher than the High Court - it’s the ultimate arbiter on interpretation of the law, it doesn’t make laws and it doesn’t make political decisions. It sits in judgment when asked to clarify a point of law and when it has already been through the lower...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: He fought the law, and the law won
Replies: 95
Views: 84529

Re: He fought the law, and the law won

I see my points fell on deaf ears again, never mind. And I'll condemn whatever I want to condemn, thank you very much. I know it contradicts with your belief that you've got the moral highground (hint: you haven't) but that's not my problem. Now EDJOHNS is also a racist? When did that happen? As if ...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: He fought the law, and the law won
Replies: 95
Views: 84529

Re: He fought the law, and the law won

I'll try: Lady Hale in non-impartiality shocker. Turns out she has an axe to grind against Johnson and men in general: https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/supreme-court-judge-lady-hale-criticised-girly-swot-jibe-boris-johnson-644421 Will the left now call her sexist and declare her an unperson? Will t...
by DarloOnTheUp
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: He fought the law, and the law won
Replies: 95
Views: 84529

Re: He fought the law, and the law won

What exactly is any of this achieving? Gramps: you make the occasional decent post but you should try forgiving people and moving on sometimes. This petty vindictiveness doesn't help anyone and it completely derails the thread as it''s now turned into nothing more than a pissing contest. Even the wa...
by DarloOnTheUp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

Nope, I’ve said that the WA and Trade Deal are linked - the EU say they are linked, not independent of each other. The trade deal will not follow a No Deal as though somehow the EU will just waive the terms of the WA. The EU have consistently said that the 3 outstanding elements of the Withdrawal A...
by DarloOnTheUp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: He fought the law, and the law won
Replies: 95
Views: 84529

Re: He fought the law, and the law won

Or indeed the Labour MPs in Leave seats who voted down the agreement but have since indicated they’d vote in favour of the agreement. Indeed on two occasions MPs held indicative votes but failed to reach agreement. In this instance, a General Election can be the only outcome, with each party outlin...
by DarloOnTheUp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

As I said, great, we're at an understanding: a trade agreement and a withdrawal agreement are two separate things. And where the ditching of one will have a material effect on the other Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'm sorry but no. First you try and dishonestly (or mistakenly) conflate the t...
by DarloOnTheUp
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

As I said, great, we're at an understanding: a trade agreement and a withdrawal agreement are two separate things.
by DarloOnTheUp
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Democracy under threat.
Replies: 451
Views: 277784

Re: Democracy under threat.

QuakerPete wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:44 pm
DarloOnTheUp wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:36 pm
QuakerPete wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:30 pm
You'll be able to quote where I said they were the same thing?
I just did, in the very same post you quoted.
I think you need to brush up on your comprehension skills
Either way, it seems you now admit that they're not the same thing.

Great, so now you can stop conflating the two.