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by eddie-rowles
Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Looks like they're staying...
Replies: 32
Views: 2937

Re: Looks like they're staying...

Looking to next season not sure length of contracts etc
Release, Asante, Curry,Windass,Sukar, Siddick,Lindley, Kelly
Possible squad player or covered by loanee: Taylor, Nelson, liddle, Ngandu, Harker
Try to retain: Young, Barrow, Cornish, Routledge
by eddie-rowles
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Alex Jenkins: Performance Analyst
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Alex Jenkins: Performance Analyst

should have stuck with it very interesting and hats off to the young man moving to darlington to progress his career.
by eddie-rowles
Wed Mar 27, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Bottom Ten, Tuesday Mar 26th 2024
Replies: 9
Views: 1312

Re: The Bottom Ten, Tuesday Mar 26th 2024

Reading all the permutations has butterflies in my stomach, dread and fear of ifs and buts; and I just know it will go to last game of the season. Bloody hell
by eddie-rowles
Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Matty stays to end of season
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Matty stays to end of season

Darlington get a mention on England U18 website Substitutes not used: 13 Matthew Young (Darlington, loan from Sunderland), https://www.englandfootball.com/articles/2024/Mar/22/england-mens-under-18s-germany-report-20240322 Matty been unused sub for the win on penalties against Germany this afternoon...
by eddie-rowles
Thu Mar 14, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: 2022/23 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Replies: 29
Views: 3164

Re: 2022/23 FINANCIAL RESULTS

What surprised me most was the staffing costs of £185k, on top of the £400k playing budget... would be interesting to see the breakdown of that. Manager - £45k Assitant - £30k Physio - £25k Kit man - £10k Fitness coach - £15k GK coach - £15k Academy coach - £15k Secretary - £10k Even with those est...
by eddie-rowles
Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blyth V Darlington
Replies: 56
Views: 5592

Re: Blyth V Darlington

I don't think my heart has slowed down from the last five minutes yet, cracking atmosphere just as good as at South Shields. Blyth in first half were better than us, we gave the ball away time after time, which was more JG era; Hedley and Cornish kept getting overloaded and that save By Young from b...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Mar 11, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Needed points minimum
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: Needed points minimum

See if you can find Windass in that bag aswell another one who has gone AWOL for several months
by eddie-rowles
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo V Scunthorpe
Replies: 72
Views: 7441

Re: Darlo V Scunthorpe

Special mention for the referee and his linesmen Were top notch no silly decisions every cheat was sussed,like their big guy going down when he lost the ball fairly, spotted straight away and told to get himself up ,best reffing this season kept the game in motion Well done officials. Good point di...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Mar 04, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Matty Cornish
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: Matty Cornish

great energy, great feet and like Lambert tries to look for a forward pass and not affected if it doesn't come off first time. And can score a goal, I would hope we can keep him for next season.
by eddie-rowles
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Banbury 2/03/24
Replies: 64
Views: 6569

Re: Darlington v Banbury 2/03/24

Listening to their manager who played against Darlo in the EFL for northampton it seems they are not coming for a draw and just like us need three points. Expected sukar to be brought back , but now Hoping we can bring in a loanee to bolster the defence as we are looking light at the back and don't ...
by eddie-rowles
Tue Feb 27, 2024 5:03 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 47
Views: 6833

Re: Asante

JG " Akwasi has recovered from an injury earlier this season and passed a medical with our physio. He is short of match fitness and needs a mini pre-season to help him reach the required level, and therefore won't be in the squad at Chorley on Tuesday night." Available for 19 games including Chorley...
by eddie-rowles
Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: South Shields v Darlo
Replies: 93
Views: 10977

Re: South Shields v Darlo

shields scored nine goals in in last four games, including 1-0 defeat to Alfreton, whilst our strikers including Asante have scored nine goals in the last 16 games, best we can hope for then is a 0-0 draw where we have managed five clean sheets all season.Don't expect Taylor to be fit enough to last...
by eddie-rowles
Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 156
Views: 12321

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

Hope Tommy Taylor is OK following his collision with the post on Saturday. Watching it again it was a hell of a knock and he bravely carried on for the best part of the ninety minutes, I would imagine in some pain and discomfort. I think sometimes we forget that players can’t just put their feet up...
by eddie-rowles
Fri Feb 09, 2024 9:45 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24
Replies: 156
Views: 12321

Re: Darlington v Alfreton 10/02/24

With just 8 home games left, it is really important we get a good run of home form going. The last one, when we beat Hereford was more like it, and we need more of the same on Saturday against Alfreton. We will have to see exactly who is available, but would think we might go with a back 4 of Griff...
by eddie-rowles
Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kevin Luff
Replies: 22
Views: 3129

Re: Kevin Luff

Absolute legend! Providing so much of his own time giving us fans all the goals and highlights over the years. I would argue that this should be a paid job as it gives the club exposure via media channels. As a so called media manager is happy to take a wage for sub standard stuff. Out of order dig ,
by eddie-rowles
Tue Feb 06, 2024 3:07 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Blood on hands/heads must roll
Replies: 180
Views: 12405

Re: Blood on hands/heads must roll

‘Without getting to much in to it, that mentality of being minnows, or the unlucky club, or the no money club, needs to stop right across the FC. We are Darlington Football Club, backed by a fantastic fan-base that provides the club with adequate resources (in terms of voluntary hours & financial s...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Kevin Luff
Replies: 22
Views: 3129

Re: Kevin Luff

simply THANKS Kev especially during Covid when watching the games kept us sane.
by eddie-rowles
Tue Jan 30, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Asante
Replies: 209
Views: 17633

Re: Asante

"Akwasi has recovered from an injury earlier this season and passed a medical with our physio. He is short of match fitness and needs a mini pre-season to help him reach the required level, and therefore won't be in the squad at Chorley on Tuesday night.We would like to welcome Akwasi to the club, a...
by eddie-rowles
Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:39 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New leisure facility at Faverdale
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: New leisure facility at Faverdale

Well it would happen eventually someone sees the same opportunities as the football club but moves forward with pace. Costa coffee already in place no doubt other franchises will move at pace before the football club decide. I'm not sure you have understood much if you think the delay on a ground i...
by eddie-rowles
Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: New leisure facility at Faverdale
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: New leisure facility at Faverdale

Well it would happen eventually someone sees the same opportunities as the football club but moves forward with pace. Costa coffee already in place no doubt other franchises will move at pace before the football club decide.
by eddie-rowles
Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Pete Jameson
Replies: 83
Views: 11178

Re: Pete Jameson

Would love to see someone challenging TT in goal, we know our present goalkeeper is a good shot stopper but permanently glued to his line even balls are floated into the six yard box however his distribution is not great although goal kicks straight into touch has improved, if you compare him to Tam...
by eddie-rowles
Mon Jan 08, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Southport
Replies: 95
Views: 25224

Re: Southport

game also being streamed if you cannot make the journey
by eddie-rowles
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Boost The Budget January 2024
Replies: 123
Views: 34927

Re: Boost The Budget January 2024

well done the chap donating £500 this morning.I realise DFC website has been revamped but could they pin the boost the budget link on the main page?
by eddie-rowles
Wed Jan 03, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Good luck Steve Watson
Replies: 80
Views: 38496

Re: Good luck Steve Watson

Talking of forwards, the mention of Curry brings back the question of his fitness to play. I think I had heard that he was due to be ready to play around now. Does anyone know what his current state of fitness is? Looking at him trying to run prior Scarboro game it appears the quality street had go...
by eddie-rowles
Fri Dec 22, 2023 10:40 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester (A)
Replies: 96
Views: 90455

Re: Gloucester (A)

Just watched scullies video of how we support the players on overnight stop is first rate , staying at country golf hotel, everything laid on like full time pro's; makes me wonder why on previous such overnight stays under AA we rarely performed well? I thought was a waste of money we could ill affo...
by eddie-rowles
Thu Dec 21, 2023 8:20 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: North Shields
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Re: North Shields

First time management and players knew about real financial problem was when statement released on X. Which is not good.
by eddie-rowles
Wed Dec 13, 2023 4:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Gloucester (A)
Replies: 96
Views: 90455

Re: Gloucester (A)

I'd settle for 0-0, I really would. Definitely not.Its now s*** or bust time to get out of this mess .We’ve got to have wins to catch up.I’ll settle for 0-0s when we’re safe. Six points out of the next two games minimum otherwise may as well go down with Gloucester and Bishop Stortford. No ifs or b...
by eddie-rowles
Tue Dec 12, 2023 8:05 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Marske United
Replies: 64
Views: 39549

Re: Marske United

Just shows how quickly things can change. Just a few months ago they were trumpeting the biggest signing in their history when they pushed the boat out to land Nathan Thomas. If they survive this it looks like they'll have to follow a more sustainable model. I don't think they will, they know they'...
by eddie-rowles
Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:37 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Banbury v Darlo
Replies: 20
Views: 16107

Re: Banbury v Darlo

I hope they travel down Saturday morning as overnight stays just don't bring better results this season or previous. I drove up from Oxfordshire last night and the rain was biblical but hopefully decision made early.
by eddie-rowles
Mon Nov 27, 2023 9:24 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlington V Rushall
Replies: 251
Views: 336617

Re: Darlington V Rushall

I think the body language from Moke in his post match interview shows how much the defeats/draws are getting to the players and it is heart breaking. The guy is Mr postivity and super enthusiastic with fans,staff etc but his demeanour is on the floor(or under the floorboards) , along with the rest o...