Season 23/24

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Season 23/24

Post by quakersam » Wed May 17, 2023 4:33 pm

With two PSF games announced this afternoon, it’s time to look forward

Pre-Season
Tuesday 4th July - Tadcaster Albion (A) - 7.45pm KO
Wednesday 5th July - FIXTURES RELEASED
Saturday 8th July - Newton Aycliffe (A) - 3pm KO
Saturday 15th July - Harrogate Town (H) - 3pm KO
Tuesday 18th July - Middlesbrough U21 (H) - 7.45pm KO
Friday 21st July - FANS FORUM, Dolphin Centre
Saturday 22nd July - Marske United (A) - 3pm (@Billingham Town FC)
Thursday 27th July - OPEN TRAINING SESSION, BM
Saturday 29th August - Pre-Season Friendly (TBC)
Saturday 5th August - SEASON START

Squad (Contracted)
Tommy Taylor
Ben Hedley
Jake Lawlor
Jassem Sukar
Adriano Moke
Jacob Hazel
Jarrett Rivers
Andrew Nelson
Kallum Griffiths
Kaine Felix
Ben Liddle

Players In
Tom Platt - Boston United
Jordan Mustoe - Warrington Rylands
Toby Lees - Blyth Spartans
Cameron Salkeld - Clyde FC
Mitchell Curry - Hartford Athletic

Players Out
Alex Purver - Scarborough
David Wheater - Released
Junior Mondal - Whitby Town
Lucas Martin - Released
Danny Rose - Cleethorpes Town
Jack Lambert - Kidderminster Harriers
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Re: Season 23/24

Post by CrazyDarlo » Thu May 18, 2023 11:40 am

Wishful thinking here, I wonder if this year we might be able to tempt Boro/Sunderland to send a first team for a friendly. Other clubs at our level seem to get them every year, it must be a decent earner.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Thu May 18, 2023 5:57 pm

Could this be made a sticky mods?

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by quakersam » Tue Jun 06, 2023 9:37 pm

Bump
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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Wed Jun 07, 2023 9:54 am

You need to add Jack Lambert to the list of players out.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Old Git » Mon Jun 12, 2023 7:56 am

Another pre season game. Home to Boro Under 21s on Tuesday 18th of July at 7.45pm.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by spen666 » Mon Jun 12, 2023 8:27 am

• Fixture Release Day – Wednesday 5th July 2023, 1pm
• Opening Day – Saturday 5th August 2023
• Final Day – Saturday 20th April 2024
• Play-Off Eliminator A (5th v 6th) – Tuesday 23rd April 2024
• Play-Eliminator B (4th v 7th) – Wednesday 24th April 2024
• Play-Off Semi-Finals – Sunday 28th April 2024
• National League North/South Promotion Finals – Sunday 5th May 2024


Festive fixtures will be scheduled for Saturday 23rd December and Boxing Day, while clubs will also have fixtures scheduled for New Year’s Day but will be permitted to switch to Saturday 30 December if agreed by both clubs.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by quakersam » Thu Jun 15, 2023 12:17 pm

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Fri Jun 16, 2023 7:55 pm

Cheers quakersam, really useful this.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sat Jun 17, 2023 6:24 pm

And Mods please arrange to be a "sticky" -it's been asked a few times. Cheers Sam.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Jul 01, 2023 2:53 pm

Bump

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Jul 08, 2023 3:08 pm

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Jul 13, 2023 6:38 pm

Come on mods!!!

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue Jul 18, 2023 11:09 am

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by uncovered » Tue Jul 18, 2023 12:41 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:Come on mods!!!
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Re: Season 23/24

Post by don'tbuythesun » Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:41 am

Thanks!

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Sun Jul 23, 2023 4:59 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:41 am
Thanks!
You have much more influence than me lol.

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Season 23/24

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Sun Jul 23, 2023 5:13 pm

Any news/rumour on a friendly next weekend?

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by AndyPark » Sun Jul 23, 2023 6:02 pm

MCFCDarlo3 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2023 5:13 pm
Any news/rumour on a friendly next weekend?
We were meant to play Gateshead but they’ve agreed to play Shields instead as part of an agreement in a transfer.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Sun Jul 23, 2023 8:35 pm

AndyPark wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2023 6:02 pm
MCFCDarlo3 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2023 5:13 pm
Any news/rumour on a friendly next weekend?
We were meant to play Gateshead but they’ve agreed to play Shields instead as part of an agreement in a transfer.
Thanks, we could do with a game

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sun Jul 23, 2023 10:04 pm

I just think I nagged more! You're definitely more commited than me. I can't believe there isn't a team available on that Saturday. We usually have them all planned well in advance.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by 50 years » Tue Jul 25, 2023 7:07 am

It is a pity that there is not another game as the team could do with at least playing together with the final first 11 playing in the preferred formation before the season starts. All the pre season games to now have not been able to play the "best 11" in a settled formation yet, so to hit the first game in the league without being able to build up a proper understanding between players will be interesting.

Not sure about anyone else, but on the evidence of the friendlies it feels much like last year, being able to score goals but look vulnerable at the back, especially with a small squad. Wonder if Darlo are considering Sam Saunders on loan from York, over 6 foot Centre half, young, york fans like him (but down the list given the quality of players they have now signed) and has played well in pre season, apparently looking for a loan to national North or South?

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Quakerlad » Wed Jul 26, 2023 7:37 pm

To me we don’t need another centre half but do need another midfielder and a big strong forward.
None will happen as was pretty clear at forum that the budget is spent.
I actually think that the clubs limited expectation will be about right and we have a mid table team.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Old Git » Wed Jul 26, 2023 9:22 pm

Quakerlad wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2023 7:37 pm
To me we don’t need another centre half but do need another midfielder and a big strong forward.
None will happen as was pretty clear at forum that the budget is spent.
I actually think that the clubs limited expectation will be about right and we have a mid table team.
As long as we don’t suffer too many injuries.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Quakerlad » Mon Jul 31, 2023 1:10 pm

Need someone to snap me out of this lethargy around this season. Never known as many genuine hard core fans feeling the same. Some even saying they can take it or leave it which is unusual too. Little to no activity on the message board either just a few days to kick off is also unusual.

This time last year we had signed Beck, Hazel, Felix and looking forward to a fit Wheater, amongst others. All exciting known prospects to improve the team. Some excitement.

Not saying some of our new players will not prove to be the same, let’s hope so.

But we know the budget is spent, we have a too small squad, loans are too expensive according to AA so none of them and unless we have a good cup run, no new players in Jan. Situation not going to change for at least 3-5 yrs.

The joys of being a Darlo fan!! See you Saturday😂.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by AndyPark » Mon Jul 31, 2023 1:38 pm

Quakerlad wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2023 1:10 pm
Need someone to snap me out of this lethargy around this season. Never known as many genuine hard core fans feeling the same. Some even saying they can take it or leave it which is unusual too. Little to no activity on the message board either just a few days to kick off is also unusual.
I know a lot of fans tend to use Twitter/Facebook for interactions, probably why it's dropped a bit on here.
Quakerlad wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2023 1:10 pm
This time last year we had signed Beck, Hazel, Felix and looking forward to a fit Wheater, amongst others. All exciting known prospects to improve the team. Some excitement.

Not saying some of our new players will not prove to be the same, let’s hope so.
I think we've made some very shrewd signings, whilst we signed Beck etc last year. We've also got Curry/Platt & Lees who've come in and they will do a great job with us. Beck wasn't exactly firing all guns blazing before his 1st spell, I think Curry will do just as well as he did.
Platt is a banging signing and exactly the type of player we need with height/physicality.
Quakerlad wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2023 1:10 pm
But we know the budget is spent, we have a too small squad, loans are too expensive according to AA so none of them and unless we have a good cup run, no new players in Jan. Situation not going to change for at least 3-5 yrs.

The joys of being a Darlo fan!! See you Saturday😂.
Most of us know that until we have our own ground, we are stagnating where we are with the occasional flicker of the play-offs. All we can do is keep on backing the team we love & hopefully DJ can get this ground with it's funding etc sorted sooner rather the later.

See you Saturday. Up the Darlo.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Quakerlad » Mon Jul 31, 2023 3:40 pm

Agree with everything you have said, except don’t think Curry will do for us what Beck did.

It’s this weird feeling though, probably cos I’m getting on a bit, that I really don’t want another 3-5 years of stagnation. Cannot remember feeling a bit “bored” at the thought of the season ahead, ever, in over 50 years and not sure what will shift it. Well I do actually, it’s some big film stars or a euro lottery win, and that’s not gonna happen😂. Sad really.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Old Git » Mon Jul 31, 2023 6:18 pm

Quakerlad wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2023 3:40 pm
Agree with everything you have said, except don’t think Curry will do for us what Beck did.

It’s this weird feeling though, probably cos I’m getting on a bit, that I really don’t want another 3-5 years of stagnation. Cannot remember feeling a bit “bored” at the thought of the season ahead, ever, in over 50 years and not sure what will shift it. Well I do actually, it’s some big film stars or a euro lottery win, and that’s not gonna happen😂. Sad really.
I agree with you. I might not have that many years of following the team left, and the thought of several seasons of stagnation is not very appealing to me either. Also I fear stagnation could very easily slip into regression if we are not careful. I remember talking to a former manager who told me there are only 2 types of team, those moving forward and those moving backwards, because if you are not improving whilst some around you are, then by definition you are moving backwards.
Having said that I believe we do have a decent squad, and Scunthorpe apart, I don’t see why we should not be in the mix for a playoff place. Keep the faith Quakerlad, we might be better do better than you think.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Darlo_lad » Wed Aug 02, 2023 12:59 pm

Sadly I feel the same. Mid table at best and if it wasn't for the play offs going to seventh place season over by Christmas. Feel like we're treading water waiting for a new ground. We've hit our ceiling without one with the current fan model and like old git I fear we will get caught one year and regress.

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Re: Season 23/24

Post by Old Git » Wed Aug 02, 2023 1:20 pm

Darlo_lad wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2023 12:59 pm
Sadly I feel the same. Mid table at best and if it wasn't for the play offs going to seventh place season over by Christmas. Feel like we're treading water waiting for a new ground. We've hit our ceiling without one with the current fan model and like old git I fear we will get caught one year and regress.
I agree with you, we have hit our ceiling and I think the Board realise that, hence the damping down of expectations for the coming season. However, we have to hope that AA can build a team with what resources we have, that can compete at this level.

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