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Nice bit of trivia

Post by Spyman » Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:16 pm

Yesterday marked the 25th aniversary of the last all-English Premier League side.

"Not Darlo related, do-one" you scream?

That team contained two players with Darlo connections. Who can guess who they are?
On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

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Re: Nice bit of trivia

Post by Magical Quakers » Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:18 pm

With little thought or consideration - Joachim?

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Post by banktopp » Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:56 pm

Steve Watson, Aston Villa ?

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Post by EDJOHNS » Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:30 pm

Spyman wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:16 pm
Yesterday marked the 25th aniversary of the last all-English Premier League side.

"Not Darlo related, do-one" you scream?

That team contained two players with Darlo connections. Who can guess who they are?
And the last "All English" side to actually win anything were" ?

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:56 pm

Steve Watson and Julian Joachim.
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Post by Spyman » Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:03 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:Steve Watson and Julian Joachim.
Correct (although both already guessed above)!

Gareth Southgate also a member of the same team.

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:08 pm

Spyman wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:03 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:Steve Watson and Julian Joachim.
Correct (although both already guessed above)!

Gareth Southgate also a member of the same team.

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And Simon Grayson apparently, started out playing for Bedale Town FC !!
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Post by lo36789 » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:22 pm

EDJOHNS wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:30 pm
Spyman wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:16 pm
Yesterday marked the 25th aniversary of the last all-English Premier League side.

"Not Darlo related, do-one" you scream?

That team contained two players with Darlo connections. Who can guess who they are?
And the last "All English" side to actually win anything were" ?
I thought it was West Ham...but might be a random bit of nonsense I've picked up from somewhere

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Post by Spyman » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:14 am

lo36789 wrote:
EDJOHNS wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:30 pm
Spyman wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:16 pm
Yesterday marked the 25th aniversary of the last all-English Premier League side.

"Not Darlo related, do-one" you scream?

That team contained two players with Darlo connections. Who can guess who they are?
And the last "All English" side to actually win anything were" ?
I thought it was West Ham...but might be a random bit of nonsense I've picked up from somewhere
I've got no idea but even prior to the influx of players from abroad in the 90s I'd imagine most teams had an Irish, Scottish or Welsh player in their ranks going back some way.

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Re: Nice bit of trivia

Post by EDJOHNS » Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:56 am

lo36789 wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:22 pm
EDJOHNS wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:30 pm
Spyman wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:16 pm
Yesterday marked the 25th aniversary of the last all-English Premier League side.

"Not Darlo related, do-one" you scream?

That team contained two players with Darlo connections. Who can guess who they are?
And the last "All English" side to actually win anything were" ?
I thought it was West Ham...but might be a random bit of nonsense I've picked up from somewhere
Indeed it was. In 1975.

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:13 pm

I'm confused. Can you clarify the last team and the last to win something?!!

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Post by EDJOHNS » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:22 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:13 pm
I'm confused. Can you clarify the last team and the last to win something?!!
The West Ham cup win in 1975 was the last all-English side to win a trophy in first-class football.

GK 1 Mervyn Day
DF 2 John McDowell
DF 3 Lampard Sr.
MF 4 Billy Bonds (c)
DF 5 Tommy Taylor
DF 6 Kevin Lock
FW 7 Billy Jennings
MF 8 Graham Paddon
FW 9 Alan Taylor
MF 10 Trevor Brooking
MF 11 Pat Holland
Substitute:
FW 12 Bobby Gould
Manager:
John Lyall.
Everyone an Englishman, and yes of course there is a Darlo connection.

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:25 pm

Thanks....and the last all English team?

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:42 pm

Ah Aston Villa!

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Post by Spyman » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:38 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:Ah Aston Villa!
Michael Oakes,
Steve Watson,
Riccardo Scimeca,
Gareth Southgate,
Alan Wright,
Paul Merson,
Ian Taylor,
Simon Grayson,
Lee Hendrie,
Julian Joachim
Dion Dublin

Subs
Mark Draper
Gareth Barry
Stan Collymore

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

DC

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:35 pm

Thanks folks.

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Post by shildonlad » Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:09 pm

Great trivia. I forgot anyone had fielded a all english squad at all in the premier league era. Bound to be a game soon where no english player is in the starting 11. On another note who was the last english manager to win a major trophy, im taking a punt on harry redknapp 16 year ago
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Nice bit of trivia

Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:37 pm

I'm reading a great book "Europe United" where the author tried to visit games in all 55 UEFA countries in one season. A Portuguese team in the Europa league had no European players!

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Post by Spyman » Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:24 am

shildonlad wrote:Great trivia. I forgot anyone had fielded a all english squad at all in the premier league era. Bound to be a game soon where no english player is in the starting 11. On another note who was the last english manager to win a major trophy, im taking a punt on harry redknapp 16 year ago
That's happened multiple times. The first were Chelsea at some point in the late 90s I think.

Probably less common now than it was 15-20 years ago I'd imagine as we do produce more quality English players than we used to.

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:48 am

Brian Little (Aston Villa – League Cup – 1996)

Bobby Robson (Barcelona, European Cup-Winners’ Cup – 1997)

Steve McClaren (Middlesbrough – League Cup – 2004)

Harry Redknapp (Portsmouth, FA Cup – 2008)

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Post by Comfortably_numb » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:05 am

EDJOHNS wrote:
Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:22 pm
don'tbuythesun wrote:
Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:13 pm
I'm confused. Can you clarify the last team and the last to win something?!!
The West Ham cup win in 1975 was the last all-English side to win a trophy in first-class football.

GK 1 Mervyn Day
DF 2 John McDowell
DF 3 Lampard Sr.
MF 4 Billy Bonds (c)
DF 5 Tommy Taylor
DF 6 Kevin Lock
FW 7 Billy Jennings
MF 8 Graham Paddon
FW 9 Alan Taylor
MF 10 Trevor Brooking
MF 11 Pat Holland
Substitute:
FW 12 Bobby Gould
Manager:
John Lyall.
Everyone an Englishman, and yes of course there is a Darlo connection.
Excellent! I look forward to Brexit bringing back these glorious sovereign days. And bendy bananas. And pints of wine. :lol:

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Re: Nice bit of trivia

Post by jjljks » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:18 am

When was the last time DarloFC fielded an all English team?
BTW I don't know the answer - just asking😁

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Post by Comfortably_numb » Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:00 am

jjljks wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:18 am
When was the last time DarloFC fielded an all English team?
BTW I don't know the answer - just asking😁
one things for sure - it wouldn't have been under Hodgy :)

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Post by Spyman » Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:39 pm

jjljks wrote:When was the last time DarloFC fielded an all English team?
BTW I don't know the answer - just askingImage
Probably very recently given that most players we recruit are north-east based.

Other than the mysterious greek winger, Asante and Main, do we have anyone non-English in the squad? If not then whatever the last game Main didn't play in would be the last time, I think?

Edit: Cardo Siddick, but still only joined during this season so I'm sure the answer will be this season!

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Post by Makka Pakka » Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:37 pm

I'll have a go:
The 8-0 shafting by Chorley 14/11/23:
Taylor, Rowe, Hedley, Rivers, Burton, Lawlor, Ngandu, Hatfield, Lindley, Nelson, Salkeld.

Moke did come on who is Portuguese according to Wikipedia. Also, it says Barrow is Welsh.
"At a meeting held at the Grammar School on Friday last - Mr Phillip Wood M.A., in the chair - it was resolved to form an Association Football Club for Darlington and neighbourhood. The opinions of those present were so unanimous as to the desirability of this step, that a committee was formed to complete the organisation of the club, and Mr Craven, 17, Garden Street, was appointed secretary pro tem." - The Northern Echo, Monday 23rd July 1883

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Post by shildonlad » Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:47 pm

Spyman wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:24 am
shildonlad wrote:Great trivia. I forgot anyone had fielded a all english squad at all in the premier league era. Bound to be a game soon where no english player is in the starting 11. On another note who was the last english manager to win a major trophy, im taking a punt on harry redknapp 16 year ago
That's happened multiple times. The first were Chelsea at some point in the late 90s I think.

Probably less common now than it was 15-20 years ago I'd imagine as we do produce more quality English players than we used to.

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Thats true. Look at newcastle pushing the young english players, most english players in the squad in years
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Sun Mar 24, 2024 6:35 pm

I've just watched a bit of Airdreonians beating TNS in the Scottish Challenge Cup!! Then I ended up looking at National League South and Taunton and Truro have so many games to play as they've been sharing Taunton's pitch. I can't believe Truro are playing at Gloucester now. That's a 400 mile round trip for home games! 176 fans v Chelmsford.

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Post by tdk1 » Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:55 pm

If they end up staying there next season they should stick them in the national league north

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Post by lo36789 » Mon Mar 25, 2024 8:10 am

shildonlad wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:47 pm
Spyman wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:24 am
shildonlad wrote:Great trivia. I forgot anyone had fielded a all english squad at all in the premier league era. Bound to be a game soon where no english player is in the starting 11. On another note who was the last english manager to win a major trophy, im taking a punt on harry redknapp 16 year ago
That's happened multiple times. The first were Chelsea at some point in the late 90s I think.

Probably less common now than it was 15-20 years ago I'd imagine as we do produce more quality English players than we used to.

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Thats true. Look at newcastle pushing the young english players, most english players in the squad in years
Suspect that the home grown rule helps with it. Premier League clubs can only have 17 non-homegrown players, and have matchday squads of 20.

Homegrown doesn't make them English, but the majority of plays registered at English clubs at under 18s are going to be English.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Mar 25, 2024 8:14 am

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2024 6:35 pm
I've just watched a bit of Airdreonians beating TNS in the Scottish Challenge Cup!! Then I ended up looking at National League South and Taunton and Truro have so many games to play as they've been sharing Taunton's pitch. I can't believe Truro are playing at Gloucester now. That's a 400 mile round trip for home games! 176 fans v Chelmsford.
As I have mentioned before, when working in Truro I met a guy in his late 70's and a group of Truro fans go to every game in a minibus home and away, now that is dedication. To finish off their season they are having to play at least 3 games every week!! Hopefully they're new ground will be finished sometime soon and they finish up remaining in National League South.

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