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Title: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 26, 2020, 13:56:19
Draw this evening at 7.10 BT Sport.

Surely to God we’ve got to win a cup game some time.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 26, 2020, 14:07:31
Also on BBC 2 at 7pm, we are ball number 45.

1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY
2 AFC WIMBLEDON
3 BARROW
4 BLACKPOOL
5 BOLTON WANDERERS
6 BRADFORD CITY
7 BRISTOL ROVERS
8 BURTON ALBION
9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED
10 CARLISLE UNITED
11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC
12 CHELTENHAM TOWN
13 COLCHESTER UNITED
14 CRAWLEY TOWN
15 CREWE ALEXANDRA
16 DONCASTER ROVERS
17 EXETER CITY
18 FLEETWOOD TOWN
19 FOREST GREEN ROVERS
20 GILLINGHAM
21 GRIMSBY TOWN
22 HARROGATE TOWN
23 HULL CITY
24 IPSWICH TOWN
25 LEYTON ORIENT
26 LINCOLN CITY
27 MANSFIELD TOWN
28 Franchise
29 MORECAMBE
30 NEWPORT COUNTY
31 NORTHAMPTON TOWN
32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC
33 OXFORD UNITED
34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED
35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
36 PORT VALE
37 PORTSMOUTH
38 ROCHDALE
39 SALFORD CITY
40 SCUNTHORPE UNITED
41 SHREWSBURY TOWN
42 SOUTHEND UNITED
43 STEVENAGE
44 SUNDERLAND
45 SWINDON TOWN
46 TRANMERE ROVERS
47 WALSALL
48 WIGAN ATHLETIC
49 DARLINGTON
50 SKELMERSDALE UNITED
51 SOLIHULL MOORS
52 BANBURY UNITED
53 SOUTH SHIELDS
54 HARTLEPOOL UNITED
55 FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER
56 BRACKLEY TOWN
57 KING'S LYNN TOWN
58 CHESTERFIELD
59 AFC FYLDE OR ALTRINCHAM
60 MARINE
61 CRAY VALLEY (PM)
62 CANVEY ISLAND
63 HAYES & YEADING UNITED
64 BROMLEY
65 TONBRIDGE ANGELS
66 HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH
67 WOKING
68 MALOON & TIPTREE
69 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
70 BARNET
71 OXFORD CITY
72 DULWICH HAMLET
73 EASTLEIGH
74 TORQUAY UNITED
75 HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE
76 BOREHAM WOOD
77 YEOVIL TOWN
78 BISHOP'S STORTFORD OR ST ALBANS CITY
79 CONCORD RANGERS
80 CHORLEY


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 26, 2020, 14:23:55
is there any form of seeding in the draw.

I don't think there is, but I have lost track


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 26, 2020, 14:29:34
Nope, its a free for all.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 26, 2020, 14:30:17
We will get drawn away to FGR or Cheltnumb anyway.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 26, 2020, 15:28:19
I suppose away to a non league club could bring in some TV money.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Nemo on Monday, October 26, 2020, 15:29:14
I suppose away to a non league club could bring in some TV money.

If we are away to a non-league club at a low enough level, would we not be able to actually go as long as we promise to support the home side? Or did that loophole get closed?

I quite fancy Maldon and Tiptree. Possibly because they sound like a stiff drink.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 26, 2020, 15:43:38
This Apparently.

If a side below the National League is at home their fans can go but ours can’t.. makes sense with the Corona only passing between supporters of the top 6 tiers like.

So, yes. I suppose away fans could go sneaking in.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, October 26, 2020, 16:32:20
Lower league fans can go to league games as well.

So, they can have 600 people in a small stadium where people are closer together, but not the same number of people in a larger stadium where they are spread out.

Makes perfect sense.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, October 26, 2020, 17:44:23
Banbury away.
Would have to explore a few avenues to get a ticket.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, October 26, 2020, 17:53:10
Never has a FA Cup draw been less eagerly awaited...


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, October 26, 2020, 17:59:39
Never has a FA Cup draw been less eagerly awaited...
I agree, with our recent record in the FA Cup (any cup for that matter) the lack of crowds even if we get a good tie, our poor run recently added to that.

It could be a chance for some national exposure but that could just as easily go the wrong way if the minnows beat us if we get a non league tie on BBC.

I always used to look forward to these draws, not at the moment though.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Family at War on Monday, October 26, 2020, 18:39:59
Banbury away or Brackley away would be nice and close


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: RedRag on Monday, October 26, 2020, 18:53:26
No fans at any 1st round matches.  If I heard that right.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, October 26, 2020, 18:57:14
Also on BBC 2 at 7pm, we are ball number 45.

Saw what you did with #28.  Well done, Sir.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: river monster on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:01:12
Home against Darlington


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:01:34
Darlo at home - Decent draw.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: donkey on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:07:30
A nice railway link for Reg and a few others.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: tans on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:09:03
Might be on tv?


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:18:08
Can we fuck it up against Darlo?


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:19:34
Can we fuck it up against Darlo?
Easy!!


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:20:22
I doubt they'll be quaking in their boots.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Uncletrunx on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:36:25
Genuine question; how many non league teams have we lost to in the FA cup over the last 30 years, and how many have we beaten?

I genuinely can't remember one that we've beaten since Marlow in about 1995.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: donkey on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:38:32
We lose to a non league side every decade. Be good to get this one out of the way.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, October 26, 2020, 19:40:40
We can win this one.

Right?


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: river monster on Monday, October 26, 2020, 20:32:01
Genuine question; how many non league teams have we lost to in the FA cup over the last 30 years, and how many have we beaten?

I genuinely can't remember one that we've beaten since Marlow in about 1995.

I know we've beaten Dartford and York City in the last few years. Lost to Macc twice when they were non league, Histon, Eastleigh, Woking and Stevenage back in '98 or so.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Cheltred on Monday, October 26, 2020, 22:31:14
I know we've beaten Dartford and York City in the last few years. Lost to Macc twice when they were non league, Histon, Eastleigh, Woking and Stevenage back in '98 or so.
I remember beating Gateshead in the early 2000s. Also, going back a bit.farther, losing to Dagenham


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, October 26, 2020, 23:02:51
I can remember beating Hendon away in the late 70's😃


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: flammableBen on Monday, October 26, 2020, 23:09:44
I remember beating Gateshead in the early 2000s. Also, going back a bit.farther, losing to Dagenham

Ilkeston around the same time I think


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 03:53:07
Everyone will be able to watch our first step on the road to nowhere as all games not televised (16) will be streamed live.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 04:00:39
Away at Monte Darlo would have been a good excuse for a weekend in the north-east of England (then stand outside ground for the match). Do they still have their white elephant ground?

I remember 4 trips there in consecutive seasons & not scoring once! Including a missed penalty I think.

We lost 0-3 there in League Cup, only to go through after 4-0 second leg win.


From another thread:

Please STFC put some resources & emphasis on a cup run this season. It creates extra interest in the club & will be a pipeline of future fans. Additionally how about the following incentives....

First Round Proper winners   (40)   £22,629
Second Round Proper winners   (20)   £34,000
Third Round Proper winners   (32)   £82,000
Fourth Round Proper winners   (16)   £90,000
Fifth Round Proper winners   (Cool   £180,000
Quarter-Final winners   (4)   £360,000
Semi-Final winners   (2)   £900,000
Semi-Final losers   (2)   £450,000
Final runners-up   (1)   £900,000
Final winners   (1)   £1,800,000


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:05:15
Darlo have set up a go fund me page to pay for an overnight stay for this tie.

http://www.darlofc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38732&start=30


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:27:06
Their manager reckoned that without Covid they’d bring 1500-2000 fans down.

I know it’s a moot point, but that seems highly unlikely.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:35:12
Their manager reckoned that without Covid they’d bring 1500-2000 fans down.

I know it’s a moot point, but that seems highly unlikely.
They never even used to get that attendance at home when they were in the league, highly unlikely considering as well its a round trip of over 500 miles.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:41:32
Which is why moot points are free.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 13:13:41
They never even used to get that attendance at home when they were in the league, highly unlikely considering as well its a round trip of over 500 miles.

Looking on the tinterweb they seem to have been averaging c1500 at home last season till the shit hit. Worth bearing in mind that their last few years in the league were a total shit show where the fans had fallen out of love with the club after a succession of dodgy owners and the whole ground farce.

Albeit not remotely believing they would bring 1500 down to Wiltshire.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 13:23:10
Looking on the tinterweb they seem to have been averaging c1500 at home last season till the shit hit. Worth bearing in mind that their last few years in the league were a total shit show where the fans had fallen out of love with the club after a succession of dodgy owners and the whole ground farce.

Albeit not remotely believing they would bring 1500 down to Wiltshire.
Oh there is often a "feel good factor" around phoenix clubs, I do remember several games against them in the old Div 4 in the 80s when they never had much more than 1,500 at any game vs Town at home and one crowd barely broke 1,000 home fans.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, November 6, 2020, 11:30:09
Wimbledon the latest club to call off a game - their FA Cup game tomorrow due to Covid outbreak.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: tans on Friday, November 6, 2020, 11:31:28
Wimbledon the latest club to call off a game - their FA Cup game tomorrow due to Covid outbreak.

AFC or Franchise


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, November 6, 2020, 11:33:08
Proper one


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 6, 2020, 11:58:08
Is tomorrows game available on iFollow?


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: tans on Friday, November 6, 2020, 11:59:46
Yes mate


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:33:13
Yes mate
Cheers mate, hadn't seen anything about it and last season there were no FA cup games on iFollow.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:56:23
What the actual fuck! Don’t remember this. We’re in the draw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?index=13&list=PLhsibOIwOpJZlFIHx4HdnHHIsxUJPjUy5&t=0s&v=RRMJ3ftUtnw


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Friday, November 6, 2020, 13:31:14
AFC or Franchise


There's only one!


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, November 6, 2020, 13:36:22
Other clubs that pulled out of the Cup due to Covid has to forfeit the tie. Notts County in the last round.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: mexico red on Friday, November 6, 2020, 14:15:34
Yes mate

You sure, only showing audio on mine?


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 6, 2020, 14:20:15
You sure, only showing audio on mine?

Is it a 'UK only' rights issue?

Mine is showing £10, match pass.

Try a VPN?


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Chunkyhair on Friday, November 6, 2020, 14:56:41
I am seeing Video pass available, no VPN


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 6, 2020, 15:02:09
I am seeing Video pass available, no VPN

Where are you based?


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Chunkyhair on Friday, November 6, 2020, 15:56:58
Swindon


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Friday, November 6, 2020, 15:59:35
Oh there is often a "feel good factor" around phoenix clubs, I do remember several games against them in the old Div 4 in the 80s when they never had much more than 1,500 at any game vs Town at home and one crowd barely broke 1,000 home fans.

I think the suggested travelling numbers (had we been allowed to) are based on last year's first round FA Cup tie at Walsall when we took 1,229 fans to watch the 2-2 draw. And as we all know Swindon is a much bigger club in much more glamorous surroundings which would have drawn in an even bigger drunken travelling army :D.

On the field what you won't get from us is a dirty, kick-everything-that-moves, route-one, lump-it-in-the-air kind of non-league approach. Darlo's game is based around pace and a pass-and-move style of football. It doesn't always work but we have a better squad than last year, have a fair bit of skill in the side and won't just sit back and defend for our lives. May the best collection of plumbers, joiners, teachers and football coaches win :D


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Chunkyhair on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:02:49
From Town home page I clicked I-Follow - See Packages - Check Availabilty - Click on "Subscribe now" and hey presto option to buy video pass for the game came up, no issues.  Haven't tried to buy it (not decided yet) but it took me to the payment page as normal for non-ST games


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:06:10
I think the suggested travelling numbers (had we been allowed to) are based on last year's first round FA Cup tie at Walsall when we took 1,229 fans to watch the 2-2 draw. And as we all know Swindon is a much bigger club in much more glamorous surroundings which would have drawn in an even bigger drunken travelling army :D.

On the field what you won't get from us is a dirty, kick-everything-that-moves, route-one, lump-it-in-the-air kind of non-league approach. Darlo's game is based around pace and a pass-and-move style of football. It doesn't always work but we have a better squad than last year, have a fair bit of skill in the side and won't just sit back and defend for our lives. May the best collection of plumbers, joiners, teachers and football coaches win :D

Good post and may tge best team win and hope you haven't caught us at the wrong time after the weeks events. I can remember watching you guys play down here in the mid 80's when Macari was manger and if memory serves me right Swindon won 1-0.
We moan down here how the club has been treated over recent years but you've had it much worse and literally had a superb stadium taken away from you
 


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:07:28
I think the suggested travelling numbers (had we been allowed to) are based on last year's first round FA Cup tie at Walsall when we took 1,229 fans to watch the 2-2 draw. And as we all know Swindon is a much bigger club in much more glamorous surroundings which would have drawn in an even bigger drunken travelling army :D.

On the field what you won't get from us is a dirty, kick-everything-that-moves, route-one, lump-it-in-the-air kind of non-league approach. Darlo's game is based around pace and a pass-and-move style of football. It doesn't always work but we have a better squad than last year, have a fair bit of skill in the side and won't just sit back and defend for our lives. May the best collection of plumbers, joiners, teachers and football coaches win :D
We’ll have a chance now our serial cup losing shyster has legged it to Salford. Losing a replay at home to Eastleigh has still left scars.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:09:27
We’ll have a chance now our serial cup losing shyster has legged it to Salford. Losing a replay at home to Eastleigh has still left scars.

We were a great cup team in the late 70's and been relatively shite ever since


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:16:46
Swindon

Mex is in Spain, hence may need VPN set to UK


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Chunkyhair on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:18:40
Ahhhhhh


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:20:38
The main obstacle to progress since we were chucked into the Northern League was not having a ground of our own (we should never have left Feethams) and having to finance major ground improvements while trying to maintain a competitive side at our Blackwell Meadows base, even though all we have is an agreement to play there.

But it's been a blast rising up through the non-league ranks even though it's sometimes been tough against some of the bankrollers like Salford and Fylde who dwarfed our budget. At least our destiny is in the hands of the fans now and we don't wake up one morning to find the latest dodgy owner has bunged us into admin. And we've turned into quite a fundraising machine that normally hits our infrastructure and playing budget targets within no time at all.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:22:56
The main obstacle to progress since we were chucked into the Northern League was not having a ground of our own (we should never have left Feethams) and having to finance major ground improvements while trying to maintain a competitive side at our Blackwell Meadows base, even though all we have is an agreement to play there.

But it's been a blast rising up through the non-league ranks even though it's sometimes been tough against some of the bankrollers like Salford and Fylde who dwarfed our budget. At least our destiny is in the hands of the fans now and we don't wake up one morning to find the latest dodgy owner has bunged us into admin. And we've turned into quite a fundraising machine that normally hits our infrastructure and playing budget targets within no time at all.

Hats off for rising again as there are many teams that don't come back from the depths of the lower league with Hereford being a good example


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:33:14
The biggest danger for Swindon tomorrow will be if some of your players expect an easy time of it given the 66 places between the two sides. At Walsall we completely outplayed them for the first 20 minutes and their manager immediately hooked two of their players.

On paper, full-time, home advantage and the gulf between the sides should tell but you just never know. One thing's for sure, our lads will be fired up for it and we're at our best going forward.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:47:08
I think the suggested travelling numbers (had we been allowed to) are based on last year's first round FA Cup tie at Walsall when we took 1,229 fans to watch the 2-2 draw. And as we all know Swindon is a much bigger club in much more glamorous surroundings which would have drawn in an even bigger drunken travelling army :D.

On the field what you won't get from us is a dirty, kick-everything-that-moves, route-one, lump-it-in-the-air kind of non-league approach. Darlo's game is based around pace and a pass-and-move style of football. It doesn't always work but we have a better squad than last year, have a fair bit of skill in the side and won't just sit back and defend for our lives. May the best collection of plumbers, joiners, teachers and football coaches win :D

Soft spot for Darlo having travelled up to Feethams a few times on the train and in the process usually getting beat. No bother standing under the tin roof with the home fans.
However it’s a rough old Town, particularly when Hartlepool come to play.
Was not the same the last time at the new “Reynolds” dome and unfortunately some of the faithful knew the fate of a wonderful club with tradition.
I guess more of a Ho’way than a Ha’way being more black and white.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:51:56
I suspect we'll play a strong team. We need a win to lift the mood. Although there will also likely be a few others played to get minutes into their legs as well.

Broadbent seems to be a happy chappy.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Friday, November 6, 2020, 16:55:05
Soft spot for Darlo having travelled up to Feethams a few times on the train and in the process usually getting beat. No bother standing under the tin roof with the home fans.
However it’s a rough old Town, particularly when Hartlepool come to play.
Was not the same the last time at the new “Reynolds” dome and unfortunately some of the faithful knew the fate of a wonderful club with tradition.
I guess more of a Ho’way than a Ha’way being more black and white.

That Tin Shed roof was saved before the housing developers moved in and lives on at our new home.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 6, 2020, 17:47:50
with our recent cup record I doubt we'll take it anything other than seriously.

not taking it as a given by any means


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: tans on Friday, November 6, 2020, 17:54:30
One thing's for sure, our lads will be fired up for it and we're at our best going forward.

You should be alright then, our defence is shit


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 6, 2020, 18:07:03
with our recent cup record I doubt we'll take it anything other than seriously.

not taking it as a given by any means
This, I doubt you will find more than a small handful of our fans that think we will easily win tomorrow, quite the opposite with our FA cup record.

PS I have never forgiven Darlington for essentially finishing Dave Bennetts league career after the horror tackle by Gary Gill in 1990.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU_fpgXeEoI&feature=emb_logo



Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Friday, November 6, 2020, 18:11:11
You should be alright then, our defence is shit

We've scored 11 in our last 3 games but I'm sure the Red Wall will be a different kettle of fish to the likes of Tadcaster Albion!


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Friday, November 6, 2020, 18:15:42
Does there have to be a result tomorrow or are there replays


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: tans on Friday, November 6, 2020, 18:18:39
Does there have to be a result tomorrow or are there replays

Staright to penalties


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: tans on Friday, November 6, 2020, 18:18:58
We've scored 11 in our last 3 games but I'm sure the Red Wall will be a different kettle of fish to the likes of Tadcaster Albion!

Wouldnt be so sure :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Friday, November 6, 2020, 18:19:11
Staright to penalties

Cheers tans


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Friday, November 6, 2020, 18:19:24


PS I have never forgiven Darlington for essentially finishing Dave Bennetts league career after the horror tackle by Gary Gill in 1990.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU_fpgXeEoI&feature=emb_logo



Well your 30-year hex on the club certainly seemed to have an effect... in spades over the years!


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 6, 2020, 18:42:09
Well your 30-year hex on the club certainly seemed to have an effect... in spades over the years!
Good luck for tomorrow no matter what, you are playing us at the right time now and certainly could pull off a "shock" win, if our players heads aren't in the right place with the Wellens departure then there is a high possibility of an upset. A few weeks ago then it could well have been a different matter.

No offence at all but I do hope we grab a hatfull against you, we badly need it right now.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, November 6, 2020, 19:01:44
That Tin Shed roof was saved before the housing developers moved in and lives on at our new home.

Now that is great news mate:)
I always remember leaving really early and my first real trip “up North” as a young kid it felt the other side of the World, weather wise it was :)
Second half I remember a wonderful sunset as you scored a late winner 1-0 loss I recall and again if memory serves me right the same score the next time.
Love the NE and spent many single lad weekends in Newcastle (what a party City) absolutely love it and the people.
Real pity no fans as would be great to play you again.
Feethams class. Get back to where you belong Darlo and credit for calling your team Darlo and not Darlington. Everyone in the football World know black n white Darlo, bigger heart tan the Mag Skunks.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, November 6, 2020, 21:57:35
From Town home page I clicked I-Follow - See Packages - Check Availabilty - Click on "Subscribe now" and hey presto option to buy video pass for the game came up, no issues.  Haven't tried to buy it (not decided yet) but it took me to the payment page as normal for non-ST games
Think you'll find it's a case of 'all pay',  Don't think FA  cup games are included in the season ticket.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: leftside on Friday, November 6, 2020, 22:13:43
This, I doubt you will find more than a small handful of our fans that think we will easily win tomorrow, quite the opposite with our FA cup record.

PS I have never forgiven Darlington for essentially finishing Dave Bennetts league career after the horror tackle by Gary Gill in 1990.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU_fpgXeEoI&feature=emb_logo


That was a horrible game up at Feethams. Stuffed, DB’s broken leg followed by being abused by Darlo fans on the way back to the car before a long journey home.

The second leg victory and grief given to Gill was one of the sweeter moments. I think he was subbed before he got sent off.

Lots of years of personal Darlo-dislike will mean sod-all tomorrow in front of the radio. At least the absent Darlo fans might have the consolation of having a numbered ball in the bag for round two as I can’t see Town’s cup fortunes turning a corner unless something drastic happens to the defence.





Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Friday, November 6, 2020, 23:04:18
Bloody 'ell, it's just as well some of you aren't involved in the pre-match team talk ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: tans on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 07:04:07
Fun fact.

Shaun Close scored a goal against Darlington.

Yes, i repeat, Shaun Close scored a goal.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 07:06:19
Fun fact.

Shaun Close scored a goal against Darlington.

Yes, i repeat, Shaun Close scored a goal.

He scored 2 goals in 44 games for us😁


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 08:36:30
Forget the Plymouth result, too much going on at the time,  if we play like we did against Hull, we'll smash 'em, 3-0 at least. Round 2 here we come !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 08:38:12
Forget the Plymouth result, too much going on at the time,  if we play like we did against Hull, we'll smash 'em, 3-0 at least. Round 2 here we come !!.

The only Cup shock I want is for Hartlepool to knock out Salford


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 08:39:19
On paper, it's an easy win but STFC never make things easy


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 12:36:54
Bloody 'ell, it's just as well some of you aren't involved in the pre-match team talk ;)

I love it when you Darlington fans dress up en masse at the last away game of each season. Fair play!


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: tans on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 12:47:50
I love it when you Darlington fans dress up en masse at the last away game of each season. Fair play!

Thats Hartlepool i think


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 12:51:46
Thats Hartlepool i think

Spot on as smurfs 😜


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 12:58:05
Thats Hartlepool i think

He knows that! Stop feeding him! :)


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 12:58:54
They're not in fancy dress. This is a photo of people who live around Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 13:00:37
They're not in fancy dress. This is a photo of people who live around Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station.

The 2 headed Smoggies are worse :)


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Darlo on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 13:03:36
Aye, they had masks welded to their faces well before Covid :D


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 13:36:28
Aye, they had masks welded to their faces well before Covid :D

Like a Doctor Who film set Mate :)


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 17:48:57
To the Darlo lad.
Clearly I am numb after that but congratulations and enjoy the win.
Good luck next round.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, November 8, 2020, 04:34:01
Congratulations, you monkey-hanger.

We'll be watching your results.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, November 8, 2020, 11:43:30
I see that King’s Lynn Town won yesterday.


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: cheltred69 on Sunday, November 8, 2020, 17:39:50
Congratulations, you monkey-hanger.

We'll be watching your results.

Eh? Wellens’s new mob knocked out the Monkey Hangers yesterday!


Title: Re: FA Cup
Post by: Cheltred on Monday, November 9, 2020, 15:36:34
He scored 2 goals in 44 games for us😁
The other was v Oxford!