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LATEST NEWS - From the Evo-Stik League:
Hot-shot banned for big cup clash


South Shields striker Carl Finnigan is set to miss out on being seen by millions of Emirates FA Cup fans around the world after losing his appeal against his sending off at Trafford on the opening day of the 2017-18 EVO-STIK League season.

From the DFC Official Site:
Link to Darlo Fans Radio


The lads from Darlo Fans Radio will be broadcasting live from the game against AFC Telford United today. Here’s the link to their coverage from about 2.50 onwards. http://mixlr.com/darlofans-radio

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Terry Galbraith making landmark appearance for Darlington


DARLINGTON defender Terry Galbraith will celebrate a personal milestone this afternoon, and is hoping Quakers’ home game with Telford United will take the club another step closer to the ultimate aim of a return to the Football League.

DFC Supporters Group:
Chairman's Notes - Gainsborough Trinity


wayne-photo.jpgGood evening and a warm welcome to Blackwell Meadows for our first Vanarama National League North fixture of the season versus Gainsborough Trinity.

It’s been a little while since we’ve communicated about the current fundraising status so I wanted to share with you what’s happening and what’s planned to happen in the coming weeks and months.

As you’ll have seen we’ve managed to hit 2 stages of fundraising so far and are making good progress on the others:

1) Pitch drainage and resurfacing - £43,000 was pledged, £40,000 of which has now been collected - a huge thanks to all of those who have pledged and paid and enabled the work to take place already. If you’ve still not paid your pledge could you please do so as soon as possible.

I’m sure you’ll agree the pitch is looking resplendent in today’s sunshine (fingers crossed) and it’ll certainly help the quality of football played whilst also hopefully mitigating postponements during the wetter months.

2) Seated stand construction groundworks - again this target was hit a few weeks ago allowing us to instruct our building partner JR&M Richardson’s to begin work. A total of £40,000 was pledged to enable this and at time of writing we’ve collected around £33,000. As invoices are now coming in it’s vital that we get the remaining pledges in as soon as possible. I appreciate that summer holidays don’t always make it easy to make these payments promptly. If your circumstances have changed and you can no longer go ahead with your pledge it’s vital that you let us know so that we can make a contingency plan.

3) Seated stand construction steel works - pledges currently stand at £7,500 of the £50,000 target. There has been a considerable down of late and although this is mitigated somewhat due to the off season and an expensive time of the season with season ticket renewals and new shirts etc.

It’s a constant challenge to the DFCSG as to how we keep the money coming in. I’m fully aware that as a group of fans we’ve had to dig extremely deep over the last 5 years and even more so over the last 12 months as we strive to build a facility fit to play at the level which we aspire to. Due to starting with a blank piece of paper 5 years ago and not having the luxury of teams such as Halifax, Chester and Hereford who have been able to restart in a ground fit for league football it’s put an extra pressure on us but any investment on the ground is an investment in the clubs long term future. I therefore appeal to the hard core supporters who attend each week to compliment the 250 or so that have invested in the ground via varying schemes so far. The crowd funding model works as a result of many people funding small amounts. Community shares are repayable over time and can be bought for as little as £100. 750 people investing £100 would get us to our current target for improving the ground for promotion eligibility.

Community share certificates have been digitally produced for those pledges paid and are waiting to go to print. In order to save on postage costs they will be available to collect at Quaker Retail in the coming weeks and at home games from the DFCSG fans table situated in the Tom Watson bar. If you are unable to get to either in the coming months please let us know and we can post out to you. The start date for interest purposes will be set to the date your pledge was paid.

4) The Boost the Budget donation scheme which has reached over £41,000 has been vital in closing some of the gap from last year and enabled Martin to retain key players and build a competitive squad for the forthcoming season. As our CEO David Johnston mentioned in his recent communication the Club are working with our accountant to look at financial projections both for this year and the following 2.

All current fundraising schemes can be found on the DFCSG platform at: http://fundraising.darlingtonfcsupportersgroup.org/

DFCSG Membership renewals are due at the end of August and we’ve now opened the window for those who wish to renew early - all renewals will run to the end of August 2018 regardless of when renewed. By opening this window early it gives the hardy volunteers more time to process memberships and of course brings funding into the DFCSG which is always invested in the long term future of the Club.

Of course if you’re not yet a member you can sign up right now and you’ll also get membership until August 2018

You can sign up quickly online at www.dfcsg.co.uk/join

Enjoy the game!
Wayne Raper
Chair
Darlington FC Supporters’ Group

From Simon Hahn:
Darlo – Newcastle U23’s a few thoughts


  After a night back at the Arena there were many positives to takes despite defeat to Newcastle’s youngsters. Like last year it was a weird experience being back at the white elephant, but still, all considered I think we had a good turnout. As a whole, we looked effective going forward and were unlucky […]

General News & Notices:
Meet the opposition - Halifax Town


Halifax Town BadgeHalifax Town are no strangers to the Quakers, regardless of whether they reformed and we didn’t we call know that a club is it’s fans so it is perhaps fitting that our very first game back in the town is against the Shaymen.

There are a number of links between the two sides, not the least of which is that their former Manager Neil Aspin starred for the Quakers during the time of our promotion challenge where we fell at the final hurdle against Peterborough on a dreadful night in North London.

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