As we career headlong towards the end of the season it’s time to take a closer look at the leading teams in our division, and make a few guesses about how things will pan out between now and the end of April. We’ll keep this updated as each round of matches is completed. Remember, the top team only is guaranteed automatic promotion, with the next four teams battling it out in the play-offs for the other promotion place.[Read More…]
Another magnificent multi-goal spectacular from the lads yesterday, which Manager Martin Gray dedicated to those volunteers who worked so hard to prepare the pitch so the match could take place at all. A great job which was rewarded so well by the team yesterday.
With so many goals going in again yesterday it’s worth taking a look at the updated goal times chart, and it’s good to see how well the team bounced back from the little setback against Salford last weekend.
Back to Darlo!
Please don’t forget about the club’s “Back to Darlo!” fund, which aims to deliver us back to playing in the town by next season. Here’s how we’re doing - it’s crept up a little after yesterday’s result, but we could do with it creeping up on a more regular basis. Please click the image or visit http://www.backtodarlo.co.uk to chip in. Thanks very much.
The CIC board have been working over the past 12 months with Darlington Borough Council, Darlington Rugby Club, FA and various design & cost consultants. With “heads of terms” now agreed there is still much to do but that hard work will put in place a ground that will be held on behalf of the fans where it will be protected from private profit and any future insolvency from the Football club.
Click the link below to find out how you can help to get the club back into the town.
Please click here to find out how YOU can help get the team back to playing in Darlington next season!
Some of you may remember that YAMD! produced a chart showing all of the goal times during last season’s campaign in the Northern League. Well, we’ve done it again and you can download a PDF copy here:
If you’d like to compare our current performance against last season then you can find the final chart for the 2012-13 season by clicking on the image below:
While this league is undoubtedly tougher than the Northern League, in that there is a real fight for promotion between 7 or 8 worthy contenders, it’s interesting that a familiar pattern seems to be emerging this season. As we all know we went on an almost unstoppable run during the second half of last season and, if you look at the bar chart on the right hand side of the above thumbnail you can see where our defence tightened up - there are less red squares (goals against) in the lower half of the chart.
This season’s chart shows a similar pattern but what it also shows is how well we’ve started games - the last time we conceded a first half goal was when we took the foot off the gas just before half time, when leading 3-0 at home to Ossett Town back on the 23rd November while we, ourselves, have averaged two first half goals per game since then.
Anyway, this is just something for which will be updated from now until the end of the season. We’ll also be taking a closer look at the league table over the holiday period and see if we can make any predictions. Hopefully we’ll be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.
Merry Christmas everyone!
YAMD! Supporting “Darlington FC” all the way…
BACK TO DARLO!