Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by girojim, May 25, 2012.
Is this reet like?
If that's the BSN then aye. Also, they don't play at the stadium now either. They are ground sharing with Shildon
google it and find out ya lazy git
I did and I couldn't find out.
Nor mate, not the BSN the Northern League with Spennymor, West Auckland etc.
Na they playing BSN.
not according to this
Sure I read they'd been demoted twice like.
Nothing confirmed, I think it's meant to be announced today, but they seem to think they're playing in the northern league next year with all the debts aswell.
Aye, that's what I heard. A lad who goes to the Spartans matches told me they'd probably be in the same league as Darlo next season.
Not sure whether this is right either like.
Darlo would be 3 levels below them if this is right
Spartans got relegated last year so that would probably just be two...?
I'm hopeless with the non-league system TBH.
My mate will be playing against them next year for Team North if this is true
Was talking to someone at work today who follows Durham and he said Durham and Darlo will both be in the Northern League next year.
it's the Northern first division for my hometown team
THE Quakers will play in the Northern League next season, the Football Association (FA) has decided.
The FA will relegate the club four divisions below the Blue Square Bet Premier where they played last season.
Fans’ company Darlington 1883 (DFC 1883), which bought the club for £100,000 earlier this month, had hoped the club would be placed in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier or Division One North.
However, the FA has punished DFC 1883 for purchasing the club without a company voluntary arrangement in place which would have meant creditors getting their money back.
The Northern Echo understands the Northern League will place the club in Division One next season, meaning the Quakers will face teams such as Bishop Auckland, Spennymoor, Newton Aycliffe and Consett.
They are also set to be in the same division as Shildon, which they will share a ground with during 2011/12 after deciding to leave the Darlington Arena.
DFC 1883 confirmed it had been told by the FA that its future as a community football club would start in the Northern League.
Craik Mckenna, DFC 1883 project manager said: “We had appraised all potential outcomes and have produced plans and a financial model that will work at this level and the focus now will be to get the football club back up through the leagues as quickly as possible.
“We can be inspired by clubs like Chester, Wrexham and others who have taken this journey and enjoyed great football, grounds with atmosphere and a rekindling of supporters’ enthusiasm .
“Darlington FC now has the prospect of football next season. Three times this year the club was within hours of liquidation, but the fans would not let the club die.
“2012/13 will be the clubs 130th season and we will start the journey back as a club we all own and playing in our black and white hoops.”
He added: “The Northern League will see some great away days at local grounds for our fans; it will also give us the opportunity to welcome the fans of local clubs to our temporary home. The football will be tough and competitive and we will not be taking anything for granted but we will be aiming for promotion as fast as we can.
“DFC 1883 Ltd still believe that Darlington should aspire to be a league football team and although that is going to take a bit of time, that remains the ultimate goal.”
A delegation including DFC 1883 chairman Denis Pinnegar and board member Laura Drew had argued for leniency when they met FA officials at Wembley earlier this month.
However, it is now apparent their pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
The Northern Echo revealed last week that Northern League officials had been instructed to start making preparations for the Quakers' possible inclusion.
Durham City's demotion from the Evo-Stik League means the Northern League's top flight currently has an odd number of clubs.
By installing Darlington, the FA would be preventing the need for a further reshuffle.
FA rules state that in order to leave administration and reclaim a place in the football pyramid, a club must agree a Creditors' Voluntary Agreement (CVA) with its creditors.
Despite the best efforts of DFC 1883 board members, Darlington were unable to agree a CVA as part of the deal that saw administrator Harvey Madden relinquish control of the club earlier this month.
They could not reach an agreement with the club's major creditor, former chairman Raj Singh, and inherited footballing debts relating to outstanding wages owed to the club's former players
Who is your mate? Not that striker who scored a shit load this season? I saw them play over here against Gilford Park
My mates playing for Shildon, i'll be going to watch Darlo V Shildon like!
It's rather sad all round, for the fans, the supporters of Darlington, the players and staff and even the previous owner for whom owning Darlington must have cost him a pretty penny.
However, if playing in the Northern lLeague is like wiping the slate clean then so be it. I truly hope they keep going. I hope teams like Sunderland and maybe even Newcastle offer to send teams to help get the supporters out and make some badly needed money for the clubs like Darlington.
Just think what one useless waste of money player would buy for a team like Darlo in wages and transfer fees!
George Dickhead Reynolds has alot to answer for, the old swine
Why should Darlington get extra special treatment at the expense of other non league NE teams struggling for cash?
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