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Darlington Dare to Dream At Last

Darlington Dare to Dream At Last
Darlington along with ourselves, Luton and Crawley are fancied by the bookies. And with white Elephant Lane to support Darlo cannot hang around for long.

They went down on April 13th despite a win at league leaders Rochdale as results elsewhere confirmed relegation to the Conference. Simon Davey (second choice for the job to Mark Cooper) then resigned in June leaving Ryan Kidd in the job for just 11 days. He too resigned as top choice for the job Mark Cooper left Posh to finally take up the job five months and one relegation later.

He has been a busy bee bring in experienced Kevin Austin, Tommy Wright ( Grimsby), Kelvin Jack (Southend) and non leaguers Chris Senior (Altrincham) and Michael Brough (Mansfield) plus Paul Terry ( brother of John) who has some stories to lighten the mood.

Two 6 month loans at either end will also make a big difference. Liam Hatch from Peterborough United knows the place and gets goals whilst Danny Hone from Lincoln is a quality player who just needs the chance to prove himself.

On 16th August Richard Offiong received clearance to join from Carlisle on loan



Darlington FC
Official site


Full name Darlington Football Club
Nickname(s) The Quakers, Darlo
Founded 1883
Ground The Northern Echo Darlington Arena, Darlington
(Capacity: 25,000
restricted to 10,000
Highest Crowd 2744 Ave Gate 1870
Chairman Raj Singh
Manager Mark Cooper
2009-10 League Two, 24th (relegated)

Goalkeepers
Kelvin Jack (1) Sam Russell (23)

Defenders
Kevin Austin Danny Hone Paul Arnison (2) Ian Miller (6) Dominik Werling (55)

Midfielders
Paul Terry Jamie Chandler (4) Michael Brough (5) Gareth Waite (8) Chris Moore (11)

Forwards

Liam Hatch Richard Offiong, Tommy Wright (9) Chris Senior (10) Curtis Main (12) Josh Gray (14) Corey Barnes (15) John Mcready (16) Michael Smith (17) Gary Smith (20)

IN
Richard Offiong Carlisle 1 month loan

Kevin Austin - unattached
Tommy Wright - Grimsby - Free
Kelvin Jack - Southend
Chris Senior - Altrincham
Michael Brough - Mansfield
Liam Hatch - Peterborough United - 6 month loan
Danny Hone - Lincoln City - 6 month loan
Paul Terry - unattached

OUT /Released - 18
Mark Bower, Gary Dempsey, Nick Liversedge, Dan Groves, Dan Riley, Mark Convery, Stuart Giddings, Rikki Baines, Simon Madden
Nathan Mulligan, Mor Diop, Richie Byrne, Ross Chisholm, Patrick Deane, Alan White (returns to Luton), Andrew Milne (returned to Leeds)
Shane Redmond (returned to Nottm Forest)

Writer:Pontoon Pat
Date:Tuesday August 10 2010
Time: 2:27PM

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