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Stadiums
12 abandoned Football League grounds
17:30 Friday 31st January 2020

The UK’s football landscape changed markedly in recent decades and not just in cultural terms. The money, media hype and pampered players all turned the game into more of a television show than a sport but the most striking…

Non League
Can Gary Martin help Darlington conquer the National League North?
17:01 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Darlington has turned to a local lad currently plying his trade in Iceland in a bid to boost their promotion prospects. Striker Gary Martin is expected to join the National League North side on a short term deal until April, prior to re-joining…

Football
Football is an Emotional Business but Should Communities Care if Clubs Survive?
21:04 Wednesday 21st March 2012

Just a few months ago, Darlington Football Club and 129 years of heritage were all but consigned to the history books. For a while, the supporters, players, and staff must have felt something akin to bereavement, but for me, as an outsider…

Football
Nothing Like a bit of Extra 'Fan-Power'
17:34 Tuesday 17th January 2012

Football fans – so much springs to mind. Irrational rivalry, mass releases of anger and euphoric celebrations which borderline on insanity. However, in England one word which doesn't present itself immediately is ‘power'.Yes, we've all seen…

Football
Middlesbrough's Pre-Season: Game 4
21:19 Saturday 23rd July 2011

Middlesbrough's first pre-season game in England ended in a shock defeat at the hands of neighbours Darlington.Danny Coyne returned in goal after a slight injury scare to replace Connor Ripley.Scott McDonald was left out and replaced by Marvin…