Post by Chris P. Bacon on Oct 30, 2015 19:26:13 GMT
Whilst I have no quarrel with Darlington, or the many decent fans I've debated with on Facebook, the memory of that game at Moor Lane last season sticks with me. The vile abuse aimed at our canteen staff and the intimidation many of us got just walking around the ground, without any provocation. It wasn't all their fans, but enough of them with their mates behind them, to be intimidating.
Got that reason, I fully understand where dude is coming from.
But ultimately, ignorance is no defence in law or in the laws of football. Otherwise, everyone could plead 'they just didn't know'. We all put a team out that we think can win games. Every player is chosen for what they bring to that team. Darlington also did that, and no matter if anyone claimed that player didn't really add much to the team, if he was ineligible, they should be deducted points and fined. Fined because they broke the rules and deducted points based on how many points they won whilst that player was on the pitch.
Post by tangerinedream on Oct 30, 2015 20:16:51 GMT
If the boot were on the other foot the Darlo Uncovered Forum would be total meltdown gloating at us as a large number of posters on there appear to have an unhealthy obsession with Salford City. The mockery ranges from our owners, to our ground - at least we have one, our attendances and every time we drop a point or have players sent off. I call it the "Bitter Green Eyed" complex. I laughed my head head off last season when they threw the league title away and will laugh even more if they get any points deducted this time around.
I appreciate that not all their fans fall into this category but at least we can never be accused at causing havoc at other peoples grounds as well as being involved in other incidents on an almost regular basis.
When I posted earlier on this thread, it was to give the average Darlington fans opinion on what went on with the players regustration issue.... I did expect one or two comments I must admit as people love to gloat and some of your comments on this thread reflect that...But as I said it was expected. And yes had the boot been on the other foot I could guarantee similar comments..except probably more of them.
As I said in my last post, Every club has their share of supposed fans who can't take their drink and throw abuse around ....Even Salford City have some......There is a thread on the nonleaguezone website entited.Salford City FC, perhaps you should read some of the things said on there..I might also point out that none of the posts are by Dqrlington fans. I have no doubt further comments will follow this post but as far as I am concerned I have said what I had to say. Good luck in the FA Cup. Mike
I'd be what you might call 'the mildly amused side of not bothered' if they get points deducted.
All I really give any semblance of a about is Salford City, and so I only bother with the Salford City fans' forum. I can completely understand why the regular set of supporters are somewhat lacking in sympathy for Darlington's potential plight, though.
As I said in my last post, Every club has their share of supposed fans who can't take their drink and throw abuse around ....Even Salford City have some......There is a thread on the nonleaguezone website entited.Salford City FC, perhaps you should read some of the things said on there..I might also point out that none of the posts are by Darlington fans. Mike
The only thing I can find that 'supports' your statement about the 'Salford City FC' thread on the Non-League Zone is one that was started and fueled by a supposed Frickley Athletic supporter following our nine man 1-0 victory at their ground where their trainer was also sent off for punching co-manager Anthony Johnson from behind. The bile and quite ridiculous accusations are the angry ramblings of someone who very obviously hates Manchester United and anything remotely associated with it. Not really surprising coming from West Yorkshire and we obviously fit the bill perfectly. I reiterate that there has never once been any problems relating to our support - either home and away - and that is the way we intend to keep it!
Post by Chris P. Bacon on Dec 17, 2015 19:48:45 GMT
So as long as they don't do it again, they get off with nothing? I wonder if that would happen to a team not expecting promotion. There are precedents in just about every league going, for a points deduction. The league well and truly bottled it.