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« on: April 21, 2022, 12:56:48 PM »
Don't know if we have one but as I'm doing my College Project on my local Non League Football Team rather than clog up other threads about it. I have created this anything Non League can go here. As I like many of you have got fed up with Albion I'm going to go an Awful lot to Non League Next Season.

My local team who play in Blue and White Stripes are Darlaston Town 1874 FC who have a big game on Saturday against Dudley Town Darlaston don't see them as Rivals but Dudley think they are due to playing at Wednesfeild. Darlaston need to Win as Stapenhill are now tied on Points for 2nd but behind as Darlaston have superior Goal difference. Darlaston want to finish 2nd to gain the Home advantage in the Play Offs. Darlaston Drew to Divison 1 champions Atherstone at Atherstone last week in front of 547 fans with about 100 Darlaston Fans being there. Darlaston unlike Albion are a decent side to watch high pressing, fluid passing in and around the Box and there Youth are doing well. The U18's are through to a Cup Final Darlaston themselves will play Wednesfeild in the Birmingham Floodlit Cup Final at Damson Park. Darlaston played there U18's last week in a Friendly and there U18's played really well losing 3-0 as they got tired but got a standing ovaition of the Pitch. But yeah Darlaston are hoping for a crowd of 300 or 400 or to possibly beat Atherstone's attendance. Darlaston's record attendance was ian 2018 or 2019 when 450 or 470 attended the unveiling of the Floodlights with a Friendly against Walsall.
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2022, 06:13:27 PM »
Attendance I think at Darlaston Today might have been around 250 to watch a 0-0 stalemate but Darlaston had chances and we played until about 5 o clock and still couldn't score, lots of injuries and time wasting from Dudley. Stapenhill won 0-5 so Darlo are 3rd. Comes down to next week
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2022, 06:25:58 PM »
For those interested, Halesowen Town are selling tickets for their play off semi final against Chasetown, to be played on Tuesday night at the Grove.

A win sends them to the play off final which could be next Saturday. They will play the winner of Stamford vs Belper and if Belper win then Halesowen also get home advantage  otherwise it's a trip to Lincolnshire.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2022, 07:26:35 PM »
For those interested, Halesowen Town are selling tickets for their play off semi final against Chasetown, to be played on Tuesday night at the Grove.

A win sends them to the play off final which could be next Saturday. They will play the winner of Stamford vs Belper and if Belper win then Halesowen also get home advantage  otherwise it's a trip to Lincolnshire.
Halesowen Town Football Club will play Chasetown At home in the Play-Off semi-final on Tuesday 26th April 7,45pm kick off.

​Tickets for this game will go sale in the first instance to season ticket and voucher holders at the Grove between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 24th April.

Remaining tickets will then go on general sale on Monday 25th April between 12pm and 8pm.

​The ticket prices will remain unchanged from our usual match day admission: - £10 Adults, £7 Concessions (60+), £4 13-18 years, U-12 free with paying adult.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2022, 09:47:44 PM »
As a newly minted Redditchian I've just signed up as a member at Redditch United and where possible give them some of my hard earned pension in exchange for not watching us at many away games next season.
Just to be clear I will renew my ST next season unlike 3 or 4 of my immediate neighbours in the Smethwick who informed me today was possibly the last time we would see each other for a very long time
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2022, 05:16:16 PM »
I went to watch Halesowen Town in their play off semi last night. Lost 1-0 to an injury time penalty unfortunately but I have to say I enjoyed the whole occasion much more than any Albion game over the last few years. I'll certainly be going to watch them a lot more next season.

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2022, 12:34:55 AM »
Great to see Chasetown make the play-off final. They were my local non-league team growing up. Managed to get tickets for their FA Cup run to the 3rd round in 2008. The pitch invasion at the end of the Port Vale replay is up there with my best sporting memories. I remember the pitch being frozen solid, however! Proper football.

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2022, 05:43:53 PM »
Darlaston's actual attendance was 197 against Dudley Darlaston are away tomorrow to face Chelmsley Town at Coleshill FC Stadium last game of the season. I think Stapenhill have Bewdley a team fighting relegation and Ashby Ivanhoe play one of the Dudley teams. The Play offs will be confirmed tomorrow so Darlaston must wait and see who they face, when and where. Also there manager Dean Gill turns 50 Tommorrow so he and the players will return from Chelmsley to Darlaston and have some drinks with the fans.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2022, 07:28:33 PM »
I went to watch Halesowen Town in their play off semi last night. Lost 1-0 to an injury time penalty unfortunately but I have to say I enjoyed the whole occasion much more than any Albion game over the last few years. I'll certainly be going to watch them a lot more next season.

I spoke to a few fellow Baggies that I know and majority were not going to bother renewing next season.

Over 2500 thousand there weren't there - by my reckoning that's their biggest attendance in modern times - bigger than the 2000 attendances they would get for the old number 9 derbies.

With the result of the other play off semi, it's a huge shame as that attendance would probably have been broken this weekend as they would have had home advantage.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2022, 05:22:52 PM »
Darlaston secure the Home Play Off finishing 2nd after a 97th Minute winner against Chelmsley FC beating them 2-1 with a man sent off. Stapenhill drew to Bridgnorth 1-1, Ashby 4-1 to Dudley the team unless I have it confused Darlaston Play in the Play Offs on Tuesday. Last Tuesday Boldmere St Michaels played Lye in the Cup Semi Final at Darlaston's ground. Darlaston lost to Boldmere in the Cup. I don't know how they do.
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2022, 04:24:40 PM »
Big Day Tommorrow both for my project and in terms of Me following my non League side Darlaston play Dudley at Home In the play offs to face the winner of Stapenhill vs Ashby Ivanhoe on Saturday 7th May. Kick off 7:45PM hopefully a big crowd for Me to film and interview I emailed ahead so there fine with it
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2022, 05:19:14 PM »
Any idea what sort of crowd they are expecting baggieboy? Chasetown broke their attendance record yesterday as over 2500 people watched them lose their play off final.

I've read non league attendances are at their highest in years this year (possibly post war).
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2022, 11:26:29 AM »
Any idea what sort of crowd they are expecting baggieboy? Chasetown broke their attendance record yesterday as over 2500 people watched them lose their play off final.


I've read non league attendances are at their highest in years this year (possibly post war).

Yesterday's attendance as Darlaston Won 4-0 over Dudley Town was 786 which is a Club record attendance And League attendance beating Atherstone who had 547 with 100 Darlaston Away Fans, In attendance one Pro Footballer Cameron Archer who has a Cousin who works for Dudley he was seen in a Porsche. Attendance for the final at Darlaston ground on Saturday expected to be maybe pushing 1,000. It was a Brilliant Night one of my best in Football, Darlaston could do a double ie being Promoted and a Cup Win at Solihull Moors on the 10th. Highest league position for Darlaston and They were featured on BBC WM football phone in last night. Neil Chambers chairman was spoken to. That may have helped. Darlo average attendance this season around 200 highest Attendance 304, Record attendance was 452 for a friendly to unveil the floodlights against Walsall. Bearing in Mind Darlaston play in the MFL Division One 786 is huge. Up The Darlo what a time
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2022, 12:42:48 PM »
Over 2500 thousand there weren't there - by my reckoning that's their biggest attendance in modern times - bigger than the 2000 attendances they would get for the old number 9 derbies.

With the result of the other play off semi, it's a huge shame as that attendance would probably have been broken this weekend as they would have had home advantage.

I went to wembley with Halesowen years back v fleetwood ?? FA Vase??  (checked it was  in 1985)
Lower half of wembley was full and it was a very good day out, from what I remember. (Loads of baggies there)
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2022, 09:06:25 PM »
Confirmed by the club that indeed 786 were in attendance last night, WM asked for people to get in touch who were there as we were mentioned was tempted by heard about Albion and also I didn't know what to say. Nothing in the E&S or as a Walsall/Darlo Fan calls it the Dingle Rag, if a 1,000 attend on Saturday Robbie Savage might mention little old Darlo on 606 and ask for us to get in touch in that instance I might. I might ask my dad if after I come home If we are mentioned if I can ring in to say what it was like. Some fans don't think with Walsall, Blues and us that it might be a high attendance. However neither have nothing to play for so there maybe bigger crowds after our WM exposure, and a peice done by a Talksport Journalist on Phoneix Clubs he covered Darlo. If anyone lives local and you want to see a decent game of football come down to Darlo £5 for adults, £3 for kids U12's go free.
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2022, 10:48:25 AM »
We again got mentioned on WM someone phoned in from Atourbridge I think to say they are going. Darlaston have beaten Stapenhill 4-0 at Home before but there is nothing separating the sides just goal difference which Darlo's is superior. Darlo and Stapenhill are in the same form so going to be an intriguing game and hopefully a good spectacle. People are reminded that due to J10 being closed to either get off at J9 or go a different way. The ground is located about a mile and a half from J10. As a large crowd is expected People are asked to arrive early. I myself will walk from Darlaston down past the Green, or past the swimming baths then straight over Bentley Road South and it's two bridges the Canal near the former Boat Pub and the Railway around the island the bridge will be the same as it links Darlaston to Bentley into the ground.

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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2022, 06:46:21 PM »
 Well not sure of attendance not going to be high as 786 but Darlaston Town 1874 FC of the West Midlands League Division One got promoted to the West Midlands Premier Divison a 96th minute winner from Kerian Miller to make it 2-1 sent Darlo up the scenes. I think I am only just calming down. Darlo are Massive
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2022, 12:11:30 PM »
Darlaston will end the season playing Wednesfeild in the Cup at Solihull Moors so could do the Double in what would be a great way to pay tribute to Leon Taylor
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2022, 01:59:35 PM »
My first non League Game this Season Darlo lost there FA Cup Qualifying badly to I think but remain unbeaten in the League winning against Promotion Favourites Worcester City last week at home and beating someone else in the opening day. They started around the Prem can't remember there other game unless it was the FA Cup but they did win there game on Saturday in the Vase against Stratford. Anyway Yesterday a crowd of about 200 odd saw Darlo draw 1 - 1 with the other Unbeaten side in Racing Warwick. Referee was awful for both sides who should have Pens. The one he gave was there equaliser and it was soft but the two blaintant ones he never gave. He also sent one of there men of speaking to a Warwick staff member after who spoke to the player he was trying to get over the Darlo Player who clattered the Warwick Man and kneed him in the face I was On the opposite side so didn't see the incident Heard things from Darlo Fans but it was intentional the guy said if it was one of there other players he would believe it but not the guy who did it. Seeing images which if you want to have an opinion on go to Darlaston Town 1874 FC website click news this match should be tip click Match report and then images it should be at twoards the end of the photos. But that resulted in a Mass Melee basically both sides feel the Ref was shambolic and the Warwick guy said he doesn't like he has played Football before he was blowing for silly things. I think two scuffles broke out. Even the linesman on my side second half around 5PM when asked How long is left said I honestly don't know mate. I assume the Ref never communicated with his linesman. Either way many Darlo Fans just want them to stay in the division before going for promotion. The goal scored by Darlo was class ball played into the Striker who causes the Goalie to run out he runs around him Goalie looks like he is going to it he runs around again taps into empty net right at the end of the first half.
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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2022, 05:45:27 PM »
How often do you score 5 goals away from home and still lose! Barnet did against Wrexham and lost 7-5! :o

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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2022, 05:47:09 PM »
How often do you score 5 goals away from home and still lose! Barnet did against Wrexham and lost 7-5! :o

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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2022, 04:18:10 PM »
Well update on Darlaston after my last visit in the last update. Darlaston went on a losing run. Then they started a Winning/Unbeaten run again after they played Punjab United and won 5-0 in the JW Floodlit Cup 1st Round I went to watch the game against Lichfield Darlaston won 4-2 with Goals from Rivel Mardenborough and a Hattrick from Dominic Dell in front of a Crowd of 200. Then it was the tough game against Top of the league and at that point Unbeaten Walsall Wood who were due to Play Darlo on the Saturday after the Queen died. But they rock up on a Wednesday and conceded  Penalty which Darlaston score thanks to Dominic Dell. Then in the second half Kerion Miller who got the Penalty links up with Dell who fires home to make it 2-0. Darlaston see it out and end Walsall Wood's run in front of a Crowd of 250 or 275 I think. Either a Walsall Wood Fan or a Neutral decided to squirt/throw liquid over the Linesman 10 minutes into the 2md half. The club want to know who he is to ban him. Darlaston then went to Bwedley Town and won 3-1 with a Kerion Miller hattrick. At the moment Darlaston are losing 2-0 away to Racing Club Warwick. Darlaston's next opponent in the 2nd round of the JW Cup is.... Alvechurch away who are in the FA Cup and currently beating Cheltenham. But yes Darlaston lie in 4th 3 points of 2nd who are 10 points off 1st Walsall Wood. Darlaston have games in hand over those above but could be down to 8th as teams below have games in hand. But overall a fantastic start for Darlaston
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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2022, 08:07:33 PM »
Darlaston lost to Racing Warwick 3-0 and then went two nil up with Alvechurch but then conceeded a 90th minute equaliser to end normal time 2-2. Alvechurch won 8-7 on Penalties. Darlaston's next game is Romulus who Darlaston lost in the FA Trophy at home on Saturday
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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2023, 07:21:09 AM »
Yet more cautionary tales of how quickly bad ownership can sink clubs.

I remember back at the start of the last decade Colaville Town and Tipton Town battling it out for promotion from the old Midland Alliance, the 9th tier of English football. Around the same time, Scunthorpe Utd were beating Newcastle Utd in the championship, the 2nd tier of English football, when we got promotion under Di Matteo. They were eventually relegated alongside Sheff Utd while we were in the prem with Roy Hodgson.

Yesterday, Scunthorpe were relegated to the 6th tier of English football, 4 relegations in the space of just over a decade. As things stand, they will be facing Coalville Town and potentially even another old Midland Alliance name in Rushall Olympic.

It isn't new to drop so far, the same happened to Stockport County a few years ago, but it shows how quickly you can drop down the leagues with bad ownership.
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2023, 01:21:19 PM »
Nearly two and a half thousand were at the Grove last night for their play off semi final win. I'd imagine the weekends final will be a sell out and a similar or increased crowd.

Incredible support for a club who are in the 8th tier of English football.
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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2023, 01:34:42 PM »
Nearly two and a half thousand were at the Grove last night for their play off semi final win. I'd imagine the weekends final will be a sell out and a similar or increased crowd.

Incredible support for a club who are in the 8th tier of English football.

Halesowen Town are older than the Albion. If the stars had aligned differently they could have had our history, crowds and owner and we could be getting gates of 2,500. There's still time for us......  ;) .
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2023, 04:49:45 PM »
Once heard a copper say “ I’d never heard of Halesowen, now I won’t ever forget it “ . Was probably something to do with the 15K that descended upon Wembley that day , their first vase final :D ( lost 0-1 >:()
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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2023, 05:10:23 PM »
Nearly two and a half thousand were at the Grove last night for their play off semi final win. I'd imagine the weekends final will be a sell out and a similar or increased crowd.

Incredible support for a club who are in the 8th tier of English football.

I was there last night and have been a few other times this season. Superb support as you say. Hopefully they can do the business on Saturday too.
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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2023, 05:11:24 PM »
Once heard a copper say “ I’d never heard of Halesowen, now I won’t ever forget it “ . Was probably something to do with the 15K that descended upon Wembley that day , their first vase final :D ( lost 0-1 >:()
Isn't there a well known phrase for motorists in the West Midlands, as in
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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2023, 08:34:14 AM »
For those who aren't aware, Halesowen were prompted on Saturday with a crowd of 3250. It looked rammed and the atmosphere sounded amazing.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_x2w1yaGl4I&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2023, 08:44:47 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2023, 08:45:02 AM »
Another big play off final today.

Nuneaton Borough v Rushall Olympic, with the winner getting promotion to the National league north and to join the likes of Scunthorpe, Chester, Darlington, Yeovil and Torquay Utd in the 6th tier of English football.

If Rushall manage it with their small budget, they will have done an incredible job.

The other local interest play off will be tomorrow, as Kidderminster face an away play off semi final to try to get to the National league Premier (the conference in old money).
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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2023, 09:05:19 AM »
Another big play off final today.

Nuneaton Borough v Rushall Olympic, with the winner getting promotion to the National league north and to join the likes of Scunthorpe, Chester, Darlington, Yeovil and Torquay Utd in the 6th tier of English football.

If Rushall manage it with their small budget, they will have done an incredible job.

The other local interest play off will be tomorrow, as Kidderminster face an away play off semi final to try to get to the National league Premier (the conference in old money).

My son's heading to the Nuneaton game today. He's got either a mate or a mate of a mate who's playing. Another ground for him to tick off but I've briefed him about some of the locals and told him to watch his back......
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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2023, 11:42:23 AM »
Pre Season for the new league season and Darlaston have won 2 out of 2 beating Solihull Moors XI 5-0 at Home I believe there U21s and Wombourne All Stars. Darlaston have signed an ex Albion Youbgster who played for Shrewsbury and Welsh Non League Side Newport in James Rowland who scored against Solihull with Louis Baker scoring a hattrick Darlaston then confirmed they signed him the day after. Because of my potential Career choice I might go to Darlaston games this season as I'm thinking of covering them to potentially become a non League reporter and get paid for it. I may also cover Albion's Troubles but I don't expect much coverage at Darlo I maybe allowed more access
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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2023, 09:02:47 PM »
This Saturday at 12:15 the BBC Red Button is airing two Midlands Teams playing in the FA Cup Qst Qualifying Round Sporting Khalsa Vs Darlaston Town (My Non League Team) kick off at 12:30. This is huge for Darlaston and The Midlands Non League Scene.
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« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2023, 11:20:51 AM »
Sporting Khalsa face Darlaston Town today on the BBC Red Button from 12:15 Kick off 12:30 going to be a huge occasion for the Midlands Non League Scene.
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« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2023, 12:30:35 PM »
Sporting Khalsa face Darlaston Town today on the BBC Red Button from 12:15 Kick off 12:30 going to be a huge occasion for the Midlands Non League Scene.

Sporting Khalsa weren't they a top Sunday League team some years back?
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« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2023, 12:59:39 PM »
Sporting Khalsa weren't they a top Sunday League team some years back?

They definitely had Sunday league sides. I definitely remember playing them as a kid. I think on pitches near bescot / Morrisons from memory

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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2023, 01:00:27 PM »
They definitely had Sunday league sides. I definitely remember playing them as a kid. I think on pitches near bescot / Morrisons from memory

Aha thanks JC. I remember their name from Sunday League Premier table when i played, going back over 15 years though

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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2023, 01:08:51 PM »
I remember watching Sporting Khalsa good few years ago, i'm sure they were ground sharing at Rushall Olympic. Now they've took over Willenhall Towns Noose Lane ground and massively improved it.
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« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2023, 02:54:00 PM »
And it ended 2-2 Darlaston to play the replay at Home 87th minute equaliser from us. If you ay watched it will be on Iplayer or repeated at 17:30 on the Red Button
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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2023, 08:49:43 PM »
The Replay is on Wednesday 6th September 19:45 Kick Off at The Paycare Stadium. Dean Gill our gaffer reckons nearly 1,000 at the gate today. Khalsa usually get 200 people for a league ground. I will be interested to see how many people rock up to Darlo on Wednesday. After thr TV Coverage was a very good game. Khalsa played Route One Kick and Rush first half Darlo who Don't tend to do well on 3G pitches went behind after 5 minutes but after a shaky first 15 we got the equaliser through Ben Priest, low shot into the corner, Had a decent 15 minutes before Khalsa scored on the 43rd minute Osibde grabbing his brace. Darlo had a penalty within the first five minutes but Lewis Gill saw it saved, Louie Baker had a few chances. Khalsa were denied a certain goal to kill it by Blues Loanee Will O Suillivan before some pinball saw Baker volley home the equaliser in the 87th minute. A few minutes before the Khalsa Chance subistute Kerian Miller the striker who scored the most important goal in our history his last minute 30 yard screamer saw us promoted to West Midlands Premier Division he curled an effort just over the bar. Overall a really good game between a Step 7 and Step 8 team. We have played each other in Pre Season Khalsa beating Darlo 1-2 at the Paycare. But Darlo have beaten Chasetowns first XI in a Friendly at the Paycare there the same level as Sporting Khalsa and beat Hendesford 3-0 in the last round. The Winners will get £2,250 the losers £750 Darlaston have  made around £3,000 from this run and victory on Wednesday could see us earn Double that total. Overall if Darlo do loose I ay moaning This is the furthest we have got Khalsa got to the Fourth Qualifying Round and out to FC united of Manchester a decade ago. We got on the TV something I never thought I would see and no matter what Darlo have welcomed me into the fanbase given me memories I will likely will never forget and put Darlaston back on the map and made me fall in love with the proper grassroots of English Football. I almost don't care if Albion loose I do obviously but there overpaid prima madonas, Darlo Players have other jobs and it is proper football. Watching the Prem this season has made me fall more in love with non League and got a few mates interested. Forgetting the result I hope today showed just how good Non League Football is and for any of you who have never been during the International Break this one Darlo are away sometimes Non League Clubs allow you to enter with a discount if you have a season ticket for a Local side, so if you haven't consider going it's usually cheap you interact with the Players and Gaffer or at least at Darlo can speak to them about Football and there usually all honest down to earth lads.
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« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2023, 09:50:21 AM »
Other clubs into the next round are:
Alvechurch
Bromsgrove
Halesowen
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« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2023, 12:40:26 PM »
Sporting Khalsa weren't they a top Sunday League team some years back?

Khalsa Sports were a top team in the Warley League for a few years, don’t think they are connected.

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« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2023, 12:45:30 PM »
Khalsa Sports were a top team in the Warley League for a few years, don’t think they are connected.


That might be where I'm getting mixed up then. Thanks for clarifying 🙂

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« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2023, 01:07:16 PM »

That might be where I'm getting mixed up then. Thanks for clarifying 🙂
Sporting Khalsa play in Willenhall well at Willenhall Towns old ground between Willenhall and Wolverhampton at Noose Lane. They were founded by the Sikh community and became the first Sikh team to own there own ground in 2005. Must admit nice ground but I hate AstroTurf as to do Darlo normally. Khalsa Sporting I'm sure I'm heard off. There is one based in Smethwick to and Sikh Hunters they might be the Smethwick team.
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« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2023, 01:10:50 PM »
Sporting Khalsa play in Willenhall well at Willenhall Towns old ground between Willenhall and Wolverhampton at Noose Lane. They were founded by the Sikh community and became the first Sikh team to own there own ground in 2005. Must admit nice ground but I hate AstroTurf as to do Darlo normally. Khalsa Sporting I'm sure I'm heard off. There is one based in Smethwick to and Sikh Hunters they might be the Smethwick team.


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« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2023, 08:47:03 PM »
It was bubbling even before CoVID (I was at a game with 2000 fans where it kicked off about 7 years back), but Stourbridge v Halesowen next Tuesday night is going to be all ticket with only Stourbridge member tickets left. All 800 Halesowen away tickets gone, segregated crowds, police in attendance and bag searches on the way in. I knew it had got a bit out of hand recently, but surprised to see a mid week non league game go all ticket.
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« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2023, 10:03:28 PM »
It was bubbling even before CoVID (I was at a game with 2000 fans where it kicked off about 7 years back), but Stourbridge v Halesowen next Tuesday night is going to be all ticket with only Stourbridge member tickets left. All 800 Halesowen away tickets gone, segregated crowds, police in attendance and bag searches on the way in. I knew it had got a bit out of hand recently, but surprised to see a mid week non league game go all ticket.

I have a number of surprises. One that it's taken so long for the police and football authorities to acknowledge the problems which have existed at this level for years. They really have and it's not just in the number nine derby either. That and it's so expensive comparitively speaking to watch non league football. Then again I suppose we can look forward to more increases as the police presence grows. Funny old game.........
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« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2023, 10:42:58 AM »
Well Darlaston's FA Cup Journey is over losing 0-2 on Penalties after Louis Baker scored in the last second to make it 2-2. I am not disappointed but extremely proud, Darlaston have gone further than ever before, took the game to a Replay then Penalties had over 2,000 people watching both games featured on the box and made money. 975 people watched at Khalsa's ground last night 1,150 people an absolute Record for Darlo saw us play. It was a great game an advertisement for Non League Football. The Ground started heaving around Quarter to Severn and there were people still walking in at 8PM it was a 7:45 kick off We actually kicked off at 7:50. There was extra security there. And I was a bit mouthy after the game it was a mix of emotions but I am glad to have seen it. Now I will stick with Darlo as we get 200 people. Hopefully the TV and last night not on TV will bring us a few more down UTD. What a story for this little old town
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« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2023, 11:42:08 AM »
Through to the next round of the FA Cup are Halesowen, Stourbridge, Rushall Olympic and Tamworth with Redditch still in the Hat but needing a Replay to Peterborough Sports. Sporting Khalsa who beat Darlaston, Stafford Rangers and Worcester are all out
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« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2023, 02:22:23 PM »
And something of a weird one for me. Darlaston after beating Rugby Borough 3-10 in the Birmingham Senior Cup have got....Albion albeit probably the kids things I never thought I would see. So I will be watching Albion and Darlo on the same day at the same ground. Date is not yet known but Darlaston are at home. This Season is certainly memorable and also weird being on TV and now facing Albion's Kids
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« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2023, 09:48:13 AM »
Potentially another large crowd for Darlaston tonight facing Albion's kids Darlaston have only list once all season and are 4 games behind and a few Points of the top we are 5th. This Season the top two go up automatically with 3, 4 5 and 6th in the play offs the way I remember it last Season first went up with 2nd and 3rd In the play off. So last Season Walsall Wood and Lye went up. Also Darlaston face Northwich Victoria away this Saturday who I think were bigger a few seasons ago and Bruce Groblar the ex Liverpool keeper played a single game for them.
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« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2023, 10:19:33 AM »
And No Neutrality From me last night as Darlaston played Wolves and won 3-1 on Penalties with Darlo not needing to take the 5th. It was 1-1 after 90 minutes and we played in front of a crowd 430, there was a Burger Van and Bar and it felt massive. If it helps Wolves U18's looked awful Albion's team was better and played wonderful. Wolves went long ball, Darlo are now in the Quarter Final of the Birmingham Senior Cup can we get Villa. What a night, what a result, what a season so far. Villa have to face Worcester I think
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« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2023, 05:50:56 PM »
Went to my first non-league game today.

Going to visit all the footy teams in London while I'm here so started with Barnet Vs Southend. Would love to say it's been a great experience but the game was really poor. Little quality on display from either side although the Barnet header for their goal was nice.

Was a nice little ground. All seated. Only 3 stands. Behind the one set of goals is the club car park.

Barnet fans very muted but to be fair little to cheer even though they were 3rd before kick off.

Southend were a right noisy bunch in the ground and even louder out of it. Accidentally caught the tube that hundreds of them got on at.

Glad to have ticked 'The Hive' off my list of grounds but no rush to go back.

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« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2023, 11:10:40 AM »
You will be spoilt Gazberg, there's a goldmine of grounds to visit, plus a few big, noisy fan bases.

Dulwich Hamlet are well known in non league for big attendances and loud crowds, I'd be tempted to make that your next visit. Clapton also do the same at a lower level, they are a bit of an English St Pauli, loud ultras section.

Wealdstone and Bromley are meant to be decent teams/grounds to see, Dartford also being quite state of the art.

A bit lower down, I've always wanted to see Canvey Island's ground, an exposed, old fashioned terrace, while Tooting and Mitcham are a target for ground hoppers (again, old fashioned terraces).
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« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2023, 11:52:45 AM »
Went to quite games a few years ago, Bromsgrove, Alvechurch, Moor Green, Halesowen mainly, and the Newport when they were non-league at Spytty Park.
Can honestly say I enjoyed everything about it from the football, beers and cameraderie!
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« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2023, 12:11:54 PM »
You will be spoilt Gazberg, there's a goldmine of grounds to visit, plus a few big, noisy fan bases.

Dulwich Hamlet are well known in non league for big attendances and loud crowds, I'd be tempted to make that your next visit. Clapton also do the same at a lower level, they are a bit of an English St Pauli, loud ultras section.

Wealdstone and Bromley are meant to be decent teams/grounds to see, Dartford also being quite state of the art.

A bit lower down, I've always wanted to see Canvey Island's ground, an exposed, old fashioned terrace, while Tooting and Mitcham are a target for ground hoppers (again, old fashioned terraces).


Thanks for that Baggies. Some good info there.

I'm trying to get round the PL clubs too but paying £50 for membership just to be able to buy a ticket to a game for another 50 quid is something I'm not on board with yet.


I'll make Dulwich Hamlet my next stop, thanks!

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« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2023, 01:26:40 PM »
Went to quite games a few years ago, Bromsgrove, Alvechurch, Moor Green, Halesowen mainly, and the Newport when they were non-league at Spytty Park.
Can honestly say I enjoyed everything about it from the football, beers and cameraderie!

I didn't mean it sound like i had an awful day just the game was poor. I enjoyed the trip as Barnet is north London and i'm south so went to places i've not yet been. It took 80 mins to get there and was £22 to get in! Another 40 mins and a fiver more and i could have gone to The Hawthorns!

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« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2023, 08:05:13 PM »
I didn't mean it sound like i had an awful day just the game was poor. I enjoyed the trip as Barnet is north London and i'm south so went to places i've not yet been. It took 80 mins to get there and was £22 to get in! Another 40 mins and a fiver more and i could have gone to The Hawthorns!
I know, sorry you thought that!  :D I was elaborating on the good value days out to be had watching lower league footy!
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« Reply #60 on: January 01, 2024, 02:34:57 PM »
Went to my first non-league game today.

Going to visit all the footy teams in London while I'm here so started with Barnet Vs Southend. Would love to say it's been a great experience but the game was really poor. Little quality on display from either side although the Barnet header for their goal was nice.

Was a nice little ground. All seated. Only 3 stands. Behind the one set of goals is the club car park.

Barnet fans very muted but to be fair little to cheer even though they were 3rd before kick off.

Southend were a right noisy bunch in the ground and even louder out of it. Accidentally caught the tube that hundreds of them got on at.

Glad to have ticked 'The Hive' off my list of grounds but no rush to go back.
Next time you should visit Dorking Wanderers Marc White founded them as a Sunday League side and they have gone up through the years to the National League. He is the chairman and gaffer. Wrexham touched on them in there documentary. There is now a documentary focusing on them on YouTube you have to pay for the full episodes but you can watch twenty minute clips for free. It's on the Channel Bunch Of Amatuers.
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« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2024, 03:17:19 PM »
Darlaston beat Uttoxeter 1-0 thanks to an 87th minute screamer in a game that was a good defensive display from  both sides, Darlaston edged it and deserved to win as during the first 10 minutes and most of the first half Darlaston played on the front foot. It looked like it would end 0-0 with people saying it didn't look like we would score I was still optimistic and said 1 goal wins. When the goal went in not for the first time this season there was limbs. The Referee was awful ruined the flow and was trying to get Uttoxeter to draw. As he walked off one of our fans said bet your sad your team lost Ref. And then a Uttoxeter fan walked over stuck his head into the players walking area and said Useless Ref you were useless.  Everyone was in agreement, even the Club Secretary was saying to some Uttoxeter fans that he was awful. I said that a Golden Retriever which two Uttoxeter fans had brought to the game she could have done a better job. As I joked just reward her for giving desicions your way. Interestingly in the Midland Premier Divison they ay got the refs wearing Cameras yet. Darlaston were 6th going into the game. They have a fixtures to catch up on due to Weather and the Cups. As this season like it was when I first started watching them the Play Offs are now 2nd to 5th rather than 2nd Facing the 2nd bottom team from the Divison above. Rushall Olympic beat Stalybridge 3-2 to remain 14th in the National League North. Tamworth are top, Solihull are 4th in the National League and Ik Kidderminster Harriers now have a new manager and are fighting relegation.
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« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2024, 03:36:09 PM »
Darlaston beat Uttoxeter 1-0 thanks to an 87th minute screamer in a game that was a good defensive display from  both sides, Darlaston edged it and deserved to win as during the first 10 minutes and most of the first half Darlaston played on the front foot. It looked like it would end 0-0 with people saying it didn't look like we would score I was still optimistic and said 1 goal wins. When the goal went in not for the first time this season there was limbs. The Referee was awful ruined the flow and was trying to get Uttoxeter to draw. As he walked off one of our fans said bet your sad your team lost Ref. And then a Uttoxeter fan walked over stuck his head into the players walking area and said Useless Ref you were useless.  Everyone was in agreement, even the Club Secretary was saying to some Uttoxeter fans that he was awful. I said that a Golden Retriever which two Uttoxeter fans had brought to the game she could have done a better job. As I joked just reward her for giving desicions your way. Interestingly in the Midland Premier Divison they ay got the refs wearing Cameras yet. Darlaston were 6th going into the game. They have a fixtures to catch up on due to Weather and the Cups. As this season like it was when I first started watching them the Play Offs are now 2nd to 5th rather than 2nd Facing the 2nd bottom team from the Divison above. Rushall Olympic beat Stalybridge 3-2 to remain 14th in the National League North. Tamworth are top, Solihull are 4th in the National League and Ik Kidderminster Harriers now have a new manager and are fighting relegation.
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« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2024, 03:46:33 PM »
Surprised to read that Kiddy are struggling, they have been really up and down over recent years

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« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2024, 04:19:31 PM »
Surprised to read that Kiddy are struggling, they have been really up and down over recent years
Been to see the. A few times this season….certainly not awful…but just a touch unlucky .
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« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2024, 09:08:38 AM »
Appointed Phil Brown as manager during the week

Rushes off to buy shares in the tanning salons of Kidderminster.........
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« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2024, 09:30:02 AM »
The only problem with non league football since covid (and it's fully understandable) is that the ticket prices are getting closer and closer to £20 a ticket to see Conference-Conference South/North games

Solihull Moors for example charge £18 a ticket, for £10 more you could go and watch Championship football
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« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2024, 09:42:50 AM »
The only problem with non league football since covid (and it's fully understandable) is that the ticket prices are getting closer and closer to £20 a ticket to see Conference-Conference South/North games

Solihull Moors for example charge £18 a ticket, for £10 more you could go and watch Championship football

£22 to watch Barnet a few weeks ago was a real shocker i cannot lie. I'd say the home ends were only 2/3rds full.

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« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2024, 09:49:11 AM »
£22 to watch Barnet a few weeks ago was a real shocker i cannot lie. I'd say the home ends were only 2/3rds full.

My lad's going through a ground ticking phase and he's had a few eye openers about none league admission prices. Sometimes it's almost as though he didn't believe me  ;D .
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« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2024, 10:01:57 AM »
My lad's going through a ground ticking phase and he's had a few eye openers about none league admission prices. Sometimes it's almost as though he didn't believe me  ;D .

An expensive lesson for him to learn then! Even allowing for the divison they are in the footballs not very good.


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« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2024, 02:31:08 PM »
WM are doing a Non League special on Tuesday Rushall will be live on Freeview, they are also covering Tamworth (Shouldn't that be Coventry and Warwickshires Patch), Stourbridge, Solihull Moors not sure if they have Halesowen. But credit to them. Maybe Darlaston could feature when we have our next fixture in the Birmingham Senior Cup. Or when the International Break is on. They have interviewed our Chairman before and covered our games  briefly. But This is what Local Radio should do Is focus on the Non League Scene might encourage more people to support the grassroots of the game. Especially as the top divisions seem to be even more alienated.
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« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2024, 09:59:37 AM »
Well I've seen it all this season with Darlaston apart from many bad results we are Doing queit well. I've seen us on TV, have a crowd of 1,200 for our replay against Sporting Khalsa, Seen us beat Albion with some now Sqaud players in the team, seen us beat Wolves, Score last minute winners and get beaten once or twice, but I haven't seen us thrash anyone until last Saturday against Bwedley who are bottom of the league who we beat 9-0 we were 3 up within 4 Minutes. We were 4 up at Half Time. Bewdley didn't give up but it was the first time I had seen us thrash anyone. Honestly what a season, though with us being taken over (Albion) this now makes my football lire interesting
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« Reply #72 on: April 04, 2024, 02:28:14 PM »
Darlaston are a form of absolute madness at the minute we have 7 games to play in 14 games from last week I think we played Saturday before last, Wednesday, Saturday, Monday, Yesterday, Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Out of the last 3 Darlaston have 9 points against 6 against the same team who are play off rival and have scored 10 goals with 2 players scoring a hattrick, on Saturday just gone we played at Home against Stourport one of the league's form sides and trashed them 4 nil Aaron Bishop scored a hattrick with our player of the Season James Rowland scoring a Penalty.

We then played AFC Wulfrianians and beat them four nil this time Kerian Cook in his second game since returning to us scored a hattrick with Rivel Mardenborogh scoring the other and Yesterday we played Stourport again and beat them 0-2 with goals from Jack Downing and Mardenborogh again.

This Saturday we have Lichfield City who I believe are now top of the league. But we look formidable at home.

I will always support the Albion, but I love Non League, to me the fact these lads who have jobs like everyone else are playing 7 times in 14 days and aren't moaning is why I love it. To be fair Albion don't moan either, but Sky can mess with our kick off times, but when the weather is good you know Saturday 3PM or Midweek you have a game to go to and you can walk there not spend money on Public Transport that is currently delayed or not running. And it just feels more real. I must admit I am quite sad the season ends on Saturday 13th April only 18 teams. I think maybe next Season it is 20 so if we don't go up we get more games. But these year at least we have the Euros and Albion possibly getting the Playoffs. Darlo themselves are trying to secure the Playoffs. I am not sure how it works if we will be home or away for both I think it might be away or when they are. But I have loved this season and I am sad it is almost over.
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« Reply #73 on: April 24, 2024, 11:18:18 AM »
Well yesterday I finally have found out one bloke doesn't like me. It was a friendly game I wasn't chanting. I did swear but only as a firefly wouldn't leave me alone and this old bloke just stared at me. Anyway his grandson came onto to play and he is 16. I stated I was 16 4 years ago and he said although I barely heard him that I didn't act like I was 16 4 years ago. Initially no idea what that meant, I thought he may have been saying I was mature. A bloke who I was stood by told me no he is saying that for someone is 20 a lot of the things or Expressions you say are rubbish. I told the bloke I ay offended I was bullied at school, I've had lots of abuse given to me. I don't offend players as the bloke whose grandson it was said If you abuse him I'll Deck ya. I have never abused players, maybe given some stick to opposition for there antics. If anything I have had good interactions with ours and opposition players shared some banter with one player after some early confusion. So Anyway I said I was allowed to Express an opinion and if he didn't like it tough. I've since figured out he probably doesn't like me swearing. In fact because they all know me down the club they moan at me and another lad in his late twenties about 26 but he doesn't care he is autistic to. Now I know he has abused our captain and I thought he wasn't much older as he acted immature. But I always get moaned at for swearing. To me there is Beer, it is a bar would I swear in a Pub yes, would It be fine yes. There are never any kids stood around us apart from the blokes I know but there not paying attention and the Blokes don't care they expect it. There was no kids by us at all yesterday. But I think he thinks I am a yob. Now I don't really care but I think it comes down from me giving stick to a ref and telling the lad who is autistic to Deck someone who had offended him. He didn't do anything as said not to by the blokes wife, but he still wanted to do something and being autistic I know this.

Now whenever this is said it makes me question why do I continue to come I should just go down the other Darlo. But then I think actually I'll be here a lot longer than this bloke so I can do what I want within reason. Should I have sworn no but I had had 1 pint and after a pint it loosens you up. And yes it was friendly, but other blokes swear, difference they aren't known. I can now see why this might put people off coming to games at all levels and no atmosphere being created as they want people to come and support the Albion or Darlo.

But to me to quote Enienm Leave me to be me I think from the song Rap God or Slim Shady I know he says it. And focus on your grandson playing
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« Reply #74 on: April 24, 2024, 12:35:42 PM »
With the greatest of respect if you get loosened up after only one pint of regular beer or cider it's probably best you stand further away from the glass. Cue 04's attempts to suck regular beer or cider through the longest straw available rather than leaving it well alone........ probably  ;D .
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« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2024, 01:32:45 PM »
With the greatest of respect if you get loosened up after only one pint of regular beer or cider it's probably best you stand further away from the glass. Cue 04's attempts to suck regular beer or cider through the longest straw available rather than leaving it well alone........ probably  ;D .
Wrong word Loosened Up I let my hair down, I enjoy myself, I ay drunk Autistic medication means 4 and I wake up with a Hangover 3 is borderline. But that was when I first started drinking, I am skinny to that might play a factor although I am nearly 6'0 or about 6'0 now and now I have drunk often I might be more tolerable. Plus I was having a heated debate over the FA Cup Replays
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« Reply #76 on: April 25, 2024, 02:11:22 PM »
I have a bunch of chants created for Saturday going back to the initial issue most have swearing in but in a good way trying to change the words ruins the chant. If I am being supportive I can't see why this is an issue.
Darlaston now play Stourport Swifts in the Play Off Semi Final Our chairman will be happy if a crowd of over 400 turn up there did seem to be more than usual in for a midweek friendly. Some old faces and some who are new to the journey. The winner gets Either Lichfield City or Highgate United. Lichfield will be away and for Darlaston Highgate would be at home.

Lichfield are in Walsall Senior Cup action a few days before and there fixture list has been mental I think so who knows. I am looking to travel to Lichfield but to me I prefer a home Final as my best memory so far is Darlaston beating Stapenhill with a last minute winner to get promoted to where we are now. Hednesford Town have been relegated to the same level as where Darlaston currently are they might play in the division Darlo do now so if we don't go up Hednesford and Bilston will be playing us.

Also Solihull Moors are into the National League Play Off Semi Final after beating Halifax 4-2

Also Phil Brown will stay as Kidderminster Harriers boss despite there relegation. He was on 5 live a few weeks ago praising the support Kiddy gets.
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« Reply #77 on: April 27, 2024, 07:26:31 PM »
Well Darlaston won 3-1 after an equal first half we dominated second half my fears of no atmosphere actually weren't to be worried, me and a fee other blokes enjoyed ourselves we now play next Saturday against Lichfield away. Has anyone been to Lichfield what's it like. I'm debating going they charge £4.50 a pint Darlo charge Black Country places and it is about an hour and 15 minutes away from Darlaston by bus. But It would be my first time away.

Solihull Moors are on course for the National League Play Off Final currently winning 0-4. I would like to see the Moors do it because it's another Midland side in the League.
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« Reply #78 on: April 27, 2024, 09:06:50 PM »
Well Darlaston won 3-1 after an equal first half we dominated second half my fears of no atmosphere actually weren't to be worried, me and a fee other blokes enjoyed ourselves we now play next Saturday against Lichfield away. Has anyone been to Lichfield what's it like. I'm debating going they charge £4.50 a pint Darlo charge Black Country places and it is about an hour and 15 minutes away from Darlaston by bus. But It would be my first time away.

Solihull Moors are on course for the National League Play Off Final currently winning 0-4. I would like to see the Moors do it because it's another Midland side in the League.
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« Reply #79 on: April 27, 2024, 10:04:50 PM »
If the price of a pint is putting you off, then you shouldn't go. How many are you necking during a game?
Normal 1 or 2 today I had 4 3 I Brought 1 someone else brought due to the half time Queue and 1 more than usual because of the fact we won. I think I'm just used to paying £3 odd a pint when I rarely go out to the pub in Darlaston. And £3.50 at Darlo one of very few times I'll go out in the week. But I guess I am only worried as I am sure if I am getting bus or train and If I pay card on the bus I am paying £8 as opposed to £4.50 by cash unless I can get a daysaver by card
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« Reply #80 on: May 05, 2024, 10:31:52 AM »
Well my first away game and Darlaston are promoted 1-3 in front of a crowd of 1,100 we had at least 150-200 maybe more. We are in Step 4, some of the Players Familes had travelled in from Wombourne and Cardiff (that was her first game) I joked with her saying she was a lucky omen. Darlo went 1-0 up after 2 minutes and I got soaked in Lager abs Guinness. 2 up at Half time, Lichfield had a spell then Kerian Miller who scored the winner last time we were promoted scored our third to see us up. Free Drinks were on the house at Darlo/ People buying it for you I had about 5 pints capped of my day with a Chinese watching MOTD with my Dad.

Solihull Moors could be a Football League side today the gap between them and Blues potentially only a division away. Lichfield will do well next season, good group of young players. Our Manager had his birthday yesterday and dedicated the win back at our place to Leon Taylor who died a couple of years ago. We renamed the bar the LT9 bar in his honour. But what a day, Albion In the Play Offs, Darlo promoted and Blues down
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« Reply #81 on: May 05, 2024, 04:32:51 PM »
Bromley 2 Solihull Moors 2 66mins, Solihull come back twice from a goal down, National league play off final, to reach league 2
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« Reply #82 on: May 05, 2024, 05:44:03 PM »
Bromley 2 Solihull Moors 2 66mins, Solihull come back twice from a goal down, National league play off final, to reach league 2

Ended 2-2, penalty shoot out on the way
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« Reply #83 on: May 05, 2024, 05:58:13 PM »
Moors lost.

Another bad day for Birmingham.

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« Reply #84 on: May 05, 2024, 06:10:17 PM »
Moors lost.

Another bad day for Birmingham.

Couple of poor penalties to be honest, the first one especially.

Thought Bromley deserved it overall, were the better team and how the shot in the 2nd half of extra time didn't go in!!
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