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YOURCLUB Content offers YOURCLUB subscribers and DFC Owners access to exclusive columns, articles, features and interactive content that won’t be available anywhere else!

There are regular contributions from Darlo fans, occasional 'guest star' writers and ex-players/managers of the club, on both present day issues and nostalgic trips, so stay tuned.

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Harry Clark Tribute

Jonathan Taylor | 8th June 2021

On February 23rd 2021 Harry Clark, aged 88, sadly passed away. His association with the town spanned playing for Darlo, Darlington Cricket Club and Darlington Golf Club across a number of decades. Son-in-law Jonathan Taylor pays tribute to ‘young’ Harry Clark for YOURCLUB Content. - Read more...

The Story of Boost The Budget

Wayne Raper | 22nd May 2021

With one week to go on this season’s Boost The Budget campaign, the scheme’s original architect and former DFCSG Chair, Wayne Raper, tells YOURCLUB Content about the circumstances in 2016 that lead to the idea, its growth since those early days and how BTB has become an integral part of both the Club’s finances and culture. - Read more...

Wainy's Best XI

Neil Wainwright | 8th May 2021

In a Boost The Budget YOURCLUB Content special, we asked Darlo legend Neil Wainwright how he would spend Darlo fan’s budget investment if he was tasked with picking the ‘best XI’ he played with during his career. Here is what he came up with... - Read more...

El Quakassico

Harry Pearson | 24th April 2021

"For a brief but glorious moment, it looked like Darlington might host not just two derby matches a season, but six...".

In a YOURCLUB Content exclusive, legendary author and When Saturday Comes/Guardian sports journalist Harry Pearson looks back at a time over a century ago when Darlington town derbies were a regular occurrence in the Northern League. - Read more...

A Trip To The Seaside

Alex Holland | 21st April 2021

"I had a feeling of euphoria as myself and all the other Darlo fans in attendance looked up in adulation at this group of players who represented their club and community with such pride and passion...".

Alex Holland gives his own personal account of a certain Thursday night back in April 2016 that no Darlo fan will ever forget. - Read more...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics – Part Two

Ben Pearson | 14th April 2021

“One player seems to stand out above all…”.

Quaker TV statistician and YOURCLUB Contributor Ben Pearson takes a data-driven look at how well Darlo’s attacking players have performed over the last two, partially-completed, seasons and what may lie in store for the new season ahead. - Read more...

Mission Accomplished

Steve Harland | 3rd April 2021

“At its peak Mission Impossible was selling between 800 and 1,000 copies on average gates of 2,500, which was a phenomenal take-up rate…”.

For those of a certain age, Mission Impossible was as integral to 90s-era Darlo as Feethams, Hodgy and Dugald McCarrison’s loan spell. Steve Harland tells YOURCLUB Content all about those pre-internet fanzine days of offering an alternative view of Darlington FC. - Read more...

Byrne on Byrne

Tom Byrne | 23rd March 2021

"The dressing room wasn't great at all, to be honest. I do think Stan brought a few of us Irish lads in at the same time for a reason…".

Dublin born Richie Byrne joined Steve Staunton's Darlington in January 2010 amid a League Two relegation battle and with the club in turmoil. The left back, struggling with injury, made just four appearances for Darlo in his brief spell at the club. Irish Sports Journalist Tom Byrne recently sat down with Richie to discuss his memories of that turbulent spell, which ultimately ended in relegation from the Football League. - Read more...

Darlo Uncovered Uncovered - Part Two

Scott Thornberry | 12th March 2021

“So, that Saturday morning, I turned up at Santander on High Row at 9am to pick up £8k in a brown paper envelope. I then drove into the Arena to find the TV cameras there…”.

Scott Thornberry exclusively tells YOURCLUB Content part two of the legendary Darlo Uncovered story and how, in 2012, the message board played a key role as the club transitioned from one ownership model to another. - Read more...

Darlo Uncovered Uncovered - Part One

Scott Thornberry | 5th March 2021

“Before I knew it, we had over 600,000 page views per month, at a time when the internet was just taking off…”.

In this two-part feature, Scott Thornberry exclusively tells YOURCLUB Content the story of the legendary Darlo Uncovered website and his own, sometimes crazy, journey supporting Darlo. - Read more...