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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.

We have some interesting ideas up our sleeves…

And, if you feel as though you have something interesting to say on anything DFC-related yourself, either current matters or from our past, then you can contact us here to let us know that you’re interested in getting involved!

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Pawel Abbott: I Feel Best In Poland

Maciej Słomiński | 19th February 2021

"North East England is the land of football, really. Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough; the competition is huge. Too great for Darlington!".

Polish football journalist Maciej Słomiński recently met up with former Darlo favourite Pawel Abbott for Polish website Interia to talk about his life and career, both here in the UK and in Poland. With the very kind permission of Maciej, YOURCLUB Content brings YOURCLUB subscribers and Darlo Owners an English translation of that interview. - Read more...

Defining Success

Lee Kilcran | 17th February 2021

"It gives us an opportunity, as Owners, to finally pause and reflect...what constitutes success for Darlington Football Club in the short-term?".

The fallout from Monday's statement remains to be seen, but can the reaction of the fans tell us something about the future direction of the Club? Former DFCSG Director, Lee Kilcran, shares his thoughts. - Read more...

Talking Kaak!

Dan King | 12th February 2021

"When you say stuff like that, the fans expect you to immediately score more than Gabbiadini - but he was an established player, in his 30s, the best ever, and I was a young kid coming to another country...".

It is 20 years since a certain former chairman decided it might be a good idea to replace Darlington's best ever player with an untried striker called Kaak to spearhead a second successive promotion challenge from the old Third Division. Unsurprisingly, it didn't quite go to plan. In an exclusive YOURCLUB Content interview, Dan King speaks to Tom Kaak about his fleeting but eventful spell at Feethams. - Read more...

Exile on Covid Street

Joe Kennedy | 2nd February 2021

“There’s lots I want to do when, as the saying goes, ‘all this is over’, but walking into Blackwell is very close to the top of the list…”.

It has been very difficult not being able to get along to Blackwell Meadows this season if you live in Darlington, Bishop Auckland or Teesside, never mind further afield, so what must it be like for our exiled fans just now? Darlo exile Joe Kennedy fills us in all the way from East Sussex. - Read more...

"Aaaa-way, away, away, away...Darlo! Darlo!"

Alex Holland | 19th January 2021

"It is that good, this shirt would not look out of place on a catwalk at Milan Fashion Week!".

With the away kit vote for the 2021/22 season well underway, Alex Holland takes a closer look at the kits that Darlo have worn away from both Heritage Park and Blackwell Meadows since fan ownership commenced in 2012. - Read more...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Ben Pearson | 16th January 2021

"Delve a little deeper and you’ll find something even more impressive…".

Dan Maguire turned in an excellent performance as Darlo moved into the last sixteen of the FA Trophy, thanks to an impressive 1-0 win at Weymouth. Quaker TV statistician Ben Pearson takes a look at how Maguire and the xG model get on like best friends. - Read more...

From New Mills To Bristol Rovers – The Darlo Fans Radio Story

Andrew Simpson | 9th January 2021

“I lost my mind and shouted David Dowson’s name about 8 times, fist pumping the air, reaching over the railings…”.

Darlo Fans Radio has become a vital lifeline in recent years for exile fans and those who can’t get to away games. Its original founder, Andrew Simpson, tells YOURCLUB Content its story. - Read more...

345 Days

Alex Holland | 29th December 2020

“With his back to goal, the Grangetown Gazza hit a sweet overhead kick, beating the keeper all ends up. Welcome back Ty!”.

YOURCLUB Content contributor Alex Holland gives us his thoughts on Darlo giving Blyth ‘six of the best’ by way of a late Christmas present. - Read more...

Graeme Armstrong Q&A - Part Two

David Steel | 21st December 2020

"I think at Darlo, the reason I loved my time there, was because of the fans. No question...".

In part two of our exclusive interview for YOURCLUB Content, Graeme Armstrong tells David Steel about that serious play-off final injury, his second Darlo promotion in two seasons and his "greatest night in football". - Read more...

The View From The Other Side: Introducing City Of Liverpool FC

Michael Meadows | 15th December 2020

“Jack Hazlehurst is affectionately known as 'The Purple Messi' for his virtuoso performances and ability to win matches on his own…”.

Michael Meadows, part of fan-owned City of Liverpool FC’s Media team, gives YOURCLUB an exclusive inside track on our FA Trophy opponents and how they have fared on the pitch this season. - Read more...