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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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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...

The Season That Wasn’t

Jonno Coll | 28th February 2021

“This is a club which means the world to so many of us, and one that has given us much to celebrate during an incredibly difficult year…”.

As the curtain falls early on our pandemic-hit 2020/21 season, YOURCLUB Content contributor Jonno Coll takes an on and off-the-pitch look back over the last five months. - Read more...

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...