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Darlington Football Club

Ray Simpson / 18th March 2021

Darlo and me -- John Gray

Darlo and me -- John Gray

Profile of a Darlo fan

Paul Hodgson has been interviewing Darlo fans about their passion watching Darlo. Here, he spoke to John Gray.


Name:  John Gray

Occupation: Chef

Number of years you’ve supported Darlington: 46

First match seen: Luton Town (home, League Cup) 75-76

What was the score? 2-1 to Darlington

Most memorable home match: Hartlepool 81-82

What was the score? 5-2 to Darlington (Alan Walsh scored 4 goals)

Most Memorable away match: Welling 89-90 (Darlington clinched promotion to the Football League)

What was the score? 1-0 to Darlington

Favourite all time manager(s) Peter Madden, Cyril Knowles and Brian Little

Favourite all time players(s): Marco Gabbiadini, Alan Walsh, John Stalker, Mark Prudhoe, Dave McLean, Peter Skipper, Carl Airey and Martin Burleigh

Favourite current player(s): Will Hatfield, Luke Charman and Adam Campbell

Favourite Darlington ground: Feethams