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Ray Simpson / 26th April 2021

Darlo and me -- Ted Blair

Darlo and me -- Ted Blair

Profile of a Darlo fan

Paul Hodgson has been talking to other Darlo fans about their passion - he spoke to Ted Blair.

 

Name:  Ted Blair

Occupation:  Data Integration Manager

Number of years you’ve supported Darlington: Approx 48 years

First match seen: Can’t remember my first but started going partway through the 1973-74 season.

What was the score? I vividly remember beating Barnsley 4-2 at Feethams on the last game of the season and avoid applying for re-election.

Most memorable home match: There have been many but probably the cup win over Sheffield Wednesday with the winner from big Ron Ferguson.  A real cup classic under the floodlights. 

What was the score? 1-0 to Darlo.

Most Memorable away match: Got to be Welling for the sheer relief at getting back into the League. Close second is the FA Trophy final.

What was the score? 1-0 to Darlo.

Favourite all time manager(s) Peter Madden, Brian Little.

Favourite all time players(s): Don Burluraux, Colin Sinclair, Eddie Rowles, Marco Gabbiadini.

Favourite current player(s): Adam Campbell – also happy with the signing of Erico Sousa.

Favourite Darlington ground: Feethams