Trials and tribulations: The rise, fall and rise of Darlington FC

Darlington’s post-war story is mostly one of serial, stubborn survival. The core of loyal fans are taking pride in past players, from Arthur Wharton, England’s first black footballer, who joined in 1885, to Craig Liddle, who played 315 matches in defence from 1998 to 2005. And at Feethams, the unique, charming ground for cricket and football, with its twin towers, which sits abandoned in the … Continue reading Trials and tribulations: The rise, fall and rise of Darlington FC