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Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 2 September 2016, 09:49:18 pm
Anyone going to support their local non-league club tomorrow?

Going to try to get to Guisborough tomorrow if possible. But regularly attend North Shields games when opportunity allows.
Title: Re: Non League Day.
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 2 September 2016, 09:54:05 pm
Benfield are at home to Bridlington Town in terms FA Cup and are letting NUFC season ticket holders in for £4.
Title: Re: Non League Day.
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 2 September 2016, 09:56:25 pm
Benfield are at home to Bridlington Town in terms FA Cup and are letting NUFC season ticket holders in for £4.

Had a great day down Brid last year when N Shields played them in the Vase iirc. There's some great days out to be had.
Title: Re: Non League Day.
Post by: Ian W on Friday 2 September 2016, 11:17:57 pm
Bromley playing away, though I went last weekend so that was my penance.
Title: Re: Non League Day.
Post by: Bimpy474 on Friday 2 September 2016, 11:28:47 pm
I'm refereeing in the morning and playing in the afternoon. Concord Rangers or Canvey Island don't really float my boat like.
Title: Re: Non League Day.
Post by: Ian W on Friday 2 September 2016, 11:31:55 pm
Dulwich Hamlet are away as well, I'm in the clear.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Disco on Friday 2 September 2016, 11:43:24 pm
Not sure Dulwich Hamlet and Shields followings could be anymore different. From the hip to the 'kip.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 2 September 2016, 11:44:20 pm
If time allows I might go along to South Shields and see Whitley Bay play.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Ian W on Friday 2 September 2016, 11:46:42 pm
Not sure Dulwich Hamlet and Shields followings could be anymore different. From the hip to the 'kip.

I haven't been to hamlet for that reason, not sure it's the authentic non-league day out! Bromley's normal.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Jill on Saturday 3 September 2016, 07:32:30 am
I've got a mate's birthday drinks to go to today so unfortunately can't make it to any games.

South Shields v Whitley Bay would be my pick, though Heaton Stan v Team Northumbria would be a bit closer.

Morpeth v Colwyn & Newcastle Benfield v Bridlington in the FA Cup 1st QR might be canny as well.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: ElDiablo on Saturday 3 September 2016, 07:49:27 am
How much are games up there? £12 for Hemel my hometown team. :yao:
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Jill on Saturday 3 September 2016, 07:50:30 am
£5-6
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: MW on Saturday 3 September 2016, 09:18:02 am
Dulwich Hamlet have a great atmosphere at home
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 3 September 2016, 09:26:03 am
How much are games up there? £12 for Hemel my hometown team. :yao:

Most Northern League charge £6 with accompanied kids free (occasionally £3 as with concessions)
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Foluwashola on Saturday 3 September 2016, 10:02:10 am
Spartans. FA Cup.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Saturday 3 September 2016, 10:43:44 am
Two mates who I still play with are up against each other so South Shields vs Whitley Bay for me!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: MKSC on Saturday 3 September 2016, 11:51:10 am
Dulwich Hamlet have a great atmosphere at home

Really? I've always found the place to be a complete vacuum.
Not sure Dulwich Hamlet and Shields followings could be anymore different. From the hip to the 'kip.

I haven't been to hamlet for that reason, not sure it's the authentic non-league day out! Bromley's normal.

Plenty of other games to get to. Tooting & Mitcham are at home as are Beckenham Town. Cray, VCD and Dartford (who have an eco-friendly stadium) all at home if you want to go a bit further out. I'm debating heading to St Albans as Hampton & Richmond Borough are playing there but I'm not sure if I can be arsed, should be a good game though as both teams have started the season well and Sir Les is due to be in attendance.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 3 September 2016, 11:57:36 am
Can't be chewed with the A19 at Silverlink or the Coast Road so I'm going to head to see Blyth's game.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 3 September 2016, 12:48:44 pm
I'd go to the York game but it's £21.00. For Conference football, that's just a joke. Not a chance I'm paying that. I paid £27 for the Newcastle game last weekend.

£12 at Gateshead, to compare.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 3 September 2016, 12:50:11 pm
I'd go to the York game but it's £21.00. For Conference football, that's just a joke. Not a chance I'm paying that. I paid £27 for the Newcastle game last weekend.

£12 at Gateshead, to compare.
I wouldn't mind going to one of their games one time. I would have to combine it with a night out in York though.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 3 September 2016, 12:52:53 pm
I wouldn't recommend it. :lol: But give me a shout if you're ever down, I like literally 20 seconds from the ground.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 3 September 2016, 01:11:22 pm
I wouldn't recommend it. :lol: But give me a shout if you're ever down, I like literally 20 seconds from the ground.
No bother, no good for nights out?
Just a bit of a pain to come all that way to watch a team who I only keep an eye out on their results and couldn't name a single player of theirs.
Is the new ground going ahead?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 3 September 2016, 01:17:47 pm
Not sure, I think so. It has the planning permission. The rugby club has folded which has jeopardised proceedings to some extent I think.

As for a night out, not drinking or spending atm but lemme know if you're down in the new year. It is a cracking night out
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 3 September 2016, 01:19:24 pm
Not sure, I think so. It has the planning permission. The rugby club has folded which has jeopardised proceedings to some extent I think.

As for a night out, not drinking or spending atm but lemme know if you're down in the new year. It is a cracking night out
Aye, to be fair if I come down it won't be this season as I'm about to be drowning with uni work. Certainly will give you a shout though.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 3 September 2016, 01:33:49 pm
:thup: :thup:
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: jarrovianmag on Saturday 3 September 2016, 01:34:58 pm
South Shields , they reckon on 2000 being there today.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 3 September 2016, 03:49:58 pm
Blyth have been the better team, a great save from the other teams keeper to keep it at 0-0.
A decent bovril as well.

I really do think Premier League and possibly even league games should have different KO times/days to encourage more grassroots support.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Saturday 3 September 2016, 04:56:39 pm
South Shields 4-2 Whitley Bay

Cracking match and two top teams! Whitley were 2-1 up and had two great chances to make it 3-1! Jon Shaw, Wayne Phillips, Carl Finnigan and an OG for Shields! Brilliant crowd - easily 1500 and four delightful Morettis!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: jarrovianmag on Saturday 3 September 2016, 04:57:22 pm
South Shields 4-2 Whitley Bay

Cracking match and two top teams! Whitley were 2-1 up and had two great chances to make it 3-1! Jon Shaw, Wayne Phillips, Carl Finnigan and an OG for Shields! Brilliant crowd - easily 1500 and four delightful Morettis!

Just the four? Turning into a lightweight
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 3 September 2016, 05:02:39 pm
Blyth won 3-1. Two for Sean Reid and one for Dan Maguire. :)
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Saturday 3 September 2016, 05:09:55 pm
South Shields 4-2 Whitley Bay

Cracking match and two top teams! Whitley were 2-1 up and had two great chances to make it 3-1! Jon Shaw, Wayne Phillips, Carl Finnigan and an OG for Shields! Brilliant crowd - easily 1500 and four delightful Morettis!

Just the four? Turning into a lightweight

Ha ha ha!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 3 September 2016, 05:32:13 pm
Watched Heed v Sutton Utd which was a terrible game but they still got the win
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 3 September 2016, 05:33:52 pm
Blyth won 3-1. Two for Sean Reid and one for Dan Maguire. :)
The other teams goal was a belta.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 3 September 2016, 05:34:13 pm
Guisborough 0 v 8 North Shields.

And I was stood on Norham field for 3 hours watching my son play in a tournament. Excellent result that mind.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: summerof69 on Saturday 3 September 2016, 05:38:25 pm
Bishop Auckland 5 ossett Albion 1
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: MKSC on Saturday 3 September 2016, 06:15:52 pm
St Albans 2-4 Hampton and Richmond Borough. 1000 or so in attendance. Hampton go joint top with Maidenhead in National League South after 8 games. Not bad as its our first season back at that level after four years. #vivalabeaver.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Foluwashola on Saturday 3 September 2016, 06:47:39 pm
Blyth won 3-1. Two for Sean Reid and one for Dan Maguire. :)

Their goal was nice like. Apart from that they were s****.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 4 September 2016, 03:11:18 pm
South Shields dumped their manager!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 4 September 2016, 04:10:56 pm
Guess they're looking at someone long term who can take them up the league ladder. Sure they're targeting the National League?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 5 September 2016, 08:12:52 pm
Guess they're looking at someone long term who can take them up the league ladder. Sure they're targeting the National League?

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North Shields can confirm that manager Graham Fenton has resigned from his post to take up a similar position with South Shields with immediate effect.

All at North Shields wish Graham well in his new job, and thank him for his 4 1/2 successful years with the Robins.

The club will make no further comment at this time

North Shields really have punched above their weight over the last 3/4 years. A chairman / committee who couldn't run a p*ss up in a brewery. We've had a great time - The Vase, Senior Cup.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Foluwashola on Monday 5 September 2016, 08:14:13 pm
Fenton being a snake again  :shifty:
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 5 September 2016, 08:15:43 pm
Wonder if he'll get the ferry then Metro to Simonside every day.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Jill on Monday 5 September 2016, 08:15:59 pm
Ouch. :lol:
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 5 September 2016, 09:34:43 pm
Can't blame Fenton really. Disappointed he's jumped ship but it was a no brainer. Stay at NS and plod along in this league or move and stand a very good chance of moving up to the next level or two. South Shields with there  backing (£££ and support) were only ever passing through the Northern League.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Monday 5 September 2016, 10:52:55 pm
Can't blame Fenton really. Disappointed he's jumped ship but it was a no brainer. Stay at NS and plod along in this league or move and stand a very good chance of moving up to the next level or two. South Shields with there  backing (£££ and support) were only ever passing through the Northern League.

Joint manager with Picton who has apparently been heavily involved anyway!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 6 September 2016, 08:17:45 pm
Carl Finnigan just put South Shields 2-0 up vs Washington - 1164 here!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160906/50b789dc73accbc8bd6de7ad5ff817a7.jpg)
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 7 September 2016, 10:07:43 pm
N Shields 4 v 2 Jarra Roofing

I think that puts NS top. Was looking a tight game but NS prevailed later in the game. Perhaps the fitness was the difference.

Lots of rumours about the new boss but general concensus is let bowser and the coaches take the reigns.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 7 September 2016, 10:24:25 pm
N Shields 4 v 2 Jarra Roofing

I think that puts NS top. Was looking a tight game but NS prevailed later in the game. Perhaps the fitness was the difference.

Lots of rumours about the new boss but general concensus is let bowser and the coaches take the reigns.

That Shields Derby is going to be a rather spicy affair! We're at home to Cardiff I think?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 24 September 2016, 06:40:07 pm
N Shields 4 v 2 Jarra Roofing

I think that puts NS top. Was looking a tight game but NS prevailed later in the game. Perhaps the fitness was the difference.

Lots of rumours about the new boss but general concensus is let bowser and the coaches take the reigns.

That Shields Derby is going to be a rather spicy affair! We're at home to Cardiff I think?

Just got tickets for the 5th of November.....fireworks fully expected. Both Shields fighting at the top. Should add spice.
North Shields brought in Jon Macdonald from West Allotment as Fentons replacement. Still undefeated in the league.

Good wins this week - 3-2 v Dunston and 3-1 win today v RCA. Top with game in hand.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 8 October 2016, 12:07:08 pm
NUFC season ticket holders get in for half price at Newcastle Benfield v Seaham Red Star today if anyone's at a loose end and fancies taking in a game this afternoon.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Jill on Saturday 8 October 2016, 01:38:42 pm
Going to North Shields today. Not been for ages.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Disco on Saturday 8 October 2016, 01:44:33 pm
Didn't realise Paul Brayson was at Benfield, blast from the past.   
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 8 October 2016, 02:59:46 pm
Listening to Blyth v Mickleover. Alun Armstrong hasn't had a great start since he took the reigns over from Tom Wade, who left Blyth the other week.

http://mixlr.com/blythspartans/?utm_source=new_broadcast_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Mattoon on Saturday 8 October 2016, 03:10:01 pm
One for Yorkie, I see McNamara has agreed to tender his resignation if York don't get a "positive result" in their game today, interesting to see how that pans out.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 8 October 2016, 03:20:49 pm
Blyth 1 Mickleover 0

Luke Armstrong
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 8 October 2016, 03:22:49 pm
Blyth 2 Mickleover 0

Matty Pattinson (ex Newcastle) with a belter from 30 yards. :)
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 8 October 2016, 03:28:10 pm
Blyth 3 Mickleover 0

Jarrett Rivers :)
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 8 October 2016, 03:35:20 pm
Rivers misses a pen for Blyth - keeper saves.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: newsted on Saturday 8 October 2016, 03:49:27 pm
Listening to Blyth v Mickleover. Alun Armstrong hasn't had a great start since he took the reigns over from Tom Wade, who left Blyth the other week.

http://mixlr.com/blythspartans/?utm_source=new_broadcast_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert

Reins, man. God, my head hurts when this happens. When you become king you can reign. I don't know how I haven't hit more people. Probably because I don't live in Edinburgh I suppose. :undecided:

Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 8 October 2016, 05:19:41 pm
Didn't realise Paul Brayson was at Benfield, blast from the past.   

Aye he's been there for a few seasons. He's 39 now but still a cracking little player.  Scored 40 odd goals a season for the past couple of seasons and got another 1 today in a 3-0 win. Very entertaining game it was.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 8 October 2016, 05:29:33 pm
Going to North Shields today. Not been for ages.
two decent goals! You behind me with lad in orange coat?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 8 October 2016, 06:46:52 pm
Listening to Blyth v Mickleover. Alun Armstrong hasn't had a great start since he took the reigns over from Tom Wade, who left Blyth the other week.

http://mixlr.com/blythspartans/?utm_source=new_broadcast_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert

Reins, man. God, my head hurts when this happens. When you become king you can reign. I don't know how I haven't hit more people. Probably because I don't live in Edinburgh I suppose. :undecided:



*dodges handbag* :p Bloody typo.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: newsted on Saturday 8 October 2016, 09:14:35 pm
Listening to Blyth v Mickleover. Alun Armstrong hasn't had a great start since he took the reigns over from Tom Wade, who left Blyth the other week.

http://mixlr.com/blythspartans/?utm_source=new_broadcast_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert

Reins, man. God, my head hurts when this happens. When you become king you can reign. I don't know how I haven't hit more people. Probably because I don't live in Edinburgh I suppose. :undecided:



*dodges handbag* :p Bloody typo.

Sorry for making an example of you, man. I knew you could take it. :rose:
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 8 October 2016, 09:15:36 pm
Went to Gateshead v Dover today. Really entertaining game
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Saturday 8 October 2016, 09:17:41 pm
Anyone know how Ashington got on today?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 8 October 2016, 09:22:10 pm
Going to North Shields today. Not been for ages.
two decent goals! You behind me with lad in orange coat?
Aye, that's Jill's lad.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Disco on Saturday 8 October 2016, 09:25:17 pm
Anyone know how Ashington got on today?

Got beat 3-2, last minute winner for Shields.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Leazes_End_Mag on Saturday 8 October 2016, 09:26:27 pm
Anyone know how Ashington got on today?

Got beat 3-2, last minute winner for Shields.
Well thats disappointing. Cheers though.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Jill on Sunday 9 October 2016, 09:06:53 am
Going to North Shields today. Not been for ages.
two decent goals! You behind me with lad in orange coat?

Aye, was going to say hi but wasn't sure if you'd know me in which case I'd look a total muppet. :lol:
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 13 October 2016, 12:44:17 am
Nice 6-0 win for N Shields v Guisborough. S Shields beat 10 man Shildon 0-1. The real Shields stay top, undefeated, 5 points ahead.
Roll on 5th Nov.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Thursday 13 October 2016, 07:07:03 am
Nice 6-0 win for N Shields v Guisborough. S Shields beat 10 man Shildon 0-1. The real Shields stay top, undefeated, 5 points ahead.
Roll on 5th Nov.

The 'real Shields' can't go up though  :D

Huge win for the Shields that can go up at Shildon mind! Morpeth away on Saturday will be a big one! Any idea as to who else applied to go up? I assume Shildon did?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 13 October 2016, 08:22:55 am
Bishop Auckland applied to go up.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 13 October 2016, 08:28:35 am
Bishop Auckland applied to go up.

Wishful thinking I'd suggest. Can't see them getting top 3.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 13 October 2016, 08:54:10 am
Bishop Auckland applied to go up.

Wishful thinking I'd suggest. Can't see them getting top 3.

They apply every year.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Lowndsy on Thursday 13 October 2016, 12:17:49 pm
Spennymoor beat skelmersdale 7-0 on Tuesday night. Could have been a few more too

http://youtu.be/9TxmudkwdSI
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Disco on Thursday 13 October 2016, 03:07:19 pm
Just been having a look at this weekends fixtures. Notice 5 of 6 Tyneside clubs are away from home. Do they do this on purpose as to not clash with NUFC games?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: summerof69 on Monday 17 October 2016, 07:54:13 pm
Spennymoor play mk dons in the f.a cup
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 22 October 2016, 11:48:30 pm
If North Shields are eligible for promotion at the end of the season will they take it?
My stepdad who follows them doesn't seem to think they will as they don't want to be promoted after it a key factor in how they went bust.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Wallsendmag on Sunday 23 October 2016, 12:29:36 pm
If North Shields are eligible for promotion at the end of the season will they take it?
My stepdad who follows them doesn't seem to think they will as they don't want to be promoted after it a key factor in how they went bust.

They won't take it. Haven't applied and their ground wouldn't be good enough anyway.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 31 October 2016, 10:32:43 pm
Well, it's the big one this Saturday. The South / North derby. 2nd v 1st in the league. Apparently upwards of 2k tickets have been sold.
Should be a lively affair both on and off the pitch.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Monday 31 October 2016, 10:51:27 pm
Well, it's the big one this Saturday. The South / North derby. 2nd v 1st in the league. Apparently upwards of 2k tickets have been sold.
Should be a lively affair both on and off the pitch.

2000 sold mate aye!

Shame it's the same time as our match!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 08:44:57 am
Well, it's the big one this Saturday. The South / North derby. 2nd v 1st in the league. Apparently upwards of 2k tickets have been sold.
Should be a lively affair both on and off the pitch.

Got tickets, looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 1 November 2016, 11:35:43 am
Police protection required behind the home dugout?  :D

It was very lively in the Cup last season so there'll be some incidents!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Paully on Thursday 3 November 2016, 07:25:33 am
Morpeth 2-0 North Shields last night meaning South Shields are five points behind them with two games in hand!

Not that it really matters mind as North Shields aren't applying to go up!

Does anyone know if Morpeth or Shildon have  or are going to?


1 North Shields 22 52
2 South Shields 20 47
3 Morpeth Town 17 38
4 Shildon 16 34
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 3 November 2016, 08:18:39 am
What happened to Celtic Nation?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Jill on Thursday 3 November 2016, 08:54:27 am
What happened to Celtic Nation?

They folded, financial problems.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 3 November 2016, 09:45:10 am
Morpeth 2-0 North Shields last night meaning South Shields are five points behind them with two games in hand!

Not that it really matters mind as North Shields aren't applying to go up!

Does anyone know if Morpeth or Shildon have  or are going to?


1 North Shields 22 52
2 South Shields 20 47
3 Morpeth Town 17 38
4 Shildon 16 34


Was there last night supporting the Mighty Peth with some Cod Heed (North Shields) pals, so was double sweet!!

Morpeth I don't think have any intention of going up and I hope they don't. Unless you have ambitions way beyond the Evostik league or the Northern Premier. South Shields have that ambition and the money behind them now, as Spennymoor did to a degree. But Newcastle Blue Star still serves as a warning.

Frankly in my view its far better to stay in the Northern League and play all local teams and that seems to be the view of most and is why we have players in the league of better standard than a league or two above us - and is why we always win the FA Vase.

As for Shildon, there was some chat about them preparing a bid to show that they could make the step up financially last year but for some reason that never came off.

Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 3 November 2016, 10:56:46 am
What happened to Celtic Nation?

They folded, financial problems.

I remember the conspiracy theories that they were going to be Celtic's ticket into England. :lol:
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Matt on Thursday 3 November 2016, 01:27:29 pm
Morpeth I don't think have any intention of going up and I hope they don't. Unless you have ambitions way beyond the Evostik league or the Northern Premier. South Shields have that ambition and the money behind them now, as Spennymoor did to a degree. But Newcastle Blue Star still serves as a warning.
 

Blue Star is a warning not to go up when you have no fanbase. You can’t compare it to the established sides with historically decent pull- Shields (x2), Whitley, Bishops. The extra travelling expense means a few more are needed on the gate than more southerly counterparts, but any side getting 300-350 on a regular basis can make it work.

Frankly in my view its far better to stay in the Northern League and play all local teams and that seems to be the view of most and is why we have players in the league of better standard than a league or two above us - and is why we always win the FA Vase.

I’ve never understood why fans would be happy to play the same old teams, visit the same towns, never want to challenge themselves. The NL is the natural limit for some clubs, fair enough, but why would clubs with potential be so happy to forever be a big fish is a small pond? There are some great away trips to be had further up the pyramid.

Maybe the NL sides should be placed into the Trophy. Let's see how they get on then!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 3 November 2016, 02:56:24 pm
Blue Star is a warning not to go up when you have no fanbase. You can’t compare it to the established sides with historically decent pull- Shields (x2), Whitley, Bishops. The extra travelling expense means a few more are needed on the gate than more southerly counterparts, but any side getting 300-350 on a regular basis can make it work.

Fair point, there was other factors behind Blue Star. An empty Kingston Park being one. But it still shows the risks involved!

Fr
I’ve never understood why fans would be happy to play the same old teams, visit the same towns, never want to challenge themselves. The NL is the natural limit for some clubs, fair enough, but why would clubs with potential be so happy to forever be a big fish is a small pond? There are some great away trips to be had further up the pyramid.

My knowledge of the Northern League only really transcends the last 4 years or so when I settled in Morpeth having come back 'home' from Leeds and subsequently being fed up with NUFC. But my take is most of the fans are NUFC/SAFC fans who enjoy watching local teams play each other and the 'mind-set', if you like, of preferring to stay in the Northern League ensures it is a better quality league overall that if teams took promotion at every opportunity. Even talking to the North Shields fans, who do have good gates (and brought a lot of fans up last night) mostly agreed with that sentiment. Is it perhaps that most fans see them as their second teams to NUFC/SAFC/MFC? I get that impression talking to other fans. Not to say they are not passionate about their NL club. In my opinion I'd rather watch Morpeth vs Whitley Bay, Ashington, North Shields etc etc than say Goole, Ilkeston, Stafford Rangers. Its good that you have the option of going to an away game most weekends as well and have a bit craic with opposing fans. You would lose that by taking promotion.

Maybe the NL sides should be placed into the Trophy. Let's see how they get on then!

If that was allowed I think they would do more than ok, don't you? Morpeth knocked Blyth out of the FA Cup this season at Blyth and North Shields beat them in the Northumberland Seniors final last year. Not saying they would win it but I think they would do well.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 3 November 2016, 04:11:47 pm
I know clubs like North & South Shields and Whitley Bay get good crowds now, but would the same people go the higher up the league ladder they go, when prices would naturally have to go up?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 3 November 2016, 06:39:04 pm
I know clubs like North & South Shields and Whitley Bay get good crowds now, but would the same people go the higher up the league ladder they go, when prices would naturally have to go up?
The northern league is very likely a better and more competitive league than the league above. It'll be a few levels up again before prices increase drastically. Most NL teams couldn't absorb the costs of being in a national league. South coast on a Wednesday night when most the players would have day jobs etc. Hotels etc.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 3 November 2016, 06:41:22 pm
:thup:
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Matt on Saturday 5 November 2016, 01:13:53 am
Is it perhaps that most fans see them as their second teams to NUFC/SAFC/MFC? I get that impression talking to other fans. Not to say they are not passionate about their NL club.

I'm sure that's true, but it's no different to other parts of the country in that many non-league matchgoers will have a 'first love'. Once you go past the three main clubs which are so dominant in people's support, the NE is a backwater in terms of participation in the pyramid. It makes it harder for young players to move up and down the leagues, so many move to another part of the country and end up spending their better years in L1/ L2 and the upper-reaches of non-league, before maybe returning north once their legs have gone. Right now from teams in the NE (ie not Yorks or Cumbria) there's only Darlo and Gateshead between NUFC and Blyth in the pyramid and that's not a healthy balance.

In my opinion I'd rather watch Morpeth vs Whitley Bay, Ashington, North Shields etc etc than say Goole, Ilkeston, Stafford Rangers. Its good that you have the option of going to an away game most weekends as well and have a bit craic with opposing fans. You would lose that by taking promotion.

Stafford Rangers is a smashing day out.

Morpeth knocked Blyth out of the FA Cup this season at Blyth and North Shields beat them in the Northumberland Seniors final last year. Not saying they would win it but I think they would do well.

The Trophy covers everything up the National League- so a good number of full-time sides and plenty of 'semi-pro' where the players may be part-time but football is their main job.  If Blyth get to the QF this year that would be a fantastic acheivement (they've done it twice in 20-odd years). It's a world away from the Vase.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Disco on Saturday 5 November 2016, 01:22:40 am
Be hilarious if it kicks off at the UKIP Shields derby later on.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Benwell Lad on Saturday 5 November 2016, 09:59:55 am
Be hilarious if it kicks off at the UKIP Shields derby later on.

It really wouldn't be.
Northern league is typically about families, OAPs, kids, easy going atmospheres and rival fans and players all having a drink together post match.
It's sad when anyone wants to "kick off" at a football match anywhere, but incredibly sad to do it at a minor league game where women and kids will be unable to avoid it.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Disco on Saturday 5 November 2016, 05:02:31 pm
Shields of the North take El Charvico.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 5 November 2016, 05:34:20 pm
Wonderful win for the real shields!

Arca had penalty saved (diving b******) and the northerners popped in an 84th minute winner courtesy of Kevin Hughes.

Soaked, frozen but happy!
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: robm on Saturday 5 November 2016, 06:46:37 pm
Wonderful win for the real shields!

Arca had penalty saved (diving b******) and the northerners popped in an 84th minute winner courtesy of Kevin Hughes.

Soaked, frozen but happy!
Was there a good crowd crumpy?
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 5 November 2016, 06:55:43 pm
Wonderful win for the real shields!

Arca had penalty saved (diving b******) and the northerners popped in an 84th minute winner courtesy of Kevin Hughes.

Soaked, frozen but happy!
Was there a good crowd crumpy?

2651 in attendance. (2600 squeezed under the main stand out the rain) About 400 North Shields.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: robm on Saturday 5 November 2016, 07:02:58 pm
Wonderful win for the real shields!

Arca had penalty saved (diving b******) and the northerners popped in an 84th minute winner courtesy of Kevin Hughes.

Soaked, frozen but happy!
Was there a good crowd crumpy?

2651 in attendance. (2600 squeezed under the main stand out the rain) About 400 North Shields.
:thup: Cracking  crowd. Wish it had been when we were away.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 5 November 2016, 08:38:20 pm
Blyth won 2-0 at Barwell today (Matty Pattinson scored both) Joint top of the NPL, along with Whitby Town. :)

With regards to the Northern League, it's a pity the pyramid can't be restructured as at present, it's very biased towards teams from the London and Manchester areas. The Northern League has been left out on a limb for too long. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: M4 on Saturday 5 November 2016, 09:54:36 pm
North Shields absolutely robbed it! But thought it was a good and fun game to watch... Despite the weather.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Sunday 6 November 2016, 12:55:23 am
Spennymoor did their town proud today at mk dons. The occasion got the better of the players for the first 20 minutes resulting in them going 3-0 down. But after that initial spell it was hard to tell which team were the league one professionals. Spenny played very well second half and are unlucky not to be playing a replay this week.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37885305 The highlights
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Sunday 6 November 2016, 07:13:51 am
Got f***ing drenched at the Shields game. Ventured into the clubhouse for a beer and of course there was an immediate power cut so ended up sitting under the emergency lights. :lol:

Nice curry afterwards like.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 6 November 2016, 07:24:21 am
Got f***ing drenched at the Shields game. Ventured into the clubhouse for a beer and of course there was an immediate power cut so ended up sitting under the emergency lights. :lol:

Nice curry afterwards like.
Ha ha, soaked from head to toe. As cold as I can ever remember being at a match. Went for a pint but no chance. Couldn't even get a cuppa.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Sunday 6 November 2016, 10:50:55 am
Though fairly neutral on the Shields derby I'm glad North Shields won just because they're more of a real club than South Shields, who are the latest club in the league to have a sugar daddy trying to buy them success.
That approach has never been sustainable in the long term and as teams go up the leagues and then start losing games the nouveau fans disappear just as quickly as they arrived.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 6 November 2016, 01:36:15 pm
Was quite impressed with South Shields. For 84mins it looked like there was only going to be one winner. HT entertainment canny also :lol:

Scotia pre curry was interesting :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 6 November 2016, 01:37:37 pm
The RB that came on for South had one of the worst performances I've seen.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Sunday 6 November 2016, 01:37:48 pm
Was quite impressed with South Shields. For 84mins it looked like there was only going to be one winner. HT entertainment canny also :lol:

Scotia pre curry was interesting :lol:


Once you worked up the courage to come in. ;)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: M4 on Sunday 6 November 2016, 01:39:57 pm
The RB that came on for South had one of the worst performances I've seen.

Ah yes, glitchy feet.


Scotia pre curry was interesting [emoji38]

I did try and warm everyone!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 6 November 2016, 01:42:28 pm
Was quite impressed with South Shields. For 84mins it looked like there was only going to be one winner. HT entertainment canny also :lol:

Scotia pre curry was interesting :lol:


Once you worked up the courage to come in. ;)

Was the coldest pub I've ever been in.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Sunday 6 November 2016, 01:54:22 pm
Sorry for overruling M4.

"WE'RE GOING IN!"
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 6 November 2016, 03:44:29 pm
Was quite impressed with South Shields. For 84mins it looked like there was only going to be one winner. HT entertainment canny also :lol:

Scotia pre curry was interesting :lol:


Once you worked up the courage to come in. ;)

Was the coldest pub I've ever been in.

Was thinking that when I saw a picture of Jill M4 and myself still with our hats and coats on! :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: M4 on Sunday 6 November 2016, 05:40:12 pm
https://youtu.be/CicKGFat8iw
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 7 November 2016, 07:57:46 am
https://youtu.be/CicKGFat8iw
that's me under the two tone brolly.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TynesidesNo1 on Monday 7 November 2016, 02:04:06 pm
https://youtu.be/CicKGFat8iw
Brilliant that. 2,700 there on a Newcastle at home day.
Title: Re: Non League Day
Post by: MKSC on Monday 7 November 2016, 05:25:40 pm
Blyth won 2-0 at Barwell today (Matty Pattinson scored both) Joint top of the NPL, along with Whitby Town. :)

With regards to the Northern League, it's a pity the pyramid can't be restructured as at present, it's very biased towards teams from the London and Manchester areas. The Northern League has been left out on a limb for too long. :(

They have tried to improve the structure but the problem is the leagues at step 7. Having three leagues doesn't work. There should be 2 or 4 but none of them are prepared to accept change as they all believe they are the best and don't want to dilute the pool of clubs. Also, if you look at the pyramid as a map, there are way more step 7, 8 and 9 clubs in the south east than anywhere else. It's so skewed that the conference north has had teams from Essex playing in it. It's a huge expense to move up from local leagues to even regional. Most clubs wouldn't survive so they don't apply for promotion, players also don't always want to move through. Unless they seriously think they can make it they might as well stay at a lower level.

It's basically a system that has been f***ed for a long time and isn't likely to ever get fixed.


Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 12 November 2016, 08:56:04 am
Off to West Allotment Celtic v Jarra Roofing today. Hope it's not too cold!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Saturday 12 November 2016, 10:20:02 am
Spennymoor vs Stourbridge. Today 3pm
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 12 November 2016, 02:38:04 pm
Blyth won 2-0 at Barwell today (Matty Pattinson scored both) Joint top of the NPL, along with Whitby Town. :)

With regards to the Northern League, it's a pity the pyramid can't be restructured as at present, it's very biased towards teams from the London and Manchester areas. The Northern League has been left out on a limb for too long. :(

They have tried to improve the structure but the problem is the leagues at step 7. Having three leagues doesn't work. There should be 2 or 4 but none of them are prepared to accept change as they all believe they are the best and don't want to dilute the pool of clubs. Also, if you look at the pyramid as a map, there are way more step 7, 8 and 9 clubs in the south east than anywhere else. It's so skewed that the conference north has had teams from Essex playing in it. It's a huge expense to move up from local leagues to even regional. Most clubs wouldn't survive so they don't apply for promotion, players also don't always want to move through. Unless they seriously think they can make it they might as well stay at a lower level.

It's basically a system that has been f***ed for a long time and isn't likely to ever get fixed.




Yup - I understand that it's basically biased towards London and the SE, which leaves the Northern League getting the s**** end of the stick. It's worth remembering that the likes of Blue Star (went bust) the old North Shields club (went bust), as did the likes of Spenny and Bishop Auckland. Whitley Bay also sailed very close to the wind, in going out of business. :(

It's also must have been years since a Northern League club had a good FA Cup run, I know Ashington made the 4th qualifying round a few years ago, and of course Bedlington Terriers made the 2nd round (beating Colchester 4-1 at home in Round 1) on the way, back in the 1990's.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 14 November 2016, 03:22:08 pm
North Shields vs Shildon in the Vase!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 14 November 2016, 04:09:41 pm
https://youtu.be/CicKGFat8iw
that's me under the two tone brolly.

That's me in the corner,
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Monday 14 November 2016, 04:11:30 pm
https://youtu.be/CicKGFat8iw
that's me under the two tone brolly.

That's me in the corner,
Thats me in the spotlight.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 3 December 2016, 12:15:53 pm
North Shields vs Shildon in the Vase!

Probably heading to this today. If I can be arsed to move from the sofa.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 3 December 2016, 05:27:57 pm
North Shields vs Shildon in the Vase!

Probably heading to this today. If I can be arsed to move from the sofa.

Did you go? Apparently there was a fair bit of bother?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 3 December 2016, 05:31:15 pm
Shields gave it away. Two keeper howlers and their keeper sent off with 25 or so to go.

Shields then had one shot on target (which they scored from) f***ing s****. 

Their stand in keeper riled the locals and I think retribution was exacted which he was none too happy about. If he's gonna bait the big lads he better be big enough to take the flak.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 3 December 2016, 05:43:19 pm
10man Blyth drew 0-0 with Buxton.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sempuki on Saturday 3 December 2016, 05:54:11 pm
What's going on with the Heed? Really off the boil at the moment.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 3 December 2016, 06:31:21 pm
North Shields vs Shildon in the Vase!

Probably heading to this today. If I can be arsed to move from the sofa.

Did you go? Apparently there was a fair bit of bother?

Aye, few scraps going on at the end like. Really entertaining game but disappointing for Shields.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Sunday 4 December 2016, 12:08:42 am
10man Blyth drew 0-0 with Buxton.

Good result, Buxton looked a very useful team.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 4 December 2016, 08:59:46 am
Blyth have a couple of games in hand on those above them in the league. :thup:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 13 December 2016, 06:03:54 pm
Good news for South Shields - only those and Bishop Auckland applied to go up so barring a disaster, they'll be in the Evo next season!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 13 December 2016, 06:05:39 pm
Wonder if they'll Hoover the leagues talent up if/when they do secure promotion. Be a Northern League representative XI almost.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 13 December 2016, 06:11:34 pm
Wonder if they'll Hoover the leagues talent up if/when they do secure promotion. Be a Northern League representative XI almost.

Ironically they could find that they struggle to attract players when they move up a level. The thought of a midweek trip down to Colwyn Bay with work the next morning narve puts a few off.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 13 December 2016, 06:23:00 pm
Wonder if they'll Hoover the leagues talent up if/when they do secure promotion. Be a Northern League representative XI almost.

Ironically they could find that they struggle to attract players when they move up a level. The thought of a midweek trip down to Colwyn Bay with work the next morning narve puts a few off.

True. Double edged sword for a lot of players I'd imagine. More money and a higher level of exposure versus long slugs to various shitholes on the bus and I wouldn't be surprised if the local prestige is less too. Crowds aren't much bigger at a lot of clubs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paullow on Tuesday 13 December 2016, 09:13:03 pm
Good news for South Shields - only those and Bishop Auckland applied to go up so barring a disaster, they'll be in the Evo next season!

They've got to finish in the top 3, and it looks like there are 4 in contention to win the league - them, North Shields, Shildon and Morpeth so as long as they don't finish bottom of that pile they will go up, but by no means nailed on
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Saturday 17 December 2016, 11:27:28 am
Ironically they could find that they struggle to attract players when they move up a level. The thought of a midweek trip down to Colwyn Bay with work the next morning narve puts a few off.

It would be a pretty spectacular mess of postponements which results in such a long trip midweek- although it does happen occasionally. Unfortunately a lot of people in the NE think that it happens every week and shy away for the travel. Odd that so many are less fussed when it's a Vase game.

It's crazy that SS still need to finish in the Top 3- when looking across the pyramid (as promotion is supposed to) they would likely comfortably do so in the other feeders- another example of how the set-up as it is today restricts the progress of ambitious clubs in the region.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Saturday 17 December 2016, 01:02:32 pm
The top of the Conference is mighty close like:

1. Tranmere   played 24 - 50 points
2. Lincoln City   played 23 - 49 points
3. Forest Green   played 23 - 47 points
4. Dagenham & Red   played 24 - 45 points
5. Barrow   played 22 - 44 points

1st v 2nd today too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Foluwashola on Saturday 17 December 2016, 01:07:25 pm
Barrow have got a couple of games in hand in furness.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Saturday 17 December 2016, 01:08:03 pm
Barrow have got a couple of games in hand in furness.

Shouldn't be funny at all like, but it is. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 17 December 2016, 01:18:35 pm
Barrow have got a couple of games in hand in furness.

Canny  :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 7 January 2017, 06:03:40 pm
Washington 1 v 6 North Shields.

But the fun and games were at mariners park where the match was abandoned when the floodlights failed just when 10 man South Shields went 4. 2 down with minutes to play. Waiting g to see if a highly dodgy replay will be ordered or whether the result will stand. Arca was sent off on the stroke of HT.
Cheating b******s.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 7 January 2017, 06:55:40 pm
West Allotment 0-4 Newcastle Benfield

0-3 half time, home missed a pen at 0-2, Paul Brayson hat trick and an own goal. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 7 January 2017, 06:59:23 pm
West Allotment 0-4 Newcastle Benfield

0-3 half time, home missed a pen at 0-2, Paul Brayson hat trick and an own goal. :(

Did Devlin play for Benfield? Heard Stoke have signed him.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Sunday 8 January 2017, 12:08:43 pm
As a Morpeth fan was at the game yesterday. Absolutely fuming. Just as our player wheeled away to celebrate 4th goal lights go out. Absolute joke. If we have to replay that at 11 v 11 it will be disgusting. South Shields fans whinging about ref sending off Arca for grabbing our go around throat and throwing him to the ground!!! Lucky it was a second yellow and not straight red.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Sunday 8 January 2017, 12:13:14 pm
West Allotment 0-4 Newcastle Benfield

0-3 half time, home missed a pen at 0-2, Paul Brayson hat trick and an own goal. :(

Did Devlin play for Benfield? Heard Stoke have signed him.

He did aye, got absolutely rinsed by their coach early on for missing a couple of good chances. Seemed quite frustrated with himself in the second half but I thought he had a canny game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheGuv on Sunday 8 January 2017, 03:23:58 pm
As a rugby player in the north east, I was surprised to see Darlington RFC have allowed a ground share with the football club. Already, after just a few weeks the football club seemingly are taking over the place. I presume if they get promoted they'll have final say on who is allowed to play on the main pitch at Blackwell Meadows on a Saturday 3pm KO.

No idea how it's going to work really!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 9 January 2017, 06:09:49 am
Will they not just alternate weeks like a few ground sharing clubs?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:30:50 pm
As a Morpeth fan was at the game yesterday. Absolutely fuming. Just as our player wheeled away to celebrate 4th goal lights go out. Absolute joke. If we have to replay that at 11 v 11 it will be disgusting. South Shields fans whinging about ref sending off Arca for grabbing our go around throat and throwing him to the ground!!! Lucky it was a second yellow and not straight red.

FA announce match to be replayed.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 9 January 2017, 01:55:51 pm
As a Morpeth fan was at the game yesterday. Absolutely fuming. Just as our player wheeled away to celebrate 4th goal lights go out. Absolute joke. If we have to replay that at 11 v 11 it will be disgusting. South Shields fans whinging about ref sending off Arca for grabbing our go around throat and throwing him to the ground!!! Lucky it was a second yellow and not straight red.

Wednesday night I think - should be lively!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 9 January 2017, 03:59:28 pm
As a Morpeth fan was at the game yesterday. Absolutely fuming. Just as our player wheeled away to celebrate 4th goal lights go out. Absolute joke. If we have to replay that at 11 v 11 it will be disgusting. South Shields fans whinging about ref sending off Arca for grabbing our go around throat and throwing him to the ground!!! Lucky it was a second yellow and not straight red.

Wednesday night I think - should be lively!
I wonder if the slimey cheating b******s will be able to play the.mackem scruff after his sending off.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Monday 9 January 2017, 04:27:42 pm
Could set a dangerous precedent.
Used to quite like South Shields, but their sleazy approach to winning things will make it fun to watch as they crash when the sugar daddies get bored with their toy. 
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 11 January 2017, 02:45:05 pm
It's at Morpeth tonight now as the lights aren't fixed!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 11 January 2017, 07:52:24 pm
It's at Morpeth tonight now as the lights aren't fixed!

2-0 SS Peth missed a pen....

http://livesportsfm.co.uk/player2.aspx
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 11 January 2017, 09:32:09 pm
Think it was 3-0 to Shields at Half Time.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 12 January 2017, 12:13:28 am
Think it was 3-0 to Shields at Half Time.
The slimey b******s won 4-0.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: leffe186 on Thursday 12 January 2017, 12:46:45 am
That is disgraceful tbh. What are the rules governing the replay - why couldn't they just re-start with the same score/line-ups?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 12 January 2017, 08:37:02 am
That is disgraceful tbh. What are the rules governing the replay - why couldn't they just re-start with the same score/line-ups?

If it's abandoned without the fault of either club (as has been decided) then it's replayed as the same venue. However the FA can, as they did yesterday, order the tie to be switched if they aren't convinced the issue is solved.

Rules may be different across leagues / regional FAs as opposed to national competitions as in this case.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 12 January 2017, 12:18:20 pm
The phrase rules are rules is hard to swallow this morning. Very disappointing doesn't even come close. The FA determined that the floodlight failure was not South Shields fault, you may expect them to have a back up generator, but fair enough I accept it was not deliberate but the timing was very cruel. The FA then determined that the fixture should be concluded this week and following South Shields unsuccessful attempts to fix the lights a decision was made (seemingly by the FA) 5 hours prior to kick off to move the game to Morpeth. I presume Morpeth could not refuse this (given such short notice) and force South Shields to withdraw from the competition. Its just a farce.

South Shields fans are reveling in what is perceived to be Morpeth spitting their dummies out but from what I have seen the club have acted excellently. South Shields fans trying to justify events based on Morpeth refusing to accommodate a postponed fixture last year is also amusing. Seeing as most of their fans decided to follow non-league last year I'm sure they have no idea of the fixture congestion we had because of our pitch taking a hammering from bad weather last year. 9 fixtures in March, 12 fixtures in April would be difficult for NUFC playing 3 games a week, never mind a part time club. 3 times a week! I was at the Northumberland Senior Cup semi at North Shields 2 days after our Vase semi final. Players were running on empty and narrowly got beat.

South Shields for me have shown themselves to lack integrity. From the games I have attended involving them with Morpeth this season, from singing about slitting peoples throats if a certain player doesn't play to a supporter almost offering a fight to an elderly Morpeth fan because he suggested Saint Julio should get off the pitch at the weekend after being sent off instead of arguing forever. I just hope they go up (finishing behind North Shields) and we never see them again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Thursday 12 January 2017, 01:48:10 pm
The phrase rules are rules is hard to swallow this morning. Very disappointing doesn't even come close. The FA determined that the floodlight failure was not South Shields fault, you may expect them to have a back up generator, but fair enough I accept it was not deliberate but the timing was very cruel. The FA then determined that the fixture should be concluded this week and following South Shields unsuccessful attempts to fix the lights a decision was made (seemingly by the FA) 5 hours prior to kick off to move the game to Morpeth. I presume Morpeth could not refuse this (given such short notice) and force South Shields to withdraw from the competition. Its just a farce.

South Shields fans are reveling in what is perceived to be Morpeth spitting their dummies out but from what I have seen the club have acted excellently. South Shields fans trying to justify events based on Morpeth refusing to accommodate a postponed fixture last year is also amusing. Seeing as most of their fans decided to follow non-league last year I'm sure they have no idea of the fixture congestion we had because of our pitch taking a hammering from bad weather last year. 9 fixtures in March, 12 fixtures in April would be difficult for NUFC playing 3 games a week, never mind a part time club. 3 times a week! I was at the Northumberland Senior Cup semi at North Shields 2 days after our Vase semi final. Players were running on empty and narrowly got beat.

South Shields for me have shown themselves to lack integrity. From the games I have attended involving them with Morpeth this season, from singing about slitting peoples throats if a certain player doesn't play to a supporter almost offering a fight to an elderly Morpeth fan because he suggested Saint Julio should get off the pitch at the weekend after being sent off instead of arguing forever. I just hope they go up (finishing behind North Shields) and we never see them again.

Considering the amount of money they throw around to attract players at this level, you'd think regularly servicing their generator wouldn't have been too big an issue ?
Most people will be glad to see the back of them once they've bought their way out of the league, which is a shame because they were a decent bunch before the sugar daddies came in.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 12 January 2017, 04:11:13 pm
Considering the amount of money they throw around to attract players at this level, you'd think regularly servicing their generator wouldn't have been too big an issue ?
Most people will be glad to see the back of them once they've bought their way out of the league, which is a shame because they were a decent bunch before the sugar daddies came in.

You would, especially given that their owner has made his money (Utlitywise) by supplying energy. Even at the fixture up at Craik Park earlier in the season there was a seasoned old boy South Shields fan apologising for the idiots, who unfortunately were in the majority. Shame but once they have gone up, good riddance.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 13 January 2017, 08:53:28 am
The phrase rules are rules is hard to swallow this morning. Very disappointing doesn't even come close. The FA determined that the floodlight failure was not South Shields fault, you may expect them to have a back up generator, but fair enough I accept it was not deliberate but the timing was very cruel. The FA then determined that the fixture should be concluded this week and following South Shields unsuccessful attempts to fix the lights a decision was made (seemingly by the FA) 5 hours prior to kick off to move the game to Morpeth. I presume Morpeth could not refuse this (given such short notice) and force South Shields to withdraw from the competition. Its just a farce.

South Shields fans are reveling in what is perceived to be Morpeth spitting their dummies out but from what I have seen the club have acted excellently. South Shields fans trying to justify events based on Morpeth refusing to accommodate a postponed fixture last year is also amusing. Seeing as most of their fans decided to follow non-league last year I'm sure they have no idea of the fixture congestion we had because of our pitch taking a hammering from bad weather last year. 9 fixtures in March, 12 fixtures in April would be difficult for NUFC playing 3 games a week, never mind a part time club. 3 times a week! I was at the Northumberland Senior Cup semi at North Shields 2 days after our Vase semi final. Players were running on empty and narrowly got beat.

South Shields for me have shown themselves to lack integrity. From the games I have attended involving them with Morpeth this season, from singing about slitting peoples throats if a certain player doesn't play to a supporter almost offering a fight to an elderly Morpeth fan because he suggested Saint Julio should get off the pitch at the weekend after being sent off instead of arguing forever. I just hope they go up (finishing behind North Shields) and we never see them again.

South Shields have had numerous floodlight failures in recent times. When I was there to watch v North Shields there was a major power outage. Got away with it coz it was light enough to complete but bars and tuck shop etc were powerless throughout.
They have over the last two three seasons had a fair few abandoments and ajor delays for floodlight failure. So, how the FA can suggest it was no-ones fault is f***ing amazing.
As has been suggested they are chucking money at the players wages and developing the club house / 4g pitches but spend f*** all on a continuing and on-going problem.
Be glad when they finish 2nd to North Shields and f*** off away from this league. 
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 14 January 2017, 10:22:49 am
Is the North Shields match on today?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: midds on Saturday 14 January 2017, 10:31:53 am
Is the North Shields match on today?

http://www.registrations.northernleague.org/Postponements.htm

So far so good.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 14 January 2017, 10:37:23 am
Is the North Shields match on today?

http://www.registrations.northernleague.org/Postponements.htm

So far so good.

I just know as soon as I arse myself to get ready and leave the house it'll be called off and I'll end up in the pub instead. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: midds on Saturday 14 January 2017, 10:59:48 am
At least 3 more called off since I posted the link, leave it late. Or just go to the pub.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 14 January 2017, 12:12:14 pm
North Shields off.

I'm on the bus FFS. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 14 January 2017, 01:24:39 pm
North Shields off.

I'm on the bus FFS. :lol:

Benfield match still on.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 14 January 2017, 02:20:25 pm
In a huff with them after they twatted Allotment last week!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 14 January 2017, 08:10:01 pm
In a huff with them after they twatted Allotment last week!

Got abandoned after 20 mins anyway!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 01:08:57 pm
Great news, Jack Devlin signed pro contract for Stoke. Not good enough to get a game for North Shields and moved to Benfield.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 02:00:34 pm
Great news, Jack Devlin signed pro contract for Stoke. Not good enough to get a game for North Shields and moved to Benfield.


Wow, that's incredible.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 05:20:09 pm
Great news, Jack Devlin signed pro contract for Stoke. Not good enough to get a game for North Shields and moved to Benfield.



Just shows what having your own agent can do for you.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Altamullan on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 06:51:08 pm
Great news, Jack Devlin signed pro contract for Stoke. Not good enough to get a game for North Shields and moved to Benfield.



Just shows what having your own agent can do for you.
Or how inexact the judgements are which determine the shape of a player's career. Makes you wonder how many get binned/give-up, who really were just never seen by the right person. Or had someone believe in them enough.  Liverpool scouts not fancying Van Diyk, is a less 'final' example.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 17 January 2017, 09:08:58 pm
Great news, Jack Devlin signed pro contract for Stoke. Not good enough to get a game for North Shields and moved to Benfield.


Wow, that's incredible.

Straight into the Stoke U23s tonight.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 12:08:43 am
Great news, Jack Devlin signed pro contract for Stoke. Not good enough to get a game for North Shields and moved to Benfield.


Wow, that's incredible.

Straight into the Stoke U23s tonight.

And scores in 5-3 win. Canny debut.

http://www.stokecityfc.com/news/article/2016-17/city-progress-in-eight-goal-thriller-3525062.aspx
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 02:02:34 pm
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jeXG1XQHfn4
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 02:26:01 pm
And that is the type of CU Next Tuesdays South Shields are. Its just Morpeth fans, every other fan of Northern League has said the same about them. They appear to have adopted a 'nobody likes us, we don't care attitude'. That video appears to suggest they are going to Wembley. If they get knocked out next round it will be hilarious and just
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 04:12:33 pm
Blyth won 4-1 at Skelmersdale, last night.  Moved 4 points clear at the top of the league. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 04:20:30 pm
Some big clubs in the National North. Could be some bumper crowds at Croft with FC United, Darlo, Halifax all likely to visit.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 04:39:51 pm
Some big clubs in the National North. Could be some bumper crowds at Croft with FC United, Darlo, Halifax all likely to visit.

Last time Blyth were up there away sides would regularly bring over 100- Nuneaton used to make a weekender of it and bring 200-300. It's a tough league though and they'd need to upgrade the current squad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 06:37:49 pm
Last time Blyth were in the Conference North, they were screwed by a lack of ambition in the boardroom/trying to do things on the cheap (sound familiar?). :( I still reckon Blyth could support a Conference team, with the right management and investment. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 06:43:39 pm
Depends on the success of Newcastle in part. If Rafa brings back some good times it will be hard for them to draw many more in.

Would love to have a good go at the Conference North like.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 06:51:49 pm
Last time Blyth were in the Conference North, they were screwed by a lack of ambition in the boardroom/trying to do things on the cheap (sound familiar?).

No they weren't, that was just a lot of bluster at the time from Mick Tait.

I'm not sure there's enough dependable local support to support a full-time side (as would be needed in the Conference)- plenty who come out for big cup games, but you need folk through the gate every week. That might change over time, but it will take a while.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 06:55:45 pm
Last time Blyth were in the Conference North, they were screwed by a lack of ambition in the boardroom/trying to do things on the cheap (sound familiar?).

No they weren't, that was just a lot of bluster at the time from Mick Tait.

I'm not sure there's enough dependable local support to support a full-time side (as would be needed in the Conference)- plenty who come out for big cup games, but you need folk through the gate every week. That might change over time, but it will take a while.

See Gateshead. They had the season after the Play-Off Final where they averaged over 1k, but seems to have dropped back to the 700-800 mark.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 07:48:54 pm
Last time Blyth were in the Conference North, they were screwed by a lack of ambition in the boardroom/trying to do things on the cheap (sound familiar?).

No they weren't, that was just a lot of bluster at the time from Mick Tait.

I'm not sure there's enough dependable local support to support a full-time side (as would be needed in the Conference)- plenty who come out for big cup games, but you need folk through the gate every week. That might change over time, but it will take a while.

Harry Dunn was doing a canny job (got Spartans to 7th in the Conf North) until the board binned him. Tait came in and then Steve Cuggy, who saw Blyth relegated.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheGuv on Wednesday 18 January 2017, 09:00:39 pm
I always used to play with Blyth on FM. Was always frustrating how little money they had and the small gate :lol:

Harry Dunn was rightly a club legend on their history though :snod:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 19 January 2017, 12:03:08 am
Last time Blyth were in the Conference North, they were screwed by a lack of ambition in the boardroom/trying to do things on the cheap (sound familiar?).

No they weren't, that was just a lot of bluster at the time from Mick Tait.

I'm not sure there's enough dependable local support to support a full-time side (as would be needed in the Conference)- plenty who come out for big cup games, but you need folk through the gate every week. That might change over time, but it will take a while.

See Gateshead. They had the season after the Play-Off Final where they averaged over 1k, but seems to have dropped back to the 700-800 mark.
Yeah, I can't see Blyth or Gateshead getting regular crowds in the thousands. I still want them both to do well though. It's shame some of our other clubs don't want push on though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 19 January 2017, 11:05:27 am
I always used to play with Blyth on FM. Was always frustrating how little money they had and the small gate :lol:

Harry Dunn was rightly a club legend on their history though :snod:


I got Blyth to the PL a few times, on FM down the years. :) They are a well run club now and as I've said, with a bit more investment the potential is there.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 21 January 2017, 05:44:03 pm
Blyth won 7-1 away from home. 6 points clear at the top with 2 games in hand.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paullow on Saturday 21 January 2017, 09:01:40 pm
Blyth won 7-1 away from home. 6 points clear at the top with 2 games in hand.

Although FA Cup giant killers Stourbridge are potentially just 4 points behind them if they win their game in hand and are in cracking form. Not lot in 13 league games since losing to Blyth in October, winning 9 of those. Will probably come down to those 2 like it did with Blyth and Darlo last season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Saturday 21 January 2017, 09:20:49 pm
Spennymoor sat third (same league as blyth) with also 2 games in hand with the rest around them.

Would go second (by 3 points) ahead of Whitby if they won them


So hopefully a northeast double promotion out of the league
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paullow on Saturday 21 January 2017, 09:29:45 pm
Spennymoor sat third (same league as blyth) with also 2 games in hand with the rest around them.

Would go second (by 3 points) ahead of Whitby if they won them


So hopefully a northeast double promotion out of the league

Again, Stourbridge do have a game in hand of Spenn though and have the same amount of points. Spenny seem to have picked things up again these past few games, but they had a shocking run (by their standards) just after the MK Dons game and around Xmas period.

I still consider Whitby local, especially if you look at the map on wiki and see Frickley as the nearest team after that, so it is nice to see all 3 of those sat 1,2  and 3 as it currently stands, but as I say, Stourbridge do seem a bit of a thorn in 2 local sides going up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paullow on Saturday 21 January 2017, 09:29:59 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_Northern_Premier_League
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Monday 23 January 2017, 02:54:20 pm
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 23 January 2017, 03:16:01 pm
Huge result for Jarra in the Wearside League on Saturday beating Redcar 3-1 away! A few good mates play for them and they’re looking good to go up as Richmond haven’t applied (I don’t think!)!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paullow on Saturday 28 January 2017, 08:43:14 pm
Another great win for Blyth today and also good news that Stourbridge were well beaten. Spenny match was postponed.

Would be great if the season ended now with Blyth promoted and Spenny, Workington and Whitby would take 3 of the 4 playoff places - all of those sides would be bold in the old Sunday Sun
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 28 January 2017, 09:00:53 pm
Good win for Blyth. Dan Maguire scored his 100th goal for the club today too. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: M4 on Saturday 28 January 2017, 09:09:06 pm
https://youtu.be/DR0iBiS1yNc
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: chopey on Saturday 28 January 2017, 09:11:00 pm
Cracking goal but why did the other team stop playing?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 28 January 2017, 09:11:03 pm
Saw the floodlights worked for a change at shields today.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: M4 on Saturday 28 January 2017, 09:16:19 pm
Cracking goal but why did the other team stop playing?
From what I'm reading I think it's because the goal was late on and Shields were already 4-2 up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 30 January 2017, 10:56:11 pm
Jack Devlin got another for Stoke U23's.

Next Thursday North Shields v NUFC U23.s In Northumberland Senior Cup QF.

£6 in. £3 concessions.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 4 February 2017, 09:57:44 am
Chester-le-Street v West Allotment today. :cool:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 5 February 2017, 01:01:38 pm
North Shields v Newcastle U23

This coming Thursday at the morgue. Northumberland senior cup.

Previous game postponed because NUFC couldn't muster a team.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Monday 6 February 2017, 09:33:53 am
North Shields v Newcastle U23

This coming Thursday at the morgue. Northumberland senior cup.

Previous game postponed because NUFC couldn't muster a team.

You sure? I'm sure I seen North Shields getting a bit of stick for not being able to fulfil the fixture for some off the field reason (?)

Anyway, I shall be attending. Promised a mate (NS fan) I'd come after he came to previous round Morpeth vs Toon U23s. Morpeth were unlucky in the end after coming back to 2-2. Toon U23s were poor and in my view over coached. You had some young coach barking instructions all game about shape and defence. The young lads couldn't express themselves, Peter Beardsley stood there with hands in pocket had me thinking - bet no one coached him like that! Anyway, since then Newcastle's best player (Callum Roberts) is out on loan so I fancy North Shields to win.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 6 February 2017, 11:30:20 am
Blyth won 5-0 at Ilkeston on Saturday, to extend their lead at the top of the NPL. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 6 February 2017, 03:21:31 pm
North Shields v Newcastle U23

This coming Thursday at the morgue. Northumberland senior cup.

Previous game postponed because NUFC couldn't muster a team.

You sure? I'm sure I seen North Shields getting a bit of stick for not being able to fulfil the fixture for some off the field reason (?)

Anyway, I shall be attending. Promised a mate (NS fan) I'd come after he came to previous round Morpeth vs Toon U23s. Morpeth were unlucky in the end after coming back to 2-2. Toon U23s were poor and in my view over coached. You had some young coach barking instructions all game about shape and defence. The young lads couldn't express themselves, Peter Beardsley stood there with hands in pocket had me thinking - bet no one coached him like that! Anyway, since then Newcastle's best player (Callum Roberts) is out on loan so I fancy North Shields to win.
it was definitely NUFC asked the game to be rearranged.
Here's hoping Shields can pull it off. Hopefully a canny turnout.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paullow on Monday 6 February 2017, 08:59:52 pm
Stourbridge currently 3-0 up at half time so they'll go into second and 7 behind Blyth having played the same amount of games. They look the only team consistent enough to realistically threaten Blyth. Grantham are in great form but have to much ground to make up IMO.

February is a big month though

Blyth away at Warrington tomorrow and then Stourbridge have a tough away game at Grantham on Saturday.

Blyth go to Stourbridge on Saturday 18th and then go to Spennymoor on Tues 28th. If they come through those 2 fixtures and still have at least a 5 point lead then i'm sure they will win the league
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 8 February 2017, 09:30:33 am
North Shields v Newcastle U23

This coming Thursday at the morgue. Northumberland senior cup.

Previous game postponed because NUFC couldn't muster a team.

This rain could see it off.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 8 February 2017, 10:55:53 am
Blyth won 2-0 at Warrington, last night. 10 points clear at the top of the league :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 9 February 2017, 10:36:04 pm
North Shields v Newcastle U23

This coming Thursday at the morgue. Northumberland senior cup.

Previous game postponed because NUFC couldn't muster a team.

This rain could see it off.
North Shields win 10/ 9 on penalties after a 1.1 draw.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Friday 10 February 2017, 10:20:06 am
Think I have just about thawed out, christ it was cold.

If that is the future of NUFC, good luck!

Well worked goal for Vuckic and much better in second half but overall poor.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 13 February 2017, 04:18:18 pm
https://www.facebook.com/HebburnTownFC/posts/1457891114263678
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 25 February 2017, 01:57:21 pm
Off to Ashington v North Shields today.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 26 February 2017, 11:49:59 am
Blyth beat Corby 4-2 yesterday, to move 14 points clear at the top of the NPL. :) 11 wins on the bounce too. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Sunday 26 February 2017, 12:01:19 pm
Blyth beat Corby 4-2 yesterday, to move 14 points clear at the top of the NPL. :) 11 wins on the bounce too. :)

Excellent that!

Good 2-0 win for South Shields yesterday over Shildon with my mate Finnigan getting the 2nd! 21 wins a row!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 1 March 2017, 09:21:49 pm
Canny goal by my mate!

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/watch-ex-newcastle-dundee-and-falkirk-striker-s-wonder-goal-for-south-shields-1-8415403
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Aslak on Friday 10 March 2017, 09:00:43 am
We are 50 Norwegians coming over to watch Newcastle - Leeds in April. The match is Friday, which is great, but we are looking for a decent non league match to attend Saturday 15th. It needs to be less then an hour to travel from Newcastle.

Both Gateshead, Blyth Spartans and Darlington are not possible. Gateshead are playing Friday and Spartans and Darlington are playing away. So I found these two alternatives for Saturday 3pm.

South Shields - Morpeth Town, Northern League Division One
Spennymoor Town - Rushall Olympic, Northern Premier League Premier Division

Which one of these matches do you recommend? I know it´s much easier to travel to South Shields, but I think it´s fun to go a bit further out from Newcastle, so thats why Spennymoor is an alternative.
Or do you guys recommend somewhere else? Northern Football League does have a lot of local teams, but I don´t really know if any of the other teams are worth visiting. The quality of the game is not that important. We just need a good place around the stadium to take a drink and just a decent experience overall.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Friday 10 March 2017, 09:51:51 am
I'd only go to Spennymoor if you've got a fetish for absolutely s*** places housing local yokels with atrocious accents.

Shields v Morpeth will probably be a decent game with a big crowd. You might want to get in touch with the club pre-turning up though to sort something out. If you're keen to get out of Newcastle/Tyneside, Shildon v Consett could also be an option.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Doug on Friday 10 March 2017, 10:27:45 am
Looking forward to Coleshill Town v South Shields FA vase semi final tomorrow as I live 20mns drive from the ground. Will have radio and earphones on following our score v Fulham at the same time of course.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Friday 10 March 2017, 10:34:28 am
There is no love lost between South Shields and Morpeth after the floodlight failure in the Vase so it will be a tasty one, but it will be absolutely rammed.

How long are you guys staying for? There is usually a full set of fixtures on Easter Monday, too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Aslak on Friday 10 March 2017, 11:44:19 am
Haha. No trip to Spennymoor then.

Thanks guys. South Shields v Morpeth Town sounds like a very fine one.

Most of us will be there from Thursday - Sunday, including me, but I´ll guess some will be there Monday as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Friday 10 March 2017, 11:55:10 am
Haha. No trip to Spennymoor then.

Thanks guys. South Shields v Morpeth Town sounds like a very fine one.

Most of us will be there from Thursday - Sunday, including me, but I´ll guess some will be there Monday as well.

Only problem with South Shields is they are currently a bit of a band wagon club and it will be crowded and not so easy to use bar facilities etc.
Shildon v Consett is a good shout as it is a classic old non league ground with an old fashioned club house bar under the stand.
May also be worth considering Berwick Rangers if they are at home. It's a very easy train journey, about 45 minutes, with about 3 trains an hour from Newcastle Central. Although Scottish league it feels "non league" and the standard is not much higher than the northern league. Also plenty of pubs in Berwick and as always it will seem like the beer is free for you Norwegian guys  ;)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Friday 10 March 2017, 01:42:32 pm
Yeah, with the recent farce over the cup fixture there will likely be some sort of atmosphere and desire to win about the game.

If you go to South Shields then they have a little fair ground which isn't a bad shout for a few hours before going for a night out.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Greg on Friday 10 March 2017, 01:43:30 pm
Yeah, with the recent farce over the cup fixture there will likely be some sort of atmosphere and desire to win about the game.

If you go to South Shields then they have a little fair ground which isn't a bad shout for a few hours before going for a night out.

Adam. Wrong forum.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Friday 10 March 2017, 02:33:28 pm
Yeah, with the recent farce over the cup fixture there will likely be some sort of atmosphere and desire to win about the game.

If you go to South Shields then they have a little fair ground which isn't a bad shout for a few hours before going for a night out.

Adam. Wrong forum.

:lol::lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: tgarve on Friday 10 March 2017, 02:38:50 pm
Yeah, with the recent farce over the cup fixture there will likely be some sort of atmosphere and desire to win about the game.

If you go to South Shields then they have a little fair ground which isn't a bad shout for a few hours before going for a night out.

Adam. Wrong forum.

:lol::lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 11 March 2017, 07:24:50 pm
See gateshead are in the play-offs now.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: midds on Saturday 11 March 2017, 08:20:47 pm
Was at Seaham RS this afternoon and witnessed the worst miss I've ever seen. Ball bouncing 6 inches along the line and he somehow put it wide. Defied physics.


Star beat Benfield 2-1 btw.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 11 March 2017, 09:36:30 pm
Blyth came from 2-0 down at Buxton, to get a 2-2 draw. :thup:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 07:13:06 pm
Travelling the 50 metres to Bootham Crescent tonight for the first time this season. It's been an absolutely dismal two years and they're currently battling relegation to the sixth tier for the first time in the club's history. But they've miraculously just beaten Lincoln City to reach the FA Trophy final, and they've got a massive game tonight against bottom-of-the-table Southport. Howay the Minstermen!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 07:44:29 pm
Travelling the 50 metres to Bootham Crescent tonight for the first time this season. It's been an absolutely dismal two years and they're currently battling relegation to the sixth tier for the first time in the club's history. But they've miraculously just beaten Lincoln City to reach the FA Trophy final, and they've got a massive game tonight against bottom-of-the-table Southport. Howay the Minstermen!
I have been keeping an eye on their progress since they got promoted from the Conference. At one point there were on the verge of promotion to League 1. Their downward spiral has been sad to see, and at the worst time when they have plans for a new stadium. If managed right there is no reason why York couldn't be a decent League 1 or League 2 club. I hope they manage to pull off survival and climb back up.

For the final they play the same day as South Shields, tickets for which covers both games, so a good opportunity for a day out watching football for those of us from the North East and North Yorkshire. If I had the money I would be tempted.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 08:04:49 pm
Listening to Blyth at 2nd placed Nantwich, at the moment. :) 0-0
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 08:20:35 pm
Listening to Blyth at 2nd placed Nantwich, at the moment. :) 0-0
Draw is a good result there.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 08:22:47 pm
Blyth in front - Luke Armstrong. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 08:27:18 pm
1-1 now
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:03:39 pm
Blyth 2-1 down
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:06:52 pm
2-2 now - Luke Armstrong with his 2nd. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:11:31 pm
North Shields 3-1 down apparently
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:19:28 pm
North Shields 3-1 down apparently
3-3.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:23:52 pm
Travelling the 50 metres to Bootham Crescent tonight for the first time this season. It's been an absolutely dismal two years and they're currently battling relegation to the sixth tier for the first time in the club's history. But they've miraculously just beaten Lincoln City to reach the FA Trophy final, and they've got a massive game tonight against bottom-of-the-table Southport. Howay the Minstermen!
Not a bad first game to go back and watch, York we're 3-1 down, but are now 4-3 up :notbad:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:24:02 pm
Travelling the 50 metres to Bootham Crescent tonight for the first time this season. It's been an absolutely dismal two years and they're currently battling relegation to the sixth tier for the first time in the club's history. But they've miraculously just beaten Lincoln City to reach the FA Trophy final, and they've got a massive game tonight against bottom-of-the-table Southport. Howay the Minstermen!

Picked a canny game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:38:17 pm
Blyth finish 2-2. Good result :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:43:40 pm
North Shields win on penalties.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:46:02 pm
North Shields win on penalties.

Jesus H! Man sent off too when 3-1 down?!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:48:43 pm
North Shields win on penalties.

Jesus H! Man sent off too when 3-1 down?!
No idea. Saw their twitter feed from 3-3, and saw the winning goal on periscope.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:52:22 pm
Great stuff. Really, really hope York stay up. Too important a team to be playing in the sixth tier.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 11:05:09 pm
Wonderful from North Shields tonight. 3.1 down with 10 men scored twice n 5 minutes to take it to penalties.
Won 7.6 on pens.

Amazing effort.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 07:58:36 am
Wonderful from North Shields tonight. 3.1 down with 10 men scored twice n 5 minutes to take it to penalties.
Won 7.6 on pens.

Amazing effort.

Don't see the point of all that spirit and endeavour really.
Why not just get someone to turn the floodlights off, get the game replayed and save yourself the bother ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 11:07:03 am
Newcastle Benfield at home to Sunderland RCA tonight. All proceeds from the gate being donated to the cancer unit at the Freeman.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: robm on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 01:18:54 pm
Wonderful from North Shields tonight. 3.1 down with 10 men scored twice n 5 minutes to take it to penalties.
Won 7.6 on pens.

Amazing effort.

Don't see the point of all that spirit and endeavour really.
Why not just get someone to turn the floodlights off, get the game replayed and save yourself the bother ?
Some great chants on the RTG shields thread

Quote
it works when it wants, it works when it waaaaannnnnntttttsss, shields generator, it works when it wants

were losing 4-2, were loooossiinnnggg 4-2, time to lose power, were losing 4-2

This is what it's like to be South Shields
This is what it's like to be huge
This is what it's like when Julio f***s with the fuse
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 22 March 2017, 09:20:05 pm
It looks like an all Shields final as South are winning 4-1 at Shildon!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 25 March 2017, 09:11:14 pm
Blyth won today, and the 2nd placed team lost which means they are 13 points clear at the top with 7 games to go. Spennymoor could reduce it to 9 points though if they win all 3 of their games in hand. So Blyth are pretty much up and can confirm it with 3 wins and a draw.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Saturday 25 March 2017, 10:04:37 pm
Blyth won today, and the 2nd placed team lost which means they are 13 points clear at the top with 7 games to go. Spennymoor could reduce it to 9 points though if they win all 3 of their games in hand. So Blyth are pretty much up and can confirm it with 3 wins and a draw.

Results all went Blyth's way today. Could be all over in a fornight. Either way, the traditionally well-attended last away at Ashton could be fun!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 28 March 2017, 07:56:00 pm
Apparently the lights are out again at Mariners Park!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 28 March 2017, 09:52:15 pm
Blyth won today, and the 2nd placed team lost which means they are 13 points clear at the top with 7 games to go. Spennymoor could reduce it to 9 points though if they win all 3 of their games in hand. So Blyth are pretty much up and can confirm it with 3 wins and a draw.

Results all went Blyth's way today. Could be all over in a fornight. Either way, the traditionally well-attended last away at Ashton could be fun!

spennymoor beat warrington tonight. keeps it interesting.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 28 March 2017, 10:02:20 pm
Blyth won today, and the 2nd placed team lost which means they are 13 points clear at the top with 7 games to go. Spennymoor could reduce it to 9 points though if they win all 3 of their games in hand. So Blyth are pretty much up and can confirm it with 3 wins and a draw.

Results all went Blyth's way today. Could be all over in a fornight. Either way, the traditionally well-attended last away at Ashton could be fun!

spennymoor beat warrington tonight. keeps it interesting.

They are the only team who now have any chance of catching Blyth. Spenny will have to beat Nantwich on Saturday to keep up the threat. They should have been right up there with the team they have.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 28 March 2017, 10:05:10 pm
Blyth won today, and the 2nd placed team lost which means they are 13 points clear at the top with 7 games to go. Spennymoor could reduce it to 9 points though if they win all 3 of their games in hand. So Blyth are pretty much up and can confirm it with 3 wins and a draw.

Results all went Blyth's way today. Could be all over in a fornight. Either way, the traditionally well-attended last away at Ashton could be fun!

spennymoor beat warrington tonight. keeps it interesting.

They are the only team who now have any chance of catching Blyth. Spenny will have to beat Nantwich on Saturday to keep up the threat. They should have been right up there with the team they have.

agreed. had some very frustrating performances the last few months. whitby away and halesowen recently for example.

i think blyth will finish first and spenny 2nd. hopefully both going up
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 28 March 2017, 11:15:03 pm
Another big win for York tonight. :D
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 29 March 2017, 11:39:01 am
York in with a chance of staying up? They looked dead and buried!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Wednesday 29 March 2017, 11:39:56 am
York in with a chance of staying up? They looked dead and buried!
4 points from safety with a game in hand. It's possible.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 1 April 2017, 06:30:53 pm
York won today which means they are 2 points from safety with a game in hand.

Blyth are 1 win away from promotion.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 2 April 2017, 10:55:34 am
York in with a chance of staying up? They looked dead and buried!
4 points from safety with a game in hand. It's possible.

York v Harrogate next season would be tasty. Hope they don't drop but it'll be nice to see them over here.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Sunday 2 April 2017, 12:28:39 pm
Jarra FC are virtually promoted to the Northern League which is a great achievement for them especially those who have been there for years! Some really good mates play for them and they're a top set up!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Sunday 2 April 2017, 06:40:58 pm
Jarra FC are virtually promoted to the Northern League which is a great achievement for them especially those who have been there for years! Some really good mates play for them and they're a top set up!

Could imagine it being tasty if they come up against Roofing  :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 07:00:03 pm
West Allotment Celtic resign from league

West Allotment Celtic has formally tended the club's resignation from the Ebac Northern League.

A letter was sent to the league to meet the deadline of March 31, by which date clubs have to inform the league about next season.

The move comes after the club was facing an increase in rent by the Northumberland FA for the use of the Whitley Park ground from £4,500 to £7,500.

Club secretary Ted Ilderton said: “It’s a disaster. We just can’t
afford that increase. At the moment it looks as though we are going to go, unless we can come to some arrangement. We are still prepared to sit down and talk to them. We would like it to be resolved between us and the county FA.”

He said the club was not prepared to move to the Northern Alliance and other local Northern League clubs were not in a position to help with ground share arrangements.

:(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 07:39:03 pm
Eh, that's ridiculous, how does anyone benefit from that?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 09:32:47 pm
West Allotment Celtic resign from league

West Allotment Celtic has formally tended the club's resignation from the Ebac Northern League.

A letter was sent to the league to meet the deadline of March 31, by which date clubs have to inform the league about next season.

The move comes after the club was facing an increase in rent by the Northumberland FA for the use of the Whitley Park ground from £4,500 to £7,500.

Club secretary Ted Ilderton said: “It’s a disaster. We just can’t
afford that increase. At the moment it looks as though we are going to go, unless we can come to some arrangement. We are still prepared to sit down and talk to them. We would like it to be resolved between us and the county FA.”

He said the club was not prepared to move to the Northern Alliance and other local Northern League clubs were not in a position to help with ground share arrangements.

:(

Awful craic that.

Same place the reserves play n all ain't it? Crying out for a good pr move.
---
Stan fan now on?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 09:35:21 pm
30 in a row for South Shields! Crackers!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 09:36:05 pm
Blyth as good as up, won 1-0.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Foluwashola on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 09:39:40 pm
Blyth as good as up, won 1-0.

Just about to post this. Fantastic stuff.

York lost today so looking like they might be playing each other again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 09:51:30 pm
Blyth as good as up, won 1-0.

Just about to post this. Fantastic stuff.

York lost today so looking like they might be playing each other again.

They must be due to coin it in next season.

Darloids, Stockport, FC United and potentially York likely to bring a fair crowd up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Foluwashola on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 09:53:40 pm
All be lost when Darlo's hoards of stinkers smash the place up again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 4 April 2017, 10:25:40 pm
Blyth as good as up, won 1-0.

Just about to post this. Fantastic stuff.

York lost today so looking like they might be playing each other again.

They must be due to coin it in next season.

Darloids, Stockport, FC United and potentially York likely to bring a fair crowd up.

Could be an interesting season with those mentioned above... and potentially spennymoor in the league with them too!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 12:11:23 am
Blyth as good as up, won 1-0.

Just about to post this. Fantastic stuff.

York lost today so looking like they might be playing each other again.

They must be due to coin it in next season.

Darloids, Stockport, FC United and potentially York likely to bring a fair crowd up.

Could be an interesting season with those mentioned above... and potentially spennymoor in the league with them too!

:thup:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 08:49:45 am
Stan fan now on?

:lol: Undecided. Might be a free agent for a bit though I did notice Killingworth Town are playing in a cup final later this month.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 09:30:57 am
West Allotment Celtic resign from league

West Allotment Celtic has formally tended the club's resignation from the Ebac Northern League.

A letter was sent to the league to meet the deadline of March 31, by which date clubs have to inform the league about next season.

The move comes after the club was facing an increase in rent by the Northumberland FA for the use of the Whitley Park ground from £4,500 to £7,500.

Club secretary Ted Ilderton said: “It’s a disaster. We just can’t
afford that increase. At the moment it looks as though we are going to go, unless we can come to some arrangement. We are still prepared to sit down and talk to them. We would like it to be resolved between us and the county FA.”

He said the club was not prepared to move to the Northern Alliance and other local Northern League clubs were not in a position to help with ground share arrangements.

:(

Hope this gets sorted. It reads to me that they are trying to put pressure on the Northumberland FA to play ball. Surely if it is just ground rental as an issue that could be fairly easily resolved by ground sharing with Whitley Bay (like they have in the past) or even Team Northumbria on Coach Lane whose pitch is about 350 meters (as the crow flies) from Whitley Park/Blue flames.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 12:29:39 pm
A win on Saturday will see Blyth up. Anyone at a loose end on Saturday should rock up, the place will be bouncing.

It also happens Sat is  5 years to the day since they went down
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: LFEE on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 02:37:45 pm
My friend who's a South Shields fan reckon they are taking around 15000 to Wembley. Excellent.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 04:58:00 pm
My friend who's a South Shields fan reckon they are taking around 15000 to Wembley. Excellent.

All w@nkers.

Sorry. Still bitter
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 05:02:03 pm
West Allotment Celtic resign from league

West Allotment Celtic has formally tended the club's resignation from the Ebac Northern League.

A letter was sent to the league to meet the deadline of March 31, by which date clubs have to inform the league about next season.

The move comes after the club was facing an increase in rent by the Northumberland FA for the use of the Whitley Park ground from £4,500 to £7,500.

Club secretary Ted Ilderton said: “It’s a disaster. We just can’t
afford that increase. At the moment it looks as though we are going to go, unless we can come to some arrangement. We are still prepared to sit down and talk to them. We would like it to be resolved between us and the county FA.”

He said the club was not prepared to move to the Northern Alliance and other local Northern League clubs were not in a position to help with ground share arrangements.

:(

Hope this gets sorted. It reads to me that they are trying to put pressure on the Northumberland FA to play ball. Surely if it is just ground rental as an issue that could be fairly easily resolved by ground sharing with Whitley Bay (like they have in the past) or even Team Northumbria on Coach Lane whose pitch is about 350 meters (as the crow flies) from Whitley Park/Blue flames.

Chairman was on Radio Newcastle before - he said there had been no offers of ground-sharing forthcoming.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Wednesday 5 April 2017, 05:41:54 pm
My friend who's a South Shields fan reckon they are taking around 15000 to Wembley. Excellent.

All w@nkers.

Sorry. Still bitter

One thing for sure, it's about 14,980 more than used to watch them a few seasons ago when they really did need support.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:37:57 am
West Allotment Celtic resign from league

West Allotment Celtic has formally tended the club's resignation from the Ebac Northern League.

A letter was sent to the league to meet the deadline of March 31, by which date clubs have to inform the league about next season.

The move comes after the club was facing an increase in rent by the Northumberland FA for the use of the Whitley Park ground from £4,500 to £7,500.

Club secretary Ted Ilderton said: “It’s a disaster. We just can’t
afford that increase. At the moment it looks as though we are going to go, unless we can come to some arrangement. We are still prepared to sit down and talk to them. We would like it to be resolved between us and the county FA.”

He said the club was not prepared to move to the Northern Alliance and other local Northern League clubs were not in a position to help with ground share arrangements.

:(

Hope this gets sorted. It reads to me that they are trying to put pressure on the Northumberland FA to play ball. Surely if it is just ground rental as an issue that could be fairly easily resolved by ground sharing with Whitley Bay (like they have in the past) or even Team Northumbria on Coach Lane whose pitch is about 350 meters (as the crow flies) from Whitley Park/Blue flames.

Chairman was on Radio Newcastle before - he said there had been no offers of ground-sharing forthcoming.

Curious that, would have thought likes of Whitley Bay and North Shields would welcome additional income. Team North might not need it because of the uni. As I said though, hope it gets sorted as would be a travesty to see 90 years of history go pop.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Thursday 6 April 2017, 11:47:43 am
Maybe they should ask the council if they can play on that nice new football facility they have built at Hillheads that never gets used.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 6 April 2017, 12:05:16 pm
It should be lively at North Shields on Saturday! I expect Fenton to be afforded a lovely welcome back!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 6 April 2017, 12:17:42 pm
Maybe they should ask the council if they can play on that nice new football facility they have built at Hillheads that never gets used.

Having thought about it, a likely scenario is they may be tied into a lease without a break clause with an upward only rent review if it has been agreed like a commercial lease. Otherwise I'm certain they would have other options. I think its just a ploy to get the Northumberland FA to be more reasonable. I'll bet if a rent review is due the FA will have appointed a surveyor and written to the club citing comparables and justifying the stated increase. West Allotment (probably not represented) have pressed the nuclear button to create bad publicity for the Northumberland FA in the hope they will lower their demands.

The Foxhunters Pavilion is a good shout though and nearer West Allotment. Surely a cheaper option as well which is probably why my scenario of being tied into a lease is likely.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 7 April 2017, 04:35:55 pm
A few South Shields fans I know reckon that many of them have got home end tickets for tomorrow so I definitely think that it'll be a bit lively!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: reefatoon on Friday 7 April 2017, 04:40:36 pm
My brother-in-law has been called up to start for the first team for Whitley Bay this weekend. 17 year old keeper. Good on the lad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Friday 7 April 2017, 05:01:18 pm
A few South Shields fans I know reckon that many of them have got home end tickets for tomorrow so I definitely think that it'll be a bit lively!

Is there such a thing as the 'home end' at the morgue? They might have got tickets that were sold by North Shields (South Shields would have been given some to sell) and I'm sure they will congregate in one area but there is no segregation as far as I'm aware.

This time tomorrow I anticipate a riot!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 7 April 2017, 08:44:03 pm
A few South Shields fans I know reckon that many of them have got home end tickets for tomorrow so I definitely think that it'll be a bit lively!
There is no home and away ends in the Northern League. Stand where you want.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 7 April 2017, 09:05:56 pm
A few South Shields fans I know reckon that many of them have got home end tickets for tomorrow so I definitely think that it'll be a bit lively!
There is no home and away ends in the Northern League. Stand where you want.

Ha ha aye I thought it was odd but the lad who told me thinks they have an allocated area of 400!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Robster on Saturday 8 April 2017, 05:06:24 pm
Blyth Spartans win the league.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: reefatoon on Saturday 8 April 2017, 06:34:42 pm
Whitley Bay won 4-0 today, with my brother-in-law keeping a clean sheet on his debut. Well proud of the lad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Sunday 9 April 2017, 10:53:23 am
Well done to South Shields!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Sunday 9 April 2017, 12:22:26 pm
Worth mentioning that York won, which brings them out of the relegation zone.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Foluwashola on Sunday 9 April 2017, 12:28:00 pm
Blyth Spartans win the league.

 :indi:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 10 April 2017, 08:42:54 am
Can't wait for the next FM update.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 10 April 2017, 11:17:32 am
Terrific news for Blyth - they have had a wonderful season, after the disappointment of the last campaign (finishing 2nd to Darlington, on 99 points and not going up) They will defo be in FM18 later in the year. :)

I also see South Shields have won promotion to the NPL division 1. I wish them well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 10 April 2017, 03:54:49 pm
THE JOURNEYMAN
North East’s non-League boom shows no sign of slowing
Gregor Robertson visits North Shields
Gregor Robertson
April 10 2017, 12:01am, The Times
 
The derby clash attracted a sellout crowd of 1,500 on SaturdayCRAIG CONNOR/NORTH NEWS AND PICTURES

‘The Morgue” is filling up nicely before the Ebac Northern League Division One top-of-the-table clash on Saturday, anticipation gently simmering in a part of the country where fervour and football go hand in hand. “I feel like a kid waiting for Santa,” Sean Redford, the North Shields club secretary, says. He is a burly man with tattoos and cropped hair, hawking cans of beer from an ice bucket under a gazebo.
South Shields are in town, rivals from the other side of the tunnel at the mouth of the River Tyne, and the undercurrent of both clubs’ association with the two behemoths of northeast football — Newcastle United to the north, Sunderland to the south — is never far away. “I haven’t slept a wink,” Redford says. Welcome to “El Working Clasico”.
In all likelihood, like me, you had never heard of this game, played at tier nine of the English football pyramid. Yet it is a game with a rich heritage stretching back more than a century. In the middle decades of the 20th century the derby regularly drew crowds of more than 10,000. Supporters of a certain age remember “packed ferries” crossing the river in the days before the Tyne tunnel was built.
South Shields spent the 1920s as high as the Second Division of the Football League. In 1960, North Shields finished three points behind Peterborough United at the top of the Midland Counties League and Peterborough were elected to the Fourth Division. As chairman Alan Matthews, 68, proudly told me, North Shields are the only club to have won the FA Amateur Cup, the FA Vase and the European Amateur Cup.
Mike Taylor, the North Shields treasurer, tells me how he hurried his newlywed back from their honeymoon in Jersey to see that FA Amateur Cup final, in 1969. “We got the shuttle bus straight to Wembley from Heathrow,” he says. “I didn’t mention it till the day before we got married. But I’d already bought the tickets.” More recently, however, both have endured periods exiled from their homes, there have been financial troubles and they have flirted with extinction. “Both clubs have found themselves down and out, but we’ve fought back,” Matthews says.
The depression that has enveloped football in the northeast for much of the past decade, punctuated by the occasional season filled with the hope that comes with promotion, has, it seems, been to the benefit of the non-League scene. A growing disconnect between supporters and elite clubs, and the cost of supporting them, is also contributing to greater numbers passing through the gates further down the pyramid.
“It costs you something in the region of £100 to go and see Newcastle,” Paul Jackson, North Shields’ groundsman, says. “North Shields, for example, is £6 to get in, a pint is £2 in the clubhouse, and a Bovril’s 80p.”
South Shields recently became the tenth FA Vase finalist in the past nine years to have come from this part of the country, but their recent revival is down to local businessman Geoff Thompson — the “Abramovich of the Northern League,” Jackson says. Two years ago, South Shields were playing their home games 20 miles south in Peterlee, watched by 40 or 50 supporters, as they were unable to pay the lease on their ground at Filtrona Park.
In 2015, Thompson bought the club and ground, which he renamed Mariners Park, and has invested a seven-figure sum with the aim of one day reaching the National League.
His star signing was Julio Arca, now 36, who of course played more than 300 league games for Sunderland and Middlesbrough. He was forced to retire through injury in 2013, but 18 months later, he began playing Sunday league football, with a friend, for Willow Pond FC.
A call from South Shields outlined their ambitions and piqued Arca’s interest. When the Argentinian signed in 2015, gates of about 300 instantly doubled. This season their attendances have averaged 1,250; last month, when South Shields sealed their forthcoming trip to Wembley in the FA Vase, almost 3,500 fans flocked to Mariners Park.
“I didn’t know much about the Northern League, to be honest,” Arca says, “but we have some great players who have played at different levels, some abroad.
“The crowds have been rising and it’s great to see the passion of the fans; to see so many people come to watch football at this level.”
 
Foley, left, struck the only goal of the game to send South Shields top of the tableCRAIG CONNOR/NORTH NEWS AND PICTURES
As the sun streams down on the Daren Persson Stadium (the funeral director’s sponsorship led to the ground’s moniker), the slightly bemusing North Shields “Ultras” stand on the grassy bank they label the “Curva Nord”, with their St George’s flags tied to the fencing, enjoying the freedom of being allowed to knock back a few cans of beer while watching the game. Their songs would not be to everyone’s taste, I’m sure, and I would not have fancied being the referee or linesman, but the atmosphere among the 1,500 capacity crowd was largely good-natured throughout.
South Shields’ 1-0 win seals a second consecutive promotion and is their 31st consecutive victory, breaking the unofficial world record set by East Kilbride of the Lowland League, which joint-manager, Graham Fenton, saw as a “distraction”.
The Mariners’ financial muscle was evident most in a dangerous front three that included David Foley, 29, whose swerving, dipping 25-yard strike midway through the first half settled this game. North Shields rallied when Arca was shown a second yellow card, but South Shields stood firm to go above their rivals on goal difference with two games in hand. Without the funds to meet the additional travel costs in the Evo-Stik League, North Shields did not apply to be promoted, and their title challenge was left in tatters.
Fenton controversially crossed from North to South Shields last summer, but he is also remembered in these parts for scoring twice for Blackburn Rovers against his boyhood club, Newcastle United, as a substitute in a 2-1 win at Ewood Park in 1996. Those goals effectively ended Newcastle’s Premier League title bid and his win against his former club on Saturday came exactly 21 years later.
He feels that the Premier League he once played in has now “lost touch with reality”.
“I think a lot of people around the area have fallen out of love with the Premier League,” Fenton tells me on the pitch after the game. “I get disheartened when I see things like players driving into the stadium without signing autographs for the people who’re paying their wages. I think it’s a huge mistake. I understand they’re blown up to be superstars now, there’s the TV money and what have you, but you should have that relationship with the fans.”
For Matthews, this game is just one thread in the rich fabric of non-League football. “At grassroots level, every club has their own group of supporters and committee men, who don’t take any money, who do everything for nothing, simply for the benefit of the club; we’re just one of many hundreds throughout the country,” he says. “It’s wonderful.”

In a nutshell
Nickname The Robins
Club crest The three crowns represent three ancient kings buried at Tynemouth Priory and the ship, pitman and seaman represent the area’s industries, hence the motto “Messis ab altis”: harvest of the deep
Ground/Capacity Daren Persson Stadium, or “The Morgue”, 1,500 (100 seated). Ticket prices: Adults: £6; Concessions: £3
Price of a programme Robins, 38 pages, £1.50
Price of a pie £1
Price of a pint £2 a can
Weirdest thing in the club shop No shop, but hats, badges, strips and scarves for sale
One for the future Curtis Coppen, 22, a defender or midfielder, has trial at Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy at Etihad Stadium this summer
Record signing Paid £3,000 on several occasions in the past
Highest league finish Midland League runners-up, 1959/60
Moment in history Defeated Sutton United 2-1 in front of 47,000 fans at Wembley to lift the
FA Amateur Cup in 1969
Greatest player Frank Brennan, former Scotland and Newcastle defender, played in late Fifties and early Sixties, before managing the club
Greatest manager In 1968/69, Brennan led them to a quadruple of Northern League and Cup, FA Amateur Cup and Anglo-Italian Cup
Celebrity fan Ray Laidlaw, drummer for folk rock band Lindisfarne, had a spell as press officer in the Nineties
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 11 April 2017, 10:46:20 pm
South Shields made it 32 in a row with a 4-0 win over Marske tonight - hat-trick for Finnigan!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Wednesday 12 April 2017, 08:59:34 am
2nd vs 3rd at the Morgue tonight as the Mighty Peth travel to North Shields. Morpeth doing their usual end of season 4 games a week catch up due to amount of games postponed and North Shields having an end of season collapse. After playing Saturday and Monday, Morpeth might be physically knackered but NS seem to be mentally knackered so intriguing. Still an outside shot for whomever wins to win the title but will require Morpeth to beat South Shields at the weekend, which seems unlikely.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 13 April 2017, 12:01:51 am
2nd vs 3rd at the Morgue tonight as the Mighty Peth travel to North Shields. Morpeth doing their usual end of season 4 games a week catch up due to amount of games postponed and North Shields having an end of season collapse. After playing Saturday and Monday, Morpeth might be physically knackered but NS seem to be mentally knackered so intriguing. Still an outside shot for whomever wins to win the title but will require Morpeth to beat South Shields at the weekend, which seems unlikely.

Comfy 1-2 win for Morpeth. Shields dominated the first 44 minutes and 45 seconds them Morpeth scored with their only effort in the first half.
Morpeth dominated the 2nd half scoring again before Shields had a mini revival scoring a canny goal - too little too late.

Shields have definitely hit a wall the last few weeks. Too many mid season departures leaving the squad mentally fragile. They've looked weary.
Still a great season though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 13 April 2017, 05:02:55 am
I think I'll pop over for South Shields vs Morpeth! It should be a good match and I expect there to be a few tackles flying in!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 13 April 2017, 05:19:57 am
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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 13 April 2017, 11:09:47 am
2nd vs 3rd at the Morgue tonight as the Mighty Peth travel to North Shields. Morpeth doing their usual end of season 4 games a week catch up due to amount of games postponed and North Shields having an end of season collapse. After playing Saturday and Monday, Morpeth might be physically knackered but NS seem to be mentally knackered so intriguing. Still an outside shot for whomever wins to win the title but will require Morpeth to beat South Shields at the weekend, which seems unlikely.

Comfy 1-2 win for Morpeth. Shields dominated the first 44 minutes and 45 seconds them Morpeth scored with their only effort in the first half.
Morpeth dominated the 2nd half scoring again before Shields had a mini revival scoring a canny goal - too little too late.

Shields have definitely hit a wall the last few weeks. Too many mid season departures leaving the squad mentally fragile. They've looked weary.
Still a great season though.

Didn't feel that comfortable in the first half, we could (should) have been 3 down and the goal was massively against the run of play. Thought our legs were gone having played on Monday but the lads must have had some Red Bull at half time because they were superb in the second half. You could tell that goal against the run of play was a massive psychological blow to Shields and they were making so many mistakes.

Good win for us, outside chance of the league if we beat South Shields but realistically we are chasing down 2nd spot.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 14 April 2017, 08:09:21 am
Jarra vs Sunderland Ashbrooke Belford House in the Cup Final at the Hetton Centre 11am today - win this and they'll be a tadpole's pube from doing the double!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Sunday 16 April 2017, 11:02:23 am
Tremendous!

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 19 April 2017, 10:14:10 pm
Jarra FC promoted to the Northern League - great set of lads and setup so well done to all!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paullow on Thursday 20 April 2017, 10:39:08 pm
Spennymoor need just a point on Saturday in their final match to finish 2nd and secure home advantage in the playoffs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Friday 21 April 2017, 01:22:01 pm
Last West Allotment match tomorrow. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: frankpingel on Friday 21 April 2017, 01:37:16 pm
Used to watch them, at times, when I lived in Heaton. Sad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 21 April 2017, 04:56:02 pm
It's a real shame seeing a local club fold, especially with a lot of others doing really well. Is there really no way back for them?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Friday 21 April 2017, 06:57:34 pm
It's a real shame seeing a local club fold, especially with a lot of others doing really well. Is there really no way back for them?

Relying on a hero I think but don't think anything is in the pipeline.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 22 April 2017, 10:23:57 am
It's a real shame seeing a local club fold, especially with a lot of others doing really well. Is there really no way back for them?

Relying on a hero I think but don't think anything is in the pipeline.

,NUFC could easily coverALL the costs. Perhaps it's NUFCs wish to have exclusive use of the pitch without the hassle of having WAC play their games there.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 22 April 2017, 10:37:22 am
It's a real shame seeing a local club fold, especially with a lot of others doing really well. Is there really no way back for them?

Relying on a hero I think but don't think anything is in the pipeline.

,NUFC could easily coverALL the costs. Perhaps it's NUFCs wish to have exclusive use of the pitch without the hassle of having WAC play their games there.
Nothing to do with NUFC. NUFC's training centre is next to it, it's not the same pitch they use. Also with first team training, academy training, and non 1st team matches all played at our training complex then it would make it logistically impossible for NUFC to allow West Allotment, or any other team play there.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Greg on Saturday 22 April 2017, 10:39:29 am
NUFC under 23s play almost all home games there (Whitley Park).

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 22 April 2017, 10:40:01 am
I really don't see what it has to do with NUFC at all. If they help West Allotment, what happens if North Shields come crawling etc etc. It could cause a s*** storm in theory.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NEEJ on Saturday 22 April 2017, 10:40:39 am
:lol:
@ Greg/Stifler
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Greg on Saturday 22 April 2017, 10:41:17 am
I really don't see what it has to do with NUFC at all. If they help West Allotment, what happens if North Shields come crawling etc etc. It could cause a s*** storm in theory.

Agreed. Sets a dangerous precedent.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 22 April 2017, 11:40:07 am
I really don't see what it has to do with NUFC at all. If they help West Allotment, what happens if North Shields come crawling etc etc. It could cause a s*** storm in theory.

I'm suggesting there is no need to be charging WAC more than they already pay (£4500) per season. Another 3k has killed them stone dead.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Greg on Saturday 22 April 2017, 12:14:56 pm
That's got nothing to do with NUFC.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Saturday 22 April 2017, 02:41:06 pm
Definitely nowt to do with NUFC and I agree it would be a bad precedent if they got involved.

There now, got me last programme and raffle ticket. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Saturday 22 April 2017, 10:08:24 pm
Spennymoor won 2-0 today
Meaning they finish 2nd in the league. Guaranteed home in the playoffs (inc final if they get there)
They play against Nantwich on Tuesday
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 22 April 2017, 11:32:56 pm
Blyth won 5-1 (Dan Maguire got 3) against Grantham. They finish on 101 points for the season. :)

Bring on the Conference North. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paullow on Tuesday 25 April 2017, 09:52:46 pm
Spennymoor through to the playoff final where they have a home game with Stourbridge to determine who plays in the National North next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 26 April 2017, 10:26:36 pm
NS 2 v 3 Blyth.

Blyth comfortable winners. Bossed it throughout.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Saturday 29 April 2017, 06:20:33 pm
Spennymoor won the play off final 1-0! Robert ramshaw with the goal.

They are promoted along side Blyth


Who will play york city next season because they got relegated
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 29 April 2017, 07:45:05 pm
Well done Spennymoor. :thup: Darlington in that league too - did they ever win their playoff appeal?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: sempuki on Saturday 29 April 2017, 09:05:26 pm
Well done Spennymoor. :thup: Darlington in that league too - did they ever win their playoff appeal?
They failed.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 29 April 2017, 09:43:08 pm
Bugger. Well, that's another derby for Blyth next season then at least. :thup:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 29 April 2017, 09:46:45 pm
York City v Blyth/Spennymoor will be a league game. Crazy.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 4 May 2017, 04:55:48 pm
http://www.northumberlandfa.com/news/2017/may/negotiations-between-northumberland-fa-and-west-allotment-celtic-conclude
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Thursday 4 May 2017, 07:10:55 pm
:thup: Cheers, hadn't seen that yet.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Friday 5 May 2017, 03:16:39 pm
And again...

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 6 May 2017, 05:32:04 pm
North Shields 0-5 South Shields in the League Cup Final!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 6 May 2017, 05:39:27 pm
North Shields 0-5 South Shields in the League Cup Final!
Jesus, with Crumpy's car being f***ing crushed yesterday and now North Shields being crushed by South Shields the poor guy is going to be f***ing down in the dumps. Someone check on him man.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 6 May 2017, 06:09:14 pm
North Shields 0-5 South Shields in the League Cup Final!
Jesus, with Crumpy's car being f***ing crushed yesterday and now North Shields being crushed by South Shields the poor guy is going to be f***ing down in the dumps. Someone check on him man.

Ha ha.
I'm fine.

Men v boys today. SS worthy winners. Better in every department but not surprising as Arca gets a week more than Shields 11 get per game. They move on.
NS manager has been sacked. So all's not too bad. We move on.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 6 May 2017, 06:11:21 pm
North Shields 0-5 South Shields in the League Cup Final!
Jesus, with Crumpy's car being f***ing crushed yesterday and now North Shields being crushed by South Shields the poor guy is going to be f***ing down in the dumps. Someone check on him man.

Ha ha.
I'm fine.

Men v boys today. SS worthy winners. Better in every department but not surprising as Arca gets a week more than Shields 11 get per game. They move on.
NS manager has been sacked. So all's not too bad. We move on.
Build again for next season. Wish they had some ambition to move into higher leagues though, defeats the point in playing.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 7 May 2017, 12:39:31 am
North Shields 0-5 South Shields in the League Cup Final!
Jesus, with Crumpy's car being f***ing crushed yesterday and now North Shields being crushed by South Shields the poor guy is going to be f***ing down in the dumps. Someone check on him man.

Ha ha.
I'm fine.

Men v boys today. SS worthy winners. Better in every department but not surprising as Arca gets a week more than Shields 11 get per game. They move on.
NS manager has been sacked. So all's not too bad. We move on.
Build again for next season. Wish they had some ambition to move into higher leagues though, defeats the point in playing.

NS are a more than decent NL team. Unfortunately the 350 they average isn't anywhere sufficient to move up to a National League where on a Wednesday night they are playing in North Wales..
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 20 May 2017, 12:00:52 pm
Anyone else going to Wemberlee tomorrow then?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 20 May 2017, 02:11:37 pm
Anyone else going to Wemberlee tomorrow then?
Bandwagons full I think.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 20 May 2017, 02:20:35 pm
Anyone else going to Wemberlee tomorrow then?
Bandwagons full I think.

I didn't expect you to take this long :-)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Sunday 21 May 2017, 02:58:17 pm
Cheating c***s.

Yep still bitter
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Sunday 21 May 2017, 02:59:43 pm
Cheating c***s.

Yep still bitter

My favourite ever bet!

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 21 May 2017, 03:53:34 pm
Cheating c***s.

Yep still bitter

My favourite ever bet!

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That Cleethorpes kid that got booked first, I'm sure he'll have got family members and friends to lump on him getting the first yellow. Early in the first-half he lunged in two-footed for a tackle (was nowhere near hitting the player mind). Ref gave him a ticking off. Within about 5 minutes he did get booked. Was dodgy as owt. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Robster on Sunday 21 May 2017, 03:56:06 pm
Early in the first-half he lunged in two-footed for a tackle (was nowhere near hitting the player mind).
That challenge was ridiculous. I would have sent him off.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 22 May 2017, 04:37:37 pm
Cheating c***s.

Yep still bitter

My favourite ever bet!

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That Cleethorpes kid that got booked first, I'm sure he'll have got family members and friends to lump on him getting the first yellow. Early in the first-half he lunged in two-footed for a tackle (was nowhere near hitting the player mind). Ref gave him a ticking off. Within about 5 minutes he did get booked. Was dodgy as owt. :lol:

Ha ha I hadn't noticed that!

Finnigan got us the tickets and we were virtually in the Shields dug out  :lol:

Brilliant stadium and the Bobby Moore suite pre and post match was rather decent  :D
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 24 May 2017, 05:48:47 pm
Matty Pattison has signed for South Shields from Blyth - it feels like he left NUFC ages and ages ago but he's still only 30!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 04:17:22 pm
South Shields vs Brighouse tonight and the big Derby tomorrow - Jarra vs Hebburn  :D
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 06:01:24 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40940857
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 08:47:23 pm
South Shields 2-0 up and they'll p*ss this league!

1776 here!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 08:52:37 pm
Blyth 2-1 up at Gainsborough Trinity. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 09:14:10 pm
Blyth now 3-2 up - Sean Reid.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 09:46:03 pm
South Shields 5-0 - ex-NUFC all over the goals!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 10:21:12 pm
Spennymoor won tonight to make it 3/3

Beat Bradford PA 3-0
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 11:18:33 pm
South Shields 2-0 up and they'll p*ss this league!

1776 here!

They should do- that side is far too good for that level. Not sure if there are any other heavily-backed sides in there but they really should walk it.

Good to see Blyth get 2 wins on the board after a tricky start. It's a very tough league and every point will count come April.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 15 August 2017, 11:19:38 pm
Blyth won 4-2 in the end. Great away win. :thup:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 16 August 2017, 07:39:17 am
South Shields 2-0 up and they'll p*ss this league!

1776 here!

They should do- that side is far too good for that level. Not sure if there are any other heavily-backed sides in there but they really should walk it.

Good to see Blyth get 2 wins on the board after a tricky start. It's a very tough league and every point will count come April.

They were absolutely quality and were arguably missing their two best players in Arca and Cogden!

I've no idea of their finances but hazarding a guess, their gate and merchandise revenue as well as the Mariners function room and new 4G pitch must be virtually covering their running costs!



Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 16 August 2017, 07:51:08 am
South Shields 2-0 up and they'll p*ss this league!

1776 here!

They should do- that side is far too good for that level. Not sure if there are any other heavily-backed sides in there but they really should walk it.

Good to see Blyth get 2 wins on the board after a tricky start. It's a very tough league and every point will count come April.

They were absolutely quality and were arguably missing their two best players in Arca and Cogden!

I've no idea of their finances but hazarding a guess, their gate and merchandise revenue as well as the Mariners function room and new 4G pitch must be virtually covering their running costs!

It'll be the bandwagon that keep their head afloat.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 16 August 2017, 07:54:15 am
South Shields 2-0 up and they'll p*ss this league!

1776 here!

They should do- that side is far too good for that level. Not sure if there are any other heavily-backed sides in there but they really should walk it.

Good to see Blyth get 2 wins on the board after a tricky start. It's a very tough league and every point will count come April.

They were absolutely quality and were arguably missing their two best players in Arca and Cogden!

I've no idea of their finances but hazarding a guess, their gate and merchandise revenue as well as the Mariners function room and new 4G pitch must be virtually covering their running costs!

It'll be the bandwagon that keep their head afloat.

More jealousy from Mr North Shields  :lol:

Remind me of the rise in North Shields' crowds when a load of NUFC decided to follow them please?  :D

It should be a good crowd tonight at Perth for Jarra vs Hebburn!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 16 August 2017, 09:55:16 pm
Jarra 1-0 Hebburn!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Wednesday 16 August 2017, 10:17:40 pm
Jarra 1-0 Hebburn!

Good crowd as well (240), second highest in northern league tonight behind us - not bad for a second tier game.

Morpeth beat Whitley Bay 5-0. Early days but between us and Shildon for the league IMO. North Shields done us a favour getting a drawer there tonight
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 16 August 2017, 10:32:37 pm
Jarra 1-0 Hebburn!

Good crowd as well (240), second highest in northern league tonight behind us - not bad for a second tier game.

Morpeth beat Whitley Bay 5-0. Early days but between us and Shildon for the league IMO. North Shields done us a favour getting a drawer there tonight

Yeah really good turn out mate! Winner came via a complete Keeper howler! 50 yard free kick!

One of my mates who I watched it with tonight used to be your Keeper for a good few years - Jak Wells? He's in nets for Bedlington now!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 17 August 2017, 04:00:39 am
It'll be the bandwagon that keep their head afloat.

More jealousy from Mr North Shields  :lol:

Remind me of the rise in North Shields' crowds when a load of NUFC decided to follow them please?  :D

It should be a good crowd tonight at Perth for Jarra vs Hebburn!

Apparently running a non-league club professionally, attracting great crowds and having a proper commercial set-up is a 'bandwagon'. :lol:

Shields has always had the potential to have a football league club (they did have, once upon a time) and crowds of 1700 in the Evostik show that potential.

It's just a shame we can't have more NE sides climbing the ladder.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 17 August 2017, 08:53:55 am
Is any club planning on making the jump from the Northern League this year - maybes Whitley or Morpeth?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 17 August 2017, 11:51:10 am
It'll be the bandwagon that keep their head afloat.

More jealousy from Mr North Shields  :lol:

Remind me of the rise in North Shields' crowds when a load of NUFC decided to follow them please?  :D

It should be a good crowd tonight at Perth for Jarra vs Hebburn!

Apparently running a non-league club professionally, attracting great crowds and having a proper commercial set-up is a 'bandwagon'. :lol:

Shields has always had the potential to have a football league club (they did have, once upon a time) and crowds of 1700 in the Evostik show that potential.

It's just a shame we can't have more NE sides climbing the ladder.

Still cheating b**tards

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Is any club planning on making the jump from the Northern League this year - maybes Whitley or Morpeth?

We have always been reluctant and so have most NL clubs because the cost implications of mid week travelling across the country. Its also a chew on for the players who work shifts. Although someone who is now on the board at North Shields told me that the rules have changed meaning the winners have to take promotion. Not seen that elsewhere mind.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 17 August 2017, 11:56:31 am
It's a shame, because North East non-league football has been left behind, with clubs from the South East and North West, dominating.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Thursday 17 August 2017, 12:01:57 pm
It's a shame, because North East non-league football has been left behind, with clubs from the South East and North West, dominating.

Not sure I agree. At tier 9 we are by far the best in the country. Most of our first division Northern League teams would compete comfortably in the two leagues above us IMO. We just don't have the critical mass up here to think about getting to the conference (tier 5) and beyond. I know some people disagree but I prefer to watch matches against local sides with mixing of fans than travelling down to Yorkshire and over to the North West.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 17 August 2017, 12:15:34 pm
Yeah there's only seemingly 2-3 clubs who'd have the interest and fanbase to go too far. Look at Gateshead struggling back under 1k. They needed to win that Play-Off Final a few years ago really.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 17 August 2017, 12:24:35 pm
It'll be the bandwagon that keep their head afloat.

More jealousy from Mr North Shields  :lol:

Remind me of the rise in North Shields' crowds when a load of NUFC decided to follow them please?  :D

It should be a good crowd tonight at Perth for Jarra vs Hebburn!

Apparently running a non-league club professionally, attracting great crowds and having a proper commercial set-up is a 'bandwagon'. :lol:

Shields has always had the potential to have a football league club (they did have, once upon a time) and crowds of 1700 in the Evostik show that potential.

It's just a shame we can't have more NE sides climbing the ladder.

Agree on all points - Hebburn Sports Ground has been bought by a few people who are intent (and who will!) on making a big go of it - had some good crowds so far this season and results until the Derby last night!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Jill on Thursday 17 August 2017, 12:39:26 pm
Going to struggle to get to many West Allotment games now since they've moved to Woolsington. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Andymc1 on Thursday 17 August 2017, 12:42:21 pm
South Shields 2-0 up and they'll p*ss this league!

1776 here!

They should do- that side is far too good for that level. Not sure if there are any other heavily-backed sides in there but they really should walk it.

Good to see Blyth get 2 wins on the board after a tricky start. It's a very tough league and every point will count come April.

They were absolutely quality and were arguably missing their two best players in Arca and Cogden!

I've no idea of their finances but hazarding a guess, their gate and merchandise revenue as well as the Mariners function room and new 4G pitch must be virtually covering their running costs!

Brighouse weren't very good mind :lol:

But aye, Shields looked decent and didn't look like they got out of 2nd gear. New signing Holmes looks a tricky, pacey winger. Thought your 5 a side mate had a good game until he got injured and the two centre halfs, although not really troubled, looked composed. From what I seen on Tuesday, Shields will p*ss that league. I just couldn't believe it when I looked online and seen Brighouse won 1-0 at the weekend!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 18 August 2017, 07:06:02 pm
Going to struggle to get to many West Allotment games now since they've moved to Woolsington. :(

Plenty room at N Shields.

Did they get relegated last season? At least they've survived what looked like a certain demise.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Friday 1 September 2017, 09:04:55 am
Non-league day tomorrow.

Worth it going to support your local non-league team.

Given the sh*tstorm that is NUFC it might even offer an alternative going forward, if like me you have no intention of lining the fat mans wallet.

Fixture list as follows:

Northern League Division 1

Ashington v Ryhope CW
Jarrow Roofing BCA v Billingham Synthonia
Marske United v   Bishop Auckland   
Newton Aycliffe v Team Northumbria   
North Shields v   Dunston UTS
Penrith v   Guisborough Town
Seaham Red Star v Morpeth Town
Washington v West Auckland Town   

Northern League Division 2

Crook Town v Bedlington Terriers   
Durham City v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion
Esh Winning v Alnwick Town
Heaton Stannington v Blyth AFC   
Hebburn Town v Darlington RA
Jarrow v Billingham Town
Northallerton Town v Brandon United
Thornaby v Willington   
Tow Law Town v Chester-Le-Street
West Allotment Celtic v Easington Colliery

FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round

Bottesford Town   v Shildon
Ossett Town v Consett
Sunderland RCA v Liversedge
Whitley Bay v Newcastle Benfield
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 2 September 2017, 10:03:01 am
Hebburn vs Darlington RA at Stadio d'Hebburn Sport which is having a complete refurbishment after being bought by a few wealthy locals and will look superb once it's finished!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Andy84 on Saturday 2 September 2017, 10:04:48 am
Whitley v Newcastle Benfield,  lovely day for it
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 2 September 2017, 10:41:11 am
How many qualifying rounds are there?


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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 2 September 2017, 10:58:50 am
Test for South Shields today playing away to Witton Albion in the Trophy who are in the league above!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: 54 on Saturday 2 September 2017, 01:13:54 pm
For those that want to watch some FA cup football: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/41075543
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Impossibly Daft on Saturday 2 September 2017, 03:33:32 pm
For those that want to watch some FA cup football: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/41075543
Clearly well researched... They seem to have mixed up the guy they spent pretty much the whole second half going on about - A 29-year-old English freestyler, with a 26-year-old Jamaican international who doesn't even spell his name the same way.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 2 September 2017, 03:57:40 pm
I'm at Harrogate Railway (Nothing East Counties Premier) and having a great time. 4-0 up, local lads playing, horrific defending and some cracking goals. Got fed up with Harrogate Town f***ing 15 quid for non league is taking the p*ss.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: newsted on Saturday 2 September 2017, 05:08:53 pm
I'm at Harrogate Railway (Nothing East Counties Premier) and having a great time. 4-0 up, local lads playing, horrific defending and some cracking goals. Got fed up with Harrogate Town f***ing 15 quid for non league is taking the p*ss.

Pretty sure that's not what they call it. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 2 September 2017, 06:01:24 pm
Test for South Shields tod7ay playing away to Witton Albion in the Trophy who are in the league above!

FA Cup not the Trophy. Good result winning 0-2.

N. Shields vs Dunston for me today. Decent crowd of 352. Shields were s**** losing 1-3. Cracking hattrick from Dunston lad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 2 September 2017, 08:38:37 pm
Test for South Shields tod7ay playing away to Witton Albion in the Trophy who are in the league above!

FA Cup not the Trophy. Good result winning 0-2.

N. Shields vs Dunston for me today. Decent crowd of 352. Shields were s**** losing 1-3. Cracking hattrick from Dunston lad.
Never got there coz the lads team got to the final of a tournament. Shields well outplayed was what I heard.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Sunday 3 September 2017, 08:06:59 am
Went along to Hillheads for Whitley Bay v Newcastle Benfield in the FA Cup. Canny match and an excellent performance from Benfield who ran out 2-0 winners with 40 year old Paul Brayson (ex Newcastle, Cardiff & Reading) lobbing the keeper from outside the box for the first goal after a couple of minutes and he created the 2nd one as well on the stroke of half time. Good crowd of 608 there to see it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PartizanFC on Sunday 3 September 2017, 08:57:42 am
Hereford 8-0 Godalming
 :love: :love: :love:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/Hereford_F.C.png)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 3 September 2017, 09:00:26 am
F*ck Hereford.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: PartizanFC on Sunday 3 September 2017, 09:02:22 am
F*ck Hereford.

Why??Still hurts defeat in fa cup 40 years ago?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 3 September 2017, 09:05:49 am
The fact you even know that proves why. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 3 September 2017, 09:26:05 am
Blyth won 3-2 at AFC Telford, yesterday. That's 3 away wins on the spin, for Spartans who sit comfortably in the top half - above both York and Stockport. :) Pity Blyth's home form has been patchy, but can't have it all. Been a good start to the season. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 3 September 2017, 09:37:38 am
Jack Waddle was playing for Rainworth Miners Welfare(son of Chris) . The son of John Hendrie (Boro Leeds) was playing for railway. Like all the history in non league squads.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 4 September 2017, 01:17:34 pm
Darlington vs South Shields in the FA Cup!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Monday 4 September 2017, 05:14:50 pm
Darlington vs South Shields in the FA Cup!

If some of the arseholes who followed Darlo in the past are still around this may be the game when the Shields nouveaux fans find out what going to an away game really can be like.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 11:32:58 am
Darlington vs South Shields in the FA Cup!

If some of the arseholes who followed Darlo in the past are still around this may be the game when the Shields nouveaux fans find out what going to an away game really can be like.

Given the South Shields support I seen last year in the Northern League they will be more than at home. Some canny lads in there apologising for some the noisy new unpleasant majority
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 12:00:14 pm
South Shields vs Ossett Albion tonight for me!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 05:09:13 pm
Blyth at FC United, looking for a 4th successive away win. I might listen in. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 10:22:58 pm
South Shields 3-1 - didn't play well so a good win!

Hebburn won 3-1 away to Northallerton too!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 08:08:52 am
Blyth at FC United, looking for a 4th successive away win. I might listen in. :)

3-1 win, 4 straight away wins. To be able to win any league game after the players have put a shift in at work and been on a bus for two and half hours is truly impressive. Thanks to roadworks the bus didn't get back to Blyth until 3am.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 12:35:52 pm
Shame it was flagged as it was a screamer!


https://www.facebook.com/southshieldsfc/videos/1458379080923479/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 03:47:07 pm
Was at Spennymoor vs York last neet as my mates a Spenny fan. Cracking game with York winning 2-4 and attendance of 1300.

Some great football being played around the region for those wanting a break from the PL.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Foluwashola on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 04:12:04 pm
Was at Spennymoor vs York last neet as my mates a Spenny fan. Cracking game with York winning 2-4 and attendance of 1300.

Some great football being played around the region for those wanting a break from the PL.

:thup: Most people there through a genuine love of the sport too, distinct lack of armchair Sky football fans.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 04:31:01 pm
I'm going to start going back along to Hebburn when I'm in a position to sit/stand still again for 2 hours at a time. Used to go when I was a kid mid-90s when they had a legendary goal scorer called Willie Moat who was a Postman by trade.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 04:43:54 pm
I'm going to start going back along to Hebburn when I'm in a position to sit/stand still again for 2 hours at a time. Used to go when I was a kid mid-90s when they had a legendary goal scorer called Willie Moat who was a Postman by trade.

The Sports Ground is really coming on mind – it’ll be excellent once it’s complete!

I was up there last Saturday and Sunday afternoons and seen both the football team and cricket team defeated
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 7 September 2017, 04:18:40 pm
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 7 September 2017, 04:52:38 pm
First spaniard to play for Ashington I wonder? I wonder what happened to Perez's brother - he was at Blyth for a wee bit.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 7 September 2017, 04:53:21 pm
First spaniard to play for Ashington I wonder? I wonder what happened to Perez's brother - he was at Blyth for a wee bit.

Went to Team Northumbria and now in Norwegian 2nd division.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 7 September 2017, 06:23:37 pm
Can't wait until they sign Padraig Elliot, Benedict Mbemba, Pierre Lejeune and Paul Dummett to play alongside him in defence.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 7 September 2017, 10:38:14 pm
I wonder what happened to Perez's brother - he was at Blyth for a wee bit.

Barely got a sniff at the first team- nice publicity move though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 9 September 2017, 04:10:35 pm
South Shields 3-0 DOWN at Colwyn Bay - WTF
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Saturday 9 September 2017, 04:50:48 pm
Blyth flying.

Manqullio scored for Ershington n all.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 17 September 2017, 01:44:40 am
Just seen it finished Darlo 0-3 Shields in the FA Cup.

Also cracking results for Newcastle Benfield knocking out Ashton, and Shildon beating Altrincham.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 18 September 2017, 11:18:46 am
Blyth lost to Shaw Lane though. Last minute defensive howler. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:18:37 pm
Newcastle Benfield v Kiddeminster Harriers in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying Round. NUFC don't play until the following day so hopefully they get a really big crowd in to back them.

South Shields v York as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 18 September 2017, 01:22:45 pm
Newcastle Benfield v Kiddeminster Harriers in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying Round. NUFC don't play until the following day so hopefully they get a really big crowd in to back them.

South Shields v York as well.

Cracking draw!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Altamullan on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 06:59:22 am
Blyth flying.
Manqullio scored for Ershington n all.
Disastrous consequences though. Couldn't keep-up with the hard drinking post-match celebrations. He was apparently taken to Wansbeck General after being found face down in a Korma.

Spoiler
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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 07:59:47 am
Only 5 points between 1st & 15th in the National League after 11 games. That seems more congested than the average table?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 08:26:11 am
Only 5 points between 1st & 15th in the National League after 11 games. That seems more congested than the average table?

It's nice to see the top half of the table full of teams who've not been in the Football League in recent years. The conference is absolutely brutal to get out of and full of decent teams like Dover who I've said for a while wouldn't get relegated from League 2. Look how tough Hartlepool and Leyton Orient are finding it, albeit I'm sure their squads have been decimated. Torquay look like dropping off the map altogether.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 08:30:15 am
Only 5 points between 1st & 15th in the National League after 11 games. That seems more congested than the average table?

It's nice to see the top half of the table full of teams who've not been in the Football League in recent years. The conference is absolutely brutal to get out of and full of decent teams like Dover who I've said for a while wouldn't get relegated from League 2. Look how tough Hartlepool and Leyton Orient are finding it, albeit I'm sure their squads have been decimated. Torquay look like dropping off the map altogether.
Dover going up would be pretty big for Football in Kent, it would be the only league team in the far south east area, the only over competition in Margate who are a further 2 divisions down.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 02:35:17 pm
Newcastle Benfield v Kiddeminster Harriers in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying Round. NUFC don't play until the following day so hopefully they get a really big crowd in to back them.

South Shields v York as well.

Cracking draw!
Benfield won more games in the FA Cup this season than NUFChave in the last 12.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 03:10:29 pm
Newcastle Benfield v Kiddeminster Harriers in the FA Cup 3rd qualifying Round. NUFC don't play until the following day so hopefully they get a really big crowd in to back them.

South Shields v York as well.

Cracking draw!
Benfield won more games in the FA Cup this season than NUFChave in the last 12.

That's a canny stat and damning of the Ashley regime (before anyone pipes up I know he's only overseen 10 of those 12 years).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 07:07:11 pm
Jarrow Roofing vs Bishop yesterday. About halfway into the first half the manager goes to make a sub, soon becomes apparent that it's because his lass has gone into labour :lol: The manager's attempts to articulate this point to his captain using hand gestures was quite something. The lad comes off, hops the railing and runs off into the car park where his dad was waiting.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 10:13:16 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 21 September 2017, 07:26:30 am
Jarrow Roofing vs Bishop yesterday. About halfway into the first half the manager goes to make a sub, soon becomes apparent that it's because his lass has gone into labour :lol: The manager's attempts to articulate this point to his captain using hand gestures was quite something. The lad comes off, hops the railing and runs off into the car park where his dad was waiting.



Ha ha aye I know him and his lass - I was creased when I seen the tweet getting shared on Facebook on Tuesday night!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 21 September 2017, 07:35:23 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-41334260

It's made the news as well :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: robm on Saturday 30 September 2017, 09:07:09 pm
Great win for Shields against York today with an injury time winner to make it 3-2. Good to see loads of kids with Shields tops on in the town.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 2 October 2017, 01:21:48 pm
South Shields vs Hartlepool in the final FA Cup qualifier!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 5 October 2017, 10:30:08 pm
WTF?!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171005/cef5c7978375eb684368dc2a3ac8a7db.jpg)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 5 October 2017, 10:52:00 pm
What tune is he doing? At the Car Wash(ington)?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 6 October 2017, 06:00:30 am
What tune is he doing? At the Car Wash(ington)?

Ha ha! Fancy them ballsing that up!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 6 October 2017, 07:46:56 am
http://nonleagueday.co.uk/map.html
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 6 October 2017, 07:59:02 am
What tune is he doing? At the Car Wash(ington)?

Gotye's Now You're Just Chimbonda That I Used To Know.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 6 October 2017, 08:12:06 am
:dog:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: MKSC on Friday 6 October 2017, 02:00:02 pm
We're away to Truro City tomorrow. Giving it a miss, we've got them at home in the 4th Qual the week after too. Seriously hope that doesn't go to a replay. Not sure how I'd get to/from Cornwall on a Tuesday night. Generally we are out of the cup by now though, only made R1 twice.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 6 October 2017, 04:28:15 pm
Hebburn vs Willington at Stade d'Hebburn Sports tonight - the refurbished boozers are tremendous and aren't yet complete!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 6 October 2017, 05:27:34 pm
Going to go and watch Washington tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 6 October 2017, 06:35:41 pm
Going to go and watch Washington tomorrow.

The Chimbonda effect kicking in already!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 6 October 2017, 07:51:01 pm
Jarra Roofing v The Real Shields.

3pm KO.

Non league day tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 7 October 2017, 12:06:15 pm
Jarra Roofing v The Real Shields.

3pm KO.

Non league day tomorrow!

Feature about the real Shields on Soccer Saturday at 2.15pm ish! A few of the Roofing lads and manager were at Hebburn last night who won 2-0 - 279 there!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Saturday 7 October 2017, 04:43:25 pm
Blyth love their daft scores. Winning 6-3.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 7 October 2017, 04:49:29 pm
Good chance we will see at least three North East clubs in the National League next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 7 October 2017, 05:27:44 pm
For Blyth to get promoted to the Conference National would be a miraculous achievement for Alan Armstrong. He's doing a terrific job. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Saturday 7 October 2017, 08:44:18 pm
How long ago did they change the playoff system in the Conference North/South?

And why? Does 7th place really deserve a chance to go up like? :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Greg on Saturday 7 October 2017, 08:51:50 pm
New for this season, not really sure why.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 7 October 2017, 08:53:08 pm
7th place has a chance to go up in League 2 as well
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Saturday 7 October 2017, 08:57:03 pm
7th place has a chance to go up in League 2 as well

Aye, in a league where 4 go up. Only 2 go up from the North/South.

Seems ridiculous shoehorning 2 extra teams into the playoffs for no reason at all. It’s like stretching the League 2 playoff places down to 9th.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 13 October 2017, 10:50:15 am
Anyone else off to South Shields vs Hartlepool tomorrow? Should be a cracker!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: robm on Friday 13 October 2017, 11:22:35 am
Anyone else off to South Shields vs Hartlepool tomorrow? Should be a cracker!

Aye should be a good game. Be great if they could get to the next round.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 13 October 2017, 05:05:20 pm
Ashington part company with England fast bowler / manager Steve Harmison.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 14 October 2017, 03:47:50 pm
Following the Shields game on their Twitter feed, looks like they should be out of sight already.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 14 October 2017, 04:18:51 pm
1-2 Hartlepool now.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: robm on Saturday 14 October 2017, 06:06:56 pm
Shields could have been 3 up at half time. Hit the bar and a good penalty shout. Canny game although  Matty Pattison is still s****.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 14 October 2017, 07:35:30 pm
Blyth won 3-1 at former league club, Stockport County. :thup: Cementing 3rd place in the Conference North. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 18 October 2017, 07:37:23 am
Gateshead home to Chelmsford in the FA Cup First Round. Would be good to see them back in the 3rd Round.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 18 October 2017, 07:50:21 am
Shields could have been 3 up at half time. Hit the bar and a good penalty shout. Canny game although  Matty Pattison is still s****.

Yeah, it should have been well and truly game over at half time - pisser for them especially as the draw was going to be live from Mariner's Park if they had of went through (or even drew I think!)!

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 20 October 2017, 10:18:57 pm
The Harmison exodus from Ashington continues as Ben joins NSFC. Pell from Morpeth signed for NSFC.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 31 October 2017, 10:27:05 pm
South Shields 4-3 Farsley Celtic in the FA Trophy after ET - absolutely superb match!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 1 January 2018, 11:15:30 pm
Great result for Scarborough. :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 10 January 2018, 12:08:10 pm
Doesn't look good for 'Pools

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/15817351.HARTLEPOOL_UNITED__Administration_fears_amid_financial_crisis/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Saturday 27 January 2018, 05:20:01 pm
Went to Stan 2-5 Hebburn today, canny if a bit bitty due to the wind. Heaton were 2 up after 15 mins n all.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 27 January 2018, 05:34:59 pm
Blyth lost 2-1 at Boston. Spartans on a bad run of form at the moment,
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Saturday 27 January 2018, 10:07:01 pm
They’ve been on a bit of a poor run since spennymoor did the double over them in the space of a week.

Spenny won 1-0 today (4 wins 1 draw in their last 5 league games) sat 4th with 2 games in hand on some of the sides around them
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 28 January 2018, 09:51:16 am
Went to Stan 2-5 Hebburn today, canny if a bit bitty due to the wind. Heaton were 2 up after 15 mins n all.

You're in the Sunday Sun.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Monday 26 February 2018, 01:49:15 pm
Spennymoor v the Heed in the Trophy semis (if they win home replays)
Marske v Stockton in the Vase semis
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Infinitely Content on Monday 26 February 2018, 01:57:40 pm
New South Shields badge for next season.

(http://i66.tinypic.com/zkj0c3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Monday 26 February 2018, 01:58:17 pm
*unless it's floodlight related.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Infinitely Content on Monday 26 February 2018, 01:59:09 pm
 :lol: Aye
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: KDT on Monday 26 February 2018, 02:02:28 pm
Looks like the Pringles bloke.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 25 March 2018, 07:25:26 pm
Interesting changes to the league pyramid next season and what it could mean for the Northern League.

The FA is introducing a 4th regional division to steps 3 and 4 which will cover the midlands, so lots of shuffling around to create a much more northern Evo-Stik NPL and NPLD1. This obviously means promotion becomes more financially viable for Northern League clubs and could greatly change the make-up of the placing of North East clubs on the pyramid. Also at step 5 and 6 leagues will now be limited to 20 clubs, which means the Northern League is going to have to jettison some clubs one way or another.

Interesting times. In a way the strength of the NL at step 5 and the limited scope for teams to progress has been an enjoyable microcosm, because of the locality and the continued success in the Vase. Now it is likely to be the case that some of the bigger more ambition clubs move up. This brings in some potential danger for clubs who have for so long limited themselves having to cope with completely different ambitions. I hope the FA is not too forceful about clubs being promoted under this new system and still leaves it for the NL clubs to decide what is best for them.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 25 March 2018, 11:26:02 pm
Interesting. :thup: The Northern League has been left out on a limb for too long. Obviously Blyth have done well and become established, Spennymoor and Darlington have moved back up after their financial problems, and South Shields look to be on the way to joining them.  Who else from the Northern League could maybe's have a crack - Whitley Bay, Ashington, Morpeth?

Blyth still on a bad run at the moment - first game in a month, yesterday. But unfortunately they lost 1-0 at already relegated North Ferriby United. :( Need to pick up their form, or they could drop out of the play-off picture.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Monday 26 March 2018, 12:53:08 pm
I hope the FA is not too forceful about clubs being promoted under this new system and still leaves it for the NL clubs to decide what is best for them.

It looks like they are. We are at the end of March and they still haven't confirmed so clubs cannot properly plan for next year. As it stands Marske and Morpeth will be forced to go up against their will (certainly in Morpeth's case who do not wish to be promoted). Ultimately even limiting the next tier up to Yorkshire causes issues for us. The players are part time and its not possible to travel to Yorkshire for a half 7 kick off after work; inevitably we will lose our best players because of promotion and will struggle. Its ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Monday 26 March 2018, 01:31:29 pm
Blyth still on a bad run at the moment - first game in a month, yesterday. But unfortunately they lost 1-0 at already relegated North Ferriby United. :( Need to pick up their form, or they could drop out of the play-off picture.

They won't end up anywhere near the playoffs without a major pick-up in performances- the showing on Saturday was almost unrecognisable from earlier in the season- no heart whatsoever. Although I have to be honest, the club just isn't ready for that step up. The crowds aren't big enough and they would need a full-time setup for a national level to have any chance of survival.

The FA's approach on promotion is the unfortunate result of years of stubborness by the former leadership of the Northern League. The division is seen as actively not participating in the pyramid (and I think over the last 20 years, that's a very fair observation) and as such is being forced to do so- or to leave the system altogether. When the FA offered the mass promotion (must be 10 years ago now) and it was openly attacked by the NL chair (who always took the opportunity to warn his clubs against going up) then this day became inevitable.

With Step 4 going down to 20 sides, so a 38 fixture season, the league are looking to minimise the number of mixweek fixtures (and you will find the tinpot Evostick cup draws are always convenient geographically). There will be some of course, and all away sides will suffer a bit because they will not have their full squad to choose from. The reverse it true in that Morpeth will have some midweek home games against weakened opposition. This is just a fact of life at that level.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Monday 26 March 2018, 04:17:32 pm
The FA's approach on promotion is the unfortunate result of years of stubborness by the former leadership of the Northern League. The division is seen as actively not participating in the pyramid (and I think over the last 20 years, that's a very fair observation) and as such is being forced to do so- or to leave the system altogether. When the FA offered the mass promotion (must be 10 years ago now) and it was openly attacked by the NL chair (who always took the opportunity to warn his clubs against going up) then this day became inevitable.

With Step 4 going down to 20 sides, so a 38 fixture season, the league are looking to minimise the number of mixweek fixtures (and you will find the tinpot Evostick cup draws are always convenient geographically). There will be some of course, and all away sides will suffer a bit because they will not have their full squad to choose from. The reverse it true in that Morpeth will have some midweek home games against weakened opposition. This is just a fact of life at that level.

One wonders therefore what is the point of remaining in the pyramid? Is the Vase and the FA Cup preliminary rounds sufficient a reason? I do wonder if a threat was made by the Northern League cups to split what the reaction of the FA would be. Probably couldn't care less.

For the Northern League clubs, the reality is that financially there are limitations to where we can go so I'm not sure what forcing some of our teams to face more Yorkshire opposition actually does, other than force our better players to make a decision that may see them leaving the club to drop back to a Northern League outfit. At the same time that would probably have an affect on attendances. Essentially it threatens reduced participation and no one wins.

If the FA are concerned about the FA Vase - and I can see a point here as the domination we have shows it isn't a level playing field then I wonder if the compromise is let first division clubs have a crack at the FA Trophy. We wouldn't win it but could cause some upsets which would be exciting.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 26 March 2018, 04:29:15 pm
I see both sides of the argument.

Northern League clubs are happy to pay extra to players, give top strikers bonuses etc, and compete intensely with each other - but they don't want to pay the greater travel costs to play at a higher level. Some of the bigger NL clubs are at an artificially low level considering the size (and potential size) of the clubs and it's reflected in the Vase domination.

However, the North East clubs are in a particularly difficult position in terms of travelling and I can see the fear and practical problems of stepping out of the comfort zone. It will be interesting to see the make-up of the new Evo-Stik division next year geographically. My sympathies either way will probably be decided by that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Monday 26 March 2018, 06:27:22 pm
One wonders therefore what is the point of remaining in the pyramid? Is the Vase and the FA Cup preliminary rounds sufficient a reason? I do wonder if a threat was made by the Northern League cups to split what the reaction of the FA would be. Probably couldn't care less.

Vase and cup runs, even if not that common are a major financial boost both in terms of gates and prize money. Exiting the pyramid would also leave club without a place in the football foundation ground funding schemes.

The desire to stay in an entirely NE league is far from universal in the NL so a number of clubs would defect to some other league, leaving a rump of clubs playing in a closed shop with no promotion or relegation or potential for a run in a national compeition.

There is no threat from the NL to the FA- it's the other way around. It would be a disaster for the regional game.



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For the Northern League clubs, the reality is that financially there are limitations to where we can go so I'm not sure what forcing some of our teams to face more Yorkshire opposition actually does, other than force our better players to make a decision that may see them leaving the club to drop back to a Northern League outfit. At the same time that would probably have an affect on attendances. Essentially it threatens reduced participation and no one wins.

How many players will leave because they won't be able to make 5 or 6 games in a season? It's pretty standard at that level that you have a squad to cope with the reality that work commitments will mean you can't have every player available for every game.

Newly promoted clubs are often boosted by being a 'new ground' for a lot of away supporters and attendances at the next level are certainly no worse than the NL1. Often in this debate, the small matter of being possibly being promoted further up is not taken into consideration. And the Evo Prem has a few sides who will bring a very decent away support for a weekend game. Especially if there is the prospect of a night on the ales in Newcastle (which always proved popular with hordes visiting Blyth).

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If the FA are concerned about the FA Vase - and I can see a point here as the domination we have shows it isn't a level playing field then I wonder if the compromise is let first division clubs have a crack at the FA Trophy. We wouldn't win it but could cause some upsets which would be exciting.

I think the FA will expect the promotion rules to iron this out in due course rather than make an exception for the NL which could cause other precedents when they next come to reshuffle the divisions.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Tuesday 27 March 2018, 10:46:12 am
well I guess we will find out but our chairman is very much against it on financial grounds. I'm assuming it is why that god awful fencing has been erected around the whole of Craik Park as an attempt to hold the ground not being up to scratch. But if it is as rosy as you say there will be no issues but I'm sceptical. Some of the players I understand have expressed concerns and I believe mid-table NL clubs are monitoring - the fact that these players could play at a higher level already but choose not to is suggestive enough that it will be a problem.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 31 March 2018, 09:41:23 pm
Big result for Shields today winning and Hyde getting beat. They look nailed on for the title now.

Can see them making easy work of the Premier next season too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 31 March 2018, 09:57:57 pm
Haven't been off top spot for months, have they? Hope they and Scarborough go up together, the latter won 5-1 today as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 31 March 2018, 10:03:07 pm
They've been second for a little while, admittedly due to having games in hand.

There's a fairly good chance all 3 could go up automatically without the need for play-offs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Sunday 1 April 2018, 07:06:55 pm
Big result for Shields today winning and Hyde getting beat. They look nailed on for the title now.

Can see them making easy work of the Premier next season too.

Not sure about easy work- only the champions go up automatically so there is little room for error. That level is hard to judge until you know what's going on at other clubs, each year there are a few who get money behind them and a few who fall on hard times.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 1 April 2018, 07:15:11 pm
Yeah that's true enough. However considering how well Darlington and Spennymoor did straight off the bat I'd fancy them to do well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 1 April 2018, 07:30:30 pm
Is it really not the top two who go up? ??? All the tables I've seen have that dividing like after 2nd.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 1 April 2018, 08:18:31 pm
It is yes. However there is 1 extra automatic place which goes to the best 3rd placed team at Step 4 (so out of all 6 leagues), based on points per game.

Last time I checked there was a good chance it would be from this divison, so long as all 3 kept doing so well.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 1 April 2018, 08:29:56 pm
Current 3rd placed teams and PPG.

NPL North Scarborough 2.14
NPL South Bedworth 1.83
Isthmian North Potters Bar 1.9
Isthmian South Greenwich Borough 2.05
Southern East Beaconsfield Borough 2.08
Southern West Bristol Manor Farm 1.77

At the moment Scarborough still just ahead.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Sunday 1 April 2018, 11:51:19 pm
Is it really not the top two who go up? ??? All the tables I've seen have that dividing like after 2nd.

I was referring to 1 up in the Step 3 leagues (from Evostik Premier into National North)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 5 April 2018, 01:10:59 pm
Northern League fixtures are continuing to be decimated by the weather at the moment. Request has been made to extend the season by a week to try and get fixtures finished. This is an all too familiar story in non-league football. Now I'm very much a traditionalist in most things but IMO there has to be questions asked about the non-league season and the calender in which it runs. It is almost inevitable every year that fixtures throughout winter will be decimated and that teams will be left playing multiple games a week in the latter part of the season.

Is it not a more sensible idea to start the semipro and amateur non-league season earlier in the summer, and allow it to run later the following year, with a significant winter break sandwiched in between. This would certainly limit the number of games that are obliterated by the bad weather. It would also probably provide extra revenue for clubs in that it will see greater attendances when there is no other football on for people to consume.

Generally I'm strongly against the idea of a winter break in England, but that's because the facilities of the PL and Football League are generally more than capable of dealing with adverse weather. The non league game is different.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 5 April 2018, 01:31:19 pm
Would agree generally with that, but would be a number of knock on drawbacks for teams and players doing that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 5 April 2018, 01:46:30 pm
Know what you mean but the proper bad weather didn't start until the end of Feb when they'd be back playing anyway. Financially allowing they'd be better off sacking off all the pointless cups they have.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 17 April 2018, 04:25:17 pm
A draw for South Shields tonight will secure their third consecutive promotion!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 18 April 2018, 07:05:00 am
Third promotion in a row for South Shields - five points from their last four matches required to win the league assuming Scarborough win every match!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Wednesday 18 April 2018, 10:58:29 am
Meanwhile in the Northern League Marske I think pretty much guaranteed to win the league now. 12 games in 20 days is insane for them but they are only 13 points behind with 8 games in hand now. I can't see them losing half of those sadly and we have done our best in recent weeks to drop points, including Markse hammering us down there.

In truth they have been the best team in the division this season and if we had won it would have been due to fixture congestion. That said in recent seasons that same fixture congestion has worked against us but hey ho.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 19 April 2018, 06:34:26 pm
Third promotion in a row for South Shields - five points from their last four matches required to win the league assuming Scarborough win every match!

How much do you stand to win?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 2 May 2018, 07:58:10 am
Hebburn played their third match in four days last night and lost 2-1 at home to Tow Law - heavy legs and a red card for Chowey who had notched four the previous night!

Should still go up looking at the remaining matches!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 2 May 2018, 08:02:38 am
Harrogate Town have thrown money at it this season. Turned professional and are in the playoffs despite being managed by a clueless dullard of a chairmans son. Hope they go up because it would be great for the area as York are in free fall.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Wednesday 2 May 2018, 08:58:15 am
Northumberland Senior Final tonight at SJP. Always feels strange cheering the opposition to NUFC but Howay the Peth!

Tonight is also probably the night Marske go above us in the league and that will be that. Fair play to them, been by far the best team in the NL this year and will see them next year as we are both promoted (forced or otherwise)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 2 May 2018, 12:11:46 pm
Northumberland Senior Final tonight at SJP. Always feels strange cheering the opposition to NUFC but Howay the Peth!

Tonight is also probably the night Marske go above us in the league and that will be that. Fair play to them, been by far the best team in the NL this year and will see them next year as we are both promoted (forced or otherwise)

A mate of mine will be playing for Morpeth - Chrissy McDonald - he played at SJP in the final for Whitley a few seasons ago!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 3 May 2018, 12:33:59 am
Harrogate Town have thrown money at it this season. Turned professional and are in the playoffs despite being managed by a clueless dullard of a chairmans son. Hope they go up because it would be great for the area as York are in free fall.

:thup: Tragic what's going on at York, they're pitiful and it's only a few years since they were in the League 2 playoff.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: chopey on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 11:29:07 am
Jarrow Roofing closed down, anyone remeber the video of the loudest fan in football from there ?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Infinitely Content on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 12:02:25 pm
Aye read about that yesterday, withdrawing from the EBAC Northern League after 35 years in existence. Shame really. Recently had a few ex Newcastle & Middlesbrough players on their books in John Campbell & Bruno Pilatos.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 12:15:27 pm
Great day at Hebburn Sports Ground yesterday - 2-0 home victory to secure promotion to NL1! 351 there!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 12:40:24 pm
Northumberland Senior Final tonight at SJP. Always feels strange cheering the opposition to NUFC but Howay the Peth!

Tonight is also probably the night Marske go above us in the league and that will be that. Fair play to them, been by far the best team in the NL this year and will see them next year as we are both promoted (forced or otherwise)

A mate of mine will be playing for Morpeth - Chrissy McDonald - he played at SJP in the final for Whitley a few seasons ago!

Aye not sure how much of a game he has been getting lately but he wasn't even on the bench for the final, instead going for a winger, Wayne Phillips at left back. Maybe they were worries about NUFCs pace - which was one of the reasons we got beat. Didn't disgrace ourselves though.

Disappointing end to the season, Marske deserved winners. Onwards to promotion next season but will miss playing all the local sides for some Yorkshire pudding instead.

Shame about the Roofing but was their gaffer/chairman was a gobby pain on the touchline so little sympathy. Always found it strange that Jarrow FC seemed to be climbing up the leagues - I'm guessing the good folk of Jarra weren't happy with the Roofing being based at Boldon.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 01:18:54 pm
Northumberland Senior Final tonight at SJP. Always feels strange cheering the opposition to NUFC but Howay the Peth!

Tonight is also probably the night Marske go above us in the league and that will be that. Fair play to them, been by far the best team in the NL this year and will see them next year as we are both promoted (forced or otherwise)

A mate of mine will be playing for Morpeth - Chrissy McDonald - he played at SJP in the final for Whitley a few seasons ago!

Aye not sure how much of a game he has been getting lately but he wasn't even on the bench for the final, instead going for a winger, Wayne Phillips at left back. Maybe they were worries about NUFCs pace - which was one of the reasons we got beat. Didn't disgrace ourselves though.

Disappointing end to the season, Marske deserved winners. Onwards to promotion next season but will miss playing all the local sides for some Yorkshire pudding instead.

Shame about the Roofing but was their gaffer/chairman was a gobby pain on the touchline so little sympathy. Always found it strange that Jarrow FC seemed to be climbing up the leagues - I'm guessing the good folk of Jarra weren't happy with the Roofing being based at Boldon.

I was out with him on Friday - gobsmacked he didn't make the bench!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 01:20:10 pm
Pleased for Hebburn. Nice club. Looks like they've turned it round and decent potential there.
Shame for Roofing but ultimately one person can't sustain a club forever, his efforts were immense at that level but they just never had any kind of real community following.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 01:38:25 pm
Pleased for Hebburn. Nice club. Looks like they've turned it round and decent potential there.
Shame for Roofing but ultimately one person can't sustain a club forever, his efforts were immense at that level but they just never had any kind of real community following.

Big plans mate - be quality next season as they're building a veranda! Really nice the boozer now too - great turnaround as you say!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 01:50:58 pm
Pleased for Hebburn. Nice club. Looks like they've turned it round and decent potential there.
Shame for Roofing but ultimately one person can't sustain a club forever, his efforts were immense at that level but they just never had any kind of real community following.

Big plans mate - be quality next season as they're building a veranda! Really nice the boozer now too - great runaround as you say!

Place always had a nice feel to it and the investment will just make it better. I'm sure it will get the payback it deserves.
Be great if they can keep a steady 300 plus going.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 02:06:54 pm
I was out with him on Friday - gobsmacked he didn't make the bench!

I'm guessing the game plan was to hope to be in the tie in the final 10-15 minutes so we went with mostly attacking options on the bench with club captain Rasher and ex mackem striker Stephen Elliot. Curtis Coppen, signed from N-Shields and a very good central defender was the defensive option. Although Rash was called on early cos of injury it nearly worked. Mind, hell of a come down for Stephen Elliot, last time he was at SJP was scoring against NUFC in the derby (Emre freekick winner game) to now being on the bench for a team in the 9th tier of English football.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 02:26:45 pm
Well done to Marske on their NL title and promotion to the Evo 1 East- absolutely insane backlog of fixtures but somehow they got the points they needed.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 03:29:21 pm
Well done to Marske on their NL title and promotion to the Evo 1 East- absolutely insane backlog of fixtures but somehow they got the points they needed.
Fully deserved. Always one of the better away days at this level. Although their attendances are.notjing to write home about. Be interesting to see how it pans out for them and Morpeth. Can easily see teams playing games to not go up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 04:12:16 pm
Pleased for Hebburn. Nice club. Looks like they've turned it round and decent potential there.
Shame for Roofing but ultimately one person can't sustain a club forever, his efforts were immense at that level but they just never had any kind of real community following.

Big plans mate - be quality next season as they're building a veranda! Really nice the boozer now too - great turnaround as you say!

Me and my dad are going to get to a few more of their games next season since it's getting a bit much for him going to Newcastle.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 04:18:19 pm
Be interesting to see how it pans out for them and Morpeth. Can easily see teams playing games to not go up.

They will probably be fine although there are a couple of longer trips theyy will all be scheduled for Saturdays. One or two will always befall the weather / cup clashes so for certain they will be a few midweek treks- but not much worse than those playing in the Vase.

If NL teams want to throw games to stay down, fine- it means the teams who want to progress finally can. I was a bit unsure about enforced promotions but I think now it's the right thing to have done. Next season there is a much better chance for the sides down there with two of the better sides out of the way and at a higher level. The NE game is looking much stronger than it has done for a while, aside from the ongoing situation at Gateshead.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 09:02:20 pm
Roofing as a club were pretty much the work of one bloke. Was always liable to go the wall once he decided to retire.

Went along to Hebburn yesterday. Lovely set-up they've got there.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 09:07:50 pm
Roofing as a club were pretty much the work of one bloke. Was always liable to go the wall once he decided to retire.

Went along to Hebburn yesterday. Lovely set-up they've got there.

You can’t complain with £5 to get in and that included a pint!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 09:17:29 pm
It's a great set-up with the sports club there.

Days like yesterday really make me think again that football below a certain level would be far better running into the summer. Great weather and no professional game to compete with would mean bigger crowds. Especially if you organize the clubs in a community/social focused way.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 09:22:45 pm
It's a great set-up with the sports club there.


Yep - it’s really popular as a boozer - good prices especially the happy hour(s!) and a good pint! I was there outside from 10.45 - 8.30 yesterday and it was bouncing all day! Like I was when I left ha ha!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 09:24:46 pm
Their cricket side recently folded, so not sure how much of a sports club it is. Do they do rugby there as well?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 09:33:54 pm
Their cricket side recently folded, so not sure how much of a sports club it is. Do they do rugby there as well?

Just football now mate since they folded
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 8 May 2018, 11:24:56 pm
Roofing as a club were pretty much the work of one bloke. Was always liable to go the wall once he decided to retire.

Went along to Hebburn yesterday. Lovely set-up they've got there.

And that one bloke was a f***ing idiot. Tried fighting North Shields fans last time we were there.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 9 May 2018, 08:30:15 am
It's a great set-up with the sports club there.

Days like yesterday really make me think again that football below a certain level would be far better running into the summer. Great weather and no professional game to compete with would mean bigger crowds. Especially if you organize the clubs in a community/social focused way.

Agree with this.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: magorific on Wednesday 9 May 2018, 08:36:35 am
Pleased for Hebburn. Nice club. Looks like they've turned it round and decent potential there.
Shame for Roofing but ultimately one person can't sustain a club forever, his efforts were immense at that level but they just never had any kind of real community following.

Big plans mate - be quality next season as they're building a veranda! Really nice the boozer now too - great turnaround as you say!

Big plans indeed - they're trying to sign several South Shields players who don't fancy the extra travel next season in the Evo Premier.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Benwell Lad on Wednesday 9 May 2018, 01:36:31 pm
Roofing as a club were pretty much the work of one bloke. Was always liable to go the wall once he decided to retire.

Went along to Hebburn yesterday. Lovely set-up they've got there.

And that one bloke was a f***ing idiot. Tried fighting North Shields fans last time we were there.

Was always threatening to chin somebody. More often than not an opposition fan  :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 11 May 2018, 02:54:48 pm
http://www.hebburntownfc.co.uk/2018/05/11/hebburn-town-fc-statement/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 11 May 2018, 04:30:06 pm
Sounds good!

Do they have any plans on moving up the league pyramid or happy to stay in the Northern League?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Friday 11 May 2018, 07:33:42 pm
Julio Arca has retired.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Saturday 12 May 2018, 11:00:23 am
Sounds good!

Do they have any plans on moving up the league pyramid or happy to stay in the Northern League?

Could be wrong. But I don’t think you have a choice now. I think if you win the NL you must take promotion. Unlike before when you had to apply etc.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 12 May 2018, 11:05:59 am
Sounds good!

Do they have any plans on moving up the league pyramid or happy to stay in the Northern League?

Could be wrong. But I don’t think you have a choice now. I think if you win the NL you must take promotion. Unlike before when you had to apply etc.

Correct. Promotion is compulsory now.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 12 May 2018, 04:14:03 pm
I am inclined to agree with it. It's about time NL teams started participating in the pyramid. If enough of them go up and establish themselves then the new Evostik West will have a far more Northern feel to it than it currently does.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 12 May 2018, 04:23:49 pm
I am inclined to agree with it. It's about time NL teams started participating in the pyramid. If enough of them go up and establish themselves then the new Evostik West will have a far more Northern feel to it than it currently does.
I agree. No point in playing the game if you have no intention of being the best you can be.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 1 June 2018, 07:40:45 am
Hebburn Town have big plans and are announcing several singings in the next few days. From what I've heard, four of them are from South Shields (the extra travelling plus with work commitments) plus rumours of a big name and Shola has been mentioned! I genuinely can't see it but you never know!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 1 June 2018, 09:11:11 am
http://www.hebburntownfc.co.uk/2018/06/01/hebburn-make-statement-of-intent-with-four-new-signings/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Friday 1 June 2018, 01:34:46 pm
Is the ground up to scratch for the Evostik now Paully? Must be well placed to have a tilt at the automatic promotion places.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 8 June 2018, 09:17:30 am
South Shields to host a 4 team tournament next month involving themselves, Celtic U23s, Southampton U23s & Marseille U23s. Pretty big coup!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 12 June 2018, 08:39:19 pm
Another quality signing for Hebburn!

http://www.hebburntownfc.co.uk/2018/06/12/andrew-stephenson-becomes-latest-to-join-the-club/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 12 June 2018, 11:44:54 pm
Great player in his Spenny days.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 13 June 2018, 04:25:42 am
Great player in his Spenny days.

Promotion is a must with the signings - an unbelievable turnaround from just 16 months ago when things looked horrific!

https://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/non-league/community-shows-support-for-struggling-hebburn-town-fc-1-8398075
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 10 July 2018, 09:14:43 pm
Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Wednesday 11 July 2018, 08:36:14 am
Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League.
Lack of EU funding they received for university sports.
A university like Northumbria that focuses on arts and sports is going to be massively hit by the lack of funding from the EU. In order to make up for it they going to have to take on more foreign students, which is one of the reasons behind the recent re-branding, in order to gain more students.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 13 July 2018, 02:17:16 pm
Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League.
Lack of EU funding they received for university sports.
A university like Northumbria that focuses on arts and sports is going to be massively hit by the lack of funding from the EU. In order to make up for it they going to have to take on more foreign students, which is one of the reasons behind the recent re-branding, in order to gain more students.

Yep - my mate played for them - was on a good number getting his uni fees paid!

Hebburn are having a right go!

http://www.hebburntownfc.co.uk/2018/07/13/club-secures-ground-sponsorship-deal-with-the-energy-check/

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 16 July 2018, 11:13:37 pm
https://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/non-league/south-shields-fc-reveal-4million-plans-for-new-stand-and-community-hub-1-9251038
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 17 July 2018, 09:41:39 am
Revenues of £1m? How many roast dinners are they selling?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Tuesday 17 July 2018, 11:10:41 am
hopefully enough to improve their floodlights
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 25 July 2018, 12:15:20 pm
South Shields vs Hebburn tonight - should be a canny game! Thankfully, the hosts have seen sense and reduced the original £10 entre price to £6!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 27 July 2018, 04:43:54 pm
Superb signing - he was outstanding on Wednesday;

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Friday 27 July 2018, 05:48:34 pm
Apparently Marske have had to pull out of the Cleator Cup on the back of not having enough players signed up to make a team.

Maybe this is the reality of forced promotion?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Sunday 29 July 2018, 11:53:16 am
Apparently Marske have had to pull out of the Cleator Cup on the back of not having enough players signed up to make a team.

Maybe this is the reality of forced promotion?

Or a handy excuse not to play a game they have no obligation to play as it’s a NL cup and they are now EPL.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Sunday 29 July 2018, 04:13:25 pm
Apparently Marske have had to pull out of the Cleator Cup on the back of not having enough players signed up to make a team.

Maybe this is the reality of forced promotion?

Or a handy excuse not to play a game they have no obligation to play as it’s a NL cup and they are now EPL.

Or a bit of both. We’ve lost players that we would have otherwise kept, including first choice keeper. Promotion definitely a challenge beyond the obvious
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 30 July 2018, 10:34:16 pm
Apparently Marske have had to pull out of the Cleator Cup on the back of not having enough players signed up to make a team.

Maybe this is the reality of forced promotion?

Or a handy excuse not to play a game they have no obligation to play as it’s a NL cup and they are now EPL.

Or a bit of both. We’ve lost players that we would have otherwise kept, including first choice keeper. Promotion definitely a challenge beyond the obvious
There will be teams in the NL playing to not get promoted next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 3 August 2018, 06:25:53 am
Another cracking signing for Hebburn - former Mag Michael Richardson from South Shields! Promotion looks a must this season!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Friday 3 August 2018, 06:44:51 am
Apparently Marske have had to pull out of the Cleator Cup on the back of not having enough players signed up to make a team.

Maybe this is the reality of forced promotion?

Or a handy excuse not to play a game they have no obligation to play as it’s a NL cup and they are now EPL.

Or a bit of both. We’ve lost players that we would have otherwise kept, including first choice keeper. Promotion definitely a challenge beyond the obvious
There will be teams in the NL playing to not get promoted next season.

Yup. I’d visited a fair few NL grounds with Morpeth in recent years but realistically I’m not travelling to Goole and Belper where our first two fixtures are. Shame for the fans as well because we always took a decent away group.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 4 August 2018, 04:38:16 pm
Blyth Spartans 2-0 down at Hereford

Blyth Town 4-0 up v Ashington, At HT. :???:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 4 August 2018, 11:05:26 pm
Watched Harrogate Town get a draw in their first ever Conference National game. Not been down for a few years as I've started working weekends but had a great time with my little lad. They have spent loads on the ground as well. Last time I was there it had an obscene hilly playing surface and only 2 "stands". Now 3 sides are terraced and they've gained 1000 fans. Still got the chairmans son in charge though who is diabolical and being carried by daddys cash. Game was physical as f*** though, Harrogate are a pretty dainty side and it was a bit of a wakeup call against the next level up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 8 August 2018, 07:05:26 am
Hebburn 3-2 Ashington last night so two wins out of two!

Hebburn were 3-0 up and should have been out of sight by half time - very good team now and promotion is a must! 237 there but it looked like a lot more!

Fans of others teams who visit will be amazed at the transformation of the place!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 8 August 2018, 08:57:18 am
Yup. I’d visited a fair few NL grounds with Morpeth in recent years but realistically I’m not travelling to Goole and Belper where our first two fixtures are. Shame for the fans as well because we always took a decent away group.

Are you not planning to go to any aways? It's probably the best thing about playing at that level.

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: samptime29 on Wednesday 8 August 2018, 09:12:24 am
Canny start to the season for Gateshead.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: jonny1403 on Wednesday 8 August 2018, 09:14:11 am
Hebburn 3-2 Ashington last night so two wins out of two!

Hebburn were 3-0 up and should have been out of sight by half time - very good team now and promotion is a must! 237 there but it looked like a lot more!

Fans of others teams who visit will be amazed at the transformation of the place!

Were Hebburn the team that was going out of business last season?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 8 August 2018, 09:18:07 am
Season before that I think they were on their knees. Think they had to arrange a friendly with a Newcastle XI including a Beardsley talk-in to stay afloat.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 8 August 2018, 09:40:06 am
Hebburn 3-2 Ashington last night so two wins out of two!

Hebburn were 3-0 up and should have been out of sight by half time - very good team now and promotion is a must! 237 there but it looked like a lot more!

Fans of others teams who visit will be amazed at the transformation of the place!

Were Hebburn the team that was going out of business last season?

18 months ago mate – unbelievable turnaround!

https://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/appeal-to-save-105-year-old-football-club-as-it-faces-extinction-1-8386802

A few local lads with a few quid behind them bought the Ground and have vastly improved the boozer (with big changes still ongoing) and have big plans for the Ground And obviously the football team! The boozer is constantly heaving and it’s great for the area! 

This was the starting XI and bench last night;

Taylor, Storey (c), Ghillespy, Groves, Wallace, Fairley, Kerr, Richardson, Dibb-Fuller, Sullivan, Armstrong Subs: Spence, Kanda, Bramley, D.Smith, Mallinson
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 8 August 2018, 09:46:09 am
I took my nephew to his first ever game last night - Blyth v Bradford PA. He thoroughly enjoyed it, even though Spartans lost 2-1. Just over 660 there.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 11 August 2018, 07:42:52 pm
Terrific win for Blyth today - 8-1  v Chester FC. :???: :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 21 August 2018, 05:43:19 pm
Hebburn vs North Shields tonight - Crumpy must be going?!

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 21 August 2018, 05:48:39 pm
Hebburn vs North Shields tonight - Crumpy must be going?!

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Can't make it mate. Old man's 85 today and doing a family meal/drink etc.

Shields have been woeful this season so far. They offer nothing up front. Easy three points for hebburn is all I can see.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 21 August 2018, 05:52:40 pm
Off to West Auckland v Benfield tonight. Should be a cracker!
Title: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 21 August 2018, 09:36:31 pm
3-3 - Hebburn should have been out of sight after 20 minutes!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 21 August 2018, 09:38:04 pm
Goal from the halfway line any good?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 25 August 2018, 07:02:22 pm
North Shields 3 v 2 Stockton

Good game some v good goals (NS 2nd) NS looking like a different team to a few weeks ago. Gary Day maybe providing some forward momentum.
Some shocking stuff post match as their No.3 tried to start fighting with the NS support who were slaughtering him through the game.(general banter) At every corner he was offering to meet his ridiculers after the match to 'sort it' As he went into the changers he called a young back lad a 'f***ing paki' (my son heard it - strange really)

A good afternoons non-league!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 25 August 2018, 08:25:04 pm
Harrogate unbeaten so far in the National.. Hope they keep this up. North Yorkshire needs some representation!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Sunday 26 August 2018, 03:05:40 pm
Was at dunston v pontefract collieries yesterday. FA cup preliminary round. Dunston came from behind twice to win 4-2 against opposition a level above, 1-0 down at half time before a fantastic 2nd half. Cheap, enjoyable afternoon . Burger and a bovril for £2.20.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 06:03:42 pm
Blyth AFC of the Northern League have ceased to be.

NS lost to them a few weeks ago. They took most of NS better players. No tears off NS or their support.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 06:19:39 pm
Over 1,000 people at Bromley yesterday, they won 4-0. Some football was played on the ground, which was pretty surprising.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 06:59:37 pm
Was at Benfield v West Auckland in the FA Cup on Saturday. Benfield won 1-0 with a screamer from Dale Pearson. Finally got home about 8.30pm absolutely legless after about 9 pints in the club house afterwards. They play Workington at home, who are 2 leagues above Benfield, in the next round a week on Saturday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 07:51:14 pm
Blyth AFC of the Northern League have ceased to be.

NS lost to them a few weeks ago. They took most of NS better players. No tears off NS or their support.

Did they used to be Blyth Town? Barry Elliott was involved with them - local shithouse in Blyth (was involved with UKIP) Everything he touches turns to s****. Don't ask him how many times he's been made bankrupt, or he will have his solicitors on to you! :D
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 08:17:21 pm
Elliot is a f***ing clown. A clown with money, but still a clown.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 08:24:29 pm
Elliot is a f***ing clown. A clown with money, but still a clown.

Without a doubt! :clap:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 08:24:47 pm
Blyth AFC of the Northern League have ceased to be.

NS lost to them a few weeks ago. They took most of NS better players. No tears off NS or their support.

Did they used to be Blyth Town? Barry Elliott was involved with them - local shithouse in Blyth (was involved with UKIP) Everything he touches turns to s****. Don't ask him how many times he's been made bankrupt, or he will have his solicitors on to you! :D
I think so aye, they ended up having to ground share at Ashington.
Shields were trying to sign coppen from Morpeth and while our useless b****** of s chairman stuttered he jumped in and paid £1500 for him.
Hope shields get him and Dan Wilson back.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 08:33:44 pm
Seaham vs RCA delayed due to masked men attacking the Seaham goalkeeper coach with golf clubs - WTF!

I know the Seaham manager and assistant!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 28 August 2018, 08:50:52 pm
Seaham vs RCA delayed due to masked men attacking the Seaham goalkeeper coach with golf clubs - WTF!

I know the Seaham manager and assistant!
Proper northern league!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:19:46 am
Took my daughter and nephew to Blyth v Altrincham, yesterday. Spartans won 2-1 and whilst being fortunate, they've been due some luck in recent weeks. :) Just shy of 700 at Croft Park.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Tooj on Monday 3 September 2018, 02:24:05 pm
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/supportfornewcastlebluestar?utm_term=XYWYPyaXP

Wasn't sure where else to put this but my mate is manager of Blue Star and some dickheads decided to break into the storage area with bolt cutters and set it alight, which means all of their equipment etc. has been destroyed.

If anybody out there can help in any way possible it would be amazing.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: steve_69 on Monday 3 September 2018, 03:10:08 pm
Harrogate unbeaten so far in the National.. Hope they keep this up. North Yorkshire needs some representation!


I'm planning on going along to a few games this season. I went to my first last year and I had a great time - really good standard of football being played as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 3 September 2018, 04:21:07 pm
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/supportfornewcastlebluestar?utm_term=XYWYPyaXP

Wasn't sure where else to put this but my mate is manager of Blue Star and some dickheads decided to break into the storage area with bolt cutters and set it alight, which means all of their equipment etc. has been destroyed.

If anybody out there can help in any way possible it would be amazing.

Bedlington Terriors had their floodlights vandalised last week as well. Shameful really when some of these clubs are literally just surviving.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Tooj on Monday 3 September 2018, 08:51:48 pm
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/heartbreak-suspected-arsonists-torch-hut-15106496
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Monday 3 September 2018, 09:25:59 pm
Harrogate unbeaten so far in the National.. Hope they keep this up. North Yorkshire needs some representation!


I'm planning on going along to a few games this season. I went to my first last year and I had a great time - really good standard of football being played as well.


Playing really well. Think league football might be incoming if they keep it up. Atmosphere is miles better than 4-5 years ago as well.

Don't bother going to watch Railway though. Utter dross. Been to 3 games, got humped every time lol. Can't see them wining a game!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: steve_69 on Tuesday 4 September 2018, 02:57:23 pm
Harrogate unbeaten so far in the National.. Hope they keep this up. North Yorkshire needs some representation!


I'm planning on going along to a few games this season. I went to my first last year and I had a great time - really good standard of football being played as well.


Playing really well. Think league football might be incoming if they keep it up. Atmosphere is miles better than 4-5 years ago as well.

Don't bother going to watch Railway though. Utter dross. Been to 3 games, got humped every time lol. Can't see them wining a game!

Problem is they can't expand the ground much and i'm pretty sure the league don't allow artificial pitches so they'd have to tear up the 4g.  Given how much money they're be earning from the 6-a-side leagues and renting the pitch out to local clubs for training, i'm not sure it'd be a good thing for them to go up. It would obviously be great for the area though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 08:39:05 am
Beat Gateshead last night. Got some momentum. Fair play to Weaver he's finally got it working for him. They've got planning permission for the ground in place. Biiig issue is parking though and congestion.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 5 September 2018, 09:50:11 pm
Guisborough 3-3 Hebburn. Guisborough goalkeeper scoring his second goal of the season in injury-time. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 6 September 2018, 07:37:43 am
Guisborough 3-3 Hebburn. Guisborough goalkeeper scoring his second goal of the season in injury-time. :lol:

Ha FFS aye! Third time this season Hebburn have dropped two points at the death FFS!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 7 September 2018, 12:16:53 pm
Foley back to South Shields from Spenny - after a dodgy start they're surprisingly 2nd and have some of their better players back from injury and suspension!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 7 September 2018, 02:23:36 pm
Should be on Football Manager 2020. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Friday 7 September 2018, 02:33:45 pm
Foley back to South Shields from Spenny - after a dodgy start they're surprisingly 2nd and have some of their better players back from injury and suspension!

They just seem to be struggling with the long away journeys this year. Two heavy away defeats but have looked very strong at home.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 09:08:23 am
Hebburn top of Northern League One and South Shields top of the Evo National - happy days!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ennyoueffsea on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 05:34:43 pm
Marty Pattison has requested transfer from Shields.

https://southshieldsfc.co.uk/matty-pattison-placed-on-transfer-list-for-family-reasons/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: geordiedean on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 06:05:26 pm
Foley back to South Shields from Spenny - after a dodgy start they're surprisingly 2nd and have some of their better players back from injury and suspension!

National league north for them next if promoted?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 06:13:48 pm
Foley back to South Shields from Spenny - after a dodgy start they're surprisingly 2nd and have some of their better players back from injury and suspension!

National league north for them next if promoted?

Aye mate - I can’t see any reason why not either!

Hebburn should really go up this season too!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: geordiedean on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 06:24:01 pm
Foley back to South Shields from Spenny - after a dodgy start they're surprisingly 2nd and have some of their better players back from injury and suspension!

National league north for them next if promoted?

Aye mate - I can’t see any reason why not either!

Hebburn should really go up this season too!

What level are Shields looking to get to can they sustain national league level or are they going all Salford City style for a league place
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ennyoueffsea on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 07:44:40 pm
Foley back to South Shields from Spenny - after a dodgy start they're surprisingly 2nd and have some of their better players back from injury and suspension!

National league north for them next if promoted?

Aye mate - I can’t see any reason why not either!

Hebburn should really go up this season too!

What level are Shields looking to get to can they sustain national league level or are they going all Salford City style for a league place

Think I read somewhere that initially the owner was aiming for national league then was updated for a league place.


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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilky on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 07:57:49 pm
Blyth AFC of the Northern League have ceased to be.

NS lost to them a few weeks ago. They took most of NS better players. No tears off NS or their support.

Did they used to be Blyth Town? Barry Elliott was involved with them - local shithouse in Blyth (was involved with UKIP) Everything he touches turns to s****. Don't ask him how many times he's been made bankrupt, or he will have his solicitors on to you! :D
I think so aye, they ended up having to ground share at Ashington.
Shields were trying to sign coppen from Morpeth and while our useless b****** of s chairman stuttered he jumped in and paid £1500 for him.
Hope shields get him and Dan Wilson back.

That’s not a fair representation of the situation.

Coppen fell out with our gaffer and the thick f***er thought there was a clause in his contract that allowed him to walk away for nowt. He even had a foul mouthed he’d verbal spat with Nick Grey on Twitter. Turns out Nick was right so he couldn’t walk out. Coppen announced he had signed for N Shields on Twitter after agreeing terms on a free but he read his contract wrong.

Morpeth then sold to the highest bidder and the Blyth chairmen threw money at us and we accepted. Your chairman rightly didn’t get into a bidding war and the financial situation at Blyth shows he was right.

I don’t know your chairman but I know those who volunteer in senior positions and by all means a top bloke.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 September 2018, 01:54:36 pm
I think Shields have the potential to make a go of getting into the Conference. Spartans ambition seems to be to remain in the Conference North, unfortunately. Seems little intent at boardroom level to push for promotion. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 13 September 2018, 02:10:42 pm
I think Shields have the potential to make a go of getting into the Conference. Spartans ambition seems to be to remain in the Conference North, unfortunately. Seems little intent at boardroom level to push for promotion. :(

Blyth lost £150k last year which was filled by the chairman. The gates are just not high enough to go up- in fact they are towards the bottom of the NLN. There is certainly more the club could do to boost gates, but I always get riled up when the guys who have footed the bill with their own cash are accused of not spending because they are unambitious. Until a lot more people start turning up every week (not just after a couple of good wins or on sunny days) then NLN is as far as the club can go.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 September 2018, 02:17:18 pm
I think Shields have the potential to make a go of getting into the Conference. Spartans ambition seems to be to remain in the Conference North, unfortunately. Seems little intent at boardroom level to push for promotion. :(

Blyth lost £150k last year which was filled by the chairman. The gates are just not high enough to go up- in fact they are towards the bottom of the NLN. There is certainly more the club could do to boost gates, but I always get riled up when the guys who have footed the bill with their own cash are accused of not spending because they are unambitious. Until a lot more people start turning up every week (not just after a couple of good wins or on sunny days) then NLN is as far as the club can go.

Agreed that Spartans need more through the gate, but again a bit of ambition may help in that regard, as will a cup run (the club hasn't enjoyed one of them since the run to Round 3 of the FA Cup, 3 years ago) Spartans home games always seem to be on when Newcastle are at home too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 13 September 2018, 02:33:20 pm
again a bit of ambition may help in that regard,

What does that ambition look like though, apart from more money on players which the club doesn't have?

When I see the revival at some of the other local clubs, I do scratch my head as to how Blyth seem to have only put an extra couple of hundred on the gate over the last decade.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 13 September 2018, 02:36:32 pm
I think Shields have the potential to make a go of getting into the Conference. Spartans ambition seems to be to remain in the Conference North, unfortunately. Seems little intent at boardroom level to push for promotion. :(

Blyth lost £150k last year which was filled by the chairman. The gates are just not high enough to go up- in fact they are towards the bottom of the NLN. There is certainly more the club could do to boost gates, but I always get riled up when the guys who have footed the bill with their own cash are accused of not spending because they are unambitious. Until a lot more people start turning up every week (not just after a couple of good wins or on sunny days) then NLN is as far as the club can go.

They're averaging 700 as a struggling team which isn't too bad and makes them 14th best supported out of the 22 teams in the league. Obviously if they were doing better or were even promoted crowds would increase but even as things are they are only getting around 150 less than Gateshead who have been competitive in the Conference National for a good few years and is more than Gateshead were getting when they were playing at that level.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 13 September 2018, 02:43:51 pm
Versus the last 20 years or so the crowds are good- but it's clearly not enough to keep a side at the upper end of that level of football. Geography plays a part as well as the fact there are more ex-FL sides at that level than ever before.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 13 September 2018, 03:16:59 pm
Versus the last 20 years or so the crowds are good- but it's clearly not enough to keep a side at the upper end of that level of football. Geography plays a part as well as the fact there are more ex-FL sides at that level than ever before.

Some big clubs in the Conference these days, the vast majority professional, but Blyth could easily attract 1k+ in that league. It's a decent sized town and they also draw plenty of support from Cramlington, Ashington and Bedlington. They don't suffer when NUFC play at home as much as Gateshead do either.

As you say though Geography does play a massive part and they still lose players to NL clubs because of the travelling.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 September 2018, 03:38:56 pm
I think South Shields getting into the Conference North, would help the likes of Blyth (certainly when it comes to travelling!) Will have to hope that Morpeth and Marske keep progressing too.

Alan Armstrong has built a fairly young side at Blyth, with the exception of the mecurial Robbie Dale. Hopefully the side can and will only get better. Leamington at home, on Saturday. I've got the bairn this weekend - might see if she fancies going again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 13 September 2018, 04:23:34 pm
The NE needs clubs at the different levels of the pyramid- it keeps players in the area who want to progress and also attracts those coming home after pro / youth stints elsewhere. It's good to see them all doing well in the Evo prem / east.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 13 September 2018, 04:43:41 pm
The NE needs clubs at the different levels of the pyramid- it keeps players in the area who want to progress and also attracts those coming home after pro / youth stints elsewhere. It's good to see them all doing well in the Evo prem / east.

This 100%. Now that promotion is compulsory from the NL to the Evo Stik league more teams from this area are going to be playing higher up the ladder in the seasons ahead. It's difficult for the likes of Morpeth and Marske at the moment regarding travel and even worse for South Shields who have a ridiculous amount of travelling (more than Blyth in the league above) but the more NE clubs working their way up the pyramid the more local games there will be higher up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ujpest doza on Thursday 13 September 2018, 07:03:40 pm
Matty Pattison has signed for Whickham
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 18 September 2018, 11:07:23 am
Big test for Hebburn in the Vase – cracker of a tie at home to City of Liverpool! Both teams are joint 2nd favourites to win it! They’re expecting to bring between 250 and 300 and it falls on international weekend so it should be a record crowd!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 23 September 2018, 10:56:55 am
Harrogate Railway managed a draw yesterday. Were undone by an amazing free kick from 25 yards. New manager in the seat now. First one lasted 4 games. Best thing is one of the strikers is barely 5ft 2 and watching him dance round lumps of defenders is class.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 23 September 2018, 11:56:46 am
Blyth got a 3-3 draw at Nantwich in the FA Cup. Replay at Croft Park on Tues night - I might try and head along.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Sunday 23 September 2018, 07:18:49 pm
Was at Dunston v Irlam, from Manchester way, in the FA cup yesterday. 2-1 win and through to the 3rd qualifying round. 9k prize money for winning.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Monday 24 September 2018, 02:10:10 pm
Dunston drawn at home to Chester next round. Decent draw.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Monday 24 September 2018, 02:25:10 pm
Be class if they could get through and get the Heed in the 4th.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 25 September 2018, 09:25:06 pm
Blyth got a 3-3 draw at Nantwich in the FA Cup. Replay at Croft Park on Tues night - I might try and head along.


Just gone 1-0 up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 25 September 2018, 09:58:47 pm
Blyth got a 3-3 draw at Nantwich in the FA Cup. Replay at Croft Park on Tues night - I might try and head along.


Just gone 1-0 up.

1-0 at FT - Dan Maguire bagged the winner. Blyth away to Gainsborough Trinity in the next round.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Friday 5 October 2018, 12:38:52 am
FA cup visited Dunston ahead of Saturdays 3rd qualifying round at home to Chester. Got something arranged so won't make it personally but hope they get a decent turnout. Big ask for an upset like. Chester 3 leagues above them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfitzpatrick/sets/72157696205117950
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 5 October 2018, 12:46:17 am
Blyth battered Chester 8-1 earlier this season, so Dunston might have a good chance. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 6 October 2018, 05:04:40 pm
FA Cup results;

Dunston 4 Chester 3 :)
Gainsborough 1 Blyth 2 :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Saturday 6 October 2018, 05:10:54 pm
One more hurdle until the first round! Two great results.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Saturday 6 October 2018, 05:15:15 pm
Dunston were the lowest ranked club in the 3rd qualifiers too. Amazing result.

EDIT: home to the Heed next round.

Blyth at home to York too. Couple of bumper pay days for them both.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 8 October 2018, 12:42:44 pm
What a draw for Dunston that is.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Monday 8 October 2018, 04:02:47 pm
What a draw for Dunston that is.
Clashes with NUFC v Brighton. Shame it couldn't be a lunchtime/teatime KO. The way things are i'm tempted to skip the toon game and go there instead.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 8 October 2018, 08:24:51 pm
One game gets picked for TV. No doubt it'll be Salford or some s**** instead.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 03:56:04 pm
Picked for streaming on BBC. Will kick off at 12:30.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Fugazi on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 03:59:18 pm
Excellent
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 04:03:18 pm
Might pop along. Howay the DunHeed. NE10.5 4eva.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 04:05:16 pm
Tickets will be kept at normal prices, £6 adults and £3 for concessions.

Definitely be heading along.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 04:17:53 pm
Good news.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 04:47:11 pm
Should be a canny crowd.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 04:52:00 pm
Great news. I'm in.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 07:37:05 pm
I'll hopefully be heading to Blyth v York. They will fetch a good few up, so should be a canny day. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 08:08:54 pm
Suppose I'll  have to make do with catching most of the dunston game in order to make it to SJP for no doubt a miserable finale to my afternoon ☹. Will have to suss out buses unless I can park at Newcastle college for about £4, I think.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 11 October 2018, 08:01:04 am
Hopefully a 1000+ plus crowd at Hebburn on Saturday for the visit of City of Liverpool in the Vase with about 200 of them coming up  :kasper: :kasper:  :kasper:

It could be a lively day!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 12 October 2018, 07:42:44 pm
Gateshead v Dunston live on BT Sport next weekend.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 12 October 2018, 08:34:10 pm
Around 1300 sold so far and cash turnstiles are on tomorrow! Record attendance well and truly smashed!

http://www.hebburntownfc.co.uk/2018/10/12/cash-turnstiles-in-operation-v-city-of-liverpool-fc/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Friday 12 October 2018, 08:35:08 pm
Going to Bromley tomorrow, should be a good crowd. Think they've been getting 1000 recently so the extra promotion and good weather should boost it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 12 October 2018, 08:38:51 pm
Around 1300 sold so far and cash turnstiles are on tomorrow! Record attendance well and truly smashed!

http://www.hebburntownfc.co.uk/2018/10/12/cash-turnstiles-in-operation-v-city-of-liverpool-fc/

Me and my dad are popping up around 2!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ashley17 on Friday 12 October 2018, 08:40:49 pm
Gateshead v Dunston live on BT Sport next weekend.

Thought it was BBC?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 12 October 2018, 08:52:19 pm
That’s what I meant, via red button too and not just online.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Friday 12 October 2018, 10:19:43 pm
Do they get extra coon through that? Great news if so.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 12 October 2018, 10:21:18 pm
Do they get extra coon through that? Great news if so.

Racist  :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 12 October 2018, 10:52:22 pm
Extra what?! :jones:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Robster on Friday 12 October 2018, 11:01:21 pm
:spit:

(it's a forum reference from a year or so back)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Friday 12 October 2018, 11:10:34 pm
Extremely inappropriate and probably far too niche given UB doesn’t post as much too.

(The question still stands)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Saturday 13 October 2018, 12:56:41 am
Just £2000
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 13 October 2018, 04:14:26 pm
Hebburn 3-0 up!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 13 October 2018, 04:51:58 pm
Cracking third goal from the halfway line.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 13 October 2018, 04:56:28 pm
2200 at Bromley, not too bad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 13 October 2018, 05:06:17 pm
Blyth stuffed 4-0 at Boston. Think Alun Armstrong might be in bother soon - one away win during the whole of 2018. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: newsted on Saturday 13 October 2018, 06:08:43 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alun_Armstrong

? Bit harsh.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Saturday 13 October 2018, 06:23:02 pm
spenny won 5-0 today against ashton, currently top of the form guide and up to third.. doing well
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Sunday 14 October 2018, 09:20:23 am
Cracking third goal from the halfway line.

Brilliant mate!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Sunday 14 October 2018, 02:42:34 pm
Here it is! First touch amazing too!

https://www.facebook.com/HebburnTownFC/videos/278214962822161/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 14 October 2018, 03:27:37 pm
Here it is! First touch amazing too!

https://www.facebook.com/HebburnTownFC/videos/278214962822161/
Can you clearly hear the Hillsborough chants from the hebburn?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 16 October 2018, 08:58:43 pm
Dunston have made it all ticket for Saturday. Gonna be a 2,500 sellout; last 500 go on sale tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 16 October 2018, 09:05:13 pm
Dunston have made it all ticket for Saturday. Gonna be a 2,500 sellout; last 500 go on sale tomorrow.

Sake.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 16 October 2018, 09:05:51 pm
Can you not get yourself along for 5 o clock?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 16 October 2018, 09:09:34 pm
Can you not get yourself along for 5 o clock?

Aye, was just having a look. Doubtful tbh, at least it’s on the box if I can’t.

Forgot Blyth were at home n all. Decent fallback.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 17 October 2018, 07:12:43 am
Here it is! First touch amazing too!

https://www.facebook.com/HebburnTownFC/videos/278214962822161/
Can you clearly hear the Hillsborough chants from the hebburn?

I know loads who were there and nobody heard anything about that
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: geordiedean on Wednesday 17 October 2018, 12:54:05 pm
Shields finding out life isn't as easy at this level
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 17 October 2018, 02:33:47 pm
Shields finding out life isn't as easy at this level

Yep - their home record is superb but their away record - Jesus!

My mate got sent off again last night and is getting slated off the Shields fans on twitter and Facebook much to my amusement  :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 18 October 2018, 06:11:26 am
Class by Dunston - they could have easily ramped the prices up and still sold out!

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: samptime29 on Saturday 20 October 2018, 08:17:09 am
Class from Dunston that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: covmag on Saturday 20 October 2018, 09:18:46 am

imagine if one of the draw Sunderland at home    :yikes: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 20 October 2018, 10:35:50 am
Is the Dunston game available via the red button on the BBC?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Toonjam88 on Saturday 20 October 2018, 10:42:58 am
Is the Dunston game available via the red button on the BBC?
Yes. Few of my mates managed to get tickets but the rest of us are heading to shark bar to watch it and have some bait before the toon match. They are both only getting £2k each for the bbc showing it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 20 October 2018, 10:44:18 am
Is the Dunston game available via the red button on the BBC?
Yes. Few of my mates managed to get tickets but the rest of us are heading to shark bar to watch it and have some bait before the toon match. They are both only getting £2k each for the bbc showing it.

Thanks. :thup: £2000 each? That's pish from the BBC. :rant:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 20 October 2018, 11:24:45 am
Is the Dunston game available via the red button on the BBC?
Yes. Few of my mates managed to get tickets but the rest of us are heading to shark bar to watch it and have some bait before the toon match. They are both only getting £2k each for the bbc showing it.

Thanks. :thup: £2000 each? That's pish from the BBC. :rant:

I don't think anyone else in the country will be bothered about watching it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 20 October 2018, 12:04:26 pm
Freeview channel 601 if anyone else wants to watch.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Saturday 20 October 2018, 01:21:38 pm
Freeview channel 601 if anyone else wants to watch.
Shows over now. Good to see a NL club getting close to the first round. Hopefully they've made a few nice £££
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 20 October 2018, 03:57:09 pm
Thought Dunston competed well, but the extra class and quality from Gateshead told in the end.

Blyth losing 1-0 at home to York at HT.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 20 October 2018, 05:01:28 pm
Blyth out of the FA Cup. Lost 1-0 to York in front of 1300.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 20 October 2018, 05:07:54 pm
Amazing to think this thread will include Newcastle in 5 years
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 20 October 2018, 07:39:21 pm
Watched Harrogate Railway grind out a 2-2. They just go to s*** every second half. They have a real decent left winger though, he's rapid as f***.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 20 October 2018, 09:11:24 pm
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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Sunday 21 October 2018, 08:01:21 am
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I was wondering what Tommy Rock was doing these days. Cracking player!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Monday 22 October 2018, 07:21:22 pm
Heed get Rochdale away in the cup.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Sifu on Monday 22 October 2018, 08:07:30 pm
Heed get Rochdale away in the cup.

Half tempted to go to that.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 25 October 2018, 06:58:17 am
Nikos Dabizas’ son started for Gateshead in the Durham Challenge Cup last night.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Munkey on Thursday 25 October 2018, 09:43:35 am
Nikos Dabizas’ son started for Gateshead in the Durham Challenge Cup last night.

was just coming in here to say that. read the match report this morning and was a tad surprised to see Dabizas in the line-up:

https://www.gateshead-fc.com/report-gateshead-4-0-billingham-town/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 25 October 2018, 07:02:03 pm
Some belting non-league goals in the North East lately. These two this midweek.

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 26 October 2018, 04:53:03 pm
Hebburn have scored three wonder goals this season!

Seaham have made several class signings this week so expect them to push on!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 26 October 2018, 05:17:17 pm
Seems to be every other week there’s either a goal either for or against Hebburn from halfway this season. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 26 October 2018, 05:39:26 pm
Seems to be every other week there’s either a goal either for or against Hebburn from halfway this season. :lol:

 :lol: :lol: At least five!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 29 October 2018, 01:57:34 pm
Back to the Dunston v Gateshead match, love the idea that 3 years ago Williamson was scoring at St James with an assist from someone who’d win the next World Cup and now he’s rocking up in Dunston in a Dean Taxi.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Monday 29 October 2018, 02:09:49 pm
Must be getting paid alright if he's in a Dean.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 30 October 2018, 04:14:16 pm
Wow!

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 30 October 2018, 07:05:10 pm
First ever midweek game tonight, Bromley v Braintree. Getting quite into it, usually only go on warm Saturday afternoons.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 30 October 2018, 08:05:37 pm
Blyth 1-0 up at Guisley in the Conference North - Aaron Cunningham with the goal.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 30 October 2018, 08:09:51 pm
Guisley level.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 30 October 2018, 08:23:49 pm
Didn’t realise Kris Thackray joined Spennymoor. Last season he was playing for a team in Malta who qualified for Europe in 3rd place.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 30 October 2018, 09:35:14 pm
Blyth winning 3-1 at Guisley. Dan Maguire has bagged a brace. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 31 October 2018, 05:00:56 am
A collection of worldies from South Shields!

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 1 November 2018, 03:08:43 pm
Hebburn have bizarrely transfer listed James Fairley who is their best player for me - baffling!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 1 November 2018, 03:21:26 pm
He stood out above everyone during the FA Vase match, interest from further up the ladder maybe?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 1 November 2018, 03:27:28 pm
He stood out above everyone during the FA Vase match, interest from further up the ladder maybe?

Not by his comments on Facebook pal - absolutely bizarre!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 1 November 2018, 03:44:22 pm
He stood out above everyone during the FA Vase match, interest from further up the ladder maybe?

Not by his comments on Facebook pal - absolutely bizarre!
Has probably told them he's moving at the end of the season. Chance to get a bit £ while he's contracted.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 1 November 2018, 03:52:42 pm
He stood out above everyone during the FA Vase match, interest from further up the ladder maybe?

Not by his comments on Facebook pal - absolutely bizarre!
Has probably told them he's moving at the end of the season. Chance to get a bit £ while he's contracted.

One of his comments on FB;

"Shame the club can’t see that sometimes work is important in people’s lives."
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Raconteur on Thursday 1 November 2018, 09:54:43 pm
A collection of worldies from South Shields!

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Probably a better higlight reel than we could compile under Ashley's stewardship...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 1 November 2018, 10:04:28 pm
He stood out above everyone during the FA Vase match, interest from further up the ladder maybe?

Not by his comments on Facebook pal - absolutely bizarre!
Has probably told them he's moving at the end of the season. Chance to get a bit £ while he's contracted.

One of his comments on FB;

"Shame the club can’t see that sometimes work is important in people’s lives."
At that level the football will always be behind work, family occasions, holidays etc.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 3 November 2018, 05:43:57 am
He stood out above everyone during the FA Vase match, interest from further up the ladder maybe?

Not by his comments on Facebook pal - absolutely bizarre!
Has probably told them he's moving at the end of the season. Chance to get a bit £ while he's contracted.

One of his comments on FB;

"Shame the club can’t see that sometimes work is important in people’s lives."
At that level the football will always be behind work, family occasions, holidays etc.

Without doubt mate!

Hebburn are away to Halham in the Vase - 100 plus going with around 10 NUFC season ticket holders! Good luck too” all North Eastern teams in it! Some canny ties!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 5 November 2018, 12:50:15 pm
Stockton vs Hebburn in the Vase - tough draw that!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: MKSC on Sunday 11 November 2018, 02:26:44 pm
Massive night tomorrow, little Hampton & Richmond Borough, the mighty Beavers, live on BT Sports againts Oldham. Been getting more and more excited as we get closer to the game. Will be nearly 3000 there, Oldham haven't sold their 450 allocation - which isn't surprising as it is a Monday night and on the telly. Ridiculous decision to move to the Monday given the distance Oldham fans would have to travel. Would have made more sense to be the Saturday or Sunday game.

I don't give us much chance other than the usual 'anything can happen on the night' possibility. Oldham are in poor form but we've been poor for the last five weeks with the exception of our 4Q Rd game. Still, win or lose will be a big day for the club. The TV fee alone is £75k, plus the nearly £60k prize money we have won so far will enable to manager to make improvements to the squad and keep the club bank account healthy for a couple of seasons. The 2nd round draw is being held in the club bar before the game too, and that is the first time we'll have our name in the second round draw, so we're getting plenty of exposure.

Enjoy the game if you watch it on tv, we'll put a good atmosphere on for sure. BEEEEAAAAAVVVVVEEEERRRRRRSSSSSS! #vivalabeaver
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 11 November 2018, 03:42:50 pm
Massive night tomorrow, little Hampton & Richmond Borough, the mighty Beavers, live on BT Sports againts Oldham. Been getting more and more excited as we get closer to the game. Will be nearly 3000 there, Oldham haven't sold their 450 allocation - which isn't surprising as it is a Monday night and on the telly. Ridiculous decision to move to the Monday given the distance Oldham fans would have to travel. Would have made more sense to be the Saturday or Sunday game.

I don't give us much chance other than the usual 'anything can happen on the night' possibility. Oldham are in poor form but we've been poor for the last five weeks with the exception of our 4Q Rd game. Still, win or lose will be a big day for the club. The TV fee alone is £75k, plus the nearly £60k prize money we have won so far will enable to manager to make improvements to the squad and keep the club bank account healthy for a couple of seasons. The 2nd round draw is being held in the club bar before the game too, and that is the first time we'll have our name in the second round draw, so we're getting plenty of exposure.

Enjoy the game if you watch it on tv, we'll put a good atmosphere on for sure. BEEEEAAAAAVVVVVEEEERRRRRRSSSSSS! #vivalabeaver
Good luck!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 18 November 2018, 11:08:48 am
Excellent win for Blyth yesterday, coming from 2-0 down to beat Curzon Ashton 3-2. :) Next up - Stockport at home on Tues night.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 21 November 2018, 09:17:20 am
A bit lower than non-league but s**** news;

https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/10112/No-longer-providing-maintenance-for-bowling-greens-and-football-pitches
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Wednesday 21 November 2018, 09:39:55 am
Hopefully the FA lend a hand.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 21 November 2018, 09:51:16 am
This is one reason Wembley should've been sold.  The FA would be able to help and actually improve the facilities at grass roots levels across the country.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 21 November 2018, 10:40:29 am
Another good win and another 3-2 for Blyth v Stockport, last night. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Bizza on Saturday 24 November 2018, 06:55:57 pm
This is one reason Wembley should've been sold.  The FA would be able to help and actually improve the facilities at grass roots levels across the country.

Or people could just stop voting tory.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 24 November 2018, 07:48:15 pm
This is one reason Wembley should've been sold.  The FA would be able to help and actually improve the facilities at grass roots levels across the country.

Or people could just stop voting tory.
Football pitches were left to rot long before the Tories got in. In fact I find it hard to believe any council spent that much money on their pitches.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Greg on Saturday 24 November 2018, 08:58:00 pm
This is one reason Wembley should've been sold.  The FA would be able to help and actually improve the facilities at grass roots levels across the country.

There is no reason why this can't be done through other means.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 27 December 2018, 10:35:45 am
https://www.visitthedprk.org/visit-north-korea-signs-sponsorship-deal-with-blyth-spartans-f-c/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 16 February 2019, 10:21:24 pm
Great local derby between Bromley and Maidstone today, over 2,500 crowd. Including 600 Maidstone fans bouncing around like mad with a drummer.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NEEJ on Saturday 16 February 2019, 10:29:58 pm
Great local derby between Bromley and Maidstone today, over 2,500 crowd. Including 600 Maidstone fans bouncing around like mad with a drummer.
I watched the Heed play Maidstone away and the drummer was at it then as well. Seems like they've got a strong youth following. They seem to draw impressive crowds considering how cacka their team is.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 16 February 2019, 10:33:49 pm
Given their situation, amazing that Gateshead are still in promotion contention.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Robster on Sunday 17 February 2019, 09:37:57 am
Going to see Gateshead at Solihull next month. Should be a cracking game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10:12:58 pm
Spennymoor won again tonight in the national league north.  Won the last 6 league games. Sitting third with 2 games in hand on Stockport in second, would go top if they won both (however only got one game in hand on Chorley who are top.)

At this rate they could be joining Gateshead and Hartlepool in the national league.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Sifu on Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10:19:51 pm
Spennymoor won again tonight in the national league north.  Won the last 6 league games. Sitting third with 2 games in hand on Stockport in second, would go top if they won both (however only got one game in hand on Chorley who are top.)

At this rate they could be joining Gateshead and Hartlepool in the national league.

Was at their game tonight, they looked very decent - was a strong, well organised performance. Deserving of their win.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 19 February 2019, 11:39:28 pm
Do Spennymoor have good financial backing?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12:25:49 am
Yep, although they get decent gates too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ponsaelius on Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12:36:41 am
Average gate of 800 will be on the low end at national league level like.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 20 February 2019, 09:34:22 pm
Often wonder if Blyth could support a National League club. I think they could, given they could maybe attract extra fans from NUFC (given how things are at present), if they went up. Not sure the board share the same ambition though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 20 February 2019, 10:22:01 pm
Often wonder if Blyth could support a National League club. I think they could, given they could maybe attract extra fans from NUFC (given how things are at present), if they went up. Not sure the board share the same ambition though.

There isnt enough hardcore support for it to hold up. Blyth would need well over 1000 average (taking into account wet winter midweeks with low gates) and would need a full time team for it to happen. I honestly think the club is in the right place, the National is just too big a jump without a generational shift in attitudes.

Never sure why the board cop stick for the lack of ambition seeing as the chairman put in £200k of his own cash last season to keep things on an even keel. If another 4 people fancied doing that each year then they’d be fine a level above i guess.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 27 March 2019, 07:33:40 am
Winners

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1251583781664164&id=771341003021780
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 27 March 2019, 04:03:30 pm
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 27 March 2019, 04:11:05 pm
Great finish by Giggs.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 28 March 2019, 07:47:12 pm
Great feature!

https://www.facebook.com/393184420734358/posts/2437462946306485?sfns=mo
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 3 April 2019, 10:41:42 am
Bromley beat Leyton Orient last night, they've fallen so far.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 9 April 2019, 10:26:32 pm
Cracking for Blyth tonight - 4-1 at home to Nuneaton. Possible late run for a playoff place, although they travel to top of the table Stockport, on Sat.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 10:23:02 am
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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 28 April 2019, 11:06:32 am
Was at Croft Park yesterday, as Robbie Dale scored 2 pens for Blyth, in a 2-1 win over Southport. Blyth finish 6th and now face a one-off play-off qualifier v Altrincham, this coming Weds night. Almost 1500 there, which is a cracking turnout. :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 04:22:54 pm
Hopefully the first of three play-off matches for South Shields tonight at home to Buxton!

Should be a cracking crowd!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 1 May 2019, 06:53:56 am
4-2 win for South Shields last night - absolutely cracking match! Just over 1800 there!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:06:14 am
Didn't realise that South Shields still have to win two more games- one against Warrington then another against the playoff winner from the Southern Central Premier. If they get it, they'll have earned it for sure.

Blyth at Altrincham tonight. A tough ask but 7 wins on the bounce means they arrive on good form.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:54:49 am
Blyth unfortunately missing talisman, Robbie Dale tonight. He's off to the USA on holiday - was apparently booked at the start of the season when Spartans were way off the pace.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 4 May 2019, 07:16:49 am
Shildon beat a young South Shields team 1-0 in the Durham Challenge Cup Final last night - Hebburn lad and cracking player Aidan Heywood MOTM!

South Shields vs Warrington today in the final of the Northern section - should be a huge crowd there - 2.5K I’d have thought - good luck!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 4 May 2019, 04:58:24 pm
South Shields beaten.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 15 May 2019, 03:43:51 pm
Few changes at Hebburn;

http://www.hebburntownfc.co.uk/2019/05/15/mulhern-becomes-hornets-assistant-manager/
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10:19:47 am
Worrying goings on at Blyth;

Alan Armstrong leaves to manage Darlington, Sean Reid has left for Morpeth and Kieran Green has gone full-time with York. Rumours of more players leaving too over the coming days and weeks. Looks like the board are gearing up for relegation. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 23 May 2019, 03:29:04 pm
Finnigan has left South Shields for Whickham - great signing for them
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 23 May 2019, 03:48:28 pm
They’ve already signed Adam Bartlett too haven’t they? Could have a strong team next season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 23 May 2019, 03:55:00 pm
They’ve already signed Adam Bartlett too haven’t they? Could have a strong team next season.

Yeah he mentioned that and Matty Pattison!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:26:10 am
Only potential issue with Whickham is their ground (and the huge amount of work they would have to do to meet the required ground grading). They have the makings of a squad (will be a few more incomings I'd imagine) to challenge at the top end of the table. With three teams being promoted next season it could be a race against time to get it all done, although I'm sure there has been ample preparatory work that has gone into this already.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 01:29:39 pm
Only potential issue with Whickham is their ground (and the huge amount of work they would have to do to meet the required ground grading). They have the makings of a squad (will be a few more incomings I'd imagine) to challenge at the top end of the table. With three teams being promoted next season it could be a race against time to get it all done, although I'm sure there has been ample preparatory work that has gone into this already.

Hebburn have made a few very good singings with some more in the pipeline so should be right up there again! Promotion will be a must!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 02:22:41 pm
Only potential issue with Whickham is their ground (and the huge amount of work they would have to do to meet the required ground grading). They have the makings of a squad (will be a few more incomings I'd imagine) to challenge at the top end of the table. With three teams being promoted next season it could be a race against time to get it all done, although I'm sure there has been ample preparatory work that has gone into this already.

Hebburn have made a few very good singings with some more in the pipeline so should be right up there again! Promotion will be a must!

I'd certainly put Hebburn in the mix at the top. Had a cracking end to last season and seem to have strengthened even more this year. Know its early days and squads haven't been fully finalised but the signs look good. Think there's feasibly 7-8 sides (Consett, Bishop Auckland, West Auckland, Hebburn, Whickham, Stockton, Sunderland RCA, Shildon) who could all fancy their chances.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 02:53:19 pm
How refreshing for the NL1 to have several sides actively seeking promotion, rather than treating it like some kind of kryptonite.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 03:22:32 pm
Only potential issue with Whickham is their ground (and the huge amount of work they would have to do to meet the required ground grading). They have the makings of a squad (will be a few more incomings I'd imagine) to challenge at the top end of the table. With three teams being promoted next season it could be a race against time to get it all done, although I'm sure there has been ample preparatory work that has gone into this already.

Hebburn have made a few very good singings with some more in the pipeline so should be right up there again! Promotion will be a must!

I'd certainly put Hebburn in the mix at the top. Had a cracking end to last season and seem to have strengthened even more this year. Know its early days and squads haven't been fully finalised but the signs look good. Think there's feasibly 7-8 sides (Consett, Bishop Auckland, West Auckland, Hebburn, Whickham, Stockton, Sunderland RCA, Shildon) who could all fancy their chances.

Yeah I agree mate - sounds like they've got a great singing to announce too! It'll be a good league that's for sure!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 03:36:11 pm
Think the successes of South Shields, Morpeth Town and Marske United (along with Spennymoor to a degree) have a role in this, as well as the compulsory promotion enforced by the FA as of last season. That said, all sides have had to contend with massive travelling issues and costs (Morpeth had to go to Wisbech in Peterborough last year), and the fact that they've all performed well within their divisions shows the strength in depth of the Northern sides, and hopefully this continues will all of them this season and newly-promoted Dunston UTS as well.

Over the next few seasons (and as we know with the Northern League's success in the Vase), there will be more and more sides going up the pyramid (3 next season) so the travel impact will be lessened as there will be progressively more local games. For better or for worse, the outlook (and geographical footprint) of the Northern League will change over the next 5-10 years.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10:57:42 pm
Blyth's travelling next season will probably be the lowest in years. There will always be a few long treks, but getting as many shorter journeys makes a huge difference, especially when it comes to rearranged games due to weather / cup clashes which always pile up as the season goes on.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ennyoueffsea on Thursday 13 June 2019, 12:18:27 am
https://southshieldsfc.co.uk/work-begins-on-installing-new-floodlights-at-mariners-park/

Let there be light.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: geordiedean on Thursday 13 June 2019, 12:38:40 am
Blyth's travelling next season will probably be the lowest in years. There will always be a few long treks, but getting as many shorter journeys makes a huge difference, especially when it comes to rearranged games due to weather / cup clashes which always pile up as the season goes on.

Wonder if Blyth or Spennymoor or Darlington will play Gateshead on boxing day and new years day
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Thursday 13 June 2019, 11:29:31 am
Blyth's travelling next season will probably be the lowest in years. There will always be a few long treks, but getting as many shorter journeys makes a huge difference, especially when it comes to rearranged games due to weather / cup clashes which always pile up as the season goes on.

Wonder if Blyth or Spennymoor or Darlington will play Gateshead on boxing day and new years day

I would imagine it’ll be blyth vs Gateshead, spennymoor vs Darlington.

Recent seasons it’s been blyth v spenny. Darlo v York.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 13 June 2019, 01:49:19 pm
It'll mean one of them won't have a local game over the Festive Period (my guess would be York) as it'll probably be Blyth v Gateshead and Spenny v Darlo.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Thursday 13 June 2019, 01:54:44 pm
York will probably play farsley
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 June 2019, 01:58:48 pm
Blyth's Dan Maguire has gone full-time and signed for York City.

Lee Clark gonna have a job on to find a replacement.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 13 June 2019, 02:10:51 pm
Blyth seem to have lost most of their first team squad going off their Twitter feed. Cost of overachieving I guess.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 June 2019, 02:23:33 pm
Blyth seem to have lost most of their first team squad going off their Twitter feed. Cost of overachieving I guess.

The board have also cut the budget which is why Armstrong and half the team signed for Darlington.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 13 June 2019, 02:37:03 pm
Blyth seem to have lost most of their first team squad going off their Twitter feed. Cost of overachieving I guess.

The board have also cut the budget which is why Armstrong and half the team signed for Darlington.

Aye, I read a while back saying last season was unsustainable any further which is fair enough.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 13 June 2019, 02:44:59 pm
The story goes that Armstrong didn't give players with one-year options the letter confirming they'd be taken up or the letters confirming non-contract players would be retained, presumably because he was already going to Darlo and that made it easier for him to re-sign them one he popped up there.

In terms of fixtures, unlike the NPL- where clubs volunteer Christmas / Easter fixtures to the league by mutual agreement then other games are fitted around those, the Conference just mandate a double header at Christmas and NY. I don't think they even do anything special for Bank Holiday games.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 13 June 2019, 03:06:39 pm
The story goes that Armstrong didn't give players with one-year options the letter confirming they'd be taken up or the letters confirming non-contract players would be retained, presumably because he was already going to Darlo and that made it easier for him to re-sign them one he popped up there.

In terms of fixtures, unlike the NPL- where clubs volunteer Christmas / Easter fixtures to the league by mutual agreement then other games are fitted around those, the Conference just mandate a double header at Christmas and NY. I don't think they even do anything special for Bank Holiday games.

It's really sad to see with Blyth, but as @Disco quite rightly says, it's the cost of their fantastic season last year (along with their sensible approach to sustainability - though I'm not sure the fans will see it that way if they have a poor season this time round). They have signed a lot of lads from Newcastle Benfield in NL1 and it could be a big tough task for them to adjust to three levels higher but it's an excellent opportunity for them all the same. Lee Clark has a big job on his hands there.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 13 June 2019, 07:03:09 pm
Two Blyth players have just joined Gateshead in the last few days too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 June 2019, 07:06:35 pm
Two Blyth players have just joined Gateshead in the last few days too.

Nicholson one - who's the other?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 13 June 2019, 07:09:28 pm
Connor Oliver.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 June 2019, 07:15:57 pm
Connor Oliver.

:thup: Blyth gonna have pretty much a new XI come August then!

Just read that Blyth have signed ex Gateshead defender, Tom Devitt.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 14 June 2019, 09:06:48 am
Don't think it's been mentioned yet but Dan Maguire signed for York City yesterday, moving into full-time football. Bad blow for Blyth but can't blame him for wanting to give it a try.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 14 June 2019, 01:48:11 pm
Don't think it's been mentioned yet but Dan Maguire signed for York City yesterday, moving into full-time football. Bad blow for Blyth but can't blame him for wanting to give it a try.

Ex-Blyth keeper Pete Jameson has now also been confirmed as following Dan Maguire into full-time football at York City.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Friday 21 June 2019, 02:35:34 pm
https://spennymoortownfc.co.uk/2019/06/21/ward-excited-for-competitive-challenge-at-moors/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Anyone know much of him from his time with Newcastle?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 24 June 2019, 09:07:19 pm
Seen Tweets from Gateshead, Hebburn & Whickham plugging season tickets this evening. Good on them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Monday 24 June 2019, 09:14:24 pm
Seen Tweets from Gateshead, Hebburn & Whickham plugging season tickets this evening. Good on them.

Aye, likewise Heaton Stan and Benfield. Even 20-30 on the gate makes a huge difference at that level.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 24 June 2019, 09:27:26 pm
Going to go to a few different clubs this side of the Tyne so won’t commit to one.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: gazzaA2 on Monday 24 June 2019, 09:27:28 pm
Gateshead run by good people now following the takeover and a lot of local derbies next season
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Tiresias on Monday 24 June 2019, 09:34:07 pm
Anyone know anything about Whitby FC? It's a bit closer for me and mate to toon and a nice day out for his kids alongside the footy but have heard it is surprisingly rough
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Monday 24 June 2019, 10:53:23 pm
I've been to a Whitby Game, it was decent. Some of the usual non-league drunk old men but I didn't notice anything too bad.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Thursday 27 June 2019, 03:05:04 pm
I too have been there when spennymoor played them. Good friendly bunch to be fair. Decent enough team too. Scarbrough also have a decent set up now too if that’s not too far away
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 2 July 2019, 08:00:34 am
Adam campbell is apparently signing for Darlington
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 8 July 2019, 12:36:01 pm
Hebburn 1-2 Blyth on Saturday - really good game and Hebburn deserved to win it but conceded in the 96th minute! Spoke to Mike Williamson who was in attendance!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Tuesday 9 July 2019, 11:26:22 am
Think Hebburn will have a strong season. Have kept the core of last year's squad that finished in 2nd in the NL1 and have strengthened (Darren Lough, Danny Carson, Jack Elliott) - back them to have a strong season in the league and the Vase/Cup. Got a great set up there and great to see things turnaround after they were on the brink only two seasons ago.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 9 July 2019, 11:51:13 am
Think Hebburn will have a strong season. Have kept the core of last year's squad that finished in 2nd in the NL1 and have strengthened (Darren Lough, Danny Carson, Jack Elliott) - back them to have a strong season in the league and the Vase/Cup. Got a great set up there and great to see things turnaround after they were on the brink only two seasons ago.

Yep - owners have done superb with the place and team.

Promotion and a good Vase run!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 9 July 2019, 12:26:11 pm
Whickham look strong too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Tuesday 9 July 2019, 02:43:54 pm
Both will be up there I imagine, though think Hebburn will edge it as they've had a year to gel and they've probably got a better squad on balance. Think Whickham will be right in the mix but it may be a while before they gel (Hebburn came good towards the end of last season). Also other clubs to chuck into the mix. Could be an excellent NL season (especially with the state of Newcastle and Sunderland plus the 3 automatic promotion spots up for grabs).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 18 July 2019, 12:38:25 pm
Hebburn vs Gateshead tomorrow night should be a good game and a big crowd - I can see the 'Heed bringing a fair few after how the hosts helped them out last season!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: ennyoueffsea on Friday 19 July 2019, 01:47:35 am
Should be a canny one on Tuesday 30th when Sheels visit Hebburn.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 19 July 2019, 06:37:21 am
Hebburn v Gateshead tonight should be good too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 19 July 2019, 07:45:14 am
Hebburn v Gateshead tonight should be good too.

Aye, hopefully thee weather doesn't put people off!

Hebburn were excellent against Blyth and deserved to win so should be a good match!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 19 July 2019, 10:32:05 am
Blyth won 6-0 at Wickham last night. Next up - Ashington tomorrow at Woodhorn Lane.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 19 July 2019, 01:32:56 pm
Blyth won 6-0 at Wickham last night. Next up - Ashington tomorrow at Woodhorn Lane.

Whickham seem to be having a very indifferent pre-season so far. A great result against Dunston (1-1 draw) this week has been sandwiched in between a 3-1 loss to Blue Star (Alliance Prem) and a 6-0 loss last night to Blyth (who by all accounts battered them all game). Appreciate they'll have played three games in a week when they play Birtley Town tomorrow, but the interview post game by Asst Manager Andrew Bulford doesn't paint a rosy picture at the very least. Could take a very long time for the additions to bed in and be a difficult start for the Lang Jacks.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 19 July 2019, 01:40:46 pm
Blyth are having a similar packed pre-season schedule - lost 4-2 to Morpeth, earlier in the week.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Tuesday 23 July 2019, 02:44:39 pm
Blyth are having a similar packed pre-season schedule - lost 4-2 to Morpeth, earlier in the week.

Makes sense with Blyth I guess, given the huge exodus and overhaul of the squad they have had since Armstrong left. Gives them a chance to test out some of the Trialists (most seem to be from Northern League) to see if they're good enough and can manage the significant step up. Good on them for doing so, but I fear they could be in for a long season. Hope I'm wrong though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 23 July 2019, 03:15:12 pm
I think anything around mid-table would be considered a success, NE40. :thup: FA Cup run would be nice too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Tuesday 23 July 2019, 03:22:31 pm
I think anything around mid-table would be considered a success, NE40. :thup: FA Cup run would be nice too.

Agree with that mate, sincerely hope it's a good one for the folk at Blyth. Great people and have done exceptionally well over the last few seasons. Deserve a good cup run after all of the recent upheaval.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 23 July 2019, 03:30:04 pm
Dunston vs spenny tonight. £4 entry for adults. Should be a good game. Spenny have looked good the last 2-3 games
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 23 July 2019, 03:34:00 pm
Following Bromley preseason closely, going well and they opened their new stand in front of 3,000 people the other night. Playing Dartford tonight and Charlton at the weekend.

Much more fun than following a Premier League team TBH.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 24 July 2019, 09:52:36 am
Dunston vs spenny tonight. £4 entry for adults. Should be a good game. Spenny have looked good the last 2-3 games

Saw Dunston managed to get a win last night which is an excellent result tbf - you manage to go / hear much about it?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Wednesday 24 July 2019, 08:56:26 pm
Dunston vs spenny tonight. £4 entry for adults. Should be a good game. Spenny have looked good the last 2-3 games

Saw Dunston managed to get a win last night which is an excellent result tbf - you manage to go / hear much about it?

Yeah I was there. Spennymoor had a few missing and took few off at half time.  Played a few out of position second half and had a trial keeper in goal both halves. However. Dunston looked very good at times. Especially the second half.  It was a good competitive game in fairness. Dunston deserved the win in the end. One of their players got what looked like a nasty injury too so hopefully he is fine
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 25 July 2019, 11:15:03 am
I watched Jarra vs Hebburn Town Reserves last night - good game and Jarra have made some cracking singings this summer and will be right up there. They rested most of their first XI and brought them on during the 2nd half as they're playing Hebburn Town tomorrow night at Hebburn Sports Ground!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 25 July 2019, 11:59:59 am
I watched Jarra vs Hebburn Town Reserves last night - good game and Jarra have made some cracking singings this summer and will be right up there. They rested most of their first XI and brought them on during the 2nd half as they're playing Hebburn Town tomorrow night at Hebburn Sports Ground!

Always been a fan of Jarra - the best pitch in NL2 (like a carpet), some excellent people behind the scenes and a good team on it. Fancy Hebburn Town Reserves to be in the reckoning again for the Wearside (and potentially get promoted to NL1). Mad that they're playing their first team tonight as well though!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:03:05 pm
Dunston vs spenny tonight. £4 entry for adults. Should be a good game. Spenny have looked good the last 2-3 games

Saw Dunston managed to get a win last night which is an excellent result tbf - you manage to go / hear much about it?

Yeah I was there. Spennymoor had a few missing and took few off at half time.  Played a few out of position second half and had a trial keeper in goal both halves. However. Dunston looked very good at times. Especially the second half.  It was a good competitive game in fairness. Dunston deserved the win in the end. One of their players got what looked like a nasty injury too so hopefully he is fine

Sounds like the norm for pre season, though still a great result for Dunston all the same. Hope the lad is alright, always horrible to get injured before the official season has started. Fancy Dunston to do well this season, they've got a great squad there and have made some impressive changes to the ground - they look very well equipped for their first season at EvoStik.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:18:48 pm
Always been a fan of Jarra - the best pitch in NL2 (like a carpet), some excellent people behind the scenes and a good team on it. Fancy Hebburn Town Reserves to be in the reckoning again for the Wearside (and potentially get promoted to NL1). Mad that they're playing their first team tonight as well though!

At the minute the NL don't accept reserve sides although they might have to once next season's restructure is complete.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:24:20 pm


At the minute the NL don't accept reserve sides although they might have to once next season's restructure is complete.
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Very true, though I'd imagine with Hebburn Town First Team most probably getting promoted this season (though I appreciate a ball hasn't been kicked yet so it's premature to say) and the restructure they'll most likely be in the reckoning to come up.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:29:48 pm
I watched Jarra vs Hebburn Town Reserves last night - good game and Jarra have made some cracking singings this summer and will be right up there. They rested most of their first XI and brought them on during the 2nd half as they're playing Hebburn Town tomorrow night at Hebburn Sports Ground!

Always been a fan of Jarra - the best pitch in NL2 (like a carpet), some excellent people behind the scenes and a good team on it. Fancy Hebburn Town Reserves to be in the reckoning again for the Wearside (and potentially get promoted to NL1). Mad that they're playing their first team tonight as well though!

It's unreal - I know a load of the lads who play for them and who play for Perth on a Sunday there and it's immaculate!

The likes of  Jimmy, Davie Bell etc do wonders there!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:30:23 pm


At the minute the NL don't accept reserve sides although they might have to once next season's restructure is complete.

Very true, though I'd imagine with Hebburn Town First Team most probably getting promoted this season (though I appreciate a ball hasn't been kicked yet so it's premature to say) and the restructure they'll most likely be in the reckoning to come up.
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Yep - we were on about this last night!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:35:41 pm
There no way of bending it so they're Hebburn FC or something?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:39:34 pm
I watched Jarra vs Hebburn Town Reserves last night - good game and Jarra have made some cracking singings this summer and will be right up there. They rested most of their first XI and brought them on during the 2nd half as they're playing Hebburn Town tomorrow night at Hebburn Sports Ground!

Always been a fan of Jarra - the best pitch in NL2 (like a carpet), some excellent people behind the scenes and a good team on it. Fancy Hebburn Town Reserves to be in the reckoning again for the Wearside (and potentially get promoted to NL1). Mad that they're playing their first team tonight as well though!

It's unreal - I know a load of the lads who play for them and who play for Perth on a Sunday there and it's immaculate!

The likes of  Jimmy, Davie Bell etc do wonders there!

Really do mate - to take them from the Wearside to the top end of the NL2 in the time they have is outstanding. Given the state of some of the Sunday pitches round the region it's madness Perth Green play on that on a Sunday - it's an absolute carpet!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:41:04 pm
There no way of bending it so they're Hebburn FC or something?

Believe other clubs around the country have done this and have been successful, but I think that would involve them becoming completely separate from the First Team (which doesn't seem to fit in with their strategy / blueprint). Guess it'll be another good opportunity to get some silverware and build on last season for the Reserves.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Thursday 25 July 2019, 12:49:13 pm
Dunston vs spenny tonight. £4 entry for adults. Should be a good game. Spenny have looked good the last 2-3 games

Saw Dunston managed to get a win last night which is an excellent result tbf - you manage to go / hear much about it?

Yeah I was there. Spennymoor had a few missing and took few off at half time.  Played a few out of position second half and had a trial keeper in goal both halves. However. Dunston looked very good at times. Especially the second half.  It was a good competitive game in fairness. Dunston deserved the win in the end. One of their players got what looked like a nasty injury too so hopefully he is fine

Sounds like the norm for pre season, though still a great result for Dunston all the same. Hope the lad is alright, always horrible to get injured before the official season has started. Fancy Dunston to do well this season, they've got a great squad there and have made some impressive changes to the ground - they look very well equipped for their first season at EvoStik.

Yeah I can see them doing well too. Spenny played someone else in the same league at the weekend and beat them 5-0 away iirc.  Dunston should be at the top end
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 25 July 2019, 01:08:13 pm
I can happily go back to my pure hatred of Liverpool FC.

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Sunday 28 July 2019, 12:06:42 am
Errea have done a nice job with the Blyth home kit.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67345870_10219929379283993_2616494759623000064_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQkSM2SvtxQ1wbz8KSQM1vtXEe9pKmtzTO13aBd9i7Q4jDypV4cOnEx2pofc-U2S0eM&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=b2b278d80eb0ed906fd7a2e8d65ce373&oe=5DE62DD3)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: geordiedean on Sunday 28 July 2019, 12:32:06 am
f*** I want one
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Monday 29 July 2019, 04:03:17 pm
Northern League and Wearside League seasons kick off this coming weekend. Be very intrigued to see how many disillusioned Newcastle fans make a trip to their local club.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: RobS on Monday 29 July 2019, 04:25:03 pm
I'm based in Blaydon area, who would be my local non League club? My daughter wants to have her first match at nufc but I can't bring myself to take her do gonna take her to a non League game instead
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Monday 29 July 2019, 04:34:39 pm
Dunston, Whickham? Ryton and Crawcrook albion maybe? Dunston play at the highest level of those 3. Do a few games there myself. You could probably both get in for about a tenner.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Monday 29 July 2019, 05:01:51 pm
Dunston, Whickham? Ryton and Crawcrook albion maybe? Dunston play at the highest level of those 3. Do a few games there myself. You could probably both get in for about a tenner.

Ryton only get 2 men and a dog in, wouldn't bother with them.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Mag_in_NZ on Tuesday 30 July 2019, 02:38:14 am
Guess it’s going to be a lie in on Sundays and then go an watch Auckland City....mad Dallys, that and get back to messing with the bass more often
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: RobS on Tuesday 30 July 2019, 07:09:07 am
Dunston, Whickham? Ryton and Crawcrook albion maybe? Dunston play at the highest level of those 3. Do a few games there myself. You could probably both get in for about a tenner.

Appreciate it, cheers
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 30 July 2019, 08:32:20 am
Me, my dad & brother normally do the home pre-season friendly as a day out as it’s all our birthdays within 9 days so make a day of it.

This Saturday we’re going to watch Hebburn v Ashington and go to dad’s house which is near the ground for a takeaway and drinks after instead.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 30 July 2019, 10:28:30 am
Tuesday evening game for Bromley's first home match, they start away. Should be a lovely night, they've been looking very sharp in preseason.

This season is really going to be interesting, see to what extent I can really avoid the Premier League once it starts.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 30 July 2019, 12:10:17 pm
Me, my dad & brother normally do the home pre-season friendly as a day out as it’s all our birthdays within 9 days so make a day of it.

This Saturday we’re going to watch Hebburn v Ashington and go to dad’s house which is near the ground for a takeaway and drinks after instead.

I'll see you there then!

Last friendly tonight - Hebburn vs South Shields!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Tuesday 30 July 2019, 04:03:58 pm
Great set up at Hebburn. There's a really comfy upstairs bar overlooking the pitch where you can sit watching the game through the window while you drink if you like.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 31 July 2019, 07:56:31 am
Great set up at Hebburn. There's a really comfy upstairs bar overlooking the pitch where you can sit watching the game through the window while you drink if you like.

The transformation in the last few years has been amazing! Brilliant work by the new owners!

Hebburn 3-4 South Shields - really good match - two awful defensive mistakes by Hebburn gifted South Shields a 2-0 lead after four minutes and it was always going to be a struggle from there! 855 there!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 31 July 2019, 04:41:18 pm
Dunston, Whickham? Ryton and Crawcrook albion maybe? Dunston play at the highest level of those 3. Do a few games there myself. You could probably both get in for about a tenner.

Ryton only get 2 men and a dog in, wouldn't bother with them.

They don't get many in but they've got a far better squad this year than previous years and I'd back them to do well having seen them in pre-season. Friendly committee and always looking to increase attendances. Whickham as well are ones to watch as their team gels over the course of the season, and Dunston will be another exciting watch given they've kept the vast majority of their squad from last year (and strengthened) and they're at the Evo-Stik level for the first time. All good options.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 31 July 2019, 08:37:50 pm
Have Gateshead still got a sell-on clause for Marcus Maddison? Being linked with MK Dons.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 31 July 2019, 11:35:35 pm
Dunston, Whickham? Ryton and Crawcrook albion maybe? Dunston play at the highest level of those 3. Do a few games there myself. You could probably both get in for about a tenner.

Ryton only get 2 men and a dog in, wouldn't bother with them.

They don't get many in but they've got a far better squad this year than previous years and I'd back them to do well having seen them in pre-season. Friendly committee and always looking to increase attendances. Whickham as well are ones to watch as their team gels over the course of the season, and Dunston will be another exciting watch given they've kept the vast majority of their squad from last year (and strengthened) and they're at the Evo-Stik level for the first time. All good options.

Postcode bias! Be interested to see how Dunston get on though given how easily Morpeth went up last year, you’d imagine they’d likely be in the realms of doing similar given how good they were last season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 1 August 2019, 07:29:51 am
I hope financially our clubs can maintain it. Would be good to see 5-6 clubs at the level of where South Shields & Morpeth are.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Lowndsy on Thursday 1 August 2019, 09:12:55 pm
https://spennymoortownfc.co.uk/2019/08/01/moors-new-threads/ Spennymoors new kit released tonight
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: 54 on Thursday 1 August 2019, 09:20:38 pm
https://spennymoortownfc.co.uk/2019/08/01/moors-new-threads/ Spennymoors new kit released tonight
Actually worse then ours, impressive.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 2 August 2019, 09:49:43 am
Which games are people planning on going to tomorrow? I'm tempted by Whitley Bay v Benfield
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Saturday 3 August 2019, 05:09:58 pm
Hebburn 5-1 Ashington - Armstrong four - the third a brilliant goal!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: east stander on Saturday 3 August 2019, 07:52:26 pm
Shildon 8 Thornaby 1. Minute's applause for Nufc Chief Overseas Scout Kevin Stonehouse who died at Hillsborough last weekend watching Sheffield Wed play Espanyol (I think). Shildon lad who started playing for his (and mine) home team before signing for Blackburn. He'd been scouting in Armenia a couple of weeks ago for Nufc. Rip Stoney.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Saturday 3 August 2019, 09:53:47 pm
Harrogate Railway 1-1 Campion

New manager, new team, shitter league same old railway. Dominant start, go to s*** in the second half, concede at the death.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Monday 5 August 2019, 04:35:30 pm
Shildon 8 Thornaby 1. Minute's applause for Nufc Chief Overseas Scout Kevin Stonehouse who died at Hillsborough last weekend watching Sheffield Wed play Espanyol (I think). Shildon lad who started playing for his (and mine) home team before signing for Blackburn. He'd been scouting in Armenia a couple of weeks ago for Nufc. Rip Stoney.

Was an excellent result for Shildon this one. Seems like Thornaby and Billy Town both struggled in their first games at their new level against established NL1 sides. Goes to show the vast gap between NL1 and NL2. Long way to go but could be a long season for both sides.

Strong results for York and arguably Spennymoor as well, with Gateshead, Darlington and Blyth fans probably feeling a bit disappointed after Saturday's games. That said, only one game down, plenty more to go.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 6 August 2019, 10:30:19 pm
Hebburn 3-0 Penrith

Comfortable win - Armstrong could easily have double figures in two matches now!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 09:35:02 am
Another good win for Hebburn last night. Seems like there was a lot of drama up at Ashington (red card, 1 sin bin) and 2 penalties (1 given, 1 rescinded). Shildon had another big win over Ryhope CW. First win for Billingham Town at NL1 level with what appears to be a deserved win over the Bay.

Goals galore at Bedlington Terriers (4-3 to Tow Law) and a good win for CLS (3-1) over Washington.

More excellent attendances at both with 403 at Shildon in NL1 and 201 at CLS in NL2!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 09:55:34 am
Aye, there was 200+ at the Stan on Saturday too. Unfortunately they've had an awful start to the new season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 11:31:51 am
Aye, there was 200+ at the Stan on Saturday too. Unfortunately they've had an awful start to the new season.

Were you at the game on Monday against the Uni? Saw they turned it round after the Stan went 2-0 up after 5 mins..
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 06:09:03 pm
Off to North Shields vs Whickham tonight - I’ve a feeling Finnigan might get a bit stick after his last visit there!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 06:47:12 pm
Aye, there was 200+ at the Stan on Saturday too. Unfortunately they've had an awful start to the new season.

Were you at the game on Monday against the Uni? Saw they turned it round after the Stan went 2-0 up after 5 mins..

No but wasn’t expecting that after seeing they were 2 up. Surprisingly big crowd there too given the Uni have no links to where they play.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 07:59:32 pm
Class 3-1 win for Bromley last night, they look to have improved the squad. Gorgeous night for it as well.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 08:33:51 pm
Gateshead ahead at Darlington.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 7 August 2019, 10:29:55 pm
North Shields 1-0 Whickham
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Boo Boy on Thursday 8 August 2019, 08:34:16 am
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 3-0 Durham City. Canny game with a great hat trick
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 8 August 2019, 10:20:09 am
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 3-0 Durham City. Canny game with a great hat trick

Was also at this one - cracking goals by Ryton and Phil Hodges! Didn't realise he had that in his locker!

Also heard there was a controversial penalty at North Shields which won the game for NE29 @Paully, that true?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 8 August 2019, 10:21:01 am
Aye, there was 200+ at the Stan on Saturday too. Unfortunately they've had an awful start to the new season.

Were you at the game on Monday against the Uni? Saw they turned it round after the Stan went 2-0 up after 5 mins..

No but wasn’t expecting that after seeing they were 2 up. Surprisingly big crowd there too given the Uni have no links to where they play.

Think they've been developing Cochrane into a 4G and have plans to move back to there after their lease is up at Prudhoe. A decent attendance for them in their first game at NL level though will be interesting to see whether it continues going forward.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 8 August 2019, 11:34:28 am
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 3-0 Durham City. Canny game with a great hat trick

Was also at this one - cracking goals by Ryton and Phil Hodges! Didn't realise he had that in his locker!

Also heard there was a controversial penalty at North Shields which won the game for NE29 @Paully, that true?

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 8 August 2019, 11:49:53 am
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 3-0 Durham City. Canny game with a great hat trick

Was also at this one - cracking goals by Ryton and Phil Hodges! Didn't realise he had that in his locker!

Also heard there was a controversial penalty at North Shields which won the game for NE29 @Paully, that true?

 ??? ??? :kasper: :kasper:

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 9 August 2019, 09:30:12 am
Fear there won't be much in the way of non-league football this weekend with all this rain...
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Friday 9 August 2019, 09:37:40 am
Artificial pitch down here, forecast is alright for tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Friday 9 August 2019, 11:22:16 am
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 3-0 Durham City. Canny game with a great hat trick

Ha ha exactly! I was laughing at Finnigan's comment on that tweet! He got some stick off the North Shields mob mind much to my delight!
Was also at this one - cracking goals by Ryton and Phil Hodges! Didn't realise he had that in his locker!

Also heard there was a controversial penalty at North Shields which won the game for NE29 @Paully, that true?

 ??? ??? :kasper: :kasper:

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 10 August 2019, 03:05:58 pm
Torquay’s kit is gorgeous.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 11 August 2019, 01:16:01 pm
Wickham smashed railway :( Is that ex Newcastle Finnegan?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Sunday 11 August 2019, 04:06:40 pm
Believe it is.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 12 August 2019, 01:13:09 pm
Wickham smashed railway :( Is that ex Newcastle Finnegan?

Aye it is!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Monday 12 August 2019, 01:39:17 pm
Saw about the worst game I’ve ever seen at the weekend, influenced heavily by the stupid levels of wind. Sometimes reminds you how bad non-league football can really be.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 11:54:25 am
I'm off to Billingham vs Hebburn tonight! Cracking 7-1 win at Whitley Bay on Saturday and five or six were missing!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 04:11:39 pm
Anyone seen A Captain’s Tale by the way? Saw it again over the weekend, brilliant film.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:43:54 pm
Billingham 2-5 Hebburn - Cracking start to the season!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 09:44:21 pm
Lee Clark working his magic I see.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 10:23:55 pm
Lee Clark working his magic I see.

Smashed to bits at home to Steve Watson's Minstermen.

Great start to the season for York. Green shoots of recovery.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: chopey on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 10:29:44 pm
Saw about the worst game I’ve ever seen at the weekend, influenced heavily by the stupid levels of wind. Sometimes reminds you how bad non-league football can really be.

Ehhhh !!!! Mike has spent £60 million on this team you ungrateful get
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 13 August 2019, 11:29:33 pm
Not on Bromley he hasn’t. Ironically they have much more ambition though.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 14 August 2019, 10:02:53 am
It's been a poor start to the season for Blyth - Clark is up against it. :( Didn't go last night and am pleased I didn't. Someone on the Blyth FB group reckoned that the chairman cut last season's budget by 40%, hence why most of the new players have been sourced from the Northern League.

It looks very much like a relegation battle. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Thursday 15 August 2019, 05:35:20 pm
What an unbelievable turnaround on and off the pitch!

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Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 17 August 2019, 06:34:04 pm
Another defeat for Blyth today - this time 1-0 v Hereford. :( No Robbie Dale either, who may well possibly be on his way to Morpeth.

It's been a bad start for Lee Clark. I was hoping to make it along to see Spartans this season but if the poor form keeps up - am not so sure. Cash is tight for me. :???:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 17 August 2019, 06:41:00 pm
Cracking away win for Bromley today, 2-3 at Hartlepool. They've started the season brilliantly, letting a few too many in but great overall.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: NUFCDoog on Saturday 17 August 2019, 08:19:58 pm
Went to watch Grantham vs FC United of Manchester this afternoon - cracking game, Town won 3-2 despite FC leading 2-1 at one point, FC bought a few hundred which made for a cracking atmosphere, usual gate is around 200 and today there was nearly 900 there so was different. Some of the FC fans are right knobheads like but it was decent overall.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Monday 19 August 2019, 02:36:33 pm
Another good set of results for two local sides to me, Ryton & Crawcrook and Whickham at the weekend. Good to see them both in second in their respective leagues. Very surprised to see Hebburn lose at the weekend as well.  Similarly excellent starts to the season for Morpeth, South Shields, Dunston and Marske. Fingers crossed it continues.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 21 August 2019, 04:00:54 pm
Off to Bishop Auckland vs Hebburn tonight - I missed the game on Saturday to instead watch our shambles in a boozer (and the cricket on my phone to be fair!) and they lost for the first time so I might be a lucky charm!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 21 August 2019, 10:07:14 pm
Bishop Auckland 1-2 Hebburn

Injury time winner - great facilities and set up there! Cracking pint of Staropamen! Good team too!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 21 August 2019, 10:53:09 pm
Nice :thup:

Any choice games over bank holiday?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 22 August 2019, 09:33:53 am
Nice :thup:

Any choice games over bank holiday?

Spennymoor v York is the standout game for me, two sides who will be up there at the end of the season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Boo Boy on Thursday 22 August 2019, 10:13:17 am
Another good set of results for two local sides to me, Ryton & Crawcrook and Whickham at the weekend. Good to see them both in second in their respective leagues. Very surprised to see Hebburn lose at the weekend as well.  Similarly excellent starts to the season for Morpeth, South Shields, Dunston and Marske. Fingers crossed it continues.

Ryton won again last night .they might have to start the annual fight against promotion early this season.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 22 August 2019, 10:26:25 am
Nice :thup:

Any choice games over bank holiday?

Benfield v Workington in the Cup. Played each other last year and was a good draw. About double what they normally get were there too.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 22 August 2019, 11:14:18 am
Another good set of results for two local sides to me, Ryton & Crawcrook and Whickham at the weekend. Good to see them both in second in their respective leagues. Very surprised to see Hebburn lose at the weekend as well.  Similarly excellent starts to the season for Morpeth, South Shields, Dunston and Marske. Fingers crossed it continues.

Ryton won again last night .they might have to start the annual fight against promotion early this season.

Heard it was an excellent result against a strong Synners side, but another tough one this weekend against Bedlington. Also looks like Whickham fielded a weakened side at Stockton as they're focusing on Friday night's game at Thornaby.

Strong results for Hebburn and Guisborough in D1 (who are having a cracking start to the season). Was surprised Consett and Shildon lost. Benfield seem to have also gone under the radar despite numerous outgoings this season and had a very good result against Seaham last night. Very surprised to also see West Auckland struggling this early on but it's a long season of course.

In D2 it looks like anyone can beat anyone at this stage. Durham and Easington are struggling but Ryton and West Allotment have had very strong starts. Looks to be anyone's for the taking this season. Great for us spectators!

Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 23 August 2019, 12:07:55 pm
Quite tempted by Whickham v Thornaby tonight. Only game in the area and should be a good game with a decent crowd at the Glebe.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 25 August 2019, 10:13:25 am
Hebburn v Pontefract Collieries in the FA Cup instantly made me think of this scene (2 years before Mike Bassett).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euWQg6XRC14
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 25 August 2019, 10:37:35 am
Apparently lots of trouble at Harrogate Town yesterday with Stockport. Harrogate Railway won away.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 27 August 2019, 09:50:23 pm
Hebburn 2-0 Ryhope!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 28 August 2019, 09:33:11 am
Another poor result for Whickham last night as well. Was at their game on Friday and a refereeing decision massively changed the course of that game (though they shouldn't have missed the penalty which would have taken it to a replay). From what I gather it was another missed penalty (by the same player), which may or may have not altered the course of the game but Consett were excellent going forward.

Great result for Hebburn last night as well, along with some pretty good FA Cup results round the region over the weekend (Benfield, Stockton, Seaham, RCA) along with some replays still to come (Morpeth, Dunston, Hebburn).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 29 August 2019, 01:16:57 pm
Bromley still unbeaten, up to 2nd in National League. Hoping to get down to see them play FC Fylde on Saturday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: covmag on Friday 30 August 2019, 06:04:17 am
Blyth have had a poor start what going on there anyone?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Boo Boy on Friday 30 August 2019, 08:25:05 am
Blyth have had a poor start what going on there anyone?

owner cutting back costs after last season. manager left as did most of the players. Clark came in and they have brought a load of young players and spme from lower leagues. always was going to be a relegation battle.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: LV on Friday 30 August 2019, 08:25:21 am
Saw Bath City lose to Oxford at the weekend. Good craic.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 30 August 2019, 09:22:46 am
Thinking of going to see Gateshead v Brackley tomorrow. Gateshead only won 1 but have only lost one as well (drawing the other 5). Will be interesting to see what it's like after the drama towards the end of last season. Where's everyone else going?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 30 August 2019, 09:23:47 am
Hebburn v Consett.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 30 August 2019, 09:46:45 am
Blyth have had a poor start what going on there anyone?

owner cutting back costs after last season. manager left as did most of the players. Clark came in and they have brought a load of young players and spme from lower leagues. always was going to be a relegation battle.

Looking at Twitter it seems like Blyth are about to unveil a new signing. Wait and see who it is..
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 30 August 2019, 09:55:44 am
Blyth have signed Callum Roberts! Something of a coup for Clarky to pull off. :???: :)
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 30 August 2019, 10:07:15 am
Blyth have signed Callum Roberts! Something of a coup for Clarky to pull off. :???: :)

Great signing IMO, hopefully he can push them up the table and they can kick on from here.
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Post by: LV on Friday 30 August 2019, 12:22:51 pm
He’s gone to Blyth? Thought he’d get a club higher up.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Friday 30 August 2019, 01:32:41 pm
What a weird signing, he should be playing League 2 at least.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Friday 30 August 2019, 03:41:41 pm
What a weird signing, he should be playing League 2 at least.

No-one picked him up in the summer and I don't think he's signed on a contract at Blyth, so at least he'll be getting regular competitive games and a wage in the meanwhile.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Monday 2 September 2019, 09:20:04 am
Some good results in the Vase for the NL sides. Slightly surprised at Whickham heading out. Twice they've had leads in both their FA Cup and Vase ties and have ended up not being able to hold onto them...
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Post by: Paully on Tuesday 3 September 2019, 10:58:47 am
Hebburn vs Pontefract FA Cup replay tonight!
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Post by: Lowndsy on Tuesday 3 September 2019, 05:51:53 pm
Gateshead vs spennymoor tonight
Darlington vs blyth tomorrow night
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Tuesday 3 September 2019, 11:33:03 pm
Great result for Dunston away at Goole in the FA cup. Won 4-1. Sunderland RCA at home next round. This Saturday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 4 September 2019, 10:13:04 am
Hebburn vs Pontefract FA Cup replay tonight!

How was the game? Was it a deserved red?
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Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 4 September 2019, 10:14:00 am
Great result for Gateshead last night, although Spennymoor have had a very poor start indeed. Long way to go of course. Excellent result for Dunston on the road last night as well, though the RCA game will be a very tough and physical one on Saturday.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 4 September 2019, 10:33:14 am
Hebburn 0-4 Pontefract

The visitors are absolutely quality combined with Hebburn being garbage. Rumours Hebburn’s best player is re-joining Dunston too which will be a shame as I love watching him!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 4 September 2019, 03:48:12 pm
Hebburn 0-4 Pontefract

The visitors are absolutely quality combined with Hebburn being garbage. Rumours Hebburn’s best player is re-joining Dunston too which will be a shame as I love watching him!

Armstrong?
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Post by: Disco on Wednesday 4 September 2019, 08:12:41 pm
Cal Roberts and Adam Campbell both on the scoresheet already tonight. Two NUFC legends.
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Post by: Fugazi on Wednesday 4 September 2019, 09:08:58 pm
Halcyon days
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 5 September 2019, 06:05:02 am
And there was Rafa wanting money spent on the Academy.
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Post by: Ian W on Thursday 5 September 2019, 09:27:23 am
Bromley still unbeaten, 2nd in the league. Reeco Hackett Fairchild is looking brilliant, Billy Bingham in midfield too. Home game on Saturday to have a pop at going top.
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Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 5 September 2019, 10:34:38 am
Another defeat for Blyth last night - 2-1 at Darlington. :(

Home to Kiddiminster on Saturday. Very worrying times.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 5 September 2019, 10:36:55 am
Would relegation be especially bad for Blyth for reasons other than it just being s*** being really s***?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Thursday 5 September 2019, 11:12:49 am
Another defeat for Blyth last night - 2-1 at Darlington. :(

Home to Kiddiminster on Saturday. Very worrying times.

From what I gather whilst Darlington deserved to win, Blyth dug in and were defensively decent (there was nothing they could do to stop the winner is what I've been told). Still very worrying times and looks likely to be a long season ahead at Croft Park.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Matt on Thursday 5 September 2019, 11:29:35 am
Would relegation be especially bad for Blyth for reasons other than it just being s*** being really s***?

It's a very hard division to get out of. You can have an absolutely storming season which most years would see you up yet as there is only one automatic place- it can easily count for nothing if someone else has a great run as well. Plus the general standard of football and the away ground experience is well below the level of the National North and a lot of places are a bugger to get to on public transport. Blyth as a club should really be able to hold their own in that division, even with a lower budget. Unfortunately they've appointed a guy based on the fact he's well known rather than whether he's any good at managing.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 5 September 2019, 11:38:10 am
Hmm, sounds rubbish. Can they get rid of him?
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Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 6 September 2019, 03:09:02 pm
It's not really Clarkie's fault. From what I can gather, the board decided to slash the playing budget by 60%, hence Alun Armstrong and most of the team leaving for Darlington/York. Ex manager Tom Wade was apparently then asked to put together some players from the Northern League, which Spartans brought in and told Lee Clark to get on with it. I imagine they hoped Clarkie could turn dogs muck into gold, but it's not working so far. Relegation is a distinct possibility and some Blyth fans are wondering if this was the aim, all along.

I find it a bit strange that the likes of Gateshead, South Shields, Morpeth, Darlington can attract investment - but Spartans can't?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 6 September 2019, 03:11:24 pm
For all the support for local teams, the attendances most of them get is terrible.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 6 September 2019, 04:14:35 pm
Another signing for Blyth has just been announced, a lad from Chesterfield on loan.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 6 September 2019, 05:29:34 pm
For all the support for local teams, the attendances most of them get is terrible.

The Northern League is the best supported league in the Country at that level as well.

Big FA Cup game tomorrow at Newcastle Benfield when they play Runcorn in the FA Cup. Sadly Benfields Chairman Jimmy Rowe passed away on Wednesday so it'll be an emotional afternoon. He started the club from scratch in 1988 and it's come on in leaps and bounds in the past 31 years. They've got one of the best grounds in the league, a vibrant clubhouse and Social scene and a thriving Junior section as well. He did so much for grass roots/kids football in the East End of the city and North Tyneside and will be a big miss.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Friday 6 September 2019, 06:30:47 pm
What kind of attendances could you expect?
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 6 September 2019, 08:04:44 pm
What kind of attendances could you expect?

Benfield will be hoping for 300+ tomorrow. Almost double what they get for a standard league game. The likes of Consett regularly get 400+ for league games.

https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/divisions/15/

Scroll to the bottom for the attendance table.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Greg on Saturday 7 September 2019, 09:42:04 am
Been following Hanwell Town, they are about 30 minute walk from my flat and closest team. Play in black and white and the nickname is The Geordies. Formed in the 1920s by some men from Newcastle that had come down to London to find work.

Heading along today with a few mates for their FA Cup match.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Wallsendmag on Saturday 7 September 2019, 07:21:57 pm
Watched Benfield lose 3-2 at home to Runcorn today. Despite leading 2-1 at half time they just didn't get going in the 2nd half and Runcorn deserved their win. Crowd given as 370 which looked suspiciously low. Looked more like around 500 but of course the gate money is split in the FA Cup  :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: nufc4eva on Saturday 7 September 2019, 09:08:08 pm
Watched Hebburn win 6-1 against Northallerton, was decent game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 11 September 2019, 06:33:31 am
Goes from bad to worse, for Blyth. Stuffed 5-0 at Spenny, last night after being down to 10 men since early on. :(
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Thursday 12 September 2019, 01:59:26 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2019/sep/12/non-league-footballer-scores-spectacular-goal-from-inside-own-half-video

Also...Senior Cup Draw has been made.

Round One

Heaton Stannington v Blyth Spartans
Bedlington Terriers v Ashington
Whitley Bay v Newcastle University

Games played week preceding Saturday 26th October 2019.

Quarter Final draw:

North Shields v West Allotment Celtic
Newcastle Benfield v Newcastle United reserves
Bedlington Terriers or Ashington v Heaton Stannington or Blyth Spartans
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay or Newcastle University
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 13 September 2019, 09:45:53 am
Blyth have made another signing - ex Toon midfielder, Jack Hunter who was previously with Gateshead. Board must be worried, with the cheque book coming out.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Greg on Friday 13 September 2019, 11:28:13 am
I wrote an article about my trip to Hanwell Town for True Faith. http://www.true-faith.co.uk/following-the-geordies-in-the-fa-cup/

Following The Geordies in the FA Cup

This summer I finally decided to cancel my season ticket. A wonderful seat in the East Stand, near the halfway line. Brilliant view. But I’d had enough. My Dad had given up a few years ago. 140 loyalty points down the drain. This version of Newcastle United wasn’t worth the sacrifice anymore. This decision is a lot easier when you now live over 300 miles away in London.

A few weeks ago I started thinking it would be nice to get along to a non-league game, I’ve always enjoyed the odd non league game when living in the north east but hadn’t really considered it since I’ve been in London. It was one evening after work, an internet search and I discovered the closest non-league team to where I live in Ealing is Hanwell Town FC of the Isthmian League South Central Division, and they play just about a mile up the road rather than in Hanwell.

It was time to look a little closer, first I see they play in black and white stripes – a coincidence surely and then I read their nickname is “The Geordies” – I was intrigued. It turns out that Hanwell Town were formed in the 1920s but a group from Newcastle that were working in Hanwell area and decided to set up a team, of course they adopted the famous black and white of Newcastle United, one of the best teams in the land in the early 1900s. As someone that was born and grew up in Newcastle but now finds themselves in London due to work it was a no brainer – I had to get a long to a Hanwell Town game and keep an eye on their results.

Hanwell had made an undefeated start to the season, and checking the fixtures were at home in FA Cup First Qualifying Round action against Staines Town. A text to a friend, who also lives in Ealing now but grew up in Newcastle followed and we were all set. Meet at 2pm on Saturday and we’ll head up for the game.

It turned out to be an FA Cup classic – it was 8 quid to get in, and a few more for a programme and a raffle ticket. We enjoyed a few pints in the clubhouse while watching the game from a prime view from the club house terrace, a scaffold platform with astroturf and if you get the right spot – a brilliant view of the pitch.

Hanwell started brightly and were ahead within just two minutes, when the Staines ‘keeper, the highly rated (according to the match day programme) Denzel Gerrar dropped the ball into his own net trying to catch a looping header towards goal- he protested he was fouled but it didn’t look like there was anyone near him – a great start for Hanwell.

There was only 10 minutes gone when Staines made their first team foray forward amd Hanwell centre back was turned and pulled back the Staines attacked as he advanced on goal, just outside the box and referee George Warren brandished a red card for Harry Tucker. It seemed a little harsh, but probably the right decision – but I’d like to see it again. As Tucker left the pitch he was heckled in typical non league style about his tan and then couldn’t get back into the changing rooms as they were locked!

Hanwell reshuffled and did well with 10 men and were soon 2 up, Andy O’Brien with a header. They play in black and white, they are known as the Geordies and now O’Brien has scored! For a Newcastle United fan, you really couldn’t make it up – who put the ball in the mackems net? I am in west London aren’t I?

Staines were soon back in it, Che Krabbendam with a wonder strike into the top corner from 25 yards. Unstoppable. Another couple of pints in I need the toilet, head into the clubhouse to find Alan Shearer guarding the men’s toilets! Not literally – obviously – but a framed signed shirt on the wall – it was great to see but perhaps should be moved into the bar!

As expected, 10-man Hanwell tired in the second half and Staines started to get on top and made it 2-2 from the spot, it was at the other end of the pitch but it looked very soft from where I was standing, Krabbendam tucking away his second of the game. As the game went on the talk on the terrace turned to what happens if it’s a draw – would it be penalties? Extra time? A replay? Nobody was quite sure – a replay on Tuesday seemed to be agreed scenario in the event of a draw but nobody was certain.

It didn’t matter in the end. With only a few minutes left of the 90, substitute Rob Laney turned in the box and was brought down, penalty to Hanwell! Laney stepped up, a chance to win it and send Hanwell into the next round, but its saved by Gerrar! It looks like Hanwell will have to settle for a draw and a replay (or extra time or penalties we’re still not sure) but in added time, Krabbendam, the best play on the pitch, waltzed through the Hanwell defence and slotted him another stunning solo goal to win it for Staines! The 20 odd travelling away fans behind that goal went wild as Krabbendam was booked for taking off his shirt as he celebrated the winner.

What a game! Not the result I wanted, and I’m sure Hanwell would have won this comfortably had they not been down to 10 so early in the game but it was a great game of football – a special mention must go to the Hanwell steward – manning the entrance to the car park as we arrived, he then guarded the tunnel as the players came onto the pitch, at one point was in the Bob Fisher Stand behind the goal cheering on Hanwell and then was back by the tunnel as the teams left the pitch to remind the referee his performance will be assessed by the FA! More importantly, this was a great afternoon of football, with lots of passion, desire and entertainment and you can have a beer – I was born a Newcastle United supporter and I always will be – but I’ll certainly be back following The Geordies in west London again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Friday 13 September 2019, 11:48:31 am
Nice :thup:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: toon25 on Friday 13 September 2019, 11:56:05 am
That’s a great article, like. Inspired me to take the fatha in law to my local side tomorrow

  :thup:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Friday 13 September 2019, 12:03:23 pm
Weirdly I used to go to Maidenhead, who are called the magpies and play in black and white too. Bromley also play in those colours, called the ravens.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 13 September 2019, 12:12:13 pm
I wrote an article about my trip to Hanwell Town for True Faith. http://www.true-faith.co.uk/following-the-geordies-in-the-fa-cup/

Following The Geordies in the FA Cup

This summer I finally decided to cancel my season ticket. A wonderful seat in the East Stand, near the halfway line. Brilliant view. But I’d had enough. My Dad had given up a few years ago. 140 loyalty points down the drain. This version of Newcastle United wasn’t worth the sacrifice anymore. This decision is a lot easier when you now live over 300 miles away in London.

A few weeks ago I started thinking it would be nice to get along to a non-league game, I’ve always enjoyed the odd non league game when living in the north east but hadn’t really considered it since I’ve been in London. It was one evening after work, an internet search and I discovered the closest non-league team to where I live in Ealing is Hanwell Town FC of the Isthmian League South Central Division, and they play just about a mile up the road rather than in Hanwell.

It was time to look a little closer, first I see they play in black and white stripes – a coincidence surely and then I read their nickname is “The Geordies” – I was intrigued. It turns out that Hanwell Town were formed in the 1920s but a group from Newcastle that were working in Hanwell area and decided to set up a team, of course they adopted the famous black and white of Newcastle United, one of the best teams in the land in the early 1900s. As someone that was born and grew up in Newcastle but now finds themselves in London due to work it was a no brainer – I had to get a long to a Hanwell Town game and keep an eye on their results.

Hanwell had made an undefeated start to the season, and checking the fixtures were at home in FA Cup First Qualifying Round action against Staines Town. A text to a friend, who also lives in Ealing now but grew up in Newcastle followed and we were all set. Meet at 2pm on Saturday and we’ll head up for the game.

It turned out to be an FA Cup classic – it was 8 quid to get in, and a few more for a programme and a raffle ticket. We enjoyed a few pints in the clubhouse while watching the game from a prime view from the club house terrace, a scaffold platform with astroturf and if you get the right spot – a brilliant view of the pitch.

Hanwell started brightly and were ahead within just two minutes, when the Staines ‘keeper, the highly rated (according to the match day programme) Denzel Gerrar dropped the ball into his own net trying to catch a looping header towards goal- he protested he was fouled but it didn’t look like there was anyone near him – a great start for Hanwell.

There was only 10 minutes gone when Staines made their first team foray forward amd Hanwell centre back was turned and pulled back the Staines attacked as he advanced on goal, just outside the box and referee George Warren brandished a red card for Harry Tucker. It seemed a little harsh, but probably the right decision – but I’d like to see it again. As Tucker left the pitch he was heckled in typical non league style about his tan and then couldn’t get back into the changing rooms as they were locked!

Hanwell reshuffled and did well with 10 men and were soon 2 up, Andy O’Brien with a header. They play in black and white, they are known as the Geordies and now O’Brien has scored! For a Newcastle United fan, you really couldn’t make it up – who put the ball in the mackems net? I am in west London aren’t I?

Staines were soon back in it, Che Krabbendam with a wonder strike into the top corner from 25 yards. Unstoppable. Another couple of pints in I need the toilet, head into the clubhouse to find Alan Shearer guarding the men’s toilets! Not literally – obviously – but a framed signed shirt on the wall – it was great to see but perhaps should be moved into the bar!

As expected, 10-man Hanwell tired in the second half and Staines started to get on top and made it 2-2 from the spot, it was at the other end of the pitch but it looked very soft from where I was standing, Krabbendam tucking away his second of the game. As the game went on the talk on the terrace turned to what happens if it’s a draw – would it be penalties? Extra time? A replay? Nobody was quite sure – a replay on Tuesday seemed to be agreed scenario in the event of a draw but nobody was certain.

It didn’t matter in the end. With only a few minutes left of the 90, substitute Rob Laney turned in the box and was brought down, penalty to Hanwell! Laney stepped up, a chance to win it and send Hanwell into the next round, but its saved by Gerrar! It looks like Hanwell will have to settle for a draw and a replay (or extra time or penalties we’re still not sure) but in added time, Krabbendam, the best play on the pitch, waltzed through the Hanwell defence and slotted him another stunning solo goal to win it for Staines! The 20 odd travelling away fans behind that goal went wild as Krabbendam was booked for taking off his shirt as he celebrated the winner.

What a game! Not the result I wanted, and I’m sure Hanwell would have won this comfortably had they not been down to 10 so early in the game but it was a great game of football – a special mention must go to the Hanwell steward – manning the entrance to the car park as we arrived, he then guarded the tunnel as the players came onto the pitch, at one point was in the Bob Fisher Stand behind the goal cheering on Hanwell and then was back by the tunnel as the teams left the pitch to remind the referee his performance will be assessed by the FA! More importantly, this was a great afternoon of football, with lots of passion, desire and entertainment and you can have a beer – I was born a Newcastle United supporter and I always will be – but I’ll certainly be back following The Geordies in west London again.

An excellent piece mate, well written. Been to Hanwell once (as I was a student down in London), a decent ground with some great people.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 13 September 2019, 12:12:59 pm
With NUFC on TV at 12.30 and away from home, where are people heading this weekend? North Shields v Hebburn for me I think
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Friday 13 September 2019, 12:21:46 pm
Not a game for me, Bromley are away.

I have considered Spurs but don't know if tickets are gettable.

Edit: you need a £45 membership to have any chance, so I won't be going :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Friday 13 September 2019, 12:45:49 pm
Not a game for me, Bromley are away.

I have considered Spurs but don't know if tickets are gettable.

Edit: you need a £45 membership to have any chance, so I won't be going :lol:

Spurs away is the only game I'd have considered going to see NUFC this year. Definitely a regret of mine not going (given the new ground and all that along with the final result).
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Ian W on Friday 13 September 2019, 12:48:54 pm
I wouldn’t go vs Newcastle, but I’d like to see the new ground. Doesn’t look like it’s possible, even for the ticket exchange you need membership.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Saturday 14 September 2019, 06:22:45 am
Not a game for me, Bromley are away.

I have considered Spurs but don't know if tickets are gettable.

Edit: you need a £45 membership to have any chance, so I won't be going :lol:

Cheapest tickets at £43 as well. Almost 90 quid to go and watch f***ing Spurs. Jesus, modern football really is trash.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Monday 16 September 2019, 10:22:25 am
Went to Hebburn v North Shields at the weekend. Decent enough game although Shields were very poor and Hebburn were just clinical. Graeme Armstrong showing his class again.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 16 September 2019, 12:15:39 pm
Going to see Hebburn on Saturday, looks like the weather is going to be good, looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: nufc4eva on Monday 16 September 2019, 10:21:48 pm
Aye I'm going down to Hebburn again this weekend. Playing bottom team, finding its filling the void of not going to Newcastle anymore and decent place, drink and football
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Monday 16 September 2019, 10:47:19 pm
Whitley Bay vs Hebburn tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 02:08:32 pm
Whitley Bay vs Hebburn tomorrow!

For the third time already this season!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 02:47:58 pm
Whitley Bay vs Hebburn tomorrow!

For the third time already this season!

Ha aye I knar!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: nufc4eva on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 07:59:16 pm
Whitley Bay vs Hebburn tomorrow!

For the third time already this season!

Ha aye I knar!

2-0 up already. Armstrong scoring again
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 09:31:13 pm
4-5; quite the game.
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 09:35:49 pm
0-5 after 76 minutes. :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 17 September 2019, 09:58:18 pm
What a mental match that was  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: TheNE40 on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 09:40:31 am
What a mental match that was  :lol: :lol:

Would have definitely got your value for money's worth out of that one!
Title: Re: The Non-League Thread
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 18 September 2019, 09:43:14 am
What a mental match that was  :lol: :lol:

Would have definitely got your value for money's worth out of that one!

Ha ha aye! Sullivan's goal alone from the halfway line was worth the £6!