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Online Matt

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« Reply #725 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.

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Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #727 on: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 04:03:30 pm »
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« Reply #728 on: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 04:11:05 pm »
Great finish by Giggs.

Offline Paully

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Offline Ian W

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« Reply #730 on: Wednesday 3 April 2019, 10:41:42 am »
Bromley beat Leyton Orient last night, they've fallen so far.

Offline Big Geordie

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« Reply #731 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.
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« Reply #732 on: Wednesday 10 April 2019, 10:23:02 am »
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Offline Big Geordie

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« Reply #733 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. :)
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« Reply #734 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!

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« Reply #735 on: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 06:53:56 am »
4-2 win for South Shields last night - absolutely cracking match! Just over 1800 there!

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« Reply #736 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.

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« Reply #737 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.
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« Reply #738 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!

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« Reply #739 on: Saturday 4 May 2019, 04:58:24 pm »
South Shields beaten.
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« Reply #741 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. :(
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« Reply #742 on: Thursday 23 May 2019, 03:29:04 pm »
Finnigan has left South Shields for Whickham - great signing for them

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« Reply #743 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.
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« Reply #744 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!

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« Reply #745 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.

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« Reply #746 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!

Offline TheNE40

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« Reply #747 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.

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« Reply #748 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.

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« Reply #749 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!