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Offline robm

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Re: Non League Day
« Reply #100 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.

Offline Big Geordie

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Re: Non League Day
« Reply #101 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. :(
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Offline M4

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #102 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.
"He can still tell you every single goal... and his training goals he counts as well. Apparently he's got 6,000 goals."

Offline Lowndsy

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #103 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

Offline Jill

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #104 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.

Offline Crumpy Gunt

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #105 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.

Offline Benwell Lad

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #106 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.

Offline LFEE

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« Reply #107 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:

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #108 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.

Offline Jill

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #109 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. ;)

Offline M4

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #110 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!
"He can still tell you every single goal... and his training goals he counts as well. Apparently he's got 6,000 goals."

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #111 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.

Offline Jill

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #112 on: Sunday 6 November 2016, 01:54:22 PM »
Sorry for overruling M4.

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Offline LFEE

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« Reply #113 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:

Offline M4

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #114 on: Sunday 6 November 2016, 05:40:12 PM »
"He can still tell you every single goal... and his training goals he counts as well. Apparently he's got 6,000 goals."

Offline Crumpy Gunt

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #115 on: Monday 7 November 2016, 07:57:46 AM »

that's me under the two tone brolly.

Offline TynesidesNo1

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #116 on: Monday 7 November 2016, 02:04:06 PM »

Brilliant that. 2,700 there on a Newcastle at home day.
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Offline MKSC

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Re: Non League Day
« Reply #117 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.



Offline Jill

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #118 on: Saturday 12 November 2016, 08:56:04 AM »
Off to West Allotment Celtic v Jarra Roofing today. Hope it's not too cold!

Offline Lowndsy

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #119 on: Saturday 12 November 2016, 10:20:02 AM »
Spennymoor vs Stourbridge. Today 3pm

Offline Big Geordie

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #120 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.
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Offline Paully

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #121 on: Monday 14 November 2016, 03:22:08 PM »
North Shields vs Shildon in the Vase!

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #122 on: Monday 14 November 2016, 04:09:41 PM »
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Offline Stifleaay

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Offline Jill

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #124 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.