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Offline ennyoueffsea

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Re: The Non-League Thread
« Reply #750 on: Thursday 13 June 2019, 12:18:27 am »
Constipation scares the s*** outta me.

Offline geordiedean

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« Reply #751 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
and now Tudor's gone down for Newcastle

Offline Lowndsy

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« Reply #752 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.

Offline TheNE40

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« Reply #753 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.

Offline Lowndsy

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« Reply #754 on: Thursday 13 June 2019, 01:54:44 pm »
York will probably play farsley

Offline Big Geordie

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« Reply #755 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.
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Offline Disco

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« Reply #756 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.

Offline Big Geordie

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« Reply #757 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.
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Offline Disco

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« Reply #758 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.

Offline Matt

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« Reply #759 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.

Offline TheNE40

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« Reply #760 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.

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #761 on: Thursday 13 June 2019, 07:03:09 pm »
Two Blyth players have just joined Gateshead in the last few days too.
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Offline Big Geordie

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« Reply #762 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?
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Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #763 on: Thursday 13 June 2019, 07:09:28 pm »
Connor Oliver.
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Offline Big Geordie

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« Reply #764 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.
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Offline TheNE40

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« Reply #765 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.

Offline TheNE40

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« Reply #766 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.

Offline Lowndsy

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« Reply #767 on: Friday 21 June 2019, 02:35:34 pm »

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #768 on: Monday 24 June 2019, 09:07:19 pm »
Seen Tweets from Gateshead, Hebburn & Whickham plugging season tickets this evening. Good on them.
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Offline Disco

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« Reply #769 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.

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #770 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.
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Offline gazzaA2

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« Reply #771 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

Offline Tiresias

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« Reply #772 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
Just waiting for the glasses to go in the pocket

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #773 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.

Offline Lowndsy

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« Reply #774 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