Gazza at the Spartans!

13th August 2009

FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM for 8.00 PM AT BSAFC SOCIAL CLUB BLYTH SPARTANS JUNIORS FOOTBALL CLUB Present A “Talk-In” with PAUL GASCOIGNE There will also be, arranged by Graham Forster, a football memorabilia auction with many of “Gazza’s” personally signed items. Tickets priced at £10.00, including pie & pea supper available from Ian Evans @ Blyth Spartans AFC from Tuesday 18 August.

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Conference Press Release – Chester City

Whilst discussions continue between the Football Conference and the Football Association, concerning the transfer of membership of Chester City FC Ltd to Chester City FC (2004) Ltd, the match between Chester City & Gateshead scheduled for Tuesday 11 August 2009 has been postponed. Both clubs have been advised. A meeting between representatives of the Football Conference and the Football Association has been arranged for Thursday 13 August in an attempt…

11th August 2009
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Post AFC Telford United Review

Despite a hugely impressive opening to the new season by his side Blyth manager Mick Tait wasn’t getting carried away. The Spartans earned a 1-1 draw at title favourites AFC Telford and although he conceded that Blyth could have won the game and, indeed were the side mostly likely to do so, he thought that the Bucks were the better side. Indeed he told their manager Rob Smith what a…

9th August 2009
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REMINDER – AGM – Forum – Sponsors Night, Thursday

It has been decided by the club to add the Sponsors Evening to the AGM and Forum on Thursday 6th August in the Social Club, this gives individuals as well as well as companies the opportunity to sponsor the club, raising funds, by the way of pitch, kit, match ball, score to win etc…… The timings for the night are as follows, all are welcome. 19.30 – 20.00 A.G.M. 20.00…

5th August 2009
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Cash Raised For The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce that £4,447.00 was raised for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation from the gate receipts of our Centenary at Croft Park match against Newcastle United. The Club wishes to thank all of those who turned up on the night for their contribution, it was an excellent opportunity and fitting occasion for all to pay tribute to the great man himself.

5th August 2009
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2009-10 Squad

The club are pleased to announce that Robert Dale, Mark Bell, John Brackstone, Chris McCabe & Stephen Turnbull have all signed an additional or new contract that covers the next two seasons. The current squad list of registered players reads, 1. MARK BELL 2. STEPHEN HARRISON 3. JOHN BRACKSTONE 4. GARETH WILLIAMS 5. ANDREW LEESON 6. DARREN CRADDOCK 7. STEPHEN TURNBULL 8. CHRIS McCABE 9. ROBERT DALE 10. JOHN ALEXANDER…

5th August 2009
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Link With The Past

Amongst guests at the Croft Park Centenary Game tonight will be two gentlemen who played for the Spartans pre 2nd World War, Bill Fenwick and Jack Earnshaw. Another link with the past will also be recognised, as the history of this fixture comes full circle, when 92 years old Frank Makin, youngest son of former Spartans striker Peter Mackin, attends the game as a guest of the club. Peter played…

4th August 2009
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Newcastle United’s Squad For Tonight’s Match

Newcastle United have announced their squad for tonight’s match at Croft Park (kick off 7.30pm). The squad is as follows: – Soderberg, Lough, Taylor, Tozer, Airey, Inman, Ferguson, McCrudden, McDermott, McLaughlin, Donaldson, LuaLua, Baheng, Ranger, Sammy Ameobi, Vuckic, Danquah, Zamblera.

4th August 2009
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Newcastle United Friendly News

Blyth Spartans will play a Newcastle United eleven in a re-run of a game which took place almost exactly 100 years ago. Newcastle United beat the Spartans 4-2 in the 1909 match which was the very first to be played at Croft Park, where Blyth have played ever since. The home club are hoping to reverse the earlier scoreline but also to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation…

3rd August 2009
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Mick Tait – Pre season interview

Asked if he views the forthcoming football season with any trepidation new Blyth Spartans boss Mick Tait is unequivocal. “I have no fear whatsoever” he responds in his quiet yet purposeful way. Bearing in mind the Spartans have lost central defender, and star of the FA Cup run last year, Richard Pell and failed to secure the free scoring Paul Brayson Tait’s sanguine attitude is perhaps surprising to some but…

2nd August 2009
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