News | Tommy Dixon passes away

26th July 2018

Blyth Spartans are devastated to announce that club legend Tommy Dixon has passed away. The following is an interview conducted during last season’s 1977/78 FA Cup 40th Anniversary series by Phil Castiaux. Tommy joined the Blyth in 1975 when manager Allan O’Neill signed him from Ashington. Tom had begun his career at Gateshead before being signed by then Colliers manager Jackie Marks in 1972. Tommy said: “I think it was…

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1977/78 | Cup Legends Return to Commemorate Famous Campaign

16th April 2018

The Blyth Spartans’ Social Club played host to a thoroughly entertaining evening commemorating the 40th anniversary of the club’s famous FA Cup run to the fifth round – and a tie at St James’ Park. The event – wonderfully hosted by the voice of North-East football Roger Tames – saw a host of club legends return to celebrate what is still the greatest non-league FA Cup in history – Spartans…

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1977/78 Event | Last Few Tickets Available for Re-Scheduled 13th April Event

4th April 2018

There are just a few tickets remaining for the re-scheduled event to be held on Friday 13th April celebrating the FA Cup run during the 1977/78 season. Tickets are priced at £10 & include hot food & a free pin badge, which will be distributed on the night. Should you have any specific dietary requirements, please advise when purchasing your ticket. Tickets can be purchased from the general office on…

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1977/78 FA Cup | Event Re-Arranged for Friday 13th April

14th March 2018

Blyth Spartans can now announce that the postponed 1977/78 FA Cup Celebration Evening has now been rescheduled for Friday 13th April – with tickets still available for the event. Also a reminder that commemorative shirts will be worn this Saturday (against Curzon Ashton) and bids can still be made for the auction up to the evening of the event, where the culmination of the auction will take place. If you…

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1977/78 Event | Limited Tickets Available for 40th Anniversary Celebration

23rd February 2018

A limited number of tickets for the 1977/78 FA Cup Commemorative evening on Friday 2nd March are still available to purchase from the General Office on a weekday morning – or the Club Shop which will be open next Wednesday between 7-9pm. Also a reminder similarly that anyone wishing to submit a bid ahead in the auction of the evening can do so by emailing generalmanager@blythspartans.com or by calling into Club Store…

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1977/78 Celebrations | Club Shop Opening Times

20th February 2018

The Supporters Club will be opening the Club Store on the next two Wednesday evenings between 7pm & 9pm for general purchases, collection of pre-ordered commemorative replica shirts & tickets  for the 1977-1978 Social event taking place on 2nd March.

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1977/78 Celebrations | FA Cup Heroes take in Brackley Town Victory

12th February 2018

Feature written by Phil Castiaux and Graham Usher, Images courtesy of Martin Hunter and Phil Castiaux Before Saturday’s 3-0 win over Brackley Town in the Vanarama National League North, we once again welcomed guests associated with the fantastic FA Cup run of the 1977/78 season when Spartans reached the Fifth Round proper of the competition. Ron Guthrie was an insurance company rep in 1977/78 and he played in every game…

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1977/1978 Celebrations | More Cup Heroes Visit Croft Park

12th January 2018

We once again welcomed member of the famous 1977/78 FA Cup run to Croft Park on Saturday when Gainsborough Trinity were the visitors to Blyth. As part of a series of events to mark the 40th Anniversary of the historic 1977/78 FA Cup run – which saw the Spartans reach a replay in 5th Round proper – former players of this side have been guests to recent games. It was…

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