Departure | Atkinson joins Icelandic Premier League side IVB Football Club

1st May 2018

Blyth Spartans must announce the departure of defender David Atkinson – who has joined Icelandic Premier League side IBV Football Club. Atkinson re-joined Spartans in October 2017 after a short spell IBV Football Club – and they have come back in for the former Carlisle United man with a full-time deal that was “too good to turn down” for both club and player. Atkinson first joined Blyth Spartans in December…

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Interview | Armstrong Lauds 1899 Effect

21st January 2018

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong has lauded the newly reformed 1899 Club scheme after securing the futures of Jarrett Rivers and David Atkinson at the club until the end of the 2018/19 season. “The 1899 club has given us just that little bit of extra funding that has helped us tie these two players down, that’s huge.” “It’s possible that with out these extra funds, these two players may not…

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Contract | Atkinson Signs on the Dotted Line

21st January 2018

Blyth Spartans have agreed terms with right-back David Atkinson on a contract basis to keep the former Carlisle United defender at Croft Park until the end of the 2018/19 season. The 24-year-old – who returned to Spartans after a short spell with Icelandic side Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja (IBV) – has put pen to paper to stay with the National League North side until at least the end of next season and…

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Arrival | Defender Returns to Blyth Spartans After Spell Abroad

21st October 2017

  Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the return of defender David Atkinson after a spell with Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar. The 24-year-old left Croft Park in the summer to move into full-time football, but has now returned to the North East. Atkinson first joined Blyth Spartans last December, initially on load from League Two side Carlisle United before joining permanently in early 2017. And Spartans manager Alun Armstrong is…

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Departure | Spartans Defender Atkinson’s Gone to Iceland

22nd July 2017

Right-back David Atkinson has decided to leave Blyth Spartans – after agreeing a deal to join Icelandic side IBV Vestmannaeyjar. The ex-Middlesbrough trainee defender originally joined Spartans on loan from Carlisle United last December, before signing permanently when he left the League Two side by mutual consent a month later. Although the latter part of his season was marred with injury, Blyth boss Alun Armstrong had seen enough to offer…

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Arrival | Released Loan Star Atkinson Signs For Spartans

19th January 2017

On-loan defender David Atkinson has signed for Blyth Spartans permanently – subject to final confirmation – after leaving parent club Carlisle United by mutual consent. The 23-year-old originally arrived at Croft Park in December and had only had his loan spell extended earlier this month, but will remain at the club indefinitely – after Alun Armstrong was able to agree a deal with the former Middlesbrough youngster. Atkinson – who…

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Blyth Boss Armstrong Full Of Praise For Latest Spartans Acquisition Atkinson

1st December 2016

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong is delighted to welcome Carlisle United defender David Atkinson to the club – after working with the 23-year-old during his time at Middlesbrough. Atkinson has arrived at Croft Park on a one-month loan deal from the League Two side and Armstrong isn’t shy in revealing that Christmas has come early for him – as he revealed just how good a player Spartans will have at…

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Arrival | Spartans Secure Atkinson Loan Deal

1st December 2016

Blyth Spartans have agreed to sign Carlisle United defender David Atkinson on a one-month loan deal. The 23-year-old is well known to manager Alun Armstrong – after he started his career at Middlesbrough academy. While he was unable to go onto make a first-team appearance for Boro during his time on Teesside, the youngster did enjoy loan spells at both Hartlepool United and then at Brunton Park – as he…

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