Interview | Agnew reveals Nelson impact

24th September 2020

Liam Agnew has revealed the huge part manager Michael Nelson played in his decision to join Blyth Spartans.  Agnew, 25, put pen to paper on a deal at Croft Park on Thursday evening to become Nelson’s latest recruit.  The pair know each other well following their time at Gateshead together last season, and Agnew has heaped praise on his new manager.  Nelson revealed other clubs had been chasing the former…

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Interview | Nelson delighted to get Agnew signed up

24th September 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson had to play the waiting game in his pursuit of Liam Agnew – but is now delighted to finally get his man.  Former Sunderland under-21s captain Agnew joined Blyth permanently on Thursday afternoon, just days after leaving League Two side Harrogate Town.  The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Gateshead – working alongside Nelson – and played a number of games as they to…

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Interview | Nelson on pre-season progress

2nd September 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson believes his side are making progress in pre-season. Nelson was speaking after his side’s narrow defeat to Morpeth Town in a behind closed doors friendly. You can watch his interview in full below.

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Report | Spartans unfortunate to taste defeat in pre-season

1st September 2020

BY Aaron Hindhaugh In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-season friendly Tuesday, September 1, 2020 BLYTH SPARTANS 2-3 MORPETH TOWN Blyth Spartans weren’t able to complete a comeback against Morpeth Town but put in a valiant display in the first game back at Croft Park. Spartans found themselves 3-0 down after just 19 minutes but pulled two back just before half time to get back in…

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Interview | Nelson on Dunston win and trialists

29th August 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson discusses his side’s 2-1 win at Dunston UTS on Friday evening. Nelson laced up his boots to play a full 90 minutes at the UTS Stadium, even getting on the scoresheet – but at the wrong end. You can watch his interview with BSAFCTV in full below.

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Interview | Nelson lauds ‘phenomenal’ Future Fund donations

21st July 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson “can’t thank fans enough” for their “phenomenal” donations to the club’s Future Fund.  Spartans and The Supporters Club launched a fundraising campaign last month to help ensure the survival of the club and assist Nelson in his efforts to build his squad for the upcoming season. In the four weeks it was open, a magnificent total of £10,750 was raised – and Nelson admits the…

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Interview | Nelson hails 1899 Club and Future Fund after Elsdon signing

9th July 2020

Blyth Spartans manager Michael Nelson has hailed the impact of the Future Fund and the 1899 Club following the signing of Matthew Elsdon from Barrow.  Alongside the continued support of our 1899 Club members and money raised from the Future Fund so far, Nelson was able to snap up Elsdon, just a few weeks after his release from the National League champions.  The former Norwich City defender believes, without those…

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Interview | Nelson ‘proud and honoured’ to be Spartans boss

1st May 2020

Michael Nelson says he is “proud and honoured” at becoming the new manager of Blyth Spartans.  The former Hartlepool United defender was appointed on a permanent basis earlier today having originally stepped in until the end of the 2019/20 season back in March.  Nelson initially joined Blyth as a player but was soon placed in charge of the first-team, but oversaw just one game after the coronavirus brought the campaign…

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Club Statement | Michael Nelson appointed Blyth Spartans boss

1st May 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Michael Nelson as the club’s new manager.  Nelson was previously placed in charge of the first-team in March until the end of the 2019/20 season but saw his spell in the dugout cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.  And despite joining the club little under two months ago, Nelson has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help during these unprecedented times.  This…

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