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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Interview | Nelson discusses his Spartans player-manager appointment

4th March 2020

Blyth Spartans player-manager Michael Nelson has described his appointment as a ‘whirlwind’.  Nelson originally moved to Croft Park on a playing basis last week but will now take charge of first-team affairs following the departure of Lee Clark and Paul Stephenson earlier today. It has been a somewhat crazy few weeks for Nelson, who was recently assistant manager to Graham Westley at League Two side Stevenage.  Nelson explained to blythspartans.com:…

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Arrival | Experienced defender Nelson joins Blyth

26th February 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of former Hartlepool United defender Michael Nelson on a deal until the end of the season.  The experienced defender joins having left his assistant manager role at League Two side Stevenage earlier this month.  Nelson had a successful career in professional football with the likes of Bury, Hartlepool, Norwich City, Scunthorpe, Kilmarnock, Bradford City, Hibernian, Cambridge and Barnet.  He spent six years…

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