Arrival | Blyth Spartans appoint Dan Simmonite as Programme Editor

21st June 2017

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of Northumbria University journalism student Dan Simmonite as programme editor, replacing the outgoing Craig Dobson who has moved onto a role with the FA’s Football Museum. Previously an intern with BT Sport, as well as working for the Northumberland FA in the past six months, the 20-year-old from York has joined the media team at Croft Park ahead of the new campaign. Dan…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Put Finishing Touches to Pre-Season Preparations

20th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have confirmed the rest of their pre-season schedule, with the visits of Championship side Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United and South Shields added to an already testing summer schedule. Following their relegation from the Premier League last season, Boro will travel to Blyth on Saturday July 22 – as part of the deal that saw Luke Armstrong leave Spartans at the end of the recent double-winning season. The game will…

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Armstrong Won’t Be Rushed into Expanding Spartans’ Squad This Pre-Season

14th June 2017

Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong insists he’s in no rush to bring in new players, despite only one new arrival coming through the doors at Croft Park so far during the close season. Left-back Ian Watson made a return to the club last month from fellow promoted side Spennymoor Town, but – as of yet – he is yet to be joined by any more new faces in the Spartans squad….

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Admission and Season Ticket Prices Announced for Vanarama National League North Campaign

14th June 2017

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the admission and season ticket prices for the 2017/18 Vanarama National League North season at Croft Park. After the fantastic championship-winning campaign by Alun Armstrong and his squad, we’d like to reward our loyal fans by keeping our admission prices as low as possible, while providing Alun with a budget that will allow him to prepare a team to challenge at this higher level….

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Date Announced for Spartans’ Vanarama National League North Fixtures

10th June 2017

Blyth Spartans fans should clear their diaries for Wednesday July 5 – as the National League have confirmed that is when the fixtures for the 2017/18 National League North season will be announced. General manager Anthony Seghini and predecessor Ian Evans were in attendance at the league’s AGM earlier today, when it was confirmed that Spartans will learn their fate for their upcoming return to step two of English Non-League…

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Pre-Season | More Home Comforts Confirmed For Blyth as Carlisle and Whitby Come to Croft Park

9th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have agreed to two further friendlies at Croft Park as part of their pre-season preparations – as Carlisle United and Whitby Town will both make the trip up to the Northumbrian coast this summer. The Cumbrians will take on Alun Armstrong’s side at the home of the Vanarama National League North side on Saturday July 15. United finished the season in sixth place, but lost out to Exeter City…

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Pre-Season | Spartans’ Opener Against Newcastle Benfield Switched to Croft Park

2nd June 2017

Blyth Spartans will now face Newcastle Benfield at Croft Park on July 4 – after the two clubs agreed to switch the venue for the previously announced pre-season friendly. The meeting was originally planned to take place at Sam Smith’s Park, but the 7:30pm kick off will now take place at the home of the Vanarama National League North side. Spartans last met Benfield at Croft Park in a competitive…

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Arrival | Ian Watson Returns to Blyth Spartans For Second Spell From Spennymoor

26th May 2017

Blyth Spartans have made their first signing of the summer – as defender Ian Watson returns to the club from Spennymoor Town. “Busted” originally signed for Spartans from Northern League side Whitley Bay back in 2013 and went on to make 44 appearances for the club in his debut season. However, the left-back – who can also play on the wing – left Croft Park in September 2014 to join…

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Pre-Season | Spartans Face Away Trip To Shildon As Friendly List Begins to Take Shape

25th May 2017

Blyth Spartans will travel to Northern League side Shildon for a friendly this summer, as the club continues to add to its pre-season preparations. Alun Armstrong’s men will take on The Railwaymen at Dean Street on Tuesday July 11 (7pm kick-off.) This fixture means that the Vanarama National League North side will now face away trips to Northern League sides on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, with Newcastle Benfield and West Auckland…

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Departure | Pattison Leaves Spartans After Signing Two-Year Deal at South Shields

24th May 2017

Matty Pattison has decided to leave Vanarama National League North side Blyth Spartans – after signing a two-year deal with reigning Northern League champions South Shields. The former South African international arrived at Croft Park last summer from Gateshead and helped play his part in Spartans’ success in both the Evo-Stik Premier League and Techflow Group Northumberland Senior Cup. However, after being offered a two-year deal by the Mariners earlier…

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