Spartans’ Planned Pre-Season Opener Postponed Due to Waterlogged Pitch

Croft Park press box
4th July 2017

Blyth Spartans have been forced to cancel tonight’s friendly game against Newcastle Benfield, due to the amount of rain that has fallen on Croft Park in a short space of time this morning. The Northern League side had been scheduled to travel to Blyth for a 7:30pm, but an area of standing water on the pitch has caused a postponement for what was supposed to be the start of the club’s…

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Blyth Spartans Legend Jackie Marks Passes Away

3rd July 2017

Blyth Spartans are saddened to hear of the loss of honorary life member and club legend Jackie Marks. Marks became Blyth manager during the 1966/67 season and remained at the helm for three full seasons after that, but it was as Brian Slane’s assistant that he really cemented his legacy at Croft Park – as the pair masterminded Spartans’ historic run to the FA Cup Fifth Round during the 1977/78…

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Announcement | Spartans unveil 2017/18 kit

1st July 2017

Blyth Spartans are proud to unveil a preview of our new team kit for the Vanarama National League North 2017/18 campaign. After two seasons with EV2 Sportswear, we are pleased to confirm that we have returned to our former kit and merchandise partners Errea and S08Sportswear. Spartans general manager Anthony Seghini explained the decision behind the kit: “For next season specifically, we have a shirt design with a traditional 1970s look to…

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Announcement | National League Photographic Licence

With the clubs promotion to the Vanarama National League North for the 2017/18 season, photographers now must apply for a ‘National League Photographic Licence.’ Anyone requiring a licence should contact generalmanager@blythspartans.com for the necessary application.

26th June 2017
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Arrival | Spartans Splash Cash to Secure Signing of Evo-Stik Goal Machine Dale Hopson From Seasiders

26th June 2017

Blyth Spartans have signalled a real statement of intent for next season – after splashing the cash to sign prolific Whitby Town midfielder Dale Hopson. The 24-year-old – who was third in the Evo-Stik Premier League Top Scorer standings for last season, just behind second-placed Spartans striker Daniel Maguire – had a number of clubs chasing his signature after an impressive season for the Seasiders, but has opted to make…

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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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