Departure | Armstrong Blasts Wade For Secret Australia Signing

17th February 2017

Manager Alun Armstrong has criticised the seemingly underhand way in which Matthew Wade has left Blyth Spartans, insisting that it isn’t fair on the club after everything they have done for him. An announcement was made earlier in the week that Wade had signed for Australian side Mornington Soccer Club. An Australian news article then surfaced online, suggesting that the deal had actually been agreed on January 9 – during the…


Tom Wade Thanks Supporters For “Special” Spartans Moments After Stepping Down As Blyth Boss

26th September 2016

Departing Blyth boss Tom Wade has thanked Spartans supporters for the “special” moments they’ve shared together during his time in charge. Having made the decision to step down from his job as manager last week, Wade revealed that – despite his fantastic achievements during his time at Blyth – it was the bond he had built up with supporters that he really cherishes as he leaves Croft Park for the final…


Alun Armstrong Takes Over From Tom Wade As Blyth Spartans’ Manager

22nd September 2016

Blyth Spartans boss Tom Wade has decided to step down as manager of Blyth Spartans AFC. In his place, the club has appointed former professional footballer Alun Armstrong. The former striker featured for Newcastle United, Stockport County, Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town among others during his playing career. He also played and scored for Stockport in Blyth’s FA Cup tie there in 1996, in addition to scoring the winner in Ipswich’s 1-0…


Wade Lambastes Spartans For “Terrible” Ashton Result

24th August 2016

Spartans boss Tom Wade has labelled Blyth’s 3-3 draw with Ashton United a “terrible result” – after seeing his side surrender the lead late on in unfortunate circumstances. United striker Lee Gaskell was able to charge down Peter Jeffries’ clearance from Gavin Caines’ back pass, with the ball falling favourably for him to slot home an 82nd minute equaliser. And Wade was left feeling deflated at the final whistle, following a…


Spartans Boss Hails “Great Result” Against Coalville

Blyth Spartans manager Tom Wade has hailed Saturday’s 3-1 win over Coalville Town as a “great result,” but agreed with the decision that saw his side reduced to ten men. Nathan Buddle saw red when he kicked out at a Coalville player in the first half, forcing Spartans to play with a man less for over 50 minutes. Blyth not only held on to their lead following the dismissal but…

13th August 2016

Wade: Spartans Lacked Strength But Lesson’s Learnt

Blyth Spartans manager Tom Wade has blamed last year’s failure to land the Evo-Stik League title on a lack of strength in depth, but insists that will not be a problem for his side this time round. Speaking at the club’s open forum evening on Thursday night, Wade opened up and admitted that some players were overplayed last term – as Spartans finished the season second place in the Evo-Stik…

12th August 2016