News | Update from chairman Tony Platten

1st May 2020

Firstly, may I take this opportunity to thank you for your fantastic support throughout the 2019/20 campaign. Football is facing an uncertain future, particularly for part-time non-league clubs like Blyth Spartans. Similar to clubs up and down the country, our season was cut short after the last match away to Brackley Town on March 7. What compounded the financial situation for us was that the last home game at which…


Interview | Tony Platten on Callum Roberts’ departure

20th January 2020

Blyth Spartans chairman Tony Platten has assured fans the funds raised from Callum Roberts’ transfer to Notts County will be reinvested into the playing squad.  The former Newcastle United youngster joined the National League side for an undisclosed fee with Spartans also negotiating a sell-on percentage.  Platten said: “We were very fortunate to pick him up from Newcastle United. We saw the potential he had but there was always the…


Chairman’s column | Thank you for your support

23rd October 2019

I would like to place on record a huge thank you to crowd at Croft Park on Saturday versus Chester FC.  While the team battled and earned a point against one of the heavyweights in the division, you created a magnificent atmosphere and were right behind the team from the first whistle to the last.  Croft Park is a brilliant place to watch football and can generate some noise. Bring…


Chairman’s column | Platten addresses start to season

18th September 2019

I’m a little surprised by the start to the season, it’s a bit strange. Pre-season went well with some good results and we were scoring goals, so there were positive signs. But the step up from the Northern League for some of our younger players is a big jump.  Stitching a side together virtually from scratch, is never going to be easy but we are bringing in more experienced players…


Southport H | The biggest game in over 40 years for Spartans

26th April 2019

Saturday is a massive day in the history of Blyth Spartans – for the first time the club has the chance to reach the play-offs of the National League North, and potentially reach the National League. This is the biggest game for Blyth in over 40 years. The support for the team has been fantastic this season – and those who travelled to FC United of Manchester on Easter Monday…


Chairman Interview | Platten Delighted by the Season

26th April 2017

  This article appeared in the final league programme of the season against Grantham Town but here is a chance for supporters to read the thoughts of our Chairman Tony Platten on what has been an excellent season for Blyth Spartans.   Immediately after the Championship winning game against Halesowen Phil Castiaux spoke to Spartans’ Chairman Tony Platten.   So, Tony, we’ve won the League – how do you feel?…