Club Statement | Thank you to Michael Barron & Stephen Turnbull

Blyth Spartans AFC would like to place on record its gratitude to Michael Barron and Stephen Turnbull following the end of their interim period. Barron, who joined the club in September 2020, took charge of the team – beating Guiseley 1-0 in National League North before suffering a narrow FA Trophy exit at York City. He departs with the best wishes of everyone at the club. Tony Platten, chairman of…

1st December 2021
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Match Photos| Blyth Spartans 1-0 Guiseley AFC

20th November 2021

Blyth went into this relegation 6 pointer on the back of an eight match loosing run and having just parted company with their manager midweek; Assistant manager Michael Barron took charge of the team. Blyth were sitting bottom of the league on 9 points with Guiseley just above them also on 9 points but a better goal difference. A win for either team would lift them outside of the bottom…

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Club Statement | Barron & Turnbull step in on interim basis

19th November 2021

Blyth Spartans can confirm that Michael Barron and Stephen Turnbull will take charge of the first-team on an interim basis.  Barron has agreed to stay on and assist the club whilst it conducts a search to replace Michael Nelson’s after his departure on Wednesday evening. Club legend Turnbull returns to Croft Park having gained managerial experience at Northumberland counterparts Morpeth Town.  As a player, Turnbull made 206 appearances for Spartans – famously scoring a wonderful…

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Interview | Barron discusses joining Blyth

19th September 2020

Michael Barron admits former Hartlepool United teammate and friend Michael Nelson played a massive part in his decision to join Blyth Spartans. Barron, 45, was announced as assistant manager to Nelson on Saturday afternoon after talks were held last week.  The pair hold a close relationship following their time together at Pools, where they amassed 680 between each other.  And the former right-back explained the key role Nelson played, having…

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Management | Barron arrives as Blyth no.2

19th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce Michael Barron as assistant manager to Michael Nelson. The 45-year-old is well known for his long association with Hartlepool United as a player and a coach – establishing himself as a club legend at Victoria Park. Barron first joined Pools as a player in 1996 on loan from Middlesbrough and then signed permanently a year later. In over a decade as a Pools…

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