Category Archives: Green & White Cult Heroes

RIP Les Mutrie … one of the clubs truly legendary strikers.

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 brought the sad news that legendary striker, Les Mutrie had lost his long battle with cancer. Les scored 58 goals in 86 appearances for the club and was the idol of many Blyth fans. His flamboyant … Continue reading

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RIP Jackie Marks – A Blyth Spartans legend.

Monday 3rd July 2017 brought the sad news that club legend Jackie Marks had passed away. Jackie had 2 spells as manager and was well known for being coach during the historic 1977/78 season which saw the club reach the FA … Continue reading

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Green & White Cult Heroes – The Mutrie Brothers

From Andrew & Nixon Thompson and Davy & Billy Fairhurst of the early 1900’s to George & Josh Pyke and Jack & George Prior of the 1920’s right through to Rob & Steve Carney of the late 70’s and finally … Continue reading

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A novel tribute to a late great Spartan.

Writer & Newcastle United fan Howard Linskey has paid a ‘novel’ tribute to the late great Steve Carney, in his landmark new novel ‘No Name Lane’. Ferryhill born Howard had written 3 hugely successful crime thrillers about gangland Newcastle for … Continue reading

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Green & White Cult Heroes – Mick Dagless

An extremely gifted footballer with the ability to produce the unexpected quickly made Mick Dagless a firm crowd favourite at Croft Park throughout the 70’s. Dago as he was known to his teammates, was a regular name on the score-sheet … Continue reading

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Green & White Cult Heroes – Jackie Marks

Jackie Marks may be described by some as ‘a real character of the game’ but that would be doing him a great disservice. Jackie is known as being forthright and certainly not shy of voicing his opinion, but his opinion … Continue reading

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RIP Scott Bell

Sunday 6th October brought the terrible news that former player Scott Bell had tragically lost his fight against Motor Neurone Disease that morning. The news came as a shock to everyone who knew Scott, at the young age of 35 … Continue reading

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Green & White Cult Heroes – Dave Clarke

The phrase ‘right move at the right time’ could have been invented for Dave Clarke. The hugely popular ‘keeper signed for Spartans from Gateshead United in the summer of 1977 and his heroics during the cup run and league that … Continue reading

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Green & White Cult Heroes – Steve Carney RIP

Saturday 16th February 2013 marked the 35th Anniversary of Blyth Spartans playing in the FA Cup 5th Round, however the memory of that famous day was overshadowed by the news that one of the members of that great 1977/78 side … Continue reading

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Green & White Cult Heroes – Billy Fenwick…. a living legend.

The term legend is bandied about rather too freely when supporters fondly recall their favourite player, but few actually truly deserve the accolade. William Randolph Fenwick, however is one such person who does. Born on Friday 13th August 1920 in … Continue reading

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