Tag Archives: Bishop Auckland

Green & White Cult Heroes – Brian Slane

Some footballers are synonymous with certain clubs and some are even legends of their clubs. However, a select few transcend even that. Brian Slane is one of those elite people, he was irrevocably involved in a decade that defined Blyth … Continue reading

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The 1977/78 FA Cup run – the complete record.

For the first time this is a compiled record of the 1977/78 FA Cup run. Match reports and details from every game. In depth player profiles and all the stats & facts from that famous cup run. The stats & … Continue reading

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A tribute to the late great Tommy Orrick.

Friday 9th October 2015 brought the sad news that one of the most influential footballers of his generation, had passed away. Tommy Orrick’s goal scoring feats rivalled that of any of the famed strikers at the regions professional clubs, however … Continue reading

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10 titles 2,450 goals & 19 managers – the Northern League Years.

The story of Blyth Spartans 30 years in the second oldest football league in the world. The Northern League was the stable competition needed having spent the past 7 seasons’ playing in 4 different leagues!, however the club had to … Continue reading

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The managerial history of Blyth Spartans AFC

Always a much sort after job the Croft Park ‘hot-seat’ has surprisingly seen only 41 occupants in the clubs 120 year history. The club’s longest-serving manager has been Jim Turney, taken charge in April 1957 he served for 10 years. … Continue reading

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Brief encounter – The FA Amateur Cup

The collapse of the North Eastern League for a 2nd and last time at the end of the 1963/64 season left Blyth Spartans needing to find a new league. With the lack of a suitable Semi Professional league the club … Continue reading

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Classic Team Photo’s – April 1975…The 1974/75 Invincibles !.

Back Row LtoR: Alan Cruddace (Assistant Manager), Ronnie Phillipson, Tony Smith, Gordon Smith, Mick Morgan, Eddie Alder, Ronnie Scott, Tommy Dixon. Alan O’Neill (Manager). Front Row LtoR: Pat Smith (trainer/physio), Mickey Lister, Gerry Donoghue, Brian Slane, Mick Dagless, Micky Pink. … Continue reading

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