Tag Archives: FA Cup

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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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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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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Green & White Cult Heroes – Arthur Sowden RIP

As 2012 drew to a close the sad news broke that one of Blyth Spartans AFC’s true greats had passed away. To many current Blyth fans the name Arthur Sowden is probably just that of a former player they may … Continue reading

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Classic Team Photo’s – April 1986

Back Row L to R – Phil Leaver, Tony Dawson, Ronan Liddane, Dave Clarke, Alan Walker, Kevin Berry, Jimmy Harmison, John Brownlie (pictured wearing tracksuit top). Front Row L to R – Steve Baxter, Dave Buchanan, Tony McFadden, Ray Blackhall, … Continue reading

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Classic Matches – Bury FA Cup 1995/1996

The 2nd in the ‘classic matches’ feature is one of the clubs famed FA Cup giant killings: Bury 0 Blyth Spartans 2. Goals: Bond 20th minute, Ditchburn 68th minute Saturday 11th November 1995 Littlewoods FA Cup 1st Round, Gigg Lane, … Continue reading

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Rare 1978 team photo

Rare and impromptu team photo, taken in February 1978. The photograph was taken at an even rarer Sunday training session and shows the undoubted high spirits within the team. Back Row L to R – Brian Slane, Greg Herron, Terry … Continue reading

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Classic Team Photo’s – 1999/2000

Back Row L to R Tony Kennedy (kit man), Glen Martin (physio) Steve Locker, Matty Hysen, Craig Melrose, Andy Grainger, Terry Burke, Chris Leighton, Andy Blower, Ross Lumsden, Derek Atwell, Nicky Evans, Lawrence Fox (fitness coach), Tony Harrison (assistant manager). … Continue reading

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Spartans satellite ends with cash landing…

Fans of the Premier League & Championship clubs often complain about the kick off times when there clubs are featured in live games but many of these clubs rely on the massive fees they receive from the broadcasters and should … Continue reading

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The FA Cup now offers an extra 3k !

One of the consequences of Blyth’s relegation back to the Evo Stick Premier League is losing an exemption and having to start the 2012/2013 FA Cup campaign 1 round earlier. On Saturday 8th September 2012, Blyth will play a First … Continue reading

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Classic Team Photo’s – 1993/1994

In this Classic Team Photo series we will look back at some old team photo’s, some rare and some more recent. The first in the series is from 1993/1994 Season, Blyth’s last season in the Northern League after 31 years … Continue reading

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Green & White Cult Heroes – Steve Pyle

The 2nd in our Green & White Cult Heroes series features arguably the greatest modern-day striker to wear the famous Green & White stripes…. oh ah Pyla…. aka Steve Pyle Natural born goal-scorers are a rare commodity in football and … Continue reading

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Green & White Cult Heroes – Eddie Adler

Many former players have been popular but few reach the iconic status of becoming cult heroes with the supporters. These players will always be remembered for their efforts & commitment while playing for the club. The first in the series … Continue reading

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The Debenhams Cup – Blyth Spartans are still the current holders !

The Debenhams Cup was one of several short-lived football competitions introduced in the 1970’s. It lasted for just two seasons 1976-77 and 1977-78 and was competed for between the two sides from outside the top two divisions of the Football … Continue reading

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