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Northern Leagues United

Despite the unpromising forecast, the rain held off for Northern Leagues United. Unfortunately, for the writers’ team, their defence couldn’t manage the same with Whitley Bay’s Paul Chow and Paul Robinson, who between scored four of the fans’ six goals … Continue reading

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The Good Agent

Andrew Watchman is a FIFA licensed football agent. He’s also a genuinely lovely bloke. When we asked for people to sponsor the publicity posters for April’s Northern League Day, Andrew and the ever helpful chaps at Corona Furniture Store were … Continue reading

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Northern Leagues United Raffle Prizes

Some of the donations so far: Two tickets to this season’s Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United / Sunderland game (the winner’s choice) including hospitality in Ewood Park’s Legends’ Lounge. Signed merchandise and tops from Sunderland,  Blyth Spartans, Whitley Bay, Spennymoor … Continue reading

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Northern Leagues United Pen Pics #18

While the fans have not one but two Wembley heroes to back them up, the writers can counter with Pras Murukesvan. Like Tomas Brolin, Pras started his career as a highly-rated striker in his native Sweden.  Like Tomas Brolin, Pras … Continue reading

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Northern Leagues United: The Writers

One of the finest squads ever assembled with lashings of attacking flair throughout the side, raw goalscoring ability up front, pace, creativity and stamina in midfield and a back four that remains completely impervious to opposition forays, Wembley heroes or … Continue reading

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Northern Leagues United: The Fans’ Team

Hit by injuries – captain Adam Taylor-Christensen damaged his ankle ligaments – work commitments and amnesia (Kevin Moore of UtdForNewcastle forgot the date of the game and arranged to go on a stag do instead), the Northern League fans, players … Continue reading

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Northern Leagues United Pen Pics #17

Northern Echo sports editor Nick Loughlin has the top job on the Darlington-based paper’s sports desk – covering Hartlepool United home and away. He also plays in a unique football league – a summer, outdoor 11-a-side Friday night set-up on … Continue reading

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Northern Leagues United Training: Birtley Town

The final training session before Saturday’s Northern Leagues United took place at Birtley Town last night. A mixed eleven of fans and writers spluttered through an hour-long session taken by Birtley boss Scott Oliver. We had been scheduled to have … Continue reading

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Northern Leagues United Pen Pics #16

Livingstone fan, football writer and qualified referee, Grant Russell covers all things Scottish sport for the frankly brilliant STV website as well as contributing regular pearls of wisdom on twitter here. Positions: I’m at my best (stretching the point) defending, … Continue reading

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Northern Leagues United Pen Pics #15

Part-Hungarian, Manchester United fan (honestly, we’re not holding it against him) and editor of the internet’s very best site on Hungarian Football, Tomasz Mortimer spent his formative years between the sticks at the Derby County Academy, recovering just in time … Continue reading

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