Category Archives: Players

The Curious Case of Yoisuke Suzuki

2002 was the year English football went east. Beckham vanquished Argentina, Heskey saw off the Danes, and Michael Owen briefly raised hopes of a semi-final before Seaman flailed, England wilted and 10,000 fans were left with cans of Asahi and … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell to Christie Elliott

Whitley Bay fan Dave Jameson with his thoughts on Christie Elliott’s move to Partick Thistle. If it’s one thing north east clubs do well it’s strikers. What ever colours you may wear on match day you’re hard pressed to find … Continue reading

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From Perth Green to Firhill Park

Just six months ago Christie Elliott was turning out on an old school playing field for Wearside League club Jarrow FC. This afternoon the 20-year-old forward will take his place on the subsitutes’ bench for Partick Thistle a day after … Continue reading

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Peter Jeffries Number One

Since joining Bishop Auckland from Wearside League side Hartlepool FC in 2008 Peter Jeffries has become one of the most highly rated goalkeepers in either division of the Northern League. After a clean sweep in the Two Blues’ end-of-season awards … Continue reading

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Onions on…July

Top scorer with 31 league goals as Guisborough Town were promoted back to the Northern League’s top flight, local lad and Guisborough captain Dave Onions will be writing a monthly column throughout the season. Here’s the first, in conversation with … Continue reading

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Famous Number Nines: Joe Dixon

Joe Dixon began his playing career with Dawdon Colliery Welfare Juniors in 1962, scoring 50 goals in a single season at the age of 17, and eventually retired in 1989, scoring twice before half-time for Durham Fire Brigade Over 40s … Continue reading

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Lenny French: A Ryhope Invincible

For many of north-east England’s less celebrated clubs, the 2010/2011 season was one that will endure long in the memory. Whitley Bay lifted the FA Vase for the third consecutive year, Spennymoor Town played some sublime stuff en route to … Continue reading

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