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Last Night in the Northern League

They’ve played a game more than the two teams immediately below them, but last night’s 2-0 home victory over Ashington put Whitley Bay right where they want to be: at the top of the Northern League table. 418 fans saw … Continue reading

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Last Night in the Northern League

Four of the six Northern League Division One matches ended in draws last night. Promoted Newton Aycliffe recovered from two goals and a man down to snatch a point at Ashington thanks to late goals from Glen Robson and Darren … Continue reading

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Ever Onwards

It is, I suppose, the $1 million question: was Northern League Day a success or wasn’t it? For Ryton and Whickham, whose decision to kick off at 11.30 enabled people to take in two games in a day, the answer, … Continue reading

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Northern League Day in Pictures

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Why the Northern League Matters to Me #19

My football allegiances were cast in stone when I was 7 years old. It was 1967 and we didn’t have wall to wall football coverage as we do now. My dad wasn’t an avid football man, although tales of trials … Continue reading

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A Mariner’s Tale

Along with its several reformations over the course of the last century, South Shields FC has experienced a somewhat nomadic existence in respect of its home grounds, inevitably and invariably as a result of politics and circumstance. Since 1992 the … Continue reading

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Why the Northern League Matters to Me #12

It’s all about roots, traditions, the essential essence of the game, and preserving a place for those with dreams of bigger things. I guess it all started round 1963 and 1964 the year that Sunderland ended six seasons in the … Continue reading

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