Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

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Nick Duckett
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Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Nick Duckett » Tue 16 Jan, 2018 11:10 am

20TH JANUARY 2018, 3:00 PM
Blyth Spartans v F.C. United of Manchester
Croft Park
Plessey Rd,
Blyth,
NE24 3JE

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Re: Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Nick Duckett » Wed 17 Jan, 2018 5:16 pm

Drinking arrangements

If you are heading to Blyth just for the match, but would like to partake in a few pre-match drinks, there are various options open to away supporters for pre-match entertainment
Blyth Spartans Social Club
Situated at Croft Park, the Social Club is welcoming to all fans and is popular haunt of the Spartans regulars before and after the match. The club has two large screen TVs and also boasts a pool table, table football, dart board and quiz machine.
The Masons Arms
Situated about 150 metres further up Plessey Road, the Masons is the most popular location – along with the Social Club – for pre-match and post-match drinks. The bar offers a friendly welcome to all visiting supporters and provides entertainment via a pool table, jukebox, dart board, etc. It also offers a wide selection of beers and lagers.
The Wallaw
Situated in the centre of Blyth in the renovated Wallaw Cinema, this Wetherspoons pub offers a wide selection of beers and lagers, hot food and an outdoor area.
Further afield
For those making a weekend of their trip to Blyth there are literally 100s of bars, pubs and clubs in nearby Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and Newcastle that cater to all needs and requirements.

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Re: Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Nick Duckett » Wed 17 Jan, 2018 5:17 pm

Match Arrangements

Admission Prices – Pay on the gate

Adults: £12 (£2 extra in Port of Blyth stand)
Concessions: £6.00 (£2 extra in Port of Blyth stand)
Under 10’s = Free if accompanied by an adult

Programme = £2.00

Directions

From Tyne Tunnel:
take A19 signposted ‘Morpeth’
2nd roundabout take A189 signposted ‘Ashington’ then continue as below:

From A1:
take A19 signposted ‘Tyne Tunnel’.
2nd roundabout take A189 signposted ‘Ashington’ then continue as below:

From A189:
take A1061 signposted Blyth,
1st roundabout take turnoff signposted A1061 Blyth follow road,
2nd roundabout straight across (A1061),
3rd roundabout straight across (A1061 Town Centre/South Beach),
4th roundabout turn left onto A193 (Ind Estate),
5th roundabout straight across (A193 – Ind Estate),
6th roundabout turn right onto Plessey Road.
Ground now on left.

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Re: Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Paul Haworth » Fri 19 Jan, 2018 11:10 am

Team News:

Matty Hughes is available for selection after missing the last two matches through suspension.

Danny Wisdom trained all week and is available for selection.

Joel Logan is still out injured and has had a scan on his knee.

Sam Tattum who came on as substitute at Spennymoor and Salford home, has now joined Padiham on dual registration, in order to get some game time, after being out injured for a long period before joining FC in December.

Paul - Comms Teams

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Re: Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Paul Hinson » Fri 19 Jan, 2018 9:09 pm

FCUM won the first five previous meetings against Blyth before drawing and losing the last two.
Blyth Spartans have reached the first round proper of the FA Cup 31 times; the second round 14 times; the third round 4 times, the fourth and fifth rounds once.
Defender Michael Liddle made a first team appearance for Sunderland in an FA Cup tie against Barrow in January 2010.
Blyth are the only National League North side who have not drawn a League fixture in 2017-18. They have played 28 games in all competitions without a drawn game. North Ferriby’s only win of the season came at Croft Park in August.
After 25 League games FCUM have 32 points, one more than at this stage in 2016-17 and three more than in 2015-16.
FCUM have won all three previous visits to Croft Park.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/

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Re: Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 20 Jan, 2018 7:02 am

OUT NOW: The Friday Night Shindig podcast

With a good and proper preview for Saturday's match with Blyth Spartans, as Ben and Marv were joined by FC United Player Manager Tom Greaves, Mark Carruthers from the North East Football Podcast and FC Live's Swampy.

https://audioboom.com/posts/6609057-the ... nuary-2018

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Re: Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Guy Mansfield » Sat 20 Jan, 2018 8:50 am

Blyth reporting, GAME ON.

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Re: Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 20 Jan, 2018 11:37 am

FC Live this afternoon from 2.30pm will be bringing you live coverage of Blyth Spartans v FC United in the League.

You can tune in at http://www.fcumradio.co.uk - In the meantime, here is Statto Paul's Preview!

https://audioboom.com/posts/6609144-fc- ... spartans-a


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Re: Blyth Spartans v F.C. United 20TH JANUARY 2018

Post by Steven Wood » Sun 21 Jan, 2018 12:01 pm

If you didn’t get to the game those highlights bear no resemblance to the actual game. We had two great chances in the first half, one of them was pretty much a tap in, not sure why it wasn’t shown.

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