Blyth statement

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by Wijnhard's_Schlong » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:08 pm

Spartans have appointed Lee Clark as their new manager.

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by LoidLucan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:06 pm

Just seen an interview with blyth chairman Tony Platten on Look North in which he had a go at AA after it was mentioned that Lee Clark is virtually starting from scratch after lots of players have left. Platten said: "Four or five weeks ago the previous manager should have been signing those players for the options they had on their contracts. He didn't and we were left in that situation."

Let's be honest as chairman he would have been in a position to drive this through if he wanted to. And he made no mention of the budget/wage cuts at the club which have clearly been brought in. His comments are obviously aimed at getting the fans back on his side after all the flak.

So much for the "can't say anything due to legal processes". Looks like that has fizzled out like we thought it would.
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Re: Blyth statement

Post by tdk1 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:17 pm

Also, and I realise this could come back to bite me, Lee Clark is total dogshit as a manager and will be gone by Christmas.

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by shildonlad » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:53 am

Im sure he will bring a few more through the gate been a toon legend and that but whether they still come if it goes wrong remains to be seen
I may not live in the north east anymore but i still support the north east teams

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by H1987 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:20 pm

It'll end in tears, I reckon. The guy has no experience managing at this level, and i doubt he has the adequate contacts, nor the ability to work within Blyth's budget, which is supposedly quite a bit lower than ours. I think he won't last the season. They might stop on, on the basis that only two sides go down this year, and honestly i'd like a north eastern side to stay in the division... but i wouldn't be so sure. They could sink like a stone.

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:05 pm

shildonlad wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:53 am
Im sure he will bring a few more through the gate been a toon legend and that but whether they still come if it goes wrong remains to be seen
Extra fans only come along via a slow build up of a club in the community or winning every week.

A big name as manager brings nothing if you aren't winning.

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by tdk1 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:00 pm

I dunno, Steve Staunton certainly had them cramming into the arena....

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by shildonlad » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:39 am

Theres loads of managers done well at conference level who have never managed at that level before, everyone has to start somewhere. However usually such folk have gained experience and knowledge of that level by either coaching or playing. Theres been some big names managing in the conference and lower down who have failed. Kevin davies (southport), brian little (gainsborough) etc spring to mind. But hey any new managers a risk. If lee clark keeps them up he’s done well
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Re: Blyth statement

Post by H1987 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:32 am

I see the little tizzy about Armstrong leaving has all been forgotten. Face saving exercise, one suspects. As for them moaning he didn't get players signed up for next season, wasn't this because they were slashing his budget, and then only raised about 1k to boost their budget from the fans?

I'd be fairly certain just staying in the division is all they will be hoping for next year. Maybe he can get a few loans in to help them out.

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by LoidLucan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:41 am

They've just signed two northern league players.

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:06 pm

LoidLucan wrote:They've just signed two northern league players.
From Newcastle Benfield

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by JE93 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:28 pm

Interesting reading the notes from the Q&A at Blyth end of season awards. Tony Platten doesn't give too much away, but sounds like they're trying to build a case around the fact Armstrong failed to exercise the option in player contracts, then went on to sign them himself. Can't see much legs in it tbh. Our board extended Nicholson's and Trotman's contract without a manager in place. Sounds like they're having to cut their cloth, couldn't afford their top talent and are using this as an excuse at to why decent players have left for free.

Link below for anyone else who fancies a read:

http://www.blythspartans.com/fans-forum ... e-14-2019/

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by Darlo_CR » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:28 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:41 am
They've just signed two northern league players.
One that they signed on a dual registration has already left to join Whitley Bay.

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by H1987 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:50 pm

Some proper weird signings, but then a couple of decent ones. Very strange.

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:45 pm

Thanks JE, interesting reading. I'm looking forward to that £80,000 we'll get with promotion!!

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Re: Blyth statement

Post by Quaker85 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:49 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:Thanks JE, interesting reading. I'm looking forward to that £80,000 we'll get with promotion!!
Peanuts compared to the FL money. Aim high I say Image


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