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Blyth

Post by H1987 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 am

Going down this year, me thinks.

Looking at social media, the fans are turning on Clark already.

Squad is completely unprepared to play at this level. Who would have thought bringing in a manager with no knowledge of this level of the game could be a bad idea...

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Re: Blyth

Post by al_quaker » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:57 am

Considering only 2 go down, Blyth and Bradford are certainly making early claims for those relegation spots

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Re: Blyth

Post by tdk1 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:03 am

Lee Clark is a very bad football manager.

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Re: Blyth

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:32 am

They were bottom 2 after 11 games last season look where they finished... Plenty of time

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Re: Blyth

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 am

I think it is a bit early to write them off, they are all strangers and it is going to take them time to gel.

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Re: Blyth

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 am

H1987 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 am
Going down this year, me thinks.

Looking at social media, the fans are turning on Clark already.

Squad is completely unprepared to play at this level. Who would have thought bringing in a manager with no knowledge of this level of the game could be a bad idea...
It wasn't such a bad idea to bring Martin Gray in to manage us, at the time. What did he know about this level after playing in the league for years and his management experience being assistant manager at league clubs.
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Re: Blyth

Post by loan_star » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:34 am

Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 am
H1987 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 am
Going down this year, me thinks.

Looking at social media, the fans are turning on Clark already.

Squad is completely unprepared to play at this level. Who would have thought bringing in a manager with no knowledge of this level of the game could be a bad idea...
It wasn't such a bad idea to bring Martin Gray in to manage us, at the time. What did he know about this level after playing in the league for years and his management experience being assistant manager at league clubs.
Grays masterstroke was bringing in Harry Dunn who knew everything there was to know about the lower levels and which players would be good for us.
Gray blended them into a great team as coaching was where he excelled.

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Re: Blyth

Post by Beano » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:42 am

loan_star wrote:
Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 am
H1987 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 am
Going down this year, me thinks.

Looking at social media, the fans are turning on Clark already.

Squad is completely unprepared to play at this level. Who would have thought bringing in a manager with no knowledge of this level of the game could be a bad idea...
It wasn't such a bad idea to bring Martin Gray in to manage us, at the time. What did he know about this level after playing in the league for years and his management experience being assistant manager at league clubs.
Grays masterstroke was bringing in Harry Dunn who knew everything there was to know about the lower levels and which players would be good for us.
Gray blended them into a great team as coaching was where he excelled.
Agreed, Loan Star. Harry Dunn had a phenomenal influence on our early years that is either unknown or underestimated by most.

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Re: Blyth

Post by Spyman » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:22 pm

loan_star wrote:
Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 am
H1987 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 am
Going down this year, me thinks.

Looking at social media, the fans are turning on Clark already.

Squad is completely unprepared to play at this level. Who would have thought bringing in a manager with no knowledge of this level of the game could be a bad idea...
It wasn't such a bad idea to bring Martin Gray in to manage us, at the time. What did he know about this level after playing in the league for years and his management experience being assistant manager at league clubs.
Grays masterstroke was bringing in Harry Dunn who knew everything there was to know about the lower levels and which players would be good for us.
Gray blended them into a great team as coaching was where he excelled.
Yes, that and the enormous budget that allowed him to bring in the best talent in the area and discard anyone who didn't quite cut it.

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Re: Blyth

Post by loan_star » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:09 pm

Spyman wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:22 pm
loan_star wrote:
Grays masterstroke was bringing in Harry Dunn who knew everything there was to know about the lower levels and which players would be good for us.
Gray blended them into a great team as coaching was where he excelled.
Yes, that and the enormous budget that allowed him to bring in the best talent in the area and discard anyone who didn't quite cut it.

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Yes he had a good budget but he still had to convince those players to say no to equal or better pay from the likes of Spennymoor and West to come to a club that was on its arse.

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Re: Blyth

Post by don'tbuythesun » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:02 pm

I hope some of these comments don't come back to haunt us!

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Re: Blyth

Post by quakersfan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:06 pm

Where is Harry Dunn is he still involved in Football locally, he followed MG to York but not sure where he is now.

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Re: Blyth

Post by H1987 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:38 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 am
I think it is a bit early to write them off, they are all strangers and it is going to take them time to gel.
Aye, but there's some questionable 'quality' in that team. How many players did they sign from the northern league again?

Clark isn't playing Robbie Dale either, which is... baffling given their lack of quality. Fans moaning about their preseason schedule only playing lower league sides as well, which won't have helped

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Re: Blyth

Post by Darlo_CR » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 am

H1987 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 am
I think it is a bit early to write them off, they are all strangers and it is going to take them time to gel.
Aye, but there's some questionable 'quality' in that team. How many players did they sign from the northern league again?

Clark isn't playing Robbie Dale either, which is... baffling given their lack of quality. Fans moaning about their preseason schedule only playing lower league sides as well, which won't have helped
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Re: Blyth

Post by dfc4me » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:21 am

Maybe we could swap him for Burn.

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Re: Blyth

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:51 pm

Rumour is that Dale may be on his way out of Blyth, not even in the squad today and he's not injured.

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Re: Blyth

Post by shildonlad » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:09 pm

Dale on his way out? Would love him at gateshead, hes sure a proven striker at national league north level. Mind if he leaves he will probably sign for whickham who are suddenly rich
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Re: Blyth

Post by Darlo_CR » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:11 am

He’s off to Morpeth.

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Re: Blyth

Post by LoidLucan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:36 am

The fans are already turning on Lee Clark and that will be cranked up a couple of notches should they lose at Bradford PA on Saturday.

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Re: Blyth

Post by Blyth_fan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:32 pm

The club seems to be lurching towards a crisis after only 4 games. There are rumours today that he's released 4 players. If Robbie is one of them we'll have a meltdown.

Despite a 10 game preseason Clark seems clueless as to who is his best eleven.

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Re: Blyth

Post by shildonlad » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:15 pm

Its too early in the season to call for a managers head especially if they were not there last season but it seems to be rife at the moment. Toon fans want bruce out after 2 games, woodgates under pressure at boro, was even pressure on jack ross at sunderland before Saturdays game apparently. Footballs gone mad
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Re: Blyth

Post by JE93 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:23 pm

Blyth_fan wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:32 pm
The club seems to be lurching towards a crisis after only 4 games. There are rumours today that he's released 4 players. If Robbie is one of them we'll have a meltdown.

Despite a 10 game preseason Clark seems clueless as to who is his best eleven.
Feel sorry for Spartans fans. Great non league club with good history. I know there have been some random flash points between the fans in the past, but certainly would like to see them at least continue to compete in the NLN. The more North East clubs we can get in the NLN the better.

Got to say I was worried for you when you appointed Clark, he didn't come with a particularly good record anywhere, other than perhaps Huddersfield, but if the rumours are to be believe he had a championship budget there in league 1. Inexperience at this level and basically a full squad to replace on a reduced budget. Half the players seem to have come from the "also ran" pack of northern league clubs, the NLN is a huge step up in quality and fitness from that league. Platten seemed to spend the off season bleating about Armstrong and not focusing on the job at hand, in truth the board could have extended player contracts without a manager in place (I believe our board did with Nicholson and Trotman before Armstrong was appointed), add to that playing Northern League or lower opposition almost exclusively throughout preseason is hardly going to give you a good barometer of where you're at.

Hope they turn it around but I doubt Clark is the man to do it. What is Tom Wade doing nowadays? He certainly put together a good squad of local players in the years before Armstrong came in and fine tuned it to win the Evostik, and then have you challenging in the NLN.

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Re: Blyth

Post by divas » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:08 pm

They’d have been better off giving the job to Mr Blyth Robbie Dale alongside an experienced head like Harry Dunn.

Clark was a big name given his ex playing days but it’s telling that no one has touched him with a barge pike and he’s been forced to take very uninspiring jobs since he left Huddersfield. Wouldn’t even make the shortlist here.

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Re: Blyth

Post by H1987 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:23 pm

I suspect it was a rather cynical attempt to win over some local Newcastle fans with a name they've heard of, in a desperate ploy to boost crowds. Maybe wouldn't have been a terrible idea, if Clark wasn't a terrible manager.

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Re: Blyth

Post by JasonDeVos » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:06 pm

divas wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:08 pm
They’d have been better off giving the job to Mr Blyth Robbie Dale alongside an experienced head like Harry Dunn.

Clark was a big name given his ex playing days but it’s telling that no one has touched him with a barge pike and he’s been forced to take very uninspiring jobs since he left Huddersfield. Wouldn’t even make the shortlist here.

Wonder if he applied?

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Re: Blyth

Post by Blyth_fan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:15 pm

Tom Wade isn't working at the moment and was there on Saturday. I would have Tom back. He built that team that Alan took forward on a tight budget and developed the younger players like Rivers.

The fans are in meltdown on social media regarding the exit of Robbie.

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Re: Blyth

Post by Blyth_fan » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:16 pm

Clark didn't apply for the job he was apparently approached by the club.

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Re: Blyth

Post by JasonDeVos » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:31 pm

Blyth_fan wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Clark didn't apply for the job he was apparently approached by the club.
Meant was in the Darlo applications, but interested to know Blyth head hunted him.

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Re: Blyth

Post by Darlo_CR » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 pm

Looks like he’s staying!

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Re: Blyth

Post by Darlo_CR » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:10 pm

JasonDeVos wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:06 pm
divas wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:08 pm
They’d have been better off giving the job to Mr Blyth Robbie Dale alongside an experienced head like Harry Dunn.

Clark was a big name given his ex playing days but it’s telling that no one has touched him with a barge pike and he’s been forced to take very uninspiring jobs since he left Huddersfield. Wouldn’t even make the shortlist here.

Wonder if he applied?
He applied but never made the final shortlist. He also applied for the Gateshead job.

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