Tag: Gateshead

Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round

This weekend, the FA Cup reached its final qualifying round and the introduction of the clubs of the Blue Square Premier adds a little extra spice to the competition as well. Everybody that took to the pitch in this competition at the weekend went into their match knowing that a live appearance on ITV and a sizeable pay day could well be on the cards if they could just get over this hurdle, and this evening we have four matches from this round of the competition. First up is the match between Bishops Stortford and Salisbury City, and this is followed by the matches between Gateshead and Hebburn Town, Dartford and Bromley, and Chelmsford City and Gloucester City. Our thanks, as ever, go those that take the time to record, edit and upload these videos, and you can see the draw for the First Round Proper of the competition – which was made earlier this afternoon – here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 22/10/2011

We have six matches for you as non-league videos of the week, from three different competitions. First of all, we have two matches from the Blue Square Premier, between AFC Telford United and Gateshead, and Mansfield Town and Alfreton Town. Next up, we have three matches from the First Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy, the matches between Bedworth United and Hednesford Town, Dartford and Truro City, and Weymouth and AFC Totton. Finally, we have a match from the First Round of the FA Vase. Our thanks, as ever, go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these matches. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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Gateshead, Newcastle United & The Cost Of Football

Non-league football is often marketed as a low cost alternative to the Premier League but, as Paul Eke writes, that might not always be as accurate as we might think. Anyone who read my recent TwoHundredPerCent paean to Redheugh Park will have realised that Gateshead Football Club is something close to my heart. After all, travelling from Gateshead to (eg) Wycombe Wanderers (and losing to a last minute goal) is not something done on a whim. That doesn’t make me anything special, in fact it’s a regular experience for thousands of people and will be familiar to many or even most readers of TwoHundredPerCent, but it indicates a level of dedication those same readers will be able to identify with. So it may surprise you to know that I no longer go to watch Gateshead – it’s too expensive. What I haven’t done, however, is stop watching live football. In fact, I’m a season ticket holder – at a Premiership club. So how on earth can I justify watching Premier League football rather than Blue Square Premier on financial grounds? At a time when Premier League ticket prices are widely believed to have priced the ‘average’ fan out of the grounds, that may seem somewhat surprising, and it must be admitted that it requires a subjective assessment of the ‘worth’ of one level of football compared to another, but...

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Those We Have Lost: Redheugh Park, Gateshead

We have another splendid article on a lost football ground for you this morning on Twohundredpercent, and we are pleased to be able to thank Paul Eke, who has some recollections of Redheugh Park, the former home of Gateshead Football Club. I was coming up on two years old when Gateshead Football Club failed in their bid for re-election to the Football League Division Four in the summer of 1960. It was only the second time they had needed to apply, but, amid rumours of various kinds of skulduggery, out they went. The fuss passed me by I’m afraid, I was too busy tending to my herd of imaginary pigs at the bottom of the garden (I had a vivid imagination as a child). By then the club had been at their Redheugh Park home for thirty years, and they managed to hang on there for a further eleven, but with the benefit of hindsight the move toward leaving began there for Gateshead FC. In 1962 my parents moved to the Gateshead suburb of Low Fell, and by the mid-60’s I was a confirmed football fan. I’m sure England’s 1966 World Cup win fuelled the general mood of football fever, and it certainly spurred me on to pester my Dad to take me to experience ‘live’ football. This was done but in a very controlled way, so my early...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week

The Easter weekend is traditionally the weekend during which most non-league promotion and relegation issues are sorted out one way or the other and, with a round of fixtures to be played this afternoon, we’re going to take a moment to catch up with some of Saturday’s matches. Our first match comes from the foot of the Blue Square South. Havant & Waterlooville’s league season is effectively over, but Saturday was critical for Lewes, who went into Saturday’s match desperately needing a win to maintain any realistic chance of staying up. They are at home against relegation rivals Bishops Stortford this afternoon. At the top of the same table, Ebbsfleet United, in third place in the table, are more or less guaranteed a place in the play-offs, but Chelmsford City sit just outside of the top five and were another team in desperate need of three points on the road with a trip to Ebbsfleet on Good Friday. A win would leave Chelmsford just a point off the play-off places and they are also at home this afternoon, against Bromley. Another team chasing a play-off place are Wrexham, in the Blue Square Premier. We’ll have a further update on what has been going on at The Racecourse Ground this evening, but on the pitch the team has been continuing to go reasonably well and on Saturday they were away...

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