Saturday, September 30, 2006

Steven "Icy" Istead

Steven "Icy" Istead During the Guiseley Game on Saturday, Steven was the Heed Army Blog Man of the Match against Tow law earlier in the week.

Lets hope Icy and the boys can get back to winning way next Saturday.
Thanks to Private Rowan for allowing the photo's he took at the Guiseley game to be used on the blog.

The Heed Army Massive

The Heed Army Behind the Goal at the Guiseley Game.
(photo taken by Private Rowan)

Great T-shirt

A T-shirt im sure the rest of the Army will be wearing soon on match days, Captain Carter With an old face.

(photo Taken by Private Rowan)

Tut Tut Tut

Sgt Young and Captain Carter a little bit DRUNK on duty!!!

Hope they enjoyed the day.

(photo taken by Private Rowan)

Guiseley 1 Gateshead FC 0

The magic of the FA Cup was alive for Guiseley in this afternoons game

It was even at half time 0-0 with Gateshead having the better of the play.

Guiseley missed a penalty, but soon after a Craig Baxter (according to sources) pass back to the keeper was pounced upon by the Guiseley attack to finish Gateshead off!!!

Another Year of watching others in the Cup for Gateshead Fans.


Friday, September 29, 2006

FA Cup

Gateshead Take on Guiseley on Saturday for the second time this season, Guiseley won the first encounter 1-0 at the International Stadium Earlier this season.

The game is a must win for Gateshead if they want to get in with the big boy's in the first round proper (a few more qualifiers away).

Gateshead might have new loan signing Richard Logan and other loan signing Michael Rea unavailable for the Cup games as there Clubs (Darlington and Hartlepool Utd) dont want there players cup tied.

Predicted starting Line up:

GK Bishop

LB Talbot

RB Baxter

CD Hanson (Captain)

CD Curtis

RW Istead

LW Clark

CM Oliver

CM Salvin? or Hughes (pictured top right, photo taken by Private Rowan)

SF Southern

SF Okike







Lets hope the boys do us proud this weekend.

P.S. there will be no photos from the game sorry.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hall Of Fame: Fletcher

Keith Fletcher has to be one of the most entertaining Forwards to have played for Gateshead in the past ten years.

Keith joined Gateshead after the relegation from the national conference and didn't seem to be much of a player, but after a month or so the Gateshead fans started to see the genius of the legend. His goals would range from over-head kicks to 20 yard curlers. Not only could he score the goals he made them with great vision.

Fletch even got to play for his country of Grenada in 1999 for the World Cup Qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup (scoring for his country as well) while still a Gateshead player.

Fletch made 73 apps for Gateshead and scored 38 goals between 98-01.

Favourite memory of Kieth Fletcher:

While playing against Telford in an FA Cup replay at the International Stadium, Keith was about 15 yards offside and Gateshead was on the attack. The ball was passed forward and keith knew he was offside while Steve preen was running onto it, so Fletcher fell over (like he was shot) so not to be inter fearing with play, and Gateshead went on to score. The man was a Legend.

With Gateshead winning that game they reached the first round proper of the FA Cup to play Cambridge Utd, but lost 1-0 and kieth was sent off in that game as well (but he got us there so, we forgave him).

Tow Law 1 Gateshead FC 2

Not the best game to watch, but it was the result that matters. The main thing is that the mighty Gateshead FC are through to the next round of the Durham cup.

Gateshead fell behind, but showed what it takes to get the win when Steven Istead grabbed a deserved leveller before half time slotting home past the keeper (who was former Gateshead keeper Liam Connell, pictured below).

After half time Gateshead started to show their class with good build up and passing display on the slanty pitch.

A hand ball by a Tow Law defender gave Gateshead a penalty that finished off Tow Law, Ian Clark was the man to step up and score his second penalty in 3 games.
There will only be team ratings on FA cup games and league games, However the Heed Army Blog Man of the Match was Super Steven Istead.
Steven chased every ball, making even a lost cause ball into a half chance putting both defenders and goal keeper under pressure all game.

The Classic Fan Shot!!

Look at these two likely lads at Tow Law, Its Private Clifton and Private Smith (aka smid).

The Olympic tourch

Sgt Young enjoying the Game at Tow Law.

Private smith

Private Smith on the pitch at Tow Law (he was taking a photo of the main stand for his 100 Grounds club blog)

Monday, September 25, 2006

Durham Cup against Tow Law

The Heed Army start their Durham cup Campaign away to the Northern League outfit Tow Law (from COUNTY DURHAM).

Gateshead FC will be looking for their third straight win in all competitions. The word round the camp fire is Gateshead hope to have a great run in the cup this year and get their name on it. (lets hope so).

Tow Law have some former Gateshead names such as Liam Connell and Tom Wade (former manger) so Tuesdays game should have some extra Drama in it.

Lets hope there is a Good Heed Army following at the game, and in full voice through out. HEED ARMY!!!!!!!

Photos from the game will hopefully be on the blog by the next day.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Leek 0 Gateshead FC 2

Won At Leek today 2 - 0

David Southern (pictured below) Broke the dead lock on the 35th minute to give Gateshead a 1-0 lead at half time.

Michael Rea (loan player from Hartlepool Utd)Scored the second for Gateshead on the 73rd minute on his Debut.


Friday, September 22, 2006

Leek Away

There will be no match reoprt from the away game to leek this weekend, sorry about this i am unable to get to the match.

Hopefully Gateshead FC can get back to winning way's at Leek.

Michael Price (pictured top right) looks set to be out of the side with Simon Bishop (pictured bottom right) holding the number 1 shirts after his Debut against Rossendale last weekend.

Heed Army Blog Predicted Starting Line UP:

GK Bishop

RB Baxter

LB Talbot (pictured below)

DC Curtis

DC Hanson (Captain)

RW Okike

LW Clark

MC Hughes

MC Oliver

S Southern

S Rea (loan player from Hartlepool)





Thats the heed Army Blog guess at the starting line up.

(photo's of Michael Price, Paul Talbot taken by Private Rowan)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hall Of Fame: Thompson

Paul "Thommo" Thompson is Gateshead's longest serveing player with ten years at the club, in those ten years Paul has had Brief spells at Stevenage Borough (then conference rivals), Bishop Aukland, Blyth Spartans and Whitley Bay.

Thommo as he became known, Joined Gateshead from Hartlepool Utd. Paul played with other Heed Army legends such as Paul Proudlock and Kenny Lowe and also Steve Bowey.

Paul is famed for his erm, erm, erm. hang on there is something!
Thats right paul is famed for his powerfull headers at the near post and penalty's (most he scored). Paul was part of the Gateshead side that made it to the second round of the FA Cup against Swindon in 2000.

Thommo is close to breaking the all time goal scoring record for Gateshead, needing 13 goals to break Bob Topping record of 129 for the club. (i hope im right on that)

Thommo also had some great haircuts in his time like the example.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Some of the Heed Army

Heres a Photo of:

Private Clifton

Private Smith

Private Hutchinson

with Private Paul also in shot enjoying a game earlier this season.

Hopefully more photo's of the Heed Army (the fans) will appear soon.

Clark Off The Mark

In Saturday's game Ian Clark opened His Gateshead Goals account with a fisrt half penalty against Rossendale Utd.
Ian a former Darlington, Hartlepool Utd and Scarborough player Joined Gateshead in the summer and has played few games so far this season due to injury.
But a fully fit Ian Clark looked very dangerous for the Heed Army on saturday.
Im sure his goal on saturday will be the first of many this season for Gateshead.
(photo from Private Rowan)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Gateshead FC's New Badge

Gateshead FC's New badge, Rather funky dont you think!!!
The new badge shows off the loacl landmark of the Angel of the North which of course in in
Gateshead Tyne & wear.
HEED ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to Alan P for the use of the badge.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Magic's Return!!!

Hopefully in the next month or so the Heed Army will have Adam
"MAGIC" Johnston back in the team after missing the begining of the season with a knee injury.

Adam was the leading goal Scorer last season hitting high double figures.

(photo taking by Private Rowan at Blyth last year just after Adam johnston scored)

Adam also gave the fans a cuddle just after this photo was taken, what a guy!!! lol.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Gateshead FC 3 Roseendale Utd 1

A great win for Gateshead in the FA Cup, hopefully this will be a spring board for the team to carry the form into the league.
Gateshead started much the better with lots of clean passing in the opening half hour.
The break through came when Paul "Thommo" Thompson was pushed in the box and the ref gave a penalty.
Ian Clark was the man to step up and slot the ball home.
After half time Steve Istead came on for a Injured Thompson.
Gateshead doubled there lead when Steve Salvin got the ball in the back of the net.
Rossendale pulled one back soon after, But Steve Salvin got on the end of the Rossendale keepers clearence and had the time to control the ball and smack it home from out side the box.
Line up and ratings:
Bishop 7 (Debut)
Did well in his first game for the club
Talbot 7
Did well as ever
Baxter 8
Outstanding nearly The Heed Army Man of the Match
Hanson 8 (Captain)
Leader at the back
Curtis 8
Classic Curtis at the back
Clark 8
Scored his first goal for the club
Hughes 8
Held everything together
Oliver 7
Played well
Salvin 9
Two good goals, The HEED ARMY Man of the Match
Thompson 7
Won the penalty, had to go off at half time witha injury.
Southern 8
What can you say about the Non-League ROONEY!!! but it's SOUNEY!!!!!SOUNEY!!!!!!
Swan (not uesd)
Deverdic (not used)
Okike 7
Did well when he came on
Istead 7
Also did well when he came on at haft time
Flynn (not used)

Tony Lee with Ian Bogie during the match

Tony Lee show's his caring side during the game

Clark Pen Photo

Ian Clark before he scored his first half penalty.

Some of the Lads!!

Ian Clarke with Baxter and Hanson going in the tunnel for the last minute team talk before kick off.


Bishop before making his debut for thre Heed army!!

The Goat at the Match

Heres Billy the Goat handing out sweets before the Rossendale game.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Heed Army Needs YOU!!!!!

The Heed Army Needs you to get behind the TEAM!!!

On saturday lets get behind the lads to help them to guide us to victory!!!!

Its six years ago since Gateshead made it to the second round of the FA Cup against Swindon (Match day program in the centre) after some giant killing at Halifax (Match day program on the left).

Lets hope saturdays game against Rossendale is the first in a great run in the FA Cup.

Photo's of the FA Cup day will be added either later that day or on early sunday.

Jamie Clarke

The striker Jamie Clarke has asked to Rejoined his former club Billingham Town, after failing to make a impact at Gateshead.

Jamie Clarke (Picture on the Left with Tommy Doleman)

Good luck to Jamie if he does move on.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hall Of Fame: Edgcumbe

Wayne Edgcumbe had Three spells with Gateshead FC, with his second spell bringing the Happiest time to the Heed Army with his goals.
In the 00/01 season Wayne scored over 20 goals along side Steve Preen up front, in a season which seen Gateshead reach the second round of the FA Cup.
Wayne was a player with lighting pace and left defenders in his wake on route to goal.
Wayne also played for Loacl rivals Blyth Spartans, Spennymoor Utd and Crook Town.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Top Goal Scorers So Far!!

The Top Goal scorer so far this season is:
David Southern with 4 (pictured)
Jamie Curtis has 1
Steve Salvin has 1
Kesandu Okike has 1
Andy Appleby 2 (no longer at the club)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Gateshead FC 0 Guiseley 1

A few words can describe this game, but there is only one that comes to mind and that is gutting!!
An even first half for boths sides with chances falling for both sides, but no break through came.
In the second half Istead came on for Deverdics in an effort to open up Guiseleys defence but to no avail.
Paul Thompson lead the front line winning a good 70% of the headers but only to find no team mates making the runs to support in the attacks.
David Southern ran all day again getting crosses into the box, but yet again no team mates following up the good build up play to finsih it off.
Guiseley's goal came from the sub (the biggest player ive seen for a while) on the 82nd minute to kill Gateshead off.
Line up and Ratings:
Price 6
A few heart in mouth moments for the fans.
Talbot 8
Played solid the hole game.
Baxter 7
Played well as right back.
Curtis 7
Did well for most of the game.
Hanson 7 (Captain)
Looked good in the centre of defence in the absence of Baker.
Deverdics 6
Left wing does not look his place.
Southern 8
Did what he does best, made life hard for the players marking him.
Oliver 7
Didnt make a massive impact on this game.
Salvin 7
Much the same as Oliver.
Thompson 8
Won nearly every header but let down by team mates to get on to the headers won. The HEED ARMY MAN OF THE MATCH.
J. Clarke 7
Didnt have the best of times in front of goal tonight, but who else did?
Istead 7
Came on at half time but had little joy up front.
Okike 7
Had a great chance to get on the score sheet but hit it to early, when he had loads of time.
Marshell (Not used)

Tony Lee

Tony Lee going to the bench before the Game.

Tommy Doleman

Tommy Doleman showing off the Captains arm band in a strange place?????????

Oliver and Salvin

The two midfielders warming up before the game Michael Oliver and Steve Salvin.

Sgt Farnfield

Sgt Farnfield before the Guiseley game.

Gordon the steward

Gordon before the game in his stewards coat.

David Southern

David Southern getting some pre-match treatment at the Guiseley game.

Billy the Goat

Heres a photo of Billy watching the game against Guiseley on monday night.

Appleby Leaves the Heed

Former Hartlepool Utd striker Andy Appleby (pictured) has left Gateshead FC after only 6 games scoring twice in that time.

Andy had a good pre-season with Gateshead and looked the part in the first two games of the season scoring the winning goal at home to Burscough and a goal at kendal town in the last minute to get a draw. In the following games Andy didnt have the same zip he had started with in a Gateshead Shirt.

News soon Came that a Andy wasnt happy at Gateshead and asked if he could leave the club, on monday 11th of sept the news came that Andy has left the club.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Prescot Cables 1 Gateshead FC 1

Pitty the lads couldnt hold on for the win, but to a late goal i hear to snatch away Gateshead impending win.

David Southern (pictured, the action shot) scored Gateshead's goal in the first Half.

Hopefuly i will have some new library Photos soon of the Gateshead players.

Friday, September 08, 2006

No Update this weekend, SORRY

Sorry but there will be no photos from the Prescot Cables game this weekend, as i am unable to attend the game to see the Gateshead lads get back on track.

Hopefuly Gateshead FC can get to winning way's at Prescot.
I tip them to win 3-2(fingers crossed on that one) with Paul "Thommo" Thompson scoring all 3 (pictured at marine earlier this season)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Season So Far

Well the season hasnt started the way most of the Heed Army might have thought, with Gateshead FC winning the there first game followed by two draws and three defeats.
leaving Gateshead in 18th place afetr six games in the Unibond Premier league.

On the plus side new signings such as David Sourthern has settled in well on his return to the club after succesful stints at Dunston Fed and Newcastle Blue Star. David won the Northern league title with both clubs. David has scored 3 times so far this season.

Also this season Paul "Thommo" Thompson is trying to break the goal scoring for Gateshead, needing just 13 more goals to break Bob Toppings record of 129 if im not mistaking.

North Ferriby 3 Gateshead FC 1

I wasnt at the Game so i have no little match report or photo's from this game.

Abit of a gutter to hear the Gateshead Boys got beat at North Ferriby, David Sourthern got Gateshead's goal late in the game. His 3rd of the season.

Sure a big win is round the corner.

COME ON THE HEED ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Gateshead FC 2 Ashton Utd 3

Well what can you say, Gateshead took the lead with a great free kick into the box ending up with James Curtis nodding the header into the net.
Ashton got level before the break, after the break Gateshead took the lead with a powerfull shot from David Southern (pictured) from outside the box.
Ashton utd got level again with a cross into the box to find a Ashton player unmarked to header a louping ball into the net.
The iceing on the cake came for Ashton with a fantastic solo effet from their number 9, lost his markers and fired a shout from just inside the 18 yard box.
Line up and ratings:
Price 6
In the first half did well, second half was left wide open. Not much he could do.
Hanson 7
Solid as ever this season so far.
Flynn (the chopper) 7
Made some fantastic Chopping tackles.
Backer (Captain) 6
Wasnt at the races today.
Curtis 8
Took his gaol well, expect to see more of the same this season.
Istead 7
Looked ok.
Talbot 7
Got back well, but going foward didnt have much joy.
Oliver 7
played like he always does, solid.
Deverdics 7
Best game so far in a heed shirt.
Southern 8
Great goal, and also made some good crosses into the box. The Heed Army Blog MAN OF THE MATCH.
Appleby 7
If he had of got the ball at his feet he might of had a better chnace.
Thompson 7
Won every header when he came on, Classic THOMMO!
Baxter 6
Came in at right back for Flynn looked ok.
Ian Clark 7
Didnt take that long to get in his stride but made a few good crosses and throw ball. (Debut)

Bogie with the pre-match warm up

Heres a photo of Ian Bogie (In the blue) warming up the Gateshead players before the Ashton Utd game.

We will miss this man!!

Gordon the Ball Boy in his last game as a ball boy.
For many years this has been Gordon's place in between the sub benchs keeping the the game going with his balls.
Gordon the HEED ARMY salutes you!!