Monday, April 30, 2007

Another New Link

The Heed Army Blog is happy to say that we have yet another link to our second MLS Fan Blog.

This time we have a link to Real Salt Lake, and in turn they have a link back to Heed Army Blog.

The Link is Down on the right hand side of this blog.

Please have a visit.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Gateshead 2 Mossely

The curtain closed on Gatesheads season with another win for caretaker manager Ian Bogie.
The win take Bogie's unbeaten run to 12 games without defeat in the Unibond Premier League.

Goals from veteran Players Ian Clark and Paul "Thommo" Thompson gave the Heed Army a fine 2-0 win over relegated Mossley.

It was scrappy game at times, with the two half's having that end of season feel to it. Both side's gave it a fare crack of the whip but Mossely's defence let them down and Gateshead pounced to put their chances away.
Captain Steve Salvin Also Gave another fine performance beating the opposition to the ball nearly every time in midfield.

Line up and Ratings:

Keen 8
Safe hands and never troubled

Mason 7
Calm and collected

Baxter 8
The Byker Bullet was in top form up and down the pitch

Flynn 8
Had the opposition in his pocket

Curtis 8
Played with the eye of the tiger!

Talbot 7
Again played well for being on the wing

Harwood 7
Did well, but final ball hardly got in the box

Salvin 8 (captain)
Played a blinder
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match
Clark 8
Took his goal well and battled for the team

Thompson 8
Rolled back the years with a fantastic header from two yards

Southern 8
The danger man, made the second goal.


Bythway 6
Didnt have much of an impact

Moffat 7
Did well

Campbell 6
Didnt show much

Thursday, April 26, 2007

New Link

The Heed Army Blog is very pleased to say we have a new link on the Blog!

We have added a link to The unofficial DC United Blog

Inturn the Heed Army Blog has a link back from the DCenters Blog.
The link can be found at the bottum right hand side of this blog, please have a visit.
Heed Army to all!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Player Profile: Craig Nelthrope

Gateshead FC Player and Staff Profiles

Craig Nelthorpe

Age: 19

Left Wing, Centre midfield, Left Forward

Favourite ground you have played at:
Sunderland Stadium Of Light
Favourite football player of all time: King ERIC CANTONA But At The Minute CHRISTIANO RONALDO

Best player you have played against: Steven Taylor at Newcastle

Favourite Film: Get Rich Or Die Trying

Favourite music group/artist: 50 Cent

Message to the Gateshead fans:
Thak you for all your fantastic support whilst iv'e been at gateshead from start to finish. Hope you as a club forfill your destination by getting into the football league. All the very best and a final big thankyou to all the heed army.

The Heed Army Blog would like to thank Craig Nelthorpe for his time answering these questions.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Matlock Town 0 Gateshead 0

Another fantastic performance from the Boys in white and black down at Matlock Town, a fine draw against a team still in the mix for promotion.

With Chris Hughes and Steve Baker suspended Gateshead had to shuffle the pack to get a team on the pitch. Paul Talbot was moved from the Left side into the middle of the midfield.

Peter Keen was in outstanding form when called upon to save a shot in the first half.

John Campbell made his first start for Heed Army and did well down the left hand side, looks a young with plenty to offer.

Although Gateshead didnt get on the score sheet the had there chances, Captain Steve Salvin had the best chance late in the game from a Ian Clark Cross.

This result takes Gateshead to 11 games unbeaten, surely another tick in the box for Ian Bogie to get the Managers job on a full time basis.

Line up and ratings:

Keen 8
made a match winning save
The Heed Army Blog Man of the Match

Mason 7
Had a canny game

Baxter 7
The Byker bullet did well

Flynn 8
Looks the part again

Curtis 7
Did well and was covered well by Flynn

Campbell 7 (Debut)
Had his moments

Harwood 7
Did very well on the hard dry pitch

Salvin 8 (captain)
Battled hard all game

Talbot 8
fantastic for playing in midfield

Thompson 7
Showed a glimpse of yester year

Southern 7
went close, but no cigar


Bythway 7
Did well, but didnt get many chances in front of goal

Moffat 7
Had little time to make an impact

Clark 7
Looked dangerous when he came on

Matlock Photo's

Monday, April 16, 2007

Mattie Moffat Being Subbed

Gateshead 1 Witton Albion 0

It was ten out of ten for Ian Bogie and his Gateshead team on Monday night at the International Stadium.

Witton Albion the Unibond league leaders needed 3 points to keep there Championship season alive, but it wasnt to happen on tyneside for the team in red and yellow.

The first half was full of action as Gateshead made life very difficult for the league leaders, Both Paul Talbot and Jamie Harwood kept the ball running down the wings on the Gateshead attacks.

Witton had there chances, but poor finishing and Marc Bell was there to stop the witton forward line.

Mattie Moffat had to be substitute in the firts half with an injury, he was replaced by Heed veteran Paul "Thommo" Thompson.

0-0 at halft time.

after half time Defender Steve baker also was subbed and replaced by Richard Flynn, after having an outstanding first half.

As Witton pushed forward to try and find a goal they left a massive gap in midfield, and Gateshead took full advantage of this after each witton attack broke down.

The Winning goal was scored by the midfield dynamo Chris Hughes after a goal mouth scramble.

a great win for gateshead who now stretch their unbeaten runs to 10 games under caretaker manager Ian Bogie.

Line up and ratings

Bell 8
played a blinder

Baxter 8
Top class

Mason 7
one of his better game in a Heed shirt

Baker 9
World Class, showed his pedigree for the first time!

Curtis 8
Had the Witton players in his pocket

Talbot 8
Classic Paul Talbot

Hughes 9
Got the ball in the back of the net and that's what counts
Heed Army blog Man Of The Match

Salvin 8 (Captain)
Can this man put a foot wrong

Moffat 7
Never really got in the game

Southern 8
Shinned like a star


Thompson 7
Played well made life hard for the Witton defence

Flynn 8
Replaced Baker well

Clark 6
came on and helped the team stay on top

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Photo of Game aginst Leek Town

Gateshead 2 Leek 1

Another good display from Ian Bogies team Kept Gateshead on their unbeaten run of 9 Games without defeat.

In the April sunshine Gateshead took the game to leek and had many chances falling to the Heed forward line, but it was Davie Southern who broke the deadlock.

Davie's solo run into the box ended up in him slotting the ball past the keeper to send the Heed Army wild in the stand!!
1-0 at half time.
After the break leek got into the game more and got back on level scores mid way through the first half.
The game looked to be ending 1-1, but a fantastic cross Field pass found Jamie Harwood unmarked. Harwood then ran with the ball and smashed the ball into the leeks goal!!
The was a typical end of season match, but the Gateshead lads kept plugging away and got a good win for Ian Bogie.
Line up and ratings
Keen 7
never really had much to do
Mason 6
Filled in ok for Talbot at left back
Baxter 7
Got forward well and made some good tackles
Baker 7
Good game looked solid
Curtis 7
Much the same as Baker
Talbot 7
Played well on the left wing
Hughes 7
Never gives up at all
Salvin 7 (Captain)
Kept winning the ball, has to be Captain next season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Harwood 8
Took his goal really well
Moffat 7
kept the leek defence guessing
Southern 9
Scored one, made one, a class act!!!!
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match
Clark 7
Did ok when he came on
Flynn 7
Looks to be in good shape
Thompson 6
should have scored twice, Gutted! (i had Gateshead to win 3-1 and twice in the last minutes he missed)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Guiseley 1 Gateshead 1

Gateshead Travelled to Yorkshire looking to keep their unbeaten run going.

A late Paul "Thommo" Thompson (pictured below) goal gave Gateshead a 1-1 draw against the Team in the play off places.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

30 Goals!!!!!!!!!!

Davie Southern has scored 30 Goals this season in a Heed Shirt.

The goals have ranged from Free kicks, 30 yard pile drivers and the odd tap in, but everyone a Belta!!!!!!

HEED ARMY!!!!!!!!!!

Gateshead 2 Lincoln Utd 2

Good Fridays Game wasnt a good one for the Ref!!!

There was four goals and four Red cards dished out at the International Stadium during the course of the afternoon.

The game was end to end stuff with some great football being played by Gateshead, Steve Bakers second yellow card in the first half made the game a up hill struggle while already 1-0 down.

A penalty had been awarded after Steve Bakers foul, and Marc Bell saved the penalty to the cheers of the Heed Army.

Davie Southern got the scores level and 10 man Gateshead was all over the Lincoln defence until a mid air clash between Chris Hughes and Lincoln player.
The accidental clash saw Hughes receive a shock straight red card, this coming after the ref had already sent off a Lincoln player moments earlier.

Gateshead fell 2-1 down with 9 men against 10, but a careless back pass found the Lincoln keeper outside his box with Davie Southern baring down on him. Davie tackled the Keeper, ran round him and slotted it home in the onion sack.

Then the forth red card was displayed to the Manger of Lincoln Utd as he felt the keeper had been fouled in the build up to the goal.

Line up and ratings

Bell 8
Fantastic game, nearly man of the match

Talbot 7
Had a little trouble with the winger

Baxter 7
couldnt get forward like normal

Baker 6
wouldnt have been sent off if he hadnt of give the ref back chat before his rash tackle in the box

Curtis 7
A rock at the back

Harwood 7
Kept plugging away

Nelthorpe 8
Was a constant danger

Hughes 7
Should have scored

Salvin 7 (Captain)
Fits the captains arm band well, lead the team like a winner

Moffat 7
Should have scored

Southern 9
Two great goals, but his missed chances still stick in the mind
The Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match


Thopmson 6
Did well

Flynn (not used)
Mason (not used)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hednesford 1 Gateshead 1

Gateshead kept there good recent form up with a 1-1 draw away to high flying Hednesford.

Davie Southern Grabbed Gatesheads Goal just before half time (pictured below).

(Photo taken by Private Rowan)