Wednesday, January 31, 2007


The Heed Army Blog has added a Link to the Toon Ultras site, and the Toon Ultras have done the same for the Heed Army Blog.

Please have a look at their site, lets hope we get some interest from them selves.
The Link to the Toon Ultras is at the bottom of the page on the right hand side.
Also this is a quick link from the article:
HEED ARMY TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

At the Prescot Match

Private Philly with Private Cruisey and Private Clifton

Private Teach

Private Teach in deep thought at 2-0 down

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Gateshead 2 Prescot Cables 3

Gateshead started this game with communication left in the dressing room it would see.
The Tynesiders fell to two early goal's in the space of four minutes of each other.

Davison the on loan Gateshead Goal keeper shouted the ball was his and never got there, and the Prescot forward placed the ball in the back of the onion sack.

Four minutes later Prescot Doubled their lead, with a well work passing move on the edge of the box.

After the break Gateshead had thirty minutes for pure pressure on the Prescot box, with crosses from Craig "Nelly" Nelthopre raining in the box.
Craig Nelthorpe pulled one back for the Tynesiders with a free kick straight from Beckhams boots.

Soon after Nelthorpe crossed a inch perfect cross for Paul "Thommo" Thompson to head a great finish.

Gateshead did get the ball over the goal line again for the referee only to say he didn't see it, THE SWINE!!!!!!!!

Gateshead looked as though they would go on to finish Prescot off, but while going forward Gateshead poor communication came back and left Prescot with three on two and the ball was placed well in the back of Gateshead net the kill the game.

Line up and Ratings

Davison 5
A young lad with a lot to learn

Mason 6
Came to life in the second half, some good tackles

Baxter 7
Classic Baxter, played well through out

Baker 6 (Captain)
First half poor, second half marvel

Curtis 6
Not at the races at all

Harwood 6
Looked out of sorts

Hughes 6
Still looks a yards slow after operation, will be back to top gear soon

Salvin 7
Midfield work horse

Nethopre 9
Ran the show when Gateshead went forward, and great goal
The Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match

Southern 6
Never got into gear, still a danger at time though to the opposition

Thompson 7
Great goal, Just two more needed for glory!!!!!!!

Tablot (not used)

Clark 6
Didnt have much time to do much to be honest

Byrne 6
Much the same as Clark

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Gunning for six games unbeaten

Gateshead FC are hoping to stretch their unbeaten run to six game with a home win over Prescot Cables on Saturday.

Prescot sit one place under Gateshead in the Unibond league table, if Gateshead can get a win they stand a good chance of breaking into the top half of the league table.

Ian Clark continues his recovery from his ankle injury and hopes to play some part on Saturday afternoon.

Davie Southern will also be looking to add to his 21 goals after last weeks trip to Mossley was called off .

(Photo's Taken by Private Rowan)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Match called off

There will be no match report this weekend, as the Gateshead match at Mossley has been called off.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Gateshead 5 Grantham 2

Gateshead made it five games unbeaten with a great 5-2 win over Unibond bottom team Grantham town.

Gateshead didn't start the game very well, and poor communication lead to Grantham taking the lead early stages in the first half.

Grantham had much the better on the first half, keeping Gateshead in their own half and forcing error from Gatesheads midfield.

Davie "Chicken legs" Southern got Gateshead level with five minutes remaining in the first half with a great finish from 15 yards.

Soon after the leveller Craig "Nelly" Nelthrope's free kick put Gateshead 2-1 up at half time.

Straight after the break Jamie Harwood made it 3-1 to Gateshead, Harwood must have found some confidence with this goal as he went on to grab a Hat-track scoring two other well worked goals.

Gateshead started to relax and let Grantham get a consolation goal in the late stages of the game.

5-2 at home is a great result and the lads showed true grit to ride out early pressure in the first half.

Line up and ratings:

Davison 7 (debut)
Wasn't tested that much, but did his job well

Baxter 7
Got forward well, but wind didn't help anybody

Mason 6
Struggled to fill Talbots boots

Curtis 7
Should have cleared opening goal

Baker 7 (Captain)
Didnt lead from the back

Harwood 9
Hat-trick Hero
The Heed Army Blog Man of the Match

Salvin 7
Played well in the winds

Hughes 8
Midfield marvel

Nelthorpe 8
Took his goal very well

Thompson 7
Was never gonna get a his head on the ball in the winds

Southern 8
21st goal of the season, becoming a legend

Talbot (not used)

Byrne 6
Never showed anything

Clark 7
Showed more in this sub appearance than any other outing in a heed shirt, looks very promising!!

Photo's from the home match with Grantham

Friday, January 12, 2007

Istaed To Consett

The Heed Army Blog would like to say good luck to Steven Istaed who has left Gateshead to join Northern League side Consett.

Steven Joined Gateshead after his release from Hartlepool Utd last summer.
Steven holds the record for being the youngest ever player to play for Hartlepool at the age of 16. He went on to play for Hartlepool over 60 times, playing in league's 1 & 2 of the pro ranks.
His time as a Gateshead player never got off to the best of starts with injury hampering him at the beginning of the season. also a indifferent form on the pitch didn't make his time easy at Gateshead.
On a lighter note Steven always had time for the Heed Army, speaking frankly before and after games.
Good Luck Steven Istead and all the best in the future!!!!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007


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Radcliffe 0 Gateshead 2

What another great result for the HEED ARMY and another great day out. GATESHEAD have now gone four games unbeaten in the league taking a total of seven points over the three festive period games. If the results keep coming, there is no reason why a play-off place can’t be reached this season.

The trip to RADCLIFFE began at 11am Saturday morning for the travelling HEED ARMY. We departed by mini-bus and the drinking games began. I will not dwell on the trip down to much, because it is all a bit of a blur due to the amount of fine Geordie beer consumed by the travelling HEED ULTRAS, but what I will say is that the ARMY were in fine voice when the game kicked off.

The first half was a game of goalkeepers. Both GATESHEAD and RADCLIFFE had chances and the first half was very even as far as game play was concerned. The most impressive thing for HEED fans was the fine first half performance from stand-in keeperMark (shot stopper) Bell”. The former West Auckland keeper was superb on his GATESHEAD debut, and with performances like this, he could find himself as the Tyneside’s no 1 for the rest of the season.

The first half also saw a glowing performance from RADCLIFFES Player/Manager “Andy Johnston”. He also pulled off some fine saves and took a lot of stick from the Travelling HEED ULTRAS. Fair play to Mr Johnston for taking it all in good humour.

The teams went in even at half time and the game could have gone either way. The second half kicked off and this time it was GATESHEADS turn to play up-hill on RADCLIFFES sloping pitch. This saw the game slow down and allowed GATESHEAD to start and take charge of the game. Then on seventy minutes, the HEED took the lead with a well deserved goal from “Jamie Harwood”. This lad looked good down the right and once again linked up well with Craig (over the hill) Baxter”. Since the arrival of Harwood, GATESHEADS right hand side has looked strong and long may this continue.

RADCLIFFE reacted well to the GATESHEAD goal and pilled on the pressure down the other end. A few chances were created and the travelling HEED ARMY were praying for the result to stay as it was, or else the beer waiting for the journey home would not have tasted quite as good.

Our prayers were answered in the dying minutes of the game, not only did the ref blow for full time, but a minute of magic saw GATESHEAD make it 2-0. The work-horse once again did what he does best and rattled the net with style. Davie (Chicken legs) Southern scoring his 20th goal of the season. The lad never seems to go a game these days without making the score sheet and this one was a goal to be proud of.

Southern picked up a Hughes clearance and made a great run, bringing the ball inside the box, turning a defender and then netting home in the top corner! The celebration topped off how important he is to GATESHEAD, the kiss of the clubs badge on his chest and a punch in the air. SUPERB is the only word that could describe this moment for the travelling HEED ARMY.

The ref blew for full time and that was that. Mission accomplished for GATESHEAD, and another 3 points in the bag. The man of the match award was the toughest one to make for the blog in a long time. The performance of “Paul (Thommo) Thompson” was great, with some fine passing and lay-offs. Also another solid performance from James (better than Bramble) Curtis", and then there was the performance of Craig (Nelly) Nelthorpe". The kid just keeps getting better and has a touch of class about him.

But the HEED ARMY BLOG “Man of the Match Award” has to go toMark (shot stopper) Bell”. His first game in the side saw a massive first half performance and it could be argued that without him, we could have went in a few goals down at half time.

In summary, The HEED ARMY went to RADCLIFFE, got 3 points and went home down the motorway losing 6 pairs of underpants en-route!

Many thanks to Private Goody for the match report.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Lets Get Behind The Lads!!!!

Its a New Year with new optimism so lets show it and get behind Gateshead FC and help them Climb up the table (could the play-offs still be in reach).

The Gateshead Boy's are unbeaten in their last three league games, they travel to Radcliffe on Saturday hoping to make it four games unbeaten.

Davie " Not Chicken Legs" Southern has said he feels his 20th goal of the season coming down at Radcliffe.

Plus with Paul " Thommo" Thompson back firring on all cylinders. The HEED boys are gonna be tough opposition.

Davie Southern poho Taken by Private Rowan

With the first Home match of the new year On the 13th of January against Grantham Town, the Heed Army call for all fans to be in fine voice and flags waving to get behind the lads.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

3000 visitors

3000 Visitors

The Heed Army Blog is proud to say we have reached 3000 visits since the visitor counter was added on October 13th 2006.

The Heed Army Blog has been around since the 13th of July 2006, and has had visitors from every Continent in the world.

Hopefuly the blog has brought a smile to your face when reading and looking at the photo's, also hope you learnt some information you didnt know about the HEED.

The Blog would like to say a big thank you to all the people who visit and enjoy reading the information about the Heed Army and Gateshead FC.

Heed Army to all and keep visiting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also a big thank to Private Rowan (for some of his great photo's)
and a big thank you to the Heed Army!!!!