Sunday, September 30, 2007

Team Of The Month

Gateshead have been named September team of the month!!

Ian Bogie's men are unbeaten in the UniBond since March, and have started this season in the same gusto that saw them Finnish 12 games unbeaten at the end of last season.

Victory against Guiseley saw the Heed Take top stop during the month.

For more details on the award visit link below:

UniBond News

New Link

The Heed Army Blog is pleased announce another link, This time to the Newcastle United Blog.

This our forth link to a Newcastle United website, hopefully this will spread the word about the Heed to our Tyneside neighbours.






Click here to go to Newcastle United Blog

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gateshead 1 Vauxhall Motors 3

The Magic of the FA Cup could not have been saved by Harry Potter this afternoon at the International Stadium.

Gateshead had an even share of the play in the first half, the Heed looked as though they were about to step it. Unfortunately Peter Keen came running to the edge of his box to deal with the on coming Vauxhall forward. He stopped the ball, yet had just stepped outside the 18 yard box.
The ref followed the letter of the law and Keen saw red.
No doubt keen would have done the same every time, just unlucky his momentum carried him out the box.(Keen Pictured leaving the field of play).

Richard Flynn was the man to take the goal keepers Jersey and stand between the sticks, as Gateshead did not have another keeper on the substitute bench. A major risk to take in a cup game, after all there was two more substitute spaces with it being a cup game.
Flynn did well but let in 3 goals a normal goal keeper would have saved, was brave of him to take the gloves and give his all.

David Southern riffled in a free kick to make it 2-1 mid way in the second half, but the damage of being a man down always left Gateshead week at the back when moving forward.

The 21 game unbeaten run come to and end in all competitions, but we are still unbeaten in the UniBond since March.

Q:Does this Gateshead Side have what it takes to bounce back?

A:The Heed Army Blog thinks so, hopefully the injured players like Steve Bowey and SteveSalvin will be back to add much needed stability in the Heed midfield and defence.

Line Up and Ratings:

Keen 5
Never Tested till the sending off incident

Gates 6
Battled

Cave 7
Never gave up

Flynn 8
Had the balls to go in goal

Curtis 7
200th game for the Heed, Well done James.

Phillips 6
Could have done better with a lot of passes, shot when he should pass and vise verse
Jury Still out.

Southern 7
Good goal, Couldnt get in to flow with so many tactical changes.

Hughes 7
Solid game with some grit behind it.

McClen 8
Cream of the crop, shined like a bald mans head ina disco
The Heed Army Blog Man of the Match.

Robson 6
Lots of pace and drive

Armstrong 6
Found it hard going

Subs:

Thompson 7
Won a few free kicks

Talbot 7
Made life hard for Vauxhall when he came on

Hutchinson 6
Didnt have much impact.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WE ARE TOP BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes its true the Heed Are top of the UniBond!

UNIBOND PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE
1Gateshead8710268+1822
2Witton Albion9711172+1522
3Guiseley10631229+1321
4Fleetwood Town86021711+618
5Matlock Town9522139+417
6Eastwood Town95131210+216
7Ossett Town10424119+214
8Lincoln United104241315-214
9Marine104151515013
10Ashton United93331714+312

The Heed Will have to wait a week and a half before they are back in UniBond action, with next Saturdays Match being in the FA Cup against Vauxhall Motors.

Also our Friends the DC Enters's Team DC United are also top of the MLS


MLS LEAGUE TABLE
1 X - DC United 26 15 6 5 50
2 X - NE Revolution 26 13 6 7 46
3 X - Houston Dynamo 26 13 7 6 45
4 X - Chivas USA 25 14 6 5 47
5 FC Dallas 26 12 10 4 40
6 Red Bull NY 26 11 10 5 38
7 KC Wizards 26 10 10 6 36
8 Chicago Fire 26 8 10 8 32

Great to See Both Teams Top of our Leagues.


HEED
ARMY
TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gateshead 1 Guiseley 0

A real test of Gatesheads nerves and determination is what happened at the International Stadium on Wednesday night.

It only took one goal to send the Heed top of the UniBond league, with
Graeme Armstrong (pictured) the man getting the ball in the back of the net.

Guiseley Came with a big forward line and tried to use their height in and around the
Gateshead penalty area. Also the pacey Guiseley right back was more than a hand full giving Richard Flynn a lot to deal with.
Flynn stood tall and tackled like with the grace of a ballet dancer, but used the force of a steam train.


The centre midfield pair of
Jamie McClen and Chris Hughes where a joy to watch with Hughes dashing forward and McClen Running the show passing the ball everywhere.
Steve Salvin had to leave the action at half time being replaced by Paul Thompson who filled in well in defence apart from being wrong footed to leave the Guiseley forward with a clear shot, luckily he had the shooting skill of a drunk.

Davie Southern had the chance to double Gatesheads lead but his penalty was saved by the keeper.


Line Ups and ratings:

Keen 8
Clean sheet, nobody can argue with that

Flynn
8
Was a brick wall

Cave 8
Got forward well down the left and was great in defence

Curtis 8
How can you describe a Marvel like this

Salvin 7 (captain)
hope his injury is not to bad

Harwood 7
quiet first half, got going in the second

Phillips 6 first half 8 second half
consistency is the call of the day, hopefully it will come

Hughes 8
If anybody can replace Bowey in the centre of midfield its Hughes

McClen 9
Kept his head, and became a man my son!!!!
HEED ARMY BLOG Man Of The Match

Southern 8
First half was not his best, did the Heed proud in the second

Armstrong 8
The man who sent the heed top of the league


Subs:

Thompson 7
Came on and did the job asked of him

Robson 7
Could have scored again from the bench, but it was not to be tonight

Talbot

Sunday, September 23, 2007

HEED ARMY TV Matlock away



Lost some sound, sorry.

Matlock 1 Gateshead 1

Nobody can complain with a 1-1 draw away to Matlock Town, a well deserved point!!

The Heed fell 1-0 behind in the first minute of the match, Peter Keen (pictured below) was not helped by his defence. he was left to pick the ball out of the net after poor communication for the back four.

Injury's to Steve Bowey and Kris Gate in the first half did not help
Gateshead's cause, Heed legend Paul Thompson had to fill in as a defender after starting up front with Davie Southern.

Super Sub Ian Robson came on and netted the equalizer for the Heed to make it 1-1 at half time.

The second half seen both side have there chances, but finishing was not a strong point for either side.

Paul Thompson was judged to have brought down a Matlock player in the box, and the referee point to the stop. In moments like this experience and a calm composure is vital and Peter Keen was Cooler than the fonze!!
As the penalty was taken the Heed Army held their breath, but come the hour come the man and KEENO saved the penalty to send the 100 strong Heed Army wild as t
hey got behind there team.

A share of the points was a fare result and not a bad for playing a team in a top five on the UniBond league.









Line up and ratings:

Keen 9
Great penlaty save, kept the heed alive!!
The HEED ARMY BLOG M,AN OF THE MATCH

Gate 7
A good solid debut untill the injury

Cave 7
Gave his all as normal

Salvin 7
Had to move into midfield, kept battling

Curtis 8
Comanded the back like a general

Phillips 7
Very Quiet game to be honest

Harwood 7
Never got in full flow either

Bowey 7
Fingers crossed he will recover for Guiseley match

McClen 8
The same as ever, always calm and picked out the right balls.

Thopmson 8
Started up front but gave a great performance at the back.

Southern 7
had his chance's, would like to be the next keeper he plays against.

Subs:

Robson 8
Great goal, mystery he didn't start
Hughes 7
battled hard for the Heed

Talbot 7
Came on in the last five mins, couldn't make an impact in that time

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Matlock Town Preview

The third trip of the season to Derbyshire for Gateshead See's them take on Matlock Town at their picturesque ground.

Possibly the Heed toughest game of the season so far is what is in prospect, Matlock are currently sitting 5th in the UniBond League.

1Guiseley8620217+1420
2Witton Albion8611152+1319
3Gateshead6600247+1718
4Fleetwood Town7601169+718
5Matlock Town7502128+415
6Eastwood Town8413109+113
7Lincoln United84131213-113

Matlocks danger man is surely Steve Taylor who has already netted 6 times this season, and is in fine form having scored a hat-trick in last Saturdays FA Cup match against Carlton.

Kris Gates is sure to fill the right back slot with Craig Baxter's suspension starting on Saturday.

The
Heed Army hopes to be there in our numbers, with two full buses making the trip to Matlock on Saturday. Drums, Air Horns and lots singing will accompany the Gateshead lads to hopefully another fine victory!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

HEED ARMY TV

Hope you enjoy this video of the Heed Army!!!

Many thanks to Private Goodfellow A.K.A Paul Goodfellow for his song in the video.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The Heed Army Blog would like to wish Gateshead Player David Southern a Big Happy Birthday!!!

Davie has turned 25 today, yet he doesn't look a day over 30, only kidding.

Last years club and league's top goals scorer has scored 6 goal so far this season and has made just as many.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

FA Cup

Gateshead have been Delta hard home draw against Vauxhall Motors of the Blue Square North.

Vauxhall Motors are currently sitting 18th in the Blue Square North above local rivals
Blyth Spartans.


16Tamworth8224912-38
17Alfreton Town8215914-57
18Vauxhall Motors82151226-147
19Blyth Spartans8134512-76
20Hinckley United8053815-75
21Leigh RMI8125817-95
22Hucknall Town8017819-111


Vauxhall Motors FA CUP exploits took national attention when they played QPR in first round proper of the cup and won in the 2003/20004 season.


With Gateshead Playing well at the moment the challenge of higher league opposition will be just what the team and management will want.

The Heed Army Looks forward to another good day in the FA Cup on Saturday 29th of September, BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Gateshead 6 Selby Town 1

If it was boxing it would have been stopped!!

Gateshead's goals kept coming in this match, all 6 would not have out of place in the Premiership.

In front of a passionate crowd Gateshead never got out of second gear it has to be said. The Northern East Counties League opposition couldn't handle the Heeds passing and speed in midfield, which led to the Selby defence to crumble.


The 6 goals were scored by:

Davie Southern 2x
Graeme Armstong

Craig Baxter
Ian Robson
and Captin Marvel Steve Bowey (pictured)
















Its easy to get carried away when the Heed
are playing so well, but you cant help but see there is more to come from this Gateshead side.
Ian Bogie and Jeff Wrightson have worked wonders over the summer crafting a well oiled machine to take the UniBond and Cups by storm.

Now Gateshead await to see who they draw in the next round of the FA Cup Qualifiers.

line up and ratings:

Keen 7
Mr Safe hands


Baxter 8
Struck his shot like Hurst in 66

Cave 8
Just keeps improoving

Curtis 9
He's big he's red his feet hang out the bed JAMIE C!

Salvin 8
Like a neighbours wall, the ball was only gonna go over him, Dare ask for it back!!!!

Phillips 7
Did OK till he was replaced at half time.

Harwood 7
Should have added to his goal tally.

Bowey 9
Tackled like Norman Hunter, Had the flare of George Best, Scored like Pele!!

McClen
8
God Gave us Football, Jamie McClen gave stability!!!

Armtrong 8
Spun more people than a waltzer

Southern 9
Two great goals, all rounder on the day
HEED ARMY BLOG MAN OF THE MATCH

Subs:

Robson 8
Reak hand full, calm finish

Gate 7
Fitted in to the right bcak slot nicely

Thompson
Flynn

Hughes 7
Did a good job out on the left

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Selby Town Preview

Gateshead Face Selby Town of the Northern Counties East League in the FA Cup 1st Qualifying round.

Selby Town are currently sitting 7th in the NCEL, they will be no push over.

A new face looks set to be in the starting line up on Saturday, Kris Gate the former Newcastle United reserve team captain.
Kris looks set to go straight in at right back replacing the suspended Craig Baxter (Pictured Below) who has a three game ban.

















Also Paul Talbot (pictured) looks set to say with the Heed, after an approach from Northern League Champions Whitley
Bay. Great news if he stays.

Hopefully Saturdays game is the first stop on a long FA CUP run to the first round proper and beyond!!!





The Heed Army will be in fine voice up on the Clothes Line (pictured), why not join us!!!!


HEED ARMY TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

North Ferriby 1 Gateshead 4

Strong resolve was the order of the day as Gateshead overcame being 1-0 down at half time to win 4-1.

The first half was a horrible affair to watch with the referee taking centre stage and shining like a 2 watt bulb.
Late tackles and tackles from behind were missed by the ref and his assistants, which made life difficult for Gatesheads passing game.


The second half seen Gateshaed recompose and take the game to North Ferriby with such vigor even Manchester United would have thrown the towel in.

Goals by Davie Southern, Chris Hughes, Steve Salvin and Substitute Ian Robson (pictured) sore Gateshead
make it 18 games unbeaten, also made it 24 goals in 6 games this season.

Three Stand out players on the night were Graeme Armstrong, Wayne Phillips and Jamie McClen, all three were in fine form and ran the show for the heed.
Armtrong deserved a goal after spinning the Ferriby defence was only denied by the fine save made by the keeper.

Line up and ratings:

Keen 7
Maybe a little butter on the fingers for the Ferriby Goal

Baxter 7
Quiet game for his standards

Cave 8
Kept picking out the right balls to Phillips

Curtis 8
Battled and had the stud marks on his chest to prove it!!!!

Salvin 9
Keeps pulling the Rabbit out the hat, Pure Magic!!!!!!!!!

Hughes
8
Team player deserved his goal and took it well

Phillips 8
Pint sized work horse

McClen 8
Again was a work horse and didn't lose his head when others might have

Bowey 8
Enjoyed getting the win, Shared his satisfaction with the Heed Army After the full time whistle!!

Southern
8
Preparation H, what a pile driver he scored!!!!

Armstrong
9
Outstanding all you can say
HEED ARMY BLOG MAN OF THE MATCH

Subs:

Thompson 7
Classic, fitted in the game like he started it

Flynn 6

Robson 8
What a goal, Instant hero!!

Heed Army TV Away at North Ferriby

Monday, September 10, 2007

A Message of Thanks

The Heed Army Blog recieved this message of thanks from the Worksop Town Bar staff:

The bar staff at wtfc would like to say thank you for your donations for little Tommy tittlemouse the total sum of £215.55 was raised and presented at the local fun day in Carlton in Lindrick, your generosity will not be forgotten, thanks again for your wonderful support. there is a web site for Tommy www.tittlemouse.co.nr .

Thank you from Worksop Town Football clubs bar staff Jane and Nikki

Sunday, September 09, 2007

A few pasts from the past!!

December 2000 away to Swindon Town second round proper of the FA Cup.


Here are some photo's of a younger Heed Army


(This first photo
was taken while moving, if you look close you can see the driver posing while driving)


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Heed Army TV No More (Kind of)

Sadly the there will be no more match footage on the video's on the blog.

Gateshead games and highlights are soon to be on-line from every game it has been said, so the blog will leave it to the professionals and waits with excitement to see the highlights and games soon.

so we will only be showing video's of fans on match days and travelling to match's and so forth.

The Heed Army Blog would like to thank everyone who has watched the video's and hope you enjoyed them.

HEED ARMY TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gateshead 6 Hednesford 2

Every Gateshead fan will have woke up on Sunday morning with a black and blue arm, from pinching them themselves after Saturday outstanding performance.

The 6-2 defeat of Hednesford was nothing short of outstanding, the passing was fluid and beautiful one touch game at times.
Passion and pride seems to be very much of the
Gateshead team of late, Ian Bogie has installed a fantastic work ethic with his boy's and the Heed Army getting to see it with recent results.

Jamie Harwood (pictured) got his name on the score sheet again with to well placed shots, Harwood is living up to the Heed Army Blogs prediction of the player to watch this season.

David Southern scored a brace, also he was a cut above the Hednesford defence causing them trouble all afternoon.

Phil Cave (pictured) opened his goal account with a great shot from just inside the box, to send the Heed Army wild in the stands.

Substitute
Chris Hughes also Scored a good goal at the back post.





Line up and Ratings:

Keen 7
wan st to blame for Hednesfords two goals

Baxter 8
whats that coming over the hill, is it a Baxter!!!!

Cave 8
Good game, good goal, great player

Salvin 8
The saint was in top form, always looks the part

Curtis 8
strutted like a majestic peacock

Harwood 9
Celebrated his goals in great style, and gave a big thumbs up to the clothes line!!

Phillips 8
Worked the wing like a fighter pilot, always on the attack!!

Bowey 8 (Captain)
Twinkle toe's, skipped pass every thing with ease

McCen 9
Like a puppeteer, pull all the strings
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match

Southern 9
Never broke a sweat

Armtrong 8
Not just a tartget man, team player

Subs:
Flynn 7

Hughes 8
Great goal

Robson 7
Sure to score soon

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Could it be Heaven 17??????

Temptation to get carried away is rife among Gateshead fans, but every ones keeping their feet firmly planted to the ground.

16 games without defeat and sitting 3rd in the UniBond after just four game of the new campaign is possibly way beyond any Heed fans dreams after a ordinary pre season.

Hednesford Town stand in the way of Gateshead making it 17 game unbeaten and will sure be out to bring the Heed's run to a swift end.
Hednesford are currently sitting 7th in the UniBond Prem, having played two more games than Gateshead.

1Guiseley6510154+1116
2Witton Albion6501132+1115
3Gateshead4400144+1012
4Matlock Town5401105+512
5Fleetwood Town5401117+412
6Lincoln United63121010010
7Hednesford Town6303107+39
8Prescot Cables630396+39
9Ilkeston Town622289-18
10Whitby Town521285+37
11Kendal Town621389-17

The Heed's chances of climbing to 2nd in the League depends on last season form team Witton
Albion fortunes away to mid table Ossett Town.

With Phil Cave and Wayne Phillips back in the team competition will be hotting up to be in the Starting line up come 3pm Saturday


Heed Army TV Frickley Game



Sorry for having to dub the sound on the video, gremlins struck again and we lost the sound on the footage.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Gateshead 5 Frickley 2

The Gateshead FC steam train kept rolling on (CHOO CHOO) against Frickley Athletic at International Stadium on Wednesday night.

In front of a crowd of 360
Gateshead showed why they are unbeaten in 16, Yes 16 games!!!
Crisp free flowing football was the order of the day, with
Jamie Harwood giving a master class to Frickley down the right.

Not only did Harwood give a master class, He score a well deserved hat-trick and lapped up the
Heed Army's affection.

Greame Armstrong again showed why he was trailed by many of the North East club in the summer by finding the net again. He's settled into UniBond football like an old pair of underpants!!!

Super
Steve Salvin was in the lime light yet again with his 5th goal of the season, that's 5 goals in 4 game.

Craig Baxter saw red late in the second half after an altercation with a Frickley player, both seen red. Lets hope his absence while suspended doesn't come back to haunt the Heed.












Line up and ratings:

Keen 7
Couldnt do much about the 2 goals

Baxter 5
Needless sending off, before he sent went off was in fine form

Talbot 7
Showed his experience and battled

Curtis 8
Calm, composed and out standing

Flynn 8
The Chopper, knows how to tackle

Harwood 10
Pure class!!! put Christiano Ronaldo's Boot on!!
The
Heed Army Blog Man Of The Match

McClen
8
Reads the Game like a kid reads Harry Potter

Salvin 8 (Captain)
wore his heart on his sleeve under his captains arm band

Hughes 8
Did the job out on the left

Armstrong
8
Born goal scorer it would seem

Southern
8
made a great goal, always a hand full