Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gateshead Land Brayson

Gateshead Football Club have reportedly landed Paul Brayson After his released from York City.

Brayson a Former Reading and Cardiff City player has been a long time target of the Tynesiders, and signed for York last summer after but has found first team football as a striker hard to come by.

Paul did have a stint in a Heed shirt on loan from Northwich Vitoria a few seasons a ago and made a instant impact, His addition to the Gateshead squad will mean we have more cover and options on the attacking side.

Gateshead where not the only team in the race to get Brayson signature, with former club Northwich Victoria and Local Rivals Blyth Spartans also being talked about.

Paul played in the FA Cup third round at the Stadium of Light for Northwich, and attracted a lot of local media attention with being a local lad.

This good news also comes at a time when big James Curtis is also coming back to full fitness to help shore things up at the back for the Heed.

Click here to read about Braysons Release from York City

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fleetwood Town 2 Gateshead 3

A fantastic win for the Heed Army down at Fleetwood on Tuesday night, this win takes Gateshead 3 points behind second placed Fleetwood.

The man of the moment Graeme Armstrong grabbed another two goals to give Gateshead a moral boosting win in the chase for promotion.

Kris Gate opened the scoring in the second half after a goalless first half. Soon after Fleetwood pegged a goal back before Armstrong grabbed the first of his brace. Once again Fleetwood levelled the score line.

The Cod Army couldn’t handle the pressure from the Heed and Super Graeme Armstrong wrapped up a fine win with his 16th goal of the season in front of a crowd of 550.


Possible Targets????

The search for a new Heed striker has been in the local papers of late, with talk of former Reading, Cardiff and Newcastle Striker Paul Brayson topping Gateshead's shopping list.
Paul had short spell in a Heed shirt of loan from Northwich Vitoria a few seasons ago, and was a big hit with the fans for his powerful and skilful display.

Another name that has been talked about is Lee Kerr from Whitley Bay, Kerr had trials with Newcastle United last season and several football league sides. Kerr has been described as a skilful attacking player, who can fit in easily on either wing or as a striker.

With the Tynesiders letting Ian Robson return to the Northern League, after he failed to make a impact at UniBond level, find themselves short on cover upfront. A major problem to have for a team pushing or promotion.

Goals have not been hard to come by, with David southern and Graeme Armstrong both on 14 goals for the season.. But if injury was to hit o a red card the Heed are gonna be ankle deep in the pig muck.

Talk of the possible return of the legend that is Craig Nelthorpe (Pictured) to the club have had cold water splashed on the flames, with his Club Doncaster Rovers unwilling to loan Craig to the UniBond level. He has since sign on loan at Halifax Town in the Blue Square Premier.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Gateshead 2 Leek Town 0

Gateshead moved up to 3rd in the UniBond League table, after beating Leek Town 2-0.

Graeme Armstrong grabbed a brace to seal the fine win which leaves the Tynesiders unbeaten in their last 5 matches.

With the Heed away to Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night, who are currently second in the UniBond. This matches result will have a big say in who challenges Witton for the League title at the end of the season.

1Witton Albion2619525817+4162
2Fleetwood Town2216424924+2552
6Eastwood Town2612683530+542

The match on Saturday also seen the return to first team action for fan favourite James Curtis, who has been missing due to a Hernia Operation.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Watch The Come Back!!!!

See Gateshead Come from 3-0 down to win 4-3 away to Frickley Athletic!!

Watch the highlights here for free:

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

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Frickeley Athletic 3 Gateshead 4

The Cream always rises to the the top it would seem!

Gateshead found them selves 3-0 down at half time away to 10 man Frickley, with the game seeming as good as over, Bogie's words must have made the difference at half time.

It took untill the 74th minute for Jamie Harwood to start the Heed fight back, scored the Tynesiders second on 76 minutes, and just 3 minutes later Gateshead was level with Steve Bowey Graeme Armstrong grabbing the goal.

Davie "Chicken legs" Southern (pictured below) wrapped up the points for Gateshead on 88 minutes, a scoreline no Heed fan could have imagined at half time.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Gateshead 2 Stamford 1

Gateshead got back to winning ways in the league with a good win over play off chasing Stamford on Saturday afternoon.

Supers Stevie Salvin grabbed the first goal to take his tally to 8 goals for the season, a great achievement as he has played most of the season in defence.
Steve Bowey also found the back of the net to help secure the much needed 3 points.

The Tynesiders travel to Fleetwood Town on Tuesday and will face one of the toughest games of the season. Fleetwood are also pushing hard for promotion this season and currently sit 2nd in the UniBond table.

1Witton Albion2519425615+4161
2Fleetwood Town2115424723+2449
6Eastwood Town2411583127+438

Friday, January 11, 2008

Gateshead 2 Tow law 0

The Tynesiders made it into the Semi Finals of the Durham Challenge Cup on Wednesday night, after a hard thought game with Tow Law Of the Northern league.

Phil Cave (Pictured)and goal scoring central defender James Dudgeon did the damage for the Tynesiders.

Gateshead will have to wait to see who they face in the Semi finals, but could face Sunderland reserves, Spennymoor Town or Hordon CW.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Gateshead 3 Sheffeild FC 2

Gatesheaed Reached the Quarter Finals of the UniBond league Cup on Saturday after beating Sheffeild FC 3-2.

Goals By
Paul Thompson, James Dudgeon and Davie Southern got Gateshead through the cup tie.

Thompson's goal was his 130th goal for the Heed, just goes to show you cant stop a natural born goal scorer at any age.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

How The Heed Has Voted!!!!

A week before Christmas Eve a Voting Poll was added to the Blog, asking what kind of Player the Heed Army would want for Christmas. Although the question was put tongue in cheek the results are deadly serious.

The Voting poll options were:

A New Striker

A New Midfield Player

A New Defender

A New Goal Keeper

54% answered a new striker showing that the Heed Army Strongly believe options upfront need to be strengthened.
In second place was a new defender with 22% of the vote, James Dudgeon signed during the voting poll, so many heed fans wishes were granted in time for Christmas.
16 % of the vote went in favour of a new midfielder, yet the Gateshead midfield already holds McClen, Bowey, Harwood, Gate, Salvin and Phillips.
Only 6% voting for getting a new goal keeper, yet in recent reports Keen has had indifferent performances.

What we can take away from the Voting Poll and recent performances on the pitch, is that the fans feel new faces and new ideas are need to keep Gateshead as competitive in the top half of the UniBond, Mainly the play offs.

The Heed has been linked with a few top rated UniBond Strikers in the past few months in the local press, yet no movement has happened.
Scott Bell was linked with the Tynesiders but his loan move to Newcastle Blue Star stopped any movement on that deal, sadly since Bell has moved permanently to Blue Star after his loan move.
Danny Brunskill was another UniBond target from Whitby Town, yet attempts to get Brunskill in a heed shirt failed.
The Failure to attract one striker is worrying to say the least

Although Our current Strike force of Davie Southern and Graeme Armstrong (pictured) have 23 goals Between them there is no player capable of producing the goals from the bench.
Ian Robson has failed to make the Step up from the Northern League, while Heed legend and club leading goal scorer Paul Thompson has sadly seen better days at this level.

With the dreams of the Unibond title slipping away game by game, surly a fresh face or two in the side would give the team some new ideas and manger new options.

Its safe to say that the Heed Army know you just can not through bags of money at the team but action does need to be taken to help

The good news that James Curtis (pictured) could be playing again by the end of January will sure help stop the silly needless goals Gateshead have let in over the past two months.

Whitby 2 Gateshead 1

Gateshead crashed into the new year with a Horrible defeat to say the least away to Whitby Town.

The Tynesiders took a 1-0 lead after Phil Cave (Pictured) slotted home a penalty, and held the lead to half time.

In the second half the Heed let in two goals, with the winner being scored by
Whitby fan favourite Danny Brunskill.