Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer Break Nearly At A End

The Heed Army Blog will be back to full operations in the next week or so, plus all the Heed Army Ranks will have been updated for the new season.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Turned Blue!

Three of last season players have left to join local UniBond Div 1 side Newcastle Blue Star, Steve Bowey, Jamie McClen and Paul Brayson.

McClen who spent the back end of last season on loan at Blue Star was the first to sign, shortly Followed by then Heed captain Steve Bowey.
Bowey left under a cloud of smoke over contractual agreements, which he felt he had been let down by the club. This coming after Bowey had agreed to the contract offer he had been offered before hand.

Paul Brayson seemed to have placed himself in a bidding war between Gateshead and Blue Star, GFC did not want to be caught up in it, and gave Brayson his offer and a deadline to accept.
Brayson did not respond to the offer and the rest is history as they say.

Three very talented players have dropped to a level below their skills, money talks and everyone has to make a living, football fans often forget this. But the question on every Heed fans lips, why drop two leagues after reaching the Conf North????

The Heed Army Blog would like to thank all three players for the hard work in last season Promotion.

Here is a few songs dedicated to the former Heed Trio:

Monday, June 02, 2008

In And Outs????

With the summer break well and truly upon us, new faces are arriving and familiar faces are leaving for pastures new.

Phil Cave could well be a face that leaves in the coming weeks as he searches for a contract in the professional ranks. Cave had a fantastic first year with the Heed, netting 11 goals and hardly ever putting a foot wrong. Rumour’s in the local press are that Scottish side Livingston could be Phil’s destination.
Even if Phil was to stay with the Heed next term, he faces a battle for the left back position with new arrival John Blackstone. The Heed Army wishes Phil all the best if he does leave.

Steve Bowey has left the Tynesiders to play UniBond First Division North with Newcastle Blue Star. His departure was a little unexpected after Captaining the team to promotion last season. But regardless of being a firm favourite with the Heed Army, the team has to move on and forward. His departure gives Phil Turnbull the opportunity to show his playing making skills.

Paul Brayson has been quoted in the local press as saying he is considering an offer from both Newcastle Blue Star and Gateshead. The former Reading and Cardiff City striker helped the Heed achieve promotion in the play-off’s with some important goals, and showed phases of brilliance. Though his all round game was iffy to say the least at times, but he has class, a class that gets goals from nothing.

Graeme Armstrong and winger Wayne Phillips have also both re-signed for the Tynesiders after both enjoying a successful first season.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Fan favourite Steve Salvin is to stay with the Heed, the Vice-Captain had asked to be placed on the transfer list after fears he may not be able to give fully to Gateshead due to work commitments.
The battling midfielder won the hearts of the Heed Army with his heart on his sleeve performances that won so many games over the past two seasons.

Salvin will be a chief candidate for Club Captain after Steve Bowey left the club to join minnows Newcastle Blue Star in the UniBond Division 1 North. Also a player you would guess to be in the running to be club captain would be James Curtis, the big red machine also bleeds GFC and would be perfect in the role!