EVERYBODY locally knows the rich tradition at Tynedale Park for bringing homegrown talent through into their hugely successful first team.
Players hailing from these very parts have more than played their role in lifting Tynedale up the league structure, with the club now ranked as the second best team in the North-East. ... [more] (1 comment)
Published: April 28, 2011
SOME people have competitiveness ingrained in them, along with that drive to push on through adversity.
They are just born that way, with a burning desire to succeed and to perform to the best of their ability at all times.
You know the people I am talking about. The ones that, whether competing in a sports event or at a friendly... [more]
Published: April 21, 2011
IS ANYBODY else sick of the same old, tedious patter being droned out time and time again by lifeless footballers?
Take the case of Darren Bent’s January exit from then European spot-chasing Sunderland to an Aston Villa side very much in the relegation mire.
The transfer shocked the footballing world but the same dirge... [more]
Published: April 14, 2011
WITH the lighter nights comes one of my pet hates in grass roots football.
I understand that they are essential but, as far as I am concerned, they are nothing but a pain in the proverbial.
The dreaded event I am talking of is the midweek game, the fixture arranged on a weekday evening to make sure teams fulfil their games... [more] (1 comment)
Published: April 7, 2011
This week in... 1930Saturday, December 13, 1930...
HAVING raised over £1,000 through prize draws, dances, whist drives and donations, Bellingham was able to buy its town hall.
So successful was the fund-raising that when all the debts were cleared more than £100 was left in the fund.
The hall could now be used by the town for all manner of social and public functions.