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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:00 pm 
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matt wrote:
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According to the Blyth program the owner has invested half a million quid in the club,surely that's to be applauded.


Why not put it in Spartans and get them in the Conference.


There were noises that he wanted to buy in at Blyth a few years ago, before he get involved at Blyth Town. For whatever reason, that didn't happen. But given the shenanigans with the ground at South Newsham, splitting up into two clubs and now the move to Ashington, I'm delighted he never got near the Spartans.

There is no way he could have spent half a million quid. On what, an NL2 budget for a few seasons?



They certainly don’t have. NL2 budget


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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:47 pm 
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Location: Blyth - home of the famous Spartans.
He wanted to get ‘involved’ at the Spartans by apparently a promise of rebuilding the large Broadway Terraced stand and incorporate a gym facility from which a charge per use was levied and apparently wanted £1 back everytime it was used by someone.
However it was pointed out that that is against the leasesholfd the club have on the land on which the ground stands.
Bear in mind he is a builder/businessman and as always they want some return on their investment.

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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:08 pm 
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Barry Elliott lost the court case & had to pay £14.5k.
The football foundation are going after him now, for the unfinished build at South Newsham & he could owe £80k


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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:25 pm 
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Windy1970 wrote:
Barry Elliott lost the court case & had to pay £14.5k.
The football foundation are going after him now, for the unfinished build at South Newsham & he could owe £80k

Sounds like a rich man, that sort of money will probably not bother him too much


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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:14 am 
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Steve H wrote:
Windy1970 wrote:
Barry Elliott lost the court case & had to pay £14.5k.
The football foundation are going after him now, for the unfinished build at South Newsham & he could owe £80k

Sounds like a rich man, that sort of money will probably not bother him too much

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You just have to look at the number of clubs up & down the country. That some rich guys has thrown his money at & when he gets bored or the finances need tightening up that club gets wiped off the footballing map. If you compare it too South Shields, at least SS have their own ground & clubhouse. If Blyth wins the NL1 this season & are promoted to the NPL1E. How many fans will they have watching this guys ego trip?


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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:45 am 
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Windy1970 wrote:
Steve H wrote:
Windy1970 wrote:
Barry Elliott lost the court case & had to pay £14.5k.
The football foundation are going after him now, for the unfinished build at South Newsham & he could owe £80k

Sounds like a rich man, that sort of money will probably not bother him too much

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You just have to look at the number of clubs up & down the country. That some rich guys has thrown his money at & when he gets bored or the finances need tightening up that club gets wiped off the footballing map. If you compare it too South Shields, at least SS have their own ground & clubhouse. If Blyth wins the NL1 this season & are promoted to the NPL1E. How many fans will they have watching this guys ego trip?


Totally agree, there will come a point where he loses interest or it becomes too expensive and the club will just fold. Actually there is no club just a team.


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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:39 pm 
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Cant see them winning league but they should have a decent season. Am going to wish them luck rather than be all negative about them.


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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:25 pm 
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They should be right up there at the end of the season


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 Post subject: Re: Blyth AFC
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Steve H wrote:
Windy1970 wrote:
Barry Elliott lost the court case & had to pay £14.5k.
The football foundation are going after him now, for the unfinished build at South Newsham & he could owe £80k

Sounds like a rich man, that sort of money will probably not bother him too much


But surely there then becomes a point where you realise it’s not worth it. Anyone remember a club called Celtic nation?

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