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by Heed Boy
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Clyde-Hamilton merger in 1970
Replies: 1
Views: 1708

Clyde-Hamilton merger in 1970

Can anyone tell me anything about this proposed merger please? I understand that the whole thing was done and dusted in about a week, but even in that short time Gateshead had stepped in and offered to fulfil Hamilton's fixtures - any info on that too would be appreciated. (I found out about this fr...
by Heed Boy
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East Fife v Gateshead 1974
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

Re: East Fife v Gateshead 1974

Thanks for that, I've been looking for that info for ages!
by Heed Boy
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East Fife v Gateshead 1974
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

Re: East Fife v Gateshead 1974

In case anyone is still interested, the Gateshead v East Fife game was played on Monday August 5th 1974 and was the first home game for the 'new' Gateshead club, having moved from South Shields that summer and having failed in a bid to join the Scottish League that same summer.
by Heed Boy
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: East Fife v Gateshead 1974
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

East Fife v Gateshead 1974

Are there any East Fife fans out there who can supply me with details of home & away friendlies between East Fife and Gateshead prior to the 1974-75 season?
by Heed Boy
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Gateshead FC & the Scottish League
Replies: 15
Views: 12402

Re: Gateshead FC & the Scottish League

No, it was definitely the first team playing in the Northern Counties League, I think the reserves were in the Northern Alliance but I'll need to check. They certainly were by the mid-sixties. I hadn't thought to make a distinction between the Scottish FA and the Scottish League, but I should have d...
by Heed Boy
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Gateshead FC & the Scottish League
Replies: 15
Views: 12402

Re: Gateshead FC & the Scottish League

This is all a revelation to me! 1974? Are there any more details that can be revealed? It is almost 'convential wisdom' that an application was made in 1961 and a second later in the decade. Don't take too much notice of the club's website though, the history section is riddled with mistakes. By the...
by Heed Boy
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Gateshead FC & the Scottish League
Replies: 15
Views: 12402

Re: Gateshead FC & the Scottish League

In 1960/61 (and 61/62) Gateshead played in the Northern Counties League (the name North Eastern League was unavailable at the time) along with a number of teams such as Ashington, Blyth Spartans and Stockton who had resigned from the Midland League at the end of 59/60. The league was quite short on ...
by Heed Boy
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Gateshead FC & the Scottish League
Replies: 15
Views: 12402

Gateshead FC & the Scottish League

I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me with some research I am conducting into the history of Gateshead FC after their expulsion from the Football League in 1960. It is well documented that the club made more than one unsuccessful application to join the Scottish League, but can anyone p...