Just a quick post to wish Whitley Bay FC the best of luck in their FA Vase final at Wembley today. I wish I could go, but the bargain Â£20 ticket price is vastly outweighed by the insane cost of transport down there from Perth.
I wonder if there’s coverage on FiveLive or if “licensing reasons” prevent them from broadcasting it online like the Premiership and Champions League games?
Mixed bag this weekend. Newcastle United unsurprisingly thrashed by Liverpool escaping lightly, in all honesty, by only shipping three goals. The mackem filth, thankfully, failed to score at home against Everton who ran out 0-2 winners. Both of us are now hoping for Hull to maintain their poor run of form while we’ve got a game against Middlesbrough next week that we simply must take three points from.
Better news in the lower tiers, though. Newcastle Blue Star (not Brown Star as reported by the BBC – that’s… not quite right) secured promotion to the Unibond Premier League. And Gateshead played out a 1-1 draw at home against Southport to win their playoff 2-1 on aggregate and now have home advantage against AFC Telford in the one-legged final. With luck this will get them into the Conference. This game on May 8th, and my fingers are heartily crossed for them!