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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
I am a Northern League supporter without a club to favour and double as a sometime genealogist who has researched his family tree back to the early 1600's, compiling a file of individual relatives totalling just over 3,000 names. I have been happily married to Maureen for 49 years. We have 1 son, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and absolutely no money!

Saturday, 28 February 2009

IF ONLY ............

....... I was recovered from my operation! There is a fascinating programme of games going on today and I can't go to any of 'em. At the top of the list is Whitley Bay v Biggleswade Town in the quarter final of the FA Vase, every Northern League supporter worth his salt must be hoping for Whitley Bay to make further progress and to avoid Marske United in the draw for the semi-final. Marske visit Glossop North End in what is their 6th away tie in 8 this season. It would be great to see two Northern League sides at Wembley.
In the league, their are mouth-watering fixtures in both divisions, with the top-of-the-table clash between Consett and Spennymoor Town possibly having a major influence on which team ultimately becomes league champions.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Post-operation blues

12 days after my operation and 8 days since I was discharged from hospital and already I am suffering withdrawal symptoms from a lack of Northern League footie! It's gonna be a long job and about 6 weeks before I expect to be out and about again.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Billingham Synthonia 3-0 Shildon

Durham County FA Challenge Cup
PTS Stadium
Central Avenue

This was the only one of 9 fixtures to survive on a freezing cold night and I went down the A19 to Central Avenue as an alternative to watching Everton v Liverpool on the telly. I am pleased that I did, because both sides produced a most enjoyable match, which Shildon looked odds-on to win for long periods.
Paul Sigsworth's excellent match report (with a Synners slant) can be found at http://www.synners.co.uk/synners-shildon-4.2.09.shtml
The Shildon version is at http://www.shildonafc.co.uk/BART%20SYNNERS%20DCC.htm