STMI Skrill Premier Guide Gateshead FC Scream Goals
The arrival of Oxford Utd’s Luke O’Brien, Scunthorpe Utd’s Josh Walker and strikers Brodie (Crawley T / York C), Larkin (Lincoln/ Hartlepool Utd) and 18 goal Barrow bow Boyes has certainly turned a few heads at the Heed’s chances. Anth Smith is a young and unproven manager, with very good taste and a great love for the game, but will it be hatch, match or despatch at Gateshead this season?
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|Position 2012/13||17th in BSP|
On the face of it the board have shown Anth Smith, just 41 and a former Sunderland full back, an awful lot of backing considering he has earned just a one year deal after taking over from Ian Bogie. But the canny lad had a 40% win percentage at Chester-le-Street and knows the non-league scene well after retiring through injury at just 24. Anth came in and guided The Heed to 17th last year despite the club having no permanent home ground ahead of the new stadium. His contacts at Sunderland and Hartlepool will be interesting should a very talented squad not blend.
With Liam Hatch at no 9 the arrival of Brodie, Boyes and the creative Larkin suggests plenty of goals this season as long as the midfield can supply the bullets. The signing of winger Marwood suggests they can, with Josh Walker also added to a midfield that contains Cummins, Turnbull and Chandler. The defence will be boosted by O’Brien from Oxford, Tate from Darlington, Baxter from Bedlington and full-back Dan Smith from the managers Black Cat and Chester-Le-Street days.
The Conference could well be as close as the Championship was last season with perhaps as little as half a dozen points between the play-offs and relegation. If Smith can blend a side of outstanding individuals into an unselfish team the Heed could be the surprise package this season.
|12th May||Colin Larkin||Harrogate||For||Free|
|18th May||Adam Boyes||Barrow||For||Undisc|
|31st may||Joe Tait||Darlington||Def||Free|
|4th June||Craig Baxter||Bedlington||Def||Free|
|7th June||Luke O’Brien||Oxford Utd||Def||Free|
|1st July||Richard Brodie||Crawley T||For||Free|
|17th July||Josh Walker||Scunthorpe||Mid||Free|
|20th July||James Marwood||Free agent||Winger||Free|
|20th July||Dan Smith||Free Agent||Def||Free|
|6 months||Callum Patton||West Aukland||For||Wages|
|24th May||Ryan Donaldson||Cambridge Utd||Mid||Undis|
|3rd June||James Marwood||No club||Mid||Free|
|27th June||Josh Gillies||Carlisle Utd||Mid||Undis|
|1st July||Jack Lillie||No club||Def||Free|
|1st July||Lance McGlen||No club||Def||Free|
|1st July||Lee Mole||No club||Def||Free|
|1st July||Michael Roberts||No club||Def||Free|
|1st July||Jamie Barton||No club||Mid||Free|
|1st July||David Luke||No club||Mid||Free|
|1st July||Peter Ravenhill||No club||For||Free|
|1st July||Michael Sweet||No club||For||Free|
Gateshead 2013/14 Squad
1 Adam Bartlett, 13 Jordan Nixon,
2 Carl Magnay, 3 Luke O’Brien, 5 James Curtis, 6 Ben Clark, 15 Joe Tait, 16 Craig Baxter, 22 Lewis Galpin, Dan Smith
4 Jamie Chandler, , 8 Phil Turnbull, 11 Michael Cummins, Josh Walker ,James Marwood
7 Colin Larkin, 9 Liam Hatch, 10 Richard Brodie, 12 Adam Boyes, 14 James Brown,
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