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?

Thank-you for reading part of STMI’s Skrill Premier Guide by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


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Manager Anth Smith
Formation 4-4-2 traditional
Position 2012/13 17th in BSP
Forecast Mid-table
Ave Gate 570
Away following 40

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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.

IN Player From Pos Fee
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
Loans In None
Loans Out Player To Pos Fee
6 months Callum Patton West Aukland For Wages
Out Player To Pos Fee
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
Released Yemi Odubade
Released Chris Bush
Released Peter Bore
Released Ryan McGorrigan
Released Glenn Wilson
Released Nathan Fisher
Released Liam Henderson

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Gateshead 2013/14 Squad

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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,

Posted on August 5, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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