Styche hoping to win over Gateshead faithful
The International Stadium is peaceful for once as Gateshead striker Reece Styche reflects on his move to the North East.
For once, there is no wind battering the open ended stadium, no rain tearing its way across the pitch.
The sun makes an all-too-rare appearance in the North East and the only noise is from Heed legend Ben Clark giving an interview to the club’s official YouTube channel minutes after announcing his retirement from playing.
Styche’s expression changes from a thoughtful one to one of amusement as he moves away from discussing his move to the Heed.
Heed sign defender Burns and loan him back to Buxton
Vanarama National League club Gateshead have completed the signing of Buxton defender Danny Burns for an undisclosed fee.
The centre back joined the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Bucks in the summer, following his release from Cambridge United and will return to the club on loan for the rest of the season.
Heed midfielder Chandler targets Wembley after return from injury
After finally making his comeback from injury, Gateshead’s Jamie Chandler has one thing on his mind; a return to Wembley Stadium.
The former Sunderland and England U18 midfielder returned to training this week and took part in a Heed reserve game, after three months kicking his heels on the touchline.
As he closes in on a first team comeback Chandler admitted that his absence had been a frustrating time for him.
“It’s fantastic to be back. It is frustrating to miss training, never mind a game.
O’Donnell returns to Gateshead in off-field role
Former fans’ favourite JJ O’Donnell is to return to Vanarama National League club Gateshead in an off-the-pitch role.
O’Donnell spent 18 months at the International Stadium as a player, famously netting in the Heed’s 3-1 play-off semi-final second leg victory over Grimsby Town.
Heed blow as Marwood ruled out for the season
Gateshead manager Neil Aspin sympathised with James Marwood following the news that the winger will sit out the remainder of the campaign with an ankle injury.
The 25-year-old has yet to figure since Aspin took charge at the International Stadium three weeks ago, having been absent since October 17.
Clark and Cummins in charge after Crosby’s Gateshead departure
Former Sunderland defender Ben Clark and reserve team manager Micky Cummins have been placed in temporary charge of Vanarama National League club Gateshead.
Saturday’s home defeat at the hands of basement club Halifax Town proved to be Malcolm Crosby’s final game in charge at the International Stadium, with his departure confirmed on Sunday afternoon.
Black Cats youngster extends Gateshead stay
Midfielder George Honeyman has extended his loan with Gateshead from Barclays Premier League side Sunderland until January 2nd.
The 21-year-old has clocked up three appearances for the Heed so far, and struck a late winner in last month’s 3-2 win at Boreham Wood.
Honeyman missed out on the Tynesiders’ Emirates FA Cup defeat to Worcester City, but will be eligible to take part in their FA Trophy campaign, which gets underway next month.
Heed boss Crosby ready to shuffle his pack
Malcolm Crosby admits he will be looking to shuffle his pack tomorrow as his out-of-form Gateshead side welcome Altrincham to the International Stadium.
A 1-0 reverse at Macclesfield Town on Tuesday night saw the Heed drop to ninth in the Vanarama National League, as their winless run extended to four games.
Heed boss rues toothless display
Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby was left to rue a toothless second-half display as Dover Athletic fought back from a goal behind to claim a 3-2 victory at the International Stadium.
The result was particularly disappointing after the Heed had recovered from conceding in the fourth minute to lead 2-1 at half-time.
Crosby said: “We did fantastic to make it 2-1, but I’ve got to say in the second-half we just never got going at all.
“All credit to Dover, but I’m very disappointed.”