Mark Carruthers (Blyth Spartans)

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How long supported your club?

I only became involved with the club in June 2012 as Press Officer but of all of our non-league clubs I think the unique profile and history of Spartans meant that they were always the club I looked out for at this level

First match
The first Spartans game I saw was the FA Cup First Round defeat of Shrewsbury in 2008

Fave ex-player
Difficult to say for me but in my time at the club I was disappointed to see Craig Hubbard leave.  A really nice bloke and gave his all for the side

Fave current player
Probably not a shock this one because I used to be a winger so has to be Robbie Dale.  Some of the goals I have had the pleasure of seeing in person and then writing on defy belief.

What makes non-league so special?
Often I think it is the dedication of those off the pitch. Some of the volunteers I have come across in the non-league game are among the most hardworking and dependable people I have met in my life. I think that is replicated at non-league clubs across the country.

What makes Your club so special?

Where do I start?! Long before I became involved with the club I knew all about Blyth Spartans – those FA Cup runs, the famous home shirt, Northern League dominance – I could go on. The club truly is known the world over – remarkable when you consider they come from a town in Northumberland of just 35,000 people.

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