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Celebrate local grassroots football on April 9th

Local blogger Michael Hudson who writes at Dolphin Hotel is involved with organising Northern League Day on April 9th. 2011, a celebration of north-east grassroots non-league football.

OK, Sunderland are at home that day and Newcastle don’t play until the following day, so if you either cannot any longer afford the ticket prices for Premier League action, or baulk at the antics of overpaid prima donnas diving to the ground every five minutes as they attempt to get an opponent yellow carded, then get back to your grassroots and try and show your real local club some support. Michael has set up a site to publicise our local clubs as we approach Northern League day and it is full of interesting factoids about the Northern League clubs and their homely well loved grounds, they can also be followed on Twitter @Grassroots11. It is some time now since I was at Filtrona Park to watch South Shields (The Mariners) but if you’d like to get  a taste of the atmosphere as they played Penrith, then I have a set of pictures starting here – just press the forward arrow on the right of the picture to see the next one.

Michael has the support of the Football Supporters Federation, the Non League Day campaign team, and Mike Amos, Chairman of the Northern League, I hope the day goes well and local clubs garner a little extra help and support as a result of it.

Oh, and here’s a reminder of what a good old fashioned “rattle” sounds like!

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Written by curly

March 8, 2011 at 10:05 am

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