Author Archives: Mark Carruthers

About Mark Carruthers

An aspiring North East based journalist, Mark has experience working with Evo-Stik Northern Premier League club Blyth Spartans, as well as writing for Northumberland based newspaper the News Post Leader. Mark also has written for a number of other publications including the Football Pink and Non-League Daily.

Tyne and Wear United in Need for Change

The North East seems to be living up to a rather harsh reputation as a cold and depressing place at the moment….
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Ramsey delight as Poyet rues “typical” Sunderland

A clearly delighted Chris Ramsey hailed his Queens Park Rangers’ players and felt that they had given him the perfect leaving present, if their 2-0 win at Sunderland is to be his last game in temporary charge of the club.  Pre-match rumours … Continue reading

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Rangers finally claim elusive win on the road at the expense of Black Cats

Sunderland 0-2 QPR Barclays Premier League Tuesday 10th February 2015 Attendance: 39,077 Queens Park Rangers finally ended their search for a Premier League away win as first half goals from Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora ensured they made Sunderland pay … Continue reading

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Finding a Light in the Midst of Darkness

For a moment – just a moment, I promise – please stop what you are doing. Take yourself back to this morning when you woke up. The lights are off and you are in complete darkness, you open your eyes … Continue reading

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Matic style has echoes of the past at Chelsea 

The midfield destroyer, the hard-man, the water carrier, however you want you term it the role of a holding midfielder has changed remarkably in recent history. Continue reading

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FA Cup Rising from the Ashes

May this season be remembered as the year that the FA Cup threw off the Premier League imposed shackles. Continue reading

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Nearly twenty years of a virtual obsession

As a child I like to think I was quite clever at school. Reports and parents evenings always went by without a hitch and I was in the top classes for most subjects. Thoughts were turning towards what subjects I … Continue reading

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Gone but never forgotten

There is a cold, hard faced and almost callous nature about modern-day football. A dog eat dog mentality where ethics and integrity are forgotten about in preference to getting the result that matters or sadly in more frequent cases the … Continue reading

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The Imperious Gazza

Before you carry on reading this I want to make it clear that what I am writing is most certainly not an obituary, it’s not even a plea.  If I’m honest I’m not entirely sure what it is I am … Continue reading

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First step on the long road to Justice….

I remember standing as a six-year-old, in the function room at Newburn Leisure Centre after watching my Dad play for his works side. The TV was on but where there was a match meant to be taking place, there were … Continue reading

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