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Latest Blog From Northern League Chairman Mike Amos

At least two people have pointed out that both Durham City and the Northern League got a mention the other evening on Pointless, which apparently is a television quiz show.


Seeking yet more excitement, I take myself for the first time in more than ten years to Sedgefield Races, admission £10.

None of the horse names really appeals – save for Megamike perhaps – a pint of cold fizz is £4 and since I'm not really a betting man, there's little to raise the temperature on a perishing afternoon.

Bishop Auckland versus Newcastle Benfield proves altogether livelier in the evening, a cracking match played against the background of an interesting sub-plot.

Whitley Bay's Twitter site, it's claimed, is naming Newcastle Benfield assistant manager Paddy Atkinson as The Seahorses' new boss.

The same Paddy Atkinson, meanwhile, is enthusiastically in the visitors' dug out. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

It ends 4-4, a wonderful game for the neutral though there are Bishops followers who seem not entirely to agree.

Among the 152 crowd is the excellent Len Scott, chairman of North Riding FA, accomplished after-dinner speaker, dales farmer and the sort of man whose football passion is wholly unconfined by county boundaries.

Inarguably, Len says: "It's better than sitting at home in front of the telly all night."

Possibly even better than Pointless. 


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