I suppose I ought to start this blog off with a belated Happy New Year to all my readers.
I’ve just finished editing and uploading the photos of Gateshead’s home victory against Nuneaton Town, if you haven’t already viewed them then just click on the link below:
I’m currently going through what is the start of a difficult time work wise at the end of last year my full time employer graciously announced that myself and many of my colleagues were going to be made redundant as they were opting for cheaper and inferior staff abroad than the quality of work that we provide. OK, that wasn’t exactly how they put it but it is how it truly translates. We have to go through a consultation period (still ongoing) and then hopefully I can start to look for new employment.
At the same time I am also looking into covering more sports this year but as the year goes on I can’t always guarantee what I am going to do or when until I know my full time career is safe.
Some of the new sports I’m looking into are mainly motorsports such as motorcross, uphill racing and also some rally events. Luckily I have friends who know people that either take part in some of these races or they take part in rally’s. Therefore, I have an abundance of information available when I need it. Looking at calendars though it does seem that these events mainly start around March.
I have made contact with Newcastle Diamonds for speedway but that just seems to be a dead end as they have come back saying that they are already fully staffed with photographers and they would only possibly allow me to go one event to cover with their photographer. I would have to sign a club disclaimer and I would not be able to upload any of the photos I take to my website.
Well, that’s speedway out then and sorry to say but with ‘club regulations’ like that no wonder its a small sport that no-one outside of the club cares about.
Back to the football….
As for yesterdays match, Gateshead fought really hard and deserved the win, after the match I congratulated James Curtis on his goal only for him to tell me that Marwood back heeled it into the net. I have to say James did sound really disappointed about it.
I have noticed a massive improvement from young Marcus Maddison in his game play, it seems every time he plays he gets better and better. However, man of the match was given to James Marwood who I believe now has 5 club man of the match awards for the season and also he is currently the clubs leading goal scorer with 10 goals, 7 in the league and 2 cup goals.
Next for me is Gateshead taking on Aldershot at the International Stadium on Tuesday night then on Saturday I’m planning on going to Whickham as they take on West Auckland FC.