Two more seasons added

I’ve managed to get quite a few more records onto the site in the last few days and it means that season’s 1979/80 and 1978/79 are now on the site. I suppose it was always going to happen, but in getting these on, it has become apparent that some data is missing historically. Some player line ups are incomplete and looking at the resources Mike Pavasovic used to gain this information, I fear that they may be lost forever. I maybe have a couple of avenues I can explore but given the amount of time that has passed by, they are log shots! Nevertheless, I shall endeavour to see if at least some of the gaps can be filled in.

A journalists strike in 1979 has also meant that we are missing some results and also some dates for matches in 1978/79. I am confident that I will be able to find most of this information given time.

In the meantime, i have added a MISSING INFORMATION PAGE to show what information is missing. Please feel free to refer to this page.

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Ten Years Away – Back in the NPL.

30th April 2005 – Gateshead 1 Hyde United 3

The last time we took part in a Northern Premier League (NPL) game, and little did we know at that point, that we were champions. The whole Spennymoor United saga had yet to be resolved and the actual fate of the championship would not be known for a few weeks. Eventually, Hyde were declared winners after an appeal to The Football Association.

Since that date, The Tigers have spent eight seasons in the Conference North and two seasons, the highest level the club has ever played at, in the Conference Premier.

But of course, our history with the NPL is long, having become one of the founder members of the league in 1968/69. Of the 20 teams that played out that first season, we will be the only ones competing in the Premier Division. Macclesfield Town, Wigan Athletic, Morecambe, Fleetwood, Boston United and Scarborough all went on to become Football League sides with varying levels of success.

From our last season, 2004/2005, of the 22 sides that competed, the following sides will be competing in 2015/16. Blyth Spartans, Frickley Athletic, Marine, Matlock Town, Whitby Town and Workington.

The make up of the league is a little different nowadays with an increase in the number of Midlands teams, with Barwell, Grantham Town, Halesowen Town,  Rushall Olympic, Stamford, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town all competing in the division.

Our full record in NPL League games (Including Division One 2003/04) is as follows….

Played Won Drawn Lost For Ag’nst + GD – Points
1049 445 267 337 1842 1508 +334 1574*

* – Includes two seasons at two points for a win.

All in all we have played for 25 seasons in the Northern Premier League and have been relegated once (Prem 02/03) and won two titles (Div 1 03/04, Prem 04/05) in this time. We have also been winners of the League Challenge Cup on three occasions, 1985/86, 1989/90, 1995/96 and won the Chairman’s Cup twice in seasons 1990/2000 and 2003/04.

I’m looking forward to going back to the league that Hyde were in when I began to watch them in 1986, I know for some people it will seem like going backwards but for me there is a homely feel to it. I just wanted to write a bit to show that we have plenty of history in the league and for the most part it has been a successful place for the club.

I will be writing a little preview closer to the start of the season, mainly comparing our records against the 2015/16 line ups.


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Manager Page added to site


After a long time thinking about it, I have finally got round to adding a manager’s page to the website.

It is, like many things, still a work in progress, but will include a brief overview of their time in charge along with a statistical analysis and any honours that were won under their stewardship.

The list includes permanent managers only and at the moment goes back as far as Les Sutton.

Please use the link below to have a look and let me know what you think, any feedback on other aspects that you would like to see is always gladly received.

Link to managers page

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Josh Brizell – 150 Appearances

17060288541_39f2d490f1_zAfter being selected in today’s game against Stockport County, Tigers’ captain Josh Brizell has now made his 150th appearance for the club.

Josh arrived from Rochdale in October 2011 appearing as an unused substitute at Harrogate Town but didn’t make his debut until November, coming on at half time against Hinckley United to replace Joel Richardson. He went on to become a regular starter in the championship winning side, making 23 appearances in total.

He was an integral part of the side that survived the first season in the Conference Premier making 43 appearances and scored his first goal for the club, a late winner against Cambridge United.8595764649_f441b4d34b_mLast season he started 40 games as Hyde were relegated from the Conference Premier and was sent off on three occasions.

Today’s appearance is his 44th of the season, the most he has made in any single season, and he has also scored six times in this campaign, taking his total for the club to nine.

He has been sent off four times in total (none this season), which is a joint club record in the database which goes back to 1979. He shares this with Adam Griffin and Paul Taylor who got their four in less games.

In terms of total appearances, he is now 33rd in the database (again back to 1979) with 150 which puts him just above Billy Garton and Val Owen (149) and just behind Peter Coyne (155).

Congratulations Josh, here’s to the next milestone!


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Latest News & Features Section

I’m hoping to add in a new section to the site, Latest News & Features.

In here I will be able to keep you updated of any interesting facts, statistics I come across and any changes to the database that will be occuring.

As yet I am struggling to create a suitable index system for this part of the site which will be controlled via WordPress.

It is, like a lot of things on the site, a work in progress. Please keep checking back and with a bit of luck it should be working soon.

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