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Durham City appoint Mulcaster

Durham City appoint Mulcaster

Durham City moved to appoint Northern League stalwart Peter Mulcaster as the replacement for Didier Agathe. Mulcaster has years of Northern League experience and has taken charge at Crook Town, Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland, Horden CW and Darlington Railway Athletic. Rumours had swirled that Tom Wade, 

Agathe leaves Durham City

Agathe leaves Durham City

Thursday morning brought confirmation that former Celtic winger Didier Agathe had left his role as manager at Northern League Division Two outfit Durham City. Agathe was initially announced as the new manager in April and was tasked with improving the fortunes of the club who 

Sunderland RCA 3-1 Durham City

Sunderland RCA 3-1 Durham City

It’s back. It had kind of been back for a bit, then went away again, then came back, but now it is properly back. Football. Competitive football.

178 days after Sunderland RCA won away at Whitley Bay and Durham City lost at Birtley, the two sides faced off in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round. A game that hung in the balance a few days earlier took place on a pleasant late summer evening on the North Sea coast.

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Durham City WILL go to the ball

Durham City WILL go to the ball

A bank holiday weekend is a long time in football, to paraphrase a few, and the last few days have been tumultutious for Durham City. On Thursday evening Mark Carruthers reported in the Sunderland Echo that one of the City players had returned a postive 

A City, a United, an FC and an AFC – football in the City of Durham

A City, a United, an FC and an AFC – football in the City of Durham

A perennial argument amongst football trivia fans is which city can lay claim to being the largest without a football league club. Maidstone, Wakefield and Croydon all lay claim to this dubious honour depending on the qualifying criteria utilised. With a population of 65,000 the 

3G or not 3G – How an artificial pitch nearly killed Durham City (part one)

3G or not 3G – How an artificial pitch nearly killed Durham City (part one)

When speaking to someone from south of York, the answer to their second question after telling someone you hail from Durham is usually “about fifteen miles south of Newcastle”.  However, whilst making the usual introductions one does at university, one knowledgeable chap’s second question was “do Durham City still play at that nice ground down by the river?”  After gathering my thoughts I had to inform him that alas they did not, and had done was to become a norm in the subsequent years for various clubs; moved from an old ground with character and location to a purpose built arena on the an industrial estate.

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