TODAY sees a much more tempting card after a fairly spartan week and there's a fair bit to go at – I've had a good look through and can't help being drawn back to this Northern FA Cup qualifying game…

GATESHEAD VS. COLNE (3.00pm)

Growing up in North Manchester, we'd sometimes need a break from the soot, rain and guns so would go for a bit of a mission into the various outlying Pennine towns to the north of the city.

The names are forever etched in the memory alongside a cold and constant grey drizzle; Blackburn, Bacup, Burnley, Rawtenstall, Ramsbottom, Rossendale, Clitheroe and Colne.

Ah, Colne – a town nestled in the shadow of the infamous Pendle Hill and best described as like being in a Hovis advert but with drugs and an impending sense of violence.

Like nearby Nelson, it's a town with a proud heritage of mining and incest where folk still gather in the local pubs to compare their whippets and clogs over a pint or two of mild alongside their vague recollections of the town's footballing moment in the sun when Colne Dynamoes blazed a brief trail through the English lower leagues.

Alas, today's match sees the locals travelling on foot or by mule from Nelson to Neilson Road – home of Gateshead, a side two tiers above Colne and a team playing in between those two Northeastern powerhouses Sunderland and Newcastle and in the shadow of The Angel of The North.

The Northern gods have been looking more kindly upon the hosts who sit 9th in the NNL but could jump to 4th and a potential play-off spot with a game in hand; they have lost just once at home in the last 10 and smashed the aforementioned Rammy Utd 6-0 in their most recent FA Cup fixture.

Ironically, Colne's most recent away game was also against Rammy and it was a match which saw them come out victorious after a 3-1 win, in fact, Colne's last 3 away days have all seen 4 or more goals and I suspect there may be a fair bit of action again today with Gateshead leading the charge!

Recommended Bets

  • Gateshead over 2.5 team goals
  • (11/10, bet365) NAP ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Gateshead & over 3.5 match goals
  • (7/4, bet365) NB ⭐⭐

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Also adding this one from Brasil's Serie A…

FORTALEZA VS. GRÊMIO (9.00pm)

Quite like the look of Grêmio to grab a goal here and it's something they have done in 6 of the last 7 meetings between the two sides.

The visitors' away form is much their stronger profile and they have hit 4-1-3-4 team goals in consecutive matches on the road!

Recommended Bet

  • Gremio goal before 61:00
  • (5/6, bet365) ⭐⭐⭐
  • Gremio over 1.5 team goals
  • (7/4, bet365) ⭐
15 Comments
  1. wasclueless 1 month ago

    write up made me chuckle ;)

    • bigstew 1 month ago

      Ha ha ha brilliant Hull.

  2. tommyt124 1 month ago

    Great stuff Hull being an Oldhamer I’ve been to many of these places

  3. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    What about Darwen FC.
    Founder members of the football league I think, black pudding, flat caps and those wooden rattles that where used as cudgels in medieval times.

  4. HullShaker 1 month ago

    Cheers lads!

    5-0 Gateshead ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

    👍

  5. Sebsleslie 1 month ago

    I lost £250 pounds on a bet suggested here, admin can you please limit those sharing information here especially none professionals, I’m new go gambling but this lost thought me lesson

    Bournemouth
    Chelsea
    Leicester City
    Spurs
    Wolves
    Man City
    All to win on Saturday 10/1
    Best of Luck

    • maccathered 1 month ago

      Haha this is aimed at me because that’s the acca i posted and obviously it lost,firstly if your going to stick 250 sheets on a 10/1 acca then you need to wisen up a bit,yep bad Saturday tips from me and some strange results,that’s why it’s called gambling.

    • Mr Fixit 1 month ago

      You’re the fool for staking £250 to be honest.
      Admin should block you for being so reckless – and for having multiple accounts.

  6. HullShaker 1 month ago

    Nice try ‘Sebsleslie’ – given the first two won and the other two don’t kick off until 9.00pm, I’d say it’s fairly clear what you have tried – and failed – to do 👍

  7. maccathered 1 month ago

    Well in Hull on your first lot of tips mate.

    • HullShaker 1 month ago

      Cheers Macca – unlucky with yours pal. Whoever it’s aimed at, it’s fairly clear who it is 😂

  8. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Well done shaker ⚽😀⚽.

    Maybe Mr fixit can arrange a whipround to refund sebsleslie his stake 🙃

    • Mr Fixit 1 month ago

      Nae bother. I’ll put in m tuppence worth.

    • HullShaker 1 month ago

      Cheers Elvis – there’s the Gremio goal 51 minutes ahead of the goal time 😀

      Nice win for The Bankies Mr F – left it late but a good little run!

    • Mr Fixit 1 month ago

      Cheers, after starting with 1pt in 15 we are 3pts off the top.
      Shine taken off the result by a serious injury to an Irvine Meadow player – just a 50-50 clash.
      Game stopped for 30mins for an ambulance to arrive so not great scenes.
      Wish Ben Carson a speedy recovery.

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