Revealed: Plans for Robbie Dale Tribute Mural

Revealed: Plans for Robbie Dale Tribute Mural at South Beach Radio - News & Views for Blyth, Northumberland
jess - Reporter at South Beach Radio
Written 6 months ago by Jess Keller

This amazing mural of Robbie Dale could soon be dominating the Plessey Road entrance to Croft Park.

Designed by Frank Styles, the larger-than-life figure adorned in green and white, would greet fans arriving at Blyth Spartans' home ground.

The mural is the brainchild of a group of avid Spartans supporters who want to pay tribute to Robbie's outstanding achievements and services to the club.

Robbie's figurehead will wrap around a newly installed serving hatch on the side of Gino's Fish & Chips, allowing both home and away fans easy access to a no-nonsense chippy tea!

In order for the project to be completed, the team hope to raise £5,000 via their GoFundMe page – organised by Simon Needham and CIMA Accountant and long standing supporter Alan McLean.

Please pledge your support and help recognise Robbie’s extraordinary dedication and achievements in his 15 years at Blyth Spartans AFC.

Who is Robbie Dale?

Club legend Robbie Dale retired from Blyth Spartans in October last year as our all-time record appearance holder with 680 and ranks second behind Brian Slane in the goalscoring charts with 212.

Scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Wakefield and Emley in 2005, Robbie played in 17 consecutive seasons for us and what he achieved in that time is simply unprecedented.

Racking up a number of club and individual accolades at local and national level, Robbie was named second in the Northern Premier’s greatest-ever players – pipped only to top spot by Premier League striker and former England international Jamie Vardy.

Robbie also wrote himself into FA Cup history, twice appearing in the third round in 2009 and 2015 – the latter including a memorable brace against Championship outfit Birmingham City.

Aside from tormenting full-backs and even filling in as goalkeeper, Robbie captained us from 2014 to 2020 – going on to lift the Northern Premier League and Northumberland Senior Cup double in 2017.

It goes without saying that not only has Robbie earned legendary status at Croft Park, but in non league in general too.

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