FOOTBALL: No cause for celebration

As a North Shields FC supporter of over four decades and veteran of two successful Wembley appearances, I take exception to your celebratory article '˜Departed Fenton Excited by Shields', (News Guardian, September 8).

Saturday, 17th September 2016, 6:17 am

When people this side of the water say Shields we mean North Shields.

As far as we’re concerned Graham Fenton left Shields to join South Shields.

I’m not having a go at Mr Fenton. I enjoyed his trophy filled time at Shields.

Although, league football will be a big ask. I’m sure bigger clubs like Gateshead and Darlington will have something to say about that.

And another thing, where was the report of North Shields’ 8-0 victory away to Guisborough?

That was another open goal you missed – not something the Robins do very often.

Keith Bruce

North Shields