“We’ve gone out with a bit of a whimper”

After Saturday's final game of the season, Bay manager Nathan Haslam reflected on the defeat by Shildon and his first few weeks in charge at Hillheads.  “It’s a disappointing end, I think we gave three extremely soft goals away but over the 90 minutes I thought we competed, I thought we were the better team [...]

By |2019-04-15T10:14:01+01:00April 15th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

“We need to be a lot better than that”

Manager Nathan Haslam said there was a lack of quality in Whitley’s performance at Penrith, where they slipped to a 2-0 defeat. “It didn’t go to plan to be fair, it was a toothless performance and their keeper hasn’t had a save to make today. They had two attacks and scored from two attacks. I [...]

By |2019-04-07T17:11:36+01:00April 7th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

“We weren’t doing the right things today”

Nathan Haslam was quick to acknowledge his disappointment with Saturday’s defeat by Guisborough but highlighted the importance of seeing every member of his squad in action as he plans ahead for next season. “It was not a good afternoon, I was disappointed with us defensively in a big way, and collectively as a team. Four [...]

By |2019-04-01T11:19:11+01:00April 1st, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

“The bonus is the clean sheet”

After Whitley’s first win in six years at Woodhorn Lane, manager Nathan Haslam was able to reflect on a third game without defeat since taking over at Hillheads. “Obviously I’m really happy with the win, that goes without saying, I think the bonus is the clean sheet. I think we made heavy weather of it [...]

By |2019-03-18T11:16:52+01:00March 18th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

“We created a hatful of chances tonight”

Nathan Haslam saw his Bay side beat Whickham 4-2 in his first home game as manager and the performance in very difficult windy conditions clearly delighted the new boss. “I’m really happy with the result, obviously. The conditions out there were really hard and Whickham caused us all sorts of problems with their directness and [...]

By |2019-03-13T21:36:15+01:00March 13th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

“They’ve all put a shift in”

Nathan Haslam was appointed manager on Tuesday and after his first game in charge spoke enthusiastically about the team’s performance in the 2-2 draw at Shildon. “I’m happy with that result after going a goal down after just five minutes and then 2-0 against the run of play. At 2-0 down at half time you’ll [...]

By |2019-03-10T20:11:51+01:00March 10th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

Northern League title winner is appointed Bay manager

Whitley Bay have appointed Nathan Haslam as their new manager. The former Marske United Head Coach has proven management skills and was the unanimous choice of the Club's Directors from a strong field of 28 applicants. Haslam, who is aged 38, comes originally from Teesside but has lived in Whitley Bay for the last nine [...]

By |2019-03-05T18:29:16+01:00March 5th, 2019|Manager, News|0 Comments

Manager reflects on Bishop Auckland defeat

Mick Mulhern gives his reaction to Whitley's 5-1 defeat at title chasing Bishop Auckland. "They came flying out of the traps as we would have expected, fast and very direct. They've got two good centre forwards and attacking wide men and all the time they were causing problems trying to get in behind us so [...]

By |2019-02-17T22:23:16+01:00February 17th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

“I think they deserved it!”

Bay manager Mick Mulhern was a happy man after watching his side score a late winner to progress to the semi finals of the League Cup after a hard fought game at Newton Aycliffe. “It was very pleasing. It’s been the story of recent weeks that in a lot of the games, we’ve stayed in [...]

By |2019-02-13T12:57:39+01:00February 13th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

Stockton Town post match comments

Bay manager Mick Mulhern gives his reaction to Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Stockton Town at a windswept Hillheads, with both goals coming in the second half. “The wind was a big factor particularly in the first half. We were playing the ball a bit too far forward and were having difficulty controlling it. Both teams [...]

By |2019-02-11T23:26:20+01:00February 11th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments