Brodie Joins Hometown Heed

Gateshead have announced the signing of striker Richard Brodie on a one year deal after he was released by League One side Crawley Town. The prolific frontman has joined his hometown club, after having a trial with Hartlepool United. Brodie’s move to Crawley made headlines in 2010, as the reported £275,000 transfer from York was a record deal between two non league clubs.

He helped Crawley win the Conference in 2011, and then repeated the feat with Fleetwood Town the following year after spending the season on loan at Highbury. It was at York City where he made his name, scoring sixty nine goals in a hundred and sixty five games during his five seasons at Bootham Crescent. He has gone off the boil a little bit since leaving Crawley, but that could be down to the fact that he was loaned out to three clubs in two seasons. Once he is settled back in his native northeast, the goals will surely flow once more, as The Heed try and improve on 2012-13’s seventeenth placed finish.

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About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

Posted on May 16, 2013, in UTL Archive and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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