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Tense spectators

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 16 October 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Part of a 16 picture photo-story of the South Shields vs Penrith football match held at Filtrona Park on Saturday 25th September 2010.

South Shields has had a football team since around 1889 and they used to be in the Second Division of the Football League, in 1926 they finished higher in the division than Manchester United. Times changed, and relegations followed relegations, until eventually the club fell out of the League and two migrations to Gateshead ensued. "The Mariners" now play at Filtrona Park in South Shields competing in the Northern League Division One since 2008.

Non League football really represents the grass roots of the game in the UK, it is played for pride and passion and not for money, these lads all have a job to go to tomorrow! Budgets are tight to non existent with family, friends, and neighbours all playing a part in keeping clubs running, I hope this series of pictures inspires people to get out and support their local sportsmen and women wherever you are, now and then the big rich clubs can manage without you!

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

It's a timeless shot, other than the headphones!

16 Oct 2010 5:14am

rem_la from Villiers, France

ils ont l'air bien concentré ces spectateurs !

16 Oct 2010 5:16am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Wonderful feeling!

16 Oct 2010 8:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Intriguing set of expressions:)

16 Oct 2010 9:55am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I like how you've captured all the different types of expressions here. Nice capture Curly. Enjoy your weekend :)

16 Oct 2010 10:20am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Well captured! "Tense" might be a bit overdoing it though!

16 Oct 2010 11:32am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Always good to have a cutaway shot of the crowd. Great capture of this point in the game. The guy with the notebook looks like he might be a sports writer for the local paper!

16 Oct 2010 12:33pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Gran serie.Saludos.

16 Oct 2010 4:11pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

They do look serious! I like the guy in the back with the notebook....

16 Oct 2010 6:23pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Not one of them look to be in a happy mood :( It's the kind of shot I like to see in B&W.

16 Oct 2010 11:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Did the Mariners win? Not sure by the looks on their faces. Great shot!

17 Oct 2010 1:44am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Good job, Bravo. : ))

17 Oct 2010 2:00am

Julie from Easton, United States

Nice shot! They all do look pretty tense!

17 Oct 2010 2:04am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great story and crowd capture. Everyone does look pretty grim. I hope things lightened up!

17 Oct 2010 2:39am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

an interesting scene in silence, but rich mood here,well done!

17 Oct 2010 4:40am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

They do not seem very funny ... lose theirs? Best regards, Adela

17 Oct 2010 8:55pm

1/60 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)