The North Eastern League was an association football league for teams in the North East of England.
The league was founded in 1906 and was initially successful, with teams defecting from the rival Northern Football Alliance to play. Although some members (such as Darlington) transferred to join the Football League Third Division North in 1921, the North Eastern League absorbed the Northern Alliance in 1925–26 and split into two divisions. The league spent nine years like this, returning to one division in 1935; clubs from the second division re-forming the Northern Football Alliance, which became a feeder to it.
As years progressed, numbers dwindled and the league initially folded in 1958 after the withdrawal of Football League clubs' reserve sides. The remaining members initially transferred to the Midland Football League before founding the Northern Counties League in 1960. The Northern Counties League was renamed the North Eastern League in 1962–63 but folded for a second time in 1964.
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... Eastern Christianity comprises the Christian traditions and churches that developed in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Horn of ... religious tradition and in fact some "Eastern" churches have more in common historically and theologically with "Western" Christianity than with one another ... The terms "Eastern" and "Western" in this regard originated with divisions in the church mirroring the cultural divide between the Hellenistic east and Latinate west and the political divide ...
... The champions of the league were as follows 1906–07 Newcastle United Reserves 1907–08 Newcastle United Reserves 1908–09 Newcastle United Reserves 1909–10 Spennymoor ...
... North Eastern League Champions 1939–40 North Eastern League 2nd Division Champions 1926–27 North Eastern League Cup Winners 1950–51, 1953–54 North Counties League Champions 1961–62 Sunderland ...
... support from the Shields gazette, the team re–formed in the North Eastern League and enjoyed immediate success in both league and Durham Challenge Cup before war broke out ... Enforced moves resulted from the folding of the North Eastern League in 1957–58, the Midland League in 1959–60, the Northern Counties League in 1961–6 ... The Northern Premier League was the next stop, though the club folded in 1974 ...
Famous quotes containing the words league, north and/or eastern:
“Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Forward the Light Brigade!”
—Alfred Tennyson (18091892)
“The North American system only wants to consider the positive aspects of reality. Men and women are subjected from childhood to an inexorable process of adaptation; certain principles, contained in brief formulas are endlessly repeated by the press, the radio, the churches, and the schools, and by those kindly, sinister beings, the North American mothers and wives. A person imprisoned by these schemes is like a plant in a flowerpot too small for it: he cannot grow or mature.”
—Octavio Paz (b. 1914)
“The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,
The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,
Moon light and star light, owl and moth light,
Glow-worm glowlight on a grassblade.
O Light Invisible, we worship Thee!”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)