Introducing… Michael Connor
Eat, sleep and breathe football, that sums up Mick Connor which is probably the reason for his success. He has ably led Blyth AFC to three Northern Alliance Premier League Championships off the belt, and after waiting for the opportunity for so long, relished the challenge of playing in the Northern League last season steering the team to 8th place in its first attempt.
Where from: Blyth
Tell us about your football career:
I’ve been a member in the New Hartley Jnrs, Seaton Deleval club and Shankhouse prior to managing Blyth AFC through winning the Northern Alliance three times in a row, to gaining promotion and playing our first season in the Northern League 2016/17.
Day time job:
I own two businesses – MC Flooring and Northumbria Flooring
Best known for:
Manager of Blyth AFC – I live and breathe football and am very passionate about it (sometimes too much!)
Sum yourself up in three words:
Loyal, passionate, winner
What brought you to join Blyth AFC?
I’m a local Blyth lad and proud of it. I would love to prove all of the doubters and haters wrong – that we will work hard and get to where we want to be
My only desire is to go as far as possible up the football league and to win the FA Vase!
What footballer do you admire/ aspire to be like?
Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson
Stats/points of interest:
I broke my leg playing rounders two weeks before I was due to spend the summer at Newcastle United.
Over 1000 games played, six titles won, 15 cups, three cup runner up, three league runner up and a win percentage of 81% under his belt!