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Re: Major signing

Post by AIDO » Fri May 17, 2013 9:46 pm

But they aren't major .... And they like it in the NL .... That's why they are at Spennymoor. We have moved on now. Most NL players we wanted and who wanted to move up with us last season, we have now.

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Re: Major signing

Post by Ingleby » Fri May 17, 2013 10:07 pm

AIDO wrote:But they aren't major .... And they like it in the NL .... That's why they are at Spennymoor. We have moved on now. Most NL players we wanted and who wanted to move up with us last season, we have now.
Sweeping statement, I certainly don't know that all Spenny players want to stay in the NL.

We couldn't have afforded Cogdon last summer.
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Re: Major signing

Post by StevieMardenboro » Sat May 18, 2013 12:56 am

AIDO wrote:But they aren't major .... And they like it in the NL .... That's why they are at Spennymoor. We have moved on now. Most NL players we wanted and who wanted to move up with us last season, we have now.
Given that most of the best players in the Northern League have been under contract and therefore not available to us I think this is a bizarre statement.

How do you know Spennymoor's players don't want to play at a higher level?
Or the top players at any of the best teams in the league?

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Re: Major signing

Post by lo36789 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:28 am

Most of Spennymoor's players were on 2 year contracts.

2 years due to expire at the end of their 5 year plan so just before promotion. If you want to move higher you don't sign a contract that effective consigns you to the NL for 2 years.

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Re: Major signing

Post by Ingleby » Sat May 18, 2013 6:44 am

2 years ago playing for Darlo would have been a pipe dream for Spenny players.
I think 'major signing' will be for the level. I don't think it will shake the world of football.
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Re: Major signing

Post by MikeinBlack2 » Sat May 18, 2013 7:38 am

Ingleby wrote:2 years ago playing for Darlo would have been a pipe dream for Spenny players.
I think 'major signing' will be for the level. I don't think it will shake the world of football.
Well obviously! It's not going to be a released Premier League player for goodness sake, but as MG is using the word 'major' I'd hazard a guess it's a player most of us have heard of, who's been playing at a higher level for most of his career, maybe looking at a last year or two before getting into a managerial or back-room staff appointment.
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Re: Major signing

Post by The Golden Hairclip » Sat May 18, 2013 7:42 am

Totally agree with Ingleby. Snatching a few of Spenny's top players would be a major coup. We shouldn't lose sight of realistic expectations just because Martin Gray has used the word "major".

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Re: Major signing

Post by Christophano » Sat May 18, 2013 8:22 am

Ingleby wrote:2 years ago playing for Darlo would have been a pipe dream for Spenny players.
I think 'major signing' will be for the level. I don't think it will shake the world of football.
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Re: Major signing

Post by Darlofan97 » Sat May 18, 2013 9:58 am

Duke on NLZ posted this, he knows his s*** and has been bang on about things like this before:
Darlo signings will be a defender from Shildon, midfielder from Whitley and a winger from Spennymoor (an ex player)
Hunter/Robinson/Peacock?

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Re: Major signing

Post by quakersam » Sat May 18, 2013 10:00 am

Major signing has to be Robbo surely. Spenny winger will be Chris Moore
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Re: Major signing

Post by Christophano » Sat May 18, 2013 10:03 am

quakersam wrote:Major signing has to be Robbo surely. Spenny winger will be Chris Moore
I wouldn't mind seeing Chris Moore back.

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Re: Major signing

Post by loan_star » Sat May 18, 2013 10:06 am

Darlofan97 wrote:Duke on NLZ posted this, he knows his s*** and has been bang on about things like this before:
Darlo signings will be a defender from Shildon, midfielder from Whitley and a winger from Spennymoor (an ex player)
Hunter/Robinson/Peacock?
Doesn't Peacock struggle to be available for a few matches? Heard midweeks could be difficult for him. Might be wrong though!

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Re: Major signing

Post by Darlofan97 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:11 am

You're bang on Loan_Star. It'll probably be Moore. Totally forgot about him.

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Re: Major signing

Post by Darlo.For.Life » Sat May 18, 2013 10:17 am

It's been confirmed on twitter hat the 3 players are: Hunter (Shildon) Robinson (Whitley Bay) and Chris Moore (Spennymoor)

Paul Robinson is a fantastic signing, he's been targeted by a lot of clubs in the past and Spennymoor have been after him the past few seasons so it's great to have him at he club.

He was the stand out player for Whitley Bay over he 2 games against us.

It's also great to see Chris Moore back with us and he still has a lot of pace and plenty of tricks. Stephen Thompson and Chris Moore on the wings looks an exciting prospect.
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Re: Major signing

Post by Ingleby » Sat May 18, 2013 10:17 am

So obvious that people were saying Spenny players couldn't be 'major' cos their NL. Ok then.
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Re: Major signing

Post by quakerste » Sat May 18, 2013 10:20 am

If Robinson does sign I wouldn't be surprised if Gott drops back to right back which would alleviate the departure of Harrison.

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Re: Major signing

Post by DarloOnTheUp » Sat May 18, 2013 10:21 am

Darlo.For.Life wrote:It's been confirmed on twitter hat the 3 players are: Hunter (Shildon) Robinson (Whitley Bay) and Chris Moore (Spennymoor)

Paul Robinson is a fantastic signing, he's been targeted by a lot of clubs in the past and Spennymoor have been after him the past few seasons so it's great to have him at he club.

He was the stand out player for Whitley Bay over he 2 games against us.

It's also great to see Chris Moore back with us and he still has a lot of pace and plenty of tricks. Stephen Thompson and Chris Moore on the wings looks an exciting prospect.
Hunter?

Excellent news about the other two though.

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Re: Major signing

Post by divas » Sat May 18, 2013 10:26 am

Christophano wrote:
quakersam wrote:Major signing has to be Robbo surely. Spenny winger will be Chris Moore
I wouldn't mind seeing Chris Moore back.
It would be a victory for football that's for sure.

Has he played much for Spenny?

Is Emms not just as good?

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Re: Major signing

Post by lo36789 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:28 am

DarloOnTheUp wrote: Hunter?

Excellent news about the other two though.
Might be completely off here but is he the ex-Newcastle youngster?

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Re: Major signing

Post by Bogratsteve » Sat May 18, 2013 10:28 am

So who is the major signing in MG's eyes, Moore?

I wonder if Spenny not getting promotion has caused his leaving...... thought he was contracted so I wonder if we have paid a wedge out.

Last thought is where does leave Nicholls, third choice now behind Moore then Emms

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Re: Major signing

Post by lo36789 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:29 am

Bogratsteve wrote:So who is the major signing in MG's eyes, Moore?

I wonder if Spenny not getting promotion has caused his leaving...... thought he was contracted so I wonder if we have paid a wedge out.

Last thought is where does leave Nicholls, third choice now behind Moore then Emms
I think Nicholls might be going, he ended up a little bit-part at the back end of last season anyway.

I reckon Robinson is the "major" signing. He was probably the one that got away last season. Constantly linked but nothing came of it.

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Re: Major signing

Post by Ingleby » Sat May 18, 2013 10:31 am

I agree, Robinson is a class act.
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Re: Major signing

Post by Darlo.For.Life » Sat May 18, 2013 10:31 am

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Name: Chris Hunter
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Age: 25
Former Clubs Yavapai College Arizona, Chester-Le-Street and Shildon
Stats: Apps: 108 Goals: 1
Bio: Young player who has been on a scholarship and pro in America. Won many paudits in the states which earned him a trial for the MLS. Last competitive game was against Red Star Belgrade.

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Name: Paul Robinson
Age:
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Previous Clubs: York City, Bedlington Terriers, Newcastle Blue Star and Whitley Bay.
Honours: Appeared in 3 Wembley Finals with an assist and a goal.
Goal of the Season 2009/10.
BBC Newcastle Player of the Year 2009/10.
Club Player of the Year 2009/10.
Players Player of the Year 2009/10.
Supporters Player of the Year 2009/10.
Player of the Year 2011/12.
Players Player of the Year 2011/12.
Goal of the Season 2011/12.
Runner-up in the Northern League Player of the Year awards.
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Re: Major signing

Post by lo36789 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:36 am

I don't understand that decription. It feels a little out of date. He has 108 appearances for Shildon, yet his last competitive game was against Red Star Belgrade. Judging by the literacy skills Malvern probably cobbled it together.

He was on a scholarship in America and won a trial in the MLS in one sentence yet he was pro in the States in another.

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Re: Major signing

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Sat May 18, 2013 10:42 am

Not sure why I am shocked but if we have signed those 3 so quickly I am quite shocked.

All sounds very good and no messing around by Gray.
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Re: Major signing

Post by Darlo Till I Die » Sat May 18, 2013 10:44 am

Have we paid for any of these players? Or have we got them for free?
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Re: Major signing

Post by Darlofan97 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:44 am

Nothing has been confirmed yet, all just rumours.

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Re: Major signing

Post by Darlofan97 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:47 am

Darlo Till I Die wrote:Have we paid for any of these players? Or have we got them for free?
Hunter wasn't on a contract at Shildon and Moore is out of contract now. Not sure about Robinson.

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Re: Major signing

Post by Ingleby » Sat May 18, 2013 10:51 am

Robinson out of contract also.
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Re: Major signing

Post by Darlofan97 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:52 am

Ingleby wrote:Robinson out of contract also.
That'll do.

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