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 Post subject: Re: Ben O’Hanlon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:54 am 
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We also had Anthony Callaghan, a left back who Gray signed, hardly used and then discarded. Now a regular for South Shields and was a cut above when they thumped us in the cup (also set up one of the goals). He was 21 when we signed him in 2015 and is progressing well now.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben O’Hanlon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:23 am 
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Has now signed. Welcome to the club Ben!


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 Post subject: Re: Ben O’Hanlon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:27 am 
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Liam Marrs has moved to Dunston on loan for the rest of the season too.

Good luck Liam.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben O’Hanlon
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:30 am 
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Marrs is a good signing for Dunston!

Sounds like O'Hanlon is what we need if we're playing 3 at the back - an attacking LB.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:43 am 
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Sorry to hear about Marrs leaving, but it was inevitable I'm afraid. At times he had some really good games, but far too often he didn't deliver the goods. hope he does well at Dunston.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:21 pm 
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I suppose if Hunter is coming back soon we are covered on the right and so it makes sense to almost swap a right-back for a left-back.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:32 pm 
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Looks like TW has been given every assistance possible, within our means, to produce a side capable of climbing this league. We've splashed out 20 grand on a striker, he's brought in two full backs, a centre back and a winger as well as being able to bring in loan keepers. As he says in his interview, we now simply have to start producing some victories. Nothing else will do now.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:41 pm 
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LoidLucan wrote:
Looks like TW has been given every assistance possible, within our means, to produce a side capable of climbing this league. We've splashed out 20 grand on a striker, he's brought in two full backs, a centre back and a winger as well as being able to bring in loan keepers. As he says in his interview, we now simply have to start producing some victories. Nothing else will do now.

And a 7-year-old central midfielder.

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Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:00 pm 
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LoidLucan wrote:
Looks like TW has been given every assistance possible, within our means, to produce a side capable of climbing this league. We've splashed out 20 grand on a striker, he's brought in two full backs, a centre back and a winger as well as being able to bring in loan keepers. As he says in his interview, we now simply have to start producing some victories. Nothing else will do now.


He's also lost Beck, Ferguson, Bartlett and Cartman. Not insignificant.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:05 pm 
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Posted this on another thread but can now be updated with the addition of O'Hanlon:

---------------------------- Goalkeeper --------------------------

---------------- Collins ----- Heaton ----- ????? ----------------

Trotman ---------- Turnbull ------- Portas ------------ O'Hanlon

------------- Mills/Gillies ------------------Thompson ------------
------------------------------ Styche -----------------------------

as has been said. Galbraith could be the man to play on the left side of the 3 at the back. Unfortunately for this weekend both Mills and Brown are facing fitness tests and Portas is still out so we look a bit short, especially at CB.

Its a shame to see Marrs he was a solid player and certainly higher than Northern League quality. I think he suffered from being a bit of an old fashioned fullback. Unquestionably good defensively but these days full backs are expected to be quick and get beyond their wingers and that just wasn't his game. As others have said above in this case it made sense essentially swapping a LB for a RB.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:47 pm 
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JE93 wrote:
Posted this on another thread but can now be updated with the addition of O'Hanlon:

---------------------------- Goalkeeper --------------------------

---------------- Collins ----- Heaton ----- ????? ----------------

Trotman ---------- Turnbull ------- Portas ------------ O'Hanlon

------------- Mills/Gillies ------------------Thompson ------------
------------------------------ Styche -----------------------------

as has been said. Galbraith could be the man to play on the left side of the 3 at the back. Unfortunately for this weekend both Mills and Brown are facing fitness tests and Portas is still out so we look a bit short, especially at CB.

Its a shame to see Marrs he was a solid player and certainly higher than Northern League quality. I think he suffered from being a bit of an old fashioned fullback. Unquestionably good defensively but these days full backs are expected to be quick and get beyond their wingers and that just wasn't his game. As others have said above in this case it made sense essentially swapping a LB for a RB.

In that case I think all the more reason to go for a back four.

Trotman - Heaton - Galbraith - O'Hanlon

Then either a trio of Scott, Turnbull and Wheatley, or a four of Thompson, Turnbull, Scott and Gillies.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:05 pm 
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Spyman wrote:
JE93 wrote:
Posted this on another thread but can now be updated with the addition of O'Hanlon:

---------------------------- Goalkeeper --------------------------

---------------- Collins ----- Heaton ----- ????? ----------------

Trotman ---------- Turnbull ------- Portas ------------ O'Hanlon

------------- Mills/Gillies ------------------Thompson ------------
------------------------------ Styche -----------------------------

as has been said. Galbraith could be the man to play on the left side of the 3 at the back. Unfortunately for this weekend both Mills and Brown are facing fitness tests and Portas is still out so we look a bit short, especially at CB.

Its a shame to see Marrs he was a solid player and certainly higher than Northern League quality. I think he suffered from being a bit of an old fashioned fullback. Unquestionably good defensively but these days full backs are expected to be quick and get beyond their wingers and that just wasn't his game. As others have said above in this case it made sense essentially swapping a LB for a RB.

In that case I think all the more reason to go for a back four.

Trotman - Heaton - Galbraith - O'Hanlon

Then either a trio of Scott, Turnbull and Wheatley, or a four of Thompson, Turnbull, Scott and Gillies.
I'd say Styche up front with Thompson and Gillies/Mills just behind.

Turnbull, Scott, Wheatley as a midfield three should offer enough cover for the defence between them, allowing at least one to be more attacking.

We struggle playing with four in midfield because none of our wingers are naturally inclined to defend, meaning our full backs are exposed.

But if Wright persists with three at the back, well let's just say I don't think it will work.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:57 pm 
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Spyman wrote:
LoidLucan wrote:
Looks like TW has been given every assistance possible, within our means, to produce a side capable of climbing this league. We've splashed out 20 grand on a striker, he's brought in two full backs, a centre back and a winger as well as being able to bring in loan keepers. As he says in his interview, we now simply have to start producing some victories. Nothing else will do now.

And a 7-year-old central midfielder.


Who has been training at Boro and may yet be one of those progresses and brings in some cash, although not sure if we can claim any real role in this one.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Would have put others out before Marrs, however we do need to sort out the defence so if this is part of TW's solution then it has to be, and I just hope Ben O'Hanlon doesn't play like Ardal O'Hanlon. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:01 pm 
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jjljks wrote:
Would have put others out before Marrs, however we do need to sort out the defence so if this is part of TW's solution then it has to be, and I just hope Ben O'Hanlon doesn't play like Ardal O'Hanlon. ;)


But if Marrs is the only one attracting any interest and he isn't playing then its the obvious thing to do.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:20 am 
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Good job we signed him, what with the Brown head injury putting Tezza in contention for a far more suited Centre Back role.


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