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Here's the article from the official sight, sounds like a great signing, well done Tommy.

http://darlingtonfootballclub.co.uk/ale ... r-quakers/


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Never heard of him.

My one concern though is he's already a bit of a journey man for 24 year old, if I've read it correctly we are his 8th different club.

Regardless it is only really possible to judge him on what he does for us on the pitch, welcome to the club Alex!

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If he played for Man City for 4 years and Man Utd and Liverpool were after him, then I think it's fair to say he's more than a decent prospect for us. Yes he's moved plenty of times, but so did Styche before he joined us. Sounds like a more a decent improvement on Gillies.


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Have we sorted a coach up from the Black Country for all these players lol..


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If he played for Man City for 4 years and Man Utd and Liverpool were after him, then I think it's fair to say he's more than a decent prospect for us. Yes he's moved plenty of times, but so did Styche before he joined us. Sounds like a more a decent improvement on Gillies.


I remember watching him at City in the youth teams but it was a few years ago.

Had a few clubs but obviously the boss thinks he can get him back on track and I trust him to do so.

As you say no mug and its his last chance, could turn out great for us and for him.


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Looks like a decent day all round for us, Tommy getting in all of his own players, only thing from my point of view is that Tommy doesn’t have the local knowledge of players up here, however it seems like our competition has increased for local talent with South Shields, Spendy etc do maybe going further afield isn’t a bad thing for us right now.

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Going to sit on the fence with this one. People are saying we have made a good signing, not sure how they can pass judgement on this as he has only made 37 appearances in 5 years.


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PierremontQuaker03 wrote:
Looks like a decent day all round for us, Tommy getting in all of his own players, only thing from my point of view is that Tommy doesn’t have the local knowledge of players up here, however it seems like our competition has increased for local talent with South Shields, Spendy etc do maybe going further afield isn’t a bad thing for us right now.


Tommy knows midlands based players and to be honest they are better value for money it seems, because it's a much bigger and more competitive pool. Obviously you have to weigh travelling into the equation which may mean we miss some targets.

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Never heard of him.

My one concern though is he's already a bit of a journey man for 24 year old, if I've read it correctly we are his 8th different club.

Regardless it is only really possible to judge him on what he does for us on the pitch, welcome to the club Alex!


To be honest I wouldn't read too much into the amount of clubs that he's had.

He's been at Man City for a couple of years then Ipswich for a couple of years, and some of his other clubs that he played for were loans from Man City/Ipswich. Fringe players do tend to get loaned out a bit until they find their level.

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when do we change our name to NUNLINGTON FC lol!!!!!!!!!!!


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Darlo_Pete wrote:
If he played for Man City for 4 years and Man Utd and Liverpool were after him, then I think it's fair to say he's more than a decent prospect for us. Yes he's moved plenty of times, but so did Styche before he joined us. Sounds like a more a decent improvement on Gillies.

How you can say he's a decent improvement on Gillies I have no idea. He's yet to have a full season anywhere.


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Going to sit on the fence with this one. People are saying we have made a good signing, not sure how they can pass judgement on this as he has only made 37 appearances in 5 years.
My thoughts exactly.

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quakerste wrote:
Going to sit on the fence with this one. People are saying we have made a good signing, not sure how they can pass judgement on this as he has only made 37 appearances in 5 years.

Agreed and in fact the Jury is out on all TW's Summer signings. We all have views on the strengths and weaknesses of the players that have left, but don't really, if we are honest, have a clue about any of the new guys do we?


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No we know nothing about Ainge and the 37 goals he scored in 9 months of 2017.

Jordan Nicholson is clearly a good player, he scored the winner when Nuneaton beat us in our 2nd match at BM. Had a good game too.

Hughes has played nearly 100 times in L2 so surely must have something about him.

Henshall to be fair, don't know much

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Just a thought, but isn't Nuneaton's ground up for sale? Might be easier if we buy it and move down :lol:
Should be a great asset to the club if he sticks in, welcome Alex! :wave: Nice job, TW :clap:


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Quakerz wrote:
No we know nothing about Ainge and the 37 goals he scored in 9 months of 2017.

Jordan Nicholson is clearly a good player, he scored the winner when Nuneaton beat us in our 2nd match at BM. Had a good game too.

Hughes has played nearly 100 times in L2 so surely must have something about him.

Henshall to be fair, don't know much

Quakerz fair comment. What I really meant was let's judge the new signings in a Darlo shirt, rather than based on their performance at previous clubs! Will be really interesting to see how TW gets the best out of the 2 Strikers if they both play together as he has indicated they will?


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Interesting article: http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/alex-hensha ... -1-3729349


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bga wrote:
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No we know nothing about Ainge and the 37 goals he scored in 9 months of 2017.

Jordan Nicholson is clearly a good player, he scored the winner when Nuneaton beat us in our 2nd match at BM. Had a good game too.

Hughes has played nearly 100 times in L2 so surely must have something about him.

Henshall to be fair, don't know much

Quakerz fair comment. What I really meant was let's judge the new signings in a Darlo shirt, rather than based on their performance at previous clubs!


Stop being so sensible. Don't you know we're meant to proclaim every new signing as being the greatest, and say they'll undoubtedly improve our squad.

Fact is we've no idea how well any of the new players will do.

Ainge could be prolific, or his injury problems of last season might plague him.
Hughes might be a midfield general or a complete lightweight. Henshall might terrify defences or sink without trace.

Fact is we don't know either way, so I do enjoy it when people need to judge a signing before they've played for us.

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To be fair I think there is a difference between this

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but don't really, if we are honest, have a clue about any of the new guys do we?


And we don’t know how they will play for us. As bga admitted himself he meant the latter and it is a fair assessment.

“We don’t know how he new players will do” well I raise you “we don’t know how our retained players will do” and “we don’t know how the players who left would have done.”

It’s all guess work really, but that is perhaps the point you are making - look at how some of our retained players performed at start of last season - but at least being positive about it is a happier outlook.


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Darlogramps wrote:
bga wrote:
Quakerz wrote:
No we know nothing about Ainge and the 37 goals he scored in 9 months of 2017.

Jordan Nicholson is clearly a good player, he scored the winner when Nuneaton beat us in our 2nd match at BM. Had a good game too.

Hughes has played nearly 100 times in L2 so surely must have something about him.

Henshall to be fair, don't know much

Quakerz fair comment. What I really meant was let's judge the new signings in a Darlo shirt, rather than based on their performance at previous clubs!


Stop being so sensible. Don't you know we're meant to proclaim every new signing as being the greatest, and say they'll undoubtedly improve our squad.

Fact is we've no idea how well any of the new players will do.

Ainge could be prolific, or his injury problems of last season might plague him.
Hughes might be a midfield general or a complete lightweight. Henshall might terrify defences or sink without trace.

Fact is we don't know either way, so I do enjoy it when people need to judge a signing before they've played for us.

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:thumbup: There is also that slight issue of a Keeper for next season isn't there, as things stand we will be letting in a hell of a lot of goals!


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lo36789 wrote:
To be fair I think there is a difference between this

bga wrote:
but don't really, if we are honest, have a clue about any of the new guys do we?


And we don’t know how they will play for us. As bga admitted himself he meant the latter and it is a fair assessment.

“We don’t know how he new players will do” well I raise you “we don’t know how our retained players will do” and “we don’t know how the players who left would have done.”

It’s all guess work really, but that is perhaps the point you are making - look at how some of our retained players performed at start of last season - but at least being positive about it is a happier outlook.

You are right the slate is wiped clean from the first league game at the beginning of August so let's wait and see!


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