Omar Holness

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Omar Holness

Post by H1987 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:07 pm

A Jamaican international signs.

Ok. That's a bit mental. Maybe Kneeshaw knew him from the states? Has never played in the UK before.

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by AndyPark » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:10 pm

Good luck and welcome to the club.
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by H1987 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:17 pm

Trying to find a bit about him position wise. There's even youtube videos of him courtesy of him playing in the states... most have him listed as a central midfielder. Hopefully he can add a bit of bite and energy in the middle of the park. We badly need it.

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by The Golden Hairclip » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:22 pm

He’s a defensive midfielder


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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Darlo2807 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:24 pm

Clearly something about him considering he was deemed good enough to play in MLS. Only turned 25 today, so can get a decent few years out of him.

Positive signing by the looks of it, hope he is the creative midfielder we sometimes miss

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by sue_donym » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:24 pm

Looked him up on Football Manager - he's class on that so we're all good. Central or right mid. Looks comfortable running with ball.

Feels like a proper Hodgy-era left field signing

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Alfie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:35 pm

Hope we have got all the international clearance stuff sorted - the last thing we need is a points deduction

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by LoidLucan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Looks like his career was hit by a bad knee injury.

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by poppyfield » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:06 pm

Found this , he can dance a bit as well!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Om ... &FORM=VIRE
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Alfie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:19 pm

poppyfield wrote:Found this , he can dance a bit as well!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Om ... &FORM=VIRE
If he breaks from defence, runs at the opposition and scores like that he can celebrate anyway he wants - no matter how embarrassing

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by H1987 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:31 pm

Joins the ranks of Adrian Webster, Reece Styche and Franz Burgmeier as internationals to pull on the mighty black and white hoops in recent times.

Any others i'm missing?

Can't find any information on how long the deal is.

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by lo36789 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:55 pm

H1987 wrote:Joins the ranks of Adrian Webster, Reece Styche and Franz Burgmeier as internationals to pull on the mighty black and white hoops in recent times.

Any others i'm missing?
Possibly Jason De Vos?

Looking at wikipedia I am not sure he has played for Jamaica since 2014.

If playing for country before us then I think Franz Resch maybe another...

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Darlogramps » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:11 pm

Hope Holness turns out to be a Blockbuster signing.
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:27 pm

Alfie wrote:
poppyfield wrote:Found this , he can dance a bit as well!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Om ... &FORM=VIRE
If he breaks from defence, runs at the opposition and scores like that he can celebrate anyway he wants - no matter how embarrassing
Looks really good endzone to endzone and when he is running looks like he is chewing up real estate :lol:
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Spyman » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 pm

H1987 wrote:Joins the ranks of Adrian Webster, Reece Styche and Franz Burgmeier as internationals to pull on the mighty black and white hoops in recent times.

Any others i'm missing?

Can't find any information on how long the deal is.
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by joejaques » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:37 am

H1987 wrote:Joins the ranks of Adrian Webster, Reece Styche and Franz Burgmeier as internationals to pull on the mighty black and white hoops in recent times.

Any others i'm missing?

Can't find any information on how long the deal is.
Ryan Valentine.

"Oh my Ryan" etc. :roll:
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Comfortably_numb » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:50 am

Darlogramps wrote:Hope Holness turns out to be a Blockbuster signing.
Omar Gawd - I hope you’re right

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by AndyPark » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:55 am

joejaques wrote:
H1987 wrote:Joins the ranks of Adrian Webster, Reece Styche and Franz Burgmeier as internationals to pull on the mighty black and white hoops in recent times.

Any others i'm missing?

Can't find any information on how long the deal is.
Ryan Valentine.

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Pretty sure Ryan wasn't ever capped by Wales :wtf:
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by onewayup » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:57 am

I see a lot of what is missing from our squad with in him runs at defenders and can put the ball into the net. Looks strong and athletic as well. Let's hope he is the missing cog, I think it's a good call from the boss. :thumbup:

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by H1987 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:48 am

AndyPark wrote:
joejaques wrote:
H1987 wrote:Joins the ranks of Adrian Webster, Reece Styche and Franz Burgmeier as internationals to pull on the mighty black and white hoops in recent times.

Any others i'm missing?

Can't find any information on how long the deal is.
Ryan Valentine.

"Oh my Ryan" etc. :roll:
Pretty sure Ryan wasn't ever capped by Wales :wtf:
Yeah, U21's I think.

Kevin Kyle somehow played for Scotland though

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by don'tbuythesun » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:02 am

Jason De Vos-our most capped? Played 49 times for Canada. I still have some great photos of him and Darren Roberts when my lads were mascots at Feethams.

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by D_F_C » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:24 pm

Darlogramps wrote:Hope Holness turns out to be a Blockbuster signing.
I didn't know you had a sense of humour

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Darlogramps » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:06 pm

D_F_C wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:Hope Holness turns out to be a Blockbuster signing.
I didn't know you had a sense of humour
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by sue_donym » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:29 pm

Darlogramps wrote:Hope Holness turns out to be a Blockbuster signing.
If so it could be the start of a gold run for us

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by spen666 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:43 pm

How does Holness come to be playing for a North East Non League Club?

His background seems to be playing in USA , in college football and then MLS etc.

There is no mention that I have seen of any connection with the UK, let alone the North East. I am sure he never left the USA to play part time football in England.

So, what is his connection with England and or the North East?


PS He appears to have some great body movement and a fantastic change of pace in the online clips I've seen.

The one thing he may struggle with is the physical side of the game. In the USA, the MLS and schools/ college football is a lot less of a contact sport than in the UK
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Re: Omar Holness

Post by lo36789 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:55 pm

spen666 wrote:How does Holness come to be playing for a North East Non League Club?
Is the answer brexit?

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by quakersfan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:04 pm

[quote="spen66How does Holness come to be playing forUK[/quote]
John Woolnough wife is Jamaican I believe and they obviously have contacts there so perhaps that’s the connection, I’m looking forward to seeing him play he may be a real find, just wish the weather forecast wasn’t as bad.

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Vodka_Vic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:49 pm

Recommended by Wilson Kneeshaw?

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:06 pm

He'll certainly add a bit if excitement to the squad. Seems a bit of a surprise for him to join us, but welcome to the madhouse.

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Re: Omar Holness

Post by norwich darlo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:37 am

Darlogramps wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Hope Holness turns out to be a Blockbuster signing.
Are you taking the P bob.

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