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New signing

Post by H1987 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:45 am

Coming at 11... any guesses? Maguire maybe... ?

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Re: New signing

Post by Magical Quakers » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:48 am

Billy Bubbles Jr?

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Re: New signing

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:49 am

H1987 wrote:Coming at 11... any guesses? Maguire maybe... ?
Still involved in the York playoffs so would be surprised.

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Re: New signing

Post by H1987 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:02 am

Luke Charman. From Newcastle U23’s. Sounds as though he has a good record in youth football!

A mystery but the sort of signing we should be after. Good stuff!

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Re: New signing

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:06 am

H1987 wrote:Luke Charman. From Newcastle U23’s. Sounds as though he has a good record in youth football!

A mystery but the sort of signing we should be after. Good stuff!
Happy with this signing, young lad, over 6ft, lots of potential and clubs higher up were after him.Good signing by AA.in my opinion.

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Re: New signing

Post by lo36789 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:08 am

Couple of goals in u23 derby last season (https://youtu.be/8EPCYZ3kTSY)

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Re: New signing

Post by al_quaker » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:09 am

https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1169573 ... 44611?s=20

Not a bad goal!

Obviously will reserve judgement until he plays, but he looks like the type of signing we need up front. Decent record for newcastles youth teams, and will add that height we sometimes missed when O'Neill wasn't playing. If he can have a similar impact that Cal Roberts had for Blyth then ideal :lol:

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New signing

Post by Darlogramps » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:35 am

His record at U23 level looks decent so it will be interesting to see how he adapts to NLN level, which as we know is a whole different beast.

Clearly AA was keen if he tried to bring him in last season too.

It was an area we needed to strengthen, getting in a taller, more athletic forward. We’ve got a few options in that forward line now, which will help us rotate and have the flexibility to change things when needed.
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Re: New signing

Post by Footifanreturns » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:50 am

Looking at his goals he seems to be an all rounder, can poach as well as cool finisher.
Still has time to develope under Alun.
Do we know how long we have signed him for...is it the usual 1 year with a 1 year option in our favour ?

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Re: New signing

Post by bga » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:01 am

Darlogramps wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:35 am
His record at U23 level looks decent so it will be interesting to see who he adapts to NLN level, which as we know is a whole different beast.

Clearly AA was keen if he tried to bring him in last season too.

It was an area we needed to strengthen, getting in a taller, more athletic forward. We’ve got a few options in that forward line now, which will help us rotate and have the flexibility to change things when needed.
Looking forward to hearing what the Lad himself says about the move.

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Re: New signing

Post by goalward » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:09 am

Excellent news, another piece of the jigsaw falls into place.

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Re: New signing

Post by JE93 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:31 am

Happy with that. Everyone knows our key areas to strengthen are GK, CB and CF so to get one of those sorted in the first transfer is pleasing. Right kind of player too, at 6'1 bit of physical presence and an age where he could certainly be an asset in the future. Never seen him play but good pedigree coming from Newcastle and good that he knows Holmes well should help him settle into the squad.

Looking forward to seeing what he can do in a Darlo shirt. More of the same please AA, big, nasty, experienced CB next hopefully.

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Re: New signing

Post by lo36789 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:10 pm

Haha Nicky hunt fits the bill perfectly...

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Re: New signing

Post by Emdubya » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:30 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Haha Nicky hunt fits the bill perfectly...
Can he put a sign up??? :mrgreen:

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Re: New signing

Post by Old Git » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:38 pm

These could be two excellent signings. One at the beginning of his career that hopefully we can develop into a better player and an old pro who can give us the benefit of his considerable experience. Hope fans will be patient with Charman as he may need some time to adapt to the physicality of NLN level. Things looking good for next season and a great reward for our efforts with BTB.

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Re: New signing

Post by divas » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:16 pm

lo36789 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Haha Nicky hunt fits the bill perfectly...
Not sure if he’s big and nasty but AA was never going to sign someone like McNulty for instance so this is as close as we’ll get. Reads the game well, experienced head and good distribution. Ticks a lot of boxes for the way we play.

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Re: New signing

Post by lo36789 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:39 pm

True I think he fits the bill for what we want at CB more to the point. Think be will be a leader and an organiser.

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Re: New signing

Post by divas » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:42 pm

As Gary Bennett would say...definitely so

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Re: New signing

Post by JE93 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:14 pm

Pleased with that one as well. Played for Bolton in the Allardyce years so cant be a pussy cat. As others have said sounds like a leader and experienced head. Played plenty of games in L2 last year as well in a promotion winning side so another one to be excited about.

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Re: New signing

Post by real_darlo_85 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:09 pm

Very pleased with both signings and could be a pretty good piece of business... once the new season starts, here's hoping! On paper we are beginning to have the makings of a squad more than capable of challenging in the top 7 I just hope we can get going at some point in the future. :thumbup:
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Re: New signing

Post by H1987 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:18 pm

Hunt is a curious one, I wonder what persuaded him to step down into part-time football... maybe he's doing coaching qualifications or something. Either way, an experienced head at the back is no bad thing.

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Re: New signing

Post by Old Git » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:23 pm

I’ll give you a clue he is 37 in September. Wonder if he likely to be made captain?

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Re: New signing

Post by Spyman » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:36 pm

H1987 wrote:Hunt is a curious one, I wonder what persuaded him to step down into part-time football... maybe he's doing coaching qualifications or something. Either way, an experienced head at the back is no bad thing.
What, or who? Hatfield and Liddle I'm sure helped.

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Re: New signing

Post by lo36789 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:38 pm

Old Git wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:23 pm
I’ll give you a clue he is 37 in September. Wonder if he likely to be made captain?
Yep this I suspect his body told him before anyone else needed to.

Intrigued about his travel arrangements though. Everything points to him being based in the North West.

Seems a fair bit of travel for training, when you would think Chorley who have just lost Andy Teague (CB and captain) would have been primed and it is the one piece which is out of sync with a 'normal' Armstrong signing.

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Re: New signing

Post by e4sby » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:43 am

H1987 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Hunt is a curious one, I wonder what persuaded him to step down into part-time football... maybe he's doing coaching qualifications or something. Either way, an experienced head at the back is no bad thing.
Playing for one of the bigger sides in NL football was probably a draw for him, the fact he contacted AA to sign shows he's keen!

Great signing on paper

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Re: New signing

Post by e4sby » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:44 am

lo36789 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Old Git wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:23 pm
I’ll give you a clue he is 37 in September. Wonder if he likely to be made captain?
Yep this I suspect his body told him before anyone else needed to.

Intrigued about his travel arrangements though. Everything points to him being based in the North West.

Seems a fair bit of travel for training, when you would think Chorley who have just lost Andy Teague (CB and captain) would have been primed and it is the one piece which is out of sync with a 'normal' Armstrong signing.
Think the lack of experienced centre backs based in the north east meant AA broadening his search, he can always pick up Hatfield on the way up

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Re: New signing

Post by lo36789 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:57 am

Definitely not complaining seems a quality signing and exactly what we needed.

Excited for the season now...4th September is still being talked about at step 3 and 4 as being the restart date but with the NLN playoff final scheduled for 1st August I am not sure if we will follow suit.

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Re: New signing

Post by al_quaker » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:51 am

12th September runoured for National South (and presumably North too).

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Re: New signing

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:37 am

Not sure a 37 years old is really needed at this time , not saying he hasn't been a good player but I really don't like players at that age dropping down from the league for a pay day..
We don't really know for certain what we are getting so I will wait and see if he proves me wrong and has a great season.. I won't be getting excited like many are just like they did with Gary Martin etc..

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Re: New signing

Post by joejaques » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:42 am

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:37 am
Not sure a 37 years old is really needed at this time , not saying he hasn't been a good player but I really don't like players at that age dropping down from the league for a pay day..
We don't really know for certain what we are getting so I will wait and see if he proves me wrong and has a great season.. I won't be getting excited like many are just like they did with Gary Martin etc..Also

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