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November 20, 2014, 8:23pm
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Goalscoring has been said on here several times to be non teachable - ie a natural art that can be enhanced by knowledge of how to beat the offside trap, how to gain the vital yard to get away from the defender, how to shoot quickly and accurately, sometimes off balance or under challenge.

This lad could be the right age, hopefully right attitude, and by training for a month, should be up to squad fitness.

He scored 3 goals against Corby, so is gaining experience going towards the right footballing level.

If he gets a start or off the bench, his chances should be at Conference level, set up by the quality of the squad.

It's then up to him to show what he can do ! Best of luck if chosen.

Vardy showed that someone at this level can be spotted to go higher up the ladder - could this lad be our rough diamond?
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November 20, 2014, 8:32pm

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The team he's come from though is equivalent probably to a level like cleethorpes town, which is not to write off ability but to highlight that he'll probably have a lot to learn at this level so would give him a good few games before considering rating him, at the same time might explode into the scene never know

Just found this,            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC8QUNdU1Jw

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November 20, 2014, 9:22pm
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I have no idea were he fits in pauls plans..

We have been playing with one main striker which has been lenny then pittman is the next in line..

Ross hannah must be hoping someone comes in for him in january and that might not be a bad thing as he just doesnt fit in pauls style at all.

I actually wonder what the chances are this hamish lad never plays a game for us.

Just think its a signing that doesnt make sense.

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November 20, 2014, 9:47pm
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I do hate it when they say " short term deal "

What is short term ?

1 MONTH , 3 MONTHS or to the end of the season,

Just say , we need to know.

Probably don't want to alert clubs if he does well whilst retaining the ability to get rid cheaply if he doesn't do well.
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November 20, 2014, 9:56pm
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The lad clearly has something for the club to pursue a deal. He's been with us for a month now so that's plenty of time to assess him. I wonder if Chris Doig had anything to do with him coming here, sure he played down there a few years ago. Just a case of fingers crossed we've found a gem.

"Falls to Arnold... Arnold! That's it! Thats it! He's sealed it! Grimsby Town are back in the football league!!! Just a minute to go and Nathan Arnold makes it 3-1! Look at the scenes behind the goal! Look at the relief! The agony is finally over!!!"

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November 20, 2014, 10:47pm
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I have no idea were he fits in pauls

I actually wonder what the chances are this hamish lad never plays a game for us.

Just think its a signing that doesnt make sense.

He's a big lad so should be able to lead the line by himself and add competition.

On Ross Hannah, I'm not sure he's good enough in any formation. Since January 2013. He's scored 19 goals for us. 8 pens. 11 goals from open play in nearly 2 years and played over 60 games is just not good enough. Get rid of him and sign an out and out target man. Is Adam Cunnington available on loan. Was at Bristol Rovers last time I checked.


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November 21, 2014, 12:06am

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Hope the day comes when we are saying,  Lower Hull City            

There was many a day we could say lower Hull City

Answer to Sam, Cunnington was at Bristol Rovers but Cambridge have called him back and he scored for them the other night.

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November 21, 2014, 12:11am

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To put it into some form of context, New Zealand population around 4.4 million.

Copy and paste job from wiki.

Central Premier League, 21 games, 38 goals.  The Central League is a semi-professional status league competition run by Central Football for Association football clubs located in the southern and central parts of the North Island, New Zealand. It is at the second level of New Zealand Football behind the sports franchise based ASB Premiership, and the highest level of club based football available to teams within the region.

ASB Premiership, 37 games, 18 goals.  The national association football league in New Zealand. It is an amateur association football (soccer) sports franchise league that is operated by New Zealand Football.

A-League, 2 games, 0 goals.  The A-League is a professional men's soccer league in Australasia, run by Football Federation Australia (FFA). At the top of the Australian league system, it is the country's primary competition for the sport.


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November 21, 2014, 10:19am

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I havent been this excited about a Town signing since Chima Okorie.

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November 21, 2014, 10:32am
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Ah, Chima  
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