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Posted by: dapperz fun pub, May 21, 2019, 4:15pm
Close to signing from donny apparently
Posted by: wuffing, May 21, 2019, 4:25pm; Reply: 1
Sounds like an American gun slinger....(2guns)(detective)
Posted by: Tommy, May 21, 2019, 4:33pm; Reply: 2
Born in Lincoln according to Wiki, so another one found where location can be used as an advantage to us.
Posted by: barrattstandman, May 21, 2019, 4:33pm; Reply: 3
1 appearance on loan from Donny for AFC Wimbledon doesn't  really look promising for a full season loan .. Pass on that one
Posted by: psgmariner, May 21, 2019, 4:34pm; Reply: 4
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tyler%20garret

Sounds ace
Posted by: Stew0_0, May 21, 2019, 4:55pm; Reply: 5
He's a Left Back according to Rovers website, former Bolton. Could only see him signed as cover for Ring if at all true but personally would like to see us sign a 1st choice left back with the qualities of a Danny Andrew type.
Only a rumour so taken with a pinch of salt
Posted by: bradzmilne, May 21, 2019, 5:01pm; Reply: 6
Heard the same.

Same person told me James Hanson too.
Posted by: forza ivano, May 21, 2019, 5:05pm; Reply: 7
slightly kinder words here
http://tssc-eastleighfc.proboards.com/thread/3958/tyler-garrett

https://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/doncaster-rovers-youngster-tyler-garratt-will-go-head-to-head-with-cedric-evina-for-starts-1-8029717

sounds like he was a promising youngster who hasn't kicked on as much as hoped

re James Hanson has scored 11 goals in 3 seasons so would fit in pefectly as our centre forward!!
Posted by: dapperz fun pub, May 21, 2019, 5:05pm; Reply: 8
Yes Hanson been offered terms I’m told
Posted by: mariner91, May 21, 2019, 5:07pm; Reply: 9
Hanson was a right handful for some top teams during Bradford's cup run a few seasons back. Whether or not he's still up to that level I don't know.
Posted by: forza ivano, May 21, 2019, 5:12pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from mariner91
Hanson was a right handful for some top teams during Bradford's cup run a few seasons back. Whether or not he's still up to that level I don't know.


struggled with injuries last year and has only scored 11 in 3 seasons.don't suppose we can expect too much more given our situation. mind you wes thomas had a similar profile (even worse in fact) and he didn't do too badly in terms of goals scored and improving our quality
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 21, 2019, 5:19pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from bradzmilne
Heard the same.

Same person told me James Hanson too.


Is he the lad who used to be at Bradford. Scored quite a few goals for them a few years back. Must be into his 30's now though as he been around a while.
Posted by: Abdul19, May 21, 2019, 5:39pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from forza ivano


struggled with injuries last year and has only scored 11 in 3 seasons.don't suppose we can expect too much more given our situation. mind you wes thomas had a similar profile (even worse in fact) and he didn't do too badly in terms of goals scored and improving our quality


Thomas scored 10 in League 1 the season before he signed for us.
Posted by: arryarryarry, May 21, 2019, 5:46pm; Reply: 13
The hairs on the back of my neck remain horizontal.
Posted by: Grantley, May 21, 2019, 5:48pm; Reply: 14
Hanson is a proper target man.
Posted by: louth_in_the_south, May 21, 2019, 5:52pm; Reply: 15
Please no
Posted by: Hagrid, May 21, 2019, 5:53pm; Reply: 16
Was told this today also- regarding both. Looked up hanson- think it was 7 goals in 2 years. Thats town
Posted by: OllieGTFC, May 21, 2019, 6:04pm; Reply: 17
Alex Jones suppose to be on signing too
Posted by: forza ivano, May 21, 2019, 6:22pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Abdul19


Thomas scored 10 in League 1 the season before he signed for us.


I meant in terms of injuries plus lack of appearances and goals
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 21, 2019, 6:35pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from bradzmilne
Heard the same.

Same person told me James Hanson too.


What? Him sending dickpics as in psg's Urban Dictionary link?
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 21, 2019, 6:48pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from OllieGTFC
Alex Jones suppose to be on signing too


She giving up the One Show? Bit soon after the baby.
Posted by: fiveallive, May 21, 2019, 6:56pm; Reply: 21
I don't see a problem with James Hanson I think at 31 he's got couple of years left in him and dropping to League 2 could score goals if he gets the service something we didn't do for Thomas or Matt on a regular basis.

Alex Jones is a player at 24 has had some bad luck with injuries but would link up well with Hanson not bad signings obviously nothing in it to we see them sign on the dotted line.

Tyler Garrett don't know much about him but we need cover at LB and to potentially battle Sebastian Ring for the LB position.
Posted by: Meza, May 21, 2019, 6:57pm; Reply: 22
wasn't Alex Jones on loan when we was in the conference?
Posted by: Lincoln Mariner 56, May 21, 2019, 7:02pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from Meza
wasn't Alex Jones on loan when we was in the conference?


Yes he was I recall he was quite slight in build at the time but had some decent skill. Saw him play for Bradford a couple of times on tv and he looked to have filled out a bit but uncertain on whether or not he will be a good signing.

Like all signings only time will tell
Posted by: fiveallive, May 21, 2019, 7:04pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from Meza
wasn't Alex Jones on loan when we was in the conference?


Yeah he had month loan with us don't remember to much about him according to wiki we tried to extend his loan and they turned us down.
Posted by: Madeleymariner, May 21, 2019, 7:20pm; Reply: 25
Move on, there's nothing to see here even if they do sign.  :-/
Posted by: mariner91, May 21, 2019, 7:49pm; Reply: 26
I really liked Jones when he was on loan with us. Played up front with Amond away at Eastleigh and they were both terrific that day.
Posted by: forza ivano, May 21, 2019, 7:51pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from Lincoln Mariner 56


Yes he was I recall he was quite slight in build at the time but had some decent skill. Saw him play for Bradford a couple of times on tv and he looked to have filled out a bit but uncertain on whether or not he will be a good signing.

Like all signings only time will tell


I wouldn't be putting too much money on jone s joining. Ollie doesn't have the greatest track record on here ;)
Posted by: Abdul19, May 21, 2019, 8:14pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from forza ivano


I meant in terms of injuries plus lack of appearances and goals


He played 37 league games so he can't have been that injured!
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 21, 2019, 8:55pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from mariner91
I really liked Jones when he was on loan with us. Played up front with Amond away at Eastleigh and they were both terrific that day.


He did have a good game. Unlucky not to score if I remember correctly.
Posted by: toontown, May 21, 2019, 9:16pm; Reply: 30
We'll probably be odfering Hansen a 2 year deal knowing town
Posted by: Croxton, May 21, 2019, 9:19pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from Stew0_0
He's a Left Back according to Rovers website, former Bolton. Could only see him signed as cover for Ring if at all true but personally would like to see us sign a 1st choice left back with the qualities of a Danny Andrew type.
Only a rumour so taken with a pinch of salt


I agree. If Ring is first choice then we are aiming low. He is not the answer to any question. Pre season will not add pace , power or trickery to his toolbag.
Posted by: Poojah, May 21, 2019, 10:34pm; Reply: 32
I liked what I saw of Alex Jones when he was here. He went on to score 15 in 37 for Port Vale and Bradford the season after in League One, reaching the play-offs in the process so clearly he’s got something then.

Since then, he’s suffered an injury that put him out for the best part of a year, struggled to get back in at Bradford and didn’t pull up any trees on loan at Cambridge, so there’s a risk he’s not the same player.

Still, if our budget is modest as expected, we’re going to have to take the odd calculated risk to be successful. I’d rather we took risks on young players like Jones (particularly with having already proven themselves at a higher level) where there’s a potential upside in terms of a future transfer fee if it comes off than ageing senior pros in the mould of John Welsh who at best has a couple of decent seasons and then retires and at worst turns out to be a past it, shandy-drinking woman beater.
Posted by: dapperz fun pub, May 21, 2019, 10:53pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from toontown
We'll probably be odfering Hansen a 2 year deal knowing town


If he doesn’t get realistic with wage demands he won’t be coming anyway
Posted by: LH, May 21, 2019, 11:53pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from Croxton


I agree. If Ring is first choice then we are aiming low. He is not the answer to any question. Pre season will not add pace , power or trickery to his toolbag.


No but it will add fitness and sharpness after an extended break. We’ve got to at least give him a chance after a pre-season. He didn’t get a long break between the Swedish league finishing and him having to play due to Fox’s suspension.
Posted by: Davec, May 22, 2019, 6:59am; Reply: 35
Garrett I don't really know much about and on paper he doesn't seem too great but he is still young so he may still develop, Hanson isn't the most nataural footballers in the world but he's a big unit he's a handful to play against and he's effective in his own way, Alex Jones did score 9 in 19 for Vale in league 1 so there are glimpses of what seems to be a goalscorer in him, but this was pre Injury so who knows what he is like post injury.
Posted by: denni266, May 22, 2019, 7:29am; Reply: 36
not what we should be looking for. Wont get me rushing down to spend my money on a saturday
Posted by: Maringer, May 22, 2019, 9:00am; Reply: 37
Quoted from Hagrid
Was told this today also- regarding both. Looked up hanson- think it was 7 goals in 2 years. Thats town


Lump Jones had scored a total of 10 League goals in the two seasons before he joined us.  He was a good signing so no reason that Hanson wouldn't be, especially if you take into account that he has been playing at a higher level. If he's a proper target man, it doesn't matter if he only just gets into double figures. He's there to make the space and chances for other attackers.
Posted by: Jarmo.Is.God, May 22, 2019, 9:06am; Reply: 38
I would take Hanson every day.
He is the player we missed all season IMO, he might not score 20+, but he will help others i.e Vernam boost his record
Posted by: mariner91, May 22, 2019, 9:16am; Reply: 39
Quoted from Maringer


Lump Jones had scored a total of 10 League goals in the two seasons before he joined us.  He was a good signing so no reason that Hanson wouldn't be, especially if you take into account that he has been playing at a higher level. If he's a proper target man, it doesn't matter if he only just gets into double figures. He's there to make the space and chances for other attackers.


What I would give to sign a player the calibre of Lump now  :'(
Posted by: Malta_Mariner_90, May 22, 2019, 9:19am; Reply: 40
Quoted from Jarmo.Is.God
I would take Hanson every day.
He is the player we missed all season IMO, he might not score 20+, but he will help others i.e Vernam boost his record


Agree completely, we desperately needed some physical presence up top last season. Thomas did his best to be fair and Cardwell does put himself about (when he is played) but neither are anywhere near effective target men at this level. The man a few posters on here seemed to rate highly (myself included) was Smith of Macclesfield, sadly he is already Northampton bound.
Posted by: Jarmo.Is.God, May 22, 2019, 9:52am; Reply: 41
Anybody listened to any of the Crouch podcast?

He talks about tactics on one episode, and how Benitez played him out of his natural position, and didn't score in like 18 of his first games, and got stick everywhere, he didn't even dare leave his house.

Crouch then went off his own back and played where he felt he was at his best, and started scoring goals, however then got dropped for not doing as he's instructed.

I know Hanson isn't Crouch, but what I'm trying to say is that, Wiki doesn't tell you everything about a player.

This isn't just about Hanson, but any striker we sign, don't look at Wiki and say, nope, crap player, no good
Posted by: marinerdazza, May 22, 2019, 10:10am; Reply: 42
(all season)

"Christ we need a target man. We really need to get a target man in next year. Beaten in the air every time"

(rumours of GTFC signing 6ft 4in target man)

"Why are we signing a striker who hasn't scored 25 goals a season"





*puts shotgun in mouth*
Posted by: Maringer, May 22, 2019, 10:13am; Reply: 43
Quoted from Jarmo.Is.God
I would take Hanson every day.


Mmmbop. (thumbup)
Posted by: Hagrid, May 22, 2019, 11:03am; Reply: 44
Garrat just been released by donny
Posted by: Maringer, May 22, 2019, 11:16am; Reply: 45
Seems likely the rumours are true, then. We need another left-sided defender, he's local, the right age and looking for a job.

No shame in being kept out of a team by Danny Andrew and you'd hope he would be be a decent player at this level.

Let's see if we're interested or not.
Posted by: dapperz fun pub, May 22, 2019, 2:19pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from Hagrid
Garrat just been released by donny


I don’t bs
Posted by: The Old Codger, May 22, 2019, 2:25pm; Reply: 47
Hanson would be a decent signing if he stays fit. Garrett too ticks quite a few boxes as does Mandeville (also released by Donny) other than the fact he was born in Lincoln  ;) ;)
Posted by: Jarmo.Is.God, May 22, 2019, 3:11pm; Reply: 48
You can say that again
Posted by: RichMariner, May 22, 2019, 3:22pm; Reply: 49
Understandable that we have concerns over Hanson’s ability to stay fit and play regularly but I have no doubt that if he gets a run in the side we’ll immediately get what we were lacking last season.

Someone to make the ball stick up top, and get the more mobile players around him doing what they do best.
Posted by: acko338, May 22, 2019, 4:26pm; Reply: 50
Mandeville would be a good player from times I have seen him play.

Surprised he has been released.
Posted by: TownSNAFU5, May 22, 2019, 7:23pm; Reply: 51
Somebody above wanted us to sign a 6ft 4 inch striker.  Many, many years ago, when Ancient Mariner was young (ish) we signed a 6 ft 4 inch striker called Gordon Walker.  He came from a lower league or was local.  Can’t remember.

Fans got excited by him as a prospect as he scored a few goals initially, including a 20 yarder in front of the Pontoon.  Alas, it was not to be and it did not work out for him.

Anyone remember his brief stay?
Posted by: Lincoln Mariner 56, May 22, 2019, 7:28pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from TownSNAFU5
Somebody above wanted us to sign a 6ft 4 inch striker.  Many, many years ago, when Ancient Mariner was young (ish) we signed a 6 ft 4 inch striker called Gordon Walker.  He came from a lower league or was local.  Can’t remember.

Fans got excited by him as a prospect as he scored a few goals initially, including a 20 yarder in front of the Pontoon.  Alas, it was not to be and it did not work out for him.

Anyone remember his brief stay?


My recall is that we had the tallest, Walker, and shortest, Boylen, players in the FL at that time. The other fact being Davie B was a bloody good player and Gordon Walker friggin dreadful. Was the nearly equally bad Gary Moore just before or after Gordon’s brief stay?
Posted by: Badger57, May 22, 2019, 7:30pm; Reply: 53
Quoted from TownSNAFU5
Somebody above wanted us to sign a 6ft 4 inch striker.  Many, many years ago, when Ancient Mariner was young (ish) we signed a 6 ft 4 inch striker called Gordon Walker.  He came from a lower league or was local.  Can’t remember.

Fans got excited by him as a prospect as he scored a few goals initially, including a 20 yarder in front of the Pontoon.  Alas, it was not to be and it did not work out for him.

Anyone remember his brief stay?


Only too well! For many many years I always quoted him as being the worst player we'd ever had. (although that goal you mention WAS a cracker as I recall.)
Sadly, his efforts have been "surpassed" by more than I can count or care to recall over the Fenty era. 😢
Posted by: arryarryarry, May 22, 2019, 7:34pm; Reply: 54
Quoted from TownSNAFU5
Somebody above wanted us to sign a 6ft 4 inch striker.  Many, many years ago, when Ancient Mariner was young (ish) we signed a 6 ft 4 inch striker called Gordon Walker.  He came from a lower league or was local.  Can’t remember.

Fans got excited by him as a prospect as he scored a few goals initially, including a 20 yarder in front of the Pontoon.  Alas, it was not to be and it did not work out for him.

Anyone remember his brief stay?


I remember him, not sure if it was him but I remember a cracking header that smashed against the Osmond Stand goal bar but that's about it apart from remembering he was pretty crap.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 22, 2019, 7:37pm; Reply: 55
Quoted from mariner91


What I would give to sign a player the calibre of Lump now  :'(


I enjoyed some of the pictures of fans wearing the Lumpaldinho tee shirts on Grim Outlook. Well, when I say ‘some’ I mean one.
Posted by: Davec, May 22, 2019, 7:37pm; Reply: 56
My dad said Gordon Walker was a giant but a carthorse
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2019, 7:54pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from TownSNAFU5
Somebody above wanted us to sign a 6ft 4 inch striker.  Many, many years ago, when Ancient Mariner was young (ish) we signed a 6 ft 4 inch striker called Gordon Walker.  He came from a lower league or was local.  Can’t remember.

Fans got excited by him as a prospect as he scored a few goals initially, including a 20 yarder in front of the Pontoon.  Alas, it was not to be and it did not work out for him.

Anyone remember his brief stay?


found this from CodAlmighty

Speaking of flashes in the pan, a Cod Almighty reader wrote to me last week to tell me that he used to work with one of my all-time favourite Town players: Gordon Walker. Mark Fenton tells me that after leaving Town, Gordon returned to Northern Premier League football and scored shedloads of goals for Stocksbridge Park Steels. Mark tells me that he and Gordon worked as posties together for about seven years, during which Gordon gained weight at an impressive rate. Gordon arrived on the Town scene, you may recall, in the '68-69 season, as a non-league signing to replace Town star Doug Collins, who was sold for (deep breath) £27,000. Gordon was a very big lad (think like Tony Crane size and shape) who somehow managed about four goals in his first five games. Then (and I can't be arsed to check my facts here), he 'never scored again', becoming an ironic hero for those of us standing in the open corner 'twixt the Pontoon and Barrett stands. Happy days.

http://www.codalmighty.com/site/ca.php?article=1458
Posted by: arryarryarry, May 22, 2019, 8:25pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from Meza


found this from CodAlmighty

Speaking of flashes in the pan, a Cod Almighty reader wrote to me last week to tell me that he used to work with one of my all-time favourite Town players: Gordon Walker. Mark Fenton tells me that after leaving Town, Gordon returned to Northern Premier League football and scored shedloads of goals for Stocksbridge Park Steels. Mark tells me that he and Gordon worked as posties together for about seven years, during which Gordon gained weight at an impressive rate. Gordon arrived on the Town scene, you may recall, in the '68-69 season, as a non-league signing to replace Town star Doug Collins, who was sold for (deep breath) £27,000. Gordon was a very big lad (think like Tony Crane size and shape) who somehow managed about four goals in his first five games. Then (and I can't be arsed to check my facts here), he 'never scored again', becoming an ironic hero for those of us standing in the open corner 'twixt the Pontoon and Barrett stands. Happy days.

http://www.codalmighty.com/site/ca.php?article=1458


I always thought he was tall and gangly not a fat bottom like  Crane.

My memory must be failing😲
Posted by: IlkleyMariner, May 22, 2019, 9:42pm; Reply: 59
[quote=142]

I always thought he was tall and gangly not a fat bottom like  Crane.

My memory must be failing😲[/quote.  

Yes. Tall and gangly with little Davie Boylen alongside
That was the days before the greed of the premiershite and incompetence of the FA spoiled the joy of proper footy

Posted by: chiangmaimariner, May 23, 2019, 5:05am; Reply: 60
Quoted from IlkleyMariner
[quote=142]I always thought he was tall and gangly not a fat bottom like  Crane.

My memory must be failing😲[/quote.  

Yes. Tall and gangly with little Davie Boylen alongside
That was the days before the greed of the premiershite and incompetence of the FA spoiled the joy of proper footy


Well said.

On Gordon Walker, he was tall but Peter-Crouch-like in his inability to get daylight between his boots and the pitch - any six-foot defender that could jump a foot in the air could cope.

What he did possess was a thunderbolt shot - something Town could have used more/better - but in a sense we got distracted by his 'six-foot-four'ness.

Great memory, though, of him and Dave Boylen kicking off....
Posted by: denni266, May 23, 2019, 2:02pm; Reply: 61
Quoted from Lincoln Mariner 56


My recall is that we had the tallest, Walker, and shortest, Boylen, players in the FL at that time. The other fact being Davie B was a bloody good player and Gordon Walker friggin dreadful. Was the nearly equally bad Gary Moore just before or after Gordon’s brief stay?


Glad Gary Moore gave up football and took up the guitar  :P
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