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(228) Christoph Faddoul 17 + 4 apps 3 goals

(34) Lee Farmery 46 + 21 apps 18 goals

Signed from Ilkeston Town December 1990. Midfielder also previously with Hucknall Town.  Debut for the Eagles was 22nd December 1990 a goal less draw at Harworth in the CML. Returned to Watnall Road for beginning of the 92/93 season.

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(249) David Farr 2 + 2 apps

(11) Mark Fell 26 apps

(408) Daniel Fenton 7 apps

(140) Stephen Ferris 5 apps

(250) Dan Fisher 31 apps 1 goal

(116) Lloyd Fletcher 1 + 1 apps

Lloyd made his two (league) apps early on in the 95/96 season. His debut was a start in the No.7 shirt in the 0-3 loss at Armthorpe 2nd Sept 95.

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(218) Nathan Fletcher 39 + 4 apps

(100) Paul Fletcher 2 apps

Full back who came to Gedling Road on loan from Bill Brindley's Ilkeston Town in March 1995 having been known to Arnold manager Ray O'Brien from his time at Corby Town. The first of Paul's two games as cover for Mark Clarke came in a goaless draw at Ossett Albion on 28th Mar. 95.

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(63) Peter Fletcher 160 + 9 apps 100 goals

A massive character "Mr Magic" was definitely the "leader" in the GR clubhouse during his time at the club. Held the record for number of goals scored by an Arna player for many years until finally overhauled by Chris Freestone. Made his Arna debut 17th Oct.1992 in a 0-0 draw against his former club Heanor Town at the Town Ground. The first of Fletch's 100 goals arrived one week later (24th Oct) in the 4-1 win over Kimberley Town at GR.

At 30 years of age Pete Fletcher was approaching the back end of an illustrious career in non-league football when he joined Arnold Town from Heanor. At every club he'd been at "Fletch" had delivered the goods .....goals! Before the Lions and the Eagles Belper Town, Eastwood Town, Priory Eastwood and Hucknall Town had all reapt the benefits from the "magical" goal machine. It's worth noting that Peter was in the Priory side that lined up against Arnold Town in the Eagles' very first home fixture at Gedling Road on 9th Sept. 1989.

His eye for goal was coupled with tremendous close ball control and an unerring ability to turn the half chance into a shooting opportunity. The fact that he hardly ever missed from the penalty spot also helped to ensure that, more often than not, he led his team's goal scoring chart. This feat he achieved twice whilst at Gedling Road; in his first season 92/93 he notched 30 goals whilst in 94/95 he was again top of the list with 28.

On 15th Jan 1994 Pete scored all five goals in the 5-0 away win at Brodsworth only the third "Arnold" player to achieve this feat since 1970 the last being Dennis Jenas on 26th March 1986. On 19th Feb. 1994 Fletch reached the half way mark in his Arnold goal tally netting his 50th (and indeed 51st) strike in a 3-1 home victory over Immingham Town. Remarkably the half ton mark was achieved in just his 61st appearance!

Fletch was pretty determined not to end his career before reaching the 100 milestone for Arnold. In his final season for the club (96/97) injuries had reduced him to a shadow of his former self. But finally, in his 167th appearance for the Eagles he got the all important goal on 15th October 1996 (almost four years to the day after his debut) by the following week, just two more appearances later, he was gone from Gedling Road for good.

Rather aptly the historic goal was the only one scored in a 1-0 league victory at Gedling Road over Armthorpe Welfare although sadly only 96 were on hand that Tuesday night to witness the event, For the record the Arnold line that evening was:- Neil Waters, Chris White, Chris Stanbra, Marvin Marston, Bryn Gunn, Craig Clark, Mark Brookes, Gene Buxton, Pete Fletcher, Kris Maddison, Paul Haywood. Used Subs - Adi Thorpe and Dean Rafferty Unused Sub - Steve Odell

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(117) Jon Flint 14 + 3 apps 1 goal

Central defender Jon arrived at Gedling Road as a 22 year old - made his debut on the opening day of the 95/96 season a 2-0 victory at Liversedge 19th Aug 95. His goal came at GR in a 5-2 League Cup victory over Parkgate 18th Nov 95. Signed from Hucknall Town. Previously at Ashfield United. Once on Sheff Weds' books and had trails with Mansfield Town.

Left Gedling Road in December 1995 to return to the Snipes.

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(118) Richard Flint 42 + 15 apps 8 goals

Midfielder, brother of Jon. Previously to joining Arnold had seen time at Mansfield Town, Alfreton Town, Heanor Town, Ashfield United and Hucknall Town. Followed his brother to GR in September 1995 signed from Oakham United and making his debut as a sub 19th Sep. 95 in the 3-0 home victory over Glasshoughton.

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(141) Donal Flynn 3 + 2 apps

(77) Kevin Forde 2 apps

Defender whose 2 apps came in the two Evans Halshaw fixtures against Stamford in the 93/94 season on 3rd Mar 94 (H) and 17th Mar (A). The Eagles by that time were already eliminated from the Competition and lost both games to the Daniels 2-3. Some personal consolation for Kevin in that he did receive the Supporters Man of the Match Award for his debut in the home fixture. Played for the Eagles Reserve side for a number of seasons in the eartly 90s.

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(229) Richard Foster 2 + 1 apps

(330) Adrian Francis 7 + 1 apps 1 goal

(396) Willis Francis 50 + 8 apps 7 goals

(320) Ryan Franklin 27 + 3 apps 3 goals

(461) Blake Freeman 0 + 1 app

Joined us late August 2012 from Frickley Athletic and made his debut 5th Sept coming on as a sub in the 1-2 defeat at Barton Town.

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(78) Chris Freestone 160 + 65 apps 119 goals

"Freeo's" record breaking career with the Eagles began in the 93/94 close season when he arrived at GR from Notts Alliance side GPT Plessey along with four other players and Plessey's manager, Iain McCulloch. Prior to passing through Plessey Chris had been at Basford, Keyworth and Eastwood Town from where he undertook regular trials with Grimsby Town.

The first of Freeo's 119 goals for Arna came on his debut in the 9-0 demolition at Selby Town on opening day of the 93/94 season 21st Aug. 1993. League scouts were soon alerted to Gedling Road's new scoring sensation and by the end of Oct. 1993 Chris had been on trial with both Leeds United and Nottm Forest. He scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory for the Reds' Reserves against Aston Villa Res and the only goal for Leeds United Res in their 1-3 loss to Bolton Wanderers Res on 28th Oct.93. The Leeds second string that night included a debut for Finnish U21 star Sami Hyypia and other well known names such as John Lukic, Ray Wallace, Noel Whelan, Steve Hodge and David Rocastle.

Scout spotting became a favourite game at Arna matches at this point as Huddesfield Town joined Leeds, Forest and a host of other clubs taking a keen interest in Freeo's goal scoring exploits. Grimsby were still in the frame as well and Chris scored two goals for their Reserve side in March 94.

With the various league clubs still unwilling to take a risk on Freeo in a little over a year after his first goal for Arnold Chris reached the 50 mark with a penalty in the 2-0 home victory over Sheffield on 8th Oct. 1994. However, the scouts were soon put on full alert once again on 22nd Oct. 94 when Chris score seven times in the 10-1 demolition of Denaby United at Gedling Road and Notts County were soon giving him further run outs in their reserves. But in the end it was Bryan Robson's Middlesbrough who took the plunge and signed Chris just weeks after his seven goal exploits for an initial £10,000 fee bringing down the curtain on Chris' first period at Arna which saw him grab an incredible 67 goals in just 60 games!

In the following two seasons Chris averaged almost a goal per game for Boro's Reserves but his first team apps were limited to just nine. He did however score his one goal for Boro on his debut in a 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in April 1996.

In 1997 he went out on loan to Carlisle (5 apps 2 goals) and Northampton (2 apps 2 goals) before a permanent move to the Cobblers saw him make a further 58 apps scoring 12 goals between 1997 and 1999. In the following season (99/00) Freeo moved to Hartlepool (37 apps 7 goals) and was then involved in another loan spell (Cheltenham 5 apps 2 goals) before ending his pro career at Shrewsbury in 2000/01 where he made 27 apps.

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(202) Mark Gadsby 83 + 28 apps 30 goals

(79) Chris Gaffney 63 + 7 apps 6 goals

Widely travelled performer at non-league level. "Gaffers" signed for Arnold towards the end of the 93/94 season from Denaby United scoring on his debut in the 1-2 defeat at home to Yorkshire Amatuers on 2nd April 94. Other previous clubs included Frechville CA, Spalding United, Grantham, Burton Albion, Gainsborough Trinity, Worksop, Alfreton Town and Goole Town. Although Ossett Town were keen to point out that Gaff played one game for them in the 91/92 season!

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(345) Liam Garner 44 + 5 apps 11 goals

(413) Tom Geary 6 apps

(342) Terry Gent 0 + 2 apps

(119) Donovan Gethfield 31 apps 3 goals

Giant central defender signed at the beginning of the 95/96 season making his debut on 28th Aug. 95 in the 3-0 win at Hucknall Town. The fact that Donovan had moved to Nottingham from the Birmingham area is evident from his previous clubs that included Bedworth United, Bromsgrove Rovers, Tamworth and Leicester United. His time at GR was halted for a while after 11 apps and 2 goals by spells at Grantham and Ilkeston Town, joining thr Robins in March 1996.

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(398) Ashley Giguno 2 + 2 apps

(389) Rob Gill 26 + 4 apps 10 goals

(191) Jon Godwin 17 apps

(314) Usman Gondal 1 app

(44) Mark Goodwin 82 apps 14 goals

Professional midfielder whose league career at Notts County, Leicester City and Walsall involved a total of 376 + 44 apps. He was finally released by Walsall in 1990. Mark spent time at Eastwood Town before arriving at GR and indeed was handed the temporary manager's job at Coronation Park after the resignation of Mel Oliver in November 1991. Mark didn't fancy the role full time and Bryan Chambers was eventually named as Oliver's permanent replacement. Not long after Mark left the Badgers to join the Eagles as a 32 year old player coach and made his debut on 29th Feb 1992 in the 0-1 CML defeat at league leaders Lincoln United. His first goal followed soon enough on 21st Mar. 1992 in a 2-3 defeat at Harworth.

Left to join Hucknall Town in the 94/95 close season.

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(402) Danny Gordon 42 + 15 apps 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(430) Anthony Gregory 2 apps 1 goal

(425) Ben Goss 0 + 1 apps

(230) Ian Griffiths 8 + 1 apps

(142) Bryn Gunn 199 + 4 apps 13 goals

(8) Shane Guyatt 64 + 6 apps 6 goals

Broke into Arnold FC's first team towards the end of the Saints' last season 88/9. Left to join Ilkeston Town at the beginning of 91/92.

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