The All New Arnold Who

Unofficial Arnold Town Supporters Site

(102) Darren Saunders 17 + 9 apps 5 goals

Pacey winger joined the club early in the 94/95 season from Ilkeston Town and made quite an impact upon his debut in the 2-0 win over Hucknall Town at GR on 17th Sept. 94. Darren scored the second goal and celebrated the local derby strike with a fine sommersault! Previously on the books of Notts County.


(335) Mike Savage 0 + 2 apps

(274) Richard Saxton 7 + 12 apps 1 goal

(429) Josh Schofield 49 + 5 apps 19 goals

Right winger Josh joined us in the 2011/12 pre-season from fellow NCEL Premier side Lincoln Moorlands. The Eagles' top goalscorer in 2011/12 (18 goals) and also picked up the Supporters Player of the Season Award that year.


(51) Wayne Scott 2 apps

The first of Wayne’s apps came on 20th September 1991 in the 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Aurora

(299) Iain Screaton 41 apps 7 goals

(195) Chris Seon 1 app

(170) Andrew Shaw 7 + 1 apps 2 goals

(52) Chris Shaw (a) 58 + 2 apps 40 goals

Hard working striker signed at the beginning of 1991/92 season having spent 90/91 at Alfreton Town and Corby (also previously at Rolls Royce and Sutton Town). Scored on his debut at Oakham on 21st Aug.1991 and went on to top score for the 91/92 Eagles with 30 goals that term. Left to join Hucknall Town mid-way through 92/93.

(259) Chris Shaw (b) 22 apps 2 goals

(180) James Shelton 0 + 1 app

(239) Russell Shepherd 24 + 8 apps 10 goals

(181) Tim Shepperton 0 + 1 app

(300) Paul Sherlock 12 + 1 apps

(151) Neville Silcock 0 + 2 apps

(372) Dennis Simms 8 + 2 apps 3 goals

(210) Ben Simpson 49 + 14 apps 3 goals

(89) Gary Simpson 49 + 1 apps 3 goals

Signed in October 1993 "Simmo" was perhaps one of the most high profile signings ever made by the Eagles. At the age of 32 Gary appeared more than capable of continuing his illustrious career at a much higher level than NCEL Div One but he was somehow attracted to joining Arnold Town to help our push towards a second successive promotion.

"Simmo" started out at Stoke City in 1977 spending three years in the Potteries making over 100 appearances for their Reserve team. Later clubs over the next 16 years were Boston United (two spells) Stafford Rangers (two spells) Weymouth, Alrincham and finally Gainsborough Trinity. Simmo was player manager at the Northolme for three years until resigning from the position on 9th October 1993, a short time before arriving at Gedling Road.

A clue to the attraction of Arna is the fact that Simpson had been a team mate of then Arna boss Ray O'Brien at Boston United in 1984/85 when both played in the Pilgrims FA Trophy final appearance at Wembley losing 1-2 to Wealdstone; "Simmo" was skipper that day. Gary's second spell at Boston started in 1989 and the following year Altrincham decided to pay out a then club record fee of £10,000 to take the midfielder to Moss Lane.

Between 1986 and 1990 Simpson won nine caps with the England Semi-Professional International side. "Simmo's" performances whilst at GR certainly lived up to the hype and he was soon a firm cult favourite amongst Arnold supporters; a class act at our level without any shadow of a doubt. His first of three goals for the Eagles came on 6th Nov. 93 in the 4-0 home win over Rossington Main. Gary's first spell at GR ended in early Oct. 94 to be followed by a brief one month spell at Hyde United making just three apps.

"Simmo" later returned to pick up his Arnold career at the beginning of the 1995/96 season before leaving to join Ilkeston Town as Assistant Manager in March 1996 whilst hanging up his playing boots after recurring achilles problems proved too much.

After retiring as a player Gary progressed to become a professional manager first as a caretaker boss of Lincoln City for 11 games in 2003/04 and later taking over at Macclesfield Town (2010-2012) following the untimely death of his close friend Keith Alexander. Simpson had been Alexander's Assistant Manager at Ilkeston Town, Northwich Victoria, Lincoln City and Peterborough United before the pair arrived at the Moss Rose Stadium.


(90) Keith Simpson 7 + 2 apps

Defender who joined Arnold's "A" team in 1990/91. Became a regular in Arnold's Reserve side for many years. His first team debut was as a sub during the 93/94 season.


(211) Tony Simpson 85 + 17 apps 28 goals

(334) Luke Skidmore 0 + 2 apps

(432) Mitchell Slawson 15 + 5 apps 8 goals

(370) Daniel Sloane 12 + 2 apps 1 goal

(426) Corey Smeed 0 + 1 apps

(405) Ashley Smith 10 + 1 apps 1 goal

(324) Fabian Smith 32 apps 5 goals











(222) Kirk Smith 6 apps

(388) Mark Smith 47 + 8 apps 13 goals

(152) Steve Smith (a) 25 + 1 apps 12 goals

(240) Steve Smith (b) 5 + 1 apps 2 goals

(368) Luke Smithson 112 + 12 apps 25 goals

(315) Patrick Sneath 0 + 2 apps

(153) Mark Snodin 1 app

(366) Lee Soar 22 + 1 apps











(375) Liam Southern 7 + 7 apps

(376) Carl Spencer 27 + 12 apps 8 goals

(323) Kevin Spriggs 10 + 3 apps

(103) Chris Stanbra 30 + 20 apps 4 goals

Central defender who joined us in the 94/95 pre-season coming along as "a mate" of Lee Walshaw and Pete Catling! Made his debut as a sub in the 4-0 victory at Liversedge on 3rd Sept. 94.


(212) Paul Stanhope 3 apps

(455) Fred Stannard 3 + 1 apps

Midfielder who joined the club in pre-season 2012/13 from Eastwood Town. Made his debut on 21st Aug. 2012 in the 4-5 defeat at Worksop Parramore.


(275) Craig Stant 1 app

(377) Daniel Starbuck 0 + 1 app

(276) Phil Starbuck 45 + 5 apps 9 goals

(28) Nick Stead 1 app 3 goals

(53) Darren Stevenson 11 + 9 apps 5 goals

Traditional tricky winger who had three spells at GR the last of which began in 92/93. Also played at Ilkeston Town and Heanor Town. He returned to the Town Ground in Dec. 92 signing for Bill Brindley's Heanor side.


(301) Peter Stubley 3 + 2 apps

(326) Lee Sutton 28 + 6 apps 17 goals











(223) Michael Swan 5 + 1 apps 2 goals

(68) Kevin Swann 19 + 3 apps 1 goal

Striker signed from Ilkeston Town, Kevin's only goal for the Eagles secured three points for the club on his debut a 1-0 win at Oakham United on 12th Dec. 1992. Left to join Nuthall in November 1993.


(128) Dean Taylor 1 + 3 apps

All four of Dean's apps came in 95/96. Made his debut on the wng at Hucknall on 28th Aug 95 in the 3-0 league victory.


(69) David Taylor 78 + 17 apps 33 goals

A hustle bustle striker who joined us from Heanor Town (also previously at Dunkirk and Ilkeston) to start the 1992/93 season at GR. Went on to appear in all 49 games for the Eagles that term, the only Arna player to do so in 92/93. Also in 92/93, a season where not one Arnold player was sent off in a competitive game, David was the only one to see a pre-season friendly fixture at Blackwell!

David's clubs after Arnold included a spell at Gresley Rovers.


(277) Matthew Teed 13 + 8 apps

(278) Aaron Tennyson 5 + 3 apps 1 goal

(19) Darren Terry 6 apps 2 goals

“Dobbsy” was the Saints' leading goal scorer in 87/88. Worked his way through Reserve team football at Gedling Road. Scored the Eagles’ first ever competitive goal in our first fixture the 1-0 CML win over Lincoln United 16th August 1989. Had a spell with Alfreton in 88/89.

(362) Dominic Thomas 4 + 4 apps

(318) Frazer Thomas 22 + 8 apps 3 goals

(307) Craig Thomason 1 + 2 apps

(213) Chris Thompson 18 + 21 apps 5 goals

(104) Anthony Thompson 34 + 15 apps

Left back who signed just after the start of the 94/95 season from Hucknall Town. Previously on Notts County's books, reaching Reserve team level at Meadow Lane. Made his debut on 10th Sept. 1994 at GR in the 1-2 FA Cup loss to Congleton Town. Before arriving at GR had spent some time coaching in the USA.


(54) Justin Thompson 7 + 2 apps 3 goals

Able to play in defence or midfield Justin started out as a YTS trainee at Chesterfield, joined the Eagles in 91/92.


(346) Oliver Thompson 3 + 1 apps

(302) Wayne Thornhill 3 + 1 apps

(336) Josh Thornton 88 + 17 apps 6 goals











(105) Adrian Thorpe 156 + 31 apps 51 goals

Larger than life winger who exploded on the GR scene after joining us in the 94/95 pre-season. After leaving Kettering Town had a spell out of the game before turning down pro forms at Chesterfield to join semi-pro Arna and thus be able to pursue a career with the Fire Service at the same time.

His league experience included time at Mansfield, Bradford, Notts County, Northampton, Tranmere (on loan) and Walsall. At one point he tried his luck in Hong Kong with a team called Instant Dict! After starting his career with the Stags "Thorpy" also spent time at Heanor Town. His move from Bradford to Meadow Lane (Nov.87) involved a fee of £50,000.

Scored on his debut in the 3-2 home FA Cup win over Castleton Gabriels on 27th Aug. 94.


(36) Nigel Thrower 6 apps 1 goal

Once in the same school side as “Arnold Who”! – Left sided defender/midfielder who started his career on Forest’s books. Made around 100 apps for the Reds’ Reserves but never made the first team. Went out on loan to Chesterfield where he did make four team apps before leaving for Kettering Town where he made nearly 50 apps. Joined the Eagles from Heanor Town towards the end of the 90/91 season.

(7) Paul Tomlin 44 apps 7 goals

Midfielder Paul played a couple of seasons for The Saints prior to 1989. Joined Arnold from Belper Town and went on to continue playing for many years at the likes of Heanor and Kimberley.


(106) Paul Tomlinson 9 + 5 apps 2 goals

Renowned local striker signed from Grantham Town in January 1995 during the ill-fated NPL promotion push of 1994/95. Had previously enjoyed much success at Hucknall Town. His debut for Arnold was as a sub in the 2-1 home victory over his former club Hucknall Town on 4th Feb 95.

Was on schoolboy terms at Notts County before going on to join the Army for five years whom he represented at national level. Had a brief time at Linby Colliery before moving on to Hucknall where his exploits attracted attention from Stockport County, Forest and former club Notts County.

After failing to catch fire at GR "Thommo" was back at Watnall Road for the beginning of the 95/96 season.


(409) Julian Topliss 6 apps

(37) Nigel Towlson 3 apps 1 goal

Striker “Woosh” was knocking goals in every week for the Reserves in 1990/91 (35 league goals in total) but Roger Johnson and Steve Culley stood in his way from making much impression in the first team.

(107) Mark Tucker 10 + 1 apps 4 goals

A true "utility" player who signed from Nuthall in Feb 95 spending most of the remainder of the 94/95 season in Arnold's Reserve side but made his first team debut on 22nd Feb 1995 in the 2-1 Evans Halshaw victory at Blidworth. Began 95/96 with the first team squad but for some unknown reason shortly fell out of favour.

His 4 goals included one hat-trick on 16th Sep. 96 in a 4-1 victory over Pickering at GR. After leaving Arnold Mark moved on to try his luck at Eastwood Town.


(392) Josh Turner 2 apps