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Rising Sun

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Because a certain manager thought loaning an Englishmen of the same age was better for the club.
Sammy “Long Ball” Graham was honestly atrocious.
Feel bad for Glassock because if he was coming through the ranks under the current football department I’m sure he would’ve gotten a crack.
Must be more to it than that. He was still at the club when Mulvey was punted and Graham had his bags packed ready to disappear back to the UK never to be seen again.

I remember something about him being encouraged to go to Hong Kong to get a bit of personal maturity and fully expected him to come back into the fold after a season or so away. Not sure why that didn't eventuate.

He was only about a year older than Miller when they were the NYL centre back pairing so would still have been eligible for CCMA last season
 

FFC Mariner

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Must be more to it than that. He was still at the club when Mulvey was punted and Graham had his bags packed ready to disappear back to the UK never to be seen again.

I remember something about him being encouraged to go to Hong Kong to get a bit of personal maturity and fully expected him to come back into the fold after a season or so away. Not sure why that didn't eventuate.

He was only about a year older than Miller when they were the NYL centre back pairing so would still have been eligible for CCMA last season
No, he was treated like shit and had to leave. Ought to be a part of our squad.
 

Rising Sun

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Graham was a terrible defender. Probably one of our worst at centre back. Glad he never came back.
True but in fairness he was only 18. Hasn't kicked on though. Now with an English tier 4 club (Rochdale) but on loan to a tier 5 (Notts County).

The left winger that came with him, Mallon, is currently in the Irish premier league
 

marinermick

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True but in fairness he was only 18. Hasn't kicked on though. Now with an English tier 4 club (Rochdale) but on loan to a tier 5 (Notts County).

The left winger that came with him, Mallon, is currently in the Irish premier league

Hasn’t kicked on because my first sentence in previous post.
 
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booney

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I went to a CCM-SFC game at Leichhardt and both Mallon and Graham were playing.It ended in a 1 all draw and their goal was from a very soft penalty( surprise surprise!).

Mallon had a ding dong battle with Grant and honours were about even.Sam Graham was hairy at times especially with his passing but did some last ditch tackles and blocks and was not the worst player on the field.The other player who shone for us that day was Ben Kennedy who had one of his better days in a Mariners jersey.So even these often maligned players put in the occasional good performance.
 

Tevor

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I went to a CCM-SFC game at Leichhardt and both Mallon and Graham were playing.It ended in a 1 all draw and their goal was from a very soft penalty( surprise surprise!).

Mallon had a ding dong battle with Grant and honours were about even.Sam Graham was hairy at times especially with his passing but did some last ditch tackles and blocks and was not the worst player on the field.The other player who shone for us that day was Ben Kennedy who had one of his better days in a Mariners jersey.So even these often maligned players put in the occasional good performance.
Don't forget Kennedy won our player of the season award. Probably the year when we were asking have we hit rock bottom yet.
 

Rising Sun

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Fun fact: Both he and Graham scored in that 8-2 loss to Wellington
Another fun fact from that game - Lewis Miller and Gianni Stensness both made their A-League debuts coming off the bench (on opposing sides).

Given it was talk of Michael Glassock that started this little sub-thread off, it is also worth noting the fun fact that this game was also the "pinnacle" of his Mariners career. He was on the bench as an unused sub, and as far as I can recall that was the one and only time that happened.
 

FFC Mariner

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Another fun fact from that game - Lewis Miller and Gianni Stensness both made their A-League debuts coming off the bench (on opposing sides).

Given it was talk of Michael Glassock that started this little sub-thread off, it is also worth noting the fun fact that this game was also the "pinnacle" of his Mariners career. He was on the bench as an unused sub, and as far as I can recall that was the one and only time that happened.
Cheers, @priorpeter is crying
 

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