Nigel Martyn

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Nigel Martyn was born on 11th August 1966 in St. Austell, just weeks after England’s famous World Cup victory over West Germany. It was in August 1987 that Martyn got his first taste of professional football, at Bristol Rovers. In the two years he was at Bristol Rovers, he notched up an impressive ... Read review

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Community Level 5scumfrogs

scumfrogs

Forever Number 2

AdvantagesTalented keeper

DisadvantagesAlways in the shadow of others

"Nigel Martyn was born on 11th August 1966 in St. Austell, just weeks after England’s famous World Cup victory over West Germany. It was in August 1987 that Martyn got his first taste of professional football, at Bristol Rovers. In the two years he was at Bristol Rovers, he notched up an impressive 124 appearances. However, his big break came when South London outfit Crystal Palace signed him for £1million. In almost 7 years at Palace, Martyn played ..." Read review
07.03.2004

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Community Level 5BIGHORSE

BIGHORSE

Poor old Nige

AdvantagesExperienced and usually reliable

DisadvantagesFailed to shine given the opportunity

"Nigel Martyn has had to sit in the shadow of David Seaman as far as international football goes, for the last few seasons. Unfortunately for him, as Seaman continues to age yet further and has reached the ripe old age of 37, and is fading from the international scene, he injures himself taking a goal kick in a match, and is replaced by the brilliant prospect for the future Paul Robinson - at the time an unheard of young 'keeper, who performed incredibly ..." Read review
26.01.2001

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Community Level 3fiisch

fiisch

Sorry Martyn but...

AdvantagesSolid - has very good games sometimes

DisadvantagesAgeing compared to Wright/James, Leeds player

"Richard Wright and David James seem much better replacements. Okay, they are erratic but they are fun to watch and are younger than you. Seaman will never be between the sticks by 2002 - we hope. Not that he is bad keeper, and he used to fantastic, but personal and ageing problems have lead to his demise. N.Martyn for me is an ideal 3rd choice keeper who we use in desperation, not as our first choice keeper. I do not blame him for Romania, that ..." Read review
26.08.2000

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Community Level 4steveymacca

steveymacca

could take over?

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"nigel has been tipped to play in goal for england when keegan finally decides to drop the ageing seaman or he finally retires.nigel is no spring chicken himself,but looks a safe bet in between the sticks and has proved reliable for leeds in the last few years. and when he leaves,richard wright is waiting to take over,but for now i would go with nigel as richard needs more experience for the big matches as richard showed by panicking against the mighty ..." Read review
11.09.2000

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

Right place wrong time

AdvantagesConsistent, safe, reliable

DisadvantagesSometimes makes boo boos

"Nigel Martyn is so unlucky - just as Mr Pony Tail is out for a while and the field is clear to establish himself clearly as England's number one number one, he gets a freak injury from taking a goal kick and misses months and months - bet he's kicking himself (or at least he would if he could - tee hee). Seriously, though, the big Cornishman is now as near as it gets to being the perfect keeper. He sometimes makes some errors (like he did against ..." Read review
26.01.2001

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