NEW GULL PROFILE
Deadline Day arrived and the Gulls snaffled ex-Colchester striker Frank Nouble, as Gary Johnson throws the dice once more in our desperate scrap to avoid relegation. Let’s take a look at the latest New Gull….
More clubs than Nick Faldo used to be the common phrase for journeyman footballers, well Frank definitely fits into that category. He started out as a youth player at Chelsea, but it was West Ham who gave him his first proper taste of a professional contract with a 5 year deal in 2009. During the next 3 seasons he had loan spells at 7 (SEVEN) different EFL clubs, scoring his first senior goal for Brendan Rodgers’ Swansea City in late 2010. His time at West Ham came to an end in 2012 when he joined Wolves for an undisclosed fee, and from then on a bounce around various football teams continued. Frank represented clubs in far flung lands such as China, Wales and…Plymouth! His longest spell came at Colchester United in 2018-20, he then yoyoed to Plymouth Argyle and back to Colchester again on loan, before eventually returning permanently. He left by mutual consent last week after playing over 150 games for The U’s, and after teasing out plans to sign for a National League club on his Twitter account Frank was unveiled as a United player. By my calculation we’re his 19th club (including Chelsea), he also represented England U17 and U19 teams between 2008-2010 (scoring two for the U19s), busy lad. We need his impact to be as big as his lengthy CV.
Date of Birth: 24/09/1991 – 31 years-old
Previous Clubs: Chelsea, West Ham, West Brom, Swindon, Swansea, Barnsley, Charlton, Gillingham, Wolves, Ipswich, Coventry, Tianjin Songjiang, Nei Mongol Zhongyou, Southend, Newport, Colchester, Plymouth, Leyton Orient.
League Two Stats 22-23: Appearances 20, Goals 2, Yellow/Red Cards 2/0
MOST/LEAST LIKELY TO
Most Likely to:
- Gee up the Gulls supporters with some excitable tweets.
- Bring experience and knowhow to the Torquay line-up.
- Be rhymed with ‘Double’ if he manages two goals in a game.
Least Likely to:
- Settle for a place on the bench.
- Be phased by the challenge of National League football.
One thought on “NEW GULL PROFILE – Frank Nouble by Dom Roman”
Let us hope he can lift the team and the fans.
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