ROB 'VAN DER SAR' SCOTT (GOALKEEPER)
Fresher started in the 4th Team, but captain 4D was quick to sing his
praises and his move up to Reserves was secured through masterfully
cross handling and excellent shot stopping. When you add to this his
commitment Rob has proved to be an excellent addition to the club, and
will continue to seriously challenge for a 1st team spot.
PAUL 'ROGER' MILLER (DEFENCE)
Veteran defender, loyal club stalwart and servant, the loquatious Roger
is a renowned figure around both the club, and the league circuit and
as committed in the challenge as ever. Strong in the tackle, always
fully committed, he always brings extra bite and a winning mentality
to any team he plays for. Genuinely two-footed, and excellent in the
air for his height, although as Paddy never tires of pointing out, his
passing could perhaps be improved (if it hasn't improved after 11
years it's unlikely to now!! - Roger). Legend Roger was enjoying
one of his best seasons until once again hit by a sniper, this time
in the ankle in the Fitzgeralds game. Roger was a key member of the
squad due to his ability to do a job anywhere across the back four and
his pure passion for all things Green and Black. Roger is undoubtedly
the hardest working member of the club as he has been for years. Roger
has been exclusively responsible for the club's superb website and club
(DEFENCE) Debut 1997
Long serving defender Peter has continued to play at a high standard
an athletic and aggressive left back with the best throw in the club.
One of the best defenders ever to pull on a Green and Black shirt, but
the arrival on baby son Oliver and major PhD pressure made it impossible
for him to make the commitment required. This was good news for the
Reserves who were always stronger for his presence. Peter was a regular
member of both Corinthian Championship teams and played in Garnett's
only ever winning Cup Final in 1999. In his 7th season with the club,
Peter was selected as left back for Paddy's All Time Garnett Team of
(DEFENCE/CF) Debut 2002
Trigger proved he really is a centre half after lumbering up front as
a shot shy target man, though as he never resists repeating he did score
the only goal in the 2002-03 Calvert Cup final and the 1st team's first
ever goal in the Northern Alliance. Defensive colossus, Trigger was
in outstanding form all season and only the presence of Club captain
Shaun Cavanagh has kept him out of the 1sts. Trigger is undoubtedly
one of the hardest working men in the club and voted as player of the
season by every player he rightly claimed the title.
ALEX MARTIN (DEFENCE)
"Posh Hooligan" Alex is captain and centre half. An imposing
physical presence, Alex is never happier than when kicking Geordies
or University players. His partnership with Trigger is the strength
on the team. Alex is to be congratulated on organizing this year's fresher
trials, which were the most productive in recent years.
OSSAWY (DEFENCE) Debut 2002
Norwegian Christian was promoted from the A's before Christmas and made
an immediate impact winning man of the match honours in his first two
games. When fully fit and motivated, Christian is a dominant centre
half, underlying the fact that this is the club's most competitive position.
ALMOND (DEFENCE) Debut 1998
Former 1st team player of year returned after working away for much
of 2000-03. An excellent defender, Tart excelled in the man to man marking
role in the 3-5-2 preferred by former legendary manager Samm Haillay.
Much of the passion for the Green and Black bears the mark of splinter's
influence. He had to content himself with a place in the A's due to
the excellent form of the central defenders in the teams above.
RORY MONAGHAN (LEFT SIDE/DEFENCE)
Enthusiastic fresher Rory impressed with his commitment on and off the
pitch. He surprised many by winning a regular place in the Reserves
but his competitive nature, pace, and fitness have made him well suited
to the rigors of the Tyneside Amateur League. A Paddy favourite, Rory
can do a job at left back but his best position is left midfield.
MATT LAWS (DEFENCE) Debut
Ex Uni 2nd team captain Matty proved to be an excellent signing joining
from Wearside league Annfield Plain. A powerful but composed defender
Matty has performed well at right back but is equally capable of playing
centre half. Unfortunately injuries and a car crash have limited his
NICO HESLOP (MIDFIELD) Debut
Another talented fresher, Nico learned quickly under the tutelage of
Scargill and Pollard in the Corinthian league and fully deserved his
promotion to the Reserves. Nico has the ability to play anywhere up
front or midfield and a real eye for a goal. With continued development
a productive Garnett career is assured.
HOPKINS (UTILITY/FORWARD) Debut 1997
ROGERS (RM/CM) Debut 2001
Club legend with over 250 appearances for the club. One of few certainties
in life, is that, if there is a Garnett game, Gaz will be there. An
excellent athlete with great pace and strength, Gaz can play in any
position on the park, with aplomb, and without complaining. Also an
excellent supplier of quality from dead ball situations. Good team man,
always reliable and committed, he performed consistently for both 1st
team and Reserves in any position that he has been asked which is typical
of a great club man who has hardly missed a game over his time with
After more than a season out with hamstring injuries Mark is returning
to the form that won him place in the 1st team as a fresher. One of the
best passers of the ball in the club, Mark is a reliable and hard working
player best suited holding role who has played a influential part in the
Reserves successful late run. A worthy 3rd place Player of the Year.
SAM KING (MIDFIELD) Debut
Midfield dynamo Sam formerly played under Alan Wilkinson for Northumbria
University. Sam is equally home in the centre or right of midfield.
Sam has turned in some excellent performances for the Reserves and been
part of the 1st team squad for much of the season.
PAUL MENTON (MID/FORWARD)
Younger but argueably more talented brother of 1st team left back Mark,
Paul made areturn to footbal after not playing 11-a-side since he was
a schoolboy. Paul has worked hard on his fitness and has established
himself as the club's best midfield prospect. Paul has a great touch
and ability to score goals from midfield. Paul also holds the title
as most under the thumb player in the club.
(MID/FORWARD) Debut 2002
Johnformerly played professionally in Norway and is an immensely talented
attacking midfield player but he has struggled to establish himself
due to injury and unavailability. John once again attemped a comeback
from injury in the Reserves.
ALEXANDER (MIDFIELD/FORWARD) Debut 2001
When gifted Ulsterman David joined the club 2 seasons ago he moved quickly
through the ranks to win a place in 1st team squad scored ten league
as a teenager. Possessing a wide range of technical and physical attributes
Dave has the talent to be a top quality player. His distribution improved
to match his penchant for show-boating. He becomee a Centurian, joining
that elite group of players who have played 100 games for the Green
(MIDFIELD) Debut 2000
Tim made a welcome return to the club after missing most of the 2002-03
season. An energetic and hard running midfield player Tim can is equally
at home on the right as he is in the centre. Tim is another excellent
clubman who efficiently acted as Student Secretary in his second year.
TURNER (LM) Debut 2001
Rich has worked his way up the ranks, and his desire and determination
is second to none in the whole club. A regular and excellent trainer,
there is no-one who wants to do well as much as Rich, in order to emulate
the success of his twin brother, Lee from boy-band Blue.
SAM COLLINS (FORWARD) Debut
The "Eton Rifle" is one of the quickest players at the club
and definitely the gangliest. He notched a respectable 17 goals last
season despite injury problems and has been a regular member of A team
squad this season.
(FORWARD) Debut 2001
Diminutive winger Dan worked his way up to 1st team after starting in
the As, for whom he once bagged six in game and then he moved to the
Reserve teams, after impressing in fresher trials. Dan has worked hard
to establish himself in the 1st team, his pace and trickery on the give
sides a genuine option on the left.
DAWSON (FORWARD) Debut 2002
Obnoxous Yorkshireman Chris has already made himself a firm favourite
with the Green and Black army for his no-nonsense approach and ability
to get at Geordie defences. Has great pace and strength and fine finishing
ability. Should develop an exciting partnership with Sam Collins in
the future. A big fan of boy bands
KARL WILLIAMS (FORWARD)
Striker Karl made a massive impression, joining the club at Easter of
his 1st year. Karl had been out with a cruciate ligament injury but
has quickly got back into goal scoring mode. He notched a hatrick on
his club debut for the B's and scored goals in his first two games for
the 1sts, all as substitute. He followed up with braces in his first
two starts for the Reserves. Karl has previously played for Bangor in
the Northern Ireland and definitely challenges for a 1st team place.