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New Signing- James Ball

By MattSFC9/5 10:25Wed May 9 10:25:42 2018

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/www.stevenagefc.com/news/2018/may/james-ball-signs-stevenage-fc-from-stockport-county-transfer-news/
22 year old Midfielder for a 5 figure fee

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By BaldockBoro (Balders)9/5 21:13Wed May 9 21:13:51 2018In response to New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Can't be a proper footballer, hasn't got his left arm all coloured in.

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He has great guns

By WASP (Original Mr Wasp)9/5 12:44Wed May 9 12:44:34 2018In response to New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Nice

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Re: He has great guns

By Sev9/5 13:31Wed May 9 13:31:02 2018In response to He has great gunsTop of thread

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Yes he does

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUhUHExFfOc/

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Re: He has great guns

By WASP (Original Mr Wasp)9/5 16:09Wed May 9 16:09:45 2018In response to Re: He has great gunsTop of thread

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Linky no worky

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Re: He has great guns

By Sev9/5 17:18Wed May 9 17:18:55 2018In response to Re: He has great gunsTop of thread

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It's a picture of him with two mates in Russia holding big guns.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Donnellyrd (Donnelly)9/5 12:15Wed May 9 12:15:15 2018In response to New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Dino calls him a proper Stevenage player

/www.stevenagefc.com/news/2018/may/dino-maamria-james-ball-quotes-new-signing-9th-may-2018/

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By Lops (lopo)9/5 11:44Wed May 9 11:44:43 2018In response to New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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https://www.stockportcounty.com/jimmy-joins-stevenage-record-non-league-fee/

Someone Twitter said that means more than £35k.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Deltic 219/5 17:35Wed May 9 17:35:04 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Didn’t we hold the record non-league fee selling George Boyd for £250k IIRC??

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Pat (PatJ5)9/5 12:07Wed May 9 12:07:28 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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"Someone Twitter said that means more than £35k." Must be true then!

Didn't take long to get that #4 shirt filled...

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By SFCfox9/5 13:16Wed May 9 13:16:30 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Someone told me on twitter that he turned down Man City to play for Dino.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Jonnym89/5 11:23Wed May 9 11:23:32 2018In response to New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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He’s what I expected last year when Sarll binned off all the decent midfielders.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Donnellyrd (Donnelly)9/5 11:23Wed May 9 11:23:06 2018In response to New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Asked on a Stockport county forum their thoughts, they are as follows

You have a good 'un in Jimmy Ball. He was rather lightweight for us in his first season (2016/17), but, under Jim Gannon, improved markedly last term. Much tougher in tackling now, distributes well, and has scored a healthy number of goals - the majority of them absolute crackers, and often at vital times - from midfield.

Personally, am not surprised to see him move onwards and upwards. He is a smashing lad, and I hope he does well for Stevenage. We shall certainly be keeping an eye on his progress!

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Donnellyrd (Donnelly)9/5 14:46Wed May 9 14:46:13 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Another county fan

He played as a #4 and #10 for large parts of the past 2 seasons but neither really brought out his strengths. He was also used as a #9 a few times, even against DM's Nuneaton side, without too much success. However, once used as the 'box-to-box' player in a central midfield pair, or an attacking midfielder in a central midfield 3 (where I think he was best), his skill set shone and he was able to make a consistently good impact.

Although he's 6'3, don't expect some sort of enforcer type - well, certainly not yet - or a player who is good defensively in the air. I'm sure those things will come with time and practice but, as of now, you've got a hard working player who should be able to step up into L2 and perform. His main attributes are his fitness, mobility and running the ball at pace. He'll retain the ball fine and link up with others higher up the pitch.

A good indicator on his professionalism is that this time last season he was a pretty gangly figure but by the time he returned for pre-season, he had the physique you now see. Our manager had a lot of belief in him and always singled him out for a move into the FL. Given his knowledge of the game, obviously backed by your manager's first hand knowledge as an opponent manager, I think you'll be pleased once he gets settled in to your team.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Freemo9/5 13:19Wed May 9 13:19:31 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Greg Tansey also played well at Stockport.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Puds (Chuds)9/5 10:57Wed May 9 10:57:10 2018In response to New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Looks big, strong and physical.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Sev9/5 13:32Wed May 9 13:32:33 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Oh haha. Just posted same thing on Twitter.

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By Pete (PeteH)9/5 13:28Wed May 9 13:28:49 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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"Big, strong, box-to-box" is the new "big, strong and physical"

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By Deano (deanos13)9/5 13:31Wed May 9 13:31:22 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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This could be the 'Dean Parrett' replacement. Just 3 years too late.

''I had a phone call from the Chairman around December-time'' - Interesting.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Old_man9/5 17:30Wed May 9 17:30:55 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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So do we take that PW had Dino in the frame at Christmas?

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Sev9/5 13:49Wed May 9 13:49:39 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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We obviously didn't take his advice at the time!

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By Copeysaurus9/5 10:59Wed May 9 10:59:06 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Ex Northwich Victoria

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By WASP (Original Mr Wasp)9/5 10:32Wed May 9 10:32:26 2018In response to New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Dino doesn’t mess about. Glad we have a manager with some get up and go.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Puds (Chuds)9/5 15:05Wed May 9 15:05:26 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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This could be like last summer when we signed James Ferry really early on and he went on to be instrumental to our season.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Deltic 219/5 17:38Wed May 9 17:38:25 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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🤣 Love it, young Chudley, love it!

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Cruffers9/5 15:08Wed May 9 15:08:28 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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I’m looking forward to seeing Ferry play next season.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By Puds (Chuds)9/5 15:11Wed May 9 15:11:42 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Yep.

Looked good in PSFs and the HSC at Wood. Looked strong, commanding and had great positioning.

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Re: New Signing- James Ball

By MattSFC9/5 15:15Wed May 9 15:15:22 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Dino obviously likes him, had him at Nuneaton on loan and retained him. A midfield 3 of Ferry just behind McKee and Ball could be interesting

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By WASP (Original Mr Wasp)9/5 16:09Wed May 9 16:09:16 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Ferry would be great at crossing.

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By Cruffers9/5 16:20Wed May 9 16:20:16 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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Yep, he’s great in the channels.

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By Tucks9/5 16:42Wed May 9 16:42:23 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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We did have to push the boat out to get him.

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By Cruffers9/5 16:59Wed May 9 16:59:51 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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I reckon he’ll cruise straight into the starting 11.

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By Deltic 219/5 17:40Wed May 9 17:40:50 2018In response to Re: New Signing- James BallTop of thread

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He might be stern to look at but I’m sure he’ll take a bow when he scores.

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