Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hall Of Fame: Thompson

Paul "Thommo" Thompson is Gateshead's longest serveing player with ten years at the club, in those ten years Paul has had Brief spells at Stevenage Borough (then conference rivals), Bishop Aukland, Blyth Spartans and Whitley Bay.

Thommo as he became known, Joined Gateshead from Hartlepool Utd. Paul played with other Heed Army legends such as Paul Proudlock and Kenny Lowe and also Steve Bowey.

Paul is famed for his erm, erm, erm. hang on there is something!
Thats right paul is famed for his powerfull headers at the near post and penalty's (most he scored). Paul was part of the Gateshead side that made it to the second round of the FA Cup against Swindon in 2000.

Thommo is close to breaking the all time goal scoring record for Gateshead, needing 13 goals to break Bob Topping record of 129 for the club. (i hope im right on that)

Thommo also had some great haircuts in his time like the example.

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