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 Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 27 May 18:48

Bit gutted to see him go, making his debut way back in 2013 I`d actually seen him quite a bit for the U19s due to the job I had at the time and to me he always looked like he had potential.
It`s pretty rare nowadays for a player to be at one club for so long, while injuries interrupted his later years at one point he was the best left back in the Championship, reaching his peak with that performance against Celtic at Parkhead.

Good luck where you go, I`m sure he`ll be a success.
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: KnebworthPar  
Date:   Fri 27 May 18:52

Grant wrote:

> Bit gutted to see him go, making his debut way back in 2013 I`d
> actually seen him quite a bit for the U19s due to the job I had
> at the time and to me he always looked like he had potential.
> It`s pretty rare nowadays for a player to be at one club for so
> long, while injuries interrupted his later years at one point
> he was the best left back in the Championship, reaching his
> peak with that performance against Celtic at Parkhead.
>
> Good luck where you go, I`m sure he`ll be a success.


This. Shame for Lewis, would have been great to see what he could have achieved if he`d stayed injury free. He would have had a good career I think.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: oapar  
Date:   Fri 27 May 18:56

Good Luck Lewis I would have loved to see you stay with us, a great talent hindered by injury.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Fri 27 May 19:08

Good Luck Lewis .

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Fri 27 May 19:12

Sorry to see you go Lewis.

“.........your on mute Jordan” 😀
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: bannerpar  
Date:   Fri 27 May 19:48

I used to think either that Lewis would become a long serving stalwart for years to come or would earn the club a good bit of money in a transfer to a wealthier club. Sadly his injury/illness has put paid to that and it confirms that football can sometimes be a cruel game. Best of luck for the future Lewis.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Fri 27 May 20:30

Another one who could have been a decent championship level player but injury put a halt to any hopes of that.

Alas we don’t owe him anything and I’m sure he’ll find a gig somewhere else. Wouldn’t be suprised to see him end up at somewhere like Kelty.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: gegganpar  
Date:   Fri 27 May 20:34

Good luck Lewis 👍

J angus blacklaws
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 27 May 20:51

All the best, Lewis. A good player whose career has been blighted by injury




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 27 May 21:00

Best wishes for the future Lewis where ever you go

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 27 May 22:26

Sponsored his away shirt every season since he was 17 or 18 so met him at sponsors lunches over the years. A very unassuming lad and cruelly affected by injuries and illness over the last 4/5 years.
I wish him the very best for his future.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: DunfyDave  
Date:   Fri 27 May 22:42

I will always remember his goal against The Rangers from a superb power header from outside the box to get a well earned draw and sending Pocahontas (forgot his real name) into a rage.

Good luck Lewis 👍

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Fri 27 May 22:45

Sorry to see you go Lewis, you did well coming back after your serious injury. I thought that you would have been offered a new contract. Hopefully you will get signed up by someone else, you are a terrific left back.

matt forsyth
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Bovril Man  
Date:   Fri 27 May 23:14

Is he currently fit, or injured?

I do find it a bit strange he’s not regarded as being able to do a job for us next season as a versatile defender in the 3rd division?

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Fri 27 May 23:33

All the best to him.

A very versatile player and would be an asset to any team if he could just stay fit.
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: DNCH  
Date:   Fri 27 May 23:45

Good luck to the guy. Wish him well and thank him for his service.

That said, if I can play Devil’s Advocate for a moment, if we’re all honest with one another, Lewis Martin’s level of ability probably encapsulates the standard we’ve set as a club in the last 10 years: average.

Whilst I value loyalty to the club, he’s an unremarkable player.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 27 May 23:53

He was a revelation when he was switched to left back. I hope his catalogue of injuries and illness don`t stop him pursuing his career elsewhere.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 28 May 00:29

Maybe the lad wants a new challenge
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Sat 28 May 05:19

Maybe the guy wasn’t prepared to accept league 1 wages or maybe the idea of playing on plastic nearly every week didn’t appeal to him who knows

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Sat 28 May 10:35

Topic Originator: Bovril Man
Date: Fri 27 May 23:14

Is he currently fit, or injured?

I do find it a bit strange he’s not regarded as being able to do a job for us next season as a versatile defender in the 3rd division?

Me too. Can only think the club has run out of patience with his injury and he`s been deemed too big an injury risk for the new season.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: weeman56  
Date:   Sat 28 May 10:50

Sad to see him go but the brutal reality is it`s just too much of a financial risk to offer him a contract with his injury problems. I hope he manages to find another club - maybe part-time?

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Sat 28 May 13:17

Only 26 so if he can prove his fitness, I think he could still play at a decent level for a few years.

Needs a run of games and doubt he`d get that here, but I`d be delighted if he was offered training facilities, has a good pre season and somehow finds his way back into the team.
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Sat 28 May 13:28

In all honesty I don`t think our management or board know how versatile a player he is. He can play anywhere on the back line, or probably anywhere else in the team. I`ve seen him score from his head and his feet. If we`ve let him go without the manager seeing him play in a bounce game, it is terrible.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Sat 28 May 13:35

The club have done plenty for him too when perhaps other teams wouldn’t have, so it goes both ways

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 28 May 13:36

Agree with FCDA. He`s been a good servant to the club. Just because he hasn`t been signed up immediately doesn`t mean he won`t be.
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 28 May 14:03

I hope Lewis doesn’t end up at an immediate rival. Imagine a fully fit Lewis with a full preseason under his belt.
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: craigypar35  
Date:   Sat 28 May 14:37

Think if Lewis was fit would have been a good player in League 1 for us. Flexible where he can play in defence as well.Disappointed he didn’t get a contract with us, Highly likely another League 1 team will take him.
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 28 May 15:19

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JTH123, Sat 28 May 13:36

Agree with FCDA. He`s been a good servant to the club. Just because he hasn`t been signed up immediately doesn`t mean he won`t be.


Did that not happen to Lee Bullen? Binned initially by Calderwood then managed to do enough pre-season to make him change his mind?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 28 May 16:23

I`ve a feeling in ma wattur he`ll end up in Grangemouth......



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Sat 28 May 17:04

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GG Riva, Sat 28 May 16:23

I`ve a feeling in ma wattur he`ll end up in Grangemouth......


Wouldn`t surprise me - is he not from that area? (Mind you that would mean a plastic pitch for 32 out of 36 league matches!)

I completely understand McPake being ruthless and not renewing contracts in a team that was relegated, but I do think that at 26 Lewis still has the potential to have a successful career in football if he can get fully fit.

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: craigypar35  
Date:   Sat 28 May 17:56

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Stanza, Sat 28 May 17:04

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GG Riva, Sat 28 May 16:23

I`ve a feeling in ma wattur he`ll end up in Grangemouth......


Wouldn`t surprise me - is he not from that area? (Mind you that would mean a plastic pitch for 32 out of 36 league matches!)

I completely understand McPake being ruthless and not renewing contracts in a team that was relegated, but I do think that at 26 Lewis still has the potential to have a successful career in football if he can get fully fit.


He is from and still lives in Bonnybridge so would be very handy for joining Grangemouth mob.
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 28 May 18:37

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craigypar35, Sat 28 May 17:56

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Stanza, Sat 28 May 17:04

Quote:

GG Riva, Sat 28 May 16:23

I`ve a feeling in ma wattur he`ll end up in Grangemouth......


Wouldn`t surprise me - is he not from that area? (Mind you that would mean a plastic pitch for 32 out of 36 league matches!)

I completely understand McPake being ruthless and not renewing contracts in a team that was relegated, but I do think that at 26 Lewis still has the potential to have a successful career in football if he can get fully fit.


He is from and still lives in Bonnybridge so would be very handy for joining Grangemouth mob.


Yes, that`s why I suggested that Grangemouth might be a decent destination for him. All the best Lewis. You`re a good lad and a fine player. I hope you`ve had all the bad luck you`re ever going to have as you`ve had more than enough for a lifetime.



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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 28 May 18:54

How long ago now was it Lewis looked like he could go on to be a good player for us? The club has supported him so much with contracts and during prolonged injury crises. He was been lucky a few times that we have given him a deal.

Some on here seem to feel like we owe him a living. Injuries take their toll, he may never get back to the level where he was a decent championship player and that’s the level he was at, at his peak.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: AJ27  
Date:   Sat 28 May 19:20

Surely with our limited budget we should be using it for players who we expect to be fit for the majority of the season - good player he may be but unfortunately Lewis will be a gamble for any team who takes him on.

Andy J
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 Re: Lewis Martin
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Sat 28 May 19:53

When Ryan Williamson and Lewis Martin both came into the first team it was reasonable to expect they would both go on to have long and successful careers, either for DAFC or for bigger clubs. Sadly, serious or long-term injuries have blighted both those careers.

But football is a cruel game and I agree we are not in a position to offer contracts to players the manager (or medical staff) think might not justify the wages. Good luck to Lewis though.

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