Newcastle sold Imps Tony Lormor For £25,000

Tony Lormer was signed from Newcastle UTD , then moved on to Chesterfield FC, Preston North End, Notts County, Mansfield  Town, Hartlepool United and Shrewsbury Town  scoring 120 goals for in 415 appearances and commanding £200,000 in fees.

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Tony was signed by Willy McFaul and made his debut as an 18 year old under him in 1988 against Spurs. Tony played 8 times, scoring three under 3 different managers on Tyneside (Colin Suggett and Jim Smith being the others) before Colin Murphy brought the 19 year-old to Lincoln in January 1990 for £25,000. Tony scored against the Dragons on his debut and finished the season with 8 goals, just one off Gordon Hobson (who had signed the year before from Southampton for £60,000).  Tony would play under 4 different managers at City (Murph, Clarke, Thommo and Big Keith first time around), but still managed to be the top scorer in his first and second full seasons until  a cruciate ligament (knee) injury struck and kept him out for 18 months.  He got just 9 more games for us, as well as a loan at Halifax (9 aps 1 goal) before he was released.

Tony was arguably not the same player but he never really got a look in and was allowed to go to Peterborough on a free  where he spent a season in the reserves building up his fitness. He was forever grateful to Posh for that and the fact that they never stood in his way when Chesterfield came in for him.  He shone in Division 3 forming a prolific partnership with Phil Robinson as the Spireites went 21 unbeaten (it would have been 22 but he missed a penalty) and clinched promotion to Division Two via the play-offs. Injuries plagued him the following season and he found himself being played wide or in midfield, leading to a transfer request.   In November 1997, Tony joined Preston North End in a £130,000 make-weight with David Reeves coming the other way in the part-exchange deal.

It did not work out at Preston after a scoring start against Luton (plus an assist) as he added just  two more goals came from his next 16 outings.  A loan at Notts County saw no goals in seven and he was sold to Mansfield Town in June 1998 close season for £15,000. The two seasons at the Stags yielded 24 goals, which alerted  Hartlepool United  who offered £30,000 for his services. The knee injury flared up keeping him to just 10 goals from 28 starts and 22 appearances from the bench.  Tony did get a month on loan at the Shrews netting two and setting up 3 in 7 games, but alas he was not allowed to stay at a side that started to look like promotion rivals.  Tony manged 5 games for Telford before he finally gave in to injury.

STMI Biopic
Full name Anthony Lormor
Date of birth 29 October 1970 (age 42)
Place of birth Ashington, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Wallsend Boys Club
Newcastle United
Senior Stats (Lge & Cups)
Years Team Apps
1987–1990 Newcastle United 8 (3)
1988–1989 Norwich City (loan) 0 (0)
1990–1994 Lincoln City 112 (35)
1994 Halifax Town (loan) 7 (1)
1994 Peterborough United 8 (0)
1994–1997 Chesterfield 135 (47)
1997–1998 Preston North End 20 (3)
1998 Notts County (loan) 7 (0)
1998–2000 Mansfield Town 84 (24)
2000–2002 Hartlepool United 55 (9)
2002 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 7 (2)
2002–2003 Telford United 4 (0)
2003–2005 Sutton Town  N/a  (?)
2005–2006 Heanor Town  N/a  (?)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Ex Imps, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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