joe martin - fact file

2005 - 2008        defender/midfield

Born on -th - 19- in , -land.

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A tenacious midfielder or defender, Joe Martin made it as far as the reserve team before finding it difficult to break through and moved to Blackpool to get first team experience.

The young son of former West Ham United defender Alvin Martin progressed well through the Spurs youth system and became a regular in the second XI (playing 21 times in the time he was at the club), before being hit by injury that ruled him out for a long period in 2006-07.  He returned for the following season and was a consistent performer, but left to join Blackpool on loan towards the end of the season.

He returned to Tottenham at the end of the campaign, but left on a permanent basis on 4th July 2008 having signed a two year deal with the Seasiders.  Days after the Lancashire seaside club were promoted to the Premier League through the Championship play-off, Martin was released by Blackpool.

In December 2010, Joe signed with Gillingham on a non-contract basis to get fit and win a place in the side.




Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Academy) 2005 - ??  ?? ??
Blackpool ?? Loan 4th May 2008  v Watford (Championship) ?? ??
Blackpool 4th July 2008 Undisclosed ??  ?? ??
Gillingham 10th December 2010 - 11th December 2010  v  Macclesfield (League Two) (away)  won 4-2 ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
0 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

- international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

- appearance



What they said about Joe Martin
Simon Grayson ...  03.07.2008 (BBC Sports website)

"I am delighted to have signed Joe.  He's a great lad and he fitted in well last season and I'm sure he'll prove to be a great signing.  He is a young, hungry player who was desperate to come and is desperate to play.  His versatility will be a massive asset for us.  He played left-side midfield against Watford and we know he can play at left-back, in the centre of midfield and as a left-side centre back."

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What Joe Martin said about ...
joining Blackpool ...  05.07.2008 (Blackpool FC website)

"It was always going to be hard to get into the first team at Tottenham, but hopefully coming to Blackpool will give me an opportunity to play first-team football at a good club.  They (Spurs) offered me a new deal, but I wasn't really too keen on staying there.  The opportunities of first-team football are limited and I want to get some experience and play regularly in the first team, so it was a bit of a no brainer for me."

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