John Hamsher Player Profile

Debut: Rushden & Diamonds (H, 0-2), 27/01/2001

Taking up his position at right back, the calm and collected John Hamsher moved to us from Rushden & Diamonds in January 2001. Such was his skill under pressure that the defender took on penalty-taking duties for us; notably scoring a last-gasp spotkick up at Morecambe in the 2001-2 FA Trophy semi-final first leg. But it was also an attribute that stood him in good stead at the back – even if our side at the time was far from a vintage one. And it was a twist of fate that made him become available from the Diamonds.

In conversation with Diamonds boss Brian Talbot at the time, our matchday programme explains why the move came about. Ultimately, Talbot said: “Out of the blue, Tarkan Mustafa became available under the Bosman ruling. It was a difficult decision because I thought Tarkan was the best right-sided player in the league. It was a shame for John – but he’s a lovely lad, a hard-working pro, is a decent passer and will always give 100%”.

To be fair to Talbot, you could see that throughout Hamsher’s time with us.

 

Saturday 18 August 2001

Tuesday 21 August 2001

Saturday 25 August 2001

Saturday 29 September 2001

Tuesday 02 October 2001

Friday 05 October 2001

Monday 15 October 2001

Saturday 20 October 2001

Saturday 03 November 2001

Saturday 10 November 2001

Saturday 17 November 2001

Saturday 24 November 2001

Saturday 15 December 2001

Wednesday 26 December 2001

Saturday 05 January 2002

Saturday 12 January 2002

Saturday 19 January 2002

Friday 25 January 2002

Saturday 02 February 2002

Saturday 09 February 2002

Saturday 16 February 2002

Saturday 23 February 2002

Saturday 02 March 2002

Saturday 09 March 2002

Monday 11 March 2002

Saturday 16 March 2002

Saturday 23 March 2002

Monday 25 March 2002

Saturday 30 March 2002

Monday 01 April 2002

Saturday 06 April 2002

Saturday 13 April 2002

Thursday 18 April 2002

Saturday 20 April 2002

Monday 22 April 2002

Saturday 27 April 2002

Sunday 12 May 2002

 

Saturday 27 January 2001

Saturday 03 February 2001

Saturday 10 February 2001

Saturday 17 February 2001

Saturday 24 February 2001

Monday 26 February 2001

Saturday 03 March 2001

Monday 12 March 2001

Tuesday 20 March 2001

Monday 26 March 2001

Saturday 31 March 2001

Monday 02 April 2001

Saturday 07 April 2001

Tuesday 10 April 2001

Monday 16 April 2001

Wednesday 18 April 2001

Saturday 21 April 2001

Monday 23 April 2001

Saturday 28 April 2001

Monday 30 April 2001

Saturday 05 May 2001

 

 

Previous Clubs:

Dagenham & Redbridge (loan)
Rushden & Diamonds
Fulham

Later Clubs:

Carshalton Athletic (2002)
Metropolitan Police (2005)
Cove (2007)
Chertsey Town (2007)
Guildford City (-)
Banstead Athletic (2009)
Mersham (2009)
Dorking Wanderers (2009)
Egham Town (M) (2011)
Chipstead (M) (2012)