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Stevenage Player Paul Farman

Paul Farman


Paul Farman
Date Of Birth:


Place Of Birth:

North Shields

Previous Club(s):

Boston United (loan)
Lincoln City
Lincoln City (loan)
Washington (loan)
Blyth Spartans
Newcastle United

Apps: 34 (0) - Goals: 0

Debut: Tranmere Rovers (H, 2-2), 04/08/2018

Paul Farman was Boro's sixth signing of summer 2018; another new face arriving barely more than a month after seeing the back of the 2017-8 League Two campaign. In securing the services of Farman, the club had finally sourced what seemed like a long-term replacement for veteran Chris Day. The previous season had seen us bring in two loan stoppers; something that boss Dino Maamria was keen to avoid repeating for the 2018-9 season.

For Farman, his move to the Lamex was a bit of a slight step down at the time. Before you get all moody, it's just that he'd won the Checkatrade Trophy and reached the playoffs in what was his final season with Lincoln City. Boro', meanwhile, had plodded into somewhere in the mid-teens of the table and 20 points behind the Imps. That, however, isn't relevant. All that matters is that Farman is now a Boro' player.

A native of the North East and North Shields in particular, Farman had spent seven seasons at Sincil Bank. And we know there's a lot of alliteration going on here. Yeah, it is deliberate. After joining Lincoln on loan from Gateshead in November 2011, that move was made permanent in summer 2012.

In September 2014, first team opportunities had become less, well, abundant at Lincoln. So, agreement was struck for Farman to go out on loan to Boston United initially, for three months. Four appearances later, and he was on his way back to Sincil Bank. From that point, he went onto establish himself at the club and had amassed well in excess of 200 appearances before leaving. He even helped Lincoln to the 2016-7 FA Cup quarter finals.

His time at Lincoln wasn't without its highs and lows. On one hand, he picked up the Lincolnshire Echo Player of the Year Award. On the other, his keepy-uppies need a bit of work based on this experience against Altrincham back in February 2016. And the Lamex staff may want to keep an eye on the goals during future warm-ups too.

Farman started out with Newcastle United, before moving to Blyth Spartans and onto Gateshead. There was also a loan spell at Washington before leaving Blyth. Now having topped up his Football League experience with a little dash of silverware, Boro' got themselves a good stopper in summer 2018. It was also yet another reason for Boro' fans to be optimistic about the side Dino Maamria was shaping ahead of the 2018-9 League Two campaign.

Paul Farman data for 2018-9
Select a season:


Saturday 04 August
HFL2Tranmere Rovers2-2  


Saturday 11 August
AFL2Crawley Town3-1  


Saturday 18 August


Tuesday 21 August
AFL2Forest Green Rovers0-0  


Saturday 25 August
AFL2Yeovil Town0-2  


Saturday 01 September
HFL2Cambridge United0-1  


Saturday 08 September
HFL2Macclesfield Town1-0  


Saturday 15 September
AFL2Notts County3-3  


Tuesday 06 November
ACTAFC Wimbledon0-4  


Saturday 15 December
AFL2Northampton Town1-1  


Saturday 22 December
HFL2Mansfield Town1-3  


Wednesday 26 December
AFL2Colchester United2-1   


Saturday 29 December
AFL2Crewe Alexandra0-1  


Tuesday 01 January
HFL2Newport County1-0  


Saturday 05 January
AFL2Cambridge United0-2  


Saturday 12 January
HFL2Crawley Town2-1  


Saturday 19 January


Saturday 26 January
HFL2Forest Green Rovers0-2  


Saturday 02 February
HFL2Yeovil Town1-0  


Saturday 09 February
AFL2Tranmere Rovers0-2  


Saturday 16 February
AFL2Lincoln City2-2  


Saturday 23 February
HFL2Northampton Town1-2   


Saturday 02 March
AFL2Oldham Athletic1-1  


Saturday 09 March


Tuesday 12 March
HFL2Swindon Town2-0  


Saturday 16 March
AFL2MK Dons1-1  


Saturday 23 March
AFL2Macclesfield Town2-2  


Saturday 30 March
HFL2Notts County0-3  


Saturday 06 April
AFL2Grimsby Town2-0  


Saturday 13 April
HFL2Carlisle United3-0  


Friday 19 April
AFL2Port Vale4-1   


Monday 22 April
HFL2Exeter City1-1   


Saturday 27 April
AFL2Mansfield Town2-1  


Saturday 04 May
HFL2Cheltenham Town2-0