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Martin LING

Martin had two spells at Swindon, the first was in 1986/1987, where he made just two appearances before being transferred to Southend, after being unable to come to terms with Lou Macari's long ball style.

Ossie Ardiles brought him back to the club during 1990/1991, but it was under Glenn Hoddle that he really blossomed, and his best season for Swindon was in the promotion-winning year of 1992/1993, when he missed just three games. His good form resulted in him being named the "Carling Candidate", an award for the player of each team considered to be the most important for the forthcoming Premiership season.

Unfortunately, Ling never lived up to this billing - he was too lightweight for the Premiership - and he never really regained his form after that. After the Premier season, he stayed at the club for two more seasons, when his first team chances became more and more limited. He left at the end of the 1995/1996 season, after making just sixteen appearances during the Second Division championship campaign.

MANAGERIAL RECORD AT SWINDON:

Competition P W D L Pens
Won
Pens
Lost
F A SR%
All matches 9 5 0 4 0 0 14 15 56%
League (inc. playoffs) 8 5 0 3 0 0 13 12 62%
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0%

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'95/'96 12 (+4) - 2 (+1) 1 - - 3 1 17 (+5) 2
'94/'95 31 (+5) 3 2 - 6 (+1) - 3 (+1) - 42 (+7) 3
'93/'94 29 (+4) 1 2 - 2 - - - 33 (+4) 1
'92/'93 46 3 1 - 3 1 2 - 52 4
'91/'92 17 (+4) 3 3 - - - 1 - 21 (+4) 3
'90/'91 (+1) - - - - - - - (+1) -
'86/'87 2 - - - 1 (+1) - - - 3 (+1) -
TOTAL 137 (+18) 10 10 (+1) 1 12 (+2) 1 9 (+1) 1 168 (+22) 13


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
14 JUL 1986 IN Exeter City
25,000
16 OCT 1986 OUT Southend United
15,000
28 MAR 1991 IN Southend United
(loan)
15 JUL 1991 IN Southend United
15,000
MAY 1996 OUT (released)
Leyton Orient


full name

Martin Ling


 ENGLAND

date of birth
15 July 1966


             
           
             
             
             
             

usual positions
attacking centre midfield

youth career
Exeter City

senior career
Exeter City
SWINDON TOWN
Southend United
Mansfield Town (loan)
SWINDON TOWN (loan)
SWINDON TOWN
Brighton & Hove Albion
Leyton Orient
Thurrock (loan)
Purfleet (loan)

Leyton Orient
youth coach
assistant manager
manager

Hibernian 
scout

Cambridge United
manager
manager

Torquay United
manager

AFC Hornchurch
coach

Tottenham Hotspur
foundation coach

Walsall
scout

SWINDON TOWN
manager

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