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Full Name: John Thomas Hakin
Came from: Grimsby Town Went to: Portsmouth
First game: 05 September 1908 Last game: 24 April 1909
Appearances: 40 (40/0) Goals: 17
Hakin was born in Mexborough in 1882 and began his career with local side Mexborough Town. In 1906 he signed for Grimsby Town and made 58 appearances at inside-left over the next two years, scoring 16 goals. In the summer of 1908 he moved to Home Park, the club handbook memorably describing him as "not very tall but built like a castle, is absolutely fearless and has a penchant for worrying goalkeepers".
Hakin had a good goalscoring record, including a hat-trick against Exeter City, but spent just one season at Home Park because he turned down a contract offer from the club, choosing instead to sign for Portsmouth. He also went on to play for Rotherham County.
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