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In some more positive news for the Mariners…new signing and former Premier League player Jem Karacan has finally arrived on the Central Coast. The 28-year-old, who will play the remainder of season with the club… and already knows a few faces, having played with Kalifa Cisse and against assistant coach Nick Montgomery, overseas. “I was captain of Reading Football Club, captain of Bolton and the youth sides of Turkey, hopefully I’m a leader and hopefully I can show the lads on and off the pitch about being a good professional.” – Jem Karacan Karacan is expected to make his debut in Round 17, against Melbourne Victory. (AUDIO ONLY IN PARTS)  

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After his stint with the Mariners, it appears the world’s fastest man has hung up his boots. Usain Bolt has told Fox Sports he’s given up on his dream of becoming a professional football player. The eight-time Olympic gold medallist spent two months training on the Central Coast last year, but was unable to agree on contract terms with the A-League club and departed in November. Bolt says it was great to be part of a team and it was fun while it lasted. (VISION ONLY)  

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