Adam Rundle

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Adam Rundle
Personal information
Full name Adam Rundle
Date of birth (1984-07-08) 8 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth South Shields, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Whitby Town F.C.
Youth career
Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Darlington 17 (0)
2003–2004 Carlisle United 44 (1)
2004 Dublin City 8 (4)
2005–2006 Mansfield Town 53 (10)
2006–2010 Rochdale 132 (19)
2009 Rotherham United (loan) 4 (0)
2010 Chesterfield 16 (0)
2010–2011 Morecambe 17 (0)
2011 Gateshead (loan) 7 (2)
2011–2012 Darlington 38 (6)
2013 Cork City 12 (1)
2013-2014 Whitby Town 44 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adam Rundle (born 8 July 1984) is an English footballer who is currently at Whitby Town F.C..

Career[edit]

Darlington[edit]

A left-sided midfielder who began his career in Newcastle United's youth team, Rundle was released by the club in 2001 without being offered a professional contract. He subsequently joined Newcastle's neighbours Darlington in December 2001.[1]

Carlisle United[edit]

Rundle played 22 times for Darlington before joining Carlisle United for a £40,000 transfer fee on 1 January 2003.[2] At Carlisle, where he was regarded as a talented young player, Rundle played regularly under manager Roddy Collins.[3] He scored his first goal for the club in a league match against Kidderminster Harriers.[4] He then scored a crucial goal in Carlisle's run in the 2002–03 Football League Trophy: in the Northern Area Final first leg, Rundle scored to give Carlisle a 1-0 advantage over Shrewsbury Town.[5] The second leg finished goalless[6] meaning Carlisle went through. Rundle played in the final but was unable to prevent them from losing to Bristol City. The following season, he scored his third and final goal for the club in another Football League Trophy tie, this time against Rochdale.[7] However, when Carlisle were relegated from The Football League at the end of the 2003–04 campaign, he left the club.

Dublin City[edit]

Rundle signed for his old manager Roddy Collins in Republic of Ireland with Dublin City, where he became a teammate of former England international Carlton Palmer.

Mansfield Town[edit]

When Palmer was named manager of League Two side Mansfield Town in November 2004, he made Rundle one of his first signings in the 2005 January transfer window.[8] Rundle signed a one-year contract extension at the end of the season.[9]

In January 2006, Rundle fulfilled his boyhood dream of playing at St James' Park in Newcastle, when Mansfield played Newcastle United in the FA Cup. Mansfield held their own well against their more famous opponents, eventually losing 1–0. Rundle had an excellent game against his boyhood favourites.[10]

Rundle played regularly for Mansfield, scoring nine goals for the Stags. However, when his contract expired at the end of the 2005–06 season, new manager Peter Shirtliff decided not to renew his services.

Rochdale[edit]

On 30 June 2006, Rochdale manager Steve Parkin made Rundle his first signing of the summer. He initially signed a one-year deal with Rochdale, and was given the number 11 shirt.[11] Under Parkin, Rundle played in few games, but he flourished under the tutelage of new manager Keith Hill, who was appointed in late 2006.

On 26 May 2008, Rundle played for Rochdale in their League Two play-off final defeat at Wembley, in which he scored an exceptional volleyed goal with his right foot.[12] He soon signed an extension to his contract until the end of 2009–10 season, and has now played in over 250 games in his career, scoring 31 goals.

On 23 November 2009, Rundle joined Rochdale's League Two rivals Rotherham United on a one-month emergency loan, and made his league debut in a 2–0 win over Lincoln City one day later.[13] He played in three further games before his loan spell ended. On 1 February 2010 Rundle had his contracted terminated by mutual consent.

Chesterfield[edit]

A few hours later he signed with Chesterfield

Morecambe[edit]

On 26 May 2010, Rundle signed for Morecambe on a two-year-deal.

On 28 February 2011, Rundle joined Gateshead until the end of the 2010–11 season.[14] He made his debut for Gateshead the following day against York City at Bootham Crescent.[15] Rundle scored his first goal for Gateshead on 12 March 2011 against Darlington at The Darlington Arena in the FA Trophy.[16]

On 4 July 2011, Rundle left Morecambe by mutual consent after not being guaranteed first team football.

Darlington Return[edit]

On 6 July 2011, Rundle joined Conference National side Darlington on a one-year contract.[17] Darlington suffered financial difficulties during Rundle's time at the club and his contract was terminated on 16 January 2012, along with the rest of the playing squad and caretaker manager Craig Liddle.[18] He returned to the club, along with most of the rest of the players on a non-contract basis .

Cork City[edit]

On 28 January 2013, it was announced that Rundle was joining Airtricity League side Cork City for the 2013 season. His shining moment came when Premier League side West Ham came to Cork during their pre-season, in which Rundle scored a spectacular goal against them, but ended in a 6-2 for the home side. He had his contract mutually cancelled on 30 July 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 16 January 2012[16][19][20]
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Darlington 2001–02 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2002–03 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Carlisle United 2002–03 21 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 25 2
2003–04 23 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 25 1
Total 44 1 0 0 1 0 5 2 50 3
Dublin City 2004 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Mansfield Town 2004–05 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 4
2005–06 35 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 39 5
Total 53 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 57 9
Rochdale 2006–07 29 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 32 5
2007–08 45 6 1 0 2 0 1 0 49 6
2008–09 46 7 2 0 1 0 2 0 51 7
2009–10 12 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 16 1
Total 132 18 7 0 5 1 4 0 148 19
Rotherham United (Loan) 2009–10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Chesterfield 2009–10 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Morecambe 2001–11 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 0
Gateshead (Loan) 2010–11 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 9 1
Darlington 2011–12 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2
Career totals 311 30 10 0 8 1 11 3 348 37
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in The Football League, League of Ireland and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Rundle career statistics". Soccerbase (Centurycomm). Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rundle heads for exit door". The Northern Echo (Newsquest Media Group). 31 December 2002. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Carlisle season preview 2003–04". BBC Sport. 6 August 2003. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Carlisle 2-2 Kidderminster". BBC. 13 February 2003. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Carlisle 1-0 Shrewsbury". BBC. 25 February 2003. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Shrewsbury 0-0 Carlisle". BBC. 4 March 2003. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Carlisle 2-0 Rochdale". espnfc.com. 14 October 2003. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mansfield offer contracts to duo". BBC Sport. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Rundle pens new deal with Stags". BBC Sport. 22 April 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  10. ^ Forsyth, Paul (8 January 2006). "Newcastle 1–0 Mansfield: Souness saved by Shearer". Times Online. London: The Times. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Winger Rundle seals Rochdale move". BBC Sport. 1 July 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Stockport 3–2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "Millers pounce for Rundle". Sky Sports. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  14. ^ "Rundle set to join Gateshead on loan". Morecambe FC. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "York City 2–1 Gateshead". Gateshead FC. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Darlington 3–2 Gateshead". BBC Sport. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  17. ^ "Darlington sign Morecambe winger Adam Rundle". BBC Sport. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Darlington axe manager Craig Liddle and players". BBC Sport. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Adam Rundle Career Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  20. ^ "Gateshead 0–0 Darlington (agg 2–3)". BBC Sport. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 

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