Paul Marshall (footballer)

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Paul Marshall
Personal information
Full name Paul Anthony Marshall[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Gorton, Manchester, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
FC Halifax Town
Number 8
Youth career
2001–2008 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Manchester City 0 (0)
2009 Blackpool (loan) 2 (0)
2009 Port Vale (loan) 13 (1)
2010 Aberdeen (loan) 9 (0)
2010–2011 Walsall 18 (1)
2011 Rochdale 1 (0)
2011–2012 Droylsden 11 (1)
2012 Port Vale 15 (0)
2012–2013 FC Halifax Town 19 (1)
2013 Stockport County 11 (1)
2013– FC Halifax Town 37 (2)
National team
2009 England U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Anthony Marshall (born 9 July 1989) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for F.C Halifax Town.

Beginning his career with Manchester City, after several years in the youth ranks he turned professional with the club in 2008. He enjoyed loan spells with Blackpool, Port Vale, and Aberdeen; before transferring to Walsall for the 2010–11 season. After leaving Walsall he signed with Rochdale and then non-league Droylsden. He re-joined Port Vale on non-contract terms in February 2012, before signing with FC Halifax Town five months later. He signed with Stockport County in February 2013, before returning to Halifax Town later in the year.

Playing career[edit]

Marshall is a product of the Manchester City Youth Academy, which he joined when he was 11 years old.[3] In the 2006–07 season, he made his debut for the club's reserve side in the Premier Reserve League North, scoring four goals in eight starts. He also scored the final goal as City beat Manchester United 3–1 in the final of the Manchester Senior Cup.[4] At the end of the 2006-07 season, Marshall signed his first professional contract with Manchester City.[5]

In the 2008–09 season, he was given the squad number 46 and became a regular in the reserves. After scoring for the reserves and being named "Man of the Match" in their 3–0 victory over Newcastle United Reserves, on 29 January 2009 he signed for Championship club Blackpool on loan, initially for one month until 28 February, with the possibility of extending it until the end of the season. Blackpool's assistant manager, Steve Thompson, said of Marshall: "We have been watching Paul for a few weeks now and every time we have seen him play he has impressed us. He has a sweet left foot and has an excellent range of passing, he has a presence in midfield and I'm sure he will do well for us."[3][6][7]

Marshall said of the move: "Playing in the Championship will be good experience for me because it will also show Mark Hughes that I can do it in this league. If I do well here, he may think that I will be good enough for the Premiership when I go back."[8] His debut for the "Seasiders" on 31 January against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park lasted just five minutes, after goalkeeper Paul Rachubka was sent off three minutes into the match. Marshall was then brought off in a tactical substitution so that Matt Gilks could replace Rachubka in goal.[9] His second appearance was as an 82 minute substitute against Crystal Palace on 7 February, after which he returned to Manchester.

In March 2009, Marshall was sent out on loan to Port Vale,[10] and made his debut the following day in the goalless draw at Bournemouth.[11] He scored his first senior goal on 28 March, with a long range free kick in a 2–1 reverse at Chesterfield.[12] He played a total of 13 games for the club. Marshall joined Scottish team Aberdeen on loan on 2 January 2010,[13] and made his Scottish debut in a 1–0 win over Dundee United on the same day, claiming the assist for Charlie Mulgrew's goal.[14] He returned to Manchester after a further eight appearances for the club.

He signed with Walsall in June 2010, after friend Clayton McDonald recommended the "Saddlers".[15] After 22 appearances he was released from the club twelve months later, as was McDonald.[16] In July 2011, he had a trial spell at Rochdale,[17] and impressed enough to earn an extended stay at the club.[18] He was an 82nd minute substitute for Joe Thompson in a goalless draw with Carlisle United at Spotland on 16 August;[19] his only appearance for the club. He then spent a brief spell with Droylsden in the Conference North, also on non-contract terms.[20] He began training with former club Port Vale in January 2012,[21] and joined on non-contract terms on 14 February.[22] He went on to play 15 games for the "Valiants" in 2011–12, but was not offered a new contract.[23]

He signed with Conference North club FC Halifax Town in July 2012.[24] He moved up a division when he joined Stockport County in February 2013, again on non-contract terms.[25] He scored his first goal for the "Hatters", a 30 yard strike, in 4–1 defeat to Mansfield Town at Field Mill.[26] He played 11 games as County were relegated out of the Conference National in 2012–13.

After being released from Stockport,[27] he then returned to the Halifax Town on the back of their promotion to the Conference National. He made 39 appearances in the 2013–14 campaign, helping the club to qualify for the play-off semi-finals, where they were beaten by Cambridge United.[28]

International career[edit]

Although born in England, Marshall has represented Ireland under 19's. He was called up to the England under-20 team for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.[29]

Statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014.
Season Club Division League National Cup League Cup Other[30] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008–09[31] Manchester City Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[31] Blackpool (loan) Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09[31] Port Vale (loan) League Two 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2009–10[32] Manchester City Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[32] Aberdeen (loan) Scottish Premier League 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[33] Walsall League One 18 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 22 1
Total 18 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 22 1
2011–12[34] Rochdale League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[35] Droylsden Conference North 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 1
Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 1
2011–12[34] Port Vale League Two 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Total 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2012–13[35] FC Halifax Town Conference North 19 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 24 1
2013–14[35] Conference National 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 19 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 24 1
2012–13[36] Stockport County Conference National 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2013–14[37] FC Halifax Town Conference Premier 37 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 39 2
2014–15[38] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 37 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 39 2
Career total 136 7 6 0 1 0 7 0 150 7

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Profile". rochdaleafc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Marshall loaned to Blackpool". Manchester City F.C. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Jim Cassell's views on Marshall and McDonald". Manchester City F.C. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "City sign up six". Manchester Evening News. 17 May 2007. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Transfer Latest". Blackpool F.C. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  7. ^ Canavan, Steve (29 January 2009). "Seasiders sign City midfielder". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Marshall Looks To Impress". Blackpool F.C. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  9. ^ "Report – Crystal Palace vs Blackpool". Blackpool F.C. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  10. ^ "Vale snap up Man City youngster". BBC SPORT. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 
  11. ^ "Marshall surprised by Vale move". BBC SPORT. 8 March 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  12. ^ "Chesterfield 2–1 Port Vale". BBC. 28 March 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  13. ^ "Dons secure loan signing Marshall". BBC Sport. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Dundee Utd 0–1 Aberdeen". BBC SPORT. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  15. ^ "Walsall complete deal for Man City's Paul Marshall". BBC Sport. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Andy Butler signs new contract at Walsall". BBC Sport. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  17. ^ Cox, Aaron (27 July 2011). "Trialists must up their game: Eyre". Rochdale Observer. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Marshall Signs". rochdaleafc.co.uk. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Rochdale 0 - 0 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  20. ^ Shaw, Steve (18 February 2012). "Port Vale: Marshall eager to impress during second spell". The Sentinel. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Port Vale: Vale can keep up with play-off race, says Grew". The Sentinel. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Port Vale sign Shuker and Marshall on non-contract terms". BBC Sport. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  23. ^ "Contracts latest". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  24. ^ Gilchrist, Kelly (29 July 2012). "Duo Handed Deals". halifaxafc.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  25. ^ "Stockport County sign Greg McDermott & Paul Marshall". 26 February 2013. 10 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  26. ^ "Mansfield 4 - 1 Stockport". BBC Sport. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  27. ^ "Bogie: We won't be held to ransom by players on new deals". Manchester Evening News. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  28. ^ Osborne, Chris (4 May 2014). "Cambridge 2 - 0 Halifax Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  29. ^ England WC squad announcement
  30. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  31. ^ a b c "Games played by Paul Marshall in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Paul Marshall in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Paul Marshall in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Paul Marshall in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  35. ^ a b c "Profile". soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Paul Marshall in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Paul Marshall in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Paul Marshall in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 

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