Robert Hall (footballer)

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Robert Hall
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Warming up for West Ham United, 2011
Personal information
Full name Robert Kieran Dennis Hall[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Aylesbury, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[3]
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2010 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 West Ham United 4 (0)
2011 Oxford United (loan) 9 (5)
2011 Oxford United (loan) 4 (0)
2012 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013 Birmingham City (loan) 13 (0)
2013 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
2013– Bolton Wanderers 22 (1)
National team
2008–2009 England U16 6 (1)
2009–2010 England U17 16 (8)
2011 England U18 1 (0)
2011–2012 England U19 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:15, 3 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Robert Kieran Dennis Hall (born 20 October 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers. Hall plays as a forward or on the wing,[4] During his time as a young player at West Ham, Hall spent time on loan at Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers before finally signing for Bolton on a permanent basis.

Club career[edit]

West Ham United[edit]

Hall began his career with West Ham United in 2001[5] and signed his first professional contract in October 2010.[6] Hall was given squad number 46 for the 2011–12 season and was an unused substitute for West Ham's League Cup defeat by Aldershot Town in August 2011.[7] In September he signed a one-month loan deal with Oxford United,[8] later extended by a further month.[9] He made his debut on 13 September against Dagenham & Redbridge, scoring the only goal in a 1–0 victory,[10] the first of six goals in his ten appearances in all competitions. West Ham recalled Hall on 31 October as cover for injured players. He did not, however, feature for them and returned to Oxford on a one-month loan on 16 November.[11] Hall played four games for Oxford during his second loan spell, without scoring, before being recalled by West Ham on 21 December.[12] He made his West Ham debut on 31 December in a 2–1 away defeat to Derby County, coming on in the 79th minute as a substitute for Papa Bouba Diop.[13] In March 2012 Hall signed on loan for League One club Milton Keynes Dons until the end of the 2011–12 season.[14] He was West Ham's Academy Player of the Season for 2011–12.[15]

Hall played once for West Ham in the Premier League and twice in the League Cup in the 2012–13 season before joining Championship club Birmingham City on loan in November.[16]

Loan to Birmingham[edit]

Hall made his Birmingham debut away at Derby County. After an hour, he made a pacy run down the centre and was fouled as he entered the penalty area. Marlon King converted the penalty for Birmingham's equaliser, but they lost 3–2.[17] He provided the assists for both of Curtis Davies's goals in the 2–1 defeat of Barnsley in December.[18] West Ham declined to allow Hall to play for Birmingham in the FA Cup,[19] but were prepared to extend his loan for a further month, to be reviewed on a monthly basis.[20] He made seven assists from thirteen Championship appearances before returning to West Ham for assessment of a groin problem, and underwent surgery on a hernia a few days before his loan formally ended on 16 March.[21][22]

Loan to Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 28 March 2013, he was loaned out by West Ham again, this time for a month initially to link up with Bolton Wanderers.[23] He made only one appearance, starting against Blackpool in a 2–2 draw on the last day of the season. He started the game but was replaced by substitute Marvin Sordell after 37 minutes when Bolton were 2–0 down.[24]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Following his contract at West Ham expiring, Hall signed for Bolton permanently on 1 July 2013, signing a three-year contract.[25] In August 2013, the Professional Football Compensation Committee set Hall's transfer fee as an initial £450,000 with additional fees payable upon certain conditions occurring. West Ham would also be due 20% of any profit made by Bolton should Hall be transferred.[26] He made his second début on 6 August as he started in Bolton's 3–1 League Cup away win against Shrewsbury Town. He scored the first goal of the game, his first for Bolton.[27]

International career[edit]

Hall has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels and was a member of the team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Liechtenstein.[6][28][29] His under-19 debut came on 10 November 2011 when he appeared as a substitute for Harry Kane and scored the only goal in a victory against Denmark under-19 at the Amex Stadium.[30]

Personal life[edit]

Hall attended The Grange School, Aylesbury.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 2011–12[32] Championship 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13[33] Premier League 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Total 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Oxford United (loan) 2011–12[32] League Two 13 5 0 0 0 0 1[a] 1 14 6
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2011–12[32] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2012–13[33] Championship 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Bolton Wanderers (loan) 2012–13[33] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bolton Wanderers 2013–14[34] Championship 22 1 0 0 2 1 24 2
Total 23 1 0 0 2 1 25 1
Career total 55 6 1 0 4 1 1 1 61 8
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Temporary Transfers of Players under Written Contract Between 01/03/2012 and 31/03/2012" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda & Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 551. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile: Robert Hall". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rob Hall". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hall signs". www.whufc.com. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Hall aiming higher". www.whufc.com. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "West Ham 1–2 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Hall heading to Oxford". www.whufc.com. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Oxford United agree Robert Hall loan extension". BBC Sport. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Dag & Red 0–1 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "West Ham striker Robert Hall returns to Oxford United". BBC Sport. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Hall recalled". www.whufc.com. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Derby 2–1 West Ham United FT". www.whufc.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Loanee update". www.whufc.com. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Hall's season to remember". West Ham United F.C. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Hall-mark of quality". Birmingham City F.C. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  17. ^ Tattum, Colin (24 November 2012). "Derby 3 Birmingham City 2". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Barnsley 1–2 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  19. ^ Bradley, Paul (4 January 2013). "Birmingham City hope to keep Robert Hall beyond January". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  20. ^ Walker, Andy (8 January 2013). "Hall loan boost". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  21. ^ Tattum, Colin (16 March 2013). "Robert Hall ends loan spell at Blues with glowing tribute from Lee Clark". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  22. ^ "The Big Interview – Rob Hall". West Ham United F.C. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  23. ^ http://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/article/hall-signs-on-loan-28.3.13-739224.aspx Hall signs on loan
  24. ^ "Bolton 2–2 Blackpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Bolton Wanderers sign Alex Baptiste and Robert Hall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  26. ^ "Hall compensation package set". www.whufc.com. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  27. ^ "Shrewsbury 1–3 Bolton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  28. ^ "Robert Hall". The Football Association. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  29. ^ "Big Day for Hall". www.whufc.com. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  30. ^ "West Ham United's Robert Hall nets England Under-19s winner in Brighton after replacing Tottenham Hotspur team-mate". This Is Local London. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  31. ^ "Grange pupil Hall gets another England call". The Bucks Herald. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  32. ^ a b c "Games played by Robert Hall in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  33. ^ a b c "Games played by Robert Hall in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Robert Hall in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

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