Scott Dobie

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Scott Dobie
Personal information
Full name Robert Scott Dobie[1]
Date of birth (1978-10-10) 10 October 1978 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Workington, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1995–1996 Carlisle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Carlisle United 136 (26)
1998 Clydebank (loan) 6 (0)
2001–2004 West Bromwich Albion 110 (22)
2004–2005 Millwall 16 (3)
2005–2008 Nottingham Forest 41 (3)
2008–2010 Carlisle United 84 (12)
2010–2011 St Johnstone 4 (0)
2011 Bradford City (loan) 13 (0)
2012 York City 0 (0)
Total 410 (66)
National team
2002 Scotland 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:43, 28 September 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:43, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Robert Scott Dobie (born 10 October 1978), known as Scott Dobie, is a footballer who plays as a striker, but is currently unattached.

Although born in England, Dobie has played for Scotland at international level. He has previously played for Carlisle United, Clydebank, West Bromwich Albion, Millwall, Nottingham Forest, St. Johnstone, Bradford City and York City.

Club career[edit]

Carlisle United[edit]

Born in Workington, Cumbria, Dobie joined Carlisle United as an apprentice in June 1995, turning professional on 10 May 1997.[1][2] While at Carlisle, it was Dobie's goalbound header that was parried into the path of Carlisle goalkeeper Jimmy Glass, who scored with the last kick of the final game of the 1998–99 season, preserving Carlisle's Football League status and relegating Scarborough.[3] During 2000–01, Dobie attracted interest from other clubs, with Carlisle manager Ian Atkins claiming that the player could be worth as much as £2 million in the transfer market.[4]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

Dobie was transferred to West Bromwich Albion on 6 July 2001 for an initial £150,000 fee, with another £50,000 being paid once he reached 25 appearances for his new club.[5] He made his Albion début against Walsall on 11 August 2001. His first goal for the club came on 22 August 2001 in a League Cup tie at Cambridge United, when he lobbed the opposition goalkeeper from 30 yards out.[6] He enjoyed an impressive September, scoring his first league goal for Albion in a 4–0 win over Manchester City, and thus commencing a scoring streak of eight goals in seven games. However he struggled to find the net after that, not scoring again until February. Nonetheless, he finished the season as the club's top scorer with 11 league goals, 13 in total. His performances helped Albion get promoted to the Premier League in 2001–02.

In the summer he handed in a transfer request, reportedly because he wanted a wage increase after breaking into the Scotland national side.[7] Albion refused to sell the player however, and eventually Dobie was rewarded with an improved four-year contract.[8] Dobie was Albion's first Premier League substitute when he replaced Danny Dichio in the opening game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.[9] He scored just five times in Albion's first Premiership season, although his strike against Tottenham Hotspur on 8 December 2002 was named 'Goal of the Week' by the BBC Sport website.[10] Albion were relegated, but Dobie again won promotion with them in 2003–04, helping the club bounce back to the top-flight at the first attempt.

Millwall[edit]

With the likes of Kanu and Robert Earnshaw ahead of him in the West Brom pecking order, Dobie struggled to gain first team action at the start of 2004–05, and on 8 November 2004 moved to Millwall in a deal worth "up to" £750,000.[11] Owing to a sell-on clause, his former club Carlisle received at least £37,500 from the deal.[12]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 25 February 2005 he joined Nottingham Forest in a £525,000 move from Millwall, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.[13] His Forest career got off to a slow start, as he scored only one goal in 12 appearances. He then started to find his form, but a series of injuries, including a hip injury that required ground-breaking surgery in America, checked his progress, meaning he scored just two goals in the 2005–06 season.

At the start of the 2006–07 season new manager Colin Calderwood expressed his faith in Dobie and said his career was safe at Forest.[citation needed] But injury again slowed his progress, after suffering a thigh injury on his comeback game, forcing him down the pecking order behind Grant Holt, Junior Agogo and Nathan Tyson. Most of Dobie's appearances in 2006–07 were from the substitutes' bench. His only goal that season came in the 2006–07 League One play off semi-final against Yeovil. His header from a corner, put Forest 3–1 up in the tie, but they ended up losing 5–4 on aggegrate after extra time.[14]

Dobie began the 2007–08 campaign as a lone striker against Bournemouth but was quickly dropped to the bench, and then cut from the matchday squad altogether, although he returned as a substitute in Forest's 2–0 win at Port Vale.

Return to Carlisle[edit]

On 23 January 2008, Dobie returned to Carlisle United, now in League One, where he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract after moving for a nominal fee.[15] He was on the losing side in a play-off semi-final for the second year running when Carlisle were defeated 3–2 on aggregate by Leeds United, whose team included Dobie's half-cousin Paul Huntington.[16][17] Dobie received the first red card of his career in a 0–0 draw against Leyton Orient in August 2008.[18]

St. Johnstone[edit]

Dobie signed for Scottish Premier League club St. Johnstone on a one-year contract in May 2010.[19] Dobie had previously played alongside Saints manager Derek McInnes at West Brom.[19] He played just four games for the Scottish outfit. Dobie signed for League Two side Bradford City in February 2011 on a loan deal until the end of the season.

York City[edit]

After more than a year without a club, Dobie signed for newly promoted League Two club York City on a three-month contract on 30 August 2012.[20] However, he was released a month later on 28 September 2012 after failing to break into the team.[21]

International carer[edit]

Despite being born in England, Dobie was represented at international level by Scotland.[22] He made his debut in a 4–1 defeat away to South Korea on 16 May 2002, in which he scored Scotland's only goal.[22] He was capped six times by Scotland, all of these coming during 2002.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 23 April 2011.
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Carlisle United 1996–97[23] Third Division 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1997–98[24] Second Division 23 0 1 0 4 0 2[a] 0 30 0
1998–99[25] Third Division 33 6 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 37 6
1999–2000[26] Third Division 34 7 1 0 0 0 3[a] 0 38 7
2000–01[27] Third Division 44 11 3 2 2 0 0 0 49 13
Total 136 26 5 2 8 0 7 0 156 28
Clydebank (loan) 1998–99[25] Scottish First Division 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
West Bromwich Albion 2001–02[28] First Division 43 11 4 0 3 2 50 13
2002–03[29] FA Premier League 31 5 2 0 1 0 34 5
2003–04[30] First Division 31 5 1 0 5 2 37 7
2004–05[31] FA Premier League 5 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
Total 110 22 7 0 10 4 127 26
Millwall 2004–05[31] Championship 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 3
Nottingham Forest 2004–05[31] Championship 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
2005–06[32] League One 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
2006–07[33] League One 19 0 4 0 0 0 3[b] 1 26 1
2007–08[34] League One 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 41 3 4 0 1 0 3 1 49 4
Carlisle United 2007–08[34] League One 15 4 0 0 0 0 2[c] 0 17 4
2008–09[35] League One 30 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 33 3
2009–10[36] League One 39 5 4 0 3 2 5[a] 3 51 10
Total 84 12 6 0 4 2 7 3 101 17
St. Johnstone 2010–11[37] Scottish Premier League 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Bradford City (loan) 2010–11[37] League Two 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
York City 2012–13[38] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 410 66 22 2 24 7 17 4 473 79
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two appearances and one goal in League One play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in League One play-offs

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Scotland[22] 2002 6 1
Total 6 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 68. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  3. ^ Metcalf, Rupert (10 May 1999). "Carlisle raise a Glass to survival – Carlisle United 2 Plymouth Argyle 1". The Independent (London). Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Dobie worth the dough". BBC Sport. 1 December 2000. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dobie makes Baggies move". BBC Sport. 6 July 2001. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Collins, Sid (23 August 2001). "Cambridge 1 Albion 1 – match report". WBAunofficial.com. Retrieved 22 May 2007. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Dobie going nowhere". BBC Sport. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dobie signs new deal". BBC Sport. 9 August 2002. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Man Utd vs WBA". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 17 August 2002. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Goal of the week". BBC Sport. 9 December 2002. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Lions pip Preston in Dobie chase". BBC Sport. 8 November 2004. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Cumbrians benefit from Dobie sale". BBC Sport. 11 November 2004. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Striker Dobie seals Forest move". BBC Sport. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Sinnott, John (18 May 2007). "Nottm Forest 2–5 Yeovil". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Dobie leaves Forest for Carlisle". BBC Sport. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  16. ^ Sanghera, Mandeep (15 May 2008). "Carlisle 0–2 Leeds (agg 2–3)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  17. ^ Anderson, David (15 May 2008). "Leeds defender Huntington haunted by Carlisle hate mob". Daily Mirror (London). Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  18. ^ Williams, Bob (24 August 2008). "Carlisle United's Scott Dobie plans appeal against red card". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Scott Dobie agrees loan deal with St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Clarke Carlisle, Scott Dobie and Charlie Taylor join York City". BBC Sport. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  21. ^ Flett, Dave (28 September 2012). "Scott Dobie released by York City". The Press (York). Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  22. ^ a b c d "Scott Dobie". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Scott Dobie in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  31. ^ a b c "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Scott Dobie in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

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