Andy Ferrell

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Andy Ferrell
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Ferrell in 2009
Personal information
Full name Andrew Eric Ferrell[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-09) 9 January 1984 (age 33)[1]
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bedlington Terriers (player-manager)
Youth career
000?–2004 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Watford 0 (0)
2005–2007 Hereford United 52 (2)
2007 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2009 Kidderminster Harriers 69 (2)
2009–2010 York City 22 (1)
2010–2011 Gateshead 36 (3)
2011 Barrow (loan) 8 (2)
2011–2012 Barrow 15 (0)
2012 Blyth Spartans (loan) 7 (1)
2012–2013 Bedlington Terriers
2014–2015 Ashington
2015 Whitley Bay
2015– Bedlington Terriers
Teams managed
2015– Bedlington Terriers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:00, 11 July 2012 (UTC).

Andrew Eric "Andy" Ferrell (born 9 January 1984) is an English footballer. He played in League Two for Hereford United during the 2006–07 season.

Career[edit]

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Ferrell began his career as a trainee in the youth system at hometown club Newcastle United, before signing a professional contract on 5 December 2002.[1] He was released at the end of the 2003–04 season without making an appearance for the first team although he had impressed for the reserve team, scoring 11 goals in 21 starts.[2][3] He signed a one-year contract with Watford on 7 July 2004,[2] where he made two appearances in the League Cup in the 2004–05 season,[1] scoring the winning goal in the first round against Cambridge United.[4] He made no other appearances for Watford and left the club at the end of the season when his contract was not renewed.[5]

After trials at Darlington, Forest Green Rovers and Hereford United,[6] Ferrell signed for Conference National outfit Hereford on 9 August 2005.[1] In his first season with the club, he was a regular in central midfield, making 38 appearances and scoring two goals in all competitions as Hereford reached the 2006 Conference National play-off Final and won promotion to League Two in May 2006.[7] He signed a new one-year contract in April 2006 to keep him at Hereford for the 2006–07 season.[8] In his second season with the club, he was in and out of the starting XI, making 27 league and cup appearances,[9] but scored in the 4–0 win over League One side Port Vale in the FA Cup.[10]

With the return of Ben Smith, his first team opportunities were limited and he was loaned to Conference National team Kidderminster Harriers in March 2007 for the remainder of the 2006–07 season.[11] However, he picked up a groin injury in his first game, which ended his season prematurely.[12] He was released at the end of the season and subsequently signed for Kidderminster on a permanent contract.[13] He made 42 league and cup appearances for Kidderminster in the 2007–08 season and signed a new one-year contract in May 2008.[14][15]

Ferrell playing for Gateshead in 2010

He signed for fellow Conference Premier team York City on 19 May 2009.[16] He made his debut in a 2–1 defeat to Oxford United on 8 August.[17] He scored for York in a 3–2 victory over Tamworth with a shot from outside the penalty area.[18] He scored a penalty kick to give York a 1–0 victory over Corby Town in the FA Trophy third round,[19] which proved to be his final appearance for the club after signing a one-and-a-half year contract for Gateshead on 1 February 2010 for a fee of £3,500,[20][21][22] making his debut on 6 February against Mansfield Town.[23] Ferrell scored his first goal for Gateshead on 9 October in a 3–1 home victory against Tamworth.[24] Having failed to affirm his place in the team he was transfer listed by Gateshead on 20 January 2011.[25]

On 1 March it was announced that Ferrell would join Barrow on a one-month loan on 3 March, after playing for Gateshead reserves in the Durham Challenge Cup the previous day.[26] He made his debut for Barrow on 5 March in a 0-0 draw with York.[27] He scored his first goal for Barrow on 15 March in a 4-2 win away at Southport.[28] Ferrell was released by Gateshead on 4 May 2011 and signed a one-year contract with former club Barrow on 22 June.[29][30] He joined Conference North side Blyth Spartans on a one-month loan on 12 March 2012.[31] Ferrell scored on his debut for Blyth the following day in a 3–3 draw away at Droylsden, and went on to play seven times for the Northumberland club during his loan spell.[32]

Ferrell signed for Northern League Division One side Bedlington Terriers on 10 July 2012.[33] However, he was arrested in September 2012,[34] and in June 2013 he was sentenced to 4 years in prison for his part in a major drug-dealing gang[35] He served two years before being released.[34]

He subsequently signed for Ashington in September 2014,[36] before joining Whitley Bay in March 2015. He was appointed manager of Bedlington in May 2015[37] and was relieved of his duties in September 2016 after overseeing relegation in his first season.[38]

Style of play[edit]

Ferrell is able to play as a central midfielder or left midfielder and his play has been described as being combative.[39][40]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 February 2012.
Club Season League[a] FA Cup League Cup Other[b] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 2004–05[41] 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Hereford United 2005–06[42] 31 2 0 0 7 0 38 2
2006–07[43] 21 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 27 1
Total 52 2 4 1 1 0 8 0 65 3
Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 2006–07[44] 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kidderminster Harriers 2007–08[45] 38 1 2 0 2 0 42 1
2008–09[46] 31 1 3 0 1 0 35 1
Total 70 2 5 0 3 0 78 2
York City 2009–10[47] 22 1 3 0 4 1 29 2
Gateshead 2009–10[48] 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2010–11[49] 20 3 2 0 2 0 24 3
Total 36 3 2 0 2 0 40 3
Barrow (loan) 2010–11[50] 8 2 0 0 0 0 8 2
Barrow 2011–12[51] 15 0 1 0 2 0 18 0
Total 23 2 1 0 2 0 26 2
Blyth Spartans (loan) 2011–12[32] 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Career total 210 11 15 1 3 1 19 1 247 14

Honours[edit]

Hereford United

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League and Football Conference.
  2. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Conference League Cup, FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Mainstream Publishing. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3. 
  2. ^ a b "Ferrell makes Watford move". BBC Sport. 7 July 2004. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Anthony (9 July 2004). "New Hornets signing is talk of the Toon". Watford Observer. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Watford 1–0 Cambridge". BBC Sport. 24 August 2004. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Matthews, Anthony (6 May 2005). "Boothroyd starts reshaping squad". Watford Observer. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Hutchinson, Dave (22 July 2005). "Quakers Ready For Boro Testimonial". ScottishFitba. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Andy Ferrell in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Ferrell signs new Hereford deal". BBC Sport. 4 April 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Andy Ferrell in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Hereford 4–0 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 2 December 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Yates signs Ferrell from Hereford". BBC Sport. 22 March 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Injured Ferrell back at Hereford". BBC Sport. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Harriers sign Hereford midfielder". BBC Sport. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Andy Ferrell in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  15. ^ "Ferrell agrees new Harriers deal". BBC Sport. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "York make first summer signings". BBC Sport. 9 May 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Oxford Utd 2–1 York". BBC Sport. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  18. ^ "Tamworth 2–3 York City". BBC Sport. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  19. ^ "York City 1–0 Corby Town". BBC Sport. 30 January 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  20. ^ Carroll, Steve (1 February 2010). "York City sign Jamie Clarke and Andy Ferrell joins Gateshead". The Press. York. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  21. ^ Bowron, Jeff (1 February 2010). "Gateshead boss Bogie set to sign Andy Ferrell". Evening Chronicle. Newcastle upon Tyne. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  22. ^ Bowron, Jeff (4 February 2010). "Gateshead receive Terriers transfer boost". Evening Chronicle. Newcastle upon Tyne. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  23. ^ Bowron, Jeff (7 February 2010). "Mansfield Town 0–2 Gateshead". Gateshead F.C. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  24. ^ Bowron, Jeff (10 January 2010). "Gateshead 3–1 Tamworth". Gateshead F.C. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  25. ^ "Gateshead transfer list midfielder Andy Ferrell". BBC Sport. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  26. ^ Bowron, Jeff (1 March 2011). "Gateshead sign Rundle on loan". Gateshead F.C. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  27. ^ "Barrow 0–0 York". BBC Sport. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  28. ^ "Southport 2–4 Barrow". BBC Sport. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  29. ^ Bowron, Jeff (4 May 2011). "Gateshead Release Seven". Gateshead F.C. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  30. ^ "Barrow snap up midfielder Andy Ferrell". BBC Sport. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  31. ^ "Spartans Midfield Goes Ferrell". Blyth Spartans A.F.C. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  32. ^ a b "Andy Ferrell profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  33. ^ "Terriers bring in Ferrell". Non-League Daily. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  34. ^ a b Former Newcastle footballer Andy Ferrell talks about losing it all and getting back on track Evening Chronicle, 27 May 2015
  35. ^ "Former Hereford and Kidderminster midfielder Andy Ferrell is jailed for his part in drug gang". Hereford Times. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  36. ^ Ashington sign Stephenson and Ferrell to squad News Post Leader, 22 September 2014
  37. ^ Former Newcastle United trainee Andy Ferrell appointed Bedlington Terriers manager Evening Chronicle, 20 May 2015
  38. ^ "Ferrell leaves Bedlington in 2016". 
  39. ^ "Stoke City: Meet the York City players likely to face Stoke". The Sentinel. Stoke-on-Trent. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  40. ^ "York City's hard tackling midfielder Andy Ferrell backed by manager Martin Foyle". The Press. York. 17 July 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  41. ^ "Watford 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  42. ^ "Hereford 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  43. ^ "Hereford 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  44. ^ "Kidderminster 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  45. ^ "Kidderminster 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  46. ^ "Kidderminster 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  47. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "York 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
    Carroll, Steve (26 October 2009). "York City 2, Bedworth 0 - FA Cup fourth qualifying round". The Press. York. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
    Flett, Dave (14 December 2009). "Hinckley United 0, York City 0 - FA Trophy". The Press. York. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
    "York 3–0 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 26 December 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
    Flett, Dave (21 January 2010). "Newport County 0, York City 0 - FA Trophy". The Press. York. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
    Flett, Dave (27 January 2010). "York City 1, Newport County 0 - FA Trophy replay". The Press. York. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
    Flett, Dave (1 February 2010). "York City 1, Corby Town 0 - FA Trophy". The Press. York. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  48. ^ "Gateshead 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  49. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Gateshead 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
    "FA Cup - fourth qualifying round results and scorers". BBC Sport. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
    "Gateshead 2 Southport 2". The Journal. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
    Bowron, Jeff (12 January 2011). "Southport 0 Gateshead 1". The Journal. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  50. ^ "Barrow 2010/11 Player Appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  51. ^ "Games played by Andy Ferrell in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 

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