Danny Blanchett

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Danny Blanchett
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Blanchett in 2010
Personal information
Full name Daniel William Blanchett[1]
Date of birth (1987-05-06) 6 May 1987 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Wembley, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chelmsford City
Youth career
2002–2004 Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Northwood 0 (0)
2004–2005 Hendon 7 (0)
2005–2006 Harrow Borough
2006–2007 Cambridge City 33 (1)
2006 Harrow Borough (loan)
2007–2010 Peterborough United 7 (1)
2009 Stevenage Borough (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Hereford United (loan) 13 (0)
2010 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 11 (0)
2010–2011 Crewe Alexandra 39 (0)
2011–2012 Burton Albion 14 (0)
2012–2013 York City 4 (0)
2013 Cambridge City 17 (0)
2013–2016 Havant & Waterlooville 68 (3)
2016– Chelmsford City 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:08, 29 December 2016 (UTC).

Daniel William "Danny" Blanchett (born 6 May 1987) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League South club Chelmsford City.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Wembley, London,[1] Blanchett started his career with the Queens Park Rangers youth system, where he played from 2002 to 2004.[2] He trialled with Wigan Athletic and Wycombe Wanderers before signing for Isthmian League Premier Division Northwood at the start of the 2004–05 season.[2] After failing to make any appearances he joined Isthmian League Premier Division rivals Hendon in December 2004, making seven appearances before the end of the season.[2][3]

Blanchett signed for Harrow Borough in the summer of 2005, and having scored 1 goal in 33 appearances signed for Cambridge City of the Conference South on 3 March 2006.[2][4][5] However, he returned to Harrow as injury cover later in the same month, making one appearance during a loan spell.[2][4] He finished 2005–06 with 10 appearances and 1 goal for City.[6]

He was a regular for City throughout 2006–07, however a challenge by a Newport County player cracked Blanchett's calcaneus.[7] Spending months on the sidelines, he finally returned to fitness after some light therapy sessions.[7]

Peterborough United[edit]

Blanchett had a two-week trial at Liverpool starting in February 2007 and the Premier League club considered a transfer for the player, who was rated between £25,000 and £50,000.[8] Having made 24 appearances for City in 2006–07,[9] Blanchett was signed by League Two club Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee on 19 March 2007.[10] His debut came on 9 April 2007 as an 89th-minute substitute for George Boyd in a 2–0 home win over Mansfield Town.[11] His first goal for the club came on his third appearance with a 22-yard shot, playing the second half of a 3–3 home draw with Rochdale on 5 May 2007.[11][12]

The 2007–08 season saw him make his first start for the club, in a 9 October 2007 Football League Trophy tie with Milton Keynes Dons at Stadium mk.[citation needed] Milton Keynes won 3–1. He made his first league start against Macclesfield Town on 23 February 2008.[citation needed] He was deputising for Jamie Day, who had injured his back before kick-off, Peterborough winning 3–0.[citation needed] Indeed, he made just two appearances for the promotion-winning League Two team that season and was placed on the transfer list in May 2008.[13] He made just three League One appearances and also played one FA Cup match in 2008–09, before again being transfer listed in May 2009.[14]

In July 2009, he joined Port Vale for pre-season training.[15] He played 90 minutes for Vale in what turned out to be a pre-season friendly defeat, Vale losing 1–0 to Biddulph Victoria of the Midland Football Alliance.[16] On 7 August 2009, Blanchett joined Conference Premier club Stevenage Borough on a one-month loan,[17] but did not make any first-team appearances.[18] Blanchett joined League Two club Hereford United on 17 September 2009 on loan,[19] making his debut two days later in a 2–0 victory at home to Accrington Stanley.[20] He was played out of position at centre-back, but following the game said "Centre-back isn't my usual position - I've played left back all my life - but I find it quite comfortable".[21] He stayed on loan with Hereford until December 2010, making 16 appearances.[20]

In January 2010, he joined Conference Premier club AFC Wimbledon on loan until the end of the season.[22][23] He finished the loan with 12 appearances[24] and after returning to Peterborough was released on 30 April 2010.[25]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

He signed a one-year contract with League Two club Crewe Alexandra on 23 July 2010 after a successful trial.[26][27] Despite making 44 appearances in 2010–11,[28] he was released by Crewe on 12 May 2011.[29]

Burton Albion[edit]

Following his release by Crewe, Blanchett began training with Championship club Derby County at the start of July 2011.[30] He signed for Burton Albion of League Two on 30 July 2011 on a one-year contract.[31] He was released on 8 May 2012[32] after making 16 appearances in 2011–12.[33]

York City[edit]

Blanchett playing for York City in 2012

Blanchett signed for newly promoted League Two club York City on 2 July 2012 on a one-year contract.[34] He made his debut in York's 2–2 draw away to Morecambe on 21 August 2012.[35] Having made four appearances for York, he was released by the club on 24 January 2013 after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.[36]

Later career[edit]

On 30 January 2013, Blanchett returned to Cambridge City, now playing in the Southern League Premier Division, on non-contract terms for the remainder of 2012–13.[37]

Blanchett signed for Conference South club Havant & Waterlooville on 26 June 2013.[38]

On 27 May 2016, Blanchett become new manager Rod Stringer's first recruit, alongside fellow former Havant & Waterlooville teammate Shamir Mullings, for National League South club Chelmsford City.[39]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 December 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hendon 2004–05[3] Isthmian League Premier Division 7 0 7 0
Cambridge City 2005–06[6] Conference South 10 1 10 1
2006–07[9] Conference South 23 0 1 0 0 0 24 0
Total 33 1 1 0 0 0 34 1
Peterborough United 2006–07[11] League Two 3 1 3 1
2007–08[40] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
2008–09[41] League One 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2009–10[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 1
Stevenage Borough (loan) 2009–10[18] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0
Hereford United (loan) 2009–10[20] League Two 13 0 2 0 1[a] 0 16 0
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2009–10[24] Conference Premier 11 0 1[b] 0 12 0
Crewe Alexandra 2010–11[28] League Two 39 0 1 0 2 0 2[a] 0 44 0
Burton Albion 2011–12[33] League Two 14 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 16 0
York City 2012–13[35] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Cambridge City 2012–13[42] Southern League Premier Division 17 0 1[c] 0 18 0
Havant & Waterlooville 2013–14[43] Conference South 35 2 2 0 10[d] 0 47 2
2014–15[43] Conference South 19 1 1 0 8[e] 0 28 1
2015–16[43] National League South 14 0 5 0 6[f] 1 25 1
Total 68 3 8 0 24 1 100 4
Chelmsford City 2016–17[44] National League South 16 0 0 0 2[g] 0 18 0
Career total 229 5 14 0 2 0 33 1 278 6
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance in Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup
  4. ^ Four appearances in Hampshire Senior Cup, six in FA Trophy
  5. ^ Two appearances in Hampshire Senior Cup, three in Portsmouth Senior Cup, three in FA Trophy
  6. ^ Three appearances in Hampshire Senior Cup, two appearances in FA Trophy, one appearance and one goal in Portsmouth Senior Cup
  7. ^ One appearance in Essex Senior Cup, one in FA Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e "Career history". Up The Posh!. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Former staff – Danny Blanchett". Hendon F.C. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Daniel Blanchett". Harrow Borough F.C. Archived from the original on 1 May 2006. 
  5. ^ "Blanchett off to Cambridge". Harrow Borough F.C. 3 March 2006. Archived from the original on 27 May 2006. 
  6. ^ a b "Season 2005–06". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Danny Blanchett turns professional". EastWest Studios. 2007. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Reds to make Blanchett decision". BBC Sport. 5 March 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Season 2006–07". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Posh sign Cambridge City defender". BBC Sport. 19 March 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c "Games played by Danny Blanchett in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Peterborough 3–3 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 5 May 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Newton put on Posh transfer list". BBC Sport. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Posh sign Stockport winger Rowe". BBC Sport. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Port Vale: Adams warning for young keeper". The Sentinel. Stoke. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Vale defeated by non-league Vics". BBC Sport. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Blanchett joins Stevenage on short term-loan". Peterborough United F.C. 7 August 2009. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "Stevenage player: Danny Blanchett profile". BoroGuide. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Hereford bring in three on loan". BBC Sport. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  20. ^ a b c d "Games played by Danny Blanchett in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Hereford signing happy to adjust". BBC Sport. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "AFC Wimbledon former senior squad". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
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  24. ^ a b Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 26–27. ISBN 978-1-869833-68-8. 
  25. ^ "Forward pair part of Peterborough plans for future". BBC Sport. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  26. ^ "Crewe sign defenders Danny Blanchett and Adam Dugdale". BBC Sport. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  27. ^ "Defender Danny Blanchett offered Crewe Alexandra trial". BBC Sport. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Danny Blanchett in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  29. ^ "Crewe Alexandra announce retain list". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 12 May 2011. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. 
  30. ^ "Riggott handed chance of Rams return". Derby Evening Telegraph. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  31. ^ "Burton Albion sign ex-Crewe Alex man Danny Blanchett". BBC Sport. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  32. ^ "Burton's Jack Dyer signs deal but Gurrieri is released". BBC Sport. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Danny Blanchett in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  34. ^ "York City sign defender Danny Blanchett". BBC Sport. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  35. ^ a b "Games played by Danny Blanchett in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  36. ^ "Danny Blanchett leaves club". York City F.C. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. [dead link]
  37. ^ Taylor, Mark (30 January 2013). "City return for Blanchett". Cambridge News. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. 
  38. ^ "Blanchett joins Hawks". Pitchero Non League. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  39. ^ Hatley, Scott (27 May 2016). "Mullings and Blanchett become Stringer's first new signings". Chelmsford City F.C. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Danny Blanchett in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Danny Blanchett in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  42. ^ "2012–13". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  43. ^ a b c "Total appearances by player: Daniel Blanchett". Havant & Waterlooville F.C. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
    "Total appearances by player: Daniel Blanchett". Havant & Waterlooville F.C. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  44. ^ "The team: Daniel Blanchett: 2016/17 season". Chelmsford City F.C. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

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