Gary Liddle

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Gary Liddle
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Liddle playing for Notts County in 2012
Personal information
Full name Gary Daniel Liddle
Date of birth (1986-06-15) 15 June 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current team
Carlisle United
Number 28
Youth career
Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
2006–2012 Hartlepool United 247 (18)
2012–2014 Notts County 78 (4)
2014–2016 Bradford City 61 (3)
2016–2017 Chesterfield 41 (1)
2017– Carlisle United 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:08, 05 February 2017 (UTC).

Gary Daniel Liddle (born 15 June 1986) is an English footballer, who plays as a midfielder or defender for Carlisle United.

Career[edit]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Liddle began his career with hometown side Middlesbrough. He was a regular in the academy sides and won the 2003–04 FA Youth Cup alongside the likes of David Wheater, Tony McMahon and Adam Johnson. Although he was handed a professional contract, he was not able to break into the first team.

Hartlepool United[edit]

In August 2006, Liddle joined nearby League Two side Hartlepool United. His ability to play in a number of positions across defence and midfield made him an attractive proposition and boss Danny Wilson was delighted to be able to prise him away from The Riverside Stadium. Liddle won the player of the season award for the 2006–07 season.[1]

On 13 August 2011, while playing in a home league match against Walsall, Liddle suffered an injury, as his zygomatic bone became fractured in two places. He was able to complete the match, which ended in a 1–1 draw. However, he was sidelined afterwards. For his return to playing, he wore a protective mask.[2]

On 19 May 2012, it was announced that Liddle was released from Hartlepool United after 6 years, causing many fans to question the club's leadership.

Notts County[edit]

In June 2012 Liddle signed for Notts County on a two-year contract. Liddle stated that it was Keith Curle's desire to manage in the Championship that played a big part in the switch. "Keith wants wants to manage in the Championship with Notts. That's why I came here. Hopefully I can help him do that".[3] He wore the number 8 shirt for the 2012–13 season. Before the start of the season Liddle admitted there was a challenge to earn a first team spot. "It's the most competitive squad I've ever been in, If I get the shirt I will have to play well to keep it and if I'm not in the team I'll have to work even harder in training to get in there."[4]

He made his competitive debut for the club in a 2–1 victory over Crewe partnering Dean Leacock in the centre of defence.[5] Liddle made a good start to his career at Notts County and was awarded the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for September, continuing to play at centre back, he ensured County remained unbeaten in that month.[6]

Liddle made his final and 46th league appearance of the season against Coventry. It meant he had played every minute of the 2012–13 season equaling a record last set by County's Pedro Richards 30 years ago. He then won four awards at the clubs' end of season award ceremony. Including; The Manager’s Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Fans’ Player of the Year and the Supporters’ Club Player of the Year.[7]

Bradford City[edit]

On 9 June 2014, Liddle signed for Bradford City on a one-year deal with the option of an additional year.[8] Liddle made his debut for the club on 9 August, in a 3–2 win against Coventry City at Valley Parade.[9]

Chesterfield[edit]

Liddle signed for Chesterfield on 1 February 2016, transfer deadline day, for an undisclosed fee.[10] He was named the club's captain. Liddle was sent off in his third appearance for the 'Spireites', on 16 February 2016 in an away game to Colchester United for an 18th minute foul.[11] Liddle scored his first goal for the club on 13 August 2016, scoring the first in a 3-1 victory over Swindon Town, heading into an empty net after a Ched Evans free kick was saved.[12]

Carlisle United[edit]

On 13 January 2017, Liddle joined Carlisle United on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee, where he was re-united with his former manager Keith Curle.

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 December 2016.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hartlepool United 2006–07[13] League Two 42 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 47 4
2007–08[14] League One 41 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 47 3
2008–09[15] League One 43 0 5 1 3 0 1 0 52 1
2009–10[16] League One 40 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 44 3
2010–11[17] League One 42 6 4 0 2 0 3 0 51 6
2011–12[18] League One 39 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 42 4
Total 247 18 15 2 12 0 9 1 283 21
Notts County 2012–13[19] League One 46 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 51 0
2013–14[20] League One 32 4 1 0 1 0 3 0 37 4
Total 78 4 4 0 1 0 5 0 88 4
Bradford City 2014–15[21] League One 41 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 50 1
2015–16[22] League One 20 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 26 3
Total 61 3 11 1 3 0 1 0 76 4
Chesterfield 2015–16[23] League One 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2016–17[24] League One 26 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 31 1
Total 41 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 46 1
Carlisle United 2016–17[25] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 403 24 29 2 16 0 16 1 464 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your Vote: Player Of The Season". Vital Hartlepool. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Gary Liddle return delayed – Pools boss Mick Wadsworth". BBC Sport. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Notts County seal deal for Hartlepool's Gary Liddle". BBC Sport. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Liddle-face-biggest-fight-career/story-16725981-detail/story.html
  5. ^ "Crewe 1 Notts County 2". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Robin van Persie leads the way in monthly PFA Fans' awards". Sky Sports. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  7. ^ "Liddle Sweeps Up At Awards Night". Notts County Official Site. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Bradford City sign Gary Liddle as Nathan Doyle exits" BBC Sport. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Bradford City 3–2 Coventry City" BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Gary Liddle, Connor Dimaio and Tom Anderson join Chesterfield" BBC Sport. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Colchester United 1-1 Chesterfield" BBC Sport. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Chesterfield 3-1 Swindon Town" BBC Sport. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Gary Liddle in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 

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