Glenn Poole

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Glenn Poole
Personal information
Full name Glenn Stephen Poole[1]
Date of birth (1981-02-03) 3 February 1981 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Barking, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Thurrock
Youth career
1997–1999 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Yeovil Town 19 (0)
2001 Bath City (loan) 1 (0)
2002–2004 Ford United 80 (33)
2004–2005 Thurrock 25 (12)
2005–2007 Grays Athletic 75 (19)
2007 Rochdale (loan) 6 (0)
2007–2009 Brentford 71 (19)
2009 Grays Athletic 15 (2)
2010 AFC Wimbledon 17 (3)
2010–2011 Barnet 10 (1)
2011 Braintree Town ? (?)
2011 Thurrock ? (?)
2011–2015 Billericay Town ? (?)
2015 Canvey Island 25 (2)
2015–2016 Billericay Town ? (?)
2016– Thurrock 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:43, 20 May 2016 (UTC).

Glenn Stephen Poole (born 3 February 1981) is an English footballer who is a player/coach at Thurrock in the Isthmian League Division One North.

Career[edit]

Poole, a left winger who can also play in central midfield, started his career as a junior at Tottenham Hotspur. He was not offered a professional deal at White Hart Lane and after being released he joined Yeovil Town. Poole failed to establish himself at Huish Park and, after a loan spell at Bath City, he dropped down inton non-League to sign for Ford United (who went on to change their name to Redbridge). His impressive goalscoring record at Ford (averaging over one goal every three games from midfield) caught the attention of Conference South side Thurrock whom he signed for in July 2004. After a season at Thurrock, he then moved to their local rivals Grays Athletic, in 2005. Poole played 75 league games for Grays, scoring 19 goals in the process.

Poole was signed by new Brentford manager Terry Butcher on 19 May 2007 on a free transfer in a two-year deal. Brentford beat off competition from several other clubs for Poole's signature. He had a very successful first season, ending as Brentford's top goalscorer, despite playing in midfield. In addition, his volley against Wycombe Wanderers on Boxing day 2007 earned Poole the "Goal of the Season" award.

His second season at Brentford was less successful, as he lost his place in the team to Sam Wood from December 2008. Poole was released at the end of the 2008–09 season.

On 12 January 2010, Poole signed for AFC Wimbledon until the end of the 2009–10 season.[2] He was released by AFC Wimbledon at the end of the season. He signed for League Two club Barnet on 14 June 2010 and scored on his debut at Chesterfield on the opening day of the season.[3] Poole was released by Barnet on 31 January 2011,[4] and subsequently joined Conference South club Braintree Town on 3 February 2011. However, he left the club on 30 June after, turning down a new contract offer,[5] and rejoined Thurrock for the start of the 2011–12 season.

He signed for Billericay Town in December 2011.[6] Here he claimed another trophy as Billericay won the Isthmian League Premier Division that season. He had a more central role for the club in midfield. He scored six goals in 22 appearances in the 2011–12 season for Billericay Town. In the 2013–14 campaign, after the transfer of Rob Swaine to Bromley, Poole became the captain of Billericay. He left Billericay in the summer of 2015 and joined local rivals Canvey Island,[7] making 30 appearances in all competitions before leaving in December 2015.

Honours[edit]

Grays Athletic
Brentford
Billericay Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "AFC Wimbledon secure Glenn Poole move". BBC Sport. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chesterfield 2–1 Barnet". BBC News. 7 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Barnet – News – Latest News – Latest News – POOLE'S CONTRACT TERMINATED". 2 February 2011. Archived from the original on 2 February 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Midfielder Glenn Poole leaves Braintree Town". BBC Sport. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "New signing – Glen Poole". Billericay Town F.C. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Glenn Poole Signs For The Gulls!". Canvey Island FC. 1 June 2015. 

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