Mark Janney

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Mark Janney
Personal information
Full name Mark Janney[1]
Date of birth (1977-12-02) 2 December 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Romford, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1996 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
1997 Brentford (loan) 2 (1)
1997–2005 Dagenham & Redbridge 157 (9)
1999 Braintree Town (loan) 0 (0)
2005 Maldon Town 0 (0)
2005 Heybridge Swifts 8 (0)
2005–2006 Thurrock 25 (2)
2006–2010 A.F.C. Hornchurch 130 (27)
Total 322 (39)
National team
2001 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mark Janney (born 2 December 1977) is an English former football midfielder. He began his career in the youth system at Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and is best remembered for his eight-year spell with Dagenham & Redbridge. He made two Football League appearances during a loan spell at Brentford. He won a cap for England C at international level.

Playing career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Growing up in Romford,[2] Janney was signed by Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur as a schoolboy and worked his way through the club's youth system to the reserve team.[3] He was an unused substitute for the 2–1 1995 FA Youth Cup final first leg win over Manchester United. Though he signed a professional contract in 1996,[4] he failed to make an appearance for the first team and left the club at the end of the 1996–97 season.[5] In 2001, he remarked that he was devastated after his release from Spurs, saying "when you've got your heart set on something and you're told you're not good enough then obviously it hits you. If I'm honest, I knew I was never going to make it at Tottenham. I was in the youth team with Stephen Carr, Luke Young and Stephen Clemence, but it was very hard to get a game with all the pros there".[6]

Brentford (loan)[edit]

Janney signed on loan for Division Two side Brentford in March 1997.[5] His first involvement with the first team came when he was named as a substitute for a league match away to Gillingham on 31 March.[7] With the Bees 1–0 down, captain Jamie Bates suffered an injury after 36 minutes and Janney replaced him to make the first professional appearance of his career.[7] He scored an equaliser with his first touch of the ball in league football and Brentford won the match through a 50th-minute winner from Carl Asaba.[7] Janney started the following game against Shrewsbury Town, but was replaced after 49 minutes by Brian Statham during a 0–0 draw.[7] It proved to be his final appearance for the club.[7]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

After unsuccessful trials at Football League clubs Colchester United and Southend United,[8] Janney signed for Isthmian League Premier Division side Dagenham & Redbridge in September 1997.[2] He had to wait until November to make his debut, which came in an Essex Senior Cup match versus Hornchurch.[2] A hamstring injury wiped out most of his 1998–99 season.[6] Janney won the first silverware of his career during the 1999–00 season, when the Daggers were promoted to the Conference as Isthmian Premier Division champions.[9] Janney won national attention during the 2000–01 season for his part in Dagenham's run to the third round of the FA Cup.[2] He appeared in the 3–1 win over Hayes in the first round proper and scored a 90th-minute winner in a 1–0 win over Division Three side Lincoln City and was subsequently interviewed for Match of the Day.[2] In the third round away to Premier League side Charlton Athletic, Janney assisted Junior McDougald's 42nd-minute goal to put the Daggers 1–0 up, but Charlton forced a replay (which was lost 1–0) through a late equaliser from John Salako.[10] Janney made 39 appearances and scored three goals during the 2000–01 season, as Dagenham finished third in their first season in the Conference.[11] Janney featured in another run to the FA Cup third round during the 2001–02 season, netting in a 3–0 second round replay win over Division Three side Exeter City, a performance he later considered to be one of the best of his career.[8] That win set up a third round home tie against Premier League side Ipswich Town, which was lost 4–1.[12] Janney was a virtual ever-present during the 2001–02 season, making 41 appearances and scoring two goals.[13]

The Daggers reached the FA Cup fourth round during the 2002–03 season,[9] with Janney netting in the winner over Southern League Premier Division side Crawley Town in the second round on 7 December 2002 and laying on what Mark Lawrenson described as a "Beckham-esque" cross for Dagenham's second goal in the televised 2–0 third round replay win over Division Two side Plymouth Argyle on 14 January 2003.[2] Dagenham went out 1–0 to Division One side Norwich City in the third round, with Janney once again featuring.[14] A fifth-place finish saw the Daggers qualify for the Conference playoffs, but the club's season ended with a 3–2 extra time golden goal defeat to Doncaster Rovers in the final.[15] Janney made 35 appearances during the 2002–03 season and scored four goals.[16] Dagenham stumbled to a mid-table finish during the 2003–04 season, but Janney still made 42 appearances and scored two goals.[17] He appeared in the club's first ever Football League Trophy campaign, playing in the 4–1 first round win over Division Three side Leyton Orient and playing an hour in the 2–1 second round defeat to Division Two side Queens Park Rangers.[18] The 2004–05 season proved to be the last of Janney's Dagenham career, in which he made 28 appearances and scored three goals.[19] His final appearance for the club came in a 3–2 league defeat to Northwich Victoria on 8 January 2005.[20] He departed the club at the end of the season, having failed to agree a new contract.[21] Janney made nearly 300 appearances during his eight-year Daggers career.[6]

Braintree Town (loan)[edit]

Janney joined Isthmian League Division One side Braintree Town on a two-month loan in August 1999.[6]

Maldon Town[edit]

Janney had a brief spell at Isthmian League Premier Division side Maldon Town in the summer of 2005, making no competitive appearances.[22]

Heybridge Swifts[edit]

Janney signed for Isthmian League Premier Division side Heybridge Swifts in August 2005. He made his debut in a 2–1 win over Harrow Borough on 20 August 2005, coming on as a 67th-minute substitute for former Dagenham & Redbridge teammate Danny Hill.[23] He eight league appearances for the club without scoring before departing in October 2005.[23]

Thurrock[edit]

Janney joined Conference South side Thurrock in October 2005.[24] Janney scored his first goal for the club in a 5–3 win over Sutton United on 3 December.[25] He scored his second goal in the return fixture with Sutton United on 8 April 2006.[26] He departed the club in July 2006, having made 25 league appearances and scored two goals.[23]

AFC Hornchurch[edit]

Janney signed for Isthmian League Division One North side A.F.C. Hornchurch in July 2006, linking up with former Thurrock manager Colin McBride.[24] He won the second and third pieces of silverware of his career during his debut season, as Hornchurch won the 2006–07 Isthmian Division One North title at a canter and the Essex Senior Cup.[27][28] He also won the 2006–07 FA Cup Golden Boot Award, having scored eight goals during Hornchurch's run to the third qualifying round.[29] He made 40 appearances and scored 10 goals during the 2006–07 season.[30] In his first season back in the Isthmian League Premier Division, Janney made 36 appearances and scored six goals.[31] He had a consistent 2008–09 season, making 37 league appearances and scoring 9 goals.[32] Janney also starred in the Urchins' run to the first round proper of the FA Cup during the 2008–09 season, where they were defeated 1–0 at home to League One side Peterborough United.[33] A ruptured hamstring suffered in February 2010 ended Janney's career.[33] He had made 29 appearances and scored two goals during the 2009–10 season, before suffering the injury.[34] Janney was awarded a testimonial by Hornchurch in September 2012, in which a Hornchurch Legends XI took on a Daggers Legends XI to celebrate Janney's career and long associations with A.F.C. Hornchurch and Dagenham & Redbridge.[33]

International career[edit]

Janney won an England C cap in a match against Netherlands Amateurs in March 2001.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Janney is a West Ham United supporter.[8]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Dagenham & Redbridge
A.F.C. Hornchurch

As an individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford (loan) 1996–97[7] Second Division 2 1 2 1
Dagenham & Redbridge 2000–01[11] Conference 33 2 5 1 1[a] 0 39 3
2001–02[13] 35 1 4 1 2[b] 0 41 2
2002–03[16] 26 2 5 1 4[c] 1 35 4
2003–04[17] 38 2 0 0 4[d] 0 42 2
2004–05[19] 25 2 2 1 1[b] 0 28 3
Total 157 9 16 4 12 1 185 14
Heybridge Swifts 2005–06[23] Isthmian League Premier Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Thurrock 2005–06[35] Conference South 25 2 25 2
A.F.C. Hornchurch 2006–07[30] Isthmian League First Division North 39 9 1[e] 1 40 10
2007–08[31] Isthmian League Premier Division 32 6 2[e] 34 6
2008–09[32] 37 9 37 9
2009–10[34] 22 3 1 6[f] 29 2
Total 130 27 1 9 1 140 28
Career total 320 39 17 4 21 2 358 45
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy.
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy.
  3. ^ 3 appearances in Conference play-offs, 1 appearance and 1 goal in Football League Trophy.
  4. ^ 3 appearances in FA Trophy, 2 in Football League Trophy.
  5. ^ a b Appearances in Isthmian League Cup.
  6. ^ 3 appearances in FA Trophy, 3 appearances in Isthmian League Cup.

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