Phil Turnbull

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Phil Turnbull
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Turnbull lining up for Gateshead in 2010
Personal information
Full name Philip Turnbull[1]
Date of birth (1987-01-07) 7 January 1987 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth South Shields, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Darlington
Youth career
2003–2005 Hartlepool United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Hartlepool United 0 (0)
2005–2006 Gateshead (loan) 5 (0)
2007 Blyth Spartans (loan) 11 (0)
2007–2008 York City 0 (0)
2008 Gateshead (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2015 Gateshead 297 (12)
2015– Darlington 91 (1)
Teams managed
2017 Darlington (joint caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:55, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Philip Turnbull (born 7 January 1987) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for National League North club Darlington.

Turnbull started his career in the youth system of Hartlepool United, and after spending a period on loan with Gateshead he made his Hartlepool debut in 2006. Following a loan with Blyth Spartans he was released by Hartlepool in 2007, before signing for Conference Premier club York City. He was loaned back to Gateshead in 2008, and after being released by York he signed for the club permanently, helping them win successive promotions from the Northern Premier League Premier Division to the Conference Premier.

Early life[edit]

Born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear,[1] Turnbull is the twin brother of fellow footballer Stephen Turnbull.[2]

Club career[edit]

Hartlepool United[edit]

Turnbull joined the Hartlepool United youth system in 2003 and was a member of the teams enjoying successful Dallas Cup campaigns in 2004 and 2005.[3][4] He began to establish himself in the reserve team over the next couple of years, while still with the youth team.[4] He joined Northern Premier League Premier Division club Gateshead on loan in December 2005,[5] making his debut in a 0–0 home draw with Radcliffe Borough on 17 December.[6] He made five appearances before returning to Hartlepool in February 2006.[6]

He was given his first professional contract with Hartlepool on 4 July 2006.[1] He made his first, and only, appearance for Hartlepool's first team after he started in the 3–1 win over League One team Rotherham United in the Football League Trophy first round on 17 October 2006.[7] He joined Blyth Spartans of the Conference North on 22 January 2007 on a one-month loan[8] and made 11 appearances for the club.[9] He was released by Hartlepool in May 2007.[10]

York City[edit]

He was signed by Conference Premier club York City on 6 July 2007.[11] A dislocated shoulder picked up in a pre-season friendly against Frickley Athletic in July 2007 resulted in a six-month lay-off with injury.[12][13] His York debut came on 12 January 2008 as a 66th-minute substitute in York's 0–0 draw at home to Grays Athletic in the FA Trophy second round.[14][15]

Gateshead[edit]

Having failed to establish himself in the York team under manager Colin Walker,[12] Turnbull rejoined Gateshead on a one-month loan in February 2008 and made his debut against Witton Albion.[16][17] He agreed a permanent contract with Gateshead on 11 March 2008 after he was released by York.[18][19] He scored his first career goal on 1 April 2008 in Gateshead's 2–0 win over Prescot Cables at Valerie Park.[20] Turnbull finished the season with 18 appearances and 1 goal for Gateshead as they achieved promotion to the Conference North via the play-offs.[21] The team achieved a second successive promotion, this time to the Conference Premier, after beating A.F.C. Telford United in the 2009 Conference North play-off Final, with Turnbull finishing the season with 49 appearances and 2 goals.[22] He agreed a new one-year contract with the club in May 2012 to cover the 2012–13 season.[23] Turnbull made his 300th appearance for Gateshead on 21 December 2013 in a 4–2 defeat away to Luton Town.[24] He left Gateshead by mutual consent on 29 June 2015 to become a physical education teacher at a school in Sunderland.[25]

Darlington[edit]

Turnbull moved into part-time football when signing for newly promoted Northern Premier League Premier Division club Darlington on 29 June 2015.[26] He played 35 of Darlington's 46 league matches in his first season[27] as Darlington finished as champions and were promoted to the National League North.[28] He was again a regular[29] as Darlington finished fifth in the National League North in 2016–17,[30] scoring his first Darlington goal in a 2–0 home win over Gloucester City on 14 January 2017.[31] Although finishing in a play-off position, Darlington were denied entry to the play-offs due to their Blackwell Meadows ground not meeting seating requirements.[32]

On 5 October 2017, Turnbull and Gary Brown were appointed joint caretaker managers of Darlington.[33] They remained in charge until Tommy Wright was appointed manager, achieving their only victory in their third and final match in charge on 21 October 2017 against Bradford Park Avenue.[34]

International career[edit]

Turnbull was called into the England under-18 squad in September 2004.[35]

Style of play[edit]

Turnbull plays as a central midfielder and is comfortable playing with either foot.[8][35] He has been described as fiercely competitive and "is more than capable of getting forward to support the front men and chipping in with his fair share of goals".[35]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 21 October 2017
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
Hartlepool United 2005–06[36] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07[7] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Gateshead (loan) 2005–06[6] Northern Premier League Premier Division 5 0 5 0
Blyth Spartans (loan) 2006–07[9] Conference North 11 0 11 0
York City 2007–08[14] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0 3[b] 0 3 0
Gateshead 2007–08[21] Northern Premier League Premier Division 15 1 3[c] 0 18 1
2008–09[22] Conference North 40 1 3 1 6[d] 0 49 2
2009–10[37] Conference Premier 41 3 3 2 4[e] 0 48 5
2010–11[29] Conference Premier 46 2 1 1 7[e] 1 54 4
2011–12[38] Conference Premier 41 1 3 0 5[e] 0 49 1
2012–13[29] Conference Premier 46 1 1 0 3[e] 0 50 1
2013–14[29] Conference Premier 45 1 3 0 5[f] 0 53 1
2014–15[29] Conference Premier 28 2 4 0 4[e] 0 36 2
Total 302 12 18 4 37 1 357 17
Darlington 2015–16[27] Northern Premier League Premier Division 35 0 1 0 0 0 36 0
2016–17[29][39] National League North 40 1 0 0 2[e] 0 42 1
2017–18[29][40] National League North 16 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
Total 91 1 2 0 2 0 95 1
Career total 409 13 20 4 0 0 43 1 472 18
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in Conference League Cup, two in FA Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, two in Northern Premier League Premier Division play-offs
  4. ^ Two appearances in Conference League Cup, one in FA Trophy, three in Conference North play-offs
  5. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in FA Trophy
  6. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, three in Conference Premier play-offs

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 21 October 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Darlington (joint caretaker) 5 October 2017 21 October 2017 3 1 1 1 033.3 [33][34][41]
Total 3 1 1 1 033.3

Honours[edit]

Gateshead

Darlington

References[edit]

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