Rowan Vine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rowan Vine
Vine, Rowan.jpg
Vine while on loan at Milton Keynes Dons in 2011
Personal information
Full name Rowan Lewis Vine
Date of birth (1982-09-21) 21 September 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Basingstoke, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gosport Borough
Youth career
Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Portsmouth 13 (0)
2002–2003 Brentford (loan) 42 (10)
2003–2004 Colchester United (loan) 35 (6)
2004–2005 Luton Town (loan) 45 (9)
2005–2007 Luton Town 57 (22)
2007–2008 Birmingham City 17 (1)
2007–2008 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 18 (4)
2008–2012 Queens Park Rangers 51 (5)
2010 Hull City (loan) 5 (0)
2010 Brentford (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 17 (1)
2011 Exeter City (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Gillingham (loan) 9 (1)
2012–2013 St Johnstone 35 (7)
2013–2014 Hibernian 10 (0)
2014 Greenock Morton 12 (4)
2015 Welling United 2 (1)
2015 Havant & Waterlooville 0 (0)
2015 Gosport Borough 7 (3)
2015–2016 Basingstoke Town 6 (1)
2017– Gosport Borough 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:02, 9 February 2017 (UTC).

Rowan Lewis Vine (born 21 September 1982) is an English footballer who currently plays for Gosport Borough. A striker, Vine previously played for Portsmouth, Brentford, Colchester United, Luton Town, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers (QPR), Hull City, Milton Keynes Dons, Exeter City, Gillingham, St Johnstone and Hibernian, Greenock Morton, Welling United and Havant & Waterlooville.

Career[edit]

Born in Basingstoke, Vine began his career at Portsmouth, making his way through the club's youth scheme. He made his first-team debut at the age of 18, in a goalless draw with Sheffield United in December 2000.[1] However, he struggled to break into the side on a regular basis and was loaned out to Division Two side Brentford for the 2002–03 season.

Vine enjoyed a successful campaign at Griffin Park, netting his first ever goal on his debut in a 2–0 win at Huddersfield Town, and going on to score 13 further goals in 44 starts for the Bees.[2] Despite his impressive season, he was again loaned out, this time to Colchester United for the 2003–04 campaign;[3] he scored 10 league goals in 30 starts.[4]

For the third year running, Vine spent an entire season away from Portsmouth on loan, this time at Luton Town for the 2004–05 season.[5][6] Vine's nine goals helped the Hatters clinch the League One title.[7] Despite this relative lack of goals for a striker during a season, a section in the Luton News newspaper showed that Vine was the "King of Assists" – one of the main reasons for the Hatters' success.[citation needed]

Vine signed for Luton for an undisclosed fee, reported as £250,000, on 4 July 2005.[7][8] In his first season after his permanent move to the club, he scored 10 goals in 30 games[9] after missing the start of the season with a back injury.[10] Again, he was near the top of the assist charts.[citation needed]

A £2.5 million deal took Vine to Football League Championship club Birmingham City on 11 January 2007; the fee was to rise to £3m if Birmingham gained promotion to the Premier League.[11] Vine's only goal in his short stay at Birmingham came in a 1–0 win over Derby County in March 2007,[12][13] but he played 17 times as the club were promoted as runners-up.[14]

On 2 October 2007, he joined Queens Park Rangers on loan, initially for a month,[15] but later extended into the new year.[16] Vine signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the club on 8 January 2008 for a fee of £1 million.[17]

Vine suffered a serious fracture of his left tibia and fibula on 3 April 2008 during a training session.[18] He did not make another first-team appearance until April 2009, and thereafter was used mainly as a substitute. Manager Neil Warnock told him in July 2010 that he had no future with the club,[19] and was not given a squad number for the new season.[citation needed] He joined Hull City on a month's loan on 1 October,[20] and made his debut the following day at the KC Stadium in a goalless draw with Coventry City.[21]

On 25 November 2010 he started a loan period at Brentford until 4 January 2011,[22] but never played.[21] He joined Milton Keynes Dons on an initial one-month loan on 15 January,[23] and scored his only goal for the club in a 4–1 win at Rochdale.[21]

A trial with Doncaster Rovers in July 2011 came to nothing,[24][25] and at the start of the 2011–12 season, Vine spent time on loan at Exeter City.[26] In March 2012, he had a trial with Southend United, but manager Paul Sturrock expressed concerns over his fitness.[27] He then signed for Gillingham on loan until the end of the season.[28] He scored his only goal for Gillingham in a 2–1 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.[26]

Queens Park Rangers released Vine at the end of the 2011–12 season, and after a trial, he signed a one-year contract with Scottish Premier League club St Johnstone.[29] He made his debut in the opening game of the season, and was sent off for a second bookable offence in the next, a 1–1 draw with Motherwell. Citing the poor example he set to his young son, he vowed to pull out of tackles in future rather than risk another sending-off.[30] When scoring for St Johnstone, Vine celebrated by making a 'T' gesture.[31]

On 15 September, Vine scored his first goal for the club, a curling effort ten minutes from time against reigning SPL champions Celtic that gave St Johnstone their first win of the season. After the match, he described the goal as "right up there" in his career highlights.[32][33] He finished the season as joint top scorer in the league, with seven goals,[34] but was not offered a contract extension. New manager Tommy Wright suggested it was down to budgetary constraints,[35] but Vine was critical of the manner in which the club had handled his departure, accusing them of a lack of respect.[36]

Vine moved on to Hibernian on a one-year deal, joining up with St Johnstone teammate Liam Craig.[37] After a match against Celtic in October, opposing manager Neil Lennon was critical of Vine's tackling. Vine's retaliation on social media brought him a charge of "making offensive comments on Twitter suggesting the use of violence",[38] but the Scottish Football Association let him off with a warning.[39] After failing to score in 14 appearances,[40] he was told by manager Terry Butcher that he would "struggle to break into the Hibs team",[41] and in January 2014, his contract with Hibernian was cancelled by mutual consent.[42]

As the January 2014 transfer window closed, Vine signed for Greenock Morton.[43] He left Morton in the summer of 2014 after the club were relegated.

Vine returned to England where he signed for Conference Premier club Welling United in January 2015.[44] He played only twice,[45] and after a brief spell with Havant & Waterlooville,[46][47] he joined National League South club Gosport Borough in October 2015.[48] After a brief period with Basingstoke Town between 2015 and 2016, he rejoined Gosport in January 2017.[49]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 October 2015
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 2000–01[1] First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2001–02[50] First Division 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2002–03[2] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003–04[4] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[5] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Brentford (loan) 2002–03[2] Second Division 42 10 3 2 2 1 3[a] 0 50 13
Colchester United (loan) 2003–04[4] Second Division 35 6 7 4 1 0 6[a] 2 49 12
Luton Town (loan) 2004–05[5] League One 45 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 49 9
Luton Town 2005–06[9] Championship 31 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 10
2006–07[51] Championship 26 12 1 1 3 1 0 0 30 14
Total 102 31 5 1 4 1 0 0 111 33
Birmingham City 2006–07[51] Championship 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2007–08[12] Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 17 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 19 1
Queens Park Rangers (loan) 2007–08[12] Championship 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 4
Queens Park Rangers 2007–08[12] Championship 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 3
2008–09[52] Championship 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
2009–10[53] Championship 31 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 34 1
2010–11[21] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[26] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 69 9 0 0 3 0 0 0 72 9
Hull City (loan) 2010–11[21] Championship 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Brentford (loan) 2010–11[21] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MK Dons (loan) 2010–11[21] League One 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Exeter City (loan) 2011–12[26] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 0
Gillingham (loan) 2011–12[26] League Two 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
St Johnstone 2012–13[54] Scottish Premier League 35 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 37 7
Hibernian 2013–14[40] Scottish Premiership 10 0 0 0 2 0 2[b] 0 14 0
Greenock Morton 2013–14[40] Scottish Championship 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4
Welling United 2014–15[45] Conference Premier 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Havant & Waterlooville 2015–16[55] National League South 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gosport Borough 2015–16[55] National League South 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 374 71 16 7 15 2 12 2 417 82
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Luton Town
Birmingham City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Vine joins Colchester". BBC Sport. 7 August 2003. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Luton hold onto Vine". BBC Sport. 7 September 2004. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c "Hatters seal permanent Vine deal". BBC Sport. 4 July 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  8. ^ Allen, Neil (23 January 2015). "Rowan Vine: The Big Interview". The News. Portsmouth. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Luton back on track". Luton News. 22 November 2005. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Birmingham complete Vine signing". BBC Sport. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2007. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Birmingham 1–0 Derby". BBC Sport. 9 March 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2009. 
  14. ^ a b Tattum, Colin (9 January 2008). "Rowan Vine praises Birmingham City boss McLeish but 'confused' over time at St Andrew's". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Striker Vine moves to QPR on loan". BBC Sport. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Vine extends Rangers stay". Sporting Life. 365 Media Group. 6 November 2007. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Vine completes £1m switch to QPR". BBC Sport. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2008. 
  18. ^ "Vine out for the rest of season". BBC Sport. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  19. ^ "Rowan Vine in talks to end stay at QPR". BBC Sport. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  20. ^ "Hull City sign striker Rowan Vine from QPR". BBC Sport. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "Brentford sign QPR striker Rowan Vine". BBC Sport. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  23. ^ "MK Dons sign QPR striker Rowan Vine on loan". BBC Sport. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "QPR striker Rowan Vine gets trial at Doncaster". BBC Sport. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  25. ^ Howson, Dom (2 August 2011). "Up for the challenge". The Star. Sheffield. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  26. ^ a b c d e "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  27. ^ "Rowan Vine fitness puts off Southend United boss". BBC Sport. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  28. ^ "Gillingham sign QPR striker Rowan Vine on loan". BBC Sport. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  29. ^ "St Johnstone hand former QPR striker Rowan Vine a contract". BBC Sport. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  30. ^ "Rowan Vine vows to stop tackling after debut red card". Daily Record. Glasgow. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  31. ^ Marshall, Alan (16 February 2013). "St Johnstone hitman Rowan Vine keeps fans guessing about his mysterious celebration messages". Daily Record. Glasgow. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  32. ^ Campbell, Andy (15 September 2012). "St Johnstone 2–1 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  33. ^ "Rangers fan Rowan Vine scores the winning goal to see off Celtic". STV Sport. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  34. ^ "St Johnstone Squad details 2012/13". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  35. ^ McCafferty, Gavin (16 July 2013). "St Johnstone had no budget to keep Rowan Vine". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  36. ^ "Striker Rowan Vine accuses St Johnstone of a lack of respect as he looks forward to new career at Hibs". Daily Record. Glasgow. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  37. ^ "Vine vows to be as good as his word". The Herald. Glasgow. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  38. ^ "Rowan Vine issued with notice of complaint over Twitter comments". STV Sport. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
    "Celtic boss Neil Lennon criticised by Hibs duo over comments". BBC Sport. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  39. ^ McGarry, John (28 November 2013). "Hibs' Vine censured over rant at Celtic boss Lennon on Twitter... but free to play in Cup". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  40. ^ a b c "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  41. ^ Johnstone, Darren (9 January 2014). "Kevin Thomson and Rowan Vine's Hibs future in doubt". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  42. ^ "January Transfer Window Summary". Hibernian F.C. 31 January 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. 
  43. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (31 January 2014). "Morton seal Rowan Vine signing". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  44. ^ "Welling: Rowan Vine among five new signings for Jody Brown". BBC Sport. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  45. ^ a b "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  46. ^ Ricketts, Kevin (22 September 2015). "Rowan Vine joins up at Hawks". The News. Portsmouth. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  47. ^ Wilson, Steve (16 October 2015). "Pike 'laughing at mind games' in Bennett bid". The News. Portsmouth. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  48. ^ Gee, Wendy (18 October 2015). "Gosport Borough sign former Portsmouth, Birmingham and QPR striker Rowan Vine". Daily Echo. Southampton. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  49. ^ http://www.gosportboroughfc.co.uk/news/six-new-faces-inbut-boro-crash-to-crusaders-defeat-1739234.html
  50. ^ "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  51. ^ a b "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  52. ^ "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  53. ^ "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  54. ^ "Games played by Rowan Vine in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  55. ^ a b "R. Vine". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 

External links[edit]