Stuart Cash

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Stuart Cash
Personal information
Full name Stuart Paul Cash[1]
Date of birth (1965-09-05) 5 September 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Tipton, England
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bilston Town
Stourbridge
1988–1989 Halesowen Town
1989–1992 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1990Rotherham United (loan) 8 (1)
1990Brentford (loan) 11 (0)
1991Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 12 (0)
1991Shrewsbury Town (loan) 8 (1)
1992–1994 Chesterfield 29 (0)
1994 Wycombe Wanderers 0 (0)
1994 Stevenage Borough 5 (0)
1994–1997 Chertsey Town
1997 Slough Town 4 (0)
1997 Chesham United
1997 Halesowen Town
1997 Enfield
1997–2000 Aldershot Town 28 (2)
Teams managed
1994–1997 Chertsey Town (assistant)
1997 Enfield (assistant)
1997–2004 Aldershot Town (assistant)
2002 Aldershot Town (caretaker)
2004 St Albans City
2005–2007 Lewes (assistant)
2007–2012 AFC Wimbledon (assistant)
2013 Luton Town (assistant)
2013–2015 Margate (assistant)
2016–2017 Basingstoke Town (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stuart Paul Cash (born 5 September 1965) is an English retired football left back who played in The Football League for Chesterfield, Brentford, Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town. He had a long career in non-League football and entered management while still a player. He has had a long association with Terry Brown, working as Brown's assistant manager at Aldershot Town, AFC Wimbledon, Margate and Basingstoke Town.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

After leaving school, Cash signed a one-year apprenticeship deal at the club he supported as a boy, Wolverhampton Wanderers.[2] A broken ankle saw Cash released at the end of his first year and he dropped into non-League football,[3] playing for Southern League Midland Division sides Bilston Town, Stourbridge and Halesowen Town, reaching the FA Cup first round proper with the latter club in the 1988–89 edition of the competition.[4][5]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Cash signed for Division One side Nottingham Forest in September 1989 for a £15000 fee,[6] after being scouted by assistant manager Ron Fenton while playing for Halesowen Town.[4] Despite training with the first team squad throughout his time with the club, Cash was never in favour with manager Brian Clough and instead played for the reserve team. He departed Forest in August 1992,[4] having failed to make a single first team appearance during three years at the City Ground.[7]

Rotherham United (loan)[edit]

Cash joined Division Three side Rotherham United on loan in March 1990, on a deal running until the end of the 1989–90 season.[4] He made his professional debut and scored his first professional goal with the Millers, making eight appearances during his spell.[7] Cash was the subject of a transfer bid by Rotherham, but the club could not meet Nottingham Forest's asking price.[8]

Brentford (loan)[edit]

Cash signed for Division Three club Brentford on a three-month loan in September 1990, as a temporary replacement for the out-of-form Mark Fleming.[1] Cash made 14 appearances for the Bees and his performances led manager Phil Holder to consider signing him on a permanent basis, though Holder's interest later cooled.[1][9] Cash returned to Nottingham Forest when his loan expired and remarked in 2009 that his loan at Griffin Park was the best period of his playing career.[1]

Wycombe Wanderers (loan)[edit]

Cash dropped down to the Conference to sign for Wycombe Wanderers in March 1991, on a loan running until the end of the 1990–91 season.[4] He made 12 league appearances during his spell and played in the Chairboys' 2–1 win over Kidderminster Harriers in the 1991 FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium.[10] Cash was once again the subject of a bid for a permanent deal, which fell through over his wage demands.[11]

Shrewsbury Town (loan)[edit]

Cash joined Division Three strugglers Shrewsbury Town on a two-month loan in September 1991.[4] He made eight appearances and scored one goal during his time at Gay Meadow.

Chesterfield[edit]

Cash signed for Division Three club Chesterfield on a permanent deal in August 1992.[4] He failed to stake a regular place in the team and suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his second season with the Spireites.[6] Cash made 39 appearances and scored one goal before departing in August 1994.[7][12][13]

Return to Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Cash rejoined Wycombe Wanderers (then having ascended to Division Two) in August 1994.[4] He failed to make an appearance for the club before departing two months later.[4][14]

Stevenage Borough[edit]

Cash dropped back into non-League football to join Conference side Stevenage Borough in October 1994.[4] He made his debut in a 2–1 win over Altrincham on 15 October.[15][16] After five further appearances, Cash departed the club in November.[4][15]

Chertsey Town[edit]

Cash joined Isthmian League Division One club Chertsey Town in November 1994.[4] He had a successful first season, with the Curfews finishing third and securing promotion to the Isthmian League Premier Division.[17] He remained with Chertsey for a further 18 months, before departing in January 1997.[4]

Slough Town[edit]

Cash moved back up to the Conference to sign for Slough Town in January 1997.[18] He made four appearances before departing the following month.[4][18]

Chesham United[edit]

Cash had a brief spell with high-flying Isthmian League Division One side Chesham United in February 1997.[4]

Return to Halesowen Town[edit]

Nearly eight years after his departure, Cash returned to Halesowen Town in March 1997.[4] He remained with the Southern League Premier Division club until the end of the 1996–97 season.[4]

Enfield[edit]

Cash signed for Isthmian League Premier Division side Enfield in July 1997.[4] He departed two months later.[4]

Aldershot Town[edit]

Cash followed Enfield manager George Borg to Isthmian League Division One side Aldershot Town in September 1997.[19] Over the course of the 1997–98 season he made 20 league appearances and scored two goals as the Shots won the Division One title.[20] He won the Isthmian League Cup with the side in the following season.[21] Cash made the final appearance of his career in December 1999 and retired at the end of the 1999–2000 season, having made 49 appearances and scored three goals for Aldershot.[4]

Managerial and coaching career[edit]

Chertsey Town[edit]

While a player at Chertsey Town, Cash also served as assistant manager.[4]

Enfield[edit]

Cash served as player-assistant manager under George Borg while briefly at Enfield in 1997.

Aldershot Town[edit]

Cash began his career at Aldershot Town as player-assistant manager under George Borg,[19] before taking on the role full-time after his retirement in 2000.[21] He had a successful time working under Borg, winning the Isthmian League Division One in the 1997–98 season, the Isthmian League Cup in 1998–99, the Isthmian League Premier Division title in 2002–03 and four Hampshire Senior Cups.[21] After the departure of Borg in January 2002, Cash held the role of caretaker manager and continued in the role of assistant manager after the appointment of Terry Brown two months later.[21] The club's decision to go full-time for the 2004–05 season saw Cash leave the club in November 2004, citing work commitments.[21]

St Albans City[edit]

Cash joined Conference South side St Albans City as manager in November 2004, replacing Steve Castle.[21] He lasted just eight days and two games in the role before departing the club, citing work commitments in Brighton.[22][23]

Lewes[edit]

After a break from football, Cash was appointed Steve King's assistant at Conference South side Lewes prior to the beginning of the 2005–06 season.[24] The pair won the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup and achieved a fourth-place finish in the league. He departed the club at the end of the 2006–07 season.[24]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

Cash reunited with Terry Brown at Isthmian League Premier Division side AFC Wimbledon in May 2007.[24] Under the management of the pair, the club won the 2008 Isthmian League playoffs, the 2008–09 Conference South title and automatic promotion to The Football League with a victory over Luton Town in the 2011 Conference Premier playoff final. The pair guided the Dons to a mid-table finish in the club's first season in League Two, but a poor run of form in the first month of the 2012–13 season saw Cash and Brown removed from their posts in September 2012.[25]

Luton Town[edit]

Cash reunited with former Brentford and Aldershot Town teammate Paul Buckle at Conference Premier side Luton Town in January 2013, replacing Paul Carden as assistant manager under Buckle.[26][27] As part of a three-way coaching team with Alan Neilson and Carl Emberson, Cash lasted just two months before following Buckle and Emberson out of Kenilworth Road, after the appointment of John Still as manager.[28]

Margate[edit]

Cash reunited with Terry Brown at Isthmian League Premier Division side Margate in December 2013.[29] Finishing the 2013–14 season in mid-table,[30] the pair steered the Gate to a third-place finish the following year and promotion through the playoffs. A poor start to the 2015–16 National League South season led to Brown and Cash being removed from their posts on 5 December 2015.[31]

Basingstoke Town[edit]

Terry Brown was appointed manager at National League South club Basingstoke Town in late March 2016 and installed Cash as his assistant.[32][33] He departed the club at the end of the 2016–17 season.[34]

Personal life[edit]

Cash's son Adam is a semi-professional footballer.[35]

Honours[edit]

Wycombe Wanderers

Aldershot Town

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rotherham United (loan) 1989–90[7] Third Division 8 1 8 1
Brentford (loan) 1990–91[36] Third Division 11 0 2 0 1 0 14 0
Chesterfield 1992–93[12] Third Division 23 0 1 0 4 0 3[a] 0 31 0
1993–94[13] 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
Total 29 0 1 0 5 0 4 0 39 1
Stevenage Borough 1994–95[15] Conference 5 0 5 0
Slough Town 1996–97[18] Conference 4 0 4 0
Career total 57 1 1 0 7 0 5 0 70 1
  1. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "AFC Wimbledon – Player Profile – Stuart Cash". Wimbledonheritage.co.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Iain McNay (2009). The Stuart Cash Story (Interview). Cherry Red Records. Event occurs at 5:14. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Stuart Cash: 1998/1999 Biography & Statistics". Shp.theshots.co.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  5. ^ PG. "Halesowen Town FC History". Ht-fc.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Croxford, Mark; Lane, David; Waterman, Greville (2013). The Big Brentford Book Of The Nineties. Sunbury, Middlesex: Legends Publishing. p. 387. ISBN 9781906796723. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Barry Hugman's Footballers – Stuart Cash". hugmansfootballers.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
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  9. ^ Iain McNay (2009). The Stuart Cash Story (Interview). Cherry Red Records. Event occurs at 20:57. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Wycombe Wanderers – 1993/94 season". Chairboys.co.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Iain McNay (2009). The Stuart Cash Story (Interview). Cherry Red Records. Event occurs at 19:55. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Sky is Blue – Chesterfield FC history & statistics – Line-ups – 1992–93". Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "Sky is Blue – Chesterfield FC history & statistics – Line-ups – 1993–94". Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Stuart Cash". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c "Stevenage Player: Stuart Cash profile –". BoroGuide. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Altrincham 1–2 Stevenage Borough, 1994-5 -". BoroGuide. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "Football Club History Database – Chertsey Town". Fchd.info. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c "SloughTownFC.net – The Official Website of Slough Town FC – Stuart Cash". www.sloughtownfc.net. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Stuart Cash to be club guest for Chesterfield game". Shop.theshots.co.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Football Club History Database – Aldershot Town". Fchd.info. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
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  22. ^ "St Albans City F.C. Statistics". Sacfc.co.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  23. ^ Iain McNay (2009). The Stuart Cash Story (Interview). Cherry Red Records. Event occurs at 45:25. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  24. ^ a b c "Assistant manager Cash leaves the Rooks". Sussexexpress.co.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  25. ^ "BBC Sport – AFC Wimbledon sack manager Terry Brown". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  26. ^ "Football: Luton Town fortify their coaching staff". Bedfordshire News. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  27. ^ "Hatters Reshuffle Their Backroom Staff". The Non League Football Paper – Daily football news. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "Coaching Duo Leave Kenilworth Road". The Non League Football Paper – Daily football news. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "Ex-Wimbledon boss Terry Brown takes over at Margate". Kent News. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "Football Club History Database – Margate". fchd.info. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  31. ^ "Margate sack manager Terry Brown and assistant Stuart Cash after 3–0 defeat to St Albans in Vanarama National League South". Kent Online. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  32. ^ "Brown Discusses Big Task at Basingstoke". nonleague.pitchero.com. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  33. ^ "Basingstoke Town FC Official Website – Current Squad Profiles". basingstoketown.net. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  34. ^ "Terry Brown is bubbling about his Basingstoke boys!". The Non League Football Paper – Daily football news. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  35. ^ "Slough Town FC". www.sloughtownfc.net. Retrieved 6 May 2018. 
  36. ^ Croxford, Lane & Waterman 2013, p. 477.

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