Alan Shoulder

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Alan Shoulder
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-02-04) 4 February 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth Bishop Auckland, England
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1977 Bishop Auckland ? (?)
1977–1978 Blyth Spartans ? (?)
1978–1982 Newcastle United 107 (35)
1982–1985 Carlisle United 112 (32)
1985–1988 Hartlepool United 66 (24)
Ferryhill Athletic
Teams managed
Crook Town
1998 Gateshead (caretaker)
1998 Blyth Spartans
2002 Bishop Auckland
Willington
West Auckland Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Shoulder (born 4 February 1953) is an English football manager and former player. A striker, he began his career with Leeholme Juniors, before joining Bishop Auckland in 1972. In 1977, he joined Blyth Spartans and featured in their run to the fifth round of the FA Cup. In December 1978, he was transferred to Newcastle United for £20,000, where he scored 38 goals in 117 games. In 1982, he joined Carlisle United on a free transfer, then in 1985 joined Hartlepool United, again on a free transfer. An eye injury forced him to retire as a professional player in December 1988, but he continued playing with Ferryhill Athletic. He later became assistant manager at Gretna, and then a coach at Newcastle Blue Star.[1] He has since managed several clubs, including Coundon,[1] Crook Town,[2] Bishop Auckland,[3] Willington,[3] West Auckland Town[4] and Blyth Spartans.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Joannou, Paul (1996). The Black 'n' White Alphabet. Polar Print Group. pp. 368–369. ISBN 1-899538-03-8. 
  2. ^ "Shoulder resigns". www.thenorthernecho.co.uk. 2000-07-08. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b "The Albany Northern League Today: Shoulder ready for challenge". www.thenorthernecho.co.uk. 2002-12-07. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Back to reality with a good win but fewer fans". www.newspostleader.co.uk. 2005-04-07. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  5. ^ "A to Z of the Unibond Years". Blyth Spirit Online. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 


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