Has anyone played for DFC and scored for England?

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Has anyone played for DFC and scored for England?

Post by biccynana » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:40 pm

A poster in today's The Knowledge feature in the Guardian writes
I came across up to nine clubs in the league who have never had any England goalscorers, past, present or future, in their ranks. Accrington Stanley, Crawley, Forest Green, Harrogate, Morecambe and Salford probably won’t surprise anyone, though if any of Salford’s owners ever fancy a kickabout they may drop off the list. AFC Wimbledon are in too, unless you count them as an extension of the original Wimbledon, in which case Dennis Wise’s goal against Turkey in 1991 rules them out. Similarly Newport County are in, unless you count the original Newport County and Harry Hampton’s goal against Scotland in 1913. Finally, Stevenage haven’t had any England goalscorers play for them, though Teddy Sheringham did briefly register as a player during an injury crisis when managing them.”
Got me thinking, has anybody played for DFC and gone on to score for England, or vice versa, someone who has scored for England and later gone on to play for Darlo? I thought Julian Joachim might fit the bill but it turns out he never made a senior appearance for England.

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Post by tdk1 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:13 pm

Always the go-to answer for these kind of things because his presence was such an oddity, but did Jimmy Case ever score for England?

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Post by tdk1 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:14 pm

(should have just googled it - he did not)

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Post by Spyman » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:50 pm

I thought maybe Gary Pallister but having checked, he didn't score for England.

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Post by feethams » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:54 pm

The closest you might get may be Liam Hatch I think he played and scored for England C team.

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Post by Alfie » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:01 pm

During wartime games the Darlo team was made up of players from all over the place who happened to be stationed nearby at the time (presumably Catterick). Looking at a few programmes for this period it actually listed the home club for the players, and some of them played for 'big' teams of the time - internationals among them, so its possible some of these may have scored for England, or maybe other of the home nations.

As this was all a bit artificial just to keep some football going as a morale booster then maybe it wouldn't count anyway.

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:06 pm

Pickford"s saved for England :)

He's a bit off his head these days though....
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Post by polam » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:11 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:06 pm
Pickford"s saved for England :)

He's a bit off his head these days though....
Pickford did score a penalty v Switzerland Nations League 3rd Place playoff in 2019 - but in a penalty shootout

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Post by Vodka_Vic » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:16 pm

Pallister should have done. Will never forget his free header miss from a corner in 1988 away to Hungary.

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Post by polam » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:27 pm

A Darlo manager who has scored for England ...

27 March 1991, England v Republic of Ireland, Wembley - Steve Staunton scored a tenth minute own goal

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Post by Vodka_Vic » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:32 pm

polam wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:27 pm
A Darlo manager who has scored for England ...

27 March 1991, England v Republic of Ireland, Wembley - Steve Staunton scored a tenth minute own goal
He also scored an own goal most times he opened his gob.

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Post by Vokuhila » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:59 pm

There seem to have been a lot of one-cap wonders like Nick Pickering down the years, but 'uddersfield legend, George 'Bomber' Brown scored 5 in 9 for England before eventually finishing his career as player-manager at Darlo.

He's the only one I've been able to find though.

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Post by TKOA » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:59 pm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_ ... born_1903)

George Brown of course! I didn’t spend long researching this, honest.

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Post by Vokuhila » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:02 pm

TKOA wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:59 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_ ... born_1903)

George Brown of course! I didn’t spend long researching this, honest.
Jinx! :lol:

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Post by TKOA » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:07 pm

Vokuhila wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:02 pm
TKOA wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:59 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_ ... born_1903)

George Brown of course! I didn’t spend long researching this, honest.
Jinx! :lol:

😂😂 I bet it’s the most visits old George’s page has ever had!

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Post by spen666 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:41 am

polam wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:27 pm
A Darlo manager who has scored for England ...

27 March 1991, England v Republic of Ireland, Wembley - Steve Staunton scored a tenth minute own goal
Brilliant bit of lateral thinking. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by biccynana » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:43 am

TKOA wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:07 pm
Vokuhila wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:02 pm
TKOA wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:59 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_ ... born_1903)

George Brown of course! I didn’t spend long researching this, honest.
Jinx! :lol:

😂😂 I bet it’s the most visits old George’s page has ever had!
Nineteen views yesterday against an average of 3.8 over the previous 16 days.

Good call that. Have to confess I'd never heard of him (shame on me and all that), but what a strike rate.

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Post by Makka Pakka » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:05 am

Jimmy Case scored for England U23 in 1976.
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Post by Old Git » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 am

David Hodgson scored 3x for England under 21s in 7 appearances.
Obviously not a player but always a Darlo Legend.

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Post by biccynana » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:20 am

Old Git wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 am
David Hodgson scored 3x for England under 21s in 7 appearances.
Obviously not a player but always a Darlo Legend.
Joachim scored for the u21s too. I was looking for senior team goalscorers, but as they're pretty thin on the ground we'll take these :D

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Post by Vokuhila » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:29 pm

biccynana wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:20 am
Old Git wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 am
David Hodgson scored 3x for England under 21s in 7 appearances.
Obviously not a player but always a Darlo Legend.
Joachim scored for the u21s too. I was looking for senior team goalscorers, but as they're pretty thin on the ground we'll take these :D
You can add Noel Whelan to the list of scorers for the 21s as well, back in the days when he could still rely on his hamstrings.

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Post by Makka Pakka » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:46 am

Mike Bassett played for Darlo and went on to be England manager of course, just after winning the "Mr Clutch" cup with Norwich.
"At a meeting held at the Grammar School on Friday last - Mr Phillip Wood M.A., in the chair - it was resolved to form an Association Football Club for Darlington and neighbourhood. The opinions of those present were so unanimous as to the desirability of this step, that a committee was formed to complete the organisation of the club, and Mr Craven, 17, Garden Street, was appointed secretary pro tem." - The Northern Echo, Monday 23rd July 1883

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Post by comeondarlo » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:13 pm

Jimmy Case has one cap for England under 23s and scored.

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Post by real_darlo_85 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:13 pm

David Wheater has an England U21s goal on his record.
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Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:26 pm

Brian Little played for us. We had an injury crisis pre-season in 1990 and he registered as a player and played for us at least once. I remember the players shouting "Gaff, gaff" if they wanted the ball off him. He played for England but never scored.

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Post by Makka Pakka » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:43 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Brian Little played for us. We had an injury crisis pre-season in 1990 and he registered as a player and played for us at least once. I remember the players shouting "Gaff, gaff" if they wanted the ball off him. He played for England but never scored.
Don't think he did. He once put himself on the bench for a tinpot cup match but never came on.
"At a meeting held at the Grammar School on Friday last - Mr Phillip Wood M.A., in the chair - it was resolved to form an Association Football Club for Darlington and neighbourhood. The opinions of those present were so unanimous as to the desirability of this step, that a committee was formed to complete the organisation of the club, and Mr Craven, 17, Garden Street, was appointed secretary pro tem." - The Northern Echo, Monday 23rd July 1883

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Post by Vodka_Vic » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:24 pm

It was just the pre-season friendly, although I don't think it counts as a proper match. He came on for about 30 minutes.

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