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Dobbin Back At The Park

28 March 2017

FORMER Town and Doncaster Rovers midfielder Jim Dobbin will be our special guest at Blundell Park on Saturday. 

How can we ever forget the goal (below) that silenced a packed St James' Park, Newcastle back in 1992. 

A schoolboy international, Jim  started his career at Celtic. In 1982, he was part of the Scotland under-18 squad which won the European Under-19 Championship, although he missed out due to injury. His chances at Celtic were limited and he eventually moved south and joined Doncaster Rovers.

Jim  spent two-and-a-half years at Belle Vue before moving to Barnsley in 1986. Spending five years at Oakwell, he featured in over 100 league matches for The Tykes, before beginning the first of two spells with the Mariners in 1991. The £200,000 move saw him go on to make over 150 league appearances for Town before his release at the end of the 1995–96 season. 

From here, Jim spent a year with Rotherham United, appearing in around half of the club's matches before re-joining Doncaster for the 1997–98 season.  A regular during this season, Doncaster were struggling at the foot of the table and released him  before the end of the season, allowing him to join Scarborough.  After just one match, he rejoined Alan Buckley's Town side ,  featuring twice in the remainder of the season. He played another four matches at the start of the following season before being loaned to Southport for the latter part. In 1999-00, Dobbin spent time with three part-time clubs, turning out for Gainsborough Trinity, Boston United and Whitby Town before retiring at the end of the season.

Check out that fantastic strike at Newcastle United.


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